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DFA’s Black Meteoric Star to Release Singles, Debut Full-Length

posted May 13, 2009, 11:41 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Girlie Action

DFA’s Black Meteoric Star to Release Singles, Debut Full-Length

Don’t Miss One-Of-A-Kind Performance:
May 23rd at MoMA

assume vivid astro focus and Black Meteoric Star. Performance part of the event Super #3, 2008. Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris, France. Photo by Yves Malenfer.


On May 23rd, PopRally is bringing the acid-house of DFA’s Black Meteoric Star together with Brazilian visual artist assume vivid astro focus for an incredible psychedelic, audio-visual joint performance at MoMA.  Black Meteoric Star, the moniker used by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom, will release three singles this summer that will be compiled for a release as a self-titled album due in June 9th.

Black Meteoric Star is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems.

These releases will follow a narrative line: the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day. In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition.

Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie TRON.