It’s a Free Monday LP release! MICHAEL VALLERA is a musician and visual artist currently based out of Chicago who has shown and performed internationally. His solo work has been released by Los Discos Enfantasmes and Opal Tapes, with his first solo full length under his name being released on LP by Opal Tapes in Summer 2015. Tonight, we celebrate the release of his second full-lenght solo record Vivid Flu, his first on the Denovali imprint. The record is committed to pushing the electric guitar into new territory among a latticework of samples, piano and machinic stutter. The five tracks operate as a fever dream, filled with confusions of space and the cosmic thrum of post-industrial life. Joining in the celebration is minimal synthstress, violist and singer WHITNEY JOHNSON, returning with her solo project MATCHESS. On record and in a live setting, JOHNSON bewitches listeners with a set of sparse rhythms, synthetic melodies, squealing guitar lines and heavily-affected vocals that combine to create an alien, futuristic sound. Be sure to snatch a copy of her excellent 2016 record, The Rafters, which was released on Austin’s Monofonus Press this past June. Kicking things into gear is JEREMIAH MEECE, who wears many sonic hats: THE-DRUM, JODY, VALIS, & CLIQUE TALK among them. He is a producer, singer, and DJ. MEECE’S projects have always taken elements of both deep R&B cuts and mainstream pop and run them through a spaced-out, psychedelic filter.
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