Enigmatic former Chicagoans Wrekmeister Harmonies wrote their seventh full-length, We Love to Look at the Carnage (Thrill Jockey), in a cold, isolated farmhouse in upstate New York and recorded it in Brooklyn the following summer with producer Martin Bisi. This time around, the core duo of J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw added insightful, versatile percussionist […]
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David Yow stars in a brand-new video for Wrekmeister Harmonies
The creepy clip and with the dark ambient project’s new record are released today.
Wrekmeister Harmonies’ J.R. Robinson heads for the hills (of Oregon)
Plus: Different flavors of new music from local bands Santah (sweet) and the Pillowhammer (sour)
Chord’s only performance of 2013 features more than one chord
Ambient drone collective Chord play their only show of the year tomorrow. They also play more than one chord.
Soundcheck: Wrekmeister Harmonies’ performance at the Bohemian National Cemetery
Last month we trekked out to the Bohemian National Cemetery to interview J.R. Robinson as he prepared to perform under the light of the supermoon—and we captured footage of the set to boot.
Posted inArts & Culture
This week’s Culture Vultures recommend:
Chicagoans recommend Cook County Social Club, The Still Point of the Turning World, and CCX.
In Rotation: sound artist J.R. Robinson on excavating black metal albums from the earth
Black metal scavenger hunts, post-punk party songs about suicide, and dancing to ding-dongs