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Molecular Ontology: IVVY, Jared Perez, NLP

  • Robinia Courtyard 829 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Seattle's IVVY performs a live-PA set of dark techno. Info


Seattle-based producer Madison Levine, who performs a live-PA set here under the name IVVY, specializes in the darker reaches of techno. On the 2016 EP Diamond Eye, Levine harnesses the music's ability to staple the listener into stark grooves with just the right balance of abrasion and polish, and no matter how aggressive things get, tracks like "Motion" and "Celebrate" always find space to incorporate a whisper of sinister atmosphere. On "Level 106," Levine puts aside their elegantly sculpted percussion sounds almost entirely, and delivers a pulsating slab of what's basically dark ambient music. IVVY's work took on even more vivid texture with 2017's Sheet Pan, dialing in a kick-drum stutter on "Royal Blue" that honestly kind of hurts—but absorbs in equal measure. The night will start off with DJ sets from Madisonians Jared Perez and NLP. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: March 1
Diamantino (free)
Later Event: March 5
Teenage Fanclub, The Love Language