Wednesday, December 15, 2010
French industrial music magazine, Obskure has written a review of 'Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD' (ALRN008). Below is an excerpt from the review. The full review will be published in the Feburary 2011 issue.
"Right after a rough introduction, including feedbacks, cracklings and a powerful and rounded bass line, the FluiD’s expansionist world takes off. 'The Duality of FluiD' is presented first with a superb artwork that portrays the African continent repainted with the U.S. flag (the work is done by Trey Crim of Digitally Ruined Graphics).
The project started in Chicago (Christophe G. is originally from Los Angeles) and the industrial aspect of his music takes then a social meaning you can’t deny. The boundaries are pushed track after track to produce an intelligent and unclassifiable music. On one hand, you have a Trip-Hop coupled with the dirtiest Dub. Of course, some of you could think of Scorn ('The Absent Present'), but the guitars (always played in slow motion) provide a Rock/Heavy touch ('Froz n II'), downright Cold-Wave ('Parallel States') or Noise ('Iron Communique'), that will appeal to many listeners..."
Note : 80%
Friday, December 10, 2010
1966 marked the first ever World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures held in Dakar, Senegal; this celebratory event brought together people of different nationalities and generations with a common goal: to shed light on the struggle and persistence of black people in the face of colonization. In 1977, the second festival was held in Nigeria. And now, on December 10th, 2010- three decades later- the third World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures returns to Dakar, and lets just say, it seems the third time's a charm.
This year's lineup includes concerts, dance performances, documentary and feature film screenings, theatre, lectures on various art forms (from architecture and design to reggae) to name a few, that will run through New Year's night, with free admission to it all. As we learned on the Black World Festival website, the event this year focuses on Africa in it's new context: Africa as free, proud, creative, and optimistic. Brazil will be the guest of honor, bringing along with it a slew of artists that are culturally diverse and emblematic of the dialogue between different people and cultures, created by this year's event. Check out our slide show of videos below for a look at our favorite artists featured at this year's event.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Two weeks ago, I performed at 'Night World 2010: Alive in the Afterlife'. Before departing for Kansas City and the Night World 2010 event, I put together a new mix called, 'La Frisson de la Basse'.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
'Placenta Family Tree - Disc 4', a new and free to download compilation released on Placenta Recordings.
Download link - http://www.archive.org/details/ThePlacentaFamilyTree-Disc4
1. Xrin Arms/William Sides Atari Party/Dental Work/Mochipet/TPR/Scissor Shock - Connection
2. Sliciing Grandpa - Impact Horror
3. DJ Urine - Seeghouls
4. Black Mayonnaise - Contemplations
5. Right-Eye Rita - Soyy
6. Nyarlathotep - Bloom
7. Rudolfo - Cheetahman Does Grind!!!
8. Sir.Vixx - Sir.Vixx Sux
9. Syphilis Sauna - Fifimatic
10. Intercamalemelont - L'ondon Bridge
11. Dem Tune - Fly
12. Dogwater - May 4th, 530
13. Mustafio - Mustafio's Models
14. Skarekrau Radio - KittieSwap Remixxx
15. Hostage Pageant - Clitoral Amputation Neuroma
16. Paregorik - In
17. Pendro - Phantom Zygote
18. Octavialsilver - Rage Yourself To Sleep (Anti-Dub Mix)
19. FluiD - Repressed
20. Speak Onion - Dust Combuster
21. Guards - Priest Mathis
22. Excruciating Macresco - Jolly Pirate
23. Corot Ghost - Lumineon
24. Power Pill Fist - Splicefree
25. Cock E.S.P. - 02a_PL603