Rammel Club #66 -- Thu 21 May 2015
FATHER MURPHY ⁞ RAINBOW GRAVE ⁞ NADIR

Poster/flyer by Kathryn Cooper

The Music Exchange and Rammel Club presents:

► FATHER MURPHY (Italy)
http://fathermurphy.org/

A truly unique band, around since the late nineties they have kept developing with each record they create. Genre? Ehhh... let's say Psychedelic occult slow tempo Italian prog-rock doom... read on:

Stripped down to just two after deciding they’d done as much with drums as they could, they create music that sounds like it could never be made by a two piece. A couple constantly touring, as well as being dedicated to reinventing and developing their sound; they are equal part industrial, soundtrack and prog and very Italian. So bold and inventive. Recommended by stellar record shop The Music Exchange as well as a wide range of artists including Michael Gira, Julian Cope and Deerhoof. They’ve toured the US twice recently with Deerhoof and XIu Xiu.

► RAINBOW GRAVE
https://soundcloud.com/rainbow-grave

Rainbow Grave from Birmingham (ex Backwards). Not seen them yet but they are playing loads and we keep hearing about them. Backwards were amazing when they played Supersonic.
(I've seen them and they are great J.B)

► NADIR
https://nadirmurk.bandcamp.com/

Nadir brings heavy murk for sludgy and spacey times. If you haven’t seen them before you should definitely check them out – Psychedelic and experimental doom with a theremin. Features members of Endless Grinning Skulls, Moloch, Beast as God and Bismuth who are all amazing so you know what to expect.

::: THURSDAY 21st MAY 2015 :::: 
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)


Rammel Club #65 -- Tue 28 April 2015
CATHY HEYDEN/ROGIER SMAL ⁞ SMUT ⁞ LOVELY HONKEY



► CATHY HEYDEN/ROGIER SMAL
http://cathy.heyden.free.fr/
http://rogiersmal.blogspot.co.uk/

Haxed breathing, running lines and sqreen with the birds, this autodidact sax improviser enjoys encounters with other musicians, dancers , comedians, poets and performers from all over the world such as Faust, Geoff Leigh, Jac Berrocal, Lost woman, Morihide Sawada.

Rogier Smal is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. He plays with different groups, musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Anne la Berge, Dagora, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, David Birchall, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Zincken, Frankie Vis, City Hands, Yedo Gibson, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Cathy Heyden, Soft is, Daevid Allen, Nora Mulder, Arvind Ganga, Johannes Lunds, Maria Bertel and many more.. wir sind geboren um frei zu sein.

http://www.soundcloud.com/heyden-smal-duo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzFW_xwrxYU

► SMUT
https://soundcloud.com/lucy-obey

Layers rise and fall, oscillations spew, surface and sink – Smut’s noise is duvet warm yet scab knotted and night black.

► LOVELY HONKEY
http://pootrecords.blogspot.co.uk/

Luke Poot. Sheffield based Strepsils abuser. Recent collaborations with the likes of Adam Bohman, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Blue Yodel, Ben Knight, Acrid Lactations, Chastity Potatoe, and Phils' gang of toughs. 'I just listened to a bit that sounded like a pig pushing weights with a scotch egg in its gob.' - Stuart Arnot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsFbKRrt3h0

:::: TUESDAY 28th APRIL 2015 :::: 
at JT Soar - Nottingham

(Aberdeen Street, Nottingham NG3 2DG
opposite H3 gym near Sneinton Market)

8.00pm doors, 8.30pm START --
we will start at 8:30 sharp so we can finish at the bus friendly time of approx 10:30
(it is a school night after all)

Advanced tickets = £4 / On the door = £5 (waged), £4 (unwaged)
Advanced tickets via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/312154

BYOB

Rammel Club #64 -- Thu 09 April 2015
OLIVIER DI PLACIDO/FRITZ WELCH DUO ⁞ STUART CHALMERS ⁞ ARIANNE CHURCHMAN



► OLIVIER DI PLACIDO/FRITZ WELCH DUO
http://olivierdiplacido.wordpress.com/
http://www.humansacrifice.net/

OLIVIER DI PLACIDO is a French guitarist. During the years he has developed an absolutely unique approach to his instrument, being able to play it like a turntable, a synthesizer or a gamelan orchestra. Interested in discovering all the possibilities of the guitar, including the most hidden ones, Olivier has literally invented a new and hybrid instrument, with unfixed neck and moving pick-up.

He plays all around Europe since more than ten years, collaborating with musicians and improvisers like Mario De Vega, Arnaud Riviere, Tony Buck, Anthea Caddy, Ruben Patino, Basile Ferriot, SEC_, and MANY OTHERS w/Francesco gregoretti,,, taking part to international festivals and shows. (Flussi festival 2014)

FRITZ WELCH is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. He is or has been a member of Asparagus Piss Raindrop, Brittle Hammer Trio, Drummer's Corpse, FvRTvR, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Irritating Horse Eye, Ki, Lambs Gamble, Not Us, Tripping Landlocked Infidels, Peeesseye, Reel Speed Artist, The Final Five, W!77iN6 and With Lumps. He has played with Blood Stereo, Chris Heenan, Evan Parker, Crank Sturgeon, Liene Rozite, Daniel Carter, Julia Scott, Jazzfinger, John Butcher, Joke Lanz, Stephen O'Malley, Maya Dunietz, Michael Vorfeld, Eric Boros, Tony Conrad and Usurper among many others. He has made performance pieces with Moya Michael, Iain Campbell F-W, Ultimate Dancer, Paige Martin and Juliette Mapp. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow Scotland.

We last saw him touring with Crank Sturgeon and his completely acoustic show in Nottingham was one of the unexpected highlights of the year.

► STUART CHALMERS
http://stuartchalmers.bandcamp.com/

Bristol based cassette tape manipulator and electronics improviser. Once active with the Oxford and Cheltenham Improvisers collectives.

“The world his music describes is fully formed and the listener’s experience of it is immersive and ego-dissolving but carefully placed ticks – a filter echo, a moment of dictaphonic skwee – bring you back to the surface by foregrounding its artificiality. It’s like a South Sea Islands version of Philip K. Dick’s Time out of Joint. Imagine walking on the golden beach, admiring the dancing palms, looking out over the glassy ocean to the setting sun only for it all to suddenly disappear and be replaced with a featureless white room and a scrap of paper at your feet with the words ‘tropical paradise’ typed on it. As with all the very best stuff: the more I listen to it, the more I want to listen to it.” – Radio Free Midwich

► ARIANNE CHURCHMAN
http://ariannechurchman.tumblr.com/

Arianne Churchman is an artist based in Nottingham, her work concerns British folk traditions and takes the form of performance, sculpture and film. Focusing on the para and pseudo historical pressure points found within folkloric acts and material, the work seeks to investigate how we might import and use pre-modern structures in which to create a play space.

She has performed for Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and the Trembling Bells, and regularly collaborates with artist Chloe Langlois. For her performance at the Rammel Club she will be invoking invoking the folklore surrounding black dogs.

::: THURSDAY 9th APRIL 2015 :::: 
at JT Soar - Nottingham

(Aberdeen Street, Nottingham NG3 2DG / 
opposite H3 gym near Sneinton Market)


8.00pm doors, 8.30pm START --
we will start at 8:30 sharp so we can finish at the bus friendly time of approx 10:30
(it is a school night after all)

adv. tickets = £4 / On the door = £5 (waged), £4 (unwaged)
Advanced tickets via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/312152

BYOB

Rammel Club #63 -- Mon 09 Mar 2015
RUDOLF EB.ER ⁞ EVIL MOISTURE ⁞ NACHT UND NEBEL

Rammel Club and Harbinger Sound present...
Facemelt resin cast by Ian Watson

► RUDOLF EB.ER
http://www.runzelstirn-gurgelstock.net/

Rudolf Eb.er’s rites and artefacts are portals to the traumatic expanses and abysses of human existence. Regarded as psychopomp or art-brut shamanist, his trail of work leads deep down to - and through - the nethermost regions of the human psyche.

Rudolf Eb.er’s research de-occults the psychic body through psycho-physical tests and trainings. He employs and combines abreactive and cleansing actionism with sonic rituals, psychoactive acoustics and close-up fieldrecordings of nature and decay, generating audio-environments into which he plants grotesque psycho-magic rituals and tantric exercises that trigger a nondual, higher awareness.

Rudolf Eb.er aka Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck founded the Schimpfluch extreme and outsider artist collective in Zürich in 1987. Schimpfluch exponents are highly regarded for their unique and obscure aural and visual work; their confrontational, physically demanding performances and shock treatments remove the boundaries of the body and open up accesses to the collective unconscious.

Rudolf Eb.er lives and works in Japan. His European tour is supported by "Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council"

► EVIL MOISTURE
http://evilmoisture.free.fr/

Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture), whom one fan said he "almost preferred ...to Joseph Roemer", has worked since the early 90s in such fields as circuit bending (almost before this term really existed) and self-taught electronics allowing fabrication of basic synth building blocks, chaotic circuits, unusual ways of 'synchronizing' non-rhythmic sounds, alongside a use of magnetic tape (early evil moisture material was entirely edited by splicing tape) and electronics to produce a kind of low-fi musique concrete which would've no doubt been rejected by Ircams engineers as "technical fault, unlistenable", but it would've been rejected by Wattie of The Exploited as "fuckin shit" too, so whatever.. Recently he has been working more directly with tape 'live cutup', using multiple reel to reels, modified tape echos, and home made tapeloop delays, using as source material basic sounds such as oscillators, function generators ring modulated sounds, and home made microphone circuits such as ultrasonic (bat) detectors(http://evilmoisture.free.fr/bat/). In addition to many Evil Moisture releases he has also made exhibitions and books of his visual work, recently collaborating with the Danish artist Zven Balslev. He runs the label School Of Meat Cutting, releasing cassettes and also an ongoing series of "effects" and sound generators (examples here http://evilmoisture.free.fr/mangler/mashers.html). He also regularly does workshops where people can build such things as ghost detectors, optical theremins, noisy synths, and is teaching an ongoing project to make a haunted house in association with the Lycée Autogéré in Paris.

► NACHT UND NEBEL
https://nachtundnebel.bandcamp.com/

A delicately collaged swarm of hand spliced cello. Atmospheric and beguiling.

::: MONDAY 9th MARCH 2015 :::: 
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)

8.30pm doors, 9.00pm START -- 
adv. tickets = £5 / On the door = £6 (waged), £5 (unwaged)


Rammel Club #62 -- Sat 28 Feb 2015
RAMMEL CLUB presents 'Cables' at REACTOR HALLS (2-11pm)

Riso print poster/flyer by Line Vangrunderbeeck
Rammel Club presents a celebration of the humble cable
@ Reactor Halls on Saturday 28 February (2-11pm). £3 on the door.

Listed in alphabetical order:

▬▬ Performances (4-11pm) ▬▬

[D-C]
DALE CORNISH
IAN WATSON
JOHN MACEDO
MARLO EGGPLANT
MELANIE O’DUBSHLAINE
PHANTOM CHIPS
PHIL JULIAN
TRANS/HUMAN

▬▬ Installation (4pm-...) ▬▬

EXPERIMENTAL SONIC MACHINES

▬▬ Workshops (2-4pm) ▬▬

A.N.T. ATTACK  https://www.facebook.com/events/1604057079828092/
CONTACT MIC SURGERY by Murray Royston-Ward  https://www.facebook.com/events/410616699114741/

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Artist's bios:

▬ PERFORMANCES ▬▬▬▬

► [D-C]
http://www.modulator-esp.co.uk/
http://kiksbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
[D-C] is a new collaboration between local experimental musicians Jez Creek [Modulator ESP] and Benjamin Hallatt [Kay Hill], combining the improvised analogue electronics approach of Creek with the loop based musique concrete approach of Hallatt. The performance will use inter-connected systems calling for an intuitive response to each others sounds.

► DALE CORNISH
http://www.dalecornish.com/
Born, raised and current of London (south).
Previously in No Bra (2004–6): co-wrote unexpected hit Munchausen.
Terse humour and observations/worldly interests further evident with work of ecstatic noise trio Baraclough (2006–2012). Current focus is on solo recordings, for labels including Entr'acte, The Tapeworm and Beartown Records. 2014 saw the release of Xeric and a new collaboration with Phil Julian. 2015 will see two new solo releases and further collaborations.

► IAN WATSON
http://www.uhohwatson.com/
Ian Watson is a Cardiff based artist who practice oscillates between illustration, painting and sound. He often employs home-made electronics in his sound work exploring sonic textures with an improvisatory and richly detailed focus. With recent releases under his own name and 'Swefn', along with performance and installation for Cardiff Contemporary and Experimentica. He will be presenting work based around his 'Only Surface Noise is Real' which involved making resin copies of 7" records with his own sound sound sources contained within. The imperfections created in the casting process providing the raw material to be contemplated and realised through performance.

► JOHN MACEDO
http://theblackplume.com
John Macedo is a sound artist from London. He has incorporated everything from acoustic instruments and environmental sound to analogue and computer synthesis, into compositions, live performances and sound installations. He has a pluralistic approach which focuses on capturing and presenting unrepeatable events and revealing the creative/musical potential in all sounds, while performing in intimate, tactile, and unconventional ways. He performs solo and in collaboration with other musicians on modular synthesizer, custom-made software and electronics.

► MARLO EGGPLANT
http://www.corpuscallosumdistro.com/marlo_eggplant.html
Marlo Eggplant was born in Baltimore, MD and was originally trained in voice, classical guitar, piano, and cello. She's a prominent figure in a thriving and diverse international scene of female experimental music performers. As curator of the pioneering Ladyz in Noyz compilation series, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she has helped to foster this scene and continues to promote emerging artists from around the world on her record label Corpus Callosum. With an intuitive command of minimal instrumentation, including processed autoharp and contact microphones, Marlo Eggplant's sparsely structured notes and layered static textures build into sonically dense improvisations.

► MELANIE O’DUBSHLAINE
https://melanieodubhshlaine.wordpress.com/
Based in Leeds, Melanie O'Dubhshlaine concentrates on electronic extensions of the capacity of the human voice. Not the pitched clarity of the performative singing voice, but the staccato rhythms and microtonal changes in pitch of the talking voice. A talking voice synthesized into abstraction and stripped of communicative utilitarianism. Listening to voices in a language you don't understand or the mutated alien voices which jump out from under layers of shortwave radio static, devoid of meaning, content or signification.
She is a member of Ashtray Navigations whom she has appeared with at ATP (Nightmare Before Christmas, curated by Thurston Moore), Music Lover’s Field Companion in Gateshead, Incubate in Tilburg, Netherlands, Swn Festival in Cardiff and Sotto Voce at Cafe Oto. Her first LP “Deformed Vowels” is due out soon.

► PHANTOM CHIPS
http://www.phantomchips.com/
Australian-born Tara Pattenden is currently works from Bristol and is active in the field of analog electronics, noise performance and soft circuitry. Phantom Chips performs with an array of home-made electronic instruments, samplers and wearable noisemakers. Concocting rhythms from manipulated found and recorded sounds Phantom Chips invites the audience to don her costumes and join in with the audio. The costumes create sound through movement and allow audience members to experiment with a brand-new form of musical expression. The deliberately clumsy and awkward interfaces invite playfulness and improvisation.

► PHIL JULIAN
http://cmx.org.uk/
Phil Julian is a UK based sound artist, composer and improviser. Under both the Cheapmachines alias and his own name, Phil Julian has been venturing across various strains of unorthodox sound since the late 1990’s, with his prolific output on a catalogue of imprints encompassing sonic textures ranging from harsh squalls of noise to compositions structured around hyper-minimalistic timbres and drones.
Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly unstable and/or chaotic systems – modular analogue synthesizers, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works.
Audio works by Julian have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, The Tapeworm, Harbinger Sound, Confront Recordings, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), con-v, Beartown Records as well as numerous compilation appearances.

► TRANS/HUMAN
https://transhuman.bandcamp.com/
Adam Denton and Luke Twyman began collaborating under the name Trans/Human at The Audacious Art Experiment HQ in Sheffield during 2011. Employing several noise making devices and techniques in their performances, including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience. Throughout 2012 Trans/Human have developed their performances to use the artist’s body as a conduit between noise and audience. By amplifying objects used by Kilby or Canavan during these performances, Trans/Human have added to their repository of noise making devices, bringing together performance and sound art in an innovative and engaging way.


▬ INSTALLATION ▬▬▬▬

► EXPERIMENTAL SONIC MACHINES
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Experimental-Sonic-Machines/545357728887794
Experimental Sonic Machines is the name of a project begun in 2010 by British artist Peter K. Rollings, based at Lincoln, UK. The title Experimental Sonic Machines is self-explanatory: trying ideas in sound (and vision) with experimental instruments & machines. He also experiments with visuals such as masks, helmets & outfits.
Rollings started to make his music machines in the late Eighties with the 'Cardboard Disc Player' (CDP), and a series of machines were made in the ensuing years. Since 2010 he has been more active with 'The Rocket, 'The Rhythm Wheel', Strox, Supastrox (2011) Flanjo (2011) OSP Machine (2012) Round Xylophone (2012) 36cm Turntable (2013) 20cm Turntable (2013) and others.


▬ WORKSHOPS ▬▬▬▬

► A.N.T. ATTACK
info on https://www.facebook.com/events/1604057079828092/
Abstract Noise Terrorists Attack workshop… Bring any instrument/object, plug in your lead and join in…
Rising from the ashes of Abstract Noise Ting, the collective returns with a noise/free improvisational workshop. Having previously consisted of members of Kosmonaut Death Trip, Modulator ESP, Corglin Grange, No Duty to Retreat, Kay Hill, Sludge Lord, Dick Sputnik, Ed’s Truck and Vinolent. Now, Scott Bradley and Richard Morfett of Croglin Grange, are hosting this creative platform where you are encouraged to join in and take part. Whilst often a chaotic, aggressive and volatile sonic assault there is also space for building a narrative and understanding through collective play.

► CONTACT MIC SURGERY by Murray Royston-Ward
info on https://www.facebook.com/events/410616699114741/
http://murraysroystonward.tumblr.com/
There is something inherently musical in the process of actually building and using audio technology. We tend to view music as the artefacts left behind (scores, recordings etc.) rather than as a complex of participatory social activities (playing intruments, listening, dancing etc.) Through workshops I aim to facilitate an exploration of an expanded rubric of improvised 'musicking' which incorporates the making and use of such technologies.
For 'Cables' I will be drawing upon recent workshops in Uganda, Nepal, Sheffield and Nottingham; offering a drop-in surgery for the humble 'contact mic'. Materials and tools will be available to build and experiment with contact mics so come along and get involved.


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'Cables'

This February Rammel Club and Reactor Halls are teaming up to present 'Cables', an event which seeks to explore the electronic aspects of auditory arts and collaborative improvisation.

A cable is more than a mere length of wire. It is a trail to be followed, tracing a line between two points, or a meshwork of interwoven threads. The cable carries the pulse of electricity or light in response to a trigger. Cables are bookended by 'plugs', affording an abundance of possible connections. Some connections will be recommended for you in the user guide. But why stop there? Plug a synthesiser into a television, a hard-drive into an amplifier, a cello into a sat-nav, internally rewiring existing circuits or creating new possibilities for interactions between sounds and their players, recordists and engineers.

Rammel and Reactor wish to celebrate the humble cable with a range of performers, makers and artists for whom venturing into the electric realms has always been a very natural part of contemporary sound practice.

http://www.rammelclub.org/
http://www.reactor.org.uk/

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:::: SATURDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2015 :::: 

Reactor Halls E14: Cables - RAMMEL CLUB
at Primary, 33 Seely Road, NG7 1NU Nottingham - £3 OTD
http://www.weareprimary.org/

Workshops (2-4pm)
Installation (4pm-...)
Performances (4-11pm)

Rammel Club #61 -- Sat 7 Feb 2015
DAVID BIRCHALL & JAVIER SASO ⁞ NICK JONAH DAVIES & JO CORMACK ⁞ TEPEU Y Q'UQ'UMATZ



► David Birchall + Javier Saso
http://davidmbirchall.com/
http://soundcloud.com/javier-saso

David Birchall is a Manchester based alumni of Stuckometer, Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra, Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura and Chastity Potatoe who has worked with the likes of Andrew Cheetham, Sam Andreae, Rogier Smal, Olie Brice, Toby Delius, Mark Sanders, Richard Scott, Philip Marks and Rhys Chatham.
He can also be seen in a range of collaborations with dancers, performers, filmmakers and visual artists with a recent residency at The Penthouse.
I've seen him described as playing the guitar in an 'un-guitar' like way which seems rather fitting.

The enigmatic Javier Saso hails from Castilla, Spain. His website says he's "lived a whole life two nights in the biscuit factory" but we've no idea what that means either.
He plays guitar in combination with an array of obsolete machines, pickups, radios and industrial waste.
Last seen knocking around with some-kind of souped up VHS player we can't wait to hear what this meeting of great musicians will bring.

► Nick Jonah Davis + Jo Cormack
http://nickjonahdavis.com/

Nick Jonah Davis is a solo guitarist from Nottingham. He's our favourite purveyor of pre-War blues but recently we caught him in Lee Rosy's improvising an electric soundscape partially soundtraking Tarkovsky's Stalker. Maybe it was the Fennel Tea or maybe it was the distopian soviet imagery but we loved it and wanted some more.
Here he will be joined by violinist Jo Cormack of local port-rock heroes Seachange and Reynolds.

► Tepeu y Q'uq'umatz
http://thelowsandthehighs.tumblr.com/

Former The Failed NASA Experiment, Black Stepdad, yajé and The Lows and the Highs Records Murray Royston-Ward contemplating ancestral time-travel and VHS visions via clutter, sellotape and 12 string circumambulations.


:::: SATURDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2015 :::: 
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)

8.30pm doors, 9.00pm START -- 
£5 waged / £4 unwaged


Rammel Club #60 -- Thu 15 Jan 2015
PAIN JERK & RUSSELL HASWELL ⁞ KAY HILL ⁞ COLOSSLOTH

Rammel Club and Harbinger Sound are thrilled to present a rare PAIN JERK and RUSSELL HASWELL collaboration, following up on their 2012 Nottingham appearance/album.


PAIN JERK and RUSSELL HASWELL met at the legendary Tokyo venue 20000 volts in 1997. Haswell and Pain Jerk stayed in touch with the intent to collaborate at some point in the future. This was eventually realized in 2012 when they played together at the Rammel Club. The Nottingham performance was recorded and both parties took away the results in addition to their solo recordings to re-edit and re-send, back and forth, for 2 years, re-editing, re-contextualising these original sounds.
Last year Editions Mego released the long awaited collaboration CD 'Electroacoustic Sludge Dither Transformation Smear Grind Decomposition nO!se File Exchange Mega Edit'

► 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 (五味浩平 for our Japanese friends). 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.

► RUSSELL HASWELL
http://haswellstudio.com/

RUSSELL HASWELL is one of the most uncompromising multi-disciplinary artists of the past two decades. He has exhibited conceptual and wall based visual works, video art, public sculpture, as well as audio presentations in both art gallery and concert hall contexts. Extreme Computer Music is one specialized area of activity (hurray!).
His considered, grievously wrought explorations of digital sound transcend genre boundaries, and his past collaborators – including Aphex Twin, Pan Sonic, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Florian Hecker, Earth, Popol Vuh, Whitehouse, Gescom and many more are an accordingly disparate bunch.

► KAY HILL
http://waspswasps.blogspot.co.uk/

Local Nottingham artist Benjamin Hallatt has been steadily developing his abstract approach to noise and electronics for over ten years now with the most recent outlet being his live and recorded output under the name Kay Hill. With releases this year on his own { A N T I } label and Cremation Lily’s ‘Strange Rules’ label, the Kay Hill sound is a fairly stripped down mesh of overdriven 4-track tape textures, incidental anomalies, amplified static friction and resonant drones. The final outcome is a project that sits comfortably somewhere between the more refined worlds of the sound artists and the sonic extremities of the noise culture, all orchestrated by a working class lad from Carlton.

► COLOSSLOTH
https://www.facebook.com/pages/colossloth/8637558542
https://peripheralrecords.bandcamp.com/album/colossloth-anchored-by-lungs-e-p

Dark experimental electronic ambient noise from Leicester.


:::: THURSDAY 15th JANUARY 2015 :::: 
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)

8.30pm doors, 9.00pm START -- 
£6 waged / £5 unwaged


Rammel Club #59 -- Sat 29 Nov 2014 (ZAMZAMREC showcase)
H.U.M ⁞ MAI MAI MAI ⁞ SIMON WILDRFID ⁞ BIR AND THE DRUMMER

Poster/flyer by Benjamin Hallatt

Rammel Club proudly presents the ZAMZAMREC label showcase:

Since 2011 the Bristol based constellation ZAMZAMREC has been working its stellar magic through endless tapes, radio and live particle configurations. Currently touring the UK this Autumn with an all crystalline display team... http://www.zamzamrec.org/

► H.U.M
http://www.zamzamrec.org/H.html
http://www.zamzamrec.org/Uiutna.html
http://www.zamzamrec.org/MarkWagner.html

Comprises of three Arch-Mages of astral magic and sound, Heloise aka H, Uiutna and Mark Wagner, uniting the elements, stone, bell, electronics into one universal whole. Master drone journeys into the outer heart.

► MAI MAI MAI (Italy)
http://maimaimaikr.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/maimaimaikr
http://maimaimai.bandcamp.com/

Since childhood the mysterious Mai Mai Mai has followed his parents around Europe and the Near East, assimilating the different cultures, atmospheres and sonorities of the places he was involuntarily taken to. This project is the transposition of those experiences into music and sounds: a mix of drone and ambient, steamy rhythmics, field recordings and sound-scapes which lead us to ancient and arcane ages, on the border between east and west.

► SIMON WILDFRID (Switzerland)
http://www.wildrfid.net/

Turntablism

...and finally yet first on the bill for the night will be local support from:

► BIR AND THE DRUMMER
http://lcpmusic.bandcamp.com/

Bir, otherwise known to one and all as Maurice's Hotel Death, would under normal circumstances be playing a crooked and twisted set of tape loops, industrial drone and acid drum machine beats. Yet here appearing in a world first collaboration with the mysterious ‘Drummer’ (cough ‘Rattle’, ‘Fists’) we don’t know what to expect.


 SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER 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)  [MAP]

8.00pm doors -- 



Rammel Club #58 - Tue 30 Sept 2014
DAVE PHILLIPS / REBECCA LEE + SAMUEL RODGERS / ADAM BECKLEY

Poster/flyer by Line Vangrunderbeeck
Rammel Club presents...
a night of field recordings and sonic exploration with:

DAVE PHILLIPS (ch)
REBECCA LEE + SAMUEL RODGERS
ADAM BECKLEY

► DAVE PHILLIPS (Switzerland)
http://www.davephillips.ch/
http://www.soundcloud.com/dave-phillips
http://dave-phillips.bandcamp.com/

DAVE PHILLIPS (re)searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics and sonic rituals. He utilises sound as a method of communication in a direct and primal form and develops it as a metaphysical tool in which it mutates into an unrestrained language with a conscience. His work engages, invites existentialist rumination, demands awareness, endorses sentient and environmental (e)quality and encourages intervention and responsibility.

Dave Phillips is based in Zürich, has been sonically active for 30 years and appears on over 150 releases. He's the co-founder of hardcore-extremists FEAR OF GOD and also part of the influential SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE (with Rudolf Eb.er/Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Marc Zeier/G*Park, Joke Lanz/Sudden Infant etc.). He founded OHNE in 2000 (with Tom Smith, Daniel Löwenbrück, Reto Mäder) and since 2004 runs the one-man-doom-project DEAD PENI. He collaborated with Antoine Chessex, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, John Wiese, Mark Durgan, Damion Romero, Jazzfinger, Hiko/Gauze, Maso Yamazaki, Phil Vane, Alexei Borisov and many many more.

The FIELD RECORDINGS set uses raw and untreated recordings made in national parks and protected natural habitats in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Ecuador - mostly of insects, amphibians, water and the weather. Individual tracks are layered and mixed into a composition that evokes a force of nature. The accompanying text is distributed to the audience at the end of the set and relates the importance of the insect world to human existence: Nature doesn't need us.

► REBECCA LEE + SAMUEL RODGERS

http://rebeccalee.info/
REBECCA LEE is a musician and artist based at PRIMARY, Nottingham. She works with sound in a number of ways: producing publications, installations, film scores, performances and audio works which deal with field recordings. She also plays the flute, viol and sings. Rebecca has produced work and commissions for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, The Broadcaster, TransportedArt, SoundSpiral and with Active Ingredient at Barracão Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro. She has performed with various ensembles, including the Phantasie Viol Consort, Los Grecos and most recently with Jack Harris and Samuel Rogers.

http://samuelrodgers.info/
http://consumerwaste.org.uk/
SAMUEL RODGERS is a musician and artist working across improvisation, sound recording, performance and installation. He works with electronics: exploring feedback, amplifying objects and spaces, filtering sounds through materials; as well as playing piano. His approach is often characterised by restraint, tending toward silence and sounds on the threshold of perception; sounds in relation to space and the surrounding environment.
Samuel has performed across the UK and in Europe, and has recordings released on Another Timbre, Cathnor, Organized Music from Thessaloniki and Copy for Your Records, with a forthcoming recording on Notice Recordings. He is a member of the Set Ensemble and co-curates the Consumer Waste record label. He holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Time-based Art Practices from Dartington College of Arts where he also studied BA Music Composition with Frank Denyer.

► ADAM BECKLEY
http://adambeckley.bandcamp.com/

Particularly interested in repetition and texture, ADAM BECKLEY uses tape and field recordings, often trying to create hypnotic structures of sound. He also plays guitar in Brum doom band Opium Lord.


TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2014
at The Chameleon Arts Cafe - Nottingham [MAP]
(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 --
advanced tickets = £5 via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/287430
on the doorstep = £6 (waged) / £5 (unwaged)

-- Facebook event link is https://www.facebook.com/events/358902737590475/ --

Rammel Club #56 -
Sat 13 September 2014 ***SOLD OUT***
Sun 14 September 2014 ***EXTRA DATE***SOLD OUT***
SLEAFORD MODS / WHITE FINGER / ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS / GREY HAIRS

"Sleaford Cans" drawing by Alex Solman

Harbinger Sound & Rammel Club presents...

► SLEAFORD MODS (Nottingham, UK)
http://sleafordmods.bandcamp.com/
http://www.sleafordmods.com/

Jason Williamson. Words.
Andrew Fearn. Music.
F_ck off.

Ltd. ed. 'Sleaford Mods - Tied Up in Nottz / Fear of Anarchy' 7" on 100 copies - only available at this gig.

► WHITE FINGER (Nottingham, UK)
http://whitefinger.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Finger/160954820686852

Total Destruction. Loud, angry, noise-rock punk, filled with a furious and unhinged energy. Drunk, half naked and likely to do themselves an injury (insurance is on the house)... the sound of dysfunction and waste.
Goonies never die, they drink booze and turn into White Finger.

► ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS (Nottingham, UK)
http://endlessgrinningskulls.blogspot.co.uk
https://soundcloud.com/endless-grinning-skulls

Endless Grinning Skulls are a three piece who play music inspired from three generations of UK anarcho, Scandinavian and Japanese hardcore punk. Now entering their fifth year of existence the band is currently completing a second album for Viral Age Records. Endless Grinning Skulls are an intense musical experience. The band are certainly not interested in musical trends, popularity contests, corporate music and function as a self and scene-contained unit.

► GREY HAIRS (Nottingham, UK)
http://greyhairs.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grey-Hairs/264148570291886

Ageing was never meant to be a good thing until Grey Hairs came around and deLivered a brutal punch in the face of acne-ridden new music. They're heavily influenced by Stickmen With Ray Guns and fueled by anger -- we’ll fill you in later as to what & why: every single time the answer to our repeated question is uttered in slurred words but their body language, bad backs permitting, speaks volumes: results in violently raising both Fists in the air with the fallout of shattered pint glasses and fallen pub chairs.
Following a string of 7”es Gringo Records is set to release their full album 'Colossal Downer' in September. Not heard any of it yet, but we've seen their green bin overflowing with a promising pile of empty cans.

Saturday 13th September * SOLD OUT *
Sunday 14th September * EXTRA DATE * !EARLY SHOW! * SOLD OUT *

@ Spanky Van Dykes
17 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5JT
Saturday = doors 8pm → first band on 8.30pm
Sunday = EARLY SHOW, doors 6.30pm → first band on 6.45pm

£6 adv. / £7 on the door (play it safe, get tickets *now*)

Tickets available in-store at The Music Exchange 
for £6 (no booking fee)
address = 2 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG

Online Tickets for Saturday = SOLD OUT
Online tickets for Sunday = SOLD OUT

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