BEAST NEST “Pluto” Video Premiere

BEAST NEST “Pluto” Video Premiere :

(video directed by : malocculsion)

The efforts of  Bay Area  artist, musician, healer, promoter and educator  Sharmi Basu are seemingly endless and  so far reaching  that  before  one has the opportunity  to grasp  and contextualize  one action in the  greater realm of experimental music, they are onto the next.

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production still from “Pluto” video

Between constantly touring, and  releasing last years  “Taste Of India” cassette (Ratskin), a new  Tour  EP  for  her  recently completed  European tour,  running  The Mara Performance Collective,  which self describes as “a performance and improvisation group that is centered on shared politics and identity.  The MPC is focused on radical people of color, that is non-white folks, and is emphasizing those who identify as queer, trans, and/or womyn of color.”, and it’s offshoot, Brown Noise  , have become staples for many new  and  experienced artists to gain and refine their “chops” so to speak outside of the  white male patriarchy which has historically taken up so much space in noise and  underground communities.  Most recently, Basu was  a  part of The Universe Is Lit:  the bay area’s  first ever Black and  Brown Punk Festival with  fellow curators Shawna Shawnte, Jade Ariana and Titania Kumeh, and recently opening for electronic music’s den mother Suzanne Ciani at the  San Francisco Electronic Music Festival,  Through all of this, Basu has both ears, a dog and a mic to the ground in the  forefront of  experimental music, politics, and community building.  She  even contributed a track to the recently released  “Rogue Pulse /  Gravity Collapse” compilation (Ratskin)  which spawns twelve hours of music in direct support of  Black Lives Matter,  St James Infirmary, and The Oakland  Immediate Relief Fund, which  consisted of  Basu and  several other femme organizers who took  and  distributed donations after last year’s Ghostship tragedy which claimed the lives of thirty six souls of the  Oakland and  bay area

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BEAST NEST . Photo:  Gabby Gamboa.

creative community, many of whom were  close to Basu.   Despite all of this  loss, chaos, and  uncertainty with these  violent, chaotic, shaking and bleeding times,  Basu marches forward  and  continues to help  pave the way for the  decolonization of  experimental, underground, music and  art. A  necessary, radical  action, like many aspects of confronting white supremacy,  which is long overdue.

Today, Basu releases a video for  “Pluto”  which is  from the B side of the “Taste of  India”  cassette, released in an edition of  100  cassettes on Ratskin in fall of last year, which can be viewed above.  The video blends analog and  video  synthesis, feedback, found  footage and  digital  video processing. Make sure to  click the  HD option in the  youtube window for  maximum definition, as the  video is  visually dense. Please make sure to    Follow her Bandcamp,  or   Soundcloud  orrrrrrr  main website for more information and  current shows. She also has a Patreon which has some amazing  incentives!

 

 

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CORAL REMAINS (formerly Styrofoam Sanchez) On tour NOW! check dates below!

CORAL REMAINS (formerly 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, CORAL REMAINS 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. CORAL REMAINS represents the last molecule before total conversion of humans into futuristic trash receptacles. Human, your skull will be in a museum.

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Decaycast#008:TriskaiDECAYaphobia (Random Shuffle 13000 Milliseconds CD)

Here is TriskaiDECAYaphobia :  a sneak peek into a randomized segment of (Triskaidekaphobia) 13000 Milliseconds CD comp on Raskin Records!
Boasting infinite reshufflability, this is a 4 min 33 second spin of the dice through 13’s…..Enjoy!

TriskaidecayaPhobia Track Listing:
Mr. Stonecipher _ GMBH
Tarantism_Glacial Remains
Monolith Zero _    13 second test
No Gods No Masters   _ 13
Sword Heaven _    Old Town
Teeth Mountain _      13
Skozey Fetisch _    Neon Black Moment Mine
The Insect Explosion  _ Outburst
Praew Jik_  Decolonize your Mind
The Adjective Noun _  Fort Lauderdale is Now
Hagony _ 13 seconds of Cum
Nero’s Day At Disneyland _ Enter Text Find Words
Xdugef  _ Technical Difficulties
Joltthrower  _ No Carbs, No Calories
Hiroshima Rocks Around   _ Bonsai  Bonzai Attack!
A War Amongst The Trees _  Conquered space
Cut-Up Make-Up   _ Deeper Deeper
ASTRO/Hiroshi Hosewega    _ Insect Melancholoy
Uvovu _    Youk Heavy
Dave Phillips< _   Scutigera

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215+ plus bands doing 13 second songs, featuring tracks from< MATMOS. VENETIAN SNARES. COCK ESP. RICHARD DEVINE. WHITE MICE. I AM SPOONBENDER. PANICSVILLE. THRONES. SWORD HEAVEN. NO DOCTORS. DAVID SCOTT STONE. EVIL MOISTURE. TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN L.A. TARANTISM. RUBBER O CEMENT. ASTRO. GREENMIST. DAVE PHILLIPS. PIGS IN THE GROUND. SHARKIFACE. ANALOG SUICIDE. NO DOCTORS. LAETITIA SONAMI. WOBBLY. BLEVIN BLECTUM. LOACHFILLET. ANTENNA FARM. and tons more.. ++++ order from ratskin.org

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