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SECRET CIRCUIT / LAUGHING LIGHT OF PLENTY LIVE!
Solar [Sunset, No Way Back]
101 6th St, SF
9pm to 2am
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Secret Circuit Bio:
Dada Munchamonkey or Edward Joseph Ruscha V, son of renown LA-based pop artist Edward Ruscha (Edward Joseph Ruscha IV) is an experimental musician, using mostly analogue equipment and performing productions through almost live experimentation.
Starting with writing music in the mid 80s as a founding member of 90s noiseniks Medicine and Maids of Gravity, Ruscha was then responsible for forming the Future Pigeon who have in recent years grown from a two-piece outfit into a collective comprised of nine musicians.
Next he began work on a project with Rub n' Tug's DJ Thomas called The Laughing Light Of Plenty, and also working under the alias: The Secret Circuit, creating experimental cosmic music.
The axis field of SECRET CIRCUIT mixes Psychedelic and tropical, and started up by inviting one basic member, Eddie Ruscha, and various guests in the place where free Music was expressed and permanent Cosmic, Jam-Disco, Soul, Funk, and Jazz. Labels: INTERNASJONAL SPESIAL (NOR), BEATS IN SPACE (NY), E.S.P. INSTITUTE (NY), TEENAGE TEARDROPS (L.A.), SYNTHETIC HEARTS CLUB (L.A.), TIME NO PLACE (L.A.)
From MTV Article:
The laboratory that houses the producer known as Secret Circuit lies within sight of the Silverlake Reservoir in Los Angeles. From the rooftop, one can glimpse its shimmering surface, but it’s in the garage that the music of Secret Circuit sputzes and gurgles to life. The work of one Eddie Ruscha Jr. (yes, his father is the famed West Coast pop artist), for years the project was truly a mystery, with only micro-editions of cassettes making the rounds among Californian aficionados. His previous recording project, The Laughing Light of Plenty, cut one beatific dance single called “The Rose” that instantly went out of print and purportedly released a full-length album as well (though I defy you to find a copy). Just this past month though, New York’s Beats in Space label (an offshoot of the massively influential dance music radio show that broadcasts on WNYC every Tuesday night) released Ruscha’s first dance single under that name, letting many more adventurous listeners in on the secret.
In the early ‘90s, Ruscha played bass in a number of shoegazing alternative rock bands, first in Medicine and then in Maids of Gravity. “Back around 1995, I just had to say goodbye to rock music,” he says. “I needed to get away from drums, bass, guitar, and bandmates. I had always collected weird drum machines, so I then went wholly electronic. I just wanted to go and make music that either no one would ever want to listen to or no one would ever think of making.”
A-side “Nebula Syphnx” emulates old acid house (think Phuture or early UK Afro-jackers No Smoke), back in the days when there were no real rules of the genre. It morphs from a pounding beat to an unspooling synth line that sounds like two aliens attempting to converse across galaxies. “The synth goes into these places and I just let it go,” Ruscha says of the Secret Circuit process. “I’m always trying to let the sounds figure out what they want the song to be. Even when I’m asleep, I wake up thinking about drum machines.”