special guest host this month:
AKA Burning Artist(s) Sale
AKA Killer Haven
monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM
September 7, 2008 7:00PM - 9:00PM
On the first Sunday of every month, at 7 p.m., Eyedrum does a show on WREK (91.1 FM / www.wrek.org) that features nuggets from Eyedrum's archive of live performances.
After the show airs "live", you can listen to it via WREK's 7-day archive if you forget to tune in. Here are the direct links to Sunday Special streams: lo-fi or hi-fi. These streaming links from WREK expire 7 days after the show airs on the radio.
But wait, there's more! We now have a podcast available, for those of you who have discovered podcasting. You can also just download the whole show (right click on "download") although be forewarned that the file is over 50 MB in size. These podcast and download links will NOT expire for months to come -- download and listen!
In our penultimate show, we played just a few artists/bands, but long sets from each. First up was Lukas Ligeti, who is playing Oct 1st with Klimchak; his Don Buchla Marimba Lumina features prominently in his recordings and you'll get a good intro to that intrument at the upcoming show since Klimchak plays one too. Then we placed a long set by Parachutes, a large electronic/rock ensemble from Iceland, followed by an excerpt of the set by Paal Nilssen-Love and Frode Gjerstad, and finally Thank You, a band from Baltimore, wrapped up the show. Believe it or not, these three groups all played the same night at Eyedrum. Be sure to mark two dates on your calendar: on Oct 5th we'll have our last radio show, and on Oct 11th we'll have our big 10th anniversary party at Eyedrum. Ten freaking years, can you believe it?
Hawnay Troof is the electronic pop solo project of Vice Cooler. Since forming in the late nineties the band has built a long list of collaborators including Soft Pink Truth, BARR, Mika Miko, Allison Wolfe, Gravy Train!!!!, and Stereo Total. The debut full length Get Up: Resolution: Love! (Retard Disco, 2003) put the band on a successful worldwide tour including its first shows in Iceland, Australia, and New Zealand.
In 2005 Hawnay Troof released the critically acclaimed Community followed by the Double LP and photobook Dollar and Deed (Retard Disco/ Southern, June 2006). The album was followed by a twenty month world tour playing such places as Egypt, United States, China, and the festival circuit in Europe. The tour ended in November 2007 with a month's worth of dates in Europe with Stereo Total.
* He is currently finished his new lp which is set for a August/ September 2008 release.
* Hawnay Troof has been invited to play such countries as Iceland, Egypt, New Zealand and Australia.
* Vice Cooler was a guest speaker at the Peaches and John Waters 2005 Christmas show at UCLA.
* His 2006- 2007 Rhinestone Suit was made by the L.A. design team Boho.
* In 2007 Henry Rollins said on his radio show, Harmony In My Head, that "I have always admired people who are all the way into their work to the point where the separation between the art and the artist disappears. Most never even get close..." when talking about Vice Cooler and Hawnay Troof.
Conncet 9, Jerkagram, Qur'anosaurus Hex
September 8, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: $5
CONNCET 9, JERKAGRAM, QUR'ANOSAURUS HEX The droning and mysterious ensemble Conncet 9 revels in the dark resonance of real-world sounds and textures but manipulates them to take on a much more cluttered and haunting hue than their naturally occurring order. Jerkagram is a noisy and reactionary improv/psych-rock outfit from Connecticut that bashes out aggressive and ramshackle art-rock clusters of rhythm and dirge. Qur'anosaurus Hex is a new electro-acoustic duo residing in a black castle just outside the perimeter.
awesome stuff here. featuring people youve probably never heard of
Cedro Denado's Athens Singles Extravaganza
September 10, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: $5
A whole slew of amazing one-person bands from Athens. A diverse night, from guitar/singers to fancy racketeers to happy dronesters. in an effort to create a better dialogue with our talented neighbors, eyedrum, in conjuction with Cedro Denado, is proud to present this unique showcase:
Cedro Danado: Diluvial violins, analects, scaling of stone face caterwaul, uneven thresholds, jumping over the absence of thorns, abeyance like scrub jay that created fire. Topeka IS Capital.
Necklaces: tape-player improvisational piano with minimal percussion and modified female vocals. or minimal guitar and straight up singing. or grandma's keyboard jungle dance time.
magic apron is responsible for soothing lullabies with spidery guitar work and ghostly harmonies. pretty vocals, intricate structures...a special gift for conveying secret wonders of the universe lie within.
Owlbear: singer/songwriter from georgia. new ep out titled "white white"- on tape cassette with only 30 printed so far. there is one available for each person.
badland bad boy: music for underwater welders
better people makes black noise: black noise is a fusion between the elements of noise music and black metal...it carries the banners of nihilism and misanthropy in both the sonic aesthetic and the intended philosophy (which gives purpose to the sounds)...
dan hole pond creates beautiful textures which weave found sounds, field recordings, drones and sublime keyboard melodies. the result is a full on head trip, resulting in a rare glimpse into the infinite ... so so nice.
Trappers Cabin, Molotov Pipedream
September 12, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: $7
Voices & Organs, Mom, Ghosts Project
September 17, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: $7
V O I C E S A N D O R G A N S
Writing music in the unstable climate of Sweden, recorded on Japanese machines through the English language, V & O try to bring about music balanced between warm as warmth gets and cloudy as a rainy morning on the Swedish westcoast.
The Voices and Organs project is headed by Per Lindmark. Per and friends craft sonic textures and dramatic melodies reminiscent of Sigur Ros or Müm, but more intimate and more focused on songwriting. Many of their tracks consist of several distinct parts seamlessly sewn together, as the group very consciously tells their stories sonically, melodically, and lyrically.
"We are trying to sound like (or rather give you the sensation of) those memories that you can´t describe in terms of good/bad, pleasant/unpleasant, soothing/chilling. The memories that simply fill your guts in the same ambivalent manner a new love affair that just maybe, maybe is going a little too well does. A slightly naive attempt to capture the feeling of losing the grip and still wanting to go on and on." - Per Lindmark
M O M
Resembling a handmade quilt, the music of Mom is filled with collected scraps of material, various patterns and meticulous crafting. The possibilities for a quilt and the music are many, but the implicit purpose is to keep one warm. Joel North and Bruce Blay play instruments and compose the music of mom. Each member contributes a variety of instruments and recording styles on their first release Little Brite. The duo shares an appreciation and fluency in guitars, drums and sampling Little Brite has a diverse sound palette comprising mostly of acoustic guitars, violin, and cello. Scattered throughout, one can find clips of music boxes, shortwave radios, tape machines, and water amongst other sounds.
The band’s live show has become a growing spectacle within the last year, most often involving enchanting video projection. Clean, quiet acoustic guitars playing pretty notes fading in and out throughout the songs, allowing bits of noise, feedback and glitchy blips to build up, break down, and destroy themselves without ever getting too far away from where they started. Such live shows have shared stages with Dan Deacon, The Dodos, Lymbyc Systym, The Album Leaf, Beach House, Menomena, and others.
G H O S T S P R O J E C T
The Ghosts Project is an improvised music ensemble featuring opera singer Minka Wiltz, composer/violinist Paul Mercer (of The Changelings, Brass Knuckle Surfer, Dp3 and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult,) percussionist Davis Petterson (of Dp3, Strezo, Khat and Smoking Section) and bassist and programmer Matt Mansfield (of KingRat, Piper St Sound and Dp3). It is an effort to evoke emotional atmospheres through improvisation on a wide variety of instruments. The style of music is an assimilation of the trio's performing experience, combining elements of western classical music, hindustani, various folk styles, dub and other influences. The debut recording, a live radio broadcast recorded June 30, 2006, is available for purchase, along with an EP of dub and electronic re-constructions of The Ghosts Project music entitled "Ghosts Dub," produced by Matt. Their new album, "Flaming Golden Boar" (excerpts featured above) is also soon to be available on i tunes and many other places online. Check out the tracks above!
SPREE WILSON - www.myspace.com/spreewilsonexperience
TENDABERRY - www.myspace.com/tendaberry
A HIP-HOP/POST-PUNK/SOUL/EXPERIMENTAL EXPERIENCE
Zepubicle Pinball w/ Lazy Magnet
September 20, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: 7
An expanded version of Zepubicle playing musical tribute to the beloved pasttime of pinball. The Zepubicle Players present: Easy In The Water, A Pinball Fête. (A friend named Christy used to say, when tempers flared, "Easy in the water, Flipper!" She was talking about the dolphin, though it's applicable to pinball as well, and has a nice 1970's ring.)
The evening will feature graphic scores guiding the musicans through a playfield of sound inspired by the fantastic acoustic video
games known simply as "pinball." Plungers, tilts, buzzers, bumpers, and 70's style collide and recombine wildly. The performance features
the Southeastern debut of Id M Theft Able from Portland, Maine.
Colin Bragg: guitar, electronics
Marshall Marrotte: bass
Jeff McLeod: guitar, electronics
Id M Theft Able Skot: voice, etc.
with additional sounds by Kyle Dawkins
THESE ARE POWERS * COATHANGERS *JANA HUNTER
September 21, 2008 6:00PM - - - Price: tba
EYEDRUM Sunday September 21 THE COATHANGERS THESE ARE POWERS JANA HUNTER LESSER GONZALAZ ALVAREZ (carpark records) All Ages/Doors 6pm
$5 advance-$5 @ door until 7pm/$8 after
Tight Bros Network and Triple D's have an excellent all ages show for the kids featuring experimental punks from Brooklyn, These Are Powers and local Atlanta garage rock band The Coathangers who will be headlining this grand affair at the venerable Eyedrum gallery. Also on the roster will be psych-folkster Jana Hunter who will have a full band with her at this show and Baltimore's new Carpark artist Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez will open the event beginning at 6:45pm. Tight Bros and Triple D's are fully aware that you guys need some relief at the pump so we are offering a special deal at the door with $5 admission before 7pm while the cover will then be raised to $8 there-after. So get over to Eyedrum early so you can save a three dollars! Tickets for this event are available at the following Ticket Alternative outlets: Criminal Records,Decatur CD,Ella Guru or online at www.ticketalternative.com. Also you can charge by phone at 1-877-725-8849.
FOR MORE UPDATED INFO AND NEWS ON EVENT HAPPENINGS IN THE ATL. visit TIGHTBROS.NET
The Suite Unraveling, Pussy Pirates, Untied States
It’s Saturday night in Brooklyn. Far beyond the reach of the club scene, a crowd of tattooed artists, jazzheads, and DIY scenesters gather on the rooftop of an old factory out in Bushwick. It’s the home base for the Suite Unraveling, a band that even in the wilds of this artists’ neighborhood is entirely unique. Saxophones battle the driving drums, videos play across an old water tower, and fiery redhead Lily Maase shoulders her guitar and begins to play.
The Suite Unraveling is a band that doesn’t quite know what to call itself, which suits Maase just fine; “let them show up at our shows and tell us what it is,” she says. She’s focused on her music, taking her experiences – of growing up in the Southwest, of going to art school in rural Texas, of living in the belly of the urban elephant – and folding them together into fractured, impressionistic, narrative songs.
Though Maase may write the music, the band brings it to life, and her stories takes shape through close collaboration with her bandmates—saxophonists Evan Smith and Peter Van Huffel, bassist Matt Wigton and drummer Fred Kennedy. The resulting music is lively and danceable, raw yet intimate, and leaps easily from jazz to indie rock to the avant garde without losing its own sense of style
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Bosetti, Westbrook,Kahn, Muller
September 27, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: $7
Alessandro Bosetti - Mask Mirror
"A few months ago I wrote a note to myself :
'Try to create a mask that that doesn’t have anything to do with anything.' and kept wondering what that could mean until i started to imagine Mask/Mirror..."
"It is difficult not to treat Mask Mirror, with its randomized garble of words, as a willfully cryptic Oracle of Delphi reincarnated as an Apple laptop. While Bosetti had described the project as "about the aboutness of being about" what Noise got out all of this is that it's devilishly hard not to seek meaning even where it's clear none is forthcoming. Not until the program, in a moment of absurd hilarity, spit forth the word "hamburgers" did it all click: Mask Mirror is a tool for shearing all meaning from language. It's a liberation, of sorts, like the sound version of Rorschach tests: The mind is encouraged to wander freely and delight in words purely for their sound. In the information overload of contemporary times, Mask Mirror's playful rupturing of sense--its nonsense, in other words--is a welcome respite." Raven Baker - Noise/Citypaper
Alessandro Bosetti, composer and sound artist, was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. He works on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication and produced text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves on the line between sound anthropology and composition often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies,trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations. Since he's curious about differences he travels. Just in 2006 he's been living and working in West Africa, China, Taiwan, Holland, Scandinavia, United States , Germany and Italy. For the future he plans to be living and working between Berlin (D), Milano (I) and Baltimore (USA).
Byron Westbrook is a sound/intermedia artist living in
Brooklyn, NY. His audio/video performances as CORRIDORS involve the
distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings
through a multi-channel environment with a focus on energy distilled
from sound and light. He has shared bills with Sawako, Tony Conrad,
Stefan Tcherepnin, Lichens, James Blackshaw, Anette Krebs, Soft
Circle, and Mountains, among many others, and collaborated with Paris-based composer and former Kitchen curator Rhys
Chatham in the drone metal group Essentialist (Table of the Elements),
as well as performed in the ensembles of Phill Niblock, Rhys Chatham,
Glenn Branca and Jonathan Kane.
CORRIDORS is a multi-channel audio/video environment that uses video
projections, amplifiers and speakers strategically placed within a
performance space. It was originally developed as a distribution
system for improvised guitar feedback and has evolved over the last
three years into composed works using varied sound sources through the
system, which is also customized for the individual works. The
project emphasizes how redistributed energy of sound and light in
space to alter perception.
"To call Byron Westbrook a composer of breathtakingly beautiful ambient pieces and drone works is reasonably accurate but painfully
-TimeOut New York
Jason Kahn's work includes sound installation, performance and composition. He was born in New York in 1960, grew up in Los Angeles and relocated to Europe in 1990. He currently lives in Zürich. Kahn performs both solo and in collaborations, using percussion, analog synthesizer or computer in different combinations. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental recordings and creates his sound installations for specific spaces. The focus of these primarily non-visual works lies in the perception of a space through sound.
Whether utilizing bombastic minimalism, dense interplay, or electroacoustic practices, Jon Mueller's approach focuses on a physical dialog between situation and material. He has performed/recorded with: Aranos, Keith Berry, Jarboe, Jason Kahn, Asmus Tietchens, Jack Wright, Carol Genetti, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Pele, Hal Rammel, Tetuzi Akiyama, Jim Schoenecker, Bhob Rainey, Martijn Tellinga, Glenn Kotche, Werner Moebius, Steve Nelson-Raney, Lionel Marchetti, Tatsuya Nakatani, Adam Sonderberg, Thomas Gaudynski, Tim Catlin, Rhys Chatham, Matt Turner, Achim Wollscheid, Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra, and many others.
benefitting the MADHOUSERS
builders of shelter for the homeless
- Liquid Marble
- Steve Seaberg & Friends
- Lucky Stray
- Big City Burlesque
- We are all Nothing and Something
+ a silent art auction in the performance space
"SHELTER" featuring art from CECELIA KANE, ROSE M BARRON, SKIP WILLIAMSON, MARIE M MATTHEWS, BEN SMITH, RAHIM CARLOCK, JOHN TEMPLES, mr, FENTON THOMPSON, SAM RENNAISANCE, JONESY ... more artists tba.