Emily Reo + Foxes in Fiction at The Mr. Roboto Project
Don't Let the Scene Go Down on Me! Collective presents...
Foxes in Fiction
@ The Mr. Roboto Project
5106 Penn Ave.
7pm // $10 // All Ages
Emily Reo has been recording and touring independently for over a decade. Starting with 2009s Minha Gatinha, a self-released collection of home-recorded droning noise-pop, shes continuously released a slow drip of pop experiments via artist-operated imprints. Her second full-length, 2013s critically acclaimed Olive Juice, was a progression towards bright, kaleidoscopic synthesizer layers and loops, with prismacolor melodies upon melodies; her songs depicting the beauty of nature through vocoder processing.
In 2016, she returned, transforming her vocoder-harmonies into something even more meticulous and mesmerizing with her Spell single. Reo had always gestured towards the tension between organic and robotic sounds in her work, but with Spell that duality underscored an inherent solemness and depth of emotion in her voicea dynamic that comes to a head on her forthcoming 2019 full-length.
Over the past few years, Reos live shows have notably evolved from solo sets where she would play electronics alongside soft visual collages, to explosive three-piece endeavors full of expressive drumming and keytar soloinga shift that speaks to the evolution of the project since Olive Juice. With each new body of work, Reo has increasingly pulled back the haze, sharpening her pop vision; Only You Can See It is her most fully-realized collection to date, with her most intricate lyricism and dynamic songwriting. Reos background as a visual artist continues to play out over her sprawling pop songs: her ear for negative space, for shading and saturating, for shifting between the bright and the subdued.
Recorded at various studios, apartments and homes around New Yorknotably, it was partially recorded with Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez at Gravesend RecordingsOnly You Can See It is Reos Carpark debut, following releases with Orchid Tapes and Elestial Sound. Over the years, Reos self-booked tours have brought her to community spaces and all-ages venues around the U.S. and internationally. Reo has been inspired by the many places shes called home: Orlando, Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
The Mr. Roboto Project (View)
5106 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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