’blank field’



like noise?? look at this!!!

xo [sic]

a program of experimental music curated by Francisco López
as part of the event on video and electronic art ’Cité des Ondes’,
organized by Champ Libre
Montreal, 16-23 September 2002

Monday 16th - 7:30pm (free entrance):
Live show: MANON ANNE GILLIS (France)
One of the pioneers of the experimental music underground. A visceral and intimate sound artist and performer with that rare ability to create and maintain her own rich sonic world.

Tuesday 17th - 1:00 to 5:00pm (free entrance):
Sound installation: "Zoomspectives" by SLAVEK KWI aka ARTIFICIAL MEMORY
TRACE (Czech Republic)
One of the finest manipulators in the intricate game of ’perception’ vs.’reality’ a la post-musique concrète, with a deep commitment to the
listening experience. An immersive multi-channel environment in complete darkness.

Tuesday 17th - 7:30pm:
Live show: MASAMI AKITA aka MERZBOW (Japan)
The ’king’ of noise. A medium for an endless flow of raw sonic matter? The physicalization of sound in full power, beyond any meaningful conception.

Wednesday 18th - 7:30pm:
Live show: OREN AMBARCHI (Australia)
An outstanding explorer of the electronic guitar, his work has transcended the instrument into a zone of alien beauty and sonic impossibilities to critical acclaim.

Thursday 19th - 7:30pm:
One of the most adventurous creators of dense, ’organic’, multi-layered
sonic spaces of thrilling complexity; like quizzical angels calling from the air.

Friday 20th - 7:30pm:
Live show: SHUNICHIRO OKADA aka i.d. (Japan)
An obscure entity dealing with raw data manipulation and complex walls of sound. A direct, solid, straightforward kick in our sensitive matter.

Saturday 21st - 7:30pm:
A master of ’somatic’ drones, his sonic constructions enhance the mystery of confusion through a powerful world where space is maximized with sound

Sunday 22nd - 7:30pm:
Live collaboration of several ’blank field’ artists in a multi-channel ensemble setting. Concept & live meta-mixing: Francisco López.

first ever performances in Montreal
all live shows start at 7:30 pm (sharp)
at Craig pumping station -> 2000 St-Antoine Est (corner w/de Lorimier -
metro Papineau)
tickets: $5
(only at the door, on sale 1 hour in advance, strictly limited to 150)

further info on this program & the plethora of other activities of the
event ’Cité des Ondes’:
or (514) 393-3937

NEWS from alien8


Isis, Below the Sea, Austerity Report Live at Sala Rossa,
Sept 6

Other Upcoming Alien8 Presentations...
New Items at The Alien8 Web Store


Alien8 Recordings in collaboration with Casa del Popolo are pleased to
present Hydra Head/Ipecac recording artists ISIS with special guests
Below the Sea and Austerity Report. The concert is part of the weekend long festivities celebrating the second anniversary of the Casa del popolo.

Poised to release their latest full length, Oceanic, for the incredibly
hip Ipecac label, this will be only the second local appearance by the
Boston based leaders of what is now being refereed to as
post-metal...if this confuses you check out the review below courtesy of Aquarius Records in San Francisco.

Fronted by Hydra Head honcho Aaron, Isis were always The indie rock
metal core band, fusing their pummeling metallic crush with plenty of
Slint-isms, making them the perfect band for Allan and Andee, who are
always saying, ’I don’t understand why that post rock band doesn’t just
play metal’. On this, their newest ep, Isis do get heavier as well as a
bit more varied. Half the songs could’ve been Neurosis out takes;
monstrous and glacial instru-metal, somewhere between Earth and...well, Neurosis (which is maybe appropriate seeing as this is on Neurosis’ Neurot label). But the less heavy moments are the ones that make them really stand out. Track 3 is a slow motion, tribal soundscape of simple, pounding drums and droning guitars. But track 5 is the one; a breathtaking cinematic soundscape of chiming guitars and restrained drumming. Sounding a lot like Godspeed You Black Emperor, they stretch out, and build an epic, emotional, slowly building, post rock masterpiece.

Below the Sea recently released their sophomore release Les Arbes
Depayseront Davantage and things have never looked brighter for this up and coming Mtl and Quebec City based trio. The band doesn’t play all
that often, so if you missed the record launch, here’s your chance.

Austerity Report are totally unknown to us at this point, aside from
the fact that have recently signed on the dotted line for Hydra Head and
have a recording of some sort in the pipes. The band was described as
non-cheesey industrial duo that could be compared to a hybrid of
Shellac/big black meets prime era Godflesh.

The concert features Isis, Below The Sea and Austerity Report and takes
place Saturday September 6 at 9pm at the Sala Rossa, admission is $10
in advance and $12 at the door.

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Pholde a.k.a. Knurl and guests at the Casa Saturday Oct 5.

Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple/High Rise etc. will perform a
solo set along with some local guests tba at the Casa Monday Oct 14.

Acid Mothers Temple play their first ever canadian concert with special
guests tba at the Sala Rossa Tuesday Oct 15.

Tanakh will finally make their local debut with guests tba at the Casa
Saturday Oct 26.

Tim Olive ex-Roughage and Nimrod performs with Jeffrey Allport as a duo
at the Casa Saturday Nov 9.

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The following items are newly available from the Alien8 Recordings web
store at

Vromb: Memoires paramoleculaires CD (Hushush)
Inspired by the emerging Hushush sound, Memoires paramoleculaires is a digital sequencing of analog sources. This is the result of a process
of understanding Heurel Gaudot’s participation to Vromb’s musical output.
It is constructed as the first chapter in an electronic opera for
ultratonical machines. Questioning our link to reality, this sci-fi
musical project is a reflection on our condition as organic machines.

Alexandre St-Onge: Kasi Naigo CD (Squint Fucker Press)
St-Onge’s third solo release continues his experimentations with



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Privatelektro News


Morning peeps,

Here is some news from the kind and talented folks at privatelektro.

Have a nice day!


privatelektro news:: 8. 2002

Hi folks.

short but essential today:


echtzeit will play a dj set at gallery interdruck at friday 2. 08. 2002 during
the opening of triPhaze´s new exhibition.
kick off: 10 pm. leipzig. check the way to the gallery here:

2 weeks later: friday 16. 8. 2002 triPhaze will play live - as a preview for
his new cd on privatelektro =the scotland tapes=
a guest from berlin will play also: sodah - compact/normoton - he recently
released some very good loop records on the normoton label..
kick off for this date will be
attention: this is not a party. this is a concert! the environment will be comfortable.

update: some new pics in the slide show section::


in a few days our webpage will feature a new 15 min. excerpt from the parachute gig in leipzig.2
months ago. you will be able to open this with real player..
strange sounds. good to listen to loud..

september we will release a 28 min cd from triPhaze..
outstanding music .. very nice klick and bleep stuff on somehow
lyrical.without words.
there is still one track available from the triPhaze download section, called
hangover.. (bad quality) but you know why..

musical collaborations::

in the near future we will be working with


a young canadian producer with a good hand for strange samples and tricky grooves.
check the link in our link section:

and we are also going to work with a japanese musician from
tokyo-triPhaze and her will play ping pong and develop avandgarde sounds.. be
aware. strange things are waiting for you!

In september mr. sakori will provide some new sounds. he´s got a new
studio in scotland..yeeep.

And last but not least our sampler is


there still might be some cds available trough
and in selected record shops in berlin.(drehmoment) these are the last copies!!
we are not sure if we will do a second edition of this sampler..

you´ll also find all the current news at our privatelektro news-page:::::::

there is much to do.
hope to see U. thanks for the support..and cd exchange:: (you know who we mean)
keep the frquency clear


marek and christian.

next step:



Good Evening

Here’s a link to incursion’s review of My Three Suns, David Kristian’s latest solo release.
[Written by Vils M. DiSanto].

I suggest grabbing one fast; it’s a very limited edition.

Here’s more info about the CD on Greg Clow and Sheryl Kirby’s Piehead Records site

David’s official site is significantly full of noteworthy information.

If you want to hear one of my silly stories straight from the horses’ mouth, I make a guest appearance on two tracks.
tee hee

Take Care


BBC review


Olli Siebelt of the BBC reviews ‘…And Rabbits Named Friday’

complete with real audio clips of ‘soon amma’ and ‘royk’.

Best wishes

Aiden Akenside

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28 mei 2002 UUR2


Here’s the playlist for today’s
VUILE TOON on VPRO radio from Hilversum Netherland

28 mei 2002

listen here

VUILE TOON dd 28-05-02 Presentatie:
Oscar Smit

2e UUR
Tone Poem- King Of Woolworths (CDS:Dew Point EP/ Mantra)
Anybody here?- Naomi (CD:Everyone Loves You/ Mole)
Island Memories- Lovers Lane (v/aCD: Café del Mar 9/ Café del Mar)
Another Bossa- Audio Lotion (CD: Adelante!/ Mole)
Postal- Piano Magic (CD: Writers Without Home/ 4AD)
Olympia Rains- Wow & Flutter (CD: Better Today then/ Alice In Wonder)
The New Orld- Damon and Naomi (CD: Song To The Siren/ Sub Pop)
15.25- Gert-Jan Prins (12"/ JdK)
Just In Case We Lose- Désormais (CD: Climate Variations/ Instr_version)
Welcome To Las Vegas- Tetine vs Sophie Calle(CD: Sambade Monalisa/
My Animal Is Sore- Sic (CD: And Rabbits Named Friday/ Squirrelgirl)
Theme To Parked Cars- Lowfish (CD: Maintain The Tension/ Suction Rec)

Best wishes

Aiden Akenside

VICE review


Raf Katigbak and Vincent Lemieux review ‘...And Rabbits Named Friday’ in the current issue of VICE magazine. (VOLUME 9 NUMBER3)

You can pick VICE up for free in most major cities across North America and the UK.

Here is the online version of the review

Be sure to look in the mirror before you leave the house or you may be featured in their DON’Ts section.


Highway Gully


I uploaded ‘Highway Gully’ the other day (see mp3 section).

It’s from my new CD …And Rabbits Named Friday.

It’s a song about how everything seems to move slowly right before an accident.

A strange inner peace washes over and helps you cope with the situation at hand. There is some resistance and then you just let go and succumb to the imminent outcome. You have no choice; you have lost control.

I can’t remember if I listened to DEVOLVER’s The Pilot’s Inside His Mind CD (transsiberian/mile14) before or after our accident, but suddenly I knew exactly what the album was about.

Here’s a link for a review of The Pilot’s Inside His Mind. One of my favourite albums from this past year!

I was the driver on a road trip in Iceland a few days after losing my glasses in NYC.
We all decided that it was worth the risk to experience the country in all its untouched glory.

After surviving the darkest, most extensive tunnel I’ve ever driven through, I thought we were in the clear.
Unfortunately, as I was bending down to get a CD out of my bag the sun caught my eye and I lost control of the car.

We went careening off the highway
then back on
then a 180º
then off to the other side
then back into the ‘Highway Gully’.
No one was hurt.

The only reason the seemingly never-ending accident did come to an end is that my friend John told me to stop accelerating.

I took my foot off the gas and then it was over.

That very friend said

“I think that if there had been any oncoming traffic then we would have been in big trouble, or if it’d happened 10 miles back then we would have plummeted into the ocean, but otherwise I could do nothing but laugh!!!”

I fixed the dangling bumper with a few hairpins, got rid of the mud and grass, and was never charged for the damages.
I was known as “McGirlver” for the next few months.

This was 30 seconds of the longest, strangest, most beautiful day I can remember.


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Devin Sarno live

Jen Morris & Michael Egger Pivophone LIVE

Pivophone by Jen Morris & Michael Egger (world premiere)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8 PM
Cinema Bellevaux, Route Aloys-Fauquez 4, 1018 Lausanne Vaud, Suisse

À faire se retourner Edison dans sa tombe, voici en première mondiale le pivophone, dont la performance sera retransmise en direct sur plus de 20 radios publiques européennes, dans le cadre du Art’s Birthday organisé à Lausanne par Espace 2 au Cinema Bellevaux.

Tournant dans la tête de Jen Morris depuis des lustres et réalisée avec Micheal Egger, cette nouvelle machine pourrait s’inscrire comme la cerise sur le gâteau d’une histoire des machines à bruits. Des Intonarumori futuristes aux tubes robotiques des frères Decoster, c’est toute une généalogie glorifiant la virilité agressive, la force, le pouvoir, l’industrie et la guerre que révèle le pivophone. Le pivophone met en doute ce qui jusqu’à son arrivée faisait autorité dans les arts du son. Alors, s’agit-il d’écouter des pives comme John Cage désirait entendre l’âme des cendriers ? Non, mais on se rapproche. Et oui il faut se rapprocher. On est dans l’art de la miniature. Miniature d’un gros show télévisé où les pop stars sont des pives. Miniature d’une scène faite miroir. Miniature d’une patinoire d’Holidays on Ice, où les danseurs-hockeyeuses sont finalement grandeur nature. Alors déjà assité à un ballet de pives majestueuses sous speed ? Déjà écouté le fracas d’une pive contre une autre ?

Jen Morris est une artiste sonore de performances électroniques, radicales et troublantes. De renommée internationale sous le pseudo [sic], Morris communique rarement avec l’espèce humaine. Mais lorsqu’elle le fait, à travers, aussi, la vidéo, l’installation, la bande son de films et son label Squirrelgirl, c’est frontal et désarçonnant. Automatic word wrap

Michael Egger est un artiste vidéo, bricoleur-inventeur, programmeur, musicien et pédagogue.

Et aussi au programme de la soirée:

Thomas Tilly, Abstral Compost, Louis Schild et Antoine Läng, Raphaël Raccuia.

robot vs rabbit live

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