The Knells + Christopher Tignor + Empyrean Atlas
Sat Aug 16
Photograph: Scott Friedlander
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Nov 27 2013
Experimental composer-performer Christopher Tignor inaugurates a new series at SubCulture. Playing on the bill with him are the Knells, a new prog-rock–chamber-pop combo driven by guitarist and composer Andrew McKenna Lee, which mixes its myriad impulses and resources in glorious manner (with three angelic voices floating in harmony over a string-adorned backbeat). Also on the program are Empyrean Atlas, headed by Philip Glass Ensemble saxophonist David Crowell; his writing for this outfit combines Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer—a bright, infectious mix.