Tag Archives: OPTICAL

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 2013: Optical 4 @ Triple Door

At last year’s Decibel Festival, as part of the Optical series, there was a live scoring to an incredibly absurdly spliced film from the 70s, unfortunately missing this year. Luckily, Optical 4 made up for it, featuring the doom electro-acoustics of London duo Raime, the terrifying ambient textures from The Sight Below, and, because OrenRead more…

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Decibel Festival presents Optical 2: Ascension

When I tell people I’m excited about Decibel Festival and they ask what’s that – my response of “an electronic music festival” is greeted either by some reference to a current top forty electronic musician (Skillex?) or a complete lack of interest. If any showcase is going to convince people that there is more toRead more…

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