March 16, 2011

Sach O is so 514.

Following up on that Kode9 post about the artier side of Dubstep and keeping up my weekly barrage of Montreal bass related posting, I was recently invited to preview a new dance show by Komodo Dubs collaborator and potential Vatican Ninja Warlock Assassin Tomomi Morimoto. Admittedly, I’m not usually one for contemporary dance and I was weary about writing about it – until I saw that it involved incredible sub-low frequencies, man vs. woman martial arts combat and an extended katana wielding fight scene. It’s a uniquely Montreal production: the kind of community oriented yet globally influenced performance that has us pegged as a “cool” city but mostly devoid of the pretension that dooms this type of stuff. I’m convinced that the full Komodo Dubs show (complete with Didgeridoo, Mongolian Throat Singing, Flutes, Gongs, Sword-fighting , DJing and live MPC manipulation) would kill at Low End Theory and possibly inspire a new Rza film, but until the MTL-La connection is strengthened, non-MTLiens will have to settle for this preview track from the crew’s upcoming sophomore album. As for 514 residents: Threshold is a great date night if you’re into bass and your girl’s into art – a strong possibility in this town which should hopefully lead to more interesting mutations.

MP3: Komodo – Sleeper’s Dream (Demo)

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