10/18 – White Out with Nels Cline / Mountains @ LPR

Date(s) - 18/10/2015
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Le Poisson Rouge


White Out: A means of obliterating the written word. A crippling weather condition. A jarring form of cinematic transition. A band.

Formed in 1995, arising from the lower depths of New York’s pre-gentrified Chelsea section, White Out thrust their original brand of experimental sound onto an unsuspecting public overloaded with Grunge and its immediate aftermath, and secretly yearning for a new musical direction.

White Out (whose core membership consists of Lin Culbertson: analogue synths, autoharp, flute, mystery electronics and otherworldly vocals, and Tom Surgal: drums, devices, celestial bells etc.) continue on in their unwavering assault of the sound/silence continuum, generating a healthy mixture of fear, spatial disorientation, cosmic ennui, and occasional beauty in their sonic wake.

Six albums in, working with a variety of labels like Ecstatic Peace, ATP and No Fun, White Out has accumulated an impressive array of enablers along the way, including Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, Jim O’Rourke, and William Winant among others. (read more at LPR.com)

Mountains’ music is defined by slow builds, and subtle transformations, textures and melodic lines that evolve in a variety of ways to create grand soundscapes and acutely detailed compositions. For Centralia, the duo of Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg wrote and recorded in a way that mirrors the pace of their music. While the current trend in experimental music is towards hyper-prolificity, Mountains have taken their time on Centralia, resulting in an album that is as precise as it is boundless. Holtkamp and Anderegg approached the album layer by layer, throughout much of the record combining purely-acoustic recordings with purely-electronic sounds rather than using electronics to manipulate acoustic source material. Guitar, cello, organs, electric piano, and more are seamlessly combined with modular electronics, synthesizers and other sound sources. The result is a fully engrossing listen, always shifting focus between acoustic instruments, processed instruments and electronic sound.

7pm doors // 8pm show // 18+

$12 advance
$15 day of show

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