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Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Mister Fuckhead & Company

The initial idea for this project started with a brass group on April Fool's Day that just did reverb-laden drones. Other ideas presented themselves from there on. Later, various incarnations of the Mister Fuckhead Ensemble, Mister Fuckhead & Friends etc. incorporated junk metal scrape, chains, vacuums, glass, drills, guitar, keyboards, field recordings, classical samples, and tape loops. "c93" is a live document of more than 6 performances from the last 2 years or so; edited, and revitalized.

Contributors featured are travis (ONO), Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety), Michael Kendrick (Lovely Little Girls, ex-Rope, Redemer, etc), Mike Krause (Death Factory), Dave Purdie (Silver Abuse, Satan2000), Richard Syska (Dummy Antenna), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Right-Eye Rita, Brian Klein, Christopher ILTH (Daily Void, ex-Functional Blackouts), Alejandro Morales (PISSPISSPISSMOANMOANMOAN), Rik Garrett, Rupert Glimm, Bobby Danger (Black Bear Combo), and Allison Lake (Pommel).

Here is a link to sound samples: http://www.divshare.com/download/8911141-c60

The accompanying visual matter was made with only the intention of framing the work, I had no desire to try to place any kind of artful sheath over this collection or its contributors. It's been in my mind for the entire time to use pen & ink splatter and a few other elements, so naturally the end result is an edition of 33 with hand made inserts/labels and handwritten credits (samples below). There are 3 red tinted c33 Type II High Bias tapes in a white cassette album and it comes with a 4x6 photo from the aftermath of one of our performances. Fountain pen ink has been the main tool used, on varied sketch paper. I grappled with the idea of selling this item at all since I've got so many... um ...royalties to give out and I've become attached to some of them. Never-the-less, 9 of the 33 are available for $18 postage paid everywhere. C'est La Guerre. First come first served.

There is also a solid red c93 in an edition of 93, containing the same material with two sided, perforated, black and white J cards based off of the handmade work; black and white labels, red norelco cases, printed credits. Covers vary. There will be a small amount available with hand written/drawn/made covers & labels. $6 US, $8 World.

All orders will be shipped within 3 business days between 2 pieces of cardboard, inside a padded envelope.

Paypal to misterfvckhead@yahoo.com

The content is the same for the 3xc33 album and the c93.

Christopher ILTH (Daily Void): Tape Loops
Alejandro Morales (PissPissPissMoanMoanMoan): Drums
Mike Krause (Death Factory): Guitar, Electronics
Mister Fuckhead: Electronics, Scrap Metal, Tapes
Recorded live at The Empty Bottle, August 3rd, 2008 by Daniel Burke.
Live sound by Kenny Rasmussen.

Mike Krause: Electronics, Scrap Metal
Mister Fuckhead: Electronics, Scrap Metal, Glass, Vacuum
Recorded live at South Union Arts, July 11th, 2007 by Joe Hahn.
Live sound by Brian Klein.

Travis Dobbs (ONO): Vocals, Vocal Overdubs, Scrap Metal.
Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety): Guitar, Electronics, Scrap Metal
Michael Kendrick (Lovely Little Girls, Ex-Rope, Redemer, Maco Sica, etc) - Scrap Metal, Trigger Pads, Blood
Richard Syska (Dummy Antenna): Bass, Modified Trumpet, Electronics
Mike Krause: Guitar, Electric Drill
Dave Purdie (Silver Abuse, Satan2000): Baritone Sax, Mouthpiece, Electronics
Mister Fuckhead: Scrap Metal, cymbals, Coronet
Recorded Live at Ronny's, March 18th 2009.
Collaborative live sound by Brian Klein.

Taken from material recorded inside of a meat locker
above Grace Kulp's apartment on October 29th, 2008.
There were recorders in each corner for acoustic brass improvisations by:
Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville), Dave Purdie, Brian Klein (The Machinist), and Mister Fuckhead.

Various carefully piled layers from each corner of the meat locker.

Bobby Danger (Black Bear Combo): Tuba
Rupert Glimm: Trumpet
Right Eye Rita: French Horn
Rik Garrett: Trombone, Electronics
Brian Klein: Trumpet, Electronics
Richard Syska: Trumpet, Electronics
Dave Purdie: Baritone Sax, Electronics
Mister Fuckhead: Coronet
Excerpt from a live performance at Beat Kitchen, April 1st, 2007.
Recorded by Dan Demchuk.

Rupert Glimm: Trumpet
Rik Garrett: Trombone, Electronics
Richard Syska: Trumpet, Saxophone, Electronics
Allison Lake (Pommel): Kazoo, Electronics
Dave Purdie: Baritone Sax, Electronics, Buzzing
Brian Klein: Trumpet, Electronics
Mister Fuckhead: Coronet, Electronics
Recorded live at Darkroom Bar, May 20th, 2007, by Dan Demchuk.

Brian Klein: Tapes, Electronics
Mike Krause: Tapes, Electronics
Mister Fuckhead: Tapes, Field Recordings, Electronics
Recorded live at Elastic Arts, June 21st, 2008

All Material was edited, manipulated, and mastered by Mister Fuckhead.

Duplication (and some further fine tuning assistance) By Andy Ortmann.

3xc33: $18
c93: $6 US, $8 World
Paypal: misterfvckhead@yahoo.com