Prisms | Motorco Music Hall | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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When: Thu., May 5, 9 p.m. 2011

Durham's Prisms are in the process of recording an EP. Their only existing recording, available on, is a 17-minute beast of a track recorded live at Motorco. Hard-edged noise washes ride Neu!-style Motorik beats. Delay-soaked voices and electronic signals wander in and out of the thick mix, resulting in an intensely psychedelic sonic tapestry.

Shaun Sundholm, who is joined in this project by Sean Thegen and Nick Williams, says the band wants to challenge itself, so it avoids the trappings of the traditional rock show and instead books movie nights. "I'm an art director so art and music has always been intertwined for me," Sundholm says. The members wear all white, so they disappear into the screen and improvise along with the film. The work in question for this show is Ron Fricke's Chronos, the 1985 offering from the maker of Baraka.

What's especially exciting about Prisms is seeing Williams go nuts on his effects pedals. The guitarist, also of Free Electric State, is responsible for some of that band's more elemental textures. If the online track is any indication, he's an even noisier monster when left to his own devices. The free show starts at 8 p.m. —Corbie Hill

Editor's Note: Matthew Park is not playing this show.

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