Beats Antique, Presented by New Belgium's Tour de Fat
Amoeba San Francisco - September 17th @ 6:00pm
Amoeba Music and New Belgium's Tour de Fat bring you a one-of-a-kind in-store with Beats Antique, who will perform at the Tour de Fat festival in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, September 21st!
Beats Antique has fused genres as disparate as flamenco, Afro-beat, and French Gypsy jazz since their 2007 debut Tribal Derivations. On their seventh studio album, Beats Antique decided to bring their electronica/worldfusion hybrid beyond the sonic realm and create a multimedia extravaganza that’s part odyssey, part genre-warping rock opera. A two-volume endeavor with a highly theatrical live-show counterpart, A Thousand Faces (out this Fall) encapsulates each stage of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey in 22 sweeping and lushly textured tracks. A Thousand Faces – Act 1 features a carefully curated ensemble of guest artists, including Primus vocalist/bassist Les Claypool and sarod player Alam Khan (son of legendary classical Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan).
“In Beats Antique we’re always trying to cross cultures and weave together a lot of different sounds,” says Satori. “So we were very much drawn to the fact that Joseph Campbell had studied traditions all over the world and found a link between so many different mythologies, from Native American to African to Southeast Asian.” Not only embodying the spirit of cross-cultural connection, A Thousand Faces merges a spectrum of musical styles—from Indian classical music to Balinese fusion to EDM—in a manner that’s both seamless and endlessly surprising.