10:00am – 12:00pm
Chris Kissel – Contact Wave
Chris Kissel is a DJ and freelance music and culture writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Border Blaster, he has contributed to L.A. Weekly, Tiny Mix Tapes, Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and Paste, among other publications.
Hosted by Los Angeles-based DJ and journalist Chris Kissel, the monthly dublab program Contact Wave enthusiastically celebrates the best experimental, avant-garde, psychedelic, and off-the-grid music crafted in L.A. and beyond.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Chris Kissel w/guest Sean Smith (LFZ, Stimulus Progression) – Contact Wave
Hosted by Los Angeles DJ and journalist Chris Kissel, Contact Wave enthusiastically celebrates the best experimental, avant garde, psychedelic, and off-the-grid music crafted in L.A. and beyond.
This week’s guest is Los Angeles-based musician and label owner Sean Smith.
In LFZ, Smith manipulates guitar and synthesizers with a vast array of analog and digital devices. The music is emotionally driven and rides the line between composition and improvisation. There is a deep experimentalism captured in the music of LFZ -all executed by tangible means. LFZ is exploratory of sights, sounds and the phenomenological. Since 2015, LFZ has released a self titled album, a collection of meditative synthesizer improvisations, “Pointless Prism,” and three volumes in the “Sketches of Jupiter” series.
STIMULUS PROGRESSION specializes in re-issues of obscure private press and rare LP’s, original new-old-stock of select artists, and sporadic new releases. All releases are made available on tangible and preferred analog formats with an emphasis on cassettes. The label’s output is centered on a balance of intellectualism and emotional creativity. Every artist’s work embraces the time in which it was created, yet embodies a timelessness in the progress of experimentalism.