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Anyone else liking them? Ima liking them!
I did a really great interview with Miles the other day, lovely guy, which will be in the new Stool Pigeon (and fully in the Quietus). One of my favourite things at the moment - I presume you've got Tryptych? Really recommend if if not, and their debut Symbiosis is great as well.
Oh, and their mixes are amazing - like extensions of their official output. There's ones all over the net...
Only really heard of them in the last week or so with the new record. Just listened to whats on the soundcloud and myspace.
Will get the record when I can and head down to their show with Raime in a few weeks which will be brilliant no doubt!
Some of the best money you'll spend for a while.
released on Vinyl to be honest I havent bought a CD for 3 or 4 years I dont think!
Forest of Evil, Liberation Through Hearing and Voices of Dust (I think). The CD has another album's-worth of unreleased tracks too. It's epic.
It's 2 a half hours of some of the best late night listening you're likely to hear
I can't afford to buy any albums ATM and neeeeed it to still be around in a couple months dammit.
most delicious indeed. cheers.
They're practically giving it away
in Brighton - Thursday 10th February. Demdike Stare - LIVE in full effect.
BrightonB, I expect to finally meet you in person.
as soon as can get a few squids together I'm gonna get whatever isnt sold out
can't wait. Haven't attended an Outer Church night before, what can I expect?
I think I saw you at Drum Eyes last week, I recognised you from your Last.fm photo, ha.
drum eyes were good last week yeah?
I won't be here. mthrfckr. GARGH!!!
Fuzzy_D What did you think of Drum Eyes? pretty great? Infinitely better than the record, there's no point really listening to it after seeing them play.
can't find tickets anywhere.
Goatmeat - I thought Drum Eyes were fully boss, both aurally and visually. I haven't heard the album but I doubt it can top that experience. Incidentally, I was listening to the new Seefeel record earlier today and Scotch Egg and the drummer are in the line up these days.
Does anyone have any Outer Church experiences to share? Or even tell me what part of Komedia its held in?
are one of the best bands in the country I think! I do most of their London shows
One, cos they're playing this weekend in Bristol with Actress and MvO Trio (!!!).
Two, cos I interviewed Miles for the Quietus and as well as being a lovely guy, it was a pretty fascinating interview, some real food for thought in there. And it's here now:
XOYO tomorrow with Raime & John Roberts ( I think thats him) Im down there for sure.
nice work. I also picked up my tickets for the Arnolfini gig this afternoon, looking forward to it.
did you see Owen Pallett linked to it on twitter?! pretty cool he's a fan.
enjoyed the shout out to Torsten Pröfrock too. Was just listening to the Various Artists record last night, and then In/Out and Death/Delay Ep iirc. and there's an interesting way in which he inserts a real sense of idk, 'existential malaise' into that kind of dub-techno format.
even tho Miles talks about the 90s being compartmentalised (and i guess he's probs right, i mean he'd know better than i would) i guess someone like Torsten really dissolves all those lines between genres in the same way Demdike Stare do.
talking of old records, their shoutout to Wolfgang Dauner on alteredzones was pretty swell too. output (and Kunstkopfindianer...I really want to get hold of Pianology if anyone's got it??) is an amazing lp
which kind of gets me thinking as crate-digging things it makes an interesting comparison to the finder keepers stuff. some of it i love. that Bruno Spoerri + Jean-Pierre Massiera lp's are two of my favourites. and i've played pomegrantes, sound of wonder and a couple of others a lot. but in terms of their whole mission, a lot of it doesn't seem to be quite as weighty or important as something like Dauner record. maybe that's a silly concept and i respect what they're doing but at it's worst it seems to me a bit beardy and at times more to do with novelty. idk. i guess it's the best bits of that that filter down into Demdike Stare tho.
Heard his new Shackleton remix yet? Gold dust. And as you say, he makes what could have ostensibly been quite a tired format (dub techno) and makes it creak like a skeleton... Ghostly, earthy, gritty and intrinsically human, which is what's so great about his music.
I've not spent that much time on Finders Keepers tbh. Much as there's quite a lot of library and archive music well worth discovering, what I love about Demdike is how they take that attitude and pass it through music making/modernist filters.
I don't even know that much about them or their music and I found it really interesting, gonna have to pick up some bits now.
Well done man, top stuff.
Really looking forward to seeing them live on Saturday. Going to be great.
Anyone going to Moritz von Oswald's 'secret' set in Take 5 in Bristol tomorrow evening?
" "As long as you don't mention hauntology..,"--Miles Whittaker, Demdike Stare
Demdike Stare, it has to be said, lean to the hauntological side of things. Just a bit.
How hauntological are Demdike Stare? As hauntological as a dog-eared and yellowing 1971 paperback of The Owl Service protruding out of the pocket of Jim Jupp's corduroy trousers. As hauntological as a frosty winter evening spent round Baron Mordant's gaff watching faded VHS recordings of The Stone Tape and The Changes while sipping on a steaming mug of Bovril.
Truth to tell, Demdike Stare are ruddy hauntological. They couldn't really be more hauntological if they assembled their records following the guidelines in a booklet issued by the British Hauntological Council.
Demdike Stare are hauntological by day. Hauntological by night. Hauntological at work. Hauntological at play.
Demdike Stare are hauntological and I claim my ten shillings in the old money."
Their music has this spooky effect on young journalists, it casts this spell that makes them uncontrollably go on about the process of "unearthing old recordings and reanimating them in new shapes" carrying with it "an intrinsically arcane power; by passing the phantoms trapped in these records through a modern lens, Whittaker and Canty resurrect and re-contextualise the ghosts of the past".
check out the sale- loads of stare in there
i wish i'd bought the self-titled Anworth Kirk but i was pretty broke at the time. samples sound amazing. going to pick up Samhain Slant Azimuth in this sale.
REALLY enjoyed their set.
They couldn't help be a bit disappointing after Demdike Stare. Great set.
Demdike Stare at The Lexington!
But here's the details - http://www.goddontlikeit.co.uk/post/4042246543/announcing-demdike-stare-at-the-lexington-june-17th
Is pretty amazing, has sorted with Lou Reed, Nico etc.
And will be someone else for main support not sure who yet...
Will it be at 'normal' gig time (8-11) or late?
Band can't really go much after 11 at Lexington, Demdike be done latest 11:15 I reckon.
Flatmate got it but I'm not sure I can afford it right now! ARG.
Whose coming to Lexington on 17th June?
It's already nearly Lexington time - didn't realise it was so soon. Need to get on that.
Things that I booked seemingly aaaaages ago are about to happen.
Kind of lame, as that is some seriously killer bonus material.
Demdike Video that I just saw today, is a gooden.
because it's seriously great
as London show is tonight!
would be awesome. Cheeky bump for my Ghosting Season ep review - but it;s got links to this gig and a GS interview on the Sonic Router blog
are Worriedboutsatan they just changed there name. (Well they call it a new project but basically they have just changed the name).
First act up is this brilliant electronic dude called Gagarin who has been around a long while.
The EP is ace, had it on rotation for a while now.
there'll be tickets available on the door? I want to go to this but haven't got round to buying a ticket yet.
Tickets on the door for sure.
If get down before 9 I can't see it being a problem.
for tonight's proceedings?
Gagarin - 8:30
Ghosting Season - 9:20
Demdike Stare - 10:20
After 11:00 is White Light DJ's.
Gonna get that as soon as I can afford it definitely.
where the band's A/V show will involve them texture mapping the inside of the union chapel: http://www.atpfestival.com/events/demdikestareunionchapel.php
should be rather different from their normal gig environment.
Sub Q: what the fuck is texture mapping?
fancy projections that make stuff look cool
I'm down with stuff looking cool.
Going to be an amazing show. Am 100% down with this!
-Tryptych is great - can't stop playing it at the moment.