North Texas Daily: Scene (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 92, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, October 17, 2008 Page: 2 of 8
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j Music SCENE
Experimental New 'ork band creates escape
By Graciela Razo
Kayo Dot front man Toby Driver
has one thing in mind when he
composes music for his New York
"I have always come to music as
a form of escapism," he said.
That is just the kind of show the
avant-garde ensemble gave Denton
on Oct. 14 at Rubber Gloves.
For Driver, music is a vehicle to
carry him away from society and all
of its problems, which is why he does
not listen to music that deals with
politics and current events.
This absence of popular culture
has led to the band's creative use of
instruments, which the audience
witnessed Tuesday night.
The show had unusual instru-
mentation as the band's main focus
point and not as a background to
compliment Driver's subtle yet
The experimental band
enthralled the crowd with its slow-
paced, whimsical mellotron and
violin played by band member Mia
Her classical input and the
jazz influence of the drums fused
together to structure Kayo Dot's
sound for the night.
"I want our audience to forget
about the world and provide that
escape for them," he said.
Driver attributes the band's
progressive sound to his life expe-
riences and the music he listens
to, which inject aspects of nature,
fantasy and new age influences.
"We are not trying to create
something weird, but I do make a
conscious effort not to be redun-
dant," he said.
All five Kayo Dot members played
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each part effortlessly. To an outsider,
it may seem like a jam band session,
but each sound is meticulously
matched to its musician to accen-
tuate their natural abilities.
"My compositions are 100 percent
based on who the musicians are. It
is more natural, and it is the most
successful way to write," Driver
Kayo Dot gave Denton a taste
of some of the most experimental
music on the market today while
satisfying Driver's ambition of
having his listeners forget about the
outside world while they listen.
Photo by Clinton Lynch/Intern
Kayo Dot violinist Mia Matsumiya also plays mellotron and synth bass.
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North Texas Daily: Scene (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 92, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, October 17, 2008, newspaper, October 17, 2008; Denton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145623/m1/2/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.