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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 4 – Static Memory with WIFE, Alessandro Cortini, and 1979 feat. Deru + Effixx

In the Nordstrom Recital Hall during Decibel Festival‘s Optical 4 showcase, the sound of WIFE was equal parts exciting and heavy – the sound was swelling with an emotional intensity unparalleled, and the room felt thick with listening. Visuals tracked through architectural yet emotive abstractions while the Republic of Ireland played through his surprisingly pop-soundingRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 3 – Playful Dischord with Kangding Ray and Oneohetrix Point Never

During Decibel Festival, Optical 3: Playful Dischord took place at the Sky Church, this time featuring Berlin’s Kangding Ray, Atom™ HD/AV and ending with Oneohetrix Point Never with visual artist Nate Boyce. This stacked line-up explored everything from dance to deep space. Kangding Ray, a former architect and experimenter on label Raster-Noton, brought dance-acceptable but stillRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2014: Opening Gala with Sabota, Natasha Kmeto, and Lusine

2014’s Decibel Festival opening gala focused on bringing three of the PNW’s finest electronic acts to the most central space of this year’s festival, the EMP’s Sky Church. The massive iconic space felt hallowed as excited people filled in. Opening the showcase was Vancouver’s Sabota – with smooth live vocals and multi-layered visuals. Natasha KmetoRead more…

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