Exploded Drawing alumni Artificial Earth Machine had his first physical release last month and put on an awesome release party at Cheer Up Charlies that we had the pleasure of documenting for your enjoyment (aint we the sweetest).
The show featured performances by artists from all over Texas including, DJ Cez (Wabi Sabi), ManOfTheDown, Vegetabe Kingdom who also ran visuals, and Marcelandrie The Giant from San Antonio. Marcel started the night off with his brand of what I can only describe as Noir Hiphop turned and nodded some heads. Dj Cez held it down between sets while Veggie Kingdom set up a rats nest of controllers and home made synthesizers for a very noisey 8-bit set which made me want mosh and play a game boy color at the same time. Then AEM was next using a discolored TV as a surface for his various controllers and a micro-korg off to the side he gave a stunning and sincere performance going back and forth between singing, modulating, drumming and playing keyboard. ManOfTheDown closed out the night pounding out boombap rhythms by hand to jazzy synth-laden back drops.
~~ Grab the Album here: http://aemachine.bandcamp.com/album/between-spaces ~~
Check out the music of the performers here:
Artificial Earth Machine
DJ Cez (Wabi Sabi)
Marcelandrie The Giant (SAN ANTONIO)