Date(s) - October 14, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
it looks like its open
On the evening of Saturday, October 14th we are proud to present sound/visual artist Mykel Boyd (IL), Jeff Chenault’s dark ambient solo project Central Inhabitants (CMH), David Reed’s dark ambient solo project Envenomist (CMH), and experimental electric guitarist Mike Shiflet (CMH). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 7:30pm. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
Mykel Boyd is a sound and visual artist using processed field recordings to create dark, static filled compositions. Known for low end dronescapes that rumble, pulse and shimmer in a particularly dark industrial atmosphere. Formerly one half of experimental duo Bokeh, Boyd often uses bowed brass bowls, analog synths and contact mics to add color to his clouded sound world.
David Reed’s work has a deep, long and dark trail. His numerous recordings and collaborations are legendary. Recording under the name of Lupine, Luasa Raelon and Envenomist his sound can be extremely dark and challenging. His latest project as Chalet Endure is an ambient collaboration with Jeff Chenault.
Jeff Chenault is a non-musician who has been recording in Columbus since 1983. A cassette culture guru who has released music on his Exoteque Music cassette label for just as long. An early pioneer in the Columbus electronic music scene. His many musical projects include 10-Speed Guillotine, Central Inhabitants, Resonance and The Weird Lovemakers. He is a true underground artist who also writes books and releases rare exotica music in his spare time.
Columbus, Ohio-based guitarist Mike Shiflet started Gameboy Records in the late 1990s, releasing limited tapes, 7″s, and CD-Rs by dozens of noise and experimental artists, including John Wiese, Cock E.S.P., Lasse Marhaug, Sudden Infant, and Crank Sturgeon. Shiflet’s myriad recordings and performances explored harsh noise and drone, often focusing on high frequencies. He joined violinist C. Spencer Yeh’s ensemble Burning Star Core in 2004, appearing on several of the group’s recordings, including Operator Dead… Post Abandoned and Papercuts Theater. Shiflet relocated to Japan in 2006, continuing to operate Gameboy Records until 2008, when he moved back to America. He released collaborations and splits with a number of artists, including Aaron Dilloway, Daniel Menche, Keith Fullerton Whitman, and Ryan Jewell, and released a pair of solo albums on Type, 2011′s Sufferers and 2012′s Merciless. He returned to Type in 2015 with his most atmospheric, melodic album to date, Awake, a collaboration with Rhode Island-based High Aura’d.