Live at Soup Kitchen
SOUP KITCHEN & FAT OUT TIL YOU PASS OUT PRESENT....
PAN SHOWCASE - Nhk'koyxe?, Rene Hell, Helm, Bill Kouligas
... Bill Kouligas is a Berlin based artist who runs the label Pan (3) and also uses the moniker Family Battle Snake for his long running solo experimetal music project.
He has collaborated with the likes of Joseph Hammer, Destroy All Monsters, Sudden Infant, C Spencer Yeh, John Olson, Christian Weber, Chris Corsano, RLW, Kouhei Matsunaga among others.
Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore- techno and hip hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster Noton and his first ever album "Upside Down" on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers' Sensational, Autechre's Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consorium's High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf 'RLW' Wehowsky and so on.
His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose being to publish and curate events of experimental contemporary music and art. NHK'Koyxe? 'Dance Classics Volumes on PAN are his ongoing development of his more dance oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and also his other minimal techno project NHK.
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.
To this date, he has produced three full length albums; debut To An End, self released on his own ALTER imprint in 2010, was a complex network of intricate layers and mixed sounds, described by John Elliott (Emeralds / Spectrum Spools) as "a haunting composition of field recordings, tape loops, percussion, and electronics (among other things), creating an extremely tense and daunting audio tapestry which leaves the listener pondering the intense meaning of the sounds chosen".
Rene Hell is the alter-ego synthesizer project for Jeff Witscher (Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky, Deep Jew, Abelar Scout, etc.), who was born in California in 1983, and currently based in Portland, Oregon.