Terraformation (Tucson, AZ / Austin, TX)
3:00 pm Saturday, 7/15/17
Benjamin DeGain (drums/vibraphone) + Mohadev (guitar/bass) + Eric McFarlin (bass) + Braedon Avants (drums)
Birthed and brought up in the American Southwest, the prog/post-rock quartet Terraformation plays instrumental music inspired by desert landscapes and deep space. Multi-instrumentalist Benjamin DeGain and guitarist/bassist Mohadev formed the band in Tucson, Arizona in 2008 as a recording project (they recorded the first Terraformation album, Darkness Among Stars, in a single month), an arrangement that continued after Mohadev relocated to Austin in 2009. Over the course of three subsequent releases, Terraformation has developed a discography that takes in shimmering, vibraphone-lead pastorals and robust art-rock with equal dexterity.
Now augmented by the rhythm section of Eric McFarlin (The Baffles) on bass and Braedon Avants (Skymomma, The Undreamt) on drums, Terraformation will play their first live show in nine years at NMASS, presenting a set that marries live improvisation with DeGain’s and Mohadev’s long experience with remote collaboration.
You can hear Terraformation’s music here.