Side A: Black Meat
Side B: Looking for Dr.Benway
[audio:http://www.endemikmusic.com/songs/LookingForDrBenway.mp3|titles=Looking for Dr. Benway|artists=Heliodrome]
(taken from Luana’s Messed Up Records)
It’s not an easy job to describe the music of canadian multi-instrumentalists Khyro, y.p.l. and Eric. You would have to name experimental hiphop, electronics, folk, jazz and this or that in one sentence. Having recorded and released several abstract rap albums and EPs, they stick to instrumental insanity for their first vinyl release, after the ambient / noise cassette tape with Jayrope «Swearing at the Sun».
This 7″ is inspired by the work of William Burroughs, especially his book Naked Lunch. It’s also kind of a tribute to the Beat Poets that travelled to Tangier (like Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Byron Gysin, etc…). There are rather dark moments throughout the song «Black Meat», but never without at least a little sign of light and hope, while «Looking For Dr Benway» contains more confidence regarding what will happen anytime soon with an almost funky bass line. Downtempo storytelling without words.
You could say it’s a meeting of styles, two compositions you probably wouldn’t guess were done by the heads of Héliodrome, or «super limited 7inch of intense instrumental mindfuck. Welcome to the Interzone».
released 19 April 2011
Our good friend Jean-Michel Berthiaume teamed up with Scott Da Ros to develope a comic for Triune Gods. Jean-Michel Berthiaume is the writer all 7 stories that reflect each song from Triune God’s debut album Seven Days Six Nights
Issue #001 – Aurora Aura
Written by Jean-Michel Berthiaume
Illustrated by James Kirkpatrick
Good friend, INSTRUMENTS drummer and an inspirational artist, Recylcone has released a new EP called Demented Mutation.
It is amazing like all of his music. Check the audio below, spread the links and order it on bandcamp!
Oh yeah! He also released a collection of older non-released Recyclone songs called Precyclone – Listen here
From Jon Hutt about Demented Mutation:
“In my view, Demented Mutation is the proper follow up to Numbers. Within the nine years since Numbers was released I’ve made a few guest appearances and collaborations, and renewed my passion for playing live drums with the band INSTRUMENTS. There was always a plan for another proper Recyclone album, but the timing was never right. This album had many false starts and challenges along the way. Things fell into place when J. and I returned to the way of working together that created Numbers – recording and resampling most of the instrumentation ourselves. Scott Da Ros and Rob Shedden added their skills and enthusiasm along the way. When recording the album I soon realized that the songs shared a common structure. They all began with a verse and ended as instrumentals. I didn’t feel the need to fill the songs with lyrics from start to finish. I wanted the music to be strong enough to speak for itself.”
Back on stage after an absence of several months, the trio Héliodrome composed of Khyro, y.p.l. and Eric Gingras resume the service as part of the union of two festivals for a memorable evening. This year, Voice of America and Under the Snow present a series of shows at the Casa del Popolo to the legendary series of Night Shift. An evening where words and music will attempt to join the world of the Signifier, the symbolic and the real.
De retour sur scène après une absence de quelques mois, le trio Héliodrome, composé de Khyro, d’YPL et d’Éric Gingras reprendra du service dans le cadre de l’union de deux festivals pour une soirée mémorable. Cette année, Voix d’Amériques et Under the Snow présentent une série de spectacle à la Casa del Popolo pour la mythique série des Shifts de Nuit. Une soirée où les mots et la musique vont tenter de se rejoindre, dans l’univers du Signifiant, du Symbolique et du Réel.
bleubird came to Montreal last Summer on a surprise visit with his new beast, the FREEEBIRD RV (courtesy of the good people at Grimm Image Records). We set up a last minute show and interview with Heliodrome parked in the back streets of the beautiful Mile End neighborhood.
from bird’s site: “Khyro is one of my oldest friends In Montreal, forever involved in something interesting. So naturally I had “his” group Heliodrome play a show in the RV in a Mile End Backalley during my short visit that weekend. We didn’t attract too much attention, just a few friends, a dog, and two curios Hasidic gentlemen. Twas a great evening of music and conversation and we miraculously didn’t blow the circuit with all of their electronics.”
Our latest release is a co-production with INSTRUMENTS. Early last year we began to assemble some of our favorite producers and friends to remix earlier works of INSTRUMENTS. The result is a 12 track album released in the digital format! Big thanks to all involved and this what makes this album extra special to us is the RETURN of Stigg of the Dump!!!
enjoy and spread!
title: Assembly Room artist: INSTRUMENTS format: digital release date: february.15.2011
INSTRUMENTS: “Here we are in 2011 with 12 remixers representing 6 countries, all of whom took our tracks to places far beyond what we could have imagined. Many thanks go out to all the artists who contributed – there’s a lot of novel thought in the room…” more info here
listen – 2 audio clips:
[audio:http://www.endemikmusic.com/songs/EyesInPieces_Ango_Remix.mp3,http://www.endemikmusic.com/songs/DecentWorm_DeadlyStare_Remix.mp3|titles=Eyes In Pieces (Ango Remix),Decent Worm (Deadly Stare Remix)]
01. Data Processing
(Remixed by Graematter – Halifax, NS, Canada )
02. Eyes in Pieces
(Remixed by Ango – Montreal, QC, Canada)
03. Decent Worm
(Remixed by Deadly Stare – Montreal, QC, Canada)
04. National Laboratory
(Remixed by k-the-i??? – Los Angeles, CA, USA)
(Remixed by P-Love – New York, NY, USA)
06. Three Go Out
(Remixed by Mattr – Bern, Switzerland)
07. Elephant Tusk
(Remixed by Edison – San Francisco, CA, USA)
08. Eyes in Pieces
(Remixed by Masashi of 8th Wonder aka Nejel Mongrel – Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan)
09. Black Kite
(Remixed by Jayrope – Berlin, Germany)
10. National Laboratory
(Remixed by Speed Dial 7 – Kortrijk, Belgium)
11. Skull Decay
(Remixed by FRKSE – Jamaica Plain, MA, USA)
12. Decent Worm
(Remixed by Modulator aka Stigg of the Dump and CE Gabriel – Arisaig, NS, Canada)