COMPUTER PERFECTION plus WHITE HINTERLAND at the Pike Room

FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2009
doors at 8PM
tickets: $8

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A release party for 'We Wish You Well On Your Way To Hell,' the debut record from COMPUTER PERFECTION.

Let's say this much: influences come from everywhere. Film as much as literature as much as food as much as music. Have you ever seen Albertus Seba's 'Cabinet of Natural Curiosities'? This is what I think of as I listen to 'Domestic Amusements'. You could consider 'Sweetie Pie' a love letter from legendary outsider artist Henry Darger to Neu - or vice-versa. Tolkien peeks in at Felini & French director Chris Marker sharing single malt scotches poured by Max Planck. I don't even know what to make of 'The Strange Echo'; a stoned Martin Denny outtake? 'Silence Is A Shadow's Dream'? A beautiful blue hazy melancholic splendor in the grass dreaming of Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass.' A lazy one-sheet could just use words like 'psychedelic', 'pop', 'jangle' & 'kraut'. But I guess this one just did too, so where does that leave us? It leaves us with no choice, I'm afraid. It leaves us with nothing left to lose & everything to gain. Let the love flow.

With WHITE HINTERLAND: This piano-based pop music is filled with dreams, memories, warnings, and reminders. Casey Dienel's voice is more hidden; crouching amid swish, drone, and the wildflower jazz of her friends. There are echoes of Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, John Cage, Alice Coltrane, and M. Ward. There are songs from private and uncertain places, vulnerable places. Her album "Phylactery Factory" falls between freeze and frozen, between green and grey, just as the hinterland becomes white and we feel our first, happy shivers.

ANGELA'S LOOP CLARINET opens.

 

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