Weep, O’ Mine Eyes Formed in 1984, by Michael Weicker, Weep, O' Mine Eyes has been an evolutionary journey to present day.
Weep, O' Mine Eyes is inspired by the German Expressionist Movement of the early 20th Century, by such artists as Oscar Kokoschka and by early Industrial musicians such as Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey, Kraftwerk, Thomas Leer and Robert Rental...
Weep, O' Mine Eye's early musical experiments utilized analog synthesizers, drum machines, eastern hand drums, and found objects such as metal canisters and power tools.
In recent years, digital and analog modelling synthesizers as well as an Eigenharp have been added to the Weep, O' Mine Eyes studio. This augmentation, coupled with digital sequencing and mixing equipment has allowed for an elaborate mix of past and present electronic music technology.
The music of Weep, O’ Mine Eyes is eclectic ranging from ambient to IDM to industrial. Every album and live performance is approached as a new sound canvas…
Byron Fredrick's work spans over 2 decades as a musician, producer and event promoter based in the Calgary music scene. Playing keyboards and bass in local bands and as a solo live pa performer at a national level, Fredrick's projects have taken him over a wide musical landscape including Reggae, Soca, Rock, Funk, and Electronic.
In 2002 after taking in Mutek while his reggae band at the time was in Montreal playing a festival date, Fredrick returned home, quit the band and committed to becoming more involved in production blending the styles he grew up playing with electronic beats and textures. With one foot in old world techniques and the other in the new, his production skills explore the musical terrains of Dub infused Down-tempo and Deep/Tech-House. Capturing the essence of Fredrick’s musical journey, a four song EP "Use Your Talent (If You Can)" was released independently under his Phonotactic moniker in 2006 and on Real Recordz (Italy) in 2007.
At performances, audiences can expect a mixed tempo set starting deeply dubbed out gradually reaching a deep tech house destination. Expect both broken and 4 on the floor beats, a Rhodes lick here, a TB 303 groove there, bass... lots of bass... with deep synthpads from Ableton’s sound banks bridging the gap between the old school and the new. All the while channeling his inner Lee "Scratch" Perry riding feedback loops created by delay upon delay to keep the audiences moving and their minds stimulated.
Lokey: ecologist, planner and creative soul, leif olson aka lokey has been creating and performing weird, glitchy bass music, lush downtempo soundscapes, and odd techno explorations for over a decade, using an ever-evolving custom-crafted ableton performance rig to conjure new and original music from the world around him. based out of calgary, he regularly contributes to live music through education, performance and event planning, performing live improvised music at every opportunity. his recent work is up at http://lokey.bandcamp.com