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The Siege – Zama (WAAM-03) Available TODAY

August 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

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Third times a charm, so it has been said. The Siege returns for number three in We Are All Machine’s catalog and this dog hunts. WAAM 03, Zama, finds the Siege exploring the psychedelic frontiers of modern dance. With 3 representing creativity, optimism, and renewal, it has become illuminated, in retrospect, that the Siege was subconsciously driven to birth these three tracks about time travel, rejuvenation, emotional exhaustion spurred by creation, loss, overexertion, and hope, among other uniquely human themes.

Applying recently developed techniques, incorporating newfound vintage gear, and hitting their production stride, Zama is the Siege’s most vocal laden and richly textured work to date. Swirling dub, art funk, and minimal psychedelia all conspire in a dense, dance mélange reminiscent of slow braised pork mole; ostensibly simple, yet delightfully delicious.

The cresting pads, hypnotic, layered beats, post rock sensibilities, and absurdist art that have all burrowed into the Siege’s collective psyches for many decades are slowly revealing themselves in each new production they create. They keep searching back further and further to find deeper inspiration to go farther and you needn’t search beyond Zama to see the truth in this.

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We Are All Machines

Aphotic Segment w/ Walter Wasacz + Special Guests

August 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

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Hello friends….. we are pleased to announce our latest installment of Aphotic Segment with good friend, Walter Wasacz. Perhaps you’ve saddled up to the bar at Katoi next to this wise gent and engaged in a romantic story about Detroit while sharing a bahn mi…. or perhaps not (although you’re missing out on one of the finest story tellers in the land).

Walter has influence that runs deep, whether it’s his stories about seeing David Bowie and Roxy Music for the first time. Whether it’s how he introduced us to psych rock and the new range of bands that encompass those leanings – think Toy and Total Control – or whether it’s first love affair with electronic music via the city of Detroit. This man always has a story to share and his record collection reflects this in such an astute manner. We’re always super pumped to have him out!

This month, residents Soren and Drew Pompa are taking the side lines and in their place are two very special guests. One of these guests will be debuting a performance for Aphotic Segment. The other….. well, we’re sure you’ve had a pineapple sheik or two with this weirdo (he also makes music with one of the residents, just a hint). Nonetheless, it should be a rager of mammoth proportions. Alyways free, always key!

Saturday, August 6th
Katoi
2520 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216

Aphotic Segment @ Corktown Strut Festival

June 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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It’s feels like it’s been dugeon ages since we released music under “The Siege” project. Alas… i’m here to inform you, the wait is over! The Siege will be performing live @ Katoi as a part of the Aphotic Segment program during the first annual Corktown Strut Festival. To add even greater excitement, the party will be in celebration of the brothers’ new 12-inch release entitled “Zama”. Zama is a 3-track EP of wizard sounds, demonstrating what the brothers do best behind their gear. It also marks the third release in the We Are All Machines catalog, with a fourth slated for the end of the year. Zama will be available online and at select retailers beginning July 1st 2016. Below are a few snippets from the up-coming EP, if you care to dabble. for tickets to Corktown Strut visit HERE

We Are All Machines & Mystical Disco – 05/28/2016 @ Katoi

May 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm

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Ya’ll know what’s up with WAAM but for more information on Mystical Disco, visit – www.mysticaldisco.bandcamp.com

Ben Jenkins – Alleviated // Vague Output
Drew Pompa – Aphotic Segment // We Are All Machines
J Hendrix – Mystical Disco // Synaptic
Pipe´Scuttleworth – We Are All Machines

Saturday, May 28th 2016
Katoi
2520 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
No Cover
10pm-2am