Lost Lake Presents
Scepter of Eligos + Augur (Dual EP Release)
Boar Worship, Vexing
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLost Lake
$8 - $10
This event is 21 and over
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“My first experiments with sound in the early to mid-80‘s utilized guitar, amplifier, turntables, toys and crude tape loops created with cassettes, all recorded to 4-track tape. I couldn't afford decent equipment, so I had to adapt my ideas to very makeshift means. I eventually found that this utilitarian approach forced me to think differently about sound, fueling my creativity. I used some of these sounds as background support for a sculpture exhibition, but it wasn't until the early 90‘s, after writing to Jeph Jerman, discovering the ‘tape network’, hearing the work of various artists such as :zoviet*france:, and issuing several limited cassettes as Augur, that I began to seriously think about sound as an creative entity unto itself.
“More theoretically, I am committed to the idea that art/music, more than being a thing or an industry, is actually a fluid and transformative process (in an alchemical sense), with it's roots in our common ancient past and preconscious depths, and that the results of this process are maps of/to lost and uncharted realms. In a culture of encroaching technology, increasing hyper-rationality, and stifling binary thought, I feel it is not only a radical approach, but of increasing importance (as both an artist and as a male in this society), to address feeling, intuition, the unacknowledged and other subtleties of the totality of being.” - S. Brand
Augur: n. 1. one of the body of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting mens, for guidance in public affairs. 2. any soothsayer; prophet. -v.t. 3. to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate. 4. to afford of an omen. -v.i. 5. to conjecture from signs or omens; presage. 6. to be a sign; bode.
The name Augur was chosen, because of it's mediumistic connotations regarding the role of the artist in creation.
Rooted in DIY ethos, the band originally formed in 2009 while members were living in Albuquerque, NM. Year one spawned “The Decline and Fall of the Christian Empire”, a scornful five song EP - documenting a brief yet ferocious period of the band’s existence as a four-piece. The 2009 EP was self-recorded/released and available free of charge at shows. After some time and various line-up incarnations, Mike Day recorded the “Pro Death” EP at Knife City Studios in Albuquerque. Shortly after that release, Boar Worship relocated to Oakland, CA in 2012 and began performing as a collaborative effort between Nick and Joseph Angelo. They recorded a willfully obscure “self-titled” EP which was released in 2015 as a double 7” clear lathe-cut, limited to 25 copies.
The present line-up is a raw and direct display of years devoted to creating unapologetic music that nods to their past-lives and aggressively claws at the days ahead - without sympathy or desire to adopt a formula exhausted by an over-saturated/grossly-imitated scene.
3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206