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Double CD release show • iNK oN pAPER • Luke Carr

Pitch & Ink

Gregg Martini

Albuquerque is blessed with a twin CD release from some superb Santa Fe musicians at Synchro Studio on Friday night. iNK oN pAPER is a duo, Carlos Santistevan (bass) and Milton Villarrubia III (drums). Both use electronic manipulation on their instruments—while “dragging rhythm through the mud,” as they aptly describe their sound. The mix of groove and technical skill on display here appeals to both head-nodders and serious music geeks. Their debut release, titled Official Demo, starts off with muscular riffing and proceeds to mutate every pattern evoked throughout the five-track disc, culminating in a spacious, 14-plus minute mindwarp. Luke Carr’s band, Pitch & Bark, is currently on hiatus, but that hasn’t slowed him down. He now performs as a live-looping one-man band and recently recorded a “mini-epic,” titled “Pigrow,” at local/international musician John Dieterich's home, and Dieterich plays on two tracks. It’s a very personal record—at times almost nakedly so. Carr works with a broad palette of moods and modes, from near-whispered poetics to jagged instrumental shifts to full-on rock bursts and back again. Local experimental acts Enemy Tone and Cinik round out the all-ages bill, and admission is $5. (Derek Caterwaul)

Friday Feb 22, 2013

Synchro Studio

512-B Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Cost:

$5