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."