FUTURE ROCK w/ ARCHNEMESIS!! at The Mousetrap, SAT. 10/2
The Official Knollfest After-Party!!
$7 at door or free with Knollfest VIP wristband
Future Rock is electronic sensory overload. The trio has steadily been touring the US, electrifying audiences and developing a dedicated following during their journey. Their legendary late night performances at festivals and after-parties have quickly confirmed their status at the top of the live electronic scene. Coupled with an explosive light show, FR certifies an unparalleled multi-sense experience. The Chicago-based trio exhibits an uncommon grasp of minimalist, yet visceral, rock. Skillfully manipulating live loops, synthesizers, filters and an electronic drum kit, the trio succeeds in creating a larger-than-life sound that sends crowds into frenzies.
Mickey Kellerman and Felix Moreno utilize a myriad of synthesizers, electronics, and instruments to compose and arrange their instrumental music. The audience can rarely identify the origin of each sound. “I love that look of confusion… when the audience sees me play my bass and they have no idea what’s coming out,” says Moreno. Drummer Darren Heitz finishes FR’s sound by blending acoustic and electronic drum timbres with live sampling/looping run through his synthesizers.
Kellerman explains, “We manage to pull off our live show while keeping pre-recorded samples to a minimum. Ninety-nine percent of our live show is live.” This concept is at the core of Future Rock: technology has progressed so that real-time sampling and electronic synthesis can now occur on-stage. “Its really important to not get to geeky with our music. People want to hear songs with melodies or grooves they can dance to. Its a question of utilizing the new technology with the old song structure so that kids can rock out the same way, but to new sounds,” Heitz adds.
Formed as the musical brainchild of Curt Heiny and Justin Aubuchon (Telepath, MO Theory), Archnemesis creates its distinctive sound by combining original music with samples ranging from early 20’s blues and jazz to modern hip-hop and soul. With their first EP due out in the fall of 2010 and their debut full-length album slated for release at the beginning of 2011, Archnemesis continues to turn heads at festivals and club shows while elevating the standard for modern electronic music.