Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursday: EOTO with Michael Kang at Trinumeral Festival 2008


by Josh LoFurno |

Trinumeral Festival was an annual music festival held every year when the dates align, beginning on January 1st, 2001. Trinumeral Festival featured some of the most talented and diverse artists in the electronic world at that time, until December 12th, 2012 when it ran its final course. The 2008 festival was no exception, as the infamous Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident stepped foot on stage to play a set with EOTO, a side project of fellow String Cheese members, Michael Travis and Jason Hann.

This set features a smooth frontal keyboard backed by a strong, swing-influenced percussion. Although, its the precise timing of Michael Kang’s violin work that holds it all together. Michael Kang provides a warm, ambient atmosphere in an already trance-like setting. Later transforming into a frenzy of bouncing grooves with a melodic, arabic-style overlay with the addition of Michael Kang on his 5-string mandolin. Michael Kang experiments with a wide variety of sounds through a heavy layering of effects applied by digital software.

The three came together on a different level that night, completely redefining the standards of Electronic music. Combining the strong sounds of the Mandolin and the Violin with the raw, gritty sounds of Electronic music in a way that has never been seen before.

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