Of bats and beats
Phantasmagoria mixes digital and organic sounds for a dreamy racket
Published: March 2, 2011
In 2011, the band hopes to keep things moving forward. They plan on playing some impromptu house shows with their friends the Kodaks on the way down to the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. ("We just met them, actually," Vanicelli adds. "It was really nice of them.") And they're already working on the next album. "We definitely want to do some physical releases," Jarvis says. "It's my dream to put out vinyl."
And then there's Detroit Produce, an electronic collective made up of mostly DJ friends. The collective put on a show at CAID in December and has another coming up at Oslo after Blowout, with plans to put out a compilation as well. Jarvis acknowledges that Phantasmagoria isn't a typical dance-oriented electronic band, but he says that the collective has been a good match regardless: "We open the show, because we really don't fit anywhere else."
Vanicelli adds, "We open it, and then after that it's a dance party."
Listen to Spirit at phantasmagoria.bandcamp.com, and catch Phantasmagoria at Paycheck's at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
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