Earth Like Twins

Saturday Night - 9:30pm to 10:15pm @ The Colorado Room | All Ages

Live looped funk

Earth Like Twins is busy reinventing live music in Fort Collins with what frontman Nick Ierisi calls a “live looping electro-funk duo.” It's interesting, exciting, tantalizing; a new sound on the FoCo landscape is a rarity.
 
This is essentially live music – Ierisi and drummer Craig Babineau play something in the moment, record it, then loop the sounds with others they play – and yet it's recorded. It's a conundrum and a conflagration of technology meeting one of the oldest forms of communication, performing in front of an audience.
 
“I play synthesizer, keyboards, and guitar while Craig plays a Roland Octapad and drums,” Ierisi said in an interview with AXS. “Both of us run our instruments through Ableton Live and make a series of clips and arrange them live to create our songs. We also have a variety of vocal samples we drop in. Only the vocal samples are pre-recorded clips, everything else is played, recorded, and looped live.”
 
While Ierisi and Babineau have played together for years, developing and honing their sound as well as the on-stage setup, their first performances began earlier this year.
 
So, who are some of Ierisi's influences? And can you hear any of them in Earth Like Twins' music?
 
“This is a tricky question,” he replied. “Lately I've been listening to a lot of ESKMO (Welder), Lettuce, Flying Lotus, Little People, Disclosure, Snarky Puppy, RH Factor, Flume, BinkBeats, Opiuo, Amon Tobin, Jamiroqua, Late Night Radio among many others, so it's kind of all over the place. I take influence from all of these artists but I don't think you can necessarily hear that in our music. Maybe you can. I'd say all the music we've ever listened to influences the music we make in some way.”

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