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WEDNESDAY 11/5

MARCUS PRICE'S DISCOMBOBULATING EXPERIMENTS, TOTAL LIFE'S MEDITATIONAL NOISE

Over the last couple of years, Seattle's Marcus Price has established himself as a restlessly inventive producer of experimental electronic music. Price's recent Four (three) 12-inch is a mind-scrambler of serious electronic tomfoolery. Over these six tracks, Price subtly intertwines elements of noise, IDM, and ambient to form jagged compositional puzzles of unsettling atmospheres and discombobulating rhythms. It's one of the best 206 releases of the year. Check it out at marcusprice.bandcamp.com. Olympia's Total Life (Growing guitarist Kevin Doria) specializes in inducing a massive buzz that makes Metal Machine Music sound like Muzak. But for all its gear-grinding turbulence, it's ultimately meditative, like an ultra-minimalist Éliane Radigue composition blown up with a nuclear missile. With Pink Void, Lightning Kills Eagle, and Pill. Highline, 9 pm, $8, 21+.

THURSDAY 11/6

AMBIENT STAR PANABRITE'S RELEASE PARTY FOR PAVILION LP

It seems as if Panabrite (Seattle synth maestro Norm Chambers) is releasing something every few months. All this productivity doesn't mean he's letting quality slacken. On the contrary, Panabrite's latest full-length, Pavilion (Immune Recordings), is one of his best efforts yet. He calls the album his "love letter to some Italian albums from the classic '70s era of minimalism and prog," citing Franco Battiato, Alvin Curran, and Claudio Rocchi as inspirations. Panabrite's deft touch for majestic melodies and subtly menacing moods remains unerring throughout Pavilion. He may be minimalist in his techniques, but Panabrite's expansive music shows no dearth of emotional resonance. COIN (Michael Varella) creates vast, poignant and wonderfully bleak ambient music with guitar and electronics, hovering in a cobalt-hued sky with the grand solemnity of Stars of the Lid or Windy & Carl. Olympia duo L.A. Lungs' new Debacle Records LP, Rrest, is a long-form drone opus that's intensely gripping and eventful, and is one of Debacle's greatest releases. Kremwerk, 9 pm, $5, 21+.

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FREAKY SCOTTISH BEATMAKER RUSTIE HAS A PROG COMPLEX

When it comes to bass-centric beatmakers, Scotland's Rustie is like Return to Forever or Emerson Lake & Palmer in a world of two-chord punk rockers. That is to say, Rustie's tracks are freaking complex. His 2011 album Glass Swords twisted electro funk into some of the most convoluted knots ever. For his new full-length, Green Language, Rustie tones down the crazy rhythmic origami and excessively rich textures, but the record's still a hothouse hybrid of repurposed rave-anthem riffs and tones and 21st-century hiphop—candy-coated and glittery yet somehow still weirder than hearing someone rap in a Scottish accent. Neumos, 8 pm, $16 adv, all ages.