The String Cheese Incident has taken on a whole new electronic flavor with their two member side project, Eoto. They will be performing at The State Theatre on April 19th at 9pm.
Here is a piece of The State Theatre write up:
“As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum. EOTO crisscrosses the country blowing out basement dives, packed theaters, and stages under the stars. Check your festival schedules: this 100% improvised dubstep/breakbeat/house/drum & bass/trip-hop duo is the premier late-night party in the country.
Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO’s M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and uncharted musical exploration. Live drums, guitars, and keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly using cutting-edge programs. This is all done without a script, and without a net.”
To stress the originality of Eoto, I though it was fit to include the picture above. Represented in this image, Travis and Hann create Eoto’s organic sound through their unique loop based hardware and software set up. Travis loops Keyboards, Bass, Guitar and Vocals through his laptop. Hann loops Vocals and Electronic Percussion through his laptop. Travis has another laptop that runs the Propellerhead software Reason, which contains keyboard and bass sounds that he programs. To back that up, live bass and treble sounds during each show are used to trigger live visual events, included pre-made 3-D art, closed circuit cameras, and other visual effects.
“EOTO” actually means “Good Sound” in Japanese, so you should definitely come out and hear it for yourself.