Friday night: Leaving Records presents Matthewdavid, Asura, and an Exclusive MP3
The music of its founder Matthewdavid (also signed to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder) gravitates toward warm, ambient washes of sound, his beats more auroral haze than aggressive mind-melt. But he and his roster of artists achieve a gentle psychedelia that strikes a perfect equilibrium of futurism and nostalgia. Hence the Space Invaders-like video for Friday night's "Leaving Records Presents Show" at the Public Fiction Gallery in Highland Park.
With performances from Matthewdavid, Asura, M. Geddes Gengras, DubKnowDub and a special video installation, the evening will likely explore interstellar space as seen through the prism of psilyocibin and Serrato DJ software. In honor of the event, Leaving Records is offering a votive consisting of the "MD Ragamix" of Dem Hunger's "Mosque Vibrations," one of last year's most wooly, weird and unsung beat records.
The label is asking for $5 donations at the door. Those looking for a glimpse at the sort of cosmic wandering that will go down tonight would be well served to first check out David's "Open-Wide" mix for Dublab. Sun Ra would surely approve of it, or at the very least, Ras G.