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Golden Retriever, Swahili, Holy Balms and Cloaks

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., March 7, 8:30 p.m. 2013 21+

Eliza Sohn
$5

Golden Retriever, that duo of bass clarinet and modular synth, are generous with singles and EPs, but their second full-length, Occupied with the Unspoken, really shows what they can do when they commit to an album. Constantly expanding and contracting strata of blips and drones make the album feel like you're listening to the world's most beautiful science experiment. They are the standouts in the lineup, which says a lot, since they follow Swahili, an ambitious psychedelic band that mashes together every sound they enjoy—tribal, drumming, synths, drones, shoegaze vocals—to exhilarating, gorgeous effect. It's either complete luck or they are the most talented producers in the world. Holy Balm is a dance band from Australia, who seem to have a monomania for an aggressive sort of synth-fueled fun. Their name implies something soothing and nurturing, which I guess could be accurate if the dance club is your idea of church. REBECCA WILSON

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., March 7, 8:30 p.m. 2013
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