Audiofeed 2017 preview: Analecta
One of the more memorable perennial acts at Audiofeed has to be analecta. For what they do, they may be one of the most underrated acts in their genre.
Analecta is a duo made up of Patrick Quigley and Calvin Maloney. They are also known for the work they do in the DIY scene in South Bend, Indiana.
A few years back I helped book a show at Donato’s Basement that featured Comrades and Analecta, along with Graceful Closure (one of the first times I ever saw them) and 1001. Two dudes crammed a nearly absurd amount of gear into the corner of that Donatos and mesmerized the audience with a set that the show booker Sandeep Sehbi later described as “crazy.” The following summer I’d see them again at my first Audiofeed and sit in my chair in the dark at the Arkansas Stage as their soundscapes would pull me to another place.
Get to know the group a little more below, with a Q&A with Calvin and a live recording:
Tuned Up: What’s your favorite Audiofeed memory? If you haven’t been yet, what are you looking forward to?
Calvin Maloney of analecta: I had to think long and hard about this one. After much internal debate, I settled on the versus set at the Front Porch stage between Strengthen What Remains and New Heart in 2015.
If any band that no longer exists could headline a show you play, who would it be?
Classic era Pink Floyd (Animals, Dark Side of the Moon, etc). Sadly too many of the members are dead now.
What records and/or songs have had heavy rotation these past few months for you?
Orthodox – Sounds Of Loss
Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks
We Love You – My Emperor, I Failed You
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Gates – The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home
Tides From Nebula – Safehaven
Russian Circles – Guidance
Boy Rex – Better Vision
Describe your music with language as if you’re ordering a five course meal.
I’d like to start with the mild drone and a small serving of bleeps and bloops.
For a follow up could I get a bowl of noodly bits with a dressing of light cymbals.
For an entree, I’d like to go with the heartiest thing on the menu, I’d really like it to hit me as hard in the stomach as possible. And if you could add a nice light melodic drizzle over the top of that.
And for desert, perhaps something light and airy.
Do you remember the first album you purchased/received? What was it?
I think the first album I purchased was Steven Curtis Chapman, though I don’t remember what album it was.
Who on the Audiofeed lineup (other than your band), has a don’t miss set? You can only pick one (or two).
Have you ever come across an exceptionally good (or bad) tattoo job? What was it?
I used to hang out a lot at tattoo shops and around body modification enthusiasts and have seen a slew of amazing and terrible work. That makes this question a lot harder. I have a friend who does work that looks like airbrushing that is really amazing.
Are there any summer movies you’re especially looking forward to this year?
Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman
What’s the ONE THING your music is trying to communicate to the world?
Regardless of your gender, sexuality, religious (or lack of) belief, political affiliation, no one is better than anyone else and every one deserves to be treated as equals. There is no time or room in his life for hatred.