Arc in Round - Album Release Party

WPXN, R5 Productions & Johnny Brenda's present

Arc in Round - Album Release Party

Beige, Pet Milk, Tadoma, Pink Skull DJs through the night!

Sat, June 23, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Arc in Round - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Arc in Round
Arc in Round's self-titled debut LP, rejects a sensibility garnered from endless hours of studio tracking and hypnotic experimentation. The album is a re-invention of in uence, ranging from melodic gems (think Stereolab meets Broadcast) to epic prog jams, tied securely yet ever so loosely together by haunting male and female vocals. The LP brims with layered dissonance and experimentation à la Disco Inferno & This Heat being driven by the Motorik Kraut rhythms of Neu and Can. This is carefully crafted dark pop – taut yet spacey, noisy yet melodic; it's a smart experiment in sonic evolution. There is a sweet contradiction in the intricate metamorphosis of sound and song; each track feeding from one another until the sum of its parts breaks free.
Beige - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Recently our work with color has led us, in spite of ourselves, to search little by little, with some assistance (from the listener, from the observer), for the realization of matter, and we have decided to end the battle. Our works are now invisible and we would like to show them in a clear and positive manner, in our recordings or otherwise, in the lines and tones of beige.
Pet Milk - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Pet Milk
PET MILK is a band from Philadelphia formed in 2010, proponents of punklife and kitchen-sink romance, perennial victims of post-teenage ennui. We love noise and pop, are influenced by Black Tambourine, Nico and New Order, and are currently recording our debut LP with Josh Meakim (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Arc in Round). We encourage you to tell someone that you love them and to mean it.
Tadoma - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Tadoma is the work of Joe Patitucci, multi-instrumentalist and sound collage artist.

Inspired by journeys physical and chemical, Tadoma’s 2010 release, Field Notes, presents the listener with a sonic slideshow. Places reveal themselves through a fog of reverb and drones as tracks seamlessly move us from one image to the next. Each piece weaves melodies through sounds the way memory is entwined in our senses. They feel familiar but confounding, leading us to listen deeper and find new places within ourselves.

Tadoma’s performances incorporate live-looping of toy instruments, drum machines and samples to create enveloping lo-fi soundscapes that morph into everything from 70s kraut pastorals to fuzzy idm; drawing comparisons to legends like Popol Vuh and Vangelis as well as contemporary artists Chris Clark, Bibio and Boards of Canada.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125