Grapefruit's "Monte Carlo," the bonus track from self titled debut.
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.
Speaks Melodies presents small audio sketches, micro sound sculptures and poetic songs that are pulled directly from everyday life. Atmospheric street sounds from an open window mesh with acoustic instrumentation, digitally manipulated acoustic guitar, xylophone, pianos and voice. Although highly experimental, the feel is unassuming and light, though not overly precious. Songs create abstract expressionist swashes of mood made up of pieces of real world ingredients that are a refreshing approach to music making. Yuichiro's sound is unique, fresh and raw, and almost zen-like in nature.
Yuichiro Fujimoto is an artist, musician, and photographer living in Urayasu, Japan. Speaks Melodies is his fourth album, including releases on Norway's Smalltown Supersound, German label Ahornfelder, and this is his second release for Audio Dregs. The CD for Speaks Melodies comes in an eco-wallet package that contains a 16 page booklet of street photographs by Yuichiro and is designed by international design hero, Kim Hiorthøy.
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!
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.
[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/2339473" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=eaeaea" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] We finally created a Soundcloud account for Audio Dregs and added this sampler mix. Soundcloud users, add us!
Out now! Available here. This release by Regular Music exists as a small, battery-operated custom sound chip, placed inside a CD digipak with speaker and hand numbered fold-out insert. The sound module is activated when the packaging is opened.
The Compact Disc as a medium has very nearly become obsolete as people have evolved their listening habits towards new digital means. In defiance of current music trends, "Compact Digital Audio" cannot be downloaded. It only performs its function when you activate it by hand and the music plays through its tiny speaker. This format can not become obsolete, because it will never become popular. No band in their right mind would try to release their music with an object that costs so much money and takes so long to assemble. The music has also been mangled beyond recognition to conform to the format; its sound quality crushed to fit onto an 8-bit chip, compressed from a 10 minute composition into a 30 second blast, all bass lost in the process due to the size of the speaker. All in all, it is a terrible method for any band to release their music, but all the same, we couldn't resist. The music object can still be valid beyond its use as vessel if it can capture your imagination.
Regular Music is an improvisational synth trio from Portland, Oregon that uses synthesizers, both modern synthesis and old, as well as acoustic drums and percussion. The sound is sympathetic in nature to early electronic pioneers, cinematic kosmische, and psychedelic post free jazz acid synth inner space music.
Attention!: This release does not contain a compact disc. Edition of 100. Battery life expectancy is about 200 plays or 2 years, but chances are it will break before then.
Supernature, Audio Dregs & Music in the Schools are extremely proud to present SuperFest 4!: Portland's 4th Annual All-Ages DIY Dance Music Festival & Benefit for Music in the Schools! Thursday, AUG.30 - Sunday, SEPT.2, 2012
FEATURING: GLASS CANDY CHROMATICS STRATEGY BÉISBOL AROHAN PALMAS LITANIC MASK MAGIC MOUTH BEYONDADOUBT MASSACOORAMAN WHITE RAINBOW PHONE CALL (members of STRENGTH!) GRAPEFRUIT ETBONZ MAXX BASS MIRACLES CLUB DJS AMERICAN GIRLS DJS DJ NATHAN DETROIT DJ FREAKY OUTTY
Friday June 8 @ Holocene is the record release for our friends Tu Fawning who have invited Regular Music and Hookers to open for them. Regular Music play at 9:30 so be sure to come on time.
"One of These Days, I'm Going to Cut Your Film Into Little Pieces" video by Yoshi Sodeoka. Plink Flojd is a super audio/visual collective started by David Quiles Guillo with co-founders Yoshi Sodeoka and E*Rock. We collaborate with artists from all over the World and will be premiering our first installment of videos at NOVA®, in São Paulo, Brazil, in the spring of 2012.
Plink Flojd has a new web site also!
Shoboshobo has currated and printed a Free Paper which includes the likes of E*Rock, Dennis Tyfus, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Marc Bell, Hendrik Hegray, Lucky Dragons, +... It was printed in 2000 copies and it will be distributed at the poster CIG festival in Chaumont, France. Also available free with any vinyl purchase from Audio Dregs.
After playing a show with Jason Forrest at Nova last week I realized that we'd never "gone public" with the remix I made of "New Religion," which happened to be my favorite song off his last album, The Everything. So here it is for free download! I even defaced (faced/remixed) the album cover for you.
But not only that, you also have the opportunity to download the full album for free! Jason's live show is incredible, and I think this album is some of his finest work. Not as insanely break-cored out as some of his previous albums, but certainly the most melodic and always energetic and exciting. Download The Everything here.