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Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at The New Parish, Oakland CA | Aug 16, 2018

by +FE on June 22, 2018 at 8:19 AM · Comments

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM
The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave (at 18th St) Oakland, CA 94612

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SoulTracks reviews 'Glaciers'

by +FE on June 21, 2018 at 4:32 PM · Comments
The music man behind much of the signature tones that have come to define The Foreign Exchange (+FE) sound continues his alchemist trick of making instrumental electronic music feel organic for laypeople who swear they don't care for electronic music. Following a tradition initially established in jazz by artists like Miles Davis and in soul by Stevie Wonder's experimentations in Songs in the Key of Life (peaking in the woefully underrated In A Square Circle), manipulating electronic music to distill the innate robotic coldness of its confines to cultivate something emotional and resonating is a hard row. Most lean into the coldness, creating music that stretches from the industrial and dystopian to the nihilistic and metallic.
Dutch-born, Raleigh-based composer-producer Nicolay has consistently found ways to resist this ease by playing opposites with songs seeking to tell a story without words in ways that still feel human with a capacity to touch. There is an irony in Nicolay calling his fifth solo/duo album outside of the +FE moniker Glaciers, as there is little chilly about this release. Compounding the irony is the name of his collaborators on this epic project, The Hot at Nights (North Carolina-based guitarist Chris Boerner, Matt Douglas on woodwinds, and drummer Nick Baglio). Mixing the fiery trio with his warm electronic sounds on an album suggesting frigid temperatures, Nicolay brings a tongue-in-cheek humor to a project rich with the serious and the bold.

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Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at Stubb's Indoors, Austin TX | Aug 3, 2018

by +FE on June 14, 2018 at 5:35 PM · Comments

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Stubb's Indoors, 801 Red River, Austin, TX 78701

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Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at House Of Blues, New Orleans LA | Aug 2, 2018

by +FE on June 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM · Comments

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
House Of Blues, 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

in: Releases

The Foreign Exchange - June

by +FE on June 4, 2018 at 10:22 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - June
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