Brandt Brauer Frick

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PopGun Presents

Brandt Brauer Frick

Humans, Populette, Ef Es VII / 2

Oct 27

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

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This event is 21 and over

Brandt Brauer Frick
Brandt Brauer Frick
Three young musicians have recently joined together for this exciting acoustic techno project.

On the one hand Daniel Brandt and Jan Brauer, who as a duo named „Scott“ produce club music with a jazz attitude.

On the other hand Paul Frick, who has studied composition with Friedrich Goldmann at Berlin University of Arts (UdK). Besides pieces for orchestral instruments he also releases house music.

With prepared piano, vibraphone, drums, various percussions, brass and string instruments, rhodes, bass guitar and analogue synthesizers the trio creates textures that may bring to mind Steve Reich as well as the oldschool loop techno. Experiment meets deepness, complexity meets minimalism. The generation of the sound is mostly acoustic – even the bassdrum. Only few electronic instruments complete the sound.

Brandt Brauer Frick succeed in a thrilling synthesis of club and concert hall. On both platforms they will present themselves, getting percussive and energetic sounds out of apparently harmless classical instruments.
So it’s not entirely true that opposites attract, but it is true that when two opposites get together, things become a lot less mundane. This is certainly what’s happened between Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq, the musicians behind Vancouver indie dance duo Humans. Their first single, “Avec Mes Mecs” brings together the big beats of Ricq’s past as a warehouse party promoter/performer and the melodic sensibility of Slade’s days as a firefighter-turned-folk musician.

The track, written after what Slade calls “many days of absolutely brilliant partying” following New Year’s Eve, is a celebration of being together. With the refrain, “who knew that all we had to do was party” serving as the clarion call for all those looking to come together in a mess of bodies and smiles, Humans capture the blind, full, captivating joy of letting everything go for awhile, and giving into the fun. After these debauched days, which Slade says were “about as tame as you can be spending three days drinking without clothes,” Ricq taught him how to use a 505 Arpeggiator and side by side the two wrote out their experience to the beat.

Both are most comfortable in a state of flux, leaving when the party reaches it’s peak, always trying to break into something new. “Avec Mes Mecs,” which translates into English as “with my friends,” or “with my bros,” is just one facet of Humans’ sound, which the two say is never going to be the same twice. “Just when you say ‘I think we found our sound,’ we find something else,” says Ricq. This state of flux is essential to Humans’ sound, as much as it changes it.

Always listening for new songs and styles and sounds, Slade and Ricq hope to one day expand from a duo to a full band, so they can expand Humans already expansive melodies and beats even further. The future is wide open, to say the least, for two guys who always know when it’s just the right time to leave the party, and when you should just keep it going for days.
First there was the Big Bang,

Then, the Dinosaurs.

After that, a bunch of mutants were running around for a while.

Then there were apes, followed by humans.

Then there was France, and then there was America.

Shortly after that, in 2003, the French born Maxime Pasquier and East Coast native Andrew Potter met djing together at a loft party in Brooklyn and hit it off. Over the next few years, the two shared apartments, collected various analog synths and drum machines, and threw parties around NYC with some memorable nights at 205 Club on the Lower East Side and the infamous Galaxie in Brooklyn.

During those years, the studio-trained Pasquier began working on his production skills, remixing acts like Soulwax, Tiefschwarz, Who Made Who and The Rapture under the name Max Pask, while Andrew gave birth to the visual identity of the emerging Throne of Blood record label (he has since art directed every release on the label).

Populette became the logical evolutionary step for the two friends, after over a decade involved in nightlife and music. Tired of being mere humans, Pasquier and Potter wanted to be something more, so they started Populette. In just over a year, they have released two singles and completed a handful of killer remixes. 2011 will see more new music, remixes and DJ sets for Populette, as well as more mutants, but this time with lasers.
Ef Es VII / 2
Inspired by self-generating modular synthesizer patterns, NYC based artists Angus Tarnawsky & Richard Bennett collaborate to sculpt minimal and repetitive pieces. As Ef Es VII / 2, they explore the nature of sound and improvisation by utilizing an open approach to technique and methodology.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249