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Grouper, Golden Retriever, Ilyas Ahmed, Steve Gunn, En. and DJ Scott Simmons


Valentines (map) Downtown
Sun., Aug. 14, 9 p.m. 2011 21+


San Francisco label Root Strata hosts a Portland showcase with a clutch of musicians, local and otherwise, who've released records on the label. The experimental imprint tends toward expansively atmospheric music, made up of sustained drones and soothing pads, with animal rustles and metallic scrapes thrown in for good measure. Portland duo Golden Retriever are releasing their first full-length on Root Strata later this year, and their buzzing alchemy comes from Matt Carlson' analog synth and Jonathan Sielaff's bass clarinet, whose tone is often so altered or distorted as to be unrecognizable. And Liz Harris—AKA Grouper—has released both a book and a split 7-inch on Root Strata; her vocal and instrumental work packs panoramic landscapes into tiny interior spaces. Meanwhile, San Francisco duo En will set their gently pulsating tones to films by Paul Clipson. NED LANNAMANN


232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Aug. 14, 9 p.m. 2011
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