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.

 

 

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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

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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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