Thursday, December 20, 2007

x-mess almost here

Almost 3 years ago, Roel Meelkop, Giuseppe Ielasi, Howard Stelzer and me came together on a cold January sunday morning in my studio at Extrapool. The day afters Giuseppe and Howard did their Brombron presentation. We set up our gear and did a spontanous recording, right there. Roel played his roland sh 101, Giuseppe guitar and electronics, Howie played cassettes and me the Korg MS20. Everything was recorded on a multitrack and in the months after that I spend mixing the whole thing, which sounds quite far away from the original session. It's now released as 'Zondag' by Japanese Port label on a compact disc, and it looks and sounds great. It's perhaps the first time I mixed such a thing that had a minor involvement for me, and something will be released soon. The start of a promising producer career. Hohum. Get a copy today without delay. From me, or from Port
Christmas is there and I can lock myself away with the 500+ book on Dick Raaymakers, which I received yesterday. Without reading muchI already spent a whole day looking a pictures, diagrams and such like. Nice book so far.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

pic of the day

Today we did the Beequeen concert at the Radboud hospital. Frank read a nice story by Burroughs about a junkie and christmas, while we provide a musical environment and sang a few songs. No mp3 yet online since Frank made a mistake and perhaps we'll do a studio version anyway. But Miranda took some pictures of which this is nicest one.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Freiband release, beequeen concert

Today Freek and me rehearsed for our concert next week, and he asked me wether I was posting anything to my blog. Well, not really, I guess. Perhaps silence before the storm. But I got home and thought there are two goo reasons to post something. First of all there is a new Freiband CDR on Tosom. It's called '298', it has three pieces, which are dedicated to Phill Niblock. It has a great package too. It's a limited edition of 150 copies.
Then, next tuesday, at 12:30 in the afternoon, Beequeen will play at the local hospital, together with Frank Anthonie, who will read a story. Freek and I will provide the background music and do a couple of songs of our own. It's free. It's at 'Poliplein in gebouw Vrouw & Kind (richting Route 790)' - if you don't read dutch never mind. It means you won't make it anyway...