The faithful who follow experimental music presenters LAMPO used to joke “difficult music, uncomfortable chairs.” Much has changed in the organization’s eighteen years. Predominantly itinerant, they’ve recently landed in the fancy-pants Gold Coast home of the Graham Foundation, but also present their mostly free concerts at the Logan, the Siskel and points in between. Everything from analog synthesizer squeaks to electro-acoustic static mixed with all forms of laptop hiss consistently challenge the idea of “music” while acoustically re-arranging your internal organs.
—Jason Pickleman, owner, the JNL graphic design (Design 50)
Best of Chicago 2015