Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nought

Nought are a London band who play incredibly dense, overwhelming, complex and tight avant-progressive melodic noise. Their one album, Nought, can still be obtained from www.noughtmusic.com. They play a few gigs each year and have been threatening to release their second album for over a decade. The Nought Album is far less noisy than the current live-performed compositions and has a semi-orchestrated feel to the arrangements; a real lost classic with a couple of standout tracks, Heart Stops Twice and Cough Cap Kitty Cat… Main man of the band is one James Sedwards, who also plays in certain incarnations of Guapo.

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Dillinger Escape Plan

Dillinger Escape Plan have to be *the* most significant pioneer math-metal band, emerging in the late ’90s with. That seminal track on their first album Under The Running Board, is still the classic of the genre: 43% Burnt combines hardcore relentlessness with big bold dynamics and has lost none of its chuggy, choppy power. They got airplay on the very first Other Rock Show in 2002. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dillinger_Escape_Plan

Other Rock Show Playlist: October 28th 2012 (WIP)

For full track details, links and band info, come back tomorrow…

Other Rock Show playlist, Sunday 28th October 2012 on Resonance 104.4 FM Theme: PHANTOMSMASHER ‘Bishop Hopping’ (Ipecac)
1:  DÜN – ‘Bitonio’ (Soleil Atreides)
2:  KAYO DOT – ‘Abyss Hinge 1: Sleeping Birds Sighing In Roscolux’ (Hydra Head)
3:  THE BOB LAZAR STORY ‘Dead Biking Technology’
4:  MR  STERILE ASSEMBLY ‘Hulagu’ (Skirted)
5:  YAWN HIC ‘…Becomes Music’
6:  NORMAL LOVE ‘The Signal’s Coming From Pittsburgh’
7:  EXTRA LIFE
8:  FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY ‘Second Pulse’ (New Firmament)
9:  CARDIACS ‘Hurricane’ (Alphabet)
10: RON ANDERSON/ PAK
11: HAZEL-RAH ‘Kaleidoscope’ (Africantape)
11: VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR ‘After The Flood’

OUTRO: THE BOB LAZAR STORY

…and that’s what happens if you lose your pen whilst on air: not enough notes are taken to supply track info. But have a look at the band pages – these are updated with contact info and news, plus direct links to downloadable stuff for each band…

5UUs

5UUs, back in the day5UUs were (are?) a band put together in the mid-80s by Thinking Plague drummer Dave Kerman, with a complex assortment of other Thinking Plague members/ex-members (including Bob Drake) and other remarkable musicians (you may want to study the 5UUs wiki to get to the bottom of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5uu’s . Tracks played are from Point of Views, a retrospective compilation of albums and rarities released by Cuneiform Records in 1996

A dig around the Wayback Machine finds this: “5uu’s are a rock band originally instigated in 1980 by Dave Kerman, a drummer from Southern California. Although the “roots” of the initial grouping of musicians involved were that of fusion and rock ‘n roll, within three years the music was approaching a style of guerilla-rock similar to the work of Rock In Opposition bands from Western Europe. At this point an alliance was forged with ReR Records in London and Wayside Music in Maryland, both of whom are instrumental to the promotion and distribution of interesting or unusual music on a world-wide scale…
To date there are 6 studio albums (70 songs) under the nomenclature of 5uu’s, and many bootlegs of European tour concerts have been circulated worldwide. 5uu’s share a stable with other competent players and composers from the Rock in Opposition- type infrastructure, ie Utotem, Thinking Plague, Present, Bob Drake, Blast, Susanne Lewis, Motor Totemist Guild etc. ”

Something of a pedigree, then…
You can get yr hands on some of their albums here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/fiveuu.html

Buttonhead

Buttonhead – From London (as far as we can tell) Buttonhead have a bright anthemic choral sound fusing Deerhoof, Spratleys Japs, Polyphonic Spree and Stereolab in a playground of free orchestral fun and games… they have an album out on Horse Arm Records called 3D Opera Whale… here’s a rather delightful video…

…which may well stimulate you to get the album right away: http://buttonhead.bandcamp.com/album/3d-opera-whale