Biz-E. This will be my last post for a while because we're about to go on our holidays and we're moving house pretty soon after we get back. Two of the highlights of the trip will be going to see My Bloody Valentine play in London and Manchester.
Apparently, this MBV reformation is actually happening: the remastered CDs seem to be out in the UK and the Valentines have already played two "secret" shows at the ICA. By all accounts they are as punishingly loud as they were in the 90s. Can't wait.
To top it all off, They Showed Me the Secret Beaches will be officially released on July 1st. In actual fact, you can already order it from Scratch so - to all intents and purposes - it's already out.
Oh yeah... AND I'll be launching the album by opening a show at Blim on July 11th. Some details of said show are at the bottom of this post. Times and prices nearer the date.
So, anyway there probably won't be any posts for the next few weeks. Check back in mid July for more. In the meantime, satisfy yourself with the available responses to my Seven Songs tagging spree:
Expressway to My Skull
Here are the details of that show:
Friday, July 11, 2008
@ Blim, Vancouver
"a little night music"
The Konspiracy Group presents "a little night music" for your summertime listening pleasure. In anticipation of this years Powell Street Festival (the longest running community arts festival in the Lower Mainland), we open a cross cultural dialogue between Vancouver and Tokyo. Join us for an evening of electro acoustic collaboration with Pacific Rim ambienteers, Hataken, Gunshae, and Connect_icut.
Making his debut in Canada, Hataken is an improvisational musician, composer, and DJ. As an electronic artist he has worked with musicians across a broad range of styles (ambient jazz, psychedelic, techno, trance, chill out) and has been a force in the Tokyo underground scene for over a decade. Hataken is straight off the heels of a show at South by Southwest, where he performed with Tokyo-based saxophonist Fujiwara Daisuke and their project Quartzhead.
Joining Hataken in conversation, is Vancouver's panambient duo Gunshae. "The sound of stuff and things" describes what happens when you bring together a classically trained oboist and a dub afficionado, for a trip through time via sonic vibrations.
Rounding out a full evening of ambient experimentation, is Connect_icut, (Sam Macklin) an English abstract electronic artist living in Vancouver, Canada. Sam is also involved with free-folk ensemble The Bastion Mews. Sponsored by Blim and Powell Street Festival 2008