ADVANCE BASE (Chicago, IL)
Advance Base is Owen Ashworth, the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
Using a two handed arsenal of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines & looping pedals, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed electronic folk songs around his conversational, baritone vocals. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."
Advance Base's 2015 LP, Nephew in the Wild, was named #1 Indie Pop album of the year by PopMatters.
SOUND OF CERES (Fort Collins, CO)
Fire rises out of the lunar mountains; new Ceres in sound when I carry Karen Hover, Ryan Hover, Jacob Graham, Ben Phelan, and Derrick Bozich up to a peak and lay them down on the edge of a synthesizer.
An audio / visual experience with sounds ranging from 1960's exotica to majestic, synthesizer adorned, future horizons. Visual depictions of the greater cosmos utilizing lasers, fiber optics and other hand made mechanisms. Featuring members of Candy Claws, Apples in Stereo, and The Drums.
O(F)VERANDAS (Columbus, OH)
O(f)verandas is the solo experimental space project of Toledo native Bernard Iannone. Since 2010, he has been creating the improvisational guitar atmospheres of an otherworldly inner space, painting a shifty foundation with harmonic drones and nourishing them with emotive guitar motifs. A multimedia project, O(f)verandas music complements Iannone's work as a visual artist.