8:00pm – 1:00am
Eremite Records Presents: Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society & Jeff Parker (Solo)
EREMITE RECORDS PRESENTS
JOSHUA ABRAMS NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY & JEFF PARKER (SOLO)
WED · FEBRUARY 7, 2018
8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)
Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society
In 2010, Joshua Abrams formed the project Natural Information Society around his interests in the guimbri, a three-string animal hide instrument played in “healing ceremonies” by the Gnawa of North Africa. Natural Information Society uses traditional & conventional instrumentation to create long-form psychedelic environments that join the hypnotic qualities of the guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band’s fourth album for eremite records, Magnetoception, was selected by The Wire magazine as the #3 recording of 2015, & by Pitchfork as the #2 Experimental record of 2015. In 2017 the band released its fifth eremite album, Simultonality, to continued great critical acclaim. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas released the collaborative album Automaginary for Drag City Records.
Joshua Abrams developed his voice in the rich ferment of the 1990’s Chicago music world, participating heavily across the city’s jazz, experimental & rock scenes. He co-founded the ‘back-porch minimalist’ band Town & Country, & with Matana Roberts & Chad Taylor, the jazz trio Sticks & Stones. In a very busy two decades Abrams recorded & toured with a remarkable range of artists that included extended engagements with Fred Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Hamid Drake, Jeff Parker, Theaster Gates, Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts & The Roots. Abrams appears on over one hundred recordings. A film composer, Abrams has scored the music for five feature length films including the award-winning Life Itself & The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
For this concert, Natural Information Society is Abrams, guimbri & double bass; Lisa Alvarado, harmonium & percussion; Mikel Avery, drums & percussion; Ben Boye, electric auto-harp, Rhodes & Wurlitzer keyboards; Emmett Kelly, electric guitar. This is the band’s first Los Angeles concert since 2012.
Jeff Parker (Solo)
Jeff Parker (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, 4/4/67) is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. With a prolific output characterized by musical ideas of angularity and logic, he works in a wide variety of mediums – from pop, rock and jazz to new music – using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms. He creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract. His sonic palette may employ techniques from sample-based technologies, analog and digital synthesis, and conventional and extended techniques from over 40 years of playing the guitar.
He is a longtime member of the influential indie band Tortoise, and also a founding member of the critically acclaimed and innovative groups Isotope 217˚ and Chicago Underground, and has been an associate member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1995. As a sideman and collaborator, he has appeared on over 140 commercial recordings. Currently, he has been focusing on music production, small ensembles and solo performance – to cultivate and establish an idiosyncratic relationship between electronic and acoustic compositional properties in music.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Frosty – Celsius Drop
Each week dublab co-founder Frosty guides you through an exploration of the vast Future Roots music spectrum on Celsius Drop. Tune-in to reach those outer realms.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Frosty w/ Busdriver & Jerry Quickley – Celsius Drop
Here it is, highly honed and happening for YOU. On his weekly Celsius Drop show, dublab co-founder Frosty guides you through an exploration of the vast Future Roots music spectrum. Tune-in to grasp your destiny.
This week, Frosty welcomes word/sound/thought action instigators Busdriver and Jerry Quickley onto the dublab airwaves to unveil Quickley’s potent, new album (american) FOOL. The record, produced by Busdriver, comes out February 16th on Temporary Whatever. Tune-in for your early entry into a hallucinatory contemplation of contemporary horrors (w)rapped in lucid dreams.
fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool – fool
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Jimmy Tamborello – Dying Songs
“Dying Songs” focuses on melancholic electronic music but isn’t limited to that. Sometimes it gets dark, sometimes I try to mix techno awkwardly, sometimes i get nostalgic… I like stuff that’s dreamy, ghostly, pretty and sad. I’ll try out new productions of my own, as well. I’m keeping it pretty open and we’ll see how it evolves.” – Jimmy
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Jimi Hey – Rainbow Jail
Jimi Hey doesn’t want to break you out of jail. He wants to put you inside colorful bars. Click play to unlock the secrets within the sonic solitude of this prismatic prison. Rainbow Jail airs every second Thursday from 4-6pm PST on dublab.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
George Jensen & Heavy Hymns – Quietdudes
Out of the mutual appreciation for the gentle sounds from 1980’s ECM records, yacht rock, marimbas, fourth world music but also the easy folk-rock music you hear while taking a drive after partying till the morning and wanting to watch the sun come up, the Quietdudes want to soundtrack those moments for you.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Induce – Dancing, Thinking, Loving, Listening
It all started with these words from Induce, “Bout to get on and play some weird stuff @dublab till about 4. Tune in!” Then the lightning split the sky and all the sounds from the dublab studio on this oblate spheroid called Planet Earth were pulled into the cosmos in a single beam of high lumen energy. From this newly elevated point they hit the universal prism of memory reflection and were split throughout the wide universe. We’re happy you got your radio attuned to Induce’s transmission. Whether you’re hearing this 2 billion years from now or simply right now we know you’ll enjoy the “weird stuff” being offered.
10:00pm – 11:59pm
Aura T-09 w/guests Baseck and Pilo – Radio T-09
Radio T-09 is a monthly program occurring the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10pm to Midnight. The show is devoted to experimental dance music from a wide variety of electronic sub genres. The focus is on remaining undefined with an interest in exploring the hybrid/transitory spaces between already intrenched genres.
Radio T-09 is run and operated by Aura T-09, who will be djing, hosting guests and collecting mixes from underground artists from around the world.