I’m headlining the Experimental Block at the 4th Annual Art-Er Limits Oxford Fringe Festival! It’s 11PM on August 3rd, 2017 at The Powerhouse in Oxford MS! This is my first show since breaking my ankle and having to cancel my Midsummer Tour due to that, so I would love to see y’all again at this after being on bedrest for almost a month! Because of my healing ankle, I’m not able to bring my full rig to perform with. So instead I’ll be doing a #rare single-groovebox vaportrap performance on my Yamaha RM1X, don’t miss it!
Argiflex is the long-running hardware electronic music project from Curtis Lehr out of Cleveland Mississippi. Coming out of the heart of the Delta and the birthplace of the blues, the sound is a humid and desolate mixture of acid techno, breakbeat, IDM, noise, and hardvapour. Showcasing the mother tongue of the machine from 1999 by utilizing the built-in sounds to a create old-new-old sound, this is a #rare performance that you won’t want to miss, especially since this is one of the few times it will ever be performed. Fans of Aphex Twin, Death Grips, Enya, or Yung Lean will all find something to enjoy from this set. Argiflex is touring nationally to play festivals and promote new materials and is very excited to perform at the 4th Art-Er Limits Fringe Festival!
Argiflex is going to lay waste to the Interstates of the Eastern half of the USA during November with their live hardware-based noisy breakbeat acid techno to promote their release coming out on Bedlam Tapes (release announcement on October 20th.) Pasmoi (Cleveland MS harsh noise) is coming along as tour support road warrior. Check out the Facebook event page of the tour for all the information!
I am very excited to announce to you all that my new album CYBERSMOG is coming out Demeber 15th 2015! It is a result of 2.5 years of work put into a hardware live set, translated into a studio environment as part of my audio engineering degree’s senior project.
On the more technical side of this, I started off by multitracking the instruments and outboard effects in Pro Tools for editing and mixing instead of plugging them all into my mixer and recording the output of that. All of the audio and time-based effects are recorded outboard gear, and the only in-the-box mixing I did was volume leveling, panning, dynamics control, and a sprinkling of spatial spreading.
The album will be distributed online worldwide to services such as iTunes, Spotify, and Apply Music: in addition to a Bandcamp album page and physical copies to sell at shows. A tape copy may be coming soon.
Here are links to the download pages, and also the album art [design by Alfred English]