Archive pour novembre, 2016

Booking offers (week 48)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 28, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Here are musicians, bands etc…I’m offering you this week.

Please get back to me if you want to know mote about fees, tech and hospitality riders, avails etc…

Territory: Belgium

Availability; 4th, 5th and 10th March
Perritory: Belgium

Availability: tba
Territory: Belgium

Availability: Between 3rd and 5th April
Territory: Belgium

BONGA (Angola)
Availability: Spring, Summer and Autumn 2017
Territory: Belgium

Availability: Tba in April
Territory: Belgium

Availability: 28th March
Territories: Belgium, The Netherlands

On his new album Recados de Fora (Messages from Elsewhere), Bonga – who just celebrated his 74th birthday – tells the tale of a fascinating journey across different times and continents. The Atlantic Ocean forms an ever-present connecting thread.
The singer-songwriter looks back pell-mell over his youth, his increasing awareness of Portuguese colonization, how his fisherman and accordionist father introduced him to music, and his love of semba, the symbol of Angolan national identity (kizomba, a favorite genre for younger generations, is a modernized version of semba). In fact, as one of the last great names in postcolonial African music, Bonga embodies semba today. Bonga is semba! – a fact clearly reflected in Tonokenu, a song in the purest tradition of his roots.

Kiki Hitomi is a Japanese singer, songwriter and sonic alchemist as one third of the bass explorers King Midas Sound (Ninja Tune) with poet/singer Roger Robinson and producer Kevin Martin (aka The Bug), and was a founding member of the Japanese Dubstep noise punk duo Dokkebi Q. King Midas Sound on Ninjatune

Zig Zags aren’t breaking boundaries. The band’s music can best be summed up as the Venn diagram connecting Black Sabbath, Black Flag and Motörhead. But hell, those are three of the finest rock bands of all time, so anything that combines that trio can’t be wrong… can it?
As it happens, Zig Zags pull off this act of hero worship with no small degree of style and grace. ‘Brainded Warrior’ is a salute to those delinquents whose IQ gurgles at their feet, while ‘Magic’ manages to extinguish the ego in a puff of sweat, guts and fuzzed up riffing.

As Dummy Mag wrote about his debut Severant album, “utilizing rhythm patterns inspired by ultra-modern electronic styles like juke, footwork, and trap rap (long before the “real trap shit” explosion) as jet fuel for his futurist soundscapes and synth experiments. Kuedo’s ‘Severant’ was bold, boundary-pushing, and unique, yet listening to it was as easy and as satisfying as hearing a really good pop record”.

Colchester-based instrumental sludge/post-metal band TELEPATHY are one of the underground’s brightest hopes of recent times. With their demo EP « Fracture » and 2014 debut album « 12 Areas » (Devouter Records/Tartarus Records) receiving rave reviews across blogs and print magazines throughout Europe, the band are continuing a momentum that has seen them grow from strength to strength. « 12 Areas » has been heralded by fans of post-metal, hardcore, sludge and progressive music alike, speaking volumes for the bands inventive, nuanced and emotionally punishing take on instrumental metal.

Zaum is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic doomy mantra based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick, Canada – observers experience a calming process of reality whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.

Part Chimp aren’t the first band to use volume as their calling card, but they’re definitely one of the finest. Sure, The Who were the loudest, but they’ve been phoning it in for years. My Bloody Valentine? The Swans? Perhaps it best to limit this discussion to bands that are actually still in existence.

Spectres are a noise rock band from Bristol. Slowly gathering acclaim with their uncompromising sound, they won Artrocker Magazines ‘Unsigned Act Of The Year’ in 2012, the magazine describing their live show as ‘a tornado tearing through a nail factory; a bracing experience indeed, and teetering on the brink of beauty’.

Thank you for reading.

I hope to hear from you very soon.



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


Booking offers (week 47)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 21, 2016 by debloque


Please find here the bands and musicians I’m offerin this week.
Please get back to me if you want to set up a concert for one of them.

I will react to any of your emails within 24 hours.

Thanks for you time.

ZU (Italy)
Availability: Betwen 13th and 20th April 2017
Territory: Belgium

RANGER (Finland)
Availabilities: 13th and 14th June
Territory: Belgium

Availabilities: 17th, 18th, 19th February
Territory: Benelux

Zu is an Italian extreme instrumental act that has cultivated a cult following over the past 15 years and it’s not without reason. It’s not without reason that they’ve gained a consistent following because while they root their music in metal, influenced by the low, heavy rumble of modern thrashers like High on Fire and Tryptikon as well as the dark, weird ambience of Neurosis. It’s also not without reason that they’ve remained cultish because: a) this music is not so easily labeled as “metal” or even “Avant-garde” and B)it’s far out stuff.

Helsinki speed metal quartet Ranger’s 2013 EP Knights of Darkness captured all the classic, leather-clad menace of the pre-thrash early ’80s with a demonic grin on its face. Few younger bands capture just how fucking fun heavy metal can be to listen to, but Ranger take riffs and speed very seriously and little else, which appeals to those wanting a rush without the seriousness of other, more extreme genres. On their full-length debut, Where Evil Dwells, they retain much of what made Knights memorable, while tweaking their sound just slightly to accommodate a longer running time.

Across a dozen years, the duo of Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes has offered powerful, minimal music rooted in a shared dedication to the creative act of listening. Jerman is a veteran of the creative music scenes in Denver and Seattle, and in more recent years has been thoroughly investigating the sonic possibilities of the desert Southwest where he lives and works. Tim Barnes’s resume as a percussionist, engineer, and curator is studded with all-star collaborators including Tony Conrad, Sonic Youth, Ken Vandermark (who appears here as a guest), Royal Trux, and Tower Recordings. Versatile Ambience is their second record in as many years, making this one of the most productive periods in the duo’s history.



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

Noise Addict (playlist)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 21, 2016 by debloque


Voici le playlist du programme Noise Addict diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 20 novembre entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ DEATH IN VEGAS: « Arise ». Transmission. DRone. 2016

2/ FUMINORI (Tanada): « Mysterious morning II ». Interprété par le Art Sound Quartet

3/ SHEA (David): « Untitled ». Piano 1. Room40. 2016

4/ FAVRE (Pierre):  « Pow wow ».  DrumSights. Intakt. 2015

5/ FUJIKURA (Dai): « Secret forest for ensemble ».  (Youtube)

6/  SONIC YOUTH: « Wolf ». Spinhead sessions – 1986. Goo. 2014

7/ FIRE! ORCHESTRA: « Part 3 ». Ritual. Rune Grammofon. 2016

8/ ARMA AGHARTA: « In city art Rotterdam. (Youtube)

9/ KORWAR: « Lost parade ». Day to day. Ninja Tune. 2016

10/ OOZING WOUND: « Tachycardia ». Whatever forever. Thrill Jockey. 2016

11/ KORWAR: « Dreaming ».  Day to day. Ninja Tune. 2016

12/ BLURT: « At Oto ». (Youtube)

13/ JULIAN SARTORIUS: »Live at 12 points » (Youtube)

14/ AETHENOR:  » Anaïs » – S/T – VhfRecords 2016

15/ ABBATH: « Fenrir Hunts » – S/T.  Season of Mist – 2016

Philippe et Alain

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

Noisy Crescendo (playlist 13.11.2016)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 18, 2016 by debloque

Playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 13 novembre entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ Bronze Rat: CRAZY LOVE OF ARTHUR BROWN: « Junky apd wingé. Zim Zam Zin

2/ The Vital Record: DON FRANCISCO PEZO ALVA: « Espejo de la vida ». The Amazon
Fiddle Of Don Francisco Pezo Alva.

3/ Sub Rosa: PSEUDO CODE: « Cut up ». Slaughter In A Tiny Place.

4/ Rat: TEUN BERBRUGGEN / TREVOR DUNN: « White trash nurses ». Department Of

5/ Meantime: KARIN KROG: « John Coltrane’s a Love Supreme ». Don’t Just Sing.

6/ Capture Tracks: NAOMI PUNK: « Rodeo trun pit ». Television Man.

7/ Six Degrees: NIYAZ: « Sabza ba naz ». Fourth Light.

8/ Kwanyn: YAN JUN – Album: Big Can

Stéphane et Alain

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

Booking offers (week 46)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 14, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Please find here some artists are available in the (near) future.

Please get back to me if you want to set up a gig for one of them.

All the best.



Availability: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th September
Territory: Europe

Availability: 18th, 19th, 21st January
Territories: Between Amsterdam and Paris

Availability: 8th, 9th and 10th September
Territory: Europe

DANS LES ARBRES (Norway/France)
Availabilities: Between 28th March and 9th April + between 9th and 14th May 2017.

2010: the year they make contact. FM Einheit contributed to invent the very same notion of industrial music, starting from his crucial role in Einsturzende Neubauten up till now, always moving towards directions unknown, following unpredictable paths; Massimo Pupillo has moulded a basic, brutally impressive and basically one-of-a-kind sounding out of the four strings of his indestructible electric bass. Together them two have generated EVOL/VE, one radical improvisational project that brings industrial music itself to the next level. Obtained mostly out of raw live sessions, later remixed and reprocessed, the eponymous album, out on Offset Records, is in fact a measure of capacity of these two individuals captured in a state of grace. By the way, you have to see them perform live to get the whole experience. In times when almost every possible continuum has been torn down by new technologies and many of the prophecies once told by unhopeful cyberpunk novelists have come true, after having witnessed the substantial moldering of music itself into billions of cold files to be stored into hard-disks that could crash anytime, the moment has come to raise the tools of the trade again, to start making new noise, with new means and new motivations. New buildings keep on collapsing.

Andy Moor and Anne-James Chaton first began performing together in 2004 when Chaton joined the Ex onstage to perform one of their songs. They later started to collaborate as a duo, building the music and text for one of Chaton’s portrait series; the journalist which later resulted in their first CD “Le Journaliste”. Since then Moor and Chaton have toured widely in Europe, Canada and Japan, always building, reconstructing and adjusting their set and performance using improvisation as a creative source. In more recent months they have included video projections to the performances. They combine guitar riffs and loops, abstact noise, live sampling, dark beats and the unmistakable voice of Chaton, very present and rhythmic.

George Hadow is an English drummer primarily working in the fields of improvisation, jazz and experimental rock. Since he made the move to Amsterdam from the county of Devon in June 2012 he has immersed himself in the improvised scene playing in bands such as: Blue Lines , Molino, Galm Quartet, and Aya ba yaya. George performs often in the Netherlands and has also performed extensively in Europe.

German trumpeter Axel Dörner has a unique style of playing based on unusual, often self-invented techniques that make use of breath and microscopic sounds as much as conventional note-playing – but that didn’t stop him winning the prestigious SWR Jazz Prize in 2006.One Final Note has described him as “one of the most interesting improvisers in the world, an instrumentalist of prodigious technique, deep sensitivity, and a creativity that continues to grow with each release.”

«Dans les arbres – the unique improvising quartet comprising three Norwegians and a Frenchman – continues to fine-tune its artistic concept, patiently traversing its luminous planes of sound with a rare sense of accord, and shared responsibilities. The combination of its unorthodox sound sources, including Charles’s clarinet harmonics, Wallumrød’s prepared piano, Grydeland’s bowed banjo, and Zach’s differentiated gran casa playing has led to free playing and spontaneous group-composing in a class of its own.

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

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






Booking offers (week 45)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 7, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Please find here my offers of the week.

Please get back to me if you want to set up a concert or if you simply want to have some info.

Thanks for your time and reading.

HARSH TOKE (USA) + JOY (USA)  (Harsh Toke)  (Joy)
Availability: 20th April
Territory: Belgium

Availability: 25th, 26th, 27th + 30th September onwards
Territory: Belgium

GUEVNNA (Japan) + CONFUSION MASTER (Germany) (Guevnna) (Confusion Master)
Availability: Bewteen 27th April and 7th May
Territory: Belgium

Availability: Many avails between March and October 2017
Territory: Europe

TOAD (France)
Availability: 25th + 26th January + 4th February 2017
Territory: France, Belgium

Live at VOID Fest
Live in Marseille Asile 404:
Availability: from late April backwards
Territories: France, Spain: Italy., Croatia, Greece, Hungaria, Austria, Germanyetc…

PRAED (Libanon/Switzerland)
Availability: Between 20th March and 2nd April
Territories: Europe

FEN feat. OTOMO YOSHIHIDE (Japan, Korea, China, Singapur)
Availability: Late April 2017
Territory: Europe

Eraserhead by CERCUEIL (France)
Availability: From early April onwards
Territory: Benelux

Psychedelic rockers HARSH TOKE explore sound and space through music.
On the San Diego Acid Rock band’s debut album Light Up and Live,
loud, heavy guitars, swimming bass lines and smashing drums warp to
full throttle, working together to launch the group’s « Haze
Maze » of unapologetic psychedelic-blues into interstellar overdrive.

The sound of JOY has been described as « a spaced-out sonic groove-ride » and « outer reach freak out », but that hyperbole alone doesn’t do justice to the group’s measured mode of attack. JOY puts a premium on establishing both structure and dynamics, its kaleidoscopic flurry and full-throttle riffage is anchored by both subtle detail and surprising textural depth. Record Collector says that JOY « take the blues about as far out as they can stretch ’em and they’re far more psychedelic than a band like Blue Cheer ever was, even in their most lysergic moments, » a claim that can be debated by those whom have seen JOY share the stage with acts such as Dead Meadow, Harsh Toke, Hot Lunch, Sacri Monti and at last year’s well-documented west coast tour with psychedelic giants (and new labelmates) Earthless.

JOE MCPHEE’S) magical take on avant-garde sax remains one of the wonders of the scene. He still has one of the most beautiful tones on the planet, even when he’s reaching for jazz’s outer limits. »
JOHN EDWARDS has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical
styles and situations. At home with composed and improvised music he
is one of the busiest musicians on the scene.
Percussionist Klaus Kugel is a commanding force behind the drum set.

These metal aficionados have been tearing up the smoke-filled Live Houses of Tokyo since 2011 when they were formed “with no solid plans… only the understanding that the guys love BONGZILLA and IRON MONKEY.” Their vocals are a mix of English and Japanese, their sound resembling straightforward old-school rock bands like Black Sabbath with a “don’t give a fuck” attitude to match.

The band features members of Wojczech and Bad Luck Rides On Wheels and have mastered a blend of Sleep, Bongzilla and Electric Wizard stoner/doom spacing all over the place.

Øscuråtrønics  is  a  new  project  of ᛗichaël  Liberg,  a  dialogue  between  a  unique  hypnotizing instrument, a Bowed Cittern called the «Cetera Øscura», and the spirit of the Frippertronics, Robert  Fripp  and  Brian  Eno’s Tape  loop  invention.  It  is  a  conversation  between  the  acoustic
and the electronic, the antique drone and the feedback, the spirit of modalitytriggering the threshold  of  spectrality,  the  immemorial  musical  gesture  and  the  Echoes  of  the  tape,  like  a book  of  mirrors,  like  doppelgängers  facing  each  other  and  conjuring  the un-sympathethicresonances of times to come. Øscuråtrønics could be viewed as a metaphorical reflection on the myth of Echo and Narcissus.

The common desire to explore the music collected in the mountains of Auvergne and Limousin and the qualities of the sound of this music is the concern of Toad. These musicians question the standardization of current musical modes fully exploiting the wealth of timbres of their instruments. The issue of electrification and amplification of this music is an issue that requires real work of sound. Toad is offering a wild concert far from its sanitized.
Pierre Vincent Fortunier / 11 inches Béchonnet bagpipes, violin Yann Gourdon / hurdy-gurdy, drone box, feet

MDME SPKR, 100% DIY and love, erupted from London and released their firstEP « Humanoid » in October 2015 which was in the Top 25 of Rough Trade’sweekly releases!
In 2017 they will release a new record: « Last Thoughts »
This duo, Bass and Drums, puts on the most smashing live shows with it’s rawpower and soulful tracks
They already supported Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Retrovirus, Kid Congo, Saviours, Big Sir, Sonic Jesus, Black Bombaim, Radio Moscow, Bazooka…
If Nirvana and L7 had a baby it would be MDME SPKR

Praed are Raed Yassin (keyboards/laptop/ electronics/ vocals and Paed Conca (clarinet/ electric bass/ electronics). They formed in 2006, and their two previous albums were in the main more collage based, consisting mostly of soundscapes of dislocated audio fragments, of vocal, musical and film samples from Egyptian Shaabi and Dabke music pared with free jazz and sprawling electronics. This feels more live, jammier and less manipulated, more like a band than a studio project. It’s definitely more bombastic, pinning your ears back much more than a lot of their earlier output.

FEN (Far East Network) is a group project made up of musicians from Singapore, Japan, China, and Korea who play improvised music. It was first started on the suggestion of globally renowned musician Otomo Yoshihide. Each member is an artist who works individually on the experimental music scene in his respective country. They have been supporting each other’s activities by organizing concerts in their own countries, and this relationship became the motivation to form FEN. Currently formed of Otomo Yoshihide, Yan Jun, Yuen Chee Wai & Ryu Hankil.

The words through the music, the music through the picture, Cercueil’s dreamlike orchestration reinterprets Lynch’s nightmare in a dizzying weightlessness.
Eraserhead is the first David Lynch’s movie. Amazing direction of an « oniric nightmare », this cult movie is magnified by Cercueil’s hypnotic electronic music, involving drones, ambiant sound waves and labyrinthic pop. A contemplative, organic, singular and striking live soundtrack.

All the best.


Noise Addict (playlist)

Posted in Uncategorized on novembre 7, 2016 by debloque


Voici la playlist du programme Noise Addict diffusé le dimanche 6 novembre sur les ondes de radio Campus entre 22h30 et minuit.

1/ STOCKHAUSEN performed by Arditti String Quartet: « Helicopter quartet ».  Helicopter Quartet. Naïve.  2016

2/  MOURN: ‘Evil dead ». Ha, Ha, He. Capture Tracks. 2016

3/ IVA BITTOVA: »Ne nehledej ». (Youtube)

3/ LIONEL MARCHETTI: »Portarit d’un glacier [Alpes, 2173m). Portrait D’Un Glacier Grounf Fault. 2001.

4/  SUUNS: « FALL ».  Hold/Still. Secretly Canadians. 2016

5/ LYDIA LUNCH + WEASEL WALTER: « 1st gate 2015″. Youtube

6/ SO PITTED: » Chop down that tree ». Neo. Sub POp. 2016

7/ SUMA: « Bait for maggot ». The Order Of Things. 2016. Argonauta.

8/ WILLIAM PARKER & HAMID DRAKE: « Chatima ». (Youtube)

9/ DOMINIQUE PETITGAND: »Untitled’. rez-De-Chausée.2000/2001

10/ ERIC LA CASA & JEAN-LUC GUIONNET: « The railway track next to the wall ». Inscape, Lille-Flandres. Monotype. 2003.

11/ DOMINIQUE PETITGAND: »Untitled’. rez-De-Chausée.2000/2001

12/  SO PITTED:  » WOE ». Neo. Sub POp. 2016

13/ NAILS: « Violence is Forever » – You will Never be one of Us – 2016 Nuclear Blast

14/ SUMA: « R P A ». The Order Of Things. 2016. Argonauta.

Philippe et Alain