Thomas Carnacki is an East-Bay-based organism engaged in the dubious endeavour of concocting soundscapes that tread the path between the foreboding and the absurd. Others with perhaps a little bit more critical detachment have on occasion described the music as “the spontaneous madness of illogical sounds and colliding electro-acoustics” and “hauntological semi-musicality, always slanted toward the odd and the surreal.” Let that serve as a warning to you all.
Bryan Day (b. 1979) is a sound artist, musical instrument designer and conceptual artist based in Richmond, California. Day’s sound work focuses on the subtle textural interplay of natural and electronic sounds generated by his invented instrumentation. Day has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia and has been featured as part of the Megapolis (Baltimore), Heliotrope (Minneapolis) and Sonic Circuits (Washington, D.C.) festivals. In addition to his own audio work, he has run the Public Eyesore / Eh? labels since 1997.
The Robert Lopez and Mateo Lugo duo aims to shock, is built on impulse synergy, and creates catharsis through composition and improvisation. Hailing from Oakland, CA, their sound is born from a sonic blur of sharp cutting drums and relentless electric guitar; growing into liminal resonances and zero bullshit. The duo is constantly moving towards the ineffable, intangible, impossible. It is equally a sound of freedom and a sound attempting to be free: struggle and seamlessness collide and let go.
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