as we don’t like to stay in the sun very much, we stay in the shades at Boring Machines HQ and work hard on the new releases for the end of the summer.
We are setting up a label bandcamp page to cover all our bands that don’t have their own. You can stream, buy digital or buy phisical copies from there: http://boringmachines.bandcamp.com
Heroin in Tahiti’s ‘Death Surf’ LP is now sold out. We are re-pressing soon in a special white vynil edition of 150 pieces + 50 marbled black/white with a download coupon for high resolution mp3s. Keep an eye on our shop.
As some of you may know, part of the Emilia Romagna region has been hardly hit by an eartquake in spring. One of our beloved friends Tiziano/Bob Corn is now homeless and in the half ruined house he lived in he had half assembled copies of his newest record, a collaboration with Matteo Uggeri (yes, the one we just released a record with Luca Mauri and Francesco Giannico). Tiziano was finally able to get in the house and take out all the copies, assemble them and prepare it for shipping.
In two different occasions in past years Uggeri brought at Tiziano’s place a recorder and two binaural microphones, which he wore at all times, so as to capture excerpts of conversations, encounters, antics, laughter and songs sung while walking around the surrounding fields, which ended up as field recordings on this record. The tracks sung by Bob and recorded by Matteo sound very much like a dense, discreet soundtrack to a short film featuring side roles; the one that stands out is the end track by the duo Comaneci. In the background, there s the persistent singing of an unidentified bird, possibly the same one that had accompanied Matteo and Bob s walks two years earlier.
The record is released in a thick brown cardoboard with handmade stamps and pro-printed inserts.
You can stream and buy this lovely record here: http://matteouggeri.bandcamp.com/
La Piramide di Sangue is a seven piece psichedelic rock band with middle eastern influences from Turin, featuring members of other active bands like Movie Star Junkies, Love Boat and King Suffy Generator. The project started with the first solo cassette from member Gianni Giublena Rosacroce (clarinet, percussions), a mixture of middle eastern melodies, mediterranean folklore and spiced teas. The thing soon became a full band including two guitars, two basses, percussions and synths.
Thousands of perfumed rivulets invade the city streets of Turin and meet below the Egyptian Museum becoming stronger and melting into furious anthems.
La Piramide di Sangue is a mosaic of meditative and restless sounds with no sonic boundaries which embrace spores of psychedelic rock of all ages, mediterranean cultures and wah-wah explosions. The record has been recorded live at Blue Record Studio in Turin in one take.
‘Tebe’ is released in a 500 copies red vinyl limited edition, co-produced with Sound of Cobra from Berlin.
Luciano Maggiore and Francesco Brasini returns with a new record on Boring Machines after their monumental Chasm Achanes of 2010.
‘How to Increase Light in the Ear’ is the second release on Boring Machines by the duo part of the fertile Bologna (IT) area where sound/art projects like Xing/Raum, Netmage and Sant Andreadegliamplificatori are run by a community of forward thinking artist and musicians to create a meeting point for different languages and sensibilities.
As for its predecessor, this record has been created using tape recorders and several electronic devices (Maggiore) and a number of self-built guitars (Brasini), under the control of Mattia Dallara who gave shape to the sound in the acoustic space from the mixing board.
While the previous Chasm Achanés was based on low and rumbling frequencies, Maggiore and Brasini research is now focused on high pitched waves, through which they create a continuous movement of overtones and resonances. Tiny mechanical cracks are heard through the frequency bliss of the first track, a last resemblance of humanity into this otherwordly atmosphere.
The second track has a continuous click, almost a clock, hidden under the microtones of three different frequencies which create another blissful and luminous drone with an ecstatic feeling. When the track is almost coming to an end, a monstruous bass frequency, who lied in the background forever, finally comes in, changing shapes and colours of the drone.
Headphone listening is recommended.
More news during fall, but for now remember: go to gigs, stay with the music.
Onga / Boring Machines