Archives de juillet, 2016

BOOKING OFFERS (week 29)

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 19, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

I am booking these artists this week: Asher Levitas, Toma Gouband, Manu Louis

ASHER LEVITAS (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8DuuNvAgho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FsEtAyL9kE
Availability: from early December onwards
Territory: Europe

TOMA GOUBAND (France)
http://tomagouband.com/?page_id=714
Availability: 24th, 26th, 29th September + 3rd October
Territory: Europe

MANU LOUIS (Belgium)
http://www.louislouis.org/web/
Availability: Second half of November 2016
Territory: Europe

ASHER LEVITAS
Asher Levitas is a London-based electronic musician who co-founded the mysterious experimental duo Old Apparatus during the early 2010s. The pair initially appeared in 2011 with two singles on Deep Medi Musik, the label run by dubstep pioneer Mala, but their sound was hard to label, ranging from dark ambient drone to suspenseful abstract beats. In 2012, Old Apparatus appeared on Honest Jon’s Records’ Shangaan Shake collection (a remix album of the Shangaan Electro compilation), and cassette label The Tapeworm released the duo’s tape 15:24-15:46. Also that year, the pair released four 12″ EPs on their own Sullen Tone, collecting most of the tracks on the 2013 CD Compendium. After the compilation’s release, the duo issued a digital EP titled Epirtsder. Also in 2013, Levitas formed a duo called Saa with vocalist Linn Carin Dirdal (of Marble Arch). Significantly more pop-influenced than Old Apparatus, but just as eerie and experimental, Saa’s debut EP was released by Left Blank in 2013, followed by the 2014 cassette Walking Waters on Overshare Records. Also in 2014, Levitas contributed a remix of the song « Halo Heart » to Glass Body, the debut EP by Berlin-based darkwave pop group Soft as Snow, released by Houndstooth. Levitas signed to Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu label for the release of his solo debut, Lit Harness, which arrived in June of 2016.

TOMA GOUBAND
Toma Gouband is a percussionist whose materials include lithophones – rocks, stones, pieces of flint that are struck together to produce sound. Like Le Quan Ninh, he works from a horizontal bass drum used as resonator and table for a host of small instruments. Courants des Vents is a single improvisation, 45 minutes in length. It begins in isolated sounds, struck rocks resonating in the room. Gradually rhythmic figures appear, repeat, and mutate. Bass drum sounds occur, their echoes another measure of the space, and the work becomes increasingly complex, a dance of distances, pitches and durations. What may have initially seemed a simple set of materials assumes new dimension, perhaps in relation to the degree to which such resources might have been underestimated. Gouband emerges as cryptogeologist, an explorer of the mysteries and consciousness of the material world, opening himself and his listeners to a universe of reverberant matter that whispers secrets of acoustics. Listening closely to Gouband’s work, one shares in a fresh relationship (imaginative and imaginary) to the natural world. The stones are alright.

MANU LOUIS
Following once again the good old rule of associating two extremes instead of choosing the middle path, Manu Louis collides the exotic and glamorous Pop Music of his youth with the naff sounds of the native Western Europe folk trash he always did his best to ignore (brass bands, Euro-Dance, Industrial Trance and old-one-man-synth-wedding entertainers…)
In October, he released a first single (7′ vinyl) under the berlin label New Pangea (premiering on Spex.de) of his up-coming album described by Felix Kubin as «really fun(k)y and clever and playful music and I’d be happy to hear it in the aquarium of the deep sea club anytime. »
Kermesse Machine is a mountain of plastic glasses in the streets the morning after, a tropical digital marching band, a guy giving all he’s got at Karaoke because there’s nowhere left to sing, a gypsy virtuoso playing synth with a trumpet sound.
Since 2015, he performed solo more than 100 times everywhere in  Europe and Asia accompanied by a crowd of electronic instruments and video projections.
Manu also composes for Chamber Orchestra, Fanfare, Films and regularly performs his music with the 30 piece Orchestra : Orchestra Vivo. Among his past project feature : Funk Sinatra and The Music for Garden.

Please get back to mùe if you are interested in setting up a gig for one of them.

I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best.

Alain


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

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Booking offer: Robert Coyne

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 19, 2016 by debloque

ROBERT COYNE (UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFsH6ONoeA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhpXRDYw2pg

Availability: From early December onwards + on request

Territory: Europe

 

Robert Coyne’s three albums with Can’s legendary drummer Jaki Liebezeit – ‘The Obscure Department’ (2013), ‘Golden Arc’ (2014) and the newly released ‘I Still Have This Dream’ – combine cyclical acoustic guitar and drums with Coyne’s melancholic lyrics and melodies; a stark but rich sound described by one reviewer as ‘a mixture of Krautrock repetition and pastoral English psychedelia.’ 
The son of singer, musician, artist and author Kevin Coyne, and a musician himself from the age of 14, Robert has played with the Scientists, Venus Ray, The Barracudas, Amy Rigby, Eric Burdon, Sky Saxon, Jon Langford and Chris Wilson, among many others. 
His solo work includes a film soundtrack to the Edinburgh-festival-winning ‘The Great Happiness Space’ in 2006, his first album ‘Death Is Not My Destiny’ in 2007 and the ‘Soft Tread Of The Future’ EP on Marty Thau’s revived Red Star label in 2012. His on-going association with Meyer Records began in 2010 with the intimate, darkly humorous acoustic LP ‘Woodland Conspiracy’ and has continued with the triple-album Jaki Liebezeit collaboration. 
Robert met drummer Werner Steinhauser – the longest serving member of any of Kevin Coyne’s bands – while playing with Kevin, and their musical partnership has continued to grow since then: in addition to co-producing Robert’s album with Jeremy Gluck (‘Memory Deluxe’, 2014), the pair have also produced a new album of Robert’s ‘electric’ material entitled ‘Last Lion’, which is due for release in August 2016.
I hope to hear from you if you want to set u^a gig for Robert Coyne.
All the best.
Alain

 

 

 

 

Noisy crescendo: playlist du 29 mai 2016

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 13, 2016 by debloque

Noisy Crescendo: playlist du programme diffusé le dimanche 29 mai sur les ondes de Radio Campus entre 22h30 et minuit:

1/ Ralph: TUXEDOMOON: « James Whale ». Half-Mute.

2/ Axis: JEFF MILLS: « Waking up to a nex existencce ». Woman In The Moon.

3/ Important: ELSE MARIE PADE: « Prlog 1 ». Electronic Works.

4/ There’s a daed Skunk: SEASICK STEVE: « In peaceful dreams ». Sonic Soul Surfer.

5/ Raster-Noton: FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER: « Pattern recognition ». Sinn + Form.

6/ IRL: ACHOLI MACHON: « Jajaro otyeko ». Lamwong.

7/ Markun: KING AYISOBA: « Weene ma’le luane ». Wicked Leaders.

8/ Dust To Digital: JOHNNY LEE MOORE, ED LEWIS, HENRY MASON: « Tom evil ». Parchman Farm: photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959

9/ Ecm: VILDE & INGA: « Roys ». Makrofauna.

10/ Fire: HALF JAPANESE: « House of Voodoo ». Volume One; 1981-1985

11/ Wig: AB BAARS TRIO & NY GUESTS: « The loser ». Invisible Blow.

12/ High School: LIBEREZ Album All Tense Now Lax

Stéphane et Alain


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

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Booking Offers: week 28

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 11, 2016 by debloque

Hello everybody,

 

 

Here are my offers this week.

 

 

MDME SPKR (UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8a902Y8dUQ

http://mdmespkr.bandcamp.com/music

Availability: September, October, November

Territory: Europe

 

 

ROBERT COYNE (UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFsH6ONoeA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhpXRDYw2pg

Availability: From early December onwards + on request

Territory: Europe

 

L.A.HELL GANG (Chile)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-R2WMhVuQ8

Availability: 12th, 13th and 27th September

Territory: Belgium

 

 

OOZING WOUND (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_-f0gAk568&index=2&list=PLoZuJLL5_NNoMeEE4Ww0p09zZTSU1F_uF

Availability: 19th November + 5th December

Territory: Belgium

 

THE PACK AD (Canada)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j0AyQ1D6Mw

Availability: 3rd and 4th November

Territory: Belgoim

 

 

PEPE WISMEER

http://pepewismeer.bandcamp.com/album/

Availability: On request

Territory: Europe

 

HACO (Japan)

https://soundcloud.com/hacohacodotnet

http://www.hacohaco.net/haco/video.html

Availability: Between 19th and 28th September

Europe:

 

 

 

 

 

HIBIKI ICHIKAWA + AKARI MOCHIZUKI (Japan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGun_sHK7BQ

Availability:  5th + 6th December

Territory: Europe

 

ANDREW LILES (UK)

https://andrewliles.bandcamp.com/

Availability: From early December + on request

Territory: Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDME SPKR

MDME SPKR erupted from London in January 2014 and released their first EP « Humanoid » in october 2015.

This duo, Bass and Drums, puts on the most smashing live shows with it’s raw power and soulful tracks.

After banging the London scene they played in spring 2014 in USA, from coast to coast, 12 gigs in 3 weeks, sharing stages with the best local scene in LA, Austin, San Antonio and NYC, and since then back in Europe MDME SPKR toured in Italy, 21 concerts in 4weeks in Nove 2015, Belgium, Holland, France, Greece, supported Lydia Lunch / Retrovirus, The Telescopes, Kid Congo, Big Sir, Radio Moscow, Sonic Jesus, Black Bombay, Bazooka… leaving behind them sweat and thrills!

MDME SPKR make and create the most unique and hard real punk music around -why you might ask ?because they pander to no one are lyrically poignant and above all do not have an identikit look that would appeal to the neurosis of a scene or the desire to be in one which what was punk was all about originally -this is a true organic band all on it’s own beautiful axis all 100% DIY- the music speaks for itself hard and visceral,i’ve said enough

 

 

ROBERT COYNE

Born 1969, England. Played in bands since I was 15, primarily as guitarist, but also as bass player, drummer and keyboardist. In 2006, provided soundtrack for Edinburgh Film Festival Award-winning documentary ‘The Great Happiness Space: Tale Of An Osaka Love Thief’. In April 2007 released first solo album, ‘Death Is Not My Destiny’, on Turpentine records (available from www.kevincoyne.de and on ebay).

Bands/People I’ve played with include: Kevin Coyne, Silver Chapter, Scientists, Venus Ray, Electrocuting Elvis, Barracudas, Scoundrelles, Amy Rigby, Eric Burdon, Mean Vincent, Sky Saxon, Jon Langford & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Chris Wilson & The Groovin Flames.

 

 

L.A. HELL GANG

Chilean psych rock trio LA HELL GANG [1] from Santiago Chile are coming back with a new album on Mexican Summer and they will tour Europe in September 2016.

La Hell Gang is a part of the Santiago´s psych rock scene along with bands like Föllakzoid and The Holy Drug Couple.

 

OOZING WOUND

Modernity is a bummer, and humanity’s drive towards its own destruction is at a fever pitch. Oozing Wound finds humor in our ridiculous habits and, by magnifying our most destructive behavior to its extreme end, allows us to laugh at the idiocy and the horror of it all. This mindset is at the center of their second full-length Earth Suck, a collection of destructive thrash that is seemingly teetering at the edge of control and collapse. Zack Weil’s guitar is reckless, his palm-muted chugs coming at breakneck speed and pinch harmonics squealing like sonic bolts of electricity. Kyle Reynolds’ drumming is unrelenting, wild and unrestrained but executed with a level of jaw dropping precision. Kevin Cribbin’s manic, mammoth bass delivers wallop after wallop of fuzzed out low-end. Oozing Wound’s energetic and expansive variation on thrash thrives on antagonistic repetition and addictive riffage, avoiding pretense like a plague. Earth Suck is the explosive follow-up to their breakout debut Retrash, which earned the band praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel, and more.

 

 

THE PACK AD

Destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals—this is the Pack A.D. Singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have made a sound so gigantic, so fierce and raw and empowering, that it’s easy to forget there are just two people behind this brilliant, carefully constructed havoc. Shredding and pounding their way through every song, the Pack A.D. swallows you whole inside their fearless Franken-blend of heavy psych-pop/garage-rock. Their lyrics are wild nests, human and

complex: darkly funny disclosures about depression; indictments of digital excess; grief-stricken fire bombs; sly crusades against stupidity. The Pack A.D. is also one of Canada’s “must-see” bands. Be it a massive stadium or the slightly seedy bar where everybody’s shoes stick to the carpet, the Pack A.D. have owned every spotlight and stolen every show they’ve ever played. Becky and Maya are relentless and riveting, playing with the kind of fuck-off freedom that makes everybody in the room vicarious rock stars, even if it’s just for the night.

 

 

PEPE WISMEER

Have you ever had one of those dreams that you wake up from and you’re not quite sure if it was a good dream or a bad dream? One could easily imagine Pepe Wismeer as your own personal Virgil, leading you through the different realms of inferno, purgatory, and paradise, all at the same time. The music is often sparse, bordering at times on the whimsical, but always filtered through the haze of almost consciousness.

Wismeer is certainly an artist who knows the use of tension in music.

Evidently I wasn’t the only one who thought this. After giving it a listen, I took a look at how the label described the album: ‘Pigs, in there? Yes, but if you count them, they will become sheep, which is appropriate as Pepe’s music is like drifting into a dream. His hushed vocals sigh just beneath the melody, as if he were in camera with woodland deities.’ What makes this all work is his voice though. It is like a cross between Edward Ka-Spel and the singer from Frazier Chorus.

 

 

HACO

Haco is a Japanese singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound artist, known for her work with After Dinner and Hoahio, among others.

Following formal studies in acoustics, electronic music and recording technology Haco came to international attention fronting the group After Dinner (active between 1981–1991), helped by their association with the « Rock in Opposition »-related label Recommended Records. Haco would later appear in Step Across the Border, 1990’s documentary film on Henry Cow’s Fred Frith, as well as contributing music to the soundtrack.

 

 

HIBIKI ICHIKAWA + AKARI MOCHIZUKI

Hibiki is the only professional Tsugaru shamisen player in Europe.

Tsugaru is the northern region of Japan, which has its own regional percussive style. His set normally consists of traditional folk songs and improvisations.

Akari, dubbed the only professional enka singer in the UK, will be singing enka (Japanese torch song) with backing tracks, and also sing minyou (traditional Japanese folk) accompanied by Hibiki playing Tsugaru shamisen.

 

 

ANDREW LILES

Andrew Liles is a prolific solo artist, producer, remixer & sometime member of Nurse With Wound and Current 93. He has been recording since the mid 80’s & has appeared on well over 200 releases.

 

 

Thank you for reading.

 

 

I hope to hear from you as soon as possible if you want to set up a concert for one of these artists/musicians.

 

 

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

Booking offers: week 27

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 4, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

 

 

Please find here my only two offers this week:

 

 

HARRY HOWARD & THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (Australia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkKG_3YJ4wA

Availability: Nov 30 or Dec 1-2

Territory: Belgium

 

 

TERRIE EX + KEN VANDENMARK (The Netherlands/USA)

Availability: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2016

Territory: Benelux

 

 

HARRY HOWARD & THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE There is no questioning the pedigree that Harry Howard grew up with.

Born in Melbourne, he cut his teeth on the emerging post punk scene watching his brother (Rowland S. Howard) team up with Nick Cave and the Boys Next Door and become the Birthday Party. (*Harry even co-wrote ‘Several Sins’ for the LP Junkyard and did an English tour with The BP on bass). It was a time of change and Harry moved to London and met future band members Dave Graney and Clare Moore of the Moodists. Invited by Mick Harvey to join Crime and the City Solution, he began (in

earnest) a lifelong marriage to music. He hit the road and the studio, recording with Crime and then These Immortal Souls along with brother Rowland, touring with both not to mention Lydia Lunch’s Shotgun Wedding.

Hell, he mercilessly toured Europe, Australia, the US, Iceland and beyond! Just listening back to this stuff makes my skin crawl. Harry was a go to bass guy for so much more than he’s been credited for.

 

TERRIE EX and KEN VANDENMARK

Terrie Hessels (guitar) and Ken Vandermark (reeds) have been working together for many years, performing and recording in the quartet Lean Left (with Paal Nilssen-Love and Andy Moor), and The Ex & Brass Unbound.

In September of 2014 they toured together in Europe as a duo for the first time, and since then have performed in this context on a regular basis.

 

 

Please get back to me asap if you want to set up a gig for these artists.

 

 

Regards.

 

 

Alain

 

 

Alain Bolle / Some Noise

84, Rue des Pâquerettes

1030 Brussels

Belgium

 

https://debloque.wordpress.com/

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

 

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Noise Addict / Playlist du 03.07.2016

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 4, 2016 by debloque

Playlist du programme Noise Addict diffusé sur le sondes de Radio Campus le 03/07/2016 entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ DESTRUCTION UNIT: « The upper hand ».  Negative feedback resistor. Sacred Bones. 2016

2/ THE EX EX « State of Shock

3/ MUTOID MAN: « Deadlock ». Bleeder// Sargenr House. 2015

4/ OCTAGRAPE: « Kalmatian ». Aura Obelisk.Sound Familyre. 2016

5/ UNSANE: Barcelona Primavera Sound Festivel. 2016. (Youtube)

6/ JIM O’ROURKE: « A young person’s guide to drowning Part II ». Disengage. Staaltape. 1992.

7/  MATMOS: « S/T » – Ultimate Care II – Thrill Jockey. 2016

8/ ZU: « Set Finale » – Meteo Music Festival Mulhouse – 2015 (Youtube)

9/ SUUNS: « Fall » – Hold/Still – Secretely Canadians – 2016

10/ THE BODY: « The Myth Arc » – No One Deserves Hapiness – Thrill Jockey. 2016

11/ UXO: « User »- S/T.  Reptilian Rec. 2016

Philippe & Alain


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

https://debloque.wordpress.com/
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