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Grownup Music presents: NNN Cook's "Crease or Abyss" (GUM008)

  • William A Kerr Foundation LLC 21 O'Fallon Street St. Louis, MO, 63102 United States (map)

NNN Cook (GUM tape release)
JoAnn McNeil
Astro Blackus

This is a safe event:
No sexism, no racism, no ableism, no homophobia, no transphobia, no queerphobia, no fatphobia, no hatefulness allowed. Abusers/assaulters and/or people accused of abuse/assault are not welcome.

It is an honor for Grownup Music to have the opportunity to collaborate with NNN Cook's implacable experimental label Close/Far Recordings. To effectuate this collaboration, nebulosa and Popular Housing will be putting out a split tape on C/F on the next Bruxism (April 26th at the Schlafly Tap Room), but first NNN Cook will be releasing a new album on Grownup Music at the end of this month. Its name is "Crease and Abyss" (GUM008), and it will be available on cassette tape Saturday, March 31st.

To celebrate this release we will be hosting a meditative and contemplative experience at the William A Kerr foundation. Our featured supporting artists are sure to tap into your subconscious while you peacefully delve into some of St Louis' finest soundscapes. As a grounding into the natural world, featured readers will complement our musical selection, thus stimulating both mind and soul in what will surely be a one of a kind reflective experience.

--NNN Cook--
Founder of Close/Far Recordings and paladin of the experimental sound of St Louis, NNN Cook has been on the vanguard for a while. Each of his musical experiments stands alone as a glowing test tube of curious genius and forward thinking adventure. His musical experience transcends the speakers; it moves and sways through the room and its physicality often ensues metamorphosis. He will be releasing his new album "Crease or Abyss" (GUM008) on cassette tape this evening.

--JoAnn McNeil--
Worlds expand as soon as JoAnn sits down at the table. Sound evolves slowly but uncontrollably, and when you thought you were there a new landscape breach in front of you. Otherworldly monologue colors the land and brings it flowers or weeds. When the clapping starts, you come to after vanishing into seventeen dimensions, and in deep confusion, you smile.

--Astro Blackus--
Armed with a sampler and gazing from behind his mask, Astro Blackus feels a bump on a seemingly flat surface. His compositions are as contemplative as they are stimulatingly dynamic. The sound is manipulated, looped and regurgitated into chimeras of self-reflection and outwards expression. In his mask, we hide, and when the light bounces off we see our own soul trapped by reason.


William A Kerr Foundation
$7-$10 at the door // Bring cash to purchase "Crease or Abyss" on tape
GUM merchandise will be available for sale

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