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SUN | KID MASK at SEVENTH CIRCLE MUSIC COLLECTIVE | 1/12/14 Back in 2011 and 2012, Pete Bell was the guy with the camera whom you'd always see shooting footage of shows at Rhinoceropolis. Bell was in high school then, and making a documentary about the long-running DIY venue for one of his classes. Titled Neon Savant & the Silent Trajectory, the film captured the scene and the acts playing at the time. The whole time, Bell was making music on his own as Kid Mask. Part avant-garde electronic music, part noise and part dark psychedelia, Kid Mask is a consistently interesting hybrid experimental project with several worthy releases under its belt. Bell, himself a fan of challenging film, has created a body of musical work that would be a perfect companion for the likes of a Takashi Miike cinematic nightmare.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.