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SIR RICHARD BISHOP & Screening of IN SEARCH OF BLIND JOE DEATH

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Slowboy freut sich gemeinsam mit der Filmwerkstatt auf
Sir Richard Bishop! Seit 25 Jahren Gitarrist der Sun City Girls, Amerikas bedeutendster, kontroversester und radikalster Avantgardisten, kommt eine musikalische Legende endlich nach Düsseldorf. Richard gilt als musikalischer Querdenker, Philosoph und virtuoser Gitarrero, dessen Stil geprägt ist von spanisch/arabischen Einflüssen und seinen Studien in Indien. Gerne zum Übervater der Acid-Folk Bewegung apostrophiert, zeigt Bishop ganz eigene Einsichten : „I don’t know much about folk, but a lot about freak.“ Experimental Freak Out ! an den Pforten der Wahrnehmung!

“Sir Richard Bishop was a founding member (along with brother Alan) of ethnic-improv pioneers and DIY tricksters Sun City Girls, who during their 26-year reign had over 50 full length albums, plus over 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7” records. That being said, Richard has spent more than a quarter century perplexing, amazing, and alienating audiences exactly as planned. In early 2005, Richard (as Sir Richard Bishop) began extensive touring as a solo artist, performing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. Though known mostly for his acoustic playing, he has recently been performing with electric guitars in a solo setting. Bishop’s guitar explorations often reflect the shadow worlds of India, North Africa and the Middle East, and other points along the Gypsy trail, though many strange and experimental forms have crept into the live shows as of late. One can usually recognize the influences of Omar Khorshid, Django Reinhardt, Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar in his playing, though he has fused these and many other influential elements into his own unique style. Bishop was also a co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies label, whose mission is dedicated to acquiring and releasing obscure sights and sounds from Africa, India, S.E. Asia and beyond, began in 2003 and currently has over 65 releases to its credit.”

Das sagt die New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/arts/music/sir-richard-bishop-at-the-issue-project-room.html?smid=tw-nytimesmusic&seid=auto&_r=0

Wir zeigen ausserdem einen Film über John Fahey.

IN SEARCH OF BLIND JOE DEATH: THE SAGA OF JOHN FAHEY

https://tamarackproductions.squarespace.com/in-search-of-blind-joe-death-the-saga-of-john-fahey

EYE CHOKING AURAL STABS – THE ART RECORDS OF HAZE XXL

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Samstag 2. November ab 16 Uhr

NOISE – das Wort in großen Buchstaben zierte über viele Jahre hinweg das Logo des Plattenlabels AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS aus Minneapolis und stand so für eine eigene Ästhetik. Nicht Punk, nicht Hardcore, nicht Indie, sondern Noise Rock entsprang der alten Handgranatenkiste, die TOM HAZELMYER während seiner Zeit in der US Army als Lager für die Singles auf seinem Label nutze. Es war die Zeit kurz vor der Grunge Explosion, als sich Bands wie HALO OF FLIES, MUDHONEY, HELMET, MELVINS, COWS, U-MEN, TAR und GOD BULLIES auf AMREP wiederfanden und dem Label eine Art Markenzeichen verschafften, das später durch BOSS HOG, UNSANE, HAMMERHEAD und CHOKEBORE weitergetragen wurde. Die Bands ähnelten sich nicht unbedingt in einem gemeinsamen Sound, sondern vielmehr in einem Ensemble aus musikalischer Energie, einem verzerrten Brüllen, einer Feedbackwand und standen damit für eine ganz bestimmte Generation des US-amerikanischen Gitarren-Undergrounds, verwandt mit dem, was Grunge wurde, aber doch knapp vorbei, visualisiert u.a. durch die Konzertplakate von FRANK KOZIK und COOP und durch die Covergestaltung von HAZE XXL (TOM HAZELMYER).

Seit ein paar Jahren sind es vor allem kleine Auflagen, Tour-Singles und handgemachte Editionen, die auf AMREP erscheinen, oft in Zusammenarbeit mit den MELVINS, die eine Art Hausband des Labels wurden, um dort ihre zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen jenseits der regulären Studioalben zu publizieren. Sieb- und Linoldrucke stehen im Zentrum der ART RECORDS OF HAZE XXL. Dabei legt HAZELMYER besonderen Wert auf die handgemachte Qualität der Plattencover, betont die Einmaligkeit nicht-industriell gefertigter Objekte, hebt auch dort den NOISE hervor – die kleinen Unterschiede der Drucke, die den Unikaten ihren eigenen Charakter geben – und macht unmissverständlich klar, dass es sich nicht um herkömmliche Schallplatten, sondern um Kunstwerke handelt.

Diese sind nun in der Ausstellung EYE CHOKING AURAL STABS – THE ART RECORDS OF HAZE XXL in der Galerie SLOWBOY in Düsseldorf zu sehen. Zur Eröffnung erscheinen exklusive neue Schallplatten, u.a. eine 7“ Single der Stuttgarter Band DIE NERVEN, die somit nach einer Single von PARTY DIKTATOR aus Bremen (1994) die zweite deutsche, aber erste deutschsprachige Band auf AMREP ist. Neben einem Release-Konzert von DIE NERVEN tritt auch der CHOKEBORE-Gitarrist JONATHAN KROLL mit seinem neuen Projekt A NEWBORN RIOT OF DREAM auf.

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Chuck Johnson

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Donnerstag 27. Juni 2013
19 Uhr @ Slowboy

Slowboy freut sich auf ein tolles Instore Konzert
mit Chuck Johnson aus den USA…

Ein amerikanischer Gitarrist aus Oakland (Kalifornien), spielt instrumentale Kompositionen für 6- und 12-saitige Gitarre. Impressionistische Musik, verwurzelt im Blues und beeinflusst durch Komponisten der Minimal Music (Terry Riley) und der europäischen Moderne wie Erik Satie oder Claude Debussy.

“Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on American Primitive fingerstyle guitar, experimental electronics, and minimalist composition. Recordings of his work have been published by Strange Attractors Audio House, Communion, Tompkins Square, Merge and Three Lobed.

Johnson has performed with Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowsi, Peter Kowald, Miya Masaoka, and Pauline Oliveros, among others. He has performed at the Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Siren Fest (New York), BENT (New York), the Festival of New American Music (Sacramento), Music for People and Thingamajigs (San Francisco), and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Johnson’s credits as a film composer include scores for several feature-length films, such as Brett Ingram’s award-winning Monster Road and Cynthia Hill’s Guestworker. In 2009 he received an MFA in Electronic Music and Intermedia Art from Mills College.

Johnson views his current work – both electronic and acoustic – as folk minimalism. In addition to solo performance, Johnson collaborates with Danishta Rivero in the electroacoustic duo Blood Wedding, and he lectures in Computer Music and Music Technology at University of the Pacific.”

http://www.chuckjohnson.net/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJUoCQYq74A

THE REBEL

New 12″ coming in the next few weeks!

Handmade Tip On Covers…edition of 200…black Vinyl

One of our favorite Artists gave us music and art…after

some hilariously happenings we are proud to announce this

record will be out very soon…

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Daniel Higgs

7.04.2013 / 20 h Einlass
Filmwerkstatt, Düsseldorf

Daniel Arcus Incus Ululat Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail. It’s not that his artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply eludes classification, it defies it. Often we hear that a true work of art is meant to speak for itself, and with the work of Daniel Higgs the maxim rings truer than ever. His art is of the cosmos, we on Earth merely lucky that it happens to be confined to our atmosphere, in our lifetime.

Higgs is known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band Lungfish, a four-piece dedicated to charting, in this listener’s estimation, nothing short of the evolution of all species, known and unknown. That the band has undertaken this pursuit in the guise of a humble rock outfit, in the absence of any public relations fanfare, metanarrative, or manifesto has been enough to endear them to tens of thousands. They are enshrined as one of America’s last true folk bands, and Higgs anointed as a patron saint to artistic purity.

In recent years, Higgs has released a number of solo outings that can only be described as the ultimate in isolation, worlds away from the hypnotic, communal rock of his band. On Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot, Higgs weaves meditative, casually ruptured drones using acoustic and electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and jew’s harp, recorded entirely at home on cassette recorder. He pairs the music with a series of paintings that call to mind religious iconography passed through the disfiguring surrealism of Miro.
Higgs has wedded his music and his visual art into a singular being, meant to be encountered as a conjuring force similar to that of the tarot experience. The yggdrasil is the great tree of Norse myth that connects all worlds of cosmology. Passing into Christian folklore, the tree is said to connect heaven and earth. In his relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs travels up and down this spine and hatches a new transubstantiation of sound and image into life-form.
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