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“Tonight's show at the Five Spot, headlined by Asheville psychedelic instrumental trio, Asian Teacher Factory. Asian Teacher Factory is a bit of a concept band; they guitar, drums, and keyboard trio They talk about a robot factory run by school children in their band bio, and describe themselves as a "...trio dedicated to furthering the psychedelic mind in asian science education". They are reminiscent of post-rock acts like Tortoise and Don Caballero, but are a bit less abstract (and to some perhaps more digestible); infusing John Medeski like keyboard grooves and brightly colored trance inducing echoes that would make as great a soundtrack to a highlight reel from 2001: A Space Odyssey as it would to an America man on hallucinogenics walking through the streets of Tokyo. They often carry a looming heaviness that alludes to the earliest forms of the psychedelic art form, but never broach into the realm of anything overly "heavy" by today's standards (unlike Don Caballero).”
“Local melodic-based indie-rockers Asian Teacher Factory describe themselves on Reverb Nation as "a keyboard, drums and guitar trio dedicated to furthering the psychedelic mind in Asian science education." They also claim to sound like tortoises, though the band's first EP, Selfless Mind Indulgence, moves with more of a hare's deftness. Bright, nimble percussion underscores melodic lines that evoke jazz riffs, biological transmutation and the non-fight scenes of vintage kung fu films.”