Archive pour mars, 2017

Booking offers (week 13 – 2017): Will Guthrie, Arabot, Damily, Von Stroheim, Greg Fox.

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 27, 2017 by debloque

Dear all,

 

Here are the bands/artists I’m proposing you this week so that maybe you can set up a concert for one of them:  Will Guthrie, Arabot, Damily, Von Stroheim, Greg Fox.

 

Please get back to me asap if you need more info.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible

 

 

 

 

WILL GUTHRIE (Australia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LosPsAm8W1E

Availability: Between 29th and 31st May 2017 Territory; Belgium

 

ARABROT (Norway)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GkOz36hBzo

Availability; Between 16th and 31st October

Territory: Belgium

 

DAMILY (Madagascar)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5PWBrJDglc

Availability: Jult, August and September 2017

Territory: Belgium

 

VON STROHEIM (UK/Belgium)

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

Availability: On request after the Summertime

Territory: Europe

 

GREG FOX (USA)

http://gregfox.space/video/

https://gregfox.bandcamp.com/

Availability: September 2017

Territory: Belgium

 

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WILL GUTHRIE

Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France.

He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composithttps://luna.agora.eu.org/mail/?_task=mail&_action=composeion

using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics.

 

 

ARABROT

Cult Norwegian noise rock act Årabrot haven’t had it easy in recent times. The band’s leader Kjetil Nernes was diagnosed with malignant throat cancer when on tour in 2014. The treatment was, he affirmed in an interview with The Quietus, ‘as close to real physical and psychological hell as you can ever go’. Remarkably Nernes was back in action with Årabrot a mere six weeks after completing treatment (doctors has originally suggested a recuperation period of up to six months). Last year the band released the short, sharp mini-album You Bunch of Idiots and now they are back with a full-length in the shape of the comprehensively titled The Gospel.

 

DAMILY

Who would have thought that in the midst of music from East Africa, South Africa and also Rock’n’Roll, in the South-West of Madagascar, there existed the music of the invincible? There, in Tuléar, a whole region has been living for the last 25 years to the sound of saturated electric guitars and to the energized rhythm of the bass drums of zebu skin.

In a land of music divided into tradition, evangelisation and mainstream pop, the Tsapiky is the enfant terrible: untameable and as furious as it is exhilarated, it took shape on the fringes, inspired in the repertory of local “traditional” music that it intensified with an ultra fast arrangement between the bass-drums-guitar, in which the high melodies and vocals weave together. A drastic remedy to the ambient misery, Tsapiky is everywhere: when people get married, buy a new car, circumcise their son, get depressed, bury their ancestors or exhume them to make merry together…there’s a party! And it is Tsapiky that leads them all into the trance.

Damily and his musicians fell in love with Tsapiky when teenagers, and Tsapiky has rewarded them well: together they have travelled through kilometres of bush with their sound system of fortune, playing for hours, for days and for nights, cut off from the world for over a decade. The group began travelling to Europe in 2006, and avoiding the usual circuits of musical production and formatting, they found a place both in underground parties and on the stages of international festivals, where they are hailed as ambassadors.

Damily, guitars, vocals / Gany-gany, vocals, percussion / Naivo,  Drums / Rakapo, bass / Kolody, vocals

 

 

VON STROHEIM

von Stroheim is a cinematic doom band fronted by a female singer with a haunted voice. Their performances are powerful yet refined, their words darkly poetic and inspired by film noir. The trio’s compositions are enriched with film samples, as well as synths and theremin which give their work a truly cinematographic feel. In black and white… with an abundance of black.

We are also available for a live soundtrack on Charles Dekeukeleire’s avant-garde film Impatience (1928).

 

GREG FOX

Greg Fox is a New York City born and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released over 50 releases since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, Ben Frost, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, as a soloist, and with his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien. Fox has studied drumming with Thurman Barker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, Guy Licata, and Milford Graves, has toured worldwide with various groups and collaborations, held multiple international music residencies, and was awarded “Best Drummer in NYC”

by the Village Voice. 2017 will see the release of a few new records (TBA), some touring in Europe and Japan as a solo performer and with Zs, Colin Stetson, Ex Eye, and Guardian Alien, as well as the continuation and expansion of his private and group teaching practice

 

 

All the best.

 

 

 

Alain

 

 

 

 

Alain Bolle / Some Noise

84, Rue des Pâquerettes

1030 Brussels

Belgium

 

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Noisy Crescendo playlist

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 22, 2017 by debloque

Voici la playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo qui fut diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 19 mars 2017 entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ Thrill Jockey: JAN ST WERNER: « The abstarct pit ». Felder

2/ Protasis Art: KATERINA TSIRIDOU: « Krasopino ». A Tribute To Panayiotis Toundas.

3/ Cnm: JOANA AMENDOEIRA: « Teu lindo nome ». Muito Depois.

4/ Makkum: ZEA: « On going home ». The Swimming City.

5/ Fremeaux & Associes: MOUNE DE RIVEL: « Introduction » + « Kiembelo ». L’Intégrale Chronologie 1949-1962.

6/ Specula: TEHO TEARDO + BLIXA BARGELD: « Ulgae ». Neressimo.

7/ Teenage Menopause: HEIMAT: ‘So traurig ». Heimat.

8/ Carpe Diem: HILDEGAARD VON BINGEN: « Antiphona karitas habundat ». Vox Cosmica.

9/ Chandos: HECTOR BERLIOZ: « Lelio, ou le retour à la vie, pp. 14bis. Lelio, Ou Le Retour A La Vie

10/ Topic: MARTIN BYRNES: « Reels st Ruth’s bush ». Various It Was Mighty.

11/ Rocket: GNOD: « Learn to forgive ». Mirror

12/ Afro 7: THE SCORPIOS – album The Scorpios

Stéphane et Alain

Booking offers (week 12 – 2017): Mdou Moctar, Mohammad, Marconi Union, Sadism, Pristine, Glorias Navales

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 20, 2017 by debloque

Hi,

Please find here the bands and artists I’m proposing you this week:  Mdou Moctar, Mohammad, Marconi Union, Sadism, Pristine, Glorias Navales

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you want to set up a concert for one of them. I can give you any info you might ne willing to get.

All the best.

Alain

MARCONI UNION (UK)
https://soundcloud.com/marconiunion/krimzon
https://soundcloud.com/marconiunion/weightless-part-5
Availability: From late September onwards
Territory: Europe

GLORIAS NAVALES (Chile)
https://gxnx.bandcamp.com/
Availabilities and territories: 10th and 11th April (North England), 14th April (North Of France), 18th or 25th April (North of Germany)

MDOU MOCTAR (Niger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEeJueViIZo
Availabilities: 31st May + 2nd June 2017
Territory: Belgium

SADISM (Chile)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=msTkjSxsVp4
Availability: 23rd June
Territory: Belgium

PRISTINE (Norway)
http://www.nuclearblast.de/fr/label/music/band/videos/4175790.pristine.html
Availability: September 2017
Territory: Belgium

MOHAMMAD (Greece)
https://mohammadsound.bandcamp.com/
Availability: June 2017
Territory: Belgium

Alain

MARCONI UNION
Founder members Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley with Duncan Meadows who joined in 2012 – are thought to be “amongst today’s most talented musicians” (The Sunday Times). They have continually steadily developed and refined a unique musical identity, evoking emotions from gracefully blending elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronica within their richly melodic compositions.
Their music is perfection: measured and solemn on occasion, misty and dreamy on others, discordant and grating as well, but always underpinned with a hint of experimentation that pushes boundaries, setting out to challenge as well as to entertain. They are never afraid to accept the challenge of making new music rather than just repeating their earlier work.
Marconi Union are probably best known internationally for ‘Weightless’, (“One of the most popular ambient tracks of all time” Yahoo), claimed to be the most relaxing track in the world with its tens of millions of streams and YouTube views, even earning the accolade of being named as one of the ‘Best Inventions Of The Year’ by Time Magazine).
The group have previously played at a variety of festivals and events, notably Big Chill festival, Punkt! festival in Norway at the invitation of Brian Eno, and most recently the Deershed Festival in the UK.

GLORIAS NAVALES
Delighted to host Chile’s Glorias Navales as part of their very first European tour. The group get together regularly in a private space in Santiago to jam out a type of late night campfire trance music, bridging the gap aesthetically and stylistically between Chilean folk music (ala Violeta Parra) and ramshackle post-Velvets psychedelia. Their sound – crafted on acoustic guitars, violin and stomp box – have resulted in stunning releases; ‘Carta a Maureen Tucker’ ETCS and ‘Cofradia Nautical’ on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label

MDOU MOCTAR
In the somewhat crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou stands apart from his peers. One of the few original singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre, his unconventional styles have won him accolades both in Niger and abroad.
Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He taught himself the guitar at a young age on a homemade instrument. Inspired by returning Ishumar, Mdou traveled the road to Libya where he traveled and worked odd jobs. As chance had, he would meet some of the now famous guitarists and further his musical studies. He returned home with a guitar and a dream.

SADISM
Sadism was formed in 1988. the main idea was to play the most brutal music for those days ( death – metal ) , but a few musicians were capacited to do that. at the beginning the founder members ( j.p. donoso and r. roberts ) started under the name of ‘’black vomit ‘’, being replaced to ‘’ sadist ‘’ and finally as ‘’ sadism ‘’. months later they find the people that the band needed, at last sadism was completed.

PRISTINE
PRISTINE means unaltered, impeccable, pure, unspoiled. Four attributes that give a perfect description for the Norwegian band and its musicians. The band is led by singer and songwriter Heidi Solheim, and with one solid foot in the seventies rock genre they forge on with power and passion.

MOHAMMAD
Leaving behind their folk based trilogy, Mohammad return to their own original material. Heavy and concentrated, majestic and dark, ethereal and subtle, Pèkisyon Funebri marks a new era in Mohammad’s existence, unfolding earthly murmurs and ghostly chants over their distinctive seismic diapasons. An exhilarating procession through highly charged sonic plateaus, from the burning core to the silent skies.


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

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

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Noise Addict / Playlist

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 15, 2017 by debloque

Playlist du programme Noise Addict diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus le dimanche 12 mars entre 22h30 et minuit

1/ FAKING: « The arrest ». Goddamn Cowards. Reptilian records. 2016

2/ ILILL: « Castor ».

3/ ANTONY CHILD: « Farthest known object ». Elctronic Recordings From Maui Jungle, vol.2.  Editions Mego. 2016

4/LEVI & OLIVIER COATES: »Dolphins climb onto shore for the first time ». Remain Calm.,Slip. 2016

5/ MIKA VAINIO: « Olsin Pidlon ». Mannerlaatta…. Ideal. 2016

6/ BELZEBONG (Youtube)

7/ EX-Cult: « Government birdcage ». Negative Growth. In The Red. 2016

8/ FIS: « Social ». The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now. Loopi. 2016

9/ ANNELIES MONSERE: « Debris ». Bandcamp.

10/ SIMON SCOTT :' »Floodlines ». Floodlines.  Touch. 2016

11/ PITA: « 20150609 I ». Get In. Editions Mego. 2016

12/ SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE&JESSE PARIS SMITH featuring PATTI SMITH: « Killr Road »- Killer Road – 2016 Belle Union

13/ BEATRIZ FERREYRA: « Echos » (Soundcloud)

14/ NADJA: « TheSun » – The Stone isnot hit by the Sun, nor carvedwith a Knife – Giezh Rec. 2016

15/ FRAMEWORKS: « Marathon » – Smother – 2016 Deathwish

16/ FAKING: « Not Fine ». Goddamn Cowards. Reptilian records. 2016

Bookibg offers (week 11 – 2017) Helen Money, Jessica Moss, Noah Kin, Airtists, Fis & Rob Thorne, Kroke, You Got No Jams

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 13, 2017 by debloque

Hello everybody,

Please find here the bands and musicians I’m proposing you this week:  Helen Money, Jessica Moss, Noah Kin, Airtists, Fis & Rob Thorne, Kroke, You Got No Jams

Don’t hesitate to get back to me if you want to know more about conditions and availabilities.

Thank you for your time and reading.

YOU GOT NO JAMS (France/Belgium)
https://soundcloud.com/matthieusafatly/you-got-no-jams-cafe-central-20170118
Availability: On request
Territory: Europe

NOAH KIN (FIN)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWmfVFpBimQ
Availability: From 19th October onwards
Territory: Benelux

AIRTIST (Hungary/Austria)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfXJ8V1-Mq8
Availability: From 19th October onwards
Territory: Benelux

JESSICA MOSS (Canada)
https://jessicamoss.bandcamp.com/album/pools-of-light
Availability: Septembre + octobre
Territory; Belgium

FIS & ROB THORNE (New Zealand)
https://soundcloud.com/fisnz/rob-thorne-fis-ctm-live-teaser
Availabilities: Between 21st and 25th + 27th April
Territory: Belgium

HELEN MONEY (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77PXJFbz5uM
Availability: 17th + 23rd + 24th September
Territory: Belgium

KROKE (Poland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei0P_sgjYz
Availability: 28th and 29th November
Territory: Belgium

All the best.

Alain

YOU GOT NO JAMS
Matthieu Safatly, cello, voice & electronic / Maurice Charles JJ, baryton sax & electronic.
This won’t be a love song… but it is loving sounds and mixtures they put the audience in front of the unexpected. Electric, abrasive, cracked and obsessive, their music cuts in the heart of instruments, voices, samples and loops. An improvised and organic trip.

NOAH KIN (FIN)
In fact, it’s hard to find any aspects about Noah Kin that might stand in the way of him finding success—he’s got a good look, a taste for experimental electronic beats that’s pretty much a must-have in rap right now, plus the kind of impossible-to-fake presence that makes it feel like he’s rapping directly at you, even over headphones. – Entertainment Weekly
Another artist that I think is really exciting is a Finnish rapper called Noah Kin. He’s 20 years old but he’s just released his third album. And he is so eloquent and he’s got such clever ideas about – not just about his lyrics, but about the production of his rap music as well. – Francine Gorman on BBC Radio 1 Noah Kin is going to be the next big thing in hip-hop. – Georgina Langford, District MTV.

AIRTIST
The band don’t use any electronically produced sound. Only the natural vibration of their AIRfueled instruments is what makes people dance. This music could have been played thousands of years ago the same way.
« These three guys just went up on the stage with nothing that seemed to be an instrument. One of them had a big wooden stick -a didjeridoo in his hand, the other held a little piece of iron between his teeth -probably a Jew’s harp and the third guy had nothing but his voice. But after the first seconds of their concert the audience experienced the most energizing, danceable, ancient party music ever. The whole crowd started dancing within a minute. The incredible sounds produced without any electronic equipment blew our mind and moved our body for the entire concert and after… » – Komlós István

JESSICA MOSS
Jessica Moss is best known as violinist, backing vocalist and co-composer with the acclaimed cult chamber-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, the avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar, and for her involvement in multiple records by Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista and two albums by Vic Chesnutt.

FIS & ROB THORNE
The duo of New Zealand-born, Berlin-based producer Ollie Peryman a.k.a. FIS, and New Zealand-based musician and anthropologist Rob Thorne perform  ahead of their debut album release on Subtext this summer. The two artists share a broad theoretical and critical background and both teach or have taught about indigenous musical traditions. They apply their own practices to the reimagining of indigenous musical traditions and the bridging of a gap between long-established and experimental approaches.

HELEN MONEY
Alison Chesley, known also by her stage name Helen Money, is a classically trained cellist who draws her inspiration not only from Pablo Casals and Shostakovich but Jimi Hendrix and The Minutemen.
She began playing the cello at the age of 8 in her hometown of Los Angeles and steered a course towards a career in classical music until she went to Chicago to attend Northwestern University and decided to go full steam ahead in pursuit of a career outside of it. She began a busy period as a solo artist, especially on Chicago’s then thriving studio scene, where she played on over 100 albums including those by Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene, Anthrax, Mono, Russian Circles, Disturbed and Poi Dog Pondering. She began composing music for films, theater and dance including two world premiers with the modernist icon Shirley Mordine.
In 2007, Alison wrote the first Helen Money album and released it on her own label, Cellobird Records. Since then, she’s recorded three additional albums as Helen Money: « In tune », also on her label, « Arriving angels » on Profound Lore Records and her latest « Become Zero » out on Thrill Jockey.
Written after the death of both of her parents, « Become Zero » amplifies Chesley’s musical ferocity with palpable sadness and striking beauty taking us on a journey as she grapples with the concepts and the emotions of life’s end: loss, isolation, sorrow, peace and resolution.
Helen Money is equally at home in the New Music realm as she is in the New Metal realm. She has toured extensively with an incredible array of musicians, including Shellac, Neurosis, Sleep, Russian Circles, Magma, Agalloch, Earth, and Nina Nastasia. Both Portishead and Shellac selected her for their respective All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals.

KROKE
KROKE (which means Kraków in Yiddish) was formed in 1992 by three friends, graduates of Kraków Academy of Music: Jerzy Bawoł (accordion), Tomasz Kukurba (viola) and Tomasz Lato (double bass). The group members completed all stages of standard music education, including jazz and modern music. KROKE began to play music which was deeply set in Jewish tradition, and strongly influenced by Balkan music, to enrich it later on with Oriental and Indian sounds, elements of jazz and world music, creating their own characteristic style.


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

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Noisy Crescendo: playlist

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 8, 2017 by debloque

Playlist du programme Noisy Crescendo diffusé sur les ondes de Radio Campus Bruxelles le dimanche 05 mars 2017 entre 22h30 et minuit.

1/ Sofa Musi: MURAL: « Coda ». Tempo

2/ Corbett vs Dempsey: PETER BRÖTZMANN/FRED VAN HOVE/HAN BENNINK: « Just for altena. 1971.

3/ Fmp: VON SCHLIPPENBACH QUARTET: « The hidden peak v ». At Quartier Latin.

4/ Airplane Label: UNKNOWN: « Untitled ». Beauty Of Tradition

5/ Relapse: BORIS WITH MERZBOW: « Resonance ». Gensho.

6/ Relative Pitch: DEAD NEANDERTHALS: « part 2: the sun ». Worship the Son.

7/ News: EL YUNQUE; « Kaaiman ». Baskenland.

8/ Pleasure of the Text: PAUL LYTTON: « Concatenated without abruption ». ?!

9/ Fremeaux & Associés: UNKNOWN: « Vodou dance ». Various-Haiti Vodou.

10/ Hyperdub: BABYFATHER: « Stealth ». BBF.

11/ Strictly Country: DERROL ADAMS: « Introducing old hen ». Live in Harlem 1977.

12/ Rogue Art: WADADA LEO SMITH: « Monologue ». Conversations II.

13/ U34: FLAVIEN GILLIE – Album: Nonante Fragments Harenois.

Stéphane et Alain

Booking offers (week 10 – 2017)

Posted in Uncategorized on mars 6, 2017 by debloque

Here are my booking offers this week:  YOKOCOLA, MEREDITH MONK, JASON VAN GULICK, KEIJI HAINO, THE POP GROUP, L’OEILLERE, HALF JAPANESE, LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE.

 

 

Please get back to me soon.

 

I will give you all useful details and info.

 

 

YOKOCOLA (The Netherlands)

https://soundcloud.com/yokocola-1

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yokocola

Availability: From early October 2017 onwards

Territory: Europe

 

MEREDITH MONK (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6gPgObvMnw

Availability: Early November

Territory: Belgium

 

JASON VAN GULICK (France)

https://soundcloud.com/jason-vendredi13

https://vimeo.com/jasonvangulick/videos

Availability: Between early October and 17th December

Territory: Europe

 

KEIJI HAINO (Japan)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gVzHtAt7k

Availability: 29th May

Territory: Belgium

 

THE POP GROUP (UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4QgF0wfhKo

Availability: From late October onwards

Territory: Europe

 

L’OEILLERE (France)

http://www.loeillere.com/

Availability: Between 25th October and 4th November

Territory: Europe

 

HALF JAPANESE (USA)

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rOMkK5QWWk

Availability: May 2017

Territory: Belgium

 

LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE (UK)

https://soundcloud.com/drag-city/laetitia-sadier-source-ensemble-undying-love-for-humanity

Availability: 7th or 8th May

Territory: Belgium

 

 

 

JASON VAN GULICK

Jason Van Gulick is one of the most inventive drummers on the

contemporary music scene. For more than a decade, he has used his

education as an architect to explode the foundations of drumming.

Maintaining a distance from all aesthetic, disciplinary or formal

limitations, he has developed his artistic approach in the confrontation

between the acoustic character of his chosen instrument and

architectural resonant spaces. He has performed with Carla Bozulich /

Evangelista, for many tour and share stage withStephen O’Malley (Sunn

O)))), Chris Corsano, N.U. Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten), LÊ QUAN Ninh,

 

 

YOKOCOLA

Proto Punk, Psychedelic, Industrial, Experimental Rock, Kraut-Rock.

Think fierce punk tripping out on acid, or Space Ritual Hawkwind or a

wild night out in Rotterdam where they are from. They are like new

York’s No Wave cranked to the 21st century and their synth swooshes

added to the guitar crank gives them a twist all over their own.

 

 

MEREDITH MONK

MEREDITH MONK (b. November 20, 1942, New York, NY) is a composer,

singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, music-theater

works, films and installations. Recognized as one of the most unique and

influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer in what is now called

« extended vocal technique » and « interdisciplinary performance. » Monk

creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement,

image and object, light and sound, discovering and weaving together new

modes of perception. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an

instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the

boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that

unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words.

Over the last fifty years, she has been hailed as « a magician of the

voice » and « one of America’s coolest composers. » Celebrated

internationally, Monk’s work has been presented by BAM, Lincoln Center

Festival, Houston Grand Opera, London’s Barbican Centre, and at major

venues around the world. Among her many accolades, she was recently

named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Republic of

France and the 2012 Composer of the Year by Musical America. In

conjunction with her 50th Season of creating and performing, she was

appointed the 2014-15 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at

Carnegie Hall. In September 2015, Ms. Monk received the National Medal

of Arts from President Obama.

 

 

KEIJI HAINO

Stemming from the Antonin Artaud-inspired theatre milieu, since the

beginning of the ’70s Keiji Haino [1] explores such fields of music as

psychedelic, improvisation, minimalism, noise and drone. From 1973 until

2013 banned by the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, he co-founded such

ensembles as Fushitsusha, Vajra or Nijiumu, and has also collaborated

with artists as varied as i.a. Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Tatsuya

Yoshida, Pan Sonic, Merzbow or Jim O’Rourke. « Keiji Haino towers over

the Japanese underground: his colossally heavy guitar excursions

inspired a whole generation of psychedelic

rockers, but his omnivorous musical appetites have also seen him

collaborate with jazz musicians, branch out into DJing, and play an

entire gamelan orchestra single-handedly. There’s no knowing what to

expect from a Haino gig » – Time Out Tokyo »Keiji Haino lives among the

class of improvisers who roam so far from what we usually call form —

meaning, basically, rules — that they make you question whether what

they’re doing is music. » – New York Times

 

 

THE POP GROUP

The Pop Group’s return represents post punk provocation for a

contemporary era, a resistant continuation of dissentious intent that

refutes the nostalgic comfort of the old for a bracing, contrarian

engagement with the new.

Since reforming for a specially curated ATP festival in 2010 – at the

behest of Simpsons creator Matt Groening – the band have been

industrious in their reactivation. Laying the groundwork for the Citizen

Zombie recording sessions the band toured key international festivals

and played numerous gigs across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world

throughout 2010 and into 2014, a period in which the potency of earlier

years was refined and reignited.

 

L’OEILLERE

L’Œillère is a wild classical guitar soloist, whose long narrative

compositions mix contemporary music with heavy, percussive rock.

L’Œillère borrows as much from contemporary music, from the solidity and

linearity of its structures, as from the energy of rock and the modal

variety of jazz. Each of his pieces are composed for the classical

guitar, which he uses without effects or electronic post-production.

 

 

HALF JAPANESE

Half Japanese began in the late ’70s as a band of primitive outsiders,

breaking musical rules that founding brothers Jad and David Fair never

even learned. But it didn’t take them long to become influential

indie-rock journeymen. Since the mid-’80s, their albums have been

consistently solid and often spectacular. They’ve never stopped

following their own weird muse — primarily the heart-on-sleeve lyrics

and voice of Jad Fair, Half Japanese’s only constant member — but the

majority of their music has been reliably well-made.

 

 

LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE

Find Me Finding You, the new album from the new organization called the

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, manages to strike new chords while

touching familiar keys in the song of life. From its percolating opening

beat, Find Me Finding You locates new systems within the sound-universe

of Laetitia Sadier. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and

drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass

strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix

with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble!

This designation implies a new togetherness phase; alongside long-time

collaborators Emmanuel Mario and Xavi Munoz, keyboard and flutes parts

played by David Thayer were essential contributions, as well as further

keys, synths and electronics from Phil M FU and several intense guitar

sequences from Mason le Long.

 

 

Thanks for reading.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you asap.

 

 

All the best.

 

 

Alain

 

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