Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Adieu Sunny...

Re 8 December: I came to Albert Ayler’s indefatigable, sob-soaked, funereal roar a bit late - 1974. I was swept away, and devoured everything I could find on the periphery of ancestral Shitville.

Ghosts. Music was dead and done.

The contrapuntal immensity and unholy restraint exhibited by Sunny Murray was a massive influence on my late teen thinking. Not on my rough and tattered tape edits, mind - I was too angry to concern myself with trivialities of technique. No, Murray was a fucking Oklahoman GIANT, and his was a blueprint for total refusal. That was immediately clear.

As this supergod takes a well-deserved bow, I offer thanks to James Marcellus Arthur Murray.

Well lived, sir.


Moth Putties...

(Amended from the same-day socmed alert.)

Humanoids,

The new Merkwürdig Riechnerv 10” lathe-cuts just arrived from Rat Bastard. The EP, Spit It Out Versions, will be on sale at our show at Sturmglocke (in Hannover) this Saturday, December 16th. It’s a limited edition of 15, so it’s probably best if interested parties don’t snooze on these yawlps of derangement. Digital doorstops will be available at KSV Bandcamp from Saturday!

Tom


To Live and Shave in L.A. 25th Anniversary Tour: Updated Poster

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