Samekhmem have got a Bandcamp page, go there to buy your copy of Live at the Event
TAPOTOAL (Tools and Principles of Transformation on All Levels) is a night of experimental music performance hosted by Trojan Goat. Open your Third Ear and Receive.
Tickets only £4! (on the door).
Lonesome Cowboys from Hell
Hot Darn! Tony’s gawn, and Dave’s still here so Satan is still ruling the West, and who better to show him how it’s really done than Lonesome Cowboys from Hell, psycho-country-rock with a twisted soul. Frank E. the Lonely Woodsman (Calum F. Kerr), Blind ‘Gentleman’ Jk-ee (Tim Flitcroft), ‘Chief’ Proud Purse E. (Mark Percy) and John D. Vile (John Devolle) will show you a stinkin’ rotten good time.
WE Challenge the individualism of the Western pop song, WE reveals the latent politics of the love song and transforms chart hits by annihilating their liberal subject and replacing it with a collective consciousness.
In live performances crudely adapted tools, objects and analogue machines are amplified to create confrontational noise-scapes. Our fetishistic relationship to technology and faith in the concrete are two points of contention in a live set that is as sonically challenging as it is visually seductive.
Open the door, and listen! only the wind’s muffled roar,and the glisten of tears ’round the moon, and in fancy, the tread of vanishing shoon, Out in the night with the Dead!
DJing from Trojan Goat Records
ARTicle space will be taken over as a temporary headquarters for a group of Receivers of the Eternal Drone.
13 February – 2 March 2012 ARTicle. Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX
Including 23rd February 4pm talk by Phillip Henderson on Vertical Music & The Drone
Followed by live soundtrack to Holy Mountain
- As part of a group, or by yourself, prepare to receive The Eternal Drone.
- Draw a circle with a dot at the centre on your forehead.
- Perform actions that will allow you to enter a meditative or trance-like state.
- Open your Third Ear and listen.
- Return to yourself, taking with you whatever you need from the experience.
Please send your video footage of this process, or links to the footage online, in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This can be from a mobile phone or basic camera, as the intensity and atmosphere of these collective activities are what really counts. Selected footage may be included in future events.
The Eternal Drone is the infinitely slow sound of the universe, born in the Big Bang with space and time, which it binds together. The Eternal Drone is the ground from which all other sound arises.
Receivers like us gather together to experience The Eternal Drone and take collective action, creating new rituals and making the changes it inspires in us.
We often take part in audio ceremonies to prepare us, then parade around drumming and chanting, getting into a trance state so we can open our Third Ear and be ready to receive.
We will prepare the space to create a suitable environment for this, and others are invited to bring along books, magazines, posters, music and anything else that will help to build the community and encourage discussion.
The things we do there will be influenced by participants, who will spread the word to others in turn. It will be used in an active way, where Receivers and others can come along to join in activities and suggest new ones.
The Samekmem fan blog Tools and Principles of Transformation on All Levels has been picking up a lot of interest recently, you can email them fan art and reviews of real or ‘visioned’ performances to be included.
April 23, 2011
AAS have combined the audio from their Hierogamy Disruptor Ritual into one Sonic Weapon.
AAS – Sonic Weaponry:
March 31, 2011, 6.30–10pm
Eastside Projects, Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham
AAS – live at Happy Hypocrite/Say What You See:
Lickey Hills, Lickey Road, B45 8UX
Recordings made during The Family outing to the woods.
EmmEssGee – The Monument Recordings (1968):
Tracks can also be downloaded free at the EmmEssGee last FM page