AboutListening Center is the alias of drummer and electronic musician, David Mason. Drawing primarily from influences such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, lost film/TV soundtracks, and Kosmische Musik, Listening Center presents a patchwork of imagined pasts/futures, in which the listener can make his or her way through an undergrowth of dream-like melodies and electronic sound palettes which have the effect of being now reassuring, now unsettling.
Listening Center will be performing five live sets at Nublu next week, in support of colleagues Hessismore, who are celebrating the release of Myheadisaballroom/Whoneedsapalaceanyway on August 19th. There are rumors of possible optical interactions. Proceedings kick off at 8pm each night. Our own D. Mason will be providing electronic percussion accompaniment for the Hessismore segment.
Update: preorders are now available here.
On September 17th, Ghost Box will release the second recording in the Other Voices series, featuring two new tracks from Listening Center, “Quotidian Forgotten”, and “Our Material”. We’re further exploring the analog realm, synchronously recording synths and rhythm machines, each song a fixed moment in time.
Will be playing a set this Saturday, March 15th at this day long festival at Queens Museum, curated by Paolo Javier, 2013 Queens Borough Poet Laureate.
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Our track “Titoli” is available on this Bleep compilation – for a limited period, starting yesterday.
“A naive yet strangely sinister missive from the ever-intriguing Ghostbox label, where documentary synthesisers and toy drum machines give way to disembodied voices.”