Chen Santa Maria - Jefferson Chopper 7"
CHEN SANTA MARIA
Jefferson Chopper/Great Society 7"
numbered green 1 through 49
numbered orange 50 through 109
"The surprise of the evening was Chen Santa Maria who hail from Oakland, CA (Oaktown represent!). With just a suitcase-encased synth, a drum machine, guitar and bass, Chen Santa Maria put on a set that was somewhere between Black Dice, Best Coast and Keith Fullerton Whitman. If that means nothing to you, their set began with some synth and guitar loop doodles, that progressively became more composed and rhythmic. Gradually it became fuzzier and fuzzier and ended up with an occasional 4/4 beat. While noise music can sometimes be very ‘in your face’ and/or annoying (read for: tapped out modes of confrontation), Chen Santa Maria created a thoughtful space that allowed the listener to enter slowly and with pleasure." Carpe Berlin