Friday, July 15, 2011


This is the setlist of a Placentapede show at the Know, in Portland OR, from November 2009.

Guitar, with amp
Bass, with amp
Drum kit with cymbals
PA with speakers, microphones
Tape deck with found recordings
Various percussion instruments

The set will be 20 to 30 minutes in length.

It begins with a recording of scary movie sounds playing on the tapedeck through the PA. Adjusting tone for optimal sound. Extreme volumes are not needed.

The sampler is capturing ambient sounds and running them through the PA.

A microphone from the club’s PA is placed infront of one of our speakers.

The synthesizer is programmed to create some arpeggiator.

The bass guitar is turned on for low frequency. Feedback ensues.

The guitar is turned on for feedback leads.

Volume levels are very measured.

The tape is flipped, a new tape put on.

The musicians meditate on the drone produced, keeping it simple, minimal, expressive.

Aural conversation takes place.

Random musical energy is created.

Excitement crescendos.

The set ends; the tape plays through.

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