Monday, April 23, 2012

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse // Walk With Me





"Memoryhouse didn’t actually set out to be a band. It took form as a collaborative project meant to serve as an artistic outlet for composer Evan Abeele and photographer Denise Nouvion. Evan, a dedicated student of classical music and a pop-music encyclopedist, intended Memoryhouse to be a multimedia art project, pairing his instrumental compositions with Denise’s photographs and short films. Combining their musical and visual artwork seemed the most promising, and least unhealthy, strategy for battling archetypal adolescent angst worsened by the paralyzing effects of Canadian winter. What they wanted was to test ways to blur the boundaries between genres, to weave a synthesis of music and photography. As Denise explains their collaborative cross-media process, "we start with photos that we want to write around, to give us some kind of aesthetic grounding."

I just discovered this band and I can't stop playing them. Clearly between my Beach House posts and these guys I am on a synthesizing & electronic kick with a strong serving of the 80's. The type of song that you can listen to over and over again and it seems to all float together. They are currently on tour with Washed Out. Seems like a perfect union in my mind. They play in LA on May 5th at the Music Box/Fonda Theatre (I don't know why the place has two names). Also, click on the song to download. You will want it for you very own. 

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  1. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

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