Archive pour avril, 2016

Booking offers (week 17)Martin Carthy, Mural, Ultraphallus and Sensational

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 25, 2016 by debloque


Please find here my latest booking offers: Martin Carthy, Mural, Ultraphallus and Sensational

Availability: from early December 2016
Territory: Europe

MURAL (Australia/Norway)
Availability: From 7th October backwards
Territory: Europe

Availability: September + from late Novemer till mid December
Territory: Belgium

Availability: 29th and 30th June
Territory: Europe

Covering a large pan of genres, Ultraphallus defines their sound with some accents from different styles including Western Music, Death metal, Doom-Rock, Avant-garde Psychedelia and Electronic Soundtracks, as a tribute to Rock Culture.
Seven tracks were recorded in four days at Drop Out Studios, South London, with Tim Cedar (Part Chimp leader, Hey
Colossus, ex-Penthouse…). Tracks are inspired by The Residents, Marc Bolan, Mark Frechette and Zabriskie Point, Swans, Autechre, David Bowie, Eva Ionesco, Polanski’s movie ‘the Tenant’ and Death-Metal.

Sensational (born Colin Julius Bobb, October 18, 1974 in Guyana, South America) is a hip-hop performer from New York.
His style is considered unique and different. On his debut he was forced to use his headphone cans as a makeshift microphone, and used sounds from old analogue equipment and found sounds which were recorded and then looped.[2] His style is often about weed intake or sci-fi based themes. He is known more for his often eclectic collaboration work, having played with the likes of Cardopusher, Kid 606, Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Scotch Bonnet, Kouhei Matsunaga, and Spectre. Often quite prolific but known for brief spells of homelessness, it not known how much of Sensational’s discography there actually is, as he can often be found selling his music on the streets of New York.

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.  Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) is the latest.

MURAL consists of Australian windplayer Jim Denley, with Norwegians Kim Myhr (guitar) and Ingar Zach (percussion).
The latter is the first cd released on Rothko Chapel Publications and is documentation of the special relationship MURAL has to the Rothko chapel. In the piece on that CD, « doom and promise », MURAL captures both a heavy gravity as well as a touching lightness, like an everchanging dance within the tension of opposites. The last years, MURAL have been collaborating with Norwegian video pioneer Kjell Bjørgeengen, so the scale of the work is expanding beyond time and the sonic to the audiovisual.
Jim Denley is Australia’s foremost improviser with a career spanning over three decades. An emphasis on spontaneity, site-specific work and collaboration has been central to his work. He sees no clear distinctions between his roles as instrumentalist, improviser and composer. He was recently awarded a Fellowship by the Australia Council for 2006 + 07 and is currently working towards a paradigm shift in the notion and perception of the saxophone; to establish it’s relevance to ancient and current traditions in Australian music, and to extend it’s range with the addition of innovative electronics and miking.
Kim Myhr is a prominent voice of the creative music scene in Norway, both as a composer and as a guitarist, with frequent performances throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and North- as well as South-America. Myhr’s first solo record will be released january 2014. His solo music explores the acoustic possibilities of the 12-string guitar, and can remind the listener of early music of Ligeti and of Morton Feldman, but it also contains an energy and simplicity similar to american folk music. As a composer, Myhr wrote « stems and cages » for the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra in 2009, a large ensemble including Sidsel Endresen, Christian Wallumrød, Jim Denley among others. The music was released on the CD « stems and cages » in 2010, and recieved wide critical acclaim. Kim wrote another piece for the orchestra for the 2012 Ultima festival called « In the end his voice will be the sound of paper », this time featuring the voice of Jenny Hval. More activity is expected for this project in 2014. Myhr works frequently with dance, notably writing music for productions by italian choreographer Francesco Scavetta, and in 2014 a new collaboration with dancer Orfee Schuijt.
Ingar Zach is one of the leading percussionists/improvisers from Norway. He is known for the wide range of sounds in his drum kit and he uses his percussion in a very dynamic but still energetic way. Now living in Madrid, he concentrates on his solo work and his regular ensembles.He has been dedicated to experimental music and folk music for the last five years and he is now touring and recording with his regular ensembles but in Europe, Canada, USA, South America and Asia.He founded the Norwegian label for improvised music, SOFA, together with guitar player, Ivar Grydeland in May 2000 and the SILLÓN label in 2005.
Kjell Bjørgeengen is among Norway’s pioneer in video performance, and he has been active since the 70s. He has worked with numerous installation projects, and has exhibited around the whole world. Recently Kjell has put an emphasis on working live with a wide range of musicians, notably Keith Rowe, Evan Parker, MIMEO and Marc Ribot. The live works feature the production of flicker videos, which have also been presented in various exhibitions since 2002.  The flicker is sound given video sync, thus becoming video and revealing the self -identity of the two. The flicker image is perhaps the most simple and fundamental image we can think of, the oscillation between shades of light and darkness, given from the outside as a simple binary pairing of the visual experience. The flicker videos came about as a counteraction to an easy intellectual approach to art viewing. The flicker works can be harsh to watch, as they are perceived on a physical level. The black and white works are often perceived in colours. There is a threshold that needs to be overcome. A still image from the video reads like a minimal work; set in motion the work turns into its opposite. The art work, having all the traditional marks of the art-making process, turns into a phenomenon and touches the demarcation line between art and non-art.

Thank you for reading.

I hope to hear from you soon if you want to set up a gig for one of these artists/bands.

All the best.


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

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

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Noisy Crescendo « playlist »

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 20, 2016 by debloque

J’effectue un rattrapage. Voici la playlist correspondant au programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 21 février 2016 sur les ondes de Radio Campus entre 22h30 et minuit.

1/ Fons: VANDAL X: « Loudmouth ». God Knows.

2/ Miasmah: ANDREA BELFI: « Aggetti creano forme ». Natura Morta.

3/ Apple: GEORGE HARRISON: « Microbes ». Wonderwall Music.

4/ Riparti: VLADISLAV DELAY: « Visaton ». Visa.

5/ Relative Pitch: MICHEL DONEDA: « Cabal ». Everybody Discs.

6/ Riverboat: SIMO LAGNAWI; « Sandika ». The Gwana Berber.

7/ Upset The Rythm: TRASH KIT: « Leaves ». Confidence.

8/ Room 40: DAVID SHEA: « Fragments of Hafiz ». Rituals.

9/ Dalio Music: BILLIE HOLIDAY: « My man ». Live In Cologne 1954.

10/ Jean Ritchie: PEGGY LEE: « Young man who woulmdn’t raise corn ». Various-Dear Jean – Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie.

11/ Rune Grammofon: FIRE ORCHESTRA: « Enter part three ». Enter

Stéphane et Alain

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

Booking offers (week 16)

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 18, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,



Here are my offers for this week: HOLIDAY INN, MAX EASTLEY + PHIL MINTON, BABY FIRE + EVE LIBERTINE (Crass), AGF,





Availability: August + on request

Territory: Europe




Availability: From early October onwards

Territory: Europe



BABY FIRE + EVE LIBERTINE (CRASS) as special guest (UK/Belgium)

Availability: Late September early October (not on 1st and 2nd October)

Territory: Europe


AGF (Germany)

Availability: After the Summertime

Territory: Europe





BABY FIRE + EVE LIBERTINE (CRASS) as special guest

Baby Fire is an all-female trio which combines the energy of post-punk

with feminine frailty. The strings are rough, the melodies catchy, the

voices enthrall. The band’s debut album was released in 2011 on Cheap

Satanism Records. Special guests included Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) and

Dana Schechter (Insect Ark).

Their second album, The Red Robe, was recorded at Dial House (Essex, UK)

by former Buzzcocks member Tony Barber and released on Off Records in

October 2014. It featured duets with Eve Libertine and Penny

Rimbaud from Crass. Gold, the third Baby Fire album, will be produced by

Pierre Vervloesem (dEUS, Flat Earth Society…) and is due for release in

October 2016.

Baby Fire has opened for Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Part Chimp, Lydia

Lunch, Neptune, etc.. and played shows in the US, France, Germany,

Holland and Belgium.

She was one of the two female vocalists (along with Joy De Vivre) who

worked with the influential British anarcho-punk band Crass. Her works

with the band include the controversial single « Reality Asylum », as well

as performing most of the vocals on the group’s third album, Penis Envy

(1981), the lyrics of which have a heavy anarcha-feminist content




Recent project from the east end of Rome with an acid and minimal synth

punk’s sound. This duo is the collaboration between Gabor (Aktion /

Metro Crowd) on vocals and Bob Junior (Trans Upper Egypt / Bobsleigh

Baby / Hiss) on keyboard and drum machine. Like looking at the future

from the past.




Max Eastley is an internationally recognised artist who combines kinetic

sculpture and sound into a unique art form. His sculptures exist on the

border between the natural environment and human intervention and use

the driving forces of electricity, wind, water and ice. He has exhibited

both interior and exterior works internationally. His work is

represented in the permanent collection of the Centre for Art and Media,

Karlsruhe, Germany.

Since 2003 Max has been an artist with the Cape Farewell Climate Change

Project (, for whom he has created a number

of installations, compositions and performances. From 2010 to 2013 he

was an Arts and Humanities Research Council Senior Researcher at Oxford

Brookes University, investigating Aeolian phenomena through artistic

practice and historical research. He is also currently one of the

artists involved in a project, Audible Forces, touring festivals in the

UK, using the wind as an energy source.

Phil Minton: Avant-garde vocalist Phil Minton has a large vocabulary of

voices and extended vocal techniques and an extensive discography

cataloguing his numerous projects from 1969 on. Born near the Southern

coast of England in 1940, he started out on the trumpet and began

playing in jazz bands in the late ’50s. After moving to London in the

mid-’60s, Minton began doubling as trumpeter/vocalist for the Mike

Westbrook Orchestra, then lived in the Canary Islands for a year, and in

Sweden for five before returning to London (and Westbrook’s band) in the

early ’70s. The mid-’70s found him working in a variety of settings,

from improvised duos to theatre groups, and in his vocal trio Voice with

Julie Tippetts and Maggie Nicols. As an improviser, Minton has toured

throughout the world, working with a great many creative musicians,

including Peter Brotzmann, Fred Frith, John Butcher, Derek Bailey’s

Company, and an ongoing collaboration with Veryan Weston. In addition to

Voice, he was in another trio during the ’90s called Axon (with Marcio

Mattos & Martin Blume, which recorded for another collaborator Georg

Graewe’s label Random Acoustics), led the Phil Minton Quartet, and was a

member of the quartet Roof.




AGF aka poemproducer is the artist name of Antye Greie-Ripatti. Born and

raised in East Germany. AGF is a vocalist, digital songwriter, producer,

performer, e-poet, calligrapher, digital media artist and curator. She

is known for artistic exploration of digital technology through the

deconstruction of language and communication.



Thanks for reading.



I hope to hear from you as soon as possible if you want to set up a gig

for one of these artists or bands












Alain Bolle / Some Noise

84, Rue des Pâquerettes

1030 Brussels



Playlist: Noisy Crescendo

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 15, 2016 by debloque


Playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 24 janvier 2016 entre 22h30 et minuit.

1/ SACRED BONES: CULT OF YOUTH: « Todestrieb ». Final Days.

2/ Fremaux et Associés: ASTOR PIAZZOLA: « Gran hotel Victoria ». Nuevo tango.

3/ Dischord: FUGAZI: « The word ». First Demo.

4/ Light In The Attic: SLY STONE: « You can, we can ». I’m Just Like You.

5/ Outta Sight: YOUNG JESSIE: « I small a rat ». Various-The Birth Of Northern Soul.

6/ Awesome Tapes From Africa: ABY NGANA DIOP: « Yaye penda mbaye ». Liital

7/ Cherry Red: THE FALL: « Wings (with bells) ». Live

8/ Home: GRIFF TRIO: « Boerenvreught ». Yorare.

9/ Unsounds: JOHN BUTCHER & ANDY MOOR. Album-Experimenys With A Leaf

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

Sensational ce soir 12.04 au vafé Central Brussels

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 12, 2016 by debloque

Booking offers (week 15)

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 11, 2016 by debloque


Here are my offers and suggestions this week:

LAU NAU (Finland)
Availability: September and October 2016
Territory: Europe

Availability: from 8th October onwards
Territory: Europe

KEIJUT (Finland)
Availability: First two weeks of September + October
Territory: Europe

AKI ONDA (Japan)
Availability: September 2016 + from 22nd October onwards
Territory; Europe

PRAED (Switzerland)
Availability: From early October to mid November
Territory/ Europe

HALF GIRL (Germany)
Availabiliy: 19.9. – – 12.10, 24.11. – 27.11 + 28.12. – 31.12 + January 2017
Territory: TBC

Avaiability: all week-end between late August abd lare December 2016
Territory: Belgium

Laura Naukkarinen, aka Lau Nau is one of the more interesting names in the Finnish music scene – a singer-songwriter, producer and film music composer. Her songs are imbued with a cinematic breadth of vision and her idiosyncratic, finely honed soundworld builds on fragile, spectral otherness.

Lydia Lunch is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic war mongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature.
Queen of No Wave, muse of The Cinema of Transgression, writer, musician, poet, spoken word artist and photographer, she has released too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has published dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to just shut up.
Weasel Walter (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.

KEIJUT (Finland) is a trio of expanded cinema consisting of Roope Eronen, Antti Tolvi and Tero Niskanen. Their psychedelic show, in 4 or 5D, seeks to unlock the doors to fairy universum.

Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and visual artist. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project – works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda shows slide projections of still photo images, shot by himself, as a performance or installation. Onda has collaborated with artists such as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Paul Clipson, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, MV Carbon, Oren Ambarchi, Noël Akchoté, Jean-François Pauvros, Jac Berrocal, Lionel Marchetti, Linda Sharrock, and Blixa Bargeld.

Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics. In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.
The band consists of two regular members: Raed Yassin playing keyboards, laptop, electronics and vocals; and Paed Concaon clarinet, electric bass, and electronics.

HALF GIRL* is an All-Girl-Super-Group consisting of *Julie Miess *(Mutter, Britta), *Vera Kropf* (Luise Pop), *Anna-Leena Lutz* (Die Heiterkeit) and *Gwendolin Tägert *(Mondo Fumatore). September 2016 marks the release of their Debut-Album „All Tomorrow’s Monsters“ via Siluh Records / Cargo. Produced b Schneider TM & Chris von Rautenkranz.
Children of the night expect some glorious songs about Monsters, Broken Hearts and Werewolves. 60ties Melodies meets Sing-a-Long Punkrock. Sheer Heartwarming!

Michael Speers is a musician from Northern Ireland, currently based in London. He uses feedback as the basis for most of his practice, taking influence from noise and electronic music, instrumental improv and drone. Amplified percussion is bowed, struck or made to resonate and layered amongst field recordings, no-input feedback and test equipment sounds. The resultant soundscape ultimately exploits the inherent negative beauty of typical noise sources.

Thanks for reading.

Please get back to me if you want to set up a concert for one of these artists/bands.

I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best.


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Noisy Crescendo playlist

Posted in Uncategorized on avril 9, 2016 by debloque

Playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 17 janvier 2016 entre 22h30 et minuit.

1/ Gravity Wave: MICHEAL PISARO/GREG STUART:;Congaree nomads ». Continuum Unbound.

2/ Black Ever Black: CUT HANDS: « Fire ends the day ». Festival Of The Dead.

3/ World Music Network: MARLEM HASSAM: « Rahy el aaiun ». Various-Music Without Frontiers.

4/ Ecm: DAVID VIRELLES: « Transmission' ». Mboko.

5/ Samadhi Sound: DAVID SYLVIAN: « There’s a light that enters houses ». There Is A Light That Enters Houses.

6/ Mute: EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN: « Beginn des Weltkrieges 1914 [dargestellt under Zuhilfenahme eines   Tierstimmenimitators] ». Lament

7/ Domino: ROBERT WYATT: « Free will and  testament ». Different Every Time.

8/ Jaune Orange: EXPERIMENTAL TROPIC BLUES BANd: « My street ». The Belgians.

9/ Psi: TOMA GOUBAND: « Courants des vents ». Courants Des Vents.

10/ Matador: ICEAGE: « Cimerian shade ». Plowing Into The Field Of Love.

11/ Trost: RADIAN & HOWE GELB; « The constant pitcg & sway ». Radian Versus Howe Gelb.

12/ Avalanche: GODFLESH: « Curse us all ». A World Lit Only By Fire.

13/ Sacred Bones: PHARMAKON: « Autoimune ». Bestial Burden.

14/ Secret: THE FALL: « Repetition ». 13 Killers

15/ Innacor: VALENTIN CLASTRIER: Album Valentin Clastrier

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