Saturday Apr 28th 2012 @Pyramid Atlantic

Philippe Petit/PAS, Lost Trail, BSI+Tag Cloud, Timmy Sells His Soul, Jason Tremblay

PHILIPPE PETIT is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he'd rather be introduced as a "musical travel agent" than a composer. PETIT uses an Electric Psalterion + Hackbrett Cymbalum + Guitars as well as computer and synths a computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine he likes to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, PETIT has celebrated his 28th year of sharing his musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp. He has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, often joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Cindytalk, PAS or Faust onstage, and worked with: Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Foetus, Edward Ka-Spel, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, Simon Fisher Turner, Jarboe and many more... Aside his solo works, PETIT is active in Strings Of Consciousness.

PAS is a group out to create musical collages through the form of abstract sound. Their name refers metaphorically to those who have been aborted by society, because their point of view doesn’t fit in the constraints of “normal” society. The term also refers the negative form in French, metaphorically negating everything that is established to start from a new beginning. The viewpoint fuels our creativity to create our own world of beauty. Since our inception the band has been interested in making music from the fringes of perception, creating soundscapes that aren’t defined by any particular conventions or viewpoints. The aesthetic underpinnings are defined by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives. It’s a conception fueled by the love of life and art. It’s a desire for honest artistic self-expression. The compositions themselves are more akin to soundscapes than “songs” in the traditional sense. There are no clearly defined melodies, no structural landmarks that give you any sense of traditional anchor. This is not music making with any sense of or desire for commercial viability, but sonic sculptures in the mode of pure art.

Lost Trail
Lost Trail is an experimental, avant garde music project headed by the husband and wife duo of Zachary Corsa and Denny Wilkerson Corsa. Utilizing lo-fi and obsolete recording technology, such as tape recorders, microcassettes and reel-to-reel machines, as well as antique musical equipment, we hope to capture a sense of atmosphere and landscape, in both man-made and natural, wild environments. Our drones are built from extensive field recording and industrial sounds, guitar noise, and other experiments in sound. We record in the darker corners of our 101-year old historic home in Burlington, North Carolina, and the moods of this town and this house very much affect what we create. Common themes include faded industry, manmade decay, suburban sprawl, horror cinema, trains, the forest/mountains, the supernatural, winter, fall, photography, film, and the past/nostalgia.

Timmy Sells His Soul
Timmy Sells His Soul consists of the playfully Satanic pseudo-pop stylings of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Euphrat. Based on live loop construction and heavily filtered keyboard, vocals, and 7-string guitar, the end result is both catchy and vaguely unsettling.

BSI+Tag Cloud
TAG CLOUD started in 2009 as a series of experiments with field recordings and has come to include analog electronics, fx, cheap keyboards, metal percussion, shruti box, etc. Best described at this point as "electroacoustic sound sculpture and carpets of drone". The debut record "Named Entities" was released in early 2012 on Zeromoon. Chester Hawkins’ solo project BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT arose from the Washington DC cassette culture of the mid-1980s, blending harsh noise with tape collage and dark soundscapes. The BSI mission continues in 2012 with a renewed focus on live performance, weaving deep psychedelia from analog drones and Krautrock-flavored machine riffs. For this performance, Tag Cloud and BSI will improvise an ocean of kosmische levitation and deep-tissue stimulus.

Saturday Apr 28th 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.

~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD