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17 September , 2014

Demdike Stare

… and another late one! This time an excellent night – Friday the 13th of June 2014 by Demdike Stare at Edinburgh’s Mash House (which has been called numerous things over the years!) Short excerpt below:

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8 May , 2014

Fuck Buttons

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Just remembered in time to get a ticket for this – on the same day as the gig!!!

The support band were fucking awful – three people playing in a different key, tempo/beat and badly mixed to boot don’t know what they were called – don’t want to! But…

Fuck Buttons were amazing & very, VERY LOUD!!!

 

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Unfortunately I snapped my video camera charger cable so had to use my stills camera instead, but it’s not too bad if a little dodgy on the sound 8-/

 

 

15 June , 2012

Mark Stewart

Bit late blogging this but been quite busy! Anyways, went to see Mark Stewart on Monday at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh and as I’m really sad and always turn up for the ‘doors open’ time I was early and bumped into Mr Stewart himself outside! So managed to have a chat with him and he invited me in to watch the soundcheck and offered me a beer! What a guy! :D

Gang War!


Anyways, got inside and had the privelidge of being an audience of one for Gang War from the excellent The Politics of Envy album! And the soundman was none other than Throbbing Gristle‘s live sound guru Charles Poulet! who I also managed to have a chat to. Was really great catching up with him and quite unexpected!

So a couple of videos from the gig both from the new album the tracks Autonomia and Stereotype apologies for the video quality but it was quite dark and Mark asked for the lights to be turned down after the 1st song!

27 April , 2012

COMPETITION

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…. it was 25 years ago today ….



Well 25 years ago anyways! That Deus Ex Machina released their one and only vinyl release ‘Mask’

So yay! it’s competition time courtesy of DIL23.com and YOU can win a copy!!!!


Never heard of Deus Ex Machina? Not surprising seeing as they had only one vinyl release which strangely sold the majority of copies in Spain(?) and a handful of cassette releases, performed only a few rare gigs and multi-media-happening-type-thingies. Oh yes and I was in them too!  ;)

To celebrate/clear some cupboard space I have TWO copies that YOU can easily win! For ***FREE*** inc P&P (only if in the UK!)

The ep has four original tracks, is on plain black 12″, some weight-or-other vinyl, one side plays at 33rpm the other 45rpm, with hand numbered labels in gold, housed in a Black and White hand finished, numbered picture sleeve. If I remember rightly it was an edition of only 632 copies (why I’ve no idea!!!)  the copies to win are numbered 042 and 043. Details below:

 
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Label (33rpm) Label (45rpm)

All you have to do to win a copy is send me a picture! and you have an absolutely brilliant chance of winning as the last competition attracted a massive ONE entry! (thanks @The_Real_Hollis

Pictures should be sent to competition@dil23.com
RULES (got to be some?)

You MUST send me an *original* picture to qualify for the draw, one that you have made yourself, ie you are the owner/copyright holder, but it can be anything at all, drawings, paintings, photos, a pic from your phone etc
  
You give me the permission to post your submitted picture on my blog (you obviously retain all rights).

All entries will be posted on the blog – winning or not, but the winners will go at the top!

Don’t send stupidly big size files (preferably in jpg, GIF or png & web readable) and only one pic per entry

The winner will be chosen at random (names taken from a hat/bag/box/receptacle)

If you are outwith the UK you will have to contribute to the P&P – sorry :(

Winners will be notified 15th May 2012, this blog updated, tweeted etc etc.

my decision is final – no arguments!
…and don’t worry I won’t spam you or sell your email address to The Conspiracy or anything!

I WILL ARRANGE WITH WINNERS WHERE THEY WOULD LIKE THEIR PRIZE SENT TO.

Closing date for entry to competition is 14th May 2012 23:59 GMT

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And just for fun here’s a cover version of Deus Ex Machina playing The Velvet Underground‘s “I’m Waiting for the man” recorded almost exactly 25 years ago live at The Cavern, EDINBURGH – 29th April 1987.
(btw the ep sounds NOTHING like this!)

16 December , 2011

Young Hunting

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Attachment in a Child and the Subsequent Condition
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… is the rather lengthy title of Young Hunting‘s excellent and very impressive debut album. Young Hunting are an experimental duo from Edinburgh, Scotland no less! There have been comparisons with Coil which is pretty unfair! but I think what they mean is that they’re different (they apparently had never even heard of Coil until recently! ;)

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You can listen and download the track The Process of Being from the album below for FREE!

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I also LOVE the rather cheeky ‘not-what-you’re-expecting’ remix of Chew Lips Karen (video below) and check out Mark Dall‘s excellent paintings on their site too (one features in the video)

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…and finally they have a new Ltd edition vinyl 12″ ep “The Night of the Burning” available NOW from the excellent Boomkat online store, digital downloads available in the new year along with some live performances hopefully early 2012.

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