undRess_Beton on 05/31/2015 at 11:56AM
Classwar Karaoke is an online label primarily based around an ongoing series of quarterly surveys - in effect, largescale compilations - published online mainly through the Free Music Archive, on each of the last days of February, May, August and November. It hosts material culled from the experimental scene, including electro-acoustic, improv, free jazz, acusmatic, soundart, field recordings, cut-up, avant-rock, noise, ambient and sound poetry.
Classwar Karaoke was founded by Anthony Donovan in March 2008; with the first survey appearing a few months later. The label only truly came into it's own, however, when Jaan Patterson joined as co-curator later the same year. Concerted efforts to expand and professionalise the label ensued. Jaan Patterson founded suRRism-Phonoethics, as a platform for full-scale releases. Many crossovers in personnel and outlook were evident between these projects, and, after a two year hiatus, upon his return, Patterson invited Donovan to similarly co-curate at suRRism-Phonoethics. Between them, and via these two projects, Donovan and Patterson have, by now, released hundreds of pieces of music and short-films, attracting many tens-of-thousands of hits.
Included in the Classwar Karaoke and suRRism-Phonoethics roll-calls are internationally-recognised artits such as Bob Ostertag, Fred Frith, Rhys Chatham, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Leif Elggren, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Geoff Leigh, Otomo Yoshihide, Terry Bozzio, Nate Young, Michael Giles, Keith Tippett, Jaap Blonk, Jochen Arbeit, Steve Beresford, Leafcutter John, Ludo Mich, Gino Robair and Zoviet*France, as well as an impressive array of lesser-known but equally innovative artists. Live gigs, mini-festivals and specialist multi-media releases have also featured, and physical releases, of limited edition CDRs and audio-tapes, are planned for the future.
Listen to our newest Survey 0030 here.
TAGGED AS:p mosher and l feesey, zap pascal, j bailey, zal p0_thet tarikat, plasticon, sean derrick cooper marquardt and safin marquardt, stormhat, tomomi adachi and jaap blonk, weltausstellung, ion, john jashoch and hopek quirin, macu and jaan patterson, osvaldo cibils, russell cj duffy and balkh, some some unicorn, the heliotropic lodge, vincent berger rond, gurdonark, jim tuite and theuse, lezet, oblivian substanshall, phil lucking, rabbitry, seicho suru kigi, suzanas bauten and lezet and jukka-pekka kervinen, travis johnson and jaan patterson, fred lonberg-holm, william davison and jaan patterson with s higgins, jan swinburne, juan antonio nieto, martin-davison, paul mimlitsch, sean derrick cooper maquardt and rosendo j rocha, sound inhaler, tnesba, warrior squares, herv perez, john hyatt and jaan patterson, lil, origami replika, pixyblink, ruela, silas hodges and lyons, thanato twist with olegs sound system, viagra-mouth, grove of whispers, jim tuite and anthony donovan, kris limbach and hopek quirin, noise research, peter thoegersen, qkcofse, sean reynard, super mountain bike brothers, total et, fp5, william davison and jaan patterson, jaan patterson, john m bennett and jaan patterson, mark hewins featuring the elton dean quartet, ystein jrgensen and fibreman, set, a perfect example of grace, thomas havlik, vmlaa, guy harries, john hyatt and anthony donovan, lezet and his nephew vanja, origami boe, pierre fablet and mathieu gaborit, rabbitry and anthony donovan, seiei jack, tender buttons, tripod sardine and fampism, greenlief parkins robair, c hinz, jared c balogh, jukka-pekka kervinen and arthur henry fork, matthew burnett and an eel, paulo chagas and rosendo j rocha, astrometria, chevo lg, graham foster and walt shaw, floating peculiar, an eel, anthony donovan, armin p copp and rosendo j rocha, black howler, daniel heikalo, felipe barbosa and rosendo j rocha, ag davis and jaan patterson, anthony osborne and ronny waernes, basstards, cousin silas and sean derrick cooper marquardt, devotionalhooligan, 16-paral-lel, astma feat sandra lester, carlos ramirez, david culleton in conjunction with matt harling, fleshtone aura, ambient fabric, arco enarmonico, berthelot, damien olsen and lil, fargi, ag davis and an eel, anthony osborne, balkh, christos sakellaridis, david fenech, chris tonelli and furchick, arthur henry fork, blkmas, darius greene, fivers stereo, ag davis and the boyplusgirl, antonio de braga and datewithdeath, ben presto, crush, edgelands, ag davis, See Less...
ckutmusic on 12/18/2011 at 06:13PM
Fleshtone Aura serves his spicy dinner with a tangle of source cassettes and electronics that deploy the deeply arousing aromas of both a series of poignant and extraordinairily well timed belches and farts (or the equivalent thereof) AND the grandest gestures of the sternest-most-serious-never-leaving-the-lab shut in tape music connoiseurs of days of yore...but, ah, those toots never act merely as a humorous apology, never slapping a stick just for slapstick, nor are those high brows ever talking down to us, they're just gifts, we're supposed to use them as catapults into the ??!!??!!.....a series of dynamics and moments (karate chop, massage, flower sniffing, paper airplane glides, broken table leg, spoiled milk, et c) that sometimes explode atop or beside each other in matter of seconds, or sometimes linger on a sweet spot for us to suckle sugary nectars....... these juxtapositions described cease being juxtapositions when heard, all moments contribute to a fabulous, pink-pulsing-writhing whole, the superflousness is left in the waste basket, even the meanderers meander with great purpose, leaving nothing but a strobing (perhaps beaked) body builder (who never bathes or waxes: why lie?) flexing themselves into a vast meadow of previously unseen flowers in some public park somewhere.
- Words penned by the inimitable Id M Theft Able
Check out Mr. Fleshtone Aura's Site where you can get your grubby hands on the physical fromat of the the 3 tapes he's endowed us to post of the FMA for your aural pleasure, there's also a lot of really great visual art on the site too.