Acme Records is proud to bring back to Milwaukee, Chris Forsyth….this time with a full group, The Solar Motel Band….joining him once again will be Mind Over Mirrors, with local support from Wereworm….this will be a great night of music.
Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he has recently reinvented himself as a band leader with The Solar Motel Band and released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock under his own name including 2011′s Paranoid Cat(Family Vineyard) and 2012′s Kenzo Deluxe(Northern Spy) that he deems Cosmic Americana. His most recent release, Solar Motel (Paradise of Bachelors) has been called one of 2013′s best releases by the New Yorker, Uncut, Aquarium Drunkard, Frontier Psychiatrist, Pop Matters, and others, provoking ecstatic comparisons to such classic artists as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Richard Thompson, Robert Quine, John Fahey, and Glenn Branca. Forsyth has toured throughout Europe and the U.S., sharing stages with the likes of Steve Gunn, Sic Alps, Endless Boogie, Grouper, Loren Connors, William Tyler, and Rhys Chatham.
listen to some sounds here: https://soundcloud.com/chris-forsyth
Mind Over Mirrors is the solitary reeling of American harmoniumist/electronicist Jaime Fennelly. Utilizing an Indian pedal harmonium, oscillators, tape delays, and an assortment of synthesizing processors, Fennelly bends slowly-building, repetitive melodies into massive sonic mountains. Folklorist Brendan Greaves may have best summed up Mind Over Mirrors’ “referential compass points—G.I. Gurdjieff’s harmonium improvisations; certain particularly harmonically viscous recordings of Sacred Harp singers; Edward Artemiev’s soundtracks to Tarkovsky films—in its patience, its simultaneously formal and folk aspects, and its sheer, unabashed (if intermittently anxious) beauty, it doesn’t sound much like anything else being made today.”
listen to some sounds here: http://mindovermirrors.tumblr.com/listen
What to say about Wereworm? The picture at the top of this link says a thousand words…..