Data Breaker: Total Life, Relcad, Widesky, Zeds Dead, Ssleeperhold
by Dave Segal
on Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:57 PM
ELECTRONIC-MUSIC SMORGASBORD WITH TOTAL LIFE, RELCAD, AND WIDESKY
The tiny, vanguard internet station Hollow Earth Radio hosts a stacked bill tonight. As mentioned here many times before, Seattle's Relcad (Alex Duff) has been producing some of the region's most transcendently beautiful and rhythmically righteous techno over the last half-decade, peaking with last year's Anonymous City (Pleasure Boat Records). Get into it. Widesky (Seattle sound designer Seth Chrisman) conjures pristine nature images with his vast, vaporous drone tapestries; it's (mostly) serene drifting music for sensitive souls. Fresh off his tour opening for Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Total Life (Growing guitarist Kevin Doria) threatens to make the space/time continuum bulge with the sort of all-encompassing drones that force you to contemplate ultimate matters. Total Life's music is a cement mixer chanting "Om" to infinity, a perpetual machine churn that centers you like the best meditation session. Bring your attention span. Hollow Earth Radio, 9 pm, $7 suggested donation, all ages.