Sex Judas

 

Sex Judas brought David Holmes to my mind. There was a summertime open-air party in Budapest, and he was late because of police problems. Hours went after hours. When he finally arrived at dawn I was drunk and smoked so much that I was not able to speak normally. And after he started to play I was just shouting and wallowing on the grass. Same feeling.

Norwegian producer Tore Gjedrem of Ost & Kjex channels his love of comix, bohemia and fascination with human vice, the unspoken, the Red Light districts, the alleys of the mind into his alter ego Sex Judas. He is no bad character but certainly says what it’s author cannot.

“I wanted to create a world where any musical idea is possible, wound together by the world and word of Judas, the ultimate sinner, reborn as a child of Venus.”

The album GO DOWN JUDAS was made with contributions by his friends in the Oslo scene as hometown legend Dj Pål Strangefruit Nyhus, composer Ole-Henrik Moe, jazzpianist Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidiki Camara from Mali playing that beautiful Ngoni, and multi instrumentalist Ivar Snuten Winther. Music inspiration ranges from Africa to 80’s NYC, from Bohannon to Quasimoto, from Norwegian New Wave to Acid House. It touches anything from blues, funk, disco and post-punk to IDM, acid house and electronic explorer music. And it’s a fuckin funny album:

The album comes as a 2 x LP and Digital release on OPTIMO MUSIC on May 25th. Distributed by Kompakt.

Sex Judas on Spotify

 

Meanwhile in Epping Forest

I love if a band can make me some laugh with their music like
DOG CHOCOLATE from London.
By their own words, they perhaps play sloppy, messy, silly and jerky punk music:

Jono plays a couple of drums, Matthew plays a guitar and a load of pedals, Rob plays another guitar and sings some songs and Andrew sings most the songs and plays another guitar and sings some songs and Andrew sings most the songs and plays percussive keyboard when he’s not. They write songs without thinking too much about things that make them feel a lot, as it sez in the song “It’s About Giving A Shit” but at the same time not giving a shit!! It says more too, but dont worry about that now.

New album MOODY BALLOON BABY on UPSET THE RHYTHM RECORDS (UK)

 

An Unstable Genius

“Marvin would kick your ass for nothing. A true genius, Marvin was a pure original” said Iggy Pop about the extraordinary musician Marvin Pontiac. And if Iggy is so into him than I introduce that true genius to you.

 

THE STRANGE STORY OF MARVIN PONTIAC

 

He was born in 1932, the son of an African father from Mali and a white Jewish mother from New Rochelle, New York. The father’s original last name was Toure but he changed it to Pontiac when the family moved to Detroit, believing it to be a conventional American name.

Marvin’s father left the family when Marvin was two years old. When his mother was mental institutionalized in 1936, the father returned and took the young boy to Bamako, Mali where Marvin was raised until he was fifteen. The music that he heard there would influence him forever.

At fifteen Marvin moved by himself to Chicago where he became versed in playing blues harmonica. At the age of seventeen, Marvin was accused by the great Little Walter of copying his harmonica style. This accusation led to a fistfight outside of a small club on Maxwell Street. Losing a fight to the much smaller Little Walter was so humiliating to the young Marvin that he left Chicago and moved to Lubbock, Texas where he became a plumber’s assistant.

Not much is known about him for the next three years. There are unsubstantiated rumors that Marvin may have been involved in a bank robbery in 1950. In 1952, he had a minor hit for Acorn Records with the then controversial song “I’m a Doggy.”

Oddly enough, unbeknownst to Marvin and his label, he simultaneously had an enormous bootleg success in Nigeria with the beautiful song Pancakes.

His disdain and mistrust of the music business is well documented and he soon fell out with Acorn’s owner, Norman Hector. Although approached by other labels, Marvin refused to record for anyone unless the owner of the label came to his home in Slidell, Louisiana and mowed his lawn.

Reportedly Marvin’s music was the only music that Jackson Pollack would ever listen to while he painted, this respect was not reciprocated. In 1970 Marvin believed that he was abducted by aliens. He felt his mother had had a similar unsettling experience, which had led to her breakdown. He stopped playing music and dedicated all of his time and energy to amicably contacting these creatures who had previously probed his body so brutally.

Furthermore Marvin held the tribal belief that having a photograph taken of yourself could steal your soul, thus these candid shots are the only ones known to exist.

When he was arrested for riding a bicycle naked down the side streets of Slidell, it provided a sad but clear view of Marvin’s coming years. In 1971 he moved back to Detroit where he drifted forever and permanently into insanity.

He was killed by a bus accidentally in 1977.

His only album “GREATEST HITS” was released posthumously in 1999. And this unstable genius recorded his African rhythm and blues songs with such great musicians as Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Eszter Bálint and many others.

GREATEST HITS first time on vinyl on NORTHERN SPY RECORDS

LISTEN TO IT ON SPOTIFY!

By the way. You can find some inconsistencies in this story. For example Eszter Bálint was 11 years old when Marvin Pontiac died, so it seems impossible that she could work with him. Well, the truth is that the character of Marvin Pontiac was invented by John Lurie because “for a long time, I was threatening to do a vocal record. But the idea of me putting out a record where I sang seemed ostentatious or pretentious. Like the music of Telly Savalas . . . I don’t sing very well, I was shy about it. As a character, it made it easier.”

Not long ago Lurie found some materials of Marvin Pontiac which were recorded when he was in a mental hospital. Those were released as The Asylum Tapes in 2017.

 

A Mix Of Old But Perhaps Eternal American Tunes

Cadillac born New Orleans based American traditionalist LUKE WINSLOW-KING plays a mix of old, but maybe eternal American tunes with his band: ragtime, country, blues, gospel, dixie, bluegrass, jazz, rock and roll with minimal and occasionally brass band orchestration.

New album BLUE MESA out soon on BLOODSHOT RECORDS (US)

“BLUE MESA” on Bandcamp

LWK on Spotify

 

Satan In Love

FOR EPICUREAN SOULS

V/A  RARE FINNISH SYNTH – POP & DISCO 1979 – 92

Title song by EMILIA

She is internationally maybe the most sought-after Finnish disco 7”. Released in 1981, it was the debut single of the singer Anne Luoto under this moniker. Her experiments in cosmic Italo disco didn’t find any positive feedback from the Finnish rock critics, but luckily it didn’t stop her from making a highly collectible album also. Even though the eponymous album (1982) includes many quality tracks – and also her debut single Satan In Love – the standout track in her repertoire is this strange love song with devilish lyrics. The original track was released by Italian disco project La Bellini in 1978 and this Finnish version from three years later uses the same backing track. Anne Luoto had a very interesting day job – she was a calligrapher.

If you want to know more and you are curious about the Finnish lyrical version of this song by Fredi you need to buy this double LP. It comes with an essay about early Finnish electronic music by Mikko Mattlar: DJ, journalist and historian on Finnish music.

 

40 Years Nihilism and Rage – The Outsiders of The Australian Underground

This year the legendary unknown raw and wild synth-punk band PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS turns into 40. They (we) celebrate it with their third album ON DRUGS.

The band started in 1978, in the same place and same time than the Birthday Party. After a single they relocated to London, in same time than the Birthday Party, and promptly broke up in 1980. But there was a post-split-up single under the name of Zye Ye Ye in England in 1981. The first album was released in 1980. It’s a live recording of a gig supporting the Boys Next Door in 1979. The Boys Next Door was renamed to Birthday Party.

In 1986 they reunited for the sake of a film and relesed an EP but there were nothing new but a remix on it. In the early 2000s they were discovered, records were reissued together with unreleased live and other recordings. Then they have reformed in 2009 at the request of Nick Cave for the first All Tommorrow’s Pary in Australia.

First studio album THE WORLD IS FUCKED was released in 2013. And now the third album finally here. It is a little bit different than the others. Heartbreak and loss also appear beside nihilism and rage at the world. Even, there is a ballad, a dark, nasty, dire dirge.

ON DRUGS ON SPOTIFY

PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS FACEBOOK

An Empty Bliss Beyond Old Budapest

 

The enigmatically beautiful Katalin Kirby
has made an album from tunes of a lost world as

The Cartaker.

 

Nothing problem if you don’t know about that world too much because you can feel what they felt between two world wars in Hungary:

1. Summer Brought Me To Your Grey Plains pt I 0:00
2. Moments Of Gravity Undefined 4:02
3. Javor’s Delay 7:12
4. An Empty Bliss Beyond Old Budapest 10:44
5. A Great Beautiful Nothing Out Of Sight 14:29
6. I’m So Into You, Mr Javor 16:19
7. The Senorita Departs In A Flying Saucepan 21:16
8. The Universe Hurts So Bad 23:30
9. Wasted In A Little Bit Of Love 25:20
10. A Fashionable Hat Has Become Your Destiny 28:12
11. Summer Brought Me To Your Grey Plains pt II

Wap wap wap dabbada ding ding dack dabbada

This was a happy Wednesday morning because I have got the new album ROACH GOIN’ DOWN of American avant-punk girl trio PALBERTA. On this album Ani, Nina, and Lily continue to pave the way as innovators in the field of guitar-based music, delivering a barrage of twisted, catchy hymns that manage to be both challenging and feverishly compelling. They combine the band’s signature frenetic instrumentation with a thoroughly developed pop sensibility that fans merely glimpsed on previous releases. And this time it’s grounded by a lyrical nuance and newfound melancholy that gives the record an air of maturity compared to previous releases. But best describe their music what I’ve found on their FB page:

“You wanna wabbada? Wap wap wap dabbada?
You see that mabada? ding ding dack dabbada?”

 

Album on Bandcamp

 

Music Below The Line

 

ARNDALES is a sardonic post-punk quartet,
a hidden gem at an English countryside warehouse.
Their long-awaited debut album “SHOPS” coming soon.

Some thoughts about them in special LUTON HAIKU style.
There are rules and laws which people attribute to haiku writing
which aren’t the concern of Luton haiku writers.

Luton, the lively English town somewhere in the Polish-Pakistani borderland
to where I arrived 2 and half years before as a mentally emigrant from Hungary.
Of course it was raining that day.

And then totally suddenly The Fall played in Luton
at a fest where the other day Lee Scratch Perry was the big name
but that day I went to London to see Guitar Wolf.

And then my eyes got stuck in a name in the festival book: ARNDALES.
Got its name after Arndale Centre which is known as The Mall in Luton nowadays.
And one time it was the biggest covered shopping centre in Europe.

I googled them. And it turned up that In The Red Records release them.
And it releases just fine stuff, like Bassholes, Black Lips, Chain & The Gang,
Jay Reatard, Kid Congo, Oblivians, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Andre Williams

And I read their former bands are Country Teasers, Thrilled Skinny,
Badgewearer, Pregnant Neck, Collapsed Lung, Zuno Men,
and they played songs like this

rigth before The Fall at the same place.
And there I observed the guitar player’s hamburger patterned socks.
I thought those were witty symbol of the consumer idiotism.

On their new album they have taken inspiration from the world of retail jargon.
E.g. the opening track “Prestige Pricing” is named after the practice of inflating
the price of a product to indicate it’s prestigious status.

The album “SHOPS” is coming soon on IN THE RED RECORDINGS.
And there is nothing shiny. Just old fashioned music like the old Fall
with a Negativland song which is replaced to mid Bedfordshire.

 

KILLBONOCLUB #13

COUNTRY HARDCORE JAZZ PUNK TECHNO PSYCHEDELIC TRASH BLUES NOISE ROCK AND ROLL INDUSTRIAL METAL GARAGE POP EXPERIMENTAL STUPID MUSIC & more

THE LAST RECORDS OF THE LEAST LABELS

EVERY MONTH LAST WEEKEND ONLINE
and LIVE at KERET KLUB in BUDAPEST

 

1. The enigmatically beautiful Katalin Kirby has made the album AN EMPTY BLISS BEYOND OLD BUDAPEST from tunes of a lost world as THE CARTAKER. WORLD PREMIERE

2. Amazing Swiss post-punk band PETER KERNEL‘s new album THE SIZE OF THE NIGHT by ON THE CAMPER RECORDS (CH)

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3. Influential three women fronted NY city post-punk band BUSH TETRAS was founded in 1979 by guitarist Pat Place after leaving the no-wave group James Chance and The Contortions. They brought funky dance songs and vocal rhythms to the freaky outsider punk scene. They broke up in 1983, reunited for a short time in the mid-90s and second time in 2005. Since they have released two albums and the third TAKE THE FALL is coming in April on WHARF CAT RECORDS (US)

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4. GENTLE LEADER XIV pulls on synth-heavy, chorus-filled ’80s heartstrings without diving deep into nostalgia, evoking emotional memory over a gray template of realism. It’s pop without future, love without romance, survival with an undercurrent of persistent loss. debut album CHANNELS on MONIKER RECORDS (US)

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5. SCOTTIBRAINS are the enigmatic elusive four-piece who formed through a love of late night, early morning jams at band founder, producer and Speedy Wunderground head Dan Carey’s studios in London. Theirs is hard-hitting, unsympathetic rock resembling punk’s early days, but with an increased musicality that makes it all their own. Taking their name from a shared love of San Franciscan psych outfit Bunny Brains and Dan’s cat Scotti.

Limited 7″ single on SPEEDY WUNDERGROUND – mixed by the one and only ORLA CAREY (aged 13)!

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6. CHAI is 4 Japanese girls: Mana, Kana, Yuna, and Yuuki. They say Tom Tom Club, Basement Jaxx, Gorillaz, Cansei de Ser Sexy and Marvin Gaye as their influences. I add Devo and Gary Neuman to them. Their debut album PINK released now on BURGER RECORDS (US). Originally on FLAKE RECORDS in 2017.

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7. “I got a right to say FUCK YOU!!!” is how the new album from guitarist Marc Ribot’s trio CERAMIC DOG starts off, with Ribot howling in anger at corruption, tyranny, life in general, and nothing in particular. The album YRU Still Here? on NORTHERN SPY RECORDS (US) just in time to remind us that now is a moment when anger is necessary and unavoidable. Musically it continues the lineage of his earlier experimental no-wave/punk/noise groups Rootless Cosmopolitans and Shrek. Beside Ribot, you can find Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3, Will Oldham, Ben Frost) on bass/electronics and drummer Ches Smith (Xiu Xiu, Secret Chiefs 3, Trevor Dunn’s Trio Convulsant).

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8. Our favourite psychedelic rock band from Bordeaux JC SATAN recently released their new album CENTAURE DESIRE on BORN BAD RECORDS (F)

You also can buy a beautiful JC SATAN / PIRESIAN BEACH split 7″ vinyl EP released on RNR666 RECORDS

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9. American psychedelic rock band WOODEN SHJIPS expand their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs on their new album V on THRILL JOCKEY RECORDS (US). It focused on the power of peace, beauty, and resistance and the music is a balm against the noise and negativity.

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10. The BAD PELICANS definitely sit on the throne of the most surprising underground band in Paris. They spent the past the last 3 years destroying all the independent venues in the city and released 3 demo tapes to date which all sold out immediately. So now here is their debut album BEST OF on STOLEN BODY RECORDS (UK)

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11. EFOSHEHU it’s an amazing Israeli rock band. New album on Juval (TV Buddhas, Vaadat Charigim) runs label NOAR AVUD RECORDS (Isr). Efoshehu is the Hebrew word for Somewhere.

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12. Raw power on drum’n’organ by ARCHIE AND THE BUNKERS (US). Influences range from jazz organ greats like Jimmy Smith, and Richard “Groove” Holmes, to punk icons Dead Boys, The Stooges, The Screamers, and more. New album SONGS FROM THE LODGE on DIRTY WATER RECORDS (UK)

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13. LOVE… WITH A LITTLE BIT OF NOISE is the debut album of French garage rock and roll band BLACK BOYS ON MOPED on Beast Records and Castagne Records. When I first heard the song FYA I walked around the room made headbang and some guitar moves and cried: fuck you! Try it!

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14. CHARNEL GROUND is a meeting of Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine/The New Year etc). on electric guitar, James McNew (Yo La Tengo, Dump) on bass, and Kid Millions (Oneida/Man Forever/etc) on drums, dedicated to exploring the outer and inner regions of instrumental psychedelic noise rock music. Debut album on 12XU RECORDS(US)

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15. The Australian songwriter LEHMANN B. SMITH compiling album after album of unreleased material and storing them away in his home studio for a rainy day. He says “I find it hard to believe that I work as hard as other people because I do spend a lot of my free time just lounging around watching TV and going to the pub and stuff like that. I put out a lot of album, but to me, that just seems like a natural part of playing music – if you love it, you’re going to leave this big trail of albums behind you.” He pauses. “I don’t know, though – maybe everyone else just has better quality control than I do.”

7th album POPULAR MUSIC on BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS (AUS)

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16. I love if a band can make me some laugh with their music like DOG CHOCOLATE from London. By their own words, they perhaps play sloppy, messy, silly and jerky punk music. New album MOODY BALLOON BABY on UPSET THE RHYTHM RECORDS (UK)

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17. BIRDS OF PARADISE are Roy Vucino and Hannah Lewis from Montreal based “free style rock‘n’roll community” and band RED MASS. Pop songs about love and confusion on the album ESTO AMOR on CUCHABATA RECORDS (CAN)

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18. – It’s an album I always wanted to make and it almost took me 10 years after the last release “Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash” in 2007 .. I’m sorry.. Way too long.. but I think it’s a good album and I love it.. and I hope you too… It’s a bit different to the others and to the music today… but who cares 😉 – wrote REVEREND BEAT-MAN from his new album BLUES TRASH on VOODOO RHYTHM RECORDS (CH)

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19. The story of INSECURE MEN has started in Paris when the Fat White Family’s main songwriter Saul Adamczewski was asked to leave the band temporarily after refusing to vacate the Paris venue the band was playing because he’d arranged to meet a heroin dealer there later on.

He said about: “I fell into a downward spiral, living on a friend’s floor just smoking crack and heroin and doing nothing else. After four months I snapped out of it and realized I needed to get clean. When I came out of rehab I had nothing left other than these songs – I was like a ship without a sail – so it started to look like Insecure Men was something I should definitely pursue as my main project.”

He teamed up with his school friend Ben Romans-Hopcraft (from the band Childhood) and recorded those songs which blend together exotica, easy listening, lounge and timeless pop music. Debut album on FAT POSSUM RECORDS (US)

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2018 Már 28. napi mottónk:

Trágár János Epigrammája

demján
lent mán

 

“I was like a ship without a sail”

The story of INSECURE MEN has started in Paris when Fat White Family’s main songwriter Saul Adamczewski was asked to leave the band temporarily after refusing to vacate the Paris venue the band was playing on the night of the Bataclan attack because he’d arranged to meet a heroin dealer there later on.

He said about: “I fell into a downward spiral, living on a friend’s floor just smoking crack and heroin and doing nothing else. After four months I snapped out of it and realised I needed to get clean. When I came out of rehab I had nothing left other than these songs – I was like a ship without a sail – so it started to look like Insecure Men was something I should definitely pursue as my main project.”

He teamed up with his school friend Ben Romans-Hopcraft (from the band Childhood) and recorded those songs, blend together exotica, easy listening, lounge and timeless pop music.

INSECURE MEN debut album released on FAT POSSUM RECORDS (US)

 


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