Booking offers (week 49)

Posted in Uncategorized on décembre 6, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Here are the bands and musicians I’m offering this week: CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO, RADIAN, COMMON EIDER KING EIDER, PEKKO KAPPI, NADJA.

Please get in touch with me if you want to set up a gig for one of these bands.

CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO (Italy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cG6pbwx_dw
Availability: From early May 2017
Territories: Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal

RADIAN (Austria)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-du4YQ-ig8
Availability: Between 2nd or 3rd and 6th April
Territories: The Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium

COMMON EIDER KING EIDER (Canada)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHQispl2e3Q
Availabilities: 13th, 14th April and possibly 21st April
Territory: Belgium

PEKKO KAPPI (Finland)
https://267lattajjaa.bandcamp.com/track/myrskylyhty
Availability: May + June 2016
Territory: Europe

NADJA (Canada)
https://nadja.bandcamp.com/
Availability: in 2017
Territory: Europe

CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, is a traditional music ensemble from Salento, Italy. The seven piece band and dancer perform a contemporary style of Southern Italy’s traditional Pizzica music and dance. According to the group’s website, it has performed with musical artists including Ballaké Sissoko, Ibrahim Maalouf, Piers Faccini, composer Ludovico Einaudi, and pop drummer (Stewart Copeland of The Police. CGS opened the Concertone of La Notte della Taranta in Melpignano in front of over 100.000 people.
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino performing 2015 at the Horizonte music festival in Koblenz, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino performing 2015 at the Horizonte music festival in Koblenz, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Based in Lecce, the group performs concerts under the direction of fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante. Durante took over as bandleader from his father,Daniele Durante, in 2007. Previously, Durante was the musical assistant to Einaudi, Maestro Concertatore of the La Notte della Taranta festival.
CGS has recorded 18 albums and performed in the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. In 2010, CGS was awarded Best Italian World Music Group at the Meeting of Independent Labels festival in Italy.

RADIAN
Vienna is the home of Radian, Martin Brandlmayr (drums, electronics), John Norman (bass), and Martin Siewert (guitars, electronics), who have been influenced by and shaped the city’s vivid scene of electronica in the early 2000s. Vienna is currently a wide open creative home to many new music composers.
The juxtaposition of extremes (on/off) is present in Radian’s work: the contrast between light and darkness; and in musical terms, sound and silence and brightness/darkness of timbre.

COMMON EIDER KING EIDER
COMMON EIDER KING EIDER is an evolving art and music collaboration between Rob Fisk (Badgerlore, ex-Deerhoof, and Six Organs of Admittance/Hexadic collaborator), Vicky Fong, Andee Connors (A Minor Forest), Andrew Weathers and Blaine Todd. A potent mix of blackened ambience, drone and silence incorporating viola, vast chorale arrangements, and field recordings. Labels representing CEKE since their inception in 2007 include Pesanta Urfolk, Black Horizons, Root Strata, Sol y Nieve, and their own imprint Caribou People. Terrifying, beautiful, spare, the sound of light nullified- and at the same time a celebration of the power and beauty of the sun.

PEKKO KAPPI
I, Pekko, am a player of Jouhikko – the ancient Finnish-Karelian bowed lyre. My music has been described like this: « In his hands the rough sound of weaved horsehair strings are swaying between the foul and lovely – dirty and pure. The old songs of unwritten tradition, timeless and dark stories mediates in his mouth.

NADJA
Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff making music that encompasses experimental/drone, ambient, shoegazer, & doom metal.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

All the best.

Alain


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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Booking offers (week 48)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 28, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Here are musicians, bands etc…I’m offering you this week.

Please get back to me if you want to know mote about fees, tech and hospitality riders, avails etc…

KIKI HITOMI (Japan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zk7ugo5dCk
Availability:
Territory: Belgium

ZIG ZAGS (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PolrJP0D888
Availability; 4th, 5th and 10th March
Perritory: Belgium

KUEDO (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdTuFrzcwe4
Availability: tba
Territory: Belgium

TELEPATHY (UK) + ZAUM (Canada)
https://telepathyband.bandcamp.com/
https://zaum.bandcamp.com/
Availability: Between 3rd and 5th April
Territory: Belgium

BONGA (Angola)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2yZslNZy3I
Availability: Spring, Summer and Autumn 2017
Territory: Belgium

PART CHIMP (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_8_pRY_LLM
Availability: Tba in April
Territory: Belgium

SPECTRES (UK)
https://vimeo.com/157751471
Availability: 28th March
Territories: Belgium, The Netherlands

BONGA
On his new album Recados de Fora (Messages from Elsewhere), Bonga – who just celebrated his 74th birthday – tells the tale of a fascinating journey across different times and continents. The Atlantic Ocean forms an ever-present connecting thread.
The singer-songwriter looks back pell-mell over his youth, his increasing awareness of Portuguese colonization, how his fisherman and accordionist father introduced him to music, and his love of semba, the symbol of Angolan national identity (kizomba, a favorite genre for younger generations, is a modernized version of semba). In fact, as one of the last great names in postcolonial African music, Bonga embodies semba today. Bonga is semba! – a fact clearly reflected in Tonokenu, a song in the purest tradition of his roots.

KIKI HITOMI
Kiki Hitomi is a Japanese singer, songwriter and sonic alchemist as one third of the bass explorers King Midas Sound (Ninja Tune) with poet/singer Roger Robinson and producer Kevin Martin (aka The Bug), and was a founding member of the Japanese Dubstep noise punk duo Dokkebi Q. King Midas Sound on Ninjatune

ZIG ZAGS
Zig Zags aren’t breaking boundaries. The band’s music can best be summed up as the Venn diagram connecting Black Sabbath, Black Flag and Motörhead. But hell, those are three of the finest rock bands of all time, so anything that combines that trio can’t be wrong… can it?
As it happens, Zig Zags pull off this act of hero worship with no small degree of style and grace. ‘Brainded Warrior’ is a salute to those delinquents whose IQ gurgles at their feet, while ‘Magic’ manages to extinguish the ego in a puff of sweat, guts and fuzzed up riffing.

KUEDO
As Dummy Mag wrote about his debut Severant album, “utilizing rhythm patterns inspired by ultra-modern electronic styles like juke, footwork, and trap rap (long before the “real trap shit” explosion) as jet fuel for his futurist soundscapes and synth experiments. Kuedo’s ‘Severant’ was bold, boundary-pushing, and unique, yet listening to it was as easy and as satisfying as hearing a really good pop record”.

THELEPATHY
Colchester-based instrumental sludge/post-metal band TELEPATHY are one of the underground’s brightest hopes of recent times. With their demo EP « Fracture » and 2014 debut album « 12 Areas » (Devouter Records/Tartarus Records) receiving rave reviews across blogs and print magazines throughout Europe, the band are continuing a momentum that has seen them grow from strength to strength. « 12 Areas » has been heralded by fans of post-metal, hardcore, sludge and progressive music alike, speaking volumes for the bands inventive, nuanced and emotionally punishing take on instrumental metal.

ZAUM
Zaum is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic doomy mantra based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick, Canada – observers experience a calming process of reality whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.

PART CHIMP
Part Chimp aren’t the first band to use volume as their calling card, but they’re definitely one of the finest. Sure, The Who were the loudest, but they’ve been phoning it in for years. My Bloody Valentine? The Swans? Perhaps it best to limit this discussion to bands that are actually still in existence.

SPECTRES
Spectres are a noise rock band from Bristol. Slowly gathering acclaim with their uncompromising sound, they won Artrocker Magazines ‘Unsigned Act Of The Year’ in 2012, the magazine describing their live show as ‘a tornado tearing through a nail factory; a bracing experience indeed, and teetering on the brink of beauty’.

Thank you for reading.

I hope to hear from you very soon.

Regards

Alain


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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Booking offers (week 47)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 21, 2016 by debloque

Hello,

Please find here the bands and musicians I’m offerin this week.
Please get back to me if you want to set up a concert for one of them.

I will react to any of your emails within 24 hours.

Thanks for you time.

ZU (Italy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oefETrLkWD4
Availability: Betwen 13th and 20th April 2017
Territory: Belgium

RANGER (Finland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBFxJX5iid8&feature=youtu.be
Availabilities: 13th and 14th June
Territory: Belgium

TIM BARNES and JEPH JERMAN (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDY0dOYTBtw
Availabilities: 17th, 18th, 19th February
Territory: Benelux

ZU
Zu is an Italian extreme instrumental act that has cultivated a cult following over the past 15 years and it’s not without reason. It’s not without reason that they’ve gained a consistent following because while they root their music in metal, influenced by the low, heavy rumble of modern thrashers like High on Fire and Tryptikon as well as the dark, weird ambience of Neurosis. It’s also not without reason that they’ve remained cultish because: a) this music is not so easily labeled as “metal” or even “Avant-garde” and B)it’s far out stuff.

RANGER
Helsinki speed metal quartet Ranger’s 2013 EP Knights of Darkness captured all the classic, leather-clad menace of the pre-thrash early ’80s with a demonic grin on its face. Few younger bands capture just how fucking fun heavy metal can be to listen to, but Ranger take riffs and speed very seriously and little else, which appeals to those wanting a rush without the seriousness of other, more extreme genres. On their full-length debut, Where Evil Dwells, they retain much of what made Knights memorable, while tweaking their sound just slightly to accommodate a longer running time.

TIM BARNES and JEPH JERMAN
Across a dozen years, the duo of Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes has offered powerful, minimal music rooted in a shared dedication to the creative act of listening. Jerman is a veteran of the creative music scenes in Denver and Seattle, and in more recent years has been thoroughly investigating the sonic possibilities of the desert Southwest where he lives and works. Tim Barnes’s resume as a percussionist, engineer, and curator is studded with all-star collaborators including Tony Conrad, Sonic Youth, Ken Vandermark (who appears here as a guest), Royal Trux, and Tower Recordings. Versatile Ambience is their second record in as many years, making this one of the most productive periods in the duo’s history.

Regards.

Alain


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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Noise Addict (playlist)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 21, 2016 by debloque

Bonjour,

Voici le playlist du programme Noise Addict diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 20 novembre entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ DEATH IN VEGAS: « Arise ». Transmission. DRone. 2016

2/ FUMINORI (Tanada): « Mysterious morning II ». Interprété par le Art Sound Quartet

3/ SHEA (David): « Untitled ». Piano 1. Room40. 2016

4/ FAVRE (Pierre):  « Pow wow ».  DrumSights. Intakt. 2015

5/ FUJIKURA (Dai): « Secret forest for ensemble ».  (Youtube)

6/  SONIC YOUTH: « Wolf ». Spinhead sessions – 1986. Goo. 2014

7/ FIRE! ORCHESTRA: « Part 3 ». Ritual. Rune Grammofon. 2016

8/ ARMA AGHARTA: « In city art Rotterdam. (Youtube)

9/ KORWAR: « Lost parade ». Day to day. Ninja Tune. 2016

10/ OOZING WOUND: « Tachycardia ». Whatever forever. Thrill Jockey. 2016

11/ KORWAR: « Dreaming ».  Day to day. Ninja Tune. 2016

12/ BLURT: « At Oto ». (Youtube)

13/ JULIAN SARTORIUS: »Live at 12 points » (Youtube)

14/ AETHENOR:  » Anaïs » – S/T – VhfRecords 2016

15/ ABBATH: « Fenrir Hunts » – S/T.  Season of Mist – 2016

Philippe et Alain


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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Noisy Crescendo (playlist 13.11.2016)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 18, 2016 by debloque

Playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 13 novembre entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ Bronze Rat: CRAZY LOVE OF ARTHUR BROWN: « Junky apd wingé. Zim Zam Zin

2/ The Vital Record: DON FRANCISCO PEZO ALVA: « Espejo de la vida ». The Amazon
Fiddle Of Don Francisco Pezo Alva.

3/ Sub Rosa: PSEUDO CODE: « Cut up ». Slaughter In A Tiny Place.

4/ Rat: TEUN BERBRUGGEN / TREVOR DUNN: « White trash nurses ». Department Of
Entomology.

5/ Meantime: KARIN KROG: « John Coltrane’s a Love Supreme ». Don’t Just Sing.

6/ Capture Tracks: NAOMI PUNK: « Rodeo trun pit ». Television Man.

7/ Six Degrees: NIYAZ: « Sabza ba naz ». Fourth Light.

8/ Kwanyn: YAN JUN – Album: Big Can

Stéphane et Alain


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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Booking offers (week 46)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 14, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Please find here some artists are available in the (near) future.

Please get back to me if you want to set up a gig for one of them.

All the best.

Alain

 

FM EINHEIT + MASSIMO PUPILLO (Germany/Italy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm4ODNK2RtI
Availability: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th September
Territory: Europe

ANDY MOOR + ANNE-JAMES CHATON + GEORGE HADOW (UK/France/UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjiRsAd-B4k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16jZOnUI4xs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNg9LIzPgQI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42ogjIpgRic
Availability: 18th, 19th, 21st January
Territories: Between Amsterdam and Paris

AXEL DÖRNER (Germany)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TleICJlQTqg
Availability: 8th, 9th and 10th September
Territory: Europe

DANS LES ARBRES (Norway/France)
https://vimeo.com/163268829
https://vimeo.com/172818090
Availabilities: Between 28th March and 9th April + between 9th and 14th May 2017.

FM EINHEIT + MASSIMO PUPILLO
2010: the year they make contact. FM Einheit contributed to invent the very same notion of industrial music, starting from his crucial role in Einsturzende Neubauten up till now, always moving towards directions unknown, following unpredictable paths; Massimo Pupillo has moulded a basic, brutally impressive and basically one-of-a-kind sounding out of the four strings of his indestructible electric bass. Together them two have generated EVOL/VE, one radical improvisational project that brings industrial music itself to the next level. Obtained mostly out of raw live sessions, later remixed and reprocessed, the eponymous album, out on Offset Records, is in fact a measure of capacity of these two individuals captured in a state of grace. By the way, you have to see them perform live to get the whole experience. In times when almost every possible continuum has been torn down by new technologies and many of the prophecies once told by unhopeful cyberpunk novelists have come true, after having witnessed the substantial moldering of music itself into billions of cold files to be stored into hard-disks that could crash anytime, the moment has come to raise the tools of the trade again, to start making new noise, with new means and new motivations. New buildings keep on collapsing.

ANDY MOOR + ANNE-JAMES CHATON + GEORGE HADOW
Andy Moor and Anne-James Chaton first began performing together in 2004 when Chaton joined the Ex onstage to perform one of their songs. They later started to collaborate as a duo, building the music and text for one of Chaton’s portrait series; the journalist which later resulted in their first CD “Le Journaliste”. Since then Moor and Chaton have toured widely in Europe, Canada and Japan, always building, reconstructing and adjusting their set and performance using improvisation as a creative source. In more recent months they have included video projections to the performances. They combine guitar riffs and loops, abstact noise, live sampling, dark beats and the unmistakable voice of Chaton, very present and rhythmic.

George Hadow is an English drummer primarily working in the fields of improvisation, jazz and experimental rock. Since he made the move to Amsterdam from the county of Devon in June 2012 he has immersed himself in the improvised scene playing in bands such as: Blue Lines , Molino, Galm Quartet, and Aya ba yaya. George performs often in the Netherlands and has also performed extensively in Europe.

AXEL DÖRNER
German trumpeter Axel Dörner has a unique style of playing based on unusual, often self-invented techniques that make use of breath and microscopic sounds as much as conventional note-playing – but that didn’t stop him winning the prestigious SWR Jazz Prize in 2006.One Final Note has described him as “one of the most interesting improvisers in the world, an instrumentalist of prodigious technique, deep sensitivity, and a creativity that continues to grow with each release.”

DANS LES ARBRES
«Dans les arbres – the unique improvising quartet comprising three Norwegians and a Frenchman – continues to fine-tune its artistic concept, patiently traversing its luminous planes of sound with a rare sense of accord, and shared responsibilities. The combination of its unorthodox sound sources, including Charles’s clarinet harmonics, Wallumrød’s prepared piano, Grydeland’s bowed banjo, and Zach’s differentiated gran casa playing has led to free playing and spontaneous group-composing in a class of its own.


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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https://www.facebook.com/alain.bolle.35


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels
Belgium

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https://www.facebook.com/alain.bolle.35

 

 

 

 

 

Booking offers (week 45)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 7, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Please find here my offers of the week.

Please get back to me if you want to set up a concert or if you simply want to have some info.

Thanks for your time and reading.

HARSH TOKE (USA) + JOY (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNqS2g6yt0Y  (Harsh Toke)
https://www.facebook.com/JOYHEADBAND/  (Joy)
Availability: 20th April
Territory: Belgium

JOE MCPHEE – JOHN EDWARDS – KLAUS KUGEL (USA/UK/GERMANY
Availability: 25th, 26th, 27th + 30th September onwards
Territory: Belgium

GUEVNNA (Japan) + CONFUSION MASTER (Germany)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFfx59LA44 (Guevnna)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNMx_ENyTp0 (Confusion Master)
Availability: Bewteen 27th April and 7th May
Territory: Belgium

MICHAEL LIBERG (Belgium)
https://soundcloud.com/michaeliberg/for-anima-excerpt
Availability: Many avails between March and October 2017
Territory: Europe

TOAD (France)
https://la-novia.bandcamp.com/album/toad-4
Availability: 25th + 26th January + 4th February 2017
Territory: France, Belgium

MDME SPKR
Live at VOID Fest https://youtu.be/AymnRScksLw
Live in Marseille Asile 404: https://youtu.be/9BZhKJjHs1I?list=PLCoChN0KHsLwvdPS83aoIgQbmH1pn8cr
Availability: from late April backwards
Territories: France, Spain: Italy., Croatia, Greece, Hungaria, Austria, Germanyetc…

PRAED (Libanon/Switzerland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vOhNaKpadc
Availability: Between 20th March and 2nd April
Territories: Europe

FEN feat. OTOMO YOSHIHIDE (Japan, Korea, China, Singapur)
https://soundcloud.com/observatorysg/fen-mmca-excerpt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GqC3oOE4mk
Availability: Late April 2017
Territory: Europe

Eraserhead by CERCUEIL (France)
https://vimeo.com/52095492
Availability: From early April onwards
Territory: Benelux

HARSH TOKE
Psychedelic rockers HARSH TOKE explore sound and space through music.
On the San Diego Acid Rock band’s debut album Light Up and Live,
loud, heavy guitars, swimming bass lines and smashing drums warp to
full throttle, working together to launch the group’s « Haze
Maze » of unapologetic psychedelic-blues into interstellar overdrive.

JOY
The sound of JOY has been described as « a spaced-out sonic groove-ride » and « outer reach freak out », but that hyperbole alone doesn’t do justice to the group’s measured mode of attack. JOY puts a premium on establishing both structure and dynamics, its kaleidoscopic flurry and full-throttle riffage is anchored by both subtle detail and surprising textural depth. Record Collector says that JOY « take the blues about as far out as they can stretch ’em and they’re far more psychedelic than a band like Blue Cheer ever was, even in their most lysergic moments, » a claim that can be debated by those whom have seen JOY share the stage with acts such as Dead Meadow, Harsh Toke, Hot Lunch, Sacri Monti and at last year’s well-documented west coast tour with psychedelic giants (and new labelmates) Earthless.

JOE MCPHEE, JOHN EDWARDS, KLAUS KUGEL
JOE MCPHEE’S) magical take on avant-garde sax remains one of the wonders of the scene. He still has one of the most beautiful tones on the planet, even when he’s reaching for jazz’s outer limits. »
JOHN EDWARDS has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical
styles and situations. At home with composed and improvised music he
is one of the busiest musicians on the scene.
Percussionist Klaus Kugel is a commanding force behind the drum set.

GUEVNNA
These metal aficionados have been tearing up the smoke-filled Live Houses of Tokyo since 2011 when they were formed “with no solid plans… only the understanding that the guys love BONGZILLA and IRON MONKEY.” Their vocals are a mix of English and Japanese, their sound resembling straightforward old-school rock bands like Black Sabbath with a “don’t give a fuck” attitude to match.

CONFUSION MASTER
The band features members of Wojczech and Bad Luck Rides On Wheels and have mastered a blend of Sleep, Bongzilla and Electric Wizard stoner/doom spacing all over the place.

MICHAEL LIBERG
Øscuråtrønics  is  a  new  project  of ᛗichaël  Liberg,  a  dialogue  between  a  unique  hypnotizing instrument, a Bowed Cittern called the «Cetera Øscura», and the spirit of the Frippertronics, Robert  Fripp  and  Brian  Eno’s Tape  loop  invention.  It  is  a  conversation  between  the  acoustic
and the electronic, the antique drone and the feedback, the spirit of modalitytriggering the threshold  of  spectrality,  the  immemorial  musical  gesture  and  the  Echoes  of  the  tape,  like  a book  of  mirrors,  like  doppelgängers  facing  each  other  and  conjuring  the un-sympathethicresonances of times to come. Øscuråtrønics could be viewed as a metaphorical reflection on the myth of Echo and Narcissus.

TOAD
The common desire to explore the music collected in the mountains of Auvergne and Limousin and the qualities of the sound of this music is the concern of Toad. These musicians question the standardization of current musical modes fully exploiting the wealth of timbres of their instruments. The issue of electrification and amplification of this music is an issue that requires real work of sound. Toad is offering a wild concert far from its sanitized.
Pierre Vincent Fortunier / 11 inches Béchonnet bagpipes, violin Yann Gourdon / hurdy-gurdy, drone box, feet

MDME SPKR
MDME SPKR, 100% DIY and love, erupted from London and released their firstEP « Humanoid » in October 2015 which was in the Top 25 of Rough Trade’sweekly releases!
In 2017 they will release a new record: « Last Thoughts »
This duo, Bass and Drums, puts on the most smashing live shows with it’s rawpower and soulful tracks
They already supported Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Retrovirus, Kid Congo, Saviours, Big Sir, Sonic Jesus, Black Bombaim, Radio Moscow, Bazooka…
If Nirvana and L7 had a baby it would be MDME SPKR

PRAED
Praed are Raed Yassin (keyboards/laptop/ electronics/ vocals and Paed Conca (clarinet/ electric bass/ electronics). They formed in 2006, and their two previous albums were in the main more collage based, consisting mostly of soundscapes of dislocated audio fragments, of vocal, musical and film samples from Egyptian Shaabi and Dabke music pared with free jazz and sprawling electronics. This feels more live, jammier and less manipulated, more like a band than a studio project. It’s definitely more bombastic, pinning your ears back much more than a lot of their earlier output.

FEN
FEN (Far East Network) is a group project made up of musicians from Singapore, Japan, China, and Korea who play improvised music. It was first started on the suggestion of globally renowned musician Otomo Yoshihide. Each member is an artist who works individually on the experimental music scene in his respective country. They have been supporting each other’s activities by organizing concerts in their own countries, and this relationship became the motivation to form FEN. Currently formed of Otomo Yoshihide, Yan Jun, Yuen Chee Wai & Ryu Hankil.

CERCUEIL
The words through the music, the music through the picture, Cercueil’s dreamlike orchestration reinterprets Lynch’s nightmare in a dizzying weightlessness.
Eraserhead is the first David Lynch’s movie. Amazing direction of an « oniric nightmare », this cult movie is magnified by Cercueil’s hypnotic electronic music, involving drones, ambiant sound waves and labyrinthic pop. A contemplative, organic, singular and striking live soundtrack.

All the best.

Alain