Heliodrome & Jayrope – Swearing at the Sun (Limited Cassette)

Autumn 2009, French Canadian experimental rap duo Heliodrome, concludes an european tour in Berlin. During this tour they offered three different sets of music, either improvised folk of electronic. Each concert was seen as a possibility to expand their vision of their own music.

In Berlin, they met labelmate Jayrope, who’s about the release on Endemik his collaboration with american rapper Bleubird called Prinzenallee. After assisting at an Heliodrome concert in Berlin, he promptly suggested that they record together, in the format of a small show for some friends in his appartement. This improvised concert led to this release.

A really intimate improv session between likeminded artsits that gave birth to “Swearing at the Sun”, a modern play of Schreber’s delirium, where rap and rhythm fades away giving place to instant improvisation. The result is unclassifiable, sitting somewhere between avant folk, noise and free improv.

Track List:
Side A :
1) Nerfs divins détachés de la masse
2) Flüchtig Hingemachte Manner «Top Quality»

Side B:
1) Ombres d’hommes bâclés à la six quatre-deux «Top Qualité»
2) Die Sonne Ist Eine Hure

Total time: 57 minutes
(download code included)

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Heliodrome, bleubird and Sibitt live

Last month bleubird came to Montreal to work on a record with me (Scott Da Ros) and our good friend from Japan, named Sibitt.

We put together a show with other label mates Heliodrome and another friend Seba.

Here is a clip of the improv/freestyle section at the end of the night.

Filkoe and the Galloping Halfwits Tour

Filkoe is set to hit the road on the “Galloping Halfwits Tour” with fellow Gallopers; Babel Fishh from Texas and James P Honey & James Reindeer from the UK.

Check the dates below:
April 17 2010 : The Ballard Mine : Seattle, WA, USA
April 18 2010 : Chop Suey : Seattle, WA, USA
April 21 2010 : The Crossroads : Fresno, CA, USA
April 23 2010 : Retox : San Francisco, CA, USA
April 24 2010 : House Show [215 Storey St] : Santa Cruz, CA, USA
April 25 2010 : Plea for Peace : Stockton, CA, USA
April 27 2010 : The Grandstar : Los Angeles, CA, USA
April 28 2010 : The Royal Dive : Oceanside, CA, USA
May 4 2010 : House Show : Olympia, WA, USA