Sunday, January 24, 2016

Baltimore noise act Jeff Carey brings digital attack to Torche bill (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 2:47 PM


click to enlarge Meatwound at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Meatwound at Will's Pub
Rising new Tampa murderers Meatwound were the band I was most pumped to see on this bill (Jan. 22, Will’s Pub) but I’ve written tons about them since getting demolished by them last year – like this and this – and don’t have much new to say about them so soon. Same goes for Miami headliner Torche. But the sheer blunt force of the former and the rocketing thrill of the latter are still beautiful things that never get old.

click to enlarge Torche at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Torche at Will's Pub
click to enlarge Torche at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Torche at Will's Pub

Baltimore’s Jeff Carey, however, was an especially curious act. Like Author and Punisher’s little gamer brother, he rips extreme digital noise with a weird-ass rig commanded by pads, boards and a joystick. At least a few nerds probably just wet their pants right now.

click to enlarge Jeff Carey at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Jeff Carey at Will's Pub
It’s the sonic manifestation of cyborg warfare. Add a severe lighting array of all-white strobes and LEDs and this crazy shit becomes a full-sensory assault. Seriously, it’s insane. More visceral than musical, it’s not gonna shake any butts, but it’s a pretty undeniable live experience. 


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