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Already been a year, you say...? what a hum-dinger! It’s often that Aphotic Segment uses the power of timeless words to express such events, but it’s not often amused by the bewitchery and drivel of timeless quotes. Surely, this is a personal perspective. However, when someone says that “time flies when you’re having fun,” I usually resign myself to an onslaught of gag-like reflexes induced by sheer unoriginality or I feel compelled to enlist them with a fist blitz to their throat for ruining the moment. Therefore, I will abstain this time around from the power of verse in order to win your favor and instead, deliver the message straight to your dome piece.
There’s not a more perfect theme for Aphotic Segment’s one year anniversary than one that advocates an open musical slate. “100 Years of Music from Planet Earth” says it all of course, and there’s not a more fitting representative for such a theme than Detroit’s Brendan M. Gillen, better known around the global subterranean hemisphere as “BMG” of Ectomorph. His propensity for a multitude of worldly conversations and the intensity for which he engages them, appear as regularly as the dawn on a Costa Rican beach; as the analogy goes: you’re often more enlightened as the direct result of either experience.
His conversation criteria may range anywhere from sociology and anthropology to Buddhism and erotica. But of the many subjects that strike a particularly captivating note, is Brendan’s limitless knowledge on the subject of music… and I’m not just talking about genres haus; I’m talking about the elemental, instinctive musical language of cultures, both ancient and modern, and their similar primal qualities, despite their occasional divergent existences. What is Harlem hot jazz and how does it sometimes resemble Western swing? Or how can one conjure even the most obscure parallels between Miami Bass and Peruvian ritual music? Perhaps music shares a similar human predisposition, highlighted by the even more profound connection in the hidden meanings of their historic narratives.
Begin your Movement Festival pre-game on this ceremonial evening as BMG massages your eardrums, bends your mind, and expands your consciousness as he chronicles “100 Years of Music from Planet Earth”.
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