sometime ago i had uploaded the klimperei cd which was issued on the occasion of little maria-amaryllis's 1st birthday. for the 2nd birthday we were scatching our heads / minds of what to do but one day while listening to the un caddie renverse dans l'herbe cd on dekorder did mihalis suggest to set up a live set of didac for the birthday and have the kids participate too. it didn't take long to materialize it, an email to didac set up the thing, set up a couple of live sets as well in thessaloniki and xanthi too. a great chance then to meet up w/ friendly conceptualists too and keep on organising things. but back to the party which was our first encounter with such a thing, we were anxious of wether it'll work or not till the very last moment but was a hillarious atmosphere. or so it seemed to me and here's some part of it...
as usually happens i missed that set last year. luckily dimitris knew i could kill at least for a recording of it in order to get an idea of what happened. but while listening to it poped up the idea of 'why not issuing a lathe cut as absurd #80?' so it happened. a 25 copies 1sided lathe cut 12" 33RPM with the documentation of that night.
it was sometime after the release of their debut cdr on absurd (soon to be uploaded) that while chating one day with fabrice eglin i asked him if he had peggy lee's 'johny guitar' on mp3 to email as it was a piece that was used in a track of their eponymous album. fabrice promised not only to send but wanted to surprise with a nice cdr compilation including it. after a couple of weeks crashed a small pack in my pbx includding that compilation cdr (drinking firewater) with a little note from fabrice regarding the 2nd cdr that i found in it simply titled as howlin ghost proletarians 'the singer'
by the time i listened to it wanted to issue it immediately, accidentally panagiotis spoulos of phase! had gone nuts with their debut cdr and its bluesey sound so we found a good chance to collaborate and coproduced it. turned out to be one of our finest 'blues' records!
this one has johny cash on the cover and is somehow influenced too by cormac mccarthy's 'outer dark' novel.
for long i was nuts with prick decay (& their later incarnation of decaer pinga) so under an enthusiasm for prick decay's 'guidelines for basement non fidel' LP the lo-fi masterpiece of the 90's on very good recs i dropped a line to dylan for decaer pinga recording but what finally turned out was the first blood stereo release / recording and here it is.. it was supposed to come out on absurd's 7th birthday but saw daylight sometime before the 8th...
no matter this blog is dedicated to past releases and usually the sold out ones and not the current ones i upload the infos on the upcoming 'bye bye butterfly' (or also to be considered as absurd #84) that will take place in the city of xanthi on saturday the 4th of december so here we are...
'yep, title's taken from pauline oliveros's same titled track and couldn't find better for the final absurd release.
so below's some info on the upcoming final absurd thing full schedule / details are to follow later but announce the first details of the absurd #84 scrapbook in case anyone's interested in crashin' in xanthi on december the 4th.
the idea is as follows, a final release or at least an effort for a final release but as i've never had a straight online release (perhaps the thu 20 piece might be an exception or an 'odyssey' depending on the angle you see it) thought as a nice idea to set up a mini fest to say goodbye to fellow coneptualists and end absurd there and at the same time this mini fest to be an a release in process. that simple.
so as i don't wanna beat about the bush as mentioned earlier on saturday the 4th at the 'spiti politismou' of f.e.x. in xanthi this 'release' / adieau absurd mini fest will take place. further schedule details are to follow as 90% a date in thessaloniki on friday the 3rd is also possible to take place if the pals up there find a place to set it up.
the line-up so far includes:
- leif elggren (as leif elggren) & bill kouligas (a.k.a. family battle snake) (live electronics)
- jerome noetinger
- blood stereo (including ellka reign nyoukis?)
- sudden infant
- adieAUX a special aux performance as a goodbye thing that during the process of absurd #84 we'll publish the final release absurd #85 but details on this performance will folow later)
- ilan manouach (sax & electronics) / george axiotis (live electronics) / chris carras (dj) no comments simply my heroes!
this is it so far. further details to follow also details regarding how to reach xanthi from various places from greece or around the balkans.'
it was that stralau live back in 96 (w/ evil moisture, mattin, hotogisu too) that i was introduced to antoine's work. till that moment i hadn't known any of his work either solo or with monno. i had just came across his name a couple of times a month or two before that live. and it was a shock! a kinda borbetomagus noise blast.. trully 'pure fuckin' armaggedon' to quote mayhem's classic demo title! luckily daniel (of raionbashi / tochnit alelph fame) was recording the whole night so i asked kindly for the recording, got me in touch with antoine and you know the end of the story. this lovely cdr came out almost half a year afterwards early 2007 or so. still see it as memorabilia of that berlin trip w/ photos on 'morgenrot' of kastanienalle and 'mobelolfe' near the kottubuster tor station on the insert's front and the infos on the pieces on the back w/ 2 photos of that stralau night. play loud this total earslaughter!