The Bunker with Black Rain, Tropic of Cancer, Locust aka Mark Van Hoen, Goitia Dietz, TELOAHQAAL, Nightvision, ADMX-71, Marco Shuttle, and Bryan Kasenic at Public Assembly
The Bunker with Black Rain, Tropic of Cancer, Locust aka Mark Van Hoen, Goitia Dietz, TELOAHQAAL, Nightvision, ADMX-71, Marco Shuttle, and Bryan Kasenic at Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street 21+, 10p-6a
For this special edition of The Bunker, we teamed up with Colleen Nika of Nightvision to curate the front room. Nightvision is an aesthetic manifesto, sound chamber, and live platform dedicated to advancing the future noir. Focusing on rare and original music curations and exploring the 'high tech, low life' through art, cinema, and thought via its online home, ThisIsNightvision.com, Nightvision also manifests in live form, presenting and performing semi-monthly electronic events in NYC and Europe. Created in shadow by writer and DJ Colleen Nika in 2011, the Nightvision project has stealthily gained a cult international presence, with composer Clint Mansell, sci-fi author Warren Ellis, and electronic matriarch Mary Anne Hobbs among its diverse supporters. Colleen will be DJing before, between, and after the live sets.
Black Rain is the post-industrial project of New Yorker Stuart Argabright (also known for the minimal post-punk outfit Ike Yard), Shinichi Shimokawa, Dave Vulcan, Bones and Thom Furtado. Black Rain's mid-90s recordings, originally created as a soundtrack to "Johnny Mnemonic," basked in visions of cyber-dystopia, exploring the murky worlds of novelist William Gibson. They have been rediscovered thanks to the Blackest Ever Black label, which saw a link between Black Rain and today’s dark, heavily rhythm-based experimental music scene. Thirteen years past the millennium fever, Black Rain’s cyberpunk prophecies have gained new relevance. Tonight will be Black Rain's first solo show in NYC in 20 years, the last one being an opening set for GG Allin at The Gas Tank in 1993.
Los Angeles-based Tropic Of Cancer is the solo project of Camella Lobo. Though her music has been labeled gothic, shoegaze and drone pop, Lobo’s take on her influences is anything but nostalgic. Tropic Of Cancer has managed to imbue its own elusive gaze and craft a strangely beautiful and intoxicating sound in the wake of its predecessors. Formerly a duo with minimal techno artist Silent Servant (Juan Mendez), Tropic Of Cancer has been stoking a slow-burning cult following since its first EP (The Dull Age) on Berlin-based label, Downwards in 2009. The Sorrow of Two Blooms, an EP released on London imprint Blackest Ever Black, catapulted Tropic Of Cancer into the underground spotlight. Since then, Lobo has released a handful of celebrated EPs on Italy’s Mannequin Records and Antwerp-based Sleeperhold Publications. Her first full-length album is due September 2013 on Blackest Ever Black. Lobo performs live with assistance from Taylor Burch of the band, DVA DAMAS.
Locust is a long term project of Mark Van Hoen, who is perhaps best known as a member of legendary band Seefeel, but has worked under many different aliases over the years (Scala and Autocreation immediately come to mind). Seefeel's 1993 "Quique" album was one of our main entry points to electronic music, and is something we still return to often, so having a legendary musician like Mark on board at The Bunker is an honor to say the least. The week of this event, eMego will be releasing "You’ll Be Safe Forever", Locust's first album in over a decade. Mark made the music on the album with new band member Louis Sherman, who joins him on stage tonight.
Goitia Deitz is a mysterious duo from Brooklyn, New York. Behind the pair's shrouded persona are two DJs and producers that have been collaborating as Goitia Deitz for the past year. Their recorded experiments in minimal electronics hint towards an extensive record collection and a shared bonding over their love of Krautrock, Kosmische and Italo. Nothing is pre-recorded or written.
TELOAHQAAL (it's Enochian, pronounced tah-loh-ah-hoh-kwah-ah-el) is a musick+ project inspired by the okkult; and executed via analog synthesis. Experimental dark ambient textures. We were pretty blown away by some of the tracks they've been leaking on their soundcloud, and are thrilled to present their New York debut.
Marco Shuttle first popped onto our radar when we picked up his Clone Store Only Series 12" at Halcyon. We could not get enough of this record and had to dig deeper to see what this guy was all about. He is an Italian fashion designer living in London, occasionally DJing at legendary events such as Lakuti's Süd Electronic, but mostly keeping a fairly low profile. After he released a few of our favorite podcasts in recent memory, and some incredibly deep and trippy 12"s on his own Eerie imprint (all of which you can check out on his Soundcloud), we knew we had to book him. Marco's late night set tonight will be his US debut. Fans of Donato Dozzy, Peter Van Hoesen, and Jeff Mills take note, this guy is a psychedelic master behind the decks.
ADMX-71 is the conceptual downtempo electronic music project of well known NYC techno/industrial artist Adam X aka Traversable Wormhole. Since Adam last played at The Bunker as Traversable Wormhole in 2009 (actually the second TW gig ever, before anyone even know who was behind the project), his techno career has once again taken off explosively. CLR reissued all of the original TW 12"s that Adam released on his own, adding remixes from some of the biggest names in techno. We've really enjoyed Adam's more experimental electronic sets over the years (there was a particularly memorable one at PS1 in 2006), and think it will fit right in on this lineup.
Bryan Kasenic (pka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for throwing many incredible parties, playing adventurous DJ sets, and starting Beyond, his own booking agency. The past few years have seen Bryan take his infamous Brooklyn-based party, The Bunker, to Panorama Bar in Berlin, Unsound Festival in Krakow, Communikey Festival in Boulder, Decibel Festival in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, and of course Detroit. The Bunker celebrates it's tenth anniversary in January.