Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flavorpill on 6/4

Martial Canterel w/ Population and Anatomy of Habit

Editor Pick
When: Saturday June 4 (10pm)
Where: Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western Ave., 773.296.6024
Price: $10
Martial Canterel is the solo moniker of Xeno & Oaklander's Sean McBride, the Wierd Records flagship artist who stands at the forefront of the coldwave/minimal synth movement. Canterel possesses a note-perfect grasp of the analog/step-sequencer aesthetic of his '80s forefathers — bands whose DIY ├╝ber-obscurity made Mute and Factory Records post-punks look like stadium headliners. On the recent catalog survey Retrospective and, in particular, this year's excellent You Today, Canterel also mirrors the old era's knack for darning a kind of melancholic, even humanistic romance from so much elemental severity. Try the fleet-footed, OMD-esque melodicism of "You Today" or "Occupy These Terms."
  Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill