Steeped in progressive-Balkan jazz backdrops, Electro Mehteran crafts retro-futuristic Rubik’s cube-style songs. Listeners may feel as though they’re reading a Grant Morrison storyline while a Danny Elfman record crackles in the background. Although their tunes are analytical curiosities, they’re no arm-chair affair: Electro Mehteran invokes a brassy fire that sets dance-floors aflame with a passion for math and speaking in tongues. Somewhere between daft and deft, this Chicagoan sextet assaults genre boundaries and pushes listeners to ponder.
Currently residing in the year 2014, Byzantine Time Machine has found a way to combine the latest advances in audio technology with musical styles that go back to “Byzantine” times. The sounds of their voices and instruments are converted into ones and zeros, filtered through time-shifting algorithms and sent back to the analog world for your listening pleasure and dancing enjoyment!
Impossible! is an exerimental rock band formed from the dust of the Berlin Wall. Six small clumps of earth blown by unreasonable winds until they landed in Chicago and decided that making music was the next-best thing to walling off the Soviet bloc. Their sound falls somewhere between punk, Balkan folk, progressive rock, and ol'-time jazz.