Radio Resistencia with live Europ Europ and Diverting Duo

RR_logoSunday 22nd of November there will be a new Radio Resistencia session in the  afternoon. This time with Europ Europ from Norway and Diverting Duo from Italy.

Europ Europ is of course no stranger to followers of Enfant Terrible and listeners of Radio Resistencia alike… Europ Europ has performed before at a radio recording session and of course quite some music from these Norwegian post-industrialists was released through ET…

Diverting Duo is a shoegaze/new wave/indie outfit from Italy… dream pop is another genre name fitting their music…

Below this post a song/video from Diverting Duo and below that one of Europ Europ…

We start as always at 15.00 hour CET and I will put on the last tune around 18.00 hour CET… entrance is free and drinks are cheap… all of this takes place at Kapitaal in the centre of Utrecht… see you there (if you are around)!

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Horizon – 16 October – live: Ian Martin + Neugeborene Nachtmusik + Bare Bones, Lay Low

On friday the 16th of October I play some tunes together with dj Down The Rabbit Hole at an event organised by him/Ordo Viatorum… which is also a new label starting soon… run by dj Down The Rabbit Hole and Neugeborene Nachtmusik…

Performing live that night are Neugeborene Nachtmusik… check his debut LP which was released earlier this year and Ian Martin… part of Kaval of course… but probably more famous for his elektro/psych electronic music… the third live act is Bare Bones, Lay Low… doing his weird and trippy (lo-fi) psychedelic stuff…

Expect a night filled with post-industrial, ambient and psychedelic electronic music…

We start at 19.30 at Club Solo, Kloosterlaan 138, Breda, NL

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Summer Is Almost Gone

gooiland_MKII_backIt seems summer is almost gone… but it also means I am back on track with all Enfant Terrible activities… and I am very happy to announce that the three delayed Gooiland Elektro records by FOQL, FFFC and Monocorpse are now ready… I will start shipping from monday 24th of August onwards…

The waiting has been worth it as the records look amazing and sound great in my opinion… it means a break with the previous Gooiland Elektro output but in someways it is a continuation too of course… it is for you to find out in what way and such…

You can order the record here…  or from various selected (web)shops soon…

Also I recorded a dj set of about one hour for the French internet radio station Radio S&SR… my set start at 1:01:11 (the first hour is by the resident dj of the radio show)… you can listen to it here… all kinds of old school and new school (post) industrial sounds… sorry for the jingles of the radio station interrupting the trip I prepared for you…

Enjoy the last days of summer!

 

 

 

New exciting sounds: Duhkha and Weather Report

Duhkha_cvrFor the adventurous listeners out there recently two absolute stunning records came out… and the funny thing is neither of these amazing pieces of music were composed… and I am not a big fan of improvisational music most of the time… this as it often lacks a real narrative in my opinion… or maybe I just listen to the wrong improvisational music?

Anyway the Duhkha debut LP “Mariyammal” is not a real piece of improvisation music… the description on the website of the new label label Idéoblaste which released the record states that the project was created and curated by Benjamin Bex… I hope you remember his excellent album “Rosegger”… but… curated… that is an interesting approach to create music… and one I can totally understand… as I think about the work for my label also as being that one of a curator… especially for the compilation albums…

Benjamin Bex has for the Duhkha project recorded mechanical sound machines (by an artist called Pierre Cordeeff) and cello improvisations (by musician Nathalie Ponneau). Next to that two turntablism artists contributed a soundscape and another musician shared some real time audio synthesis… Bex then assembled and reworked all of this and added acoustic guitar, piano and vocals…

This sounds all very artistic and it is… but often these kind of pretentious projects end with music most people do not understand and/or cannot enjoy at all… and that is maybe the best part about this record… as the result is simply mind blowing music!

I am sure you can imagine it is hard to describe the exact sound and all of this record… but think of  a mix of (60’s) modern classical music and the weird post-industrial pop tunes of Europ Europ… it is not only the voice of Bex which reminds me of Europ Europ… it is also the scratching sounds and dissonant elements… the mechanical part is evident as you feel like the music could be operated by one big weird old machine (Intonarumori?) which is hand controlled by some sort of steering wheel… and this is why it also reminds me at times of the music created with a bicycle by Good Cop / Naughty Cop…

This album is a true experience… music you need to listen to with attention… music which demands you to listen to with attention…

weatherreport_cvrThe same goes for the improvisational album “Weather Report” by Rinji Fukuoka, Michel Henritzi and Luca Massolin… I must admit I never heard of these musicians before…

“Weather Report” could have been composed music as it is hard to believe that an improvisation could lead to such a strong narrative and experience… like the Duhkha album the music at times reminds me of Good Cop / Naughty Cop… due to some sounds which come across as created by some sort of mechanical machine… like a bike for example…

On the other hand this album could appeal to people who like the last Dirty Beaches album “Stateless”… only “Weather Report” has more layers and is more complex… and due to this it is also less typical ambient music which could fade away to the background… the two long pieces are evolving all the time and is pulling you in never to let loose until the music stops…

These two records will get you through summer without boring you for a second! I have a few copies for sale of both at Enfant Terrible webshop