Thursday, September 15, 2011

Zachary Wilson - Don't Panic

Zachary Wilson - Don't Panic EP

Summer is winding down, and everyone at EGS is keeping busy. In addition to the previously posted EPs from Double Entendre and Dolph Rundgren (AKA AR Plovnick), we also have a new EP from Zachary Wilson (Andy & Zeus). Don't Panic was recorded by Zack at home during breaks from performing/rehearsing/recording with Andy & Zeus, between March and August of 2011. While some of the tones and textures might sound familiar to fans of A&Z, the clarity of the mix sets it apart from the "mind-mush" normally associated with that group. These 4 songs are a good blend of "astral club musick" and drones 'n' tones, nicely showcasing Zack's strengths as composer/producer/performer. Give a listen below, then head over to his bandcamp and buy the EP for $2.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

9/20/2011 - Iain Matthews / Sore Eros/ James O'Malley

9/20/2011 8PM $12 21+
The Electrick Gypsy Service Presents:

Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention/MSC/Plainsong/Etc.)
Sore Eros
James O'Malley

Public Assembly
70 N. 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York 11211

We are very very excited to present Iain Matthews in his only New York City appearance of 2011. If you haven't already, check out the first two Fairport Convention records, the Matthews Southern Comfort records, and the Plainsong LP and you'll see why. If you still aren't convinced, go ahead and check out any one of his many fine solo LPs (If You Saw Thro' My Eyes, Tigers Will Survive, Some Days You Eat the Bear and Some Days the Bear Eats You, and Valley Hi are just a few of my favorites). And it only gets better: Sore Eros (SHDWPLY/Blackburn Recordings) will be supporting him. They have two great LPs out (Know Touching and Second Chants) as well as a handful of singles and 7"s, plus some new stuff in the works. Special guest James O'Malley starts the night off with his sweet voice and excellent guitar work. Not a show to miss!

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Public Assembly

Dolph Rundgren - EP

EGS022: Dolph Rundgren - EP

Three new tunes and one unreleased nugget from the past make up this new digital EP from AR Plovnick (Andy & Zeus/Lead Stones), released as Dolph Rundgren. Drum machines, electronic pianos, guitars, synthesizers, and aux percussion intermingle with a healthy dose of Space Echo to create a pretty sort of melancholic pop. The first three tracks were recorded this year on 16-track tape at EGS HQ, and though each song occupies a different place in the multiverse, they vibe well together. The closing track is culled from an as-yet unreleased "Progressive Hardcore" concept EP titled AR Plovnick/Isolation, which may explain the slightly more sinister vibe. Recorded on 8-track tape at the old EGS HQ in 2009, it serves well as a closer to this collection. Available as a free digital download at bandcamp.

Double Entendre - Irene

Double Entendre - Irene EP

Hurricane Irene didn't destroy New York City when she rolled through at the end of August, but she did manage to keep most of us in or homes for a weekend. While that may seem like a drag to some of you, it turned out to be a good thing for EGS partner Ryan Daniels AKA Double Entendre. You see, Ryan's studio is set up in his apartment and he got right to work making and manipulating 5 second tape loops into full-bore songs. The resulting EP, aptly titled Irene, is a hypnotic slice of electro-acoustic magick. Hear it for yourself below, then head over to his bandcamp and buy it for a measly $2.