The Bunker presents Ben Milstein and Aaron Spectre at subTonic
The Bunker presents Ben Milstein and Aaron Spectre at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 10p-4a
Aaron Spectre makes digital sounds with a distorted soul, fragile melodies sprinkled with urban grit, grime layered over dense harmonies. Grown in Boston, hardened in the NYC pressure cooker, and engineered in Berlin, Aaron works in a number of different styles from ambient to glitchy electronica to breakcore to ragga jungle. Aaron's live sets reveal his hardcore and punk roots, in aesthetic if not in sound. refusing to sit motionless behind a laptop, he tweaks and re-works tracks on the fly with varoius midi controllers and a fistful of energy and diy enthusiasm.
Ben Milstein has released a couple of really heavy electro 12" on Outside Recordings. Ben has also released a 12" on Andrea Parker's Touchin' Bass label under his Doctor Evil alias. Boomkat says "his tough, uncompromising take on electro mechanisms and electronic twists combined the intricate reaktor constructions of Bitstream with the tough, rugged sound-designed electroid mashups of Berlin's MMM," which we think is pretty accurate.