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Courtesy Kentaro M.

Went down with Dork Dog, Lord Butt-lord and the Kitty Meow Meow crew to Boise for the inaugural year of Treefort Music Festival. Had a wonderful weekend and we had our ears filled to the brim with good sound. A few of the favs we saw are — Pictureplane, Sun Araw, Wolvserpent, Janka Nabay, Art Fad, and I would add of Montreal, but we played at the same time so I could only catch half their set by listening from a block down… still, it sounded pretty good. The festival was well organized for it being it’s maiden voyage, there was cool shit everywhere and new sounds around each corner of downtown Le Bois.  Praise to the staff that slaved to set this thing up.

Here are some vids from the ROMPER Psychic Rites set:

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So as the semester wound down and Mike and I finished up our respective projects, me working with my midi software and Mike exploring the possibilities of DIY self made electronics, we’re finally started moving forward with jamming and recording some new sounds. The next month will prove a challenge for us as we finish up booking a short tour on the west coast and we work separately on new material as Mike and his lovely wife Laura embark on a month long road trip. But as always moving forward meant dipping into the past a little. Definitely some noise artists that have heavily influenced Mike and I have been artists like Pixelform and Die Schrauber. But I wanted to share with you guys some artists that exposed me to noise in Singapore.

The first one would be my friend Shaun and Wei Nan, also known as MindFuckingBoy and engineering beautiful blood, Shaun and Wei use prerecorded noise, the human voice manipulated by different levels of effects while interweving them with dischordant and distorted guitar and bass lines to create an dazzling and terrifying soundscape.

Here is a video of him and Wei Nan playing at Gas Haus in Singapore.

Tomorrow Zai Kunig…