New Jeffrey Butzer Album / Video "Collapsible" (Preview on Creative Loafing
Local multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jeffrey Butzer
continues staying active, as he recently unveiled yet another video and details
for his forthcoming French language album,Collapsible,
slated for a June 29 release onLona
One of Butzer's many collaborators,
acclaimed independent filmmakergea*,
unveiled a video last week that is set to the forthcoming album's instrumental
title track. The video, like Butzer's music, leans
toward a timeless, and classy pop feel. How well-received is the filmmaker's
work? The late Roger Ebertwas
a vocal supporterof gea* and Butzer's
previous video collaboration, "Case of Unspiraled Stairs."
The album can already be heard and preordered viaBandcamp.
For locals and die-hards looking for a summer road trip, the pre-order can come
with both a CD and a ticket to the release show atthe
Goat Farmon June 29.
According to a press release from Butzer,Collapsiblewas
originally intended to be a solo mini-album of original music played on toy
instruments. Over time, that project evolved into a full album filled with guest
stars, including Mastodon's Brent Hinds playing banjo, and vocals, sung in
French. Vocals are provided by Frenchman Lionel Fondeville, who provided all the
lyrics, and Butzer's Bicycle Eaters bandmate,
multi-lingual local Cassi Costoulas.
Event: An Art Bar Installation by Adrian Wong in collaboration with Absolut Art
22¡V25, 2013 open daily 5pm-2am
Featuring nightly live performances with Animatronics and DJ sets including
Christiaan Virant (FM3) and Alok and serving bespoke ABSOLUT cocktails designed
by Adrian Wong
6-11pm Live Performances with Animatronics
11pm-2am DJ Sets
NEW Digital EP: Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer
- Little Dark Eyed Love
For immediate release (2.14.13)
The Great Big record label is releasing Little Dark Eyed Love by Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer:
a digital EP.
This is a collection of collaborations with Molly Harvey (The Residents), Brent
Hinds (Mastodon, West End Motel), Bill Taft (Smoke, Hubcap City), Don Chambers,
Monica Arrington (Nredkween), Cassi Costoulas (Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer and the Bicycle
Eaters) and French Composer Klimperei.
1. Little Dark Eyed Love (with Molly Harvey & Brent Hinds)
2. Hoodwinked (with Don Chambers, Bill Taft & Brent Hinds)
3. The Vanishing Act (with Klimperei)
5. Little Dark Eyed Love 2 (with Monica Arrington)
6. Hoodwinked 2 (with Cassi Costoulas)
Music by: Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer except: Hoodwinked by Jeffrey and Melissa Bˆ¢tzer /
Lyrics for Little Dark Eyed Love by Monica Arrington
Lyrics for Hoodwinked by Don Chambers
Old televisions screening work from auteurs, scissors, bubbles and an otherwise
intricate set make up Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer¡¦s stage. Without even hearing his music, it
is clear the musician is indebted to the cinema. After listening to a few
minutes of his compositions, then, the ties become even more apparent.
When played by the solo musician, Bˆ¢tzer¡¦s music often comes across as minimal,
melodic French musette. Typically instrumental, accordion, toy piano, bass drum,
piano, and glockenspiel lead the songs into succinct, poignant narratives. With
this style and instrumentation, Butzer has released two solo records, She Traded
Her Leg (Lona, 2006) and The Garden of Scissors (Lona, 2009).
With his band, the Bicycle Eaters, Bˆ¢tzer maintains an entirely different M.O.
Comprised of Bˆ¢tzer on piano, accordion, melodica and glockenspiel, Cassi
Costoulas on lead, mostly French vocals, as well as players on guitar, cello,
bass and percussion, the sound is closer to Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western
scores. The original songs are left intact, but rendered in a wholly unique
light, becoming more direct, intricate, and layered than the original
counterparts. This, of course, is by design. Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer & the Bicycle Eaters
released their debut 7¡¨ EP entitled Hiding Plastic Spiders in early 2012 and
have completed Collapsible, an LP to be released in 2013.
Bˆ¢tzer alternates between performing solo, as a trio and with his full band.
Every outing fits the occasion and occupies a specific place in a personal show
history. In other words, it is the unexpected which defines Bˆ¢tzer¡¦s shows. With
his personal collection of songs regularly connected, altered, or reworked, it¡¦s
as if the shows become more like movements.
Bˆ¢tzer¡¦s recent work includes an album and US tour with West End Motel featuring
Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Tom Cheshire (All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, The
Rent Boys), a soundtrack to Raymond Carr¡¦s film Wild is the Wind¡Xwhich has been
re-released as a solo record entitled Sleepwalking Winnipeg¡Xand a score for the
play Peter Pan, that was performed by the Center for Puppetry Arts in 2012. He
has ventured lately into the world of live scoring, where he performs to Buster
Keaton¡¦s The Balloonatic.
Other notable achievements include touring China and France, a annual sold-out
performance of Vince Gauraldi¡¦s A Charlie Brown Christmas with T.T. Mahony, a
collaboration with Claire Lodge on a guitar album entitled Past Wansted Flats,
live collaborations with Molly Harvey (The Residents), and a score for Chris
Hefner¡¦s Birdcatcher, which earned him accolades from filmmaker Guy Maddin.
Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer offers
soundtrack EP + vocal track from forthcoming album, 'Collapsible¡¦
Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer and Matt Jarrard (Oryx and
Crake) recently released a new EP, titled Sleepwalking Winnipeg, and if you¡¦re
familiar with either of their respective endeavors you¡¦ll notice that they¡¦ve
delved into a darker terrain with these songs. Recorded for the soundtrack to
Raymond Carr¡¦s film, Wild Is the Wind, there¡¦s a spaghetti Western element
flourishing here, but these songs have more in common with Godspeed You Black
Emperor than they do with Ennio Morricone¡¦s epic scores, and the real star here
is the mean and meandering guitar that snakes along in ¡§There¡¦s No Such Thing As
There's also a synthesis of sometimes bold, sometimes gracious string and piano
arrangements going on here culminating in a miniature collection of songs that
are both dreary and bewitching as they embark on a nocturnal stroll through the
city. And although the EP isn't really among Bˆ¢tzer or Jarrard¡¦s most
accomplished works, the flowing nature of it all makes for a charming and
ultimately cinematic listen.. Keep an eye out for 3-inch CD version due out
via Lona Records.
In the meantime, Bˆ¢tzer has a new record in the works, titled Collapsible. "Pick
Pocket" offers a sneak peak at what he's got in store, and it features vocals by
French singer and composer Lionel Fondeville.The two met when they ere were
asked to collaborate for a song on the Music For Toys # 5 comp. on Paris'
Monster K7. Since then Fondeville has written lyrics for a handful of Bˆ¢tzer's
newer numbers, and Collapsible will actually feature several guest vocal
appearances. Stay tuned for more.
Review on Alok &
Zen Lu - RedShift on Igloomag.com
Recorded live at the Liangcha Shop in
Shenzhen, whose ¡§herbal tea¡¨ doesn¡¦t come in leaf form but rather audio/visual
happenings, art exhibits, and limited edition book publishing. Alok Leung, a
veteran experimental soundmaker and founder of Lona Records, is one of Hong
Kong¡¦s most energetic promoters of innovative noises, while Zen Lu has been
curating events and pursuing his interest in increasingly experimental
directions alone and in collaboration with international artists including
Poland¡¦s Grzegorz Bojanek, whose latest solo album was recently reviewed in
A redshift is a lowering in the wavelength of light, such as when it is loosed
from the bonds of gravity. RedShift is twenty-two minutes and twenty-two seconds
of reaching for the stars, only to be interfered with and buffeted by microwave
static. While certainly bleak, it doesn¡¦t qualify as dark ambient, but rather
unromantically cosmic. The galaxy is a cold and empty ocean, which is what makes
the brief, unexplained siren song midway through so welcome and reassuring. Like
encountering a space mermaid.
The Sound Of Confusion: Band To Check Out: The
Being a UK-based site it's unsurprising that much of the music we feature is
from the UK, North America and Europe as scenes and styles translate well and,
certainly with North America, there's no language barrier preventing the music
from seeping into UK press, radio, TV, websites etc. In the past five years
we've been lucky enough to be pointed in the direction of some great bands from
a little further afield. I think I can be fairly confident in saying that The
Yours are the first group from Hong Kong to have graced our ears, and we'd like
to tell you a bit about the music scene there, but frankly we haven't got a
clue. If we take The Yours as a barometer then there could be some undiscovered
treasure to be hunted down (and feel free to drop us an email if so...), if not
then there's certainly an appetite. The Yours have supported Yuck, The Drums and
even The Jesus & Mary Chain at gigs back home.
That trio of bands also form a tidy little descriptive package of how The Yours'
own music sounds. They've been around for a while, releasing an EP in 2005, but
it's taken them until now to produce follow-up 'The Way We Were'. Tracks from
both are available to stream or download on bandcamp and you should find that
they're inspired by punk rock and distortion heroes such as Sonic Youth and My
Bloody Valentine. This is punk in structure and ideals, but fed through an array
of pedals and with an ear for a big pop hook. The Yours have got this template
nailed down and it sounds like second nature to them. With a natural style that
fits, all you need then is the tunes and they're not short on those. We've
selected 'Slip Out' and 'Straighthead' as examples but there's a goldmine just
waiting for anyone who likes their guitars scuzzy, their melodies sweet and
their production gracefully ragged.
Review on The Yours -
The Way We Were on Indie Rock Cafe
You probably won¡¦t hear the latest singles from the band, The Yours, on any
other major indie blog or website, but the Lona Records recording artist from
Hong Kong got our attention with two tracks they sent us from The Way We Were,
which officially dropped last Saturday, September 15th. In fact, a search of The
Hype Machine found no recent entries for The Yours.
The Yours have been touted as one of the most promising bands in Hong Kong for
quite some time, but it took seven years to deliver their debut LP. The band¡¦s
sound is an interesting mix of shoegaze, psychedelic rock, and post punk pop
layered with melodic, fuzzy guitar licks, hard-hitting percussion and
disaffected lyrics delivered with reverb-heavy vocals modeled after their
favorite bands - Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine.
Hot and humid, bitter and sweet. The Yours translates the subtropical summer of
Hong Kong into a rich wall of noise featuring raw, sprawling punk rock
sensibilities. Having supported the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The
Drums, Yuck and British Sea Power following the 2005 release of their
well-received debut EP, Abraham, the band¡¦s lineup evolved alongside its
composing structure where they derive inspiration from shared admiration of
their favorite 80¡¬s and 90¡¬s alternative rock bands. Their debut is a 13-song
album that ¡§resonates the deviation and devotion of adolescent angst.¡¨
The first track, ¡§Honey Treats,¡¨ is undoubtably one of the stand-out tracks
released in the past week (a week of incredible singles from new album drops).
In an interview with Time Out, band members Jack Leung, Nic Wong, Tim Ng,
Gwyneth Tang and Nelson Ko provided a brief introduction to each song on their
long-awaited debut album. Regarding ¡§Honey Treats,¡¨ it ¡¨could be the most
radio-friendly song we have. We feel like we¡¦re sucked into a spiral of
nostalgia every time we play this guitar ¡¥solo¡¦ part. Though we must have played
this a hundred times, we still feel just as overwhelmed.¡¨
The band about ¡§Straight Head,¡¨ the second single: ¡§This is probably the
catchiest song on the album yet it was created from the frustration we felt from
people who just don¡¦t ¡¥get it¡¦. Music-wise, it¡¦s our version of The Smiths
trying to be like Dinosaur Jr.¡¨
Review on Alok &
jrg_one - 628 Interface on Avant Music News
Hong Kong multimedia artist Alok Leung has been issuing streams of
thought-provoking, mostly electronic music since 2002 on his Lona Records label.
Often small gems of the 3″ CDR variety, its roster includes international
luminaries like Maurizio Bianchi, Yan Jun and Roel Meelkop and pleasant
surprises like Edwin Lo and Nisei23.
On the first, solo track of his new album, Alok irradiates the space with a huge
evergrowing pulsating brainwave that instead of coming to a conclusion is
overcome by the second track, a collaboration with ex-pat American Jackson
Garland. Recording as jrg_one, Garland recently moved to Hanoi after six or
seven years living and working in China. ¡§Interface¡¨ was recorded live by the
duo at a cool, disreputable bar in Beijing in 2009. Supplemented by his looped
natural and synthesized ingredients, they let loose a wilder sound than Alok´s
¡§628 am¡¨ and a lion tamer´s whip cracks regularly to keep it in line.
Far noisier than the first track, but not raucous and intrusive ¡V rather, the
half-hour long ¡§Interface¡¨ agreeably disorients the senses, like being slightly
drunk in a subway station crowded with rush hour passengers whom you, in no
hurry to get home, are at leisure to sit back and enjoy observing. Twenty
minutes into the piece and some rather noble tones are struck. You see how
sometimes it is worth just staying put in one place for a while?
The Yours - The Way We Were (New Album Preview and Interview) on Time Out
The Yours have long been hailed as one of Hong Kong¡¦s most
promising bands. But, for more than seven years, we¡¦ve waited for their debut
album. Finally, at Hidden Agenda this fortnight, it launches. Especially for
Time Out, Hong Kong¡¦s post-punk mainstays of Jack Leung, Nic Wong, Tim Ng,
Gwyneth Tang and Nelson Ko talk us through the inspirations behind the 13-track
beast of psychedelic guitar pop that is The Way We Were.
Track by track:
We wanted to write an album about teen spirit and summer. This was the first
song written and represents the album: noise, love and teenage angst. The main
guitar riff is simple yet warm and melodic enough to replace a ¡¥proper chorus¡¦.
THE YOURS -
This could be the most radio-friendly song we have. We feel like we¡¦re sucked
into a spiral of nostalgia every time we play this guitar ¡¥solo¡¦ part. Though we
must have played this a hundred times, we still feel just as overwhelmed.
The Way We Were
When writing this, we knew this was going to be special, something that
signifies the rebirth of our band. We were going through old demos and found a
recording of this done in our shabby bandroom. It sounded like magic!
This is one of our favourite tracks on the album. We love the drone of guitar
noise in this ¡¥love song¡¦. Even though it doesn¡¦t sound like one, indeed it is.
A noise-filled, melodic riff plays throughout this song. It has a The Pains of
Being Pure at Heart-playing Dinosaur Jr/Smashing Pumpkins-tinged punk. This is
the very last song we wrote for the album and brings the album back to its
On The Road
This song is about tragedy, helplessness and isolation. It was written when we
were very into the movie My Own Private Idaho and the movie Boys Don¡¦t Cry was
another inspiration of this song.
City Film Club
This started out as a lengthy dream pop tune but it felt right to rearrange it
as an interlude. The final noisy waves are actually Jack fiddling with multiple
guitar delay effect pedals while Tim was strumming chords.
- Straight Head
This is probably the catchiest song on the album yet it was created from the
frustration we felt from people who just don¡¦t ¡¥get it¡¦. Music-wise, it¡¦s our
version of The Smiths trying to be like Dinosaur Jr.
The song was written with an acoustic guitar by Jack. We turned it into an
atmospheric, dreamy one, blended with shoegazey ambient sounds done by tremolo
strumming and the duet by Jack and Nic.
Everything¡¦s Behind Me
This was the toughest drum track for Nelson to record. The outro features Tim
showcasing his guitar wizardry. We still don¡¦t know how he did that ¡V even Tim!
- Over (Super 8 Film
The intensity, the anger... it¡¦s all in there. We particularly love playing this
live so we can all watch Nic scream his guts out. We did a music video for this
and it was a fun experience.
This was written when we were trying to write a fast/energetic garage punk song,
but it came out to be this slow ballad now. One of our members is a fan of the
band Lovesliescrushing, so this is our way to pay homage.
Bitter Melon Juice
What makes this song special is that it was actually written while we were
fighting. It grew so tense we could barely talk to each other. The intro was
already jammed out, so we had to go on. The rest was just pure emotion and it
fitted really well. It quickly became one of our favourites.
Review and Interview with Jeffrey Butzer ¡V for his ¡§Hiding Plastic Spiders 7″ +
a video & free music from BeAtlanta,com
We find ourselves walking in a quaint European town when we turn
the corner and suddenly a gypsy carnival has captivated our attention. The new
7″ from Jeffery Butzer and the Bicycle Eaters is an album that builds a visual
story with the personality of varied instruments. It is as if each instrument is
a character in a film that leaves it up to you to develop a plot. This one is a
genius of collaboration and mixing.
We get the feeling of anticipation that something great is happening. The song
holds your attention and is like walking into a story of your own design. A bit
Irish jig and a bit carnival you think this can only get better.
Hiding Plastic Spiders
This one is a bit playful and childish with a great flow of strings and piano
duet. It¡¦s calm, relaxing, and dreamy. The use of instruments in the progression
of a story builds and starts to define definite images.
A high pitch Fur Elise thrusts you quickly into a carnival atmosphere. Something
almost gypsy makes use want to scream yay! or oi! This is a dancy tune you can
move your feet to.
She Traded Her Leg
A bit more emotional and melancholy than the rest with the cello taking a
definite driving force makes us bit sad. Or, is that hope that we hear?
With the last song on the album the fiddle and accordion hold no bars back with
a guitar whine that takes makes the personality of each instrument clear to the
listener. A great end to something pleasing and leaves you with lasting self
B: Who is playing the varied instruments throughout the album?
I play accordion, piano and a couple other things on the album. Chad Shivers on
guitar, Kristin Haverty on cello, Bill Brisby on bass and Eric Balint on
marimba, glockenspiel, resonator bells, and percussion. And we got the amazing
Mark Carbone to drum on two of the tracks.
B: I see a lot of final mixes. How many times will you remix the song up before
deciding on a final version. What is that process like?
This is the first time I haven¡¦t mixed my own music. Luci the producer on it has
been mixing. Normally it doesn¡¦t take me too long to mix. This was a little
harder.?This was the first time I recorded with a band. Normally I multi-track
parts and sometimes I¡¦ve brought in people afterwards. For this, we recorded
several of us live in the room, then over dubbed the cello and a couple small
B: What is your favorite song on the album?
I think Hiding Plastic Spiders. Chad wrote the second melody and Mark came up
with the drum idea and it completely flipped the song around. That is sort of
how the Bicycle Eaters work. I come in with flour and eggs and they turn it into
B: Do you have a video from the album or a favorite song we can post on the
Yes, my friend Gea made one and is working on ideas for a second. It turned out
really nice. And Roger Ebert re-posted it on his FB page¡K.
M is a special improvisation
project initiated by Yan Jun and Wong Chung-fai. The first performance of M was
presented in Shenzhen (Neo Sound, 2009). In the same year, another performance
was presented in Beijing (Waterland Kwanyin, 2009), with Yan Jun and Wong Chung-fai
improvising on Harmonic Field. It is a unique instrument designed and handmade
by American sound art device artists, Arius Blaze and Ben Houston of Folktek. No
keyboard. No strings. Only forty-eight metal contact points. The performer is
required to use his/her body as part of the circuitry to generate sounds.
M is a documentation of the mentioned two performances.
Yan Jun, working with sound and language.
Born in Lanzhou in 1973. Based in Beijing. B.A. of Chinese Literature.
As an improviser he uses feedback noise in recent concerts. sound influenced by
PA, space and audience¡¦s movement. observe rather than express. a portable
project ¡§micro feedback¡¨: for hypnotize audience by earphone.
Occasionally use sunflower seeds as instrument. also field recording,
site-specific sound, writing, publishing, curating.
Founder of Sub Jam/Kwanyin Records. Member of FEN (Fareast Network). Has toured
around China and internationally.
2011: Asian Culture Council residency in New York; Rotterdam International
Poetry Festival; Honorary Mention of Prix Ars Electronica; Living Room Tour
Also known as Sin:Ned, an idiosyncratic improviser, experimentalist, live-visualist,
mirco-curator and free-lance writer from Hong Kong. Also co-founder of the
experimental imprint Re-Records, member of the electro-acoustic duo No One
Pulse, and Advisor of soundpocket.
Being a veteran writer of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB
(Music Colony B-Weekly), his writings had influenced a wide spectrum of
experimental musicians and listeners. While not writing as a pseudo-music critic
elaborating his esoteric worldview, in the same idiosyncratic fashion, he spends
much of his time hacking and sculpting sonic materials with his laptop and
various non-standard electronic gears. With his on-going experimentation
embracing improvisation, noise, errors, chaos and randomness, he has been
re-visioning an unorthodox sound-making process expressed in extreme
dichotomies, and driven by intuition and direct experience.
He has offered performance and creative work for concert, sound installation,
workshop, audio-visual and theatrical performance. He had taken part and
performed in various art events such as HK Sound and Vision Festival (2003), Get
It Louder (2007), Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2007,
2009), Architecture is Art Festival (2009), Notch Festival 2009 Guangzhou
File under: Circuit Bending, Noise, Improvisation
Recorded live at Liangcha Shop, Shenzhen, China, May 2009
Recorded live at 2 Kolegas Bar, Beijing, China, August 2009
NEW RELEASES: Alok / jrg_one - 628 Interface & Alok / Zen Lu - RedShift
Alok / jrg_one - 628 Interface (Ltd100)
1. Composed by Alok, recorded at bitMap Studio, 11, 2010 - 6, 2011
2. Composed by Alok and jrg_one, recorded live at Live at 2 Kolegas Bar,
Alok, a sound artist, guitarist and bassist. In 2002, he set up his own record
label Lona Records, and started working as a producer. From the end of 2002 to
2011, he released 7 albums and 6 cd singles. He has played and participated in
more than 150 shows and experimental events / projects in Hong Kong and China.
Phon¢Xnoir was also invited to take part in the remix album of Phon¢Xnoir, an
electronica German artist.
jrg_one (aka. Jackson Garland) has been producing and performing since 2005 in
Beijing, China, and moved to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2011. His music melds strains of
dark ambient sounds and driving, subterranean rhythmic force. It reaches out
from the hidden spaces between spaces to assault listeners' ears with extended
dronescapes that unfold like haunted, creaking journeys through the dream world.
Rising out of organic and electronic textures, fuzzed-out thick synth tones,
looped vocals and layered rhythmic beats are punctuated by bursts of shimmering
noise and ethereal haze. jrg_one's music makes use of prepared samples, field
recordings, programming and live vocal and instrument looping...
Photo and design by Alok Leung
1. 6:28am (15:57)
2. Interface (Live at 2 Kolegas Bar, Beijing) (32:25)
Recorded live at Liangcha Shop, Shenzhen, 16th May, 2009. Mastered and edited by
Zen Lu, an experimental musician and sound artist, hosted and founded We
Play!Records,and he is the founder of Neo Sound group,is now working and living
in Shenzhen,China. In the past few years, while insisting on independent solo
composing, Zenlu founded and joined in several local musical outfits. In 2002,
he founded a post-rock group ¡§Consciousness¡¨. In 2004, he joined YOUNG CRAZY,
and it was there he developed a huge interest in the genres of experimental
electronica and industrial noise. In April 2006, he formed ZenBOBO and by that
time he has become totally engrossed in composing minimalist/ambient music. In
September 2006, he collaborated with Polish experimental musician Grzegorz
Bojanek and formed ChoP, from which an album is to come out. In the future
series of release of ChoP, two musicians of different nationalities will be
invited to join in composing for each release. In May 2007,he founded Skybox duo
with Dickson Dee. Zenlu has performed in New Vision Arts Festival(Hong
Kong),SAND Festival(Hong Kong), Asia Europe Music Camp and Clandestino
Festival(Gothenburg,Sweden), Moving Closer International New Media
Festival(Warsaw,Poland),Chinese Sound Art in Poland project(5 cities in
Poland),Get It Louder Exhibition(Guangzhou ,China),etc. Actively taking part
both in solo and group composing, Zenlu has gradually established his another
musical personality with his distinctively abstract and visual style of
electronic music. Zenlu also organized experimental music/sound art performance
Location: Osage Atelier, 4/F Union
Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street
German sound artist Gregory Bˆ¢ttner, ¡§Medium 2¡¨ is an electro-acoustic sound
performance using different external speakers and resonating objects as the core
instruments. Non-musical resonance bodies are being placed on the speakers to
modulate the sounds. A performance that re-vision our understanding of sound as
object and object as sound.
Gregory Bˆ¢ttner (Electronics / Germany) Alok (Electronics / Hong Kong)
Wong Chung-fai (Electronics / Hong Kong)
NEW RELEASES: Maurizio Bianchi / M.B. - Kathamenja / Roel Meelkop - Live at LMC
(COMING SOON 05/09/2011)
Locd70r - Maurizio Bianchi - Kathamenja
Depurative decomposition for electro-metabolic
apparatus, originally secreted during the second half of 6030 Annus Mundi, then
definitively flowed on 6034 Annus Mundi
Preface:'In the informal medicalese, "kathamenja" is the synonymous for
sanguiferous menstruations, gory menses, bleeding period, but the
self-regulation of veritable sparingness infringes the obscurantist prototype
for melanotic legalization. The halogen inspiration dispraises every particle of
this conveyer opus, until the cankerous anaesthetization. Is it purely
impressionable or merely indifferent?'
Description:Recorded live during LMC's 15th Annual Festival of
Experimental Music at the ICA in London onDecember
Many thanks to the LMC for their good care and especially to Benedict Drew for
Claire Lodge and Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer are releasing their first album together, Past
Wanstead Flats. After playing together in various projects for what seems like a
small eternity, Lodge and Bˆ¢tzer have created the record to showcase their
shared interest in loosely-structured, quickly-composed music. Close in sound to
one of their current projects, The Compartmentalizationalists, the album
combines elements of surf, Itallian film music and experimental, angular guitar
sounds. Unlike that former project, however, Lodge and Bˆ¢tzer are the only
Written and recorded in one eleven day stretch last year, Past Wanstead Flats
uses influences such as Sonny Sharrock, Marc Ribot, Sonic Youth and PJ Harvey,
as a foundation for the music and a way to create common ground between the two
musicians. Bˆ¢tzer has released two solo albums She Traded Her Leg (2006) and The
Garden of Scissors (2009) through Lona Records (Hong Kong). Lodge divides her
time between the UK and the States, she has participated in a myriad of bands
and projects. Only recently did the guitarist/producer begin to showcase her own
material, starting with the Compartmentalizationalists and following with this
project. Wholly instrumental, the album features Lodge on guitars and Bˆ¢tzer on
guitar and drums, and was created by recording loosely structured songs live to
tape. In turn, after recording, each musician did one guitar overdub.
1. Suture 3:24
2. Under My Left Eyelid 2:45
3. Espionage, Sometimes 3:26
4. Hotel Explosion 3:08
5. Undiscovered Room 3:07
6. Violent Polka-dots 2:14
7. Born Without A Neck 2:21
8. Past Wanstead Flats 2:27
DATE: 31 MAR - 3 APR 2011
TIME: 00:00 EACH NIGHT (MEANS START FROM THE TIME BETWEEN 30&31MAR MIDNIGHT, 4
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Jeffrey Bützer tour dates plus
special show with Yann Tiersen!
West End Motel with Fiend Without A Face and Jeffrey Butzer US
Jan 5 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Jan 6 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
Jan 7 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
Jan 8 Red 7 Austin, TX
Jan 10 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM
Jan 13 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Jan 16 Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA
Jan 18 ...The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
Jan 21 Juanita's Little Rock, AR
Jan 22 The Nick Birmingham, AL
Feb 11 Masquerade Atlanta Ga
I am heading out west!
I will open up playing my music.
then i will playing organ, piano, bells, melodica and things with West End Motel
and Fiend Without a Face
(Feat. Brent Hinds of Mastodon and Tom Cheshire)
Please come out! email me and let me know, I will try and get you the guest
If you know press people or have links to local blogs and papers, please send