Monday, December 14, 2009

Advance Notice - 02/02/10 - The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush


The Fortieth Day -- the infrequent public duo of Isidro Reyes (BLOODYMINDED) and Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED) -- rejoin with recent Museum of Contemporary Art video artist Lisa Slodki (AKA Noise Crush) at The Empty Bottle to celebrate the release of the band's eighth CD -- Pelusium: 540 AD. BloodLust! labelmate and analog synthesizer maestro Neil Jendon also joins the night's line-up


Tuesday February 2, 2010

The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622

9:00 PM

The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush

Neil Jendon


The Kremlin

Bachir Gemayel


The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the heavy-electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a band known for its aggressive and confrontational live shows. In The Fortieth Day, Reyes and Solotroff utilize guitar, bass, drum machine, and analog synthesizer to create epic, blackened, psychedelic-industrial drone soundscapes, likened to "sustained, withering blasts of high-pitched noise that are as distinct from one another as spotlights sweeping across the night sky; jackhammer clatter, jet-engine whines, and forlorn keyboard melodies dart in and out of those huge sounds with the grace and impunity of plovers picking a crocodile's teeth" [Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader]

As always for their live performances, the duo will be joined by Lisa Slodki, performing under her Noise Crush moniker. Slodki is fresh from her exhibition and performance series with Chicago drone trio, Haptic, held in November 2009 at the
UBS 12 x 12 Gallery in the Museum of Contemporary Art. Slodki utilizes a battery of VCRs and small video monitors, along with a video mixer and a projector, to present a seamless flow of black and white, primarily abstract, manipulated and looped found footage, resulting in a visual program that emphasizes subtle emotions and gestures and that perfectly compliments the music performed by The Fortieth Day.

Museum of Contemporary Art UBS 12 x 12 exhibition details:

The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush (for 02/02/10 press)
Photo by Heber Burguete