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Huge article in Japanese in new G-Modern magazine, Vol. 29 2010

on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 18:36

According to the author, LAFMS expert Takuya Sakaguchi, here are the contents of his article in G-Modern Vol.29 (2010) pp36-47.

In his words:

"Here are LAFMS-relating subjects in this article. I added short information of “The LAFMS in London – The Lowest Form of Music” festival at the tail of the article."

A. Benefit Concert for Supporting People Suffered from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995

I hold this concert over one decade since the late 1990s but paused for two years due to my personal circumstances. This concert has been supported by various people: Masaharu Yamamura who is my brother-in-law and the owner of Yamamura Salon as the place for concert; Aube, Nagisa Ni Te, Naoki Zushi, Kenichi Takayama, Katsumi Koike, Kazuya Ishigami, Toshiji Mikawa and Tabito Kobayashi who have kindly performed for the fund raising; Rick Potts as the provider of artworks for flyers of the concerts; Jackie and Rick Stewart (Smema, The Tenses) who have kindly provided their rare records for the fund rising; the great audiences. I announced that the concert is paused in 2009 and 2010 but re-started in 2011. Kazuya Ishigami and Harika Sumikama will perform with other musiscians on April 29th 2011 at Yamamura Salon.

B. Pre-LAFMS exhibition Slow-life Avant-Garde

I have organized series of video exhibition named “Pre-LAFMS Exhibition” on November 2007, February 2008, August 2008 (three times) and December 2008. It has been renamed as “Slow-life Avant-garde” at the last occasion. These series were presented at Fukugan Gallery (Osaka, Japan) and featured Extended Organ, Smegma, Solid Eye, Tom Recchion, Jonathon Rosen, David Toop, John Duncan, Dinosaurs With Horns, Joseph Hammer, Rick Potts, Kristine Kryttle, Johnna Went. Tarantism and Loachfillet were featured from younger generation of artists in the west coast. Fukugan Gallery is interested in holding LAFMS Exhibition in future and these exhibitions were at the previous stage. I will restart this exhibition series this year.

C. SASSAS

Relationship between LAFMS and SASSAS was discussed.

D. Poo-Bah Records

Relationship between LAFMS and Poo-Bah Records was discussed.

E. K-RAA-K Festival

I mentioned relationship between LAFMS and the Belgium K-RAA-K festival. Participation of Dinosaurs With Horns (2007) and LAFMS film festival (2008) were featured.

F. Rick Potts

Rick Potts performance at LAMPO (Chicago) in 2009 was described.

G. Tom Recchion

Tom Recchion performance at Red Cat (LA) in 2009 was described.

H. Telethon Revisited

“Telethon Revisited” (2009) was described.

I. Airway

Airway “Live at LACE” reissue was described. Full notes including the idea of Victor C. Forkiss were translated to Japanese.

J. Color Out Of Space Festival

Participation of Ju Suk Reet Meate/Oblivia duo and Joseph Hammer to the Color Out Of Space Festival (England) was described. Past participation of Smegma to this festival was mentioned also.

K. A Fantastic world Superimposed on Reality: a Secret History of Experimental Music

Participation of Airway and Extended Organ to “A Fantastic world Superimposed on Reality: a Secret History of Experimental Music” was described. Studio live of Airway at WFMU was mentioned also. It is great that Airway performed three times in one year!

And I reviewed followings in this article.

Incapacitants “Tight” LP – I wrote notes for this album in bilingual manner.

Hovlakin “Shinjuku Loft Live 1981” DVD – They are so unique and were active in the early 1980 Japanese underground scene.

The Fifth Colum – They are Japanese underground organization comparable to LAFMS. Their gigantic archive is on the web at present. http://www.goretsu.akanaroom.com/5retsuFrame.html

NERAE “Atomon” CD-R – They are new Japanese group playing music comparable to that by Mirror and Andrew Chalk.

Robert Haigh “Notes and Crossings” CD – It is so beautiful album from Robert Haigh.

Andrew Chlak and Daisuke Suzuki “Shadows Go To Their Own Way” CD – Their music is calm but so impressive.

Andrew Chlak and Daisuke Suzuki “In Faxfleet Clouds Uplifted Autumn Gave Passage To Kind Nature” EP – The duo presents amazing and internal landscape for seasonal transition.

Andrew Chlak “Cable House” LP – His music is simple but rich so much.

Tom Recchion designs the latest CD for UK’s Another Timbre label

on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 13:00
This year Tom was commissioned by David Toop to design his latest CD called Wunderkammern, a group with Toop, Rhodri Davies and Lee Patterson. The package features several of Tom’s Black Drawings and typography and is available on the Another Timbre label in the UK. Another Timbre releases some of the best of Britain’s current experimental musicians.
 

TR's ILMO on BBC UK!

on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 12:20

"I Love My Organ", Tom Recchion's 2004 album, is featured in a BBC Radio 3 program put together by Anne Hilde Neset, Deputy Editor of The Wire. The CD is available in the LAFMS.com store.

Japanese review of The Lowest Form of Music by

on Fri, 11/26/2010 - 14:18

Takuya Sakaguchi, noted LAFMS expert, has provided this review of The Lowest Form of Music, for our Japanese-language readers:

http://onyak.at.webry.info/201011/article_1.html

http://onyak.at.webry.info/201011/article_2.html

http://onyak.at.webry.info/201011/article_3.html

Thank you Tak!

Review of recent Smegma LP on Foxy Digitalis

on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 17:57

Read about it here!

Smegma live on the radio Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 17:35

Sunday, Nov. 21, sometime after 1 PM PST, Smegma will perform live for dublab's 24 hour “No Sleep Session” Proton Drive finale... tune into dublab to see and hear Smegma and other artists perform to help raise funds that amount to 40% of dublab's annual operating budget. dublab is a non-profit web radio station and creative collective celebrating 11 years of bright vibrations. They rely upon bi-annual Proton Drives fundraisers to keep going. Help them send positive waves around the universe by giving a generous Proton Grant now!

Review of The Lowest Form of Music... in cartoon form... in Swedish!

on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 13:09

Can someone help translate this?

Katarsis Fanzine

Photos, video, review from Lowest Form of Music

on Sat, 10/30/2010 - 21:52

Here is a great set of photos from super-fan Fabio, who was at the event snapping away.  Check out his great Flickr set and leave him a nice comment if you desire.

UPDATE: Here is some of Fabio's video too, Le Forte Four and AIRWAY.

Also, Idwal Fisher provides a detailed write up of all three days. Is the magazine still active?

Lowest Form of Music first night recap

on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 01:00

"Hippie Noize Night"--Joe Potts

"Mob Scene"--Rick Potts

New LAFMS podcast to celebrate upcoming London weekender

on Fri, 10/15/2010 - 11:50

New Departures special in celebration of the "The Lowest Form of Music": A 3 day London event dedicated to exploring the work and influence of The Los Angeles Free Music Society.

Presented by Sound and Music.

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