FABRICA RECORDS Sundays: 3rd Edition.
Our Monthly series of concerts held at Trans-Pecos continues... and on January 14th we'll be hosting the following artists:
I Sandy Ewen (improvised, extended technique guitar)
II RIIOS (electronic avant-R&B)
III Chester Hawkins (DC, synthy komische musik)
IIII LAUDS (electronic, multi-instrumentalist with vocals)
Tickets - https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1611811-fabrica-records-sundays-3rd-queens/
Born in Toronto, Canada in 1985, Sandy Ewen received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Since then she has resided in Houston, TX where she pursues musical and visual projects and her architecture license. Ewen has released several albums, including a duo with guitarist Tom Carter, a trio with bassist Damon Smith & drummer Weasel Walter, and a rock album with Austin’s Weird Weeds. Ewen’s visual work is closely tied to her work in sound; she uses both mediums to explore texture, composition and materials. As an improviser in both art and music, Ewen sees herself as guiding materials and space rather than executing a preconceived composition. “I like to explore mediums and materials and tease out their essence,” says Ewen. “Working with slide projections has focused my eye on the subtitles of natural processes of decay and transformation. Through my work, I am asking questions of the materials rather than dictating answers.”
RIIOS is a singer-songwriter and producer from Brooklyn crafting moody electronic music, offering a soulful kind of "dream chill."
Washington DC's Chester Hawkins has recorded and performed a wide range of experimental music since 1985. The best-known project was Blue Sausage Infant, which began as an exercise in modern audio Dadaism (via musique concrete and tape-collage) and later expanded to embrace drone, krautrock, electronic psychedelia, brutal noise, and cinematic sound design. After 28 years, Blue Sausage Infant was retired and new works continue under the human name. Using an arsenal of electronics, tapes, acoustics, and modified objects, the goal remains the creation of deep and elegant trance states with a glaze of paranoid tension. Past collaborators in recordings and performances include Richard Pinhas (Heldon), J. Surak (Violet), Dave Newhouse (The Muffins), Insect Factory, Thee Maximalists, Pilesar, and many others. Hawkins' latest album "Natural Causes" offers deeply saturated environmental drones, textures, synthetic pulses, epic journeys and minute ecosystems of sound. Two side-long tracks, ideal for profound escapism.
LAUDS is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist & composer, Genevieve Fernworthy. She plays exclusively on recordings often with orchestrations numbering 17+ instruments; and her ability to compose in an array of genres allows her to achieve a sound that is markedly different album by album. She writes, records, & edits from her living room in Brooklyn, and self-releases through Hidden House Press.
Fabrica Records is a Brooklyn, NY - based independent music label that focuses on documenting and promoting the work of experimental musicians. The label was born in 2010 and initially focused on releasing limited edition cassettes by local musicians. We have since expanded into releasing music on vinyl, compact disc and digital download. Some of the artist we have worked with include, Robert Turman, Eric Hardiman (Rambutan), Dane Patterson, Insect Factory, Megan Moncrief (Lazurite), David First, Public Speaking, Ecstatic Music Band, among others.