While I’ve liked their previous releases, the new DVA Damas EP represents a notable development in their sound. The post-punk vibes and guitars are still there, but they are now more in the background, with the drum machine now playing a much more prominent role. The obvious parallels would be HTRK and Tropic of Cancer, but there is more energy and urgency to what DVA Damas do. This is a very strong EP and potentially suggests they are going to be exploring a very interesting zone . Well worth checking.
Following the closure of their old home, Module, the Veta crew are heading to Unit for their next party on Friday 3 April. This time they’ve invited Sleeparchive and DJ Pete, who will be playing separately as well as together under their TR-101 guise. I’m DJing downstairs in Saloon for the first time, which I am looking forward to. Veta normally has a pretty open crowd, so I’ll be taking advantage of the opportunity to play heavy and a bit busted. Will be fun! Also interested to check Tzusing, who has released some cool stuff on LIES recently and will also be spinning in Saloon.
For more info: Veta website /// RA event page
I put together a new mix for the Blackened Disco series out of Russia. They generally focus on more experimental and abstract sounds, with previous contributions from people like Vindicatrix, Duane Pitre, Lussuria and Graham Lambkin. So I thought I’d use it as a good chance to focus on drone, ambient and music in a similar zone. Probably about half of the tracks played are from 2014 releases, including selections from some of my favourite albums of last year, produced by Sarah Davachi, Yair Etziony, Lawrence English and Wolves in the Throne Room. It was recorded at home last month in one take, using the same setup as when I play out. Hope you enjoy the mix and thanks to the Blackened Disco crew for inviting me.
Download link: https://www.sendspace.com/file/jx32vo
Imaginary Softwoods – Describing Pain
Eliane Radigue – Geelriandre
Bernard Parmegiani – Conjugaison Du Timbre
EHŒCO – Masse-Tête
François Bayle – Purgatoire: Chiffre 4 / Les Sculptures: No. 2 “Notre Père”
Sarah Davachi – Banyan
Compound Eye – Cyclic Permutations
Pouya Ehsaei – There 5
Luc Ferrari – Éphémère I
Bernard Parmegiani – Géologie Sonore
Yair Etziony – Oracle
Alessandro Cortini – Di Passaggio
Coil – The Sea Priestess
Cyclobe – Son of Sons of Light
Hiss Tracts – Windpipe Gtrs
Lawrence English – Hapless Gatherer
Alessandro Cortini – Scappa
Mika Vainio – Weight
Wolves in the Throne Room – Sleeping Golden Storm
After a successful first event at Aoyama Tunnel, we are returning for another edition of Sound Garden. This month we are happy to be welcoming Bob Rogue as our guest. Chances are that if you’ve gone out in Tokyo, you probably know who Bob is. If not, come on Thursday and find out… Expect the usual Sound Garden combination of quality music and a friendly atmosphere. Come down and join us for a drink.
Sound Garden at Aoyama Tunnel
Thursday 19 March, 21:00 – 2:00, FREE.
21:00 – 22:15 Jelomu
22:15 – 23:30 David Dicembre
23:30 – 00:45 Bob Rogue
00:45 – 02:00 Chris SSG