Archives de juillet, 2015

Playlist: Noisy Cescendo 26 juillet 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 29, 2015 by debloque

Voici la playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le 26 juillet entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ Thrill Jockey: MAN FOREVER: « With so ryonen ». Ryonen

2/ Northern Spy: CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO: « Locus ». Locus.

3/ Ba Da Bing: XENIA RUBINOS: « Pan y cafe ». Magic Trix.

4/ Rainbow: CRYSTAL MATTHEWS: « Gyrroir ychen ». Hula Baloo.

5/ Sacred Bone: POP.1280: « Dawn of man ». Imps OF Perversion.

6/ Modular: POND: « Giant tortoise ». Hobo Rocket.

7/ Domino: THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS: « I’m a vampire ». Amphetamin Ballads.

8/ Omlott: PETER BRÖTZMANN/PEETER UUSKYLA: « Side a ». Dead And Useless.

9/ Sub Rosa: ISRAEL QUELLET: « L’ère des anches à sonné ». Rythmes d’étain.

10/ Jazzhaus; MAMADOU DIABATE & PERCUSSION MAMA: « Sini lo » Masaba kan.

11/ Hand-Held: CRISTAL: « 12.12 ». Homegoing

12/ Modern Love: MILLIE & ANDREA: « Gif riff ». Drop The Vowels.

13/ Harbinger: SLEAFORD MODS: « Under the plastoc net ». Divide And Exit.

14/ Sub Rosa: HENRY JACOBS: « Sonata for loudspeakers ». Various-Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music
, vol.7

15/ Soul jam: ARETHA FRANKLIN: « Never grow old ». Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo.

16/ Sinecore: THE MUZZY BAND: « Intro ». Various-Enjoy The Experience.

17/ Imhotep: IMHOTEP: « Tao spiritual ». Kheper.

18/ All Saints: HAROLD BUDD – Album: Wind In Lonely Fences 1970-2011.

BOOKING OFFERS

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 27, 2015 by debloque

Dear all,

Here are my offers this week:

GORDON ASHWORTH (USA)
http://gordonashworth.bandcamp.com
Availability: 30th November
Territory: Belgium

MAI MAI (Italy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9m2G1i8YyI
Availability: From late January onwards
Territory: Europe

MAMADOU DIABATE + DRAMANE DEMBELE   (Burkina Faso)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zryQ6Ax2-qU
Availability: From early February 2016 onwards.
Territory: Europe

INSECT ARK (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlBGGPZJZVw
Availability:  18th, 20th, 21st November
Territory: Belgium

RICHARD YOUNGS (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrNRgaeJOVI
Availability: Nov/Dec/January
Territory: Belgium

GONDOLIERS (USA)
https://gondliers.bandcamp.com
Availability: October 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th
Territories; Italy, France, Belgium, Spain etc….

BLACKNOX (France)
https://soundcloud.com/black-sifichi
Availability: From mid November onwards
Territory: Europe

AGF (Germany)
http://www.poemproducer.com
http://www.antyegreie.com/
Availability: 10th October
Territory: Europe

GORDON ASHWORTH
Gordon Ashworth is an American musician and sound artist whose primary field is experimental composition for string instruments, magnetic tape and field recordings. He has been heavily involved in the noise and experimental music underground since 2002 and has released dozens of drone, noise, folk and musique concrete recordings under the names Concern, Oscillating Innards, CAEN, Riverbed Mausoleum, and now his real name. He has performed in over 25 countries and is a member of the extreme metal bandKnelt Rote.
Ashworth’s live performance focuses on tape manipulation of electro-acoustic drones and folk instrumentation, tempered by psychologically potent sounds of social environments. His field recordings are carefully edited documents of his job as a night taxi driver that accentuate a paradox of working a dangerous job in order to survive as an artist. The room grows into an intense sonic environment that instills feelings of being in countless locations at once, somewhere between privacy and social life, musical beauty and human ugliness, a full heart and a troubled mind. His debut full-length « S.T.L.A. » is a deep exploration of the fundamental elements of American folk music, musique concrete, modern classical and inexplicable emotions.

MAI MAI (Italy)
This project is the transposition of those experiences into music and sounds: a mix of drone and ambient, steamy technoid rhythmics, percussions, field recordings and sound-scapes which lead us to ancient and arcane ages, on the border between east and west.
After the debut Theta LP, out on Boring Machines (2013) and mixed by Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Delta (Yerevan Tapes, 2014) is his second release and second part of his journey across the Mediterranean Sea, through hidden memories, old unconscious and sounds of past experiences, put together and mixed today using tapes, synths and sequencers.
In the meantime, a collaboration with the producer LUNAR LODGE (LL/MMM – 12″ out on Love Blast / Instruments Of Disciplime) makes him exploring more and proper industrial and dark techno sounds: all done with genuine analogue equipement (909, 707, MS20, Opera 6, Pro-One and modular synths…)

MAMADOU DIABATE
Diabate’s masterful command of the kora is a birthright. His father, Djelimory Diabate, was a renowned kora performer, as is his cousin, Toumani Diabate. Mamadou fixated on the instrument at an early age, and was a minor local celebrity in his adolescence. Within a few years he was touring with the Instrumental Ensemble of Mali; soon afterwards he moved to New York, where he met a number of jazz musicians, including bassist Ira Coleman. Coleman joins Diabate on his glistening debut, Tunga (2000 Alula), providing some subtle anchorage and contrapuntal weight, but the focus is entirely on Diabate and his fantastically dexterous skill at coaxing furious flurries of note and mesmerizing rhythms from his instrument. In many ways, the star of the album is the kora itself. It’s a thoroughly unique sounding instrument, awash in subtle tones of melancholy while remaining oddly buoyant and conversational.

INSECT ARK
Creating a soundtrack to the human psyche’s underbelly, Insect Ark weaves a brooding, textural landscape, a starless night spiked with light and flash. The music braids together delay-drenched lapsteel, acoustic and electronic drums, distorted bass & synths to create a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold.
Insect Ark began as the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter. Formed in late 2011, Insect Ark has toured frequently, building a dedicated following in the experimental/doom/drone scene. In January 2015, San Francisco-based drummer Ashley Spungin joined on drums/synths. Touring is planned throughout 2015.

RICHARD YOUNGS
Richard Youngs is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalogue of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other instruments including the shakuhachi, accordion, theremin, dulcimer, a home-made synthesizer (common on early recordings) and even a motorway bridge. He also released an album which was entirely a cappella.

BLACKNOX
BlackNox is a live performance duo:
Black Sifichi (spoken word/effects) & Gerome Nox (sounds/effects).
Very dark and ominous texts (Black Sifichi), touch on recent family deaths, accidents, illness, a child lost on a road in the middle of a war zone…with a heavy grinding dark ambient sound, (Gerome Nox). BlackNox is a more life than fiction. BlackNox is a solid wall of sound. BlackNox is concentration and improvisation.
BlackNox is a trip taken with one deep breath in a dark landscape without any concessions. We have found our way to use the power of sound and voice.

AGF
AGF is the artist name of Antye Greie-Ripatti.
AGF is a vocalist, digital songwriter, producer, performer, e-poet, calligrapher, digital media artist and recently practicing curator and educator.
She is known for artistic exploration of digital technology through the deconstruction of language and communication. Her poetry, which she converts into electronic music, calligraphy and digital media, has been presented on records, live performances and sound installations in museums, auditoriums, theaters, concert halls and clubs in Europe, America and Asia.

GONDOLIERS
Tonight’s Whispering is full of poison vapor synths and the hailstorm guitars that Gondoliers has been mapping out for the past few years behind the demented navigation of vocalist John Manson. Here, the band distills their sickened mind-meld of generations of the thorniest rock possible – laserstorm prog, the gnarled electronics of Einsturzende Neubauten, the off-balance drums of Jawbox, guitars that swerve between Duane Denison and Thurston Moore all with the looseness and fun of a Pavement album.

I hope to hear from you soon if you are interested in setting up a gig for one of these artists (or more).

Thanks for reading.

All the best.

Alain

Playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de radio Campus le dimanche 12 juillet entre 22h30 et minuit

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 14, 2015 by debloque

1/ Adluna:ROB MAZUREK: « The non-body ». Abstractions on Robert d’arbrissel

2/ Empty Cellar: DYLAN SHEARER: « Time to go ». Garagearray.

3/ Vanguard: JOSEPH ARTHUR: « Walk on the wild side ». Lou.

4/ Editions Mego: ARNE DEFORCE & MIKA VAINIO: « Section 4 ». Hefhaestus.

5/ Clouds Hill: GALLON DRUNK: « The speed of fear ». The Soul Of The Hour.

6/ World Music: IBRAHIM HAMA DICKO: « Sida ». Various: Mali-Rough Guide of Mali.

7/ Bedroom: BEN FROST: « The teeth behind kisses ». Aurora.

8/ Trost: MADE TO BREAK: « Capital black ». Cherzchez La Femme.

9/ Matchless: JOHN BUTCHER/GUILLAUME VILTARD/EDDIE PREVOST. Meeting With Remarkable Saxophonists
Vol.2

Alain et Stéphane

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

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

BOOKING OFFERS: PRAIRIE, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE, UNIFORM, DWELLING & DRUSS, GRASSCUT.

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 13, 2015 by debloque

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Dear all,

Please find here my latest booking offers. I’m booking some dates for: PRAIRIE, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE, UNIFORM, DWELLING & DRUSS, GRASSCUT.

PRAIRIE (Belgium)
soundcloud.com/prairiehounds
www.mixcloud.com/prairie
Availability:  From December onwards
Territory:  Belgium + Europe

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER (France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78zW1E0o7-o
Availability: 3rd October
Territory: Belgium

SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE (UK)
https://familydrone.bandcamp.com/
Availability: Between 18th and 22nd September
Territory: Belgium and France

UNIFORM (USA)
https://soundcloud.com/thebanduniform
Availability: 25 and 29th October
Territory: Belgium

DWELLING & DRUSS (UK)
https://dwellings1.bandcamp.com/album/gnod-presents-dwellings-druss
Availability: 17th, 18th, 19th September
Territory:  Belgium

GRASSCUT (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUoAj-I8Rac
Availability; Between september and december 2015
Territory: Belgium

GRASSCUT
You can’t get more quintessentially English than Grasscut, and you’d be hard pressed to come across better, more focused sound collages than what you’ll find on Everyone was a Bird.
Composer/producer/ vocalist Andrew Phillips and manager/musician Marcus O’Dair (who wrote last year’s superb biography of Robert Wyatt) fuse themes, including identity, home, familiarity and ancestry, with an impressive if not immersive array of song, ambient textures and layered electronica.
Coming across like a mix of early Pink Floyd, classic Pet Shop Boys, Lemon Jelly, Nick Drake and extracts from the Bodleian Library catalogue, this is beautifully simple music – as much experimental as pop-oriented – with guest vocalists including Irish musicians Adrian Crowley and Seamus Fogarty.

PRAIRIE
Prairieis the solo project of Marc Jacobs. Based in Brussels, hecomposes original soundtracks for Super 8mm films, playswithothermusicians and records hisown music for vinyl.
His first EP, « I’m So In Love I AlmostForgot I Survived A Disaster » released last year, sounded »post-everything: post punk, post rock, post drones, post ambient, post noise fusedinto a hauntingsoundtrackfilledwithguitars, electronicrhythms and effects, film music and conversation snippets » (GonzoCircus magazine).
« Like a Pack of Hounds »—wordstakenfromCormacMcCarthy’snovelBlood Meridian —is the logicalfollow-up, blendinglayers of lo-fihissentangledintohiddenmelodies, loudguitaroutburstswithvoicesappearinglikelostghosts out of a southerngothic western.A restless ride intoimaginaryburnedlandscapeswhereromanticnightmaresmeet white magic to delivertense and distortedsoundscapes made of noise, fieldrecordings and electroacoustic abstractions. « Like a Pack of Hounds » wasreleased in February 2015 on the Berlin based label Shitkatapult and received a greatwelcomefrom the international press.
On stage the band iscomposed by Jacobs on guitar, Grégoire Fray (Thot, The HillsMover) on guitar and electronics, Catherine Graindorge (Nox, Detroit, Hugo Race, Andrea Schröder) on violin and effects. On some occasions, the band isaccompanied by live super 8mm / 16 mm film manipulations by filmmakerKhristineGillard.
The band has recentlyplayed Artefact Festival (Leuven), Netwerk (Aalst), Les Nuits Botanique (Brussels) and will support Germanartist and labelmate Apparat on select dates duringhisnextEuropean tour.

SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE
You know that thing about no rules, yeah? Well, obviously there must be the odd exception to that, because otherwise how do we attain definition? I mean, it cannot simply be a FREE FOR ALL, and we must impose this non-rule loudly, otherwise people will consider us to be foolhardy and fascistic when that moment arises, when someone prods our backs with a sweaty finger and says « That person there is trying to break the rules, look »

UNIFORM
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.

DWELLING & DRUSS
Dwellings & Druss are Chris Haslam & Paddy Shine, founding members of experimental cosmonauts GNOD. The duo focus primarily on stripped down minimal tech-noise workouts using analogue & digital electronics.
This is hypnotic motorik sorcery at its finest. Likewise, the slow yield pacing, restraint and intent of the flipside is genius, coming off like Ike Yard meets Cluster in Mark Ernestus’ studio for nigh on 20 minutes of brittle, pointillist body rhythm and ether noise dissipated and reforming with syzygystic logic

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER
Strong in their respective experiences, the band merges its diverse
inuences to o-er a unique, completed and personal style.
Combining Sludge’s heaviness, Black Metal’s darkness, Hardcore’s
groove but also Post Rock’s atmospheres, RLHT makes of its work
an intense music  lled with impact. It is also an introspective work
tailored for the musical scene. Each performance brings the crowd
to the edge of asphyxiation; the end of each show is an explosion of
feelings,  nally allowing the audience to take their breath once again.
A musical experience that will not leave the spectator unchanged.
Even if the hint to the  lmmaker J. Audiard isn’t very far, there is no
link with the movie of the same title. Nevertheless, RLHT aims to be
a model in perfect harmony with its own music.

Thanks for reading.

Please get back to me if you are interested in booking a date for one of these artists.

All the best.

Alain

— Alain Bolle / Some Noise 84, Rue des Pâquerettes 1030 Brussels Belgium https://debloque.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/alain.bolle.35

PRAIRIE (Belgium)
soundcloud.com/prairiehounds
www.mixcloud.com/prairie
Availability:  From December onwards
Territory:  Belgium + Europe

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER (France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78zW1E0o7-o
Availability: 3rd October
Territory: Belgium

SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE (UK)
https://familydrone.bandcamp.com/
Availability: Between 18th and 22nd September
Territory: Belgium and France

UNIFORM (USA)
https://soundcloud.com/thebanduniform
Availability: 25 and 29th October
Territory: Belgium

DWELLING & DRUSS (UK)
https://dwellings1.bandcamp.com/album/gnod-presents-dwellings-druss
Availability: 17th, 18th, 19th September
Territory:  Belgium

GRASSCUT (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUoAj-I8Rac
Availability; Between september and december 2015
Territory: Belgium

GRASSCUT
You can’t get more quintessentially English than Grasscut, and you’d be hard pressed to come across better, more focused sound collages than what you’ll find on Everyone was a Bird.
Composer/producer/ vocalist Andrew Phillips and manager/musician Marcus O’Dair (who wrote last year’s superb biography of Robert Wyatt) fuse themes, including identity, home, familiarity and ancestry, with an impressive if not immersive array of song, ambient textures and layered electronica.
Coming across like a mix of early Pink Floyd, classic Pet Shop Boys, Lemon Jelly, Nick Drake and extracts from the Bodleian Library catalogue, this is beautifully simple music – as much experimental as pop-oriented – with guest vocalists including Irish musicians Adrian Crowley and Seamus Fogarty.

PRAIRIE
Prairieis the solo project of Marc Jacobs. Based in Brussels, hecomposes original soundtracks for Super 8mm films, playswithothermusicians and records hisown music for vinyl.
His first EP, « I’m So In Love I AlmostForgot I Survived A Disaster » released last year, sounded »post-everything: post punk, post rock, post drones, post ambient, post noise fusedinto a hauntingsoundtrackfilledwithguitars, electronicrhythms and effects, film music and conversation snippets » (GonzoCircus magazine).
« Like a Pack of Hounds »—wordstakenfromCormacMcCarthy’snovelBlood Meridian —is the logicalfollow-up, blendinglayers of lo-fihissentangledintohiddenmelodies, loudguitaroutburstswithvoicesappearinglikelostghosts out of a southerngothic western.A restless ride intoimaginaryburnedlandscapeswhereromanticnightmaresmeet white magic to delivertense and distortedsoundscapes made of noise, fieldrecordings and electroacoustic abstractions. « Like a Pack of Hounds » wasreleased in February 2015 on the Berlin based label Shitkatapult and received a greatwelcomefrom the international press.
On stage the band iscomposed by Jacobs on guitar, Grégoire Fray (Thot, The HillsMover) on guitar and electronics, Catherine Graindorge (Nox, Detroit, Hugo Race, Andrea Schröder) on violin and effects. On some occasions, the band isaccompanied by live super 8mm / 16 mm film manipulations by filmmakerKhristineGillard.
The band has recentlyplayed Artefact Festival (Leuven), Netwerk (Aalst), Les Nuits Botanique (Brussels) and will support Germanartist and labelmate Apparat on select dates duringhisnextEuropean tour.

SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE
You know that thing about no rules, yeah? Well, obviously there must be the odd exception to that, because otherwise how do we attain definition? I mean, it cannot simply be a FREE FOR ALL, and we must impose this non-rule loudly, otherwise people will consider us to be foolhardy and fascistic when that moment arises, when someone prods our backs with a sweaty finger and says « That person there is trying to break the rules, look »

UNIFORM
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.

DWELLING & DRUSS
Dwellings & Druss are Chris Haslam & Paddy Shine, founding members of experimental cosmonauts GNOD. The duo focus primarily on stripped down minimal tech-noise workouts using analogue & digital electronics.
This is hypnotic motorik sorcery at its finest. Likewise, the slow yield pacing, restraint and intent of the flipside is genius, coming off like Ike Yard meets Cluster in Mark Ernestus’ studio for nigh on 20 minutes of brittle, pointillist body rhythm and ether noise dissipated and reforming with syzygystic logic

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER
Strong in their respective experiences, the band merges its diverse
inuences to o-er a unique, completed and personal style.
Combining Sludge’s heaviness, Black Metal’s darkness, Hardcore’s
groove but also Post Rock’s atmospheres, RLHT makes of its work
an intense music  lled with impact. It is also an introspective work
tailored for the musical scene. Each performance brings the crowd
to the edge of asphyxiation; the end of each show is an explosion of
feelings,  nally allowing the audience to take their breath once again.
A musical experience that will not leave the spectator unchanged.
Even if the hint to the  lmmaker J. Audiard isn’t very far, there is no
link with the movie of the same title. Nevertheless, RLHT aims to be
a model in perfect harmony with its own music.

Thanks for reading.

Please get back to me if you are interested in booking a date for one of these artists.

All the best.

Alain

— Alain Bolle / Some Noise 84, Rue des Pâquerettes 1030 Brussels Belgium https://debloque.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/alain.bolle.35