Phantom Chips, Solypsis, Scraps, and Snowbeasts

May 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – May 29, 2016 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street


Phantom Chips
Phantom Chips makes her own wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound. Her homemade ‘lectronix squeals create bent charm and harsh mangled tones through tactile electronics. Concocting rhythms from an array of homemade electronic instruments, samplers and wearable noisemakers Phantom Chips gets the audience wearing electronics and making noise.

Based out of Brisbane, Australia, home-recording artist Laura Hill started working under the name Scraps as the banner for her homespun synth pop. Armed with subdued vocals, lo-fi keyboards, and various electronic takes on dreamy songwriting. Since 2011 Scraps has released albums with Bedroom Suck (AU) and Fire Records. Her latest album will be coming out on Not Not Fun in April 2016. You can listen to her last album on Fire Records here

Rhythmic noise producer. Founder of Digital Vomit Records. Has recorded over 1,500 tracks since 1998 and appeared on V/Vm Test Records, Freenoise Records, Hirntrust Grind Media, Dry Lungs Records, Component Recordings and dozens more. Has toured with Justice Yeldham and eaten glass, performed in Osaka with Uterozzzaaa, toured with Breakdancing Ronald Reagan and started a bar-room brawl in Milwaukee, performed with Cock ESP at Denver Noise Fest and ruined PA’s with chinchilla dust in Austin at 9/11 Noise Fest. Remixes have been done for/given by V/Vm, Terminal 11, Datach’i, Meat Beat Manifesto, CEvin Key, Justin Broadrick and dozens more.

Snowbeasts is a modular synth project produced by Raab Codec along with Elizabeth Virosa (synths/vocals). Igloo mag describes the sound of Snowbeasts in one review as “Minimal post-industrial synthscaping textures with a great aesthetic inclination for isolationist, mysteriously claustrophobic and primordial ritualistic atmospheres.

The ambiences are captivating, moody, languid and absorbing with an almost spiritual-entrancing spell on a few tracks like in the otherworldly, chanting and catacomb-esque “Whiteout.” We can appreciate a subtle alliance between plutonian-menacing electronic sounding patterns and foggy droned-out sequences which recall Coil, Deutsch Nepal, Caul and Nordvagr at their peak of subterranean goth-ambient ceremonies.”