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YARD: Bodytonic Music Live & Eleven Eleven Present: Balam Acab (Live)

Saturday 11 February, 8 p.m. at The Twisted Pepper

Bodytonic Music Live & Eleven Eleven Present:
Balam Acab (Triangle, USA)
Angkorwat

 

"Sounds Like:

fear, nostalgia, bliss, sadness, euphoria, beauty, peace, dreams, loneliness, longing, a removal of all the layers that aren't until the one which is has been found, i want you to get lost..." - Balam Acab


Bodytonic Music Live & Eleven Eleven Present:

Balam Acab (Triangle, USA)
Angkorwat
 
The Twisted Pepper
February 11th
8pm / €12



BALAM ACAB is the musical project of 20 year old Pennsylvania native Alec Koone. In 2011 he released his debut album ‘WANDER / WONDER’, a mysterious and genuinely haunting record that seems to exist in a world all of its own making, balanced between the ecstatic ‘wonder’ referenced in the title and something altogether more indefinable and uncertain of itself, like shards of light flickering through a blanket of fog, and even though ‘WANDER / WONDER’ is undeniably an electronic album, it feels strangely organic, rooted in nature, synthetic textures and distorted voices harmonizing with an ever present oceanic shimmer. 

Alternatively, in Koone’s own words, ‘The most important thing that I want to say about the record is I don’t want to say anything at all.’


"...it finds an affinity in a mostly outmoded genre is merely a stylistic surfeit, and indeed Balam Acab's music owes much to the ghostly garage and dubstep peddled by Burial and soundalikes as well." - Resident Advisor

"It's hard to believe this clean-cut boy-child is responsible for music of such unearthly, eerie power and ghostly grace..." - The Guardian

"...its primary concern is simple aesthetic beauty, the way a small and specific combination of sounds, carefully arranged but given room to breathe, can have a deep emotional impact. It's pretty, in other words, but its prettiness never feels manipulative or overbearing. It's the sort of music that exists at the intersection between art and design, but it manages to avoid feeling sterile." - Pitchfork on Wander / Wonder

"When it comes to the music of Balam Acab, however, there is an apparent emotional depth and classical style that belies both his age and incongruous tastes." -  XLR8R

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