Dead Voices on Air, Randall Frazier, Victoria Lundy, Mark Mosher, Thomas Lundy, antidata

Concréte Mixer V featuring Mark Spybey of Dead Voices on Air - All Ages

Dead Voices on Air

Randall Frazier

Victoria Lundy

Mark Mosher

Thomas Lundy

antidata

Sunday · April 5, 2015

4:00 pm

$10.00

This event is all ages

Dead Voices on Air
Dead Voices on Air
:dead voices on air:

"It is very rare to come across an artist who is in possession of his own singular sound. Mark Spybey and his Dead Voices On Air project have produced some of the most consistently interesting music that I've ever heard. Veering anywhere from dark ambient sound-scapes to atonal rhythmic washes".
"Shift" Japan

"Mark Spybey is a genius, if a maddening one"
Real Detroit Weekly

"Spybey's manipulation of sound is inspired."
Mike Barnes, Wire


Spybey started his career in the North-East of England with Zoviet France in the late eighties before moving to Vancouver. It was here that Dead Voices On Air were formed. Spybey also worked under the name Propeller and was an original member of Download, who included members of Skinny Puppy. Spybey was the voice of perhaps their most successful release, "The Eyes of Stanley Pain," in 1996. After leaving Download he started a series of collaborations, appearing on over 50 albums in a five-year period. He was part of CAN guitarist Michael Karoli's band Sofortkontakt! and appeared at all of the Can 30th anniversary shows in 1999. Spybey was a close friend of Michael Karoli prior to his death in 2001 and had toured with him as part of legendary CAN vocalist Damo Suzuki's Network in 1998 in North America, appearing in the German TV film by Peter Braatz, "On the Air."

Spybey has recorded and played live with numerous collaborators including Faust, Michael Rother (Neu!) and Dieter Moebius (Cluster), members of The Legendary Pink Dots, Mick Harris (Scorn, Painkiller, Napalm Death), Jarboe (Swans), Simon Fisher-Turner, Richard Sanderson, James Plotkin (Flux, Old, Scorn), Robert Hampson (Loop/Main), Jochen Arbeit (Einzturzende Neubaten), Darryl Neudorf and Sugarpill (Abintra), Not Breathing, Pigface, Martin Atkins, Spasm, and Genesis P Orridge. He has worked with a number of record companies, including Kranky, Nettwerk, Invisible, Soleilmoon, Lens and Tourette Records.

Spybey formed the band Beehatch with Phil Western of Download, who released two albums for Lens Records in 2008 and toured Europe. In 2004 he formed Reformed Faction, a duo with founding member of Zoviet France and Rapoon Robin Storey. The band have released four albums, including "I Am the Source of Light, I Am not a Mirror," a triple cd for Soleilmoon Records and have played live in both Europe and North America. Over the past year Spybey joined with his ex-colleagues from Download, cEvin Key and Phil Western for a series of concerts in the USA and Canada in 2010/11.

It is his work as Dead Voices on Air that perhaps most accurately defines the essence of his sound and the techniques that he has developed in a career spanning more than two decades. In the mid nineties, he released five Dead Voices on Air albums in a three-year period, whilst also recording the first two Download albums, two Propeller records and a dozen collaborations with other artists. Following the release of "Piss Frond," ("the most cohesive product I could ever imagine," Ink Nineteen) he toured extensively. A live album was followed by "From Labrador to Madagascar," in 2007. Lens Records released the album, "Fast Falls the Eventide," in September of 2009, a double cd set. Late in 2009 he released a vinyl only album for Russia's Brudenia Records, "The Light of June Drowned Flowers in Your Mouth," closely followed by another vinyl release "The Silent Wing," for Houston's Tourette Records in March of 2010. He also released another Dead Voices on Air album for Lens Records in the same year, "From Afar All Stars Spark and Glee," featuring Phil Western and Serbian/American singer Ivana Salipur. In 2011 he will release the cd "Michael and the Angels Fought," featuring a host of collaborators including Salipur, Phillipe Petit, the cellist Bela Emerson, Robin Storey and Michael Page of Lens Records band Sky Burial. He is also undertaking an ambitious series of 7 inch single releases for Tourette Records to mark the 20th anniversary of Dead Voices on Air, each featuring a different collaborator, including (amongst others cEvin Key, James Plotkin, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, The Legendary Pink Dots, Not Breathing, Robert Hampson, Troum and Jochen Arbeit.

Village Voice referred to Dead Voices on Air, as an almost medieval drone, "If most ambient is the laudanum of the new fin de siécle, then Dead Voices on Air are the absinthe." Spybey continues to make music with real instruments; rhythms cultivated by hand from his love of ethnological music and the usual array of grainy sounds and effected vocals. He describes it as "music for the eyes." "Spybey works hard at his art so you don't have to: rather, as the listener, the participant, the absorber, it's more important you ignore such now pat genre appellations as "industrial", "ambient", "soundscape", et al, and instead gorge deeply on a wriggling, prickly, sometimes confrontational puzzlebox of sounds". Darren Bergstein.
Randall Frazier
Randall Frazier
"This band is in a class of its own, where the more sociopathic side of Pink Floyd meets the twisted musical imagery of The Legendary Pink Dots and Edward Ka-Spel, as unlikely as it seems. Emotionally draining and highly recommended."
- François Couture, All Music Guide


Orbit Service is the musical project of Colorado-based producer/engineer Randall Frazier (helmet room, Bela Karoli, Kal Cahoone) produced in collaboration with Kim G. Hansen (Antenne), Dennis Swanson (Day Dissolved Dream) and Kirill Nikolai (Still Light).

"Atmospheric sounds of shifting density like time lapse images of weather patterns."
- Dave Herrera, Westword

"…this imaginative Colorado quartet gently weaves acoustic guitar, soft electric guitar, tranquil drums and often subliminal keys, bass and accordion into a dreamy mix…"
- Bryan Reesman, Downbeat Magazine

"Immense, beautifully epic sadness…."
- Amazon.com

"Orbit Service delivers an atmospheric dose of brooding, black hole rock. Eerie strings hang over the album like dark, velveteen drapes, and an ambient moodiness prevails."
- Georgiana Cohen, Splendid Magazine

"The group's layered, melancholic sounds will blow its listeners' minds."
- Kevin Hopper, Albuquerque Journal
Victoria Lundy
Victoria Lundy
Victoria Lundy has been playing theremin in the Denver experimental/underground/punk scene since the 90s. She was a member of the avant garde Carbon Dioxide Orchestra, who opened for the legendary Silver Apples in 1997; is a founding member of Denver’s acclaimed nerd rock band The Inactivists and has appeared all of their 6 CDs and EP, and as a guest player live and in recordings with other local artists. She also was a member of Jackson Induced Mutant Laboratory and performed with them at the 2011 Denver Noise Festival and at the 2013 Denver Post Underground Music Showcase with ambient project Pythian Whispers. Victoria has appeared at many venues in Denver as well as Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Performing Arts, and demonstrated the theremin at the World Science Fiction Convention. Recently she’s been concentrating on solo ambient work exploring the expressive qualities of the theremin. http://fandalism.com/victorialundy.
Mark Mosher
Mark Mosher
Mark Mosher is an electronic musician, sound designer, composer and performer from Boulder. He has performed at festivals and theaters around the country such as Electro-Music Festivals in NY and Asheville NC, Pacific Northwest Synthfest, Art Institute of Sunnyvale, Georgia Tech, Midwest Electro-Music Experience, The Dairy Center for the Performing Arts and more. Mark is the founder of the 190+ member strong Boulder Synthezier Meetup (www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup) and has been blogging on music technology for over 9 years at www.ModulateThis.com.
Mark is excited to be returning for his fourth Concréte Mixer show. At this event, Mark will be creating expressive sample-based "instruments" on-the-fly on a computer-less and deep hardware sampler called the Elektron Octatrack. On most pieces, he will build up his instruments in real-time by capturing audio from contact mics and output from other musicians at the event. Mark will also be performing using original harmonic content distilled down into expressive performance patches on the Octatrack and on Ableton Sampler and Ableton Push. To accompany the music and sound for the show, Mark will also be providing interactive visuals with live camera input. For more information and links to albums, please visit www.MarkMosherMusic.com and www.AIWinter.net.
Thomas Lundy
Thomas Lundy
Thomas Lundy has served as curator of the Concréte Mixer series since its beginning. He will provide metal shrieks for Mark Mosher (unless Rick wished to repeat the Lamont piece--then I will provide tool noises, too).
antidata
antidata
"ANTIDATA is broken music, wired together with distortion, fractured rhythms, and desolate textures."
Venue Information:
The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.thewalnutroom.com/