Skylab Gallery just received a Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council to support an artist-in-residency program. Highly exciting! Thanks GCAC.
Angels in America - Follow Me Out
New York based duo Angels in America will perform at Skylab on November 11th with Pillow Biter (Cincinnati), State Cross (a new project featuring Mark Van Fleet of Sword Heaven and former Skylab curator John Also Bennett) and Biff Boff Barf. Angels in America were a highlight at this year’s Voice of the Valley Noise Rally, managing to combine drum machines, dark female vocals and moist atmospheric noise without sounding too much like “witch house”.
Review of their new album Narrow Road To The Interior from Friendship Bracelet below.
I’ve been sort of obsessed with the creepy new Angels In America album Narrow Road To The Interior, out now on Ehse Records. Inside we find AIA’s female half Moppy Pont mumbling out spoken word terror over tense horror flick atmospheres, complete with dank, foggy drips and scratches from somewhere off in the distance. The entire record sounds pained, as if the spoken musings were squeezed up through Moppy’s throat against her own will, like a near-empty tube of toothpaste gripped hard by a possessing force.
However, my favorite track is the least dark of the bunch. “Follow Me Out” actually sounds hopeful next to all the grey coffin sounds spread over the rest of the record, like dawn breaking on a mass grave where the falsely-presumed-dead are squirming their way out between the accurately-presumed-dead. Narrow Road To The Interior is available for free download and for purchase on vinyl LP and CD. A bunch more AIA material is available for free download from the Free Music Archive including a live WFMU set from last month.
OUR FIRST EPISODE OF SKYBLAB, YOU GUYS!!
Featuring an interview with filmmaker Roger Beebe, readings by John M. Bennett and Anne Elizabeth Moore, new music by Envelope and Angels in America, and a review of Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage Plot. Also, upcoming events at Skylab Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.
Coming soon: iTunes subscriptions
Roger Beebe performs Films for One to Eight Projectors Friday, October 14th At Skylab. Doors at 9 PM.
Bruce McClure setting up for a performance of A Gain Control of Circumcentric Megacycles at Skylab