Randy Randall (of No Age), Tim Rutili (of Califone), Arthur King (Earlimart + Dengue Fever)

Zebulon and Dublab present

Randy Randall (of No Age), Tim Rutili (of Califone), Arthur King (Earlimart + Dengue Fever)

Thu · April 18, 2019

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Randy Randall
Randy Randall
Randy Randall is a composer, songwriter, and guitarist of the experimental punk group No Age. Rooted in the Los Angeles DIY music scene that grew out of Downtown Los Angeles all-ages venues like The Smell, Randall has created a signature sound that encapsulates both beautifully fuzzed-out soundscapes and fully-distorted, hard-hitting punk ferocity.

Sound Field Volume One, Randall's solo debut, finds him in a fully contemplative mode. The album unfolds as a series of instrumental ambient pieces inspired by Southern California's Interstate 10 highway and the varying landscapes it passes through. Beginning with the soft, soothing drones of the desert sunrise, Sound Field traverses the westward path of I-10 through the outer suburban sprawl of Southern California and the dense urban congestion of Downtown Los Angeles, concluding on the shores of Santa Monica Beach as shimmering arpeggios imitate the light reflecting off the waves of a Pacific Ocean sunset. Constructed entirely from manipulated guitar recordings, the eight pieces on this album segue together seamlessly, each one gently reflecting its corresponding environment yet never deviating too far from a singular, meditative sonic disposition. The compositions found on Sound Field Volume One have a direct connection to Randall's early teenage bedroom recording experiments with drones and guitar feedback, sounds he has always hinted at in the more atmospheric sections of No Age albums but never fully explored in long form until now.

The album release of Sound Field Volume One will be accompanied by an immersive multi-room audio-visual installation done in collaboration between Randy Randall and visual artist Aaron Farley. The installation will feature a myriad of Aaron Farley's video footage of the Southern California environments found along the I-10 highway, serving as a visual companion to Randall's enveloping sonic landscapes.

Tim Rutili
Tim Rutili
 (arroyo) Abstractions by Tim Rutili, a sprawling landscape of sound crafted by a remarkably singular and inventive artist. Swirls of processed guitar, strings, and piano drift over fragments of electronic chatter and curiously indescribable percussive phrases, evoking a living, breathing sonic ecosystem. These elements merge gracefully to form a cohesive whole that exudes a beautiful sense of mystery.

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Rutili is the front-person of the renowned Chicago bands Califone and Red Red Meat. He was also a member of Ugly Casanova with his RRM/Califone bandmate Brian Deck and has contributed instrumentation to groups such as Joan Of Arc, Modest Mouse, and many others.

Tim Rutili has created a wonder of an album with (arroyo) Abstractions and we could not be happier to present it as the latest chapter in our “Arthur King Presents” series. Arthur King Presents Tim Rutili: (arroyo) Abstractions is out September 28th, 2018 on Dangerbird Records.
Arthur King
Arthur King
The ever-evolving music and art collective known as Arthur King is pleased to announce the next step forward in its creative practice with the release of the album Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante), out April 27th on Dangerbird Records.

The Arthur King lineup for this project consists of Peter Walker (of Eulogies) , David Ralicke (of Dengue Fever) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart). In contrast to the full 8-person ensemble Arthur King & The Night Sea, this scaled-down trio crafts a sound much more steeped in minimalism, repetition, and subtle timbral shifts. The trio combines synthesizer, guitar, horn, and drum machine with sounds derived from field recordings to assemble looping arrangements that recall the harmonic and textural density of Seefeel or Christian Fennesz with the raw percussive foundation of classic Jamaican dub productions of Lee “Scratch” Perry or Scientist.
All the sonic material used on Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante) is derived from a trip the Arthur King collective took to the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument in rural Utah during the summer of 2017. Both the instrumentation and environmental sounds were recorded in this remote desert setting and then further processed and rearranged to construct the final musical results. The sounds of dry leaves, dirt, and water meld together with bubbly filtered guitars and droning synth layers to form the contemplative heart of this album.
The Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante) album is accompanied by a short video piece by the same name that documents the group’s trip as well as the experimental projections of visual artist John Schlue, who generated his imagery from video recordings of the same desert setting and projected it over the musicians as they played. 
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/