Sunday, October 26, 2008
MARL KARX ('PUNK) - http://www.mediafire.com/?mwyj2jmnvjm
TRIBAL POLICE (FIRST SHOW FOR FRIENDS) - http://www.mediafire.com/?zzxz3myvziz
BOY BRIGHTLULB (SOLO LOOP GUITAR OF GREAT INTEREST) -http://www.mediafire.com/?dyudddyhlno
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Unique Oil Free Air is a solo project of one Adam. He starts his set in the corner of the car park as it's where the power point is situated. Some purple flowers have been scattered around said area, floating in puddles left by the weather that's gone and wet today. Adam's music is fed through a belt of pedals before him and out through a tiny practice amp. As he activate more pedals, the sounds become mor dense and demented. It's not long though before a man working inside the building we are leeching power from comes out and kindly asks he stop. Only around five people witness his set. Four minutes.
MAGICAL KITTEN (MANIC ACOUSTI-EXPRESSION)
As we've been asked to leave, Rohan (Magical Kitten) leads us over to another corner of the carpark, to a chainlink fence where trains often pass. Before this change in location, Rohan was planning to do a screamy delay pedal set, but we were now without electricity. So, he did an acoustic set on the fly. He sits at the bottom of the chain link fence and scatters his stuff around him. A now modest audience of around 7-8 stand around. Rohan starts his set by blowing through the top of a recorder, playing some shrieking high notes, before going into a state of visible panic, thrashing at the borrowed cymbals around him, among lot's of other things. The tribal nature of his music works really well with the industrial nature of our surroundings, trains passing, barbed wire. Really good, recording turned out really well also. Three minutes.
AUCHENFLOWER RED LIGHT DISTRICT (POST INDUSTRIAL MINIMALISM)
ARLD is another one of Jamie Hume's projects. I've seen him do an ARLD set before, only that time he was in a relatively stable enviroment (The Forest cafe space). For tonight's set, we are on private property, and have already provoked those who inhabit buildings around us. So Jamie's percussive set of beat ignorant cymbal crashing is ultimately more exciting. He tosses the broken cymbals around haphazardly, even with a certain flair for the disregard to to space around him. He ends his set when the cymbals are thrown over the chainlink fence I referred to earlier. Rohan scales the barbed wire and retrieves them. Two minutes.
MAGICAL KITTEN AND AUCHENFLOWER RED LIGHT DISTRICT (FAIR COLLAB)
After Jamie's set, more people arrive, and it is decided we all go back to where we were originally told to leave from, where Jamie and Rohan could do a duel encore, this time with electricity. Rohan screams into a microphone with delay pedals and all sorts, while Jamie throws his cymbals around. Then the same guy from before comes out of the building again, this time turning off the power himself. Rohan's delay effects are stripped from him midscream. Thirty seconds.
THERE MAY BE PICS SOON
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tonight's set was essentially the same agenda as the michelton show, only differing slightly, with perhaps the enviroment to credit. The police had already stopped by before anyone had started to warn against noises' loud, so theres maybe another factor WHAT IS THE USE OF ANALYSIS LISTEN TO THE RECO)))RDING Fifteen minutes.
For reasons I think being that two bands tonight under different or slightly altered names played a show the night before together at rics, the masking instead of subtracting bar revenue from a bar venue + bands left it on the shoulders and pulling power of name's original. The first band in question being musical pairing of brisband vets Ian Rogers and Alex Gillies AKA No Anchor. Their set as Black Birches began with Alex manning the drumkit as per usual, Ian on the floor nearby using a laptop, noise purposes. A slow build up eventually saw Ian pick up his bass guitar essentially turning what could have very nearly passed off as a new act (sic) entirely (laptop 'n drum duo Black Birches) into a No Anchor set, complete with solid block bass and powerrrrr. Down and up and down. Fourteen minutes.
YUSUKE AKAI AND NIK MAYER-MILLER (JITTERY GUITAR/DRUM SAVANTS)
AMAZING. Set was like, A LESSON. TOTALLY captivating, recording turned out really well. Yusuke plays guitar like he has completely ignored any sort of formal guitar training, unless it was training of this school in which case KUDOS because FUCKING GOOD! Nik rolls around his towelled down kit as if mentally falling down a set of very percussive stairs IE. REALLY GOOD. NOT ENOUGH CAN BE SAID BUT HERE I AM PS DOWNLOAD THIS. Eleven minutes.
SECRET BIRDS (JAM CHAMELEON BAND)
To further fit with tonight's curated lineup and theme(s) (that being doom/kraut rock), Secret Birds play tonight as an organic, solid, repetitive kraut rock band. Performing with D.black on guitar (as per usual) were a bassist, another guitarist, a drummer and Tom Hall himself operating something electrical, a keyboard perhaps. Droned on a bit, but that's the nature of der genre. Heil!. Twenty minutes.
SPARTAK QUARTET (SPARTAK + MEMBER)
Second band under circumstances altering their name. Band of course is actually Spartak, but to be fair have another member present during set tonight. Spartak approach the guitar/drum band in a fresh way where musically the guitar lays a bed of soft, synthy passages where the drummer will spasm over his kit-over the top of guitar bed lain down. So the drums are essentially the centerpiece, and rightfully so!. Drummer utilizes his surroundings (read, a ceiling beam) to get more percussion out of his role. That is, when he's not using every space possible on the kit he sits at. Really cool. The extra member didn't really have any audible contributions to their set, though maybe that was due to him setting up very far away from Spartak themselves. Seventeen minutes.
This so called "super group" features all the members of Blank Realm plus Joel Stern and the guitarist from Tad Guru Band. The set features two guitarists, mini trumpet (?), keyboards, drums and bass. The set starts with a funky dance beat and structured interesting bass which connects well with the guitar. The undertones of droning piano and guitar from the Tad Guru member contrasts well with the "dancey" music and gives it another interesting layer. Finally, the high pitched trumpet "solos" from Joel Stern bring the music to a more improvised 'Audiopollen' feel. Sarah's vocals sound like a mediation and create a STERN background noise. The set is enjoyed by the audience and various audience members dance along. All over it contrasts well with the overall dancey feel of the bands at Audiopollen tonight. Eighteen minutes.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Max starts off his set as only he can using the immediate/live element of his set up, his guitar. Each of his songs start in a gentle manner, and for the most part stay true to the delicate nature of the 'emotion dwelt on, mostly staying within chord structures. Set comes in three movements of around 10 minutes each. During the final of the three, Max loops some percussive strumming of dead notes to great effect. It is within my knowledge that that was in fact, improvised. Twenty Eight Minutes.
PLEASE DEFACE THIS ARTWORK (PEDAL SHOW)
Please Deface This Artwork are two men with guitars, pedals and time. They play music in the same sort of vein as previous act Piers, only less structured. That's not to say there is any shortage in structure though. One of the two keep the set focused with a perpetual rhythm guitar, usually playing slow passages ETC for the other to tool around with his collection of pedals, which not only filled the small space on the floor in front of him, but a shelf on his right.
The two guitars are usually on the same level, which is a bit of a let down given the range of pedals which could be making a hellish noise-storm given the chance. The better moments of this marathon session were those where it was possible to hear the effects in well, effect. Thirty Eight minutes.
MARL KARX (INSECURE TOGETHER)
First show we've been able to use our own drumkit. Fourteen Minutes.
RYAN POTTER + HEART FLEW LIKE AN ARROW (SONGER SONGWRITER PLUS SHADE OF COLLAB)
Ryan Potter fronts Nikko, tonight he played a solo set of what I think were Nikko songs? Though I'm not too sure. Adam (Heartflew) contributes to an extent. Ryan plays his guitar and voice. The recording cuts off near the end. Seventeen Minutes.
CURED PINK RADIO (CONSERVATO)))RIUM OF MUSIC)
A high pitched squeal of amp noise is fashioned into an intro to the set, immediately alluring. Andrew moans over the top in a high falsetto, to an eerie effect. That caves into the running theme of Andrew's sets, low frequency bass drone churning out of his expensive stack amp deal. Andrew stands solemn, alone with drone for a stretch, until a two note vehicle driven by pure angst and indifference to existence snaps the audience to attention. Caves back into drone, and the set fades away in that nature, but not before his primal scream is reverberated through the pickups of his strat copy, becomes one with the floor. Eighteen minutes.
all photos by ADAM ROGERS, HENCE WHY NONE OF RYAN AND HEARTFLEW