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4 REVIEWS: Maurizio Bianchi / Anla Courtis / Alok / Menthe De Menthe / Timmy Lok (on blog.libero.it) by Claudio Baroni (Milan)

Maurizio Bianchi/M.B. - N.E.S.W. (Cd - Lona Records - 2014)

Maurizio Bianchi elabora la sua sottile (ed estenuante) arte con cura e dovizia di particolari. "N.E.S.W." ˆo un esempio concreto di sperimentazione decadente...Idiosincrasie delle mente inesplorate, questo ˆo un progetto che rantola una bellezza amara e stentorea. Bellezza che assomiglia ad un vulcano che sta per saltare per aria...L'aria ˆo rarefatta ed apparentemente tranquilla, ma il vortice ˆo alla finestra...Non si rimane tranquilli durante l'ascolto di questo cd, sembra che un qualcosa di indescrivibile debba accadere...E poi succede di venire rapiti dal magma di questi suoni, che sanno di antico...Preservare l'arte del passato per ricondurla ad un prossimo futuro, intriso da tanta depressione...Minuti che scaldano l'anima, note che sfavillano un cuore che batte all'impazzata, passioni dolenti e mai del tutto sopite...Irrefrenabile maturitˆj per un Maurizio Bianchi -mai come in questa particolare occasione- del tutto partecipe ad un solenne elaborato, ed addentro a musicalitˆj scontrose e destabilizzanti...Cosˆs per sempre.

Anla Courtis/Alok - Split (Cd - Lona Records - 2014)

Un connubio praticamente perfetto, quello magistrale tra Anla Courtis e Alok. "Split" brilla di una luce buia, si tratta di un progetto oscuro e contorto. Questi due artisti amano sperimentare ai massimi livelli, e non vogliono per nulla rifugiarsi nel banale e nello scontato. In questo lavoro tutto appare variegato ed inesorabilmente capovolto. Nuvole e stelle disadorne che scolpiscono una nuova avventura. Un' avventura tortuosa e difficile da percorrere, ma proprio nella difficoltˆj risiede tutta la spregiudicata bellezza di questi componimenti...Due pezzi lunghi e preziosi, dove si gioca con suoni electronici sporchi e virulenti...Sembra di percorrere il marciapiede sbagliato, di camminare sulle spine senza i petali delle rose. I petali sono stati mangiati dagli elfi ballerini ed irascibili. "Serialspace" e "Silver" sono tracce indurite da un male nascosto e malinconico, dove ogni cosa non vuole stare al suo posto. I giochi si moltiplicano e non vogliono arrendersi mai...D'altronde finchˆo c'ˆo vita c'ˆo assolutamente una speranza di redenzione.

Menthe De Menthe - Piano Piano (3" cdr - Lona Records - 2013)

Tutto il bello, ed il nascosto, della sperimentazione ambientale. Sonia Serventi (in arte Menthe De Menthe) lambisce le soluzioni piˆ{ drastiche con un pianoforte che potrebbe essere uscito da un film di Wim Wenders. La sua proposta artistica lascia a bocca aperta, sconvolge l'ascoltatore con amabile solitudine..."Piano Piano" ˆo una sapiente levigatura, ˆo spigoloso e drastico, duro e morbido al tempo stesso. Non bisogna avere paura nell'avvicinarsi a questo importante lavoro...Bisogna lasciarsi trasportare ed amare incondizionatamente questo cd...sˆs perchˆo poi in futuro non ci sarˆj piˆ{ tempo...tutto sparirˆj investito dalle solerti consuetudini quotidiane. Mi piace perˆw pensare che questo prodotto rimarrˆj nei cuori degli amanti del bello...Una bellezza stentorea che disorienta e, forse, spaventa ma che appaga come una boccata di aria fresca...Tutto il bello del bello...

Timmy Lok - Ohmm Oom Oomph (3" cdr - Lona Records - 2013)
Timmy Lok - Voltage Controlled Fun (3" cdr - Lona Records - 2013)

L'artista Timmy Lok costruisce electronica intelligente ed inesorabilmente urticante. I suoi due lavori intitolati "Ohmm Oom Oomph" e "Voltage Controlled Fun" -pubblicati dalla Lona Records- appaiono solo in apparenza uguali, ma decifrandoli alla base si denota una solitaria discrepanza di sonoritˆj. "Ohmm Oom Oomph" rispetto a "Voltage Controlled Fun" ˆo molto piˆ{ "difficile" e contratto. "Voltage Controlled Fun" mi sembra piˆ{ arioso e concentrato sulle particolari logicitˆj della musica electronica. Prodotti generati da una mente aperta e libera da condizionamenti. Lok ˆo abile nel sapere conferire alla sua musica un'appartenenza oscura, e circoscritta ad un mirabile pentagramma. Note ostiche ed inesorabili che condizionano l'ascolto, irrefrenabile empatia per un nuovo concetto di mondo completamente ribaltato...

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REVIEWS: Anla Courtis / Alok - Split (on Weneednoswords)

The extensive interview with Alan (or is it Anla?) Courtis in The Wire mag this month prompted me to dig out a couple of recent-ish albums by this mercurial Argentine guitar and tape prankster.

Despite his sprawling discography, (more than a hundred releases so far and counting), he flies under the radar a bit. So it was great to see him featured so prominently.

His restless spirit means he¡¦s always doing something interesting, and so it is well worth grabbing at least a couple of his albums if you see them.

Split is, as the title suggests, a collaboration between Courtis and Hong Kong¡¦s Alok Leung. Released on Alok¡¦s Lona record label earlier this year it sees Courtis and Leung remixing each other¡¦s work, resulting in two long electronic pieces.



Serialspace is Leung¡¦s take on Courtis, a spacey 28-minute chunk of digital drift. An glacial piano figure echoes through the cavernous sound field, massive and hypnotic, as a series of electronic textures ¡V harsh data glitches, frenetic aluminium scrabblings , earthy rumbles ¡V evolve underneath. As the track progresses, everything is slowly enveloped in an onrushing tide of crashing fuzz.

Silver, meanwhile, is Alok via Anla. It¡¦s a typically quirky manipulation that sounds as if the someone has played a slice of pulsing techno piece through a tinny radio, left the radio in a road tunnel and then recorded the results. The overall effect is somewhere between the wire wool scrub of harsh noise and the shimmering echo of dub.

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2 REVIEWS: Roadside Pinic & Developer ¡V Roadside Picinc Meets Developer & Anla Courtis / Alok - Split (Vital Weekly)

We have two CDRs from the great Lona label here, and each one uses the umbrella of 'noise' to explore interesting textures and salient moods.
Justin Wiggan (Roadside Picnic) and Matthew Reis (Developer) pool their efforts on their collaborative CDR, turning in two intimidating half-hour-plus mounds of atmospheric noise. As might be expected from these two intensely prolific artists, it's a professional affair, and their individual talents seem to merge effortlessly. The title of ¡§Not Once Did You Look Me in the Eye¡¨ hints at someone having been wronged, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect an all-out noise assault from two gents of this pedigree. But instead the affair is ruminatively resentful, journeying through several intervals of sound but maintaining a dourness throughout. Highlights include a beginning section brimmed with industrial clamour, an interlude of twitchy static that collides with audio from a creek, and a dare-I-say pretty outro rendered in electronic bleeps. The second track hints at the absurd: ¡§The Wolves Have Cleaned the Chandalier [sic].¡¨ It's an unpredictable composition with a substantial helping of negative space, running through girders of noise, clipped electronics, and dreary field recordings. Compared to ¡§Not Once,¡¨ it's more of a challenge to parse this piece, which leaves the listener with an uncertainty about what's on the doorstep.

For their split, Anla Courtis and Alok each contribute a piece of their own design, which is then remixed by his tapemate. Sound art legend and Reynols co-founder Courtis brings the terrifically tense source material for ¡§Serial Space,¡¨ which converts electric hum, delay-coated grand piano, and all matter of ambient goop into what sounds like the score to a stranded-in-space sci-fi horror film. The whole thing is an impeccably engrossing work of art, but the finest segment approximates a roomful of digital knives sliding against one another. The track picks up steam near its end, bringing the haunted atmosphere to a calamitous climax before the bottom falls out and our protagonist is left alone, suspended until expiration in the vacuum of space. ¡§Silver¡¨ comes from Alok (nˆm Alok Leung), who runs Lona Records. He's been involved in avant-sound since the early 00s, and here he matches the spook factor of ¡§Serial Space¡¨ but opts for a much more minimal approach. This is a world of attenuated noise: sculptures built from the troughs of white noise and dosed with ample echo. The track isn't as absorbing as its successor, but it does a fine job of evoking the standard dark ambient milieu: rubble, decaying warehouses, litter tumbleweeds. A solid split. (MT)

http://www.vitalweekly.net/934.html

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REVIEW: Timmy Lok - Voltage Controlled Fun (Vital Weekly)

Hong Kong's Timmy Lok achieves his distinctive spin on techno by erecting a backbone of live drumming and dribbling layers of analog synths and theremin over top. On this mini-CDR, two ten-minute contraptions are allowed to progress in curious trajectories. The title-track's wonky structure is a good example, as garbled acieed synths are slung over a rhythmic throb before the bottom drops out and things seem to spiral in several directions at once. It is this excitable whimsy that most distinguishes the tracks, leading them far astray from techno tropes. Instead Lok's approach wields an innate childishness, guided by its own impulsiveness towards novel and energizing sounds as opposed to those, which generically follow from one another. Track two, ¡§Come Back and Tweak,¡¨ is further evidence of this juvenile jubilation ¡V it's as though a five-year old has gotten hold of a 303, sending amorphous squiggles of sound from left channel to right with goofy vigour. Meanwhile, the supposedly organic percussion brings a full-bodied feel to the rhythm section, though the absence of conventional bass deflates some of the oomph. This is more likely to intrigue the enterprising avant-listener than any hardened techno-heads; nevertheless, it is a titillating adventure into the acid's scene remote fringe. (MT)

http://www.vitalweekly.net/930.html

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2 NEW RELEASES (Maurizio Bianchi/Roadside Picnic Meets Developer)

Locd87r - Maurizio Biachni/M.B. - N.E.S.W.

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd87r.html

Locd86r - Roadside Picnic Meets Developer - S/T

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd86r.html

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3 NEW RELEASES (Anla Courtis/Alok & Timmy Lok)

Locd85r - Anla Courtis / Alok - Split

Alan Courtis (a.k.a. Anla Courtis) was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires. He is musician and former member of Reynols. He has played in over 300 records on worldwide labels and has toured extensively in Japan, Europe, USA, Australia, NZ & Latin America. He has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O¡¦Rourke, Yoshimi (Boredoms), Eddie Prevost (AMM), Rick Bishop (Sun City Girls), Phill Niblock, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Daniel Menche, RLW, Damo Suzuki (Can), Okkyung Lee, C.Spencer Yeh, Tetuzi Akiyama, KK Null, Masami Kawaguchi, Up-Tight, Tabata, Chris Corsano, Gert-Jan Prins, BJ Nilsen, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson y Lasse Marhaug. Courtis has composed music for directors like Claudio Caldini, Sergio Subero, Guillermo Ueno and Pablo Mazzolo.

Alok is a sound artist, musician and DJ from Hong Kong. In 2002, Leung set up his own record label, Lona Records, and started working as a producer and sound engineer. From 2002 to 2012, he released over 10 albums and EPs. He has curated and participated in more than 200 shows and experimental events/projects in Hong Kong, Portugal, Macau and China such as AGF Live in HK (2005), Get It Louder (2007), HK & GZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2008)(2010), Architecture is Art Festival (2009), Peaches live in Macau (2010), Clockenflap (2012). In addition, He also gets involved in music production such as Puffy (Japan), Jeffrey Butzer (US), FM3 (China), soundtrack and sound design. In 2008 he formed the new electronic band ¡§A Roller Control¡¨ and currently being a member of the DJ crew "Sync Sing Sin" and ¡§Are Friends Electric?¡¨.

TRACKLISTING:

01. Serialspace (28:32)

Remix of Anla Courtis recorded in Kwai Tron, Hong Kong 2013.
Recorded in Sydney, Australia 01-02-2011.

02 . Silver (18:42)

Silver, remix of Alok recorded in Buenos Aires, 2013.

All sounds and music by Alok & Anla Courtis, mastered by Alok.

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd85r.html

Locd84r Timmy Lok - Voltage Controlled Fun

Bio:
-Have been making Electronic Music since 1982;
-Performed Supporting Act for The Orb (UK) live in HK.;and Various Live Performance in HK, Taiwan and China since 1987;
-Formed Local Electronic Group Minimal, Juno and S.J. Mojo and released Lots of CD Albums since 1989;
-Electronic Music Teaching Experience since 1991;
-Contributed Electronic Music Articles (Both Cultural and Technical) for Magazines and Websites since 1991;
-Made Theme Music and Soundtracks for Computer Games and Multimedia since 1994;
-Collaborated with Jon Rose (Australia) and Lots of Electronic Musicians since 1997;
-Composed and Arranged Music for Jan Lamb and Other Local Artists since 1997;
-Remixed for Moloko(UK) and Lots of Artists / Bands in HK, Taiwan and mainland China since 1998.
-in 2013, formed the New Experimental Electronic Music Duo, Self-Ox Randomness, with Post-Rock Guitarist Eddie Hui
-Took part in over 20 Compilations since 1989 including: Eternal Blue Extreme: An Asian Tribute To Derek Jarman (Somnus, Canada 1994); Turntable Solos(compiled by Otomo Yoshihide / Amoebic Japan 1999); An Anthology Of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (Sub Rosa 2009); Tribute To FM3: Buddha Machine4 Vol.1 (Lona Records Hong Kong 2013).

Description:
"From Analogue To Digital..... Come Back And Tweak."
2 New 3" CD Release of Hong Kong Electronic Musician, Timmy Lok

Acid Techno Mixed with Experimental Electronica
Using Full Analog Synths and Theremin and Real Drumming to Create Special Soundscape
Enjoyment about Directly Tweaking Knobs

All Tracks Composed and Produced by Timmy Lok
William Cheung: Theremin, Mixing, Mastering
Timmy Lok: Analogue Synths, Grid Programming, Drums
Donbei: Artwork

TRACKLISTING:
01 Voltage Controlled Fun (10:37)
02 Come Back And Tweak (11:12)

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd84r.html

 

Locd83r Timmy Lok - Ohmm Oom Oomph

Description:
"From Analogue To Digital..... Come Back And Tweak."
2 New 3" CD Release of Hong Kong Electronic Musician, Timmy Lok

A Cycle of Exhaustion and Refill of Spiritual Power and Energy

Track 01, 03 Composed and Produced by Timmy Lok
Track 02 Co-Written and Produced by Timmy Lok and Mono Koo@Tomorrow Interview
Mono Koo: Guitarm Soft Synths, Effects, Drums
William Cheung: Theremin, Mixing, Mastering
Timmy Lok: Analogue Synths, Soft Synths
Donbei: Artwork

TRACKLISTING:
01 Ohmm, Oomph, Oom (15:00)
02 ÁI°|ºqÁn (Ohmm Version) (3:00)
03 Derivative For Buddha Sai Yung Version) (3:37)

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd83r.html

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Argentine Experimental Cinema Showcase + Live Music by Anla Courtis (Argentina) and Alok (Hong Kong) 2014/JAN/20

|| ά//20.#1 Film Screening//Live Music ||

Argentine Experimental Cinema Showcase + Live Music by Anla Courtis (Argentina) and Alok (Hong Kong)

Date: Monday, 20th January 2014
Time: 2:15pm ¡V 4:00pm
Ticket: Free Admission
Venue: Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Lok Fu MTR Exit B) | ­»´ä¥ü°ò³Ð·N®Ñ°| ¦h´CÅé¼@³õ: ­»´ä¤EÀsÁp¦X¹D135¸¹ (¼Ö´I´äÅK¯¸B¥X¤f)

20ά presents a Hong Kong premiere of the Argentine Experimental Cinema Showcase selected by composer Anla Courtis, who has composed music for six films for this showcase.

The selected movies of Claudio Caldini, Sergio Subero, Pablo Mazzolo, Guillermo Ueno, Sergio Brauer, Mario Bocchicchio and Gustavo Schiaffino, presents the evolving aspects of Argentine avant-garde cinema since the 1970s.This programme denotes how alternative, Argentine film directors used the traditional medium format (Super 8mm, 16mm) to explore different imaginaries and visual aesthetics to create short films that resonate experimentalism.

Composer Anla Courtis voyaged into European Experimental Music in the 90's and has released more than three hundred CDs and vinyls in the worldwide. In 1993, Anla Courtis co-founded the Argentinian alternative rock supergroup ¡§Reynols¡¨. A quote from The Wire, a well-known independent music magazine in the UK states ¡§Courtis is one of the most active musical minds around¡¨.

Courtis has composed and mastered sound for 7, Conjeturas, Fotooxidaciˆun, Malabia Bla Bla, Nunca encontramos los mˆmdanos and Soy celeste como la lluvia pero la lluvia es gris.

This special screening includes a live music set by Courtis (Argentina) with Alok (Hong Kong). The score, performed with electric guitar and laptop computer, features electronic and noise music alongside Argentina's avant-garde style take on experimental film scoring. There is no dialogue or narration, only music, sound and movie images, which depict the relationship between humans, nature, traditional medium and technology. The best method to experience the showcase is to see it with a live score, transforming the experience into an inspirational and powerful event.

This special showcase features the following short films:
La Escena Circular (Argentina, 1982, 8 min.) by Claudio Caldini
7 (Argentina, 2008, 14 min.) by Sergio Subero & Gustavo Schiaffino Conjeturas (Argentina, 2013, 4 min.) by Pablo Mazzolo
Fotooxidaciˆun (Argentina, 2013, 7min.) by Pablo Mazzol Diario (Argentina, 2012, 4min.) by Sergio Subero Malabia Bla Bla (Argentina, 2012, 6 min.) by Sergio Subero & Sergio Brauer
Nunca encontramos los mˆmdanos (Argentina, 2013, 5 min.) by Guillermo Ueno Soy celeste como la lluvia pero la lluvia es gris (Argentina, 2013, 5 min.) by Guillermo Ueno Los puntos internos (Argentina, 2013, 4 min.) by Sergio Subero Albañal (Argentina, 2013, 3 min.) by Mario Bocchicchio La conexiˆun perfecta (Argentina, 2013, 3 min.) by Mario Bocchicchio

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440324416196639/

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Anla Courtis Live in Hong Kong (2014/01/20)

Alan Courtis (a.k.a. Anla Courtis) was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires. He is musician and former member of Reynols. He has played in over 300 records on worldwide labels and has toured extensively in Japan, Europe, USA, Australia, NZ & Latin America. He has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O¡¦Rourke, Yoshimi (Boredoms), Eddie Prevost (AMM), Rick Bishop (Sun City Girls), Phill Niblock, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Daniel Menche, RLW, Damo Suzuki (Can), Okkyung Lee, C.Spencer Yeh, Tetuzi Akiyama, KK Null, Masami Kawaguchi, Up-Tight, Tabata, Chris Corsano, Gert-Jan Prins, BJ Nilsen, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson y Lasse Marhaug.Courtis has composed music for films by directors like Claudio Caldini, Sergio Subero, Guillermo Ueno & Pablo Mazzolo.

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Alok brand new exclusive track "114,708" on the latest series of Below The Radar 15 (The Wire)

http://thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/below-the-radar-15/1

Below The Radar 15 ~ Tracklist:

01 Alok "114,708"(Lona)
02 Marisa Anderson "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning"(Grapefruit Records)
03 John Chantler "November Pt I"(Room 40)
04 Cloud Becomes Your Hand "Rat Jumps"(Northern Spy)
05 Dale Cornish "Weathermud (SE12)"(Entr'acte)
06 Diamond Terrifier "The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow"(Northern Spy)
07 Gnaw "Water Rite"(Seventh Rule)
08 Lonnie Holley "Here I Stand Knocking at Your Door"(Dust-to-Digital)
09 Kazuo Imai "10 Minutes Of December 27, 2011"
10 Lindha Kallerdahl & Okkyung Lee "Blue And Blue"
11 Kowton "Des Bisous"(Pale Fire)
12 Nightwave "Amarna"
13 Oscillatorial Binnage "Abscission #1"
14 Radiant Husk "Wend"(Bezoar Formations)
15 Matana Roberts "Texas"
16 The Doomed Bird Of Providence "Boyd's Tower"
17 These Feathers Have Plumes "Return"(Magic And Dreams)

http://thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/below-the-radar-15

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2 NEW RELEASES from Day's Eye Records (Macau)

(DAYSEYE005USB) e:ch  - november in...

Format: USB (limited to 25 copies)

"the imperfections
the lingering dissonances
they meet, they collide, they embrace and they fall

a collective of lost thoughts and fading memories
that reminding me of november"

Parting from his usual guitar noise-scape, the 16 solo paino piece album "november in..." is the latest composition from Macao's experimental artist e:ch .

(DAYSEYE006USB) Frog.W - 44th November

Format: USB (limited to 50 copies)

Mostly known as the pianist of Macao experimental rock band Forget the G, "44th November" is the debut release of this classically trained pianist - Frog Wong. While integrating her classically-influenced piano playing with rock music as one third of Forget the G. Frog has always been fascinated with 20th century classical music. This 12 tracks piano album were recorded half improvised, half composed... with touches of weirdness and touches of sensitivity...

http://www.lona-records.com/ech.htm

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Yan Jun¡CWong Chung-fai - M (Re-Issue / New Package)

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.

Note:
Mastered by Alok @ bitMap, Hong Kong. Nov 2011
Executive Producer: Wong Chung-fai
Layout by Sleepatwork
Handwritings by cho

File under: Circuit Bending, Noise, Improvisation

TRACKLISTING:
01. ~^

Recorded live at Liangcha Shop, Shenzhen, China, May 2009
Conceived and performed by:
Yan Jun (Feedback, Tuning Forks)
Wong Chung-fai (No Input Devices, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Laptop)

02. ¡ï¡î

Recorded live at 2 Kolegas Bar, Beijing, China, August 2009
Conceived and performed by:
Harmonic Field (Contact Synthesis)
Yan Jun (Body contact, Effects)
Wong Chung-fai (Body contact, Effects)

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VA - Tribute To FM3: Buddha Machine4 (Vol.1&2)

"Tribute to Buddha Machine 4 (Volume 1 & 2)" is a free digital album issued by Lona Records on 6th September 2013 and celebrate the label's 10th anniversary.

 

The collection has nearly 30 tracks, including artists from Italy, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Finland, Urkaine, Argentina, China, Hong Kong, and etc. which can be download individually for free on Bandcamp.

Free Download
http://tributetobuddhamachine4.bandcamp.com/album/tribute-to-fm3-buddha-machine4-vol-1

TRACKLISTING:

01. Unknown - ¡Û 01:00
02. Alan Courtis - Climbing Buddah Machine4 07:10
03. Torturing Nurse - Noise In The Machine 04:42
04. Alok - Buddha Assembler Code 05:48
05. Xper Xr - Buddtanism 02:02
06. Timmy Lok - Derivative Wontun For Buddha 05:03
07. Dao De Noize - Mantra VI 07:54
08. Heroses - BM4 (The Road to K S LI 's Inferno Mix ) 05:59
09. Pharmakustik - Mindmodularity Mix 09:23
10. Maurizio Bianchi - M.B. For Buddha 17:19
11. Sherman - The Universe Is Morally Neutral, And Unimaginably Violent 04:03
12. Nisei23 - Buddha Ex Machina 04:37
13. After Doom - Tundra Rose 06:23
14. Èû´†£[ÆÙ¡Úå¬Èû˚ - ¡ìµ¢ 08:17

http://tributetobuddhamachine4.bandcamp.com/album/tribute-to-fm3-buddha-machine4-vol-2

TRACKLISTING:

01. e:ch - echoes in pink 05:49
02. KWC - Tap 01:48
03. Roel Meelkop - Buddhas In Space 04:06
04. Salakapakka Sound System - Drifting (Edit) 04:17
05. Sin:Ned - Returning (To The End) 05:41
06. Alfred Harth - Invocation Orhk 15:01
07. Nerve - OOBE 05:14
08. Yan Jun - Does Buddha Has A Heart 09:18
09. Mervyn - How Do You Stay Healthy 04:03
10. Naturalismo - Aural Chinoiserie (Dissecting & Pissing) 04:14
11. Shelf-Index - Buddha Looking For Machine (Nil-Fi-Disko-Mix) 04:03
12. Menthe De Menthe - Hao (Live Remix) 13:35
13. oetzi.p - Äá¼¢ Taken Comfort 06:19
14. Zen Lu - Buddha Machine Remix By Zen Lu 04:46

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/loda01.html

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/loda02.html

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FM3 LIVE IN HONG KONG 2013

06/SEPT - HIDDEN AGENDA
Buddha Boxing / Live Set of Ting Shuo (Å¥»¡)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1390797954481083/

07/SEPT - CIA
Tribute to FM3: Buddha Machine and FM3 Workshop of Ting Shuo (Å¥»¡)

Supporting Musicians for Tribute to FM3:

e:ch (Macau) / Heroses / Shelf-Index/ Sin:Ned / Timmy Lok (ex-Juno)
https://www.facebook.com/events/601234309919580/

A whole new experience in meditative music.

FM3 is a beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian. Which Christiaan Virant moved to China in 1980s to study Chinese Music and culture. In 1999, Virant joined Zhang Jian to form FM3; a project where the pair could experiment with music that combined the sound of Chinese classical instruments with modern digital techniques. Starting out as ¡§the ambient, chill-out band that played in the back room¡¨ of Beijing clubs and evolving into a ¡§meditative¡¨ sound.

In 2005, FM3 began work on a small musical loop player dubbed the Buddha Machine. Roughly the size of a pack of cigarettes the device has only one toggle switch to cycle through samples, a combined power and dial and an integrated speaker.

It happened also Lona Records 10th anniversary, which Lona Records is an independent label in Hong Kong that focuses on producing Alternative / Experimental music, and this is also the first kickoff show co-organized by 20£\, a proposed non-profit organization that focuses on the development of experimental music performance and pedagogy in Hong Kong. We are happy to present FM3 Live in Hong Kong on 6 September 2013. The Live show will take place at the Hidden Agenda Live House (2A, Wing Fu Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong). FM3 will be performing especially on their created instrument, Buddha Machine.

Co-organized by: C.I.A, Lona Records and 20£\
Live Show Partners: C.I.A. and Hidden Agenda
Ticket Outlets: C.I.A., Hidden Agenda, White Noise Records and Zoo Records
FM3 Ting Shuo (Å¥»¡) Workshop in association with School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

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2 New Releases: Maurizio Bianchi / Menthe De Menthe

Maurizio Bianchi - The Early 23 Minutes

Description:

"YHWH himself produced me as the beginning of his way, the earliest of his achievements of long ago. From time indefinite I was installed, from the start, from times earlier than the earth."
(Book of Proverbs, chapter Eight, verses 22 and 23)

M. B.: ancestral electronics.
Many thanks to Siegmar's digital equipment for its rudimental assistance.

Design by Alok Leung

TRACKLISTING:

1. The Early 23 Minutes (Electro-Tactile Transducer Analysis)

www.theesonicabyss.com/maurizio_bianchi.htm

Menthe De Menthe - Piano Piano

Real Name: Sonia Serventi
Profile: Lo-Fi industrial, Techno & Speedcore Producer from Italy.

TRACKLISTING:

01 Piano Piano

www.discogs.com/artist/Menthe+De+Menthe

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adeo triology from Lona Records, Re-Records & Day's Eye Records (Macau)

(DAYSEYE004CD) adeo - adeo

http://www.lona-records.com/ech.htm

(RE-50-004R) adeo - Prototype

http://www.lona-records.com/re-records.htm

(locd82r) adeo - 01-04

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd82r.html

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Alok - Buddha Assembler Code (Edit) (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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Roel Meelkop - Buddhas In Space (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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e:ch - echoes in pink (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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Alan Courtis - Climbing Buddah Machine 4 (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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Pharmakustik - Mindmodularity Mix (Edit) (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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Four NEW RELEASES from Re-Records & Day's Eye Records (Macau)

(DAYSEYE003CD) e:ch ¡u¯B¶¡¡vThe State of ___

http://www.lona-records.com/ech.htm

(RE-50-001R) Sin:Ned - Memory Lost/Machine Lost

(RE-50-002R) e:ch - Red

(RE-50-003R) e:ch / Sin:Ned - This Is Not Of Our Sickness

http://www.lona-records.com/re-records.htm

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Xper. Xr. - Great Buddtan (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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Fescal - Lunar Walleye (From The EP Ideas Of Noise)

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd78r.html

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REVIEW: Fescal - Ideas Of Noise (Igloo Magazine)

Ideas of Noise entices the listener to lean in to his rough-hewn creations, beyond the fuzzy grit and static, allowing an image or feeling form in his or her mind as each notion proposed by the artist emerges in greater clarity, like an audio autostereogram.

On this four-track, three-inch disc, ideas are broached as graceful, circuitousness melodies wrapped in thorns and thistles. Fescal makes a tousled ambient music that calls to mind fractal geometrist Benoit Mandelbrot¡¦s theory of roughness¡X¡¨clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth¡K¡¨

Ideas of Noise entices the listener to lean in to his rough-hewn creations, beyond the fuzzy grit and static, allowing an image or feeling form in his or her mind as each notion proposed by the artist emerges in greater clarity, like an audio autostereogram. As the mind focuses, the listener becomes an active participant on the other end of his sophisticated but magnetic conceptualizations.

http://igloomag.com/reviews/fescal-ideas-of-noise-lona

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Torturing Nurse - Noise In The Machine (From Tribute to Buddha Machine4)

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TimeOut Hong Kong #134 ~ Hong Kong's Top Indie Labels

http://www.timeout.com.hk/music/features/59295/hong-kongs-top-indie-labels.html

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NEW RELEASES: Alfred Harth - As Yves Drew A Line. Estate (Re-Records)

Multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer and visual artist Alfred Harth was born near Frankfurt/Main in Germany. He first recorded at age twenty with the free music ensemble Just Music which was issued on ECM (1002). In the late ¡¦70s, he became interested in punk music and in addition to a regularly-working duo with multi-instrumentalist Heiner Goebbels, he played in punkjazz / improvisation / modern composition combos like Cassiber, Duck and Cover, Gestalt et Jive, Vladimir Estragon and Imperial Hoot. Since 2001 living and working also in Seoul, South Korea, he has been involved with Otomo Yoshihide¡¦s New Jazz Ensembles, composer Carl Stone, the groups 7k Oaks and Taste Tribes, his own multi-media and many more projects.

¡§As Yves Drew A Line. Estate¡¨ is the latest solo work from Alfred 23 Harth displaying his unique treatment on improvised jazz, noise, experimental sounds with cut-up technique. Real avant-garde music that tastes good while stays true to its challenging nature.

Filed under: Jazz, Improvisation, Noise, Experimental

Audio: http://www.re-records.com/discography/re-cd-008r/

http://www.lona-records.com/re-records.htm

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Jeffrey Bützer and The Bicycle Eaters - Les feuilles d'aluminium

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The Wire #353 ~ Listen: Global Ear Kowloon tracks

Paul Margree's Global Ear: Kowloon article, looks at Hong Kong's underground music makers, and its newest space dedicated to experimental music, Culture Industries Associated (CIA), in The Wire 353.

Based in a disused industrial block in mainland Kowloon, CIA was opened in late 2012 by Xper.Xr, a seasoned outsider musician who released Hong Kong's first Industrial Noise recording, Murmur, in 1989: "I wanted a place where a few different things could happen, a place for exhibitions, seminars, workshops, film clubs and gigs."

01 Xper.Xr "perfect tense" from Because I¡¦m Worth It (Cha-Bashira, 2000)
02 Orgasm Denial "Untitled" (unreleased)
03 Alok "All The Colours Of The Dark" (Lona Records 3-inch CD)
04 Composers Union Of New Tunes "The Relationship Between Cats, Global Warming And KJI@" (unreleased)
05 Fiona Lee "Delight" (unreleased)
06 e:ch "Flux" from The State Of ___ (self released)
07 Edwin Lo "Auditory Scenes: Gulangyu #2" (unreleased)
08 Yellow Crystal "Improvisation 1" (Soundcloud)
09 Sin:Ned/e:ch "Live At LMA Macao, Mar-9 2013" (unreleased)

http://thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen_global-ear-kowloon-tracks

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An Interview: THE WIRE "JULY ISSUE 2013" ~ Global Ear ~ Kowloon
Hong Kong's fragmented Noise underground finds a home with the CIA. by Paul Margree

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NEW RELEASES: Pharmakustik - Mesonephric Morphing

In 1981 first musique-concrˆote-experiments with magnetophones and shortwave-radio signals have been recorded on various cassettes, followed by intense activities in the European tape-scene between 1985 and 1993. Together with Stefano Barban (Italy) and Miguel A. Ruiz (Spain) Siegmar Fricke founded the industrial projects AMBULATORIO SEGRETO and EFFICIENT REFINERIES. Further collaborations with the Italian sound-artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti were realized. Since 2001 Siegmar Fricke characterizes his musical universe as "Pharmakustik": audioclinical investigation; sound-research; implantation and re-implanation of acoustic fragments; exclusion of harmonies/melodies/traditional song-structures; generation of completely electronic and highly abstract tissues; intermodulating soundpools related to medical subjects; neurochemical ambiences; formantmodulation of selected voice-particles, bitcrushed fractures of rhythm; complex combinations of plugins/modulators/effect-periphery.

TRACKLISTING:

01 By Nature to Forage
02 Ridgewalkers
03 Snorkel Around the Unspoiled Coral Reefs
04 Lunar Walleye

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd77r.html

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NEW RELEASES: Fescal - Ideas of Noise EP

 

Fescal does not like to speak about his music and generally refuses to provide comments on his works, but will do so when needed. This is neither a caprice nor a sign that he is not willing to reflect. On the contrary, he intensively thinks through matters of compositional aesthetics, draws his compositional ideas from this and, moreover, has a lively interest in the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, the natural world, reality, and existence, which is always integrated into his work. The compositional goal has always been to work on the sound, not in the sense of producing impressionistic tone poems; a piece of music that is intended to describe a place or express an idea, but in the sense of achieving a highly individual and personal concept of sound while using a variety of materials and processes in each project to keep the methodology consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings - research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.

TRACKLISTING:

01 By Nature to Forage
02 Ridgewalkers
03 Snorkel Around the Unspoiled Coral Reefs
04 Lunar Walleye

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd78r.html

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New Jeffrey Butzer Album / Video "Collapsible" (Preview on Creative Loafing (USA)

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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 on Lona Records.

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One of Butzer's many collaborators, acclaimed independent filmmaker gea*, 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 Ebert was a vocal supporter of gea* and Butzer's previous video collaboration, "Case of Unspiraled Stairs."

The album can already be heard and preordered via Bandcamp. 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 Farm on June 29.

According to a press release from Butzer, Collapsible was 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.

http://clatl.com/cribnotes/archives/2013/05/28/jeffrey-btzer-unveils-new-video-album-details#more

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New Album: Jeffrey Butzer - Collapsible (Released 29 June, at the Goat Farm, USA)

http://jeffreybutzer.bandcamp.com/

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd80.html

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Event: An Art Bar Installation by Adrian Wong in collaboration with Absolut Art Bureau

May 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
5-6pm Animatronics
6-11pm Live Performances with Animatronics
11pm-2am DJ Sets

http://whitewallmag.com/all/art/adrian-wongs-wun-dun-at-art-basel-hong-kong

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An Interview: 10 Years Anniversary of Lona Records (South China Morning Post (Sunday Morning Post) 2013/04/14

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NEW RELEASES: Dao De Noize - Wings Of Akira

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Description:

Real Name: Artem Pismenetskii
Profile: Noise / Ambient project from Kharkiv (Ukraine).

Wings of Akira - Recorded in June 2011

Design by Alok Leung

TRACKLISTING:

1. Wings of Akira

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd76r.html

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NEW Digital EP: Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer - Little Dark Eyed Love

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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.

TRACKLISTING:

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)
4. Miserlou
5. Little Dark Eyed Love 2 (with Monica Arrington)
6. Hoodwinked 2 (with Cassi Costoulas)

Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer: accordions, toy pianos, piano, melodica, resonator bells, glockenspiel, guitar, tongue drum, percussion

Molly Harvey: vocals
Cassi Costoulas: vocals
Don Chambers: vocals
Monica Arrington: vocals
Brent Hinds: banjo, guitar
Bill Taft: cornet
Klimperei (Christophe Petchanatz): guitar, charango, percussion, vocals

Music by: Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer except: Hoodwinked by Jeffrey and Melissa Bˆ¢tzer / Miserlou (traditional)
Lyrics for Little Dark Eyed Love by Monica Arrington
Lyrics for Hoodwinked by Don Chambers

Artist bio:
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.

To listen:
www.jeffreybutzer.bandcamp.com

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NEW RELEASES: Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer - Sleepwalking Winnipeg / Maurizio Bianchi - The Last 23 Minutes

Jeffrey Butzer - Sleepwalking Winnipeg

Description:

JB: piano, organ, melodica, glockenspiel, guitar, drums
Matt Jarrard: cello
Claire Lodge: guitar, autoharp

Produced by: Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer and Matt Steadman
Music written by Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer for Raymond Carr's film Wild is the Wind
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TRACKLISTING:

1. Sleepwalking Winnipeg 1
2. Stolen Light Bulbs
3. A Dimly Lit Balcony
4. Sleepwalking Winnipeg 2
5. Portrait of A Scuba Diver
6. There's No Such Thing As A Secret
7. A White, White Day

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd75r.html

Maurizio Bianchi - The Last 23 Minutes

Description:

There are no explanatory notes for this composition, but only the feeling that comes from listening to conclusive and terminal sounds.

Countless thanks to Siegmar F. for his terminal assistance.
Final paintings by Hayat Saidi (http://www.hayatsaidi.com/)

TRACKLISTING:

1. IT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED! (JOHN 19:30)
2. FATHER, INTO YOUR HANDS I ENTRUST MY SPIRIT (LUKE 23:46)
3. THE LAST MINUTES

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd74r.html

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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 A Secret.¡¨
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.

http://clatl.com/cribnotes/archives/2012/07/18/jeffrey-btzer-offers-soundtrack-ep-vocal-track-from-forthcoming-album-collapsible--

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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 these pages.

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.

http://igloomag.com/reviews/alok-zen-lu-redshift-lona

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The Sound Of Confusion: Band To Check Out: The Yours

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 by KevW

http://www.indierockcafe.com/2012/09/overseas-band-to-watch-hong-kong-shoegaze-post-punk-band-the-yours/

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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 by Maxwell Silver

http://www.indierockcafe.com/2012/09/overseas-band-to-watch-hong-kong-shoegaze-post-punk-band-the-yours/

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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?

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd72r.html

Review by Stephen Fruitman

http://avantmusicnews.com/2012/09/06/amn-reviews-alok-jrg_one-628-interface-lona-records/

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The Yours - Slip Out (their 4th Single from their album The Way We Were

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Alok - Fashion Rockmance Party + Free USB Souvenir:


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Trends'On August Issue Cover Story: The Yours - Teenage Riot:

Read it online for free!

http://issuu.com/trendsontrendson/docs/aug2012_online
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The Yours - The Way We Were (New Album Preview and Interview) on Time Out Magazine:

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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:

Plastic Power
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 - Honey Treats

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Honey Treats 
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!

Slip Out 
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.

Sleazy Sleep 
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 summery feel.

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.

THE YOURS - Straight Head

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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.

Essence 
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!

THE YOURS - Over (Super 8 Film Version)

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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.

Lee Lee 
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.

With Mark Tjhung

http://www.timeout.com.hk/music/features/52471/the-yours-exclusive-album-preview.html
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The Yours - Honey Treats (2012 New Single) MV at NME Magazine:

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/mMi-cdpJGS8
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Album 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.

Locusts     

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.

Scribner

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?

Stairs

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 made images.

The Interview

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 things.?

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 cake somehow.

B: Do you have a video from the album or a favorite song we can post on the website?

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.

Get a free track from Jeffrey Butzer¡¦s ¡§Hiding Plastic   Spiders 7″

http://beatlanta.com/album-review-and-interview-with-jeffrey-butzer-for-his-hiding-plastic-spiders-7-a-video-free-music/

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NEW RELEASES: Yan Jun¡CWong Chung-fai - M

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.

Biography:

Yan Jun
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 project Beijing¡K

Wong Chung-fai
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 Station (2009).

File under: Circuit Bending, Noise, Improvisation

TRACKLISTING:
01. ~^
Recorded live at Liangcha Shop, Shenzhen, China, May 2009

02. ¡ï¡î
Recorded live at 2 Kolegas Bar, Beijing, China, August 2009

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NEW RELEASES: Alok / jrg_one - 628 Interface & Alok / Zen Lu - RedShift

   

Locd72r - Alok / jrg_one - 628 Interface (Ltd100)

Description:

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, Beijing, 25,08,2009

Bio:

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

TRACKLISTING:

1. 6:28am (15:57)
2. Interface (Live at 2 Kolegas Bar, Beijing) (32:25)

www.lona-records.com/discography/locd72r.html

Locd73r - Alok / Zen Lu - RedShift (Ltd50)

Description:

Recorded live at Liangcha Shop, Shenzhen, 16th May, 2009. Mastered and edited by Alok.

Bio:

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 in Shenzhen.

Photo and design by Alok Leung

TRACKLISTING:

1. RedShift (22:22))

www.lona-records.com/discography/locd73r.html

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New Silentes CD in LONA STORE:

UNDER THE SNOW - Delta
ENRICO CONIGLIO & UNDER THE SNOW - Dialogue One
FARYUS & VADIM BONDARENKO - Quiet Songs From Misty Places
DEISON - Night Sessions
YANNICK FRANCK & PIETRO RIPARBELLI - Whinny Muir
CLAUDIO ROCCHETTI - Every Live Is Problem Solving
SCHER PELZ | AMUN CELL - Hibakusha
GIANLUCA BECUZZI - [In]visible Fields (2CD)
MAURIZIO BIANCHI / M.B. & JAN-M IVERSEN - Rekviem MB-JMI
NIMH - Krungthep Archives
OPIUM | SOSTRAH TINNITUS - Stain
LASIK SURGERY - Cyclo (CD+DVD)
ANTIKATECHON - Privilegium Martyrii

http://www.lona-records.com/silentes.htm

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Review on Maurizio Bianchi - Kathameja (Review Rockerilla Nov 2011)

http://www.rockerilla.com/

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Show: Medium 2: Intercepting Sound & Object

  

Date: 5th Nov 2011 (7PM)

Location: Osage Atelier, 4/F Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street

Featuring 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.

Artists:
Gregory Bˆ¢ttner (Electronics / Germany)
Alok (Electronics / Hong Kong)
Wong Chung-fai (Electronics / Hong Kong)

Co-organized by: Re-Records

http://www.re-records.com/

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NEW RELEASES: Maurizio Bianchi / M.B. - Kathamenja / Roel Meelkop - Live at LMC (COMING SOON 05/09/2011)

  

Locd70r - Maurizio Bianchi - Kathamenja (Ltd150)

Description: 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?'

TRACKLISTING:

1. FSH-LH (8:27)
2. THE SCARLET FLUX (11:51)
3. MECTPYO EVACUATION (14:49)
4. PHYSIOLOGIC CATHARSIS (9:50)
5. KATHAMENJA (24:32)

http://www.lona-records.com/discography/locd70r.html

Locd71r - Roel Meelkop - Live at LMC (Ltd100)

Description: Recorded live during LMC's 15th Annual Festival of Experimental Music at the ICA in London onDecember 15th 2006.
Many thanks to the LMC for their good care and especially to Benedict Drew for inviting me.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Live at LMC (44:27)

www.r0m.nl/

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ANOTHER NEW VIDEO from Jeffrey Butzer and the Bicyle Eaters Live at the Earl

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NEW ALBUM Jeffrey Bˆ¢tzer & Claire Lodge - Past Wanstead Flats on cdbaby.com

   

Buy It Now: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/butzerlodge

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 musicians present.

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.

TRACKLISTING:
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


http://www.lona-records.com/artists/jefferybutzer.html
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New Video from Jeffrey Butzer and the Bicyle Eaters Live at the Earl

http://www.myspace.com/butzermusic

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HIDDEN LIVE MUSIC FEST 2011

   

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Jeffrey Bützer tour dates plus special show with Yann Tiersen!

   

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West End Motel with Fiend Without A Face and Jeffrey Butzer US Tour:

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

Yann Tiersen / Shannon Wright / Jeffrey Butzer
Feb 11 Masquerade Atlanta Ga

Hello!
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 list.
If you know press people or have links to local blogs and papers, please send them along

Thanks, Jeffrey

http://www.myspace.com/westendmotel

http://www.myspace.com/butzermusic

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A Brand New Free Download Soundtrack From Jeffrey Bützer: Wild Is The Wind

   

For a limited time, we are giving away the prolific Jeffrey Bützer¡¦s soundtrack to Wild Is The Wind, a film by Raymond Carr. The film will be screened at The Plaza Theater this Monday, November 15th.

WILD IS THE WIND
by Jeffrey Bützer
Music from and inspired by the Raymond Carr film:

1. ¡§Sleepwalking Winnipeg¡¨
2. ¡§Stolen Light Bulbs¡¨
3. ¡§A Dimly Lit Balcony¡¨
4. ¡§There Is No Such Thing As A Secret¡¨
5. ¡§Portrait Of A Scuba Diver¡¨
6. ¡§Sleepwalking Winnipeg 2″
7. ¡§Wild Is The Wind¡¨

Jeffrey Bützer: piano, melodica, glockenspiel, organ, guitar, drums, autoharp
Claire Lodge: guitar (1,5,6)
Matt Jarrard (Oryx And Crake): cello (1,2,3,5)
Chad Shivers (Sorry No Ferrari): guitar (7)
Nerdkween: vocals (7)
William j. Brisby: bass (7)

All music by Jeffrey Bützer except ¡§Wild Is The Wind¡¨ ¡V written by Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington

http://www.myspace.com/butzermusic

Ninja Puppet Productions

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A Merry Christmas and A Beautiful New Year 2011

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