Com Truise - Chemical Legs (at Room 205)
To all of our fellow synth obsessives out there, we recommend donning headphones before sitting back and enjoying this supremely entertaining tutorial on how to conjure ghosts from the machines. Yup, Com’s analog alchemy really is that beautiful to behold.
Com Truise - Peach (6809) (at Room 205)
We dedicate this mini interview with Com Truise and accompanying mid-fi synth-wave banger at Room 205 to musical future-primitives everywhere.
Com Truise - Trying Times For The Indirect (at Room 205)
For this exclusive live performance of “Trying Times For The Indirect,” we re-imagined Room 205 and its surrounding industrial landscape as an eerily nostalgic interstitial space wherein Com’s analog synths of the past provide the soundtrack to the digital dreamscape of the future.
If your musical tastes veer toward hypnotic minimal wave and snarling post-punk, The KVB will definitely satisfy your darkest Psychocandy-esque cravings
Brutalist-pop purveyors The KVB blaze through an exclusive live performance of Hands at Room 205. (by goincase)
This exclusive live performance of “Captives” by The KVB at Room 205 employs a simple set of colored gels, soft shadows, playful synth melodies, one cranky drum machine, one enormously loud Jazzmaster, and two unflinching performers. Welcome to the bracingly Zen-like inner-world of The KVB. (by goincase)
Room 205 Recognized by Webby Awards!
We’re so excited to announce that Room 205 has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Music category. Special thanks to all of our participating artists and collaborators for their contributions to the series!
Be sure to check out all Room 205 episodes on YouTube and stay tuned for our upcoming episode with The KVB, premiering next Monday.
Guest vocalist Astrid McDonald joins legendary Redd Kross in their final Room 205 performance. (by goincase)
For this exclusive live performance by Redd Kross, director Tim Manning and cinematographer Ryan Baker re-imagine Room 205 as the all black-and-red cover art gracing the band’s acclaimed 2012 album Researching The Blues (MERGE Records). Crank up your speakers and enjoy this blazing, ballsy bichrome delight. (by goincase)
Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos recently completed “Piece Of Shit”, a short film on RATKING. Shot on Super 16mm, “Piece Of Shit” features RATKING performing a live, one take version of their song (by ratkingny)
On this incomparable episode of Room 205, director Tim Manning and cinematographer Ryan Baker used multiple RED Epic and Scarlet-X cameras in unison with more than 20 GoPro HD cameras to capture the smarts, smiles, harmonies, melodies, ripping skills, primary colors, fancy shoes, and hair-spinning showmanship of the truly legendary Redd Kross.
Part 2 of the exclusive Hauschka performance at Room 205.
To complement the plaintive, improvised vibe of “Silver Lake,” director Greg Hunt and cinematographer Conor Simpson filmed the performance up-close-and-personal, applying particular macro-focus to the keys, hands, hammers, wires, and various bits of ephemera prepared within the upright.
While on a recent US tour, celebrated Düsseldorf-born piano composer Hauschka took a time-out to create a special 3-part performance series in our Room 205.
This is part 1 wherein Hauschka Performs “Who Will Hold Me”.