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Event Archive - Transgress, Pleasure Frequency

Fri. April 1st 2005 Soma (All Ages)
9pm - 12am

Event Categories

Music: Electronic / DJ
Transgress plays approx 9:00pm-10:30pm
Pleasure Frequency plays approx 10:30pm-11:45pm


TRANSGRESS is the solo Live PA project of Peter 'Fish' Fisera (also of the live improvised techno band Inject). Fish (a proud resident of East Vancouver) has been meddling with keyboards and wires since the age of 14. Around 1998 or so, something strange happened in his head, and he began to foresake his first love (playing live rock and roll) for making techno; first in the studio only, then with a 100%-live solo downtempo project "Koolatron" and finally morphing into the sequencing-based
"Transgress". Instead of the laptop that is commonly the heart of a Live PA
setup these days, Fish uses Alesis MMT-8 hardware MIDI sequencers from circa 1989, along with a large array of both vintage and recent synths and drum machines. The result: techno, breaks, tech-trance, or downtempo; melodic and trippy, sometimes chaotic but rarely abrasive, and with an emphasis on original synth sounds rather than the expected. For this SOMA show, Fish will be performing a mixture of older
Koolatron tracks with sequencing added (the "Koolatron++" concept; some of these tracks have only been performed this way once, at The Listening Room 2003), a couple of slower Transgress breakbeat tracks, and some new
Transgress downtempo tracks.

Founder of the BHC and resident techno dude for kcuf uoy techno @ Lick every 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Thomas has been performing live electronic solo and collaboratively (max power, gimpo) in Vancouver since 1999. He loves playing ambient/down tempo just as much as he loves playing the hard techno.


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Transgress (Live PA breaks and techno)

Live PA (a raver term for "live electronic dance music, done with a combination of sequencing and live playing"); breaks and techno and sometimes downtempo too; using LOTS of old-school hardware instead of a laptop. Phat retro beats with a future edge, and stage presence out the yin-yang. For a full-length bio, see: more info