LAB REPORT WILL PERFORM ITS FIRST LIVE SHOW IN 15 YEARS. LAB REPORT HAS BEEN ASKED TO PLAY THE COLD WAVES BENEFIT IN CHICAGO AT THE METRO ON SEPT 25, 2015. THEY WILL BE OPENING FOR GODFLESH AMONGST OTHERS.
Matthew Schultz has reassembled Lab Report with original and new members including Christopher Turner (Nookleptia), John Novak and Mimi Wallman (Ono). They will be performing at the Cold Waves benefit. This performance will go beyond anything ever produced by Lab Report. It will contain costumes, Matgick and more. Schultz will be performing with three ATGs including the one he used while in Pigface.
COLD WAVES is a celebration of Chicago’s relationship with industrial music, honoring a fallen brother to raise money and awareness for Hope For the Day, a local charity utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism against suicide.
In the summer of 2012, Chicago lost one of its most loved and respected sound engineers and musicians, Jamie Duffy. His work ethic and ingenuity in the local music scene was a gift to many musicians. His abrupt passing had a profound effect on the electronic and metal music communities he meant so much to. In need of healing and hope, we brought 14 bands together for one magical night that year to raise money for Jamies family and say goodbye. But in the end, it was more of an awakening... a rebirth... a breaking wave.
Looking forward to our fourth year, COLD WAVES aims to shake the pillars of heaven by collecting the bands, styles, sounds and attitudes that Jamie held dear, and cement the sound of a Chicago institution alive and well. From Wax Trax! and Medusas to Uncle Al and Chicago Trax, this is our history and our future, the melding of man, woman and machine, the sound of melody, muscle and hate, basking in the glow of attack ships on fire down the shores of pluto. Please visit - www.coldwaves.net
MATTHEW SCHULTZ AND LAB REPORT
Matthew Schultz was a founding member of Lab Report. This dark ambient band included musicians such as Genesis P Orridge, Lydia Lunch and Chris Connelly. Schultz also designed the acclaimed A.T.G. or Anti Tank Guitar and utilized this instrument not only with Lab Report, but also with Pigface. In total Schultz has appeared on over 28 cds with 9 solo productions and 2 feature film soundtracks (Ivan's XTC and Snuffmovie) for Hollywood director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse, Immortal Beloved). Schultz has covered an extremely wide range of styles from dark ambient to blues to jazz.
In 2010 Matthew Schultz unveiled The Division. This sound project is a reconstruction of ancient spells and rituals reinterpreted aurally. With the disc Mantras, Schultz delved into the esoteric and ancient fraternal order of The Division. He has reinterpreted the traditional texts and scores of the order to create a beautifully dynamic and sometimes disturbing disc that synthesizes world music, dark ambient and magic or Matgick. Mantras is the first in a trilogy of discs that express all the aspects of The Division.
Schultz latest release is Mandalas. The album contains binaural beats buried in the mix. These tones aid in meditation and dream states. The numbers represent two frequencies that, when subtracted from each other, create a low frequency otherwise known as a binaural beat.
Schultz continues to write and record music. He is currently working on a limited edition, album to be released on vinyl only.
ON SEPT 26, 2015 LAB REPORT WILL PERFORM IT'S FIRST LIVE SHOW IN 15 YEARS. LAB REPORT HAS BEEN ASKED TO PLAY THE COLD WAVES BENEFIT IN CHICAGO AT THE METRO. THEY WILL BE OPENING FOR GODFLESH.
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