Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -19

A two-room, carbon-negative B&B-on-a-stick...



Tom

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TLASILA 2011 Hybrids #179

Excellencies,

Other, other, all felt useless. Felt nothing, nothing. (Consult perfect record.)

TS

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#179



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Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, on June 28, 2011.

01 179 (22:10)

Sleeve by Karl.

Vielen Dank!

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -20

Pedestrian crosswalk, ankle, cradle...



Tom

Monday, June 27, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -21

An excellent essay on cold fusion: Down to 38 MPH...



TS

Hollywood Squares' Peter Marshall to Host Daytime Emmys!

Good Morning,

Ray Brassier, the author of "Nihil Unbound" (among many other challenging, exhilarating works) just sent me his liner notes for TLASILA's The Cortège. As always, he seems to intuitively understand intent. They're outstanding.

A sample: "TLASILA have long set themselves a formidable challenge: to fuse high abstraction with low sensation, demolishing prefabricated form and scouring affective cliché while bestriding the cultural chasm that separates Pierre Boulez from John Holmes. Yet this is not some antic hybridization..."

(No mention of my three-way '79 tryst twixt Delia Derbyshire and Nina Hartley, but what can one do?)

Now to complete the artwork and send everything off to the label (Fan Death). Out on vinyl around August 1st (?) if their schedule holds firm...

Cheers,

TS

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -22

Toll road detour: rivers upon rivers, fragrant fields, fragrant falls...



TS

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -23

Police had right-wing news, right-wing with right-wing, quiet, stridently general...



TS

TLASILA 2011 Hybrids #176

Hi Again,

Life is aware of death - cool outsiders - unraveling human years...

TS

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#176



(Click for larger version.)

Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, on June 25, 2011.

01 176 (14:41)

Sleeve by Karl.

Vielen Dank!

New from Karl Schmidt Verlag (Pt. 1: 20110625)

KSV Droogs,

It's been three months since the last update was proposed, then postponed. Why? I wanted to give everyone an opportunity to listen to their box sets, wade through the early 2011 release morass, and conversely give myself a bit of time to prepare for the tour with KD. (It's a life diary, not Merge. You must surely know this by now.) Hope you haven't been sulking too much in the interim (we let Kangol slip out of the holding pen, mind), but even if you'v e been cursing us, we're utterly assured that in the fathomless murk of our desiccated husks, you're about to have your famished lil' minds blown the fuck open again...

KSV 139 Their Mothme - NSFP



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KSV 140 Memories of Underdevelopment - Stilted Airs Gave Way to Sterling Diction (Complete Live Performances 2000-2001)



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KSV 141 Child Abuse & Major Murks - Ethical Finale: Bettfedernfabrik 3 (10. Januar)



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KSV 142 NK: Restricted Access (Berlin, 16. Jan)*

(* The sound of an audience quietly freaking out to a Rudolf Eb.er "vomit action" video, interspersed with audio excerpts from the January 16th Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock performance at Berlin's NK compound.)



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KSV 144 Come into My Life, Radio Edit - ''... weder Labor noch Topf'' (Version)



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KSV 145 Tom Smith - The Protracted and Abstract 'Sex Mix' (Solo Vocal #2)*

(*Title chosen via random scan through Simon Reynolds' vile Rip It Up tome.)



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KSV 146 Sindre Bjerga & Nils Rostad - Solo Solo Trio

(The trio segment features yours truly on vocals...)



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KSV 147 Ex Nihilo - Loops 19841996



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KSV 148 To Live and Shave in L.A. - Amour Fou on the Edge of Misogyny (1998, expanded reissue)



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KSV 149 Sucking Coeds - Team HEAT (1996, expanded reissue)



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KSV 150 TLASILA - 2007 Hybrids Vol. 1 (EPs 001-007 +)



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KSV 151 Born in East L.A. / TLASILA 1975 (2001, 10th Anniversary TLASILA Clone Watch expanded editions)



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KSV 152 Morrall Discipline - Daungerous and Desperate in All Partes



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KSV 153 Liz Allbee - 26. März, Oberdeck*

(*Features an improvised duo segment with Three Resurrected Drunkards stalwart Pit Noack.)



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KSV 154 Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet - Shredded Waiters Made Waiters' Shredded Soles



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KSV 155 Sightings - Sturmglocke, 2. April

Strict edition of 15.



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KSV 156 Sightings Sightings Tom Smith - Sot Inspectors (2xCD)

Limited to 15. A document of the S/S/TS performance at April's Sonic Protest fest in Paris.



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KSV 157 Tom Smith - U2, with the Alpine Purity... (Solo Vocal #3)*

(*Title cribbed from a random passage within the aforementioned soporific. I'd best suffocate this predilection before a nasty habit forms.)



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KSV 158 William Tyler & Volker Zander - 13. April, Oberdeck



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KSV 159 Kevom Druth & Tin Smimm - Three Atrophies, One Plague-Bearer

The newest KD/TS album. As forewarned, we sold copies of it along the path of the recent tour. You're now invited to lick the shower stall for yourselves...

Kevin Drumm - electronics, computer, guitar, drum machines
Tom Smith - voice, edit, mix, production



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KSV 160 Rope Cosmetology - The Honey Fox in Hare's Longing

This band takes up where TLASILA left off, much as POI followed Boat Of, and To Live and Shave in L.A. took the reins from Peach of Immortality. Massive, massive sound...



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KSV 161 Tom Smith Sightings - Remediated Sepulchre

Another guaranteed DNA-rip, just fucking sick. Sightings and yours unruly in the studio, April 2011, remixed/reshuffled to the last decimal of the Système international d'unités' agreed-upon definition of the breaking point, if such a value were able to adequately describe (or contain) the uncertainties revealed herein.



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KSV 168 Meulenkrach - 43:34



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KSV 169 Justice Yeldham - Oberdeck (18. April)

Like, yeah.



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KSV 172 Heatsick - Befriending the Seagull



The great Steven Warwick, recorded live at Sturmglocke on April 2nd in support of Sightings. Oily pomegranates eaten from oily summer hats...

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OK, so that's this week's larder. We'll have more next Friday, and then we'll lay low for a while until we assemble the next death throe.

Everything is the same price (€8.49 Eurozone, €11 elsewhere, both postpaid), save for Sot Inspectors, which is a two-disc burn. (€11 Eurozone, €14 elsewhere, both postpaid.)

Via PayPal to: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sincerely,

TS

Friday, June 24, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -24

Transport to slaughter (trust the intuitions)...



Tom

KSV Release Catharses: Pt. 1 (Coming Saturday)...

Hello Again,

Delayed from March, postponed from April, pushed back in May, all for good reason (primarily to give everyone an opportunity to catch up), but on Saturday, reality itself will belch up 25 new KSV releases.

Here's what's new:

Their Mothme - NSFP (KSV 139); Memories of Underdevelopment - Stilted Airs Gave Way to Sterling Diction (Complete 2000-2001 Performances) (KSV 140); Child Abuse & Major Murks - Ethical Finale: Bettfedernfabrik 3 (KSV 141)...; Eb.er/Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock - NK: Restricted Access (Berlin, 16. Jan) (KSV 142); Come into My Life, Radio Edit - ''... weder Labor noch Topf'' (Version 02) (KSV 144); Tom Smith - The Protracted and Abstract 'Sex Mix' (Solo Vocal #2) (KSV 145); Sindre Bjerga & Nils Rostad - Solo Solo Trio (KSV 146); Ex-Nihilo - Loops 19841996 (KSV 147) (one-off 1984 stuporgroup with Jared Louche, Don Fleming, Malcolm Riveria, and yours truly, stripped off intent and sent whirling through hellish hoops); To Live and Shave in L.A. - Amour Fou on the Edge of Misogyny (KSV 148) (from 1998, remastered, the works); Sucking Coeds - Team H.E.A.T. (KSV 149) (mega-ultra 1996 supersession featuring a veritable WHO'S WHO of contemporary everything, remastered, etc.); TLASILA - 2007 Hybrids Vol. 1 (EPs 001-007) (KSV 150); TLASILA Clone Watch: TLASILA 1975 + Born in East L.A. (10th Anniversary Editions) (KSV 151); Morrall Discipline - Daungerous and Desperate in All Partes (KSV 152); Liz Allbee - 26. März, Oberdeck (KSV 153); Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet - Shredded Waiters Made Waiters' Shredded Soles (KSV 154); Sightings - Sturmglocke, 2. April (KSV 155) (limited!); Sightings Sightings Tom Smith - Sot Inspectors (KSV 156) (just as limited!); Tom Smith - U2 with the Alpine Purity (Solo Vocal #3) (KSV 157); William Tyler & Volker Zander - 13. April, Oberdeck (KSV 158); Kevom Druth & Tin Smimm - Three Atrophies, One Plague-Bearer (new Kevin Drumm & TS, if you couldn't tell) (KSV 159); Rope Cosmetology - The Honey Fox in Hare's Longing (KSV 160) (murderously great new Ropecosm!); Tom Smith Sightings - Remediated Sepulchre (KSV 161) (sick, sick greatness, and that's a fact); Meulenkrach - 43:34 (KSV 168); Justice Yeldham - Oberdeck (18. April) (KSV 169) (wow...), and Heatsick - Befriending the Seagull (Sturmglocke, 2. April) (KSV 172).

Not enough? MORE NEXT FRIDAY!


Love,

TS

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -25

Christian Laden, overwhelmingly 2002, games teenagers to reconstitute...



TS

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -27

She gave them the money. Some stood alone...


TS

Monday, June 20, 2011

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -28

Superfluids admitted themselves...



Tom

TLASILA 2011 Hybrids #171

Hi Everyone,

Blazing our violins' vaunting milk, seemed the eye saw passionate black shapes of sweetness...

TS

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#171



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Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, on June 20, 2011.

01 171 (16:05)

Sleeve by Karl.

Vielen Dank!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

TLASILA 2011 Hybrids #170

Young Loathers,

Might you resist the swarm? Brown-death buckets slime me...

TS

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#170



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Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, on June 19, 2011.

01 170 (19:20)

Sleeve by Karl.

Vielen Dank!

Working Backwards from Infinity: ∞ -29

The flow of water stood with hands folded...



Tom

Saturday, June 18, 2011

TLASILA 2011 Hybrids #169

Living Diction!

Years, great years, without poems. The work - dramatic, distinguished - resigned years, protest edits...

TS

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#169



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Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, on June 18, 2011.

01 169 (17:21)

Sleeve by Karl.

Vielen Dank!

Friday, June 17, 2011

TLASILA 2011 Hybrids #168

Hello Friends,

A message: "Pities smelling like moss ceilings."

Love,

TS

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#168



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Edited, mixed and produced by TS at KSV HQ, Hannover, on June 17, 2011.

01 168 (17:14)

Sleeve by Karl.

Vielen Dank!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hamburg: 10-13 June

Hello Again Droogs,

After the exhilarating rigors of the KDTS trek and the solo debut of "Poor Dears" in Moers, it was time last Friday for 96 hard-won hours of slothful indulgence in Hamburg...

Selected pix follow. Click for larger versions, etc.

Cheers,

TS

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