In their final installment of Room 205, Led Er Est delivers the bombastic blast of “Bladiator.”
With fond memories and heavy hearts we premiere the final installment of Room 205 with Led Er Est. To accompany the bass-heavy blast of “Bladiator” (from the forthcoming LP The Diver on Sacred Bones), editor Forrest Borie worked with the video montage of Brooklyn-based visual artist Aurora Hilal. It’s a fitting end to an episode of exceptionally deep weirdness.
Special thanks goes to Shawn, Owen and Sam of Led Er Est for making this episode of Room 205 possible. Without their fierce fingers and dexterous minds we couldn’t have made it happen. Thanks also to director Jared Eberhardt, video artists Brendan Harman and Aurora Halal, set designer Tamarra Younis & assistant Michelle Pullman, audio engineer Jon Gilbert, DP/Camera Operator Aaron Farley and editor Forrest Borie.
Check out all three Led Er Est performance.
Led Er Est unleashes a wave of icy synths and brutal bass bombs on a standout performance of “May.” at Room 205.
With nearly spasmodic enthusiasm we premiere the second installment of Room 205 with special guests Led Er Est. To accompany the haunted, howling maelstrom of “May” (from the 2011 EP on Captured Tracks), enigmatic director Jared Eberhardt took inspiration from… well, frankly, Zuul only knows where.
Led Er Est was formed in early 2007 by Samuel Kklovenhoof and Shawn O’Sullivan. Drawing from the dire, aggressive textures of first-wave industrial music, the craftsmanship and ambiance of cold wave and post-punk, and the primal kineticism of old school house and techno, the project was initially an outlet for song fragments and delirious baubles. As their sound took a more structured turn towards the end of 2007, Owen Stokes was enlisted to bring an additional synth to the minimal electronic arsenal. Reclusive as the snow leopard, their Room 205 episode was filmed while the Brooklyn 3-piece was on its first tour down the west coast.
Look for the final Led Er Est Room 205 performance, “Bladiator,” to launch Monday, February 27th.
New York-based minimal synth mavens deliver an otherworldly performance of new song “The Gold Cane” at Room 205.
We’re excited to premiere the newest episode of Room 205 with very special guests Led Er Est. This New York-based minimal synth act opens their three song series with an otherworldly performance of new song, “The Gold Cane”. Formed in 2007, the 3-piece comprised of Samuel Kklovenhoof, Owen Stokes and Shawn O’Sullivan, has toured extensively throughout the eastern United States and Europe.
With the release of their 2010 debut LP Dust On Common (Wierd Records) the band has received heady comparisons to such industrial and post-punk luminaries as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Gang of Four. Whether you’re new to experimental dance music or a longtime fan of outsider art in all its forms, Led Er Est is arguably one of the more interesting minimal synth acts to emerge from our young 21st Century’s electronic underground.
For this episode, director Jared Eberhardt and editor Forrest Borie worked with New York-based video artist Brendan Harman and others to create a kaleidoscopic inner world of Dadaist non-sequiturs and Tron-esque dreamscapes. For maximum listening pleasure, we recommend playing these live tracks through a massive PA, preferably with a few thousand friends as dawn breaks across an open field. Enjoy.