twig twig *darkworld gleaming release show* at C'mon Everybody
hey, zubin/twig here - i'm so grateful that moonheart and b o t are joining me for this little celebration, they are truly some of the most inspiring musicians in the world to me. i'm excited to share this new music with all of you : )
here are some words about the album and the bands:
darkworld gleaming, the third release by twig twig, is a search for perspective in a confusing time. looking for the wisdom that aging promises, finding ways to cope with flaws that don’t seem to change. it’s an introverted album, dense with muddy thoughts and thick textures, but glowing underneath is a strong desire to connect more honestly with the outside world.
while the last two releases were made nomadically on a laptop, this one was written and recorded in a new home. with a new space comes a new routine and sense of self, but also new sounds: piano and guitar join the already broad textural palette of twig twig’s music. as a dedicated home-recordist and multi-instrumentalist, twig twig attempts to use specific sounds not only to accompany the lyrics, but to support and challenge them, creating a fully expressive sonic statement.
twig twig is a home-recording project by Zubin Hensler. outside of twig life he is a restless collaborator, but for these albums he makes all the sounds and sings all the words. for shows he likes to invite friends to collaborate, which has made the live performances an evolving process of musical and social experimentation. sometimes he performs solo with an electronic array, sometimes it’s acoustic with piano, winds, and strings, sometimes it’s a bigger band with electric guitar and drums.
outside of this project, Zubin plays with The Westerlies, a new music brass quartet, and has performed or recorded with Half Waif, Hannah Epperson, Fleet Foxes, Daniel Rossen, Sylvan Esso, Son Lux, and My Brightest Diamond. he’s also an active composer, mixer, and producer for music and film. the twig twig project has received praise from Noisey, Line of Best Fit, Impose, Clash, GoldFlake Paint, and many more.
moonheart is a Brooklyn-based folk-soul electronic duo made up of Kim Mayo and Michael Sachs. The duo has played together in multiple settings for the past two years, but officially began playing as moonheart in the Winter of 2015. Mayo's surreal lyricism and lilting voice paired with Sachs' lush keyboard playing and skipping beats makes for a sound that lies just outside the bounds of genre.
b o t is a brooklyn-based musical collective created in early 2016. in all of its various permutations, b o t is led by an unnamed, enigmatic character of ambiguous gender who appears to be perpetually apprehensive and cynical. being heavily influenced by the contemporary gospel of the late nineties and aughts,