Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Container, Timeghost, Mutwawa and Flesh Control at Sediment Arts - Style Weekly

The problem I have with electronic music these days is that most of what I hear sucks. It’s like sexless disco, lazy and inert, with your proclivity for drug use in direct correlation to your appreciation of the form. One notable exception is Container, the one-man, Nintendo-techno freak-out of Ren Schofield. His is a brew of Krautrock yearning, oppressive bass-booming propulsions and melodic noise. “Adhesive,” the four-track EP that Schofield released this year on Liberation Technologies, is my favorite electronic release since Squarepusher’s 1997 EP “Big Loada,” and every time I put it on, I hear something new. Container brings the noise to Sediment Arts on Friday, Aug. 29. Timeghost from Providence, R.I., and Richmond’s own Mutwawa and Flesh Control open. Doors open at 208 E. Grace St. at 7 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $10-$15. sedimentarts.org.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sediment Arts & RVA Noise Present Experimental Music & Sonic Art from Container & Jason Lescalleet - RVA MAG

From: http://rvamag.com/articles/full/23682/sediment-arts-rva-noise-present-experimental-music-sonic-art-from-container

Posted by: Necci – Aug 22, 2014


Over the next couple of weeks, Sediment Arts Gallery will be partnering with RVA Noise to bring two different performances featuring some of the leading creators of experimental noise currently working in the scene today. This will begin on Friday, August 29 with a performance from Providence, RI's Container, followed by an evening with Jason Lescalleet on Sunday, September 7.

Container has origins the basement noise ghetto, playing raw bare bones pulsing techno through a drum machine “groovebox” with spacefuckery feedback coming from a Tascam cassette 4-track recorder--the basement noise ghetto’s omnipresent consumer electronic home studio. Since his first 12”, Container tracks have resembled early Chicago acid house and Detroit techno dance cuts; think Ca$hmere’s “The Percolator”, melted down to Black Dice level.

Container’s “Acclimator” and “Perforate” are totally in the acid house zone, almost fitting into that Psychic TV fantasy--the “Jack the Tab” mirage, where warehouse industrial zone drowns in psychedelic techno repetition. Basic is brutal. Relentless disco drum machine beats, constant simple bass groove, and live feedback. Container is actually super danceable, much moreso than most of what circulates in the noise crowd these days. This is why Container has been able to transcend the warehouse/basement noise ghetto and make the festival circuit, playing actual European danceclubs, sealed with the approval of a set at Boiler Room, the UK based barometer of DJs worth partying with.

Last time he was in town, Container played the cramped Auxiliary basement space. This time, he’s getting the special event treatment in the clean, white-walled, high-ceilinged Sediment Gallery space at 208 E. Grace St in the Arts District. How many other downtown galleries will host Boiler Room-approved raw noise techno gigs?

Also coming down from Container’s hometown will be the freaky performance art/dark analog techno of Timeghost. Reason for anticipation of Timeghost’s performance aesthetic can be found in his quote to the Boston Hassle site: “I have new devices to run electrical current through my body and synthesizers. I had my face pierced to create port holes for a mouth-controlled voltage attenuator I built.” Container plays with the most appropriate local support, Mutwawa, who jam an even more melted down, bad-acid-trip, Chrome-ish take on noise dudes playing techno. Their recent Balliceaux gig included stretches of horror-movie-soundtrack synth lines and the metal-on-metal abuse of some sort of Stargate-y copper cymbal sphere. The show will have a proper sound system for sure; the vibe will be good. The whole thing starts on Friday, August 29 at 7 PM. There is a suggested donation of $10-15. For more info, click here.

Then, on September 7, Jason Lescalleet returns to Richmond for another performance of meticulous loops and electronic manipulation. This longtime New England experimental musician (his remix/collage skills were even on the closing track of Bane's 1999 LP It All Comes Down To This, for those who always need some reference to 90s hardcore) plays long, seemingly endless sets of ambient drone and field recordings. The sets also feature moments of harsh noise, and usually incorporate a joke where the maestro subtly (or not so subtly) sinks a pop song or hip hop hook into the layers.

Alongside vintage Walkmans and a laptop, the awesome centerpieces of Lescalleet’s sprawling table of gear are two reel-to-reel tape machines stretched across the table, with what looks like almost twenty feet of recording tape stretched into one loop between the machines. You’ll see Lescalleet expertly stretch and manipulate the tape’s length and speed, and hear it--not always instantly--play into the set’s loops and drones. Sometimes the magnetic tape abuse is like a loose thunderclap. At other times its an abrupt switch to DJ Screw tempo. Lescalleet is seriously into tape loops--his email address is tapeloops@hotmail and his Facebook name is Tape Loops.

Lescalleet even goes so far as to destroy parts of the tape, causing the sounds to deteriorate moreso with each cycle of the reel-to-reel machines. This gives the performance the same taste of unique impermanence that you might also get from a loose Christian Marclay record or a less tragic version of Disintegration Loops by William Basinski. Lescalleet’s last two performances in Richmond were seated shows, definitely not for those who lack patience, given the sprawl and often glacial pace of Lescalleet’s material. A seated audience can definitely meditate in the drifts of low-end drone and masterful layers of looping and heady primitive analog phasing.

Lescalleet will precede his performance with a screening of his film Trophy Tape, a collection of videos for songs from his 2012 album, Songs About Nothing. The film is curated by Lescalleet and includes contributions from a stable of Midwest noise big names like former Wolf Eyes madman Aaron Dilloway, Hair Police’s Robert Beatty, and No Fun Fest star C. Spencer Yeh, along with modern video artists Ellen Frances (NYC) and Heidi Alasuvanto (Finland).

The sole local support for Lescalleet’s acts will be Photoblaster, aka Broadcastatic, the multimedia/noise performance handle for Tommy Birchett, wherein audio and video inputs feedback into another, and walls of harsh tones interact with stacks of televisions and surveillance video monitors. The result is a meeting of no-input noise manipulation/confusion with the high concept cathode ray patterns Nam June Paik’s video installations. This event will start at 7 PM on Sunday, September 7. Suggested donation is $7-15. For more info, click here.

By J. Russell

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Yezda Urfa - 3, Almost 4, 6, Yea - excerpt (1989)

New upload: https://youtu.be/UYHSdfC9WHA

An excerpt from the song "3, Almost 4, 6, Yea" by Yezda Urfa from the 1989 album "Sacred Baboon" http://www.discogs.com/Yezda-Urfa-Sacred-Baboon/master/245487

Dün - L'Epice - excerpt (1981)

New upload: https://youtu.be/-TW8QOQYCmk

An excerpt from the song "L'Epice" by Dün from the 1981 album "Eros" http://www.discogs.com/D%C3%BCn-Eros/...

Weidorje - Vilna - excerpt (1978)

New upload: https://youtu.be/Jo__klVVQj8

An excerpt from the song "Vilna" by Weidorje from the 1978 album "Weidorje" http://www.discogs.com/Weidorje-Weido...

Monday, August 18, 2014


Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
FATHER FINGER (Providence RI/Not Not Fun)


With local support by:




Sounds provided by DJ Floodbeast



09:00 - LOTC LVX
09:30 - Floodbest
10:00 - Chicklette
10:30 - Father Finger
11:00 - Nu Depth

*RVA NOISE project space for underground/experimental/electronic/noise performance.

Contact us for details.

Landed - Untitled (1998)

New upload: https://youtu.be/RxEhpB2Bof4

Track 7 from Everything's Happening LP (Vermiform Records-1998)

Germain Hubert Ales - Chocolats Calins - excerpt (1982)

New upload: https://youtu.be/-3G5bMJ1icg

An excerpt from the song "Chocolats Calins" by Germain Hubert Ales from the 1982 7" EP "Mini 33 Tours" http://www.discogs.com/Germain-Hubert-Ales-Mini-33-Tours/release/719276

Joel Vandroogenbroeck - Error Source (1981)

New upload: https://youtu.be/s1d1Ak31C4A


Ghédalia Tazartès - Tazartes Transports 2 (1980)

New upload: https://youtu.be/uSOPnjaW74s

Artist: Ghédalia Tazartès
Title: Tazartes Transports 2
Album: Tazartès' Transports
Label: Cobalt ‎– CBL 05
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: France
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental


Additional Links:


Can't - Crazy Cat (2004)

New upload: https://youtu.be/t1bHWpgSqic

Artist: Can't
Title: Crazy Cat
Album: Can't ‎– Final Performance
Label: RRRecords ‎– none
Format: CDr
Country: US
Released: 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental


Additional Links:


The Screamin' Mee-Mees ‎- Answer Me! (1996)

New upload: https://youtu.be/5e0VqWNIMT8

Artist: The Screamin' Mee-Mees
Title: Answer Me!
Album: The Screamin' Mee-Mees ‎– Answer Me!
Label: Brinkman Records ‎– BRS064
Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1996
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Punk


Drums, Vocals – Jon Ashline
Guitar – Bruce Cole
Producer – Miroslaw Fernandez


Additional Links:


Vomit Launch - Life Sucks (1988)

New upload: https://youtu.be/C5ILuBEL88o

Artist: Vomit Launch
Title: Life Sucks
Album: Various ‎– The Thing That Ate Floyd
Label: Lookout! Records ‎– Lookout 011
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: Dec 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Hardcore, Punk


Bass, Keyboards [Casio], Jew's Harp – Lawrence Crane
Drums – Steve Bragg
Guitar – Lindsey Thrasher
Vocals, Viola – Patricia de Rowland
Engineer – Greg Freeman


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Violent Onsen Geisha - Like A Bob DYLAAAN (1998)

New upload: https://youtu.be/baS5bjpdzig

Artist: Violent Onsen Geisha
Title: Like A Bob DYLAAAN,
Album: Various ‎– Angels Of Life In A Psychic Wasteland
Label: Eerie Materials ‎– EerieSW 002
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Experimental


Additional Links:


Christine Shields - Monkey Goes To The Moon (2001)

New upload: https://youtu.be/srDmbD-XPuI

Artist: Christine Shields
Title: Monkey Goes To The Moon
Album: Various ‎– Leave Your Body Behind
Label: Tedium House Publications ‎– BF15
Format: CD, Album, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2001
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Noise, Avantgarde, Experimental


Additional Links:


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 8 PM

RVA NOISE Presents the First Annual RVA NOISE LOTTO!
A mini fundraiser for CHEAP FEST V

Participants were randomly selected and assigned into
four trios....each performing a special improvised set.

Trio 1: Van Ficken / Jeff Plummer / Joe Legzz aka MILEYCYRUS

Trio 2: Charlanne McCarthy / Gary Stevens / Eric Tomillon

Trio 3: Leo Heinzel / Peekaboo Icup Tasteater / Xylon Otterburn aka THOUGHTLESS SCRATCH

Trio 4: Kyle Flanagan / Jacob Bickers / Rachel Nicole Foley aka Areola 51


*RVA project space for underground/experimental/electronic/noise performance.

Contact us for details.

Monday, August 11, 2014


ANTI-EVERYTHING / rat-ward /RVA Noise presents: CHEAP FE$T V

""""Cheap music for cheap people"

Friday OCT 17th & Saturday OCT 18th 2015


$5-$20 donation strongly encouraged

Friday OCT 17th

05:00- Prefix
05:15- Birds In The Meadow
05:30- Black Hand Path
05:45- Public Relations
06:00- Warm War
06:15- Yoga Demon
06:30- Dyrt
06:45- Busy Boys
07:00- Anduin
07:15- R-Complex
07:30- Afterhours
07:45- Frank Hurricane
08:00- Aunts Analog
08:15- Breakdancing Ronald Reagan
08:30- Trish Devine
08:45- C10
09:00- Extended Release
09:15- Flesh Control
09:30- Jeff Carey
09:45- ENE
10:00- Aether Jag
10:15- Pony Moon
10:30- Rick Weaver
10:45- Mutwawa
11:00- Radio Shock
11:15- die Reihe
11:30- Network Glass
11:45- Stone Garden Jam Temple

Saturday OCT 18th

04:30- Ancient Browser
04:45- Fake Object
05:00- Geordi La Korg
05:15- Brandon Hurtado
05:30- Coteries
05:45- Toner War
06:00- Crack Bytch
06:15- Creeping
06:30- Brown Piss
06:45- J.R.H.N.B.R
07:00- Floral Print
07:15- Dubb Normal
07:00- Zeahorse
07:30- Yohimbe
07:45- Daggering
08:00- Stress Orphan
08:15- 10-56
08:30- Subklinik
08:45- Radiator Greys
09:00- Flex 1000
09:15- Miguel Alvariño
09:30- Negation
09:45- Nick Klein
10:00- Gene Pick
10:15- Trogpite
10:30- Narwhalz
10:45- Tinnitustimulus
11:00- Clang Quartet
11:15- Mecccca
11:30- Kyle Eyre Clyd
11:45- Rodger Stella

Visuals Provided By CIVIC TV

Friday, August 8, 2014


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
Brought to you by RVA NOISE



"Birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of Boston, Massachusetts, deranged rock outfit Guerilla Toss is nowadays considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. The band has churned out numerous cassettes, records, and CDs in the past two years on on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn’s Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis Ltd. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, ‘Gtoss’ has quickly garnered a cult following of loyal servants" - NNA Tapes


With local support from:

YOGA DEMON (Insane drum and noise)
BROWN PISS (Hodges of Suppression/Mutwawa Solo)
DYRT (Metatron Angelweb)
RICH RIPPER (Kyle of Navi and Erick of Coteries)

One more TBA

Sounds provided by DJ FLOODBEAST



08:30 10:56
09:00 Fake Object + A.S.D.
09:30 Rich Ripper
10:00 Dyrt
10:30 Yoga Demon
11:00 Brown Piss
11:30 Guerilla Toss

*RVA project space for underground/experimental/electronic/noise performance.

Contact us for details.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

An evening with JASON LESCALLEET A live performance and film screening of "Tropy Tape" September 7th 2014

Poster by Claire Zitzow
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 7 PM

Sediment Arts
208 E Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23219

RVA Noise & Sediment present:

(Intransitive, RRRecords, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Chondritic Sound...)

"Lescalleet's sound world occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment (e.g. antiquated reel-to-reel recorders, damaged tape, etc.), his work focuses on extreme frequencies and microscopic audio detail" - https://www.facebook.com/JasonLescalleet



Watch the trailer for Trophy Tape:

With local support by PHOTOBLASTER

Doors at 7PM Sounds at 7:30PM
$7-$15 donation strongly encouraged

7:30 - Photoblaster
8:00 - Screening of "Trophy Tape"
9:00 - Jason Lescalleet live performance


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

///GENEVA JACUZZI/// Live at Sediment September 6th 2014

Poster by Claire Zitzow

Saturday, September 6, 2014
at 8 PM

Sediment Arts
208 E Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23219

RVA Noise & Sediment present:


"Geneva Jacuzzi (born Geneva Garvin) is an LA-based songwriter, musician and visual artist who is known for her unique style of synth driven bedroom pop recordings, theatrical stage personas and retro style video art.

Her lyrics describe blood being thrown onto fire, clown-like machines in search of sadness and the raging monologues of future/past elemental beings. Her videos and live performances portray the story of a once abundant Self being shattered into a variety of other personas such as Dracula, Mime, Zygote, Rozbo, etc. all being played by Jacuzzi, and all cannibalizing-commodifying their rape revenge upon the idea of an original Self which is now lost if not mythical, somewhere in the Islands of the Jacuzzi"

With Special Guests:



More TBA

Doors at 8PM Sounds at 9PM
$5-$10 donation suggested