Infinity Shred

Infinity Shred

Meishi Smile, Ablebody, Thought Tempo

Sat · May 20, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Infinity Shred
Infinity Shred
"Where hip-hop meets post-rock," these "casual shredders" have been serving up their self-proclaimed "cocktail metal" since 2012. More "sad EDM" than "synth pop," their visuals draw you in with a "Carl Sagan meets Barrier Kult" aesthetic soundtracked by "technical drumming," "synth shredding" and "aggressive guitars.
Meishi Smile
Meishi Smile
MEISHI SMILE is an electronic project based in Los Angeles, CA.

A "meishi" is a Japanese business card. A formality masquerading as emotion. Mixed with the word "smile," the two together form a meaning that aims to explore the very dual nature of the human experience as filtered through the digital divide.

Influenced by genres both equally pop and experimental, the music takes note from the cathartic afterglow of harsh noise, the joyful idealism of Japanese Pop and the hazy, meditative sentiment of shoegaze. Together these range of influences set to explore the contradicting nature of such feelings, presenting a sense of musicality that is oddly warm within its static disconnection.

MEISHI SMILE is also the founder of label ZOOM LENS (http://zoom-lens.org/)
Ablebody
Ablebody
Ablebody is an LA-based duo comprised of identical twins Christoph and Anton Hochheim (members of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart + The Depreciation Guild). They’ve been quietly releasing music under this moniker since 2013, self-releasing an EP and 7″ single, crafting remixes and demoing original material as well as a myriad of covers.

Drawing from the raw grandeur of the 60’s, the melodicism of soft 70s pop and the sophisticated side of romantic 80s synth pop, Ablebody stand suspended between decades; students of the past but far from retro fetishists. Their musical prowess is evident but the songwriting remains tastefully direct at all times, with arrangements that bend and move in surprising ways but tastefully blanket the overarching sentiment of the songs in a way that we rarely hear in this decade.

The duo have recently taken their sound from the bedroom to the studio, working with producer/engineer Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti) to craft songs with a more visceral edge than they’ve explored in the past. Daniel Rosenbaum (Pomar) and Jordan Sabolick (Mt. Ossa) have joined the duo to help bring the songs to life and add new dimension to the live dynamic.
Thought Tempo
Thought Tempo
Thought Tempo’s delicate melodies and off-kilter ambiance are reminiscent of the warmth and complexity of the late ‘90s scene of Warp Records, Planet Mu & Ninja Tune, but stylized with a lucidity and introspective approach that feels less indebted to the calm of nostalgia, and much rather the reclamation and sincerity of timeless feelings and melodies. With support from other left-field electronic labels such as Teklife, Thought Tempo’s music has been described by Complex as “a jazzy vibe onto the footwork framework."
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042