Archive for May, 2012

TONIGHT: Bolide, Collider, Temperatures – LEEDS 06.06.2012.

Wharf Chambers, Leeds: Bolide, Collider, Temperatures Full line up: Bolide, Collider, Temperatures, Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern, UltraHumanitarian 7.30pm – 11.00pm, Wednesday 6th June 2012 Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ £4 on the door FIND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a […]

Forthcoming releases from Another Timbre

June sees yet another batch of must-have releases from Another Timbre, a label that’s dented my wallet like no other before or since. First up there’s the above, described on the AT YouTube page as follows: “Extract from ‘Chantier 1’ – a CD by Pascal Battus, Bertrand Gauguet and Eric La Casa. The CD documents […]

El-P – The Full Retard

Worth a bit of a break from the kind of music we’d usually feature in order to share what should become everyone’s feel good hit for this summer. I never understood the reactionaries who claim that El-P can’t rap… quite frankly, this one tune has enough swagger to last a whole career. Splendid stuff.

Come back winter, all is forgiven…

Even hardened sun-worshippers must now agree with my contention that ITS TOO HOT. With this in mind, let us remind ourselves of colder times…

Bang the Bore in Bradford – this Sunday

Kevin Sanders (of the splendid Hairdryer Excommunication blog and the also-splendid Petals solo project) has been kind enough to be our understudy in Bradford and curate a BtB event for Andy Abbott’s ThreadFest. It’ll be excellent, it’s the day after tomorrow, and if you’re up that way you should go: Bang the Bore presents… a […]

Hossein Hadisi

An extraordinary singer and multi-instrumentalist, Hadisi’s music fuses the contemporary avant garde with rock music and traditional Persian influences. This piece, performed at Bang the Bore XI: Psychobabble with audience participation, is based on the Muslim rite of prayer.

Cremaster & Coppice on Consumer Waste

A couple of new releases on the consistently great Consumer Waste label – Cremaster’s performance from this year’s Audiograft Festival (streamable in the above player but sounding much nicer on CD) and Chicago’s Coppice offering compositions for “shruti box/acoustic filters and modified boombox/tape loops.” Well worth your time, and well worth getting in quick: Consumer […]

Rodrigo Constanzo – Solo Snare & Party Van Improvisation

A couple of superb videos, courtesy of Rodrigo Constanzo and his excellent Vimeo page, showcasing his Party Van controller. In his own words, from the link: “The Party Van is a live sampling and performance instrument built using Max/MSP. It was programmed around the Monome 64 and Arc 2 controllers but includes mapping for an […]

Right Where I’m Sitting Now

Right Where I’m Sitting Now by Danmatic on Mixcloud Excellent all-vinyl mix from my Best Man and all-round best man Danny Lowe. You can download it here. Enjoy.

Malfatti & Frey, Davies & Lash, Hughes & Kilymis – Oxford 28.06.12.

Well worth giving an early heads-up for this excellent forthcoming concert organised by Watchful Ear blogger and Cathnor label-runner Richard Pinnell. From his blog: “I am happy to announce a rather fine looking concert I am co-organising in Oxford on June 28th. The line up consists of three duos- Radu Malfatti and Jürg Frey, Angharad […]