As with last editions, Friday is reserved for rarified and body-inciting strains of techno.
Edna King from Toronto debuts with her low end, trippy techno concoctions, Aleksi Perälä the artist formerly known as Ovuca graces us with his mystical, galactic sonics, built entirely from his invented microtonal tuning system, the Colundi Sequence, Anthony Linell, the artist also known as Abdullah Rashim trades in ominous dronologies that unfurl into widescreen beatscapes, and joins a lineup already bursting with corporeally affecting technoid styles, both subtle and gigantic, while Dasha Rush makes a triumphant third visit—as LADA, her long running, live techno project with Lars Hemmerling.
The festival also re-inaugurates the Savoy Room, an intimate side venue that generates its own space-time continuum, and features contrasts with the mammoth activity going on just outside in the big room. Delicate mumble-house from dull, an A/V adventure with Felicia Lush (Alicia Hush) and visual partner Ionsea, the discombobulated, off-grid beats, experimental Aalko, a new alias for Akiko Kiyama, and the sometimes acidy, always googly grooves of Anabasine take up residence here.
59 Sainte-Catherine E. Montréal, QC H2X 1K5
$44.00 at the door (tx & sc included)