The Durian Brothers.

The Durian Brothers.

the durian brothers are a three piece band (sequencer, 2×2 prepared turntables). their music is a vision of a new and radical club music (strictly 90 bpm). A bassdrum is the boss of the rhythm but multiple dense, rhythmic structures generated from turntables played with rubberbands and found objects; muted guitar sequences lead through a jungle of sounds.

The music of the Durian Brothers burns with the crackle humm of an ancient woven sonic fabric, and transcends the familiar and often rigid confines of loop based / sequencer music. Drawing from a pallete of heavy and textural percussive and melodic tones,  and masterfully combing sequenced and non-sequenced sources. The music created feels very in the moment, a sonic-rhythmic architecture come to life in full 3D.

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T’z Picks

PDX radman Travis McAlister, Tuba player for Kesbic Orkestar, and overall global riddem hunter just sent me over a batch of links to some of his current sources of sonic inspiration..

Take it away Travis!…

Something I’ve been banging a lot this week-

dEbruit – Lets Post Funk

débruit – ?i? sürpriz ep (PREVIEW) (CIV020) out april 2011 by dEbruit

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Ethiopian Ortohdox Tewahedo music (I love this stuff) -

Palm leaf instruments from Roti, Indonesea (file under “realness”)-

Hashed-out Egyptian harpists!

Speaking of Egypt… everybody should know of Umm Kulthum..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPGHpBOt5sE


Visions of fields: rhythmist

“trees against the sky, fields of plenty, rivers to the sea: this, and more spreads before me” - Moondog

One of the finest American Composers.

Visionary poly-rhythmist. Outsider, heatbringer.

A huge influence over the BOOMARM vision, and commitment to realness from all corners of Musical thought.

Louis Thomas Hardin aka MOONDOG.

Here’s a vinylrip of side B from the Honest Jon’s re-issue of the Snaketime Series LP.

ENJOY!

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TRACKLIST:

  • 1-Surf Session part1 (quartet featuring the Weiner-Sabinsky Duo) 2/4 time
  • 2-Surf Session part2 (second movement) 2/2 time
  • 3-Surf Session part 3 (third movement) 2/8 time
  • 4-”Trees against the sky, fields of plenty, rivers to the sea: this, and more spreads before me” 5/4 time
  • 5-Tap Dance (Ray Malone ad libs to Moondog’s drumming) 5/4 time
  • 6-Oo Debut (Solo) 7/4 time
  • 7-Drum Suite
  • 8-Street Scene (Drum solos and dialogues, against the sound of Manhattan traffic) 5/4 time

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SUSTENTACULA!

SUSTENTACULA – “SALEM CITY OF PEACE”

Warble Records – 2010

SUSTENTACULA just released an amazing new record “SALEM CITY OF PEACE”, via there own Warble Records.

An amazing collection of epic percussive productions, and soulful prophetic vocals.

This is some end times/ astral transition shit right here. Plug into the now time future vibe transmissions.

Planetary Boombox!

On the nerd tip:  Visionary production and arrangement of acoustic vs. sequenced sources. Power house dudes at work.

Hit them up, as they are so generously offering the whole record as a “pay as you want” high quality download

SUSTENTACULA is David Rafn and Ryan Stuewe, two of PDX’s finest crunk/experimentalists.

JAMmm it.


“The Fur Will Shed” – Sustentacula

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“Assume Formlessness” – Sustentacula

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AUDIOCRIP!

AUDIOCRIP – “Blue Yo SPEAKERS”

Some NEW West Coast Glitch fire power from Portland’s AUDIOCRIP.

Cracklin bursts of warm MPC glitch,

crunchy spoonfuls of analog drips and drops,

and a healthy dose of  laid back,

left-coast Cadillac beat swagger.

This record hits the beat heads and the experimental cats.

If you’ve been lucky enough to see AUDIOCRIP live,

well then u know what im sayin.

Cop the record before its gone, its a rare dose of PDX realness served up hot.

Available as a limited (300) BLUE 12″ Vinyl

Released by SONIC LOZENGE DEC 10. 2010

Gulls in THE WIRE

The November issue of The Wire features a solid review of the new Gulls 12″ in the Critical Beats column!

Courtesy of Philip Sherburne. Peep it.

“Portland, Oregon is a long way from any significant electronic-music hubs, and as for Jamaican influences—well, besides an out-of-the-way jerk chicken establishment or two, there isn’t much. But that isolation also entails the freedom to experiment, a quality amply evident in the first release from Portland’s Boomarm Nation, a label dedicated to “avant soundsystem musics” and inaugurated with an EP from the label founder’s solo project, Gulls. “Mean Sound” is a strange beast, with a syncopated rhythmic base that’s similar to dubstep and a 115-BPM tempo that couldn’t be more unusual for the form. A brawny synthesizer bass muscles the tune forward, leaving a trail of incidental sounds and stray percussion in its wake. The sounds seem to come from the cheaper end of the vintage-synth spectrum, but they lend their own character to the production. “Vetted” is a mid-tempo dub-Techno jam fashioned from spindly synthesizers and oodles of delay, and from all the manic action in the background, you can tell that these are real knobs being tweaked in real time. Strategy (Paul Dickow) rounds out the release with a “Mean Sound” remix that adds triple-time drum fills and spring reverb around the main synth riff, sounding like some undiscovered electro-dub relic from the late ’80s.”

Cellular International. inna Emsikta style

DJ/Rupture just blogged & broadcast this edit that GULLS did of the Nigeria based group from Niger, Emsikta.

And now we share it on the homefront! Feel this.

The original of this tune was taken from the sahelsounds.com mixtape “Music From Saharan Cell Phones” (posted a few weeks back!).

In ‘Music From Saharan Cellphones’ the original tune is labeled ‘Niger – Autotune’. Chris from Sahelsounds has found out a bit more: the band is called Emsikta. They are indeed from Niger but live in Nigeria.

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“Autotune” (Gulls edit w/hype) – Emsikta

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You may remember this EDIT from the “now legendary” RADIO BOOMARM :)

ENJOY!

RADIO BOOMARM

Radio Boomarm – Label Feature by Futuresequence on Mixcloud

A MIXX we made for the UK based website FUTURE SEQUENCE.

This mix is made up of 100% exclusive material by the artists. Un-released, soon to be released, newly released remixes, rough drafts, and spontaneous shout out creations.

PORTLAND MUSIC!

**Special Guest MC’s – Papi Chulo AKA Paper/Upper/Cuts, Thrifty AKA The Thriftshop Sampler, Scooch the sconce layer AKA RBLU.

Tracklist:

Mean Sound – Gulls
Big Slapp (edit) – Gulls
Beach Pulls – Gulls
The Portland Beat (blown to bits) – Studio Geordie
Franco Boba (rough) – Gulls
Thumb Block – Paper/Upper/Cuts
Cut To The Chase (Gulls remix) – The Thriftshop Sampler
Sahara Autotune (Gulls Remix/Edit) – Unknown Artist from Niger – via sahelsounds.com
Ice Palace – ONUINU
These Are My People (Gulls Remix) – Blue Cranes
Eww Yeah – AUDIOCRIP
Slowercase Letters – Paper/Upper/Cuts
Cherish The Boy (rough) – Gulls
VidM – Strategy
400_ctdn.wav – RBLU
Vetted – Gulls
Glow Dub – Gulls
Shting Shtank – Michael Bruce
VHS Joes – DIEBOMBSHELTERS
A Revolution (feat. Patch McMurphy, The Thriftshop Sampler) – Gulls
Untitled #1 – Natural Magic

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