Rhys Fulber, DJ Kiti, Emmymaie, Juan Tellez, Consoles, Andrew Till, Simon Slieker
MACHINE July 20 - presents Rhys Fulber, (Sonic Groove, Front Line Assembly) Los Angeles, playing a full live set
Machine in July comes into sharp focus on a very special guest around whom we’ve woven an audio coven.
Rhys Fulber comes from the dizzying heights of the industrial gothic megalith Front Line Assembly, to his current contemporary solo revision of the industrial ebm tech mechanic. Taking up residency on Adam X’s infamous Sonic Groove records he is the perfect depiction of two art forms converging in a new middle.
A convergence of disparate wholes, at a distant centre point, unable to resist the inexorable force of perspective.
Just as the uniting power of perspective brings two lines together at a distant horizon, so too does the perspective of independent musical forces come together as one shared soundtrack.
In this new middle ground artist merges with artist, attuned to the eb and flow of the electronic music format. Just as track merges with track, the bedrock of the dj: the beatmix, track for track, beat for beat.
This is a tale of dance music, indeed, the techno theorem; not of whimsy, because this is how it is; how we made it. How we continue to make it.
We play together, we lay it down together. The night is about one track, a soundtrack, provided by many individuals, coming together in the middle, the nexus, the focal point, where all the worlds collide.
Machine July 20 brings you:
• Rhys Fulber - Live Set - Los Angeles // Sonic Groove, Frontline Assembly
• Dj Kiti
• Juan Tellez (Machine Label)
• Andrew Till
• Simon Slieker
• VDMO -Visual
RHYS FULBER (Los Angeles // Sonic Groove / Front Line Assembly)
Trent Reznor and Al Jourgensen usually get all the credit for popularizing industrial rock with a hard edge, but there were others who contributed to the genre while it was still taking shape in the late ‘80s, such as Front Line Assembly's Rhys Fulber. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Fulber's appreciation of music began at an early age, thanks in large part to his musician father, who had various instruments strewn throughout the house. By the age of six, Fulber was playing the drums, and five years later, he was already visiting recording studios and discovering punk rock and new wave artists (namely the Dead Kennedys and Pete Shelley's 1981 release Homosapien). It was Shelley's work in particular that led to Fulber's father purchasing his young son a drum machine and synthesizer. Shortly thereafter, Fulber met another likeminded musician, Austrian Bill Leeb, which would result in a long and fruitful musical union. The duo initially worked under the alias of Wilhelm Schroeder on the 1984 Skinny Puppy EP Remission, before launching their own industrial outfit, Front Line Assembly. The group would go on to issue countless releases on a steady basis (including such standouts as 1989's Gashed Senses and Crossfire, 1992's Tactical Neural Implant, and 1999's Implode, among others), but Fulber would find time for other projects as well. Tops on the list was a new age-like ambient side project that Fulber collaborated on with Leeb, Delerium (a group that has nearly matched Front Line Assembly's staggering amount of releases), who are best known for their 1997 global hit "Silence," which featured vocals by Sarah McLachlan and rocketed to the top of the charts throughout Europe. The ‘90s saw Fulber collaborate further with Leeb on a pair of short-lived projects, Intermix and Synaesthesia, the former existing from 1992-1995, and the latter from 1995-1997. Additionally, Fulber has been closely linked with industrial metallists Fear Factory (supplying production, programming, keyboards, and arrangements to such popular albums as 1995's Demanufacture and 1998's Obsolete, among others), and has worked with such varied artists as Josh Groban, Megadeth, P.O.D., Mudvayne, the Tea Party, Alice Cooper, and even prog rock veterans Yes.
Recently some of Rhys’solo modular synthesizer jam sessions found their way into New York Techno guru, Adam X hand, which now opens a new chapter for Fulber, sculpting both intricate and hard hitting music best described as “Future EBM / Techno” with releases on Sonic Groove.
What is Machine?
MACHINE is a techno club with the vibe of an arts precinct. Run by electronic music veterans Andrew Till and Simon Slieker, the club attracts quality artists from around the country and the world. Spread over two levels each with topflight Function One sound systems and an enormous open garden area, there is always differentiation between cold and hot, hard and soft, dark and light, dry and wet, distinct and indistinct; Machine exists in this duality and celebrates the diversity it affords: old and young, queer and bent, gender fluid and gender neutral, and all kinds of orientations clear and murky. We invite you into the mix for the nighttime adventures to come.
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