|5||The Populating Of Empty Space||3:57|
|MIF285||Stage Hands|| Stage Hands (12", Album)||My Idea Of Fun||MIF285||US||2015|
- Producer – Brandon Locher, Gerald Mattis
- Vocals – The One and Only Matt Miller (tracks: 5)
- Written By – Brandon Locher, Gerald Mattis
Stage Hands is multimedia artist/producer Brandon Locher and drummer/producer Gerald Mattis. On Feb. 10, 2015, Johnstown, PA music and art archive My Idea of Fun will release Stage Hands' self-titled debut LP in vinyl and digital formats.
Since 2006 Brandon Locher has quietly disseminated more than 60 releases under various monikers and in various mediums. Most recently, Locher was at the helm of the 20-person avant-orchestra The Meets and the group’s It Happens Outside LP. Also a visual and conceptual artist, Locher has recently debuted visual work with Ghostly International.
Stage Hands is the most recent iteration of Locher’s creative output, formed in 2013 with longtime friend Mattis. On the duo’s debut LP, Locher constructs his signature sonic and rhythmic collages, weaving elements of jazz, ambience, and IDM into his production, alongside Mattis’s sure-handed drumming, split between acoustic and electronic kits. Within its 26 minutes, the Stage Hands LP patiently burst and blooms from placid and meditative, to nervous and glitchy, to pulsing and malleable. Locher and Mattis create a self-contained cosmos ruled by their own theories, laws and forces, giving way to a polychromatic world with plenty of terrain to explore.