Jason Kolar (es) Dntel (usa) Rie Lambdoll (jap) + dj Nosedrip + dublab.de dj's
Jason Kolar: Recorded in the artist’s apartment during 2017, Modified Perspectives is presented by Kolàr as “a hidden place between science and magic. A secret playground where brainwaves rejoice and wander around.” And in that esoteric sense of magick, any attempt to grasp its misty dimensions may leave the person describing it effectively clutching at pretty air.
But what we can tell you is, it beautifully recalls the meditative airs of Dominique Lawalrée or Vini Reilly, as well as the synthetic allure of so much Japanese ambient music, but ultimately it’s got a slightly smudged, just-outta-reach quality that really draws us deep...
Dntel is the operational alias for Los Angeles resident Jimmy Tamborello. Jimmy also sometimes records and releases music under the name James Figurine. He is also the host of the Dublab show Dying Songs. And, he is also, it’s true, one half of The Postal Service (whose 2003 album Give Up is Sub Pop’s second best-selling album of all time). In 2007, we at Sub Pop released the most recent Dntel album, entitled Dumb Luck which included contributions from a whole raft of talented people too numerous to list here (a short version of that list would include members of Grizzly Bear, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and Arthur & Yu). On Dec. 7th, 2010 we are releasing new music from Dntel in the form of a pair of companion EPs, entitled After Parties 1 and (very sensibly, given their complementary relationship) After Parties 2. These two EPs collect 8 new Dntel tracks (3 on After Parties 1 and 5 on After Parties 2) which are a bit more minimalist and experimental in nature, all of them instrumental, and feature (to the best of our “knowledge”) a list of guest contributors numbering exactly zero. These 8 new tracks are also, we are able to discern even through the mist of biases both personal and professional, really something special.
RIE LAMBDOLL is a solo artist from Osaka who is also a core member of Synth Sisters and CROSSBRED. Since her teens she has been involved with the hardcore / punk scene in Osaka while mixing in a melting pot of music genres. 1998 marked the start of her experimental phase of music production involving synths, samplers and vocals with domestic and international releases following under her many aliases.
Her unique sound – described by some as deep-psychedelia – have foundations in techno and bass music combined with inspiration from dance music culture as well as hardcore and noise scenes. Often chaotic yet finely balanced, the sound she creates guarantees a killer-trip for the listener.