Boy are there a LOT of tracks here. Fans of Nurse With Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Coil and other early industrial acts might find a thrill or two by listening to this material. Are you into theremin and old-school analog electronics? Here we go!
BIG thanks to all who came to see the three-theremin spectacle that was last night’s Paisley Babylon performance. I did the opening set as Paisley Babylon and then stayed on stage as half of Binary Partners. It was a very good night indeed and it was nearly two full hours of unusual, hallucinatory entertainment that would have pleased Timothy Leary, William Burroughs, and probably Stephen Stapleton.
Here are some images from the show, there was a full recording of both performances and that will become available at some point. Stay tuned for details.
Tonight, Friday October 17 2014, Paisley Babylon does a three-theremin performance at StudioLab, located in Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th Street Chicago Illinois 60609. StudioLab is on the 5th floor of the art center, take the elevator to the 5th floor and follow your ears.
There will be free wine and beer while supplies last. This performance is part of the Bridgeport Art Center Third Friday Artist open studios event. Don’t miss this!
This Friday, October 17 2014, Paisley Babylon does an opening set for Binary Partners. Both acts perform live at the Bridgeport Art Center in StudioLab, on the 5th floor of the art center. The StudioLab space is located in the Fashion Design Center so follow all signs to that and you’ll find the show easily.
Paisley Babylon will play with not one, not two, but THREE theremins going live at once, plus Volca boxes and a turntable. This is going to be a highly unusual show!
Binary Partners (also featuring Paisley Babylon’s Joe Wallace) will do a set featuring analog electronics and a LOT of video display insanity–barrage edited video installations that will mesmerize you as you notice the unplanned (and very creepy) video synch with the music..
Join us Friday October 17 2014 at the Bridgeport Art Center, 5th floor. It’s at 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago. Paisley Babylon begins promptly at 7:30. Free wine and beer while supplies last.
I’m aggressively booking gigs for Paisley Babylon again…it’s time to unleash the power of not one, not two, but THREE theremins, all run through an insane maze of stompboxes, echo machines, and loopers upon the world.
Did I mention the video display that accompanies the music? A fast-paced visual journey through the wasteland of exploitation cinema, Italian giallos, and ancient, crumbling go-go dancing film footage.
Paisley Babylon is at times surreal, sexy, psychedelic, sinister, dreamlike, ethereal, floating, and menacing. Think of a one-man version of the Legendary Pink Dots but with stage directions whispered by the ghosts of Hunter S. Thompson and William Burroughs.
Behold the trippy strangeness that awaits you at a Paisley Babylon show–samples below. PB wrapped up the summer of 2014 by playing a packed house at Comfort Station, providing the unusual soundtrack to a Russian silent film called Aelita, Queen of Mars. Now restless and looking for more on-the-road kicks, Paisley Babylon wants to play a record store, unsuspecting coffee house, art gallery or more traditional venue near you.
Contact me to book this multi-media experience by e-mail: email@example.com
PAISLEY BABYLON SAMPLES: