On July 13th Lotic
will present their debut album ‘Power’ amongst the immersive walls of MONOM’s 4DSOUND installation at Funkhaus, Berlin. As a physical realisation of the Houston born, Berlin based artist’s spatially inquisitive work, this one-off event will serve as both a manifestation of the album’s microscopic nuances and a celebration of its release that day via Tri Angle Records
Doors & Bar: 20:00
Show start: 21:00
Presale tickets: http://snip.ly/zaojel/
The performance will take place at MONOM — home to the world's most advanced spatial sound instrument — built by 4DSOUND.
‘Power’ is the soundtrack to a search for empowerment, sourcing various strands of Lotic’s identity and binding them together with references both discreet and uncensored. At the same time, it questions the very definition of the word, reflecting on the varying ways in which empowerment might present itself. The hypnotic rhythmic patterns of Texan marching bands lend support to crystalline melodic airs and frenzied ambient distortions. For the first time, Lotic’s own vocals play a central role, commanding a dialogue within the animated ecosystem of their sonic world, whilst simultaneously addressing the listener directly.
MONOM will host Lotic over the next month, during an intensive residency period, where the artist will sculpt a spatial version of his album in 4DSOUND preparing for a single exclusive performance at the venue.
As the result of ten years of research, development and experimentation in spatial sound technology, 4DSOUND enables its residents to actualise vivid sonic environments, blurring the boundaries between the real and the imagined.
‘I am extremely excited to expand the world of power with this unique set up! My work has always been quite spatial in nature, so I am looking forward to presenting it beyond the standard stereo experience, and especially in Berlin. It’s somehow become a rarity for me to play in my own city, so I can't think of a more perfect way to present the album for the first time and, on top of that, in a way that will only be possible in a space such as this.’ — Lotic
Berlin-based Italian producer Shapednoise has been working as an independent musician for the past four years, releasing his music for some of the most influent labels in the avantgarde panorama like Hospital Productions and Type. He focuses his research on noises and innovative practices within the production process. More specifically, he is experimenting with unconventional production practices using field recordings, modular synthesizers, and extreme digital processing/editing in order to explore the metamorphosis of sounds when combining unusual timbres, structures, and rhythms. Shapednoise was involved in several collaborative projects, with Justin K. Broadrick, Black Rain, Rabit, Mumdance and Demdike Stare’s Miles Whittaker to name just a few. His unique style has shown its unquestionable versatility to the taste of illustrious colleagues like Aphex Twin.
Due to limited space, we ask that backpacks and large purses are checked before entering the sound studio. Coat check is provided for 1.50€.
For everyone's comfort we ask that guests refrain from smoking, cellphone use and taking photos in the sound studio.
Smoking is allowed in the bar area.