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Thursday, December 25, 2014


"oops wrong year"

Read the primer for the show in The Chicago Reader, including a review of the new "Assembly" LP here.
Photo credit: Christine Kozol, with thanks to Chris Turner.

To get the address of the venue....

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Facebook event  page

"Assembly" was aired (and I'm told is considered one of the top albums of the year) by Scott Scholz on his WORDS ON SOUNDS podcast.

Recent Guest DJ appearance on WZRD here.

Thanks for reading/listening!

For the record, it seems like Montoro listened to Side B first, but other than that, I couldn't have imagined a better review, much less written one myself!

...this show is a release party for its debut LP, Assembly, a joint effort by Zylo’s No Part of It label and venerable Massachusetts experimental imprint RRRecords. Zylo assembled its music from as many as 66 simultaneous samples of brass and woodwind instruments played by himself, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House), Dave Purdie (Silver Abuse), Brian Klein (the Machinist), and Andy Ortmann (Panicsville). Recorded in a meat locker on three MiniDisc machines, their improvisations include blowing through a 15-foot pipe and placing the bells of their horns against the metal walls. The album starts out approximating something that a giant refrigerator full of horn players could’ve done in real time, but then hard edits and obvious looping and layering kick in, transforming their output into something like an industrial beat. Zylo applied no effects to the stacked tones, but they sometimes sound like an electric piano or accordion, a Dremel tool on glass, a steam vent at a steel mill, or a close-miked vacuum cleaner—at their peak, they could pass for the stampeding offspring of a wildebeest and a locomotive. The other side is lush and meditative, its ambient shimmer and howl suggesting bowed cymbals or far-off leaf blowers and floor buffers; drop its playback speed from 45 to 33, and it sounds like a church choir of whales.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Release party Jan 2nd at Club Rectum / photos of some of Ron Lessard's "Assembly" covers / guest DJ on WZRD Monday




Blood Rhythms will feature at least 4 drummers with me, doing a configuration I've wanted to do since I was 19.  The debut of Blood Rhythms was actually myself with the entire band ONO in 2010, so it's important that they're here for this special day.  I believe they will do a stripped down incarnation this time, because their 2 drummers are working with me!   ONO are always captivating and somewhat magical.  I never get tired of seeing them play.   I have interviewed ONO and travis the vocalist alone on 2 separate occasions and their first album "Machines That Kill People" (1981 or 83, not sure off hand) is among the very few perfect records in my collection.  It is an finely balanced amalgamation of experimentation and rawness with focus of intent and conceptual continuity.  Their two most recent records on Moniker records are not too shabby, either. 

And onward to two artists, Neil Jendon, and Vertonen, whom I've ridden with to play respective fests out of town, but I do not believe I've actually done a show with them in Chicago!

In 2010, Neil Jendon and I performed at STL Noise Fest.  His recent work with theremin coupled with modular synth has been incredible!  Every set has had a carefully crafted sonic tapestry and a shifting settlement of decorum often anchored around a modular synthesizer, which I'm under the impression might be temporarily retired, so expect something new and exciting from this veteran artist, whom I've seen play a gazillion times, and never been disappointed.   Jendon is also known as the synth dude in Kwaidan with Andre' Foisy of Locrian, and percussionist* Mike Weis of Zelienople.   Jendon has a CD on Vertonen's C.I.P. label, and a collaboration with legendary Italian noise act SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS out on Chicago label Bloodlust!.

Vertonen and I shared a bill at Minneapolis's Heavy Focus fest in 2010, as well as sharing a bill at STL Noise Fest in the same year.   The thing about Vertonen in Chicago, is that his local sets are often 5 minute long sets of deep ripping harsh noise, often based off of a jaloppy of a turntable that looks like some kind of 1960s military grade play school record player.  However, I've been told that Vertonen's Blake Edwards (formerly the junk player in Anatomy of Habit) is going to audition some new material which represents a significant change in direction.  Edwards has been impressively prolific in recent years, having done a picture disc with Ratskin records which is composed entirely from sounds that were recorded personally at various factory facilities, and in no small way give a deeply respectful nod to VIVENZA that puts him on a similar plane of existence as an artist.  Some of his sets out of town have had a gnarly Russian synth which he has exhibited in a number of releases with different configurations, and in collaborations with Washingtonian dadaists/surrealists At Jennie Richie.   That and an LP inspired by the depths (and heights) at which a person starts to go insane from lack of oxygen, topped off by a number of collaborative recordings with Eric Lunde (Boy Dirt Car) as well as Ohio cassette tape manipulator Jason Zeh, and in general a dense output of diverse, highly conceptual, high quality releases  since 1993 or so means that this artist is definitely a guy to show up early for.  

 Blood Rhythms have a debut LP out featuring Bruce Lamont, Andy Ortmann, Arvo Zylo, Dave Purdie, and Brian Klein. It is co released between Arvo Zylo's "no net label", NO PART OF IT, and legendary noise label RRRECORDS. Limited to 200 copies (with some overflow), 100 covers are assembled by Ron Lessard with source material mostly from medical books....  in his inimitable fashion (examples below). 100 covers are assembled by Arvo Zylo with volumes of a 1929 encyclopedia, and various debris including sandpaper, sheet metal, plexi glass, varnish, razor blades, washers, and so forth. 

 (Samples can be found here, most of which have specifically been spoken for) 

$15 ppd USA for Ron covers 
$23 ppd USA for Arvo covers 
International shipping please inquire. 

 1002 W Montrose Ave Box 130 
Chicago ILL 60613 USA 

Money orders / hidden cash at your own risk only, to the above label address. 
Only around 60 correct copies remain in my possession altogether, at this time. 
If RRR is out, check Revolver distribution. 

 Audio excerpts:



 The LP, titled "Assembly" is comprised of source material assembled in excessive amounts of layers from a session of brass and wind instruments inside of a meat locker, also with a 15 foot long tube. Recorded with 3 different mini disc recorders in the corners, Arvo Zylo piled on loops and sidereal tidbits to the point where, at moments, the listener may hear voices that are not there, and at other moments, it sounds like a train crashing over and over. 

 Playable at all speeds. 

 On January 2nd, there will be a release party for Blood Rhythms, which is a revolving collaborative umbrella moniker for Arvo Zylo to curate. Last time, at the Empty Bottle in support of DEAD TECH (Illusion of Safety meets Mitch Enderle), Blood Rhythms featured travis from ONO, Mike Weis of Zelienople and Kwaidan, Chris Turner of Nookleptia, and several other brass players accidentally going for 75 minutes without notice while travis bellowed effected stream of consciousness/free association vocalisms without wavering. This time it will be different.

I will be on WZRD Monday night as a guest DJ some time between 4 and 7pm.  I will be playing selections from artists playing the release party, among other favorites and recent acquisitions.

 Below are photos of covers by Ron Lessard, the (less than 30) remaining covers are hand stamped in addition to having an insert which is hand stamped 5 times, hand numbered, and has a hand written "PLAYABLE AT ALL SPEEDS" message.  I decided to take photos inside rather than waiting for a time where I woke up before dusk to do it. Going quick!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Now Available on SIDE OF THE SUN RECORDINGS, a very sparse and under-the-radar label headed by a good friend, is a pro duplicated cassette comprised of layered malfunctions, destroyed presets, and barren/animated noise soundtrack montages.  The audio is mastered by Zach Adams (Verdant, BKPR), just over 30 minutes of material, and is limited to 100 copies. The Falling Tower tarot card is my birth card and this is symbolically a very personal release.  I also happen to believe that it is the last of this kind for this label, who like me, would rather make connections in person than trying to promote heavily on the internet.  I mentioned the impetus of the tape in an interview with Heathen Harvest.   I don't have copies in my possession yet, but purchase inquiries can go here:
punkferret138 AT yahoo.com


Audio excerpts:


Assembly is mastered by Zach Adams (BKPR, Verdant) and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.  I "assembled" 3 directional recordings of Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House), Dave Purdie (Silver Abuse, Satan 2000), Brian Klein (The Machinist), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville, Nihilist Records) and myself playing mostly untrained brass and woodwind together inside of what could ostensibly be called a meat locker.  I then cut hundreds of loops, layered it to the point of madness, and massaged them into action.  At times, depending on the placement of the speakers, the listener might hear things that sound like voices which are not there.   Other times, it sounds like a train crashing over and over again.  The record is playable at all speeds.  Inserts are hand-stamped 4 different times and hand numbered, xeroxed directly from manually typewritten text.

And after months of debacle after debacle since April, and 6 years of dilly dallying with other labels, I finally have presentable copies of the Blood Rhythms LP ASSEMBLY.    This is co-released with RRRECORDS, who will have copies next week.   100 copies have inimitable hand made / collaged cover art by Ron Lessard, with material entirely from medical books, and 100+ copies have hand made / collaged / assembled covers from all kinds of hardware store / found detritus of mine. Each of the copies with my art include an anti record.  Many copies have been pre ordered since there was such a delay, and the covers were well done ahead of time.  A couple people framed them as mantle pieces!  Ron's copies are $15 postage paid in USA, and mine are $23 ppd.  Outside of USA should probably just contact RRR or refer to my most recent post on the matter of international shipping.

I have very few set aside for wholesale but rates are available.  

I refuse to use paypal or any other digital currency device as a merchant. 
I rely heavily on xeroxed newsletters and tangible connections, so my label could be called a "no net label" if you want, even if I am doing this in an email.  i may not check again for some time.  Mail is best for me.

1002 W Montrose Ave
Box 130
Chicago, ILL 60613

Thanks to all who have purchased so far!  It has certainly been more than I had expected!

AND, this is my friend Gas Mask Horse at Indiana Noise Fest.   We went down there together and had a great time.  We each did interviews for a student documentary, met some cool noise artists and reunited with some others, and opened for HELLWITCH (despite not being able to stay to see them unfortunately) !!!!!.  There was a hand painted split c10 cassette between GMH and I limited to 15 copies, with a kinda "transgressive" song that I did when I was 19 on my side.  I'm still waiting for other documents to surface, but you can hear a phone recording of my set through a blown out PA if you want.  Thanks to Laura for setting that up and everyone I met on the way!

In other news,  Out-of-Body Records is sending off something of mine to the plant this week.  The first in a series, "Sequencer Works Volume One" is comprised of material that didn't fit conceptually onto my opus 333 release, which took 6 years for me to be happy with, and at one point was 3 discs long.  Fevered and whirling dysfunctional deep psychic / psychodrama / cinematic epics  screaming and pouncing through a beaten up machine that was designed to make bad 16 bit dance music.  Check out this label, everything on it is killer.

 Sequencer Works Volume Two, a collection of my more musical material from 2000-2003, won't be long after that, and will be out through the support of 3 other labels; Rainbow Bridge, CIP, and Forever Escaping Boredom.    Also, my long awaited collaboration with Bryan Lewis Saunders is next on the list, and hopefully another LP in the summer, but this one won't take 7 months to press!

Monday, September 22, 2014

BLOOD RHYTHMS "Assembly" LP still in progress / Arvo at Indiana Noise Fest again in November

I keep forgetting to say thanks to everyone who came out to the BLOOD RHYTHMS show on 9/7.   THANK YOU!  We played for 75 minutes and it was mostly incredible.   Dead Tech, Death Factory, and Graveform were all great.  I sold all the test pressings I wanted to sell, which of course came with a hand made LP jacket of their choice.  I hung about 30 jackets at the Empty Bottle for a week on display.    Heard some nice comments about them.  Many thanks to the Empty Bottle!  And especially Kenny Rasmussen for doing excellent sound!   

But the reality is that with the company I was working with, there was never any hope of getting the LPs on time, like I was mislead to believe, so now I am starting all over again with a new pressing plant.  The test pressings sound excellent.  Side A is cut at 45 RPM and intended for alternate playback at other speeds.  Side B is like wise, and cut at 33.3 RPM.  180 gram with lacquers meant to capitalize on the depth/warmth of it.  No compromise.  Read more, listen to samples, and look at examples of record covers HERE

Pre orders are naturally happening, because some people want more involved art covers than others.  So I am offering them as a thing to look at while the records are still being made.  Some are certainly more heavy than others, too.  So if any inquiring onlooker should wish to reserve a copy of the LP with my hand made covers (I did 100, and Ron Lessard / RRRecords did 100), I will send the art their way first, and then the LP separately when it is ready. 

For U.S. residents, one could send $20-$40 depending on how heavy they are willing / interested in having their art be.  Some of them are 20 pounds.  For residents outside of the U.S.  You can expect to add anywhere from $15-$50 depending on how much you value collage art with or without 150 razor blades or 20 gauge sheet metal and so forth.  All of my hand made covers come with anti records, by the way.  OR for jackets by Ron Lessard, all made from medical books, $15 ppd in US and $27 ppd Elsewhere.   

I will not offer paypal for purchasing any NO PART OF IT releases at this time. Only physical currency.  (Comparable/proud) Trade inquiries for any releases other than the LP are welcome, and I will probably say yes.

The money orders or hidden cash at your own risk can go to the following address.  Nothing bigger than a cassette will fit in this mail box....   so if you must send a demo, it would need to be a 3 inch disc or a quaintly packaged cassette. And I will probably say no.

1002 w.  Montrose Ave
BOX 130
Chicago ILL 60613

Also, rumor has it I will be making an appearance on WZRD on September 29th between 4-7pm CST.  Keep it a secret.  

AND, I have been asked to return to Indiana Noise Fest, in Columbus Indiana.  Last time I played / screamed for an entire hour for the first time.  I haven't played solo in a while, I don't even remember.  Maybe since March in Austin Texas.  Whatever I do, it will definitely be NEW.  More info here

I have numerous other releases in various states of progress, it has been a pretty prolific period of time that is now changing, but my involvement with the internet is experiencing a serious digression.  Feel free to write the above address or follow the unusual distribution channels. 

One more thing, I just found that someone first discovered ONO when ONO was the band with me, for the 2010 live debut of my BLOOD RHYTHMS project.   Illusion of Safety headlined as an industrial trio, and before that ONO started without me for my own piece that I set on them!  It was incredible.  There was a snow storm brewing and severe weather abound.  27 people were there, and one of them was either the founder of ONO's label Moniker records or a writer for Foxy Digitalis (not sure).  Here is the article.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coming Back Home To You (Dreamland Surveillance)

el mundo está perpetuamente superar a sí mismo en lo que respecta a alcanzar nuevas mesetas de mierda

Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Tumbledown
Faith No More - Naked In Front of The Computer
KISS - Love Gun
Pepe Iglesias "El Zorro" - Eso Es El Amor (interrupted/talked over)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Making Love To a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee  (excerpt)
The Fall - Cyber Insekt
Iggy Pop - Repo Man
 Blanks77 - Funtime (Stooges Cover)
The Queers - This Place Sucks
Dicks - Little Boys' Feet
The Gizmos - Dead Astronauts
Robyn Hitchcock - Uncorrected Personality Traits
Andrew Liles - The Mind As An Engine That Hitherto Ceases To Function Correctly
Tiny Tim - Aren't You Glad You're You  *disruptive screaming*
Blut Aus Nord - The Fall:  Chapter I  *disruptive screaming*

Jackie Gleason - Deep Purple (talk over)

Enoch Light - Sunrise Over Sumatra
Unspecified Music of Indonesia - Sumatra Andung Andung: Work Music (excerpt)
Ethel Waters - Y'had It Comin' To You
 Carmen Miranda - Ciudado Hein!
Betty Hutton - Hit The Road To Dreamland
Taco - Livin' In My Dreamworld
Bucks Fizz - Talking In Your Sleep

Ralph Carmichael - Weird Menace (from The Blob, 1958)  *talk over*
Ike Yard - Wolfen *talk over, reading bad poetry*

Los Iniciados - Peter Pan
Aviador Dro - Anarchy In The Planet (in Spanish, Sex Pistols cover)
Nomeansno - Body Bag
Arthur Lee & Love - Somebody's Watching You 
The Seeds -  Can't Seem To Make You Mine

Dead Kennedys - Cesspools In Eden
Kilslug - March of The Skeletons
The Chocolate Watchband - Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In)
Television Personalities - A Sense of Belonging *mocked over*

Infinite Body - A Fool Persists (talked over)

Led Zeppelin - Your Time Is Gonna Come

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BLOOD RHYTHMS LP cover art, hand made LP covers

 I spent every night for over a month, and several hundred dollars on supplies, making hand made LP covers for the upcoming BLOOD RHYTHMS LP "Assembly".   A total of 112 covers exist, although only 100 of those will be available.  Of a total of 200, this is co released with RRRECORDS, with another 100 hand made covers by Ron Lessard / Emil Beaulieau, in his inimitable fashion, this time focused on medical illustration books.  They all look excellent from him.  All of the inserts are hand numbered and hand stamped numerous times with custom made stamps.  I cannot wait for it to finally be finished.  It has been pushing since April, with one failed test pressing due to "electro static", another set of "heating problems" with the plating company, and a "staggering" shorthandedness with the pressing company.    There is still a small twinkle of a possibility that this LP will be ready for the show on September 7th, but in any case, these will not be available for sale on the internet, and they will be available at least as a pre order at The Empty Bottle.  One can purchase the cover/sleeve, and get the LP later.    The 100 that I made include an anti record.  Here are some selections for my hand made LP covers. A good amount of LP covers will be hung around the Empty Bottle on display, to be chosen at a reduced price as either a release party or "pre order" deal. 

"In 1981, Mitch Enderle was the first collaborator with Dan Burke recording as Psychotic Dub, which later became Illusion Of Safety. In 1985 Mitch released a cassette on Complacency called Dead Tech. This work was Industrial music described as "noise like it used to be", featuring distorted drum machine, loops, samples, synth, guitar, and vocals very similar to early SPK, Nocturnal Emission, and Test Department. Longtime collaborators Mitch and Dan will be recreating some of this material for only the second time ever for this performance at Empty Bottle"


BLOOD RHYTHMS is ARVO (ZYLO)'s industrial noise project, often as a collaborative umbrella, but not always. He has been active since 2000 and currently likes to use layers of similar sources such as trumpets or power tools on sheet metal, or do raw, feedback laden performances with amplified objects and primal screams and lyrics about body politics and the alchemy of grief. For this event, Arvo will be rekindling the spirit of his previous (loosely labelled) "brass ensembles" that happened regularly between 2007 and 2010. DEATH FACTORY, aka MICHAEL KRAUSE’s returns with their old school industrial noise atmospherics. His ”noisescapes” run the gamut from heavy electronics to death industrial, paying tribute to bands from THROBBING GRISTLE to MERZBOW, cult movies and “weird sounds from factories in the northwest Chicago, IL neighborhood.”

$8 or FREE with RSVP: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/5313045/eb

Graveform (Heavy electronics/Power electronics
project Of Nathan Hill) :

Death Factory
(Industrial/Noise/synthscapes project of Michael Krause founded in 1988):

Blood Rhythms :

Blood Rhythms (with ONO)

early incarnation of the ensemble-

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Empty Bottle show on 9/7 (update)

Facebook event page

3 different flyers for the show on 9/7...   no photoshop, scanned and printed directly from manual collages. 

Also, it is looking like at the very least there will be 100 album covers hanging at the Empty Bottle, while the actual LP might not be ready yet, due to lots of snafu with the plating process. People will be able to purchase these art objects which will include an anti record prior to the LP being ready.   These are each individual, unique collages, not some "uniquely different color screen print" stuff.  Some of them have razorblades, sand paper, gorilla tape, sheet metal, and washers affixed to them.  Others are just collages from 1930s encyclopedias, some of which have been painted over with blackened death varnish. 

Noteworthy to say the least, is the addition of DEAD TECH to the bill, which is Mitch Enderle and Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety), who first activated this project in some capacity in 1981.  This is pure industrial rhythmic noise. 

AND also, newcomer GRAVEFORM...   

This incarnation of BLOOD RHYTHMS (brass ensemble) is killer... 

Looking forward to it. 

Sunday, September 7th
Free with RSVP at www.emptybottle.com
1035 N Western Ave

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Diving Deep For Sea Shells

A very good friend of mine, Edgar Amaya ( EaViL), now living in Spain, has finished a book about a very obscure Miss Peggy Lee album, and an amazing harpist, still active today in California, named Stella Castellucci. I have watched his progress with this over the years, and read his sneak peak in the pages of Roctober Magazine .  Edgar interviewed me half a decade ago, as well as Lydia Lunch, in his chapbook "Greatest Improvement in Dance". 
Published by Balboa Press
Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook

Balboa Press:

Stella Castellucci tells the story of her remarkable life in music. Born in Los Angeles in 1930 to musician father Louis Castellucci, Stella would go on to continue and further his legacy. Stella joined Peggy Lee’s touring jazz group in 1953. They would form a close friendship that would endure past Peggy’s life. Stella witnessed and took part in a very creative time for Peggy Lee in the 1950’s. They would closely collaborate on the 1958 Decca release Sea Shells.

Stella would also appear on the albums: Songs in an Intimate Style (Decca, 1954), Black Coffee (Decca, 1956), Dream Street (Decca, 1957), The Man I Love (Capitol, 1957), Jump for Joy (Capitol, 1958), Pretty Eyes (Capitol, 1960) and Christmas Carousel (Capitol, 1960).

Learn the story behind the making of these and other classic recordings, including the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong album Porgy & Bess. Stella remains a devoted friend to her “Big Sister” Peggy, even appearing for Lee’s 92nd birthday celebrations in North Dakota. This book was created through extensive email exchanges, phone conversations and visits between Stella and Edgar. We hope that the love and joy in writing it carries over to our readers. Fans of Jazz, Peggy Lee, harp music and the album Sea Shells are sure to enjoy the look back.

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

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".