Live Music Preview: Organic Groove


Manning the PA system will be Britain’s Chris Clark, whose gothic, melodic glitch-inflected techno burrows deep into the brain, thanks to his percussive pallet of sampled slaps, claps and finger snaps. His work on the Warp label has, at times, been a heady affair, but live sets tend to resonate more in the hips than the cerebral cortex.

Headlining will be Seattle-based jazz three-piece, Ponga, who have more in common with Miles Davis fusion (think “Bitches Brew”) than they do with today’s laptop-toters. A network of loops and samples gives their bullish improvisation a center, but when it’s all said and done the china shop may lie in ruins.

Read the full preview at The Japan Times Online.

Organic Groove | The Japan Times Online

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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