Garrett Harris 2 p.m., Dec. 12
Son of Radul
RIYL: Nice World, Playground Slap, Marcelo Radulovich, Me Me the Moth, Gunther's Grass, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Harry Partch
- "Stay Strange, San Diego" · Jan. 29, 2014
- "Gunther's Grass vintage stash" · March 3, 2013
- "The Void and Marcelo Radulovich" · Feb. 26, 2013
- "Weird noise manglers" · Dec. 5, 2012
- "RADulovich!" · Jan. 5, 2010
- "Young and experimental" · May 28, 2008
- "They never had the good hair" · March 15, 2007
Influences: Kronos Quartet, Wire, John Cage, Augustus Pablo, Pere Ubu, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Captain Beefheart, the Residents
Guitarist/keyboardist/electronic-manipulator Marcelo Radulovich is an experimental musician in the vein of John Cage and the Kronos Quartet. As a member of the Trummerflora music collective, he performed as Titicacaman, as well as presenting and promoting San Diego shows featuring other avant garde musicians from around the globe. Gunther's Grass began in 2005 as a collaboration between Chilean-born audiovisual artist Radulovich and Christopher Adler to bring together two ancient drone-based instruments from across the world: the medieval European hurdy-gurdy and the Lao/Northeast Thai mouth organ khaen.
He's also a founding member of veteran San Diego group Playground Slap. Blending punk, jazz, psychedelic, and funk, the band has been extant for over 30 years. Another collaborative effort, Me Me the Moth, pairs Radulovich with Salem, Massachusetts–based Neil Carlill of the band Vedette, and he's also a co-founder of Nice World (formerly Nicey Nice World).
Radulovich also writes and records solo material, creating ambient collages of techno, industrial, pop, and trance for the label he founded in 2010, Titicacaman Records. His May 2016 album on that label, Insomnia Party Feathers, was released under the name Son of Radul. A followup Son of Radul album, Sleepwalker, appeared in late 2017. "It's a studio album, I'm playing all the instruments and singing all the vocals, no band to speak of," he told the Reader.
"The songs vary greatly in genre and instrumentation but are tied together by common threads, mainly phobias and mental disorders that afflict us as a society. It's heavily influenced by my nephew's suicide in late February of 2017, he had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and slipped so far out of reach that he ended up taking his own life. This album is dedicated to him."