Monday, February 15, 2010

Local Free Improv With a Noise-Rock Bite

Posted By on 02.15.10 at 06:40 PM

Overova
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Overova—a trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Jason Roebke on bass, and Jason Adasiewicz on drums—doesn't convene all that often. In fact, until very recently I didn't even know the group existed. I guess I just wasn't paying close enough attention, because a couple of years ago Overova made a record called Cockroaches Are 100% Virgin for the tiny Terry Plumming label.

The original CD is out of print, but thanks to the folks at Candy Dinner, a new free-download label, you can have a legal copy on your hard drive in minutes. The music is improvised, but it's closer to rock or noise than your typical free-improv stuff. Lonberg-Holm gets a decidedly ugly sound from his cello, using a variety of effects pedals and teasing waves of feedback from his amp, and Adasiewicz bangs out fairly primal beats while Roebke shapes a deep, throbbing pulse on electric bass. Overova plays its first show since April of last year at the Hideout on Wednesday night. Sharing the bill are a newish trio called Halo Effect (reedist Dave Rempis, electric bassist Nate McBride, and drummer Michael Zerang) and DJ Anton Hatwich.

Today's playlist:

Various artists, Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa (Honest Jon’s)
Nancy Vieria, Luis (World Village)
Chrome Hill, Earthlings (Bolage)
Celano Baggiani Group, Nothing Changes (TryTone)
SLW, Fifteen Point Nine Grams (Organized Music From Thessaloniki)

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