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Conspirator, January 14 at the Fox Theatre

Whether or not you dig the heavily trance-influenced livetronica group the Disco Biscuits, you should give the Biscuits' side project, Conspirator, a fighting chance: Instead of trance-jam-band fusion, Conspirator draws heavily from trance, downtempo and drum-and-bass, creating soundscapes that are eerier, subtler and more interesting to the trained electronica ear. Conspirator uses quick, frantic drum-and-bass-style syncopated drumlines (ranging from tribal-influenced beats to skittering cymbal sounds) for the foundation of most tracks, blending them with ambient, dreamy keys and soaring guitar instrumentals. Re:Creation — the official Disco Biscuits after-party — features Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner playing with Chris Michetti, plus Break Science (an excellent hip-hop/drum-and-bass outfit out of New York) with Pretty Lights' Adam Deitch and more. Re:Creation opens at the Fox Theatre at midnight following the Friday, January 14, Disco Biscuits show; it should be the perfect palate-cleanser after several hours of trance-heavy Biscuitry.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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