28 April | 20:00
LAVENDER / ASERET #296
Certain recordings are meant to be absorbed as sensorial experiences - reminders that music is not only about hooks and melodies, but also deeply grounded in texture, ambience and raw emotion.This is the vision that drives the work of Portland-based composer and producer LAVENDER. His forward-thinking and ethereal songs echo the work of artists like Tim Hecker, Four Tet and Alessandro Cortini.
Lavender’s first album Mystique Youth came out August 2015 on Jacktone Records and made it into SF Weekly’s top 15 Bay Area albums of the year. Lavender's follow up album Horizons Beneath the Surface came out May 9th 2016 on Jacktone Records. HBTS was supported by a west coast tour and received stellar reviews from XLR8R, That’s Deck, aQuarius recOrds and SF Weekly. HBTS made it into KALX Radio’s Best Albums of 2016 list.
Lavender’s deep understanding of synthesis and sound design also gave him access to scoring opportunities. His latest work can be heard on full-length movie The Modern Jungle (trailer here), which is currently being toured at international film festivals and most recently received the honorable mention from Slamdance film festival.
ASERET is a Sardinian project based in Berlin. The purpose of his works is to bring back to foreground the human value of each person, giving him, through his sound, a chance to identify himself and reconsider his own spaces, in contrast with a world that is increasingly hectic.