BOOKING OFFERS

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

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