Sounding Off

Off for a few days of R&R. The highlight will be attending the second evening of the Substrata 1.2 Festival in Seattle, and seeing (for the first time) Loscil perform. It will be an acoustic set, just him on piano accompanied by local pianist Kelly Wyse. The evening ends with Tim Hecker performing his recently released Ravedeath, 1972, which should be interesting. All of it at the intimate Good Shepherd Chapel, where Harold Budd & Keith Lowe performed a few years ago. The festival is "about subtle aesthetics that go beneath the surface," which sounds about right for HM.