Dan’s Silverleaf

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Dan’s Silverleaf
103 Industrial Street, Denton, TX, 76201, United States

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March 31, 2015


His Name Is Alive @ Dan’s Silverleaf

When: Tuesday, March 31
Where: Dan’s Silverleaf
Times: Doors: 8:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: Advanced: $15 | All-Ages


Essentially, His Name Is Alive make simple music in a complex way and make it sound incredibly simple’ – Melody Maker, 1997
It all began in 1990. Ivo received a cassette in the mail from basement auteur Warren Defever of Livonia, Michigan. It bore the hand-scrawled label: ‘His Name Is Alive – I Had Sex With God’. Over the next few months, two more versions of the tape showed up, each loaded with strange variations on the material from previous efforts, which multi-instrumentalist Defever had recorded in conjunction with singer Karin Oliver and drummer Damian Lang. Intrigued by this avalanche of painstakingly layered music, Ivo offered to try mixing it. He went into the studio with John Fryer and messed around with the tapes. Warren liked the results, and the finished product became His Name Is Alive’s 4AD debut Livonia – a textured, artful maze of found sounds, guitar-noise, tape loops and ghostly vocals.

Ivo played much the same role in the making of His Name Is Alive’s second album, Home Is In Your Head, released in 1991. Beginning with a pile of tapes sent to him by Defever, he proceeded to edit and mix the material – sometimes making songs out of fragments, sometimes breaking songs down into their component parts. The resulting 23-track opus was a surrealist collage of intangible feelings that flowed organically from start to finish.
Date: March 31, 2015 8:00 pm