Entries tagged with: Hieroglyphic Being
by Andrew Sacher
FACT published their 50 Best Albums of 2015 list and as always, it's one of the more unique lists of the year. It's loaded with high-quality electronic music, rap, R&B, indie, pop, and more, and you're almost guaranteed to find something on it you haven't heard of. It ranges from the Simon Cowell-assembled girl group Fifth Harmony to the underground New York rapper Junglepussy, and includes plenty of the in-between. Kendrick Lamar and Grimes are here, but they come in at the mere #3 and #5, respectively. Their #1 is a very unexpected pick, but a great album nonetheless (and one that does deserve some more love).
"Excuse the positivity, but was something in the water this year? 2015 felt like the best year for albums in a while," their intro begins. Read what else FACT have to say here and check out the whole list below...
The 2016 edition of Moogfest will happen May 19 - 22 in Durham, North Carolina. This year's lineup includes Explosions in the Sky, Sunn O))), Gary Numan, Blood Orange, Julianna Barwick, The Orb, Holly Herndon, Daniel Lanois, Simian Mobile Disco, Ben Frost, Floating Points, Kode9, Hundred Waters, Empress Of, Mad Professor, Moses Sumney, Mac McCaughan, Lunice, Ryan Hemsworth, Tim Hecker, YACHT and more. Festival passes are on sale now.
Numan will be performing his first three albums (Replicas, The Pleasure Principle, and Telekon) over three nights at three different venues. Laurie Anderson will also perform her show "The Language of the Future" that weaves stories and songs, and will also appear at a Moogfest "in conversation" event. Reggie Watts (who is also appearing) announces the lineup in a video with one of his improvised loop pedal performances, which you can watch below. Or you can just check out a list of all announced performers below too.
The Big Ears Festival will return in 2016 from March 31 to April 2 to various venues in downtown Knoxville, TN. The lineup includes Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, The Gloaming, Yo La Tengo, Andy Stott, Wolf Eyes, Marc Ribot, Andrew Bird, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lambchop, Shabazz Palaces, Bombino, Molly Nilsson, Laurie Anderson, Sunn O))), Angel Olsen, Faust, Kamasi Washington, Circuit des Yeux, Ikue Mori and many more.
Tickets go on sale on Friday (10/23) at noon EST. Check out the full lineup below...
Action Bronson at Irving Plaza in January (more by Dylan Johnson)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Action Bronson, The Lox, French Montana, Funk Flex @ Best Buy Theater
The currently new-and-exciting New York rapper Action Rapper teams with the once new-and-exciting New York rap crew The Lox to co-headline this show tonight. WIth support from French Montana and Funk Flex, it should be a fun night all around.
Dum Dum Girls, Blouse, Young Boys @ MHOW
Having released their poppy Too True earlier this year, Dum Dum Girls' tour hits NYC this week for two sold-out shows. (This is #2.) Don't miss openers Blouse who have turned into a formidable live band.
How To Dress Well, Forest Swords, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma @ LPR
R&B singer/songwriter How to Dress Well recently released a new single, "Words I Don't Remember," which sounded pretty promising that he only continues to get better. Psychedelic beatmaker Forest Swords opens tonight and he's worth catching too.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Chad Valley @ Webster Hall
Kitschy Detroit pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. go the extra mile to make their shows fun. Catch them tonight with UK dance act Chad Valley.
Bambara, Life Size Maps, Butter The Children, Hard Nips, Dead Stars @ Pianos
This is the final week of Life Size Maps' residency at Pianos and they've got a pretty solid line-up of bands, including the shoegazy Butter the Children and '90s-loving Dead Stars.
Nils Frahm, Douglas Dare @ Glasslands
Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm released Spaces last year Erased Tapes, a collection of minimalist piano pieces, lush synthesizer workouts and other sonically adventurous stuff that melds the classical and electronic-music worlds. He's playing two shows tonight with his Erased Tapes labelmate Douglas Dare. The early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the late one.
Peach Kelli Pop, Foster Care, The Foxx, Mannequin Pussy @ Death by Audio
Peach Kelli Pop (aka White Wires drummer Allie Hanlon's other band) make sugary bubblegum garage confections like on the band's new single. This is their first of two NYC shows.
NOIA, SVPER @ Cameo Gallery
Barcelona duo SVPER make motorik synthpop that sounds a bit like Broadcast's Trish Keenan fronting "Electricity"-era Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
So Percussion, Buke and Gase @ Merkin Concert Hall
The Ecstatic Music Festival continues tonight with So Percussion (who have collaborate with Dan Deacon and others) teaming up with the experimental pop of NYC duo Buke & Gase.
Stephen O'Malley of SUNN O))), Alberich, Ancient Ocean @ Baby's All Right
Stephen O'Malley of legendary drone band Sunn O))) is about to play Tennessee's Big Ears Fest, but first he stops in NYC tonight for this show at Baby's All RIght, which we at BV are thrilled to be co-presenting. Support comes from local noise/drone projects Alberich and Ancient Ocean.
Diane Cluck @ Rockwood Music Hall
Diane Cluck nails a mix of freak folk and more delicate psychedelic folk, and on this year's Boneset LP (her first since 2006), she sounds as great as ever. Tonight's her first of two Rockwood shows this week, both sold out.
Hieroglyphic Being, Jahiliyya Fields, Aurora Halal @ Output's Panther Room
Chicago DJ Hieroglyphic Being returns to NYC tonight to work the dancefloor of Output's Panther Room. L.I.E.S.' Jahiliyya Fields and Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal are on the bill too.
The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.
'Shouting at the Screen' w/ Wyatt Cenac, Donwill, DJ Tara @ The Bell House
Comedians Wyatt Cenac and Dowill take aim at '70s blacksploitation films, riffing throughout a la MST3K.
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While Chicago mainstay DJ Hieroglyphic Being (aka Jamal Moss) is in town, he'll play a late night party at 285 Kent on Friday (8/17) with Maxmillion Dunbar, Antennes, SFV Acid, a DJ set by James Gerard and visuals by Aurora Halal. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In related news, SFV Acid will play an UNO party one night earlier (8/16) at The Hester with Mykki Blanco, Physical Therapy, Krystal Klear, and a "Special Secret Guest." No promises on who the guest is, but perhaps it will be one of the people in town for Saturday's Warm Up, like past Warm Ups have yielded. Maybe you should go and make your friends envious. The flier for this show is below.
A list of all Hieroglyphic Being dates and some song streams below.
by Andrew Sacher
UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) will be heading to North America for a few dates in August. While he's here, he'll hit up NYC for two shows, including Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 18 with Jacques Greene, Hieroglyphic Being, and Secret Circuit and another that same night (8/18) for Mister Saturday Night at House of Yes. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now. Tickets for Mister Saturday Night are $15 before midnight with RSVP and $20 otherwise. More info and advance tix TBA. All Floating Points dates are listed below.
Floating Points' most recent release is the Shadows EP which came out towards the end of 2011. On the EP, he operates in a similar realm to most contemporary downtempo producers pulling from commonly used reference points like deep house and UK bass. But what makes Floating Points stand out in that scene is the heavy use of jazz fusion that he brings into the mix. His beats may not date back too far, but his wandering electric piano playing is heavily in debt to late '60s/early '70s Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. You can stream clips of the entire Shadows EP below.
That EP stream and a list of all dates below...
Warm Up 2011 at MoMA PS1 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this summer for another run of dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday from July 7 through September 8 in PS1's outdoor courtyard. For the first time, advance tickets for Warm Up will be available this year. They go on sale June 18.
The 2012 schedule includes Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace (DJ), Jamie xx, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, Maria Minerva, Shlohmo, Evian Christ, Howse, Nguzunguzu, Baio, Holy Other, Rustie, Matthew Dear (DJ), Lemonade, Slava, TRUST, Light Asylum, Sepalcure, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and many more.
More info and the full schedule below...
Lustmord at Unsound 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Set aside April 18 - 22 which is when the annual Unsound Festival will make its way back to NYC at various venues across the city including BAMcinématek, The Bunker, Lincoln Center, ISSUE Project Room and Le Poisson Rouge.
So far amongst the confirmed are Baaba, Hype Williams, Berliner POLE, Jacaszek, Demdike Stare, ITAL, Hieroglyphic Being, Sun Araw, and a special set from Biosphere with Lustmord:
The worldwide debut of a special commission by Unsound and The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York and San Francisco: TRINITY features two legendary pioneers of ambient music Biosphere and Lustmord joining forces for the first time. Though both hail from very different worlds - Los Angeles based Lustmord is shrouded in darkness, whilst Biosphere's equally mysterious persona is deeply connected with the Arctic Circle - together they will create a work inspired by the first testing and development of atomic weapons in the Nevada desert.Lustmord also played Unsound 2011. Stay tuned for more details on the 2012 fest.
This project is just one in a series of works related to the new Nordic scene - with a special focus on Norway. Unsound Festival New York's 2012 program will also include the blistering live show of Oslo-based digimetal band KILLL.
DOWNLOAD: Pantha Du Prince - "A Nomad's Retreat" The Slight Below Remix (MP3)
Pantha Du Prince released a new album on Tuesday via Rough Trade. "XI versions of Black Noise is comprised of re-workings of tracks originally on Pantha Du Prince's album Black Noise by friends and contemporaries including amongst others Animal Collective, Moritz Von Oswald, Four Tet, Efdemin and North American pioneer Hieroglyphic Being. Pantha Du Prince also does his own new version of "Lay In A Shimmer"." Check out the fifth track on the LP, The Slight Below remix of "A Nomad's Retreat" above. The full tracklist is below.
Pantha Du Prince is now on a North American tour that concludes in NYC at Good Units at Hudson Hotel on April 22nd. it's a FIXED event, and Pantha is playing "live", as are The Sight Below (who remixed the above track). JDH and Dave P will DJ. Advanced tickets are on sale. All Pantha tour dates are listed below.
Four Tet will appear at Gowanus Grove at the end of May, and at EMPAC Studio 1 in Troy, NY with Jon Hopkins on September 15th.