Review of J. Surak’s If You Smell Gas on the netlabel Museum of Microcassette Art.
When I finally got around to recording my contribution to Hal’s micro cassette series, I thought I just improvise two sides using different approaches. Since my Radio Shack Optimus has one of those ultra small mic inputs, I couldn’t record using the line in. So its an open air recording using the built in mic. Side one is electronics pumping out through a mini marshall. Side two is prepared acoustic autoharp using various objects. Tip of the hat to Acts of Silence for the plug.
Textured exploratory electronic noise drone recorded in rehearsal and performance from May 2011 to November 2012 in and near D(eathstar) C(entral), USA. When cockroaches and machines have inherited the Earth, TL0741 will be their ecstatic leisure-time, birthing chamber and nursery music of choice. Fourth dispatch from TL0741 and the first delivered online.
Live performance at Pyramid Atlantic on 1/26/2013. Snare drum and analog synthesizer.
Listen to our adventures every monday on radio23.org from 7 - 9 pm ((CEsT / GMT+1)).
A special guest per session/interviews in the wild Berlin landscape// terrible and delicious music and sounds////live sessions, and juicy turntable tunes.
Live set by J. Surak and long discussion recorded January 7, 2013
Dictators of Lofi by J. Surak & Hal McGee. 62 minute microcassette of turntablist, electroacoustic sounds, shortwave radio and circuit bent electronics.
Salon Bruit and LaborBerlin present an evening of expanded cinema and live soundtracks. Featuring a spectrum of styles and formats, with musicians improvising to films, films driven by sound, and sound transforming images.
Chloe Griffin, Michael Busch
Guillaume Cailleau + Jan Slak
Christopher Becks + Axel Dörner
Doireann O’Malley + Okkyung Lee
Sylvia Schedelbauer + Jeff Surak
Paul Clipson + Aidan Baker
Friday Jan 4th 2013 Doors 22:00 Performances 22:30
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln