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Thursday evening visual artist Rose Lazar and her husband, artist and musician Robert A.A. Lowe (Lichens, Singer), present a one-night show of work from their recent book-and-music project Gyromancy, the third in Thrill Jockey's series book/CD combos. The event runs from 6 to 9 PM at the Hejfina Boutique.
The book is a four-by-six-inch paperback limited to 1,000 copies, and it includes a three-inch CD of music by Lowe called "Psygning Off." The 15-minute piece is the perfect accompaniment to the couple's simple ink drawings, which run the gamut from abstract geometrical doodles to mushrooms and raindrops, among other things, all rendered with an appealing mix of the whimsical and the psychedelic. Lowe and Lazar each get half of the book, and some of Lazar's images include bits of text, reflecting her work making letterpress greeting cards under the name the Great Lakes Goods. The music, made with a synthesizer, has a similarly childlike simplicity and playfulness--with swirls of cascading music-box tones that evoke a horrible magic show and flanged-out long tones that sound like meteors hurtling through space, it's like a fantastical redux of early Tangerine Dream.
Volapük, Where Is Tamashii? (Orkhêstra)
Glenn Branca, Lesson no. 1 (Acute)
The Techniques, Queen Majesty: The Best of the Techniques 1965-1974 (Trojan)
Lina Nyberg & Magnus Lindgren, Brasil Big Bom (Caprice)
The Sword, Age of Winters (Kemado)