- Clockwise: Danny Paul Grody, L.A. Lungs, Ecstatic Cosmic Union, Black Hat.
Debacle Fest 2013, Lo-Fi: Chicago avant-house-music producer Hieroglyphic Being is putting on one of the most mind-blowing displays of live electronic music I've ever witnessed.
His set's a combination of Sun Ra's astral-jazz improv and Conrad Schnitzler's mad-scientist analog-synth tonal vocabulary, all powered by oblongly funky rhythms. It's the climax of the festival, a holy-shit/WTF? experience that will resonate forever within everyone who's there... all 20 of us.
And that sums up the challenges that Debacle Fest organizers Sam Melancon and Rachel LeBlanc face as they prepare for the experimental-music event's seventh edition...
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