Every week, my friend (Walter) and I have been doing improvised ambient/live looping/experimental sets. We've now gotten to the point where we are comfortable making the event public and releasing the recordings.
Chiridijiri o nari translates roughly into Seperated by sound
We are close friends but we have lived far apart for two years
This radio show serves as a way for us to finally collaborate musically
Something we had both put off doing in person until it was too late
And we had moved to different cities
The performances are all lived, completely improvised,
and featured various instrumentation
From drums and spanish guitars
to computers, synthesizers, and circuit bent devices
A glade in the wood Where the sun shines Between the trees we are imprisoned In this God's gladeIt burns it scorches When the light licks our flesh Goes toward the sky a smoke A cloud of our form Prisoners of the burials Tormented by God's goodness No flame no hate They were right we have come to Hell
Cassettes, in their own way, have always been a novelty. It celebrated it's first birthday at the Berlin Internationale Funkausstellung of 1963. I don't think they ever got the respect cd's did
(at least cassettes begin to sound cool before they break)
(They can be used to record video as well as audio, fun fact)
In 1983, a group of artists and musicians from the Lower East Side began distributing a magazine showcasing the music going on around them. Outside of the confines of "No-Wave", the magazine showcased artist from all over the globe, with a different musical theme for each issue, ranging from compositions for new school theatre and dance to pieces created by visual artists (few with classical training).
The magazine, however, was only on cassette. Their was no printed counterpart.
Tellus was not the first Casette only publication. Computer hobbyists had released magazines on cassette as early as 1974. These were memory recordings that the computer would recognize as binary, and format into a readable source. Tellus, however, was all about the audio.
I find it extremely important to note that they were also extremely supportive of both female and gay composers and non-musicians during a time where it wasn't uncommon to hear "open minded" hardcore songs rallying against homosexuality and glorifying the benefits of "brotherhood" and violence towards women.
While tellus is long gone, the above atrocities are still happening in all forms of music
Tellus encompassed something far larger than the Lower East Side.
For more information and free audio downloads of every Tellus release, please visit the wonderful section of Ubu dedicated to tellus
Since this blog is just starting out and I assume that no one is reading it, I may as well use it to share both developments of Proud Father and music that I believe should be shared. Support artists, buy the album. Just an observation, the variety found in experimental music is astounding, to the point where it's still hard for it to be categorized, packaged, and sold off... I enjoy this fact
Skullflower - Taste The Blood Of The Deceiver
Hermit & Thirdorgan - Dead-Tech Machine Gallery
Various-Extreme music from Africa http://www.mediafire.com/?zmtwzmdm50e http://www.susanlawly.freeuk.com/africa/africa.html Con-Dom (Mike Dando)-Holy Bible