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Old 02.10.2012, 09:01 AM   #1121
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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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Nice one! You must have bought one of the last available tickets, my mate tried earlier and it said it had sold out.

I ended up getting a week pass for the whole Counterflows fest. It's going to be amazing!
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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.

.................................................. ..................................


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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CHARALAMBIDES WEEKEND AT CAFE OTO

Charalambides + The Michael Flower Band
Saturday 19 May 2012 8pm

Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door

Dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force, Charalambides sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics - song-as-mantra, interstellar voids full of silence, or howling, ecstatically-received gnosis. For this first day of our Charalambides' weekend residency, Tom and Christina Carter will perform on the as Charalambides (The Sunday will feature their solo projects and various collaborations)

CHARALAMBIDES

Despite occasional attempts by yardstick-makers to place them in any of the various genres that rose & fell in their musical proximity, Charalambides have remained dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force. Their sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics.

Charalambides formed in Houston in 1991 amid a flock of fearlessly exploratory (and often drug-induced) rock bands, when Tom, Christina, and Kyle Silfer put down their beers and picked up their instruments. Eventually Kyle went home to New York, and Christina & Tom assumed the name Charalambides for what eventually turned into a flood of releases- beginning with 1992's Our Bed Is Green on their own Wholly Other label, and continuing with dozens of LPs, CDs, and cassettes on labels such as Siltbreeze, Eclipse, Time-Lag, and kranky.

Despite occasional stints as a trio (first with guitarist Jason Bill and then with pedal steel guitarist & vocalist Heather Leigh Murray) and flourishing solo projects, Charalambides remains constant as the core duo of Tom & Christina Carter.

From their 2006 & 2007 kranky releases A Vintage Burden & Likeness onwards, Charalambides has renewed their concentration on song-as-mantra (with intermittent guitar solos). But earlier recordings (like 2001's Unknown Spin) whisper of interstellar voids full of silence, or howl with ecstatically-received gnosis (2004's Joy Shapes).

Charalambides' live shows sometimes (and unpredictably) continue this latter thread, which often startles fans familiar only with the band's deceptively low-key reputation. Charalambides began playing sporadic gigs in 1992, making annual or semi-annual forays into other parts of the world from 1993 to 2005 (with the occasional year or two off). In 2006, Charalambides hit the road in earnest, touring the US/UK and making appearances at that year's Terrastock, Arthurfest and the Thurston Moore curated All Tomorrow's Parties: A Nightmare Before Christmas.

In 2008, after months of incessant solo and duo touring in the US and Europe, Tom settled in New York City, and Christina went to Austin, leaving touring aside (for a finite yet undetermined period of time) to concentrate on writing and recording. Their upcoming shows in Amsterdam and Hasselt (Belgium) are their first European performances since 2008.

Charalambides continue their recorded collaboration with Exile, a double LP of new recordings now available on kranky.


THE MICHAEL FLOWER BAND

"Biker psych for the third eye rider"

A key member of legendary Leeds freak-out collective Vibracathedral Orchestra, Michael Flower's fearless explorations of sound have established him as something of a benchmark in the world of experimental transcendental music - both solo and as one half of one the intense psych/improv drenched Flower-Corsano Duo. He has also played with Jandek, Spectre Folk, MV&EE and Sunburned Hand of the Man, among others.



Christina Carter + Tom Garter + guests
Sunday 20 May 2012 8pm

Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door

Second day of our Charalambides weekend with solo sets from Tom and Christina Carter and various collaborations. Dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force, Charalambides sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics - song-as-mantra, interstellar voids full of silence, or howling, ecstatically-received gnosis.

CHRISTINA CARTER

Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar (both electric and acoustic), piano, and keys. For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the group's music; and recently, investigated 'the song' as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on 'the word'- both in her own lyric writing and her interpretions of the work of other lyricists.

In addition to performing extensively in the US, UK and Europe as a solo artist, Christina has played and recorded in various groups and duos with Black Forest/Black Sea, Maria Chavez (as Weird Cookie), Loren Connors, Chris Corsano, Dredd Foole, Sandy Ewen, Paul Flaherty, Gown (as The Bastard Wing), Shawn David McMillen, and Thurston Moore. She is also a permanent member of Scorces (with vocalist/pedal steel player Heather Leigh Murray).

Concurrent with her work as a musician, Christina has expanded her involvement in writing and visual art. Her poetry has been published by Digitalis Industries, The Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Glass Eye, and Slow Toe Press. In 2007, her art piece Forever 21 appeared at Salon Mijangos in San Antonio, Texas as part of a concert/exhibit featuring Tom Carter, Warmer Milks, and Tetuzi Akiyama. Forever 21 was a labor of love and destruction: six of her handwritten diaries cut up painstakingly with scissors into miniscule pieces, which then filled a large yellow plastic shopping bag.

Christina currently resides in Austin, Texas. Her latest albums are the Charalambides album Exile (Kranky), the double LP reissue Texas Blues Working (Blackest Rainbow), and two solo CDRs: Trickster Who Is Like God (Many Breaths) and a reissue of Future In Past (Many Breaths), originally released on the Wholly Other imprint in 2002.

TOM CARTER

Tom Carter's solo electric guitar work sculpts a richly varied landscape of immensely-stacked grit and beauty, weaving interlocking strands of visceral melody into towering (and often high-volume) long-form drones.

Born barely south of the Mason-Dixon line, and just in time for the Summer of Love, Tom Carter led a decidedly non-hippy existence being shuffled around various farm and mining towns in Maryland and Ohio by his newspaperman father, before finally making his way to Texas in 1985, just in time to watch all the good hardcore bands die. Already obsessed with American pre-punk and British post-punk, Carter dove into the lysergically spiked musical waters of Texas with both feet, augmenting his guitar skills with unreliable instruments, cranky analog electronics, and disintegrating practice amps. Over the ensuing decades, he managed to forge his evolving ideas of complete tonal immersion (and the quest for the perfect fuzz tone) into a layered sonic toolkit of rough beauty and unrefined proficiency.

Best known for his work with acclaimed iconoclasts Charalambides, which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991, he has branched out into other collaborations since 2001, playing and recording with long-term projects Zaika (with Marcia Bassett) and Badgerlore (with Rob Fisk, Ben Chasny, Liz Harris, and Peter Swanson), as well as in frequent collaborations with Bay Area sound artist Robert Horton. Other fellow travelers have included Christian Kiefer, Paul Flaherty, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shawn David McMillen, Thurston Moore, Dredd Foole, Loren Connors, Pip Proud, Inca Ore, Jandek, Bardo Pond, Starving Weirdos, Ensemble Economique, Steve Gunn, Robert Millis, and Matt Valentine, among many others.

Recently, Carter has focused on his work with free-rock improvisers Eleven Twenty-Nine (Carter, Marc Orleans, and Michael Evans) as well as his solo performances and recordings, which have increasingly featured visual components- including collaborations with filmmakers Martha Colburn and Margarida Garcia. He currently lives in New York City.


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Charalambides + The Michael Flower Band
Saturday 19 May 2012 8pm

Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door

Dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force, Charalambides sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics - song-as-mantra, interstellar voids full of silence, or howling, ecstatically-received gnosis. For this first day of our Charalambides' weekend residency, Tom and Christina Carter will perform on the as Charalambides (The Sunday will feature their solo projects and various collaborations)

CHARALAMBIDES

Despite occasional attempts by yardstick-makers to place them in any of the various genres that rose & fell in their musical proximity, Charalambides have remained dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force. Their sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics.

Charalambides formed in Houston in 1991 amid a flock of fearlessly exploratory (and often drug-induced) rock bands, when Tom, Christina, and Kyle Silfer put down their beers and picked up their instruments. Eventually Kyle went home to New York, and Christina & Tom assumed the name Charalambides for what eventually turned into a flood of releases- beginning with 1992's Our Bed Is Green on their own Wholly Other label, and continuing with dozens of LPs, CDs, and cassettes on labels such as Siltbreeze, Eclipse, Time-Lag, and kranky.

Despite occasional stints as a trio (first with guitarist Jason Bill and then with pedal steel guitarist & vocalist Heather Leigh Murray) and flourishing solo projects, Charalambides remains constant as the core duo of Tom & Christina Carter.

From their 2006 & 2007 kranky releases A Vintage Burden & Likeness onwards, Charalambides has renewed their concentration on song-as-mantra (with intermittent guitar solos). But earlier recordings (like 2001's Unknown Spin) whisper of interstellar voids full of silence, or howl with ecstatically-received gnosis (2004's Joy Shapes).

Charalambides' live shows sometimes (and unpredictably) continue this latter thread, which often startles fans familiar only with the band's deceptively low-key reputation. Charalambides began playing sporadic gigs in 1992, making annual or semi-annual forays into other parts of the world from 1993 to 2005 (with the occasional year or two off). In 2006, Charalambides hit the road in earnest, touring the US/UK and making appearances at that year's Terrastock, Arthurfest and the Thurston Moore curated All Tomorrow's Parties: A Nightmare Before Christmas.

In 2008, after months of incessant solo and duo touring in the US and Europe, Tom settled in New York City, and Christina went to Austin, leaving touring aside (for a finite yet undetermined period of time) to concentrate on writing and recording. Their upcoming shows in Amsterdam and Hasselt (Belgium) are their first European performances since 2008.

Charalambides continue their recorded collaboration with Exile, a double LP of new recordings now available on kranky.


THE MICHAEL FLOWER BAND

"Biker psych for the third eye rider"

A key member of legendary Leeds freak-out collective Vibracathedral Orchestra, Michael Flower's fearless explorations of sound have established him as something of a benchmark in the world of experimental transcendental music - both solo and as one half of one the intense psych/improv drenched Flower-Corsano Duo. He has also played with Jandek, Spectre Folk, MV&EE and Sunburned Hand of the Man, among others.



Christina Carter + Tom Garter + guests
Sunday 20 May 2012 8pm

Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door

Second day of our Charalambides weekend with solo sets from Tom and Christina Carter and various collaborations. Dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force, Charalambides sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics - song-as-mantra, interstellar voids full of silence, or howling, ecstatically-received gnosis.

CHRISTINA CARTER

Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar (both electric and acoustic), piano, and keys. For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the group's music; and recently, investigated 'the song' as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on 'the word'- both in her own lyric writing and her interpretions of the work of other lyricists.

In addition to performing extensively in the US, UK and Europe as a solo artist, Christina has played and recorded in various groups and duos with Black Forest/Black Sea, Maria Chavez (as Weird Cookie), Loren Connors, Chris Corsano, Dredd Foole, Sandy Ewen, Paul Flaherty, Gown (as The Bastard Wing), Shawn David McMillen, and Thurston Moore. She is also a permanent member of Scorces (with vocalist/pedal steel player Heather Leigh Murray).

Concurrent with her work as a musician, Christina has expanded her involvement in writing and visual art. Her poetry has been published by Digitalis Industries, The Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Glass Eye, and Slow Toe Press. In 2007, her art piece Forever 21 appeared at Salon Mijangos in San Antonio, Texas as part of a concert/exhibit featuring Tom Carter, Warmer Milks, and Tetuzi Akiyama. Forever 21 was a labor of love and destruction: six of her handwritten diaries cut up painstakingly with scissors into miniscule pieces, which then filled a large yellow plastic shopping bag.

Christina currently resides in Austin, Texas. Her latest albums are the Charalambides album Exile (Kranky), the double LP reissue Texas Blues Working (Blackest Rainbow), and two solo CDRs: Trickster Who Is Like God (Many Breaths) and a reissue of Future In Past (Many Breaths), originally released on the Wholly Other imprint in 2002.

TOM CARTER

Tom Carter's solo electric guitar work sculpts a richly varied landscape of immensely-stacked grit and beauty, weaving interlocking strands of visceral melody into towering (and often high-volume) long-form drones.

Born barely south of the Mason-Dixon line, and just in time for the Summer of Love, Tom Carter led a decidedly non-hippy existence being shuffled around various farm and mining towns in Maryland and Ohio by his newspaperman father, before finally making his way to Texas in 1985, just in time to watch all the good hardcore bands die. Already obsessed with American pre-punk and British post-punk, Carter dove into the lysergically spiked musical waters of Texas with both feet, augmenting his guitar skills with unreliable instruments, cranky analog electronics, and disintegrating practice amps. Over the ensuing decades, he managed to forge his evolving ideas of complete tonal immersion (and the quest for the perfect fuzz tone) into a layered sonic toolkit of rough beauty and unrefined proficiency.

Best known for his work with acclaimed iconoclasts Charalambides, which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991, he has branched out into other collaborations since 2001, playing and recording with long-term projects Zaika (with Marcia Bassett) and Badgerlore (with Rob Fisk, Ben Chasny, Liz Harris, and Peter Swanson), as well as in frequent collaborations with Bay Area sound artist Robert Horton. Other fellow travelers have included Christian Kiefer, Paul Flaherty, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shawn David McMillen, Thurston Moore, Dredd Foole, Loren Connors, Pip Proud, Inca Ore, Jandek, Bardo Pond, Starving Weirdos, Ensemble Economique, Steve Gunn, Robert Millis, and Matt Valentine, among many others.

Recently, Carter has focused on his work with free-rock improvisers Eleven Twenty-Nine (Carter, Marc Orleans, and Michael Evans) as well as his solo performances and recordings, which have increasingly featured visual components- including collaborations with filmmakers Martha Colburn and Margarida Garcia. He currently lives in New York City.


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Gilded Gutter presents Zarjaz from Tronics and Freakapuss who will be making a rare live appearance to coincide with recent reissues of Tronics material on What's Your Rupture? Supported by fellow Londoners and DIY music makers The Pheromoans and Way Through.

Zarjaz will be playing Tronics and Freakapuss songs in his set.

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Tuesday May 29th
Dalston Victoria, E8
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CHARALAMBIDES WEEKEND AT CAFE OTO

Charalambides + The Michael Flower Band
Saturday 19 May 2012 8pm

Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door

Dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force, Charalambides sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics - song-as-mantra, interstellar voids full of silence, or howling, ecstatically-received gnosis. For this first day of our Charalambides' weekend residency, Tom and Christina Carter will perform on the as Charalambides (The Sunday will feature their solo projects and various collaborations)

CHARALAMBIDES

Despite occasional attempts by yardstick-makers to place them in any of the various genres that rose & fell in their musical proximity, Charalambides have remained dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force. Their sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics.

Charalambides formed in Houston in 1991 amid a flock of fearlessly exploratory (and often drug-induced) rock bands, when Tom, Christina, and Kyle Silfer put down their beers and picked up their instruments. Eventually Kyle went home to New York, and Christina & Tom assumed the name Charalambides for what eventually turned into a flood of releases- beginning with 1992's Our Bed Is Green on their own Wholly Other label, and continuing with dozens of LPs, CDs, and cassettes on labels such as Siltbreeze, Eclipse, Time-Lag, and kranky.

Despite occasional stints as a trio (first with guitarist Jason Bill and then with pedal steel guitarist & vocalist Heather Leigh Murray) and flourishing solo projects, Charalambides remains constant as the core duo of Tom & Christina Carter.

From their 2006 & 2007 kranky releases A Vintage Burden & Likeness onwards, Charalambides has renewed their concentration on song-as-mantra (with intermittent guitar solos). But earlier recordings (like 2001's Unknown Spin) whisper of interstellar voids full of silence, or howl with ecstatically-received gnosis (2004's Joy Shapes).

Charalambides' live shows sometimes (and unpredictably) continue this latter thread, which often startles fans familiar only with the band's deceptively low-key reputation. Charalambides began playing sporadic gigs in 1992, making annual or semi-annual forays into other parts of the world from 1993 to 2005 (with the occasional year or two off). In 2006, Charalambides hit the road in earnest, touring the US/UK and making appearances at that year's Terrastock, Arthurfest and the Thurston Moore curated All Tomorrow's Parties: A Nightmare Before Christmas.

In 2008, after months of incessant solo and duo touring in the US and Europe, Tom settled in New York City, and Christina went to Austin, leaving touring aside (for a finite yet undetermined period of time) to concentrate on writing and recording. Their upcoming shows in Amsterdam and Hasselt (Belgium) are their first European performances since 2008.

Charalambides continue their recorded collaboration with Exile, a double LP of new recordings now available on kranky.


THE MICHAEL FLOWER BAND

"Biker psych for the third eye rider"

A key member of legendary Leeds freak-out collective Vibracathedral Orchestra, Michael Flower's fearless explorations of sound have established him as something of a benchmark in the world of experimental transcendental music - both solo and as one half of one the intense psych/improv drenched Flower-Corsano Duo. He has also played with Jandek, Spectre Folk, MV&EE and Sunburned Hand of the Man, among others.



Christina Carter + Tom Garter + guests
Sunday 20 May 2012 8pm

Tickets : £8 advance / £10 on the door

Second day of our Charalambides weekend with solo sets from Tom and Christina Carter and various collaborations. Dedicated to a vision of spiritual music (in all its forms) as transformative force, Charalambides sound is uniquely personal and consistent, even through some outwardly extreme shifts in tactics - song-as-mantra, interstellar voids full of silence, or howling, ecstatically-received gnosis.

CHRISTINA CARTER

Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar (both electric and acoustic), piano, and keys. For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the group's music; and recently, investigated 'the song' as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on 'the word'- both in her own lyric writing and her interpretions of the work of other lyricists.

In addition to performing extensively in the US, UK and Europe as a solo artist, Christina has played and recorded in various groups and duos with Black Forest/Black Sea, Maria Chavez (as Weird Cookie), Loren Connors, Chris Corsano, Dredd Foole, Sandy Ewen, Paul Flaherty, Gown (as The Bastard Wing), Shawn David McMillen, and Thurston Moore. She is also a permanent member of Scorces (with vocalist/pedal steel player Heather Leigh Murray).

Concurrent with her work as a musician, Christina has expanded her involvement in writing and visual art. Her poetry has been published by Digitalis Industries, The Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Glass Eye, and Slow Toe Press. In 2007, her art piece Forever 21 appeared at Salon Mijangos in San Antonio, Texas as part of a concert/exhibit featuring Tom Carter, Warmer Milks, and Tetuzi Akiyama. Forever 21 was a labor of love and destruction: six of her handwritten diaries cut up painstakingly with scissors into miniscule pieces, which then filled a large yellow plastic shopping bag.

Christina currently resides in Austin, Texas. Her latest albums are the Charalambides album Exile (Kranky), the double LP reissue Texas Blues Working (Blackest Rainbow), and two solo CDRs: Trickster Who Is Like God (Many Breaths) and a reissue of Future In Past (Many Breaths), originally released on the Wholly Other imprint in 2002.

TOM CARTER

Tom Carter's solo electric guitar work sculpts a richly varied landscape of immensely-stacked grit and beauty, weaving interlocking strands of visceral melody into towering (and often high-volume) long-form drones.

Born barely south of the Mason-Dixon line, and just in time for the Summer of Love, Tom Carter led a decidedly non-hippy existence being shuffled around various farm and mining towns in Maryland and Ohio by his newspaperman father, before finally making his way to Texas in 1985, just in time to watch all the good hardcore bands die. Already obsessed with American pre-punk and British post-punk, Carter dove into the lysergically spiked musical waters of Texas with both feet, augmenting his guitar skills with unreliable instruments, cranky analog electronics, and disintegrating practice amps. Over the ensuing decades, he managed to forge his evolving ideas of complete tonal immersion (and the quest for the perfect fuzz tone) into a layered sonic toolkit of rough beauty and unrefined proficiency.

Best known for his work with acclaimed iconoclasts Charalambides, which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991, he has branched out into other collaborations since 2001, playing and recording with long-term projects Zaika (with Marcia Bassett) and Badgerlore (with Rob Fisk, Ben Chasny, Liz Harris, and Peter Swanson), as well as in frequent collaborations with Bay Area sound artist Robert Horton. Other fellow travelers have included Christian Kiefer, Paul Flaherty, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shawn David McMillen, Thurston Moore, Dredd Foole, Loren Connors, Pip Proud, Inca Ore, Jandek, Bardo Pond, Starving Weirdos, Ensemble Economique, Steve Gunn, Robert Millis, and Matt Valentine, among many others.

Recently, Carter has focused on his work with free-rock improvisers Eleven Twenty-Nine (Carter, Marc Orleans, and Michael Evans) as well as his solo performances and recordings, which have increasingly featured visual components- including collaborations with filmmakers Martha Colburn and Margarida Garcia. He currently lives in New York City.


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NENEH CHERRY AND THE THING
Village Underground, 15.07.12
Book tickets - £15.50

Eat Your Own Ears are very excited to announce a show with Neneh Cherry and The Thing, in celebration of their new collaboration.

Together they have recorded an album which includes covers of Suicide, (MF) Doom, The Stooges, Martina Topley Bird and Ornette Colemen, as well as a song by Neneh's father Don Cherry. Jazz trio The Thing first met while recording covers of the great Don Cherry's songs, and their name is derived from a Don Cherry song.

Neneh Cherry is a true artist, and today holds an indisputable position in the music world. Through her own desire to reinvent, progress and improve, she has flirted - and this better than anybody else - with a variety of musical genres from Soul to Rock, from Jazz to Rap and she can be named as one of the co-founders of Trip Hop. At the same time she remains untainted and as fresh as the day she stepped into the spotlight with her first solo release 16 years ago.
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Rough Trade East In-store - BOB MOULD

Thursday 31st May, 1pm 31/05/2012
NO WRISTBAND NEEDED, JUST COME DOWN ON THE DAY

Rough Trade are proud to announce an intimate acoustic lunchtime set with Bob Mould.

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I saw him at ATP a few years ago, and I couldn't believe how boring it was. Too much folk, not nearly enough rock.
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MAN FOREVER + ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE + PURPLE PILGRIMS
LONDON: Cafe Oto
SUN 29TH JUL, 2012 8PM
£7.00


MAN FOREVER

John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida. Man Forever, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience.

Originally based on the idea of creating a sort of punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums, Man Forever has evolved from a five or six full drum set ensemble to something a lot more stripped down. Based on two drummers playing single stroke rolls on a single drum and the patterns that emerge from that, Pansophical Cataract is propulsive without a pulse. Patterns evolve and burst through the static surface of the material, much of which was produced by electric instruments, though “Ur Eternity” remains mostly drums with only a few bass tracks making an appearance. The sounds created by these instruments were based on the drones that Colpitts hears when he is practicing (the not fully conscious singing or humming that arises when one practices alone), and then augmented and enhanced by the other musicians on the record. The repetitive rolls create a phasing effect, a music in and of itself, and the dynamic shifts that occur when the other instruments enter become not mere notes, but grand events.

In the live environment, these shifts and phasing effects, are amplified through sheer volume and duration. “Surface Patterns” and “Ur Eternity” are 30 and 40 minutes respectively (though have been shortened to around 18 minutes per side on record), creating an even more dramatic effect. Past performances have included Brian Chase (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend), Richard Hoffman (Sightings), Shahin Motia (Oneida, Ex Models), Sarah Richardson (Creeping Nobodies), Ryan Sawyer (Stars Like Fleas), Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien), Christopher Weingarten (Parts and Labor), and many others.


ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE

Ensemble Economique is the solo project of Brian Pyle of Starving Weirdos and RV Paintings - mixing synth loops and electronic rhythms into narrative and organic structures. EE LPs have appeared via Not Not Fun and Dekorder.


PURPLE PILGRIMS

Purple Pilgrims are the the ex-Christchurch now Hong Kong based sister duo of Clementine and Valentine Nixon - together they explore the outer reaches of dream pop and bury it under a layer of fuzz that would make flying saucer attack proud. They latest LP is out via Pseudo Arcana.
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I saw him at ATP a few years ago, and I couldn't believe how boring it was. Too much folk, not nearly enough rock.
I saw Sugar live and it was so dull. I thought some people might be interested though. Grant Hart wrote all the best Husker Du songs anyway!
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MAN FOREVER + ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE + PURPLE PILGRIMS
LONDON: Cafe Oto
SUN 29TH JUL, 2012 8PM
£7.00


MAN FOREVER

John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida. Man Forever, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience.

Originally based on the idea of creating a sort of punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums, Man Forever has evolved from a five or six full drum set ensemble to something a lot more stripped down. Based on two drummers playing single stroke rolls on a single drum and the patterns that emerge from that, Pansophical Cataract is propulsive without a pulse. Patterns evolve and burst through the static surface of the material, much of which was produced by electric instruments, though “Ur Eternity” remains mostly drums with only a few bass tracks making an appearance. The sounds created by these instruments were based on the drones that Colpitts hears when he is practicing (the not fully conscious singing or humming that arises when one practices alone), and then augmented and enhanced by the other musicians on the record. The repetitive rolls create a phasing effect, a music in and of itself, and the dynamic shifts that occur when the other instruments enter become not mere notes, but grand events.

In the live environment, these shifts and phasing effects, are amplified through sheer volume and duration. “Surface Patterns” and “Ur Eternity” are 30 and 40 minutes respectively (though have been shortened to around 18 minutes per side on record), creating an even more dramatic effect. Past performances have included Brian Chase (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend), Richard Hoffman (Sightings), Shahin Motia (Oneida, Ex Models), Sarah Richardson (Creeping Nobodies), Ryan Sawyer (Stars Like Fleas), Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien), Christopher Weingarten (Parts and Labor), and many others.


ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE

Ensemble Economique is the solo project of Brian Pyle of Starving Weirdos and RV Paintings - mixing synth loops and electronic rhythms into narrative and organic structures. EE LPs have appeared via Not Not Fun and Dekorder.


PURPLE PILGRIMS

Purple Pilgrims are the the ex-Christchurch now Hong Kong based sister duo of Clementine and Valentine Nixon - together they explore the outer reaches of dream pop and bury it under a layer of fuzz that would make flying saucer attack proud. They latest LP is out via Pseudo Arcana.

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