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Closer Music Festival: Subsensory Showcase

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Fri., June 22, 10 p.m. 2012 21+

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Portland's second annual Closer Electronic Music Festival is a four-day festival featuring multiple venues hosting an array of talented performers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The focus on underground electronica makes Closer a good choice for the Portland debut of live electronic duo Cyanwave (Seattle's Justin Byrnes and Keith Kelley). Armed with drum machines, synthesizers, and an interesting philosophy on live performance, Cyanwave breathe fresh air into a genre that can often be clouded by artists indistinguishable from each other. Byrnes' background playing guitar in '90s rock bands and Kelley's extensive experience with Midwestern rave culture breed the perfect storm for a reinterpretation of techno. A forward-thinking value placed on "sound aesthetic over genre loyalty" leaves their musical experimentation limited not only to production, but continually explored via their live performances, which present an indulgence for both mind and body. CHRISTINA BROUSSARD

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  • Fri., June 22, 10 p.m. 2012