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November 6, 2020

Exploded Drawing 10 Year Anniversary

By: Laurie Gallardo

We’ll begin at the beginning – but not make it too long, so this is the abridged version.

Some years ago, your AMM host heard about soundfounder (Andrew Brown) and Butcher Bear (Insect Records founder Ben Webster) through their musical projects. Always a connection through music. And even before your AMM maven was aware that Exploded Drawing was a thing, both its founders were graciously recommending a multitude of electronic artists to check out, one of which happens to be on today’s Austin Music Minute (Corduroi, with the new track, “ISO”).

Exploded Drawing was designed to elevate electronic music creators throughout Texas and beyond, placing as many badass composers, sound collectors and beat makers in the spotlight as possible. It’s also a monthly event that provides artists a platform to show their stuff – complete with a good sound system, and an environment that welcomes originality.

It’s a bit mind-blowing to realize that Exploded Drawing has been doing this work for ten years, but it’s true, and there’s a huge livestream show to mark the occasion. The Exploding Drawing crew has curated an event featuring some of the best of the best: Daedalus(Los Angeles), Deantoni Parks (Brooklyn ), VHVL (Harlem), Sir Froderick (Philadelphia), alongside their Austin colleagues Corduroi, Graham Reynolds, Out of Place, and Multi-Tracker; plus San Marcos artist Kinder, and Dallas-based artist Cygnus.

Butcher Bear and soundfounder will serve as emcees for the celebration, kicking off at 9 p.m. (Central) tonight, Friday November 6, on Exploded Drawing’s YouTube channel.

-Poster artwork by Glory Gold & Glitter (Michael Scheel).


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