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Tin Man, Cassegrain, Archivist, and Josef Gaard


Crocodile Belltown
Wed., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2015 21+

$20/$25/free with festival pass

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Rising local crew secondnature makes its Decibel Festival debut tonight with this outstandingly curated lineup. Hardware-using California producer Tin Man (aka Johannes Auvinen) looks like he could’ve stepped out of Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine cover, but he’s more about slyly seductive acid house than emulating Ralf und Florian. His tracks’ cool-browed minimalism sneaks up on you and gradually dominates your limbs in a super-casual way. Also, anyone who’s collaborated with Donato Dozzy merits your respect. Berlin techno duo Cassegrain also use synthesizers, but they’re a much darker, harder proposition than Tin Man—with whom they’ve worked. Check “Sear” for a psychedelically propulsive example of their combined talents. Cassegrain’s superpower is to turn bleak, relentlessly pounding techno into soundtracks for getting out of your mind and your body. Producers Archivist (Alex Markey) and Josef Gaard (Nathan Levenson) represent two reasons why Seattle will remain a powerful force in the techno underground for years to come. Their stark, overcast minimalism shows an acute attention to detail and a surprising sensuality amid its severity. DAVE SEGAL


2200 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.

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  • Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
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  • Wed., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2015