Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Rewind

"I’ve always had this desire to destroy things that already existed. Nothing pre-existing ever managed to touch me…and it’s the same when I’m creating songs. I like to destroy the relationship between arrangement and improvisation. Anything I can break, I will." – Keiji Haino

Best of 2010

30. Celer - Dwell in Possibility (Blackest Rainbow)

29. T.R. Mahalingam - Mali: Essential Recordings of Carnatic Bamboo Flute, 1969-70 (EM)

28. Yellow Swans - Going Places/Being There (Type)

27. Luc Ferrari - Ephemeres I & II (Alga Marghen)

26. Barn Owl & the Infinite Strings Ensemble - Headlands (Important)

25. Robert Ashley - Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II (Lovely Music)

24. Anton Bruhin - Deux Pipes (Alga Marghen)

23. Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Air Supply (Erstwhile)

22. Dolphins Into the Future - Ke Ala Ke Kua (Kraak)

21. Padang Food Tigers - Born Music (Blackest Rainbow)

20. Cindytalk - The Poetry of Decay (Editions Mego)

19. Bill Orcutt - Way Down South (Palilalia)

18. Ignatz - Mort Aux Vaches (Mort Aux Vaches)

17. The Books - The Way Out (Temporary Residence)

16. The Savage Young Taterbug - Syrupy Evenings (Night People)

15. Rene Hell/Three Legged Race - Violin Petal (Auden)/Whipped Secrets (Arbor)

14. Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase - Seashard (self-released)

13. Rafael Toral - Space Elements Vol. II (Taiga)

12. Food - Quiet Inlet (ECM)

11. Dead C - Patience (Ba Da Bing!)

10. VVAQRT - Than On Eother And You Have 0 Answers (Hot Releases)

9. Geoff Mullen - Bongo Closet (Type)

8. Derek Rogers - Aluminum Mirrors (Pizza Night)

7. Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides - All Cows are Sacred (House of Alchemy)

6. Kim Doo Soo - Evening River (Blackest Rainbow)

5. Chubby Wolf - Ornitheology (Digitalis)

4. X.0.4. - Exile (Open Mouth)

3. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Generator (Root Strata)

2. Direct Current - Live Qbico Unite XIII (Qbico)

1. Pan Sonic & Keiji Haino - In the Studio (Blast First Petite)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Contort Yourself with Myoelectrics

Pain jerks...watch this dude's face as his friend keyboards his arm.

Saturday, December 11, 2010



TUES 12.14.10 : : : : 9PM:::::@ Meadows of Dan

Last minute show for touring NNA Tapes folks coming from Vermont :

TOBY ARONSON - cool glass of water new age synth arpeggiations, runs the NNA Tapes label (releases by Caboladies/Oneohtrix Point Never, Pulse Emitter, Driphouse, Ryan Garbes, Josh Burke, more ...) www.nnatapes.com

TOOTH ACHE - solo synth pop, dream diva vocals ... www.myspace.com/mytoothache


BOYZONE - last BZ show of the year, post-colombian compositions / love thumps / psychodrama / dark wrestling enactments / teeth to strings, people are using each other to make love with themselves

INSPECTOR 22 - local favorite Satanic folk pop, Todd E bringing the life eclipse. He has an excellent new cd-r/cassette on Dontrusttheruin.www.myspace.com/middletooth

Bring any dollar amount for the touring bands, BYOB

Meadows is at 112 HANNA ST CARRBORO NC

That Good Show Buzz

There are a few noteworthy shows coming up soon:

Lazy Magnet is purportedly playing at All Day records tomorrow evening (Sunday, December 13th)...however, I now see that this has been removed from the Hot-Releases events page. However, the Lazy Magnet blog still says he's coming...if he makes it, it's worth checking out. You never know what to expect with this a*hole. Put your ears to the ground, do some sleuthing, and find out if this is happening...you'll thank yourself later.

Also, No Age and Rene Hell are coming to the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday, January 22nd. I'm thinking about making the drive for this one. Rene Hell has been on my stereo quite a bit this year, so I'm stoked to have a chance to finally check him out live. Get in touch if you're interested in carpooling with me.

Also, it's almost time for year end lists to start rolling in. If you're so inclined, feel free to post your favorite releases of 2010.

Adios A*Holes!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Esplendor Geométrico - Moscú Está Helado

The latest All Day Record refuge at Berthall is a curated set of minimal 80s electro tracks from Veronica Vasicka and Peanut Butter Wolf. What don't they listen to at Stones Throw? My hazy impression is that this double disc set was some kind of debutant dance for the Minimal Wave record label (Discogs has it double indexed as STH2223 and MWC01), although it seems they've been releasing tracks since 2005. Maybe Stones Throw is lending some some distribution heft their way and making a renewed marketing push. Ethan says they'll be carrying more Minimal Wave stuff soon at All Day.

It's kind of like when Yuengling came to Orange County. Remember that? about 8 years ago?

Love this track from Esplendor Geométrico.

The brief bio for the band says they were from Madrid and had another band El Aviador Dro. This song is from 1980.

Esplendor Geométrico. Moscú Está Helado. 1980. from Mike Control on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006

The Reality of Karel Appel. from Keith Fullerton Whitman on Vimeo.

(dupe of being)

Vulcan Blues

"Without thinking of good or evil, show me your original face before your mother and father were born."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

secret fan boy

OK, one more, just cause last night's Secret Boyfriend set was one of the most dynamic things I've ever seen one person do. And this iPhone recording actually turned out kind of OK.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

whiskering deers at dusk

All Day Records is going to be the death of me. Having an awesome record store in your tiny town is not easy on the pocket book. Among the records from yesterday's take: new Hot Releases split EP from Horaflora and Secret Boyfriend. As I was listening to it, the neighborhood deers appeared to eat from our "wilderness area." Yes, our landlord actually called it that. Pick it up from your local record store today! And go get more new Hot Releases at the show tonight!

Deer and Hot-15 from Mike Control on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Weak; End of Rejected Minds

++++++++++SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER +++++++++
:::::::::::::::::::::10PM to MIDNIGHT ::::::: @@@@@@
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$THE ARTERY$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

LP RELEASE SHOW for locals VVAQRT, plus a rare local appearance by an
excellent Tampa tour team. *NOTE* this will be the last VVAQRT show in NC
for a long while, as Cutlet is relocating northward at the month's end.
++++++++++SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER +++++++++
:::::::::::::::::::::10PM to MIDNIGHT ::::::: @@@@@@
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$THE ARTERY$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

LP RELEASE SHOW for locals VVAQRT, plus a rare local appearance by an
excellent Tampa tour team. *NOTE* this will be the last VVAQRT show in NC
for a long while, as Cutlet is relocating northward at the month's end.

performing, we got:

::::::::::::::crumbling consciousness minimal synth goth rulers
from HERE, mangled text from a rejected mind, cold party music for
this modern apocalypse. New LP, "Than on eother and you have 0
answers" out TONIGHT on Hot Releases, hot of the presses and into your
hot little hands. more info: http://lmgrovllum.org/vindex.html

::::::::::solo void rock ripper of rare intensity ... one
might detect an early-Christian Death guitar style from live vids,
she's on tour from the righteously, creatively fertile TAMPA, FL.

::::::::::::::: industrial date night music, lone metallic
howl, member of the great noise rock band MLU, co-chairman of the hot
Stay Away From Ghosts label, also on tour from Tampa ... check:
www.myspace.com/craownotcrow , http://stayawayfromghosts.blogspot.com/

::::::::::::::::::: sentimental sounds of Carrboro / songs cold
and tender, psychoplasmic teen dream anthems for the flesh-dripping
crowd. www.hot-releases.org

Plus: PARTY MUSIC DJ'd with love between sets by Rye Mars / / / / / / / / /

and is a fantastic spot to witness anything


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gringa Peligrosa

void, darkness;
black finger dust, fire dung must have wings
psalms trail to temporal hiss
my ocean is broken ratherish
forgive the morning paperbarking
axes of aurora left blinking words
over wet wood blocks
soaking full in electricity
fields are somehow dreamed time
holy churches are positive shadows
ioun's social gunk named slophaus
ten fevers, iron cross, made to smolder
jin ye in boise, cubist rose
néant {raising undeliverables}
intro: this drowning man
submerged with a firefly on his forehead
water moon wraparound
thus a null duo
no perfect logos
or woozy sex lines
only obsidian bells

Monday, November 8, 2010

Zero Cliff

There are ideas made of clay, and there are ideas sculpted for the ages out of gold or out of our precious glass. And to determine what material an idea is made of, all you have to do is let a drop of powerful acid fall on it. Even the ancients knew one such acid: reductio ad finem. That's what they seem to have called it. But they were afraid of this poison. They preferred to see at least some kind of heaven--however clay, however toylike--to this blue nothing. But we are grown-ups, thanks be to the Benefactor, and don't need toys...that explains the way things are divided up: To the ton go the rights, to the gram the duties. And the natural path from nullity to greatness is this: Forget that you're a gram and feel yourself a millionth part of a ton.

- Zamyatin's We

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Time to start planning your costume for


an unsettling and spooky dance night, featuring Guybrarian DJs:

Spurious Tuples (Adam Rogers)
STOKES (Neale)
Scrubbin Bubbles (Wrinkle Nutt #2)
Boomshackalack Soundsystem (David Parisi)

and this time featuring a very special LADY-BRARIAN guest DJ:

Haunting Dance Jams. Spectral Booty Shaking. Chillingly delicious booze. Costume contest.

And totally free.
(local 506 membership is like $2 if you don't got one already)

DJ Scrubbin Bubbles set to include spins from local vinyl, specially FrequeNC, funk, and a spooky taste of Hot Releases.


Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=113846668675172

A Dirty Bubble joint:
A Slow Finger by Dirty Bubble

Monday, October 11, 2010

Unamuno's Mist

sunning pans
symbols collect lights in their lips
wooden dahls, ode to qilin
dog-dog had a Buddha-nature
the eyes see ruminate centuries
luminous oak
bristle worms
obvious dirt

And, in the same breath...radvideo:

EL GUINCHO | Bombay from MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Here is a link to a great collection of noises curated by Ms. Heather McIntosh

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Real Love

DJ Scubbin Bubbles sez: put on yer dancin' socks, wait for the hook, and then put this on your breakup mixtape. rave deep, pop abandon, the hard work of keeping up this love.

Real Love (Tiedye Remix) by matadorrecs
Be sure to check out all the remixes here: http://soundcloud.com/matadorrecs/sets/delorean-real-love

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grouper Repress...Get on it!

3rd repress is finally here, in an extremely limited self-released pressing on goldenrod vinyl. contact mississippirecordsmailorder [at] gmail [dot] com to inquire about procuring a copy.

courtesy of omgvinyl.com

Monday, August 30, 2010

Guybrarian DJs: BACK 2 SKOOL

It's about time:

After a summer sabbatical, Guybrarian DJs returns for our first ever party at NIGHTLIGHT!

This event will alter the course of your life.
with DJs:

Boomshackalack Soundsystem (David Parisi)
STOKES (Neale Stokes)
DJ Scrubbin Bubbles (Mike Nutt)

Invite your friends! This will awesome! Yes!!

*please note: the party is free but Nightlight has a $5 lifetime membership charge. Members can sign in one guest. More info: http://www.nightlightclub.com/
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Concerto Generator

To commemorate the new release by Outer Space on Arbor Infinity, I would like to share this fine piece of work by Laurie Spiegel. Not only is it awesome and very akin to what you might hear from the likes of John Elliot (an obvious influence), but she is unique because she is one of very few female artists that blazed the trail in electronic music. If you want to hear more from her, check out this Continuo blog post.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Art Lord and the Self Portraits ca. 2004

Ashley WeinbergerThis poster reminded me of that thing that Sean Connery fights in Time Bandits. The poster is for a show tonight at Nighlight featuring, among others, Greensboro's Mutant League, described by NL's emailbot as having "a lo-fi approach reminiscent of Haunted House or those early Art Lord tapes."Art Lord and the Self Portraits being, of course, the precursor to the 22nd-century-era-Frank-Sinatraesque Future Islands. I was reminded of an old Art Lord tape that I had. This was recorded October 24 in Carrboro, NC (opening for El Vez!?). These guys had a ridiculous show schedule during this time period... not quite a year before they toured with Dan Deacon and, legend has it, got their big break. And while we're getting round about, I think I've got a Haunted House live show somewhere, too. See if I can scrounge that up... Incidentally, genius riff on techno-atheism courtesy beeelzabub below.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ghost gums!!

Scandalous ghosts!

Down at the creepshow baby!!!

Way Down South

Harry Pussy's Bill Orcutt released a great album of 4-string guitar formulations in September 2009. That album was on fire. He single-handedly killed any notions of limitations with an acoustic guitar. The sound that resulted from this album is definitely abrasive but also bluesy at times. It's a truly unique outing. "Even at its wild & wooliest, there’s always a harmonic logic at the core of Bill’s playing; definitely not a straight “noise guitar” outing but rather something approaching the true coltrane “sheets of sound” ethos ..." says KFW on his Mimaroglu write-up. So, if that sounds like your thing, check out this video which features footage from Bill's latest tour. This show was at Brickbat Books in Philly. There's a highlight for me around 6:20...it gets a little tender.

Bill Orcutt - live @ Brickbat Books 07-22-2010 from Breathmint on Vimeo.

I post this in the hopes that Bill will consider coming through NC when he resumes his tour schedule. I've been in touch and I am trying to arrange something. If it doesn't work out, at least he came through our world via Wrinkleboro, right? I'll keep you posted on the status of this effort. In the meantime, visit Bill's Palilalia record label. There's a new one-sided 12" that looks pretty gnarly.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

C.I.A.>>>>>World Full of Lumpens

Outrageously stunning video stylings courtesy of Yayoi Kusama:

I've never seen anyone that could make polka dots haunting and evil. Somehow this woman makes it her life's work. Soundz by Citizens for Interplanetary Activity!!!


Weak in the Splitz...the future? Worthless!

I just got inspired...excellent weirdo side from R. Stevie Moore! Love those expressions...and that baritone wash.

Also, in local news, there's a pretty sweet local lady who goes by VVAQRT that has an excellent one-sided cassette out now...it's pretty special. She's straight out of Saxapahaw and she comes bearing guns. Check out some sounds clipz here. Also, gander at some of the lyrics to her songs. Pretty wicked original left field fastball. Click on the pics for the wind-up and the pitch; peace bitch!