Performing Saturday, 6/14/2014
SYMBOL is the solo effort of producer and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Royal King. Best known as a founding member and lead guitarist of the massive orchestral-rock ensemble This Will Destroy You, King has also composed and recorded scores for a host of prominent feature-films and documentaries, established Light Lodge Records, and moonlights in Austin’s amorphous ambient collective AMASA•GANA. Now on his first solitary odyssey apart from TWDY, King’s masterful ear for signal processing and affinity for corroded elegance takes free reign over a vastly expanded inventory of instrumentation. Throughout his recently released debut Online Architecture (out on HOLODECK Records), as well as in his rare live performances, King meticulously transmutes organic sound-sources through chains of modules and magnetic tape, each successive stage creating a compounded quantity of detail and decay.