Experimental & Avant-Garde

The Classical

When: Tue., April 28, 8:30 p.m. 2015

When the Classical’s Diptych appeared in late 2014, it raised the aggregate value of the year in local music by a significant amount. For such a painstakingly executed collection of singular songs, the modest vessel of its arrival seemed ill-suited: a SoundCloud dump, each song deposited online like mere demos. That isn’t to say that worthy music doesn’t enjoy exclusive online release — especially in genres such as electronic music and hip-hop — but Diptych had an air of an album that was suited to, well, a more classical sense. Time Released Sound, a boutique Alameda label helmed by visual artist Colin Herrick, who deals in experimental music, handmade packaging, and coveted limited editions, is making headway in treating the Classical right. The duo’s appearance at Bottom of the Hill (1233 17th St., San Francisco) on Tuesday celebrates the physical release of Diptych, the inaugural title on Herrick’s new imprint, Time Sensitive Materials. Let vinyl follow.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $10-$12

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