Month of the Ram

April 6, 2015

Apryl will be a busy month for your boy out here in these industrial lands, but before we get into that, just wanted to let the visitors of this desolate place know that my partner in crime Mike Weird Dust (half of the TAV) and I released a heavy split tape of our solo endeavours on our Sea True company. We actually did a first run of 25 copies for our tour in November, but those are long gone. Now we did 50 copies with new artwork available for y’all. It’s two 20 minute sides of pure cosmic synth trippin’. Mike’s side is directed to the Sun, mine to the Moon. Check it out on our brand new Tav Exotic/Sea True bandcamp page or if you want a physical copy, get in touch with me! We also put up there all of our Tav releases so far + a new oldie called RatDragOns.

Also watch out for the Bear Bones, Lay Low / Superskin split tape coming out soon on Feathered Coyote Records ! Looking forward to this one! Also did the artwork for it, dude.

I’m happy to say that this week I’ll playing some special shows in Germany. First is a show at Le Salon de Amateurs in Düsseldorf on the 8th, which is apparently a cool spot for weird music and good parties. Will have to find out! After that I’m setting up my first solo expo at Gold + Beton in Cologne and it’ll be running from the 9th til the 11th, with a show on the opening night. “Le Spectacle Caché” is a homage to the secret beauty and pulsating detail surrounding us that reveals itself through psychedelic experience. SHOUTS OUT TO KIERAN FOR BELIEVING IN A BROTHER!!! To finish shit off, the TAV will also play in Cologne in Club Genau on the 10th and then in Duisburg on the 11th with our homie Fyoelk. Then there are some more shows lined up, check out the LIVE section, s’il vous plaît.

BBLL salondes amateursle spectacle caché

Then I will go in isolation at Les Ateliers Claus for two weeks of residency and come out with one or two solo albums… hopefully. Enough rambling… Peace.

 

 

GöTHENBURG / STOCKHOLM / MALMö

koloni 2015

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Before jumping into what’s up for 2015, just wanna tell y’all about my latest cassette album, which was released in October 2014:

BBLL - vagaciones II - tape

Vagaciones II (released on Troglosound)

This is the second part of a musical scrapbook about water, heat, peace of mind and true love. It was recorded in Coín, Spain on July/August 2013 and was mixed on June 2014 in Brussels. Like the first Vagaciones album, it is a collage of sounds linked to memories of a sunnier and more peaceful physical/mental space. This is a very personal release, but then again all of them are. Infinite gratitude to David and Virginia, for their patience and friendship.

“Second chapter of Bear Bones Lay Low on the Vagaciones series (the first came out a couple of years ago on our fellow’s label Young Girls from Liege), which is probably Ernesto Gonzalez most psychedelic freak-out excursus in music. On this one the leading figures are the dreamy piano melodies and the obsessive percussive lines, surrounded by an aura of minimal electronics sounds. All this recorded straight on tape and quite lo-fi, which helps keeping it trippy and foggy. Drawing by Virginia Genta, inner picture by David Vanzan shot on the Ocean somewhere around Northern California, during the Jooklo Duo & Bear Bones Lay Low West Coast tour of April 2014. ” – Troglosound

As far as shows go for 2015, the Live section has been updated with a nice handful of shows, solo, with da Tav, with my buddies Simon & Glen and the Jooklos. Speaking of these italianos, we’ve created a new electronic outfit called YADER. Keep an eye out for recordings and hopefully tours. PEACE

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HITTING THE ROAD TODAY WITH MY BUDDIES

WD BBLL TOUR POSTER

19/11 Rotterdam – Koffie5Euro
20/11 Amsterdam – Butcher’s Tears
22/11 Bremen – Die Friese
23/11 Berlin – O’Tannenbaum
24/11 Prague – Umysaka
25/11 Brno – ????????
26/11 Vienna – mo.ë
28/11 Stuttgart – Rakete

 

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!

BBLL RECALENTAITOS

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:

muissa

JALOVIINA YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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