SOMA009 / Keiji Haino / Stephen O'Malley / Oren Ambarchi
NAZORANAI // なぞらない
(courtesy of Massimo/Zu)
TECH RIDER 2011.
1) If the gig happens in winter, please DO NOT use any heating at the
club or in the sleeping place.
If its in the summer, do your best to warm it up as much as possible.
2) Beers should be kept warm and food should always be served cold.
3) Beers will be exclusively by Heineken.
4) We like to sleep next to big full ashtrays , each near a pillow, thanks.
5) Please DO NOT change sheets and blankets from the punk band before
in the dorm.
6) The db limit must be strictly below 90 db
7) Before and after the concert we would love to have a rock DJ
playing records exclusively by Rage Against The Machine. For the DJ, db
limits will not apply of course, he should be louder than the band.
8) We prefer NOT to have hotels, but if it must be, then at least no
single rooms please.
9) We prefer to sleep at student houses that will be throwing the aftershow party.
10) If there are other bands on the bill we‘d like to choose a young
caucasian guitarist reader of The wire with hundreds of pedal effects
11) Please try to be grumpy, do not smile at the band or try to start
any conversation with us.
12) The dressing room should be covered with band stickers and cock
drawings. Everyone is allowed in the dressing room. Expecially drunks.
No-privacy-policy. No keys please.
13) We only eat Kebab.
14) Opening bands MUST always use our drums and amps.
15) The mic on the bassdrum must be a Shure 57 or an equivalent.
16) The mixing desk and all music gear has to be by Behringer
17) If it’s possible we really appreciate a strong flanger effect on
the FOH master .
18) If we ask for backline, the drums must be all wobbly and shaky
and have very used skins.
19) If we ask for backline, the bass amp must have at least one
broken speaker , should overheat as soon as possible, and be a combo.
20) The monitor guy should be grumpy, he must hate us and our music
and look very bored during our set and NEVER look at us.
21) We like to have only full-on strobe lighting and a fog machine, both
running all the time.
22) The sleeping place should be at maximum distance from the venue,
preferably in another city.
23) After load-in, we should be unable park in front of the
venue, parking should be at least 5 km away.
24) We should always be announced as "free-jazz" so that attractive
girls are kept away from the gig.
25) We prefer NOT to be paid after a concert and welcome comments such as "Monday is always a bad night for shows" OR "There was another (better) gig in (a bigger, better venue) in town tonight" OR "Sorry, the show wasn't really advertised".....
26) Where possible we prefer it if venue staff instruct us on how and where to set up our equipment. We also respect the NO LEFT HANDED DRUMMER venue policy when applicable. (We all know repatching the stagebox is a drag).
27) Vegetarians in the band need only be fed bread and/or cheese for sustenance.
28) All monitors MUST be linked ensuring the drummer gets the same mix as the singers/ horn players/ bassist.
29) If you are unable to take a percentage of our merch sales we would prefer to set our stand up somewhere outside the main hall, optimising the chance of having items stolen.
30) When arriving outside the venue at the alotted time after a 14 hour drive we'd appreciate it if the venue was CLOSED as we enjoy wandering the bleak industrial outskirts of towns and cities worldwide.
Pleased to announce 2 new LPs on Ideologic Organ, SOMA010 Sir Richard Bishop "Intermezzo" LP and SOMA006 Mats Lindström "МИГ" LP. Both will be available early July. More information and preorders here: Ideologic Organ.
I'm pleased to annoucne the second in a series of concerts curated by myself at Cafe OTO, London under the Ideologic Organ moniker. MORE INFORMATION/TICKETS
IDEOLOGIC ORGAN #2: PHURPA + COLIN POTTER + SLOMO
Saturday 9 June 2012
Door Times : 8pm
Tickets : £12 advance / £14 on the door
For the first event in Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ series at Cafe OTO Elodie played the quietest set we've ever hosted as the snow fell outside and Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney took us on a trip through the resonant possibilities of ancient harmony. Properly magical!
The second concert in the series promises something very special, too. This time we're bringing over Phurpa from Russia to present their own slowed-down, extra-heavy take on the rgyud-skad tradition of Tantric overtone chanting alongside a rare solo performance by Colin Potter of Nurse with Wound and the bass heavy organ pedal/synth/guitar drone of Slomo (Chris McGrail / Howard Marsden).
Phurpa were responsible for the now sold out first issue on O'Malley's Editions Mego facilitated imprint, the stunning 2LP set 'Trowo Phurnag Ceremony'.
This voyage began in the middle of the 1990's in Moscow, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexei Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet.
The original 2003 lineup of the project that emerged as a result was dubbed Phurpa (one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition), and all the members have carried on with their research in the field of Bon and Buddhist liturgies up to the present day.
Our comrade Bill Herzog recently started a blog about his advintures in vintage furniture and reupholsterey. The man is also known and loved as "The Mayor of Seattle", here's another reason why:
Bill plays bass on the ENSEMBLE PEARL record alongside myself, Michio Kurahara, Atsuo and a few guests (Eyvind Kang, Timba Harris). Album was recorded in Tokyo at FLASH studios late 2009 and finished/mixed with Randall Dunn at AVAST! in Seattle this March. Currently in trust with Bob Weston for mastering. That album should hopefully be released later this year, on a yet unspecified/undecided label. In fact we havent played it for any labels yet! One step at a time...
Hi Folks. I had the wrong date listed for my solo at IMPETUS Lausanne this weekend. The concert is on Sunday the 29th, not the 28th. Godflesh play on Saturday!!!!!!
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Loving this LP. Released when I was 12 years old, just heard it today for the first time.
There should be an appendix to this film with the Godflesh parking lot interview from "Hard & Heavy 14" (1991), when some cromagnon drives by playing "South of Heaven".
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