Damo Suzuki & Sound Carriers: Live at Marie-Antoinette
Available as concert movie, download & vinyl (2xLP from April 1st 2017) via Play Loud!
Damo Suzuki (ex-Can): voice
Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM, Angel): electric baritone guitar, effects
Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan sonic, Angel): electronics, effects
Michael Beckett (Kptmichigan, Super Reverb): electric guitar, effects
Claas Großzeit (Saal-C): drums, percussion
Tomoko Nakasato (Mio, JINN): dance, electric rake
These instant compositions were played, recorded and filmed on November 24th, 2011 at Marie-Antoinette in Berlin.
The film was shot in one continuous take and will be also shown at selected movie theaters.
The band played one continuous song, which now is split in four parts for the release of one double vinyl album available here.
LUCKY O.S.T: REEL TO REEL EDITION OF ONE
out now : . by kmg
4 long, minimalistic, static and immersive drones made with stringed and tapped instruments.
OUT NOW : LUCKY O.S.T. by FUCHS & BECKETT
out now on c-90 cassette or pay as you will download.
a collection of tracks and ideas used or made for the animated short, Lucky by kiin animation.
all sounds recorded early 2015 in hillentrup by kptmichigan and giant fox.
FUCHS & BECKETT : ANGELGRINDER
A few years ago I (Michael Beckett, aka kptmichigan) was attempting to strip the paint off of a cheap, cherry red Epiphone SG and annoyed by the slow progress, I decided to see if an angle grinder would speed things up. It did. So much so in fact, that I very quickly had a big dent in the neck of the SG.
This gave birth to the idea that it may be fun to play / destroy a guitar using an angle grinder, so I asked Kassel based film maker Jan Fuchs if he would be up for collaborating. We wanted to keep things as cheap as possible (ie. well under €50) so I built a bariton lap steel guitar out of a woodworm ridden plank and bits and bobs found in the cellar.
The guitar was open tuned and the sound, which afterwards was filtered and processed slightly to bring out the harmonic content, recorded via the pick up only.
The resulting 180 minute film is made up of multiple 12 minute loops which unnoticingly pulsate backwards and forwards, blurring beggining and end and soundtracked by the subdued drone of the angle grinder grinding away at the wood and metal of the lap steel in real time.
kptmichigan`s Black Wood out now !!!
Quite some time in the making (8 years. On and Off) and probably / maybe / not the most cohesive kptmichigan (aka Michael Beckett from Super Reverb, Schneider TM, the Beautiful New Born Children, ex-Tuesday Weld etc.) album yet.
7 songs “proper” (ie. with vocals) on the first side, which have been described as being something like a “classic” English pop songwriting (Kinks) and Krautrock interface.
5 instrumentals (ie. no vocals) on the second. No sequencing, lots of guitars which don`t sound like guitars, blurry, sprawling, dubby, hazy, from the hip.
Songs of loss (lots), love (quite a bit) and hope (a tiny bit).