Billy Gomberg; Olivia Block, Carol Genetti, and Katherine Young All Ages Member Picks Recommended Soundboard

When: Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. 2012

On his solo albums, including 2009's Comme (Moar) and last year's Quiet Barrier (Rest + Noise), Billy Gomberg creates warm, enveloping electronic soundscapes with a touch of abrasive glitchiness, a la late-90s Fennesz. But that's not to say that this Chicago native, who moved to New York in 2005, makes music that's nostalgic or imitative. His gently gliding organlike tones form melodies that are alternately sweet and haunting; the drifting ambience is sometimes punctured by percussive blips of static that create ephemeral rhythms, while at other times it undulates with its own pulse. Gomberg begins his recording process by improvising with these familiar elements, and when he's got enough material he likes, he pares it down and arranges it—with a confident ear for compelling compositional development. —Peter Margasak A trio of Olivia Block, Carol Genetti, and Katherine Young opens.

Price: $8-$10

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