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Friday, September 30, 2011

"333" aired at Martha's show on WFMU!

Along with Mark McGuire, Crank Sturgeon, and Black Vomit! Listen HERE!

"333" Aired on Dave X's "It's Too Damn Early" Radio Show

Along with Merzbow, Richard Pinhas, Government Alpha, and Giancarlo Toniutti. Listen HERE!

"333" at The Sound Projector!

The Heat Death of Everything

16 May: oddity of the month for May comes from Arvo Zylo in Chicago. His 333 (NO LABEL) release is a quite overwhelming mix of chaotic elements, where manic organ riffs and repeated loops are pitched against large gusts of disquieting and alien noise blocks. For all of these three long tracks, there is a constant air of alarm, as though things are going to get wildly out of control and potentially dangerous at any second. Patterns do emerge from the apparent chaos and fug, but this is definitely one teeth-clenching roller-coaster ride where you need to strap yourself firmly into your armchair before clicking the play button. The collaged cover artworks are printed in garish, acid colours and their imagery tends to mimic the mayhem of the music, particularly the pink dayglo chickens running over what looks like an endless field of scrap metal. “Alcohol-soaked, dark and solitary” is how the creator describes the making of this intense and strange album of circuit-bending and warped hip-hop approaches.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Arvo on UbRadio/9th Floor Radio

Listen to a podcast by members of Big City Orchestra featuring material by Arvo, along with an eclectic mix of jazz, avant garde, electronic music, and plain out zany and rib tickling fun!

PLAYLIST (artist / release / track name)

Gil Evans Orchestra / Blues In Orbit / title track
National Lampoon Radio Hour / Greatest Hits / Public Disservice
Emmenthal Socapex / Aeterna
Cursed Chimera / End This / Didn't Really Want To Know
Villain / Dissenter / I Got Virus
Babalon / Live recording 2003
Charles Rice Goff III / Zygoma Diploma (Volume Twenty-Nine)
Pentliczek / Abnormous Post Anomalous and Proto-Surrealistic Versions of
Popular and Traditional Psychotic Songs / La Zona
Wyrm / Divination Bones b/w Adam Coils
Voice Of Eye / Anthology Two 1992-96 / Succumb
Diledadafish / The Last Famous International Gluttons (compilation) / Mise
En Place
Drew Dobbs / Decade (recordings 2001-2011) / Kitto
Johnny Japes and his Jesticles / The Hit Viz Comic Pop Record / Scrotal
Scratch Mix
Aural Resuscitation Unit / I Hear Drums
Andrea Pensado / Ktotam / Bicho Raro
Cursed Chimera / 8th Circle Below (compilation) / 8th Circle Above The Ice
Don Campeau / Through The Black Forest / Cross Section of Last Scattering
Circle Six / The Box / Waking Up Inside
Arvo Zylo / 333 / Deadbeat Deluxe
Ron Geesin / Biting The Hand / Agitation in Anticipation of Offspring, Part Y
Edward Ka-Spel / The Minus Touch / track 2
Neil Innes / Innes Own World Best Bits Part Two / Messages
Johnny Japes and his Jesticles / The Hit Viz Comic Pop Record / Bags of
Fun With Buster

more info at:

*note: the radio show cuts off 10 minutes before the hour in hour two, so
not all of the tracks are on the .mp3 archive -- the full audio of show
can be heard on the video version which will be available in a few weeks
at this location: http://vimeo.com/channels/137100

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show has haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights since 2008. Host Arvo Fingers uses his lengthy experience as a sleepless madman to wield surrealistic songs and sounds into a slithering swath for 4 hours a week. Presently, "Delirious Insomniac" is also syndicated on RadioKL.Hr in Croatia, with occasional interviews, virtual guest installations, ghost hosts, and radio art. On September 9th, 2011, Arvo Fingers and WLUW will be celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show as well as the release of the first volume of "Delirious Music For Delirious People", a compilation featuring Jarboe, Controlled Bleeding, Zola Jesus, Boyd Rice and Friends, Gary Wilson, BeNe GeSSeRiT, Big City Orchestra, Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet, and others.

CDs in Digipaks as well as professionally printed CDRs in jewel cases are ready. the CDRs are $6 postage paid in the USA, $9 postage paid elsewhere. The CDs in digipaks will be available some time after that, and are $8 postage paid in the USA, $11 elsewhere. paypal address is misterfvckhead@yahoo.com , orders are shipping now.


Monday, September 12, 2011

333 Reviewed at Killing Birds

Arvo Zylo was an unknown name to me before I received his package of releases. Info on the net is sketchy, but Zylo's press release emphasizes his presence on the Chicago independent radio scene, live shows in and around the windy city and an association with the legendary Illusion Of Safety.

"333" is a really interesting release that combines krautrock, prog, electronica and noise (sometimes all on the same track!). Very well paced with a real affinity for the dramatic buildup. These compositions are created from some of the strangest, oddball sequenced patterns, followed on by chattering noises, psychedelic synth tones, more harshness and stunning, rhythmic driving-forces that reshape the sound structure again and again. If this is breakcore, it's creating a new definition for it. It's a devilish sort of music that, at first, makes for the raised eyebrow and then the dropped jaw as this thing grows into a behemoth before your ears! I really cannot recommend this one enough. Likely to leave noise purists skeptical but this is for more open minded listeners.

See other reviews of Allan Zane, Marlo Eggplant, Eric Lunde and more HERE