Monday, January 19, 2009

The Ex Guitars live at the All Ears Festival 2009

Here is alittle exclusive treat for you improv nerds.
Terrie Ex and Andy Moor live at the All Ears Festival in Oslo last week.
All Ears is a festival for improvised music put on by a bunch of talented local musicians including Paal Nilssen-Love (doing the introduction on this video) Don't mind the crappy filming by yours truly...
The sound quality is decent. According to Terrie, lots of stuff is in the works, including Ex shows with their favorite Ethiopian: Getatchew Mekuria. He also hinted that all (or some) of the old records will again (and in some cases for the first time...?) come out on vinyl. Hurrah!

Here is the entire set from The Ex Guitars:

As a bonus treat here is a clip from Borbetomagus. This old NYC band have been playing almost as long as The Ex. (That's 30 years folks.) They put on an amazing show. Not quite the same effect on my poorly shot video, but they were amazing to watch:

I generally don't sit at home and listen stuff like this, but live it's something special.
Do yourself a favour and go see some improv sometime. (Bring earplugs)

Friday, January 9, 2009

New record label!

So, I guess it's official: I am starting a record label. I have had the pleasure to get to know Crash Normal (Jerome and Vince) who are a great couple of guys from Paris. I was at Jeromes place this summer and he played me some demos and seemed to have no plans for releasing them. These are some of the songs they played live here in Oslo as well as on their last US tour. The songs are killer. So I asked if I could put them out, and the rest is history.
Crash Normal
Look at these guys..what's not to love?

Hopefully I will release lots more stuff in the future...A couple of other bands are in the works as well. So save your pennies and keep an ear open. I will need your money for more records. More money, more records you see? An amazing concept. Oh and I will only be releasing those black round things with deep grooves in a very limited number...perfect for all the collector scum out there. Release dates etc is still not set, but it will be soon(er or later). Hurrah.

Join the cult here.