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Pop Up, Amsterdam

21 juin 2009

En guise d’apéritif de pré-tournée, un concert de Benjamin Franklin est prévu ce dimanche 21 juin au Pop-Up Café à Amsterdam (Postjesweg 2) en compagnie de Cian Nugent (IRL) et Ben Reynolds (SCO).

flyer by Fyoelk

flyer by Fyoelk

L’occasion de présenter le nouveau cdr « Live at OCCii » qui sort ce jour là sur Stenze Quo (voir post suivant).

La tournée d’été

21 juin 2009

Du 23 juin au 4 juillet, Buffle, Cotopaxi (Johann & Hannah from Hallo Gallo, Fyoelk, Moemlien, Stenze Quo) et City Hands (Manuel from Helbaard, Silver Ghosts) parcoureront ensemble l’Allemagne, l’Autriche, le Nord de l’Italie, la France et la Belgique. Voici les haltes de cette tournée d’été :

  • 23.6 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, Muelheim (D)
  • 24.6 as Smiley Caravan Band, Ffus, Stuttgart (D) – w/ R.O.T.
  • 25.6 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, Traunstein (D)
  • 26.6 Buffle, Karneval im Land der Cetacean, Graz (AT)
  • 27.6 Cotopaxi, Karneval im Land der Cetacean, Graz (AT)
  • 28.6 City Hands, Karneval im Land der Cetacean, Graz (AT)
  • 29.6 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, Gorizia (I)
  • 30.6 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, tba (I)
  • 1.7 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, Hundebiss Night, Milano (I)
  • 2.7 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, Grnd Zero, Lyon (F)
  • 3.7 Buffle/Cotopaxi/City Hands, Espace en cours, Paris (F) – w/ Flat Forme
  • 4.7 Buffle/Cotopaxi, Panorama festival, Charleroi (B) – w/ Orphan Fairytale, iCu, JoieJoieJoie, Silencio

flyers by Hundebiss (Milan), Kerozen (Paris) & Rafales (Charleroi)

These friends have been playing together since forever, lazily spreading their positive-vibed kraut pop jams on labels like Lal Lal Lal, Ultra Eczema, Bread and Animals, Breaking World Records or Relax Produzioni. Floating guitars, prehistoric mini rhythms and sunny keyboard tones are the keys of their universe. As Roope Eronen from Avarus wrote: « The wind plays the flute like Buffle their casios, percussions and guitars. So we hear a pure feast of love and joy. Flux of funny sounds meet clumsy and naive repetition in a way that would make Holger Czukay hot of jealousy in his pool ». Future releases on Young Tapes, Goaty Tapes, Future Sounds, Ikuisuus… Buffle also runs the Historiaens imprint.

COTOPAXI (de/nl)
Cotopaxi is the playful project of Johann (aka Fyoelk) and Hannah (aka Moemlien). These two in Amsterdam living Germans have been making the Amsterdam scene thrive again by organizing concerts, art-shows and making books, prints and releasing tapes and cdrs on the Stenze Quo label. Both schooled at a young age to be free with sound they manage to create interesting compositions almost out of thin air, with great sensitivity for dynamics and balance. Their approach is warm and positive resulting in a ‘good times’ feel that will leave a smile in the hearts of the listener, so in their own way they are making the world a better place.

Besides organizing shows in Den Haag under the Helbaard name and running the label Silver Ghosts, MP has been taking on the alter ego of Matt Hooper Whale Voodoo survivor. « Matt Hooper has been entering the ocean in shark proof cages for most of his professional career, trying to become one with creation by confronting the arch enemy of hope and life personified in the Great White Shark, who’s rows of teeth and age old brute force make every trip down a rebirth, this is the moment to find your voice and embrace the light, forget all there is and transcend… »

Roope Eronen, Historiaens

5 juin 2009

Revue de presse de l’édition pro-printed de Time of the dragon (and other early works) de Roope ERONEN. Oeuvre de la maison Historiaens Press, cette compilation rassemble les dessins et peintures de jeunesse de l’un des maîtres de Lal Lal Lal.

Roope Eronen

Roope Eronen

La première chronique, en espagnol, est intitulée « Cervantes, Roope Eronen y Finlandia » et conclut : « La “obra adolescente” de Roope Eronen es una de las pruebas más claras del éxito evidente del modelo de educación finlandés » (S. Garcia Bardon)

Kek aka Kidshirt rapporte ausi la sortie de ce livre sur son blog: « twisted portraituuure, monster pics and short fantasy-strips in pencil, pen, inks, paints and, well, you name it – some dating back to the mid-90s when the UK was still soaked in Lad.Rock Culture. It’s extremely lovely stuff »

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