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The Acid

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Acid

Lusine

Fri, September 18, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15.00

This event is all ages

The Acid
The Acid
The Acid came together from three separate worlds. They are globe trotting, Grammy nominated DJ & Producer Adam Freeland, creator of subversive crossover hit 'We Want Your Soul', spearhead of a scene and label boss of Brighton's Marine Parade Records; Californian Polymath Steve Nalepa, whose time is split as a producer, composer, professor of music technology and Australian, LA based artist Ry X, whose 'Berlin EP' was released in late 2013 to softly bubbling acclaim, with his other alter ego as one half of Howling with Frank Wiedemann (Âme) on Berlin's legendary Innervisions label.

Ry and Adam, who had initially met several years prior, ran into each other at a mutual friend's party in LA last year. They found common ground in Ry's recent Berlin underground music adventures and started hanging out, experimenting with song ideas and recording sketches on their iPhones as they went. The three fast realised their writing styles coalesced into an exhilarating new form.

The sound they've created together is truly genre-less, a term used with increasing frequency but never quite so well suited as to them. The guitar, at times three or four of them layered together, seamlessly blends in amongst bass shudders, beat pulses and elongated drones as Ry's vocals beatify then rage amidst delicate synth lines and pitched down field recordings of street noise, birds, the clacking of bicycle spokes and the creaking of a leather jacket. The Acid weren't even sure what they were composing at first, as Ry describes, "It's like painting before you know what you are painting. You're stuck in the process before you've got an idea of what you're making. The beauty of that is complete freedom."
Lusine
Lusine
Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott's imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. In 2009, he released the album, "A Certain Distance", which featured the single, “Two Dots.” He followed that with another full length, titled "The Waiting Room" in late 2013. His latest release, the "Arterial EP" came out in 2014.
McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including the SXSW, Mutek, DEMF, and Sonar festivals, and sets at London’s esteemed Fabric nightclub, Tokyo's Unit, and Berlin's Berghain and Watergate nightclubs. He has been involved in the scoring of various film and commercial projects: co-scoring (with David Wingo) the 2008 film "Snow Angels" (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell), and "The Sitter" (Jonah Hill) and scoring the 2009 film "Linewatch" (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick). McIlwain teamed up with David Wingo again in 2013 to score the film "Joe" (Nicolas Cage) . He is just beginning work on a future album and is prepping new material for upcoming shows in 2015.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com