Laser Background is a project about childhood. Every aspect of our adult lives is transformed by what we absorb during the sponge of our youth. And it is this precise molten window, still nestled & thriving within our brainscapes, that Philadelphia's Andy Molholt delves into with Laser Background's debut LP Super Future Montage.
"I wanted to create a psychedelic action/adventure LP," says Molholt. "I look at Super Future Montage as a sort of mission statement, not just for Laser Background, but for life in general. I look at this album as my life's work."
Repetitive themes run rampant throughout the record, drawing parallels between birth, death, sleeping, waking, the monotony of the mundane & the peculiarity of the mystical. Molholt neatly wraps this colossal array into a confectionary web of confusion ripe for the tasting. "It's a reminder of sorts, that existence is filled with beginnings & endings," Molholt offers. "The human condition is basically one big lost & found. Once you really embrace the idea that security of any kind is an illusion, you can start to move forward & break new ground."
Produced by Michael Johnson (Ape School, Lilys, Holopaw) & engineered by Michael Trillions (Norwegian Arms, Grandchildren), Super Future Montage pushes Laser Background into unexplored sonic territory, hijacking expectations & forcing the listener to come along for the ride. Echoing influences like Of Montreal's Coquelicot & Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Molholt forges a sound both reminiscent & all his own, a post psychedelic avant-pop vacation. If past, present & future are the fruits of time, here Molholt has created his orchard. And in this warped universe, where time no longer matters, the flowers are constantly in bloom.
The Color Why? (Psych Space Rock)
One Foot in the Gravy (Funk/Reggae)
Autumn Electric (Seattle) will be performing their new prog-rock opera, Star Being Earth Child, in it's entirety. With the help of their travelling tech, they will present the story of Rigel the Star Being with lights and projected imagery.
Hop Along is Frances Quinlan, Mark Quinlan, Tyler Long, and Joe Reinhart. The band, often described simply as playing the style of alternative rock, resides in the great city of Philadelphia.
Get Disowned (2012) is their first full-length release. It was made piece by piece, over the course of two years, in an inhabited warehouse in North Philadelphia.
PC Worship is a band, solo project & collective of musicians, trimming steadily on the outskirts of punk, while enlisting methods of new music and free improvisation. Aesthetically the band is uncommitted and explorative, basing the generalized musical direction on artistic expression and the commitment to creative self fulfillment. "PC" is a catalyst for ambiguity, as the acronym evokes futuristic, nihilistic, political, referential or even religious imagery. Much in the same way, the creative output is perpetuated by the limitless possibilities of musical composition, ranging from repetitive single chord minimalism or basic pop song structures to chaotic, translucent, hellbent free grunge & entire tracks consisting of only manipulated tape or through composed horn sections. The desire for decisive ambiguity and conceptual freedom work to create a unified aesthetic statement that is very definitively, PC Worship.
PC Worship's new album, Social Rust, is meant to fulfill a subconscious dedication to the rock format and the avalanche of unconscious influence you absorb throughout your life; from having parents in bar rock bands throughout childhood to doing live sound for thousands of subjectively varied bands in the basement of the legendary NYC venue, Cake Shop; from going to straight edge hardcore shows in suburban strip malls, before you can drive, to recording new music ensembles playing George Crumb or Morton Feldman; from the institutionalized study of music to the existential realizations bred from spiritual discovery. PC Worship is an outlet for seeing the world as an amalgamation of terrifying, endearing and infinitive experiences, all filtered through the way you learn to live and create. Social Rust is the expressive union of a person born in 1985 & raised through the 90s & 00s, invested in heavy music and exposed to obsessive composition, careful sound manipulation, free wheeling guitar solos and an undying investment in the marriage of free improvisation and the cultural importance of the "song".
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