Picastro

Picastro

Martin Bisi, Ryan Power

Wed, June 12, 2019

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Picastro
Picastro
Picastro (second), from Toronto, Canada. Picastro has been releasing records since 1999 on Polyvinyl, Monotreme, Alien 8 and its latest "Exit" on Brooklyn's Sleeping Giant Glossolalia in June, 2019. Picastro has performed at numerous festivals including Tanned Tin, Incubate, Rhaaa Lovely and appeared on BBC 6, WFMU and Dwars in the Netherlands. Exit features a cast of guest vocalists including Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Tony Dekker, Adrian Crowley, Chris Cummings, Alex Mackenzie (Petra Glynt) and Caleb Mulkerin (Big Blood).
Martin Bisi
Martin Bisi
Martin Bisi (last), founded BC Studio in 1981 in Gowanus Brooklyn with Bill Laswell, and Brian Eno, He has since realized albums there by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, JG Thirlwell, The Dresden Dolls and others.
Bisi released BC35 Volume Two (Bronson Recordings) in April -an album marking the 35 year anniversary of BC Studio
His own band covers post-rock/punk, Industrial and experimental territory
Ryan Power
Ryan Power
Over the last decade, Burlington, Vermont songwriter/producer Ryan Power has tirelessly embarked on the quest to write the definitive song-based music, full of accuracy, refinement, deliberation, and perfectly-placed shifting harmonic puzzles. Ryan’s latest “Identity Picks” for NNA Tapes is an eight track song cycle that dances through lush jazz pads, aquatic smooth jazz funk styles, and the sensitive side of progressive rock. These songs are long, shifting compositions, slowly unfolding and patiently circulating within a refreshing variety of stylistic modes. Throughout these colorful arrangements, Ryan creates a polyphonic choir with his own voice, adding symphonic embellishments to his calculated and catchy hooks. Ryan addresses contemporary issues in his subject matter, including the music industry, lust, self-evaluation, identity crisis, and the contemplation and acceptance of a world gone mad. Unlike the phobic, neurotic head spaces of 2012′s “I Don’t Want to Die”, “Identity Picks” is a life assessment, a meditation on putting yourself out there and the struggle to maintain integrity under scrutiny. The production is astonishingly hi-fi – recorded, engineered, mixed and performed entirely by Power himself, aside from the occasional guest appearance from members of his newly-formed live band. According to the artist, the songs on this album were written “to help give my life meaning” through the purity and timelessness of classic, addictive songwriting. In an era of technological A.D.D. and fleeting vogue, “Identity Picks” is a record to listen to over and over again, finding new meaning and appreciation with each revolution.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/