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Thursday, March 17 • 12:00am - 1:00am
All Tiny Creatures

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Wisconsin quartet All Tiny Creatures, led by Thomas Wincek (Volcano Choir), will release their first full length album Harbors on Hometapes on March 29, 2011. The building blocks of the new album, like All Tiny Creatures' 2009 Segni EP, were whittled from looped and freestanding sounds democratically created by synthesis, guitars, and percussion. But as the needle glides into "Holography", the swift and playful start of Harbors, there's a new kind of compositional poise. It's an album of transformative repetition, of music that travels freely between the left and right brain. It pulls from the same well (with a new bucket) as their Krautrock and Minimalist forebears -- guys like Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Manuel Göttsching --and even the greater history of rhythmic percussion found the world over. And then there's one entirely new instrument for All Tiny Creatures: the human voice. All Tiny Creatures introduce vocals on Harbors, adding a new dimension to their sound as well as to their entire creative process. As songs began to take shape, they were shared with a close (and very talented) group of friends. These were instruments that could talk back. Joining All Tiny Creatures vocalists Thomas Wincek and Andrew Fitzpatrick are Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro & Epstein), Phil Cook, Brad Cook, and Joe Westerlund (Megafaun), Ryan Olcott (12 Rods, Mystery Palace), Matthew Byars (The Caribbean), and Jennifer Fitzpatrick (a scientist and Andrew's wife). Harbors will be released on double LP, compact disc, and digitally. The album features striking visual art by world-renowned designer Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co., Portland, Oregon.

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All Tiny Creatures

For as long as I’ve listened to music, I’ve been planning the soundtrack for the movie of my life. “Comfortably Numb” scores a pitch black drive through the woods in a 280ZX. A hand selects “Into the Mystic” on a jukebox. A clever scene fades Neurosis into Tangerine Dream... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Skinny's Ballroom

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