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Barely Human Festival Day 3: Black Marble + more
February 12 @ 5:00 pm11:55 pm$20
ABOUT BARELY HUMAN FESTIVAL:
The inaugural BARELY HUMAN FEST will showcase an eclectic mix of post-punk, industrial, and synth-wave acts and DJs from around the country. Detroit serves as an appropriate backdrop for the acts being brought together this weekend, having long been established as an epicenter for talent and experimentation across musical genres.
ABOUT REAL GHOSTS
Synth-wave trio from Detroit featuring members of Double Winter.
Previously located in NYC, now Detroit-based post-punk outfit YOU. released their first two records on Cult of Youth’s Sean Ragon’s Blind Prophet Records. Their third LP Sunchaser was released on Dais in 2014. The label properly explains “YOU.’s music up to this point has always pitted its more reflective elements against the austerity of electronics, not so much as to create a warm sound as to invite the listener in as respite from the cold”. Bouquet is their fourth album and features nine new songs.
ABOUT JOHN BENDER (Cincinnati)
Lo-fi minimal synth pioneer who recently started playing shows again after a thirty year hiatus, following recent reissues of his early ’80s material on Superior Viaduct.
ABOUT XENO & OAKLANDER (NYC)
Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo, and they are based in Brooklyn, NY. They began writing music and soundtracks in 2004. Liz Wendelbo is French / Norwegian and Sean McBride is from Maryland. They record their songs live in their Brooklyn studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. They have worked with NY producer Chris Coady, and have recorded with producer Drew Brown at Hospital studios in London. They have toured the US, Europe and Russia numerous times, and they play extensively in New York in music venues, art establishments and festivals such as Chaos in Tejas, Buchla Source of Uncertainty, and the Moog showcase at SXSW. They have also performed at SF Moma, PS1 Warm Up, Miami Art Basel, the Zrich Kunsthalle and the New Museum in New York. Xeno & Oaklander have recently scored a soundtrack for Swiss artist Fabian Marti. Their latest Remixes are for British legend John Foxx; and French electronic artist Philippe Laurent.
ABOUT BLACK MARBLE (Los Angeles)
Black Marble recently released their second full-length, Its Immaterial, on Ghostly International, and from a new locale, the West Coast. Still featuring Stewart at the helm along with select collaborators as supplementation, the bi-coastal shift lends a great deal to the overall feel of the new album. The light and dark elements of shadows. The salt and sting of evenings high tide sea spray. A beautiful thing left on a shelf too high to maintain. The general mood is that of creating something new, but going back in time to do it. Like attempting to flesh out a song that you woke up humming but cant find, because it doesnt exist yet.