NEW TAPES SUMMER 2014

June 13, 2014

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TAV EXOTIC

tape version of the infamous “s/t” 2xCD-R on SEA TRUE (left)

“For Venusians Only” on STENZE QUO (right)

Being stuck with a pretty decent stack of tapes filled with jams, Mike and I decided to start a new label, SEA TRUE, to put out in our own time and with no limited editions in mind all of this stuff that other players might not be into taking the risk to release… obviously, it made sense that the first Sea True tape should be a Tav release!! So Mikey made a special 50 minute mix of most of the material that was on our double CD-R from last year (shit, already a year!). Stoned DJ style of course. This is the Tav at its embryonic stage, all of the recordings are taken from the first two jams we ever did together and it’s very cosmic, very dancy, very far out stuff. Perfect music to cook to! Comes with see-through covers and you can order them through me!! Drop a line at ern_bbll(at)hotmail(dot)com if you want one!

Now, “For Venusians Only” is a near 40 minute collection of electronic mating calls through triggered synths, drum machines and effects for the intergalactic female species. Four improvisations to woo four types of Venusians that have made their way into Earth’s humanoid society, feeding off the souls n bodies of creatures like Mike and myself. This world would suck even more if they didn’t invade us, regardless of the pain n confuzion. Artwork, printing and dubbing by the one n only Sire Johann Kauth for Stenze Quo. Get in touch with him to get a copy!!!

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GONZÁLEZ & STEENKISTE

“Dimly Lit” on FORT EVIL FRUIT

It has been quite some time since Glen n I put some energy captured on tape out there, so we both are particularly happy to share with you our new cassette album “Dimly Lit”. Its sound is a bit more sombre, tragic even, but not straying too far away from the inherent warmth of our music. Recorded under the dim light of the Smokey Room in Sint Denijs, these four improvised pieces speak of the uncertain paths we take in this cycle of our existence, like walking through fog or dark corridors, casting strange shadows in our hearts and minds. We must never lose hope in the light that is within us, no matter how faint. Magnificent artwork by Christian Schoppik, edition of 100 copies, contact Fort Evil Fruit to order!

FYOELK x TAV EXOTIC x ORPHAN FAIRYTALE x OUTMODE x MEGAPHONE ENSEMBLE

WENT TO

KORTRIJK x AMSTERDAM x ANTWERP x PARIS x RENNES x PYLA DUNES x BRANGANZA x PORTO x CALDAS DA RAINHA x LISBON x MADRID x CLERMONT-FERRAND x GENEVA x SAARBRUCKE

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Haven’t posted here in a while, that’s cuz it’s been quite a few hectic months in the lyfe of this olde dude. Feel charged with positive vibes after hitting the States with my friends Jooklo Duo and good ol’ Warre Fungus. But we all agree that the biggest shout out goes to Mr. Chris Allick and his wife Alice for making the whole thing happen and giving us food, shelter and amazing hospitality. But of course, shout out to all the people we met and hung out with during this tryp making the whole thing quite a freakedelic experience. Peace n love to The Tenses, Spencer Clark, Adam Svenson, Anne from da pumpkin house, Shaun n Mike in Corvallis, MD from Oakland, Josh from Oakland, RUBBER O CEMENT, KEY WEST, JASON WADE FOR THE REAL FREAKEDELIC SHOW, the Redwood Forests, hand jiving, tacos n horchata, pizza parties and the special “oregano”….

OH YEAH AND I ALSO GOT A FEW COPIES OF A BRAND NEW CD-R OF OLDE UNRELEASED MATERIAL CALLED “RECALENTAITOS”, MADE BY MR. ALLICK IN A BEAUTIFUL EDITION OF 66 FOR THE TOUR! DROP A LINE IF YOU’RE INTO IT!

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Man and as if it weren’t enough, still jet-lagged, dragged myself up to VILNIUS (in caps cuz the city RULES) for a special night with the STRCAMP crew… these guys are the definition of PARTY THRU PASSION THRU MUSIC. Feels great to feel connected with people in distant parts of the world by actually meeting them in person. Everything makes sense and human life isn’t so dispicable after all. Now on to the next shit.

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FINLAND

February 17, 2014

Heading up north this week to play one (hopefully two) shows, at this kick ass fest for sure though PEACE TO ARTTU:

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JALOVIINA YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

JÜFRO

December 11, 2013

Made a video for a new rock band I’m in. Collage’d visuals, collage’d jams, enjoy.

 

The very cool Econore label just put out a compilation DVD featuring videos from yours truly and Tav Exotic, TG Gondard, O + Syn, Kuupuu and more. Get it herr. Peace to Julian and xerox machines.

B.A.N. (Busy Ass November)

November 3, 2013

Got back from tour last saturday. It was heavy and nice. Can’t really say much after driving over 5000 KM in 3 weeks and meeting a bunch of incredible people and visiting kick ass places. Very humbling and inspiring, as always. Peace to Uli, Shilla, Andreas, Brno Dervishes Crew, Ondrej and Kamila, Jerry from Hredec Kralové, the O’TENNENBAUM CREW, Luisri, Emil Endless Snoring, Rickard fuckin Daun and Matthias the Exotica Master, Mother Gavin, HENRIK & ANJA in Stockholm, IVAN & ANYA in Odense (best fucking couples out there), the Kolon Crew, Markus in Hamburg FOR BEST COOK, Julian goddamn Flemming in Monchengladbach (EXTRA HAIL FOR GIVING ME A SECOND METH DRINKER STICKER), MANNY ‘THE MAN’ PADDY and the Den Haaaaag crew, the Stalkre couple in Rotterdam, Kranos and all 3Faze tapes, TG’s parent’s car for being good to us and of course, TG himself for being a true warrior and teacher. Blessed be the name of the lord.

Can’t forget the loot pic:

2000-01-06 17.13.34But yeah, now back home I got a bunch of shows lined up for this month, some solo but mostly with my other bands, including a new rock unit called Jüfro. RECAP:

.05.11.2013 Tav Exotic @ Echnum, Antwerp (w/ Maan, Sea Urchin, Quanta Qualia, Indias Indios)
.16.11.2013 Jüfro @ Cafee Cabron, Antwerp (w/ Interesting Television Programs, Ping Pong Tactis, DJ Bert Lezy)
.19.11.2013 Jüfro @ Antwerp (w/ Marshall Allen)
.23.11.2013 González & Steenkiste @ Jeugdhuis De Bogaard, Geel (w/ The Holydrug Couple, Rivercrest + Screening of Conrad/Palestine show in Hasselt)
.27.11.2013 Tav Exotic @ Café Central, Brussels (w/ Cédric Dambrain)
.29.11.2013 BBLL @ Clermont Ferrand (TBC)
.30.11.2013 BBLL @ Sainte Etienne (TBC)
.01.12.2013 BBLL @ Lyon (TBC)

bicrave jour et nuit.

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Gonna cross a couple of countries around Europe for a month with my french friend TG Gondard for almost the whole month of October. First time I ever do something this long and it’s cool to face it with a professional road warrior like TG. DATES:

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OCTOBER 2013

Sun 06 – Viena – fluc + fluc wanne
Tue 08 – Brno – Boro
Wed 09 – Prague – Neone
Thu 10 – Hredec Kralove – Klub cp 4
Fri 11 – Berlin - O’Tennenbaum
Sat 12 – Copenhagen – Drone
Tue 15 – Malmö – Skånes Konstförening
Wed 16 – Stockholm – Fylkingen
Fri 18 – Gothenburg – Koloni (???)
Mon 21 – Hamburg – Freies Sender Kombinat (Foyer)
Tue 22 – Mönchengladbach
Thu 24 – The Hague
Fri 25 – Rotterdam – Koffie
Sat 26 – Brussels – Recyclart

Also, I’ll have all of my LP’s for sale, as well as my new tape album “OCCULTCITI” and CD-R’s (González & Steenkiste, Tav Exotic and BBLL). No cardboard or handpainted editions this time, sorry!! Oh yeah, this is the new cover for the “Improvisaciones Caseras” CD-R I released not so long ago. Peace.

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TAV EXOTIC AT DE AUDIO PLANT

September 19, 2013

Bro Bounce starts at minute 5

Before leaving on tour with mystical mademoiselle Chicaloyoh, I finished putting together an album called “OCCULTCITI”. It’s a further journey into the electronic style I developed in “El Telonero” but this time with a darker and more urban feel. I wanted to evoke a certain Carpenteresque-sci-fi vibe with the sounds, a sort of ode/lament to modern and futuristic cities and their people, bathed in esoteric symbolism, ready for utter doom.

So yeah, the dudes from Smeltkop (hit them up on fb as well) decided to put it out on tape and in 100 copies with some very nice silkscreened covers. Order it from them, because I already gave all of mine away…

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Also playing 2 shows this week with Tav Exotic. First one is at the mighty Audio Plant in Antwerp tonight (sept. 12th), second one is at some sort of crazy acid party in Tienen tomorrow. Peace to anybody who checks this site, stay true and love one another.

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