o1# CHRIS LIBERATOR | STAY UP FOREVER COLLECTIVE

ACID TECHNO : A WAY OF LIFE NOT A FASHION STATEMENT

A rebel, the founder of the Stay Up Forever record label and collective, which has been going against the mainstream since ’93.

Turning from the punk towards techno raves in the early 90s, started hosting-supporting squat and warehouse parties, thus created their own crowd and party scene in London. Linked up with the Conspiracy and Bedlam Sound System for Chris and his friends it was a forthright move to the Spiral Tribe and its traveller scene. Then they got involved in such free raves as Lechlade and Castlemorton Common Fest in ’92. Now it was really only within a reach to set up a record label which represents their sound and keeps up this network.

As the collective began with spinning some of those German producers’s records like Hardfloor (who can be considered as one of the pioneers of the acid sound) their own way led to the evolution of the acid techno: the fusion of goa, hard trance, techno and acid house which in time became fast and grungy; fine tuned by raw, anarchist vibes.

So this November the label celebrates the 25th anniversary of it’s existence, the never-ending 90’s, the everlasting raves.

#happyanniversary!

Retroflex Presents Liberator 25
11/11/17
Bloc.
London

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ESCAPE-ISM

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Prophet and provocateur IAN SVENONIUS, the writer of books THE PSYCHIC SOVIET and CENSORSHIP NOW!!, who runs the cynic rock and roll band CHAIN & THE GANG,

in 1990 he was chosen “the most perfect boyfriend material” and got the title “SASSIEST BOY OF AMERICA” by teen girl mag Sassy, next year his Washington DC hc-punk band THE NATION OF ULYSSES released its debut album 13-POINT PROGRAM TO DESTROY AMERICA.

Later he tried to flee marketing culture with his psychedelic gospel group THE MAKE-UP. During their way they were hunted by mysterious government agencies as you can watch it in their film Blue Is Beautiful.

Now this sassiest boy introduces you to the art of ESCAPE-ISM with his brand new poetic one-man rock and roll show and album. This full show was shot in the Hungarian town Szeged this summer at JAZZ KOCSMA somewhere around Mullholland Drive

The album INTRODUCTION TO ESCAPE-ISM

will be released in November on Merge Records (US)

USA + EU TOUR OCT/NOV/DEC UK, Amsterdam, FRANCE, Munich, ITALY

London 18/11  Manchester 19/11  Glasgow 20/11  Nottingham 21/11

YOU’RE IN DEEP SHIT

“I like rotten expensive arrogant self-destructive white male culture. Punk was too energetic and positive for me.” Ben Wallers

 

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The Wall is recognized as one of the most famous concept albums of all time. Bass guitarist Roger Waters conceived the album as a rock opera during Pink Floyd’s 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when his frustration with the audience became so acute that he spat on them. Its story, which follows themes of abandonment and personal isolation, explores Pink, a character whom Waters modeled after himself and Syd Barrett who one time was the main songwriter of the band, but was fired owing to psychedelic behaviour in 1968. Later he turned into a silent mad. Well, Pink’s life begins with the loss of his father during the Second World War, and continues with abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage; all contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall.

Ben Wallers said about: – I don’t find Roger’s lyrics embarrassing if I listen to The Wall with my Mom; but if I listen to Animals with my Dad, I get embarrassed and have to go to the toilet, sorry I mean bathroom.

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Anyway Waters is the really interesting character for me. A hopeless case, an utter shit-head. Brilliant character actor and composer. But I have to confess it was burnt into me at age 11/12/13 when I got into ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’, ‘The Final Cut’ and ‘The Wall’. I loved them unquestioningly.

So much so that he and Alastair Mackinven also from Country Teasers now show you THE DARK SIDE OF THE WALL on their song for song interpretation triple album under name of THE STALLION.

Apropos of their work they quote inaccurately the cop who shuts the jailcell gate on Woody Allen’s character in “Deconstructing Harry”: – Let me give you some advice: YOU’RE IN DEEP SHIT.

It will release soon on IN THE RED RECORDS (US)

GREAT BUY, CRUEL WORLD!

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South Italian wild garage rock and roll band THE DEVILS

where the drummer shows herself as a nun and the guitarist as a priest

in these video they make occult, violent and cruel acts like did the Holy Inquisition

but that dog was fed with so pointed fork that was dangerous like their new album

IRON BUTT will be soon on VOODOO RHYTHM RECORDS (CH)

PICS OF AN RNR666 PARTY & TOUR VIDEO

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French psych garage rock and roll band JACK OF HEART and Canadian country rock and roll band STRAWBERRY SUN in BUDAPEST at RNR666 PARTY 17/9/2017 > CLICK

AND THE EURO TOUR VIDEO

 

Not trivilal that Piero Ilov (JOH) and Jeff Clarke (SS) are members of Canadaian garage rock band DEMON’S CLAWS.

 

ULTRAPANK – speciális programajánló az idei UH Festhez punkoknak

Ha azt gondolod, hogy az UH FEST 2017 csak és kizárólag a Zefyr-szerű zene-gourméknak érdekes, akkor kábé ugyanazt gondolod, amit én magam is gondoltam: egészen tegnapig. Fogtam ugyanis magamat, felültem a csepeli hévre, ahol az első velem szembe jövő koszos punkgyerek kezébe adtam a vasárnap induló UH Fest részletes programfüzetét. Kiváncsi voltam, hogy lesz-e az idei UH fellépők között olyan, akire felcsillan majd a szeme. Az alábbi cikkben a csepeli punkkal lefolyt beszélgetésem olvasható.

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HANGVERSENY – Acid Mothers Temple @ A38

space-saraswatiMakoto Kawabata évtizedek óta él a német és angolszász hard-rock / prog-rock bűvöletében. A hetvenes évek végén Osakában már a punk és a new wave uralta a zenei színteret és ugyan Makoto ekkoriban vágott bele a zenekar- és hangszerépítésbe (szó szerint), de nem nagyon bánta, hogy a kedvenc nyugati zenéi hatására írt zenéi a barátain kívül aligha fognak mást érdekelni a környezetében. Azóta megszámolhatatlan kollaboráció (például egy kevésbé híres együttműködés az Afrirampóval) és albumhossznyi zenei meditáció nyélbe ütése után a mai formájában nagyjából húsz éve működő Acid Mothers Temple bárhova megy, megtalálja a barátait. Sőt, ha úgy tetszik, akkor az Acid Mothers Temple esetében zenekart és közönséget egyaránt a kontextustól és a zenei műfajtól független élmény hajtja egymás felé, azaz a legtisztább értelemben vett pszichedelikus élmény.

Nem is nagyon lehet meglepődni Makoto Kawabata turnénaplóján, melyben többszörösen felbukkanó motívumok például: lemezboltozás, pénz híján szállodai vízforralóban való főzés, bolhapiacozás, gitárgyújtogatás és kölcsönös tisztelet a közönséggel. Érdemes megnézni egyébként az Amoeba által készített Acid Mothers Temple epizódot, ha eddig még nem jött volna meg a kedv zeneboltozni a zenekarral. Szóval egy biztos: pénteken az A38 hajón jófej audiofilek játszanak jóej audiofileknek, csalódás kizárt!

The Door Girl With Strong Hooks

‘Fuck it! You want a strong hook? I’ll give you a fucking strong hook!’

 

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By Jonathan, SHILPA RAY could be Patti Smith and Iggy Pop love child with Allen Ginsberg as the midwife. Maybe, I do not know, but her new album DOOR GIRL released now, and it is among the best ones this year. She is coming from New York, living in a love and hate relationship with the city where she works as a door girl at Pianos bar. And this door girl tells stories about the city and its people who are living in a big sweet rotting apple like worms.

She has started to write this album after she was rejected by record labels and booking agents because ‘she doesn’t write strong enough hooks.’ ‘Fuck it! You want a strong hook? I’ll give you a fucking strong hook!’ And then she wrote the first song for the album in about an hour or so, really angry.

Musically this record is all digging into what she felt was indigenous from New York City, so a lot of the influences came from doo-wop, punk, noise, hip-hop and no-wave.

This song ‘EMT Police and the Fire Department’ is about a hot summer night at the Pianos when somebody called the ambulance, the cops, and the fire-brigade, and they arrived at the same time

‘It was like one of those nights in the summer when you know there’s a lot of trouble about to happen, because it gets swampy and hot and everybody goes crazy… I’ve definitely seen people fighting in the front. It breaks out in this massive wave: it gradually happens and then somebody calls out some kind of a sexist or racial slur, because they always just go to that… Then the whole place just goes crazy. I’ve definitely seen somebody break a bottle over a guy’s head before over something really stupid.’

DOOR GIRL ON TOUR in October in UK, France, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic, in November in the US. So if you want a strong hook, she will give you a fucking strong hook.

 

UK DATES: 3 > Brighton – Green Door Store, 4 > London – The Social, 5 > Glasgow – 13th Note Cafe, 7 > Gateshead – The Central Bar, 8 > Hull – Adelphi Club

If you want to know more about her songs, she talks about here

 

Donkey and Music

The Republic of Macedonia is a little country in the middle of the Balkans which has become independent during the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 90s. And there is an underground music scene.

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The Yugoslavian underground was very strong and rampant in the last decade of the South Slav confederacy with many great and strange artists like the Slovenian Laibach, Borghesia, the Serbian Disciplina Kicme, the Montenegrin Rambo Amadeus, the Croatian Satan Panonski, the Hungarian Bada Dada, and lots of others. But I heard about Macedonian underground artists nothing. Until recently when the various artists album “Magare i muzika” (Donkey and Music) has been released on BALKAN VELIKI RECORDS.

It’s a surprisingly good and colourful album about the Macedonian underground from indie pop new wave via psych-folk punk to electronic beats. And exception of Dj Zdena – who played at RNR666 Party in Budapest – and Bernays Propaganda – who makes tours in Europe often – there are totally unknown artists for me. But there are not just Macedonian artists like the Croatian Lutajuci Dj Zdena or the English Membranes because they were also released by BALKAN VELIKI. And at the moment  I have realized that hc-punk jazz fusion band Mnjenje is Serbian. So this album represents a wider region, what means the ex-Yugoslvaian underground is strong and rampant. But unfortunately there are two horrible hard rock songs in the middle of the album:

Anyway, I was curious about the Macedonian people, and it has turned out they are descendants of orthodox Slavs who did not run away and did not become Greeks, Bulgarians or Serbs during the last 150 years. After waves of different national proselytization some of them realized that anyway they are Macedonians. At first officially the separate Macedonian ethnicity was recognised by Communist International in 1934 because Soviet Russia wanted to use the network of Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization to revolutionize the Balkans. Funny, that year the organization was banned and dissolved in Bulgaria where it was state within the state. But after this they could manage to kill the Yugoslavian king and – if he already was there – the French Foreign Minister in Marseille same year within the framework of Croatian – Italian – Hungarian cooperation.

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Albano-Macedonian prog folk rock band Blla Blla Blla…

Pic above: Mnjenje

Ne utáljad már Bruce Springsteen-t! – sírva kéri Szurcsik Erika

Habár pár éve még ő is szarnak gondolta 67 éve álkapocs zárral éneklő amerikai zenéjét, de aztán jött a nap, amikoris Erika meghallotta az East Village Rádióban a ’82-es Nebraska albumot és onnantól már egyenes út vezetett odáig, hogy feldolgozza Sprinsteen egyik gyilkos balladáját.

Ami aztán fel is került a tegnap megjelent új, ID Check At Night címet viselő Unknown Child-albumra.

Springsteen-t legközelebb októberben egy új Broadway darabban láthatjátok, melynek címe csak szerényen Springsteen on Broadway lesz, de Erikának már ezen a héten megnézheted a szólókiállítását a Műtőben a Tilossal szemben, de nem a bőr- és nemibeteg gondozóban, hanem fent a másodikon.

Some Strange Electro Australians

“We know that’s the main aim of the sound: to get a sound that makes you feel sick in the stomach, because it sounds so good.”

 

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NUN plays 70s & 80s horror movie influenced cold electric body noise punk music. Since their debut album, I am a NUN fan, and I have been waiting for the next one. And now, after three years they have released a song in four versions, and I am perfectly satisfied:

Studio and live ones were recorded years before the debut album, two remixes were made by ENDERIE, techno alias of Brisbane based experimental musician Andrew McLellan, who is so without limits that his project CURED PINK also played at Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Sydney International Noise Conference and Deadshits Fest in Brisbane. Anyway there is a new ENDERIE album on PARADISE DAILY RECORDS.

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The Radical Elite

CHAIN & THE GANG are the first and the best anti liberty group in Rock N Roll

and now the founder, Ian Svenonius – the first winner of a nationwide search for the “most perfect boyfriend material a girl could ask for” by Sassy magazine, one of America’s hottest teenage guides to life and love – this was in 1990, at the same time when his then band The Nation Of Ulysses released its debut album ’13-Point Program To Destroy America’ – so now, he tells you the truth

from the new CHAIN & THE GANG album

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC on RADICAL ELITE RECORDS (US)

Anyway “The reason I entered the Sassy contest is to indoctrinate youth gone astray.”

because “There are so many kids dressing like Grateful Dead people. It’s kind of tedious.”


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