[2011.12.2] PWRFL POWER Korea Tour 2011 in LOWRISE

[2011. 12. 2] PWRFL POWER Korea Tour 2011

2011년 12월 2일, 금요일, 저녁 8시

드린지 오

1984년 아사히카와 태생. 음악가, 번역가. 고교 졸업 후, 미국 Seattle로 이주. Cornish College of the Arts의 작곡 학과 졸업. 2003년, 19세에 전위 즉흥 그룹 na를 시작. 2006년부터는 솔로 PWRFL Power로서 활동 개시. Slender Means Society, Popular Noise, Impose Records등의 레이블에서 작품을 발표. CMJ Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, Monolith Festival, MFNW등의 페스티발에도 출연. 2009년에는 레이블 HALF YOGURT를 설립. 일본의 뮤지션들을 앨범을 발매하고 해외의 뮤지션들을 일본에 초청하는 것에 집중하고 있음. 투어를 가는 곳마다 음악 이론, 작곡, 기타 전반의 레슨도 가능함. 영어로도 음악 레슨이 가능함. (TOEIC 975점)


– 현매 15,000원
– 예매없음
– 실내 금연
– 음료 없음 (반입 환영)

Presented by PDH and Curlysol Records

8:00 PM, 11. 11, Fri, 2011

Do Kyungman
Kim Mokin
Dringe Augh

In spite of its populist facade, popular music still largely manages to maintain a number of strangely puritanical conventions. One exceptionally glaring case in point is the assumed mutual exclusivity of humor and “serious” music–the assumption that all “important” music is solemn, earnest, and marked with abject sincerity. Particularly in the realm of the singer/songwriter, sap and heart-sleeved sincerity are tantamount to authenticity, and humor is viewed at best as a suspicious novelty. Which is just one reason why PWRFL Power’s Kazutaka Nomura doesn’t especially care for pop conventions.

Born to an architect and a calligrapher in Hokkaido, Japan in 1984, Kaz began studying Classical and Jazz guitar at the age of 13–moving to Seattle at 18 to study musical composition. Shortly after his arrival, the diminutive and charismatic Nomura co-founded (along with two other like-minded Japanese emigres) the city-conquering, genre-defying free-improv trio Na–who, before their residency-related demise in 2006, self-released over 40 recordings, and garnered ink in Wire, Spin, and The Stranger.

Following the dissolution of his band, Nomura–now armed with a fancy music degree–decided to refine his focus: constricting his work from genre-less abandon to more traditional song structures. The result is PWRFL Power: an unconventional marriage of melodically rich, Fahey-styled acoustic virtuosity and conversational, knowingly naive lyrical abandon. With the most basic of building blocks, Nomura forges a uniquely avant-informed brand of outsider folk music–one that relies as much on impish mischief as it does on considered craft and technique.

In the year or so since his live debut, PWRFL Power has collected considerable local and national acclaim for his magnetically charming live performances–with high-profile appearances at Wham City’s Whartscape festival, and a mainstage slot at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party (an appearance which resulted in Kaz being cast as himself in one of those weird, animated Esurance television commercials).

With his self-titled full-length debut, PWRFL Power covers considerable aesthetic strides–from contemplative sparsity to bluesy dexterity to pure pop, and on through to a number scarcely definable alleyways in between–whilst spinning loving yarns about self-acceptance, internet dating, chopstick etiquette, loathsome cats, cocaine, obsessive-compulsive text messaging, and tomato throwing. And what’s most awe-inspiring is that, in spite of this innate humor, PWRFL Power manages to transcend the potentially cloying confines of its subject matter–seemingly by sheer will–with thoughtfully constructed, elegantly played, and catchy as fuck compositions. So yes, the songs are meant to be funny. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them seriously.

PWRFL Power has performed with Deerhoof, Gang Gang Dance, Dan Deacon, No-Neck Blues Band, Spoon, Beach House, Sir Richard Bishop, No Age, Wooden Wand, Sage Francis, Marnie Stern, Barr, Aa, White Magic, Jana Hunter, Gang Wizard, and countless others.


– At Door 15,000W
– No Advance.
– No Smoking Inside.
– Please Bring Your Own Drink.

Presented by PDH and Curlysol Records



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