Sunday, February 28, 2010
I just found out about this online contest whereby people submit videos and solicit votes for a spot on Adult Swim. Unfortunately, this new short cartoon Neon Knome did not get enough votes to get a show, but it's a damn good pilot. It was created by Ben Jones of Paper Rad and PFFR, who have brought you Xavier: Renegade Angel and Wonder Showzen. Check it out here:
Once you see it, you'll be as sad as I was when I found out that the Yappy Broads show got more votes.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
There is a pretty kick-ass assemblage of mixes available at the Type records website. The Type folks describe them as: radio-style mixes by Type artists presented here for your listening and sharing pleasure. Some of the highlights for me include the Pete Swanson mix, the Molting Music mix, the Yellow Swans mix, and the Black to Comm mix. Don't miss these gems, available for download by your grubby little fingers here.
Also, Bernhard Gunter's Un Peu de Neige Salie album was recently posted on Ubuweb. It's a nice quiet affair that you have to pay attention to if you really want to hear it (really, some of it is barely audible), but it's a good way to unwind in the bath. Grubby fingers.
Last thing...here's an awesome video by Takeshi Murata that Ethan Clauset exposed me to last week at the Nightlight. It's freaky and the sound comes from one Robert Beatty. Some great audiovisuals at work here. Give this one a chance to get all up in your brain!
I'm ready for popcorn.
Anyone out there? Tomoo's wrinkleburner is lonely!
Monday, February 15, 2010
1. Yellow Swans - Being There (blissed out rhythmic drones and with all the highs and lows you could ever want...this is a perfect album thus far...i'll have to listen to the 'going places' lp tomorrow night)
2. Mark McGuire - Tidings II (i feel like this guy is massaging my back with a guitar...and it feels like remnants of valentine love)
3. Eero Koivistoinen-The Original Sin (i found this tonight on the mutant sounds blog and it's a gem of a jazzercise record)
4. Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides - Blew In The Face (such an awakening from only 2 musicians...channeling the spiritual tai chi rainturd, lots of one-on-one time with said bearded starbird)
This McGuire album is due for a reissue on Weird Forest records sometime soon...the others are just simply majestic.
Although not part of my evening in space, here's some other releases that have rubbed me the absolute right way lately:
Boyzone - Menarche (Hot Releases)
Julian Lynch - Born 2 Run (Buffalo)
Magical Power Mako - Lo Pop Diamonds
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God
Anyone else got any jams they want to profess unequivocal love for? Pretty please?
Monday, February 8, 2010
Speaking of hat, Fish Heads is old hat. But good hat. And my number 1 association with the good doctor.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Support the local scene, man! Only 72 of these bad boys are in circulation so you may want to grab one here:
Pure awesomeness Lloyd, congrats!
Some sweet shows coming up at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill...
proof in the pudding:
Mountains - pastoral electronic soundscapes; on Thrill Jockey label and on tour from Brooklyn.
Horseback - experimental guitar/electronics from Jenks Miller (Un Deux Trois, Mount Moriah, In The Year of The Pig) from Chapel Hill. For this performance Bradley Cook from Megafaun will join him for an abstract set.
Tape - lovely sound art duo; on tour from Stockholm.
Ghost Hand - Local performance artist Peter Pendergrass experiments with vocal sounds and droans mixed with acoustic guitar.===========
early Sat 02/20 Carrboro Home Brew Fest - $10 suggested donation 4-9PM
Local brew masters shall be showcasing their recent talents. come for a tasting!
Tickets can be purchased in advance starting January 22nd by going to this website: http://worldhomebrewfest.eventbrite.com
Wed 02/24 "Live Muppet Night" 15-25 minute sets by the following...
Kevin Blechdom = multi-instrumentalist / performance artist, member of the experimental electronic duo Blectum from Blechdom and computer country act Barnwave. Releases on Sonig, Chicks on Speed Records, Dual Plover, Tigerbeat 6. The show comes near the end of her two-week residency at Carrboro's Meadows of Dan (meadowsofdan.org), where she will be working on an opera concerning interdimensional murders. http://www.kevyb.com
Ancestral Diet = Caethea lady + Andy Neubauer from Impractical Cockpit, goth industrial trip music from Belfast, Maine.
Swamp Tease = Providence haunted lo-fi garage rock duo of Carlos Gonzalez (Russian Tsarlag) and Ali Dennig (SHV).
Taboo = Maine negative psych rock, bad trip baroom blues.
Collection = Irene Moon + Ryan Martin, dark mid-evil chamber pop w/ projections.
And this I can't believe....dude is phenomenal on the drumkit, evoking sounds I never knew a kit could produce:
Tues 03/23 Tatsuya Nakatani (master percussionist) / "Nervous Creep" and local improvisors 9:30 PM
All great shows not to be missed. Check out Nakatani and decide for your damn self...