Feorm Falorx 2023 North American Tour
Feorm Falorx 2023 North American Tour
This event is 21 and over.
$22.00 – General Admission (Advance)
$25.00 – General Admission (Door)
*plus applicable service fees
All doors & show times subject to change.
Plaid at The Independent on February 4, 2023 is rescheduled to July 29, 2023.
All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date will be honored at the new date. Should you be unable to attend the new date, please return to the point of purchase no later than February 16, 2023 to request a refund.
Please check our website, theindependentsf.com, for updates on the status of this show. For any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the show!
A note from Plaid:
“It is with deep regret that we must announce the postponement of our imminent U.S. and Canadian tour dates due to logistical and administration issues beyond our control.
We are immensely grateful to the promoters, venues and their staff, and to our own agents for making the reschedules possible.
We would like to apologize for the inconvenience it will cause the artists booked to perform with us and our fans, who we hate to disappoint.
We have been so looking forward to bring the show to you. We hope you’ll consider bearing with us until the summer.
All tickets purchased already will be valid for the relevant new dates, further tbc.“
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On the cusp of their 30th year with Warp records, now is the time to reflect on the massively important presence of Plaid, aka Ed Handley and Andy Turner. An institution since the late 80s, they’re monumental cornerstones for any self-respecting electronic music fan; mainly as Plaid, but also under aliases including The Black Dog and Balil — not to mention their work with Bjork.
Playful and wondrous, their 11th album ‘Feorm Falorx’ is generally gentler than the dark angularity its predecessor ‘Polymer,’ but it’s no less deep, and maintains the melodicism for which they’re loved. It’s still highly rhythmic too — traversing ‘Set If Off’ hi-hats, digitised harpsichords, mangled mandolin, cascading strings, rude basslines, mercurial grooves and even a touch of goth guitar.
Keen advocates of technology, here they manage to sound cutting edge, but also warm, human and nostalgic — purveying a sort of high-tech-retro-futurism. As usual they’re ever evolving, but there’s also line traceable right back within their own music. From their maverick early releases until now, they’ve embraced new methods of synthesis and explored diverse musical styles, maintaining a thread that spins through the early hip hop of their youth and beyond — to the sounds of the 60s and 70s that inspired it. Although not immediately obvious, on closer listen you can discern the influence of wigged-out grooves like Prince’s ‘Soft and Wet,’ Bob James’ ‘Westchester Lady’ and Jethro Tull’s ‘Bourée.’
The creatively emancipated, light-hearted nature of the sounds is reflected in the album’s concept, which finds the duo recreating a recent performance at the Feorm Festival, an intergalactic shindig held on the planet Falorx. In order to survive the Falorxian atmosphere they were converted into light so the traditional recording devices they’d taken on their spacecraft ‘The Campbell’ were not functional. Fortunately, having consulted Earth’s Space Agency, it was deemed safe to recreate the performance back in their London studio. Extensive testing of the resulting recordings have established a level of thought contamination deemed, “perfectly acceptable.”
‘The album artwork and press photos were created using a myriad of AI technology, Image Synthesis and OpenAI’s DALL·E, which can be seen in action here. Expanding on the same theme using AI/AR mechanisms, these will be followed by videos and a graphic novel, building into a whole Falorxian planet.’