Mark your robo calendars! Tell your immediate and not so immediate social relations! Our annual three day music series TOTAL ECLIPSE (Apr. 12th -14th) is comin’ up fast! Time to get to know some of the artists on the bill with these intimate but not too intimate BUT JUST INTIMATE ENOUGH Q&A’s. Next up are the swirling psychedelic vibrations of Vostok 1.
What is your name? Vostok 1
What is the story behind your name? April 12, 1961:
Home base: Montreal
Latest recording/release: Silver Space Probe USB
Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words:Everything modulating, all the time.
What have you been listening to lately? The Free Design, Karlheinz Stockhausen, The Soundcarriers, The Cure
What’s your pre-show routine? Arranging the light cubes.
…And post-show? Late night droning.
Who would you love to share a bill with? Bear in Heaven
Who are your dream collaborators (living or dead)? Hildegard von Bingen, Brian Eno
If you could see your music, what would it look like? To borrow from Aldous Huxley, “a slow dance of golden lights…sumptuous red surfaces swelling and expanding from bright nodes of energy that vibrate with a continuously changing, patterned life…a complex of gray structures, within which pale bluish spheres keep emerging.”
We’ve attempted to approximate this in some videos:
Most crucial equipment for your music making: Amps. And various time- and frequency-domain modulators.
When and where are your upcoming shows/performances? The Plant’s Birthday, April 27th!
Whose songs should be playing on the oldies station 50 years from now?
In the future Sun Ra will broadcast directly from Saturn. It will be a “cosmix” of Björk, Stereolab, and ambient stellar vibrations.
Vostok 1 will be performing during Total Eclipse as part of the William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears showcase on Friday April 13th at Bella Muse. Super secret address announced 48hrs before the show!