Arbouretum

Arbouretum

Eternal Tapestry, Matt Clark

Fri, October 7, 2011

10:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Arbouretum
Arbouretum
The Gathering, Arbouretum’s fourth album, was to a large extent inspired by The Red Book by Carl Jung, or more specifically, Jung’s pursuit of the inner images that led to the book’s writing. Dave Heumann, the singer, guitarist and main lyricist of Arbouretum, has long been a fan of experiences that surpass comprehension and describe the numinous. The narrative of “losing one’s way and finding it again” resonated deeply and it was in this context that the songs that comprise The Gathering came to be.

With elaborate and very allegorical imagery, Heumann’s lyrics take the listener with him on an adventure, filled with conflict, redemption and revelation. The central metaphor of the track “The White Bird” refers directly to the book, while other songs are more generally inspired by Jung’s archetypal reservoir of experience, for example, the epic “Song of the Nile”, with its themes informed by Gnostic mythology.
Eternal Tapestry
Eternal Tapestry
Eternal Tapestry started in the fall of 2005, conceived after original members Nick Bindeman and Dewey Mahood discovered their mutual love of Sonny Sharrock and Neu! It was these two vastly different artists who helped the band's sound take shape, free improvised guitar with structured rhythms and lots of layered ambient sound. They asked a few friends to join them in the band and so it began. Nick's younger brother Jed moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2006 and joined shortly afterwards. At this time both Nick and Jed were playing drums as part of a six piece band, making very chaotic and dark psychedelic music. A few members came and went around this time, leaving the core trio of Nick, Dewey and Jed to continue on their own.

Most of the limited edition LPs released to date document this trio. In 2009 Ryan Carlile joined the band on saxophone and synth, and just in the last year Krag Likins joined as bassist, completing the current line up. The members of Eternal Tapestry are extremely active in the experimental underground. Nick explores minimal synth music as Tunnels, with an album to come on Troubleman Unlimited in 2011. In addition Nick plays guitar in the psychedelic/improv group Jackie-O Motherfucker.

Dewey has recorded solo bliss out music as Plankton Wat since 2002, and explores the outer realms of dub as Edibles. Jed has played in the bi-coastal drone/rock band Heavy Winged since 2004 and has released many records with the band over the years, with the latest being a release on Type Records. He also joined Jackie-O Motherfucker as their drummer at the beginning of 2010, and plays in the minimalist/techno project Operative. Ryan plays as one half of the electronic/drone duo Cloaks. Jed and Dewey also collaborate with Barn Owl as the group Garden Sound, whose debut album came out this fall on the Digitalis label.
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
Matt Clark (American, b. 1775) is a Chicago-based guitar player and artist, unknown for his work as 1/2 of the psychedelic drone duo White/Light (on Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records). Clark has performed on Oprah, in Le Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, and behind the Big Horse Taqueria (R.I.P.), while under contract to Capitol Records and Astralwerks Records and/or under handshake to Honk If You're A Moose Records (R.I.P.). Clark's recent music activities include a month-long sound installation and performance residency at the Museum of “Contemporary” Art Chicago, an afternoon-long performance residency playing Rolling Stones (R.I.P.) songs solo for a conference room full of tax lawyers, and a wayfaring appearance on lap steel guitar with space punks Disappears at Lollapalooza.

Clark’s music is at the forefront, and in the background, of the one-man “Cosmic American Primitive” movement. He is the youngest son of influential rust belt folk-blues ukulelist Weezy Newhard Clark and a brother to all.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com