Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We Want a Rock...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September ends...

It's been a very eventful month. Lots of work, lots of play. Some highs and lows too.

If you like jazz, you might enjoy the "Jazz Baroness". It's a bit like a follow-up to "Straight No Chaser". Tune in if you like Thelonius Monk.

If you were at the Empire Music Hall for the Cashier No. 9 + Robyn G Shiels show the other night, you probably heard some of the following:
doors open 8.40
the frames - you were always on my mind
adem - everything you need
shugo tokumaru - rum hee (deerhoof remix)
animal colective - prospect humer
wes montgomery - california dreaming
the bittersweets - hurtin' kind
captain beefheart - diddy wah diddy
babe ruth - the mexican
pj harvey - m-bike
vampire weekend - everywhere (fleetwoodmac)
les savy fav - rodeo
ash - petrol
bo diddley - hey bo diddley
enon - for the sum of it
beck - tropicalia
chicks on speed - warm leatherette
caustic window - pigeon st
wayne smith - under me sleng teng
pm dawn - set adrift on memory bliss
the cure - close to me (closest mix)
stone roses - she bangs the drums (remix)
asiwyfa - set guitars to kill
robocop kraus - fashion
hot hot heat - get in or get out
futureheads - hounds of love

after robyn g shiels band
desert hearts - florida keys
aerosmith - rats in the cellar
jon spencer - attack
adebisi shank - snakehips
zoot woman - the model
the kinks - you really got me
metronomy - my heart rate rapid
minotaur shock - vigos bay
dry county - attention

after cashier no. 9
prince - alphabet street
jacques dutronc - les cactus
q-feel - dancing in heaven
booker t & the MGs - green onions
beck - broken beats
gloria jones - tainted love
os mutantes - meina meana
LCD Soundsystem - daft punk is playing at my house
Kim wylde - kids in america
frankie valley - beggin'

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Damo Suzuki + Tiny Vipers - Oscillations - 070909

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Documenta + Girls Names - Oscillations - 060909

Girls Names - rock n' roll.

Documenta - drone pop.

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Man From Uranus - Oscillations - 040909

When I arrived at soundcheck for the Man From Uranus show I noticed something unusual. Phil the synth using headliner was banging his sampler on the table. It had stopped making sounds. Some people would have said that was a major problem, and throw their hands up and went home; this guy decided to soldier on.

He asked if anyone had some other equipment he could use. Simon the soundman fetched a drum machine, a copycat and space echo. I let him use my pitch shifter delay and bass synth pedals. Along with his stylophone and bug brand synth he was going to do an improv set. I felt inspired.

We watched the film "One Man In The Band" I played a few tunes. the Good Soop DJs played a variety of styles of tunes from smooth to bouncy. The night ended with some loud electronic tones that spun between martian marching music and lullabies remixed to soundtrack nightmares.

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Barry Cullen - Archive Remix

The exhibition went well. people arrived. Looked at the pieces. Listened, talked, asked questions, drank wine. Modified versions will be shown on culture night.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Upcoming Events - Catalyst Arts + Oscillations 2009

Some events I'll be taking part in over the next few nights, check the links for more info:

Barry Cullen: Archive Remix - Catalyst Arts Belfast / Thursday 030909
Audio visual Installation + performance

Oh No! - Ulster's Hidden Reverse - Black Box, Belfast / Thursday 030909
Audio visual exhibition (+limited edition CD launch)

Man From Uranus - The Menagerie, belfast / Friday 040909
Concert + film (support from BEW + Good Soop DJs)

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