Blevin Blectum (2 Albums, 19 Tracks)
- Bevin Kelley
Blevin Blectum is an electronic musician. Recently relocated from the industrial armpit of Oakland, California, to the humid lovecraftian greenery of Providence, Rhode Island, Blevin released her fourth solo album, GULAR FLUTTER, on an unsuspecting public via the AAGOO label (New York) during the summer of 2008.
Blevin is one half of the recently reformed and reunited groundbreaking digital duo Blectum From Blechdom, recipients of the 2001 Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Digital Musics (for their album "The Messy Jesse Fiesta").
Blevin produces continued electronics "with a more oblique slant on the basic BFB sensation of things-not-quite-right-here, clanking, creaking grooves and anti-grooves as a coal-powered spacecraft from some steampunk parallel universe potentiality, puffing and straining as it struggles to reach escape velocity, chopped, noise-reduced and timed/stretched to the breaking/boiling point, generally fucked-with samples of everything from hand-slapped rain-drenched leaves in courtship gardens and antique broken Beatnik banks to ProTooledFree classic utterly danceable disembodied-blissful-transvestite-stand-up-comic vocals".
Blevin holds degrees in English and Violin from Oberlin College/Conservatory, and a masters in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College. She is a certified veterinary nurse. She has been a composer-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California, and at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska. She has toured extensively through the USA and Europe since 1998. In 1999 she was the winner of the 1999 New Langton Arts Music award for her first solo CD "Pirate Planets" on the Phthalo label out of Los Angeles. Her second and third albums, "Talon Slalom" (2004) on Deluxe Records, and "Magic Maple" (2006) on the Praemedia label, were greeted with much critical acclaim.
In May 2009 she toured Europe with Kevin Blechdom and Irene Moon's SLaughtering SLobbersville - a hyper-vaudevillian far-future carboard-costumed three-ring production - along with the likes of Ching Chong Song, Justice Yeldham, Ironing, Elisabeth King, Barnwave, and Christopher Fleeger.
(from Blevin's website 5/16/2009)
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