maio 12, 2010


sexta-feira, 14 de Maio, 23h30

// Dois projectos singulares com a mesma formação, deslumbre para ver a dobrar. O singer-songwriter nova-iorquino Gary Levitt apresenta-nos Setting Sun, e Erica Quitzow dá uma ajuda no reforço instrumental. Na primeira parte, Quitzow interpreta as suas próprias canções, com Levitt a retribuir o favor. A sós ou em separado, uma coisa é certa: pop à margem tão sedutora e viciante assim não se via há muito tempo.

SETTING SUN: "Singer-songwriter Gary Levitt has a solid take on the balance between rural naif and urban hipster that's at the root of the current alt-folk scene, but for all the acoustic guitars and simple musical settings of the third Setting Sun album, he's no Devendra Banhart type of modern flower child. Levitt (who basically is Setting Sun, although Erica Quitzow, adds cello, violin, drums and vocals) has far more in common with Destroyer's Dan Bejar: the 11 songs on Children of the Wild use not only vintage psych and folk-rock as musical touchstones, but the melodramatic likes of Scott Walker and Hunky Dory-era David Bowie, as well as sophisticated '80s college rockers like Prefab Sprout and the Go-Betweens. Moods range from the giddy, strummy pop rush of "Overjoyed" to the whispered tension of "Not Waste," with room for the folkish delicacy of "Morning Song" as well as the trippy edge of the Beck-like single "No Devil Me No More," with the boyish charm of Levitt's vocals and the inventive melodicism of his tunes tying the whole thing together." - All Music Guide / "Incredibly well-crafted songs with a vocal that reminds me of Bright Eyes. Here's another band where I had an impossible time picking one song." - USA Today / "Setting Sun create an Arcade Fire urgency, creating sweeping orchestrations, driving rhythms. delicate, hushed vocals and well-crafted pop songs." - Pop Matters

QUITZOW: "Upstate New York singer songwriter Erica Quitzow gives her cello and Moog art whimsy a bubbly groove and defiant summer strut." - Spin Magazine / "Reflects the collage aesthetic favored that the late-career Beatles." - New York Press / "Juggling mind-blowing moog/rhodes/bass while singing,” - SXSW Festival Guide / "Prince meets Pavement." - Limewire / "A triangulation point between the electroclash aggression of Peaches, the melodic richness and cross-genre fearlessness of the Magnetic Fields, and the disco-classical fusion of the late Arthur Russell." - All Music Guide

Sexta-feira, 14 de Maio: Quitzow [ao vivo, 23h30] + Setting Sun [ao vivo, 00h15] + Audio Jockeys [dj set]