Altmusic NZ is proud to present Pete Swanson (US), performing on Saturday 11th August at Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers.
Pete Swanson is an electronic multi-instrumentalist based in Oregon (US). A veteran of form-destroying psych/noise punks Yellow Swans, Swanson's solo album Man With Potential has been hailed as a masterpiece of noise-infused post-techno; wrought from wild improvised heavy electronic pulses and crystalline, immersive textures. His recent work offers a skull-crushing alternative to dancey beats – let your mind get squashed and then elevated to an astral plane via Swanson's psychedelic whirlpools of sound.
'It might sound paradoxical, but there really is a meditative aspect to Swanson's flying noise... Pete Swanson's ability to encompass many sounds and moods knows few bounds, if any.' - Pitchfork Magazine
He will be joined on Saturday night by Christchurch drone-guitarist Peter Wright and young Dunedin band the Kilmore Girls. Doors open at 8pm, and it is $10 admission. This will be Swanson's first solo tour of NZ.