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Eclectic Vibes October 2018

CD/DVD Micro Reviews by Andrew Frey

Big Gigantic

Rocktober is here and the concerts are a flowing!

The legendary trio from LA known as the Glitch Mob have been throwing it down and filling dance floors with catchy beat filled electronica since 2006 and with the release of their most recent, See Without Eyes, they are touring the planet again. Come catch edIT (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Josh Mayer) at The Sylvee in Madison, WI on 10/10 with opener Elohim.

I’ve seen Big Gigantic on Halloween before and it was CRAZY amazing! Utilizing sultry saxophone melodies that are expertly mated with invigorating electronic beats, the Colorado duo of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken are adept at creating the perfect soundtrack for any event, especially all Hallow’s Eve. Certain to tear the roof off The Sylvee on 10/31 with openers Flamingosis.

MICRO REVIEWS: This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Strepitous thru 10 is Chimerical
Beanpole - All My Kin


All My Kin
Record Label: Chimera Music
Review published: October 2018
Rating: 9

As the story goes, this release was penned many years ago by an artist known as Beanpole, but it wasn’t until Sean Lennon heard these erstwhile commercially non-viable concoctions that the songs got green lighted for release. This is a sad carnival of extremely warped, bizarre and outlandish melodies, which include lyrics about food, farming, and mutants. All My Kin, features recordings from between 1984 through the late Nineties (and in reality features Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde, but were birthed by Derek Greenberg and Adam Gates).

Beefus - Busted Teeth Fandango


Busted Teeth Fandango
Record Label: Wavelength Productions
Review published: October 2018
Rating: 8

Beefus is a musical collective from Madison, known for their quirks, strangeness and unique perspective. This time around there is more steel, grass and twang (and perhaps inbreeding?) than before, but the lyrical content is still twisted, kitschy and head scratching enough to make even Captain Beefheart proud. Remember, the moon always shines when it’s moonshine!

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Opiuo - Opiuo X Syzygy Orchestra Live at Red Rocks


Opiuo X Syzygy Orchestra Live at Red Rocks
Record Label: Slurp Music
Review published: October 2018
Rating: 10

I am not aware of any other electronic musicians that have added a live orchestra to their future funk compositions, but that is exactly what the New Zealand DJ known as Opiuo did at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater on 4/21/18, and results were/are amazing! Re-Interpreting and then respinning his songs so they blossomed into 7 wonderful movements that conjoined with the 20 piece Syzygy Orchestra is unique, invigorating and inspiring to hear and behold! Lucky for you he is performing a solo DJ set at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI 10/18 with Sodown

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Papadosio - Content Coma


Content Coma
Record Label: Self Released
Review published: October 2018
Rating: 8

This Asheville, NC band offered forth 30 ideas were coalesced utilizing an online collaborative platform (Spice) into what would become the diverse 12 track content of this musical commentary about our dependence on technology.  Recording in a professional recording studio created high quality production while spotlighting the talents of each individual musician, whether they spin tales of mellow psychedelia, indie psych rock, ambient instrumental jams or poignant pokes and jibes. Catch Papadosio at the Majestic Theatre on 11/3 with Evanoff

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