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  • Published: Jul 24th, 2010
  • Category: news

ptomata katw apo to krevati records

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http://butterfly.noise-below.org/

πτώματα κάτω από το κρεβάτι records [corpses underneath the bed records]. New imprint, soon to rise from the ashes of the ‘absurd’ universe. First signs of life expected this fall.

  • Published: Jul 20th, 2010
  • Category: events

family battle snake, blasts through the US of A

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a family battle snake us tour is already underway

* eatcoast w/ BURNING STAR CORE
* midwest w/ SPYKES (John Olson / Wolf Eyes)

16 July: Philadelphia at Vox Populi w/ BURNING STAR CORE, U.S. GIRLS

17 July: Annandale-on- Hudson at Bard College w/ BURNING STAR CORE, ++

18 July: Easthampton at Flywheel w/ BURNING STAR CORE, HORSEBLADDER, ++

19 July: Vermont at The Monkey House w/ BURNING STAR CORE, NONHORSE, TOOTH ACHE, HARMONIZER

22 July: Brooklyn at 117 Livingston – C SPENCER YEH & BILL KOULIGAS DUO play to films of Franz Zwartjes, NEW HUMANS + special guest, PURPLE HAZE (ZAIMPH + TAYLOR RICHARDSON DUO) + video by GARY WAR & TAYLOR RICHARDSON

24 July: Brooklyn at Glasslands w/ THURSTON MOORE, BILL ORCUTT (HARRY PUSSY)

25 July: Baltimore at Whartscape Festival w/ LIGHTNING BOLT, BURNING STAR CORE, ERIC COPELAND, ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, XIU XIU, ARAB ON RADAR, HEALTH, NO AGE, TALK NORMAL, ZACH HILL (HELLA), DUCKTAILS, JAVELIN, PRINCE RAMA, DAN DEACON, LITTLE HOWLIN’ WOLF, NAUTICAL ALMANAC, PONYTAIL, TEETH MOUNTAIN, ZOMES +++ MORE!

27 July: Albany at Upstate Artist Guild w/ SPYKES, RAMBUTAN

28 July: Rochester at Bug Jar w/ SPYKES, PENGO

29 July: Lakewood at Bela Dubby w/ SPYKES, SKIN GRAFT & KIRSCHNER, FRAGMENTS

30 July: Ann Arbor at Arbor Vitae (Above Wazoo Records) w/ AARON DILLOWAY, GRAVEYARDS, TOXOPLASMOSIS (NATE YOUNG & ALIVIA ZIVICH), DJ LONELYHEART (MILES tapeworm)

absurd #84 ‘bye bye butterfly’

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yep, title’s taken from pauline oliveros’s same titled track and couldn’t find better for the final absurd release.
so below’s some info on the upcoming final absurd thing full schedule / details are to follow later but announce the first details of the absurd #84 scrapbook in case anyone’s interested in crashin’ in xanthi on december the 4th.

the idea is as follows, a final release or at least an effort for a final release but as i’ve never had a straight online release (perhaps the thu 20 piece might be an exception or an ‘odyssey’ depending on the angle you see it) thought as a nice idea to set up a mini fest to say goodbye to fellow coneptualists and end absurd there and at the same time this mini fest to be an a release in process. that simple.

so as i don’t wanna beat about the bush as mentioned earlier on saturday the 4th at the ‘spiti politismou’ of f.e.x. in xanthi this ‘release’ / adieau absurd mini fest will take place.
further schedule details are to follow as 90% a date in thessaloniki on friday the 3rd is also possible to take place if the pals up there find a place to set it up.

the line-up so far includes:

- leif elggren (as leif elggren) & bill kouligas (a.k.a. family battle snake) (live electronics)

- jerome noetinger

- blood stereo (including ellka reign nyoukis?)

- sudden infant

- adieAUX   a special aux performance as a goodbye thing that during the process of absurd #84 we’ll publish the final release absurd #85 but details on this performance will folow later)

- ilan manouach (sax & electronics) / george axiotis (live electronics) / chris carras (dj) no comments simply my heroes!

this is it so far.
further details to follow also details regarding how to reach xanthi from various places from greece or around the balkans.

love & noise
nicolas

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2010
  • Category: journal

nn+ @ knot gallery, 25/06/10. part 2

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thanks to the knot crew

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2010
  • Category: journal

nn+ @ knot gallery, 25/06/10 [absurd self-cancelation, part 1]

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nothing but a short post to mention a small fragment of the nn+ set that took place during the tot festival held in knot gallery on the 26th & 27th of june.
nn+ turned to be the ‘line-up’ of nektarios (a strange attractor record store), nicolas (πτώματα κάτω από το κρεββάτι records), kostis kilymis (organized music from thessaloniki). with nektarios we feel grateful somehow to mihalis kyratsous & dimitra lazaridou-hatzigoga as they dropped the idea for this set and turned to be great chacnce to do finally a duo we longed nearly 18 years to do since the last days of the greek grind/noisecore scene’s heyday back in early 90′s. back then he as a member of the grind group ‘industry of crashed conceptions’ i as ‘sickness’. then wishing a kinda whitehouse tone generator noise thing that never materialized now something we liked much more to be honest as we had a host of participants like otomo hava, ilan manouach, e.a.

also just for the history and the arhives of absurd completists…during the set were smashed some 150 looper cds. for the record the cd was to be an edition of 500, i ordered back then some 600 sleeves and anastasis (of the small music theatre fame) helped w/ the cd order/ manufacturing. well i only left athens for a 4 days visit to budapest upon landin’ back the 500 cd ordered had turned to a 1000 cd one and luckily instead of 600 sleeves approx for the first time in absurd’s history had some close to 700 printed. not sure how the final edition was however some 20-30 were smashed during the old fashioned donkeys electrograph performance 4 years ago. some 100-150 were thrown into a recycle bin outside my house and some 100-120 more or less left were smashed during the nn+ thing. since then was too bored to print again sleeves for the remaining copies you see.

same holds for the tasos stamou ‘infant’ cd. by the time it was out some 60 – 70 copies were left without sleeve. if am not mistaken when the sleeves we initially bought were some 400-450 for an edition of 500-520 cds. so for 4 years too they were collecting dust in my bedroom and as i need room now for more records of my collection i simply recycled them. guess there’s more tasos stamou to be recycled sooner or later….

enjoy

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