20.12.10

2010 SUMMARY

Live September 2010

2010 in summary was pretty eventful. These are my highlights and achievements.

BBBlood Releases - 2010

So not really as prolific as years previously but I'd recommend checking out all of these where you can. I still have copies of Rust and Lazar House but the split with Duncan is out of press for now, more copies are expected in the new year. Load more releases planned for next year, I just don't want to rush any of them out. Announcement of a new release is to follow.

Compilation Appearances

Last year I submitted a tracks for the following compilations
Currently recording at the moment has been mostly focused on the upcoming LP on NO LITE (pending name change) early 2011, it's almost complete.

BBBlood Live - 2010

This year I've really enjoyed playing a lot and have been getting more into my live set up after supporting Toshiji Mikawa / NAG etc.. last year. I guess the only two low points of the shows I played was the show with Team Brick and Skat Injector due to technical problems and overall dramatics from a venue turning on a limiter mid-way through the set cutting my volume in half and the Noise x3 UKNC I felt was just a really strange event.

The real highlights was playing NoiseFest2 in Kortrijk (a great place I really want to visit again), meeting all the great Belgians and drinking all their finest beer / getting toasted with Phil, Vicky Kapoor and the locals, Incubate 2010 for the incredible experience and finally playing on the same line ups as musicians such as Cheapmachines, Sewer Election, Oscillating Innards, Alfarmania and Dieter Muh.

Thanks to everyone who fixed up these shows. I'm open to offers for future gigs as nothing is currently planned till mid 2011.

Records 2010

There's been countless great noise and related records released this year, these stood out for me. This list probably reads a lot like others lists but here goes...
  • The Rita - Predators 7" (Second Layer Records)
  • Custodian - Toil and Waste (Syzmic Records)
  • Darksmith - Total Vacuum (Hanson)
  • Keranen - Bats In The Attic (Pica Disk)
  • T.E.F. - Consequences in Conversation (DaDa Drumming)
  • Jason Crumer -Let There Be Crumer / Self Pity Fuck (No Rent Records)
  • Black Air - Paris (Urashima)
  • Sewer Election - Vidöppna Sår (PAN)
  • Kazuma Kubota - A Sense of Loss + 1 (Pitchphase)
  • Pedestrian Deposit - East Fork/North Fork (Monorail Trespassing)
  • The Haters / Hal Hutchinson c90 (And possibly Hal Hutchinson 'A Taste of Iron' too on Freak Animal) (Der Bunker)
  • Pain Jerk - The Worst Form Of Musick (AMP)
  • Sewer Election - Bristning (Release The Bats Records)
  • Lasse Marhaug - The Quiet North (Second Layer Records)
  • Francisco Meirino & Dave Phillips - We Are None Of Us (Misanthropic Agenda)
  • Macronympha / Kakerlak split (DaDa Drumming)
  • Dem Hunger - Caveman Smack (Leaving Records)
  • Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Air Supply (Erstwhile Records)

Also mention goes to As Loud As Possible magazine. I'm still only half way through reading it but it's almost like when you're a kid and receive a copy of the Beano annual. Great read, inspirational and very insightful.

Live 2010

Favourite Shows of 2010

  • LAFMS - The Lowest Form of Music Weekend (London, Beconsfield) - Highlights for me - Hijokiadan, Incapacitants, John Duncan, Spoils & Relics w/ Mark Durgan, Raionbashi, Dinosuars With Horns. A unforgettable weekend, so many great acts, great people, records to buy.

  • The Rita (London, The Grosvenor), with excellent sets from Filthy Turd, Voltiguers and Vomir this was a great night. Sam Mckinlay's set was uncompromising walls of static suffocation and decay really knocked me for six and I felt pretty high afterwards.

  • Oscillating Innards (London, The Others) For a long time I've wanted to see OxIx play after hearing reviews from friends who have been fortunate enough to see Gordon play. After missing out last time I finally got to see OxIx play and even support that night. A real jaw dropping performance and intense set.

  • Skat Injector (London, The Windmill) The Transient Constellations all day event was fun from what I can remember, but out of all the sets I really enjoyed Skat Injector's set that night. One one hand it was abrasive grind core with incredible screamed vocals from Zara Skumshot and on the other hand it very tongue and cheek and the crowd were extremely up for going crazy.

  • NoiseFest 2 (Kortrijk, Belgium) I mentioned this earlier in this blog post but I really enjoyed all the sets I caught that day - no complaints + good beer.
2010 was pretty good, here's to 2011 cheers.

13.12.10

RUST C20

BBBlood - Rust c20

Two firey and intense 10 minute slices of metalic harsh noise. Ranging from full on concrete like distorted rumbles to cut up harsh junk noise, recorded in October / November 2010 using blunt instruments and broken cymbals.

Limited to 30 copies. Sold out at source.

BBBlood - Rust

Postage paid £4.50 (UK), £5.50 (Europe) and £6 (ROW)

contact baronbumblood at hotmail dot com for paypal address / availabiltiy / trades welcome please email first.

Sold Out from me but Second Layer have the last few copies.

Rust Side A Clip by BBBlood


Rust Side B Clip 2 by BBBlood

Just in time for the festive season.

BBBlood - Rust c20


For anyone coming to the Oscillating Innards show on Thursday I'll have copies for sale. Hope to see you there.

3.12.10

OSCILLATING INNARDS

Colour Ride In association with Transient Constellations...

OSCILLATING INNARDS
BBBLOOD
DUNCAN HARRISON

THE OTHERS [LINK] | 16.12.10 | 8PM | £5 door / £4 adv.
Advance TICKETS

OSCILLATING INNARDS

Noise project of Portland-based Gordon Ashworth - the earlier incarnation of his work before he began his Concern explorations. This is likely to be one last outings of the OI moniker. Brutal, exultant, exploratory noise music performed with guile. Exciting but alienating.

http://forcedbloom.com/

BBBLOOD
London’s shining noise light; Colour Ride is always delighted when BBBlood plays.

DUNCAN HARRISON
Finally, Duncan Harrison plays a Colour Ride show. Brighton-based Duncan is a member of exemplary psych drone outfit Plurals. His solo shows are altogether more rabid; his live performances and numerous self-released tapes have established him as a key noise figure.
http://www.myspace.com/duncanharrisonspace

London December 16th. OSCILLATING INNARDS, BBBLOOD, DUNCAN HARRISON

Also that week Colour Ride are putting on Concern so check the website for more information.

+ Will have copies of the new c20 'Rust' available at this show.

22.11.10

UPCOMING EVENTS - DECEMBER 2010

Two shows coming up. I am pretty excited about both of them.

Thursday 9th December 2010

ILL FM 09/12/2010

And then one week later...

Thursday 16th December 2010

London December 16th. OSCILLATING INNARDS, BBBLOOD, DUNCAN HARRISON


16.11.10

THE RITA, LONDON NOVEMBER 19TH 2010

The Rita, London 2010

Is going to be pretty sick. Hope to see you there.

4.11.10

INTERNATIONAL EMAIL AUDIO ART PROJECT


Hal Mcgee has been making noise and producing interesting projects since the early 80s, one of his latest projects is the International Email Audio Art Project (IEAAP, for short). This compiles tracks emailed in from artists all over the world no more than 1 minute long in length.

"The Homemade Music Movement has grown from the roots of the Mail Art Movement, and in order to pay due respect and acknowledge these origins, I propose an international EMAIL audio art project in which contributors will send to me a one-minute miniature audio work in mp3 format (plus visual works if desired) attached to an email. These works will be published together in volumes online."

The track I submitted has been included on volume #1 of this compilation, to find out more please visit the website.

On this volume the only notible names I am familiar with are the excellent Filthy Turd and Cheapmachines. Although I am enjoying listening to loads of new names from across the globe. Names that stood out from the quick listen were Jerk Kerouac, Pregnant Spore and Kristof Lauwers.

60 one-minute audioworks by 60 international audio artists from
Ireland, France, Belgium, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Australia, the UK, Canada, and USA:

Totem Mold Growth (USA), Pregnant Spore (USA), NXP (Norway), Jack Hertz (USA), Maarten van der Vleuten (The Netherlands), Goh Lee Kwang (Malaysia), Lubrication (Republic of Qazingulaza), Deerpark (USA), Rubbish (USA), Massimo Magee (Australia), Screwtape (Australia), Post Mortem (The Netherlands), The One Hitters (USA), Tullio DeSantis (USA), Kyle Willey (USA), Tokyo Sleep Police (England), Filthy Turd (England), Cranial Drill (USA), Jazznoize (Spain), kx - second lost puppy revolte (Germany), Ronny Wærnes (Norway), Sarah June (USA), RP Collier (USA), Zebra Mann (USA), Daniel Prendiville (Ireland), Clutter (UK), The Beautiful Room is Empty (USA), Seth Horvitz (USA), YMMV (UK), Torstein Wjiik (Norway), Enstruction (USA), Charles Rice Goff III (USA), Kristian Day (USA), Scissor Shock (USA), chefkirk (USA), Jeremy Gluck (UK), gintas k (Lithuania), BBBlood (UK), Kristof Lauwers (Belgium), Dave Fuglewicz (USA), Lord Litter (Germany), premo-vs-the world (USA), Hybrid Frequency (Colombia), Anton Mobin (France), MaCu (Austria), Jerk Kerouac (Malaysia), David Wampole (USA), Sean T Wright aka StaticJack (UK), Daniel Steffey (USA), Brian Green (USA), Buzzsaw & The Shavings (USA), Violence and the Sacred (Canada), Nux Vomica (USA), Otto von Rhinau (France), Y.D.B. (Belgium), Cheapmachines (UK), Snagus Fanglebush (USA), Otolathe (USA), Douglas Burkett (USA), My Brother Daniel (USA).

Download the full compilation here

Hal is excepting submissions for volume two of this compilation please get in touch if you wish to contribute.

28.10.10

DECEMBER ILL FM


Image stolen from the always interesting MuhMur blog

DUNCAN HARRISON / BBBLOOD SPLIT C30 OUT NOW




I have limited copies left myself, you may wish to contact Duncan himself with regards to getting a copy. As I'm pretty washed up and gave away a few of my copies at the LAFMS events over the last weekend.

SOLD OUT - Possible re-pressing in the pipeline.


30 minutes of ambient, drones, cut ups and layered loops, not a typical BBBlood release but I'm extremely proud of how it came out. Duncan Harrison follows on from the excellent Affirmations and No Day Blues with another amazing release.

Will try to upload some samples soon.

Also a review of the recent all-dayer

Next up:

BBBlood - 'debut' lp - NO LITE
BBBlood / Izanami's Labour Pains - split CD - TDS
BBBlood / ECP - split C40
- Quagga Curious Sounds
BBBlood / Legless / T'm'N / The Digitariat - 4-way Collaboration 3xC40 - TDS
BBBlood - Rust c20 - TDS

14.10.10

NOISEFEST2 VIDEO

Another great video with some of the highlights from the show in Kortrijk last month. BBBlood is featured after about 5 1/2 minutes.


AVAILABLE RELEASES

Currently I have copies of the following available:

BBBlood - Molecular Beam Epitaxy (C30, A FEW LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE, TDS)

BBBlood - Lazar House (C30, Sound Holes)

BBBlood / Al Qaeda - Split (7", TDS)

and soon to be announced

Duncan Harrison / BBBlood (C30, No Label - More information to follow)
- SOLD OUT - Possible re-press planned

Will have copies of all 4 releases at the All-day event in Brixton this Saturday (See previous posts). Come along, I'll be playing about 17:30.

Please contact for prices and distro enquiries.

Thanks

Coming Next:

BBBlood - 'debut' lp - NO LITE
BBBlood / Izanami's Labour Pains - split CD - TDS
BBBlood / ECP - split C40
BBBlood / Legless / T'm'N / The Digitariat - 4-way Collaboration 3xC40 - TDS

Plus loads more, these are all expected for 2011.

11.10.10

A GENTLE REMINDER


DO NOT miss the LAFMS weekend event commencing on the 22nd of October 2010.

Tickets for the LAFMS blow-out are flying out - there might be a small number of tix on the door, but we strongly suggest you get them in advance. Buy them here: http://www.no-fi.org.uk/

More info click here

8.10.10

TRANSIENT CONSTELLATIONS ALL-DAYER 16TH OCTOBER 2010

Next Saturday marks the tenth aniversary (actually to the day!) of London noise musician Cementimental. To celebrate this All-day event has been set up. I am playing at some point during the day TBC. It sounds like chaos but I reckon should be interesting + a few good bands playing too.

Transient Constellations all-dayer 16th October.

REALICIDE
Digital hardcore gabber punk from Cincinnati USA. First ever London date.
http://realicide.fromthegut.org/

SHITMAT
Special noise and gabber set!
http://www.shitmat.co.uk/

CEMENTIMENTAL
Exact 10th anniversary gig [i]to the day! [/i]Harsh noise, rough music, circuit-bending.
http://www.cementimental.com/

BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI
Noise Guitar, noise beats, noise joy!
http://www.myspace.com/bluesabbathblackfiji

GYMNASTIC DECOMPOSITION
Newport happy grindcore/haikore supergroup reformed!
http://www.cementimental.com/gymnasticdecomposition/

ATOMÇK
South Wales deathgrind masters
http://www.kcmota.com/

SKAT INJECTOR
London's vilest digital grindcore
http://www.myspace.com/skatinject0r

GLAND
Duncan Harrison (Plurals) drunk chav electronics project reformed for one nite only!
http://www.myspace.com/duncanharrisonspace

NWODTLEM
Audiovisual cutup mayhem from Canada
http://www.myspace.com/nwodtlemhmcr

BETTY
Horrible English noise, God Save The Queen etc etc
http://www.myspace.com/bettythenoise

POLLUTIVE STATIC
No bullshit total noise from Der Bunker Records' Hal Hutchinson
http://www.myspace.com/pollutivestatic

JUNKIE KUT
Improvised experimental live speedcore/gabba and noize
http://www.myspace.com/junkiekut

DEEPKISS 720
A shadowy figure on the UK noise scene
http://www.myspace.com/deepkiss720

BBBLOOD
London harsh noise maestro
http://bbblood.blogspot.com/

THE DIGITARIAT
Harsh noise and wild vocalisation from the digital underclass
http://www.myspace.com/digitariat

CHEAPMACHINES
UK noise and powerdrone legend Philip Julian
http://www.cmx.org.uk/

DJs:
MINDGRIND
http://www.myspace.com/missmindgrind

+ more DJs tbc

+ PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATIONS

16th OCTOBER
3pm - 2am

£6 (£5 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/92593 - book early to avoid disappointment)

I'm sure there's more fun planned, just come along and see for yourself.

7.10.10

EURO TRIP SEPTEMBER 2010

So, finally recovered from over 2 weeks of excess and a week away in the Netherlands / Belgium.

Both shows were a great success. It was great to meet, chat and drink with you all. A big thanks to Levi in Tilburg and Fré in Kortrijk for their hospitality. We had a great time, photos coming soon if you are interested. I hope to come over again some time in the future.

A short video extract from the NoiseFest2 set is on YouTube (See Previous Post)

I think we mostly enjoyed Kortrijk as it was a slower pace than Incubate + Belgium beer wins over any other beer hands down. Bockor Omer was my beer of choice at the festival.

I really enjoyed the sets by Sewer Election, Naked On The Vague, Alfarmania, Cheapmachines, Remork and to be honest every set I watched was great.

Anyway this post is just to document the fact we're still alive!

News on upcoming shows / releases to be posted shortly.

BBBLOOD - 25 SEPTEMBER 2010 - DOE NE KEER MOEITE NOISEFEST II (DE KREUN, KORTRIJK) - VIDEO CLIP

Low sound quality on this video. But take my word it was extremely loud!

4.9.10

BBBLOOD EUROPEAN DATES SEPTEMBER 2010 / LAZAR HOUSE OUT NOW!

Broken arm or not, I'll be playing a couple shows in the Neatherlands and Belgium at the end of this month. Say hello, come to the shows, bring some beer and sign my plaster cast.

  • Sunday 19th September - Incubate 2010 festival in Tilburg. w/ Horracio Pollard, Cheapmachines, Pokemachine, Moon Unit, Basshaters + loads more. If you are in the area I'm sure you know about it.
I'm looking forward to both shows extremely and will have records for sale / trading.

+++ NEW RELEASE AVAILABLE +++

BBBlood - Lazar House

Lazar House - Soon on Sound Holes

SOUND HOLES #036 | BBBLOOD - LAZAR HOUSE | C30

"Harsh sound synthesis. Perfectly deconstructed metallic/junk sounds collide with shards of texture meticulously drawn through the feedback heat. After the onslaught come the respite. Keep an eye on those fingers."

Released 2010
Audio Excerpt

A "Lazar house" is the name for the houses where Lepers were kept in times past..

I will have copies at these coming shows. Many thanks to Dan for releasing this.

Get your copies from Sound Holes, distribution to follow.

2.9.10

SHORT INTERVIEW

Interviewed for a forthcoming zine on Final Trauma Recordings

Check it out here

13.8.10

INCUBATE - TILBURG - 19th SEPTEMBER 2010

The line-up of the awesome Incubate festival in Tilburg, the Netherlands, again features lots of harsh noise, drone and ambient. Here are some of the names:

Final, Darsombra, BBBlood, Cheapmachines, Horacio Pollard, Gud er Kvinde, Bongo a Bang Bang, Circle Bros, DMDN.

Incubate takes place on September 12-19. See http://www.incubate.org for the complete line-up and more info.

Also, rip-off festival Intrubate, which takes place at the same time and place, has a noise program on September 19 with among others:
Kristus Kut, Bertin, Klitink, Paddo One, Seagal. See http://www.intrubate.org for more info.

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12.8.10

THIS EVENING ON ILL FM

This show went pretty well, we were a bit rough round the edges and I've got a bad cold. Ended up selecting tracks with Mark. It was a lot of fun. We might be back in the near future to do another set. You should be able to download the set in a couple of weeks time if you missed it.


ILL FM
Now streaming 24/7
listen live on www.illfm.net

Thursday 12th August
20:00 - 00:00 GMT

Hi, just a quick E-mail to let you know that we're back in the studio this week with Dj sets from:

20:00 - 21:00 MARK WHELAN
21:00 - 22:00 BBBLOOD
22:00 - 23:00 DJ POISON CREEPER
23:00 - 00:00 KOHIB MIXTAPE

15.7.10

NEW TRACK + BELGIUM SHOW IN SEPTEMBER

Belgium - September 25th, 2010

VLAS VEGAS / GELUIDSOVERLAST / DE KREUN PRESENT ::
"DOE NE KEER MOEITE" - NOISEFEST PART II

Playing live :

Naked On The Vague (AUS, exclusive show !!) - Attestupa (SW) - Sewer Election (SW) - Family Battle Snake (GR) - BBBlood (UK) - Sink (Fin) - Ecoute La merede (FR) - Wallkeeper (D) - Pieces Of Quiet (B) - Remork (B) - True Deep (B) - All Shadows And Deliverance (B) - Unholy Analog Noisemachine (B) - Kanonnevlees (B) - Anus Nocturnum (B) - Spleen (B)

first band at 14h00 sharp !!

+ vieze filmpjes met K
- distro's galore!
- arty pedals expo
- DJ's! Afterpary !

damage : 7/10/12
reservaties : reservaties@dekreun.be

De Kreun, conservatoriumplein 1 , Kortrijk (Belgium)
Near trainstation !

Fast Paced Rehearsal 09/06/2010 by BBBlood

13.7.10

INCUBATE BLOG - Q&A

As part of Incubate 2010 they have asked a set of questions to all artists playing.

Here is my Q&A

[inQ&A] BBBlood


Only two more months until Incubate 2010. For the past few months we’ve been announcing new artists every week. But with 200 + artists coming up in September we can imagine you losing your hold. That’s why we compiled the Incubate 2010 Spotify playlist (http://incu.at/spotify). Subscribing to this playlist will get you acquainted with most of the Incubate 2010 bands.

Apart from their music, part of the getting-to-know-them-better-proces will also be us asking some of the artists a few questions in the upcoming months. The thirty-sixth edition in a series:

BBBlood

1.Can you please introduce yourself?
I’ve been making music under the BBBlood name since 2002 but before then I used to play in a load of trashy punk and grindcore bands. Once they all broke up I thought I’d work on my own noise based material as I was just getting into harsh noise and have always been involved in the D.I.Y punk ethics that the noise community also adopts. At first my sound was pretty cheap and very crude distorted computer based noise. But I eventually threw all that in the bin and started making straight up concentrated harsh noise. Since then I’ve not looked back and I’m trying to progress the sound further.

2.Where are you at the moment?
Currently I am enjoying the sun in London as we never seem to get a real summer in England that lasts longer than a week. I’m hoping that it like this at least until Incubate 2010 has finished, as I’m planning a holiday around the same time.

3.Have you played in the Netherlands before and if so, what’s your view on or experience with the scene you’re operating in in The Netherlands?
Sadly no, I’ve never played in the Netherlands. Last time I was over in Holland I was 18 years old with a few friends on a debauched trip to Amsterdam where all we did was smoke and drink beer. Last year I did a split cassette on Turgid Animal records with the Apophallation great harsh noise from NL. I really enjoy playing in mainland Europe as the crowds are always a lot more up for it. I’m really looking forward to coming over.

4.What can we expect of your gig at the Incubate Festival?

Expect no mercy.
No seriously, expect an attempt to produce some highly charged non-melodic metallic junk noise within 15 minutes.

5.What are your plans for the (near) future?
In the near future I’m planning to release more records, play more shows in main land Europe and keep on pushing my sound further.

9.7.10

VARIOUS ARTISTS - RESUMING TREATMENT

New release featuring a BBBlood track, due out next week. Please contact Fragment Factory with regards to ordering. It looks really great.

[FRAG13] v/a "RESUMING TREATMENT: the first year" - cdr/box/shirt

Various Artsists - Resuming Treatment

Various Artsists - Resuming Treatment

Celebrating the first anniversary of the Fragment Factory, here's some special tidbit, representing exclusive unreleased material by Fragment artists and its closest allies. A diverse range of contemporary experimental electronic music from the UK, Japan, Germany and the US. An hour long delightful jaunt, featuring: Bryan Lewis Saunders, Sutekh Hexen, Yoshihiro Kikuchi, Filthy Turd, Krube, Drowner, Gray Mullet, Out Of The Unknown, BBBlood, Instinct Control, Regosphere and Duncan Harrison!

Housed in a 7inch mailing box, sticker/postcard inserts, spray-painted disk/inner sleeve. Artist copies + initial mailorder copies will include a dark grey shirt w/ black printed sleeve design on the front. Shirts are strictly limited to 20 pieces! This required many dirty hands and considerable effort, trust me on this one!

100 copies. shipping July 16

8.50€ + shipping //// 16.00€ + shipping incl. the shirt

6.7.10

BBBLOOD / AL QAEDA SPLIT REVIEW IN WITCH KUNT

BBBlood - Reviews in Witch Kunt issue #6

Two pretty good reviews in the great noise zine Witch Kunt of the Al Qaeda split 7" (Available) and the Reaching. split CDr (Sold out), Thanks Tyler!

There are copies of Witch Kunt zine still available please check it out.

5.7.10

FAX YOURSELF...

New track added from up coming split tape...

BBBlood - Fax Yourself by BBBlood

Also a little reminder this Saturday is the Noise x3 UK Noise Conference 2 @ the Old Blue Last in London.

Saturday 10th July
NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! & TRANSIENT CONSTELLATIONS PRESENT:
THE 2ND ANNUAL UK NOISE CONFERENCE
@ Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3ES
5pm-1:30am | £6 advance | £8 on the door
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/83022
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124303524257943
http://www.last.fm/event/1549207

I've been told the advanced tickets are pretty limited sold out. But there are tickets on the door.

2.7.10

THE LOWEST FORM OF MUSIC

Re-post, this is going to be the event of the year by miles!!!

One day before my Birthday roll on October!

Second Layer, Harbinger Sound and No-Fi presents...

THE LOWEST FORM OF MUSIC:
The Los Angeles Free Music Society in London



The Lowest Form Of Music is the first ever event in the UK dedicated to the work and influence of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). This weekend of performance, film screenings and discussion will explore the legacy of one of the avantgarde’s great unsung movements.

The missing link between the far-out West Coast freakscene that spawned Zappa and Beefheart and the worldwide explosion of DIY experimental culture, LAFMS is a must-check for all those with an interest in underground alternative culture. Using humour, collage and buckets full of the bizarre, this collective kicked the early 70s out of its post-Manson nightmare and into the avant-gutter of a pre-punk endzone.

The influence LAFMS has had on the explosion of international DIY culture is immeasurable. Explicitly acknowledged as a motivation for the emergence of the Japanese noise scene in the 1980s, as well as being cited specifically by the likes of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and John Olson (Wolf Eyes), the collective that emerged in LA in 1973 resulted in countless adventurous music lovers tasting the delights of a new kind of creative freedom and getting out there and doing it for themselves.

The Lowest Form of Music will take place over an extended weekend at Beaconsfield in South London, a venue “distinguished by its history of providing a forum for extraordinary events and exhibitions”. The programme will feature a host of LAFMS artists and groups
presenting performances, talks, films screenings and workshops.


"The LAFMS recordings (are) experimental rock history at its most historical and hysterical - a completely bizarro and further-out counterpart to the LA punk scene." - Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth

"LAFMS people have hybridized avant-garde, experimental, improvisational, punk, pop and even humorous stuffs. For Japanese fans, LAFMS has become a legend." - Takuya Sakaguchi, Osaka

"LAFMS were the New Weird America when nobody was payin’ attention 25-30 years ago." - Roland Woodbe, Siltblog

"The monster is back in its original nature! Human synthesizers!! Hijokaidan in its early days was heavily under (Airway’s) influence. Definitely a must for everyone in this era!" - Toshiji Mikawa, Incapacitants/Hijokaidan

"The guys in the LAFMS were inquistive smartie nerds determined to forge their own SONIC WORLD. What a shipwreck and coral reef they created!" - Gary Panter

Programme:-

Friday:-

SMEGMA
LE FORTE FOUR
TOM RECCHION
MORPHOGENESIS


Saturday:-

AIRWAY
INCAPACITANTS
JOHN DUNCAN
RAIONBASHI & KUTZKELINA
MARK DURGAN + SPOILS & RELICS

Plus films, art installation, workshops and a panel talk/Q+A on the multi-media art of the LAFMS with Tom Recchion, Takuya Sakaguchi, Frederik Nilson, John Duncan, Rick Potts and moderated by Edwin Pouncey.

Sunday:-

HIJOKAIDAN
THE TENSES
BILL KOULIGAS / JOSEPH HAMMER DUO
+ one more act TBC.

Plus films, art installations, workshops and a panel talk/Q+A on the history and influence of the LAFMS with Jojo Hiroshige, Takuya Sakaguchi, Jackie Stewart, John Wiese, Toshiji Mikawa, Joe Potts and moderated by David Toop.

The Lowest Form Of Music
Friday October 22 – Sunday October 24
Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, London, SE11 6AY

Tickets:
Weekend tickets £40

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/85854

Friday tickets £13
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/85724

Saturday tickets £16
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/85725

Sunday tickets £16
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/85726

The Lowest Form Of Music is produced by Harbinger Sound, Second Layer Records, No-Fi and Sound and Music.

http://www.secondlayer.co.uk
http://www.no-fi.org.uk
http://www.soundandmusic.org
http://www.lafms.com
http://www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk

17.6.10

BBBLOOD / AL QAEDA SPLIT REVIEW ON FOXY DIGITALIS

A great review on Foxy Digitalis of the recent BBBlood / Al Qaeda split 7"

Read it here on Foxy Digitalis...

Bbblood/Al Qaeda "split" 7''


Splits are sometimes a risk. Sometimes you only like one artist on the split. Sometimes the artist that you actually like tried something new that you ended up not digging the new direction. But then, splits can also be awesome and amazing, like this 7” from Bbblood and Al Qaeda for example. Both artists are truly great. And they both play some of their most laudable work.

If you’ve read my 2009 Year End fav’s list then you know that I hold Al Qaeda in very high regard. I still think they’re a crew to watch out for. Their name will be huge, and not just because their name is associated with a terrorist organization (but not related to it). They just need to get to the point where they can release a full length LP or something. Anyway, their side boasts two inspiring untitled tracks. This trio; Eric, Scott, and Erin, from the Bay area, give us two of their blissful best. These are straight up late night dream tracks. REM drones that’ll make your eyes sink into your skull, your respiration lag, and your mind wander. The most calm and collected I’ve heard AQ.

Bbblood is also an amazing talent. His side is just one longer track, “Mental Funeral.” That’s pretty much self-explanatory. This noise artist out of London, Paul Watson, reminds us why noise is the new punk. This is sheer music decay. It’s kind of cool how this track develops, building up from a slowburner to a raucous display. Bbblood drains its electronic veins gradually and then lavishly floods your speakers with bloody good psychotics. A true “Mental Funeral” indeed.

Top all this off with some cool full color collage art by Stan Reed (Blue Sabbath Black Cheer) and you have a pretty short but fun ride on the drone-go-round. This is Trans-Dimensional Sushi’s first-ever vinyl release, and I can assure them that they picked a great way to kick off the new format’s lineup. 9/10 -- Dave Miller (16 June, 2010)


Thanks to Dave Miller for the review.

This record is also available from RRRecords and Second Layer

Copies still available to buy direct from Trans-Dimensional Sushi

Also a reminder for tonights show...

BBBLOOD
TEAM BRICK
SKAT INJECTOR

17th June

The Others
6 and 8 Manor Road
Stoke Newington
London
N16 5SA

£6

8.6.10

BBBLOOD / AL QAEDA SPLIT REVIEW

I still have copies available, please contact

This review is taken from TRUST magazine in Germany.

BBBLOOD / AL QAEDA - split 7“
Baron Bum Blood alias Paul Watson aus London, seineszeichens Noiseaktivist und routinierter Soundmanipulator seit 2002, liefert auf seiner jüngsten Veröffentlichung bedrohliche Synth-Collagen, düster und alptraumhaft, sich schleichend steigernd zum finalen Raptus. Insgesamt gemäßigter, jedoch kaum weniger intensiv, als Watsons Harsh Noise Ausbrüche der Vergangenheit. Al Qaeda aus San Francisco, erst kürzlich mit Minutemen/Firehose Urgestein Mike Watt am Vierseiter auf Tour, setzen dem ruhige, atmospharische Kompositionen entgegen, für mich schwer zu kategorisieren. Al Bjornaa hat AQ mal ganz treffend beschrieben: „
Part ominous, part chilling - this withering slice of out there atmospherics orbits darkly detached drone terrains located at the outer reaches of the early career sonic spectrum of Roy Montgomery.Runde Sache. (Michael)
Trans-Dimensional Sushi

28.5.10

Live 17th June

17th June

Facebook invite page

17th June @ The Others, Stoke Newington, London.
£6 for the evening. £8 for both events.

Transient Constellations presents:

BBBLOOD
TEAM BRICK
SKAT INJECTOR

17th June

The Others
6 and 8 Manor Road
Stoke Newington
London
N16 5SA

£6 (£8 double ticket available including entry to Kylie Minoise on 24th June - see below for details)

In June there will be not one but TWO Transient Constellations events.
The first features BBBLOOD, TEAM BRICK and SKAT INJECTOR and takes place on Thursday17th June
The second features KYLIE MINOISE, MISALIGNED MEN OF AUTOMATON and TIMOTHY C HOLEHOUSE and takes place on Thursday 24th June.

Both events will be held at The Others in Stoke Newington.

An £8 ticket is available, granting entry to both shows.


Here's the event page for the 17th:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130449173638089

Here's the event page for the 24th:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130500990295398

27.5.10

Upcoming Show, 2nd Annual UK noise conference

Upcoming show I'm playing, this is slightly different to the INC that I played last year and is run by Rat Bastard, this time no restrictions etc...

Saturday 10th July
NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! & TRANSIENT CONSTELLATIONS PRESENT:
THE 2ND ANNUAL UK NOISE CONFERENCE
@ Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3ES
5pm-1:30am | £6 advance | £8 on the door
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/83022
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124303524257943
http://www.last.fm/event/1549207

We're back for a second year of Noise mayhem. Bigger, longer, LOUDER, more bands, and even an afterparty where we'll be getting all of our noise tapes out for the DARKEST party Shoreditch has ever seen!

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS - Legendary psychedelic noise musician
http://www.myspace.com/ashtraynavigations

TEAM BRICK - Invada Records' star signing and BEAK> collaborator
http://www.myspace.com/teambrick

GUM TAKES TOOTH - Expansive electrified drums. Breath taking live.
http://www.myspace.com/gumtakestooth

FUCK KNUCKLES - 1 guitar, 6 amps. DOOM! Your rib cage may shatter
http://www.myspace.com/fuck_knuckles

CEMENTIMENTAL - Professional face melter
http://www.myspace.com/cementimentalnoise

BBBLOOD - harshest of all harsh noise. Sounds like abject horror
http://www.myspace.com/bbblood

RYAN JORDAN - bone crushing beats and epileptic fit inducing light show
http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~ma701rj/

POLLUTIVE STATIC - noise pollution from Der Bunker Records supremo
http://www.myspace.com/pollutivestatic

FMG - Moist Lips Records, sounds like the sky tearng open. Played ZXZW
http://www.myspace.com/weshouldkilltime

GIRL MOUNTAIN - Upset the Rhythm favourite bringing the noise
http://www.myspace.com/girlmountain

SLOPPY SECONDS - Non-dimensional rabbits dissolve notions of time and space
http://www.myspace.com/sloppysecondsbanned

JUAREZ - International continigent from Australia! Supported Magik Markers
http://www.myspace.com/yrfaceisarapescene

SECRET GUEST PERFORMANCE later in the night by a long time NOISE LEGEND and pioneer in their genre!

26.5.10

Various Artists - Resuming Treatment

Resuming Treatment - Fragment Factory -  Various Artists The First Year

Due out on Fragment Factory 16th July, 2010.

Sounds like its going to be a good compilation, excited to be a part of this.

Another demo track uploaded to SoundCloud. This is an extract from the upcoming collaborations with Legless.

Demo 02 in 320kbps by BBBlood

23.5.10

BBBlood Live @ Curry Club 2005 by BBBlood

BBBlood Live @ Curry Club 2005 by BBBlood

Recently rediscovered live recording from 2005 (I think, maybe it was 2006) it was one of my early live perfomances. Recorded at 'Curry Club' what was pretty shambolically organised night inside Corsica Studios (Elephant & Castle).

We were supposed to play in one of the side rooms but had to play live in the main area where there already was a Ska / Reggae night going. None of the regular club punters were really sure what to make of this set.

It's a pretty interesting yet crude mix of heavy vocal, broken synthesizer and distortion recorded on a tape recorder under my set up. I have a vague recolection of the night and if you listen closely you can hear people shouting "turn it up".

Short set, strange night.

Buy BBBlood on discogs..

16.5.10

Upcoming Gigs June - Sep 2010

17th June - London @ The Others,

Line up TBC.

10th July - London @ The Old Blue Last, Noise, Noise, Noise,

THE 2ND ANNUAL UK NOISE CONFERENCE
@ Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3ES
5pm-2am | Ticket price tbc
http://www.myspace.com/ashtraynavigations
http://www.myspace.com/gumtakestooth
http://www.myspace.com/fuck_knuckles
http://www.myspace.com/cementimentalnoise
http://www.myspace.com/bbblood
http://www.myspace.com/weshouldkilltime
http://www.myspace.com/girlmountain
http://www.myspace.com/sloppysecondsbanned
http://www.myspace.com/yrfaceisarapescene


19th September, Tilburg - INCUBATE 2010

Incubate is the annual celebration of independent culture. Expect a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. We bring more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Street art next to academic dance.

http://incubate.org/2010/

Participating Artists

25th September, Belgium,

Details TBC.

Uploaded new track, Work in Progress..

Test1 by BBBlood

14.4.10

Small updates...

I've sold out of all my tapes, still have a couple of the Reaching. split CDr and plenty of Al Qaeda split 7" and even a couple re-discovered copies of the Rank Sinatra split 7".

Email me (baronbumblood at hotmail dot com) for more information on ordering.

Some recordings in the pipeline, I've been pretty busy recording, moving and trying out some new ideas. The new set-up is all done and I'm really happy with recent recordings.

One of the upcoming highlights is a 2x C20 collaboration with Legless. Danny is a good friend and was living in the UK two years ago, we played a show together and had a few beers. He once played guitar in The New Flesh, has done collaborations with Kakerlak and is Half of Pastures. He has a upcoming split tape with Goat and also collaborating with Kakerlak on an upcoming LP. Our recordings are in progress so not too much to report at the moment.

Also due is a currently untitled CDr on We're gonna get fucking drunk tonight boys. I'm expecting to see this come out in the next couple of months. I've submitted the master CD but still need to provide art work. I just need to scan it in then I can send it off.

And finally I'm working on a new tape to release on Trans-Dimensional Sushi. Once I've managed to pin down Matt, I'll be potentially uploading out of print releases and updating the TDS blog. Although there are several blogs out there that have already have uploading some of my discography. Download some selections of the BBBlood back-catalogue here...

Otherwise there is a couple of other split tapes, collaborations and compilations tracks I am working on but I'll post here when things are more concrete.

2.3.10

Tapes, Records and some small changes...

1 copy of the Apophallation / BBBlood c30 left, 3 of the C30 on Beartown Records, 2 copies of the White Mountains c30 and down to my last couple of Molecular Beam Epitaxy tapes (For now).

All sold out!

I still have copies of the Al Qaeda split 7" and 2 more copies of the Reaching. split CDr

So if you're interested in any please contact me.

If you want any deals on more than one tape email and we can work it out. I'm hoping to clear out to make space for future Trans-Dimensional Sushi releases.

Expecting to have a new CDr and Tape out in the following months, and then some more in time for the Summer but things are moving very slowly.

No live shows planned at the moment.

Also I changed the blog from black to white. I'm planning to revamp the blog when I've got some time. I have restarted to use twitter sporadically so 'follow me' there @BBBlood

11.2.10

Discogs

The Discogs selling widget seems pretty cool. This is a list of all the items I have available, some are non BBBlood related. If you want any of these items contact me.

1.1.10

Monday 4th January - Free London Show

Happy new year! I hope you're all as hungover as I am whilst I type this quick blog post.

Next Monday, 4th January aka, everyone first day back to work.

Free show at the Miller (Near London Bridge Tube, 3 minute walk, Directions)

MILES OF SMILES FREE SHOW!!!

BBBLOOD
http://www.myspace.com/bbblood
Malevolent drone and reality-tearing scree from mutant noise conspirator Paul Watson

SLUSHY GUTS
http://www.myspace.com/slushyguts
Steve from Bromancer & Collapse!!! quietly scratches himself into the anxious continuum of Skip Spence, Bob Trimble and Sebadoh.

SHIGAI/JAHILLYAH
http://www.myspace.com/shigainoise
http://www.myspace.com/graussvom
Wigan/Tokyo duo (featuring former Narcosis singer Chris Catterall) whip up a spastic orgy of grind vocals and savage improvised electronics, wreathed in the ignoble shamanic vapour of Dave McMahon's conjoined Jahillyah solo set

ANGELA VALID
http://www.myspace.com/angelavalid
Warped vibrations and unquiet machine ghosts from temporarily streamlined line-up

COLOUR RIDE DJs
http://www.colourride.co.uk

The Miller, 96 Snowfields, SE1 3SS (London Bridge tube)

7.30-00.00; £0/£0 adv.

http://www.milesofsmiles.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/milesofsmileslondon

MON 4TH JAN, THE MILLER, LONDON BRIDGE. DOORS 7:30. FREE!
A MILES OF SMILES SHOW.