Thursday, 30 July 2015

Nils Petter Molvær Live

Technics JazzPort Festival, Hamburg (2001)

Nils Petter Molvær - Trumpet
Eivind Aarset - Guitar
Audun Erlien - Bass
Rune Arnesen - Drums/perc
Raymond Pellicer - Beats
DJ Strangefruit - Programming

San Sebastian JazzAldia (2009)

Nils Petter Molvær - Trumpet
Eivind Aarset - Guitar
Auden Kleive - Drums

Tbilisi Event Hall (2013)

Nils Petter Molvaer - Trumpet
Stian Westerhus - Guitar
Erland Dahlen - Drums

Nasjonal Jazzscene (2014)

Nils Petter Molvær - Trumpet
Geir Sundstøl - Guitar
Jo Berger Myhre - Bass
Erland Dahlen - Drums

Material - Black Lotus (Tokyo 2005)

Nils Petter Molvær - Trumpet
Bill Laswell - Bass
Hamid Drake - Drums
Abegasu Shiota - Keyboards
Aïyb Dieng - Percussion

Trilok Gurtu Quartet - Festival Jazz en Baie (2013)

Trilok Gurtu - Percussion
Jesse Milliner - Piano
Jonathan Ihlenfeld Cuniado - Bass guitar
Nils Petter Molvær - Trumpet

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Andrew Weatherall - Music's Not For Everyone (NTS Radio 23/7/15)

1. Space Funk With Springs by Nurse With Wound
2. L'esprit De L'escalier by Domenique Dumont
3. Hey Baba Rebop RRR by Holger Czukay
4. It's Hot (Columbus Hotel Mix) by The Loose Control Band
5. John Coltrane Stereo Blues by The Dream Syndicate
6. Deutche Frau by Plus Instruments
7. Public Image by Jah Wobble
8. Live trap (a.k.a Death Trap) 12" Mix by Tommy McCook
9. Oh City Of Zion + Zion Dub (Dub Plate) by King Tubby
10. By This River Again by Creeping Pink
11. My False True Love by Orlando & Tom Furse
12. Polly On The Shore by Stewart Lee & Stuart Estell
13. The Denial by Lowroad
14. Human Fly by Finn Thomas
15. Joseph Bueys Flies Again by Wild Billy Chyldish
16. Blessed State by Wire
17. Irony. Utility. Pretext. by Algiers
18. Untitled by Woodleigh Research Facility
19. All Of The Sun by X.E.N.
20. The Hunt by Vox Low
21. Pacman by Tut Vu Vu

Phil Manzanera, Paul Simonon and Tony Allen form new 'supergroup'

Phil Manzanera and Paul Simonon have teamed up with Tony Allen and a number of other musicians to perform at an Italian music festival.
Manzanera, Simonon and Allen will be joined by Italian musician Ligabue, Columbian singer Andrea Echeverri and London-based violinist Anna Phoebe for a performance at the La Notte della Taranta, taking place in Salento in the south of Italy on August 22.
Manzanera serves as the festival’s Maestro Concertatore this year.
“I’m delighted that La Notte della Taranta has attracted such wonderful artists,” says Manzanera. “And it’s a tribute to the fine local muscians and dancers that they want to be part of this incredible concert. I’m hoping that this year, all of us performing can ensure that one of Italy’s best kept secrets, reaches a wider international audience.”
You can find more details about the festival by clicking here.

Trauma Cleaners

This is the London that I remember

I moved down to London from Glasgow in 1977 and left in March 1984 with a one way ticket to Amsterdam and twenty quid in my pocket. I had no idea where I was going and what I was going to do. I do just remember that London was just depressingly grey and that I could no longer live under Thatcher. Having just celebrated my 29th year in Melbourne I have to say it was the best move I ever made
Don't be fooled. Reclaim Australia won't fade away if starved of publicity

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle (1923)


The Clash - White Riot

Bowie: Nazi Salute Or Not? (1976)


While the video above shows Bowie just waving do bear in mind that he had form in this department having said in 1974:
'Britain is ready for a fascist leader… I think Britain could benefit from a fascist leader. After all, fascism is really nationalism… I believe very strongly in fascism, people have always responded with greater efficiency under a regimental leadership…'
And in the September 1976 Playboy issue carried this quote:
BOWIE: Rock stars are fascists. Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars.
PLAYBOY: How so?
BOWIE: Think about it. Look at some of his films and see how he moved. I think he was quite as good as Jagger. It’s astounding. And boy, when he hit that stage, he worked an audience. Good God! He was no politician. He was a media artist. He used politics and theatrics and created this thing that governed and controlled the show for 12 years. The world will never see his like again. He staged a country […] People aren’t very bright, you know? They say they want freedom, but when they get the chance, they pass up Nietzsche and choose Hitler because he would march into a room to speak and music and lights would come on at strategic moments. It was rather like a rock ‘n roll concert. The kids would get very excited – girls got hot and sweaty and guys wished it was them up there. That, for me, is the rock ‘n roll experience.
It is interesting that most people will just shrug Bowie's 'salute' off and blame it (if indeed it happened) on his excessive use of cocaine at the time. 
Clapton's drunken onstage racist monologue from the same year is (rightly in my opinion) never really blamed on the alcohol though

Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset & Vladislav Delay - Live @Warsaw Summer Jazz Days (2015)

Sly Dunbar - drums
Robbie Shakespeare - bass
Nils Petter Molvaer - trumpet
Eivind Aarset - guitar
Vladislav Delay - percussion, keyboards, sampling

Monday, 27 July 2015

Evan Parker: Deciphering The Noise
‘Flakka’ and the Brain

Klankschap presents "To turn my mind off" a Coil special

J.G. Thirlwell aka Foetus at home in his Brooklyn loft (April 2005)


Keiji Haino pays tribute at Albert Ayler's grave


How Ink Is Made

When American Children Donned Castro Beards for Playtime

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (Live in Prague 1967)

Tehran's Promise
Unity is death

Chicago 1968

Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Jean Genet and Richard Seaver (right to left) marching through Grant Park, Chicago, arm in arm during the Democratic Convention 1968

First Rock Against Racism Carnival (30/4/78)

More than 60,000 people marched through the streets of London on Sunday (April 30) in response to a call by the Anti-Nazi League, a new group which is determined to halt the political progress in Britain of the National Front, a right-wing party with racialist policies. The marchers gathered in Trafalgar Square with their banners, and accompanied by music groups they walked through the multi-racial East End of London, which was deliberately chosen because the National Front has been trying to make political gains there. The march and rally passed off peacefully, and ended with a free rock music concert in Victoria Park, Hackney
I was there. Old time Antifa action. The Clash headlining at Victoria Park. I marched practically all the way from Trafalgar Square with my late friend Mike Hart's son Stephen on my shoulders. If you don't know the story of  why RAR was formed thEn read this

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Some other things...

To start with some amazing pics of Paris circa 1900. How noise became music. Music while you work. Where's Australia? (I arrived wherever it is 29 years ago today.) Putin & polygamy. Best TV news bomb ever. An amazing piece by Oliver sacks on facing death. Death is never easyFuckerMore fuckers. You've been misled on boat people. The true cost of outsourcing. Vollmann. Fuck you Turkey. Murdoch's paper lying? HA! Will the NRA ever get it? Was there a riot? Grandmaster Flash loses his valuables. The world's first drum machineLegalise psychedelics. eL Seed. The alphabet redesigned one letter a day. I like this Kobe Bryant font. Inside the strange dynamic of Reclaim Australia's rallies. I'm going for the Trojan Horse. The next UPF rally is set for Cronulla?!? Nice to see that Blair says all of us Antifa types will be executed or sent to labour camps after they have won the revolution lol. They've been having a bit of a problem with rallying music. Remember we are not who we think we are.
Finally Labor you made a BIG mistake not electing Albo as leader...

JD Twitch - Live @Magic Waves Summer Festival, Berlin 2015 (So Low Synth NRG set)

My inner six year old is still laughing at this one

Well played parents. Well played

120 Years of Electronic Music
Michael Moorcock: 'I think Tolkien was a crypto-fascist'
Neil Kulkarni: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? The White Rock Defence League And Some Thoughts About Kanye

The Angry Brigade (World In Action 1972)

The Angry Brigade (BBC 2002)

Graham White’s ‘The Trial Of The Angry Brigade’ (BBC R4 2002)

The Angry Brigade: Communiques & Chronology

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Angry Brigade (1974) Persons Unknown (1980)

The Angry Brigade (1974 - Gordon Carr)
Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organisation and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action. Targets included the embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. These attacks on the homes of senior political figures increased the pressure for results and brought an avalanche of police raids. From the start the police were faced with the difficulty of getting to grips with a section of society they found totally alien. And were they facing an organisation — or an idea? Gordon Carr's film explores covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960's and the anarchist First of May Group, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the 'Stoke Newington 8' conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey — the longest criminal trial in British legal history. It remains the essential study of Britain’s first urban guerrilla group.
Persons Unknown (1980 - Gordon Carr)
Documentary by Gordon Carr on the so-called 'Persons Unknown' case in December 1979 in which members of the Anarchist Black Cross were tried at the Old Bailey on a charge of 'conspiring with persons unknown, at places unknown to cause explosions'.
A concise look at the 'Persons Unknown' trial. A fascinating snapshot of history in the making, The Persons Unknown pieces together an intricate web of radicals at a thriller’s pace. Carr crisply relates the correspondences of a Black Cross secretary and imprisoned Irish republican and reaches all the way back to the Paris Commune to discuss the secretive, internationalist elements of radical leftist politics. Where mainstream media tends to become hysterical where anarchism is concerned, The Persons Unknown remains keenly factual throughout. Among those featured in the film are Stuart Christie, publisher of the "Black Flag" newsletter and former would-be Generalisimo Francisco Franco assassin, and the anarcho-punk group Crass.

Blocked (Frankie Boyle and Steven Dick)

Radio sitcom pilot written by Frankie Boyle and Steven Dick. A black comedy set in a family-owned theatre.
Starring David Mitchell, Lorna Watson, Poppy Rush, Chris Ramsey, Carolyn Pickles, David Cann, Joe Shavin.
Aired 5th June 2014

Gnod & John Doran - ​Live at Islington Mill

Recorded at live Islington Mill on 31st May 2015 as part of John Doran's month long UK tour with Arabrot. This is a unique one off Gnod improvisation along with John giving two readings from his book, Jolly Lad. The result is a dank, claustrophobic bus ride through Manchester's rain swept streets followed by a moment of complete clarity amongst the chaos.
Tesla Tapes feels this unique show had to be documented because the show and the night was special and the recording came out so flipping good.
Props to all involved.
50 cassettes, £5 each, email: for orders and info.
released 21 July 2015
Words : John Doran
Sounds : Gnod
Recorded by Gary Fox
Artwork : Rachel Goodyear
Layout : Alex Macarte
Mastered by Sam Weaver
Why my own father would have let IS kill me
Operation Sovereign Borders, offshore detention and the ‘drownings argument’

New Order - The Peter Saville Show Soundtrack

Music by Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Phil Cunningham

Black Cab - Go Slow

Friday, 24 July 2015

Train your brain for better hearing

Russia's Lost Punks

Why I deleted your band's promo email
Former Chilean military officers charged in 1973 killing of singer Victor Jara

Well done Ottawa


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Swans to split

Just got home comatose after finishing up the final leg of our 14 month tour for Swans To Be Kind album. We have come to your town, though it's doubtful we have partied down. It has been a privilege to be inside the sound that on some nights seems to create itself of its own accord, and it's gratifying that many of you have conveyed to us that it's been a positive experience for you too... Next step: Sept 1 we commence a new Swans album. This will be the final Swans album (and subsequent tour) for this version / iteration of Swans. Not really sure what the next step will be after that, but that's perhaps a good thing... We'll be making a live album/fundraiser (called The Gate) soon, in order to raise the necessary - somewhat daunting - capital for the studio album, which is bound to be an insatiable beast... more soon, Thanks and Love! - Michael Gira
Kristof actually told me this the last time they were in Melbourne. Had to keep it quiet until now

I'm sorry but someone had to do it

Still Angry

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lol Lol Lol

Best letter ever in The Age
A Brief But Totally Fascinating History of Porn

Octave One - A Better Tomorrow / The Forgotten (RA Sessions)

Stephen Mallinder - Beatable Mix For LoneLady Tour (2/3)

In February and April Stephen Mallinder (CABARET VOLTAIRE/WRANGLER) joined LoneLady on tour for a series of DJ sets in support of the new album HINTERLAND.
1.‘The Dice’by Judy Nylon
2.‘Contort Yourself’ by James White & The Blacks
3.‘Pini, Pini’ by Art Lindsay/Neto
4.‘You’re No Good’ by ESG
5.‘Metronome (Farmacia Remix)’ by Manicured Noise
6.‘She’s Stirring Up’ by Allez Allez
7.‘Optimo’ by Liquid Liquid
8.‘Snakes Crawl’ by Bush Tetras
9.‘May the Funk Be With You’ by Jedi Knights
10.‘Last Minute of Funk’ by Tutto Matto
11.‘Standing on the Verge of Getting it On’ by Funkadelic
Part 1 HERE
The internet confuses this Australian government
If you oppose Reclaim Australia, remember fascism wasn't always a freakshow

Crap Rap

Electrical Outlets (The Original Emojis)


Hal Hefnrer: Trump

Provocateurs: Art, Music, Politics ft Chuck D & Shepard Fairey (SXSW 2015)

Grateful Dead - 10 Hour Mix of every 1972 Dark Star

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60 Minutes (Australia): Spies, Lords and Predators

Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule

The Wirebender & Dr Dub present Adrian Sherwood's Off Label Jewellery Vol. 1

1. Intro
2. Pankow - Nice bottom/Schoener Arsch
3. Killah Dub ft. Ghetto Priest and Congo Natty - Garrison Town (AMS Dub)
5. Ghetto Priest - Ghetto Life
6. Primal Scream - Revolutionary
7. Bedlam A Gogo - Season no. 5 (12” mix, unreleased)
8. Sussan Deyhim (w/ Keith Doug Skip) - Bashad (Unreleased Dub)
9. Crazy Gods of Endless Noise - Godloop
10. Rinf - Big Bondage (Kinky Sex Wet Mix)
11. Primal Scream ft Lee Perry - Ironman (Dub)
12. QOTSA - I'm Designer
13. Pankow - Nice Bottom, Nice Dub

Some other things...

Stick this on play and follow the links. A couple of interesting photo essays on Cuban youth culture here and here. A disturbing video on Japan's obsession with schoolgirls. (He really should get his blind fixed tho @5:12). The mass amnesia regarding 1989's Tiananmen Square protests. A poll published yesterday showed that 45% of Australians think that our gun laws are not strong enough with another 40% thinking they are about right, which only goes to show how out of touch the NRA are. This is disturbing though. Oh and the irony of the last sentence here. The death of a prosecutor. Island have been slack in the Nick Drake compilation department of late. Typedrummer. Road mangler Phil Kaufman hurt in a motorbike crash. This is just crazy. Hope Gangloff. This is clever marketing. Not even going to touch the roadcrash of Australian Federal politics. (EDIT: good gawd! A policy!) If you haven't seen 'In Bob We Trust' well do yourself a favour. Finally Space Ace and myself took ourselves down to the 'No Room For Racism' rally on Saturday (well out of the way of the pepper spray) and once again the nazis of the UPF were totally outnumbered, tho they claim victory of course. John Safran has a funny piece here. Worth keeping up with slackbastard to see what our far right friends are up to. Move over illuminati here comes the illiterati. This is worth a read. As is this. First Dog On The Moon hits the nail on the head as ever. Oh and onya Barnsey.  (EDIT: You have to laugh, shouting at someone to get off the phone while he films and drives.) Anyway it would appear that Space Ace is actually a commie cosmonaut!

Remember that hatred begins in the home

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Black Cab - Go Slow (Hesius Dome Remix)

Amazing Korean 78rpm Record Auction

A couple of hours ago, there was a sensational auction result of a Korean 78rpm record - on Japanese Yahoo auction page. The record in question is Nitto 2249, recorded in August 1926, and issued September of the year. It contains two sides by Korean soprano, Yoon Shimdeok (Korean ; 윤심덕, 1897 ~ 1926). The A side contains a song called "The Praise of Death" (Korean ; "사의 찬미, Saui Chaanmi"), and the B side contains "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" , the famous Easter Hymn written by Charles Wesley. The final price of this record was 5,213,111 Yen (or $42,000), no other Korean 78rpm record had ever reached this price so far. Here is the background story of this record. Some people out there might find this boring, but I think some of them might find the story quite fascinating.
The singer, Yoon, was one of the earliest Korean female singer trained in Western operatic voice, but after several personal crisis and depression, she committed suicide with her lover, playwright Kim Woojin (Korean; 김우진), by jumping off from the ferryboat in the ocean, on August 4th, 1926. Her suicide created a national sensation at that time, and there were a couple of TV dramas and two films based on her life and death ever since.
Just before her suicide, between July and August 1926, she recorded 32 sides for Japanese Nitto Record company, most of which consisted of some operatic arias (Traviata, Aida, etc.) and few songs (including a couple of Stephen Foster songs and few Christian hymns). All of them were issued after her death, between October 1926 and February 1927. Most of them, however, apparently had dismal sales, judging by their current near non-existent status. Out of those 32 sides, there are only 4 sides of her known to exist, with two sides coming from the only known copy...
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