Butterscotch Records is pleased to present Twin-Pole Sunshade, the first official release from Quindar, a collaboration between Grammy award–winning musician Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco) and art historian and curator James Merle Thomas (University of Southern California). “Part theory, part band,” Quindar combines rigorous historical research with musical performance. The duo selects archival materials (audio, film, design), and folds them into ambient, electronic, and experimental music. The project is names after Quindar tones, the ubiquitous transmission beeps heard during early manned spaceflight missions.
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Timed to coincide with their upcoming performance at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, June 26-28 [www.solidsoundfestival.com], Twin-Pole Sunshade sees Jorgensen and Thomas drawing from the official archives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to conjure a Cold War period aesthetic. Combining the sounds of early computing, telemetry systems and radar equipment with space-mission recordings and early synthesizer technologies that flourished during the same era, Twin-Pole Sunshade is an unexpectedly danceable record that also reads like an historical document.
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