Saturday, December 16, 2017

I AM A RESIDENT


For their next album, The Residents asked for contributions.

http://www.residents.com/iamaresident/songgallery.php


Friday, December 15, 2017

ZAPPA BOX

Still waiting for the announcement that says that Halloween 1977 will be issued as a 12 CD box set, and now there's this :




BABENKO / PAWLOWSKI / DE WACHTER


Painter Andrej Babenko,
Musician Mauro Pawlowski,
and psychiatrist Dirk De Wachter.


Place to be :

Kunsthal Extra City,
Antwerp, Belgium,
February 24, 2018 - 19h00
"Paintings & Performance"

http://www.babenkobelgium.com/


PRINCE - PURPLE RAIN PICTURE DISC



Browsing through my Prince stuff, I came across this picture disc from 1984.
A good enough reason to add a picture to the United Mutations Archives.


HAM SESSIONS 2018

The 13th edition of the Ham Session festival will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from May 19 to May 21.

First names:

May 19 - Ralph Alessi Quintet
May 21 - Manu Hermia

https://www.hamsessions.be/


DUSAN JEVTOVIC

Dusan Jevtovic's latest album is called "Live At Home".
Available as a download from Bandcamp and in a very limited edition of 200 copies on CD.

Recorded live in Serbia in 2016. Sounds great.

DUSAN JEVTOVIC guitar 
VASIL HADZIMANOV keyboards 
PERA KRSTAJIC bass guitar 
PEDJA MILUTINOVIC drums 



NEW ALBUM BY THE LEVIN BROTHERS

Tony (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and Pete (Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius) Levin have released a second album.
Straight-ahead jazz.
Out on Lazy Bones Recordings / MoonJune.




WINTERLAND 76


Winterland 76 is the Belgian tribute to The Band.

January 26, 2018, in concert at 'De Roma' in Antwerp, BE,
with special guests Mauro Pawlowski, Pascal Deweze, Jan De Smet, Neeka, Iwein Segers, Annelies Van Dinter and Koen Kohlbacher.



BROKKENFESTIVAL IN AMSTERDAM ON DECEMBER 30, 2017


Saturday evening, December 30, 2017,
In Amsterdam, NL

"Brokkenfestival", curated by Corrie van Binsbergen.


SOLIN
Roosmarijn Tuenter violin/vocals, Sjoerd de Roij bass, Mees Siderius drums

TOO NOISY FISH
Peter Vandenberghe piano, Kristof Roseeuw bass, Teun Verbruggen drums

HIDE & SQUEAK
Alan Purves percussion/toys

LAVALU
Lavalu piano/vocals

LA DIANTENNE
Dianne Verdonk La Diantenne/Bellyhorn/vocals

OLIJVEN MOET JE LEREN LEZEN
Ellen Deckwitz poetry/performance, Corrie van Binsbergen guitar, Martijn Grootendorst video

DIMLICHT
Morris Kliphuis horn/cornet, Mete Erker bass clarinet/tenor sax, Alexander Hawkins piano, Jasper Slijderink synthesizers, Ricardo Lekatompessy bass, Mischa Porte drums




PRINCE - ULTIMATE PRINCE

Talking about Prince compilation albums, "Ultimate Prince" is worth checking out.

It's a 2CD set of which the first disc has the classic hits and disc two presents an excellent batch of remixes taken from various 12"- and maxi-singles.

  1. let's go crazy (special dance mix, from 12" single)
  2. little red corvette (dance remix, from 12" single)
  3. let's work (dance remix, from 12" single)
  4. pop life (fresh dance mix, from 12" single)
  5. she's always in my hair (12" version)
  6. raspberry beret (12" version)
  7. kiss (extended version, from 12")
  8. u got the look (long look, from 12")
  9. hot thing (extende remix, from 12")
  10. thieves in the temple (remix, from maxi-single)
  11. cream (n.p.g. mix, from maxi-single)

Nice.


PRINCE - 4EVER


  • prince: 4ever
        (2016, 2cd, eu, npg records  / warner brothers 9362-49146-0)

This Prince compilation album got released last year.
2 CD's with some of the man's finest songs.
The sales rap says that it does include some tracks that were previously unavailable on CD, and also one track, 'Moonbeam Levels', that was previously unreleased.

Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


PRINCE - THE HITS COLLECTION



Nothing better to start a day off from work.
This DVD was released around the same time as the three "hits" CDs : "1", "2" and "B-Sides".
 Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TWO NEW DVD'S BY THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT

From the brand new DVD release "Blood Freak", the second of two volumes of low-budget video entertainment from The Rudy Schwartz Project.

Available through Kunaki:

http://kunaki.com/mSales.asp?PublisherId=148137




ALAN PURVES

Alan Purves has performed and recorded with Han Buhrs, Joost Buis, Corrie van Binsbergen and Ernst Reijseger.
He recently released a solo album : "Hide & Squeak".






ART ZOYD BOX RELEASE

You want more info on the Art Zoyd Box release?

Go to : http://cuneiformrecord.blogspot.be/2017/09/


Monday, December 11, 2017

LE MYSTERE DES VOIX BULGARES


The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices (better known as Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares of The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir),
recorded at the Utrechtse Domkerk (church) at the 2017 edition of the "Le Guess Who?" festival.


MARK WINGFIELD - CINEMA OBSCURA



Mark Wingfield's "Cinema Obscura" album, from 2012, has been made available on Bandcamp by MoonJune Records.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

AKA MOON - NOW

"Now" has Aka Moon performing as a trio again:
  • fabrizio cassol: alto saxophone
  • michel hatzigeorgiou: fender bass
  • stéphane galland: drums
Contemporary, modern jazz. With a twist.
I saw the band in concert earlier this week at the 'Rataplan' jazz club and I loved it.
I still don't understand how they do it.
It's not 'just' playing polyrhythms. It's using the melody as the rhythm, even during improvisations.

Highly recommended !!


Catch them promoting "Now" at De Casino in Sint Niklaas BE on December 21,
or at Paradox Tilburg NL on May 4, 2018.



GREG LAKE

From Glass Onyon PR :

“Greg Lake Live In Piacenza” Limited Box Set, CD and Vinyl!

Manticore Italy Records is proud to announce the release of “Greg Lake Live In Piacenza” Limited Box Set, CD and Vinyl! Recorded in sound-demonstration quality this is the documentary of Greg Lake's last tour, recorded on November 28, 2012 in a sold out Teatro Municipale in Piacenza. It was a very special, magical evening, as Greg remembered in his outstanding autobiography, Lucky Man. The audience was so warm and he gave such a passionate performance. The Mayor of Piacenza and all the municipality attended the concert and went on stage thanking Mr. Lake for opening the “Musiche Nuove in Piacenza” festival. The concert was a triumph and eventually on January 9, 2016 the trustees of Conservatorio Nicolini of Piacenza gave Greg Lake the first honorary degree ever given by a Conservatorio.

This is a wonderful record, bringing the “Songs Of A Lifetime” project to its highest point. Exclusively for this concert, Greg performed with 3 special guests: Le Orme's leader Aldo Tagliapietra, ex PFM and Acqua Fragile's great vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti and the young talented Annie Barbazza, making the Piacenza show even more special and rare. It was Greg's wish that a precious, audiophile limited edition would re-launch his Manticore Label.



ZAPPANALE NEWSFLASH


July 21, 2018, at Zappanale,
Terry Bozzio, Patrick O'Hearn and Warren Cuccurullo will be performing the music of Frank Zappa !!

That's Saturday at the next Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.

http://zappanale.de/en/


DWEEZIL ZAPPA - LIVE IN THE MOMENT II

Those of you (of us) who took part in Dweezil campaign to support his new album, "Live In The Moment II", received a digital copy of the album last week.

A beautiful selection of live guitar tracks.
This is an excellent release.

As Dweezil says in the liner notes:
“Live In The Moment” series of records is my homage to my father’s “Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar” album. On that pivotal album he compiled his favorite solos from his concert tours and sandwiched them together between assorted palette cleansing interludes in a way that can only be described as Zappa. The main focus of the record was his idiosyncratic guitar playing. He had an extraordinary ability to spontaneously compose with his guitar. His vast rhythmic and harmonic vocabulary allowed him to react to the music and create what he called “Air Sculptures.” I am grateful that he captured those stunning works of art and I am still mesmerized by them all these years later. Some of you reading this actually got to see those guitar performances live! Those excerpted solos took on a life of their own and stand alone as unique compositions. His ingenious playing coupled with his highly evolved guitar tones was the ideal delivery system to tantalize our senses. Both the playing and the tones from that record remain a huge daily inspiration to me.

"Live In The Moment II" includes four compositions by Frank Zappa. All the other compositions are by Dweezil.
Beautiful.
This is what making Air Sculptures is all about.


GIZMODROME

A couple of weeks ago, the Gizmodrome album (feat. Stewart Copeland, Mark King, Vittorio Cosma and Adrian Belew) was only available as an import for us Yuripean folks.
Fortunately, this has changed, and you can find the album all over the world by now.
For your info, the Japanese edition is a 2CD set and totals 20 tracks.


HAWAIIAN UH HILO JAZZ ORCHESTRA PERFORMED WITH DWEEZIL ZAPPA


UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra Meets Dweezil Zappa;

Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9, 2017, Dweezil Zappa performed with the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra.
The Hilo Jazz Orchestra has been doing Zappa annual Zappa tributes for a number of years. For this latest one, they were able to get Dweezil to perform with them.

http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu/dweezil-zappa



UGLY RADIO REBELLION IN CONCERT WITH IKE WILLIS


Ugly Radio Rebellion's Zappa Birthday Party with Ike Willis

Tuesday, December 12,
at 'Reggies' in Chicago.


AKA MOON - CONSTELLATIONS BOX

The Outhere Music record label has just released the brand-new "Now" album by Belgian jazz trio Aka Moon.
And as if that wasn't enough reason to be (extremely) happy, Outhere has also issued a 20 (twenty !!) CD Box to celebrate 25 years of Aka Moon.
"Constellations" presents 19 previously released Aka Moon albums (= their complete output, except for the "Live At The Kaai" album from 1999), plus one disc with an unreleased album from the late ninetees: "Light Ship Trio".

What a beautiful way to celebrate 25 years of Aka Moon.
One word : Wow !!

Here's how they celebrated their 20th anniversary at the Jazz Station in Brussels :



RICK WAKEMAN

a mesasge from Glass Onyon PR :

New PledgeMusic Campaign To Support the Recording and Filming of Rick Wakeman's “Live Portraits”

Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman will be recording a live version of his critically acclaimed album “Piano Portraits” at the Lincoln Cathedral in London on March 7th, 2018. “Live Portraits” be released on CD/DVD later this year. A new PledgeMusic campaign has been started to help fund the recording & filming of the event!

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rick-wakeman-live-portraits


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ED PALERMO BIG BAND PRESENTS "THE EDDYS"


Folks, here's your last chance to see The Ed Palermo Big Band in 2017.
Let's ring in the New Year together at The Falcon (The Musical Jewel of Ulster County)!
Don't miss THE EDDY'S! A New Year's Eve award show to end all award shows!!

http://www.liveatthefalcon.com/171231




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES


Billion Dollar Babies, Feat. Original Alice Cooper Group Members, First Ever Live Show - Flint 1977 Now Available!



Featuring Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith!

Alice Cooper was undoubtedly one of the major rock artists of the 1970s and 80s. However, what is less well known is that originally the man now known as “Alice” was called Vince and he was the lead singer of a band called “Alice Cooper.” The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton (lead guitar), Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar, keyboards, main songwriter), Dennis Dunaway (bass guitar), and Neal Smith (drums). Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and has had a solo career under that name since the band became inactive in 1975. The Alice Cooper Group played their final show on April 8, 1974 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bruce, Dunaway and Smith would go on to form the short-lived band Billion Dollar Babies, producing one album titled “Battle Axe” in 1977. While occasionally performing with one another and Glen Buxton, they would not reunite with Alice until October 23, 1999, at the second Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend for a show at CoopersTown in Phoenix (Buxton having died in 1997). This is a recording of the Billion Dollar Babies first ever live show on July 6, 1977 in Flint, Michigan, and what a show it was!

Tracks:

  1. I Miss You
  2. Rock n Roll Radio
  3. Love is Rather Blind
  4. Rock Me Slowly
  5. Alice Cooper Medley: No More Mr Nice Guy/Neal Smith solo/Elected/Eighteen/School's Out
  6. Battle Axe Suite: Ego Mania
  7. Battle Axe
  8. Nights in Cracked Leather/Sudden Death/Winner
  9. Too Young
  10. Billion Dollar Babies


To purchase Billion Dollar Babies First Ever Live Show - Flint 1977 (CD): http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/16073/Billion_Dollar_Babies-First_Ever_Live_Show_-_Flint_1977.html


POIL

French band PoiL released their first album "L'Ire Des Papes" in 2008. It was download-only.
In 2011, the Dur Et Doux record label put out their second album, "Dins O Cuol", followed more recently, in 2014, by number three: "Brossaklitt".

As "Dins O Cuol" has been out of print for quite a while, Freakshow Records recently decided to re-release the album together with "L'Ire Des Papes".

Excellent news.



REPLUGGED VIENNA FESTIVAL


KLANGGALERIE celebrates 25 years! Two evenings with 8 sensational live acts.
Replugged Vienna, June 15 and 16, 2018.

Tickets now available at the early bird price of € 50,- for the whole weekend.
Contact klanggalerie for more info and / or tickets

The line-up so far:

  • Tabor Radosti
  • Eric Random
  • Ron Wright
  • Renaldo & The Loaf
  • Rapoon


Renaldo & The Loaf relased their first album in 1979 in The Residents' Ralph label, after a previous album and 12" deal with a British label fell through. They soon became everybody's favourite group as they make music that is completely unique. A sort of medieval electronic playfulness has become their trademark. In 1980, the band played a 20 minute set to a very small crowd and later refused to go on a stage agaim because their sound couldn't be reproduced in a live setting. For Klanggalerie's 25th anniversary the band will play their first ever proper show including songs from the new album alongside some classic tunes. Possibly a once in a lifetime chance to ever see this group on a stage!



DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART TO YOU


Here's Los Lobos performing 'Directly From My Heart To You', a song you might know from The Mothers Of Invention "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" album.
Written by R.Penniman.
First recorded by Little Richard (= Richard Wayne Penniman) / Johnny Otis.


The original version


Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, with Don 'Sugarcane' Harris on the violin and on lead vocals !!



Monday, December 4, 2017

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY - BOGGAMASTA

I saw Flat Earth Society in concert a little while ago. At 'De Roma' in Antwerp. It was one of the "Boggamasta" album-release-concerts.
I had seen them performing "Boggamasta" earlier this year (in Wilrijk if my memory serves me right) and for one reason or another, I wasn't convinced at the time. It was a fine concert, but I felt like I was missing something.
At 'De Roma', however, they had me on their rollercoaster from the first song on.
Maybe because I didn't (have to) use my earplugs ? Maybe because I heard it for the second time ? Maybe because the overall sound was better (and I could actually hear the rhythm secion) ?

"Boggamasta" is a project by David Bovée and Peter Vermeersch.
David Bovée played the guitar in the earlier FES-years but quit Flat Earth Society to tour the world with Think Of One.
And now he's back for a one-time project, "Boggamasta".
About half of the pieces were written by Peter Vermeersch. The other half by David Bovée, but all of the compositions mix Flat Earth Society's signature rhythms with world music elements.
Add some weird vocal effects and you get "Boggamasta".

The album sounds great. (Use headphones !! Dive into it !! )
Beautiful melodies, great rhythms...
Hints of a Zappa horn section, the Residents, Snakefinger, but also of Mulate Astatke.
This is modern jazz. Amazing.

Out on vinyl (with a selection of songs on the vinyl + a download code for the complete album),
and on CD.

http://fes.be/





WINTERVUUR FESTIVAL IN ANTWERP


December 29, 2017 to January 06, 2018,
the Wintervuur Festival will take place in Antwerp, Belgium.

https://wintervuur.be/

30.12.2017 : Nordmann
31.12.2017 : De Karvaan
02.01.2018 : Brzzvll
03.01.2018 : Mauro Pawlowski and Rudy Trouvé
04.01.2018 : Black Flower
05.01.2018 : Glitterpaard
06.01.2018 : Dans Dans




A MESSAGE FROM THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT

The RSP says :
"Nothing will ruin someone's holiday like the three new RSP CDs available TODAY. First up, the sonically enhanced "Salmon Dave" with sexy new cover art by Roy Tompkins. Then there's the first ever CD release of "They Saved Grandpa's Gauze", sure to make Grandma shed a tear into her mug of tepid egg nog during the "American Pickers" marathon. And as if that weren't enough, the ASS AND HAMMER album also makes its official debut, chock full of fucked up 70s cover tunes, and guaranteed to send cousin Beatrice out to her Buick LeSabre to fetch the 9mm Glock from the glove compartment. Sweet Jesus, swoop down and piss on EVERYTHING!! HOORAY!!!"

http://kunaki.com/mSales.asp?PublisherId=148137






Sunday, December 3, 2017

LOCUST FELLOW & FRIENDS

The German Psychophon Records label recently released the second album by Locust Fellow & Friends.
Music written and performed by Mr. Locust Fellow, lyics written by Shitty Bedford.
Additional performances by Ostrich Von Nipple (!!), Robot, Shitty Bedford and Savage Joe.

Love the art brut / outsider art by Poxodd.
It fits the music perfectly.
This is music from the other side of the fence.
A place where I like to take a walk every now and then.

Here's a snippet :


Available from Psychophone:

CARL KING - "THE ARCANOSIS!" AND OTHER SCI-FI / FANTASY / HORROR MUSIC

Carl King has collected a number of his soundtrack material on this very fine compilation. Entitled "The Arcanosis! And Other Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror Music", this disc presents some great pieces of music.
All music is performed / excecuted / played by (or as) midi orchestrations in Steinberg Cubase.
Sounds really good.

Love it !

The bandcamp entry does not offer the CD. You need to go to the Carl King shop for this.




GORE SLUT

newsflash from the Jezus Factory Webshop:

Something we have been ITCHING to tell you about... Heyme Langbroek, Kiss My Jazz saxophonist and Heavenhotel and Jezus Factory website designer extraordinaire found some live CD's in his loft... Amongst them was this recording from the legendary Gore Slut that was too good not to release; so we spoke to Rudy and decided upon this limited co-release between Heavenhotel and Jezus Factory... Strictly limited to 100 cassettes with download and exclusive new Rudy Trouvé artwork available in our webshop or bandcamp if you prefer or in a few days via heavenhotel as the official release date is 8th December...

Gore Slut were, Jacki Billet, bass– Dirk Belmans, drums – Rudy Trouvé, guitar and vocal – Thomas Noppe, guitar

Founded in 1992, like so many heavenhotel bands in the cellar of heavenhotel, the house where Rudy, Jacki and Bassie lived. First record released in 1996 (These Days Are The Quiet Kind). Followed by a second in 1998 (Above The Lisa Drugstore). Third and ‘final’ one in 2001 (Girl + Turtles).

Gore Slut played traditional alternative guitar rock in the style of Dinosaur Jr, Yo la tengo, Sonic Youth, Jonathan Richman and Motorpsycho. Dark and introvert lovesongs, covered in a wall of noise.

This could have been where the story ended, but Heyme Langebroek of Kiss My Jazz was clearing his loft and found a dusty box of CD’s containing this live recording from 1997. He sent the box to Andrew from the sychophantic sympathetic UK Belgian friendly label Jezus Factory. After being blown away by several of the contents he messaged the ever busy Rudy Trouvé and he said ok to a co-release with his own label Heavenhotel.

A limited cassette of 100 copies and unlimited download felt like the way to go and what follows could be the first in an archive release series of classic heavenhotel bands…




THE GIRLS IN THE MAGNESIUM DRESS PERFORMED 'WHAT'S THE UGLIEST PART OF YOUR BODY?'


Old Naval Chapel, Greenwich, London Recital 1st December 2017 - in memory of Laura Keyes -

Double bass: Valentina Ciardelli
Harp: Anna Quiroga



THE MECHANICS


THE MECHANICS DEBUT ALBUM - 'THE MECHANICS ARE DANCING IN YOUR HEAD'
RELEASED 1ST DECEMBER. NOW IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE TO SHIP IN TIME FOR RELEASE DATE

Genre blending and audience crossing drummer/percussionist Eric Thielemans (Tape Cuts Tape) is proud to present a brand new, exciting combo together with Rudy Trouvé (ex-dEUS, Tape Cuts Tape, Gore Slut, Kiss My Jazz), Mauro Pawlowski (ex-dEUS, Evil Superstars), Roman Hiele and Jean-Yves Evrard.

Our on CD and on vinyl.
Vinyl version silkscreen printed sleeve, limited to 300 worldwide



FUSE PERFORMED FRANK ZAPPA'S G-SPOT TORNADO

November 26, 2017, during the "Paul Witteman" tv-show on Dutch national television :
a short interview with Dweezil Zappa AND (!!) Fuse performed Frank Zappa's 'G-Spot Tornado'.

https://www.npo.nl/podium-witteman/26-11-2017/VPWON_1277001/POMS_NTR_11822990


-- link: François Kneepkens

SUN RA - ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY

I received a link from which I took the picture of the 1974 vinyl re-release of Sun Ra's "Angels And Demons At Play" on the Impulse record label.
(http://madshoesmusicology.blogspot.be/2017/11/sun-ra-angels-and-demons-at-play-1963.html)
Added it to the Sun Ra discography over at the United Mutations Archives.


Exellent album, check it out on Bandcamp:



-- info: Jan van Kemenade


THE ASPHALT ORCHESTRA


The Asphal Orchestra recorded Frank Zappa's 'Zomby Woof' in an arrangement of Peter Hess.
The track got released on their eponymous album in 2010.


More recently, in 2012, this marching band / street band used Zappa's 'Zomby Woof' as an opener for their indoor "Unpack The Elephant" performance.

Here's the video :



HARDSCORE

Here's two pieces from "Carbon Fixation", the most recent Hardscore project.
Composed by Frank Nuyts and performed by Hardscore.

I saw the live performance at 'De Bijloke' in Ghent last October and was blown away by it.

Superb !!

'Convertible Superstar'


and
'A Better Plan'



Both songs to be released as singles via itunes, spotify and several other internet stores during the first week of December.


ROEL SAUVILLER


Roel Sauviller is a graphic artist / painter who lives in Borgerhout (Antwerp) in Belgium.

Roel did a series of artworks that featured album covers by Captain Beefheart, King Crimson, Zappa, Colloseum, Peter Gabriel, and others, of which he did an expo at the AB concert hall in Brussels.

The piece on the right is entitled "Burnt Weeny Sandwichman". It's acryl on paper and measures about 12 on 18 cm.



-- info: Filip Schepers

PRINCE - PURPLE RAIN * EXPANDED DELUXE *

Prince's "Purple Rain" album (from 1984 !) got quite an upgrade earlier this year: a remastered version of the original album, a bonus disc with previously unreleased material, another extra disc with single edits and b-sides, plus a dvd with the "Live" vhs release from 1985.

Nothing wrong with that !



Monday, November 27, 2017

TEN CENTER - WHY CAN'T I PLAY IT ?

This release had been on my list for quite a number of years. OK, so I wasn't able to locate an original copy of the cassette, but I did find the digital version and all of the info that I needed for the United Mutations Archives.

From 1995 and only five tracks, but Ten Center (featuring Russ Stedman) does cover Frank Zappa's 'Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder' !!



TEN CENTER - SNAZZED OUTTA YER DRAWERS

Ten Center was Russ Stedman (guitar, vocals), Michael Myers (drums, vocals) and Aric Pringle (bass, vocals).
Uncompromising rock. Sounds great.
"Snazzed Outta yer Drawers" got released on cassette in 1995. It has been made available in a digital format very recently.

On Autoreverstoinfinity,
https://autoreversetoinfinity.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/interview-russ-stedman-epic/
Russ Stedman adds:

Ten Center (1995-1996) – The first “real band” I was in. Played about 50% my originals and 50% covers so obscure that no one probably knew the difference. We played a ton of shows, but no one ever liked us or came to see us because we weren’t alt-country, which was the big trend in town at the time.



ISHRAQIYUN - PERICHORESIS


Ishraqiyun is (one of) Trey Spruance's project within Secret Chiefs 3.
In the mood for an oriental and microtonal escapade ? Try Perichoresis !



Sunday, November 26, 2017

MICHAEL KENYON SEIZURE - PLANET OF THE STARS / PINK FLOYD TOUR BOOK

Russ Stedman's Michael Kenyon Seizure project released this Pink Floyd tribute in 1995.
Psychedelic stuff, including tapes being playing backwards...
Adding data to the United Mutations Archives while I'm enjoying this.



RUSS STEDMAN - ORCHESTRAL FAKES

"Orchestral Fakes" presents 11 sequencer pieces, composed by Russ Stedman.
Originally released in 1995, the album has been made available on Bandcamp a little while ago.





THE MICHAEL KENYON SEIZURE - S/T

The Michael Kenyon Seizure is non other than guitarist, composer and Do It Yourself artists Russ Stedman.
This 1993 cassette release might well have been the first release by The Michael Kenyon Seizure.

The K7 (cassette) has Russ playing guitar over various audio fragments. Mostly of people talking.
As the K7 cover suggests, a couple of these fragments are samples of Frank Zappa. One of those is FZ saying that there is no 'obscene' music. There's at least one musical snippet as well.

Very recently, this release has been made available in a digital format.
Check it out !




THE FIDO UPDATE

Fido Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa,
and will be doing two more shows this year :

Nov 27, 2017 at Wheit Rabbit in Freiburg, Germany

Dec 1, 2017 at Atlantis in Basel, Switzerland
feat. Renate Knaup (Amon Düül II)
The show will be recorded for a future CD-release








KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

The latest album by King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, "Polygwondanaland", has been made available for free by the band.

"This album is FREE. Free as in, free. Free to download and if you wish, free to make copies. Make tapes, make CD’s, make records."

Not only can it be download for free, the band encourages everyone to make copies, to distribute, or even make CD and/or vinyl copies.
All the material that you need can be found on the website.

http://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/

I'm listening to the .wav download and I like what I hear.

There's a kickstarter campaign running for vinyl copies and at least one label has announced a CD release...
Check out :
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/howlinwolf/king-gizzard-andthe-lizard-wizard-polygondwanaland




-- info: Philippe Lamoot


PHOENICIAN DRIVE - DEMOS

Brussels-based sexted Phoenician Drive has two released out on Bandcamp.
The first one is from 2016 and is entitled "Demos".
If you like rock music with Eastern, North African and Mediterranean influences (think Secrets Chiefs 3), you most definitely have to check this out !!


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

PANZERBALLETT - X-MAS DEATH JAZZ

To be honest, I'm quite fond of christmas music mutations. Take Vince Guaraldi's jazz approach in "A Charlie Brown Christmas", or the Steve Vai compiled "Merry Axemas" albums where various guitar players do classic christmas tunes.
And now there's "X-Mas Death Jazz" where a fine selections of Christmas songs get the Panzerballett treatment. Arranged by (guitarist and composer) Jan Zehrfeld and performed by Jan Zehrfeld, Sebastian Lanser, Heiko Jung, Alexander von Hagke and Joe Doblhofer.
I love it.

Special guests include two of my musical heroes : Mattias 'IA' Eklundh who adds vocals and a number of fine guitar solos, and Mike Keneally who does some great vocals on 'Let It Snow'.

Brilliant !!

I loved the idea of a "X-Mas Death Jazz" album when I first heard about it, and I love the final result even more.

http://www.panzerballett.de/




Saturday, November 25, 2017

LISA POPEIL ON CKCUFM RADIO ON NOVEMBER 29


Pure Radio Kaos will feature an interiew with Lisa Popeil, who performed and recorded with Frank Zappa in the early eighties.

29 november - 15:30 EST
www.ckcufm.com





KING CRIMSON TO TOUR YURRIP IN 2018



With three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin on keyboards, guitarist and original founding member, Robert Fripp states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before. Rounding out the eight piece line-up are guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, long-time bassist Tony Levin, and saxophonist and flautist Mel Collins, who was a mainstay of Crim from 1970-1972. The band’s packed three-hour shows draw on material from all periods of their history, including six historic tracks that Crimson have never played live before, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written” – and, of course, a healthy dose of new material, including the compositions for three drummers, which are a regular highlight.

King Crimson 2018 European tour dates:

13th June Poznan, Poland Earth Hall
14th June Poznan, Poland Earth Hall
16th June Krakow, Poland ICE Congress Hall
17th June Krakow, Poland ICE Congress Hall
18th June Krakow, Poland ICE Congress Hall
20th June Essen, Germany Lichtburg
23rd June Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
24th June Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
26th June Prague, Czech Republic Forum Karlin
27th June Prague, Czech Republic Forum Karlin
1st July Berlin, Germany Admiralspalast
5th July Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
6th July Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
8th July Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
9th July Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
10th July Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
13th July Amsterdam, The Netherlands Concertgebouw
16th July Munich, Germany Philharmonie
19th July Pompeii, Italy Teatro Grande
20th July Pompeii, Italy Teatro Grande
22nd July Rome, Italy Auditorium Cavea
23rd July Rome, Italy Auditorium Cavea
25th July Lucca, Italy Piazza Napoleone
27th July Venice, Italy Teatro La Fenice
28th July Venice, Italy Teatro La Fenice
29th Oct Bournemouth, UK Pavilion Theatre
31st Oct Cardiff, UK St Davids
2nd Nov London, UK Palladium
6th Nov Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall
9th Nov Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall
12th Nov Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
15th Nov Paris, France L’Olympia
16th Nov Paris, France L’Olympia


THE INSIDIOUS RAYS - MORE SONGS ABOUT SEX, LOVE, DEATH AND SEX

Matt Juknevic's Insidious Rays recorded their first album in 2003. The band was based in Bethlehem, PA, and featured David Johnson on bass, who at the time was also playing Frank Zappa's music with Project/Object.
Special guest on lead guitar on one of the tracks on "More Songs About..." is none other than Robbie 'Seahag' Mangano, who was also part of Project/Object...

The band recorded a second album in 2005 and released another album (with another line-up)  in 2015.

I don't know when the below clip got recorded, but it looks like the band also had Frank Zappa's 'Magic Fingers' on their setlist.



BONDAGE FRUIT - VI

Hirohiko Otsubo's Bondag Fruit released six albums between 1994 and 2005.
Their latest (last?) album, "VI", which got released a bit over ten years ago, is a superb modern jazz release.
Guitar, bass, drums, violin, marimba.
It's great to hear how the band transformed from Zeuhl offspring on their first album, over more experimental stuff on their latest albums, to this excellent modern jazz.

Love it.
Those who want to hear more of Hirohiko Otsubo should check out early Korekyojinn or Kazutoki Umezu Kiki Band.



DWEEZIL ZAPPA ON DUTCH NATIONAL TV


Dweezil Zappa will play G-Spot Tornado tomorrow 26/11 in Podium Witteman at 18.05 on NPO 2!

Sunday 26 nov 18:05 • NTR • 60 min
With Peter Brunt, Didier Lockwood, Dweezil Zappa, het Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet and Fuse.

-- info : Aad Meijer


THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND - THE ADVENTURES OF ZODD ZUNDGREN

Quality assured when Ed Palermo releases a new album.
On "The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren" Ed pays tribute to two of his musical heroes: Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren.
I just keep on playing this album. It's great.

I'm not that familiar with the music of Todd Rundgren, but this might just be one of the most impressive introductions that one could get.

Love it.
Out on Cuneiform.
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/

Bought my copy at Mandaï.
www.mandai.be



Monday, November 20, 2017

BONDAGE FRUIT - IV

There's nothing wrong with some Bondage Fruit.
Album number 4, aptly called "IV".
Bizarre artwork and great music.

Intense.
Incorporating blues and world music elements.
Love it.
Data have been added to the United Mutations Archives.



BONDAGE FRUIT - SELECTED



The Japanese Pangea record label released this Bondage Fruit compilation album in 1999, the same year that the Maboroshi No Sekai label released the fourth album by Bondage Fruit.
Five tracks, taken from the first three albums.

No new material, but pretty exciting music.
Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


ABSOLUTELY FREE, NOT

The 2LP reissue of Absolutely Free has some bonus stuff, a copy of the original booklet, and a laser etching on side four.
Unfortunately, lots of (all ?) copies, like mine, have a white label on side four, ruining the etching.
Futhermore, the booklet has the pages in the wrong order.
Talking about a mess...



THE HALLOWEEN 77 BOX UPDATE

Track 15 on Show #2 from Frank Zappa's The Haloween 77 Box has an error.
There's two or three seconds somewhere in the track that are repeated, making the track two or three seconds longe than it should be.

Those of us / of you who bought the box directly through Zappa dot com will receive a message with a link to a download of the correct track.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

GERARDO TRIPOLI

Musa Fusa guitar player (and composer) Gerardo Tripoli plays a Frank Zappa inspired guitar solo.




MISSING PERSONS - LIVE IN NEW YORK 1981



It looks like a radio broacast of a Missing Persons' concert found its way to a CD-release.
"Live In New York 1981".
Semi-official release on the Air Cuts record label.
Missing Persons = Dale Bozzio, Warren Cuccurullo and Terry Bozzio

-- info: Danny Mathys


DIMITRI VERHULST / CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN - GODVERDOMSE DAGEN OP EEN GODVERDOMSE BOL

Writer Dimitri Verhulst plus ten musicians, lead by guitar player and composer Corrie van Binsbergen who took care of the soundtrack.
I was very happy to attend the concert in Herentals a little while ago. Nice. Very nice.
Released on vinyl.

If you're able to attend one of these concerts, don't hesitate.

20/11/2017 - 20:15 @ de kleine komedie, amsterdam, NL
22/11/2017 - 20:30 @ theater de vest, alkmaar, NL
29/11/2017 - 20:15 @ muziekgebouw, eindhoven, NL
30/11/2017 - 20:30 @ cacaofabriek, helmond, NL
17/12/2017 - 16:00 @ lux, nijmegen, NL
19/12/2017 - 20:30 @ theater, heerlen, NL
20/12/2017 - 20:30 @ tivolivredenburg, utrecht, NL
22/12/2017 - 20:00 @ lantarenvenster, rotterdam, NL
23/12/2017 - 20:30 @ toneelschuur, haarlem, NL


MAGNUS - THE BODY GAVE YOU EVERYTHING

Belgian duo Magnus consists of CJ Bolland and Tom Barman.
(Tom Barman = dEUS, = Barman / Van Nueten, = TaxiWars)
Magnus is some sort of dance music project.
This first album, however, might be classified as some sort of rock album with dance beats.

It has been entered into the United Mutations Archives because it features Peter Vermeersch, Mauro Pawlowski and Tim Vanhamel.



VIDEO RECORDING OF THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND 2017 06 30 CONCERT


In concert at the World Café.
Performing the music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren.
The Ed Palermo Big Band !!



SOUNDTRACK - HEARING IS BELIEVING



The soundtrack of the documentary about Rachel Flowers has been made available on CD.

Rachel became known through a number of YouTube movies where she performed some great music, including a couple of Frank Zappa tunes.
Shortly thereafter, she got invited on stage during a Zappa Plays Zappa concert.
The recording of Rachel with the Dweezil 'ZpZ' Zappa band perfoming 'Montana' is the closing track on this soundtrack.
Nice.


BUBBLEMATH - EDIT PEPTIDE

It must have been June when I wrote: "Rhythmically challenging, melodically impressive and vocally top notch, "Edit Peptide" is sure to make some eyebrows move. The music is could be considered experimental progressive, yet it sounds so poppy."

Bubblemath's "Edit Peptide" has been on my playlist ever since. This is one great album so I thought I should mention it again.

Give it a listen !!
Out on Cuneiform.
I got my copy at www.mandai.be



JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS - GUILTY OF INNOCENCE

About two years ago, Joe Deninzon made two tracks from their at-the-time upcoming album available : 'Guilty Of Innocence' and 'Take Your Medicine'. Both tracks sounded great. I couldn't wait for the album.
Luckily, I'm a patient person as it took Joe two more years to release the final album.
And patience pays off as this brand-new disc is superb.

"Guilty Of Innocence" has a great rock vibe. It is a very energetic album.
9 excellent original tracks and one coverversion.
Check it out.

It's available from CDBaby.

Here's Stratospheerius' version of 'Hysteria', originally recorded by some band called Muse.



BONDAGE FRUIT - SKIN



For some reason, Bondage Fruit left out the number "V" in the album title of "Skin", their fifth release.
Bondage Fruit had never been afraid to change course and shows this again on "Skin".
Two pieces. Two gigantic soundscapes.

Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


BONDAGE FRUIT - III RECIT


Keeping up the tradition of numbering their album, Bondage Fruit released "III - Récit" in 1997.

I like Bondage Fruit's first two albums, but I like "III - Récit" even more. It has a more progressive rock sound. With the guitar, the violin and the marimba up front in the mix, this is right up my alley.

Recorded live in concert, presenting 6 impressive compositions and fine improvisations.
Love it.



TODD RUNDGREN & DONALD FAGEN




THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND

from Glass Onyon PR

The Ed Palermo Big Band Releases The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren, a Dizzying and Ingenious Reinvention of Music by Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren!

Featuring Zappa Vocal Legend Napoleon Murphy Brock!

Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year, the saxophonist released an uproarious double album The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of British invaders, from the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck to King Crimson, Traffic, and Jethro Tull.

With his new big band project, slated for release on Cuneiform Records on October 6, 2017, Palermo is back on his home turf, but the landscape feels strange and uncanny. He’s reclaiming the Zappa songbook, filtering Frank through the emotionally charged lens of the polymathic musical wizard Todd Rundgren in a wild and wooly transmogrification, The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren. Working with the same stellar cast of players, Palermo somehow captures the essence of these iconoclastic masters, making Zappa Zappier and Todd more Rundgrenian.


He sees the Zappa and Rundgren as embodying a ying and yang approach to life that played an essential role in helping him navigate the minefields of teenage angst in the 1960s. “For most of my high school days my favorite musicians were Zappa and Todd Rundgren,” Palermo says. “Rundgren had his songs about self-pity, which were exactly what I needed back then. I’d go out with a girl and whatever party I brought her to she’d go and hang out with another dude. Todd understood. At the same time, Zappa had these snarky songs like ‘Broken Hearts are for Assholes.’ It was tough love. You gotta broken heart? Deal with it. Todd Rundgren’s music was there to give you a hug. I wanted to contrast the hard-bitten Zappa followed by a bleeding heart Rundgren ballad.”

Though the title suggests a forced merger, The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren doesn’t mashup the oeuvres of the two masters. Rather, the album mostly alternates between the composers, creating a deliciously dizzying whipsaw as the two diametrical stances sometimes blur or even switch. Zappa’s soaring fanfare “Peaches En Regalia” is more inspirational than smarmy, with a particularly eloquent alto sax solo by Cliff Lyons, while a brisk and forthright version of Rundgren’s “Influenza” showcases the muscular lyricism of violinist Katie Jacoby, one of the orchestra’s essential voices.

Palermo reaches deep into the Rundgren songbook for “Kiddie Boy,” a stinging blues from 1969’s Nazz Nazz, the seminal second release by his underappreciated band Nazz (an album which originally bore the Zappaesque title Fungo Bat). Drawing directly from the maestro’s original horn arrangement, Palermo displays some impressive guitar work on a vehicle for Bruce McDaniel’s blue-eye vocals. Napoleon Murphy Brock delivers a poker-faced rendition of Zappa’s surreal “Montana,” the tune that turned a generation on to the lucrative potential of floss farming, and McDaniel and Brock join forces on Rundgren’s deliriously silly “Emperor of the Highway,” an homage to Gilbert and Sullivan.

The contrasting sensibilities of the Zundgrens comes into sharp focus in the center of the album. While Palermo has recorded Zappa’s “Echidna’s Arf (Of You)” this time he replaces the horns with McDaniel’s intricately layered vocals via the miracle of multi-tracking. From Zappa’s playfully odd metered work out the big band saunters into Rundgren’s greatest ballad “Hello It's Me,” an arrangement for McDaniel’s most impassioned crooning based on the original version from 1968 album Nazz (not the hit from his solo Something/Anything? album).

Tenor saxophonist Bill Straub swaggers through Rundgren’s “Wailing Wall,” which is sandwiched between two slices of Zappa at his snarky best, “Big Swifty Coda” and “Florentine Pogen,” another superb feature for Brock. Palermo spotlights a dark and wondrous Zappa obscurity with “Janet's Big Dance Number,” a brief piece recovered from 200 Motels featuring Ben Kono’s noir tenor solo. From that unified hedgehogian arrangement Palermo unleashes the multifarious fox on Rundgren’s “Broke Down and Busted,” a portmanteau arrangement that touches on Rundgren’s “Boat on the Charles,” the Ramsey Lewis hit “The ‘In’ Crowd,” Zappa’s “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It,” and even traces of Steely Dan’s “Pretzel Logic.” It’s a tour de force that feels like stream of consciousness journey, though the id truly emerged on the closing hidden track. In what has become a Palermo tradition, he includes yet another version of an enduring lament about the difficulties of relationships, arranged this time in Nazzian style by McDaniel.

The seamless ease with which Palermo and his crack crew navigate between the Zappa and Rundgren shouldn’t come as a surprise. Over the years Zappa’s music has proven supremely pliable in Palermo’s capable hands, as evidenced further by a recent concert at Iridium that paired his songs with standards indelibly linked to Ol’ Blue Eyes (is there an album The Adventures of Zinatra in the future?). Everything he brings into the big band is a labor of love.

“Todd Rundgren holds a very special place in my heart,” Palermo says. “I realized I was in love with my girlfriend (now wife) listening to his album Something/Anything? It was about 2 years ago doing our regular hit at The Falcon that I decided to have Zodd Zundgren night. A lot of people who like the music of Zappa also like Rundgren and Steely Dan, but there are enough Steely Dan cover bands out there.”

Born in Ocean City, New Jersey on June 14, 1954, Palermo grew up in the cultural orbit of Philadelphia, which was about an hour drive away. He started playing clarinet in elementary school, and soon turned to the alto saxophone. He also took up the guitar, and credits his teenage obsession with Zappa to opening his ears to post-bop harmonies and improvisation.

Palermo caught the jazz bug while attending DePaul University, and took to the alto sax with renewed diligence inspired by Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, and Edgar Winter (the subject of an upcoming EPBB project). Before he graduated he was leading his own band and making a good living as a studio player recording commercial jingles. But like so many jazz musicians he answered New York’s siren call, moving to Manhattan in 1977. After a year of playing jam sessions and scuffling Palermo landed a coveted gig with Tito Puente, a four-year stint that immersed him in Afro-Cuban music.

An encounter with trumpeter Woody Shaw’s septet at the Village Vanguard in the late 1970s stoked his interest in writing and arranging for larger ensembles, and by the end of the decade he had launched a nine-piece rehearsal band with five horns. Between Don Sebesky’s well-regarded book The Contemporary Arranger and advice from Dave Lalama and Tim Ouimette, “I got a lot of my questions answered and I’ll love them forever,” Palermo says. “Then the real education was trial and error. I lived in a little apartment with no TV or furniture. All I had was a card table, and once a week I’d rehearse my nonet, then listen to the cassette of the rehearsal and make all the changes.”

Palermo made his recording debut in 1982, an impressive session featuring heavyweights such as David Sanborn, Edgar Winter and Randy Brecker. As a consummate studio cat and sideman, he toured and recorded with an array of stars, including Aretha Franklin, Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Lou Rawls, Melba Moore, The Spinners, and many others. As an arranger, he’s written charts for the Tonight Show Band, Maurice Hines, Eddy Fischer, and Melissa Walker. Employed frequently by bass star Christian McBride for a disparate array of projects, Palermo has written arrangements for a James Brown concert at the Hollywood Bowl, a Frank Sinatra tribute featuring Kurt Elling, Seth McFarland, and John Pizzarelli, and a 20-minute medley of Wayne Shorter tunes for the New Jersey Ballet.

Palermo had been leading his big band for more than a decade before the Zappa concept started coming together. Inspired by electric guitar master Mike Keneally, who performed with Zappa on some of his final concerts before his death in 1993, Palermo decided to arrange a program of 12 Zappa tunes. When the time came to debut the material at one of the band’s regular gigs at the Bitter End in early 1994, a sold-out crowd greeted the band.

He earned international attention with the ensemble’s 1997 debut The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays Frank Zappa on Astor Place Records, which received a highly-prized 4-star review from DownBeat. With Palermo’s brilliant arrangements and soloists such as Bob Mintzer, Chris Potter, Dave Samuels, Mike Stern, and Mike Keneally, the album made an undisputable case for the Zappa jazz concept. In 2006 he released another collection of Zappa arranged for his jazz big band, called Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, on Cuneiform, thus beginning an ongoing collaboration with that label. While Palermo has written more than 300 Zappa charts, he’s cast an increasingly wide net for material. Recent releases like 2014’s Oh No! Not Jazz!!, 2016’s One Child Left Behind and 2017’s The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2 - all on Cuneiform and all recipients of DownBeat’s coveted 4-star ratings - featured a bountiful selection of his original compositions and material by composers not named Frank Zappa.

Nothing demonstrates the ensemble’s ongoing vitality better than the stellar cast of players, with longtime collaborators such as violinist Katie Jacoby, baritone saxophonist Barbara Cifelli, drummer Ray Marchica, and keyboardist Ted Kooshian. Many of these top-shelf musicians have been in the band for more than a decade, and they bring wide-ranging experience, expert musicianship and emotional intensity to Palermo’s music.

The band’s following continues to expand with its monthly residency at Iridium and bi-monthly gigs at The Falcon. In addition, performances (some headlining) at jazz festivals across the USA are winning new fans of all ages for the band. Palermo’s profile in the jazz press is also rising fast, with articles and feature stories appearing this past year in such publications as Jazz Times and Jazziz. Regarding recordings, albums by The Ed Palermo Big Band have been critically acclaimed and also embraced by the general public-jazz and rock fans alike. Palermo has already recorded dozens of new tracks for The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 3 & 4, and is hoping Zodd Zundgren helps introduce Rundgren’s ingenious, heartfelt music to a new generation.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION & SHENKAR

Shenkar, or L.Shankar when he recorded an album with Frank Zappa, will join The Grandmothers Of Invention at their Oslo concert during their last tour.

May 12, 2018, at the Rockefeller / John Dee / Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway.

As you could have thought, it's a ZappaUnion Event.

http://rockefeller.no/jd120518.html?bb=R



MIKE KENEALLY UPDATE



Mike Keneally Joins The Oracle Cast!

Posted by Carl King (Creator)
I’ll make this one quick.

MIKE KENEALLY has joined the cast of The Oracle Of Outer Space!

Ok, I won’t make it quick.

Mr. Keneally is currently in Joe Satriani’s band, and has in the past played with other music composition legends like Steve Vai and Frank Zappa. And of course he also played in Dethklok with Brendon Small.

While I was editing The Making Of Grand Architects Of the Universe (my previous album that he did voice acting on) I realized what a perfect fit he was for this — he had such an intuitive understanding of our bizarre Outer Space dialogue. I of course loved his acting performance on the album, but in reviewing the video footage of the session, I realized how expressive he was and how quickly he understood and adapted to each line in the script, even as multiple characters, in a cold and improvisational reading. He just immediately got it.

Our plan is to record Mike’s character acting for THE ORACLE OF OUTER SPACE in December.

Welcome, Mr. Keneally!

The writing team is full speed ahead on the script. I just spent many hours today doing a massive restructuring. Brain fried.

Thanks to everyone who has pledged, and keep helping to get the word out! More news soon...

-Carl.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carlking/the-oracle-of-outer-space-animated-tv-show-pilot



NONA HENDRYX AND GARY LUCAS

New album by Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas, performing the music of Don Van Vliet / Captain Beefheart.
Out on the Knitting Factory record label.



-- info: Jan van Kemenade / Danny Mathys

JOE SATRIANI UPDATE

Joe Satriani's touring band for the upcoming G3 tour will consist of :

  • Joe Satriani
  • Mike Keneally
  • Bryan Beller
  • Joe Travers

The G3 tour will kick off in in the US of A in January 2018 and continue in Europe in March.

Joe Satriani / John Petrucci / Uli Jon Roth.
Each of them will play about half an hour and they'll do another set together afterwards.


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

INSIDIOUS RAYS

Robbie 'Seahag' Mangano is featured on the 2003 Insidious Rays album, entitled "More Songs About Sex, Love, Death & Sex".

Album cover has been added to the Robbie Mangano discography over at the United Mutations Archives.


THE ORACLE OF OUTER SPACE


Six days to go for the latest Carl King project, the animated tv-series that will be called "The Oracle Of Outer Space".

Read all about it here :

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carlking/the-oracle-of-outer-space-animated-tv-show-pilot

With Dweezil Zappa doing one of the voices,
and music composed by Carl King.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SUN RA UPDATE

The latest newsletter from the Roaratorio record label says :

Next up will be another Sun Ra archival LP entitled Sun Embassy, about which I'll say more in due time...



Monday, November 13, 2017