Friday, 28 August 2015

Duotang (Vava Vol and Xavier DeMusin (Bisson) Live at the Pyramid Club, NYC, 1983


These timeless live shots of Duotang were taken as we opened for the sultry chanteuse Yvel Champagn at the Pyramid Club in 1983.  Beautifully photographed by Jacques Perron, they evoke images of a minimalistic electronic underground show in a stark nightclub that could have taken place any time anywhere.

Thank you to Jacques Perron for capturing the moment, Erik Cimon for unearthing these gems and of course to my Duotang musical partner, Xavier DeMusin.

















 

If anyone has a professional video, photos or a live sound recording of this 1983  Duotang show, kindly contact me at vavaland@live.ca Thanks.

Photos copyright © Jacques Perron 1983.  All rights reserved.

MidnightRadio Compilation 47



Have a listen to MidnightRadio Compilation 47 out today!


 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

MidnightRadio Compilation 46



Here's another great summer release from the MidnightRadio folks.  Have a listen to MidnightRadio Compilation 46's exciting eclectic mix of musical genres and new artists. 


https://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-radio-compilation-46

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Esplendor Geométrico - 30 Years Plus



In the words of New York producer Adam X: “When I think of the word ‘industrial’… I think machines, gears, factories with tall smoke stacks, Esplendor Geometrico means exactly that to me. Hard minimal rhythmic machine music that grinds like a huge device, cutting metal girders for large buildings. Though most would quote bands like Throbbing Gristle, Einstürzende Neubauten, and Coil as being the truest form of industrial, the music of Esplendor by far best describes the word industrial when actually applied to music”. (Ref: The Legend of Esplendor Geometrico)


Esplendor Geométrico (Geometric Splendor) is a Spanish industrial outfit formed in the early eighties by Arturo Lanz,  Gabriel Riaza and Juan Carlos Sastre. Saverio Evangelista joined - the only remaining member Arturo Lanz – in 1990. (Ref: Discogs)
 
 
Esplendor Geométrico's NADOR was originally published only in CD by the label of Dirk Ivens (Daft Records 1995).  Nine tracks recorded between 1988-1989 now remastered (2014).  Fans of Esplendor Geométrico have been waiting eagerly for this reissue of NADOR, a collection of unreleased tracks and alternative takes recorded during one of the best creative moments of the duo: the years of Sheikh Aljama and Arispejal Astisaró albums, an especially interesting period where the unique and characteristic rhytmic-industrial EG style, developed along the eighties, turns more minimalistic, schematic, cold and rough, with sporadic influences of arabic musics and rhythms. The minimalist structure of the tracks offers a strikingly modern approach. (Ref: Bandcamp profile)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 




Other links:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/540243-Arturo-Lanz

http://secretthirteen.org/interview-with-esplendor-geometrico/

http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2011/10/the-legend-of-esplendor-geometrico


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