Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Aphotic Segment 012 - The Siege Vinyl Release Party

For the past several months, Aphotic Segment has enticed the Detroit musical landscape with both an aural and an ideologically-themed event that has touched upon a multitude of subjects that range from witches, deep sea diving, mythological wonderments, and political satire…. just to name a few. Often, Aphotic Segment relies on the esotericism of our own psychological ether to distill these whimsical and diabolical mutterings, at the expense of a more responsible use of time…… probably. Henceforth, it comes with great content when a theme happens to appear purely by coincidence, rather than expending countless hours on crafting such an idea.

So what exactly is this coincidence, you ask? Well, some of you may have heard..... and if you haven’t caught wind of this news yet, then you are certainly hearing it for the very first time. Aphotic creative director, Drew Pompa, is finally releasing his very first vinyl record with brother, PipĂ© Scuttleworth. These dna brothers are referred to ‘round these parts as “The Siege” and they’re excited to introduce their inaugural music artifact by hosting a release party for this month’s Aphotic Segment.

Like the very mantra surrounding Aphotic events, The Siege’s debut E.P on Blank Artists entitled Randall Flurgenbach’s Strange Space Chalet, offers a musical perspective that can be thought of as subversive, incendiary, and crypto-political…. yet, hopeful and universal. Inspired by electronica, drone, fuzz, funk, old souls and the dismantling of tyrannical regimes; The Siege are setting the stage for a world take over, one record at a time; and they hope you will join them in this monumental engagement. The evening’s musical itinerary will include The Siege member, Drew Pompa. Following Drew’s lead will be Detroit experimentalist provocateurs Nospectacle for a rare dj performance, along with one of our favorite nocturnal miscreants, Clayton Jackson.

Drew Pompa (1/2 of the Siege) - DJ
Nospectacle - DJ
Clatyon Jackson - DJ

April 27th 2011
The Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Aphotic Segment 011 | March 30th 2011

This month has taken me longer than usual to upload the recordings, due to the drastic number of logs that have made their way into my itinerary over the past couple of weeks. Not only is my brother and I playing the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and releasing a record, but I just found out that I might be receiving a healthy enough tax return to justify the purchase of a new computer...... BOOYAH!

Enough about me... let's wax about the evening's re-cap. I've been talking since the beginning of Aphotic about having my girl Amy play and last month's soiree was nothing short of what I had expected from the evenings series of events. In the words of Ms. Kaherl herself, Shenanigans! first me, down-tempo, then drink, mid-tempo, then drink. Second Amy, high-tempo, then drink, then Peak time, then drink, then Tone-loc, Salt N Pepa, and A Tribe Called Quest. So long story short, it was kinds of like the best ever sweet sixteen party, except boys were allowed and so was unsupervised debauchery. So good, that I might have to do this again next year. Check it holmes!

Part 1: Drew Pompa
Length: 52:14
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01) Grails - Deep Snow
02) Killimanjaro DarkJazz Ensemble - Giallo
03) Nicolas Jaar - Keep Me There
04) Toro Y Moi - Light Black
05) Radiohead - Little By Little
06) Cut Copy - Alisa
07) Four Tet - Pinnacles
08) Radiohead - Lotus Flower
09) Los Gritos - Veo Visions
10) Daedelus w/ Inara George - Penny Loafers
11) Ruins - Short Wave
12) Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit
13) Lex - Fourteen Days (Dub Version)
14) BMSR vs. Rick James - Black Moth Super Freak
15) Tame Impala - Sundown Syndrome

Part 2: Amy Kaherl
Length: 1:0:12
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download