Friday, December 9, 2016

EDGAR (ANIMO) - PANDIDE


  • edgar (animo): pandide
        (2016, cd, bel, dear deer records)
Although "Pandide" is the fourth release by Edgar (Animo), I wasn't familiar with their previous output. And that's something that I have to correct as soon as possible as "Pandide" is a pleasant introduction.

Parts in French, parts in Dutch, and other parts completely instrumental. It seems that Edgar (Animo) is a perfect example of Belgian culture. Guitar-oriented with a bit of jazz flavour.
Out on the Dear.Deer.Records label.

In concert at Magasin 4 in Brussels tonight (Dec 9).

CD available from Mandaï.



THEO HOLDT

http://www.theoholdt.com/

Theo Holdt's work got used as artwork for the recent Zappa / Mothers album "Meat Light".




ZAPPA / MOTHERS - MEAT LIGHT

One of my favourite Zappa albums recently received the "FZ Audio Documentary" treatment.
"Meat Light" presents the original 1969 vinyl mix of "Uncle Meat", an "Original Sequence" mix as prepaired by Frank Zappa and Dick Kunc, plus a bunch of material from the Zappa Vault.

And it sounds superb.
Great artwork as well. Fragments of paintings by Theo Holdt.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

DWALMACAT 668

This week's Dwalmacat radio show :

https://beta.mixcloud.com/Dwalmacat/dwalmacat-668/

BUSH TETRAS – Cowboys in Africa
KAMAGURKA & DE VLAAMSE PRIMITIEVEN – Ik ben twee Amerikanen
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON – Deconstruction
EDWARD KA-SPEL – And the Lord said „Rise”
CAMBERWELL NOW – Wheat futures
FELIX KUBIN UND DAS MINERALORCHESTER – Fischrevue
FRANCIS BEBEY – Fleur tropicale
S.P.K. - Invocation
BEAK& - I know
SOFT MACHINE – Save yourself
TED MILTON - Mini–bar
PJ HARVEY – A place called home
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – Afterhours
JOHN LENNON – How do you sleep?
BOBVAN – Memory


FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA

Swiss band Fido Plays Zappa will tour Germany next February / March.
Plus one concert in The Netherlands.
These guys are good, so check your calendar !




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

DOOMSDAY STUDENT - A SELF-HELP TRAGEDY

  • doomsday student: a self-help tragedy
       (2016, cd, usa, skin graft records)
From the Doomsday Student website (www.doomsdaystudent.com):
Doomsday Student stand unabashedly center stage and present as if in the throes of an exorcism, or perhaps a nervous breakdown. Blazoning music pregnant with anxiety-inducing guitar wails, curiously plucked patterns and rhythms, and lyrics that read as personal anecdotes and/or confessions, Doomsday Student is Eric Paul, Stephen Mattos, Craig Kureck, and Paul Vieira.

Experimental rock band Doomsday Student has just released "A Self-Help Tragedy". It's Doomsday Student's third release.  The vinyl version is out on Three One G Records, the CD on Skin Graft Records.
http://threeoneg.com/  -  http://www.skingraftrecords.com/

I like it.

Available from Mandaï:
www.mandai.be

Here's 'Angry Christmas' from the brand-new "A Self-Help Tragedy".
Just in time for the holidays.



ZAPPATIKA IN CONCERT

January 13, 2017, Zappatika will be performing the music of Frank Zappa at the 'QBus Club' in Leiden, NL.

 Here's the new line-up,
in concert last November.

TOON TELLEGEN & CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN - WIJ WETEN WIE WIJ ZIJN...


Toon Tellegen writes children's books. Short stories about the wonderful world of humanlike animals: about a grasshopper who runs a shop, or about an ant that goes on a journey.
His work is also appreciated a lot by adults (like me!) as most of his stories have bizarre twists and a moral or even philosophical depht.

About 10 years ago, Corrie van Binsbergen started her "Writers In Concert" series. Writers would read from their work while Corrie (and her band) provided the lecture with a soundtrack. The series kicked off with Toon Tellegen.

"Wij Weten Wie Wij Zijn..." collects four "Writer In Concert" albums that Corrie van Binsbergen did with Toon Tellegen. Three of them have been previously released (in 2004, 2007 and 2013). Number four, "Het Vertrek Van De Mier" is new.



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MICHEL HATZIGEORGIOU






DAZZLING KILLMEN - FACE OF COLLAPSE

  • dazzling killmen: face of collapse
        (2016, 2lp, usa, skin graft records)
Here's something special !
The Dazzling Killmen were formed in 1990 by Nick Sakes, Darin Gray and Blake Fleming. At the time the trio (or quartet as they were joined by Tim Garrigan around the same time) released a 7" and an LP on the Skin Graft Records label.
The album was the band's second (and last) LP and was entitled "Face Of Collapse". It displayed some sort of progressive rock with screamy punk vocals.

Skin Graft is re-releasing "Face Of Collapse" and added a second disc with bonus material on one side and special picture disc artwork on the other side. The package comes with a 16-page book and some more extras.

Out on:
http://www.skingraftrecords.com/

Available from Mandaï
www.mandai.be