We were already stoked about New York City’s third annual Unsound Fest when we first heard about it in January. Today the digitally-rendered sky radiates even brighter, as Unsound releases its full festival schedule and ticketing information (thanks for the tip, Brooklyn Vegan).
A feast of neo-classical, ambient, noise metal and all things dub will fill NYC from April 18 – April 22, hosting concerts, film screenings and panel discussions in venues around the city. Thursday’s SINGULARITY showcase at (le) Poisson Rouge features enigmatic psych/hip-hop duo Hype Williams, MIDI-Metal trio Next Life and the debut U.S. performance from London-based producer Actress. Expect a clutch of new material from Hype Williams core duo Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland, who will release a new album titled Black Is Beautiful on the Tuesday preceding the show.
Friday includes sets from Berlin electro-minimalists POLE and SoCal psych-trancers Sun Araw playing back-to-back at (le) Poisson Rouge, and an all-night experimental club showcase at Warsaw starring German techno titan Monolake, among others.
On Saturday, Polish composer Michal Jacaszek will open what promises to be a transcendental set at the West Park Presbyterian Church. Following Jacaszek’s performance, ambient innovators Biosphere and Lustmord will premiere “TRINITY,” a joint composition commissioned by the festival. Elsewhere, at a venue still TBD, the BASS MUTILATION showcase will see Brooklyn duo Sepalcure, LA clubbers Nguzunguzu and others filling late-night slots at a party scheduled until 6am.