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Del Rey To Perform Live Score To Sci-Fi Classic “Fantastic Planet”

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:14 PM (PST)

Psychedelic post-rockers Del Rey perform a live score to the animated sci-fi classic “Fantastic Planet” at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 5. They’ll be joined on the bill by drone merchants White/Light, who will provide accompaniment to a film by Chicago experimental filmmaker Alexander Stewart.

Since their inception in 1997 in the attic of a three-flat in Ukrainian Village, Del Rey has been keeping Chicago’s instrumental rock torch aflame, purveying their brand of sonic lyricism and rhythmic textuality from countless stages and speakers. In 2010, they released their fourth full-length, “Immemorial”, in North America via At A Loss Recordings (in Europe via Golden Antenna), which fused the punishing grace of the band’s riff- and percussion-driven sound to a more evocative, melodic sensibility.

Check out more details on the epic odyssey here.

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