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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PEVERELIST & HYETAL: "rrr" / "THE HUM"

"The Hum" starts off sounding like a cloud of metal smoke drunkenly swirling over a mosaic of tiny broken glass fragments. Everything's tinkly, shiney, forever shifting. Trapped in a snow-globe with nano-machines.

Around a minute in, there's a modwheel-warp'd Casio fanfare and it's all change: all aboard the bus to Sayasuwedo! I just made that name up: the percussion-rhythm has a loping bounce of uncertain provenence, an imaginary ethnicity that might be Latin, might be African, might be Bristol on a stoned tuesday night - a 7-wheeled kartoon taxi axle-clacking its way dn Park Street. Bongos ahoy!

More Casio-ish interjectns; more tinkling-glass loops; flangey-sounding flute preset type sound darting around like a stoned dragonfly. Sounds fall out their own pockets - trickle, drip and slide - the track leaving a musical spoor-trail behind itself, a trail of glassy sand fragments.

It's like visiting a country that you'll never visit. A street-scene that doesn't exist.



"rrr": Oooooh, I really like this. Pitch-shifted kazoo, ethno-reed-instrument or a grizzling insect-baby? Don't know, don't care. A string-pad wobbles slowly, chasing its own shadow into the bottom of the mix. Ghostly / ghastly fanfare. Ratatatattting pecussion. Clunks / clicks.

Oh, yes. Where's this going now: shimmering echo-perc, a snapshot cross-section through a Latin drum kit. Ghost horns going upstairs, one step at a time, up to a landing. A gallery. The mosquito baby returns. A cascading motif of tinny-sounding Casio squarewave synths.

And just when you think it can't sound any better / cooler / more interesting, the track seems to find another layer, some other little alleyway to explore.

Immaculate programming / labyrinthine arrangement.

Cor: Result!

Man Like Me am v. happy.

Out in Mid=Oct. Buy it, pogo-people! Progressive ol' Punch Drunk, innit.

BENEFIT FOR IRA COHEN

A BENEFIT FOR IRA COHEN - Poet, Publisher, Photographer, Filmmaker, Media Shaman.

September 8, 2010 7-10pm

Yes, it is the first night of Rosh Hashana!


Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery New York, NY 10012
(212) 614-0505



The evenings suggested donation is $20.... or more if feeling compassionate and generous.

We will do a draw among the donating guests for one of his signed prints.

Ira Cohen himself may appear in the beginning of the evening and there will be a 9:30 showing of Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagaoda.

Readings by poets and music of magicians, friends and peers of Ira.

performing:

IRA COHEN
ALLAN GRAUBARD
CANNON HERSEY
DEER FRANCE & Friends
JIM FEAST
JORDAN ZINOVICH
COSMIC LEGENDS : SYLVIE DEGIEZ, WAYNE LOPES, PERRY ROBINSON
MARIANNE VITALE
PETE DRUNGLE
ROBERT GALINSKY
STEVE BEN ISRAEL
STEVE DALACHINSKY
SHIV MIRABITO
VALERY OISTEANU
& others


We'll be selling special CD's of Ira's past readings ($10) and signed photo giclees of a few images from his mylar series of the 60's.

The giclees start at $250 each for 8x10's, $600 for 11X14: Hendrix or William S. Burroughs with cobra).

(I will take pre-oreders on these and you can pay now with pay pal by contacting me: omfineart AT gmail DOOT com )

We need to raise money for Ira Cohen and his archives that have been displaced by the effects of the bedbug condition of his building. It has been an expensive and torrential experience.

Though Ira is for now staying peacefully at the Chelsea Hotel until he can return home.

This night is dedicated to Him. Be inspired by his work. Come and support this Benefit.