11/7 – Fossils, Howard Stelzer, Middle Kingdom + more

23 October 2011 xdementia No Comment

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The Artists

Fossils (Ontario, Canada)

Fossils – Live @ Silent Barn 2010

On this November 2011 U.S. tour Fossils consists of David Payne (tapes, mics, electronics) & Rob Michalchuk (alto sax, trumpet, clarinet). David Payne began building his Fossils empire back in 2004. Since that time Fossils has colonized the underground circuit with a steady flow of ultra-limited tapes/cdrs, many of them through David’s own Middle James Co imprint. The Fossils sound is always one of formless despair. Churning low-grade electronics, primitive tape manipulations, and an aura of stoned reverie are all genuine signatures. (Graham Lambkin, 2010)

Howard Stelzer (Cambridge, MA)

Howard Stelzer – Irises and Silver

Howard Stelzer has been active as a composer and performer of electronic music since 1992. His work exploits the unique sonic and physical qualities of cassette tapes and tape players… gritty amplified hiss, the squeal and hum of taxed motors, plastic clatter, and play speed altered by pressure from fingers applied to the tapes’ reels. He runs the Intransitive Recordings label, which has published CDs by artists like Failing Lights, Nerve Net Noise, Lionel Marchetti, Jason Lescalleet, Lethe, and many more. Stelzer’s first cookbook Beer Cocktails (co-authored with his wife, Ashley) will be published in Spring 2012 by the Harvard Common Press. Stelzer has lived in the greater Boston area since escaping from Florida in 1998.

Howard Stelzer’s set will likely be three songs, for a total of 25 minutes or so consisting of rough noise and tape music, short songs and long boring amplified motor drones.

Middle Kingdom (Boston, MA)

Middle Kingdom – Striation

Middle kingdom formed in 2010. Formed around home made gear and meandering guitars MK has been described as “sounding like a airplane crashing into a mountain in slow motion”. While primarily a noise project, MK has also created installations, performed in galleries and once, played a show in a field for an audience of two horses, a pony and a goat. MK has a forth coming tape (eventually) coming out on the Sacred Phrases label.

Middle Kingdom’s live sounds are culled from a homemade synth, a guitar and a pile of assorted homemade junk. While every set is a little different we typically play one or two long form drone pieces that feature looped melodies, glitchy circuits and reverb soaked guitars.

Typical White Male (Allston, MA)

Typical White Male – clav090211

A working man’s soundtrack or comfort tunes he needs on his way home from shoveling tar into streets overnight.
I am not paying any attention to the fact that you may be listening. A typical white male is not one to create intelligent, often obnoxious walls of frequencies on purpose.
Yet this one is.
Keep trying to conference call on your blackberry with a fire truck and that bro-bar when the celtics are playing.
just kidding. go lay in a dumpster. i don’t give a shit. typical white male is whitehouse meets jack johnson.
Some mixtures of frequencies pounding back and forth,
bleeding into a harsh panning of really high freqs ( like the kind that makes you need to clench your eyes and tilt your head)
then a union worker drives his streamroller through the wall and i play that for the next 5 minutes.
i am an asshole asking the people in the audience why they arent somewhere else doing something more important like fighting some cause or masturbating or having kids
depression confusion discomfiture my mic speakers the crowd and myself.

Korriban (Southern, NH)

Korriban – Untitled

Korriban creates a bleak minimal atmosphere. Drone, radio frequencies, samples and analog noise.Sounds for after the collapse.

Korriban will be crafting sounds from various synthesizers including a korg monotribe, korg microsampler, korg sh-32.

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