Archive pour janvier, 2014

BOOKING OFFERS: BOHREN DER CLUB OF GORE, GORDON ASHWORTH, WAY THROUGH

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 31, 2014 by debloque

 

Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for: GORDON ASHWORTH, BOHREN DER CLUB OF GORE and
WAY THROUGH


WAY THROUGH (UK)
http://waythrough.bandcamp.com/
Availability: May and June 2014
Territory: Europe


BOHREN DER CLUB OF GORE (Germany)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhOZswcvBEY
Availability: 2nd April 2014
Territory: Belgium

GORDON ASHFORD (USA)
https://soundcloud.com/concern
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhOZswcvBEY
Availability: 14th March
Territory: Belgium



WAY THROUGH
WAY THROUGH are Claire Titley and Christopher Tipton, a pastoral punk duo
originally from Shropshire, now residing in London. Informed by the field
as much as the flyover, Way Through write songs which phase in and out
with guitar, tapes, damaged drums and vocals. Using wrong-footed
repetition, rapid interplay and free-looping happenstance the band create
a ragged yet intuitive tapestry of sound. Way Through’s critically
received debut, ‘Arrow Shower’ was released on Upset The Rhythm in 2011,
its songs walked the streets of market towns and focussed on how personal
experience affects our perception of a shared landscape, haunted by inward
territories. They then followed up their album with a deep map of East
London’s Bethnal Green, captured in text, photographs and music, which
WIRE described in an interview with the band as “a guided walk through the
mythologised outposts of ordinariness… a project rich in topographical
lore”. The Quietus added that Way Through “document and create another
version of place that somehow seeps into the space between reality and
urban fantasy”.

BOHREN DER CLUB OF GORE
Bohren & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in Mülheim
an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys),
Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass).
They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an
“unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down
tuned Autopsy sounds”. Over the years they have continously reduced and
compressed their music to extremes.

Originally, the members of Bohren, who were school friends, started out
playing in various hardcore bands such as 7 Inch Boots and Chronical
Diarrhoea in 1988. Driven by the idea of a more unique style of music,
they formed Bohren (German word for drilling) in 1992 to play, as they
called it, “doom ridden jazz music”. In 1993 the band released a 7-inch EP
for Suggestion Records. 1993 also saw the band expand their name to Bohren
& der Club of Gore, as a link to the Dutch instrumental band Gore, which
inspired Bohren to play instrumental music. 1994 followed the longplayers
Gore Motel and the double set Midnight Radio (1995), both on Epistrophy
Records, where Bohren introduced its musical vision between slow jazz-
ballads and doom-guitars.

Henseleit left the band in 1996 and was replaced by Christoph Clöser, a
Cologne-based composer and musician in 1997, replacing the guitar with a
saxophone at the same time.The band released Sunset Mission (2000), a
“slow but nonetheless melodious blend of Saxophone, Fender Rhodes, Bass
and Drums” on the Hamburg-based label Wonder. 2002 Bohren released Black
Earth where the band tried to expand the possibilities of new avenues
explored in SUNSET Mission, followed by the subsequent conceptual CD
Geisterfaust (2005). GEISTERFAUST carries the principles of reduction and
compression to extremes and at the sametime it is a band- experiment in
new “tone colours” (Tuba, Bass-Trombone, Vibraphone, choir). Both CDs are
released on WONDER. In autumn 2008 the new CD Dolores appeared on the
Belgian label Pias.”With DOLORES Bohren’s habit of making music which
often makes the listener feel like he or she is stuck in some dark room in
which the oxygen is slowly and mercilessly being extracted has
changed.When listening to DOLORES, listeners are sure to get feeling that
– after all these years – the shutters are being raised, the windows
thrown open, fresh air and sunlight are flooding into the room. Quite by
chance, the most natural thing in the world, cool, crisp and brazen.�.
In 2009 Bohren released the 10-Minutes Track MITLEID LADY. The track was
Bohren’s contribution to the Latitude Serie of Southern Records. In the
style of John Peel’s legendary BBC – Sessions, the London-based label
Southern Records started with the Latitude – Series a similar project – it
invited bands to never-to-be repeated series of session –recordings in a
limited edition, recorded and mixed in one day in Southern’s London
Studios. MITLEID LADY was recorded in November 2007, because of contract
difficulties, it was released in autumn 2009.
On 22nd April, 2011 the last BOHREN –release so far appeared – BEILEID
(PIAS): Three pieces, 37 minutes of eventful uneventful music, including a
coverversion of WARLOCKS „ Catch my heart” from HELLBOUND, the band’s
second album from 1985 with young Doro Pesch on vocals. In the
BOHREN-Version it is guest – singer MIKE PATTON, who graced the song with
an unbelievable performance.

GORDON ASHWORTH
It's been a long, strange journey for Gordon Ashworth over the past few
years. The Portland, Oregon resident has played in over 20 countries and
released countless artifacts under his various solo guises: Concern,
Oscillating Innards, CAEN, and others. He is also a member of the
black/death metal band, Knelt Rote. After retiring Concern, however, a new
aural picture has taken shape. S.T.L.A. showcases Ashworth at his absolute
best, pressing dense compositions through a unique prism that straddles
the line between melodic and abstract. Elemental influences of folk music
as well as musique concrete and acousmatic works are audible within the
sprawling confines of S.T.L.A.


Thanks for reading this long message.

Enjoy your week-end.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards.

Alain








BOOKING OFFERS: BINMATU, A WITNESS, LLEROY

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 29, 2014 by debloque

 

Dear all,

 

I’m booking some dates for  A WITNESS, LLEROY and BINMATU

 

 

A WITNESS (UK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vkl9_AHN18

Territory: Europe

Availability: All week ends between late May and late June.

              Plus some avails in July and August

 

LLEROY (Italy)

http://lleroy999.bandcamp.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlO81LHSOqM

Territory. Belgium

Availabilities: 11th and 13th June 2014

 

 

BINMATU (Slovakia)

http://binmatu.net/videos

Territories: Belgium, The Netherlands and Frence

Availabilities: Berween 13th and 17th March 2014

 

 

 

A WITNESS

April 2014 will see the return to live performance of acclaimed indie band A WITNESS who will mark the 25th anniversary of the death of guitarist Rick Aitken with a series of concerts.

The line-up of the band – favourites of John Peel during the late 1980s who toured Europe extensively and released the classic album ‘I Am John’s Pancreas’ – will feature founder member and songwriter VINCE HUNT (bass) alongside guitarist Alan Brown (of Big Flame, The Great Leap Forward and one-time A Witness drummer. On vocals, new addition Crayola will replace original singer Keith Curtis while Rob Haynes of Goldblade will feature on drums.

The band are presently booked to play two London shows so far: with The Cravats on Saturday April 12th at The Buffalo Bar in Upper Street, Islington, London N1 and with The Wedding Present at Club 229 in London W1 on Saturday June 14th as part of the NME c86 re-release show.

Live UK shows throughout 2014 are being finalised in Glasgow, Nottingham and Birmingham with further dates later in the year. The band are also seeking dates across Europe and further afield as well as summer festival shows.

In a six-year career between 1983 and the death of guitarist Rick Aitken in 1989, A Witness released a critically acclaimed album ‘I Am John’s Pancreas’ and a series of 12” singles which made the NME charts as well as recording four sessions for John Peel. Their track ‘Sharpened Sticks’ was included on the original NME release C86 and Aitken’s death came just two weeks before the release of what would be their final single ‘I Love You, Mr Disposable Razors’. The band’s third and fourth Peel sessions were released as a double CD shortly afterwards.

Guitarist Rick Aitken was just 33 when he died in October 1989 in a climbing accident near Glen Coe, Scotland. The band has not performed since.

“Returning to live shows is an exciting prospect and it’s great to play the songs we wrote with Rick again,” said Hunt, who formed A Witness with Aitken in Stockport in 1982. “The songs are sounding great and this line-up is tight and keen to play. “I’m delighted that there’s still a lot of support and good feeling for the band, which is wonderful. It’ll be great to play songs which mean so much to me live again with such terrific musicians.”

Hunt and Haynes have formed the rhythm section of Inca Babies since 2008, while Brown and Crayola play together in Sarandon.

A Witness played at Alan McGee’s Living Room Club, The Bradford 1 in 12, Hull’s Unity Club and Thames Poly and across Europe before going on to appear with Swans, Sonic Youth, The Fall, The Three Johns, The Membranes, Nightingales, Bogshed and Ron Johnson labelmates Big Flame, Stump, The McKenzies and Twang.

A Witness biography and discography at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Witness

A Witness Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awitnessofficial?ref=hl

 

 

LLEROY

The new frontiers of noise in Italy pass through the obsessive and claustrophobic sound of Lleroy, a power-trio formed by Francesco Zocca (guitar, vocals), Chiara Antonozzi (bass, vocals) and Riccardo Ceccacci (drums). Five years after « Juice of Bimbo », the debut album, they publish the new « Soma », sounding even more heavy and dirty. Their (evident) influences are to be searched in the AmRep old school noise-punk, and in bands such as Jesus Lizard, Unsane, Cows and Cherubs.

This is their first tour outside the borders of Italy.

 

 

BINMATU

BINMATU is an audiovisual experience. Psychedelic auralism resonating from stellar atmospheres. Sound oscillates between physical and etheric with speed of quartz crystals. Fine tune your eyes and open your ears. Auditory cortex glitches may occur.

 

BINMATU is a project of Jonas Gruska. Born in Czechoslovakia. Recently studying composition in Krakow (PL) and Institute of Sonology in The Hague (NL). Works mostly with computers and electronics as a musician and sound artist. He has authored interactive poems and visual performances, and is also a developer of open source computer instruments and artistic software. Gave workshops on city sonification and programming for artists.

Performed and exhibited his work in Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia.

 

 

Thanks for reading.

 

I hope to hear from you asap.

 

 

Regards.

 

Alain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Noise

C/O Alain Bolle

PO BOX 43

1050 Brussels 5

Belgium

info@somenoise.be

https://debloque.wordpress.com

www.lesateliersclaus.com

 

 

 

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BOOKING OFFERS: MIDAIRCONDO, SULTAN BATHERY, AROVANE

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 27, 2014 by debloque

Dear all, I am booking some dates for: MIDAIRCONDO, AROVANE, and SULTAN BATTERY MIDAIRCONDO (Sweden) https://soundcloud.com/midaircondo Territory: Belgium Availability: From early April onwards AROVANE (Germany) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAICz50PmaM Territory: Europe Availability: From eand of April early May 2014 SULTAN BATHERY (Italy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj9ZX1cS9o8 http://sultanbathery.bandcamp.com/ Territories: Belgium + France Availability: 20th and or 21st April 2014 MIDAIRCONDO Midaircondo is an electronica duo consisting of Lisa Nordström and Lisen Rylander Löve based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Rooted in avant-garde sound art, razor-sharp electronica, fragmented jazz and melancholic pop, Midaircondo has created a wondrous musical universe of hypnotic, tantalizing and direct music, moving seamlessly between challenging sound art and radiant pop music. AROVANE Berlin’s Uwe Zahn released his first tracks as the Arovane EP on the Din label, which also released the first of German dub minimalist Stefan Betke’s work as Pole. Stylistically, Arovane’s work hearkens back to the insular melodic electro of early Autechre, combining interesting, highly syncopated machine box rhythms with warm, delicate synth textures that evoke a gauzy, somewhat nostalgic mood contrasted by the sharpness of the rhythms. Indeed, while Autechre’s Amber has become a touchpoint of sorts for a whole new generation of laptop do-it-yourselfers whose music rarely rises above tribute, Zahn’s Arovane work is a legitimate extension of an aesthetic left largely unfinished, and is some of the most interesting and accomplished music of its kind. Fans of Ae, Funkstorung, Higher Intelligence Agency, and Phoenecia take note. SULTAN BATHERY SULTAN BATHERY is a brand newish band from Vicenza, Italy. Although they just formed this year, they already have become one of the most talked about bands in their local area. They have shared the stage with Honest John Plain (The Boys), Slaughter and the Dogs, Atomic Suplex at Guilty boat party in Venice, The Pretty Things, Black Lips at Vinile Festival and also played at « Whole lotta midsommar » in Stockholm . Sultan Bathery’s sound is a mix of neo-garage and lo-fi psychedelic rock. Thank you for reading. I hope to haer from you asap. Regards. Alain Some Noise C/O Alain Bolle PO BOX 43 1050 Brussels 5 Belgium info@somenoise.be https://debloque.wordpress.com http://www.lesateliersclaus.com

BOOKING OFFERS: BJ NILSEN, ERIKM

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 23, 2014 by debloque

Dear all, I’m booking some dates for BJ NILSEN and ERIKM BJ NILSEN (Sweden) http://mp3rally.com/2013/12/20/bj-nilsen-eye-of-the-microphone-2013/ Availability: Beween 1st and 18th May 2014 Territorty: Europe ERIKM (France) http://www.erikm.com/music/ Availability: May + June 2014 Territory: Europe (except but Franve) BJ NILSEN BJ Nilsen (b,1975 Sweden) Is a sound and recording artist. His work is based on the sound of nature and its effect on humans. He primarily uses field recordings and electronic composition as a working method. He has worked for film, television, theatre, dance and as sound designer. His newest album presented here is “Eye Of The Microphone” [Touch # TO:95, 2013] – a somewhat surreal audio rendition of the sounds of The City of London. Currently also working on The Acoustic City, a book publication with CD, co-edited with Matthew Gandy, [2014, JOVIS Verlag, Berlin]. ERIKM Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene. Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages. From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him. Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and « world-systems » deemed « independent », « institutional ». At the same time (1997), he has developed an open and aspirational approach toward the technological media, both as a means of development for a new economic model and as an instrument for creation, production and diffusion. He deals with sounds like living organisms, constantly in flux, always open to the risk of accident or delight/unisson. As he plays with all these contradictions in his improvisations, his performance reaches new heights of intensity, trading off both understanding and sensation, seriousness and farce, anticipation and instinct. His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, but without demonstration. Rather he creates a short-circuit connection between points with his live generated (and degenerated) material – from noise to reference – presenting multiple ways to capture each moment of the present in clear focus. Throughout his career, collaborations have naturally occurred with his audiences and contemporaries, most notably : Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Akosh S., Mathilde Monnier, Bernard Stiegler, FM Einheit… The kind of coincidences which have confirmed his instinctive search for transmutation, and to play on several levels. Since 1997, on his own or with collaborators, eRikm has toured (with 5-7 on-tour projects to date), or created by request specific pieces, both transversal or for fixed spaces (record labels, radio, festivals, art centres…) In the meanwhile, each time building on what has emerged before, the most personal fragments from his work (notably from his early artworks in photography, drawings, visual installations and video) continue to substantiate a singular kaleidoscopic vision. Ultimately, eRikm’s research resonates through all of his work, bordering scientific discovery and a poetic curiosity of the world. Thanks for reading. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible. Regards. Alain

BOOKING OFFERS: COPPICE, GLITTER WIZARD

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 21, 2014 by debloque

Dear all, I am booking some dates for COPPICE and GLITTER WIZARD. COPPICE (Usa) http://coppicehalifax.bandcamp.com/album/static-pharming-year-one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2LPVofgh5k Availability: Between 27th June and 5th July Territory: Europe GLITTER WIZARD (Usa) http://glitterwizard.bandcamp.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpyyXFmlzJo Availability: 16th April 2014 Territory: Belgium COPPICE Coppice, the Chicago-­based duo of Joseph Kramer and Noé Cuéllar, have released a small but beautifully formed body of work showcasing unique instrumentation (bellows and electronics) and compositional practice. Big Wad Excisions builds on earlier experiments while tightening the focus and introducing new, unexpected elements. It also re-­launches the Quakebasket label, which after lying dormant for six years and relocating to Louisville, KY, is entering a riotous second phase. Using specific instrumental preparations and aiming for an “impression of transparency” in their music, Coppice’s compositions are drenched in both clarity and mystery. They squeeze full-­on velocity and lilting beauty out of instruments seen as discarded artifacts of unconsidered eras—huffing and cracking, puffing and firing. “Both of us are very focused on visceral ways of performing,” they reflect. “[We] let specific gestures and textural changes draw an audience into a special experience.” All throughout Big Wad Excisions, one hears music coming into being. Given the state of technology and society, no group should sound quite like Coppice does. However, the brilliance of their recent work has proven otherwise, blasting open the gates of the status quo and helping to redefine the future of music. Through their “sense of quiet risk” and their delicate balance of the transparent and the occluded, Coppice’s compositions parlay a double-­tease of seduction and nuance: the humming and wheezing of the universe, breath by bellow breath. GLITTER WIZARD They are playing at Roadburn this year. Praise for Glitter Wizard‘s Hunting Gatherers from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: We thumbed up the spacey synthy glitter-glam garage retro not-really-metal of this SF band’s Siltbreeze 7″ a while back, but then somehow skipped over reviewing their subsequent full-length, and are even a little behind the times in getting to this new LP of theirs too, but that’s ok ’cause the Glitter Wizard guys are also behind the times. Or maybe way out futuristically in front, way out anyway, again using ’60s and ’70s rock inspirations like Deep Purple, Hawkwind, The Doors, Bloodrock, Black Widow, and Iron Butterfly to help formulate their super groovy, more wizardly-than-thou sound, one that’s got lotsa synth, jamming electric organ, some flute and sax. Along with catchy riffs and amusing lyrics, often gleefully unserious (“I don’t worship the Devil, the Devil worships me”). Our kind of entertainment! I hope to hear from you asap. Regards. Alain Some Noise C/O Alain Bolle PO BOX 43 1050 Brussels 5 Belgium info@somenoise.be https://debloque.wordpress.com http://www.lesateliersclaus.com

Noise Addict (playlist)

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 21, 2014 by debloque

 

1/X-RAY SPEX: "Oh bondage". Germfree adolescents. Virgin. 1977.

2/ KRIMINAL HAMMOND INFERNO:"Live at la Porte Noire". Youtube.

3/ THE EX & BRASS UNBOUND: "Konono n°2". Enormous door"

4/ ROCKET SCIENCE: "Noise control". Rocket Science. 2012. More is records.

5/ KRIMINAL HAMMOND INFERNO: "Boppin' on sunset".

6/ LONNIE HOLLEY: "Making a joyful noise" + "The start of a river's [one
drop]

7/ PAK JAN LAU: "Toy piano solo".

8/ THE ADVERTS: "Bombsite Boy" - Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts -
1978/2011
Fire Rec.

9/ QUASI: "Loopy" - Mole City - 2013 Domino

10/ X-RAY SPEX: "Art-I-Ficial". Germfree adolescents. Virgin. 1977.

11/ OOZING WOUND: "Call Your Guy" - S/T - 2013 Thril Jockey

12/ Los MELVINS: "I Told You I Was Crazy" - Tres Cabrones - 2013 Ipecac







Some Noise
C/O Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5
Belgium
info@somenoise.be
https://debloque.wordpress.com
www.lesateliersclaus.com



BOOKING OFFERS: ROLY PORTER, MOSKITOO, THE JIST.

Posted in Uncategorized on janvier 17, 2014 by debloque

Hello,

 

 

I am booking some dates for the following artists: : ROLY PORTER, MOSKITOO, THE JIST.

 

 

MOSKITOO (Japan)

http://moskitoo.com/video/

Availability: June 2014

Territory: Europe

 

 

ROLY PORTER (UK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwWHw8UblHE

Availability: May 2014

Territory; Belgium

 

THE JIST (Norway)

https://soundcloud.com/standal-sandtorv/the-jist-radiogig-in-torino

Availability: March/Aoril 2014

Territory: Europe

 

 

MOSKITOO

Born in 1978, grew up in Sapporo, Japan, Moskitoo is a sound and graphic designer and vocalist based in Tokyo.

 

In 2007, Moskitoo released her debut album “Drape” on New York’s 12k, one of the most important labels for minimal electronica music in the world.

Moskitoo creates her own musical world using everyday instruments and objects like guitars, xylophones, and toys, to produce a style where electronic sounds and the harmonic layer of her unique voice meet.

Thanks to the great success of “Drape”, especially overseas, Moskitoo toured Japan as well as the world, playing 13 shows including France, Belgium, Switzerland, New York, Boston and Canada.

She was invited to various events including art festivals such as the Camera Japan Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Send + Receive in Winnipeg, Canada, and a live studio session for Dutch National Radio. She did an Australia tour in 2011.

Subsequently, Moskitoo released “DRAPE REMIXES,” a remix e.p. with remixes by Taylor Deupree (12K), Frank Bretschneider (raster-noton) and Mark Fell (SND), and “Si Sol E.P.,” a 7 inch record in collaboration with Sanae Nishio, Japanese painter who contributed her work for the sleeve art.

Other Moskitoo work has ranged from music for the iPhone/iPad app “Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa: a Music Picture-book” to remix work worldwide.

 

 

ROLY PORTER

Two years after his landmark debut Aftertime, former Vex’d member Roly Porter presents his second full length LP, Life Cycle Of A Massive Star.

The piece explores expansive scale and macroscopic processes through the thematic framework of the birth and death of a cosmic star system. The album is underpinned by a parallel investigation into the human response to this vast celestial order and its overarching dialogue with the infinitesimal lives we lead. The material considers the crucible of space as a poignant symbol of the brevity of existence and highlights humanity’s part as both observers and participants in an endless cosmic cycle of creation and destruction.

Whilst the album continues on from Porter’s previous work, through fractured eruptions and volcanic textures, it equally invokes a more historical mode of reflection. Enacting a distant remembrance of the history of electronic music and a dreamlike recollection of a Wagnerian landscape.

 

THE JIST

The Jist focuses on an electro-acoustic expression, and different types of interactions within the sound, aesthetics, and noise.

 

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Enjoy your week-end.

 

I hope to hear from you asap.

 

Regards.

 

 

Alain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Noise

C/O Alain Bolle

PO BOX 43

1050 Brussels 5

Belgium

info@somenoise.be

https://debloque.wordpress.com

www.lesateliersclaus.com