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Amen Dunes
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Social
Date: January 21, 2019 to January 21, 2019
Where: The Social, 54 N Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32801
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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With every record, Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes has transformed, and Freedom is the projects boldest leap yet.The first LP, D.I.A., was a gnarled underground classic, recorded and played completely by McMahon in a trailer in upstate New York over the course of a month and left as is. The fourth and most recent LP Love, a record that enlisted Godspeed! You Black Emperor as both producers and backing band (along with an additional motley crew including Elias Bender Rnnenfelt of Iceage and Colin Stetson), featured songs confidently far removed from the damaged drug pop of Amen Dunes trailer-park origins.Love took two years to make. Freedom took three. The first iteration of the album was recorded in 2016 following a year of writing in Lisbon and NYC, but it was scrapped completely. Uncertain how to move forward, McMahon brought in a powerful set of collaborators and old friends, and began anew. Along with his core band members, including Jordi Wheeler on keyboards and Parker Kindred (Antony & The Johnsons, Jeff Buckley) on drums, came Chris Coady (Beach House) as producer and Delicate Steve on guitars. This is the first Amen Dunes record that looks back to the electronic influences of McMahons youth with the aid of revered underground musician Panoram from Rome. McMahon discovered Panorams music in a shop in London and became enamored. Following this the two became friends and here Panoram finds his place as a significant, if subtle, contributor to the record.The bulk of the songs were recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios in NYC (home of Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, DAngelo), and finished at the similarly legendary Sunset Sound in L.A., where McMahon, Nick Zinner, and session bass player extraordinaire Gus Seyffert (Beck, Bedouine) fleshed out the recordings.On the surface, Freedom is a reflection on growing up, childhood friends who ended up in prison or worse, male identity, McMahons father, and his mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning
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