Thursday, March 30, 2006

March Mix: Happiness is a Warm Drone/New Anderegg project

As the end of a month comes, so does another mix. Happiness is a Warm Drone 80 minute CD-R. Listening to this one in the given order is important. Hope you enjoy.

Tracklist:

1. Ben Reynolds - A Pit Meditation
2. James Blackshaw - Spiralling Skeleton Memorial
3. The Golden Oaks - Sweet Kentucky Ragas
4. Horticultural Compass - Primeval Glaze
5. Terracid - Khepera
6. Thuja - Track 4(off Ghost Plants)
7. The Wooden Cupboard - Eternity has a Landlord
8. The Nether Dawn - Evensong, Pt. 1
9. Hum of the Druid - Frozen Tropics 2
10. Birchville Cat Motel - Cold Herds Travel
11. Hive Mind - Tunnel Birth D
12. Loren Mazzacane Connors - ...Sleep...

Copy and paste this link(so the download lasts longer): http://rapidshare.de/files/17078811/happiness_is_a_warm_drone.rar.html

Ok that should work now. Sorry about that.

Also, an Anonymous commenter left a message regarding Brendon Anderegg's newest project, Charter Oak. Check it out, good stuff.

Enjoy.

Monday, March 27, 2006

New Paavoharju EP...free to download!



New business from finnish psych-pop extraordinaires Paavoharju, check this.

Enjoy.

Bloodties WebZine

New experimental/noise/ambient zine just gone up today! Exciting news, details right here.

Existence Establishment & Ghost King present:

Blood Ties WebZine
www.existest.org/bloodties


Specializing in ambient/noise/abstract industrial/drone/experimental/avant garde/martial folk/power electronics and other music.

March Issue:

- Audio Interviews with Macronympha & Pedestrian Deposit
- Reviews: Cloama, GX Jupiter Larson/IDX1274, Tribes of Neurot, Devillock and more...
- Articles: Blood Ties Agenda and more concert reports to come!
- Coming soon: No Fun Fest full report.

Features:

- Comment on content; don't like what we have to say? Tell us we're full of shit!
- Coverage is limited to underground abstract music.
- Honest reviews, thoughts, and ratings.

How Blood Ties works:

New articles are posted to the "Front" section and then moved into the database at the end of the month. If you register for the site you will receive our monthly newsletter that summarizes what we have covered for the month. We already have some stuff in our database sections so check it out!

Definitely check it out, looks great already. And just as they are promising a full No Fun report, so am I! I promise! It's coming soon and it'll be huge. Over and out.

ps As for mp3s, check out the interviews on the site!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Pre No Fun activities

No Fun is RIGHT around the Corner, so time to get in a noise mood. Luckily, New York gets in a noisy mood around this time. So here's a fairly expansive list of stuff to do on all days which should keep you busy...

Thursday, March 16, 2006
GLASSHOUSE GALLERY
38 S 1st btwn Wythe & Kent | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford/G-Metropolitan/JM-Marcy | 8PM | all ages |

Melee (mem of Graveyards)
Noel Van Harmonson and Eric Bauer duo (mem of Comets on Fire)
M.V. Carbon (of Metalux)
Scarcity of Tanks (Wasco, Nathan Tusco Terror, Leslie Keffer, Brooke Gillespie)
Mushroom Cloud (mem of Hell's Hills, Stay Gold, Vaz, Fear & Trembling)
Real Bones (Pete Magik Marker)
Child Abuse (Brooklyn, NY)

Friday 3/17, 2pm > 7pm
FREEDOM FEST
at GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY
1087 Broadway between Lawton and Dodworth, in Bushwick
J/M/Z trains to Myrtle Ave, or J train to Kosciuszko
http://goodbye-blue-monday.com

FREE admission

2pm: ALL VIOLET
3pm: ORPHANS and collaboration
4pm: NON HORSE vs X: Lucas of Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice:
http://myspace.com/nonhorsevsx
5pm: SCARCITY OF TANKS: http://slowtoe.com/music.htm
5:30pm: KOHOUTEK:
http://claviusproductions.alkem.org/kohoutek/index.html
6pm: PAIZA


*** *** ***

Saturday 3/18, 2pm > 7pm
GOOD TIMES FEST day 1
at GLASS HOUSE GALLERY
38 South 1st Street between Kent and Wythe, in Williamsburg
L train to Bedford, or J/M/Z trains to Marcy
http://brookebaxter.com/glasshousegallery/index.php

FREE admission
"cheap beers & booze, pizzas, and maybe a bong"

2pm: HZMT: Tony of Max Cloud
3pm: VIOLET RAID: Carbon of Metalux
4pm: GLEN OLDEN: http://myspace.com/glenolden
5pm: TIMEGATE
6pm: WATERSPORTS: http://whitetapes.8m.com/watersports.html


*** *** ***

Sunday 3/19, 2pm > 7pm
GOOD TIMES FEST day 2
at GLASS HOUSE GALLERY
38 South 1st Street between Kent and Wythe, in Williamsburg
L train to Bedford, or J/M/Z trains to Marcy
http://brookebaxter.com/glasshousegallery/index.php

FREE admission
"cheap beers & booze, pizzas, and maybe a bong"

2pm: AWESOME COLOR: http://myspace.com/awesomecolor
3pm: GENDERS: http://myspace.com/genders
4pm: TALL FIRS: http://tallfirs.org
5pm: JAMES twig HARPER + ANTHONY MILLER
6pm: PERFECT WIENERS and BUTTS:
http://myspace.com/perfectwienersandbutts

And also....

Sunday March 12 @ Goodbye Blue Monday 8pm-whenever
PAGE 27 (featuring NOVA-SAK)
PINK DESERT
AGENTS AT MIDNIGHT (Seven Arts + Ed Chang)

http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/


Wednesday March 15 @ The Lucky Cat 7pm-10pm
PAGE 27 (featuring NOVA-SAK)
REDGLARE (Bob Bellerue/Halfnormal)
THE SEVEN ARTS

FREE SHOW!!! Will be over by 10 so get there on-time.
http://www.theluckycat.com/

Don't forget about....

Thursday, March 16 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 30 \ 106BLDG30, at 9pm:
Albert Ortega
Bob Bellerue
David Kendall with Jonathan Zorn (laptop), Rachel Thompson (violin), and Andrew Lafkas (double bass)
plus an improvisation featuring Bruce Tovsky and other local NYC sound and video artists.

Directions to that here...

2:00 pm Sunday, March 19 at Eat Records in Greenpoint:
Bryan Eubanks & David Kendall duo
Bob Bellerue
plus more?

124 Meserole Ave., Greenpoint, Bklyn

And here's the flyer for Godwaffle Noise Pancakes on Sunday


And don't forget about good old New Jersey...go to Door's house for No Gun Fest!

So yes. This week will be noisy and wild. I hope everyone enjoys it. To get you in the mood here's a video of Panicsville/Power Circus playing together(blatantly stolen from a thread on IHeartNoise, sry).

ENJOY THE NOISE!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Show Calendar

This Friday:

====> FRIDAY 3/10 @ SECRET <====


:: Black Dice
:::: White Magic
:::::: WIZARDZZ ----> featuring B. Gibson of LIGHTNING BOLT


www.toddpnyc.com

Next Tuesday:

An electroacoustic duo featuring Anne La Berge (flute), Marko Ciciliani (no-input mixer) and Matt Ostrowski (laptop), followed by electronic music by Zbigniew Karkowski.

http://ffmup.org/

Next Wednesday:

3/15 Wednesday
8 and 10 pm

Walter Thompson's Soundpainting
Rob Henke (trumpet) Jane Rigler (flute) Michael Attias (woodwinds) Alan Brady (woodwinds) Julie Ferrara (oboe) Jody Espina (woodwinds) Sarah
Weaver (trombone) Bohdan Hilash (woodwinds) Olivia De Prato (violin)
David Grunberg (violin) Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin (viola) Elena Moon Park
(viola) Jim Whitney (bass) Steve Rust (bass) Evan Mazunik (piano)
Christian Pincock (laptop) Leese Walker, Nicole Poole, Michael David Gordon (actor) Walter Thompson (soundpainter)

www.thestonenyc.com

Next Thursday:


Zbignew Karkowski(solo) plus Kaspar T. Toeplitz(solo) plus Karkowski and Toeplitz duo plus Mike Haleta plus RAM

www.tonicnyc.com

Next Friday-Sunday:

NO FUN FESTIVAL





Will try and keep people posted, but if I'm gone for a while, you know why!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sound article on Dusted

For anyone not reading Dusted, this week they're featuring an article on improvisational techniques in avant-garde and electro-acoustic music. A very interesting albeit lengthy read. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

James Blackshaw/WFMU Archives


James Blackshaw is a 23 year old out of the UK making incredible psychedelia on the 12 string guitar. Blackshaw is incredible at combining drone, ragas, minimalism and incredible talent to make beautiful sound. In my opinion not only is he the next Jack Rose, but he is beyond him. With releases on both Digitalis and Important Records already, Blackshaw will be quick to make his mark.

I've talked about the BSR 'Phoning it In' archives before, but only a few days ago did I stumble upon the treasure trove that is the WFMU archives. These archives contain some of the greatest and rarest live performances out there, from Ghost to Diane Cluck. I've been listening to Black Forest/Black Sea, Marissa Nadler, the Finnish collective, Diane Cluck, Tom Carter, Scorces, Jack Rose, and many others. It's easy to get lost in all the sounds that this has to offer. Worth spending a few hours or even days digging through. WFMU is 90.1/91.1, if you're in the NY area, it is the only radio station you be listening to. If you're not in the NY area, then you just shouldn't be listening to the radio, because you don't have WFMU.

mp3s: James Blackshaw - Spiralling Skeleton Memorial(off O, True Believer)
James Blackshaw - White Goddess(off Davenport vs. James Blackshaw CD-R)

And there are excerpts from several of his songs on his website.

Enjoy.