Advance Base w/ Ruth Garbus & Moon Racer
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About the Event
Advance Base is the solo project of Chicago-based singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. In it's honest exploration of the human condition, the warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," and "weirdly uplifting". Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.
Moon Racer takes her name from the winged lion who rules over an island haven for misfit toys in the 1964 stop-animation film, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. With the same loyal commitment to the weird and sentimental, Autumn E. creates fuzzy keyboard pop songs in her bedroom in Durham, North Carolina, leaning heavily on vintage Casios and Tascam 4-track cassette recorder.
“A dream-like exercise in mood and melody, a droopy-eyed blur of percussive loops, delicate vocals, and light tape hiss”
Brattleboro-based mystical chanteuse, Ruth Garbus is a force of nature. Her visual art and musical work are always imbued with the magic of the shifting mystery of the seasons, rooted in the crystal-strewn granite of the White Mountains. Ruth's tranquil compositions encourage introspection that is both sublime, and absurd, infused with the green hills, grey cemeteries, and plastic detritus of her Vermont home. Diverse in range, her unforgettable voice combines dark and light with even the highest pitches containing layers of emotional depth and meaning.
Listen to samples with a song-by-song breakdown of Ruth Garbus's latest album: Kleinmeister
"The title of Ruth Garbus’ second record, Kleinmeister, translates to “Little Masters,” a German term for a group of 16th-century artists who produced prints from miniscule, labyrinthine engravings. Viewing their work half a millennium later, one is awed by the patience of such handmade precision. Such is the experience of listening to Garbus’ music, the intricacies of which inspire a similar quiet reverence."- Pitchfork review
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