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Gel Set, Spa Moans, Legalize It! DJs (free)


  • Mickey's Tavern 1524 Williamson Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
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With the freshly released Body Copy, Gel Set's first full-length since relocating to Los Angeles from Chicago, mastermind and synth-maniac Laura Callier offers the most sonically evolved version yet of her long-running, bizarro synth-pop project. The highlight track "Odds" is a solid example of what makes Body Copy such an enveloping listen. With a backdrop of subtle, stabby synth bass and sharp drum machine programming, Callier's playfully eerie synth designs weave in and out of the stereo field, as her heavily processed and breathy vocals lurk above. Body Copy certainly evokes the primal sonic charms of Chris & Cosey, but there's also a deep presence of something very rewarding and so purely Gel Set that Callier has been pushing toward for the last several years. I'm also extremely stoked to catch a set from moody pop experimentalist from Spa Moans, who hails from Chicago. —Joel Shanahan

Earlier Event: November 18
Cut Copy, Palmbomen II
Later Event: November 20
Noname, Arima Ederra