Thursday, November 3, 2011

Show Preview - Martin Bisi w/ Velcro Shoes - 11.9.11 - Thunderbird Cafe - Concert Preview

Martin Bisi will be playing this Wednesday, 11/9 at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawerenceville with one of our favorite local bands, Velcro Shoes. Bisi has produced a number of acts including Sonic Youth, Dresden Dolls and Boredoms. He will soon be releasing a new LP entitled Ex Nihilo this coming year.

From his bio:

As a performer and record producer in New York City, Martin Bisi has been at a crossroads of indie/punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 80's. He has realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, The Dresden Dolls, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, Boredoms, Helmet, White Zombie, Cop Shoot Cop, Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, Material/Bill Laswell, Foetus, Serena Maneesh and others. In the live performances he combines heavier post-rock psychedelia with upbeat story-telling indie fare, and unique sound layering.

 Martin Bisi - Ex Nihilo - Fine Line by Martin Bisi

Bisi is readying a new release for 2012, titled Ex Nihilo - Latin for "out of nothing". A darker tone dominates the new release, compared to '08's Sirens Of The Apocalypse and '09's Son Of A Gun EP -more an exploration of the psyche, with cathartic resolution. "Ex Nihilo" means "from, or out of nothing" -usually used in reference to creation by artists or God. The opening track "Suffer The Moon", is a return to the ritualistic quality of his 1988 album Creole Mass. With this new recording, Bisi's continues his history of sonic excess in the studio, which can be ambient and disorienting - as with the art-noise of Sonic Youth, or the industrial sensibilities of Swans and Foetus.

Also performing will be Velcro Shoes which needs to introduction if you follow the blog. You can find information on them here. Show begins at 9p and is only $5.