Neon Marshmallow Music Festival: Morton Subotnick, the Rita, Pulse Emitter, Telecult Powers, Mike Shiflet, and others | Empty Bottle | Fairs & Festivals, Experimental | Chicago Reader
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Neon Marshmallow Music Festival: Morton Subotnick, the Rita, Pulse Emitter, Telecult Powers, Mike Shiflet, and others 

When: Sun., June 12, 7 p.m. 2011
Price: $25, $70 three-day pass
On last year's terrific self-released Llanos, Mike Shiflet tempers his penchant for harsh noise with glimmers of melody. A sound artist from Columbus, Ohio, he's created something like the sonic equivalent of crayon scratch art—rainbows of color, covered in black, exposed in patterns wherever the top layer is scraped away. Beneath his pulsing, noisy, richly textured drones, he's added washed-out, shoegazer-grade electric-guitar melodies, which sometimes peek through. Elsewhere he departs from his MO in other ways: on "Pink Meadow" he focuses on microscopic gestures and subtle shading, constructing a hyper-­concentrated and almost soothing study in static, and on "Sunbathers" he lacerates lumbering, slowly shifting low-frequency masses a la Sunn 0))) with high-pitched ripping and shrieking. —Peter Margasak Shiflet plays as part of the Neon Marshmallow Festival. Morton Subotnick headlines; the Rita, Pulse Emitter, Telecult Powers, Shiflet, Sick Llama, Beau Wanzer, and Tiger Hatchery open. Massacooramaan (aka Dave Quam) spins.

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