ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents
An Evening with NORTHERN VALENTINE
SATURDAY MAY 22
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM
ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door
LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403
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Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Northern Valentine is an experimental ambient/post-rock group that consists of the husband & wife team of Robert and Amy Brown and a host of multi-instrumental musicians who join them from time to time. A typical Northern Valentine live setting often features band members switching instruments several times during the performance. Their music is largely improvisational, blending traditional and non-traditional electric and acoustic elements, allowing their sound to span from quiet, meditative drones and soundscapes, to loud and fuzzy instrumental post-rock. Their sound has drawn comparisons to artists from Labradford, Windy and Carl, and Stars of the Lid, to Eluvium, Ennio Morricone, Seefeel and Spacemen 3.
The group started recording music in 1997 and compiled countless hours of material, leading up to 2004, when they released their debut, Pictures from the Lake
on their own label, followed shortly in 2005 with Forest in the Sky
. Both of these recordings feature a nearly percussion-less, often tribal/ambient sound that represents a more structured and planned approach to music. 2008 saw the release of the utterly sublime, gauzily atmospheric The Distance Brings Us Closer
on Silber Records, representing the first Northern Valentine recording composed entirely of improvised music. The album features heavy effects layered upon electric guitar and loops, as it delves into powerful instrumental music comprised of dark, industrial drones and jazzy, piano-laden soundscapes. Recent years have also seen releases on the Gears of Sand imprint, where the band's monolithic tone sculptures go from cosmic murk to terrestrial fug sometimes within the same lengthy pieces. Augmented by the band's arresting and often disturbing home-made films, a live Northern Valentine performance conjures quite palpable near-hallucinogenic dreamstates.
• • • • • One Thousand Pulses is a home concert series featuring artists operating throughout the spectrum of electronic and experimental music. From our base in northeast New Jersey, we provide a truly dynamic, connective, and resonant experience for both performer and audience, the foundation for a broad-based network of similar venues initiated on local, regional, and national levels.