This year’s Moogfest (the third for the locally held immersion course in electronic music) brings some changes — a smaller roster, for one. And no over-the-top headliner. No Flaming Lips. No Massive Attack. Think of it as the perfect opportunity to get to know the 2012 performers better. It’s also a prime chance to check out some really experimental sounds, from Asheville’s own noise-rock duo Ahleuchatistas and electronic forefather Morton Subotnick to events at the Moog Music factory all weekend long.
Within this guide, Xpress offers up a select few interviews with performers (from dreamy noir duo Exitmusic to hip-hop genius GZA) as well as our take on all the bands and a roundup of Moogfest-related events. The Bob Moog Foundation, which furthers the ideas and sonic events of the man we’re all here to celebrate, makes a showing at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Emerald Lounge hosts a weekend-long showcase of local electronic artists. And performance-art outfit Invisible makes music with a typewriter.
Writers: Justin Farrar, Jordan Lawrence, Alli Marshall, Dane Smith. Editors: Alli Marshall, Rebecca Sulock. Designer: Nathanael Roney Copyright 2012
Exitmusic: Dancing in the Dark