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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 
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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


Julie Tippex travaille à un hommage au label Saravah qui fête ses 50 ans en 2018. Première au Lieu Unique à Nantes le 13 Janvier.
En attendant, une jolie video :


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 :



“… his finest solo LP” – MOJO ****
“… a welcome return” – Q
“… some great surprises” – Uncut *******
“Those seeking both instant gratification and the added pleasure of discovering more layers with every listen will appreciate Ranaldo’s latest.” – The Wire

Ahead of the release of a brand new album, his first for Mute, LEE RANALDO has shared the video for ‘Moroccan Mountains’, the opening track from Electric Trim, out on 15 September 2017.

In addition, Ranaldo has confirmed two Rough Trade instores, in New York tonight, and at London’s Rough Trade East on Monday 2 October plus a full band European tour for 2018. Before then, Ranaldo and the band will tour across North America in Oct / Nov this year. Further dates, including London will be announced in the coming weeks.

Watch the video for the opening track on the album here:

Ranaldo explains, Moroccan Mountains was begun sitting atop a blood-red carpet with yellow mountain shapes woven into it that was brought back from Fes on my first trip there in 1995. I was strumming the chords that became the song and those mountain shapes took me back to my first trip to the country and into the Rif Mountains where I first met and played with the Master Musicians of Jajouka, in their little hilltop village with no running water or electricity. Somehow those memories infused a certain ‘Moroccan spirit’ into the song. It was a magical time, for Morocco is a magical place, and I found myself transported back via the chords from my guitar. The opening spoken section about ‘falling into the crack between the window and the world’ is based on true events that took place on a train approaching Grenoble, France in 2015…”

Directed by Fred Riedel, the video is an excerpt from the forthcoming documentary on the making of the album, shot on location in Morocco, France, New York City, Berlin, and somewhere in the skies over the Tyrrhenian Sea in 2016.

The feature length documentary, HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM tracks the making of the album by filmmakers Fred Riedel and Jerry Fried. The documentary will be touring select film festivals in Europe and the US, screenings include the New Jersey Film Festival on album release day, Fonomo Music and Film Festival in Poland and Gig Harbor Film Festival in Seattle in October and London’s Doc‘n Roll Festival in Nov (venue to be announced, tickets on sale on 27 September).

Watch the trailer for Hello Hello Hello here:

Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo’s solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.

Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players.

Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on ‘Last Looks’ and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo’s band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).

Ranaldo collaborated with award winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs, including ‘Thrown Over The Wall’, and the American artist, Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth’s 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.



16 Feb – SP Barcelona – Sala Apolo
17 Feb – SP Madrid – Moby Dick
20 Feb – FR La Rochelle – La Sirene
21 Feb – FR Nantes – Stereolux
22 Feb – FR Rennes – Route Du Rock D’hiver at Antipode
23 Feb – FR Paris – La Maroquinerie / Gonzai Night
24 Feb – FR Tourcoing – Le Grand Mix
28 Feb – BE Gent – Vooruit
1 Mar – NL Amsterdam – Bitterzoet
2 Mar – DE Hamburg – Kampnagel
3 Mar – DE Berlin – Roter Salon Am Volksbühne
4 Mar – DE Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnhof
6 Mar – IT Trento – Teatro Sanbapolis
8 Mar – CH Winterthur – Salzhaus
9 Mar – FR Metz – Les Trinitaires
10 Mar – FR Lyon – Epicerie Moderne

Full details at

Spring 2018 Tour now on booking > contact: Etienne AT julietippex . com


Hi there,

Happy to announce that you can now listen to the new dälek album ‘endangered Philosophies’ to be out on Sept 1. on Ipecac!

Streaming here on NPR , on New Noise and on Visions!

Dälek will be in Europe/UK in November!

02/11/2017 FR Grenoble – La Bobine w/ Labrats Bugband
04/11/2017 FR Lyon – Bizarre! w/ Dead Obies
05/11/2017 CH Martigny – Les Caves de Manoir
06/11/2017 DE Esslingen – Komma
07/11/2017 DE Nuremberg – Musik Verein
08/11/2017 DE Berlin – Urban Spree w/ Debmaster
10/11/2017 DK Copenhagen – Stengade
12/11/2017 BE Kortrijk – Sonic City Festival curated by Thurston Moore / De Kreun w/ Moor Mother, Thurston Moore
14/11/2017 UK Colchester – Colchester Arts Centre
15/11/2017 NO Oslo – Bla w/ Moor Mother
16/11/2017 UK London – Underworld Camden
17/11/2017 FR Paris – Batofar
18/11/2017 FR Brest – Festival invisible / La Carene w/ Camera, Action Beat

booking > Etienne AT