Thanks to Christopher Turner AKA Nookleptia for his invaluable contributions to this performance, also to Dolores Dewberry for her contribution to some of the source material I used. Thanks to all at Denver Noise Fest for their overwhelming support! It was my 3rd year there and I know it won't be my last!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here are some photos from the show at the Mutiny with Gas Mask Horse, Breakdancing Ronald Reagan, Dromez, Blood Rhythms, and Nookleptia, thanks to blake edwards. And here is video of just about the whole show, 38 minutes in duration, thanks to Garland Villanova.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Arvo's performances on WFMU last February are now written up on their blog and available for listening on the Free Music Archive. Very pleased to see this! Many thanks again to Wm. Berger and WFMU!
Arvo Zylo's recordings / talents run the range from truly overwhelming, confrontational / chilling harsh noise, to thought-provoking experimental sounds rooted in the 1980s Raplh/LAFMS/post-TG international "noise boom." Over many releases and collaborations, he has maintained a character of the unexpected, though one always wants to hear what that next sonic mask will be.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This is sort of a kick off show for most of us going to Denver Noise Fest, so that we may make sure to arrive there in high altitude tired and hungover.
gAS MAS HORSE
BREAKDANCING RONALD REAGAN (TX)
Nookleptia celebrates his 20th year as an angry industrial dark ambient brutal slaughterhouse noise butcher. He's done releases with Luftwaffe, Emulsion, and Page 27. Nookleptia used to be a huge group collective in Denver, before C. Turner moved to Chicago years ago now. He plays animal bones and reed instruments made from plumbing material.
Breakdancing Ronald Reagan - J. Cash (no relation) from TX is steaming on tour and floating with the momentum of having curated a highly successful SUXBYSUXWEST noise fest which aggravated a lot of people, probably got him banned from the venue, and was written about in Vice Magazine by a person who is obviously racist against Texans. He is one of my favorite harsh noise artists going and one of the few who does silly right in my opinion.
Gas Mask Horse is Josh P., core member of noise/grind/punk band Disrobe, and for those who weren't born in the 90s, former blood drenched singer of URETHRA FRANKLIN AND THE GHETTO CHILDREN, whom I first saw in I think 1996. GMH is Josh's project that sprung from designing a DIY punk rock haunted house called the "Haunted Shack". I haven't seen him perform live but apparently it's pretty witchy. The tape is excellent.
DROMEZ is also on tour from Austin, TX. You may have heard her perform on the Delirious Insomniac Freeform radio show in November or seen her perform at TriTriangle or the Dust Bowl in Chicago. She has taken a hunting knife to a warlock guitar in a way that made me uncomfortable and screamed her head off in ways that aren't the feigned freakouts that some of us have seen a lot. She's genuinely pissed and she's got probably thirty guitar pedals in a suitcase, as if they were laser guns or secret plastic explosives. She's in a side project inspired by HP Lovecraft and she can handle her whiskey.
Blood Rhythms is Arvo, oftentimes with a revolving cast of collaborators/
GAS MASK HORSE
BREAKDANCING RONALD REAGAN
Friday, March 1, 2013
I redid a version of Flipper's "Life Is Cheap" in a studio. It was supposed to be released for a comp on Drag City, but that fell through. Now you can listen to it as part of Little Fyodor's "Underneath The Floorboards" radio show on KGNU. Little Fyodor has been on the radio since the 80s, I love his music and I appreciate that he only airs recordings that have been submitted to him.
01/13/2013 Playlist--- Artist/Album/Track
Boyd Rice/Non -Back To Mono- Turn Me On, Dead Man
Arvo Zylo -None- Life Is Cheap
Heatstick -7 " Vinyl Single- Willow's Song
Charles Rice Goff III -Acren Wacren Waney Vo- Simple Gifts
Ryan J. Boyd Many's New Car 2 - The Telekinesis Club Curse Go Back
Richard Young 7" Vinyl Single I Feel Like A Tree
Charles Rice Goff III Acren Wacren Waney Vo The Voice Of God
Edgar Valcarel Tensions At The Vanguard: New Music From Peru (1948-1979) Invencion For Magnetic Tape
Normal Love Survival Tricks Lend Some Treats
Normal Love Survival Tricks Electrolytes In The Brine
Kristen Norderval (post-ambient Arias For Voice And Electronics) Flat Ground
Esmerelda Strange Introducing Esmerelda Strange Track #7
Cactus Truck Brand New For China! The Snotgreen Sea, The Scrotumtightening Sea