NOEL VON HARMONSON--------------BANANA PAPAYA------------
-----------KEY WEST----------------VANKMEN------------DICTIONARY OF GHOSTS
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Noon until 2pm sharp. Doors at 11:30 a.m.
$5 - $10 sliding scale or FREE with membership
Join us for an afternoon of savage and transcendent performance unlike any other. Vegan pancakes included!!
Noel Von Harmonson
(Review of "Born On The 4th Of July" CD)
"Comets On Fire comrade, Noel Von Harmonson, steps out with an unhinged solo record of noise and manic improv. Usually listed on COF records as master of the "ecoplex", Harmonson shreds every environment he finds, mixing them into an assaultive ambient groove. Noise is so ubiquitous these days that it is hard to be horrified or shocked anymore by the assault. This record comes close to reminding one of the truly horrific potential of noise. Not for the faint of heart, Harmonson's record is a test of nerve and of philosophy. Born of the 4th of July succeeds on both counts and ought to be played in order to start a party, not clear one out."
Banana Papaya is sort of brand new. Banana Papaya consists of at least Tomo (coconut,tussle,www,breakarts,wandering town,etc.) and Mayumi(tipsy,etc.) with whoever came to be. This show also includes Tim and Dave from Tipsy, Johnathan from Tussle and Nathan Berlinguette from 5/5/2000 (sometimes known as m kourie or nathan bacon). Banana Papaya is currently working on debut dvd slowly but surely. Banana Papaya has played 2 shows in the past: one at Obscura Digital x'mas party, one at Queen's Nails for a friend Yuka's birthday party.
Key West is an amalgamation of improvisers whose sound ranges from noisy free jazz to violent drone depending on the personel. This show will include several instruments invented and built by Sung Kim. The "nuns horn" is based off of an instrument called the tromba marina, except Sung's has more strings, is amplified, played through effects, loopers etc. and is the sonic equivalent to pissing glitter. Key west is Brian Pedersen (sax/electronics), Rent Romus (saxes), Sung Kim (nuns horn), Dave Dupis (baritone koto-gurdy), and Jeff Lievers (drums).
Dictionary of Ghosts is the solo project of Robbie Cluck. He employs tape loops, field recordings, circuit bent toys, and digital processing to create ambient soundscapes that explore the intersections of drone and noise. His most recent album, Spectres in Fog is available as a free download here: http://dictionaryofghosts.bandcamp.com/album/spectres-in-fog
Other sounds are available on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/dictionaryofghosts