The Bunker LTD with Ectomorph LIVE, BMG & Erika at Trans Pecos
The Bunker LTD with Ectomorph LIVE, BMG & Erika at Trans Pecos 915 Wyckoff Avenue all ages, 10p-6a
Ectomorph occupy an unique and strange place within Detroit Techno history. Founded in 1994 as a reaction to DBX, Basic Channel, Rob Hood, Sähkö and Drexciya, they released their first singles in 1995 as an attempt to make Detroit music for Detroit itself, not exclusively for export.
The mystique of their early singles led to mythic status and a strong underground cult following, which they have continued to develop through releases on their own Interdimensional Transmissions label as well as remixes on many high profile labels and projects like "Shari Vari" and the Dirtbombs. Their live shows are legendary for their ability to fluidly incorporate improvisational techniques into their synthesized music (and for the sheer amount of analog equipment that they bring).INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS RESIDENT ADVISOR SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK BMG ARTIST PAGE ERIKA ARTIST PAGE
Brendan M Gillen founded Interdimensional Transmissions in late 1994 when he heard far too many ancient voices in his head. Positive that dimensions were colliding and that he could literally feel the deepest will of some mystic past, he decided not to ignore these voices but to contemplate their input, and thus Interdimensional Transmissions came to fruition and the idea-based project Ectomorph found a true home. Since then the vision has continually grown organically and mutated into something that is hard to describe yet easy to feel. His sets effortlessly combine a multitude of seemingly disparate genres into a coalescing solid sound system sensation - pure transcendent psychedelic wizardry. A polymath or sonic alchemist or something. He has recently produced Erika's solo debut, provided a remix for "Hexagon Cloud RMXD" and collaborated with her on the song "Gardeners".INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS RESIDENT ADVISOR SOUNDCLOUD DISCOGS FACEBOOK
Erika dreams on the cellular level, or perhaps of transdimensional intelligences moving through strange patterns on celestial objects, working towards a mysterious goal. Her connection to the dreamworld becomes concrete in her approach to music, simultaneously so solid and yet so ethereal. Erika still finds time to accomplish many things in her waking hours, such as being a member of Ectomorph, co-conspirator of Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions record label, DJing with vinyl, making music with her pet machines, and running erika.net - a freeform streaming radio station. Erika.net celebrates its 14th year this year, being one of the very first iTunes presets. From 1993 through 1999, Erika was very involved in WCBN in Ann Arbor, as a freeform and jazz DJ, and Program Director.
The daughter of a famed scientist and already running a well known BBS from her bedroom by the time she was 13, Erika is no stranger to expressing her ideas through technology. In 1997 she was handed a TR-606 and asked to join Ectomorph, and has since become an electronic musician of the highest order, focusing on analog synthesis, with live hardware sequencing that allows transformation over time and a deep depth of tone.INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS SOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR FACEBOOK RESIDENT ADVISOR PODCAST
For the past 5 years, most of The Bunker parties we've done in NYC where BMG and/or Erika play, they've been relegated to shorter sets as part of the Voltron that is a No Way Back lineup. While that is always a blast, it's long overdue that they come and play extended sets. For this night, they will be bring the all hardware Ectomorph live show to NYC for the first time since No Way Back in 2011. They've recently presented Ectomorph live at Panorama Bar, and have big plans to celebrate Interdimensional Transmissions' 21st (!!!) birthday in 2016. And of course both Erika and BMG are formidable DJs and will have the rest of the night to present the full arc, from opening to afterhours.
As The Bunker continues to grow significantly, many of you have expressed a desire to turn back the clock to the good ole days when the party was weekly at subTonic for 100 people or so. We miss those days as well, so in 2011 we launched a new series of events called The Bunker Limited. For The Bunker Limited, we bring a ridiculous sound system into a very small space, and limit attendance to 150. in 2013, we said goodbye to Public Assembly and the small loft space above it that housed The Bunker Limited. In 2014 we relaunched The Bunker Limited in a new art space we could not be more excited to be a part of, Trans Pecos. There will be no guestlist for The Bunker Limited, the only way we can pull this off in a space this small is if everyone pays. The sets at these events are not recorded, and absolutely no photography is allowed inside.