WHAT: A Quadraphonic Sound Spectacular featuring live music in a quadraphonic setting and playback of quadraphonic recordings from the 70’s. More info below
WHERE: The Josephine, 608 NW 65th St. Seattle, WA, 8pm – 11pm
WHEN: Wednesday September 9th, 2009 (999)
WHY: Why Not? This show will be over by 11pm for those lucky bastards who actually have jobs!
Taking advantage of this system will be:
Special Ops – doing their brand of psychedelic Black Sabbath tunes;
This Blinding Light – the closest thing to Spaceman Three this side of the stars.
Wizard Prison – a multimedia, throbbing mass of ambient beat magic.
I’m promising some sort of surround experience from these bands, but if that weren’t enough, in between bands will be playback of excerpts of quadraphonic records, including:
Seastones – This is a side project of Grateful Dead keyboardist Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh. But it sounds like Throbbing Gristle. Greatest electronic record of all time. Hear Grace Slick and David Crosby singing through harmonizers that is reminiscent of the Residents. This recording is transferred from an SQ encoded vinyl disc.
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon – This is a classic record that also was released in quad. Recently it was issued on DVD-A but that is NOT the original quad mix. This came from the quad reel to reel tape release.
Flaming Lips – Zaireeka – This project was a 4 CD box in which 4 stereo systems were needed to play it back correctly. No 2 CD played play the same speed, so the charm of this set is that you get different results each time. I took the time to load all of the tracks in the computer, line them up and rechannel it for quad. You get a similar experience to the original intent without the hilarity.
The night will follow this schedule roughly. By roughly I mean, these things could start before or after the appointed time. So if you don’t want to miss something, come early and stay late.
8pm – Seastones playback
8:30pm – Special Ops
9pm – Pink Floyd playback
9:30pm – This Blinding Light
10pm – Flaming Lips playback
10:30pm – Wizard Prison
11pm – go home