This November 10th, Anti- Records is excited to present Anti-thesis at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Curated by Daniel Lanois, the evening will feature performances from Lanois, The Antlers and Tinarawen as well as special guest Lonnie Holley. It is a celebration of music from vastly different origins which exists outside of traditional genres, structures and rules. Tickets will be on sale Friday, September 19 via http://lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/daniel-lanois-brooklyn-masonic-temple-november-10th-2014 .
Of the event, Lanois says, “Many thanks to Anti- Records for helping me curate such a night as Anti-thesis, It's a dream come true to welcome artists from different walks of life to share one stage. Let this be the beginning of something that should never stop, music is the universal language.”
Daniel Lanois is a giant of modern music. From his innovative explorations of Ambient with Brian Eno, to his classic rock mega productions, Lanois is renowned for his unique sonic signature which is on display in its most unadulterated form on his forthcoming album Flesh and Machine.
Watch Daniel Lanois perform“Opera” from Flesh And Machine here: http://www.npr.org/event/music/347395125/daniel-lanois-opera
Known for taking North African desert blues worldwide, Tinariwen has made its unique stamp by bringing in the boomeranging influences of Western rock 'n roll back into their sound creating a whole new form of dance music that is as fresh as it is timeless. In describing their latest album Emmaar, the New Yorker remarked, “Their music swells to something almost as cathartic as loud rock music while being entirely unlike it.”
Watch Tinariwen’s “Islegh Taghram Tifhanan” here: http://youtu.be/DJbr0W8_X0k
Combining their darkly literary bedroom pop origins with sublime cascading guitars, synths and rhythms The Antlers have created a quiet revolution in thought and sound with their harrowing and often haunted tales of love unmoored, human frailty and emotional evisceration. Pitchfork.com wrote of the band’s latest Familiars, “against all odds, they’ve become one of the most interesting indie rock bands working.”
Watch The Antlers “Hotel” here: http://youtu.be/Ynkp1VHwbHg
Special guest Lonnie Holley grew up in Jim Crow-era Alabama where he dug graves, picked cotton and was run over by a car. Popmatters wrote “visions, morals and memories run together and flow right out of him with a direct but tender energy over his synthesizer-playing.”
While the artists performing hail from radically different backgrounds - they are unified in art by their use of expansive arrangements, hypnotic rhythms and a transcendent sense of building. It’s not a hook or a formula, it’s a cathartic and celebratory journey.