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Live from The Avalon Lounge: Sontag Shogun, Earthen Sea

Nov 09, 2019: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

From a live webstream at The Avalon Lounge.

Sontag Shogun (MTL/NYC, Youngbloods) and Earthen Sea (NYC, Kranky) perform. Sontag Shogun celebrate their new record, "It Billows Up," and will be playing works from the LP as well as premiering new compositions and site-specific improvisation.
Jacob Long's reductionist rhythmic ambient vessel, Earthen Sea, ebbs towards a more purely elemental state on his second excursion for Kranky, Grass and Trees. He describes the creative process as one of "simplifying things as much as possible," designing uncluttered spaces traced in nothing but breath, field recordings, and "sounds that could be played by hand but weren't." The results feel decentralized but dynamic, low-lit evocations of ambiguous nocturnal environments - dub techno disassembled into stray pulses and spare parts. It's a music both interior and infinite, languorous yet transformative, made in the outer boroughs of a metropolis but attuned to its own liminal wilderness. https://earthensea.bandcamp.com/album/grass-and-trees