Preview: Balam Acab at the Summit

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

The latest edition of KVLT - a more ominous, performance-oriented offshoot of Sweatin' - features Balam Acab, a.k.a. 20-year-old Pennsylvania producer Alec Koone. Koone's breakthrough material was filed away with the ultra-trendy witch house scene, but his work has evolved past spooky.

Debut album "Wander/Wonder" will appeal to those who love How To Dress Well's ghostly take on R&B, or those who wanted to love it but found it a bit too flimsy. There's a similar otherworldly bent to Balam Acab, but Koone's best tracks resemble Sigur Ros in the way they make desperately vulnerable sounds feel muscular.

Dirty Current opens Saturday's show.

The Summit

9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

2210 Summit St., Campus

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