LISTEN UP :: Somasphere Sounds.

Unlike the majority of the artists I write about on Mama Ana, I have yet to see Somasphere perform live. I will finally get my chance when they cruise to Chicago to throw down at the official Big Gigantic afterparty at The Kinetic Playground (which is, as some of you know, my favorite venue in Chicago).

Ok, now back to what I was trying to explain. Because I have yet to experience Somasphere in an up close and personal kind of way, I do not feel comfortable writing a bio on them. So, for now, the bio featured on their official website will have to suffice. However, once I have had the chance to experience the sights and sounds of Somasphere live, I will make sure to edit this post to include a personal take on their music.

"The four-piece instrumental electronica group known as Somasphere formed in 2006, and quickly became known in Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding areas for energetic live shows that combine the dance floor sensibilities of DJ culture with the performance capabilities of rock music.

Their unique approach centers on solid danceable rhythms created by the use of both traditional and electronic drum kits. The flow of these distinct, yet equally energetic sources, allows the band to traverse the spectrum of grooves and tempos ranging from steady house, hard-hitting breaks and intense jungle, to mid-tempo and hip hop. In any of these styles, Somasphere always brings the low-end deep and dirty using both bass guitar and synth.

While the rhythm section is powerful, many of the sonic textures that have come to define the band’s sound center on melodies created by both guitar and laptop based sample manipulation. These disparate elements combine to create a sound that is equally at home in the headphones or on a packed dance floor.

Somasphere has performed alongside some of the most innovative electronic acts in the country, including Bassnectar, Lotus, Pnuma Trio, EOTO, Big Gigantic, Vibesquad, Infected Mushroom, Boombox, The Faint and Pretty Lights."

.:: MEMBERS ::.

Jesse Hodges : electronic drums/percussion  |  Andy Marker : drums/percussion
Troy Lieberth : bass/synth/sampler  |  Brett Smith : guitar/laptop/midi 


LTJ Bukem, Boards of Canada, Tortoise, STS9, Thievery Corporation, The Bays, Pnuma Trio, Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Daft Punk, Squarepusher, Bonkers, Roni Size, Prefuse 73, Air, Ooah, Bonobo, Telefon Tel Aviv, Eliot Lipp, Bluetech, Hefty Records, RJD2, Bil Bless, Shpongle, Warp Records, EOTO .


FEB 4 : LINCOLN, NE @ Bourbon Theatre (Somasphere’s 100th Show)
FEB 8 : SIOUX FALLS, SD @ Nutty’s North w/ Big Gigantic
FEB 10 : OMAHA, NE @ Waiting Room Lounge w/ Big Gigantic
FEB 11 : MADISON, WI @ Majestic Theatre w/ Big Gigantic & Kraddy
FEB 12 : CHICAGO, IL @ Kinetic Playground w/ Big Gigantic (Official Afterparty)
MAR 11 : KANSAS CITY, MO @ Crosstown Station w/ The Floozies & Mouth



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