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DECAYCAST EPISODE 024: OCTOBER CUT UP INDUSTRIALZ

 

 

DECAYCAST EPISODE 024: OCTOBER CUT UP INDUSTRIALZ

NORIEGAS – “a side excerpt”
TYLER HOLMES “1/2”
EARTHBOUND “infinite Spiral”
FORBIDDEN COLORS – “City & The Pillars”
BOTCHED FACELIFT “Eye of the Jackly”
SPK “untitled live”
TARA CROSS -“untitled tape 04”
MAYA SONGBIRD “Wicked Attraction”
BONUS BEAST “Disaster”

 

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VOLTAGE DROP Party Pays Tribute to Damaged Beats and the Esoteric Side of Electronic Music with KID606 & RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER – This Friday in Oakland!

 

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VOLTAGE DROP is a new  collective of  Oakland  based  artists, DJ’s, musicians, promoters, and music  collectors with a deep seated interest in preserving the  rich legacy of experimental, beat oriented electronics and industrial music in the  Bay Area and  beyond. Voltage Drop specifically focuses on  the crossroads  between early hip hop/electro/beat driven electronics, and industrial/body music. VD  boasts influences as  vast as Throbbing  Gristle / Industrial Records, Cybotron/Juan Atkins, SPK, J Dilla, Coil, Tesco UK,  Pierre Henry, DJ Rashad, and a myraid of local and international  contemporary, yet  esoteric artists, labels, and parties,  in which the bay area has  such a rich history in. Voltage Drop aims to throw events  merging  local and international performers, artists, DJs, and  VJ’s , and  also has a vested interest  in attempting to synthesize  often fragmented sub scene clicks within the oh so  spoiled bay area. The bay area has  a rich, bright, and  complicated tradition of  experimental electronics and  industrial music,  Voltage  Drop is here to cast their  own unique  archival lens on the  history, present, and  future of the arc of influence and collective consciousness of  sound.

One part of that  history is  KID606 and  Tigerbeat6 Records, run by Miguel Del Pedro of Perpetual Dawn LA, a monthly  Berlin inspired, rave/nightclub.kid606_030315

 

KID606 has  been hosting, booking, performing , and  archiving and releasing  his damaged and unique styles of  techno, body music, ambient, remixes,  breakbeat and just about  every other style of beat driven electronics  all throughout the world over the  last two decades and Voltage Drop is  some proof that there’s still room in the bay to present this  always captivating  and  engaging artist in a somewhat  fresh platform! Voltage Drop brings KID606  and  their complex, classy,    eclectic   electronic stylings to the  fourth installment of Voltage  Drop tomorrow in Oakland with an exclusive live set,  at the  Legionnaire  Saloon, the new monthly home of the  Voltage Drop party. The  nights opener, Russell E.L. Butler (formerly of Black jeans) , who is no newbie in the scene either opens the  gig with a live hardware set, boasting  a new cassette release on SF/Berlin based, Jacktone Records.  You can stream Russell’s new  tape, titled “Visions of The  Future”  here 

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The space in between will be filled by Voltage Drop Resident DJ‘s, KOZI, BONUS BEAST, MALOCCULSION, AND FUNKY V and FLOWER PATTERN on the visuals as always. Come out, it’s not to be missed! Vital info for the party below!  SF Weekly seems  to  think you  should too, as they  just named  VOLTAGE  DROP in the  Top % Parties To Goto This  Weekend! 

“KID606 (Tigerbeat6 / Perpetual Dawn / L.A.) A native of Venezuela, the Kid (aka Miguel Trost De Pedro) moved to San Diego early in life. After becoming interested in samplers, he began recording and released some material with Spacewurm, Ariel, and Disc (a collaboration with Lesser and Matmos), three acts associated with the Southern California label Vinyl Communications. Kid606 debuted on his own with a full-length for VC, 1998’s Don’t Sweat the Technics. A split CD with Lesser gained release later that year, as well as the VC EPs Unamerican Activity and Dubplatestyle. De Pedro kicked off his Tigerbeat6 label in 2000 with the release of Kid606 and Friends, Vol. 1, an album of remixes and collaborations.”

“RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER (Opal Tapes / Jacktone Records / Oakland) Russell has been making waves in the Bay Area music scene for years. His project Black Jeans evoked the emotional and physical qualities of minimal synth and electronic body music to transport listeners to hidden and forgotten sonic landscapes. For the past few years he has been making a brand of stripped down machine techno that has evolved rapidly with each successive release. It is fitting that transplantation and adoption are themes in Russell’s music, as he based his 2015 album, “God is Change” on Octavia Butler’s Parable series of novels, in which these are central tenets of the philosophy that the books explore. Since its release “God is Change” has received major acclaim, with NPR naming it one of their top 10 favorite electronic albums of 2015.”

 

 

VOLTAGE DROP – INDUSTRIAL / ELECTRONIC DANCE CLUB PRESENTS
    LIVE SETS BY:
KID 606 (TIGERBEAT6, PERPETUAL DAWN / LOS ANGELES)
RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER (OPAL TAPES / JACKTONE RECORDS / OAKLAND)
VISUALS BY FLOWER PATTERN
RESIDENT DJs:
FUNKY V.
BONUS BEAST
MALOCCULSION
KOZI
free mixtape/cd to the first 25 through the door.
$7-10
www.voltagedrop.bandcamp.com

Decaycast Reviews : DIAGRAM :A “Confusion Rituals” Cassette (Fluxus Montana, 2015)

Decaycast Reviews : DIAGRAM A “Confusion Rituals” Cassette (Fluxus Montana, 2015)
Another stellar release from the blossoming Montana noise/experimental label , FLUXUS MONTANA. This one from the elusive Diagram A project, consisting of . Dan Greenwood and Alicia Renadette of. Holyoke, MA. Greenwood has been concocting home brewed instruments and oscillators out of their reclusive studios for years and here’s a sold document of some of these explorations, “Confusion Rituals”  opens up with some raw, humming oscillator tones  reminiscent of Nick Collins homemade oscillator instruments but quickly builds up in amplitude, intensity and chaotic ness. What started as some single oscillator drones working in harmony quickly escalates into an all out tone war zone, with twisting, binding, cutting sonic warfare against the listener. Waveforms cut, bite, gnaw, curve around and manipulate  each other  in and out  of the aural mix and before long we have lost our orientation and are thrown into an oscillator free fall of Sign waves, square waves, white noise and about  everything else in between.

All of the sounds are compressed into a super thick, sludgy wall of sharp tones, raking against the ear and eyeball, vibrating the teeth slowly but steadily out of the listeners skull piece.  There’s a lot of folks making similarly styled noise music, especially with the recent rise in the popularity of the endless explorative array  that is modular synthesis , but Diagram A seems to get a certain organic sound to the machines they are using, there could easily be field recordings buried deep in the mix, or there could very easily not be but we would never know. This cassette is a tone poem to the maximum! Many of the tones grow their own sound branches, extend, crack and fall to the ground, and give nutrition to a new aspect of the composition.  Diagram : A is simultaneously all over the place and compositionally sound and consice at the same time, with the artist always paying a close ear to the mix, and layering of what could easily build up into a monotonous, unrelenting wall of uninteresting noise, but this never happens as the players are LISTENING and we can hear this in the final product.

Keep an ear to the ground, or through the ground rather for Diagram A, as we will be. Definitely some of the more interesting homegrown noise we’ve heard India minute.

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FOUXUS MONTANA

STYROFOAM SANCHEZ Announces US Tour , LP/DVD Preview

Oakland’s10447516_699576206782225_6251450691064930639_n Styrofoam Sanchez has just announced a month long North American Tour from August 15th – Sept 14th. Styrofoam Sanchez is a post -industrial performance art unit based in Oakland, CA spawned from the trash island in the pacific gyre. Rouge spliced human DNA with proto trash receptacles spawn a dystopian landscape dark sonic and visual mayhem. Here’s an excerpt from the unit’s first official full length release, titled “Empire Underwater, featuring a 12” LP, DVD, and book to boot, released on Ratskin Records  August 15, 2014, Sanchez reaches past the normal “band” format often having as  many as  ten or more participants, and has  pending proposals to for site specific installations/performances at the plastic island and Pleneau Bay, Antarctica.  Don’t miss this act coming through your town, cruising with limited but  effective audio and visual documents for interested parties and allies.  Your skull will be in a museum.

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“STYROFOAM SANCHEZ is a post industrial sound and sculptural installation personifying the trash island in the pacific gyre. Spawning from a hybrid of human DNA and trash, Sanchez is a dystopian amalgamated magnification of failed civilizations, spliced rogue technologies gone awry spawning dark pulses of technological neurosis and inner psychosis . When fish put fin to sand then you’ll understand, fish can carry guns. Styrofoam Sanchez represents the last molecule before total conversion of humans into futuristic trash receptacles. Human, your skull will be in a museum. The post apocolyptic outfit presents a high intensity, often interactive onslaught of sonic and visual mayhem, utilizing rogue-manufactured styrofoam instruments , voice, synthesizers, custom microphones, as well as live projections and customized light sources ”

 

STYROFOAM SANCHEZ “Empire Underwater Tour” 2014

August 15-21 w/ support from GREG GORLEN (Sf)

August 15 | LCM – Oakland
August 17 | SLC @ Area 51
August 18 | DENVER @ Rhinoceropolis
August 19 | LINCOLN @ Bourbon Theater
August 20 | KANSAS CITY, MO
August 21 | CHICAGO
August 22 | MSF5 – @ The Farm WELDON TOWNSHIP, MI
August 23 | MSF5 -@ The Farm WELDON TOWNSHIP, MI
August 24 | DETROIT
August 25 | CLEVELAND
August 26 | BUFFALO, NY
August 27 | ROCHESTER (help)
August 28 | EASTHAMPTON, MA @ The Flywheel
August 29 | LOWELL, MA @ Uncharted Gallery
August 30 | PROVIDENCE
August 31 | CT
September 1 | CT
September 2 | NYC
September 3 | PHILADELPHIA
September 4 | BALTIMORE
September 5 | ASHEVILLE , NC
September 6 | CARRBORO, NC
September 7 | NASHVILLE
September 8 | day off
September 9 | NOLA
September 10 | HOUSTON
September 11 | AUSTIN 9/11 Noisefest @ Club 1808 –
September 12 | PHOENIX
September 13 | LA
September 14 | LA @ (the) Handbag Factory

DECAYCAST023 : BONUS BEAST “THE DISASTER TAPE”

Creeping, crawling, oozing through the  goo,   the sound chopped brain shatterings bleedin  drum and feedback stabs  of subconscious car  wreck – spiritual flashlight  catches on fire and the  sound of  your  ears  buzzing your brain, reminds you that  this is a dream. This reality is a disaster.  Scribble it out and  try again once your  back on earth?

Carpet wall dungeon sonic pulses of the  9th dimension of hall and a  choking  disco  soldier of well crafted broken leg dancing  hymns. PLUG IN THE  HARDDRIVE OF THE  STARS  until they burn your  eyes  back into the  worm dirt.

BONUS BEAST – THE  DISASTER TAPE (WAV)

DECAYCAST021: RAVEN : WE WILL START TO WORRY WHEN THE CYNICS START TO BELIEVE

Far far far far far away from the beautiful slums of the Decaycast West Oakland, CA headquarters Raven sent a sonic telegram which was usurped by the Decaycast drone bot and decrypted the file, and now it is presented to you.

DECAYCAST021: RAVEN : “WE WILL START TO WORRY WHEN THE CYNICS START TO BELIEVE”.

Ten minutes of crawling , shrieking militant style delicious walls of sonic scummed up textures. This guy knows his production and knows his sound. This is the sonic content of the citizens LRAD (Long Range Acoustic device) to fight back against corrupted states of decay with uncannied aural powers. Raven is deep, dark, and hard to find……

DECAYCAST020: VSLS : SOUTH AMERICAN FIELD RECORDINGS v1.


DECAYCAST020: VSLS : SOUTH AMERICAN FIELD RECORDINGS v1.
DIRGE FOR THE ONE’S WHO BRING SUN (Part 1)(24:06)
DIRGE FOR THE ONE’S WHO BRING RAIN (Part 2) (27:10)

From expat visual artist, instrument builder, archivist and all around sound guru Mr. Travis Johns, VSLS project brings us one of the furthest stretching decaycast sonic content aggregator machines to date, with his stunning collection of raw and modified field recordings from around Costs Rica, and other parts of South America. Synthesizer, field recordings, hums, buzzes, winds and microcircuits all gel together for a dark tribute to those who move the earths axis with mind control. Best listened to in the rain forest at night right after your flashlight batteries are no more. dark, explorative music for the modern nomad.

DECAYCAST018 : ARVO ZYLO : “A Mess of Pretty Necks”

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DECAYCAST018 : ARVO ZYLO : “A Mess of Pretty Necks” MP3 ((21:13))

Chicago based musician, writer, curator, DJ on the infamous Delirious Insomniacradio show on WLUW in Chicago/ Croatia brings his quirky, dark, sinister edge to the decaycast catacombs with his slow changing meditative piece titled, “A Mess Of Happiness” Creaking, churning, fluttering, basking, breaking, decaying structures of emotions are turned inside out on themselves over and over and over and over and over again in this twenty minute piece that will leave you in a “happy” trance, just kidding it’s actually quite fucked. topp notch meditation music from one of the heavier hitters in the archiving game. This guy’s got soul.

http://www.deliriousinsomniac.com

Decaycast#017 : Dinner Music For Salivating Yetti’s : MashtArethaVsBreaks + Slang 1,2,Slam,Bam

Had some kinda miraculous chicken gumbo lentil cous-cous mushroom masterpeice for dinner at Urban Yetti’s house.

0:00-5:45 is a room recording of a DJ set before dinner, featuring Aretha Franklin and MFdoom(?) then 5:46-8:49 spawned from a Rahsaan Roland Kirk sample “1,2,slam,bam” and some drum hits from various records in the sprawling yetti library and some toys in Alienslangs teleport patch bay.

Good to pump the fists to before any epic meal.