Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bambule Delight

Vendredi 25 juin à l'Epicentre
(6 quai Lawton Collins-Cherbourg)

Soirée Dark Delights "très spéciale" avec la présence aux platines de Bambule (aka Cindytalk) + local dj's.
un mix from post-punk to electro-industrial & dubstep
21h à 1h
P.A.F. libre
Ouverture des portes (20h)

Friday, May 21, 2010

"How This Ends..."

Cinder has contributed electronic noises to good friend Chris Connelly's new album "How This Ends".

Release Date:13 July 2010
Label:Lens Records

How This Ends is the 12th solo album by Chris Connelly, and it is certainly the most extreme. Picking up from where 2008's Forgiveness & Exile tailed off. In some ways, this is an extension of that, where Chris uses an ensemble cast of musicians, orators and non-musicians to produce something that vacillates between an almost serenely melancholic paradise, and a terrifying hellish vortex of noise. There are no songs on How This Ends - rather one long poem that is both spoken and sung by Chris and his collaborators.

"I wanted to compose without any regard to the song-form. I enjoy writing songs, but I've done it, and I want to try and move forward. To me, my work now is all about the words, and coming up with the best sounds to augment these words. It doesn't have to be a musical instrument. I have in my mind a very clear image, almost like an impressionistic film of what it should be like. The hard part is making sure that nothing is wasted, that every word can carry it's own weight, and that the people I have asked to help are the right people".

And the subject matter is no less grave than Forgiveness & Exile. Forgiveness (sic) was about torture and people being displaced from their homes in trying to escape fascism. How This Ends is about death, genocide, homicide by corrupt powers upon innocents. It's about the people who didn't make it, the ones who either tried, or were taken by surprise.

The ensemble cast is perhaps the most diverse Chris has assembled:
Izi Coonagh (Sugar Bullet)
Tania Bowers (Via Tania)
James Marlon Magas (Magas, Lake of Dracula)
Gordon Sharp (Cindytalk)
Zak Boerger (These Wonderful Evils)
Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Ministry, Swans)
Brent Gutzeit (TV Pow)
Sanford Parker (Minsk, The High Confessions)
David Levine (Mucca Pazza)

The album features the following dedication:
"Dedicated to David Tibet & Gordon Sharp,
True Friends,True Inspiration".

Friday, May 07, 2010

Why elephants never forget

"May 7th 2010 and amidst an already deepening depression, today brings dark clouds from all directions.
The Labour vote increased in Scotland and the Conservative vote increased in England.Those of us that live on the margins will find our lives becoming much more difficult as those wolves in sheeps clothing begin to cut a swathe through much needed services, so that they can assist the already rich with tax cuts...
On this day in 2008 our friend and fellow musical traveller, Matt Kinnison died, I miss him immensely.
My life is such that I have few deep and resonant friendships, Matt was definately one and it hurts badly that not only was he robbed of further adventures but that I was robbed of sharing them with him.Matt asked me to donate all of his Cindytalk royalties to an elephant sanctuary and with help from his sister B we decided that the David Sheldrick trust was the best place to donate to.
It was my intention to set up a fund for Matt and Cindytalk so that we would have a place that all of us could contribute to if we were so able.
Today,my thoughts are with Matt and the elephants.... "

Matt Kinnison left us two years ago today.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Towards Europa ...

25 June 2010:
"Trinity mix at the Epicentre (Cherbourg) from post-punk to electro via industrial avec Cinder (Bambule/Cindytalk) aux platines + guests de Birthday Party à Somatic Responses une soirée pour briquer les tympans et faire trembler le corps."
12 Nov 2010:
Wroclaw Industrial Festival.