Wednesday, February 21, 8pm, $5
Persian/Filipino trip-hop from Toronto
HundredMillionThousand www.facebook.com/hundredmillionthousand www.hundredmillionthousand.comwww.instagram.com/hundredmillionthousand https://soundcloud.com/hundredmillionthousandhttps://hundredmillionthousand.bandcamp.com
HundredMillionThousand (HMT) is the moniker of Noel Jon, a genre-defying producer and composer of Iranian-Filipino descent from Edmonton, Canada. In addition to musical explorations, HMT is heavily involved in post-production, design, and a/v. Revered as a futurist take on early Massive Attack and Amon Tobin, HMT’s sound revolves around galactic sound design, Persian instrumentation, and aggressive downtempo percussion. For live performance, HMT contextualizes his music with a visual narration of “Gordafarid” (a suppressed female story teller in Iran) through audio/visual, and laser performance.
Conceptualized as a sonic mood journal with the aesthetic of an ‘Iranian Space Odyssey’, HMT’s debut album, lp1, was self-released this April on vinyl and digital. The debut found much critical acclaim from the press and blogs including the Huffington Post, AlbumOftheYear.Org, Paste Magazine, the 405, and more.
“A stand out record of the year, the album is like no other you will hear.” – Paste Magazine
“He marries Western and Iranian sounds in order to develop a varied sound that’s at once melodic, haunting, abrasive and ominous.” – Exclaim!
“…the melody, dark and moody, like an approaching bank of clouds, conveys a tension that borders on tentative, as if the tension can’t make up its mind – go, or stay and increase.” – The Huffington Post
Here’s a couple of videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1wwlhS9yfU
And live: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPY1_SISYrw
Event page: www.facebook.com/events/319706775186619