Seabrook Power Plant

Seabrook Power Plant

Smother Party, STATS, Casperelectronic (Peter Edwards)

Thu, February 3, 2011

7:30 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Casperelectronics on at 8PM sharp *** Seabrook Power Plant on at 8:45PM *** STATS on at 9:30PM *** Smother Party on at 10:30PM

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Seabrook Power Plant
Seabrook Power Plant
Seabrook Power Plant is releasing Seabrook Power Plant II on Loyal Label. Following their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, which stunned NPR’s A Blog Supreme by terrifyingly sustaining a “crazed state of improvisation,” and numerous live dates, one of which alarmed the New York Times with its “grimly combative clamor,” the group returns with a fresh book of 8 electrifying, category-demolishing compositions.

.. "fatalistic and foreboding, it revels in its own extremity, even with the softening effects of a delay pedal his tone conveyed a kind of blowtorch immediacy." -Nate Chinen, Ny Times

.. "Seabrook Power Plant is a psychotically anxious, guitar-and-banjodriven, metal-infused power trio with an acoustic rhythm section, tearing its way through mutant forms and doom-laden grooves... " -Bryan Beller, Bass Player

.. "... a relentless commitment to the banjo's blunt, sustain-free attack, hammering home its percussive possibilities with a staccato, machine gun delivery..." - The Wire UK

.. "...tenor banjo, an unforgiving instrument in contexts like this because it has virtually no sustain. Using amplification, electronic effects, bowing - he coaxes a sublime range of sounds from the instrument, and the piledriving support from drummer Jared Seabrook and bassist Tom Blancarte..." -Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Smother Party
Smother Party
Smother Party is Mike Eber, [guitar] Kirk Schoenherr, [guitar] Sam Levin, [drums]
STATS
STATS
Brooklyn band STATS recently released their second album, Crowned.
Casperelectronic (Peter Edwards)
Casperelectronic (Peter Edwards)
Peter Edwards has been exploring the field of circuit bending and creative electronics since 2000 through his business Casperelectronics. He has created custom works for collectors and musicians around the world including Mike Patton, Danny Elfman, Mark Hosler of Negativland and Rahzel.

Edwards received a BFA in sculpture from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2000. Since then he has taught himself electronics and strives to find ways to help creative thinkers take control of the medium.

In 2005 he began the creative electronics department at Hampshire College where he also developed and taught courses. He currently teaches circuit bending classes at New York City’s new media arts center, Harvest Works and writes creative electronics tutorials for American DIY tech magazineMake

Edwards currently lives in Troy, New York where he operates casperelectronics and curates the creative electronics performance space Casper Land.