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Old 09.05.2011, 11:32 AM   #1101
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KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN
RENE HELL
BILL KOULIGAS
Tuesday 18 October
CAMP Basement
70-74 City Road, Old Street, EC1Y 2BJ

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Old 10.06.2011, 06:24 PM   #1102
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Bitch Magnet!!!!!
with support from smallgang, Former Utopia
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Road,
London, UK N1 9JB
8:00pm-18+

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Following the announcement that Bitch Magnet’s original recorded lineup will reunite to perform for the first time since 1989 at All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in December, Damnably are excited to announce a headline London show for the band on December 12, at The Lexington!

Bitch Magnet was formed by bassist/vocalist Sooyoung Park and Jon Fine at Oberlin College in 1986; drummer Orestes Morfin joined shortly thereafter. Immediately following the release of its debut Star Booty in 1988, the band garnered rapturous reviews and established itself among the top-tier of America’s independent music underground. The band’s reputation continued to grow with tours of the US and Europe, and the subsequent releases of Umber (prominently included by Mojo on its list of “Lost Albums You Must Own”) in 1989 and Ben Hur in 1990. The latter two have been frequently cited as a key inspiration for what would become known as “post-rock,” a term that baffled and amused the members of Bitch Magnet when it first surfaced, and still does today.

Along with their contemporaries in Slint, in the years following their breakup, Bitch Magnet has been recognized as a significant influence on generations of aggressive and musically complex bands, including Don Caballero, Mogwai, Rodan, June of 44 and Battles.

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Old 10.07.2011, 02:32 AM   #1103
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Hey Stephen,
I'll be in London next weekend with my girlfriend.
wanna meet for a pint?
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Old 10.07.2011, 04:09 AM   #1104
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There's a Broken Flag 30th anniversary weekend in May next year that looks promising so far.
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Old 10.07.2011, 04:11 PM   #1105
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Mark McGuire (Emeralds), Whitman and Helm – live on October 14th




 


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Old 10.07.2011, 04:19 PM   #1106
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I saw them recently (as a band). They were good, but didn't live up to my (high) expectations. No doubt I would like to see them again, though.
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I'll check the diary - When is good for you?
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Old 10.20.2011, 06:02 PM   #1109
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from Simon Finn's website

London show
There will be a 40th Anniversary Pass the Distance celebration show in London on Friday Dec 9th at Café Oto.
I will post more details over the next few weeks.

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Old 11.03.2011, 03:06 PM   #1110
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IKUE MORI Wednesday 16 November 7PM
Electra, 3rd Floor, 18 Shacklwell Lane, London E8 2EZ

Free event: to book a place email bookings

Ikue Mori presents and audio-visual performance, followed by a conversation with Electra founder Lina Dzuverovic, and Q&A session. Mori is one of the most respected musicians of the NYC downtown scene, with a past as drummer in legendary No Wave group DNA with Arto Lindsay, she is renowned for her abilities as an accomplished composer and improviser and as one of the foremost electronic music innovators for her unique use of the drum machine. She releases records on John Zorn's Tzadik label and has collaborated with Fred Frith, Zorn, Christian Marclay, Zeena Parkins and many others. The event marks the launch of Electra & OTOProjects' new joint programme and coincides with her performance at Cafe OTO.
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Feb 10th @ 113 Dalston Lane: Vialka + Sunflare

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Michael Gira + Grouper @ Cafe Oto, 7th April

Just bought my ticket and it looks like it will sell out quick.
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Old 02.10.2012, 08:20 AM   #1113
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Just bought mine too.
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Nice one! You must have bought one of the last available tickets, my mate tried earlier and it said it had sold out.
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SHINJI MASUKO (THE BOREDOMS/DMBQ)

LONDON: CAFE OTO
MON 12TH MAR, 2012 8PM
£7.00

Solo set from Shinji Masuko, guitarist with The Boredoms and founder of leegendary Japanese psych band DMBQ. His exceptional EP 'Woven Music' was released on Brah Records (Helmed by Kid Millions of Oneida and distributed by Secretly Canadian) in 2010.

SHINJI MASUKO

Categories cannot contain Shinji Masuko. He's the founder of DMBQ - one of Japan's greatest modern psychedelic bands, a respected music and comic reviewer, an astonishing guitarist and a master guitar builder. He's also been a member of the Boredoms since 2004, having designed and built their notorious seven neck guitar (the Sevena) while acting as the band's principle guitarist.

The idea for 'Woven Music', Masuko's first solo work, was born during preparations for a series of Boredoms concerts in 2009 when Shinji played Kid Millions (of Oneida and Brah Records) some backing tracks he'd created for the Boredoms' current concert piece - Boadrum. For a short section of the live performance an incredible mass of multi-tracked droning guitars is mixed into the pounding chaos of the 9 person, multi-drummer ensemble. Shiji played Millions this unadorned recording while they were between rehearsals at Shinji's home in Osaka and Kid was astounded, convinced that this music needed to be heard on its own.

Masuko thus inspired, spent the next year carefully crafting these pieces into stand alone works. Woven Music for Blue Steppe is a mass of mostly acoustic instruments while Woven Music for Silver Ocean explores the sound of a throng of electric guitars.

In the last twenty-plus years Masuko has created an astounding body of work with DMBQ and the Boredoms – but he's never released music of such singular beauty and depth. These are meditative, swirling pieces which suggest the resonances of their titles: grand and eternal natural vistas. These are immersive works and completely singular in their scope – Brah is proud to present these unheard compositions to a broader audience.

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I ended up getting a week pass for the whole Counterflows fest. It's going to be amazing!
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Old 03.03.2012, 02:30 AM   #1118
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JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will play a rare London show on April 12 2012 at Union Chapel. The ensemble will include previous Manorexia UK stalwarts Angharad Davies, Tim Parkinson and Dan Gresson, along with former alumni Jessica Cox and Rachel Steadman. The instrumentation of the ensemble is two violins, viola, cello, piano, concert percussion and laptop.

This will be the only UK show for Manorexia. On April 13 Manorexia will play at the Roadburn festival in Holland, which is already sold out. More Manorexia European dates will be officially announced soon.

Tickets for the London show are on sale now via Gigantic, See Tickets and HMV. The latest Manorexia album is the acclaimed Dinoflagellate Blooms, which is available in stereo and 5.1 surround sound .

For much more news about the world of JG Thirlwell visit www.foetus.org
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ALESSANDRO BOSETTI + MARCO FUSINATO
LONDON: Cafe Oto
WED 18TH APR, 2012 8PM
£7.00

Double bill with two artists working on the edge of music with Alessandro Bosetti's hypnotic explorations of repetitive speech loops and Marco Fusinato's unconventional use and mis-use of the electric guitar and related electronic devices.

This event is a co-presentation with PENULTIMATE PRESS.

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ALESSANDRO BOSETTI

Voice, mouth, sense, center, story, memory, song, noise, body. Utterances and loops of language morphing into each other and into mutable, knotty, sound matter. The story is told but always elusive. The voice is high pitched, broken, untrained, fearless. The sense is right in the center of the phrase, so much in your face that you stop noticing it. The memory is shattered, solarized, partly erased, partly distorted. The noise is in the body. Somewhere, somebody sings. The instrument is made of wood, rubber, bee-wax. The computer is on the side. The software has been fallaciously programmed. A microphone is needed.

Alessandro Bosetti (b. 1973) is a sound artist, composer and performer currently based in Berlin. He's main focus is in the fringe area between spoken language and music. He created a series of highly compelling sound works where relational aesthetics meets innovative composition. Since 2000 he has been a key Ars Acustica figure, and created a vast body of work of hybrid, award winning, text-sound and radio compositions for the main Radio and Electro Acoustic Music studios in Europe. Among them, pieces like Il Fiore della Bocca (Rossbin/DLR 2005), a work on the vocality of the mentally and physically impaired and African Feedback, a collaborative scrutiny on experimental music in West Africa (Errant Bodies press, 2004). Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations.

Alessandro Bosetti is an emotional performer that has consistently toured in Europe, Asia and the United States. He's been presenting solo sets for voice and electronics blurring the line between categories such as electro acoustic composition, text-sound pieces, and performance.

Since 2008 he's been involved in exploring repetitive speech-loop forms as a solo artist and with his ensemble Trophies with fretless guitarist Kenta Nagai and drummers Tony Buck and Ches Smith. Trophies, with two upcoming cd releases and a busy touring schedule has imposed itself as one of the most innovative and genre defying combos of the last years.

Blow Up magazine has called Bosetti "One of the most anomalous and fascinating figures in the contemporary scene", Dusted Magazine "A rewarding, unique and surprisingly responsive encounter." For The Wire "Bosetti's work has unjudgemental embrace, complex transvaluations and "challenges our liberalism".

Bosetti's most recent Cd Zwolfzüngen has been listed as one of The Wire's best 15 outer limits cd's of 2010.


MARCO FUSINATO

Marco Fusinato (guitar/electronics) ‘…extends the traditional language of the guitar to distressed oblivion, compounding deracinated electronic detritus into over-amplified dreamweapons, unleashing tsunamis of ecstatic free noise’

Marco Fusinato works across various disciplines. As a visual artist he has gained much notoriety. In 2012 Fusinato’s work will be included in The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennale; the 2012 Glasgow International and Parallel Collisions, the 2012 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art. Fusinato has been awarded an ISCP New York residency for 2012-13.

Fusinato's primary focus within the sonic realm is on the unconventional use and mis-use of the electric guitar and related electronic devices.

His recent solo recordings include Ambianxe, 2010 (Spring Press, New York) and Ripping Skies 2009 (No Fun Productions, New York). Fusinato has collaborated with many fellow noise thinkers from Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth to Bruce Russell of the Dead C. Presented as part of the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Fusinato and Oren Ambarchi co-curated the major international exhibition 21:100:100 which featured a hundred sound works by a hundred artists from the 21st Century. He also curated the series YOU DON’T HAVETO CALL IT MUSIC: music by visual artists and the noise festival HATRED OF FANTASTIC. His forthcoming solo LP Origine/Tema will be released this year by Penultimate Press, London

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GEOFF MULLEN + JOHN CHANTLER
LONDON: Cafe Oto
WED 9TH MAY, 2012 8PM
£7.00


GEOFF MULLEN

Currently living in Providence, RI, Geoff is a lifelong guitarist and sonic manipulator. Recent work is focused on the natural balance achieved through chance procedure, improvisation, personal history / games of memory, and ambient music. Through electro-acoustic means, his music aims to transform everyday realities into scenes for artistic exploration - re-imagining the natural world as well as domestic / social environments as a stage for musical action.

Frequent collaborators include Eli Keszler and Ashley Paul, Scott Reber, Kris Lapke, andKeith Fullerton Whitman. His record label, Rare Youth, has been dedicated to the preservation and distribution of obscure, regional experimental music since 2006, and Mullen has had his work released on a range of labels including Keszler's REL and Whitman'sEntschuldigen, Type and Digitalis.

"beautiful intricate textures, playful warped mini-drones, bent-out-of-shape notes and the dings, flutters, belches and de-tuned caterwauling of contorted guitar abuse/exploration....a veritable zoo of yawning, stretching, collapsing sound....I’m thrown into the world of a free-form orchestra trying to find a new form of expression from total deconstruction of musical form, in turn creating one of the loosest organic jams I've heard in recent times" Norman Records



JOHN CHANTLER

“Hearing this music for the first time has a similar impact to the first exposure to Oval’s Systemisch from 1994, or the early Sähkö recordings like Ø’s Metri, in that it has a beauty partly derived from having travelled beyond the reach of human influence” Rob Young, The WIRE (on 'The Luminous Ground').

John Chantler is an omnivorous recording artist/musician based in London. Starting out as a drummer, John has spent the last few years loosely keeping time for Outshine Family (Black Maps) and The Balky Mule (Fat Cat) whilst exploring his own solo synthesizer works and occasionally convening the Organ Octet - a massed organ ensemble of eight reed/chord organs. He also plays synth in a trio with Tujiko Noriko and Lawrence English and his Holy Family duo with Lawrence English has dropped a tape on Digitalis with another on the way via Sanity Muffin.

He has also drummed for Tenniscoats and added 'warm noise' and electronic interventions to roving Japanese psych ensemble Maher Shalal Hash Baz.

In 2003, John relocated to his current base in London, playing regular live shows mixing guitar, laptop, and drums into increasingly rough-hewn and psychedelic shapes. He then started working with Carina Thorén on a series of uncategorisable sides that culminated in the duo’s ROOM40 LP ‘New Days’. His most recent solo work 'The Luminous Ground' was released via ROOM40 in 2011 and came in at #37 in The WIRE magazine's Top 50 records of the year chart. This was followed by a private press 12" entitled 'Automatic Music' that offered his own take on generative minimalism and surface stasis.

“Even during the sparser pieces, the music is void of anything concrete, and there’s something quite strange about being hypnotized by an album that distances itself so adamantly from stasis and constancy. Chantler captivates the listener in a limbo of ceaseless movement, leaving them dazed and somewhat disorientated by the eternal state of change.” 7.5/10 Jack Chuter, The Silent Ballet (on 'The Luminous Ground')


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