Mechanismus presents Soriah / Cylab / The Gothsicles

Mechanismus presents Soriah / Cylab / The Gothsicles

Mechanismus presents Soriah / Cylab / The Gothsicles

CYLAB, The Gothsicles

Sat, March 4, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Soriah
Soriah
The Portland musician and ritual artist known as Soriah (a.k.a. Enrique Ugalde) first came into being more than 10 years ago. His unique vision has evolved to draw equally from performance and musical traditions both modern and ancient–raga, shamanism, the revisionist arts of electroacoustics, noise, butoh, and free improvisation. One element which pervasively informs his work, is traditional Tuvan throat singing. Soriah has extensively trained in, and received recognition for his achievements with, this style of overtone singing. Most recently, he was honored as the Third Place winner in the International Symposium of Khoomei Competition, and "Best Foreigner" in the 2008 Ustuu-Khooree World Music Festival in Tuva, where the form originated.
CYLAB
CYLAB
Tired of the same old EBM beats and electro bass lines? Looking for a touch of the experimental on the dance floor of your favorite club? CYLAB is here to answer your prayers. Formed in 1999, Cylab is based on the foundations of dark electronic music and intermingling various styles and structures that defy strict categorization. Now in 2010, the band releases its third, most diverse and most accessible record: Cut & Coil! Furthering the band's trademark blend of dark electro, synthesized melody, and intelligent sound design as demonstrated by the dance floor stomp of "Skin," the mix of glitchy industrial and somber piano on "Cocoon," and the breakneck punk-like speed of "Trigger," and featuring a frenetic remix by post-industrial IDM act Totakeke, Cut & Coil is Cylab's most energetic and musically frenzied album to date; no less melodic and no less experimental, simultaneously fulfilling the needs of any rivethead club-goer and any explorer of sound and atmosphere.

Already recognized in Europe as being among the elite of classically trained pianists, and having lent his remixing and production talents to such artists as Collide, Atomica, and Agonized by Love, as well as playing live bass with New York glam rock act Acey Slade, Percy Trayanov's method with Cylab is a unique one that incorporates all his musical and production skills to bring elements of experimental sound design into melodic song structures that are as mysterious as they are enticing. Varying modes of electronic music - from the intricately controlled chaos of IDM to the dance floor friendly simplicity of EBM and the atmospheric chill of ambient - all come together in Trayanov's compositions. While a capable vocalist, Trayanov needed an element that would allow the lyrical magick to manifest...this came in the form of vocalist SeVerina X Sol. As a founding member, lead vocalist, and co-producer of renowned underground act Diva Destruction, in which she was widely recognized by artists and press alike, and as the lead vocalist in coldwave/electro act Fockewolf for five years, SeVerina X Sol brings an unparalleled emotional core to Cylab's music without which the power of the songs would be diminished. At once cold and distant, warm and inviting, her hypnotic voice complements the airy, eerie ambience of Trayanov's compositions, acting as much as another instrumental component and a lyrical relay for the musical balance between destruction and creation. Adding to this brew of industrialized darkwave is live percussionist Dre Robinson - a.k.a. Databomb. An alumni of such groups as CTC, Noisebox, and most recently Skinny Puppy, Databomb's percussive contributions bring yet an even more organic element to Trayanov's synthetic atmospheres, which in tandem with X Sol's voice balances the human element in Cylab's dark electronic compositions.

Cylab went on to release Unparallel Universe in 2004 on Seattle label A.D.S.R. Musicwerks. The album, produced by Wade Alin of Chicago's Christ Analogue, featured the first examples of the band's mix of melodic electro and dark IDM-inspired song structures, creating a vibe not dissimilar to the more experimental works of Haujobb and Android Lust. The 2006 follow up of Satellites found the band continuing further down this exploratory path, as evident in the offbeat rhythms, expansive sonic landscapes, and despairing lyrical ambience of such songs as "Satellites," "Parting Fields," and "Tides." Satellites also marked the band's first release on their own Whispercore Music label, followed by the 2007 remix album Disseminate, which featured remixes by such luminaries of the underground electro/industrial scene as Haujobb, Combichrist, Imperative Reaction, and Interface. Disseminate also featured a mesmerizing cover of Nirvana's hit song "Heart Shaped Box," transforming the original's grungy angst into a blistering electronic display of dark melody and dance floor aggression. Since the band's inception, Cylab has performed alongside such prominent and diverse acts as And One, Covenant, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, as well as appearing at the 2007 Eccentrik Festival with The Gothsicles, The Last Dance, and Meg Lee Chin. With the release of Cut & Coil in 2010, Cylab stands ready to take its place alongside the top bands in the electro/industrial underground with a sound that is as accessible as it is adventurous.
The Gothsicles
The Gothsicles
The Gothsicles are Dance Desperados that hail from Chicago and are fronted by Brian Graupner. From dimensional rifts and the sea's cold abyss emanates Hyperactive Industrial that's fully combustible. It's mostly four on the floor EBM for nerds.
Venue Information:
Highline
210 Broadway Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://highlineseattle.com