Talent Moat and Depth Charge present: ESCAPE-ISM and FNU Clone live at the Make-Out Room, SF. Saturday, Feb. 23rd. EARLY SHOW 6:00-9:30pm.
ESCAPE-ISM (w/Ian Svenonius of Chain & the Gang, The Make-Up, Nation of Ulysses)
"Introduction to Escape-ism" shouldnt only be reviewed in the music press but in the world affairs column of a conspiracy-minded newspaper, on a hot-rod review TV show, or possibly at an important conference by a renowned astrophysicist. Its that important!
Why? Because its the first solo record by Ian Svenoniusof groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock n Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!and as such, its profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic Its introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be.
Yes, thats right: a single-person performance by I.F. Svenoniusrecognized by Performer Magazine as the greatest performer on the planetIntroduction to Escape-ism is a bite into a one-banana bunch.
A drum box, a guitar, a cassette player, and a single slobbering, sinful voice singing outfor a way out. Live, its a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.
Screwed dystopian space punk. All alien soundtracks and DMT nightmares. Ripping riffs, hard driving bass lines, modulated vocals, and layers upon layers of synth texture and sinister sounds. A masterpiece of twisted psychedelic hate made to rot your mind and kill your speakers!! - Total Punk