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Lykanthea, Olyvia Jaxyn, Chants

  • Arts + Literature Laboratory 2021 Winnebago Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Chicago’s Lakshmi Ramgopal headlines this Tone Madison-presented show. Info/tix


Headlining this Tone Madison-presented show is Lykanthea, the wide-ranging project of Chicago-based musician and multimedia artist Lakshmi Ramgopal. Lykanthea's 2014 EP Migration channeled ideas from ambient music and Carnatic music into rich synth arrangements and layers of Ramgopal's vocals. Tracks like "Telos" and "Aphonia" have strong, unabashedly pop-leaning melodies that flow right into formidable explorations of space, texture, and delicate yet towering harmonics. Ramgopal has been working on a follow-up release—which she describes as "a study in the search for renewal after loss"—while also pursuing art projects that meld performance, installation, and music (some of it more stripped-down than that of Migration).

The night will open up with a set from Olyvia Jaxyn, a Madison-based musician whose personal, vulnerable songwriting and otherworldly vocals made their debut EP Lyv one of the finest local-music surprises of 2017. Chants, the project of Madison-based electronic producer Jordan Cohen, will close out the night with a DJ set. Cohen's latest EP of original tracks, 2018's Carious Motion, captures his deepening interest in creating hard-hitting but rhythmically disorienting club tracks. Tickets for the show are on sale now, and there is a discount for Tone Madison Sustainers. —Scott Gordon