Sound of Ceres, Home Body, Emily Ritz

/ Mar

Sound of Ceres, Home Body, Emily Ritz

Front Room
07:30 pm

Fri March 30th

BSP Kingston presents

An evening of dreamy, electro-infused pop music with stunning visuals, featuring:

Sound of Ceres [New Paltz/NYC]
HOME BODY [Western Mass]
Emily Ritz [Hudson]

$10 | 18+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show

Fire rises out of the lunar mountains; new Ceres in sound when I carry Karen Hover, Ryan Hover, Jacob Graham, Ben Phelan, and Derrick Bozich up to a peak and lay them down on the edge of a synthesizer.

An audio / visual experience with sounds ranging from 1960’s exotica to majestic, synthesizer adorned, future horizons. Visual depictions of the greater cosmos utilizing lasers, fiber optics and other hand made mechanisms. Feat. members of Candy Claws, Apples in Stereo, and the Drums.

Fever-pop duo Home Body ignores convention with their vivid blend of electronic, new wave, and experimental pop music, performed from the gut with wild abandon and art-school-cool theatricality. Balancing textured layers of juicy synthesizers, gritty beats, and tectonic bass with spirited, stormy vocals, synthesist Eric Hnatow and vocalist Haley Morgan create a visceral sonic landscape that feels equal parts cosmic, fleshy and electric. Emerging from the vibrant Western Mass music scene, Home Body plays with form and improvisation while retaining a dreamy pop sensibility and demanding presence. Live, the duo punctuates their sound with dance and manual light manipulation, reaching beyond their performance to create a high-vibration spectacle that is buzzing with soul, shadow, and depth.

A native New Yorker, Emily Ritz spent nearly a decade in the Bay Area, making art and performing and releasing music with bands Yesway, Honeycomb, and DRMS. Though her music and art remain very inspired by the lush landscapes of Northern California, Ritz moved back East to Hudson, NY in 2016. There, she began performing under her own name for the first time and recorded her first solo album.
Ritz’s otherworldly soul music plays at the fault line between organic and electric. While her thoughtful, intimate songwriting and delicate fingerpicking are akin to the contemporary folk of Jessica Pratt and Angel Olsen, electronic neo-soul twinges call forth the seductive trip-hop of James Blake.

Pattern Recess comes out April 27th, with a solo US tour to follow from April to June. Audiences can expect an intimate and compelling live performance.