Apr 21, 2009

Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons, at its core, is comprised of Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. At least one of them is involved in all things released as Lucky Dragons, and they often bring in friends to collaborate on what has to be some of the most interesting trippy, electroacoustic, sample and beat heavy experimental music I've heard in a good while. Diverse and always engrossing, they manage to throw together classical sounding folk instruments with chopped formats, shifting beatscapes, and the breathy hums and murmurs of the members themselves.

The best thing about these guys though is their live shows. They've set up a system in which audience members interact directly with the music via mutual skin contact, light manipulation, and movement. This has to be seen to be believed.

Thus when a crowd gets involved in a Lucky Dragons concert it's an experience of closeness and strangeness as you grab and move with others and feel the music change with it. I don't know exactly how the system works but it's quite a sight to behold.


teknacolorninja said...

maybe i dreamt this up, but some alaskan newspaper had a promo for their show and it was similar to a personal ad - -"20 energetic volunteers needed to host show with lucky dragons" hyfy

robokraut said...

it makes SO MUCH SENSE that you would just happen to be reading some alaskan newspaper