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Old 10.01.2008, 01:11 AM   #41
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Dredd Foole with help from J Mascis, Justin Pizzoferatto, John Moloney, and Phil Franklin shredded through a set of stooges like you read about at the Stone for Adam Nodelman tribute. Filthy diapers everywhere!

 

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Inca Ore wants to mulch your brain in the non-pretty.

 

Inca Ore, a.k.a. Eva Saelens, is no stranger to the halls of drone and noise. She recently put out a split 12″ with Grouper and has an upcoming split collaboration with the Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore project Mirror/Dash for Ecstatic Peace!. Hers’ is a particularly musty and melodic lo-fi meditations on vocal chant and repeating synthetic motifs. Organically synthetic?
She “wants to defy the stereotype of women making ‘pretty’ music” but is honest in her half-way failure, “not always successful” at being not-pretty, “or straining toward ‘ugly.’”
Her third-person relationship with herself:
Her music has always been more about collecting elements of earth’s abstract beauty ores and liquefying and pouring into a mold of a moment, than regimented practice or chord changes or any of that funny stuff. Eva collects the sentiments of anti-productivity: drooling in sun puddles, unpurposeful meditations, lone dances, pigeon counting, long walks—-and makes an abstract sound that hopes to passively challenge all notions of Western musicality and what’s “good” or “bad.”

Here are two tracks from a recent album Birthday of Bless You, an album out now on Not Not Fun. In her words, the tracks on the album are a “meditation on feminine sacred invention, on sun worship in the moments before earth disintegration, on the proud miracle of creation in a trash-proliferation era.”
Inca Ore, “Everlasting Fountain”

Inca Ore, “Wedding Day”

Also, check out Ms. Saelen’s food blog!
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RELIGIOUS KNIVES AND HUSH ARBORS DROP MP3s

Religious Knives The Door
RELEASE DATE: 10/14/08



 


1. Downstairs (FULL MP3)
2. Basement Watch
3. On a Drive
4. The Storm
5. Major Score
6. Decisions Are Made


All songs written by Religious Knives,
all lyrics by Michael Bernstein.
Produced by Thurston Moore and Religious Knives.
Recorded at Bank Row Recording, Greenfield, MA
by Justin Pizzoferrato.
Mixed at Bisquiteen, Amherst, MA by Justin Pizzoferrato

US Press Inquiries: press@ecstaticpeace.com
UK Press Inquiries: Ms. Chris Stone at Stone Immaculate
Euro Press Inquiries: Stuart at Cargo
Radio: College Radio
Media Kit with Art, hi res imagery, etc

Hush Arbors self-titled
RELEASE DATE: 10/21/08



 


1. Water
2. Follow Closely (FULL MP3)
3. Rue Hollow
4. Gone
5. Bless You
6. Sand
7. The Light
8. Water II

All Songs By Keith Wood
All Instruments By Keith Wood & Leon Dufficy
Guitar Solo(S) On "Follow Closely" - Ben Chasny
Track 3 & 6 Recorded By Greg Hughes
All Other Tracks Recorded By Keith & Leon

US Press Inquiries: press@ecstaticpeace.com
UK Press Inquiries: Ms. Chris Stone at Stone Immaculate
Euro Press Inquiries: Stuart at Cargo
Radio: College Radio
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Paul Flaherty - Bill Nace - Thurston Moore

$ 11.00
Paul Flaherty has been a direct lifeline to the radical free-reed lineage of Albert Ayler, John Gilmore, Peter Brotzmann and Arthur Doyle since first coming into our vision sometime in the 80s. At some point in the 90s he began woodshedding hard with Northampton, Massachusetts resident spirit-drummer Chris Corsano. As the contemporary free-noise-space-weird underground gathered around minds were liberated to godhead heights.
Also in the 90s a young and beautiful boy-man named Bill Nace was drawn to the region by the living art and music here and also began inter-sonic-guitar/linguistics with Corsano (as Vampire Belt). After Corsano relocated to the UK, Nace began a long-running duo with Flaherty.

Sonic Youthian Thurston Moore had been tracking Flaherty’s comet whilst perusing dog-eared copies of Cadence mag in the early 90s. He eventually booked the infamous Flaherty-Colbourne group for their first ever NYC gig at the legendary now-defunct Cooler club on way West 14th Street.

In 98 Moore and his family escaped to free-zone Northampton and immediately fell in with Corsano and Flaherty as a trio. (This group recorded, with the extended lineup of saxophonist Wally Shoup, for a Japanese only CD produced by Jim O’Rourke – which Ecstatic Peace will re-issue to the western world soon ‘nuff).
Subsequently Moore and Nace begat Northampton Wools, a basement-ritual guitar-noise duo (Ecstatic Peace CD forthcoming). From time to time Nace, Moore and Flaherty would collect their energies and throw down live trio sessions which still resonate through the valley’s ear(s).

This trio CD is a session Flaherty set up in the late winter of early 2008. There are 3 tracks (“sex”’ “drugs” and “lavender”), one short, two looong. It is a primo example of this threesome’s focus and sonic storytelling, ferocious yet pensive.
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Inca Ore, a.k.a. Eva Saelens, is no stranger to the halls of drone and noise. She recently put out a split 12″ with Grouper and has an upcoming split collaboration with the Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore project Mirror/Dash for Ecstatic Peace!. Hers’ is a particularly musty and melodic lo-fi meditations on vocal chant and repeating synthetic motifs. Organically synthetic?
She “wants to defy the stereotype of women making ‘pretty’ music” but is honest in her half-way failure, “not always successful” at being not-pretty, “or straining toward ‘ugly.’”
Her third-person relationship with herself:
Her music has always been more about collecting elements of earth’s abstract beauty ores and liquefying and pouring into a mold of a moment, than regimented practice or chord changes or any of that funny stuff. Eva collects the sentiments of anti-productivity: drooling in sun puddles, unpurposeful meditations, lone dances, pigeon counting, long walks—-and makes an abstract sound that hopes to passively challenge all notions of Western musicality and what’s “good” or “bad.”

Here are two tracks from a recent album Birthday of Bless You, an album out now on Not Not Fun. In her words, the tracks on the album are a “meditation on feminine sacred invention, on sun worship in the moments before earth disintegration, on the proud miracle of creation in a trash-proliferation era.”
Inca Ore, “Everlasting Fountain”

Inca Ore, “Wedding Day”

Also, check out Ms. Saelen’s food blog!

anybody know if she is a single?
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If Thurston loves them, so do we; subba quizzes Tall Firs on the eve of their UK tour… http://www.subba-cultcha.com/scripts...es.php?id=5728


Signed to Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label, three-piece Tall Firs have been compared to everyone from Crazy Horse to indeed Sonic Youth. Currently on tour in the UK in support of sophomore album Too Old To Die Young. I put forward a few questions to guitarist and founding member Aaron Mullan, covering everything from touring, recording, difficult guitar tunings and aging gracefully amongst the rock and roll pack.

For a three piece your music is quite full, at once both laid-back while heavy. Was it a conscious decision to go down this route, or was it the sound that naturally evolved in playing together as a band?

That’s just where we are. Somewhere on the common thread that runs between Creedence, the Band of Gypsies, Celebration, New Order, Muluqén Mélésé, Kiln House-era Fleetwood Mac, Gamelan Orchestras, Mudhoney, Howlin’ Wolf, Love, Blues Control, Interstellar Space, and Paranoid.

You have recently released your second album, how does it differ from the first, and what are you ambitions for the record?

The first one was written by two people and had no thought to the idea we might actually be called upon to play those songs live. This record was written by three people and arranged for three people, and some of the songs were developed live before they were put to tape. We now have a drummer in the band. So some of the songs are a bit more rockin’. Our ambition is that people will hear the record and it will resonate with them emotionally. We’re hoping to help people.

‘Too Old To Die Young’ appears a wry, joking title almost anti-rock and roll in a sense?

Well yeah there is an attempt at humor there. If it’s funny, it’s funny because it’s true. We’re older than Hendrix or James Dean or Kurt Cobain were when they died. We’re older than the Beatles when they broke up. It just takes us a while to compose our thoughts. We have respect for anyone who takes the time to listen and want to put together a coherent statement before asking for people’s attention.

How was the recording process?

We recorded over several years in different spaces. Our friend Tim Glasgow helped us cut some of the basics, and came in to mix the record, which was one of the best moves we’ve made. I’m the main engineer in the band, so for me it was super to just sit on the couch and listen to someone else put the mix together. On one or two occasions we had strong opinions and overrode Tim’s choices, but in general he just did it.

Did you have any artists or sound in mind as influences,. That you attempted to capture?

Not really. For us, as soon as we can recognize that somebody’s part bares an obvious influence, we point it out so the others can be sure to steer clear of that. For us, if a song has a Country basis, the last thing we would want to do is call in the pedal steel guy. We’d rather call in somebody to play bagpipes or chipper-shredder or anything. Also, Dave and I can’t really play in any style other than what we do. Ryan can play just about anything he wants, but collectively it’s not like we could make a Metal record if we wanted to. Sometimes records have a weird resonance in retrospect: I first heard this Stalk-Forrest group record right as we were finishing ours, and to me it was almost part of the same album. David Fricke once pointed out us sounding similar to the studio single version of ‘Dark Star’ and I thought that was brilliantly insightful. The other dudes don’t even know that version of the song. They don’t even like the Stalk-Forrest group record. Those two have understandings of what our band is doing that are just as demented as mine. So in short, no: we are unable, uninterested, and unwilling to ape someone else or provide a watered-down version of something else.

Your music is released through Thurston Moores’s Ecstatic Peace Label. And Aaron is Sonic Youth’s soundman - does that entail taking care of those notorious guitar tunings?

Well my real job is to engineer for them and run the studio. The tunings don’t require much ‘taking care’ of, it’s not like they need to be watered or taken for a walk! The guitar techs who tour with us have spreadsheets and stuff to keep track of what songs are in what tunings, played on what guitar, with what gauge strings. Weirdly, I don’t even know any of the tunings beyond knowing that they are different from the ones Dave and I use. But sure, in a pinch I have been known to re-string and re-intonate a guitar to switch between tunings during a recording session. I think of it more as part of engineering than real guitar work.

How do you find touring in general. Are you looking forward to playing the UK dates?

Honestly, touring is generally difficult and occasionally rewarding. We had really good experiences last time we were in the UK. So, yes we are looking forward to it. Total worst-case scenario you can always count on a good booze-up with your pals. But hopefully people will come out to the shows and listen and say hello.

'Too Old To Die Young' is out now on Ecstatic Peace

CHECK OUR REVIEW:
http://www.subba-cultcha.com/article_album.php?id=7146

Thanks to Chris @ Stone Immaculate…


By: John Tonner

http://www.subba-cultcha.com/article...re.php?id=5728
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Inca Ore wants to mulch your brain in the non-pretty.



 

Inca Ore, a.k.a. Eva Saelens, is no stranger to the halls of drone and noise. She recently put out a split 12″ with Grouper and has an upcoming split collaboration with the Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore project Mirror/Dash for Ecstatic Peace!. Hers’ is a particularly musty and melodic lo-fi meditations on vocal chant and repeating synthetic motifs. Organically synthetic?
She “wants to defy the stereotype of women making ‘pretty’ music” but is honest in her half-way failure, “not always successful” at being not-pretty, “or straining toward ‘ugly.’”
Her third-person relationship with herself:
Her music has always been more about collecting elements of earth’s abstract beauty ores and liquefying and pouring into a mold of a moment, than regimented practice or chord changes or any of that funny stuff. Eva collects the sentiments of anti-productivity: drooling in sun puddles, unpurposeful meditations, lone dances, pigeon counting, long walks—-and makes an abstract sound that hopes to passively challenge all notions of Western musicality and what’s “good” or “bad.”

Here are two tracks from a recent album Birthday of Bless You, an album out now on Not Not Fun. In her words, the tracks on the album are a “meditation on feminine sacred invention, on sun worship in the moments before earth disintegration, on the proud miracle of creation in a trash-proliferation era.”
Inca Ore, “Everlasting Fountain”

Inca Ore, “Wedding Day”

Also, check out Ms. Saelen’s food blog!

i love inca ore. dj rick im pretty sure has been repping her pretty hard.
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Thurston Moore collaborator Andrew MacGregor lives quietly in Nova Scotia. The experiemental guitarist is playing a Halifax show.
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Hidden Talent Andrew MacGregor, AKA Gown, hits Halifax Saturday with Husband & Knife.
Andrew MacGregor's been loving the last year he's spent in Truemanville, a small community in Cumberland county that's a short drive from the New Brunswick border. Chances are he's the only experimental guitar slinger living there---let alone one to have recorded with a member of Sonic Youth and release a boatload of CD-Rs, LPs, CDs and cassettes. But the undoubtedly sleepy nature of the area seems to suit MacGregor's creative needs just fine.

"I think this part of the world is really beautiful and serene," says MacGregor, who records albums under the name Gown. "I've always been better at being creative when I'm somewhere calm and surrounded by nature. If I lived in a city I think I'd have a lot of problems making music or art in any way, shape or form because I could easily get caught up in whatever else is going on around me. I think I need that calmness to get things done."

The serene and quiet vibe of Truemanville contrasts sharply with MacGregor's last place to call home, the hip and wildly happening artistic mecca of Northampton, Massachusetts. A town of 30,000 that's located close to a number of colleges, MacGregor says Northampton is a remarkable community. "On a weekly basis you can get exposed to a lot of things that aren't necessarily happening anywhere else."

Having a famous husband and wife pair such as Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore as a part of your arts scene probably doesn't hurt, either. Northampton's two hippest residents have helped spearhead an anything-goes music scene, which supports several popular venues, and the Ecstatic Yod Collective, a store that specializes in vinyl albums and alternative publications.

MacGregor---who hails from Nanaimo, BC---was on familiar terms with Moore through Ecstatic Peace, the Sonic Youth guitarist's record label with music writer Byron Coley. For more than five years, MacGregor ran a record store in Nanaimo that carried some Ecstatic Peace recordings, which led to him helping with the label's manufacturing.

There'd already been a number of Gown recordings released by then, highlighting MacGregor's taste for dissonance, drone and ambiance. But he was also hindered by feeling too comfortable within the supportive Nanaimo scene. "I could float by on a less committed, more mediocre level than I would've liked," he reflects.

The eventual move to Northampton in 2005 forced MacGregor to fully commit to his music, resulting in the release of Gown recordings on the Ecstatic Peace label. He's also collaborated with Moore in the improv duo Bark Haze, a project that has released several albums and also performed at an All Tomorrow's Parties event in the UK.

MacGregor had a hunger for improv from the start, even as a kid playing in punk bands. "I really thought that most bands would be improvising a lot of the stuff they did. To me it's unimaginable that a band would tour and play the same set every night. I think I'm incapable of doing that."

When describing his own music to those unfamiliar with his style, MacGregor admits to occasionally taking a lazy route by calling it noise music, but he doesn't like the tag.

"Sometimes I think that people don't want to listen hard to music, they just want to hear something that's obvious, whether it's a song they know or a song they think they know. I think more difficult music, be it free jazz, modern classical or music of an ethnic variety, there's an inherent melody and rhythm which may not sound obvious. It may not be there if you're not willing to put some effort into it."

So far, MacGregor has laid low in Nova Scotia, but he'll reverse that trend with his first Halifax show on Saturday---only his second performance this year. There will also be a new Gown release on Halifax's indie Divorce Records next year.

"I should come down to Halifax and see more things, but it's hard when you get comfortable and somewhat isolated," he says. "You start to think, 'Gee, I don't want to leave home this week.'"

With his parents, sister and girlfriend living close by, MacGregor figures he'll remain comfortable here for years to come.

Husband and Knife CD release w/Gown and OMon Ra, Saturday, October 11 at Hell, 2037 Gottingen, 10pm, $5, 429-2442.
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haha! this bark haze pic is great. that band is amazing. you can really tell thurston is loving now playing to huge audiences at huge festivals on huge stages. he definitley seems to love the "guerrila" style of touring, performing in living rooms, sleepin on floors, and making a glorious racket!
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Old 10.10.2008, 04:07 PM   #58
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I dnt think Andrew WK's party shiz is a "joke" as much as it's just a sort of self-indulgent salute to like KISS and stuff like that. It's like frat rock, made by an art dude, who openly admits it's just frat rock.

I actually think Andrew WK has a pretty interesting discography.


hes a surprisingly thoughtful and creativer person as well. he always seems amazingly soft spoken yet full of wisdom in his interviews. it pisses me off when people always write him off as just a "joke musician" or whatever, or that just because he's on mtv he can't make noise. fuck that. the fact that he records with tom smith and to live and shave in la is testament to the fact that he's the real deal.

and why all the hate for wolf eyes? they're a great band. yes, they put some medicore stuff out there, but that's because that's the kind of band they are. olson is the type of musician who needs to be recording and touring and creating all the time. i mean, he's constantly recording with wolf eyes, graveyards, and dead machines or as spykes. and if not recording, touring. and shit, wolf eyes is AMAZING live, pretty much always mindblowing. and their music is way more dynamic and interesting than a lot of noise bands these days. in fact, sometimes i wouldn't even consider them straight noise. their songs at thier core are super hypnotic dub tracks, but then they build on top of that with hardcore intensity and vocals, industrial electronics, free dynamics, and layers upon layers of ear screeching feedback and noise. i love a lot of thier records; s/t, dread, dead hills, strangled in filth, stranulation tank, the beast (w/ smegma, id actually say that if thier was any band wolf eyes was carrying the torche for, itd be smegma, in that thier sound is actually a combination of many styles, but still fits into this harsh noise landscape), black vomit w/anthony braxton (i find it amazing how well braxton fits into the sound on this recording, he seriously sounds like a member of the band, just a significantly more talented member, and of course the part where young is like, "hey anthony man, what do you wanna hear?" and braxton says casually, "black vomit", epic), burned mind, stabbed in the face, lung malfunction, the warriors, and human animal. that's a lot of good stuff. but yes, like i said, they have some pointless recordings. but with a band like wolf eyes, you must accept the bad to find the amazing.
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Oct 10, 2008
A great night in NYC on Monday:
Dead C
Sightings
Northampton Wools
King Darves


Bowery Ballroom Doors 7:30 PM
6 Delancey St, near the corner of Bowery
$15 advance/$18 day of
We hope to gather some more Election Testimonials while we're there- a couple of additions added today actually...
Here is some sweet performance footage from round the valley...

 

Thurston Moore Psychic Hearts Band
Pearl St/ ATP


 

Joshua Burkett
The Bookmill


 

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Yay, going to order it together with the religious knives CD.

 
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