Odds are that if you have been to a publicized music festival within the past few years, then surely you have found yourself catching a Papadosio set and being truly blown away. Luckily for those living in southern California, the Athens, OH/Asheville, NC quintet are heavily underway in their 2014 tour, and are making a stop in Los Angeles at Echoplex on Thursday, March 13.
A heavily improvisational group, Papadosio is truly defined by their tremendous ability to convey complex emotion through intense instrumentation and vocal harmonies. Their music produces an aura of transcendence and natural flow, which has gained them a large national following. This is due heavily to the fact that Papadosio is a fixture on the spring and summer festival circuits, and have been since their inception. It comes without saying that they are a constant touring band, and are collecting followers across this vast divide they traipse.
According to a recent press release from the band:
"The culmination of all that writing on the road is T.E.T.I.O.S. The follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed Observations finally arrived in the fall of 2012. “To End the Illusion of Separation” is a sprawling double album, signaling not only an evolution of the band’s sound, but a paradigm shift on a far greater scale. The album is a call for people of all stripes to reject artificial barriers of wealth, class, and creed and come together under the flag of humanity. Themes of conservation, tolerance, and mind-expansion delicately weave their way around tribal rhythms, psychedelic excursions, and soaring melodies. The fusion of the earthly, the organic, with technological innovations and progressive sonic structure plants Papadosio’s roots firmly in the past and present with an eye turned towards the horizon."
If one is lucky enough to be off of work Friday, or simply wants to make the quick road trip from San Diego to LA, then it is highly encouraged to catch this show. If you haven't seen the group before, you will be sure not to miss them when they come through town again!
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Echoplex is located at 1154 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles.