Mon, 14 November 2011
This video interview goes back to September on a beautiful and crisp night at Ferndale's DIY Festival. A 3-day Festival of DIY music and arts. The emphasis is on the DIY as you won't find many commercial crafts. What you will find is booths with original, handcrafted arts, and some of the best local bands. On the opening night I went out and saw a couple bands I've been meaning to see since the beginning of the year. Phantasmagoria and Step Dad. The members of Phantasmagoria were nice enough to spend a few minutes with me. While I had heard and read great things about Phantasmagoria's unique combination of pop, electronic beats and tribal rhythms. Lianna's strong vocals mix in with Chris' music that has a dark and rich fullness to it. Comparisons are hard to come by, trip hop may come to mind, but, the organic blend of sounds that wash over the striking vocals, cancel that out and something more psychedelic is the result.
If you're in the Detroit area you can catch Phantasmagoria playing various venues, on Dec. 9 they'll be at the Magic Stick with Passalaqcua and Chrome Sparks. You can also pick up their music at Five Three Dial Tone and their bandcamp site.
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