°^SISSI/Chinesische Wäscherei^° präsentieren: Purling Hiss (Philadelphia)*TALIBAM (New York)/w Tim Dahl (Bass)
SISSI/Chinesische Wäscherei Kollaboration: Bitte geht nicht nach Berlin:
Purling Hiss has been toiling around the sewers of Philadelphia’s music scene for the last several years, churning out its dissonance-soaked damage-rock stoner jams for the no-fi-thirsty throngs.
But something strange happened since signing with Chicago’s Drag City label for the just-released Water on Mars: Hiss main dude, tunesmith and guitar obliterator Mike Polizze lowered the murderous noise levels of prior releases and brought out the supremely melodic guns for this one. Water on Mars still drips glorious crud but with a grungy pop goodness, conjuring snapshots of ’90s-styled J Mascis guitar-god geekness, complete with thrift-store sweater ugliness and scraggy locks. Where has this inspiration come from? Hive caught up with Polizze to dissect how the band’s evolution peaks on Water on Mars.
1. “Mercury Retrograde” from Water on Mars
They don’t make’em like this anymore. “Mercury Retrograde,” Water on Mars’s potential hit is sticky infection and has the video to match. Ugly hand-me-down sweaters ostensibly from Kurt Cobain’s closet, slacker ‘tudes showing a band too bored to barely strum their guitars or bash the drums while set to a backdrop of killer lo-fi “special effects” is vintage ’90s fare yet replete with a timeless and melodious jangle-pop dirtiness. “I’ve always had a wide range of influences musically, and wanted a diverse set of songs to represent how I write,” write Pollize via email when asked about what defined Water on Mars.
TALIBAM/w Tim Dahl (Child Abuse)
Brooklyn duo Talibam! Are previously known for their avant-jazz, experimental rock leanings, 'Puff Up the Volume' sees Talibam! Turning their considerable talents towards an album of synth-pop-infused, comedy-soaked 'No School' Rap. Having collectively been in bands with members of Battles, TV on the Radio and Grizzly Bear, Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea have joined 'Brooklyn's Finest' and made an album of hook riddled pop star bombast. 'Puff Up the Volume', is Talibam!'s '#NO SCHOOL' Rap debut. They like to say "if you went to rap school you wasted your money". This epic record is chock-full of party anthems and raw emotional verse, solidifying the duo as a skilled production team. Talibam!'s 'Puff Up the Volume' represents the outcome of poetic circumstance. Drummer Kevin Shea's big toe was crushed during a gong accident in 2009 forcing him to play bass drum with his left foot for the rest of a tour and the subsequent recording session engineered by Dirty Projector's touring sound engineer Etienne Foyer in Paris. The circumstance 'liberated' Talibam! From their previous ethos with drummer Kevin Shea bumping a BIG BEAT flavour alongside Matt Mottel's spicy Mini Moog mastery. Look out for the Talibam! #No School Rap Reports online and also their remix work of your favourite artist (maybe).
bassist Tim Dahl is a very busy musician. He just completed a live
recording with the improv group tagged Barr, Shea, Dahl -- with Mick
Barr of Ocrilim and Krallice and Kevin Shea of Talibam! Child Abuse drummer Oran Canfield recorded the live session.
"Basically I spent my afternoon with three people that I like and made music. That's pretty much a winning combination in my book," Dahl told Noisecreep. The bassist also said he is currently working four session gigs and four side projects, including his plan for a solo electric bass project.
"As a freelance bass player, I have been playing with Malcolm Mooney (the original lead singer of Can). Also I recently laid down some bass tracks for Jason Cady's opera. This fall I will be doing some european festivals with Mateusz Walerian and Hamid Drake. Kevin [Shea] has hired me to play analog synth for his group for two concerts at the Kitchen on May 6 and 7."
On top of the above mentioned work, Dahl wants to put together a jazz group. In his search, he has jammed with Peter Evans and Mike Pride several times and then Weasel Walter and Travis Laplante on another occasion. Then there is American Liberty League -- which also includes Shea and David Buddin -- and Bayernwald -- which is the plan for a German-themed New Age project with Child Abuse frontman Luke Calzonetti and Gunter Janovsky.
"With all of this said Child Abuse is my number one focus right now," Dahl said.
°^SISSI/Chinesische Wäscherei^° präsentieren: High Wolf * Strange Forces
High Wolf (USA)
Exotica, Ethno-Flux, Drone, Minimal, Psychedelic , Electronic Afro Punk, Crust Punk,
High Wolf never stops to produce and collaborate from the beginning, in 2009. Revealed with the release of his first tape on the influential Californian label Not Not Fun, starting for recording 24 albums by now on various labels.
In between Herzog's Aguirre and Levi Strauss' Sad Tropics, mysterious and psychoactive, High Wolf's music mixes cosmic loops, fuzzy guitars, droney synths, mystic vocals and tribal percussions, inspired by primitive and ritual music as well as adventurous modern music.
High Wolf has many different projects, including Iibiis Rooge, dark duo close to a techno ambient harsher than his usual music, with Neil Campbell (Astral Social Club, Vibracathedral Orchestra). Iibiis Rooge has two LP albums out, self titled in 2010 on Dekorder (nominated for the Qwartz Electronic Awards) and "Hespherides" in 2012.
He also collaborated, either live or on record, with many emblematic artists from the new underground psych scene: Sun Araw, Gnod, Sylvester Anfang II, Eternal Tapestry, Topping Bottoms…
High Wolf frequently performs live all around Europe since 2009 and has toured Japan in 2010, China and Australia in 2012 and USA in 2011 and 2012. He's been invited to play in some of the most prestigious festivals like the Austin Psych Fest or Hopscotch Festival.
In the same spirit than Sun Araw, some of the Sublime Frequencies artists and classic Krautrock legends High Wolf opens a mental and synaesthesic window with his equatorial electronic psychedelia.
France’s High Wolf possesses a natural-born ability to zero in on the tones most conducive to inducing transcendental states. Prolific without wearing out his welcome, this guitarist and manipulator of effects boxes looses fervid streams of fever-dreamy drones that suffuse any room they enter with mystery. High Wolf’s tracks carry the uncanny sense of sounding as if they’ve been sluicing since the beginning of time, and that he had the graciousness to siphon them for teasingly brief absorption before they shimmer off to the vanishing point. This elite droneur is one of the few musicians who could title a release A Guide To Healing without it coming off as an ironic gesture or a laughable boast. (Cop that 7” and try not to get a spring in your chakras). Dave Segal
...... Friesencrew ...... DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE (OSLO) +?
°^SISSI/Chinesische Wäscherei^° präsentieren: IGNATZ (Belgien)+ INNER CITY
George Herriman created Ignatz in 1910. It was a vicious mouse in the comic Krazy Kat. Ignatz’ favourite occupation was throwing bricks at Krazy Kats head, who thought it was a love declaration from the mouse. The Brussels based artist Bram Devens uses Ignatz as his alter-ego for his own pile of bricks. Acoustic songs wrapped with effects and driven by improvisation and spontaneousness.
...... Friesencrew ...... ADELITAS (PORTLAND, USA)
°^SISSI/Chinesische Wäscherei^° präsentieren: Ute Wieners "Zum Glück Gab Es Punk"
… Zum Glück gab es Punk
Ute Wieners erzählt, wie aus einem verschlossenen, unglücklichen Mädchen eine selbstbewusste junge Frau wird. Denn: Zum Glück gab es Punk. Utes Kindheit ist geprägt von Lieblosigkeit, Einsamkeit und Gewalt. Vor dem Horror der Familienverhältnisse, dem Mobbing in der Schule und dem Mief der Provinzmetropole Hannover flieht sie in Traum und Parallelwelten. Doch nachdem Besuch eines Punkkonzerts im Unabhängigen Jugendzentrum Kornstraße weiß sie, wohin die Reise gehen wird. Ute ändert ihr Leben und wird Punk. Bald ist ihr klar: Es ist nicht einfach, sich den gewalttätigen und sexistischen Strukturen der Gesellschaft zu entziehen, denn auch diejenigen, die sich dagegen stellen, kennen nichts anderes. Ute Wieners entwirft ein Sittenbild der 1960er bis 1980er Jahre. Schonungslos berichtet sie von der hannoverschen Studentenbewegung, die sie als Kind erlebte, von Straßenschlachten mit der Polizei und von den Chaostagen. Böse und ironisch erzählt sie von gewalttätigen Skinheads und Normalbürgern, von kurzzeitigen Drogenfluchten, von der Gründung der Anarchistischen Pogopartei, und zeichnet eine radikal subjektive Geschichte des Punk, nicht nur in Hannover. Ute Wieners: Jahrgang 1962, Ex-Punkerin, Ex-Hausbesetzerin, Erwerbslose und Autorin, lebt in der einst besetzten Sprengel-Schokoladenfabrik in Hannover.
°^SISSI/Chinesische Wäscherei^° präsentieren: Lori Goldston (US/spielt bei EARTH!+Mik QUANTIUS (D/EMBRYO)
Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher based in Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. A perpetual inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries; she toured with Nirvana and appeared with them in "Unplugged in New York".
Current and former collaborators, co-conspirators and bosses include Earth, Mirah, David Byrne, Nirvana, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, John Doe, the Wedding Present, Laura Veirs, Secret Chiefs 3, Portland Cello Project, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Marisa Anderson, Your Heart Breaks, Trey Gunn, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O'Neil, Natacha Atlas, LeRoy Bell, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick and Lynn Shelton. She is co-founder of the Black Cat Orchestra, and has toured the U.S. and Europe with Earth, and recorded Angels of Darkness Demons of Light, Parts 1 & 2; in 2010 she opened as a soloist on tour with Earth and Wolves in the Throne Room.
Her work has been commissioned by and/or performed at the Kennedy Center, TBA, WNYC, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Frye Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Museum of Fine Arts, Joe's Pub, the Stone, Wayward Music Series, Oregon State University, University of Chicago Film Studies Center and One Reel Film Festival. She has received awards from Meet the Composer, Artist Trust, 4 Culture and Seattle Arts Commission, and has taught at the University of Washington, EMP, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Vera Project and the Bush School.
“The second iteration of Earth has now been recording and touring longer than the first, foundation-shifting phase of the band. You'd be excused, then, for assuming that it's time for Carlson to slip back into the shadows or to again push restart. Rather, on Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I, he returns for his fourth LP with drummer Adrienne Davies, whose tasteful, robust, and slow swing has provided essential ballast for Carlson's thinly etched guitar since 2005. Carlson and Davies do make two personnel changes, though, and they prove essential: The K Records polyglot Karl Blau replaces longtime Earth bassist Don McGreevy, while the swelling organ and horns of Steve Moore are swapped for the much more versatile cello of Lori Goldston.
“These shifts don't turn Earth into a new band, but they do provide a fresh context for Carlson's guitar. On the brilliantly winding "Descent to the Zenith", for instance, Goldston plays against him ever so gently, pushing against his pull, emphasizing the way his lines keep chasing their own tails. Moore's organ used to make Carlson's ideas sound bigger; here, by contrast, Goldston makes them sound smarter. On the album-closing title track, the quartet makes torpid circles for 20 minutes, the guitar, bass, and cello revolving separately around a melody. It's as mesmerizing as an early Earth marathon, just that much more intricate.”
Mik Quantius is a German vocal artist and probably best known for his work with Embryo. It is most likely that he got stuck in an acid trip while being abducted by aliens. His vocal range is occasionally comparable to Captain Beefheart and Nick Cave, but don’t expect any other similarities. While performing he uses his voice and body as some kind of weird instrument combined with keyboard and percussion. He shows you the strange beauty and versatility one's voice can have.
Mi. 03.07.2013 - 07.07.2013 - 03.07.2013 - 07.07.2013 h
.... Punk in Bremen .... dritten bis siebten Juli 2013 hier und sonstwo
...... Friesencrew ...... AUTONOMADS (tbc)+ BRAINDEAD (tbc)
...... Friesencrew ...... TBA
...... Friesencrew ...... RADIO BIKINI (NL) und HIDING INSIDE VICTIM
......... Friesencrew ........ NO FEALTY (DK) +
.... machen Leute von NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR und SKAPRETTER mit...sehr geiler HC-Punk...