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Soundcheck: Kárin Tatoyan @ Spaceland, 12/2/08

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Part of an ongoing series.

Two weeks ago, local Kárin Tatoyan (MySpace) performed at The Echoplex (MySpace) as part of Indie 103.1's recently-relaunched weekly Check One Tuesday series.

Mouse at Classical Geek Theatre reported that, "She's an impressive talent. Standing on the rainbow-lit stage of cavernous Echoplex and flanked by two tie-and-vest dressed young men -- one with drums, one with strings, both with keys: her band -- Kárin Tatoyan asked for the lights to be dimmed. She sighed softly into the microphone and began to brood. The drums beat like waves and the synthesizers emulated diamond cutting chrome. Without warning the dark, delicate human being on stage clenched her hands, tossed her head around, and became animal. She bellowed deep howls from cold space and spit white-hot nails of anger as she sang. The ambient orchestra tableau was uncomfortable, profoundly moving, and commanded respect. No one else around town is really doing this."

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Tonight, Tatoyan headlines at Spaceland (MySpace) in Silver Lake, with support from fellow locals EXITMUSIC (MySpace), Seasons (MySpace), and War Tapes (MySpace).

Special thanks to Kárin Tatoyan and The Echoplex.