Mutek is underway, Amon Tobin put on a visual supershow, Modeselektor & Sun Araw & friends are now in NYC
Modeselektion @ Mutek - 6/2/11
Modeselektor brought their curated "Modeselektion" night to the Mutek festival in Montreal last night (6/2) with Siriusmo, FaltyDL, and Jacques Greene. As previously mentioned, they'll do the same tonight (6/3) at Webster Hall with Siriusmo, ANSTAM and KRSN. Admission is $5 with RSVP if you arrive before midnight. Check out a video from Modeselektor's set last night, with tonight's flyer, below.
Mutek kicked off on June 1st and runs through Sunday. Not many reports have come out of there yet (those who were at Modeselektor last night may not even be in bed yet), but Exclaim! has this report from the opening night set by headliner Amon Tobin:
Montreal's Metropolis was the venue for the world premiere of Amon Tobin's much-anticipated large-scale stage show. The curtain pulled back, revealing a strange structure consisting of stacked white cubes with one large block in the centre. Behind the frosted glass of the largest cube, you could just about make out the silhouetted form of Amon Tobin in his trademark baseball cap. The music started, in synch with huge projections mapped over the top of the stage set: plumes of smoke, crumbling rocks, the cosmos, flickering stars, futuristic cities. Nebulae formed and dissolved, reforming in time with the music, and at times, the projections made it appear as if the whole structure was shaking. A couple of songs into the set, the "frosted" glass, which turned out was also a projection, gave way to reveal Tobin at the controls of a kind of cubist spaceship. During "Lost & Found," the set was transformed with glowing embers that pulsed with every beat, giving way to Tron-like green grids. Having played only ISAM material, Tobin treated the crowd to an encore that lasted nearly as long as the main set, featuring a fluid set of reinterpretations of older tracks, such as "Four Ton Mantis," threaded together with heavy and dynamic new pieces. Despite perhaps being too long, it was an incredibly ambitious visual performance that went off without a hitch and proved to be one hell of a way to launch MUTEK 2011.
For a better picture, check out the videos from Amon's show below.
Sun Araw also played Mutek last night (6/2), and are now on their way to NYC for a bunch of shows including their own curated dance party tonight (6/3) Coco66. As previously mentioned, Sun Araw's Cameron Stallone will DJ Coco66 for the NYC debut of Sun Araw's WHERE'S YR CHILD party. Video and graphical flyer below. Sun Araw play their first live show in NYC Saturday (6/4) at 285 Kent with M Geddes Gengras, D'Eon, and Matthewdavid (who DJ'd Cameo last night). All dates, including Maxwell's and a new LA show, are listed below.
Sun Araw's forthcoming full length Ancient Romans comes out August 23 via Sun Ark/Drag City. The album, pictured above, will be available as a CD and double LP on white vinyl. Sun Araw is also releasing Night Gallery, a split with Eternal Tapestry, on July 19 via Thrill Jockey.
Updated dates, videos, flyers and stuff, below...
Amon Tobin - IMAM Live @Mutek Montreal 2011
Amon Tobin - ISAM Live@ Mutek Montreal 2011 pt.2
Amon Tobin - ISAM Live@ Mutek Montreal 2011 pt.3
Amon Tobin - ISAM Live@ Mutek Montreal 2011 pt.4
Amon Tobin's show set the roof on FIRE! - Mutek 2011
White Box @ Mutek 2011
Modeselektor at Mutek 2011
Modeselektor 2011 Tour Dates
03 June 2011 Webster Hall, New York (US)
10 June 2011 Rockness Festival, Dores, Scotland (UK)
11 June 2011 Parklife Festival, Manchester (UK)
12 June 2011 Sputnik: Spring Break Festival, Pouch (DE)
18 June 2011 Urban Art Forms Festival, Vienna (AT)
03 July 2011 Source Festival, Utrecht (NL)
08 July 2011 Horst, Berlin (DE)
15 July 2011 MELT!, GrŠfenhainichen (DE)
16 July 2011 MELT!, GrŠfenhainichen (DE)
23 July 2011 Meet in Town, Rome (IT)
29 July 2011 Audioriver Festival, Plock (PL)
30 July 2011 Neopop Festival, Viana do Castelo (PT)
Sun Araw - "Crete"
Sun Araw - Ancient Romans tracklist:
02 Crown Shell
04 Lute and Lyre
05 At Delphi
06 Fit for Caesar
WHERE'S YR CHILD V
Sun Araw 2011 Tour Dates
6/3 - WHERES YR CHILD V NYC! w/ SEX WORKER, PSYCHIC REALITY and more (HOUSE/ITALO NIGHT, DJ SETS) at Coco 66, Brooklyn
6/4 - THE SUN ARAW BAND, M. GEDDES GENGRAS, MATTHEWDAVID, D'EON at 285 Kent St, Brooklyn
6/5 - THE SUN ARAW BAND, M. GEDDES GENGRAS, RUN DMT, ZOMES at Ottobar, Baltimore
6/6 - MORAL COMBAT w/ G LUCAS CRANE! at 108 Leonard Street between Broadway and Lafayette, NYC
6/7 - THE SUN ARAW BAND, M. GEDDES GENGRAS, EXCEPTER, DANIEL HIGGS, DEEP MAGIC at Maxwell's in Hoboken
6/16 - SUN ARAW BAND w/ Lopatin & Ford / Telepathe at Los Angeles, California Echoplex