Vampire Belt, Kjostad, Flose, Casas

Ithaca Underground Presents

Vampire Belt

Kjostad

Flose

Casas

Tue · November 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$7.00

This event is all ages

Vampire Belt
Vampire Belt
Formed in 2002 in western Massachusetts, Vampire Belt is Bill Nace (Body/Head, x.o.4, Ceylon Mange) on guitar & electronics and Chris Corsano (Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Mette Rasmussen, Michael Flower) on drums & occasional electronics. Early on, they self-released a couple of CDRs of lo-fi blow-outs, something like a mangled car wreck at the intersection of hardcore and free jazz. Tours followed and then, in the early/mid 00's, Nace and Corsano phased partially out of Vampire Belt duo-mode in favor of collaborations with people like Jessica Rylan, Paul Flaherty, Steve Baczkowski, Okkyung Lee, Greg Kelley, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore, Dredd Foole and Bill Orcutt. But in 2014 they made good on a 9 year-old promise to Ben Chasny to record a Vampire Belt album for his Hermit Hut label, resulting in the duo's first LP: Unfit Structures. It's not such a far cry from their obliterating early CDRs: improvised high-energy outbursts with spontaneously-structured forms imploding just as soon as they begin to solidify.
Kjostad
Kjostad
Ithaca, NY's Kjostad brings forth panoramic displays of nature woven with layers of carefully arranged static and electronic textures. Kjostad is the moniker of Stefan Aune who is also responsible for the frantic harsh noise project Breaking The Will, in addition to running the prolific New Forces label. Where Breaking The Will ambushes the listener with guerilla noise tactics, Kjostad utilizes the same deft hand for a more organic tapestry of man-made and natural sonics. Capturing highly personal sounds focused on northern Minnesota, Aune takes these moments and introduces layers of electronics and magnetic tape, not just blending the two but utilizing the strong qualities of both to achieve an even more impactful statement that expresses the ultimate power of pure sound. The project has been recently featured in the pages of The Wire and Special Interests Magazine.
Flose
Wall of sound feedback & sheet metal works by Charles Chatman (No-Comply).
Casas
Experimental noise and custom handmade instruments by Jackson Kovalchik
Venue Information:
The Loft at The Chanticleer
101 W State St
Ithaca, NY, 14850