Though I loathe that I can’t simply buy a download from Edward Ka-Spel (too many of his latest Bandcamp releases are truncated version so that you’re forced to buy a hard copy, be it vinyl or CD), that’s his prerogative. The music is up to the standards one expects from the Legendary Pink Dots‘ frontman.
Friends and colleagues, if you are able to help out with setting up performances in Belgium, France or Poland, please contact Till Kniola of Auf Abwegen. His letter of request is printed below:
dear drone list,
sorry for the intrusion but maybe some of you can help/spread the word….
aufabwegen is bringing british experimental ambient group O YUKI CONJUGATE for their first ever proper tour to europe in december.
so far concerts are planned in germany, the netherlands and switzerland.
the tour will happen together with german artist KONRAD KRAFT.
we would love to do further concerts in belgium, france and poland. if any of you on the drone list is an organizer or knows of someone who might be interested in setting up a show, please contact me off-list at <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com
the tour period is december 11-19th 2017.
thank you all!
a u f a b w e g e n | Till Kniola
Lindenburger Allee 20 | 50931 Cologne | Germany
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One of Frank Zappa’s more poignant tunes, it fits today’s mood. The torture, indeed, never stops.
Wave after wave of beautifully crunchy, hypnotic drone is what makes JOHN 3:16’s new release (a reissue from 2011, apparently), a 30-minute affair, so appealing. The guitar playing is so heavily textured that you feel like a sonic blanket has wrapped you up, making you forget, albeit temporarily, the vagaries of the world. Drone music tends to be hazy, but this release would have been a stunner during the psychedelic 1970s as much as it is today.
This is a stunning mini-album. Many compliments to Philippe Gerber, JOHN 3:16’s leader and guitarist, for pointing me to this reissue.
Oriol Roca is a percussionist based out of Barcelona, Spain who has collaborated with improvisers like Jan Bang and Paolo Angeli. It seems the local Barcelona jazz and improv scene is becoming one of the best in the world.
I normally don’t cover much noise because the scene is filled with garbage. Most of it consists of nihilists more interested in shocking their readers with crap record covers than constructing sonic art. Most sound like a teenage kid flipping on the switch to their mother’s vacuum, recording it, and tacking on a diatribe and an asking price for $5. Pass.
Egyptian-American composer Halim El-Dabh may well have been the first person to compose a piece in the style of Musique Concrète. There are arguments as to whether he or Pierre Schaeffer were first, and no one can say for sure.
Sadly, he departed this mortal coil yesterday. Many thanks to my friend, George Miskedakis, for advising me about his passing.