I’ll be playing a Cryptids set at Milwaukee Noise Fest on Friday, Sept. 24 at 8 PM. Will most likely be the last Cryptids set for a while. Luasa Raelon and Teeth Collection are also playing, so there will be a good Ohio presence in Milwaukee that weekend. I’ll probably have some copies of Kosmische Cryptids and maybe some secret treats to hand out as well, see you there.
Archive for the Ohio sounds Category
Death Trip was the second Cryptids release and first cassette release. Dark Egyptian hash drone underworld tape gnosis. Created with the same source material as The Seven Sisters of Sleep, Side II being from the sessions with Bob Newsted which were later made into “Tuareg Nosebleed” and Side I being made of solo tape loops which were later used on “The Seven Sisters of Sleep” but both are submerged in much more crude tape sludge. Originally released in a small edition of 15 or so in 2008.
Ѯ Ichthyoallyeinotoxism 4:36
♀ Popul Vhu High School 8:12
Δ Tiahuanacu 7:16
† The Sun Door 7:38
Recorded 2006-2007 at the Web House, Bowling Green, Ohio
Obsessively mixed 2007-2009
Limited edition CD-r released through Ear Bleed Records & Layaway Butch 2009
Ian Adcock: guitar, vocals, organ, electronics, percussion, ukelin, tapes
Additional instruments on † by Bob Newsted
Here’s a couple out of print cd-rs from Andy Crash:
Andy’s newest album “Waiting for Nothing” is still available from Ear Bleed for $5. Did we mention it’s amazing and contains a bunch of Hank Williams covers? And comes with an awesome color mini-poster drawn by Andy himself?
Yellow Crystal Star
To-Night Golden Curls
@ Robinwood Concert House, Toledo.
Last night I went up to Woodchucks in Toledo to see Burning Star Core. I’ve seen C. Spencer Yeh play in various combos before, but never as BxC, so I was excited for this show. Never been to Woodchucks, either; it’s a tiny hole in the wall, which is usually a good thing for noise shows in bars. Darger opened with some extremely loud duo guitar drone stuff. Wasteland Jazz Unit was up next and slayed, their sax and bass clarinet making some intense feedback and bongslobber skronk noise that woke my tired ass up. After that was BxC, Robert Beatty playing space echo synth and Yeh manipulating samples. They started off with an off-kilter kosmische drone that oozed and gurgled around for a bit like the best moments of early Tangerine Dream stuck in a blender. Then the second jam started off with a drum machine doing a Tony Conrad & Faust beat, with Yeh playing drone violin and the sax player from WJU joining in halfway through for a trip to krautrock country. All in all a good night of music in Toledo set up by Toledo Bellows, check out their site for more great experimental shows coming up in Toledo.
One of the coolest places to hear noise these days is Oberlin’s Fairchild Chapel. Great acoustics that only a stone chapel with a super high ceiling can provide, plus all their shows are low-key and free. Went to see Nmperign a while, which was the perfect act to see there. Super quiet avant trumpet/sax whisperings and grindings that seriously messed with the circuitry inside my brain. The only downside was that folks that were just there to maintain their noise hipster street cred can’t sit still quietly and not talk on their cell phones. During something as intensely quiet as a Nmperign concert, it’s a huge distraction. The other big find of the night was Fluxmonkey, who’s an older cat who’s been been building synths in his basement for years and now blows new jack noise kids out of the water…