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Zaimph/Pod Blotz/Gabie Strong & Christopher Reid Martin/Peter Kolovos

  • Handbag Factory 1336 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)

ZAIMPH - An artist whose alternately shimmeringly beatific and ucannily intense work has resonated through the underground world owing to her work with artists like Double Leopards and Hototogisu, Marcia Bassett is the exterminating and vivifying force who goes beyond boundaries of noise, free drone and dark psychedelia to arrive a place of heavenly radiance and hellish intensity.

Pod Blotz is a polymath artist researching the multi-dimensional interferences between haunted pulsations, tape textures, sonic resonance, electrical synthesis, video experiments and human/alien identities anomalies. They have performed at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Ende Tymes Festival, Colour Out of Space Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Museum, Human Resources, The LAB and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts. Pod Blotz has made releases with Chocolate Monk (UK), Nostilevo (LA), Conjunto Vacio (Spain), Clan Destine Records (UK) and Dungeon Taxis (NZ/NYC) and more.

Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring spatial constructions of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, environmental installation, photography and video as a mediums for experimentation. Current themes in her work address the use of ritual acts and fetish collecting to expose constructions of feminine being.

Christopher Reid Martin came to birth the solo project known as of Shelter Death, as it has evolved into a project in which performance and sound interplay to make for a personal reactionary experience in a perpetually decaying world.

Peter Kolovos is a free-improviser from Los Angeles; he plays the electric guitar. His playing has been described as abstract and massively a-formal- loud, intimate, unpredictable. His focus is on the immediacy and physicality of sound through performance. He has tried to wipe the slate clean of planned gestures, structures and expectations in the hopes of finding a sound language that is "authentically (subjectively) true". He has self released two albums "New Bodies" and "Black Colors" on Thin Wrist Recordings.