Incoming! Opera Mort, Kevin Shields + Derek Monypeny, TONITE!

Posted on March 22, 2011 – 6:06 PM | by OldManFoster
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“Strange” and “frightening” are a couple of words to describe Opera Mort, the French Faust-meets-Bastard Noise-ish nightmare of a sonic machine. The intensity is heavy here, in purpose and intent; a greeting and an assault, at once. I don’t know if a random stitch can be found in this, although so many other noise bands seem based in randomness. In October 2009, local label S-S Records released the debut LP from El-g, revealing a softer side of this Opera Mort member, through its dreamy, fractured French pop-folk warbling blues weirdness. We’re hoping he steps out for a few solo numbers during this show. Portland’s noise queen Kevin Shields (written about here last Oct.) teams up with ex-Oaxacan improvised guitar hero Derek Monypeny, for a set that is certain to conjure a similar feeling of warm greeting, mixed with the proper amount of damage and assault. Fun for the whole family! –TM

the hub, 8:30 $5

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    By Lob on Mar 22, 2011 | Reply

    although there are elements of noise within this video.. its really more of a structured, practiced, rehearsed song.. with words and wide openings left for simple electronic jams.. it seems to be more based in minimalism than what would be considered by traditionalists as “noise”. The last minute or so seems to have the random element that your comments mention, and is probably my favorite part.. . Looks like it will be a great show!

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