Hotel Neon is the Philadelphia-based trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer, and Steven Kemner. Together they create immersive and atmospheric soundscapes aided by projected film and images.
Known for its heavy emphasis on enveloping walls of sound, Hotel Neon also utilizes subtle melodies and improvisation to create a richly layered musical experience, rewarding any level of listener scrutiny. Since forming in early 2013, the group has released three full-length albums through acclaimed labels Home Normal and Fluid Audio, with plans to release its 4th and most intricate album to date through Spain’s ARCHIVES label in Spring 2018.
Hotel Neon has toured extensively throughout the U.S.A. and collaborated with a global roster of talent, bringing its unique brand of dense, layered drone to a wide range of performance spaces including basements, radio studios, and cavernous cathedrals.
"...a very rewarding and immersive listening experience." Headphone Commute
"...clearly attuned to the sonorous subtleties of their music, as evidenced by the cavernous reverberations...Hotel Neon's focus is enveloping atmosphere and sonic density..." Textura
"This ensemble works in the art of understatement, the art of the subconscious. Their music is devoid of system and dry formula, and enjoys intelligent company." Star's End (WXPN-FM)
"The music is never in a hurry to go anywhere...The sorrow comes and goes in waves, occasionally replaced by hints of light, like the sun struggling to be seen through the clouds. In empathy, there is hope." A Closer Listen