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On January 15, 2011, The Orange Peel hosts “Asheville Electronics,” a night of music celebrating four notable Asheville-area groups: Paper Tiger, Sonmi Suite, the Nova Echo, and dep. As one of the few locally-driven shows The Orange Peel holds each year, don’t miss the opportunity to take in some of the most innovative bands Asheville’s music scene has to offer. This show also acts as Paper Tiger’s local CD release. Doors open at 8:00 pm, music starts promptly at 8:30. The Orange Peel is located at 101 Biltmore Ave, downtown Asheville NC. Cover is $5.
Since re-defining themselves as Paper Tiger, the electronic trip-hop duo formerly known as RubySlippers & MINGLE has been well received by crowds at Trinumeral 2009, opened a sold out show with UK producer Bonobo and opened for producer Mark Farina. They have hit their stride in creating original lounge/trip hop, opening shows for the likes of King Britt, NOMO, and Brooklyn electronic musician Eliot Lipp. They were featured in POPAsheville 2008 & 2009 as well as LAAFF (the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival) 2008 & 2010, and showcased at the MOOG Foundation CD Release party at the Orange Peel. Their song Folded Laundry is featured on Lunch Video Magazine #16. In 2008, they won the electronic category in the Earth Day Asheville Contest, and this Halloween, they played Asheville’s first MoogFest. Their debut LP (Me Have Fun) is set for release January 18th, 2011, this show is their local CD release party. The live band also features Dave Mathes on drums, Franklin Keel on cello and live visuals by Ben Mason of neb.cinema.
The Nova Echo
The Nova Echo is an electronically driven space-age rock/pop band from Asheville. At its core, the music has infectious pop origins but combines powerful guitars, ethereal synths, and complex vocal harmonies to create a space age, post rock sound. The band is made up of six individuals, all with their own unique backgrounds in music and performance. Hanks and Bradford handle front-man and guitar/synth duties respectively, while Will Arledge (guitar), Matt Hixon (bass), Lee Brooks (keys), and Travis Moss (drums) complete the band’s lineup. Their five song EP, entitled “Voyager”, was released last August. Find out more at http://thenovaecho.net/
Sonmi Suite was formed in late 2006 in Asheville when David Mathes, Mike McBride, and Robert Garmhausen began live-mixing their electronic compositions together. Through their synonymous expression and awareness of harmony, texture, meter, (a)symmetry, and the analogous relationship of predictability and unpredictability, they were immediately able to create music that smeared multiple genres together. Their live set includes sounds that have been created from scratch by using synthesizers, samplers, computers, and effects, as well as real time manipulations of acoustic instruments. Find out more at http://sonmisuite.com
Opening will be electronic music producer dep. dep is the one-man act of Danny Peck who blends field recordings and analogue gadgetry in to rich, multi-layered and textured tapestries of what he calls “melodic electronica.” On stage, he drives live keys, effect racks, loop stations, vocals, and other toys to produce his unique and compelling sound. This show is on the heels of dep’s last EP release “My Quiet Life,” released freely at http://dep.fm/ (along with the rest of his music).
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