As Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon’s collection ranges from the druggy and claustrophobic to the beautiful, benumbing lo-fi pop. He’s got two forthcoming releases in 2013, so expect more fleshed out skeletons and compiled experiments. Start your night off spellbound by Amsterdam-based Fetter’s bewitching electro-folk and Wouter Venema’s fragmented visual narratives.
Damon McMahon’s first album under the moniker Amen Dunes, a druggy and claustrophobic collection meant for McMahon’s ears alone, was recorded in a cabin and then promptly shelved. He then moved to Beijing for a few years and basically stopped making music. Those early recordings were finally released in 2009 and were well-received enough to inspire him to return to the US and form a band. The full-length that resulted, Through Donkey Jaw, found the skeletons of ideas from his debut fleshing out into beautiful, benumbing lo-fi pop, while his new Spoiler LP compiles experiments recorded over the last few years. Start your night off spellbound by Amsterdam-based Fetter’s bewitching electro-folk and Wouter Venema’s fragmented visual narratives.
For more of Wouter’s work, visit woutervenema.nl.