Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ERYA YILDIRIM AND GRUP SIMSEK


New 7" by Derya Yıldırım and Grup Şimşek.




Monday, November 19, 2018

EUGENE CHADBOURNE TO TOUR CALIFORNIA


CALIFORNIA DATES:


  • DECEMBER 8 SANTA BARBARA PIANO KITCHEN: 430 Rose Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • DECEMBER 9 OJAI BARTS BOOKS 302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023
  • DECEMBER 12 VENTURA GRADY’S 2546 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003
  • DECEMBER 12 SAN LUIS OPISBO A SATELLITE OF LOVE – A Satellite Of Love. 1335 Walker St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • DECEMBER 15 OAKLAND OCTOPUS LITERARY SALOON 2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA 94612







Sunday, November 18, 2018

THE MOST EVER COMPANY - PLAYS LIVE VOLUME 2

The Most Ever Company (or TMEC) is an art collective from Oklahoma.
As their Bandcamp page states :TMEC is an anonymous fictional art collective in Oklahoma imagining fictional bands releasing fictional avant-garde music.
They have released quite a number of albums in various formats : computer disc, vinyl, CDR, CD, cassette,...

Their "The Most Ever Company Plays Live Volume 2" album compiles various live (mostly audience) recordings. It includes a rather straight-forward version of Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia' (right after ELP's 'Karn Evil 9').
Sounds pretty good. A bit chaotic, but that's just fine.

Available on CDR (sold at concerts), but also through Bandcamp !
https://themostevercompany.bandcamp.com/



KRIS DANE - BOY, 26

Kris Dane's "Boy - 26" album, from 1999, features two third of Aka Moon (Fabrizio Cassol, Stéphane Galland), and the piano / keyboard player from Flat Earth Society (Peter Vandenberghe).

Prince-influenced, contemporary pop.
Hard copy CD available from Guy Segers through his Bandcamp page.

Data has been entered into the United Mutations Archives.



THE TUBES - NOW

Telling you that Don Van Vliet played saxophone on 'Cathy's Clone' on The Tubes' "Now" album is pretty old news. The same goes for the fact that the band covers 'My Head Is My Only House" on the very same album.

But I only recently found out that this 1977 vinyl album got issued on CD.
There's a couple of different editions. The prettiest one is the 2004 release by Acadia / Evangeline Records. It has a blue album cover and it has the front and back pictures switched.



LA GRANDE FORMATION - ANYONE LIVED IN A PRETTY HOW TOWN

Checking out Fabrizio Cassol's discography brought me to La Grande Formation. I mentioned the ensemble's second album, "Galilée" (1993), a little while ago, but I'm happy that I found "Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town" as well.

Beautiful.

Here's 'Lettre Ouverte Á Charles Mingus' (open letter to charles mingus) :



FABRIZIO CASSOL - REQUIEM POUR L.

We saw the live performance of Fabrizio Cassol's "Requiem Pour L." a little while ago at 'De Warande' in Turnhout, BE.
Mozart's "Requiem" reworked for African musicians and classical voices.

Impressive. Very impressive. Maybe it was a bit too confronting at times as the performance included a giant screen showing the last moments of a dying woman. Peacefully and surrounded by family, but still rather confronting.

The entire performance made a huge impression.

"Requiem Pour L.", the album, sounds great. I love the arrangements, the world music touch, and, especially, the superb classical voices.

Out on the Outhere record label.



Saturday, November 17, 2018

REVOLUTIONS EXPO IN BRUSSELS, BE


Expo in Brussels, BE.
"Revolutions - Records And Rebels - 1966 - 1970".

https://agenda.brussels/nl/event/448362/revolutions-records-rebels-1966-1970.html#


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

PIERREJEAN GAUCHER & JULIEN ALLEGRE - LES ÉTINCELLES HURLANTES

Pierrejean Gaucher's latest release captured him cooporating with Julien Allegre,
Sculptor and musician Julien Allègre supplied percussive sounds that he had made with / on / through his sculptures. Pierrejean Gaucher reworked these sounds and added guitar, shaping the whole into compositions.

The result is beautiful.
13 jazzy, experimental, but most of all fascinating pieces



Video clip !


THÉO CECCALDI FREAKS




20 Nov 2018 Vernouillet L'Atelier à Spectacle 28

01 Déc 2018 La Fraternelle Saint-Claude 39

02 Déc 2018 Zurich Moods CH

21 Déc 2018 La Gare Paris 75

23 Mai 2019 Théâtre de la Coupe d'Or Rochefort 17