Surface Tension.25: Drew McDowall, Hiro Kone, Carlos Souffrant
SURFACE TENSION presents industrial icon Drew McDowall (Live / Dais Records)
A former member of Coil and Psychic TV, Drew McDowall's recent industrial excursions draw as much from the grit and energy of the modern New York City underground as they do from his lengthy career in experimental music. His 2015 debut solo album, Collapse, was an incredibly rich and evocative record that pushed new boundaries for his sound. In late May of this year, he published his second solo full length, Unnatural Channel.
Hiro Kone (Live - Geographic North, Bank Records)
The Quietus on Hiro Kone's new album Love is the Capital:
"Following up the psychogeographic explorations of her 2014 cassette, Fallen Angels, the experimental techno and soundscapes of Love Is The Capital balance the righteous anger and mournfulness endemic to the American Now without succumbing to hopelessness or helplessness. Instead, Mao finds grace in the struggle, whether she's offering a withering critique of our late capitalist moment with the help of Wetware's Roxy Farman, or a clear articulation of optimism and bravery with her close friend and collaborator of many years Drew McDowall (with whom she's releasing a collaborative album, The Ghost Of Georges Bataille, later this year on Bank Records)."
Carlos Souffront (DJ - Interdimensional Tranmissions)
We asked Carlos Souffront, the Interdimensional Transmissions affiliated San Francisco-via-Detroit techno luminary, to put together a DJ set that would complete this event. We can't wait to see what he comes up with.
And Surface Tension Residents:
$10 before 11pm. $15 after.