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Dead Voices on Air at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Photo by Tom Murphy

While with Zoviet France, electro wizard Mark Spybey made music that reflected the post-industrial, darkly ambient atmosphere of the band’s base in Newcastle upon Tyne; his departure and subsequent rebirth 20 years ago as the leader of Dead Voices on Air marked an artistic turning point that allowed Spybey to evolve his own voice—a complex union of spacious lyricism, persistent percussion loops and metallic mystery. Dead Voices on Air will present their work along with Spybey-influenced ensemble Orbit Service and local arhats of electronic output Enemy Tone (Ken Cornell) and Sleepdepth (Ehren Salazar) on Friday, April 3, at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW).

As a gathering of performers, this particular lineup represents just about everything that is compellingly awesome about the current state of electronica—provocative in execution, technically adept and as musically deep as the desert in these parts. The concert begins at 8pm. This is an all-ages event with admission going for $17; tickets are available at vendini.com. National Hispanic Cultural Center • Fri Apr 3 • 8pm • $17 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar