Archive pour septembre, 2011

BOOKING OFFER: FAREWELL POETRY

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 29, 2011 by debloque

Hi,

I’m booking some dates for the band FAREWELL POETRY.
They are available on 8th, 9th and 10th March 2012.

It’s in partnership with:
Kongfuzi Booking : adriensa@gmail.com

Please click on these links to hear what they sound like:

http://www.farewell-poetry.com/home.html
http://www.myspace.com/farewellpoetry

And also read this:

FareWell Poetry is a collective of Parisian musicians and an Anglo-saxon
poet and filmmaker.

From indie to modern classical to drone and shoegaze, spoken word and
experimental film, FareWell Poetry represents the pooled influences of its
core members and passionate collaborators. The band’s richly arranged
songs seek out subtle and luminous climaxes, the hypnotically simple
melodies falling away like scaffolding to reveal a complex structure
narrated by a haunted voice drumming out a dark poetry, echoes from a deep
well.

Performing in festivals, movie theaters, concert halls, churches and
collaborating with a wide range of guests such as Bérangère Maximin,
Gaspar Claus, David Moore, David Fenech, this ambitious project combines
incandescent and powerful drama, orchestrated minimalism, experimental
film, dark sensuality and luminous poetry.

Somewhere between a sleep-starved Man Ray, the visual performances of
Throbbing Gristle or the Velvet Underground, FareWell Poetry exudes a
creativity inspired by a state of trance and seeks new boundaries to push
back, new doors to open.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards.

Alain

Publicités

Noise Addict 25.09.2011

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 26, 2011 by debloque

/ BABY FIRE: « Bureau d’echange du mal  II: dust soup. 2010 – Cheap Satanism
records. XB004I

2/ For a few (MORE) decibels I

3/ MIKE SHIFLET & DANIEL MENCHE: « Untitled ». Stalemate. Sonoris. 2007/2008. XS299H

4/ For a few (MORE) decibels II

5/ CHEAPMACHINES: « 4 ». Secede. Entr’Acte. 010. XC308Z

6/ BRUCE RUSSELL/ « Coronation holyoake blues in dub ». 21st Century Field Hollers and
Prisons.
WMO. XR967N

7/ For a few (MORE) decibels III

8/ MAGNUS BROO + PAAL NILSEEN-LOVE  « Cut loose ». Game. Pnl. 2008. UB7763

9/ JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA: »Star garden » = « Loving love ». Love Is A Stream. Type. 2010.
XC064L

10/ For a few (MORE) decibels VI

11/ WEEDEATER: « Homecoming ». Jason The Dragon. Southern Lord. 2011. XW323D

BOOKING OFFER: SKULLFLOWER

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 23, 2011 by debloque

Der all,

I’m booking some dates from late January onwards for Skullflower.

Please read the long text that follows and also click on this:

http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=2274123&song=Skullflower

Skullflower is a loose group of musicians affiliated with guitarist
Matthew Bower that perform wildly improvised psychedelic music. They
debuted with the four-song EP Birthdeath (Broken Flag, 1988) and the
six-song mini-album Form Destroyer (1989). Ruins (Shock, 1990) compiles
those two records and adds two unreleased tracks.
Meanwhile, Anthony DiFranco (also in Ax and Novatron) had his own project,
Ethnic Acid, that released eight cassettes from 1986 to 1988, later
summarized on the double-disc Power-Works 1986-88 (Industrial
Recollections, 2009).

Anthony DiFranco joined Skullflower for IIIrd Gatekeeper (Headdirt, 1992),
contributing to a quantum leap in quality. Several pieces achieve a superb
balance of rhythm and sound effects. The macabre android dance Can You
Feel It? for panzer bass and chirping guitars is an apt manifesto. Black
Rabbit is a pow-wow war dance pierced by sideral guitar distortions.
Center Puss is an even more gargantuan hellfeast, with the guitar roaring
and regurgitating. Half of the album is one continuous bacchanal timed by
tribal drums.
Most pieces sound like invitations to join the party. In a few cases,
though, the dance moves to the background and the lead instrument delves
into a psychological if brutal art of mood shaping. The guitar’s delirious
distortion pens the horror show of Larks Tongues. The sustained creepy
guitar drones of Saturnalia eventually achieve an almost spiritual
intensity. Rotten Sun mixes voices with the funereal bass lines, the
carpet bombing of the guitar and the steady martial drumbeats, painting a
fresco of life in hell. If Vanadis might be too chaos for the sake of
chaos, and therefore loses quite a bit of the other instrumentals’ demonic
focus, the eleven-minute Godzilla erupts lava and unleashes enough acid to
evoke the most painful techniques of torture. The trip closes with the the
stoned blues jam Spoiler, that slowly decays into wailing drones.

Obsidian Shaking Codex (RRR, 1993) contains five lengthy pieces. The
format itself signaled a change in the making. There is little of the
previous album’s tribal drumming and little of the wild guitar distortions
in Sir Bendalot: just nine minutes of droning chaotic dissonance with
horror-industrial overtones. Likewise, Circular Temple is twelve minutes
of agonizing guitar distortions with no drums. Crashing Silver Ghost
Phallus continues the progression towards a more abstract sound with a
concerto for apocalyptic noises, halfway between the soundtrack of an
intergalactic journey and a documentary of factory work. The martial
drumbeat of the previous album resurfaces in the 15-minute Diamond Bullet,
a failed attempt to stage a spoken-word kammerspiel. The 25-minute Smoke
Jaguar towers over the rest. It opens with a menacing bass drone that
turns into a strong wind of distortions and then grows to become a
tornado. It then takes minutes for the tornado to disappear beyond the
horizon.

Skullflower also released Xaman (Shock, 1990), the more accessible Last
Shot at Heaven (Noiseville, 1993), and Carved Into Roses (VHF, 1994),
containing six lengthy jams.

Argon (Freek, 1995), a symphony in four movements featuring Stuart
Dennison on percussion, John Godbert on reeds and Russel Smith on guitar,
marked another phase transition. Argon I is sheer free-form cacophony like
a bunch of drunk wolves howling at the moon and strumming random strings.
The guitars duel to the end, each one trying to outdo the other in terms
of un-listenable sounds. Argon II (The Golden Saw) is just 17 minutes of
sharp drilling noise. Argon III (Each Builds His Own Wall) (Cruising At
31,000 Ft.) is a 30-minute concerto for mind-expanding distortions heaped
one on top of the other: screeching brakes on rails, chainsaws cutting
lead pipes, trumpeting elephants in the jungle, gurgling sewers, a mob of
madmen demolishing their asylum, chimps playing bagpipes, epileptics
banging random objects on the floor and scratching glass windows.
Skullflower was beginning to compete with noisemeisters such as Birchville
Cat Motel and Dead C. The horn fanfare of Argon IV has the irreverent
festive quality of an Albert Ayler-esque free-jazz jam except that the
blaring and farting horns are attacked by a swarm of chirping and buzzing
guitars. Few bands sounded gloriously demented like this.

Skullflower then released the live Adieu All You Judges (Broken Flag,
1995), Infinityland (Headdirt, 1995), one of their heaviest works,
Transformer (Sympathy, 1996), one of the calmest, and This is Skullflower
(VHF, 1996), possibly a self-parody. Their sound was increasingly stuck in
heavy droning space-rock.

Total (which was also the original name of Skullflower) was the « ambient »
project of guitarist Matthew Bower, documented on many releases: Beyond
The Rim (Majora, 1993), Here, Time Is Space (Majora, 1994), Sky Blue Void
(Freek, 1995), Glassy Warhead (Pure, 1995), Exploded Star Sad Servant
(Self Abuse, 1995), Tansmusik Der Renaissance (Freek, 1995), Clear Factory
(Majora, 1996), Buffin’ The Celestial Muffin (Rural Electrification
Program, 1997), To Fall Like Cherry Blossoms (American Tapes, 1997),
Kaspar Hauser (Metonymic, 1997), Eternity’s Beautiful Frontspiece (VHF,
1998), Solid Objects Cast As Goblins (VHF, 2000).

Matthew Bower’s side project Hototogisu, mostly a duo with Marcia Bassett
of the Double Leopards, released several limited-edition products such as
White Wind of Autumn (REP, 2000), Cuckoo Cloudland (Destijl, 2002),
Floating Japanese Oof! Gardens Of The 21st Century (Destijl, 2004), Swoon
Scream (Heavy Blossom, 2004), Ghosts from the Sun (Heavy Blossom, 2004 –
Important, 2005), Brooming Mephific Blast (Esquilo, 2005), Awful Symmetry
(Heavy Blossom, 2005), Prayer Rug Exorcism (Heavy Blossom, 2005), Sardonic
Wooden Moonlight (Heavy Blossom, 2005), and then Green (Eclipse, 2005),
that refined their fusion of heavy metal and white noise, Sculpture Built
Upon the Graves (Heavy Blossom, 2006), Some Blood Will Stick (Important,
2006), Chimarendammerung (Destijl, 2006), Robed In Verdigris (Nashazphone,
2007), Spooked Summer (Heavy Blossom, 2007), Under The Rose (Heavy
Blossom, 2008), containing just two lengthy noise jams.

Another Matthew Bower project was Sunroof, devoted to a psychotic version
of cosmic music on: the double-disc Delicate Autobahns Under Construction
(VHF, 2000), featuring John Godbert and Neil Campbell, Found Star Sound
(2000), Sad Frog Wind (Giardia, 2001), containing two lengthy jams of
ambient music for droning psychedelic guitar, the double-disc Bliss (VHF,
2001), a masterful blend of guitar, electronics and percussion containing
Embroidered Birdsong Nearly Meadows, and Cloudz (VHF, 2003), a more
rhythmic work closer in spirit to Neu. Rainbow Electric Sabbath (Nature
Tape Limb, 2005) contained five untitled pieces recorded in a more
primitive manner.

BOOKING OFFER: AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 20, 2011 by debloque

Dear all,

I’m booking some dates for AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE in early 2012. The period
is still a bit open at the moment.

Please read this biography and also click  on this link to hear what they
sound like:

http://www.onu-sound.com/african-head-charge/index.html

he first release to mark On-U Sound’s 30th anniversary sees African Head
Charge return with a brand new album, Voodoo Of The Godsent, out on March
28th.

Formed in the early 80’s by On-U head honcho Adrian Sherwood and
percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, African Head Charge have established a
unique reputation over the years for producing exceptionally beautiful and
deeply strange music.

This is their first release since 2005’s Visions of a Psychedelic Africa
and sees Bonjo once again joining forces with long time On-U stable-mates
Skip McDonald, Crocodile and the Crispy Horns together with contributions
from legendary bassist George Oban, Dancehall pioneer Jazzwad and
electronic wizard Adamski. All the elements of a classic Head Charge
album; a triumphant mix of dub, psychedelia, trance, afro and tribal
rhythms that have given them their own unique place in contemporary music.

I would like to hear from you soon.

Regards.

Alain

BOOKING OFFER: LENA / M. DELPLANQUE

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 15, 2011 by debloque

Dear all,

I’m booking last minute gigs for MATHIEU DELPLANQUE aka LENA.
He’s available on: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th November 2011
Supports are also welcome:

Please read the bio that follows and also click on these links:

http://www.myspace.com/mathiasdelplanque
http://soundcloud.com/mathias-delplanque
http://vimeo.com/19938120
http://vimeo.com/16152163
http://www.bruitclair.com (mon propre label)
http://www.mathiasdelplanque.comhttp://mathiasdelplanque.bandcamp.com/

Mathias Delplanque
Sound artist / Composer
Solo projects : Lena, Bidlo, Stensil.
Musical ensembles : The Floating Roots Orchestra, Afterlife Music Radio, The
Missing Ensemble

Mathias Delplanque (born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1973) is a
composer, a performer, an improviser, a music critic, an author of sound
installations, a teacher and the founding member of several musical
ensembles. He lives and works in Nantes (France).

His work as a composer started in 1998 as he graduated from the Fine Arts
School and decided to put an end to his sculpture activity to turn towards
sound creation. He since released more than twenty records on various
international labels (Quatermass, Optical Sound, Cronica Electronica, Plush
!, Mystery Sea, Angle Rec, Low Impedance, Sounds Around…). He collaborated
with musicians from various points of the musical spectrum (Rob Mazurek,
Steve Argüelles, Myra Melford, Shahzad Ismaïly, Ghislain Poirier, Julien
Jacob, Daniel Givens, Black Sifichi, Charlélie Couture…), and worked with
numerous visual artists, writers, videasts, photographers, film directors…
His installation works are frequently shown in galleries and art centers,
and he regularly performs on stage, solo or accompanied by other musicians,
since he is the founding member of several musical ensembles : The Floating
Roots Orchestra (with Steve Arguelles, Rob Mazurek, Black Sifichi, Daniel
Givens, Alice Lewis…), Afterlife Music Radio (with Myra Melford, Ben
Goldberg, Shahzad Ismaïly), The Missing Ensemble (with John Sellekaers and
Daniel De Los Santos)…

Mathias’s sound work takes on several main lines and develops through
different identities. As Lena, he produces electronic music strongly
influenced by jamaïcan dub music. As Bidlo he signs subtle and melodic
electronic songs and sound collages. Stensil is a more electro oriented
project, regularly dedicated to covers and remixes. The works done under his
own name (developed on records, performances or sound installations, and
being either based on field recordings or containing instrumental parts) all
directly deal with the question of the relation between space and music :
music as architecture, spaces made out of sound etc…

Initially a pure sequenced studio production, Mathias’s music transformed
with the years into a more improvised and flexible creation. Showing a real
interest in live electronic music, he developped a very personal approach of
electronic improvisation, based on the use of multiple controlers that
engage the body in the production of electronic performances. His live
creations generally combine electronic sounds and acoustic instruments
treated and sampled in real time.

Mathias Delplanque won several grants (Cultures France, CNC, DRAC Pays de La
Loire, Franco-American Jazz Exchange, French Embassy in India…), and made
several artistic residencies in various countries (France, Canada, India,
USA…).

He runs the label Bruit Clair, dedicated to electronic music and sound art.

Dear all,

I’m booking last minute gigs for MATHIEU DELPLANQUE aka LENA.
He’s available on: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th November 2011
Supports are also welcome:

Please read the bio that follows and also click on these links:

http://www.myspace.com/mathiasdelplanque
http://soundcloud.com/mathias-delplanque
http://vimeo.com/19938120
http://vimeo.com/16152163
http://www.bruitclair.com (mon propre label)
http://www.mathiasdelplanque.comhttp://mathiasdelplanque.bandcamp.com/

Mathias Delplanque
Sound artist / Composer
Solo projects : Lena, Bidlo, Stensil.
Musical ensembles : The Floating Roots Orchestra, Afterlife Music Radio, The
Missing Ensemble

Mathias Delplanque (born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1973) is a
composer, a performer, an improviser, a music critic, an author of sound
installations, a teacher and the founding member of several musical
ensembles. He lives and works in Nantes (France).

His work as a composer started in 1998 as he graduated from the Fine Arts
School and decided to put an end to his sculpture activity to turn towards
sound creation. He since released more than twenty records on various
international labels (Quatermass, Optical Sound, Cronica Electronica, Plush
!, Mystery Sea, Angle Rec, Low Impedance, Sounds Around…). He collaborated
with musicians from various points of the musical spectrum (Rob Mazurek,
Steve Argüelles, Myra Melford, Shahzad Ismaïly, Ghislain Poirier, Julien
Jacob, Daniel Givens, Black Sifichi, Charlélie Couture…), and worked with
numerous visual artists, writers, videasts, photographers, film directors…
His installation works are frequently shown in galleries and art centers,
and he regularly performs on stage, solo or accompanied by other musicians,
since he is the founding member of several musical ensembles : The Floating
Roots Orchestra (with Steve Arguelles, Rob Mazurek, Black Sifichi, Daniel
Givens, Alice Lewis…), Afterlife Music Radio (with Myra Melford, Ben
Goldberg, Shahzad Ismaïly), The Missing Ensemble (with John Sellekaers and
Daniel De Los Santos)…

Mathias’s sound work takes on several main lines and develops through
different identities. As Lena, he produces electronic music strongly
influenced by jamaïcan dub music. As Bidlo he signs subtle and melodic
electronic songs and sound collages. Stensil is a more electro oriented
project, regularly dedicated to covers and remixes. The works done under his
own name (developed on records, performances or sound installations, and
being either based on field recordings or containing instrumental parts) all
directly deal with the question of the relation between space and music :
music as architecture, spaces made out of sound etc…

Initially a pure sequenced studio production, Mathias’s music transformed
with the years into a more improvised and flexible creation. Showing a real
interest in live electronic music, he developped a very personal approach of
electronic improvisation, based on the use of multiple controlers that
engage the body in the production of electronic performances. His live
creations generally combine electronic sounds and acoustic instruments
treated and sampled in real time.

Mathias Delplanque won several grants (Cultures France, CNC, DRAC Pays de La
Loire, Franco-American Jazz Exchange, French Embassy in India…), and made
several artistic residencies in various countries (France, Canada, India,
USA…).

He runs the label Bruit Clair, dedicated to electronic music and sound art.

BOOKING OFFER: JOHN BUTCHER

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 12, 2011 by debloque

ohn Butcher’s work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions,
multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme
acoustics.

Originally a physicist, he left academia in 1982,
and has since collaborated with hundreds of musicians – including Derek
Bailey, John Stevens, Gerry Hemingway, The EX, Polwechsel, Gino Robair,
Rhodri Davies, John Edwards, Toshimaru Nakamura, Paul Lovens, Eddie
Prevost, John Russell, John Tilbury, Christian Marclay, Phil Minton, and
Steve Beresford.

He is well known as a soloist, sometimes exploring unusual site-specific
acoustics, and has released seven CDs of solo saxophone music.

He has toured and broadcast in Europe, Japan, North America and
Australia, and was featured, playing solo, in the BBC TV programme Date with an Artist.

His compositions include pieces for the Austrian group Polwechsel, the Australian Elision Ensemble, the American Rova Saxophone Quartet and Penny Wands and Native String for eight reconstructed Futurist Intonarumori.
In 2008 a Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival commission led to the formation of the seven piece John Butcher Group to perform his composition « somethingtobesaid ».

Recent collaborative projects include the quintet Anemone with trumpeter Peter Evans, the wind trio The Contest of Pleasures with Axel Dörner and Xavier Charles, and a very new trio with Gino Robair and John Edwards.

Butcher values playing in occasional encounters – ranging from large groups such as Butch Morris’ London Skyscraper and the EX Orkestra, to duo concerts with Otomo Yoshihide, Kevin Drumm, Fred Frith, Okkyung Lee, Duck Baker, Matthew Shipp and Akio Suzuki.

Noise Addict (deux playlists)

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 12, 2011 by debloque

NOISE ADDICT 28/08/2011 2/ STIAN WESTERHUS « Discipline of undiscipline’. Various-Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep. Rune Grammofon. 2010. X 912A 3/ MAJA RATKJE: « Breathe ». Various-Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep. Rune Grammofon. 2010. X 912A 4/ For a few (more) decibels II 5/ LEAH SINGER + LEE RANALDO: « Jours d’eau ». Jour d’Eau. Dis Voir. 2010. XS404A 6/ For a few (more) decibels III 7/ CHOI JOONYONG, HONG CHULKI, SACHIKO M, OTOMO YOSHIHIDE: « 3/2 ». Sweet Cuts, Distant Curves. Balloon & Needle. 2008. XJ816M 8/ ZOMES: « Step anew ». Earth Grid ». 2010 – Thrill Jockey. XZ653T 9/ For a few (more) decibels IV 10/ NAPALM DEATH: « M.A.D3. Various-Grind Madness At The Bbc. Earache – 2010. X359D 11/ CARCASS: « Reek ofputrefaction ». Various-Grind Madness At The Bbc. Earache – 2010. X359D 12/ EXTREME NOISE TERROR: « Only in it for the music ». Various-Grind Madness At The Bbc. Earache – 2010. X359D 13/ BOLT THROWER: « Attack in the aftermath ». Various-Grind Madness At The Bbc. Earache – 2010. X359D 14/ For a few (more) decibels For a few (more) decibels V 15/ ULRICH KRIEGER: « Fathom ». Fathom. Sub Rosa. 2010. XK863G 16/ DEATHPROD: »Mysterium magnum ». Various-Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep. Rune Grammofon. 2010. X 912A 17/ For a few (more) decibels For a few (more) decibels VI 18/ GODFLESH: »Pulp » + NOISE ADDICT 11/09/2011 1/ MUSLIMGAUZE: « Anti Mullah Itranian enjinnear ». Beirut transister. 1998 – Staalplaat. XM963V 2/ SONIC YOUTH: « Shaking hell ». Various-Amplified: New Music meets rock, 1981-1986. X 039S 3/ For a few (MORE) decibels I 4/ THE HAXAN CLOAK: »Disorder' ». The Haxan Cloak. Aurora Borealis – 2011. XH308S 5/ / For a few (MORE) decibels II 6/ BARRY ADAMSON: « How didhe find me? » + « Monika’s living nightmare ». Therapist. Central Control – 2011. XA145I 7/ DAVID TUDOR: « Untitled ». Three Works For Live Electronics ». Lovely Music – 1996. XT886I 8/ / For a few (MORE) decibels III 9/ CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: « His master’s voice ». Various-Amplified: New Music meets rock, 1981-1986. X 039S 10/ CARLOS GIFFONI: »La unicaarma que necesito es la ignorancia ». Various- Less-Lethal, Vol.1. Alku – 2007 X 487V 11/ For a few (MORE) decibels I For a few (MORE) decibels IV 12/ ANTOINE BOUTE: « Sature ». Various – Noise: VariousArtists [Gesture, Concept & Performance]. Sic – 2010. X 607K 13/ SOUMONCES: »L’air des champs ». Various – Noise: VariousArtists [Gesture, Concept & Performance]. Sic – 2010. X 607K 14/ For a few (MORE) decibels I For a few (MORE) decibels V 15/ DAVE PHILIPS: « Wright Rong »- Various- Less-Lethal, Vol.1. Alku – 2007 X 487V