Penus Rectus

This is the title of three 90 minute cassette release from the 90s put out by my old friend Peter Zincken. Kapotte Muziek has a track on there. Its now re-released, partly on CD and 7″. Oddly enough the 7″ has a tracklist, but not the CD. Kapotte Muziek is track 8. I asked for tracklist from the label but no reply. Odd. If you like harsh noise, this the place. I have some for sale.

5 Films

We had a great time in Heerlen last friday and a great Kapotte Muziek recording, which we may release as a CDR somewhere. Our host Mike uploaded some films for this event, 2 by Kapotte Muziek and 3 by Zebra…


Zèbra


So It Goes – 2010

Geeh, the older I get the sooner years are over. It seemed like yesterday that I wrote something about last year and now I have the task for this year. The collaboration with Wouter Jaspers took off, having so far played 6 concerts as Ezdanitoff and two nice small releases. One to be expanded in a bigger album of ‘love songs’ – We bring light! More concerts with him next year. Two things mentioned in last year’s report are not yet released: The Tobacconists LP, but that should show up on Hanson Records/Swill Radio in 2011, and the expanded ‘Ocean Drama’ as a CDR on Songs From Under The Floorboards (Howard Stelzer’s CDR label). The ‘Dialogues’ CD on Entr’acte also in 2011? I hope so. The Beequeen CD is now really (almost) done and I think its my favourite so far. Great songs and moods – quite balanced. Ini.itu should release my LP as Freiband doing gamelan music also in 2011. I hope for some concerts in Indonesia to promote this.

Some great releases, five cassettes no less, which I think is great. Everything should sell more! For next year, I definetely plan these new releases:
Illusion Of Safety – Fin de Siecle (CD)
Cortex (CD)
Andre de Saint-Obin (CD)
Al Margolis/Adam Bohman – Brombron CD
Heidi Mortensen/Hannah Peel – Brombron CD (?, maybe a different)
Olivia Block/Thomas Lehn – Brombron CD
Lionel Marchetti/Aki Onda – Brombron CD
Wouter Jaspers/Audrey Chen – Brombron CD (which will be recorded late January)

Gig wise it was a great year. Lots of concerts at the end of the year, including that fucking crazy concert as The Whi and the likewise great guest gig with Titmachine. Of course that long exhausting weekend with 25 years of Kapotte Muziek – Get the CD, dudes! Four Zebra gigs also, same as in 2006, that’s great too.

Downsides then? The rejection of Zebra’s Black & White Album is surely the blackest thing that happened this year. Shambolic interaction. Concert organisers paying very late is something I also don’t seem to like. CD sales are slow.

If you haven’t seen the documentary on me from local TV then I recommend doing so. http://vimeo.com/14711011

In 2011 I should be heading out for a solo tour in the UK (in february), with Ezdanitoff and Vectral (early March, Denmark and maybe Sweden/Norway) and later on Argentina with Ezdanitoff.

I don’t do top 10 lists, but I was so happy to see re-issues of Mekanik Kommando, Bazooka and Pseudo Code. My wish list for re-issues is nearly complete. Lost Jockey: where are you?

Oh and I never ever send out cards etc, but consider this too: a happy new ear to everybody.

New Releases & Concerts

Right now I’m preparing to leave for tomorrow’s flight to Slovenia to play at the Shina festival with Roel. We will play our Martin Hannett thingy and add a little surprise – we hope – for the organiser, being Mat. He used to live in Venlo, just as Roel did in the same time, and he was running the excellent Limbabwe label. So you can figure out what the surprise will be.
Right after I get back – no rest for the slaves – I will be going to Duisburg on Sunday to play a small concert as part of the Brachen Siedlung – an exchange between Arnhem, Nijmegen, Essen & Duisburg. Things will start at 14:00 – my cue point. It will be short. I’ll be taking my latest purchase:
Also two new CDs have been released on Korm Plastics, Flim’s brilliant ‘Orange’ CDEP and ’25 Years Of Kapotte Muziek’, a compilation from the small festival earlier this year. Order both and get a small discount.

A Fine Day

Today the weather  is really lovely – really my kind of weather. About twenty degrees, very sunny, some clouds, hardly any wind, so I went out on my battered old bike, going outside into the woods around Nijmegen and did a long ride. A lovely ride indeed. I left the house uploading the video from yesterday and now’s it ready. So anyone who missed that can watch it now on Vimeo. Not the greatest quality, but there you go. And no there is no translation or subtitles available:

Stream

follow this link and until tonight you can watch the show, albeit the whole hour thing. the interview with starts around minute 27 and lasts 26 minutes. when its proper online I’ll post another link

new releases soon

Today I am sending two new productions to the pressing plant. The first is a compilation CD to celebrate 25 years of Kapotte Muziek and it contains various recordings from the long weekend in february with pieces by Radboud Mens, DMDN, Asmus Tietchens, Asra, Jos Smolders, Howard Stelzer and Kapotte Muziek. The other new release is by Flim, his first release in some years and the third on Plinkity Plonk. Quite modern classical stuff there. More on these when they are out, hopefully this month