FS Blumm - Food

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F'S'BLUMM - FOOD (smaller)

F'S'BLUMM - FOOD (smaller)

FS Blumm has a new album out! F.S.BLUMM took a break from himself: no solo-release within 5 years (*).  A break from his musical habits: consuming quasi nothing but female-hip-hop and rootsy-dub. No pling, no plong, no guitar-picking.  Now he slowly returns, warming up his fingers with a little collection of instrumentals. Solo jam-sessions to the recording-machine.  This is not the succession of F.S.BLUMMs "Summer Kling".  One might miss those typically condensed compositions, those musical thoughts compressed in a nutshell.  This is a special inbetweenie! A little snack, some eardrum refreshment!  ..and isn't there indeed a little hip-hop-flavour left? Can't one still imagine a female rapper on top of "FRÜH" or "KLEI"?  Please enjoy this convenient collection of recordings while you're waiting for Blumm's little big next album: "F.S.BLUMM- The King Of Pling"  PLEASE DONATE! THANKS!!

(*) ..lots of collaborative releases though, with Bobby Baby, Old Splendifolia, the QDD, Nils Frahm, David Grubbs, Anne Laplantine, Lucrecia Dalt and a split-tape with Bradien

P.S.: The "FOOD"-photo was done by F.S.BLUMM during a west-coast-tour with E*Rock and Greg Davis on their way to Las Vegas at the entrance of the Mojave Desert.


New Year's Eve at Holocene 2012-1013

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HOLOCENE NYE 2012 / 2013 featuring: The Miracles Club Jeffrey Jerusalem Band Brainstorm Hosannas Magic Fades DJ Beyondadoubt DJ E*Rock DJ Zack

Ring in the new year with us! We have our favorite bands and DJs getting you moving from 9 til late. Jeffrey Jerusalem - recently transplanted from Portland to LA - is back to perform a mega-jam with Brainstorm and members of Sex Life. Hosannas will be blending Four Tet and Caribou covers with their own stellar new set of dream-pop numbers. See you on the floor!

9pm | $18.00 day of show

$18 day of show for the party, $25 advance at Stranger Tickets for the VIP cocktail hour + the party (with guaranteed ins and outs)


BYOB PDX 2012

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Thursday 11/15 from 6PM – 10PM.ay the Wieden + Kennedy Gallery, 224 NW 13th Ave, Portland.


Oct.20: Plink Flojd screening ft. Nice Nice and Regular Music

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Sat. Oct.20, 9:30pm PLINK FLOJD: A audio/visual screening including such artists as Akin, Andrew Benson, Peter Burr, Cristopher Cichocki, Droid-ON, E*Rock, Manuel Fernández, Grapefruit, Gusti Fink, Jason Forrest, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Shane McAdams, Jonathan McCabe, Austin Meredith, A. Bill Miller, Lorna Mills, Modern Witch, Brenna Murphy, Daron Murphy, Sabrina Ratte, Ji mmy Joe Roche, Yoshi Sodeoka, and Mario Zoots.

featuring live music performances by: NICE NICE + REGULAR MUSIC

Also featuring CARTUNE XPREZ videos curated by Peter Burr and Devin Flynn.

At Hollywood Theater: 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR. $7.


Grapefruit - Grapefruit

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Grapefruit Grapefruit "Phase Accidents"

Available now digitally! here // iTunes // Amazon

Grapefruit is the moniker of a Portland, Oregon synth composer, C. Salas-Humara, where we find him creating lush percolating brain cinema, analog computer dreamscapes, and progressive sci-fi psychedelia. Sometimes the trip is a relaxed and bucolic night drive, soaring across the desert sky as the golden suns melts into the horizon and on into the calm dark of night. Other times Grapefruit is a dense scramble through a frenzied maze, burning an urban landscape into circuit board and riding the circuits until they bleed.

Previously Salas-Humara has performed in Portland luminaries as The Planet The (5RC), Panther (Kill Rock Stars, Fryk Beat), and Sun Angle. After a brief experience with time travel he has returned to us with a new sense of focus. Zoning in on synthetic music making, and pushing the limits of emotional technology we see yet another side of his rich musical output.

"Gorgeous waves of oscillation initially come on like a time capsule of minimalism; a call and response to Spiegel and Riley – after sounding for all the world like a lost section of Vangelis’ Bladerunner score" -20 Jazz Funk Greats

Still available on cassette from Field Hymns!


TBA 12: Listening to Space: Sonic City PDX

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TBA12: Sonic City This year as part of TBA, Claudia Meza has organized an audio tour with over 30 Portland musicians, entitled Sonic City. More info on that at http://soniccitypdx.tumblr.com/. The ten-day audio tour installation will end with a live outdoor performance based on these sonic spaces. Featuring music by Daniel Menche, Luke Wyland (AU), Matt Carlson (Golden Retriever), Mary Sutton, Eric Mast (E*Rock), Holland Andrews (Like a Villain), Thomas Thorson (Interiors X), and Meza.

More info here.