Zombi / Taiga / Alex Barnett
Friday, Nov 29, 2013 9:30 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
That's right, ladies & gents, legendary synth/prog/post-rock duo ZOMBI are hitting the Empty Bottle for what may very well be the Pittsburgh group's FINAL Chicago show.
Producing work that is epic in concept, sound, and artistic approach, STEVE MOORE and A.E. PATERRA, the masterminds and multi-instrumentalists behind ZOMBI, have re-imagined the architecture of progressive rock and dynamic instrumentals, carving a niche in underground music distinctly their own. The band's signature sound, achieved using only electric bass, drums, and a collection of analog synthesizers, is deceptively lush considering its two man skeleton crew ensemble. MOORE's bass playing and meticulous synthesizer programming interacts seamlessly with PATERRA's controlled, precision drumming, as if each man is anticipating his counterpart's next move. Punctuated by their songwriting skills, each ZOMBI song, whether grand in design or powerful and driving, is entirely autonomous and true to the duo's creative vision. TAIGA, the solo project of former ISIS/PALMS member BRYANT CLIFFORD MEYER, joins the bill for a set of ambient krautsynth wizardry that'll feel a lot like when you cooked your brain in a frying pan that one time. Having played in OAKEATER before starting a solo keyboard endeavor in 2009, ALEX BARNETT veers away from the harsh noise of his past work to instead focus on the lines and intersections between dance music, progressive rock and B-movie soundtracks.
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