Rammel Club #55 - Wed 14 May 2014
LETTERA 22 / BBBLOOD / AQUA DENTATA / TERRIKON

Rammel Club presents...

LETTERA 22
BBBLOOD
AQUA DENTATA
TERRIKON

► LETTERA 22
http://www.secondsleep.org/lettera22/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lettera-22/158309014261706

Lettera 22 are the duo of Matteo Castro (Second Sleep, Drug Age, Kam Hassah) and Riccardo Mazza (RM). They've been recording as a duo producing some of the most interesting noise, electro-accoustic, and concrete textured sounds around at the moment. Their releases on NNA tapes, Second Sleep and Ljud & Bild Produktion have been breath taking, pushing the boundaries of modern noise music. So bringing them to the UK is a real coup as they've not played over on these shores since the Broken Flag festival in London in 2012. Where they were one of the highlights.

► BBBLOOD
http://bbblood.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bbbloodnoise
http://bbblood.blogspot.be/

BBBlood (Paul Watson) has been producing his unique brand of noise, grit, cut up samples, and loops for some time now, successfully drinking his way around the UK and Europe. His recent release on Angurosakuson has been described by Idwal Fisher as "full throttle, seat of the pants, hanging on to the edge of a table for dear life blasts of thundering noise". Tonight expect something scuzzy as it will be the end of this mini tour.

► AQUA DENTATA
http://www.aquadentata.org/

As Aqua Dentata, Eddie Nuttall has been garnering some well deserved praise of late. Some great releases on Beartown Records, SLI & Feral Tapes, complimented by gigs where the audience "just shuts the fuck up and listens" (dixit Rob Hayler), has meant that an invite back to Nottingham was always on the cards. Expect to be consumed by sounds conjured from synths, tapes and bowed miscellany; shimmering, beautiful, throbbing and fizzing...

► TERRIKON
https://www.facebook.com/terrikonlive
https://soundcloud.com/terrikon/sets/sampler-1-3
http://www.bitnormal.co.uk/artist/terrikon/

Abstract beats, blips and noise layered without computers around improvisations on a Tenori-On with live visuals.

WEDNESDAY 14th MAY 2014
at The Chameleon Arts Cafe - Nottingham
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between Cardzone and Gamestation, 1st double door at the left and then straight up the stairs)

8.00pm doors, 8.30pm START -- £5

Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/1424940171095274/
Get online tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/269978

Rammel Club #54 -- Sat 15 March 2014
JOOKLO DUO MEETS THURSTON MOORE / SPOILS & RELICS / GELBA / HANG / DAVE JACKSON / DJ NAIL

Poster by Daniel Ward http://www.doubleferox.com

Rammel Club & Harbinger Sound present:

JOOKLO DUO (it) meets THURSTON MOORE (us)
SPOILS & RELICS
GELBA (it)
DAVE JACKSON
HANG
DJ NAIL

► JOOKLO DUO (it) meets THURSTON MOORE (us)
http://jooklo.altervista.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ThurstonMooreOfficial/
Virginia Genta (saxophones) and David Vanzan (drums) have been bringing their intense and mesmerizing music all over the world since 2003 (about five-hundred concerts in Europe, USA and Russia - last passing in Nottingham goes back to 2011 @ Rammel Club) and captivating any kind of audience. The duo's work is a totally personal research that has been described as the most powerful expression in “free music” nowadays, transcending every kind of definition and going straight to the source of energy.
Tonight JOOKLO DUO are joined by Ecstatic Peace! label boss THURSTON MOORE on guitar. This is the first live collaboration of this trio and one of the 2 only scheduled dates.

► SPOILS & RELICS
http://spoilsandrelics.bandcamp.com/
"a mutating web of feedback, choral echoes and lo-fi loops of various squeaking, rattling found sounds, settling gently into certain texture combinations before teasing the stasis through jolts of pitch bend or slow fades into somewhere else. It’s a real nightmare collage: one minute it’s a blast of screaming electronics, like someone tampering with the cockpit controls, and the next it’s tornado of factory noise and alien sex. Musique concrete for the mind’s darker, more paranoid recesses, with a gorgeously sparse latter half of noise squeals fed through some sort of astronaut intercom." -- Jack Chuter / ATTN magazine

► GELBA (it)
http://gelba.bandcamp.com/
GELBA is an improv project founded in 2011 by Michele Mazzani (tape loops, guitar, keyboards) and Matteo Poggi (guitar, fx, tapes). The duo performs an intense set based on visionary field recordings caught on high mountain ridges, complex guitar solutions, and arcane tape loops reprocessed to infinity, creating a wall of sounds that alternate with more evocative and dreamy parts. Pure magma for your ears.

► DAVE JACKSON
https://soundcloud.com/davejacksn
http://davejackson.bandcamp.com/
DAVE JACKSON has been breathing in and out through his alto saxophone for 2 decades and during this time collaborated with plenty of fellow high spirits in the experimental/free improv/noise music scene (including Eddie Prevost, Chris Corsano, Rhodri Davies, John Edwards, Dave Birchall, Kelley Jones, but the list is muuuuuch longer!). He's also one of the forces behind Solar Fire Trio.

"Dave Jackson free-squeeks the alto sax into Patty Waters/Yoko Ono’s attic..." -- Julian Cope
"classic squee-pileage in the post-ESP tradition..... loose sonic collisions and interwoven blather in ripely extended fire-form. Solid, savage blurt." -- Thurston Moore / Arthur Magazine

► HANG
Notts powerpsychkraut supergroup featuring DNA from Prize Pets/Sisterland. No online presence, the HANG virus is spreading via oral transmission (…in a “word of mouth” sense...) and the buzz from their past sweltering gigs with Larsen from Italy and Kagoule has not died out. We want more!

► DJ NAIL
https://www.facebook.com/nailbeats
https://soundcloud.com/neiltolliday
Underground house producer and admired cult DJ with an incredibly wide/eclectic music taste. Every genre goes (as proven during his kittiwake radio sessions) which means he's your worst potential opponent during a pub music quiz - you'll lose! But tonight we're all winners :-)

Saturday 15th March at Spanky Van Dykes
17 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5JT
Doors 7.30pm - £8 on the door (in case there are any tickets left)

Tickets available at the Music Exchange (£7, no booking fee) and online via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/260852 (first batch = £7 + 70p booking fee)

Rammel Club #53 -- Mon 24 Feb 2014
PAIN JERK / HELM / DAMIEN DUBROVNIK

Poster by Daniel Ward http://www.doubleferox.com

► PAIN JERK (JP - ペイン・ジャーク) 
http://painjerk.blogspot.com/
https://soundcloud.com/painjerk
PAIN JERK is a noise music unit run by Japanese musician Kohei Gomi (in Japan he's knows as 五味浩平). He started home-recording in the 1980s and under the PAIN JERK moniker he became one of the most prolific and influential noise artists of the '90s. Gomi is one of the leading figures in the "dynamic" style of Japanese noise or Japanoise and is also the owner of the noise label AMP. He's a member (along with T. Mikawa and F. Kosakai of Incapacitants) of the noise supergroup Gomikawa Fumio. Gomi notoriously finds Tesco's Finest Sushi repugnant.
We're thrilled to promote this gig in Nottingharm: this show is one of the 2 sole UK PAIN JERK dates for 2014!

► HELM
https://www.facebook.com/hhelmm
http://www.pan-act.com/pages/releases/pan27.html
https://soundcloud.com/pan_recs/helm-silencer-edit-12-pan-43
HELM is Luke Younger, a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. Younger’s compositions build a dense aural landscape which touches on aspects of musique concrete, uncomfortable sound poetry, industrial, and hallucinatory drones. His hatred of Tesco's Finest Medium Cheddar is well-documented in the music press.
Back in the early days of Rammel Club Younger played a gig as 50% of Birds of Delay, punters from back then can be recognized by their long white beards and snap cards.
To this date, he has produced three full length HELM albums; "To An End" (self-released on his own ALTER imprint in 2010), "Cryptography" (issued a year later by the acclaimed KYE label run by Graham Lambkin from The Shadow Ring) which made it into The Wire Magazines top 50 albums of 2011 and was followed by gigs alongside Mark McGuire, Oneohtrix Point Never and an extensive tour of Europe with Élg and Tomutonttu.
For his third album, 2012′s Impossible Symmetry, Younger made the move to the PAN label which is where he currently calls home. Recorded over a year in London with some technical assistance from John Hannon (Liberez), most of the compositions were created out of ideas / improvisations that were conceived in a live context and then turned into finished works in the studio. Whilst being an electronic record primarily, it contains acoustic sound sources and incorporated a more extensive use of electronic elements with moments of rhythmic dark ambience recalling early Coil and Cabaret Voltaire to Traversable Wormhole’s industrial minimalism.
HELM creates a world where his instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise and the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds forms a solid foundation.

► DAMIEN DUBROVNIK (DK)
http://damiendubrovnik.bandcamp.com/album/selected-songs
Emerging from the same close-knit Copenhagen scene as Iceage, Damien Dubrovnik create coruscating vistas of provocative synth-noise, as raw as a fresh stab wound. Formed in 2009, DAMIEN DUBROVNIK is the Danish electronic duo of Christian Stadsgaard (Sarah’s Charity) and Loke Rahbek (also plays in Sexdrome, Var, Lust For Youth).
They founded the Copenhagen based record label Posh Isolation and in their day job as label managers Stadsgaard and Rahbek have been instrumental in establishing the city’s prolific and exciting noise & punk community and have outgrown their humble beginnings in noise/industrial culture by attracting a fanatical worldwide following. They also actively campaign against Tesco's Finest Rye Bread which they find revolting.
Working together as DAMIEN DUBROVNIK, they have published 4 LPs, a handful of sought after cassette releases, compilations and notched up numerous performances throughout Europe and Scandinavia.
Their third LP ‘First Burning Attraction’ was released on the Alter label in 2013 and draws explicitly from DIY minimal synth traditions and the canon of European Industrial music resulting in the strongest manifestation of their sound so far.

MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2014
The Chameleon Arts Cafe - Nottingham
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between Cardzone and Gamestation, 1st double door at the left and then straight up the stairs)
8.00pm doors, 8.30pm START -- £5 adv / £6 on the door

Advanced tickets available via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/256758

Rammel Club #52 -- Mon 27 Jan 2014
DESMADRADOS SOLDADOS DE VENTURA / KNIFE CUTTER / THE WHITE SKULL DEATH SNAKES OF DEATH

Poster by Daniel Ward

► DESMADRADOS SOLDADOS DE VENTURA
http://desmadradossoldadosdeventura.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DesmadradosSoldadosDeVentura
Epic sprawling Mancunian free rock octopus with 32 tentacles and eight heads stopping over in Nottingham on their 'Interpenetrating Dimenional Express' 2x LP European launch tour.
  • "...a more Japanese psych-worshipping Sunburned or even Acid Mothers Temple w/a heady ‘garage’ edge... collapsing universe rhythms barely supporting dazzling guitar ascensions that are somewhere between Matthew Bower’s classic Skullflower form and your favourite Dead C run-out groove. Excellent." -- David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue
  • "The essential British psych release of 2012" -- Foxy Digitalis
  • "Very gorgeous free rock improvs... in the style of Albany's Burnt Hills, but perhaps with a little less cheeb involved." -- Byron Coley & Thurston Moore, Bull Tongue, Arthur Magazine
  • "This is some of the most intense, not-giving-a-fuck, freestyle psychedelic rock put to tape this year. Just as Fungal Abyss was ruling the tape realm with their psylocybin behemoths in 2011, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura are ready to take over the wheel with their freight train of overdriven sound" -- Weed Temple
► KNIFE CUTTER
http://www.knifecuttersellouts.tumblr.com/
http://knifecutter.bandcamp.com/
Blistering heavytrashmathcore duo throwing angular guitar/drum hooks. Fearplugs optional.

► THE WHITE SKULL DEATH SNAKES OF DEATH
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-White-Skull-Death-Snakes-of-Death/377045985642202
Second gig of this semi-terrestrial wierdo noisepunk quartet from Nottingham. They sound more garage than your average sectional door.

MONDAY 27th JANUARY 2014
The CHAMELEON Arts Cafe, Nottingham
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between Cardzone and Gamestation, 1st double door at the left and then straight up the stairs)
8.30pm doors, 9.00pm START -- £5 waged / £4 unwaged

Rammel Club #51 -- Sat 18 Jan 2014
SLEAFORD MODS / THE LOWEST FORM / GUILTY PARENTS + DJ Chris Trash + DJ Paco

"Sleaford Cans" drawing by Alex Solman

► SLEAFORD MODS
http://sleafordmods.com/
“This is, by far, the most interesting album I’ve heard in years. In an age where everything seems to have been done before, where so many bands seem happy to tread over old ground, and where as a listener it sometimes feels a bit like you’re grateful to just find a band that at least treads over that old ground with new shoes, ‘Austerity Dogs’ is a kick aimed squarely and with extreme firmness up your musical arse.” – Norman Records reviewing the “Austerity Dogs” LP
Get a full blast of SLEAFORD MODS abuse through the Chameleon PA on this ‘Jolly Fucker’ 7” release gig -- next time it’ll be the Capital FM Arena (on stage… or selling hot dogs, the music industry is ruthless innit).

► THE LOWEST FORM
http://ironlungpv.bandcamp.com/album/negative-ecstasy-lp
https://soundcloud.com/lowrecordings
THE LOWEST FORM(ED in London 2010 under the sole premise of playing abrasive hardcore). They’ve only been spotted live in the wild on a handful shows and this is a prep gig for the 'Negative Ecstasy' LP which is about to drop on Iron Lung Records in February. Their aural assault can be described as ferocious Japanese hardcore embedded in monstrous UK thrash and noise, but bladibla - you should just check them out yourself: music reviews/descrips are totally 2013.

► GUILTY PARENTS
http://guiltyparents.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/guiltyparents
GUILTY PARENTS have been grafting energetic outbursts from way before Buzzfeed listed 15 reasons why it is ok to be punk in 2013. Nothing beats homegrown, defo not a blend of British post punk with American hardcore sensibilities. Bring frilly knickers, they’re beasts.

+ DJ CHRIS TRASH and DJ PACO spinning old punk, reggae and jungle.

SATURDAY 18th JANUARY 2014
The CHAMELEON Arts Cafe, Nottingham
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between Cardzone and Gamestation, 1st double door at the left and then straight up the stairs)

8.30pm doors, 9.00pm START -- £5 on the door, NO guestlist
Half price entry (£2.5) for Stuck On A Name 3-day fundraiser wristband wearers.


Upcoming events Jan-March 2014

Santa unloaded his sack adequatly in our Xmas stocking and oh my oh my tis a belter skelter
*** UPCOMING GIG LISTINGS ***

Sat 18 Jan 2014 - Rammel Club & Slimewave presents
SLEAFORD MODS / GUILTY PARENTS + more t.b.c.
    @ The Chameleon Nottingham

Mon 27 Jan 2014 - Rammel Club presents
DESMADRADOS SOLDADOS DE VENTURA / KNIFE CUTTER / THE WHITE SKULL DEATH SNAKES OF DEATH
    @ The Chameleon Nottingham

Mon 24 Feb 2014 - Rammel Club & Harbinger Sound present
PAIN JERK (jp) / HELM / DAMIEN DUBROVNIK (dk)
    @ The Chameleon Nottingham

Sat 15 March 2014 - Rammel Club & Harbinger Sound present
THURSTON MOORE (us) meets JOOKLO DUO (it) / SPOILS & RELICS / GELBA (it) / HANG / DAVE JACKSON / DJ NAIL
    @ Spanky van Dykes Nottingham

RAMMEL HIATUS (back in '14)



RAMMEL CLUB IS CLOSING UP SHOP for a while -- we'll spend the next few months listening to tapes in a derelict caravan park and will *finally* get to catalogue our beermat collection... life has its priorities innit. No flowers, we'll be back (already have two stormers lined up for '14).


Luckily our fellow independent promoters in Notts have plenty of tricks up their sleeve tattoos, there's a fine selection of gigs here: http://whycantwejustallgetalong.tumblr.com/

TTFN.


Rammel Club #50 -- Thu 15 Aug 2013
ERIC ARN / CAM DEAS / CHRIS BALDWIN II

Picture © Michael Wieser / taken at KLUB MOOZAK
RAMMEL CLUB PRESENTS... the gift of music   with

► ERIC ARN
https://soundcloud.com/eric-arn-sounds
Guitarist Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind collective have tirelessly mined the nether regions of avant-rock for two decades. Before the Undermind, he cut his teeth in Connecticut's shadowy basement psych legends, the Crystalized Movements.
Since settling in Vienna, Austria in 2005, Eric has continued with the Undermind as well as playing solo, in duos with Stefan Kushima/Cruise Family and Vanessa Arn, as a member of the Vienna Improvisors Orchestra, Tempel Solaire/Tempel Lunaire, the Magic Carpathians, Marco Eneidi's Nenuvi Orchestra, and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra.
His first solo album, 'Points of Fissure' was released in April 2013 on Feathered Coyote.

► CAM DEAS
https://soundcloud.com/camdeas/live_processing_01
https://soundcloud.com/camdeas/live_processing_02
https://soundcloud.com/camdeas/live_processing_03
https://soundcloud.com/camdeas/the-wagon-excerpt
Cam Deas, born and now based in London, has been exploring a so-called ‘Post-Takoma’ terrain through his 12 string acoustic guitar explorations, working between composition and free-improvisation employing a legion of extended techniques. His last solo full length album, Quadtych, was hailed as 'a major UK guitar statement' by David Keenan (Volcanic Tongue/The Wire) and 'a quantum step forward after a decade of Fahey acolytion' by Keith Fullerton Whitman. For the past 5 years Deas has toured heavily across Europe, performing hundreds of concerts. He has been heard collaborating in the studio and live with the likes of Steffen Basho-Junghans, Ignatz, Chie Mukai, Jack Allett, Sheldon Siegel, C. Joynes, Chuck Johnson and many others.
This tour will see Deas further his sonic exploration of the 12 string acoustic guitar, using it as a sculptural wooden frame to an electronic music. The exploratory acoustic sounds will be processed and manipulated through a series of analogue synthesis patches to create evolving sonic environments, through a structurally composed part-improvisation, manifesting in dense harmonic and resonant textures, uncurbed percussive attacks and swirling rhythmic patterns in an attempt to connect the sound worlds of Takoma-school guitar and electro-acoustic music in a purely live situation.

► CHRIS BALDWIN II
He was gone. Now he's back. Detuned guitar work with a passion for repetition and the cover song. Featuring Chris Baldwin (Poppy Seed/Savoy Grand/Hirameka Hi-Fi).

THURSDAY 15th AUGUST 2013
The CHAMELEON Arts Cafe, Nottingham  [MAP]
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between CARDZONE and Gamestation, 1st door at the left and then straight up the stairs)
8.30pm doors, 9.00pm START -- £5 waged / £4 unwaged

Rammel Club #49 -- Sat 25 May
INNERCITY & YOUNGHERR SLOOW / MODULATOR ESP / REMI FOX-NOVÁK

Poster by Daniel Ward / DOUBLE FEROX

Poster by the guy down the road

RAMMEL CLUB presents... a SLOOW TAPES showcase.

► INNERCITY & YOUNGHERR SLOOW (b)
Innercity is the prolific synth-driven project of Belgian superhero Hans Dens, joined on his first UK tour by Sylvester Anfang II guitarist and SLOOW TAPES label boss Bart Sloow. Though associated with the ambient / synth underground, eschews the prevailing escapist vibes of that scene in favour of a more visceral, rough-hewn and disorientating soundworld, characterised by sleep-deprived hysteria and bad-trip paranoia. His prolific output resulted in sought-after releases on Sloow Tapes, Not Not Fun, Further Records, NNA Tapes, Aguirre Records...
A word of warning: Father Sloow's previous passings in the city of caves turned the Chamelon into a zero gravity zone. Please keep the top of your bottle covered at all times and don't float into the speakers. ta.

► MODULATOR ESP
Modulator ESP is Nottingham's finest synth aficionado Jez Creek’s vehicle for improvised electronica. While most obviously indebted to Kosmische pioneers Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, Creek’s long-form, mercurial and intensely psychedelic explorations veer unpredictably between noise, drone and new age. Modulator ESP's “New Horizons” C-60 tape on SLOOW TAPES sold out in 0.037645 light years.

► REMI FOX-NOVÁK
Remi Fox-Novák (key member of bands Surfacing and Gelada) will bring his twisted brand of emotional pop to proceeding

+ A REALLY GOOD DEEJAY in the bar(n). Watch this space!

SATURDAY 25th MAY 2013
The CHAMELEON Arts Cafe, Nottingham  [MAP]
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between CARDZONE and Gamestation, 1st door at the left and then straight up the stairs)
8.00pm doors, 9.00pm START -- £5 waged / £4 unwaged / £2 pets (free entry for hamsters under 200gr)

Rammel Club #48 -- Mon 29 April 2013
ASMUS TIETCHENS / SHELLY KNOTTS / ADAM JAMES DAVIS / DJ ZIPO (aufabwegen)

Poster by Daniel Ward <link>
ASMUS TIETCHENS (d)
http://www.tietchens.de/
Asmus Tietchens is a German electronic musician who has pursued "absolute music" through an almost mathematical process of rigid formal exercises. His music is heavily influenced by atonal kraut-rockers Cluster and Faust and has strong ties to Karlheinz Stockhausen's early electronic work: Tietchens specializes in irregular patterns of sonic abstractions that are suspended in gray drones to create cold textural voids from external references. (--> you guessed it right... but he does sound like that in letters)
His music is often inspired by and refers to the texts of the philosopher Emil Cioran. Over the past 4 decades Tietchens collaborated with Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream), Nurse with Wound, Thomas Köner, Vidna Obmana, Jon Mueller, Richard Chartier, Otto Bekker... and also released music under a few aliases (e.g. Hematic Sunsets).

SHELLY KNOTTS
https://soundcloud.com/shelly-knotts
Shelly Knotts is a composer and performer of live electronic music and works from Birmingham and somewhere in Germany (ehhh my mind has gone blank and the next coffee break is 10 mins away).
Unlike the laptop musicians from the nineties she will be live coding (programming her laptop in real time / call it improv on a laptop) with her screen being projected on the fly.
Shelly Knotts has engaged in various collaborations experimenting with diverse musical practices/styles including experimental, electroacoustic, jazz, punk and dance music. Her composition work has been presented across the UK and Europe and was published on the Chordpunch label and in the Leonardo Music Journal. Shelly Knotts is also a member of the laptop band BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble).

ADAM JAMES DAVIS
https://vimeo.com/13737797
Adam is passionate about waves in all forms; sound waves, light waves, radio waves, brainwaves, wavewaves...and is very fond of the term "vibrations artist". He will be expressing his love for oscillations at the Rammel using light-sensitive synthesizers, radios and other gubbins.

+ DJ ZIPO (aufabwegen) ambient/field recording/noise collages
DJ Zipo is Till Kniola, he is based in Cologne and runs the aufabwegen label/mailorder and curates sound events.

MONDAY 29th APRIL 2013
The CHAMELEON Arts Cafe, Nottingham [MAP]
(Old Market sq / enter alleyway in between CARDZONE and Gamestation, then 1st door at the left and up the stairs)
8.00pm doors / 8.30pm START (!!!) -- £5 door / £4 for High Society card.

Link to Facebook event