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After his tenure as guitarist in the great no wave band DNA and punk-jazzers the Lounge Lizards, Arto Lindsay formed the equally exciting and (pun intended) ambitious Ambitious Lovers, while also being involved with the earliest incarnations of the Golden Palominos. Lindsay, a native of Brazil, began conflating the Brazilian pop music of his youth with the sonic density and avant-garde urgings he pursued as a member of the Lower East Side noise rock scene. Read More

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( 0 ) 02.11.04    Tag: THE WIRE 189


Scan of the Interview from WIRE #189



( 0 ) 24.09.04    Tag: THE WIRE 189


Two new tracks are and a movie clip are availible from Negativland
- MP3: Negativland - No Business

The Mashin' of the Christ
"San Francisco's Negativeland have long been known to court public controversy as an integral part of their "fair use" art. So when a press release appeared on the group's website last week announcing that hackers had stolen their "top-sacred-for-internal-use-only" project, The Mashin' of the Christ, and it was now appearing online in various peer-to-peer file trading networks (the website offers detailed instructions on how to find it), it was clear the group was up to new tricks. The five-minute film is an exquisitely rendered video mash-up culled from a combination of decrypted footage ripped from DVDs rented from Netflix and Blockbuster, "found" 16mm film footage, original CGI, and films obtained from peer-to-peer file-sharing networks — including images of a beaten and crucified Jesus borrowed from more than 30 films like Ben Hur, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last Temptation of Christ,and Mel Gibson's current blockbuster. The soundtrack is Negativeland's seminal 1987 release, "Christianity Is Stupid," from their breakthrough SST album Escape from Noise. The track, with its chant of "Christianity is stupid, Communism is good" was itself part of an earlier uproar that helped bring the group wider public attention: when Negativeland canceled a national tour by issuing a press release falsely claiming the track had inspired a real-life Minnesota mass murder, it sparked a national media firestorm (which the group promptly turned into their next project, Helter Stupid). As the issues of intellectual property in the digital age take on international importance — and Gibson's Passion takes its place as one of the highest grossing films of all time — Negativeland's fearless and playful projects are more timely than ever."
Stolen from the Earplug Newsletter



( 0 ) 16.05.04    Tag: THE WIRE 189


"We are very pleased to announce that People Like Us have a weekly one hour radio show on WFMU, called "DO or DIY". It will run on Wednesdays, 7-8pm NY time (that is midnight to 1 UK time)tonight." listen here



( 0 ) 19.10.03    Tag: THE WIRE 189


Another fantastic download from the Internet Live Music Archive:
People Like Us, Matmos and Wobbly, live - October 5th, 2002 at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Download the whole concert, but beware, because of the .shn format of the files, the complete download will use 342MB of harddiscspace !

If you're unfamiliar with shn files, read this old article of mine.



( 0 ) 21.06.03    Tag: THE WIRE 189


After his tenure as guitarist in the great no wave band DNA, Arto Lindsay formed the equally exciting and (pun intended) ambitious Ambitious Lovers. Lindsay, a native of Brazil, began conflating the Brazilian pop music of his youth with the sonic density and avant-garde urgings he pursued as a member of the Lower East Side noise rock scene [Read More]

MP3:

  • Noon Chill
  • Mundo Civilizado
  • Simply Are
  • Recognize

download them here



( 0 ) 08.05.03    Tag: THE WIRE 189


It's frustrating to listen to Blectum from Blechdom, as they do their best to disfigure any number of boundaries, including the exclusivity that separates the squeaky clean sheen of techno and the lo-fi slop of so many indie-rock four-track recordings, the sexual predestination of girls and boys, and the accepted truisms of what is good and bad music. Kevin Blectum and Blevin Blechdom began collaborating at Mills College in what was the first in a series of happy accidents. The two were playing a gig in which Blectum was to fade out just before Blechdom started up, but instead Blectum's computerized sequences fell in perfect sync with Blechdom's sampler. Since then, the duo has performed a dozens of theatrical gigs and released a handful of recordings, with an album for Deluxe, a 12-inch for Kit Clayton's Orthlorng Musork, and a lathe-cut 10-inch for Dial Records.

[Read More + Lots of MP3s]
If you like Blectum from Blechdom, you surely like more from the Tigerbeat6, whos founder is KID606



( 0 ) 08.05.03    Tag: THE WIRE 189


Stilluppsteypa is a group of sound sculpture artists known for collaborating with a wide range of experimental musicians. Originally from Iceland, the three members have recently relocated to mainland Europe. The group has worked with The Hafler Trio, Nurse With Wound, Zoviet France, and Stock, Hausen, and Walkman. Not a laughing matter, but a matter of laughs is no exception to their rule of bringing all the right people into the studio. This record features the trumpet of Spaceheads' Andy Diagram and the vocals of Japanese pop icon Hanayo. Their music is improvised for the most part, and they have no qualms about using any sound source they can get their hands on. What makes Stilluppsteypa unique is their ability to meld disparate elements together to make interesting and cohesive compositions.

[MP3:Not A Laughing Matter, But Rather A Matter Of Laughs - Track 2]



( 0 ) 08.05.03    Tag: THE WIRE 189


Last week I bought this issue at ebay. It's my oldest issue so far.



( 0 ) 08.05.03    Tag: THE WIRE 189


 
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