Δευτέρα, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

infinity (6.11.2010 athens) & bye bye butterfly (4.12.2010 xanthi)

here are the flyers for the final absurd events

infinity (saturday, november the 6th @ knot gallery, athens)



(a 'play' with the john (& alice) coltrane 'infinity' LP which you can find here)

&

absurd #84 'bye bye butterfly' (saturday december the 4th, xanthi)



(title taken from the s/t pauline oliveros piece which you can listen here or you can purchase it from ol' boy clive, here

hope to see you there

love & noise

nicolas

scb re-up



just a line to say that i've re-upped the sonic catering band post. new links on sharebee. not sure why the mediafire ones didn't work out this time.

also in case you track down a problem with other posts / links as well pls let me know and i'll re-up

love & noise
nicolas

Κυριακή, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

the ghost cdr (editions_zero #4)



fall 90's or early 00's (guess the 2nd) and one day costis drygianakis calls to say that he has received a cdr from 2 guys in amphissa and a recording of the 'ghost' for his consideration for release on edo records.

slowly the story unfolds... the ghost is a custom that revived the last 11 years in the city of amphissa (continental greece, province of phokis) and takes place the last weekend of the carnival. goat (& not) dressed / shaped, wearing bells or clanging metal cans and brass ensembles and a huge march takes place in the lovely city.

however at one of the city's squares all the participants are gathered and there also music plays loud...

well at least that's a very amateur / brief description of the event(s). kostas tsiknis & dimitris andreou (the later also to be invovled in the 'at the toy room' cdr too and various other disguises solo or collaborative) created the music for the 1st event that took place in 99. this one is documented here and was a supplement to the fanzine 'all noises swell toghether in landscapes' issued in 2003 in some 200 xeroxed handed for free w/ articles, interviews with / on the new blockaders, anti-naturals, gustav metzger, a translation of aorta's joseph beuys 'coyote' issue, a title taken from a quote (as the blog's name actually) of walter benjamin's 'on hashish' book.

one of my lovliest ones on editions_zero as always recalls stunning memories of those early days.

the ghost

(artwork by kostas tsiknis)


Πέμπτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

kiwako kaneda 'cake of sea' CD (eclipsis #2 / absurd #60)




it was my friend mihalis that as had happened with his daughter amaryllis same happened with little orion and his 1st birthday. he had kiwako kaneda's debut cd he liked it a lot burned it for me listened it and so we dropped her a line asking for this gorgeous piece of cake for the birthday. still i recall the first day we got pack w/ the master, me uploading master to download on the other side of greece and simultaneously listen in order to end to an agreement for it.
needles to say how much i love it!!! hope you'll share the enthusiasm!!!! cake of sea

Τετάρτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

the sonic catering band 'live from the canteens of atlantis' 2CD (absurd # 30 2003)



i learned about sonic catering band and their work from michael prime sometime in mid / late 90's more or less. not sure 100%. peter strickland one of the founding members is 1/2 greek 1/2 english so during a conversation michael told me about peter and his work w/ the scb. they were having or already had their special christmas pudding split 7" on rene heid's rund und dem watzmann label amd was a true killer! it was also this moterfuckin' scb 5x10" boxset too that was looking after so after a couple of emails found myself meeting and hanging out in athens w/ peter. long story to cut it short however been keen on a project that used to produce and mix its sound while cooking it was something unique and sort of new grounds to me. guess to many others too.

sometime in 2002 peter asked me whether i liked the idea of issuing their entire live set from the forde gallery in geneva. i hooked up the idea which slowly transformed to a double cd thing as i always loved to do a double LP or CD needless to say a real boxset. it actually started for a boxset thing but being unemployed back then and short of money but also the lack of finding the right metal box (yep pil's influence could be tracked on this idea) to do it we kept on the double foldout sleeve. to look like those old american LPs of the 50's/60's at first but then being tooo expensive to do such a thing in greece (almost the double money back then) so this one came up. not that i don't like it. on the contrary maya did her ultimate best on it. and that's how it came out. a documentation / compilation of some of their finest moments since the very first chop they did till the forde gallery live set w/ bits and pieces in the first cd from their memorable live set in moloko restaurant in geneva.

still love it, still dying for it! guess is also a host of experiences that lived w/ scb since then that's why but still is an extremely beloved absurd.

the sonic catering band


live from the canteens of atlantis

pt 1 - pt 2 - pt 3