AMN Reviews: Andrew Chalk, Ralf Wehowsky, and Eric Lanzillotta – Yang-Tul (1998/2016; Cold Spring Records)

Ambient artists Andrew Chalk, Ralf Wehowsky, and Eric Lanzillotta join forces for two long tracks on this recent reissue of a 1998 release. The first piece, Wycha, features Chalk manipulating material from Wehowsky. A background sine wave provides the anchor drone, while object percussion and effects evoke a lo-fi experience. Gentle clunks, static, and hissing contribute throughout, as does a subtle, low-pitched background wash. This is ominous music that never quite goes full horror-show, but still might raise a few hairs.

For the second piece, Chalawy, Wehowsky worked over material from Chalk and Lanzillotta. The direction of this track is harder to ascertain, as noises and effects are the focus first four minutes or so, until an underlying mid-range drone evolves. Bassier elements also emerge, while sounds that resemble tuned percussion play in the foreground. Twisted whistling, wire scraping, and object percussion are prominent as well. The single drone eventually is replaced by several concurrent layers, each coming and going, until a cacophonous combination of keyboard and vocal sounds take this track to even darker places.

Beuger, Denyer, Frey, Houben, Kemp, Lamb, Lucier & Singh in Bristol UK

Source: Bang the Bore.

Café Kino, 108 Stoke’s Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU
8pm, Sunday 15th May 2016
£6.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

An evening of contemporary composition, hosted by the first collaboration between Bristol’s Bang the Bore and Exeter’s A Quiet Night In…

Catherine Lamb – of animal
Frank Denyer – a woman singing
Alvin Lucier – Nothing is Real
Alice Kemp – inhale as if to speak
Alice Kemp – cupped hands vessel
Antoine Beuger – Landscapes of Absence
Rishin Singh – Stalaktos
Jürg Frey – Extended Circular Music No.8
Eva-Maria Houben – à l’unisson XIII

Ahleuchatistas May US Tour

Source: Ahleuchatistas.

US Tour May 2016

May 17 | Betty’s Grill | Nashville TN
w/ The Altered Statesmen & Steve Bailey

May 18 | 2720 Cherokee | St. Louis MO

May 19 | The Bishop | Bloomington IN
w/ Kentucky Nightmare & Prizzy Prizzy Please

May 20 | General Public Collective | Indianapolis IN
w/ Prizzy Prizzy Please

May 21 | The Hideout | Chicago IL
w/ HOMME & Sun Speak

May 23 | Sunset Tavern | Seattle WA
w/ Chemical Clock & Chung Antique & Heavy Petting

May 24 | Mississippi Studios | Portland OR
w/ Blue Cranes & Like A Villain

May 26 | Starline Social Club | Oakland CA
w/ Black Spirituals & IMA

May 27 | The Smell | Los Angeles CA
w/ Upsilon Acrux

May 28 | The Hideout | San Diego CA
w/ Upsilon Acrux