'Adventures in Modern Music - A Five Day Celebration of Outsider Sounds' featuring Micachu & The Shapes / Holy Other / Lee Noble / Jozef Van Wissem
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
We’re pleased to once again present our annual Adventures in Modern Music Festival, organized in conjunction with authoritative UK periodical The Wire. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival and we’re bringing out all the stops to present the best in outsider sounds from around the world. Though they’ve been a considerable force in the world of experimental, weirdo-pop for the past few years, MICACHU & THE SHAPES make their Bottle debut on this, the final night of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Pros at deconstructing pop and putting it in a shiny but disorienting package, MICACHU & THE SHAPES released Never on Rough Trade this past summer to much acclaim, with Stereogum clamoring “It’s playfully inventive and whimsically arty!” Something we’ve come to expect from this trio, what with their homemade instruments and lack of verses and choruses, we’re excited as hell to have them close out Wire Fest. HOLY OTHER, along with his record label Tri Angle, has emerged at the forefront of all things glitchy and organic-electro this year, as proven by the release of this year’s chilling but enigmatic Held LP. It’s haunting and sexy as it navigates foggy atmospheres, culminating in a schizophrenic sensuality that is both fragile and full of desire, perfect for that never ending search to “feel something.” Smoke-machine required. Blending droning lullabies into a stew of melodic eeriness, LEE NOBLE’s newest album Horrorism is deeply personal and wildly humbling. Conjuring up the spirit of lo-filtered, experimental pop a la GROUPER or SEAN MCCANN, NOBLE’s music feels like a blissful descent into an abysmal void, complete muffled, introspective vocals and robotic humming atop minimal, 80s-arcade beats. Dutch Lutenist JOZEF VAN WISSEM kicks off the night with his viscerally hypnotic and emotional experimentations in classical and electronic collage-work. Blending Renaissance and Baroque forms of lute music with electronic trickery and processes field recordings, VAN WISSEM’s music is icy and intense, a proper start to this night of pop and experimental deconstructionism.