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Tom Recchion 1980s solo material posted to WFMU blog

on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 20:57

Thanks to Rick Potts for alerting us, check out several rare Tom Recchion cassette tracks from the 80's that have been posted on Tony Coulter's WFMU blog


Ace in current Mojo; Old Dennis interview unearthed

on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 14:26
Ace Farren Ford in MOJO:
Check out the latest issue of MOJO with Nirvana on the cover and read the 10 page tribute to the passing of Captain Beefheart. A portion of the article features an interview with Ace Farren Ford, speaking about the time he spent with Don, alongside tributes by Mike Barnes, P.J. Harvey and Jack White.

Dennis Duck interview from Dream Syndicate-era unearthed after 24 years:

Check out this unpublished interview with Dennis Duck from 1987, interviewed by Pat Thomas, at What A Nice Way To Turn 17.


History in the making this Valentine's weekend... (updated 2/14/11)

on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 11:05

The Doo-Dooettes are recording, for the first time in 30 years, this weekend and it will be filmed in 3D!  No word yet on what Dennis, Fredrik, and Tom will be playing, but we know it will be special! We'll post more news here when we learn more about the session from the group.


Tom says "Dennis played iPhone and iPodTouch. Fredrik  played Kaossilator and acoustic guitar and vibrator and chair. I played Squeaky Chair, chicken wish bones, springboards, iPhone and mixed and recorded the proceedings. Here’s a pic of my set up."

Joe Potts, Doug Henry, Greg Lenczycki live this weekend 1/29/11

on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:05
Please come out for this special performance: on Saturday January 29th, Universe City, a group show of international 40 artists, opens at Cal State Los Angeles and it will feature the collaboration between Greg Lenczycki, Doug Henry and Joe Potts entitled "Snow and Ash" in miraculous 3D. The opening is Saturday, January 29th from 6-9 pm at CSULA, Fine Arts Bldg., 5151 State University Drive, LA 90032.

2D Preview of Snow and Ash:

Huge article in Japanese in new G-Modern magazine, Vol. 29 2010

on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 18:36

According to the author, LAFMS expert Takuya Sakaguchi, here are the contents of his article in G-Modern Vol.29 (2010) pp36-47.

In his words:

"Here are LAFMS-relating subjects in this article. I added short information of “The LAFMS in London – The Lowest Form of Music” festival at the tail of the article."

A. Benefit Concert for Supporting People Suffered from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995

I hold this concert over one decade since the late 1990s but paused for two years due to my personal circumstances. This concert has been supported by various people: Masaharu Yamamura who is my brother-in-law and the owner of Yamamura Salon as the place for concert; Aube, Nagisa Ni Te, Naoki Zushi, Kenichi Takayama, Katsumi Koike, Kazuya Ishigami, Toshiji Mikawa and Tabito Kobayashi who have kindly performed for the fund raising; Rick Potts as the provider of artworks for flyers of the concerts; Jackie and Rick Stewart (Smema, The Tenses) who have kindly provided their rare records for the fund rising; the great audiences. I announced that the concert is paused in 2009 and 2010 but re-started in 2011. Kazuya Ishigami and Harika Sumikama will perform with other musiscians on April 29th 2011 at Yamamura Salon.

B. Pre-LAFMS exhibition Slow-life Avant-Garde

I have organized series of video exhibition named “Pre-LAFMS Exhibition” on November 2007, February 2008, August 2008 (three times) and December 2008. It has been renamed as “Slow-life Avant-garde” at the last occasion. These series were presented at Fukugan Gallery (Osaka, Japan) and featured Extended Organ, Smegma, Solid Eye, Tom Recchion, Jonathon Rosen, David Toop, John Duncan, Dinosaurs With Horns, Joseph Hammer, Rick Potts, Kristine Kryttle, Johnna Went. Tarantism and Loachfillet were featured from younger generation of artists in the west coast. Fukugan Gallery is interested in holding LAFMS Exhibition in future and these exhibitions were at the previous stage. I will restart this exhibition series this year.


Relationship between LAFMS and SASSAS was discussed.

D. Poo-Bah Records

Relationship between LAFMS and Poo-Bah Records was discussed.

E. K-RAA-K Festival

I mentioned relationship between LAFMS and the Belgium K-RAA-K festival. Participation of Dinosaurs With Horns (2007) and LAFMS film festival (2008) were featured.

F. Rick Potts

Rick Potts performance at LAMPO (Chicago) in 2009 was described.

G. Tom Recchion

Tom Recchion performance at Red Cat (LA) in 2009 was described.

H. Telethon Revisited

“Telethon Revisited” (2009) was described.

I. Airway

Airway “Live at LACE” reissue was described. Full notes including the idea of Victor C. Forkiss were translated to Japanese.

J. Color Out Of Space Festival

Participation of Ju Suk Reet Meate/Oblivia duo and Joseph Hammer to the Color Out Of Space Festival (England) was described. Past participation of Smegma to this festival was mentioned also.

K. A Fantastic world Superimposed on Reality: a Secret History of Experimental Music

Participation of Airway and Extended Organ to “A Fantastic world Superimposed on Reality: a Secret History of Experimental Music” was described. Studio live of Airway at WFMU was mentioned also. It is great that Airway performed three times in one year!

And I reviewed followings in this article.

Incapacitants “Tight” LP – I wrote notes for this album in bilingual manner.

Hovlakin “Shinjuku Loft Live 1981” DVD – They are so unique and were active in the early 1980 Japanese underground scene.

The Fifth Colum – They are Japanese underground organization comparable to LAFMS. Their gigantic archive is on the web at present.

NERAE “Atomon” CD-R – They are new Japanese group playing music comparable to that by Mirror and Andrew Chalk.

Robert Haigh “Notes and Crossings” CD – It is so beautiful album from Robert Haigh.

Andrew Chlak and Daisuke Suzuki “Shadows Go To Their Own Way” CD – Their music is calm but so impressive.

Andrew Chlak and Daisuke Suzuki “In Faxfleet Clouds Uplifted Autumn Gave Passage To Kind Nature” EP – The duo presents amazing and internal landscape for seasonal transition.

Andrew Chlak “Cable House” LP – His music is simple but rich so much.

Tom Recchion designs the latest CD for UK’s Another Timbre label

on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 13:00
This year Tom was commissioned by David Toop to design his latest CD called Wunderkammern, a group with Toop, Rhodri Davies and Lee Patterson. The package features several of Tom’s Black Drawings and typography and is available on the Another Timbre label in the UK. Another Timbre releases some of the best of Britain’s current experimental musicians.


on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 12:20

"I Love My Organ", Tom Recchion's 2004 album, is featured in a BBC Radio 3 program put together by Anne Hilde Neset, Deputy Editor of The Wire. The CD is available in the store.

Japanese review of The Lowest Form of Music by

on Fri, 11/26/2010 - 14:18

Takuya Sakaguchi, noted LAFMS expert, has provided this review of The Lowest Form of Music, for our Japanese-language readers:

Thank you Tak!

Review of recent Smegma LP on Foxy Digitalis

on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 17:57

Read about it here!

Smegma live on the radio Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 17:35

Sunday, Nov. 21, sometime after 1 PM PST, Smegma will perform live for dublab's 24 hour “No Sleep Session” Proton Drive finale... tune into dublab to see and hear Smegma and other artists perform to help raise funds that amount to 40% of dublab's annual operating budget. dublab is a non-profit web radio station and creative collective celebrating 11 years of bright vibrations. They rely upon bi-annual Proton Drives fundraisers to keep going. Help them send positive waves around the universe by giving a generous Proton Grant now!