One of the weirder things that has happened to us was that we met Gavin Russom and he was really nice, polite and normal. We were expecting some bizarre shit, and this was before we saw him perform wearing a red thong and garter belt at MoMA's Poprally event a few nights later. Now recording as Black Meteoric Star in addition to under his own name, we spoke with Russom the week before his collaboration with Brazilian visual artists assume vivid astro focus. He took us to his rehearsal space at his label DFA to explain his homemade synth wizardry, and then up to the roof to postulate on the upcoming large balloons, lazers, 3-D, creepy/hot dancers and two and a half hours of deep electronics. Black Meteoric Star has three 12-inch singles out in the coming months, with a compilation of edits of the records out this coming Tuesday.
June 03, 2009