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Bee Mask

Bee Mask is a project of Chris Madak, from Cleveland Ohio (now based in Philadelphia), and a vehicle for an intricate and deeply warped idea of modern electronic music which draws equally on the ecstatic human/machine couplings of 1970s west coast synthesis, the fractured gloss of sampler concrète, the iridescent thumbprint of High Minimalism on the humid throb of trunk bass, and the barely- sublimated currents of vertigo and terror that course beneath the most unsettling moments in the canon of home-recorded psychedelia. The 2011 reissue of Canzoni dal Laboratorio del Silenzio Cosmico on Spectrum Spools (another imprint of Editions Mego) revealed Bee Mask’s place on the leading edge of a world in which distinctions between head music  and body music no longer apply. In the wake of Canzoni and the double LP retrospective Elegy for Beach Friday, Chris has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Europe and completed commissioned electroacoustic works dedicated to The Sonic Arts Union and John Cage. Listen here. Podcast of live show here. Interview here.




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