Stuff from Quebec City, Canada

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cheshire Moon

Tonight the moon is like the Cheschire Cat's grin...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Soundry Courter Project



The Soundry Courter Project is the brainchild of Jason Cox, a bored U.S. California state worker (still employed ?). He uses the Windows Sound Recorder to make cut and paste collages of samples. His techno/dance/disco music has elements of noise, grindcore, ambient, trip-hop and countless other styles. While working at his day job, he recorded over 521 songs so far.

You can find his Best of Volume 1 available for steaming or to buy on Insides Music (CD-R netlabel).

Friday, February 16, 2007

XOC - Super Mario World Cover



For the nostalgics, the best (the only ?) cover album of Super Mario World's soundtrack by XOC. Available for download on Archive.org here. A tribute to the great Koji Kondo.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Fimav 2007 passport on sale



The passport (all-access pass) for the 2007 edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) is on sale. Buy it before March 5th and you will save 65 can$ (275 can$ instead of 340 can$). The website for the 2007 edition will be live on February 12th.


Here's the line-up:

-ANTHONY BRAXTON 12(+1) TET
-JOHN ZORN SOLO
-ACID MOTHERS GONG
-MARILYN CRISPELL / LOTTE ANKER / ANDREW CYRILLE / MARK HELIAS
-CORKESTRA
-JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPORTE "WAVES"
-MICHAEL SNOW / ALAN LICHT / AKI ONDA
-THERESA TRANSISTOR
-THE MELVINS
-KOENJI HYAKKEI
-JASON KHAN / TOMAS KORBER / NORBERT MÖSLANG / GUNTER MÜLLER / CHRISTIAN WEBER "SIGNAL QUINTET"
-VICTORIAVILLE MATIÈRE SONORE
-LARRY PEACOCK
-CARLA BOZULICH "EVANGELISTA"
-MAGIK MARKERS
-QUASAR / ALEXANDRE BURTON / JULIEN ROY
-ANTHONY BRAXTON CURTON WALL TRIO
-FINE KWIATKOWSKI / HANS TAMMEN
-JOHN TILBURY / STEVIE WISHART / CHRISTOF KURZMANN / WERNER DAFELDECKER
-FOND OF TIGERS
-JOANE HÉTU "FILATURE"
-KEVIN BLECHDOM / EUGENE CHADBOURNE
-DANIEL MENCHE
-KEIJI HAINO / MERZBOW "KIKURI"

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Troy Hurtubise's Trojan fully-armored exoskeleton

Will someone please help this poor man :-)



Found on Engadget.com, read the article here.

http://www.projectgrizzly.net/

Monday, February 05, 2007

Vieux Farka Touré @ Joe's Pub



Before releasing his new album on February 13th, Vieux Farka Touré will be playing at Joe's Pub in New-York City, February 8th.

The tickets (15 us$) can be bought at www.joespub.com.

You can have all the details here.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

1bit Wonder


Photo: Steffen Bennemann

1bit Wonder is a great netlabel specialized in minimal electronic music (but not limited to it). They distribute their music freely under a creative common license.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pride Tiger + Lesbo Vrouven + Les Georges Leningrad

At first, I was surprised to learn that the show would be presented at the Dagobert, I was kind of expecting to see it at Rouje... The sound and light kit of the Dag is amazing, so no complaints here.

Like true groupies, we arrived way too early, the ticket was stating 9 pm (yeah, right). I did'nt knew Pride Tiger and I was pleasantly surprised. It reminded me of some kind of cock rock with a touch of Iron Maiden. The singer/drummer was a pure concentrate of energy (borderline puppy joy).

I'm glad I finally got to see the Lesbo Vrouven, I missed their previous shows. They offered a kick-ass performance. I particularly liked the bass, it had a NoMeansNo feel to it. The singer/guitarist is a show beast, very entertaining. While buying their album, I learned from the singer that they have something coming up in the future with Les Goules...

Les Georges Leningrad where plenty decadent as always. I would love to see them play in front of a Christian convention. The marvelous plywood bat was there at the back, the sexy echo queen singer was on fire. The ninja/burglar costume of the keyboardist was too good, all I could see was his eyes from where I was sitting. If you never saw those guys in concert, you are really missing something.

Barely 4 hours of sleep is definitely not enough for my poor brain...