Aphotic Segment is back again, heating up the air waves and jamming up your head space, in what is sure to be another monthly event for the memory books. We are extremely excited to introduce our August cast of artists, featuring performances by Chicago stalwart, Karl Meier and live experimental electronic duo What We’ll Be (WWB). Both of them will be making their long-awaited Detroit debuts.
Karl Meier is a steward of electronic and experimental music and to many of his peers (not to mention even the most passive of observers), a true historian of the culture. Dedicate just one hour of your time talking with Karl and he will enlighten you to the depths of your musical core. Karl has worked tirelessly in and outside of the Chicago music scenes for nearly two decades, working at many of Chicago’s most established alternative music outlets, including Gramaphone and Reckless Records. He also traveled across the waters, setting up home base for a short period in one of England’s industrial music hubs, Birmingham. These experiences have played a huge rule in both inspiring and informing his vast knowledge of all things music and this fabric is woven seamlessly throughout his dj sets.
2014 has been a busy thus far for Karl, earning a steady flow of gigs, including a spot on Veronica Vasicka’s Minimal Wave radio show and a new monthly at Analogue in Chicago’s Logan Square. This past winter also marked the release of his Talker project with partner Jonathon ‘Stave’ Krohn on renowned seminal UK techno imprint, Downwards. Karl in looking forward to his first appearance in Detroit, so mark your calendars.
Opening the night’s headlining guest bill is Chicago experimental electronic duo, What We’ll Be (WWB). Comprised of ‘The Siege’ member, Pipé Scuttleworth and partner, Jeremiah Klinger, the two come from somewhat disparate backgrounds but combine very similar perspectives in production; Pipé has been producing oddball electronic music for a number of years on both We Are All Machines and once blossoming but now defunt Blank Artists label, while Jer became heavily involved as a guitarist in the dreamy post-rock outfit, Gregor Samsa. The two craft complex, meticulously placed sounds that reverberate into every nook and cranny of a room until it engrosses every human sensation. It is purely emotive electronic composition. WWB will be releasing their debut EP on We Are All Machines, late this summer and are looking forward to performing a live preview of the album, along with other original compositions.
Opening up the night of musical festivities will be residents Soren and Drew Pompa. this is a free event, per usual. We hope to see you all out.
Sunday, August 3rd 2014
2644 Harrison St.
Detroit, MI 48216