SINJIN HAWKE

ZORA JONES

Thursday, September 28 2017

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison St. PDX OR

$12 Adv.
Doors 9pm; 21+

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SINJIN HAWKE

Barcelona based Sinjin Hawke - who has recently been making liquid metal waves in a series of collaborations with the likes of Mike Q, L-Vis 1990 and Just Blaze, has been strutting his production acumen across a dizzying array of styles this year. Whether they be celestial remixes for ghetto house legends, wildly textured club machinations or space-age grime/Memphis amalgamations, his orchestral arrangements come across as monolithic as thousand-year-old statues carved out of granite cliffs. Whether he’s performing on his own or teaming up with fellow Fractal Fantasy co-founder, Zora Jones, Sinjin Hawke has the golden touch that brings technicolor to the most monochrome of clubs, creating the kind of atmosphere that brings all us a bit closer together.

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ZORA JONES

Zora Jones finds it a lot easier to articulate thoughts with some time to respond. As a request, the conversation with Fractal Fantasy's First Lady is conducted via email - which is meaningful, if only because the manner in which I receive her answers adhere to the same measured and patient approach she has applied to her work. Maybe synonyms of patience aren't the words that come to mind when you hear Jones' songs: they're a speedball of high-octane, fast-tempo suites that require multi-hyphenates for the styles they span. For example, on her new single Ruby Fifths, Teklife member Heavee's vocals are spliced into a propulsive force of bass, drones, and punctuating percussion that overloads your senses. It's indebted to footwork and crunk; the former of which is what Jones has said is the music she loves and has influenced her the most. Born in Austria, but now based in Barcelona, Jones established Fractal Fantasy two years ago with her partner Sinjin Hawke as a platform initially to host their computer graphic pieces and audiovisuals (with collaborators Cyberlight and Ezra Miller) and has since evolved to include code experiments and their solo work. A year earlier, Hawke challenged Jones to create 100 songs before releasing them to the public - seven of which make up her debut EP '100 Ladies'. Bookended by the hollow Oh Boy and the dizzying First Light, '100 Ladies' is often formless, but Jones' fluidity is defined by her ability to find refinement with a few elements. At times, it sounds drugged by its own intoxication. Even when removed from the glossy hyperreal visuals, Jones' sound design is unquestionably experimental and at times too confounding for mere words.

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