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Natasha Kmeto, The Great Mundane and Danny Corn

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sun., Feb. 19, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

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The title track from Natasha Kmeto's newest record, The Ache, is a meditation on an artist's struggle with her own ambition and process. It's a bold subject, considering how easily that type of thing can come off sounding corny or self-important. In the case of "The Ache," it comes off as poignant and relatable. Kmeto's delivery is remarkably sincere, and her lyrics are on par with the poetic introspection of high-end singer/songwriter fare. The weird and amazing thing is that her voice is a sultry R&B voice and her music is pure experimental electronics. It's like Flying Lotus meets PJ Harvey, but PJ Harvey sounds like Alicia Keys. To find that kind of soul and emotion lodged in the bizzaro, cutting-edge soundscapes of the future beat scene is something quite special. Also special: Tonight's release party for The Ache is free. Given Kmeto's current trajectory, that's probably not going to happen again. AVA HEGEDUS

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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