Splendid Beats Music and Thoughts by Crispy / Leave Trace
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Here are the photos I took at the fabulous Chillography 601 event on August 4, 2013.

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I’m back from an exhausting weekend at Esthetic Evolution 2012, in the epic Twin Springs, ID. I had a blast with the Monster Planet gang, and I do believe we brought something truly unique to the festival. People either got it and loved it, or just didn’t know what to make of us. Many thanks to the EE staff for giving us the opportunity — and our own stage for the entire fest — to do what we do best – melt faces and charm snakes.

Here are a few photos I took. Somehow I managed to make it look like there was no one there, but’s that far from reality. It was jammed with 1000+ shiny, happy people.

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Tune-in here tonight, June 11 from 9pm-1am PST, to catch the live webcast of our Monster Planet mayhem. Safety not guaranteed.

View the Monster Planet Channel

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Watch this space as we will yet again attempt a live broadcast of tonight’s Monster Planet unsanity. The show starts at 9pm PST.

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You know about Monster Planet, right? It’s where we take over a bar with 5 musicians, terrible B-movie montages, and improvise the rest from 9pm-1am.

Tune in tonight, Monday, January 9, 9pm-1am PST, as we attempt to live stream the Monster Planet insanity for your delight and bewilderment. Expect technical glitches (from space!) as we work out the bugs (from beyond time!), along with our regular cast of weird, strange, sick and twisted. Tonight’s auditory experience will be provided by Pezzner, Nio, Gel-Sol, William Mempa, and Blake Peterson. With visual entertainment by Killing Frenzy.

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Here’s a bit of video from our special Monster Planet show at ReBar on Halloween:

And a few photos….

Thanks, Lara!

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I finally got my Chillography 401 pics up on the old Flickr tube.


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Here’s a great video montage of the fun in the sun we had at Chillography 401. A huge thanks to everyone that came out to support mellow beats and friendly vibes.

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Attention PNW-based ambient heads: The venerable Rafael Anton Irisarri (aka The Sight Below) is curating an intentionally very limited capacity music + visual event. Substrata 1.1, happening July 15-17, and will feature work from Biosphere, Oren Ambarchi, Eluvium, Nils Frahm, Benoît Pioulard, Marcus Fischer, Crys Cole, and I3O.

Full event info, tickets (only 100 will be sold!), and artist bios can be found at www.substratafestival.com.

Substrata 1.1 is a three-day sound & visual art event held in Seattle, WA, scheduled for July 15 thru July 17, 2011.

Substrata seeks to explore varying perspectives of scale though the use of sound, composition and visuals – an international showcase featuring accomplished artists working in the cutting edge where structural abstraction meets physical dynamics.

By creating compositional spaces dealing with a sense of mass, along with openness of structure, the perspective of scale and the listeners place in relation is shifted to allow for greater a sense of ‘place’ beyond the environ of the performance in the interplay of the moment and physics of the larger world.

Wherein the most minute of gestures are made significant, or massive planes of perspective become revealed, as dynamic interplay builds these spaces that are as much acoustically sensed, as perceived in the mind’s eye. Each showcase features distinctly different takes of the potency of this kind of minimalism, varying between weighty combinations of bass and tonalities used to sculpt out atmospheric ambiance, or powerful dynamic structures made up of the subtlest filigree of sonic building materials.

As the name “substrata” implies, it is about subtle aesthetics that go beneath the surface and into deeper aural territories.

At its nucleus: a two-day performance program, followed by an auditory field trip to the beautiful Cascade mountain range. During the field trip, a small group of participants will spend time with the performing artists while capturing environmental recordings. This exercise will foster a newfound appreciation for our natural surroundings and create a platform for meaningful interaction between artists/participants while exploring a new locality.

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Monster Planet poster


Monday, April 11, 2011
9pm – 1am
The Can Can

Monster Planet is a live improvisational, experimental, ambient night featuring local musicians, visual artists, and rotating guests with a random Sci-Fi / Horror B-Movie.

Movie theme: WTF

Featuring music by:


So come down and enjoy a nice cocktail or two while having your brain fried with sonic bliss and movies so weird that they have to exist in order to keep balance in the universe.

The Can Can is now located on 1st and Pike Street in the Pike Place Market up the stairs by where the fish are thrown.

Happy Hour Absinthe specials all night.

9PM to 1AM, 21+

And it is FREE!

Facebook event post:

Keep track of Monster Planet awesome sauce on the official website!