Wednesday, 12 June 2013
The compilation CD album "Epicurean Escapism II" ill be released on Saturday June 15. The album features exclusive material by all those performing at the Epicurean Escapism II Event in Berlin this coming Saturday. Also in the release is a DVD of films by Con-Dom.
Go to www.transformed.de for details on how to get a copy - or turn up on saturday night!
Monday, 10 June 2013
alice kemp / germseed: 1 minute autohypnosis project: Germseed has contributed a little something to the Mute Sound 1 minute autohypnosis project .
Sunday, 9 June 2013
The next MuhMur radio programme is broadcast on the 13th of June. Thursday, 9pm. It is available to listen to on 102.5FM in the Torbay/South Hams area or streaming live on www.soundartradio.org.uk on the ol'Internet. It is because I will be Berlin bound on the 13th that I pre-recorded the show at a secret location in Paignton today.. at a studio that will now be known as "The Last House On The Left".
Due to the fact that I will not be there to ramble on and mumble down a microphone, this programme has no "chat" - it is 100% sound! (Enjoy). The programme has its' regular features, there is a classic from the new wave era in the shape of "Otto M" by Clock DVA and on this day features a track from the Nurse With Wound album "Insect & Individual Silenced" which was released on June 13 1982. There is also an exclusive track recorded especially for "MuhMur" from Finnish masters Grey Park.
1 : My Trip : September Nothing.
2 : My Trip : I Am Abandoned.
3 : My Trip : I Am Cancer.
4 : My Trip : Abstinence Insects.
(All 4 pieces from the "Scattered" tape (Worthless Recordings) 2013).
5 : Tusen Ar Under Jord : Sorgsendomet Fodos (Hibiskofon) 2013.
6 : Nurse With Wound : Alvin's Funeral (The Milk was Delivered In Black Bottles) (United Dairies) 1982.
7 : Poena : Linkboden (Belaten) 2013.
8 : Grey Park : Untitled Piece (Not On Label) exclusive for MuhMur Radio.
9 : Clock DVA : Otto M. (Contempo Records) 1992.
Thanks go (again) to Dave Mutch for fine engineering and editing the programme.
1: En Route to the secret location.
2: Relaxing in between tracks!
***** www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/muhmur-radio-broadcast-june-2013/ *****
Sunday, 2 June 2013
I have just finished reading the excellent new magazine "Noise Receptor". A new magazine in the arena to compliment "As Loud As Possible", "Night Science", "Terror", "Special Interests" and "Turbulent Times". "Noise Receptor" is produced by Richard Stevenson in Australia. I remember the name from when he used to edit "Spectrum"back in the 1990's, an archive of which is still available on the Internet at www.spectrummagarchive.wordpress.com - well worth a browse.
"Noise Receptor" started as a blog, but as I am not a great sitter downer at the computer and read about noise kind of guy I've never discovered it. I like physical product! Issue number one concentrates on Trepaneringsritualen with an in depth 10 page interview covering the concept of TxRxP and his releases as well as touching on his previous projects (Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words) and talking about the Belaten label and distribution. The magazine also has artwork by Thomas Ekelund spread out between the pages. It is a fascinating and unputdownable read....
Twenty Eight pages are dedicated to reviews - good in depth reviews, but 28 does seem to be a little OTT. Richard states that he sees the physical magazine as an "in depth" interview + reviews appendage to the blog..but 28 pages is rather a lot. Of course there are the TxRxP release reviews (which could have gone directly after the interview ... maybe with a full Thomas Ekelund discography?) and some interesting new names to discover. Abre Ojos & Desiderlil Marginis being top of the list. Richard seems to mainly review releases from Malignant Records + Force Majeure, but that is OK - both labels release fine stuff!
The magazine is 56 pages thick and limited to 200 copies. (They are numbered). They cost 10 Australian dollars direct from www.noisereceptor.wordpress.com or in the UK from Peripheral Records, who is charging £12 (which seems a little steep to me). I got my copy from Belaten - with a load of cassettes to save on postage.
If you like Trepaneringsritualen and the work of Thomas Ekelund this magazine is essential.
Interesting things happening in Cornwall this month. On the 7th of June Nigel Ayers and Alice Kemp will perform as part of the "Resound" Festival. The event is FREE and taking place at the Acorn Theatre. Alice will be presenting "Decay & Persistence" from 6:45pm in the foyer. There is a soundtrack to the performance available on the excellent Fragment Factory label soon. And in the evening (from 9:20pm) Nigel Ayers will be performing live in the theatre itself. Essential.
On the Saturday (8th of June) Alice Kemp will be performing in the Acorn Theatre from 7:00 pm. Again, entrance is free.
If you're daft enough to have a facebook account, there's an event page with "line-up" there.
Friday, 31 May 2013
Sultry summer nights at Dartington Hall. Beautiful. Using public transport (the 149 Country Bus Service) to get to the Soundart radio station means I have a couple of hours to kill before starting the programme. Usually I'll sit and chat with Dave (Mutch, the engineer / producer / ships captain) and drink a little, but these summer nights are ideal for taking a stroll around the estate gardens ... They put deckchairs out on the lawn to enjoy a drink and read - I finished off reading the excellent "Noise Receptor" magazine.
So, onto the programme. No session or exclusive this week ... with going up to Lincoln and trying to start to make sounds for Berlin on the 13th, I played it safe and just played a few of my favourite records, put them in my bag and made my way to the bus stop kind of thing ...
I have the show downloaded onto my computer but I am still having a problem uploading onto Mixcloud. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.
1 : The Anti Group : "Magnesia" (Side Effects Records) 1988.
2 : Land:Fire : "Intense Light" (Tesco Organisation) 2004.
3 : Plurals : "You Are Horses" (Striate Cortex) 2010.
4 : Inade : "Crackling Void" (Membrum Debile Propaganda) 1998.
5 : Inade : "Nomina Nuda Tenemus" (LOKI Foundation) 2013.
6 : Tactile : "Grief" (Divine Frequency Records) 2005.
7 : Coil : "Are You Shivering" (Chalice) 1999.
8 : Cabaret Voltaire : "Photophobia" (Rough Trade Records) 1979.
9 : Eric Random : "Skin Deep" (New Hormones) 1981.
10 : Column One : "Introitum" (Substantia Innominata) 2013.
11 : Maeror Tri : "Take My Hope To Fertile Fields" (Manifold Records) 1999.
12 : Psychic TV : "Just Drifting (Midnight)" (WEA Records/Some Bizarre) 1982.
13 : Ultravox! : "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (Island Records) 1977.
14 : Kanttoripoika : "Guiro" (Record Deals) 2010.
15 : Mnem : "Dabfall Morto" (Some Place Else) 1999.
16 : B Movie : The Soldier Stood Alone" (Dead Good Records) 1980.
17 : Anenzephalia : Weltgleichschaltung 2006" (Teito Sound Company) 2006.
18 : Psychic TV : "Just Drifting" (WEA Records/Some Bizarre) 1982.
The next show is on June 13 and will feature mainly cassettes as the show will be pre-recorded and I will have access to a working cassette player. June 13 sees me travelling North to London for the flight to Berlin. A link below means I have cracked the uploading problem ...
Thanks for listening.
1: DJ's choice!
2: Adventures In Basketry.
3: Dartington Hall Garden Furniture.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Another one of my stealth and mistral trips to the East Midlands, I was there over the recent Bank Holiday weekend catching up with old friends and visiting the parents .... Being a Bank Holiday weekend (unfortunately) there weren't that many shops open, just the usual tourist trap houses...still, I managed to pick up a copy of the "Street To Street - A Liverpool Album" compilation LP on Open Eye Records for pennies from a charity shop.
The only secondhand vinyl shop I could find was closed, so I cannot give a full report - but at least Lincoln does have a secondhand vinyl emporium. Back in the 1980's secondhand vinyl in Lincoln meant Andy Dobbs' stall on Lincoln market and Mary's on Broadgate, Mary's closed in the mid 1980's and along came New Kid On The Block Vince Ramsey. First with a shared shop with Andy on Tentecroft Street before moving to Hungate and opening "Planet Of Sound". Andy moved to the Sunday market near RAF Scampton. By the turn of the century a few secondhand record shops had come and gone but Vince was still about with his "Planet Of Sound", now moved to the Gowts Bridge area of Lincoln. I was recently told that Vince had closed shop and gone onto EBay selling, but this is unconfirmed.
And there endeth the brief history of Lincoln's secondhand record shops.
"Back To Mono" is a large shop in "The Mall" a small indoor shopping precinct situated at the bottom of Steep Hill (or at the top of the High Street depending on from where you approaching). Old Lincoln folk might remember this place as "The Mini-Market". There were Cabaret Voltaire and The Specials record sleeves on the walls, but as the shop was closed I couldn't comment on stock variety or price - but if you ever are at a loose end in Lincoln, I am certain the shop'll be worth a visit.
1: "Back To Mono" shop front.
2: Meeting up with Britannia Anonymous Society (aka Mick McDaid) at The Vic on Union Road.