woensdag 15 november 2017

Saturday, November 18: Pantropical x Indonesia






VROOOM recommends:

Pantropical x Indonesia

– KARINDING ATTACK (id)
UWALMASSA (id)dj's DIVISI62 (id)dj MADROTTER (nl/id)dj LE ROMPH (nl)

location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
21:00 – 03:00 | presale: 8,- / doors: 10,-
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Pantropical and WORM are proud to present an all-Indonesian music event that fuses both traditional and modern Indonesian music explorations, featuring exclusive live shows by Karinding Attack from Bandung and Uwalmassa from Jakarta. This pantropical event is co-organised in close collaboration with EUROPALIA INDONESIA (Europalia Arts Festival Indonesia).

KARINDING ATTACK (bandung)
The karinding is a kind of Jew's harp made outo of bamboo. Under the spell of this particular instrument nine musicians from the underground collectives Bandoong Sindekeit and Ujungberung Rebels got together in 2009 to learn and play it as well as many other sorts of music instruments made from bamboo; flutes, xylophones, and unconventional percussion. Adding a hefty portion of metal and punk-inspired elements to the brew, things quickly developed under the name Karinding Attack. The group achieved success throughout Indonesia and abroad, and performed with the likes of traditional Japanese music ensembles, Blues, Beatbox and Hip Hop bands and DJs.
http://karinding-attack.com/

UWALMASSA (jakarta | DIVISI62)

Uwalmassa can be seen as a fusion of international arts (both traditional and modern) translated through an Indonesian lens. By incorporating elements from a broad musical spectrum and using elaborate production techniques and non-conventional composition methods, Uwalmassa takes on the initiative in bringing Indonesian arts and culture into a more explorative and imaginative field of work. Uwalmassa is an integral part of DIVISI62, a sound and visual arts label concerned with the on-going construction of the Indonesian identity. Next to performing live as Uwalmassa, Divisi62 will also DJ at this event.
https://divisi62.bandcamp.com/album/bumi-uthiri
http://www.divisi62.com/

MADROTTER (r'dam, bandung)
Originally from Rotterdam, Madrotter aka Henk den Toom is a devoted crate digger who has been living in a village just outside Bandung in Indonesia for the last twenty years. He is widely known as the curator of the amazing Madrotter music blog which is chock-full of great music from across Indonesia. Madrotter will spin many of his found treasures, including Jaipong (popular Indonesian dance music), pergosi odong odong, tayuban, and other styles.
http://madrotter-treasure-hunt.blogspot.nl/

LE ROMPH (r'dam)
DJ who has fallen victim to contemporary cultural and musical omnivorism, which is reflected in his mixes. Proto-techno? Check. Oriental synth experiments? Included. Industrial balearics? There. At this event Le Romph will take yet another turn as Pantropical's resident DJ.
https://soundcloud.com/leromph

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About EUROPALIA:

Since 1969, EUROPALIA has been organising arts biennales, each focusing on a different guest country. Its four-month multidisciplinary programme comprises hundreds of events throughout Belgium and in other European countries. EUROPALIA enthralls a broad European audience not only with exhibitions, but also with performing arts, music, literature, conferences and film. Heritage plays a significant part, but the contemporary scene is also generously covered; new creations and interaction between artists from the guest country and from Europe receive particular attention. EUROPALIA provides insights that avoid Eurocentrism. It stimulates open dialogue between cultures in an atmosphere of trust.

https://europalia.eu

dinsdag 24 oktober 2017

Thursday, October 26: Sandwich Island presents




















– ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN (de)
– GEWOON FUCKING RAGGEN (nl)
– THROWING BRICKS (nl)
– DJ URINE (fr)

location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
doors: 20.30 | end: around 23:30 | presale €6 | door 7€

https://www.facebook.com/events/1873312919597139/


Another show organised by one half of the Vrooom crew. Attack Of The Mad Axeman might look like an unassuming bunch (a bee, turtle, snail, owl and squirrel) but they sound like a rabid pack of baboons bred on a diet of Bolt Throwers and Terrorizers. Add to that the local and not-so-local heroes and DJ Urine (Vrooom #16, 2014) and you've a great line up if you'r into fast and grinding music.


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🚑 ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN (hamburg)
No, this isn't a Michael Schenker tribute but super tight bulldozergrind from Hamburg. AOTMA might sound like a rabid pack of baboons bred on a diet of (old) Bolt Thrower and Terrorizer, but they appear in the unassuming shape of a bee, turtle, snail, owl and a squirrel. Don't make no mistake about it, these forest critters are just as fierce and competent as any top-tier grind combo out there, fully equipped to silence any sceptic.
animalgrind.org

🚑 GEWOON FUCKING RAGGEN (roffa)
On the back of recent tours that brought them to Austria, Czech Republc, Bulgaria, and Hungary – and a high profile show in 2016 at Obscene Extreme – Rotterdam’s premier powerviolence / punk / hc youth rebellion return to WORM to pummel their way through your earholes.
gewoonfuckingraggen.bandcamp.com

🚑 THROWING BRICKS (nl)
Promising new band from the Gouda / Utrecht area. Named after Ceremony’s most aggressive track, Throwing Bricks saw the light of day in December 2011. Listening to their quality release "Self-Distancing" from 2016, it becomes clear that these guys mean business. Not a one-trick pony, they nicely mix up Hardcore and late 90s screamo with Sludge elements and even some shoegaze. The band references Amenra, Slowdive, Converge, Discordance Axis, Ceremony, and Jesu.
throwingbricksband.bandcamp.com

🚑 DJ URINE (fr)
Parisian sound artist who creates sound collages from fragments of vinyl records. Like assembling a mosaic (or maybe even cutting up a pizza), these sound fragments are assembled in various methods, then played on customised turntables, to build up rhythms, loops and textures out of different genres. Sped-up Bollywood vocals can be heard over corrupted bars of Spazz or spoken word pieces, resulting in an imaginative chaotic barrage of sounds.
cargocollective.com/djurine

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This event is brought to you by Sandwich-Island, w/ support from Bruja Kru.

maandag 16 oktober 2017

Wednesday, October 18: VROOOM #53













Wednesday, October 18:

VROOOM #53

– ROBIN FOX / SEAN BAXTER (au)
– JOHNS LUNDS / JOHN CHANTLER (dk/au)
– ERGO PHIZMIZ (PLC) (uk)
– FASCIA LATA (fr) – dj


location: Pink Pank – Delfsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: 6 Euro

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At this Vrooom: Max MSP'ed and brutal electroacoustic improvisation from Oz by Fox and Baxter, a mini electro opera on reclaiming your world and making a difference by Ergo Phizmiz, and Powerhouse saxophone player Johns Lunds (also known for the yoyooyoy and Mayhem collectives in DK) who will perform with sound artist and former Café OTO programmer John Chantler.
 

ROBIN FOX & SEAN BAXTER (au)
This duo performs intensely fractured and brutal electroacoustic improvisation. Embracing the traditions of abstract free improv and musique concrete, they create dynamic and spontaneous musical conversations utilising analogue and digital electronics, extended instrumental technique and real-time processing. Fox utilises MAX/MSP patches that he has written specifically to rapidly capture, mediate and regenerate sound sources whilst Baxter approaches the drum kit with various elements of percussive junk to generate unconventional sounds. Together, the duo incorporate the use of real-time processing to build insanely fragmented layers of noise which, whilst completely freely improvised, attain a level of precision and discipline which evoke the most meticulously crafted compositions. Both Fox and Baxter have been at the forefront of the Australian sonic avant garde for two decades, and have been collaborating in various guises for over 15 years.
http://robinfox.com.au | soundcloud.com/sean-baxter
 

JOHNS LUNDS / JOHN CHANTLER (dk/au)
A duo for saxophone and synthesizer. Johns and John lock into a series of cycles and frequency systems that, while loosely in the tradition of the patterned saxophony and accompanying string drone of La Monte Young and the "Theatre of Eternal Dream Music’s B Flat Dorian Blues", obliterates the instrumental hierarchy that Young adopted, for an altogether more unknowable intensity of experience.
yoyooyoy.dk/johns_lunds.htm | http://inventingzero.net/home


ERGO PHIZMIZ (uk)

Reclaim your world. Make a difference. Avant-Garde Sport is the doorway to a new cultural utopia. You look great in tracky bottoms. Ergo Phizmiz (PLC) returns with an electro opera on two things: Reclaiming your world, and making a difference. ergophizmiz.bandcamp.com
 

FASCIA LATA (fr)
Composer/performer/DJ in the making from Paris who is currently based in Den Haag, studying at the Institute Of Sonology. As our DJ for the evening, she'll play a textural, warm-cold selection between the live sets.
soundcloud.com/fascialata

maandag 18 september 2017

Thursday, September 21: VROOOM #52




















Thursday, September 21:

VROOOM #52

– GAUTE GRANLI (no)
– STEVE JANSEN (us)
– JORRIT WESTERHOF (nl)
– FOQL (pl)
– DANIELE MARTINI (it)
– FASCIA LATA (fr) – dj


location: Pink Pank – Delfsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 00:00 / entrance: 6 Euro

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Picking things up again for the second half of 2017. No less than six different sets comprising many different approaches. Includes: "a Norwegian beatnik getting spooky", local improv ballsiness played by jesus, (prepared) guitars, found sound, a saxophone played by a Roman turned Brusselian, technoïd electronica, and generally a bunch of good tunes.

GAUTE GRANLI (no)
The psychedelic, somewhat noisy music of Gaute Granli is created with seemingly shapeless, detuned guitar strumming, mysteriously manipulated percussion and electronics, and distorted moans. Some have compared his music to that of Jad Fair or Captain Beefheart. His third solo album will be released this september through Drid Machine (No Balls, Sightings, Staer, Golden Oriole) and Unhinged Records. Gaute is also a member of Skadne Krek and the amazing Freddy The Dyke.
soundcloud.com/verletzte-kreature
http://www.skussmaal.com/gaute-granli

STEVE JANSEN (us)
Steve Jansen loops a slow build of found and composed sounds contained on analog tape (for example: an amplified barbed wire fence, a skronky alto sax). This then devolves into an unsettling electronica / prepared guitar manipulation that usually involves broken ceramics, bottle caps, a crude metal rod from the hardware store and other rubbish snatched from the street outside of the venue, just minutes before the gig is about to start.
https://thatscoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tcr-032-opt-out-cassette

FOQL (pl)
FOQL's Justyna combines electronica with a post-punk atmosphere and dashes of minimal wave and industrial. She collaborated with labels such as New York Haunted, Pointless Geometry, Enfant Terrible / Gooiland Elektro, and released her 2nd album "Lower Your Expectations" via Always Human Tapes earlier this year. Justyna also co-curates the Polish online underground community Trzecia Fala, and is part of the Oramics project which aims to empower women that are active in the electronic music scene.
https://soundcloud.com/foql

DANIELE MARTINI (it)
Born in Rome and based in Brussels, Daniele Martini has developed a very eclectic and original approach to saxophone playing which has reverberated with many. His solo performance at Vrooom will be a powerful display of the 'otherness' of the sax, thoughtfully processed through electronics and without abandoning technical skills.
 

JORRIT WESTERHOF (nl)
Jorrit is a 25 year old jesus who relocated from Drachten to Rotterdam in recent times. That's about time for a midlife crisis. And this is the most important thing that you have to know about him. If you want to know more, dig deep within yourself when you hear him molesting his guitar.
http://jorritwesterhof.nl

FASCIA LATA (fr)
Composer/performer/DJ in the making from Paris who is currently based in Den Haag, studying at the Institute Of Sonology. As our DJ for the evening, she'll play a textural, warm-cold selection between the live sets.
https://soundcloud.com/fascialata

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This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.

vrijdag 7 juli 2017

Thursday, July 13: VROOOM #51












Thursday, July 13:

VROOOM #51

– DNK ENSEMBLE (int'l)
– JONATHAN CASTRO (pe)
– NDR (Natalia Domínguez Rangel / co)

– JACCO WEENER (nl)

  
location: Pink Pank – Delfsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors/start: 20:30 / entrance: 7 euro

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Instruments / Electronics / Field Recordings / Fire / Smoke / Voice / Speech / Text / Banter / Mixing / Movement / Space / Momentum ... Vrooom is closing off the first half of its 2017 season before taking a well needed break. Come and join us once more, before pruimentijd!

DNK ENSEMBLE (int'l)
The DNK Ensemble is a group of artists centered around the (former) DNK-Amsterdam concert series for avant-garde, music, sound art, and performance. The series that were organized by Seamus Cater, Koen Nutters, and Martijn Tellinga currently lives on as the "Nearly Not There Records" record shop and will soon be revived from it's slumber. Tonight's DNK performance at Vrooom features Seamus Cater and Koen Nutters. The duo will perform a new version of a piece they developed for the art show "Things To Remember (Page Not Found)" (2016). It involves (amongst other things) memories, anecdotes, remote recordings and islands of slowly moving sound, sustained by an harmona organ, concertina and electronic tones.
https://soundcloud.com/shrednock
www.seacater.com
www.dnk-amsterdam.com

JONATHAN CASTRO (pe)
Jonathan Castro is a musician, art director, and graphic designer from Lima, Peru. His music is a crossover of (guitar) noise and ambient with a specific taste for the eclectic. His appearance at Vrooom #51 marks his first solo live performance in the Netherlands.
https://soundcloud.com/jonathanca

NDR (Natalia Domínguez Rangel / co)

Natalia Domínguez Rangel is a composer / sound designer from Bogotá, whose work encompasses film music, electronica, music theater, performance, and video. She graduated from her Bachelor and Master in composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2010 and has since then collaborated with various ensembles (Nieuw Ensemble, Asko | Schönberg, Adapter ensemble, etc.), and worked on numerous projects. At this event she will dive deep into bold obscure sounds and genres as our DJ.
https://soundcloud.com/nataliad
www.mixcloud.com/natdr

JACCO WEENER (nl)
Jacco weener is a performer, and theologist who lives in Rotterdam. His performances move in all directions; from tributes to Wim Sonneveld to religious theme evenings; anything is possible. This evening he will focus on the music side of things, demonstrating his unique take on singer/songwriting, mixed with tapeloops and a disturbing voice performance.
https://jacowe.bandcamp.com/releases

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This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.

Sun, July 9: Goat / YPY / Le Romph















As you may have noticed, GOAT from Osaka (see Vrooom #41, 2016) can be seen again in Rotterdam, this time at a show presented by Sandwich-Island @ WORM Rotterdam. Highly recommended!

– GOAT (jp)
– YPY (jp)
– LE ROMPH (nl)


doors: 20.30 | presale €7
location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
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Sandwich-Island
presents: Goat –– cutting edge instrumental rock from Japan. A mesmerizing rhythmic pulse of synchronized muted harmonic bass, saxophone and drums. YPY is the solo project of Goat's Koshiro Hino, and one of the finest examples of Osaka's contemporary experimental electronica scene.

GOAT (jp)
Goat is an Osaka-based band is comprised of bass, drums, percussion, and saxophone. What sets this quartet apart is the intentional disregard they pay to their instruments’ musical scales. In their painstakingly crafted percussive songs, they mute the melodic instruments to reinforce the beat, and make frequent use of harmonics played outside the twelve-tone system. The effect is a trance-inducing 'minimal techno'-like pulse that is both 'urban' and 'tribal'. Goat’s new 2017 line-up explores the rhythmic aspect even further, centering on intertwining patterns of repetitive rhythms. They have released two albums; the debut "New Games" (2013), and the second album "Rhythm & Sound" (2015).
• Koshiro Hino – percussion, bass
• Akihiko Ando – percussion, sax
• Tomohisa “Soopy” Suzuki – percussion, drums
• Takafumi Okada – percussion, drums
http://goatjp.com
https://soundcloud.com/goatjapan

YPY (jp)
Solo project from Goat's Koshiro Hino, who is a key member of Osaka's experimental music scene. Besides playing with Goat and touring with the Boredoms, he also leads another band called Bonanzas. His work as YPY can be described as oblique, dense electronica / techno with a dash of industrial grittiness. Hino debuted in 2015 with the 'Visions EP' for the Berlin-based label Nous, which included moody and dance-orientated tracks ignoring the unspoken rules of club music. He also runs the birdFriend label.
https://soundcloud.com/koshiro-hino
http://birdfriendtapes.tumblr.com

LE ROMPH (nl)
Rotterdam born-and-raised DJ who has fallen victim to contemporary cultural (i.e. musical) omnivorism. This is reflected in any Le Romph mix that you'll get to hear. Proto-techno? Check. Oriental synth experiments? Included. Exotic leftfield boogie? Got it. Industrial balearics? It's there! This youngster's DJ'ing will be a fine addition to the live action on offer.
https://www.facebook.com/leromph

donderdag 15 juni 2017

Sunday, June 25: VROOOM #50




















Sunday, June 25:

VROOOM #50

– GEOFF LEIGH (Henry Cow) & MAKOTO KAWABATA (Acid Mothers Temple) (uk/jp)
– PLAN KRUUTNTOONE (nl)
– DJ URINE (fr)


location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 / start: 20:30 / entrance: 7 euro
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#50; it's hard to believe we made it this far, already, but let's skip the sentimentalism and get right to it: we're delighted to welcome the revered Geoff Leigh and Makoto Kawabata (of Henry Cow, and Acid Mothers Temple Official respectively). They are visiting Vrooom after playing the Avantgarde Festival in Germany. Veterans Plan Kruutntoone have 25 years of vast experience under their belt, and will present their new album "Wat doen de handen". Charlois-via-Southeast Asia-via-France resident DJ Urine will play a set of turntable wizardy unlike anything you'd expect from the term 'turntablism'.

GEOFF LEIGH & MAKOTO KAWABATA (uk/jp)

New duo project that embraces a wide range of styles and influences, mixing elements ethnic/global, rock, jazz, ambient, & electronica, and is completely improvised.
GEOFF LEIGH –– flutes, soprano sax, laptop processing, voice
Well known for his work with Henry Cow in the early 70's, as well as contributing to fellow Virgin records bands of the time; Hatfield And The North, and Slapp Happy. In recent years Geoff has collaborated with members of Faust, Porcupine Tree (as Ex-Wise Heads with bassist Colin Edwin), Nurse With Wound, and musicians such as Mitsuru Tabata, Tatsuya Yoshida, & Nana Tsiboe. He is currently a member of Jump For Joy (featuring members of Faust & Henry Cow), and The Artaud Beats (also featuring Henry Cow alumni).
MAKOTO KAWABATA –– guitar, synthesiser, electronics, voice
Bandleader, guitarist / multi-instrumentalist of Acid Mothers Temple. While he's best known for his earsplitting guitar heroics with AMT, he's also the founder of his own school of ecstatic guitar drone using bowing and glissando techniques. Kawabata first started releasing works for electronics and homemade instruments in 1978. Since then his activities have been almost too wideranging to grasp: he has formed multiple units, released a plenitude of albums on many different labels and toured extensively all over the globe. He has played together with psychedelic originators like Gong, Guru Guru, Silver Apples, Nik Turner, Damo Suzuki, Träd Gräs och Stenar, with Occitanian trad musicians from the south of France, and in innumerable other sessions spanning all genres.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Leigh
http://acidmothers.com/kawabata-makoto

PLAN KRUUTNTOONE (nl)
Having been called the most overlooked avant-rock group of The Netherlands, Plan Kruutntoone is a band with strong, poetic lyrics sung in the Dutch language. The trio that sometimes is accompanied by a string-quartet can be seen as part of the same cultural heritage that shaped artists like De Kift, Broeder Dieleman, and The Ex, to name some of their contemporaries. A sound that is also akin to artists of RēR / Recommended Records. The band toured extensively in east of Europe, Russia, and in the Balkan region. They will present their brand new, fifth full-length album "Wat doen de handen", released on Esc.Rec.
www.plankruutntoone.net

DJ URINE (fr)
Parisian sound artist who creates literal sound collages from fragments of vinyl records. From pizza slice like shards to mosaics, these are assembled in various hands-on methods, then played on 1 to 7 customized turntables, to build up rhythms, loops and textures out of many different musical genres. Sped-up Bollywood vocals can be heard over corrupted bars of Zappa, French folk songs, spoken word guitar tutors and breakcore, resulting in a delightfully imaginative chaotic barrage of sounds. Urine collaborated with e.g. Kawabata Makoto (see above), Otto Von Schirach, Senyawa, etc.
http://cargocollective.com/djurine