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19th Aug – Bo Ningen (London) + Stellar Om Source(Zuid-Holland) + PYRAMIDION(Glagow)

@ CCA, Glasgow. 8pm, £5 Door
Bo Ningen
http://www.myspace.com/boningen

‘If someone in the 1960’s had imagined (‘Space: 1999′ style) what rock and roll would sound like in 2009, Bo Ningen is what they would have heard in their head. The four Japanese Londoners are East Electric Psychedelic (the name gives some idea of what they’re about) at The Cross Kings and it’s the best gig I’ve seen all year. What with the profoundly cool, effortless onstage wig-outs and head-bending james, they are pretty much the consummate psyche band, while at the same time playing an updated J-Rock template that has elements of kraut-rock, metal, hardcore and funk scratched all over it. That might sound messy on paper but live the disorder is wrought into tight riffs that explode into transcendent a-tonal onslaughts without notice. In its obbession with repetition and the twisted patterns of its ungraspable musical narrative, the set has all the appeal of listening to Amon Duul, Can, Melt-Banana or one of the weirder nights at the Dalston Vortex, but they’re the only band around that could capably straddle the words of a dazed double-spread and an ATP stage. It’s a hundred times better than what’s on their myspace page’ –Loud & Quiet

Stellar Om Source
http://www.myspace.com/omsource

Stellar OM Source is the solo project of the restless artist Christelle Gualdi.
Ambulant celestial creature for the caucasian world, in search of metaphysical cosmic revelations, of the transcendental purification and the perfectioning of the ritualistic methodism. The progression and regression of her music exist as an organic and humanistic wave to the synthesizer, as opposed to the more static and lifeless synth that comes without virtuosity. She has played with numerous members of the international experimental scene.

PYRAMIDION

New psychedelic rock outfit from some long-running Glasgow based avant-garde projects, including Nackt Insecten, Boom Edan, etc. Combines hypnotic, blissed-out riffing with lulling electronics.

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06/07/2009 at 6:22 pm

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20th Aug – Bo Ningen (London) + Core of the Coalman(Prague, CZ) + Fordell Research Unit

@ Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Bo Ningen
http://www.myspace.com/boningen

‘If someone in the 1960’s had imagined (‘Space: 1999′ style) what rock and roll would sound like in 2009, Bo Ningen is what they would have heard in their head. The four Japanese Londoners are East Electric Psychedelic (the name gives some idea of what they’re about) at The Cross Kings and it’s the best gig I’ve seen all year. What with the profoundly cool, effortless onstage wig-outs and head-bending james, they are pretty much the consummate psyche band, while at the same time playing an updated J-Rock template that has elements of kraut-rock, metal, hardcore and funk scratched all over it. That might sound messy on paper but live the disorder is wrought into tight riffs that explode into transcendent a-tonal onslaughts without notice. In its obbession with repetition and the twisted patterns of its ungraspable musical narrative, the set has all the appeal of listening to Amon Duul, Can, Melt-Banana or one of the weirder nights at the Dalston Vortex, but they’re the only band around that could capably straddle the words of a dazed double-spread and an ATP stage. It’s a hundred times better than what’s on their myspace page’ -Loud & Quiet

 

 

 

Core of the Coalman
http://www.myspace.com/coreoggthecoalman

Core of the Coalman(aka Jorge Boehringer, US/CZ, ex-Caroliner) consists of continuity and discontinuity for viola, voice and circuits on the border between order and chaos.. Sonically diverse and sometimes explosive in texture, Core of the Coalman emphasizes the physicality of sound and its psychedelic relationship with our perceptual and environmental mechanics. Experimental in nature, this project has comfortably shared programs with everything from rock bands (from Deerhoof to Skullflower), to power electronics and noise (such as D Yellow Swans and Wolf Eyes), and famed avant-garde figures (like Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, and Ghedalia Tazartes), and has been featured on contemporary classical music concerts as well as in major museums and gallery performances.

 

 

 

Fordell Research Unit
http://www.myspace.com/fordellresearchunit

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06/07/2009 at 3:12 pm

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