Sunday Feb 27th 2011 @Pyramid Atlantic

Astma, Blue Sausage Infant, Pilesar, Myo, Violet

Astma (Moscow, Russia)
ASTMA is Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist mostly known for her work with Moscow noise-core band Motherfathers) and Russian industrial/electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. The collaborative project was formed in April 2009 in Moscow. Paying homage to both experimental tradition of Alexei's countless musical reincarnations and Olga's instrumental noise experience, the duo embrace elements of weird free-form spoken word psychedelia, live electronics, noise, heavy acid, electroacoustic, d'n'b and far too many different types of acoustic torture to even bother mentioning them. The music is highly improvised, so naturally Borisov / Nosova collaborate with various musicians, video-artists and poets from different countries both live and in studio: Anton Nikkila (Finland), Dave Phillips (Switzerland), Matthieu Werchowski (France), Dora Bleu (Canada), Thomas Buckner (USA), Tom Smith (USA), Jandek (USA), Ilya Belorukov (Russia), Sergei Letov (Russia), Nikita Tsymbal (Russia) to name just a few. Borisov / Nosova duo is touring extensively and in 2009-2010 performed in Russia, Turkey, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, France, Israel, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belorussia etc.

Blue Sausage Infant
BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT is the work of Chester Hawkins of Washington DC. For 24 years, BSI has produced music that combines aspects of noise, drone, krautrock, sample-plundering, dark ambient, and kosmische electronica to produce a multi-layered feast for the brain. In 2008, BSI shifted focus from the studio to live performances, often combining costumes, lights, and films to enhance the experience. Hawkins describes his music as "mean-spirited euphoria," a complex breed of long-form psychedelia with a hint of menace lurking under the bliss. Blue Sausage Infant's latest album, "Flight of the Solstice Queens" was released in April 2010 on the Zeromoon label, and has been praised as a masterpiece of unique head music.

Pilesar (pronounced pie-LEE-zur) is a percussionist and songwriter who specializes in creating quirky soundscapes, rhythmically dense improvisations and wildly eclectic live performances. Instrumentation may include drums, voice, toys, electronics, loops, broken effects pedals, borrowed instruments, thrift store finds, tapes and various environmental factors. As both a soloist and collaborator, Pilesar has released dozens of fiercely independent recordings on his DIY label, Chameleon Dish Archives. For fans of Ween, Boredoms, Ruins, Zappa and Tom Waits.

Myo is the solo project of Cory O'Brien (b. 1980); self taught hacker, computer musician and electro-acoustic improviser. Contact mics on polycarbonate sheets and feedback networks programmed in Max/MSP are the preferred tools. His music has been described by Vital Weekly as "louder, dirtier, gritty and angular, but still with ingredients of microsound". Collaborations include Never Work (with Kenneth Yates), Makioki Sisters (with Jeff Surak) and Clouds-Out (with video artist Jesse Hartgraves). He has performed with SKIF++, Andy Guhl, Ignaz Schick, Audrey Chen, Zavaloka, Alexi Borisov, Accelera Deck, Zenial, Chuck Bettis, Bonnie Jones, Jason Kahn, Jon Mueller, Mattin, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, Matterlink, Pink Twins, Eliot Sharp, Carlos Giffoni, Sten Ove Toft, and many others.

Certified organic cruelty free close & play noise.

Sunday Feb 27th 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.

~ $8

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD