OUTTASIGHT IN INNER SPACE WITH MOOD ORGAN AND PARTICLE BEING ENSEMBLE
Mood Organ is the solo incarnation of Seattle's Timm Mason, who also plays guitar in psych rockers Midday Veil and synthesizers in cosmic-disco duo TJ Max with Midday Veil bassist Jayson Kochan. As Mood Organ, Mason retreats from those more extroverted endeavors to conjure introspective and diverse abstractions that reveal his vast knowledge of electronic-music history. Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick, Popol Vuh, Conrad Schnitzler, and Mannuel Göttsching are just some of Mood Organ's creative touchstones. This is music that subtly envelops you in strange textures and atmospheres and leaves vibrant moiré tattoos on your third ear. Particle Being Ensemble are an interesting new local project consisting of members from psychedelically inclined rock groups Brain Fruit and Rose Windows. They have a forthcoming CD, Post Terrestrial Volume One, on the excellent Debacle label that promises to delve fascinatingly into drone, raga, astral jazz, and krautrock, if the one studio track and one live show I've experienced by PBE are indicators. With Geist & the Sacred Ensemble. Rat and Raven, 8 pm, $6, 21+.
CADENCE WEAPON'S ODD, FUTURISTIC RAP
Montreal via Edmonton rapper/producer Cadence Weapon (Rollie Pemberton) showed he wasn't a conventional hiphop artist right from jump with his 2005 debut full-length, Breaking Kayfabe. That work revealed the sonic influence of mavericks like Sensational and Antipop Consortium, bearing the outré traits of IDM and electro. The silver-tongued Cadence busted even further out of conventional hiphop parameters with 2008's Afterparty Babies, which stretched rap into higher-bpm'd, left-field techno/house territory without marring his authoritative flow or alt-culture-savvy lyrics. The new album, Hope in Dirt City, adds new-wave rock, psychedelic soul, and warped disco to Pemberton's skill set—and, as he says, he "don't need a hype man." Cadence Weapon's odd future is now. With Liars and Grave Babies. Neumos, 8 pm, $15, 21+.
One last thing: Local label Pleasure Boat Records just released a new album by Seattle duo Logic Probe titled Full Glitz, and you need it. For the last decade, Logic Probe (Dave Ford and Derek Linaman) have been producing strange and brainy techno tracks whose antsy shifts in the grooves and menagerie of malfunctioning-appliance textures rival those of IDM kings Autechre. Full Glitz continues Logic Probe's exacting examination of techno's amoeba-like ability to mutate in baffling ways. Check out the release at www.pleasureboatrecords.bandcamp.com/album/full-glitz.