Former Ponytail/Ecstatic Sunshine guitar looper Dustin Wong pairs with Japanese pop singer Takako Minekawa on Savage Imagination (Thrill Jockey), a curiously great little slab of experimental “pop” music offering welcome rays of aural light. The duo’s intuitive interfacing of guitar, voice, keyboards, sampler and digital effects creates fertile ground for gloriously open-minded electro-sparklers, which extend beyond the merely mesmeric into the jarringly mind-mushrooming. Peppered with polybeats and strewn with buzzy electronic shards, video game chirps, radio broadcast roar and indigenous music from around the globe, these rather jolly melodic motifs are layered, octave-divided, blown to bits and reassembled with awe-inspiring precision and, better yet, a palpable sense of wonder.

Fri., Nov. 28, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/28/14)

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