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Availability: from mid March onwards
Availabiliy: March 2017
THE TELESCOPES (UK)
Availability: 24th and 25th November
Availability and territory: 19th April Belgium + the Netherlands
between 22nd and 25th April Germany
ELLES S’Y PROMENENT (Belgium)
Availability: From early March 2017 onwards + on request
AURORA (The Netherlands)
Availability: Between 24th November and 9th January + from 2nd April onwards
MY OWN HOLIDAY (USA)
Availability: From 30th June backwards
GREGOIRE TIRTIAUX (Belgium)
Availability: From mid March 2017 onwards + on request
Availability: Between 7th and 17th March
Territory: Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Eastern Europe
MAI MAI MAI (Italy)
Availability: 5th and 6th May
Mathias Delplanque is an electronic music composer and an improviser. He released around thirty records and plays regurlarly with different artists from various musical backgrounds.
Guillaume Ollendorff produced two album under the name of Tsé and played with different bands. He also plays guitar occasionally with the Hyperion Ensemble and the composers Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu.
Uniform formed in New York City in late 2013 when old friends Ben Greenberg (Hubble, The Men, Pygymy Shrews) and Michael Berdan (York Factory Complaint, Drunkdriver, Believer/Law) realized they lived on the same street. Their impulsive collaboration quickly yielded Our Blood / Of Sound Mind and Body single. The six tracks that comprise the equally abrasive but more refined Perfect World have been coming together between tours and work ever since.
n Perfect World, that machine is firing on all cylinders. The guitar is run through a cheap ’80s preamp marketed to metal kids. The drum machine is equally no-frills, an Akai XR20 that Greenberg says “most people wouldn’t want to keep around.” These humble components are combined with noisy synth and Berdan’s profound howling to form something much greater. Post-punk, synthpunk, and industrial traditions are borrowed from as needed, but the constraints placed on the process mean the result is unique to Uniform.
In the mid-to-late 1980s, Stephen Lawrie and his band The Telescopes, along with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Loop, and Spacemen 3, were at the vanguard of a new sound, which emphasized feedback-drenched guitars and melodic vocal melodies. Their songs “Kick the Wall,” “7th # Disaster,” “The Perfect Needle,” and debut LP, Taste, helped galvanize the nascent “shoegaze movement.” And bands like My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Slowdive, and Ride—just to name a few—are unimaginable without Lawrie and his fellow Telescopes.
The Telescopes went on to release their classic self-titled LP on Creation Records in 1992—and, in the process, Lawrie reinvented himself as a master of song craft and a musician whose creative restlessness wouldn’t allow him to settle on a single style. The Telescopes, in addition to soaring electric guitars, included acoustic guitars, pianos, delicate percussion, lush strings, and introspective and moody lyrics.
QUJAKU are a Japanese psychedelic band formed in 2013 and based in Shizuoka, Japan. Their music is gothic dark shoegaze, which reminds you of The Horrors, but it also contains emotional expressions that Japan uniquely has, leading you to feel Scandinavian post rock like Sigur Ros. Aesthetic but also destructive, roar but also silenthce, QUJAKU are a rare newcomer that has two opposite elements at the same time. They released their debut album, ‘ZyouK’,from So I Buried Records in October 2015 and a new EP, ‘Keiren’, in April 2016, heading to deeper psychedelia.
ELLES S’Y PROMENENT
An album presenting us with the treasures of the repertoire of French oral tradition (Belgium, France, Quebec).
It’s world music!
The songs have been shaped along with time and on the way, the singers will add their personal grain or grain of voices.
Rotterdam-based artist Janneke van der Putten will perform her newest music project ‘Aurora’ which encompasses hypnotic noise, keyboard, field recordings and dream-songs. Breathtakingly beautiful and eerie stuff which forms a very intense listening experience.
MY OWN HOLIDAY
My Own Holiday is a Rock n Roll/Blues Duo from Southern California. The bands broken-down approach is electrifying live, very throwback blues/classic rock and reminiscent of the nineties. Bands like this are formed in garages, basements, and cross-country trips. Drunk or sober music has been written, played, created, and recorded for anyone who wants to listen… Brought to you by My Own Holiday.
Grégoire Tirtiaux is a musician whose musicianship doesn’t stop at style or genre, skilled for improvised music and jazz, he has kept on learning music from other cultures and added other musical point of view to his abilities. He has met and worked with master musicians in gnawa music, indian dhrupad music, romanian and other gipsy musics, arabic music; voodoo and other west-african musics, and many others.
The numerous projects in which he participates as a leader or sideman stretch from solo to big band, mixing written and improvised music. Looking for unheard sounds and unexpected music, in the same time modern and permeated with traditions, he plays actual music deeply rooted and speaking with souls.
In his baritone sax solo, Grégoire Tirtiaux mixes various techniques such as circular breathing, percussive playing, diphonic reeding, saxuachi, multiphonic harmonics, double sounds, sax humming, sub baritone, quarter tones, slap, and many other acoustic effects.
Convulsif is a collective and band project originally initiated by the
bass player Loïc Grobéty. The band focuses to an enriched tension between
composition and improvisation in powerful sounds and experiments at the
limits of styles and musical languages. With its special and outstanding
instrumentation – a classic rhythm section and a heavy amplified, treated
violin & bass clarinet – the band goes deep in the sound of the actual
rock scene and mix different tendencies to a new unknown conglomerate:
Doom, Drone, Black Metal and Noise are played with the means of conceptual
improvisation and imposed themes. All colored by a very uncommon
MAI MAI MAI
As a child, Toni Cutrone aka Mai Mai Mai followed his parents around Europe and the Near East, ending up in the south of Italy, assimilating different cultures, atmospheres and sonorities of the places he was involuntarily taken to. These sensations and sounds were intense enough to leave indelible traces in his music, but Roman noise omnivore Cutrone own decade-plus experience in the Italian underground has doubtless played a role as well.
All the best.
Alain Bolle / Some Noise
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