Hot on the heels of last week’s Nonjah Tunes 2/belated Nietzschemas post I am back yet again.
Having just started a new job I’m currently spending less time in the Goode Olde Bunker, and while I even have already started draft versions of some less announcement themed blog-entries to come, there may be minor delays. Btw., let’s not get started ranting about ‘minor delays’ on the grand Railsystem here on the Island (;…
Nuff babbled, though, let’s get on with the hard facts:
Firstly – there’s a new flyer (serving appropriately as a reminder) for this Friday’s shindig, the opening of the The real REALITY exhibition. I have the honour of performing there as his Namelessness Is Legion… . So mark the 25th of October in your calendars. (I will also be celebrating my 1st year in London where I arrived on Oct. 23rd last year…)
Talking of his Namelessness Is Legion: The Get Bent EP, which came out on Oct. 8th via the eclectic Schtum Logic Records imprint is now available on a wide variety of shops. So you have a choice of you favorite. Here’s the linkage:
Preamble: this post should have gone online on 15.10.2013 (aka Nietzschemas) for a variety of reason it got delayed. Sorry. Please act, for a moment at least, as if it were Nietzschemas morning and those are your… dunno, not stockings… can’t think of a proper Nietzschean trope atm. Nuff said, enjoy!
It was a bit over two years ago: Back then, still only visiting London, I found myself in a Shoreditch pub talking to two fellow Digital Vomit artists and – I don’t recall how exactly – I came to mention an idea of mine – the Nonjah Tunes compilation. The two ‘Do it!’ I got that night were enough to encourage me to go through with it and so, soon after, I posted the first open call on the Digital Vomit forum.
The idea appealed to a quite decent amount of people and so I was able to present the world, at Nietzsche’s birthday, with the first dubnihilistic Digital Vomit compilation.
A year later I decided the concept warranted another run… same procedure as last year. After a bit of a slow start I got an amazing couple of tracks submitted – a good mixture of big names (for such an underground venture, at least) and also by a few people relatively new to the game – or at least new to the Digital Vomit circles….
So, with a big THANK YOU to all the contributing artists, allow me to wish everyone a happy Nietzschemas and present you with Nonjah Tunes 2:
nr. Artist – Title
1. The Dubnihilist mixed by deathisnotacolor – Dubtester
2. kWeRk – Klaxon Dub
3. Fluorescent Grey – Ogre Dub
4. DevilMonkey – Warpcore Maintenance
5. Thee Crumb – The Space Between Us
6. Helix Resonator – Stand In Dem Way
7. Hecate – Juicy Wet Promiscuous Sex
8. Scrambled Ego – Unnamed Protagonist
9. deathisnotacolor – Auge Gottes
10. Soul Piss – Dead Summer
11. Zkrat – Politics
12. RPG-H8R- Metro Dub
13. Venganza de Cochino – Tiranía Intolerable
14. Liesl Ujvary – News From Outer Space M4ST-S02
15. Zkrat vs DevilMonkey – Dubocracy
Total Running Length: - 69.16
cover by dfkt – elektrokrishna.com
archive.org link [edit!]
release page on Digital Vomit web
and here’s the link in case you missed Nonjah Tunes 1!
I’m well aware that I haven’t been posting much except for announcements of forthcoming gigs and releases lately. I cautiously promise that this is going to change soon, but then again, while I’m on a role… And as, the way of things being the way of things (which, of course, is somewhere between Tao and tautology) there is news to tell, let me bring you into the loop on what the next couple of weeks have on offer:
Oct. 8th, on which very day his Namelessness Is Legion’s Get Bent! EP will come out on Schtum Logic Records, a new Brazilian digital Label who – kindly enough – approached me about signing this release to them within hours of me putting some tracks from it on my brand new his Namelessness Is Legion soundcloud account.
It will, at first, be available via Beatport and should soon after also hit other major online music stores. Clocking in at a bit over 40 minutes, this EP features soundscape-compositions made exclusively* with circuit bent/modified sound sources and effects – here’s a little blurb:
his Namelessness Is Legion – Get Bent EP
1. Impetance Doom
2. The Finnish Track
3. Eine Kleine Schwermetall
4. A Solipsist’s Phone Call
5. Heavyweight Jam
All tracks were recorded August 2013 ‘live’ to stereo without any overdubs or editing. Then Mastered with some eq & compression.
Tracks 1, 3 & 5 were recorded using a circuit bent Fisher Price toy guitar with the output split up into two fx chains,
one going through a modded Danelectro FAB Delay, phaser & distortion, while the other chain consisted of a Kaoss Pad Quad and an Air FX. A Roland SDE-1000 delay was also used.
Track 2 was recorded with two *Electronic Labs (yes, those colorful things for kids) providing the Riddim with a little help from a Pod X3, Kaoss Pad Quad & Air FX. Drones & ‘Dub FX’ were created with a circuit bent Stylphone going through a Monotron Delay and a bent Toy guitar (same as above) through the modded FAB Delay. Again the Roland SDE-1000 was used.
Tracks 4 & 6 feature a circuit bent Turkish Toy Telephone & the Bent Stylophone along with the modded FAB Delay & effects from the Kaoss Pad Quad and the Roland SDE-1000.
on Saturday of the same week – i.e. Oct. 12th, incidentally the birthday of To Mega Therion, Aleister Crowley, a date that was immortalized by David Tibet aka Current 93 in his somewhat whimsical track Crowleymass Unveiled – I’ll have the pleasure of performing at The Mascara Bar in Stamford Hill, London. This marks the third his Namelessness Is Legion live appearance, even though I’d rather count it as the second, as the very first, or: inaugural live act differed strongly in its aesthetic approach. You can watch a short clip from the second appearance, Live at The Victoria in Dalston, on youtube. But enough contemplation about that, for now, here’s what the event on the 12th is all about (lazily copy/pasted from the facebook event page):
Mascara Bar & Pearl’s Productions present . . . .
free gig – free gig – free gig – free gig – free gig – free gig – free gig – free gig
- “holR” is post punk new wave band . playing 2 guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards- it is experimental project, based with electronic music and punk.
- Echoes…Leytonstone: Ambient and minimal guitar drones by James Shearman, drenched in reverb and delay, with hypnagogic riffs and improvised sonic experiments. Straight out of the caverns of Leytonstone in East London, influenced and instigated by the likes of The Angelic Process, Aidan Baker, Stephen O´Malley and Oren Ambarchi.
- Grace Electric is the all new rock/noise/beauty incarnation of Emmy the Great bandmate, Grace Banks. Grace spent 2012 touring in Brazil, New york and Europe. Upon her return, she bought a Telecaster to sound like Jeff Buckley and made some devices to get that nails-on-a-blackboard effect and found a loop pedal to make up for the fact that she has no friends who want to be in her band. Her music has been described as “mesmerising brilliance,” and a mixture of “beauty, innocent nostalgia and uplifting melancholy”.
- his Namelessness Is Legion. Be it as Tomoroh Hidari or simply going by my birth-alias Oliver Stummer, there are things I did and facts about me known which nobody has seen this tidily arranged in one place before: for a more narrative concise form you can visit http://www.ivorybunker.com/
plus dj’s : IDLE RICH . JEMMA CULLEN . LIZATRON
So if you’re in or near London and are looking for some classy** and vitalizing*** entertainment, come by!!
(**no guarantee for classy can be given. ***no promise of a vitalizing experience can be given. Both these things depend highly on the audience! – but it’s certainly gonna be a night of great music!)
On Nietzschemas, aka Oct 15th e.V., I will present the world with the quasi-Zarathustra-esque joy of the second Nonjah Tunes release on Digital Vomit Label. Rest assured, I WILL blog about this and/or tweet, etc. the good/profound – or shall we call it beyond good and evil - news.
Like last years I curated this collection of Dubnihilism and Dub inspired music via an open call on the Digital Vomit Forum, Social Networks and this very blog and did, again, receive a good number of great tracks from a variety of artists hailing from different backgrounds and genres. Some who already contributed to the first volume as well as plenty of first-time dubnihilists… I will not do any namedropping just yet, but rather end this paragraph with a famous quote by Nietzsche**** “Life without Music would be a Mistake!”
(and yes, **** some research on the web suggests that this is actually not a Nietzsche quote at all, at least not in this very form. – curious? well, happy googling!)
and two days after the one year anniversary of my moving to London – which altogether makes it Oct 25th. his Namelessness Is Legion will once again perform live, this time around south of the river Thames, more specifically in Bermondsey at the Vibe Gallery as part of another great line-up for the opening of The REAL Reality exhibition. Once again I just shamelessly copy/paste the info from the fb-event page:
‘The REAL Reality’ is a new exhibition consisting of and showcasing a broad range of creative skills, which include fine art (painting, drawing, performance art, installation and sculpture), photography, spoken word, story telling, poetry, music and sonic art. The private view is on the 25th October from 6pm with live music and performances starting at 8pm! There is a fully stocked bar with a licence until 2.30am!
The exhibition will then continue from the 26th to the 29th October with regular opening hours.
M J Woodbridge
his Namelessness Is Legion
Tasos Stamou and Robbie Judkins
http://www.lefthandcutsofftheright.tumblr.com/ and http://www.soundcloud.com/lefthandcutsofftheright www.tasosstamou.wordpress.com
VÆLIUM (R.S.Fury solo set)
Jordan Nicholai Salzmann
Sam Dashiell Jackson
Curated by Alison Paul
Regular readers of this blog probably know how I always like to finish a post with a last sentence or paragraph that either hints at upcoming news, reminds of a recent release or encourages to share the posting, etc. Or whatever. I think this post turned out lengthy enough, so I’m just saying that I’m not gonna do it this time! Hope to be seeing you (some thereof, at least) at one of the gigs… Thanks for reading this far…
I’ve uploaded a slightly edited and mastered 4 track recording (2 tracks in-line, 2 room mics – all on the Zoom H4n) of my performance of The Great Black Matter Swindle to Bandcamp. It starts out with a collision between sounds taken from the track Algol from Some Stars not yet Black Holes and sounds from Black Star Variation #7 which are then joined by some raunchy oscillations from a self-built drone box. After that Aldebaran sets in, get’s destroyed and reclaimed before the journey goes on to suffer a Fiasco at the Pleiades.
You can stream it or download it for a rather symbolical € 1.- from Bandcamp.
A recording of a more Black Star Variations based Black Matter Swindle (live at noise=noise) can still be streamed from my soundcloud page.
I also took a lot of pictures at the Strong Wave event, you can see a selection here:
So, a day after the final* episode of Futurama aired I’ve a few announcements to make, so without much ado, here we go.
Firstly, chronologically speaking: I’ve just recorded a 1 Hour DJ-Mix for a guest spot on the Acrecast show on the great Future Music FM webradio. This will be broadcast on Friday Sept. 13th from 18.00h (That’s 6 PM, for those not into the 24h hour time-format). It’s a mix of some classic and some recent electronica – a few acts that had a profound influence on me and some more that I currently enjoy listening to. Won’t be giving away more right now, so make sure you tune in. If for some reason you miss it, it will be available for streaming afterwards… But just tune in!
Then, a bit over a week later I’ve got another live gig coming up on Sept. 21st. This time round I’ll be doing another installment of The Great Black Matter Swindle where I adapt material from Some Stars not yet Black Holes and The Black Star Variations and fuse them into audible metaphors of super-nova debris… Or so the story goes.
Here’s the full details for the event:
4 Legs Good are back to the He11stone come late September for more hoof-rocking. This one’s going to be especially tidal: we’re talking ripping currents, foamy foamy foam and sea life creatures crawling up from the abyss that look like they’ve landed from Jupiter. Featuring free improv hi-jinks, dissonant jazz punk ensembles, AV performances and more…
♒♒♒ LIVE PERFORMANCE ♒♒♒
✿ HOUSEWIVES ✿
skronky saxxy punky goodness
☒ SCREEN WIVES ☒
formerly Spite House, noisy awkward punk
♡ FRAU ♡
new punky shtuff with members of Woolf
✄ CTCVN ✄
loud obnoxious electronic music
⌛ TOMOROH HIDARI ⌛
glitchnoise from the ivory bunker
☂ SHALI LIU ☂
AV performance piece
☁ SOBER STUDENTS IMPROV PLAYERS ☁
debut improv piece – skronk + kazoo + harmonica + cymbals + etc
… Live performance is from 8pm-12pm & DJ BUTTONHEAD until 1am (ง’̀-’́)ง
This show will be a benefit gig for DIY Space for London: creating a DIY space with radical values for live music and other countercultural activities in London. All profits following paying the bands, etc. will go straight to this cause.
more info: http://
☠ ::: ENTRY ::: £4 OTD/ADV ::: ☠
[advanced tickets on their way !!! ]
☣ ::: Location ::: ☣
Sinbin at The Plough N Harrow Leytonstone
419 Leytonstone High Rd
Closest tube stations are Leyton & Leytonstone on the Central Line and Leytonstone High Rd Overground station. 257, W14, 58, 69 and N8 buse routes come near the venue. Google Maps is your friend ☺
In other news:
A few days ago, while going through my archives actually looking for something different I came across a little sketch for a track I did in 2003 inspired by the great “Daria” TV series. In the spur of the moment I decided to upload it to soundcloud. So, to pass the time until the live performance (and new Tomoroh Hidari material) – here’s something to listen to:
Click here if the embedded player doesn’t load.
Last but not Larry I’ve created a soundcloud account for my his Namelessness Is Legion project. There you can find an excerpt from my Astable Systems live performance at the Victoria in Dalston (see last post) which, I have decided, I will release in full with an upcoming album of Astable systems material. Details TBA.
Also, I’ve uploaded two tracks from a session with all my circuit bent instruments and effects there. Originally recorded as contribution to an upcoming broadcast of an episode of The Hidden Sounds radio show – a webradio programme focussing on circuit bending, I’ve decided to also release this material in the form of the Get Bent EP. I’m already in talks with a label who are interested, so this should hit an internet near you in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, you can already enjoy The Finnish Track:
Again, if the embedded player doesn’t load – click here.
This is in about it… I’m always looking for opportunities to play live – either as Tomoroh Hidari or as his Namelessness Is Legion, so please contact me if you want to put on a show: hidari [at] gmx [dot] net
Oh, and I’m still taking submissions for the Nonjah Tunes II compilation - hit me up on above email adress if you got some dubnihilism you’d like to enter.
*let’s all hope this wasn’t the final episode ever and that they may rise, yet, again!!
born: Oliver Stummer
is a musician, producer and sound engineer currently living in London.
He was born in Graz, Austria sometimes in the last century.
He holds a Magister (~Master Degree) in Media- and Communications and English from University of Vienna.
He drinks his coffee without sugar (black, of course - everything else is not coffee but a milkshake!)
The Ivory Bunker is both, the name for his studio and, in a way, for his philosophy.
He oscillates between the positions of the Nihilist Jester, Cynic or Evil Sage at the Ivory Bunker.
He also works as producer, sound engineer, guitarist, cellist, melodica player and (de-)composer
His hobbies are nothing, cultural sciences and - history, reading, photography and atheism.
He likes bacon.
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contact: hidari [at] gmx [d0t] net