AdHoc Presents Yoke Lore (Record Release)

AdHoc Presents Yoke Lore (Record Release)

Ben Talmi, Steady Sun

Fri, July 7, 2017

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 18 and over

Yoke Lore
Yoke Lore
Brooklyn project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction.

Galvin grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. While pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered, even lending his own artwork as the cover of his debut EP, Far Shore. When he’s not writing and recording new music, Galvin can be found teaching yoga or performing with his modern dance company Boomerang in Brooklyn. Look for Yoke Lore on tour this winter.
Ben Talmi
Ben Talmi
Ben Talmi's most recent release My Art of Almost dwells in comfortable melodies yet visceral arrangements, hanging just below the surface of pop, and traveling downstream over tasteful strings. The lyrics anchor in balance of melancholy and raw emotion told through real stories of personal failure and hope. This album was written heavily within the rabbit hole of ProTools – where simple songs took on geometric forms to complete a sonic puzzle. My Art of Almost rose from a desire to create something new that stands solo in an abandonment of rules with a goal purely defined by process. Talmi, who is the front man for orchestral pop band Art Decade has composed in a wide range of musical styles from impressionistic rock albums with Art Decade (2012's Western Sunrise and a self-titled LP in 2014), to glitched out folk solo albums (2010's For The Dreamers), an EP's worth of string quartets (2011's The Constitution) as well as orchestral arrangements for national touring acts such as Manchester Orchestra, Wild Nothing, No Wyld, David Monks (Tokyo Police Club) and many more. Talmi's work has recently expanded into film and TV with the short film "Duke and The Buffalo" premiering at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. "Duke" has been picked up by A&E for a full television season with an original score by Talmi. In addition, he composed an 80 minute score for "Circus Electronica" which toured to 12 cities in the Fall of 2014. The score combined the sounds of classical samples with glitched-out analog synth sequences as well as live guitar work over a bed of IDM concepts. Talmi is based at Virtue and Vice Studio in Brooklyn.
Steady Sun
Steady Sun
Dylan Nowik's five-piece brainchild is growing up. The band is poised to release their second full-length LP this summer, and will be supporting the release with a run of shows across Brooklyn. Flora's eleven tracks are the result of two weeks' time occupied exclusively recording last summer in an Upstate New York Barn, and seven months of creative deliberation in post. Says keyboardist Slack Barrett, "Dylan is so meticulous, you know, with mixing and final touches...but the result is essential to our sound, and I see the time he spends as a well-practiced ritual."

Recording Upstate offered Nowik some new opportunities, and the change in scenery encouraged ingenuity. Their debut album, Good Evening, released in September 2013, was recorded at Rose Studios in Brooklyn, and is described as being "folky, baroque pop" whereas Nowik sees Flora as the result of a fascination with rhythm, textures and soundscapes. There are sonic eccentricities throughout the album, such as recordings of bugs in Vermont, and a massacred crash cymbal. Says Nowik, "Andrew wanted a different cymbal on 'Waiting', and nothing was working, so he and I went from the barn out to the street at like 2pm and just started thrashing this thing on the road with hammers, making a big racket. It fractured though, and we used it".

Nowik rarely left the easel on which his artwork was taking shape; over the course of two weeks, other members made their way in and out from the city and laid down parts. The result is a lush patchwork of sound, complete with DD-7 delay-scapes, dictaphone recordings of conversation, fuzzed out harmonies and smooth yet enormous transitions that pull you in like a current as it gets closer to a waterfall. The mist rising up from that waterfall is Flora: airy and beautiful, the intangible result of a journey over the edge of an everlasting dance between delicacy and force.

Steady Sun is Dylan Nowik, Andrew Emgee, Slack Barrett, Danny Rose, and Peter Victor-Gasper. They are pioneering a new genre, coined by Nowik as "Jive Daydream", and they are looking forward to sharing it with you.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/