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Blorp-Essette repress due Spring 2011 - remastered for your listening pleasure

on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:02

According to Transparency, the seminal LAFMS compilation Blorp-Essette, will be reissued June 2011.  Featuring artwork by Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) made especially for the records that came out in 1977 and 1980, this 4 CD set compiles the original records and expands the original release by adding two hours of unreleased material!.  Transparency originally released the CD set in 1999 and it's been out of print for many years.  This reissue enhances the sound with a fresh mastering job by noted sound sculptor Echo Wanderer.  A 30 page booklet is packed with information about each track and includes artworks and essays by original compiler Ace Farren Ford.  Copies will be available for sale at the store.

For a full track listing, check out the Discogs entry (and be sure to check out the collector's prices for out of print copies of the original 1999 release).

Pair of great shows coming up in LA

on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 00:08

Joseph Hammer, John Krausbauer/Ezra Buchla, Josh Churchill, Mitchell Brown
@ Dem Passwords - TONIGHT Thursday March 24

Opéra Mort, Caldera Lakes, The Tenses with Ace Farren Ford, John Wiese, Pedestrian Deposit

@ Dem Passwords - FRIDAY, March 25

Brand new Doo-Dooettes track featured on WFMU fundraiser comp

on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 13:36

Even though the WFMU fundraiser is officially over, you can still donate to help push them over their goal - they have about $40,000 more to go!

To check out the Doo-Dooettes track--their first recording in 30 years---a cover inspired by Steve Reich's "Come Out", and listen to Daniel talk about how the piece came together, go to the WFMU playlist and don't forget to pledge!

And a copy of "Your Song, My Foot!", a delicious compilation of cover tracks by artists such as Volcano The Bear, Felix Kubin, Steve Roden, Hanno Leichtmann, and others, including the Doo-Dooettes piece, is available for a donation of only $75.

(Cover art by Mayuko Fujino -

"Absolutely fantastic music."--Daniel Blumin

"I'm speechless... I'm a huge fan."-- DaveMandl



Doo-Dooettes 30th Anniversary Video Trailer now posted online/WFMU fund drive

on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 21:35

Now available for viewing is a video trailer made by Jan Paulshus announcing the first Doo-Dooettes (trio version) recording session since 1981. The first release from this session is part of Daniel Blumin's DJ premium for WFMU's pledge drive. Subscribe now to WFMU at the $75 level and you will receive Daniel Blumin's "Your Song, My Foot! An Earrational Selection of Cover Songs", which  includes the Doo-Dooettes "cover" of Steve Reich's "Come Out"!!!

Photos from recent Doo-Dooettes recording session

on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 14:55

Here are some snapshots taken by long-time Doo-Doo's supporter Jan Paulshus.  These recording sessions mark the first time in 30 years that Dennis, Fredrik, and Tom have recorded as Doo-Dooettes!

This last one was taken by Tom of his home made instrument:

Tom Recchion 1980s solo material posted to WFMU blog

on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 20:57

Thanks to Rick Potts for alerting us, check out several rare Tom Recchion cassette tracks from the 80's that have been posted on Tony Coulter's WFMU blog


Ace in current Mojo; Old Dennis interview unearthed

on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 14:26
Ace Farren Ford in MOJO:
Check out the latest issue of MOJO with Nirvana on the cover and read the 10 page tribute to the passing of Captain Beefheart. A portion of the article features an interview with Ace Farren Ford, speaking about the time he spent with Don, alongside tributes by Mike Barnes, P.J. Harvey and Jack White.

Dennis Duck interview from Dream Syndicate-era unearthed after 24 years:

Check out this unpublished interview with Dennis Duck from 1987, interviewed by Pat Thomas, at What A Nice Way To Turn 17.


History in the making this Valentine's weekend... (updated 2/14/11)

on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 11:05

The Doo-Dooettes are recording, for the first time in 30 years, this weekend and it will be filmed in 3D!  No word yet on what Dennis, Fredrik, and Tom will be playing, but we know it will be special! We'll post more news here when we learn more about the session from the group.


Tom says "Dennis played iPhone and iPodTouch. Fredrik  played Kaossilator and acoustic guitar and vibrator and chair. I played Squeaky Chair, chicken wish bones, springboards, iPhone and mixed and recorded the proceedings. Here’s a pic of my set up."

Joe Potts, Doug Henry, Greg Lenczycki live this weekend 1/29/11

on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:05
Please come out for this special performance: on Saturday January 29th, Universe City, a group show of international 40 artists, opens at Cal State Los Angeles and it will feature the collaboration between Greg Lenczycki, Doug Henry and Joe Potts entitled "Snow and Ash" in miraculous 3D. The opening is Saturday, January 29th from 6-9 pm at CSULA, Fine Arts Bldg., 5151 State University Drive, LA 90032.

2D Preview of Snow and Ash:

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.


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.

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.