Oscillator Bug, My Gold Mask, and Body Language
Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 14, 2012
Body Language had played as part of the Afropunk Festival in August, and thanks to some annoying and ridiculous complication with credentials that took a while to sort out, I wound up missing all of their set. Out of fairness and curiosity, back in September, I caught Oscillator Bug, My Gold Mask, and Body Language at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and it was honestly a frustrating show – perhaps, one of the more frustrating shows I’ve been to this year.
The quartet of Body Language played a slickly produced electronic dance music set that sounded much like AVAN LAVA and several others. It sounds great, as it’s reminiscent of various periods of dance music – in particular 80s synth pop and 90s house – but for more erudite audiophiles, it would sound highly (and frustratingly) unoriginal. And unlike acts like Hercules and Love Affair and AVAN LAVA, they didn’t deliver their music with the same sort of charm or balls to the wall enthusiasm. It was frustrating and disappointing to see, especially since their sound is a sound that’s been popularly done over the last couple of years.
My Gold Mask had a moody, atmospheric and tribal sound that reminded me a bit of Caveman, a band that took a while to grow on me. It was a pretty and intense sound.
DJ Oscillator Bug’s sound played with drone and oscillation, and in a way that made the room pulsate and undulate. It was a shame that more people weren’t out earlier because I think his sound was the most interesting out of all of the acts I saw that night.
My Gold Mask
During the Body Language, I met a very lovely redhead by the name of Katlynn. It’s rare that I’m in front of the camera for this lil’ ol’ site but it does happen on occasion and I wanted to give her and her lovely friends a shoutout – even if it’s a bit late.
For these photos and the rest of the photos from this night of music, check out the Flickr set here: