31 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC, 28801
Genre: Glacial Hip Hop – Psych/Pop
Event Listing: http://ashevillemusichall.com/music-schedule/blue-sky-black-death-rbts-win/
BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH:
Blue Sky Black Death is an accomplished West Coast production duo. Their sound transforms the raw into the refined through technically building layers that exceed the boundaries of any one particular musical genre. Often a single track will involve a violin, cello, keyboard, and guitar mixed with live vocals and abstract samples. Every song compiles and manipulates to make the music engage on several levels, and each album surpasses the next in expectation thus creating surprise. Their name borrowed from the skydiving term, beauty before death, mirrors their longevity and ability to bring back to life, dead and forgotten dimensions.
BSBD has received praise from such publications as Pitchfork, The Fader, Complex, Forbes, LA Times, Spin, XXL Magazine, Stereogum, Rock Sound, The Source, Noisey, Wired Magazine, Prefix Magazine, URB, The Fox Is Black, Pigeons and Planes, Passion of the Weiss, Hypetrak, Pop Matters, and more, and their music has led them to receive world wide recognition.
Check out a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5UCmF-sKuo&list=PLAF4DC5B1A295DCD6
RBTS WIN is a sample-based/psych-pop production duo heavily influenced by the sounds of soul and R&B. The band is known for their emotionally charged live performances using a feast of analog synthesizers, drum machines, guitars and vocals. The music they create has also been described as dark wave or chill-hop.
As much as their new album Palm Sunday eschews formula or convention, there are themes (love, spirit, connection, nature) throughout, along with musical references to the natural world — as filtered through electronic instruments. The album is the band’s most fully-realized effort to date, a culmination of years of experimentation, personal growth, deepening friendship and an unrelenting exploration of melody, beats and words.
Check out a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxXQk6xJ_gY