Garage Bar: Baobab / Conveyer / Oulipo
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Show Starts: 9:00 pm
Baobab plays a mix of acoustic and electronic music for humans and post-humans.
Baobab’s self titled debut is like a friendly squareoff between a high-on-life acoustic guitarist and a slightly warped electronist. It’s a complex pairing, and in the hands of a lesser artist would become musical-mash. But Baobab’s Phil Torres skillfully balances the sound, resulting in a wonderfully ambidextrous take on folk.
-- Transient Jukebox
Conveyor is a Brooklyn-based music project spawned by the fated juncture of a wandering tarot of musicians in Gainesville, FL. Was it kismet or perhaps a primordial summon which led these gentlemen purveyors of sound to individually tune in and migrate North to the bustling seductress known as New York CIty? Their retort is Sun Ray, a debut EP birthed and released in the warm embrace of Spring 2011. Brimming with lucid, homey synths layered over acoustic guitars and harmonious vocals, they channel extraterrestrial bible-thumpers drenched in love, spouting acid-soaked pop unabashed to beam with the simultaneous embrace of life/death realities backed by a polyrhythmic, pulsing backdrop. A decidedly grand task indeed, and following a string of self-released, handmade EPs, they are releasing their debut full-length album in 2012 with Brooklyn’s Paper Garden Records, a testament to our nature and the nature of ourselves.
Oulipo wraps the songmanship of Ryan Trauley tightly up in layers of atmosphere. Oulipo puts forth an excellent marriage of pre-produced elements, live musicianship and real-time knob twisting.
In the Showroom
Doors @ 8:00 PM
Show @ 9:00 PM