Denver's Goldrush Music Festival has unveiled the rest of its lineup for its 4th annual staging. The festival is packing some heavy hitters this year, such as headliners Eric Copeland and Wolf Eyes, as well as acts like Guerilla Toss and, announced previously, Thug Entrancer. The two day festival takes place September 13-14. You can snag yourself tickets here. Check out a video of Wolf Eyes playing live at 285 Kents's farewell show below.
February was the manifesto for the sounds of Thug Entrancer, the Denver-bred moniker for Ryan McRhhew. For an artist who breaks apart rhythmic sequencing and cross-sections of early techno and history so much it might as well be his day job, "Death After Life VI," is deceptively straightforward. The pulse holds steady, the crisp synths pile up in a discernable order, resulting in five minutes of hypontic acid, if acid house stayed off the floor and worked a night shift in an art gallery. The comparison is appropriate: the new visual treatment for the tune, warped by Montreal-based Sabrina Ratte, serve the tune all too well, panning across rooms of glitching lights and vapor city skylines.
Death After Life is out now via Software.
Chicago-via-Denver producer Ryan McRyhew creates dark, juke-inflected electronic soundscapes as Thug Entrancer, and next month he's set to release a new album, Death After Life, on Mexican Summer's Software imprint. The album itself comprises an eight-part suite, and now-- after the previously released first single, “Death After Life IV”-- McRyhew has shared a video for the first song/movement of the album, “Death After Life I,” which you can watch below. The song successfully mediates the aesthetic of footwork through an experimental electronic lens, pairing a crisp, dizzyingly rapidfire percussion part with a smeared, elegiac synth melody. The video is similarly entrancing, exploring a surreal, computer-generated landscape of synthetic and organic forms.
Death After Life is out February 11 on Software, and will be playing Baby's All Right with Supreme Cuts on 2/15-- tickets here.