June 3, 2016

Friday night live at Transistor: experimental guitar from hicksoncompactgroup and experimental electronics from Michael Nervous. Sound by Jon Monteverde. 


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hicksoncompactgroup is the solo project of Chicago-area musician Matt Pataky. Taking influence from minimalist, experimental, and roots music, while using various instruments and self-taught recording techniques, HCG attempts to make abstract songs which are timeless in sound.

For this Transistor performance, HCG performed solo guitar through a string of effects pedals and amplifiers. Creating live loops and sound manipulations with prepared guitar, songs go from gradual finger-picked melodies to spaced-out drone.

Visit hicksoncompactgroup on Bandcamp  and Soundcloud.  

Also available: Matt Pataky Transistor performances from:
April 17, 2015
February 28, 2014 (as Orange Nebula)
January 31, 2014


Michael Nervous, AKA Mike Dahlman, is a Chicago experimental musician who uses gadgets, software synths, MIDI, Ableton link, field recordings and fx to create soundscapes along visuals. 

Visit Michael Nervous' website and Soundcloud page.


Find more live music archived on our Recordings page.