Dead Echoes Dronefest

If you're familiar at all with the Denton musical landscape, you're probably aware of the recent emphasis on the experimental side of the spectrum, reprising a local thread that briefly gained nationwide notoriety a decade ago. After the eclectic, noisy blast of this summer's Strategies of Beauty Festival, the House of Tinnitus (at 628 Lakey) has had a strong subsequent run of noise-and-volume-oriented shows. The Dead Echoes Dronefest, in contrast, will offer a more sublime travelogue through the inner ear during the witchingest of hours. Top billing goes to a pair of upper-echelon drone veterans from Austin on the final stop of an East Coast tour of dim basements and quirky galleries. Ethereal Planes Indian is B.C. Smith (Iron Kite, ex-Primordial Undermind), who culls disparate threads of eastern fretwork, found sound and primitive percussion into an entrancing stew. Venison Whirled is Lisa Cameron, drummer of longtime cosmic rock stalwarts ST 37. As Venison Whirled she disassembles the drums, using them as source metals to conduct varying sculptures of high-density feedback. The Zanzibar Snails and OVEO are more stripped down, dark atmospheric offshoots of local Strategies stalwarts iDi*amin and You Are the Universe!, respectively. Also appearing is p.d. wilder, one third of Austin/Denton road warriors Hotel, Hotel, using his guitar as a gateway to serene places where beauty has a deep undertow. Rounding out one of the strangest Halloween parties you've ever seen are shortwave manipulator S.D.S. and projectionist Paul Baker (Sub Oslo), whose abstractions will be shifting in and out of focus as these three-lobed warriors drone on into the night.
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Michael Chamy

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