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David Grubbs’ new book out on April 13 !


NOW THAT THE AUDIENCE IS ASSEMBLED is the title of DAVID GRUBBS’ new book, that will be published by Duke University Press on April 13.

To mark the book publication, BOMB Magazine has just posted a conversation between him and JOHN SPARAGANA, who created the book’s cover artwork as well as several new collages works that are included  within the book.

You can order the book HERE !


DAVID GRUBBS will be also presenting readings from the book and playing at the following events :

April 13, 6 pm, Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago

Reading + Solo Guitar performance

April 14, 3 pm, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago

Reading + Solo Guitar Performance

April 18, 9 pm, Rhizome DC, Washington DC

Reading + Solo Guitar Performance

April 19, 8:30 pm, The Red Room, Baltimore 

Reading + Solo Guitar Performance

April 26, 6:30 pm, Printed Matter, New York City

Reading + discussion with Mónica de la Torre

June 2, 3:30 pm, KMAC, Louisville  

Reading + solo guitar performance




Un extrait du concert Saravah Revisité au Lieu Unique en janvier 2018.
Avec Areski, Les Recyclers, Etienne Brunet, Vitor Garbelotto, Borja Flames, Marion Cousin, Eloïse Decazes, Sing Sing.
Film: Ben LX.
Une coproduction Julie Tippex/Le Lieu Unique

LOTTO joins Tippex

Very pleased to announce the addition of the Polish avant trio LOTTO to the Tippex roster. A new album called VV has been released in late November on Instant Classic, the Krakow based label, responsible for a number of favorite albums at The Quietus in recent years.

LOTTO are an instrumental trio — Łukasz Rychlicki on electric guitar, Mike Majkowski on double bass, and Paweł Szpura on drums — blending the outer borders of jazz, country, noise, and minimal electronica, through repetitive structures and improvisation, creating a music that is both hypnotising and moving. Based between Warsaw and Berlin, they have been developing a cult-like following since forming and have performed at Unsound Festival, Off Festival, Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival, Festival Artacts Muku in St. Johann, Enjoy Jazz Festival in Heidelberg, Festival Densité in France, Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen in Austria, KRAAK Festival in Aalst, Belgium, as well as numerous club shows. Their second album, Elite Feline also won the ‘album of year’ on the highly renowned Polish newspaper, Wyborcza.

Availability: Europe/UK from 17 November to 25 November 2018, also available for fly-ins/special events throughout the year. For BOOKING enquiries please contact Tom

Listen to ‘VV’ in full here
VV reviews on Tiny Mix Tapes ; The Attic ; The Wee Review ; Cyclic Defrost on The Quietus albums of the year 2017
Watch video ‘Heel‘ 
website here

The propulsive trio snakes their noir-soaked negative-space jazziness all up and down your spine, tickling the reward centers of your brain as it passes. Oh, those endorphins are really kicking in now! – Tiny Mix Tapes

The group are like wild, porous-minded geniuses, clambering over improvisation that flows like feverish tangents of thought, before finding themselves blinking into a blazing epiphany, repeating a particular construct as a means of celebrating it. – ATTN:Magazine

Listening to this third album of the trio it really feels like riding a motorcycle… setting an overall psychedelic feel that evolves and grows… Listening consciously, you don’t really know what to expect; at any point and at any time something can change its route. – The Attic







Bas Jan’s debut album Yes I Jan  is available digitally now ahead of a full physical release on February 23 (pre-order here). The reviewers’ verdicts are in on the London experimental post-punk trio’s new record and it is this: *aiiiiiiirhoooooooorn*“Messy majesty,” 9/10 say Uncut. “Beautifully fractured art-pop,” ★★★★ agree Mojo. “Clever, warm and unpredictable… much to savour,” Q concurs. “Day-to-day stories full of uncanny pop punk magic,” enthuses The Quietus. Marc Riley had the band on in session for his BBC 6 Music show the other night – you can listen back at the above link – and had such nice things to say of the Jans as “we love them”, “just wonderful”, “ace” and “delete all other music” (we made the last one up). If you’re not in the habit of letting the media make your mind up for you, just take it straight from us – buy the album. Buy it. Seriously, buy it. Buy itBuy. It. Or give it a stream for free on Spotify or Apple Music (other streaming services are available). Then buy it.

The special pre-order bundle of Yes I Jan comes with an exclusive tape, featuring remixes from contributors including Chooc Ly Tan, Danelaw, Hannah Peel, Lone Taxidermist, Rachel Horwood and Rozi Plain. We’d love to be able to tell you that there will still be copies of the tape bundle available by the time the album launch show comes around on Wednesday, February 21 at the Total Refreshment Centre in London, among other forthcoming live manoeuvres. But way they’re selling on pre-order we can’t promise anything. Only one way to be sure (buy it, stupid).






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The Drone écrit sur le concert au Lieu Unique.

« Être heureux, c’est plus ou moins ce qu’on cherche

J’aime rire, chanter et je n’empêche

Pas les gens qui sont bien d’être joyeux

Pourtant s’il est une samba sans tristesse

C’est un vin qui ne donne pas l’ivresse

Un vin qui ne donne pas l’ivresse ».

Ivres, tristes, joyeux, nous étions tout ça ensemble en ce samedi 13 janvier, à Nantes, réveillant nos soleils au fond de la nuit.


“Endless Revisions”, Chloé’s new album on her label “Lumière Noire” is picked by BB6 as album of the year. She appears on major French national press. Her show at Gaité Lyrique on January 26th is sold out.

Chloé will also be touring in 2018 with her Tribute to Steve Reich featuring Valentina Serafimova. First record by the duo next April. Stay tuned. Booking of Tribute to Steve Reich by Pascal Tippex (pascal [a]




“Il y a des années où l’on a envie de rien faire”.

Premier label indépendant français, fondé en 1966 par Pierre Barouh, SARAVAH est devenu le lieu de toutes les rencontres artistiques – Brigitte Fontaine, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Areski, Jacques Higelin… – et un label de renommée internationale.

Julie Tippex propose un spectacle d’hommage au label et à Pierre Barouh, combinant concert, expositions et projections.

Le concert a été créé au Lieu Unique (complet) à Nantes en janvier 2018. Steve Argüelles est le directeur artistique.

Le groupe: Areski (chant, percussions, guitare), Steve Argüelles (batterie), Benoit Delbecq (piano), Christophe “Disco” Minck (mini-Moog, basse, harpe), Etienne Brunet (saxophones), Vitor Garbelotto (chant, guitare), Borja Flames (chant, clavier), Marion Cousin (chant), Eloïse Decazes (chant), Sing Sing (chant, guitare).

Les chansons (l’interprète original entre parenthèses) : Samba Saravah (Pierre Barouh), Ma hache (Pierre Akendengue), Zombizar (Barney Wilen), Uh Uh Uh (Steve Lacy), Je suis un sauvage (Alfred Panou avec l’Art Ensemble), General Store (Jack Treese), Il pleut (Brigitte Fontaine et Areski), Hollywood (David Mc Neil), La Chanson du port (Pierre Barouh), Zoophrène (Jean-Roger Caussimon), Aranda (Nana Vasconcelos, Nelson Angelo, Novelli), Les enfants sauvages (Mahjun), Remember (Jacques Higelin), Patriarcat (Brigitte Fontaine), 80 A.B (Pierre Barouh).

Pour la partie expo Benjamin Barouh, fils de Pierre Barouh, fondateur du label (mort fin 2016) réunira une quantité de pochettes originales de vinyles 33t et 45t. Une recherche iconographique réunie aussi pour le livre consacré au label qu’il est en train de terminer et à paraître en mars 2018 (Le Mot et le Reste). – Peuvent s’y ajouter des planches de Charles Berberian en hommage à Saravah, des photos, partitions, affiches…

La partie projection présente les films “Saravah” réalisé par Pierre Barouh au Brésil en 1969 avec les principaux acteurs de la scène musicale de l’époque pris sur le vif (Maria Betania, Baden Powell, Paolino da viola…), “Ca va, ça vient” (1970, avec Areski et Jérôme Savary) et “L’album de famille” (1976).

 Contact: pascal [a]



One album : Prescott – Thing or two (Thoofa records, 2017)
One album repress : Tolouse Low Trax – Mask Talk (Karaoke Kalk, 2017)
One pop album : Shintaro Sakamoto ‎– Let’s Dance Raw (Zelone records, 2014, via Jan Lankisch)
One full discography and all year-long obsession : Asmus Tietchens (Discogs)
One track : Motohiko Hamase –  Pascal (Newsic, 1988, via Etienne Tippex)
One blues track : Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra – Weightlessness Blues (Imperial, 1959, via Wilfried Paris)
One spaced out track : Bobby Lyle – The Temple at Nara (CBS/Sony, 1973, with thoughts for Jan Jelinek)
A complementary (very) spaced out track : Daniel John Jones – Windows 98 Startup Sound (slowed 4000%) (2015)
Two tracks and grooves of William Antonini : Omicron / Liverpool (E.M.R, 1971)
One riff : Blind Butcher – Alawalawa (Voodoo Rhythm, 2017)
An other riff : Randy Weston – Tanjah (Polydor, 1973)
One performance : Martin Messier – Field (2015), live at Kino Beat festival, Porto Alegre (november 2017)
One Berlin concert : FO[U]R ALTO live at Spektrum (december 2017)
One screening : Anaïs Prosaïc – Eliane Radigue, l’écoute virtuose (La Huit, 2011) at Festival BBmix
One demo : The Chap – I am the emotion (2017)
Three Collection Morel programs : Imaginary musics (St.Gallen / playlist), Extraits de bleu (Paris), Capitulo de las sombras (Buenos Aires)
One radio program : Explorers Room on WFMU
One Mixcloud playlist : DJ Bunnyhausen – Parallelism: Fourth-World, Baroque Electronics, Ambient Pop and Electro in 1980s Japan (2015)
One rock & amour book : Damon Krukowski – Lisez moi (translated from American by Françoise Valéry, Editions de l’Attente, 2008)
One scene (very much enjoyed by the family) : Vulfpeck / Knower / Louis Cole
Two new kids on the block : our beloved baby Marcus, but also baby Luc
+ editing my first videos and doing more and more artworks !



Records: Dungen – Häxan (Versions by Prins Thomas); Pauline Anna Strom – Trans Millenia Music; Pancrace – Pancrace LP; Sarah Davachi – All My Circles Run; Mario Batkovic – Mario Batkovic; Justin Walter – Unseen Forces; Ossia – Gridlock

Concerts: Hans Bennink performances at Le Guess Who; Colin Currie Group performing Drumming by Steve Reich at Royal Festival Hall; Marc Ribot at Cafe Oto; Aphex Twin at Field Day; Pikacyu-Makoto tour; Supernormal Festival; Pere Ubu at Lexington; Beatric Ferreyra at Cafe Oto.

Other Things: Everything at Once Exhibition at The Store Studios; The Death Of Stalin Film (dir. Armando Iannucci); Twin Peaks: The Return; You Should Come With Me Now by M. John Harrison; Great musical and performative collaborations with Pierre Bastien, Rosana Antoli, CAN Project and Lucifer Rising…



Chloé / Endless Revisions
Zombie Zombie / Livity

Duane the Jet Black Eeel @ Festival Les Escales, St Nazaire
Einstürzende Neubauten @ Nuits Sonores
This is Not This Heat @ Sonic Protest
Etienne Jaumet vs Turzi @ Badaboum
Pharoah Sanders, Joachim Kuhn and Zakir Hussain @ Jazz à la Villette
That cool party on a boat on le Vieux Port in Marseille in August

XTC This is Pop
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Third reading of Proust – 8 months…
“Life” by Keith Richards (and I’m not even a fan of the Rolling Stones…)

Other things:
Being interviewed by the BBC for the Blue Plaque honouring dear old Kevin Coyne in his hometown of Darby,
Fruits and vegetables from the garden. And all these garden parties! The Perfect Kevins reunion…
Meeting and working with Areski “j’ai toujours fait ce que je voulais” Belkacem.
Joining collectif Des Liens


Books : Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams – Les mots, la mort, les sorts by Jeanne Favret Saada.

Shows : The Make Up at Villette Sonique festival in Paris – Moor Mother & Abdu Ali at Borealis festival in Bergen.



Live: Seeing Tomaga and Malcolm Mooney as part of the Can project performing at the Barbican was a big highlight, such as the reunion show of Royal Trux in Nîmes and the incredible Gories at Festival Beat. Moor Mother at Cafe Oto, Jerusalem In My Heart at Le Guess Who festival, Sos Gunver Ryberg at Elevate

Releases: Jan Jelineks reissue of Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, Radian – On Dark Silent Off, The Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?, Bill Orcutt (self-titled), Juana Molina – Halo, Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory

Special memory: a car drive with Hermann Nitsch, Cosey Fanni Tuttis book launch at Rough Trade East, Dieb13 performing at the the hotel rooftop bar at the Heart of Noise festival in Austria which throughout was a big pleasure. The Acid Mothers Temple Balkan tour, big laughter at the film screening of the legendary YU band Buldožer/Marko Breceljs guest appearance. Documentary of Conny Plank – The Potential of Noise. Martin Eric Ain Stricker (1967–2017)



Shows :
The Make up @ Le Cabaret Sauvage, Villette Sonique
Wire @ la Maroquinerie
Arnold Dreyblatt, Colleen @ BBmix
Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Six Ft Hick @ Binic Folk Blues Festival

Albums :
Colleen, A flame my love, a frequency (Thrill Jockey/Differ-ant)
Baxter Dury, Prince of Tears (PIAS)
Prescott, Thing or two (Thoofa records, 2017)

Other things :
This documentary I just began to look at ; Tales from the Tour Bus, by Mike Judge.
The video Treatise by Cornelius Cardew.
The book “Remarques sur les couleurs” by Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Working with friends on HOP , an artistic collaboration of a beer and its label.
Sharing a (short) time with my Aussie mates during the Binic Folk Blues Festival.
And to finish my playlist of this year ; Oh yeah baby V



3 (japanese) songs :
Untotooku – Chiemi Manabe (真鍋ちえみ – うんととおく, 1982)
My Pops – Popsong’s Factory (My Pops 7’’, 1981)
Rose Garden – Akiko Yano (Tadaima ただいま, 1981)
An album : Paradise Of Replica – After Dinner, 1989
A videoclip : This clip with this unknown and unrealised (?) Testpattern’s song :
A playlist : Imaginary Musics 2017

3 movies :
Les Nuits de la pleine lune, Eric Rohmer, 1984
Le Pont du Nord, Jacques Rivette, 1982
Sanjuro – Akira Kurosawa, 1962

A comic album : Les Sentiments du prince Charles, Liv Strömquist, 2012

An event : Playback Lady an event organised by Aya Miyake where I traded lots of zines, cds compilations and had a great time with some Japanese zinesters in an awesome book store (30th june 2017 at Irregular Rhythm Asylum, Tokyo)

Some great shows : The World @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire, John Maus @ La Maroquinerie, The Downtown Boys @ Point FMR.

Highlights : Spending the new year eve with friends in a house in Les Abers in Nord Finistère near the sea during a big storm, the exhausting (and cold) weekend in Berlin with Marin, travelling in Japan, all the things we did for Rosa Vertov with Camille this summer especially our Sextape compilation.

And… Here is a lo-fi/synth/electronic japanese pop from the 80’s compilation I made : Hello World : A very special japanese story 🙂



Show : Kikagaku Moyo at Espace B and Point Éphémère in Paris
Album : V/A Original Sound of Burkina Faso (Mr Bongo)
Book : Easy listening, exotica et autres musiques légères by Erwann Pacaud
Movie : The Square by Ruben Östlund
TV series : Twin Peaks: The Return by Mark Frost and David Lynch
DVD boxset : Henri-Georges Clouzot, L’essentiel 12 DVDs (TF1 Studio)
Wine : Château Brulesécaille 2012 (Côte de Bourg, Bordeaux)



Zombie Zombie live et son LIVITY au Palais de la Porte Dorée à Paris.

Avec Jonathan Fitoussi et Clémens Hourrière live, visuels Giulia Großmann, DJ set Marion Guilet



Lee Ranaldo will open the Beat Night festival on dec 2, 2017 in DE Studio, Antwerp (B) with a unique performance of “Noise recitation: against refusing”.

Showtime: 20h
Tickets >

find out more here:
FB Event 
Trailer event
Trailer Lee Ranaldo


At the occasion of his exclusive show at BBmix festival near Paris this Friday 24th November, Arnold Dreyblatt tells us more about his relationship to the city.

“I’ve been living in Europe, based in Berlin and (with periods in Holland, Belgium and Hungary), since 1984 and have been regularly visiting Paris or other parts of France since then.  I first came to Paris in 1983 to visit my old friend Tom Johnson, who had then recently left New York and settled there.  Boulez had a strong clasp on the music scene then, and as we all know, he was not interested in minimalism, to say the least.  During visits in the 80’s I poked around the “Raï” music scene but it wasn’t until 2005 that I was invited finally to perform at the Octopus Festival in Paris with a solo concert.  I was pleasantly surprised at the young informed audience for which I performed, and clearly the scene had become much more international and had loosened the grips of the french academics.  Though I haven’t performed in Paris since then, I’ve come to note the presence of many young musicians and artists from Paris in Berlin. The upcoming concert by “The Orchestra of Excited Strings” is the premier of my ensemble in Paris.  The reissues of my earlier work such as “Propellers in Love” on Super Viaduct, “Nodal Excitation” on Drag City, and “Second Collection” on Black Truffle has created a much wider audience for my music and sets the stage for concerts such as this. I am overjoyed to perform at the BBMix this year!” – Arnold Dreyblatt

Festival BBmix, vendredi 24 novembre, Carré Bellefeuille à Boulogne-Billancourt avec Borja Flames, Prescott et Arnold Dreyblatt | Billeterie | Le reste du programme du festival


Very happy to announce that the MURCOF X WAGNER project joins our roster. A unique blend of synthetic and acoustic textures this collaboration between Mexican Ambient figurehead Murcof and multi-award winning French classical pianist Vanessa Wagner showcases a wide-ranging conception of minimalism including compositions by Philip Glass, Ligeti, John Cage, Erik Satie. They also put in Aphex Twin’s “Avril 14th,” too, as a nod to their interpretations. “The minimalist and repetitive music we chose for this album has strongly influenced the current electronic producers,” notes Wagner. “There is an obvious connection between these musical styles.” “This idea of fusing sounds of different sources so that the borders between them become blurred has been an interest of mine for years,” explains Murcof. “And in the album « Statea » this was a very important goal to achieve, to have the piano and electronics exist in their own domains at some moments and at other moments have them become a single entity.” Booking by pascal [a]






















Hi Folks,

Brian Case (Disappears, 90 Day Men) will be on tour this autumn, playing among other shows Sonic City Festival and Le Guess Who Festival. This will be the opportunity to see him play tracks taken out of his latest LP “Spirit Design” out on Hands in the Dark since Aug. 25.


08/11/2017 UK London – The Social w/ Neutral Zone
09/11/2017 NL Zwolle – Hebdon w/ Metz
10/11/2017 BE Kortrijk – Sonic City Festival curated by Thurston Moore / De Kreun w/ Metz
11/11/2017 NL Utrecht – Le Guess Who Festival w/ Metz

Booking > Etienne / Julietippex

and here The Wire review.


Blue Chopsticks has just announced that David Grubbs’s new album Creep Mission (LP/CD/DL) will be released on September 22. If “mission creep” refers to a long-haul fatigue cited with increasingly regularity in the present political moment, David Grubbs imagines “creep mission” to be a talismanic utterance in the effort to turn this ship around.

Creep Mission is an album of instrumental compositions with Grubbs’s effortlessly recombinant electric guitar at its core, and its m.o. is to go both deep and wide. The album goes deep in the sense that the guitar becomes the relentless, meditative focus of these songs without words, and it goes wide in that these pieces utilize a discontinuous set of arrangements that make the most out of an extraordinary group of musicians convened for the mission at hand.

Drummer and most simpatico sparring partner Eli Keszler picks up where his brilliant contributions to Grubbs’s 2016 Prismrose left off; trumpeter Nate Wooley defies you to identify his range of sounds as coming from a single player; and Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars, Lithops) can hardly contain his joy in transforming the proceedings into electro-prismatic splinters. For his part, Grubbs’s guitar playing has never before so confidently mangled commonsensical distinctions between composed and improvised music.

The album’s opener, “Slylight,” wends its way through a sequence of instrumental combinations in a manner redolent of Gastr del Sol’s Camoufleur. Before the album has concluded with the melancholy country raga of “The C in Certain,” waystations between have assumed the character of sludge-rock power trio (“Creep Mission,” “Return of the Creep”), pointillistic electroacoustic improv (“Jeremiadaic”), and bejeweled nylon-string guitar miniatures (“The Bonapartes of Baltimore,” “Jack Dracula in a Bar”).

David Grubbs’s solo albums often have a “the band has left the building” quality of dramatic left turns in the final act; on Creep Mission, peripatetic playing is basic strategy.


Previews of the album can be heard via the recent Brooklyn Rail podcast featuring two tracks plus an interview with David Grubbs | Listen on Soundcloud

There’s also a recent WFMU broadcast with a twenty-minute live in the studio performance plus interview | Listen on WFMU

Next David Grubbs Europe show : “The Wired Salutation” with Angela Bulloch at Museu Serralves in Porto, October 26th 2017, featuring Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia | More info

Concerts booking requests can be sent to :