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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Flavor of the Week #28

( ;D --> S†NS exists outside of time and space. The music and art made by SINS focuses on coming to terms with the bleak remains of our dying world and transforming the pain he sees into something cosmic and beautiful.)
I die
( ;D --> During the recording of I DIE, Sins was inspired by death, specifically by his own death. The Japanese have a word “Aware” pronounced (Ah-Wa-Re), which translates roughly to “a gentle sadness towards the impermanence of things”. It's the concept that life and death are but two sides of the same coin. Sins is at one with death, embracing it with one hand while gripping life and living it to its fullest in the other. Aleister Crowley's Sabbath of the Goat sums up this concept nicely.)
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The Legendary Pink Dots
( ;D --> The Legendary Pink Dots (LPD) are an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in August 1980. Although far outside the mainstream (in terms of their music and career path), LPD have released more than 40 albums, have a devoted worldwide following, and tour frequently. The story behind the band's name is a source of speculation because Edward has given multiple explanations behind its origins. The most plausible and common explanation traces back to the mysterious pink dots on certain keys of the band's main recording studio piano named "Osbert"; the dots that can be found at either end of the keys do not make any particular chord or scale pattern and the reason for them remains unknown to this day. The piano itself is still owned by one of the founding band members, April White, and can be found at her home recording studio in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Their music touches on elements of neo-psychedelia, ambient music, electronic music, tape music, industrial, psych folk, synth-pop, post-punk, progressive, jazz, noise, pop, and goth rock, with a distinctly experimental/avant-garde bent; their sound has evolved over time and remains distinctive, making it difficult to place the group into a concise style or genre. The group's overall sound combined with Ka-Spel's distinct lyrics and singing have earned comparisons to Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett;[1] the group also has links to the sounds of krautrock bands such as Can,[2] Faust, Brainticket, Magma or Neu! (whose "Super" they covered on the 1999 tribute album "A Homage to NEU!"), as well, to some post-industrial`pioneers as Nurse With Wound and the neo-folk of Current 93. Edward Ka-Spel has said their musical influences range from the likes of Abba to Iannis Xenakis. The Pink Dots also collaborated with Skinny Puppy's cEvin Key, forming a side project named The Tear Garden. Key also appears on the 1994 LPD album 9 Lives to Wonder. Others groups related to present and past Pink Dots members are Strange Attractor, Mimir and Minizza.)
The Gethsemane Option
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( ;D --> Tuxedomoon is an experimental avant-garde post-punk New Wave group formed in San Francisco, California consisting of core members Blaine L. Reininger, Steven Brown and Peter Principle, Luc van Lieshout and video artist Bruce Geduldig. Formed in 1977 by multi-instrumentalists Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown, then two students of electronic music at San Francisco City College, with technical assistance from video artist Tommy Tadlock, Tuxedomoon started playing salons and accompanying performances by The Angels of Light. Brown's connections to local theatre gave the band access to vocalists Gregory Cruikshank, Victoria Lowe, and, most frequently, Winston Tong. The band gained some level of recognition in 1978 when they opened for Devo. Michael Belfer, (guitarist), and Paul Zahl, (drummer) joined the band in time to help with the group's first EP, No Tears. Lowe left prior to the album's release in 1978. Soon afterward, Tong and Belfer left the group temporarily, and bassist Peter Principle joined the lineup. In 1979, the group signed to The Residents' Ralph Records, with whom they recorded their next two albums, Half Mute in 1980 and Desire in 1981, after which the band relocated to Rotterdam for a short time and moved on to Brussels, believing their sound better fit the electronic scene in Europe. In Brussels, the band soon created the score for a ballet by Maurice Bejart,  released in 1982 as "Divine". In 1983 Reininger left the group in order to pursue a solo career, and trumpeter Luc Van Lieshout joined. In 1985 Tuxedomoon had its largest success commercially with the international release of Holy Wars. Tong left the group again soon after its release. Multi-instrumentalist Ivan Georgiev was brought in to perform on the group's next two albums, 1986's Ship of Fools and 1987's You. The band remained inactive through most of the 1990s, although never technically broke up. On July 20, 2004 a reborn Tuxedomoon, consisting of Steven Brown, Blaine Reininger, Peter Principle, and Luc Van Lieshout released a new studio album, Cabin in the Sky. They continue to work and tour together and have since released Bardo Hotel Soundtrack in 2006, with upcoming projects coinciding with the group's 30th year anniversary, the Vapour Trails album and the boxed set 7707.)
At Twilight [Special Edition]
( ;D --> An anthology of classic Crépuscule singles and associated recordings by Tuxedomoon, the exiled American avant-gardists who recorded for LDDC between 1981 and 1983. At Twilight includes all tracks from the three vintage singles Ninotchka (TWI 055), Time to Lose (TWI 084) and The Cage (TWI 142), as well as rare compilation tracks including Shelved Dreams and Weihnachtsrap, the latter recorded for festive album Ghosts of Christmas Past (TWI 058). Also included in the haunting opening theme from The Ghost Sonata, an 'opera without words' performed by the group in Italy during the summer of 1982, while the set closes with the final three song demo with Blaine L. Reininger before his (temporary) departure in 1983.)
Holy Wars
Desire/No Tears
Half Mute / Scream With a View
Subterranean Modern
( ;D --> Excellent & Rare Raplph Records compilation from 1979.)
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( ;D --> Vincent Koreman is an electro/noise artist who’s been around since ‘92 producing records for labels such as Bunker Records, KK trax, KK Records, Silver Recordings, Kommando 6, Asbest records, Angelmaker Records, Mighty Robot Recordings and numerous tracks on comps, splits and 7”s for different labels.)
Cosmic Catastrophes That Befell The Thetans
Crack City
the opium den (part 5)
Sixth June
( ;D --> Dark Electro Pop from Berlin.)
( ;D --> 4 track Ep is being mixed, out soon :).)

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