April 11, 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.)
Disintegrator and Strange Mana
The Knock Back, 2315 NE Alberta St., Portland
"Suffice it to say, some calming music is in order for me to start this week. So I turn to Daniel Roberts and his amazing project Disintegrator. The name seems specifically chosen to evoke the work of William Basinski…or at least that's my assumption based solely on the gorgeous melting sounds that Roberts is doing here, something that brings to mind The Disintegration Loops. It's a salve to a weary system, and as we greet another week, another four years of our President in office, another celebration of one of the greatest peacemakers of our world, and another day above ground..., I say put these epic sound explorations on and drift away in a meditative state. In spite of all of the bumps and hiccups on the road, things are pretty okay."
Strange Mana: http://strangemana.bandcamp.com/
This event is part of AMP KPSU, a series of programming and events April 4-18 to raise funds, friends and enthusiasm towards our efforts to acquire an FM signal. KPSU strives to amplify the voice and experience of students at Portland State University. Help bring free-form, student-run college radio back to Portland's FM airwaves!