MOTOR Collective Showcase with Archivist, Apartment Fox, and IVVY

MOTOR Collective Showcase with Archivist, Apartment Fox, and IVVY

Lawrence Grey

Sat, June 24, 2017

11:00 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Archivist
Archivist
Seattle-based techno DJ and producer affiliated with the Secondnature collective.
Apartment Fox
Apartment Fox
Apartment Fox’s Alex Neerman was once the drummer of anarcho-art-punk band The Intima back in the early 2000′s. After that group’s demise he found a new outlet for his percussive mind building drum machines and synthesizers. Over the last 4 or 5 years he has refined his craft and emerged as one of Cascadia’s finest hardware techno producers, providing “off-center dance music that throws off all sorts of wonky textures while still delivering crushing grooves that make you feel indestructible.
IVVY
IVVY
Continuing the saga of Seattle’s fiercely smoldering hardware scene is the debut EP from IVVY, a new project rising from the proverbial ashes of Madison Levine’s prior moniker, WMD. In keeping with the spirit of their previous work, this effort is abundant with clean, propellant drums and extraterrestrial atmospheres, but there’s something new at work here that is compellingly hard to pin down - a layer of subtle rawness, unsmoothed edges filigreed like lichen throughout the mechanism of pure, electronic precision. It’s a sense of the organic that juxtaposes perfectly with the clean, timbral perfectionism that defines this record - it’s apparent in the spacious, oscillating woodblock tones of the title track, as well as the understated growls of 'Motion'. It even rears its head, albeit abstractedly, in the encroaching drone 'Level 106'. This EP is a lesson in space, texture, and materials science – but it’s also a lesson in botany, and we’re extremely excited to see where IVVY takes us.
Lawrence Grey
Lawrence Grey
Los Angeles native Lawrence Grey explores the aesthetics of decay. His debut LP, Rust, reflects the darker, decrepit sides of LA. Rust is a record for LA’s run-down warehouses more than for the Hollywood clubs. Influenced by William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops, Lawrence became obsessed with tape degradation. By soaking tapes in starch and leaving them outside for weeks, he altered the sounds they held on a physical level, developing an organic sound of his own. Digging into raw, earthen textures and building off the energy and inventive rhythmic work in his first EP, Claustrophilia, Rust stands out in the often homogenous field of electronic music. Further inspired by the sonic results of his tape degradation, Lawrence applied the same practices to 16mm film and slide photos to create all of the art for the record. While technology pulls people away from the dirt and danger of the natural world, Lawrence uses it as a way to connect with the primitive. He combines the organic with the digital through the manipulation and exploitation of analog recording technology. As the world heats up and its buildings crumble, Lawrence will continue to find beauty in the ruin.
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