Topic: Negative Scanner|Microdeform|. Sun 13th Nov, Chameleon, Nottm
Harbinger Sound + Rammel Clib present:
►NEGATIVE SCANNER (US)
Negative Scanner have been destroying rooms in Chicago’s vibrant DIY since 2012, earning well-deserved accolades as one of the cities best live bands. Their electrifying debut album finds the band taking on all comers; guitarist/vocalist Rebecca Valeriano-Flores’ gutteral howl & lyrics have gained confidence over the course of the band‘s previous two singles in 2014 (their debut on Trouble In Mind & it’s follow-up on Tall Pat Records). The band (guitarist Matt Revers, bassist Nick Beaudoin & drummer Tom Cassling) have evolved into a lurching, post-punk tornado furiously spinning into near-chaos but never leaving the band’s capable control. The album’s opener “Ivy League Asshole” sets the tone - feral & ragged guitars chug over the rhythm section & Flores’ manic yelp spits out lyrics borne out of confusion, agression, domination & submission to life, living, lovers & beyond. The album‘s eleven tracks in 28 minutes fly by the listener, threatening whiplash but begging to be replayed. Negative Scanner’s s/t debut was recorded by the band themselves in their practice space, mixed by Mike Lust’s Phantom Mobile Unit & mastered by Australian legend Mikey Young (Total Control/Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
Microdeform creates exploratory, ambient transmissions, building hypnotic, looped layers of improvised instrumental passages, tape treatments and live turntable sampling from old records, creating a mood that is alternately blissful, meditative, cacophonous and intense. The result is a heady trip of cosmic oscillations and mesmeric dark sorcery shrouded in mist, drifting slowly into the ether.
Deathly slow punishing depressing electronic industrial doom from Nottingham.
Sunday 13th November
Tickets £5 (https://www.wegottickets.com/event/374684) / £6 OTD