Joey Anderson [Deconstruct Music | New Jersey]
Jordan Rothlein [Table Tennis | Berlin], Momo Araki [Table Tennis | Brooklyn]
Sun, January 6, 2013
8:00 pmCameo Gallery
$8.00 - $10.00
Tickets Available at the Door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.cameony.net/event/196561/
The title tune that comprises the A-side was also the opener for Levon’s Fabric mix, and it fittingly sets an ominous, driving mood for that record as well as being one of the obvious standouts. Immediately beginning in spaced-out territory familiar to Joey Anderson fans, a shifting kick drum pattern and droning bass form the foundation under the repeating sequence that subtly evolves. Dirty blasts of noisy electronics interject and build, but it’s the sparsely-played piano in the front and center of the mix that draws most of the attention and forms the emotional core of the track. Things really get moving about halfway in when the density of the abstract, rhythmic noises reaches peak intensity and begins to move in conjunction with the piano and other elements; it makes for a powerful conclusion after the tentative, abstract opening. Anderson dedicates the B-side Hydrine to the House dancers by stripping down to bare rhythm tracks and letting the serpentine intertwining of the drum voices move feet in the manner of a snake charmer’s hypnotic performance. Insistent hats on the upbeats accompanied by more of the minimal, rhythmic electronics familiar from the A-side form the only rigid part of the structure here; it’s a Deep House producer’s stab at making a Techno track, but it does so without losing any of the funk or grit that sets his generation of New York-centered producers apart. Joey Anderson already was clearly onto bigger things even before this dropped, but Deconstruct’s reactivation adds fuel to an already-burning fire for him as well as continuing the label’s legacy for top flight, deepest underground House sounds.
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