Monday, February 19, 2018

THE WRONG OBJECT

The Wrong Object
in concert
at l'An Vert
in Li├Ęge, BE

on June 2, 2018

-- info: Philippe Lamoot

ARISTOCRATS TO TOUR EUROPE IN SEPTEMBER


THE ARISTOCRATS announce A TWO WEEK EUROPEAN TOUR IN SEPTEMBER 2018

Supergroup trio The Aristocrats, (comprising guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) have just announced a European Tour. The tour takes place in September 2018 and will bring the band’s unique and unrivalled brand of instrumental rock/fusion to excited fans across Europe. These will be the only live shows from The Aristocrats in 2018 and they are destined to be memorable ones, with a unique set list stacked with gems - some hits, and some surprises - from their three mind-blowing studio albums.

The band are excited to get back on the road together. Guthrie Govan has deemed the announcement of this tour to be “A Most Pleasing Thing: it’s certainly been a little while since the last time the three of us made a loud, bewildering noise on stage together! Lately, each of us has been keeping thoroughly busy in a wide variety of different musical scenarios so I have a feeling that all manner of new influences and inspirations might start to reveal themselves spontaneously during these forthcoming Aristocrats shows… I’m really looking forward to hearing what happens!”

Over the last seven years The Aristocrats have toured the world and been greeted with wild enthusiasm and sold out shows. A reviewer for Heavy Mag in witnessed the band’s Melbourne show and commented that “it was very apparent that I was witnessing three artists at the top of their game…Most acts could not even begin to emulate the sense of authenticity that came from the stage”.

When it comes to the music, unpredictability is the name of the game. Bryan Beller said "I'm really looking forward to doing what we do best - getting out there and interacting live onstage, where anything can and does happen in a millisecond's notice, and songs can mutate in any direction at any time. And I'm especially excited to revisit some of the stuff we haven't played in a while, throw it back up in the air, toss it around a bit, and see what happens!"

The final word goes to Marco Minnemann, who noted that “You can’t predict or force chemistry. You just basically have to wait for it to fall from the sky. With the Aristocrats trio it surely did. When we plugged in and played for the very first time, it was instantly clear to us that something special was going on. It’s great to take this ‘musical threesome’ back on tour. Let’s see if our rubber animals feel like joining us, too (we’re talking about music here folks... just making sure...).”


Tour Dates

September 11th – Silema (Malta) – Teatru Salesjan
September 14th – Zurich (Switzerland) – Kaufleuten
September 15th – Esch Sur Alzette (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
September 16th – Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij
September 18th – London (UK) – Islington Assembly
September 19th – Paris (France) – Trabendo
September 21st – Madrid (Spain) – Sala Mon
September 22nd – Barcelona (Spain) – Sala Bikini



Sunday, February 18, 2018

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD - FLYING MICROTONAL BANANA

  • king gizzard and the lizard wizard: flying microtonal banana
        (2017, europe, cd, heavenly recordings hvnlp136cds)
I don't know much about the dozen other albums by King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard as I keep on playing "Flying Microtonal Banana".

Psychedelic microtonal music. At least, on this album.
Love it.

And I did add their discography to the United Mutation Archives.



LES GEORGES LENINGRAD - DEUX HOT DOGS MOUTARDE CHOU.

Garage rock / experimental rock band Les Georges Leningrad are from Montreal, Quebec.
They covered The Residents' 'Constantinople' on their "Deux Hot Dogs Moutarde Chou" album from 2002. Excellent version !!

The album has been re-released at least once (my copy is from 2004 and is on the Alien8 label) with one different track..



UKULELE DUB SOCIETY - UKULISM



The Ukulele Dub Society is a project by Pit Baumgartner.
On "Ukulism", Pit & friends display some fine playing. A couple of original tunes, mixed with some classics, show the added value of a ukulele.
Includes Johnny Guitar Watson's 'Real Mother For  Ya' and Frank Zappa's 'Inca Roads'.

I like it a lot.


UNHOLY SWILL - LEGACY OF STUPIDITY

According to Discogs, Jim Gibson started the Noiseville record label in 1998 to release music for his band Unholy Swill. After two albums and a bunch of singles, the punk rock band (or should I say drunk rock band?) did a final concert at Rockin Rex in Yonkers, NY. Must have been around 1993.
Next to the band's early singles and some other rare stuff, this "Legacy Of Stupidity" album includes a couple of songs from their final concert. One of these songs is Frank Zappa's 'Willie The Pimp'.




POIL + NI = PINIOL

Piniol = the collaboration of two bands, Poil + Ni
They will be releasing an album later this year.



Data has been added to the Poil entry over at the United Mutations Archives, together with some earlier Poil releases.





POIL - L'IRE DES PAPES / DINS O CUOL

I recently received my copy of this excellent re-release.
As far as I know, "L'ire Des Papes" had only been made available as a download and "Dins O Cuol" had been released on LP and on CD (next to the download) but had been unavailable on a physical format for quite a while.
Enter lifesaver Charly and his FreakShow Records label who put both of the albums together in a 2CD-set.

Excellent !!

Limited release of 100 copies.



SHORTSTACK - THE COVERS EP



Washington DC-based alternative country band Shortstack tackles 5 songs on their 2008 "Covers EP". It includes compositions by Ray Davies, John Fogerty,... and Don Van Vliet.
'Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles'.
Nice.


WHO THE F*@% IS FRANK ZAPPA?


WE'RE TELLING THE STORY!
Posted by Alex Winter (Creator)

IT'S OFFICIAL!!

The documentary is up and running! News just posted here about our partnership with the awesome folks at Great Point Media. GPM are independent financiers which gives us maximum creative freedom to make the movie we all want. I couldn't be more excited to be working with them and making the movie in this manner. Fully independent, the FZ way!

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN EXACTLY?

It means the doc is fully financed and our work has begun! It's going to be a long haul so don't expect to see the movie until well into 2019 at the earliest. We're telling an epic tale with a LOT of amazing archival media, thanks to all of you! So we will post some milestones as we go and have a better idea of schedule and the shape of it.

How an indie doc works is that at some point along the process of making the movie we will secure our partners for distribution. That can happen before we're done, or when we're done and showing the film at festivals. In any case we will keep everyone informed.

SO WHAT ARE WE DOING ALL DAY?

We have an enormous amount of archival footage (like you don't know that already) and will spend the better part of the next several months going through the material and getting it to a place where we can work with it in editorial.

Once that process is further along then the heavy lifting in edit and the interview process can begin in earnest. So thanks again to all of you for making this happen. Because of our amazing backers we have saved the vault and will now tell the story!

MUCH more anon!

Alex Winter