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Switched On Synths: w Colour Domes (Taiwan) + Paranerd + Anome + Ruth Grader

Presented by: Ottawa Synths, House of TARG, Whitewater Brewing
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm
Cover: $8 / 19+

SWITCHED ON SYNTHS: Possible Worlds/Low Noise Productions Edition
The In Sound From Way Out is back with a special showcase featuring performers from the homegrown Techno/Synth/Experimental/Noise/Industrial record label LOW NOISE PRODUCTIONS.

COLOUR DOMES (Taipei, Taiwan Synth Pop)

Colour Domes is a two-pieced synth-based, live electronic project composed of Lars Berry and Fang Lee. Colour Domes meshes found sounds, beats, vocals and live synthesizer patterns to create songs that are at once darkly immersive. Their songs celebrate a kind of bleak vitality, paying homage to certain benchmark sound stylings that immerged from early 80s electronic music. Backward glancing and future facing, they combine affordable, currently available digital technology with an unabashed fascination for the “fabricated nostalgia” that can come from just the right turn of phrase combined with just the right forlorn, minimal SIN wave oscillation.  Colour Domes concertedly adheres to the philosophy that it is far more agreeable to revel in the experimental nature of creating electronic music than it is to create “works of beauty”. Caustic noise added to an overly pretty track is often just the right element. Colour Domes’ stage includes only hardware, conspicuously avoiding the use of a computer.

Colour Domes remained a solo project for Berry from January to July, 2016, playing several shows and festivals, including opening for Toronto duo, Phèdre, and Malaysian duo, [.gif], for their respective Taipei shows. In July, 2016, Berry was joined by Lee, who now sings harmonies, backing vocals and plays bass synth in Colour Domes. Lee, a Taipei local with her own extensive background in music composition and performance, currently works as a solo artist under the handle Sexy Boy Chris. Lee also works in the production of soundtracks for theater and experimental film, as well as in the production of commercial ads for TV. Additionally, Lee was the principal song-writer and lead vocalist for the Taipei indie band Liquid Punch (液態衝擊), active from 2008 to 2012.

PARANERD (Moncton, NB Experimental Techno Low Noise Productions)
Paranerd makes acid ambient braindance music.

ANOME (Moncton NB LoFi Dark Techno LOW NOISE PROD)

RUTH GRADER (Ottawa analogue techno)
Ruth Grader explores rhythm, textures, knobs and switches thru analogue machines. Ruth Grader likes sushi, GST checks and supports DIY and community building. Punk as Techno!

will also be on hand with a selection of synthy vinyl & other neat stuff from their beautiful store:
POSSIBLE WORLDS is an artist-run shop, gallery and project space in Chinatown, Ottawa, Canada. Occupying a 330 square foot former travel agency since February 2015, this micro arts and social hub brings together and showcases the work of contemporary visual artists, printmakers, media artists, sound artists, music producers, DJs, craftspeople, writers, social practitioners and the community at large. 708G Somerset Street West Ottawa, ON

underground sub label of Spins & Needles - for techno / noise / synth / experimental releases mostly a cassette and online / digital label. Feat. artists - Bic, Transmit, CMD, Sean Kosa, Simon Hearfield, Twin Peetz, Robert T, Andrew Duke, Paraphonique, Calvin Morgan, Paranerd...