‘Wierd Presents Solvent’

Solvent indulges in the best sort of nostalgia: Not looking back with a sense of loss or as a refusal but, rather, recreating afresh the joys of another era. The Zimbabwe-born Toronto artist captures the excitement of early electronica, never letting it go stale. His latest on Ghostly International, Subject to Shift, is darker than his earlier work, conjuring EBM, industrial, acid, and minimal wave as much as synth pop, Moroder, and Kraftwerk. His recent contribution to the Ghostly podcast series offers a preview.

Wed., June 9, 9 p.m., 2010

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