Far more important than baking bread is the urge to take dough -beating to the extreme - Otto Muehl

Monday, July 21, 2014

Voice of Reason

Here is the ARCHIVE of my appearance on the Voice of Reason radio show on WNUR, minus the "patchworks" segment, which I think I only contributed a track by Outer Space towards, can be found separately here
The online database at WNUR crashed, so below is the only surviving tracklist, which happened  during the latter  third of the show.   I remember us playing tracks by Robert Turman, Adel Souto, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Bjork, Poptastic, Gary Wilson, Glenn Branca, Stiu Ni Stiu, The Ronettes, The Spooks, and others, while people scurried around us to fix many broken things... 

Thanks again to Sound of Error!  For having me!  Again!  Pervious episodes/appearances can be found at www.deliriousinsomniac.com if you look hard. 

Wish Fullfillment - Handwriting Sample Kitchen Ensemble
Vertonen - HACE / 26,250 Side A excerpt
Dave Phillips - excerpt from track 3 of "?" CD
Bauhaus - Telegram Sam
T. Rex - Baby Strange
Adicts - My Baby Got Run Over By A Steamroller
Damned - Neat Neat Neat
Queers - We'd Have A Riot Doing Heroin
DOA - Communication Breakdown
Wendy O Williams - It's My Life
Jesse Pearson - One Last Kiss
Marc Bolan - All At Once Take 7
The Nashville Bluegrass Band - Could This Be Magic?
L7 - Three Days
Generation X - Wild Dub
999 - Subterfuge
Nick Drake - Horn / Miles Davis & Easy Mo Bee - High Speed Chase
Labi Siffre - I Got The...
Wendy Rene - Reap What You Sow
The Beautiful Schizophonic - Awake Eternal (talk over)
mu fa or - Peeking Hordes
Plastic Ono Band - WHY
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Moonlight in Vermont
Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun *with* excerpts from two US Maple albums: Talker and Acre Thrills, plus a touch of Smegma - "Between Two Worlds"
Steve Hitlage - :Lunar Music Suite
I forgot to write down the rest....    

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Art Prints

Arvo's Gallery


This "Velcro Bismol" series is now available in the form of art prints.  I finally got around to finding a legit place.  I've seen the prints in real life and they look good.  I haven't seen what they look like printed on sheet metal, but maybe I will soon enough.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Blood Rhythms Brass Ensemble at Empty Bottle September 7th

Just a quick note to announce that Blood Rhythms Brass Ensemble will be headlining on September 7th at Empty Bottle.  This line up will be killer.

Also playing are-

Death Factory
Den
Graveform

Admission is free for patrons that RSVP at rsvp@emptybottle.com or manually at www.emptybottle.com.

If all goes well, it will be a Blood Rhythms LP release party with handmade LP covers by myself and Ron Lessard from RRRecords.  


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Arvo exhibiting art (again) and on WNUR this week.



Today was the last chance to look at the exhibition at the Rubicon.  However, I was randomly walking around and met a nice man with an eye patch named Lowell.  He wanted to do a portrait of me as part of his series of paintings of residents of Uptown (Chicago). It came out well, I'm looking forward to seeing it along with other people in my neighborhood.  Our conversation led to him advising me to see about hanging my art at the art center they have going.  There is one more exhibition before the space changes shape, and it is part of historic tours and trolleys and a bunch of other stuff.  I will be there on Sunday July 20th, between 4 and 5pm.  I will have a few select pieces from this series hanging.  As it stands now, I don't intend to sell original work again, only prints.  It feels like the last time right now anyway, but I will keep creating.  More info here

Also, somewhere between 2:30 - 6:30pm July 17th, I will be a guest once again on Daniel Burke's / Sound of Error 's radio show on WNUR, which includes a "Patchworks" segment featuring synthesizer based compositions for an hour.  

Since I have ended the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, I have also appeared on WZRD, by the way, and I know it won't be my last time.  You can hear about an hour of my set here

Monday, July 7, 2014

"Velcro Bismol" exhibition up until the 12th, highlights and details from the opening.












I took photos after the art was set up, but I forgot to photograph anything other than the storm during the exhibition opening.  Thanks to many of my friends for showing up!  It stormed before my performance, and there was a rainbow after my performance, which was one of the heavier versions of my "The Body Is A Prison" piece.  The collage pieces are available to be seen at the Rubicon gallery by appointment only through the 12th.  Their contact is therubiconchi@gmail.com, and they can send image files with a price list and eventual shipping possibilities/rates by request.  High quality prints can also be arranged.  Rik Garrett and Anthony A Dunn also exhibited, with a rhythmic dark ambient performance by the latter (under the name "Terran Wretch", and a performance with 4 or 5 turntables by a fella named KG Price.  


My press bits, with an erroneous data syntax error of some kind, juxtaposing my name as "parvo". 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Illusion of Safety, Wilt, reviewed at Vital Weekly

ILLUSION OF SAFETY - SURRENDER (CDR by No Part Of It)
WILT - NOCTURNAL REQUIEM (CDR by No Part Of It)
Among the few artists I have been following what seems now to be a lifetime (Asmus Tietchens, Main, Organum), Illusion Of Safety is probably among them the band I saw play live most. Dan Burke, the main man, is a most loveable chap and he always surprises me with his next move. His music doesn't operate in any particular style, but overlaps various genres. Improvised, industrial, ambient, musique concrete, and even a bit of techno beat thrown in. Here's a new album that proofs it. It's called 'Surrender' (which word always reminds me of the Cheap Trick song) and on a label called No Part Of It, meaning they don't want to be part of the world of Internet. There is a website, but there catalogue is hand scribbled on a sheet of paper and the CDRs - professionally designed - can be bought with a money order. Yes! That's what I like. Swim against the tide. Music wise Illusion Of Safety does something we haven't seen him do in quite some time. The collage styled music in which lengthy chunks of sounds are suddenly cut away by voices from radio and TV, a techno beats slips into view and sounds remarkable like the early 90s works such as 'Historical', 'Inside Agitator' or 'Distraction'. Quiet at times, but also quite bombastic at other times, filmic but without too many words. And if we hear any, it's about nuclear waste leakage. In that sense this album also harks back to the post-industrial sound of yesteryear. The balance between the very quiet and the very loud, between the ambience and the beats, is maintained very well throughout this release. Daddy's all right: surrender!
James Keeler is the man behind Wilt already fifteen years of musical activities and in various guises, but as Wilt it's all about the dark ambient. Dark of the darker variation, black with hardly any grey, let alone white. Much of that is due to the somewhat industrial sound of Wilt. Reverb is a key element here, much in use in all of these pieces. It gives everything that ringing, singing, slightly metallic sound. It's something you either love or hate. I am not always the biggest lover of reverb, as I tend to think it's a bit of a cheap trick (hey!), but Keeler knows how to cleverly add it to his music. His level of control is quite all right. The six lengthy cuts on this release are very much alike each other, unlike the Illusion Of Safety release, which bounces back and forth in various styles. Wilt creates nocturnal humming music, but for the weak of mind (and hearth) this might as easily turn into a nightmare. It's hard to say which instruments are used, although in the final piece a guitar clearly pops up. Maybe there is no instrument at all, I was thinking, but it's all made with the extended use of sound effects and the most minimal input of sounds. But more likely is a combination of synthesizers, guitars and electronics. Whatever, however. It sounds great, even when it's nothing highly original. It's Wilt music and as such he does a great job. He didn't set out to play something new every time, but carves out his own niche, deeper and deeper. (FdW)
Address: http://www.nopartofit.com

http://www.vitalweekly.net/935.html

Monday, June 16, 2014

Arvo Interviewed at Heathen Harvest

In a long running email interview, the prestigious and damn near monolithic periodical Heathen Harvest spilled my guts at length, they can spread for miles.

Arvo Zylo is a Chicago artist who you’ve likely never heard of until now, but he’s the poster-boy for the noise aesthetic and ethic, if such things even exist.  His fascination lies in the mistakes within music, in the malfunctions of instruments, and in confrontation.  He works tirelessly in his urban home, constantly creating new works either in collaborations or under three monikers, be it his own name, Mister Fvckhead, or Blood Rhythms.  The means to which he meets his artistic ends don’t just stop with aural art, however.  He is a visual artist and a journalist too; his unique style of collage work can be seen within many of his own releases, and his voice is recognizable in the Chicago area for his work on WLUW with his own spot, “The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show”, where attention has most recently been focused on him for his interview with Boyd Rice.  He is simply one of the hardest working and most interesting people currently enveloped in the abyss that is the American noise underground today, and we had the pleasure of putting together an interview with him that is over a year in the making below.

http://heathenharvest.org/2014/06/14/comedy-and-alchemy-an-interview-with-arvo-zylo/




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Arvo in art exhibition June 28th






I will be taking part in an art exhibition at a cool new gallery that used to be a funeral home.  It is called the Rubicon, and it will also feature works by Rik Garrett and Anthony Dunn (Sun Splitter).  There will be other surprises.  I will be exhibiting 13 pieces in a series called "Velcro Bismol".  Here is the artist statement-


Bio:

Arvo Zylo was born upside down. When he was a kid, he was ambidextrous and was able to draw and write with both hands at the same time, until he was forced by his teachers and parents to choose a hand. So now he writes and draws with his left hand and does everything else with his right hand... and he is bitter about it. He grew up in 25 different homes in and around Chicago, and was always regarded as a very talented artist by his teachers and peers. He self-published a comic book when he was 8 years old, and in high school he received various awards, was commissioned to do various pieces of art that bordered on murals, mainly along the vein of street art, but also custom tattoo designs, portraits, and commissioned sketches. In 1999. Zylo quit bench painting at Gallery 37 with a  refusal to compromise, left home, and got a job designing graphics for an awning company and partially building/designing the sets for a burgeoning haunted attraction. At Columbia College, he told his figure drawing teacher that if he wanted advice from anyone, he'd take it from someone who didn't settle for a teaching job.

From there, Zylo lost a great deal of interest in fine art, and was only pleased by gritty, abstract, accidental, and primitive art. He published various zines called “Achtongue Fingers”, which were rife with manic, insomnia-laden free-association xerox ballpoint/college-ruled charm, and he focused on experimental music, writing, radio Djing, and curating events, unable to look at commercial art seriously. In 2006, he was invited to take part in a group exhibition at Peter Jones Gallery, wherein he contributed 3 pieces which collaged various pieces from women's magazines. At that gallery, his sketch book that he'd been carrying around for 5 years was stolen,and it was hard for him to get back into art yet again, in any capacity, but he still did abstract watercolors and collages along with designing the cover art or flyers for his experimental music releases. Almost two years ago, Karina Natis and a number of other people in Arvo's life fought cancer around the same time with varying degrees of success. When he was asked to contribute a piece of art for Natis's benefit, instead of doing one piece, he did 13. Finally, they are being exhibited here.

www.nopartofit.com

Artist Statement:

The series, “Velcro Bismol”, can also be said to have taken influence from the vulgar parade Monsanto is having with mutant food and the FDA, and a number of wild dreams Arvo has had for several years that he says would put John Carpenter's THE THING to shame, but it could also be a reflection of what he'd call a “Soul Dysphoria”, a feeling of being trapped in the body, of being a passive observer of a shell in the mirror, and so forth. For months, Arvo's apartment was strewn with hundreds of women's magazines, entire corners designated for different portions of paper faces and bodies. It was an ongoing, unflinching nightly commitment. It culminated in what could quite literally be termed “abstract expressionism”, because several different Frankenstein pieces of mostly graphically modified, blank-eyed, aspiring starlets, were warped into something inexpressible, or sometimes otherwise; Amorphous blobs of Hans Bellmer-esque glamour nightmares. 

2130 W 21st Street
June 28th. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Arvo at Noise Fest in Austin Texas this weekend


https://www.facebook.com/events/249485801872010/306136972873559/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
THE ROMANI GALLERY
1900 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78702

This time around, Suxby will be TWO days instead of the usual one day! Dates and times are:
Saturday, March 15th
Doors at 4pm, first set at 4:30pm, ends at Midnight.
Sunday, March 16th
Doors at 4pm, first set at 5pm, ends at Midnight.

There will be two stages and two massive PA systems. Both are located inside in 2 different connected rooms. Sets will alternate between the 2 rooms. There will also be a 3rd room, with tables provided, specifically for

artists to sell their merchandise.

Sux By Suxwest this year is 100% BYOB and of course FREE!

CHECK IT:

Sickness (CT)
FFH (NY)
Total Abuse (TX)
Xome (CA)
Jason Crumer & Joseph Hammer (MD/CA)
Marshstepper (AZ)
Laundry Room Squelchers (FL)
Clang Quartet (NC)
Penchant (NY)
Interracial Sex (WA)
Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck (MA/IL)
Full Metal Faggot (PA)
Crowhurst (CA and all around the world)
Vasculae (CA)
Goat (TX)
Drums Like Machine Guns (PA)
T.E.F. (TX)
Boar (IA)
I Like You Go Home (IA)
Vibrating Garbage (CA)
Video Nasty/Bonemagic (OK)
NO DREAMS / SHARP TOOTH (IL)
Arvo Zylo (IL)
Zombie Bite (MN)
Seaton XOXO (MD)
Yellow Paint Eater (TX)
Whitey Alabastard (FL)
Scant (VA)
Period Blood (IL)
Anus Morissette (TX)
Stress Orphan (VA)
FILTH (TX)
Michael Amason (CA)
How I Quit Crack (TX)
Protists of Nebula (TX)
Reptilian Sexual Predator (TX)
Acid Trash (AZ)
Bollywood Life (CO)
Joshua Vance (TX)
Ascites (TX)
Bucket of Piss (OH)
Hell Garbage (FL)
Dakota Hogback (TX)
Country Club (TX)
Ferveur Noire (TX)
Tigre Merde (TX)
Youthful Masturbation Techniques (TX)
Skullcaster (TX)
Gym Mat Nap (TX)
Grandpa Lies Again (TX)
Breakdancing Ronald Reagan (TX)
Aunt's Analog (TX)
Power Monster (TX)
MENSROOM (TX)
Dromez (TX)
Peasant (TX)
Edged Weapons (CA/TX)
Korperschwache (TX)



Saturday, March 15th:
(Stage 1) 11:45pm Crowhurst
(Stage 2) 11:30pm Drums Like Machine Guns
(Stage 1) 11:15pm Full Metal Faggot
(Stage 2) 11:00pm Scant
(Stage 1) 10:45pm Dromez
(Stage 2) 10:30pm Breakdancing Ronald Reagan
(Stage 1) 10:15pm Xome
(Stage 2) 10:00pm Aunt's Analog
(Stage 1) 9:45pm Period Blood
(Stage 2) 9:30pm Vasculae
(Stage 1) 9:15pm Sickness
(Stage 2) 9:00pm Stress Orphan
(Stage 1) 8:45pm Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck
(Stage 2) 8:30pm Interracial Sex
(Stage 1) 8:15pm NO DREAMS / SHARP TOOTH
(Stage 2) 8:00pm Penchant
(Stage 1) 7:45pm Boar
(Stage 2) 7:30pm Vibrating Garbage
(Stage 1) 7:15pm Anus Morissette
(Stage 2) 7:00pm Grandpa Lies Again
(Stage 1) 6:45pm Clang Quartet
(Stage 2) 6:30pm Bucket of Piss
(Stage 1) 6:15pm How I Quit Crack
(Stage 2) 6:00pm Michael Amason
(Stage 1) 5:45pm T.E.F.
(Stage 2) 5:30pm Seaton XOXO
(Stage 1) 5:15pm Arvo Zylo
(Stage 2) 5:00pm Gym Mat Nap
(Stage 1) 4:45pm Bollywood Life
(Stage 2) 4:30pm Korperschwache
DOORS AT 4:00PM

Sunday, March 16th:
(Stage 1) 11:45pm Total Abuse
(Stage 2) 11:30pm Joshua Vance
(Stage 1) 11:15pm Youthful Masturbation Techniques
(Stage 2) 11:00pm Laundry Room Squelchers
(Stage 1) 10:45pm Acid Trash
(Stage 2) 10:30pm Marshstepper
(Stage 1) 10:15pm Jason Crumer + Joseph Hammer
(Stage 2) 10:00pm Goat
(Stage 1) 9:45pm Reptilian Sexual Predator
(Stage 2) 9:30pm Ferveur Noire
(Stage 1) 9:15pm FFH
(Stage 2) 9:00pm I Like You Go Home
(Stage 1) 8:45pm Country Club
(Stage 2) 8:30pm Zombie Bite
(Stage 1) 8:15pm Video Nasty/Bonemagic
(Stage 2) 8:00pm Whitey Alabastard
(Stage 1) 7:45pm Dakota Hogback
(Stage 2) 7:30pm Hell Garbage
(Stage 1) 7:15pm FILTH
(Stage 2) 7:00pm Ascites
(Stage 1) 6:45pm Power Monster
(Stage 2) 6:30pm Yellow Paint Eater
(Stage 1) 6:15pm Skullcaster
(Stage 2) 6:00pm Tigre Merde
(Stage 1) 5:45pm MENSROOM
(Stage 2) 5:30pm Protists of Nebula
(Stage 1) 5:15pm Peasant
(Stage 2) 5:00pm Edged Weapons
DOORS AT 4:00PM

1900 East 12th St., Austin, Texas 78702

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Unsound Redux

Unsound Redux

I was interviewed by William Davenport while I was in Florida to perform St. Petersburg Noise Fest, and he is putting together a documentary based on the enthusiasm around experimental music.  He ran a zine called "Unsound" in the 80s and considering the contacts he is planning to meet and interview, I'd be surprised (and honored) if my interview was actually included in the documentary, but I'm excited to see it either way.  Davenport has engaged several crowd sourcing websites, and can be contacted at the above website.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Illusion of Safety reviewed at Aquarius Records/live today on SF radio

Somewhere, an old T-shirt from Illusion Of Safety exists (the last we saw was affixed to Sigtryggur from Stillupsteypa some 10 years ago) with a deadpan/ironic catch-phrase "Illusion Of Safety gives you that soaring feeling" next to an image of a man tumbling headfirst out of a skyscraper window. Such a calculated juxtaposition of word and image was emblematic of the '80s art world (e.g. Barbara Kruger), often speaking to the underbelly of callousness, cruelty, violence and general amorality within consumerist society. Outside of this bold piece of iconography, Illusion Of Safety has operated within a more liminal state of mysteriousness through signifier and meaning. Even in their most placid albums of soft-focus ambience, the specter of some unknowable threat lurks in the background. More common in the Illusion Of Safety catalogue is an iron-fisted grasp of that sense of foreboding and dread through psychologically tense sound design. Over three decades in existence, this Chicago based project has been whittled down to its core member Dan Burke - with a few comrades-in-arms joining him occasionally - and is probably the longest running American industrial project, having produced a very impressive body of work. The 2014 album Surrender fits comfortably next to some of the masterpieces of the IOS back catalogue (e.g. Cancer, In Session, Historical, etc.) through the trademarked juxtaposition of noxious frequencies snaking in and out of harmonic phase patterns only to snap out of existence with a razor-cut edit into an electrical burst of tesla coil noise (for example). Disjointed rhythms, mediated collages, decontextualized field recordings, and psychoacoustic phrases map this album with incredible control and precision. Illusion Of Safety proves once again that they are one of the greats of industrial culture. Grab this album before it disappears, the pro-duplicated cd-r is limited to just 100 copies. Same for the cassette. 

MPEG Stream: "East Of Easement"
MPEG Stream: "Popular Delusions"
MPEG Stream: "Roller Coaster"
 


http://www.aquariusrecords.org/bin/search.cgi 

Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety) can be heard performing with Thomas Dimuzio on the radio in San Francisco today at two different stations:

3/4 KFJC and KPFA: DBTD radio performances

3-4PM Dan Burke & Thomas Dimuzio Live on KFJC
stream it here: http://www.kfjc.org/

11:59PM-1:30AM Dan Burke & Thomas Dimuzio Live on KPFA
No Other Radio network: hosted by Russ Kent (Mr. Hate:)
stream it here: http://www.kpfa.org/nootherradionetwork

Monday, March 3, 2014

Arvo interviewed in Dialtone Aggressor Zine

I'm Interviewed (finally one of them actually comes out) and on a CDR comp, one of the better versions of my "Upheaval" series in my opinion, plus a piece by SANG MORT, an outing between me and Fatale. Dromez, Zach Guttowsky, Juice Machine, AODL are in there too, among others. Excited to read it. The 1st issue was great.
 
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FEB-065: Dialtone Aggressor #2 zine/w CD-R

Second issue of this Florida-based experimental/noise/avant garde zine. The zine features interviews and short pieces on noise gear set ups. Included in the zine are:

AODL
Juice Machine
Arvo Zylo
Dromez
Zachary Short (Black Beast of Arrrghhh, Mayan Apocalypse)
Ry Sikora (Italics, Zone Tripper)
Zack Guttowsky (Glasgow Smile, Folter, Postule)
Wayne Mason (Stickfugure, BLK/MAS)

52 pages.

Comes with a CD-r sampler featuring exclusive and previously recorded tracks by: Glasgow Smile, Arvo Zylo, Sang Mort (Arvo Zylo & Fatale), AODL, Juice Machine, Italics, Zone Tripper, BLK/MAS, Dromez, & Black Beast of Arrrghhh.

$4 + shipping. International email for shipping: boredomrecs@gmail.com

Purchase/Sample: http://foreverescapingboredom.bandcamp.com/album/dialtone-aggressor-no-2-zine-compilation-cd-r

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HEARTS ALL IN - New Illusion of Safety (with "remix overview" video!)



I've been releasing things outside of the internet (no part of it), and one of them has been "Surrender", the newest outing by Illusion of Safety.  Daniel Burke has made a "remix overview" of this work, and I had to let the cat out of the bag.  More information can be found at the video link, including the mail box where money orders/hidden cash is to be sent.  Do check it out!  The video is exceptional!  I've been told some of the processes in making it, and it's nothing short of deftly inspired!  $7 postage paid in the US.  $12 elsewhere.  Available in pro cassette and pro CDR format.

I haphazardly spurred Illusion of Safety back into live action in 2008 when I asked him to do a show with me at the Empty Bottle.  From there, we were both asked to perform for WTII's monthly showcase at Darkroom, wherein this clown video material first surfaced, so it's a pleasure for me to release the nexus of a soundtrack to this imagery, coming full circle. 

"Illusion of Safety, just passing its 30th year since inception, is often regarded as the innovator of "ambient industrial".  Despite having traversed nearly every arena of the experimental milieu, performed prestigious fests all over the world, and collaborated with some of widest ranging and heaviest hitting of the avante garde, core member/founder Daniel Burke has both shown a return to form and a veritable bouquet of new frontiers in his most recent outing, "Surrender".  In just under 60 minutes, the listener is taken on a dizzying carousel ride where everything but the kitchen sink is employed to weave a deeply personal (abstract, wordless) narrative that comes off  as minimalistic, condensed, and bombastic.  But at the same time, it is a constantly shifting, complex and ornate grid iron amalgam of genuine enthusiasm and horror.  Recommended if you like a complete disregard for the myopic trappings and short sighted formulae of contemporary sound art today. "

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Show tomorrow at the Parlor



I was asked to play a show that is happening tomorrow (Sunday) at The Parlor ( Event page) which is nice because I've been anxious to see Lord Viper ( Frank from Galdron), and I got Death Factory ( Michael Krause ) on the bill too. U.s. Tribes and others are playing. I can't wait to do a set in the ceramic porn room on top of a concrete slab that used to be a hot tub, and to hang out with Olivia Lilley in her neat little space. "live mime acts, circus freaks, and a kissing booth for your entertainment."

1434 N Western Ave.  9pm

Songs for Girls



I've contributed a track to a compilation (released on Valentine's Day)  for Bull of Heaven.  It was recorded at Scab Labs Studios when I was about 20 years old, with a box wrapped in blankets over my head.  I wrote it in the car on the way to the studio, and I'm very happy for it to see the light of day. 

Bull of Heaven is a protean entity of mythical proportions, working mainly in exploiting the limitless potential of digital media.  They have produced extremely, impossibly long sound works, tens of thousands of pieces, as well as streams of automated, randomly shifting sound collage/improvised music, and zip file labyrinths.   This is not the first time I have worked with them, and it likely won't be my last.  Click Here

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Arvo in Cleveland next month/RRRecords label Radio give away/showcase

I will be in Cleveland for a week, and when I get back, there will be a huge LP give away of RRRecords label material plus a showcase of recycled cassettes on the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, broadcast on 88.7FM WLUW Chicago. 

A Benefit for Stephen Petrus (Murderous Vision)
https://www.facebook.com/events/255520887946121/
  • MISTAKE BY THE LAKE PRESENTS PETRUS FEST!!!


    as many of you know, stephen petrus (murderous vision) lost everything he owns including his home in a house fire. well its time to rally the troops and do what we do best, TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN!! Let's get NTC JUMPIN!

    $10 (all cash goes to petrus)

    ANDREW COLTRANE (MICHIGAN NOISE LEGEND!!!)

    DOG LADY ISLAND (MI MASTER OF ELECTRONZ)

    ARVO ZYLO (CHICAGO INZANE WEIRD NOISE!!)

    MOLTAR (west virginia weirdo electronix/synth confusion!)

    WITCHBEAM (CLEVELAND OG, MYSTIKAL MYSTERY SOUNDS)

    FRAGMENTS (CLEVELAND SYNTH HOMIES ZACH TROXELL AND JEFF HATFIELD GETTIN ALL KINDS OF AWESOME!)

    BLACK VISION (CLE INDUSTRIAL/MINIMAL VETERANS. PETRUS/KIRSCHNER/HOWLAND)

    JASON RODRIGUEZ + STOPPED CLOCK (CLEVELAND EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE FEATURING JROD, DAVID RUSSELL AND JOSH NOVAK!)

    DJ BAAT ON THE ONES AND TWOS SPINNIN THAT WEIRDO STUFF!!

    DONATIONS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ACCEPTED (GEAR, RECORDS, MUSIC, CASH, FOOD, WHATEVER) PLEASE NO CLOTHES! STEPHEN HAS ALREADY GOTTEN MORE THAN ENOUGH (THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO DONATED HIM CLOTHES!!! YOU RULE!!!!)

    PLEASE INVITE EVERYONE YOU KNOW, LETS GET THIS CLEVELAND NOISE OG BACK ON TRACK AND SHOW HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM!!!
11213 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
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Arvo curating NOISE LUNCH (Theme is radios)
https://www.facebook.com/events/574431545985002/
  • Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Ave - Cleveland, OH
  • Noise artists using radios as the theme, a serialist radio group performance at the end.

    Malware
    X Terminal (tentative but likely)
    From Beyond (Beth Tree, Marcia Custer, and friends)
    Dissilient
    Daniel Bellinger
    The Brown Jeans Radio Orchestra
    Glacial23
    Monster Ridden Tokyo
    Arvo Zylo (Chicago)
    Makeshift Serialist Radio Ensemble

    Band set order t.b.a.

    Free event, donations gratefully accepted.
    4pm sharp start time

Friday, December 13, 2013

Arvo appearing with Michael Esposito at Hungry Brain 12/23/13

Zimmerman and another member form T.A.Z. / Dreadlords from Baltimore- you should see the things he is doing with 78rpm records, it will be a release party for a limited anti record that is not for sale on the internet, and in Dreadlords there will also be the new frontiers that came in the wake of Panther Modern / Violet Flame projects for those who are familiar.

Also Michael Esposito and his brother will be doing a performance from material recorded at Manteno Asylum - all vintage analog gear from the 60s, and I (Arvo Zylo) will make a guest appearance throat duet with ghosts, among other things.

Earlier in the night I am pleased to have veteran experimentalist noise maker Karl J. Paloucek premiering a new piece for sewing machines, tam-tam, and accordion, plus newcomer Leif Hans Sandberg will be doing something along the lines of amplifying the frequencies that emanate from fruit. There is no cover.


https://www.facebook.com/events/1446447275575121/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Monday, October 14, 2013

Arvo on Dan Burke's "Voice of Reason" radio show 10/21



Between 2pm and 5pm Central on Monday October 21, Arvo will co DJ with Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety, WZRD alumni) as well as doing a solo performance on WNUR's "Voice of Reason" radio show (89.3 FM on the north side of Chicago).  There will be ticket giveaways for the upcoming performance / Delirious Insomniac anniversary show on October 29th at the empty bottle.  In all likeliness, the show will be archived at www.deliriousinsomniac.com.  To listen to Arvo's previous appearance on Dan's show, go here.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Arvo at St. Pete Noise Fest and Indiana Noise Fest this November


Arvo will be at St. Pete Noise Fest Six.   A donation page features a compilation tape with tracks from many of the featured artists, including an exclusive track from Arvo, among other things.  Other notable acts scheduled: Laundryroom Squelchers, Dromez, Dental Work, Hal McGee, Clang Quartet, Novosak, Sisto Rossi, and Whitey Alabastard among others.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Arvo's "Upheaval" featured in "After Exodus" film by Matthew F. Perry

Versions of "Upheaval" by Arvo Zylo are featured in the film "After Exodus" by Matthew F. Perry.  Adel Souto's "156" project is also featured, among other excellent sound pieces.  More about "After Exodus" here.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Delirious Insomniac Annual Live Event



The Delirious Insomniac Annual Live Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/511462045600949/

Galdron is a costumed black metal band that sort of looks like a mixture of scenes from ALIEN mixed with the Misfits. Their black metal is probably kitschy but I take it seriously because I don't understand what they're saying. one of the best acts I've seen in years. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Galdron/152344671516244


WILT is probably the first noise act I've seen around 2002. They mix death industrial, dark ambient, and the best things you've heard from horror soundtracks in one bundle, with a steady balance of power electronics sensibilities and musique concrete mannerisms. They are brilliant, and they haven't played in Chicago since 2008. Their material has been released on labels such as Ad Noiseam and Bloodlust!. Their influence on Chicago experimental music is not to be understated.http://orco1975.blogspot.com/

Gas Mask Horse is Josh Piotrowski of grindcore band DISROBE. He was also the lead singer in the band URETHRA FRANKLIN & THE GHETTO CHILDREN in the 90s. GAS MASK HORSE came about after Josh created music for a haunted house that he'd built in the basement of some co-op. Often, Piotrowski augments his performances with wax scuptures and props, along with incense and costumes. Words don't do justice, the man is a true DIY zombie commando stalwart. http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ArticleArchives?tag=Gas+Mask+Horse
http://gasmaskhorse.tumblr.com/

DJ Arvo Fingers has been heading the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show on WLUW more recently with the help of some friends, since 2007, syndicated in Croatia on KLFM.org since 2009. He's also been working at haunted houses since he was 14, and doing noise music since 2000. For this night, he will be playing his favorite halloween themed music and sound effects records, of which he has been collecting for years. He will also be doing a short performance under the name "Blood Rhythms". www.nopartofit.comwww.deliriousinsomniac.com


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Arvo on SpleenCoffin's 10th Anniversary Compilation

V/A : Splenic Injuries.
10 yr. anniversary comp.
Double cassette, 2+ hrs.
$10 USD.
Featuring, in order of appearance: Slim Twig, Fusiller, Moth Cock, Ultra Bon Bon, Sister Body, Marlo Eggplant, Mold Omen, Rosemary Krust, Bonnie Mercer, √Čl-g, Six Heads, France Sauvage, Hobo Cubes, The Four Hands, Lea Bertucci, Kreace Peeps, Bride, The Austrasian Goat, PBK and Jon Thoreson, RDCD, Dao de Noize, Embarker, Carrageenan, Decapitated Hed, Liveshitbingepurge, Minoy, Bob Bellerue, Arvo Zylo, Fosforizouses Oysies, and Camposanto.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Arvo at Borg Ward, Milwaukee 8/21

https://www.facebook.com/events/166513043526062/

I like you go home (10:30-11:00)
Death Factory (10:00-10:30)
Dolores Dewberry (9:30-10:00)
Swarm Survival (9:00-9:30)
Dromez (8:30-9:00)
Arvo Zylo (8:00-8:30)
Amigo (7:30-8:00)
Leo Brochu (7:00-7:30)
Igloo Martian (6:30-7:00)
litmus0001 (6:00-6:30)
Vibratory Wave (5:30-6:00)
M Jurek (5:00-5:30)
Apollo Vermouth (4:30-5:00)
Citizen 2-13 (4:00-4:30)
Hey John (3:30-4:00)
Speakerdust (3:00-3:30)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Arvo on WCSB Cleveland Radio Thurs morning/Wednesday night



Arvo will be a guest with Mortimer Penniwhistle on Record Exchange: Prime Time between 1AM and 5AM Eastern Time (midnight - 3AM Central time), a radio show on WCSB in Cleveland.   It streams live or can be heard in Cleveland on 89.3 FM.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Arvo in Cleveland on the 16th

Pats in the Flats
2233 West Third
Cleveland Ohio

HAND OV GLORY (Griefhound side project)
SKIN GRAFT
BLOOD RHYTHMS
TBA

July 16th

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dental Work collaboration reviewed at Forbidden Magazine



Dig this freewheelin' and enthusiastic review of my collaboration with Dental Work.  This release was all me working with Jay's source material, and I'm still very happy with it.  He's in progress of working on a sequel now.

Here

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 21st Show Relocated to EL MAMEY


2645 W North Ave 10pm
Chicago

Zack Kouns
Health and Beauty
Blood Rhythms
Duncan Allen Burns
1 more

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Blood Rhythms, Little Fyodor Tribute aired on Tony Coulter's WFMU Radio Show


Blood Rhythms is on a tribute to Little Fyodor called the "Unscratchable Itch".  We contributed a  version of "Won't Somebody Fill The Void?".  This was taken from a live recording at Denver Noise Fest 2011.  It featured Clayton Counts, GX Jupitter-Larsen, John Rasmussen, Chris Turner, Byron Tenebra, Elizabeth Floersch, and others.   The track was aired on Tony Coulter's WFMU Radio show, along with other parts of the CD and other tracks related to Little Fyodor.  The tribute also has tracks by The Voodoo Organist, Ralph Gean, Diablo Montalban, The Inactivists, Boyd Rice, and Brian M. Clark.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Show June 21st at Heavy Gel


Blood Rhythms
Zack Kouns (OH)
Duncan Allen Burns
Health and Beauty

Heavy Gel

I've been told a screen printed poster is on the way.



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Excerpts reviewed in Spanish



A positive review in Spanish of my bandcamp sample tracks, the writer seems to think that this in itself was originally a cassette release.   Thanks either way!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Saint Street reviewed

Saint Street cassette reviewed by PBK here