Plaid

Sat Feb 4 2023

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

The Independent

628 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117

$22 ADV - $25 DOOR

Ages 21+

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Feorm Falorx 2023 North American Tour
Plaid

  • Plaid

    Plaid

    Intelligent Dance Music

    On the cusp of their 30th year with Warp records, now is the time to reflect on the massively important presence of Plaid, aka Ed Handley and Andy Turner. An institution since the late 80s, they're monumental cornerstones for any self-respecting electronic music fan; mainly as Plaid, but also under aliases including The Black Dog and Balil -- not to mention their work with Bjork.

    Playful and wondrous, their 11th album 'Feorm Falorx' is generally gentler than the dark angularity its predecessor 'Polymer,' but it's no less deep, and maintains the melodicism for which they're loved. It's still highly rhythmic too -- traversing 'Set If Off' hi-hats, digitised harpsichords, mangled mandolin, cascading strings, rude basslines, mercurial grooves and even a touch of goth guitar.

    Keen advocates of technology, here they manage to sound cutting edge, but also warm, human and nostalgic -- purveying a sort of high-tech-retro-futurism. As usual they're ever evolving, but there's also line traceable right back within their own music. From their maverick early releases until now, they've embraced new methods of synthesis and explored diverse musical styles, maintaining a thread that spins through the early hip hop of their youth and beyond -- to the sounds of the 60s and 70s that inspired it. Although not immediately obvious, on closer listen you can discern the influence of wigged-out grooves like Prince's 'Soft and Wet,' Bob James' 'Westchester Lady' and Jethro Tull's 'Bourée.'

    The creatively emancipated, light-hearted nature of the sounds is reflected in the album's concept, which finds the duo recreating a recent performance at the Feorm Festival, an intergalactic shindig held on the planet Falorx. In order to survive the Falorxian atmosphere they were converted into light so the traditional recording devices they'd taken on their spacecraft 'The Campbell' were not functional. Fortunately, having consulted Earth's Space Agency, it was deemed safe to recreate the performance back in their London studio. Extensive testing of the resulting recordings have established a level of thought contamination deemed, "perfectly acceptable."

    'The album artwork and press photos were created using a myriad of AI technology, Image Synthesis and OpenAI's DALL·E, which can be seen in action here. Expanding on the same theme using AI/AR mechanisms, these will be followed by videos and a graphic novel, building into a whole Falorxian planet.'

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This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. Please review our most up-to-date COVID-19 policy requirements for entry at theindependentsf.com/health-safety.

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Feorm Falorx 2023 North American Tour

Plaid

Sat Feb 4 2023 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

The Independent San Francisco CA
Plaid

$22 ADV - $25 DOOR Ages 21+

Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. Please review our most up-to-date COVID-19 policy requirements for entry on our Health & Safety page. 

* Policy is subject to change

Plaid

Plaid

Intelligent Dance Music

On the cusp of their 30th year with Warp records, now is the time to reflect on the massively important presence of Plaid, aka Ed Handley and Andy Turner. An institution since the late 80s, they're monumental cornerstones for any self-respecting electronic music fan; mainly as Plaid, but also under aliases including The Black Dog and Balil -- not to mention their work with Bjork.

Playful and wondrous, their 11th album 'Feorm Falorx' is generally gentler than the dark angularity its predecessor 'Polymer,' but it's no less deep, and maintains the melodicism for which they're loved. It's still highly rhythmic too -- traversing 'Set If Off' hi-hats, digitised harpsichords, mangled mandolin, cascading strings, rude basslines, mercurial grooves and even a touch of goth guitar.

Keen advocates of technology, here they manage to sound cutting edge, but also warm, human and nostalgic -- purveying a sort of high-tech-retro-futurism. As usual they're ever evolving, but there's also line traceable right back within their own music. From their maverick early releases until now, they've embraced new methods of synthesis and explored diverse musical styles, maintaining a thread that spins through the early hip hop of their youth and beyond -- to the sounds of the 60s and 70s that inspired it. Although not immediately obvious, on closer listen you can discern the influence of wigged-out grooves like Prince's 'Soft and Wet,' Bob James' 'Westchester Lady' and Jethro Tull's 'Bourée.'

The creatively emancipated, light-hearted nature of the sounds is reflected in the album's concept, which finds the duo recreating a recent performance at the Feorm Festival, an intergalactic shindig held on the planet Falorx. In order to survive the Falorxian atmosphere they were converted into light so the traditional recording devices they'd taken on their spacecraft 'The Campbell' were not functional. Fortunately, having consulted Earth's Space Agency, it was deemed safe to recreate the performance back in their London studio. Extensive testing of the resulting recordings have established a level of thought contamination deemed, "perfectly acceptable."

'The album artwork and press photos were created using a myriad of AI technology, Image Synthesis and OpenAI's DALL·E, which can be seen in action here. Expanding on the same theme using AI/AR mechanisms, these will be followed by videos and a graphic novel, building into a whole Falorxian planet.'

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

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Ages 21+
limit 8 per person
General Admission
$22.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. Please review our most up-to-date COVID-19 policy requirements for entry at theindependentsf.com/health-safety.

* Policy is subject to change

Support acts subject to change without refund.

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COVID Warning: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.