ROCK SHOW with Marina A on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday MARCH 9th
2008, 9.00pm – On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via
got played this week? How do you find our more? Here come the details...
PHANTOMSMASHER "Bishop Hopping" (Ipecac)
YOU SLUT! "Cut and Shut By You Slut!" (Stressed Sumo)
AHLEUCHATISTAS "Imperceptability" (Tzadik)
ENABLERS "Pauly's Days In Cinema" (Neurot)
DARLING FREAKHEAD "I Don't Care (If You Don't Like Me) Part 5,000,002"
CATNAP "The Plague" (Snakes & Ladders)
KAYO DOT "Gemini (excerpt)" download
SINE STAR PROJECT "The Temptress" (Blood Light)
TIME OF ORCHIDS "Windswept Spectacle" (Cuneiform)
RUINS "Pallaschtom" (Skin Graft /God Mountain)
DR SLAGGLEBERRY "Scat" (Crash)
ZACH HILL & HOLY SMOKES "Pretty Much None Of Us Know Anything" (Skingraft)
ENABLERS "On Monk"
from the stormy Isis...
Derby/Nottingham, YOU SLUT! release their first album, 'Critical
Meat' and a single called Mybloodyjesusexploreronfire They play the Social
Portland St 11th March with Das Wanderlust and Truckers Of Husk - more
are a three piece from Asheville, USA, playing warm, raw mega-complex avant
roc; John Zorn's label Tzadik have just re-released AHLEUCHATISTAS' second
album, 'The Same and the Other' on their Fullforce Composer Series imprint
(other albums include Mick Barr, Kayo Dot and Time Of Orchids' earlier
work). Originally out in 2004, it's co-produced by Zorn and features unreleased
tracks. Superb recent album 'Even In The Midst...' is out now on Cuneiform.
are a four-piece from San Francisco - do not miss their gig at the Monto
Water Rats, King's Cross London on 14th March! These tracks were from 'Output
Negative Space' and 'End Note' - both albums available from Neurot
records/dist by Southern
rather post-watershed DARLING FREAKHEAD is a composer/musican from
Oakland California; his somewhat mad often genius work can be obtained
but this new piece is, I believe, exclusive to the Other Rock Show!
SLAGGLEBERRY are an impressive four-piece from Oxford/Reading, currently
gigging everywhere; this is from their EP available from www.crash-records.co.uk
- hear more of their Bungle/Fantomas Locust madness at www.myspace.com/drslaggleberry
mindblowing track by KAYO DOT is available as a nearly-full free
download from www.kayodot.net - great web site to discover more about this
astonishing outfit. They used to be called Maudlin Of The Well, they're
from Brooklyn, as the site says, short excepts don't do them justice, (so
they've put up tracks with just the beginnings and ends shortened), songs
are usually ten minutes long and go from ecstatic raging to extreme delicacy,
packed with imagination and emotion.
in Southampton, SINE STAR PROJECT are a gigging five-piece plus
a varying amount of strings, brass and wind, making gorgeous Queen/Muse/Sparks
orchestral rock - this from their new album, just out, 'Building Humans'
OF ORCHIDS - a New York four-peice taking complex avant rock to yet
another level. Bewildering, mind-blowing and often beautiful album 'Namesake
Caution' out on Cuneiform - www.cuneiformrecords.com
has sound clips of all, and more.
of early-ish RUINS (from Pallaschtom) (Ruins many of
you know, massively influential Japanese duo who compose with lyrics
in an invented language similar to but not quite the same as Kobaian, the
invented language of Magma - yes the French 70s avant rock band... what
a rich and strange world we live in). Ruins samples at www.skingraftrecords.com
are from somewhere in the UK, just got this 3-track demo, try www.myspace.com/atlasbandUK
SMOKES are Zach Hill, the world-renowned drummer/composer from avant
Next Sunday, all being well,
will be Sean O's turn and the ORGAN HOUR – a round up of new
demos, releases and the best new underground/alternative bands who are
playing London in the coming days...