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Collector – New Record: Post Rock Lately (Sponsored by BlueStem)
January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15
New Record: Post Rock Lately August 2019- Digital only release through Bandcamp. Album artwork by Gillian Olivas-Etherington. Post Rock Lately is the debut record from pan-Midwest trio. Collector. Composed of Jakob Heinemann on bass (Chicago), Devin Drobka on drums (Milwaukee), and Matt Blair on Fender Rhodes and electronics (Minneapolis), this working trio of improvisors has played together in countless contexts stretching back to 2012. For their first recording, they exhibit an utterly unique approach to free improvisation through two expansive pieces, recorded live in April 2018 at the Slate Arts venue in Chicago. Taking as much influence from drone and noise music as from classic free jazz, the trio moves through a series of rich, evocative sonic landscapes, at times reaching moments of dense freneticism paralleled only by inverse textures of extreme sparsity and silence. Above all, Collector prizes close listening and a sensibility for self-expression in their music.