ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
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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The curiously-minted Delicate Monster
is a duo consisting of guitarist Art Cohen and synthesist Steve Bowman. Longtime players on their respective instruments, Cohen and Bowman share a passion for deep space topographies, namely the starfields navigated by pioneers' Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel/Manuel Gottsching, Gunter Schickert, Zanov, et al. Yes, there is much in the way of classic Teutonic electronics to be found in the Delicate Monster stew, but Mssrs. Cohen and Bowman bring much more to the table. Cohen's licks aren't about forging simple loops or fundamental digital processing: he's as likely to let fly plangent chords that arc to the heavens as much as play dazzling arpeggios. And Bowman's synths don't simply lay down obvious Krautrock patterns or rely on rusty sequencers; rather, the sounds he coaxes from his keys leap about and whorl amongst his partner's fluid lines in equal measure. The fact that Bowman is also an adroit player who revels in the alien otherness of his electronics makes for a performer wholly uninterested in past clichés.
Prior performances by the duo include gigs around their native Philadelphia, as well as a particularly noteworthy set at last year's Electro-Music festival. On record, they have separately and collectively released work (via cassettes) on Chuck Van Zyl's Synkronos label; to date, Delicate Monster is represented by a lone CDR, but growing buzz surrounding the group should markedly expand their future catalog.
We hope you will join us in kick-starting OTP's 2011 series with Delicate Monster's singular brand of interstellar overdrive.