June 3, 2016

Friday night live at Transistor: experimental guitar from hicksoncompactgroup and experimental electronics from Michael Nervous. Sound by Jon Monteverde. 

hicksoncompactgroup is the solo project of Chicago-area musician Matt Pataky. Taking influence from minimalist, experimental, and roots music, while using various instruments and self-taught recording techniques, HCG attempts to make abstract songs which are timeless in sound.

For this Transistor performance, HCG performed solo guitar through a string of effects pedals and amplifiers. Creating live loops and sound manipulations with prepared guitar, songs go from gradual finger-picked melodies to spaced-out drone.

Visit hicksoncompactgroup on Bandcamp  and Soundcloud.  

Michael Nervous, AKA Mike Dahlman, is a Chicago experimental musician who uses gadgets, software synths, MIDI, Ableton link, field recordings and fx to create soundscapes along visuals. 

Visit Michael Nervous' website and Soundcloud page.