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Playing Hooky 2016: Wume

Expansive sound and polyrhythmic structures pervade the Wume duo's one hour set performed live and broadcasted as part of the Playing Hooky radio event series. Streamed on clocktower.org straight from a shipping container/recording studio in the idyllic garden at Pioneer Works.

Tune in at 4PM to hear Wume live.

Wume is April Camlin and Albert Schatz. They live and work in the fair land of Baltimore, Maryland after spending their formative years in Chicago. Their music explores polyrhythmic structures through the lens of kosmische and is in a constant state of evolution and self-reflection. The pair began the collaboration as a development of Camlin's drumming and Schatz’s interest in keyboards and synthesis. It became an exercise in pushing their abilities and conjuring vibes. Wume make[s] the complex, the layered, the expansive, the sunnily songlike out of two instruments, on and off, zero and one. That deft synthesis is what makes Wume stand out from the crowd of motorik-driven synth fans these days (CityPaper).

Playing Hooky 2016: Horse Lords

The Baltimore band Horse Lords performs a symbiotic clash of minimalist experimentations and rock, in an ecstatic one hour set performed live and broadcasted as part of the Playing Hooky radio event series. Streamed live on clocktower.org straight from a shipping container/recording studio in the idyllic garden at Pioneer Works. Tune in at 4PM to hear Horse Lords live. Grafting the relentless repetitions of modern minimalism onto the propulsive engine of rock and roll, Horse Lords create an ecstatic forward thrust driven by dueling polyrhythms that curve endlessly past one another. The Baltimore quartet, consisting of saxophonist/percussionist Andrew Bernstein, bassist/synthesist Max Eilbacher, guitarist Owen Gardner, and drummer Sam Haberman, employs arcane tuning systems to achieve their otherworldly harmonies, made possible by guitars refretted by Gardner. The resulting sound is at once stark and lush, tightly interwoven and threatening to fly apart, making their live performances spellbinding and utterly thrilling affairs. Listen in at horselords.bandcamp.com.
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