PURE GROUND

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Pure Ground is an industrial minimal electronics duo formed in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012. Making use of an assortment of analog and digital hardware, Pure Ground create hard electronics teaming with rhythmic white noise and unsettling melody as the backdrop over which the group explores lyrical themes of present-day dystopian realities, sleeplessness and the supernatural, and the eventual triumph of the natural world over a human civilization in rapid decline. Not limited to music composition, the band also makes forays into analog video work, much of which can be seen projected onto them during live performances and in album art. To date, Pure Ground has released three full-lengths and eight singles & EPs. The group is currently completing a split LP with Luminance for release in Spring 2018.

Discography:
Full-lengths
“Giftgarten” LP [Chondritic Sound, Avant! Records] & CD [Sleepless Berlin] (2016)
“Standard of Living” LP [Chondritic Sound, Avant! Records] CD [Sleepless Berlin] (2015)
“Daylight & Protection” LP [Chondritic Sound] (2014)

Singles & EPs
“The Muted World / Crumble and Peel” lathe-cut 7″ [Chondritic Sound] (2016)
“Rooms / Pilgrimage” lathe-cut 7″ [Chondritic Sound] (2016)
“The Arsonist b/w And So Remain” 7″ [Weyrd Son] (2015)
“Standard of Living” cassette [Chondritic Sound] (2015)
“Europa XIV” cassette [Chondritic Sound] (2015)
“Tenebrous Passages” VHS [Chondritic Sound] (2014)
“Sacrificed to Purpose” lathe-cut 6.5″ [Chondritic Sound] (2013)
“Protection” cassette [Chondritic Sound] (2013)
“Crawling Through/Evaporation” 7″ [Nostilevo] (2013)
“Daylight” cassette [Chondritic Sound] (2012)

Upcoming shows

Pure Ground are currently planning a European tour for April 2018.

Past shows

2016
17 Sept – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island
16 Sept – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu w/ Pink Turns Blue
15 Sept – Vienna, AT @ Fluc w/ Elektra Djs
14 Sept – Budapest, HU @ Spicc Studio w/ Új Látásmód Fúzió
10 Sept – Linz, AT @ Kapu w/ Postman
09 Sept – Lucerne, CH @ Klub Kegelbahn
08 Sept – Basel, CH @ Hirscheneck
06 Sept – Freiburg, DE @ Slowclub w/ Automelodi
04 Sept – Ghent, BE @ Muziekcentrum Kinky Star
03 Sept – Antwerp, BE @ Die Kleine Hedonist w/ Echo West
02 Sept – Paris, FR @ La Méchanique Ondulatoire w/ Poison Point
01 Sept – Brussels, BE @ Cafe Central
08 Apr – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Leaether Strip

2015
29 Sept – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon w/ Front 242, Youth Code, High-Functioning Flesh
18 Sept – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Severed Heads, Cocksure
06 June – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree (Death#Disco) w/ Youth Code, No More, Weird Candle
05 June – Prague, Czech Republic @ Basement Bar (RARE) w/ Weird Candle
04 June – Brno, Czech Republic @ Kabinet MUZ w/ The Present Moment
03 June – Belgrade, Serbia @ Drugstore (Neon Nacht) w/ Alone, The Flesh Community
02 June – Subotica, Serbia @ Studio 11
01 June – Zagreb, Croatia @ Club Attack w/ 1/2
31 May – Vienna, Austria @ AU
30 May – Linz, Austria @ Voyage Voyage
29 May – Vignola, Italy @ Club Ribalta
28 May – Saint Gallen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle w/ Agent Side Grinder
27 May – Lucerne, Switzerland @ Klub Kegelbahn
24 May – Leipzig, Germany @ Gothic Pogo Fest w/ Kas Product, Nine Circles, Peine Perdue
22 May – Brussels, Belgium @ Collectie Auquai w/ Marie Davidson, All Your Sisters, Weird Candle
21 May – Antwerp, Belgium @ Die Kliene Hedonist w/ Cellule 34
20 May – Paris, France @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire w/ Deficit Budgetaire
18 May – Esslingen, Germany @ Komma w/ Agent Side Grinder, Blood Vault
16 May – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Totentanz w/ Schonwald
15 May – Stockholm, Sweden @ Southside Cavern w/ Blipblop, Claus Fovea
14 May – Vaxjo, Sweden @ Klub Kalabalik w/ The Statham Awards
08 May – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Ariisk
21 Feb – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Absolute Body Control

2014
30 Oct – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Discipline) w/ Ssleeperhold, Total Abuse, Public Health
27 Sept – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Merchandise, Lower
30 Aug – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Silent Servant, Redredred
06 June – Prague, Czech Republic – Basement Bar (RARE) w/ Animal Bodies,
05 June – Budapest, Hungary – Küss Mich @ Kontra Klub w/ Tigrics
03 June – Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
30 May – Madrid @ El Perro de la Parte de Atrás del Coche
28 May – Barcelona, Spain @ Niu : espai artístic w/ Vactor
24 May – Brussels, Belgium Fantastique.Nights w/ Soft Metals, Sally Dige, Luminance
23 May – Paris, France @ Klub w/ Soviet Soviet, DEAD, Françoise PAGAN
22 May – Antwerp, Belgium @ Stadslimiet w/ Vortex Campaign
21 May – Amsterdam – the Tide øf the End @ OCCII w/ Lifeless Past
17 May – Berlin, Germany – DEATH # DISCO @ Marie-Antoinette w/Echo West
16 May – Växjö, Sweden – Klubb Kalabalik @ Kafé de luxe w/ Soft Metals
15 May – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kollaps Records
14 May – Stockholm, Sweden @ Masskultur w/ Trepaneringsritualen, Time Deleters
13 May – Gothenburg, Sweden – Skjul Fyra Sex w/Trepaneringsritualen
12 May – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Mayhem w/ Tradework, Forced Alliance, Sanseres Rus
26 Apr – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Suicide Commando, High-Functioning Flesh

2013
30 Nov – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Lust For Youth, Silent Servant
10 Nov – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Martial Canterel, Soft Metals
12 June – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lash w/ Xander Harris
06 Apr – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Frank Alpine, High-Functioning Flesh

2012
28 Oct – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ Cult of Youth, Survive
06 June – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ King Dude, Dangerous Boys Club

 

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