Formed at the dawn of the 1980s, Absolute Body Control’s first run lasted only a few years. The Belgian duo split without releasing a full-length studio album, although Dirk Ivens and Eric Van Wonterghem went on to collaborate on other projects. Flash forward to the 21st century, when renewed interest in dark, minimal synths triggered reissues of their cassette-only releases. The band returned to the stage and, eventually, released new music. This was a reunion done right, and their return to Los Angeles is a welcome one. Locals Pure Ground pick up on the sound that Absolute Body Control helped forge years ago with analog beats. Job Leatherette and Silent Servant will keep the synth groove going on the decks.
Sat., Feb. 21, 9 p.m., 2015
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