An impressive album from the infamous band Io Monade Stanca: “Three Angles”.
A band which doesn’t need any presentation at all. Many years on the road, past collaboration with Africantape and one of the best ‘n’ active Italian band.
Always committed in delivery a great combination of math, humor and sensation, this work reflects their assumption of high ripeness.
Click click the player below to delight delight yourselves.
Io Monade Stanca is:
Nicolas J. Roncea - guitar
Edoardo Baima - bass, barithone guitar, guitar, vocals and words
Matteo Romano – drums
Xabier Iriondo plays guitar in “Télefilm”
Recorded by Ettore Magliano and Mixed by Massimiliano Moccia @ Blue record studio, December 2012/February 2013
Artwork by Pierpaolo Viberti
Layout by Rocco Barbaro
We’re really glad to taking part at the fourthcoming GUTTER FEST: 10th and 11st of May at HANGAR.
This is a festival where hundreds of rad realities come together: labels, illustrators, publishers, performances, workshops, fanzines, graphic designer and of course bands bands bands.
It would be great to share 2 days with those amazing people, learning new things, sharing beers, know each other by being part of a well-looking event.
As they say:” El GUTTER un festival capitaneado por un grupo de personas que se hacen la pregunta más antigua de las preguntas que el ser humano hace al mundo y a sí mismo, ¿por qué no montamos un sarao? Dado que cada vez hay más personas capaces de ponerse a pegar saltos al mismo tiempo y desplazar el eje terrestre, nos hemos subido al carro de realizar un evento de congregación cósmica autoeditada.
Organizada por el colectivo Dr. Meconi, Gutter está concebido desde la participación colectiva y propone un encuentro de una pequeña red de productores y editores que han decidido lanzarse a la libre publicación. La feria contará con paradas de venta de material gráfico y sonoro como discos, zines, publicaciones, pósters o magníficos artefactos de astrozoología autoeditada, acogiendo de la misma manera otras actividades como conciertos, exposiciones, talleres y charlas alrededor de estas actividades.
Gutter Fest está concebido desde la participación colectiva para tratar de difundir este tipo de ediciones y propiciar un encuentro entre creadores que permita el autoaprendizaje de capacidades para un mejor desarrollo autónomo y que pueda servir para los que quieran iniciarse.
Hermanos, agárrense las cachas, ¡os esperamos junto a muchos gatos bailando salsa con ilusión!”.
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS! THANKS GUTTER’s family.
More noise happening at HF´s headquarters this Sunday :
PLASMA EXPANDER (Ita)
More than 10 years spreading heavy fat distorsions around Europe and U.S. make of Plasma Expander a well consolidated show for those who love both angular sonorities and spacey feel. Their freshly baked “CUBE” (out for Human Feather) has got practically no limits. Either you love moshing or getting carried away by the flow, they’ll be your thing.
COMMON DEFLECTION PROBLEMS (Ita/UK)
Math-broken-dry-power-back-pain-rock, three sweaty neapolitans beating the over-structured mess out of their gear.
It will be at Upload, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona
Kicks off 21.00
Artwork by Giove
Human Feather brings its next booked tour: PLASMA EXPANDER IBERIAN TOUR 2013.
Here are the shows.
27.4 Perpignan (FR) @UBU
28.4 Barcelona (SP) @UPLOAD
29.4 Vitoria-Gasteiz (SP) TBC
30.4 Vila Real (POR) @CLUB DE VILA REAL
1.5 Lisboa (POR) @LA NAVE
2.5 Sevilla (SP) @SALA HOLLANDER
3.5 Don Benito (SP) @ RINCON PIO SOUND
4.5 Valencia (SP) @SALA MOGAMBO
5.5 Zaragoza (SP) @ARREBATO
In less than one month we’ve been releasing three LP. Very deep and nice indeed.
We’d like to spend some words about.
They came to define in public what about out taste and inclination. They are three releases which complete an arch of taste, the complexity in our music production, the always open and feasible b-side way of life. As long as a record says something, as far as its no-commercial attitude is concearnead, we are glad to put it out.
“EPUZZ” LP by ULTRA ZOOK // HF#010
An amazing LP reminding 8-bit culture, yet committed into math and punk.
Benjamin Bardiaux plays the keyboard and sings
Rémi Faraut plays the drums and sings
Manu Siachoua plays the guitar and the bass and sings
François Sabin plays the Baritone saxophone on ALUMINIUM C4 and PISOTE !
Released with Gnougn Records (FR).
Recorded at Ben’s Parents House in Cognat-Lyonne in october 2012
Mixed by Pascal Power Mondaz.
Mastered by Claudio Gruer at Pisitudio
Artwork by Etienne Lescure
“CUBE” LP by PLASMA EXPANDER // HF#009
“Cube” is a complete
and mature work that perfectly conveys the power of a
band that finds its best expression in live performances
where all the tracks gets crushed and transfigured by wild
improvisations. In Cube the music continues to balance
structure and improvisation, noise and groove.
We spent time with these guys, we’ve been seen them growing, developing and this LP might represent their mature statement as a band. Featuring Mike Watt. So, wow.
You can order your copy both through bandcamp or mail. You know where to ask. And remember, if you’re into music, BUY IT!” that’s the only way small DIY realities could keep going. We’ll never get rich by selling records. At least we could keep telling our stories.
Time for Human Feather to gather the most peculiar, brutal, raging music that has hit our ears and put it all on in a single day, for the whole day.
Human feather’s ALLDAYER 2013, 6 hours of sound assault, 5 bands involved, from 6 in the afternoon to midnight.
On the 6th of April in the UPLOAD
ACTION BEAT (Milton keynes, UK) Fortissimo Records
Started in 2004 in the city of roundabouts, and massively, intensely toured UK and EU several times, gaining themselves a top seat in the underground scene. The number and names of their members has always been varying and well abundant for the genre, you´ll find out when their sonic circus reaches town and unleashes the power of their 3 drum kits, 2 bass and 3 guitar players, delivering a smashing wall of monolithic, hypnotic, fuzzy drone, at a harmful-by-nature level of decibels.
BARBEROS ( Liverpool, UK ) Wetroom, Human Feather
They just don´t belong to this planet. Three young men decided once to put white lycra suits on and to create a unique blend of waves and percussions, pushing their set-up of two-drumkits-and-a-synth far beyond the known universe. The result is something tribal, spacey, irresistible, angular, even scary. Noise-core, synth-math, no-wave ? You decide.
They also base their work on live performance, having played hundreds of gigs in few years and pretty much throughout Europe, and having collected (so far) 4 hospital visits, 3 missed flights, 1 broken foot, 1 snow storm making them miss a gig, 1 fuel strike, about 12 last minute cancelled gigs, 1 crushed testicle, 1 severe case of gastroenteritis, 2 cases of food poisoning, 1 lost ride cymbal, countless weirdos, a whole host of charming amazing creative people they’ve had a bloody good time with !
COMMON DEFLECTION PROBLEMS (ITA/UK/ES) Human Feather
The ´wondering trio’ began in Naples, Italy close to ten years ago, moved to London and settled in Barcelona in 2011, and so has their sound kept changing along, having hit stoner, pop-rock, noise and jazz-core. It now stands on an edgy, urgent and pounding math-core, fuelled by aggressive riffs and some pointless vocals, hence presenting a constant surprise to the listener, who´ll never be able to dance on this anyway.
SILENT FRONT (London, UK), Triplejump Records
If ever a band could be considered a ´classic’ in this genre, Silent Front would probably be the best candidate for that. 10 years, over 500 gigs, about 25 tours, 7 releases, and never lost a gram of their intensity, constantly firing off those groundbreaking power chords and desperate vocals. Structurally more regular than their fellow avant-garders (they often share stages with Nitkowski, Shapes, Death Pedals, OBE, It often takes a war, etc.), their post-hard-core is genuine, straightforward, soulful and heavy as fuck. That’s probably what makes them a absolute reference within the scene.
MONS MEG ( New York, US ) Fortissimo records.
A mesmerizing experience of urban dark sampled sound, cloudy synth, disturbing voices, side project by some of Action Beat´s crew members.
Artwork by LEG
Open door at 6 PM
Entry 7 euro
New record out for the trio from Genova, Italy, hero in 2009 of “We need time” EP ( Marsiglia Records, Anomolo, Tesla Dischi, Brigadisco, Taxi Driver) and recently back from touring China. “Here it comes, tramontane” LP keeps the promises of their previous work, delivering a special load of energy, in their very genuine way. British-sounding guitars on the ride, an ever-pounding rhythm section (Jo stimamiglio and Fabio Patrone), and a consistent amount of interesting vocal overdubs (that they do entirely live through an infernal device that Cesare Pezzoni handles along) make it a catchy, emotional, yet powerful listening.
Here again, Mike Watt (ex MinuteMen, Stooges) graced the trio´s sound, adding one of his deep and soulful storytelling to “The Rental”. Same happened in ‘We need time EP’, which consolidates is the relation between the artist and the local DIY scene.
Today is the day. Ultra Zook will join Barberos for this short but intense UK tour. We believe they’ve got the same mentality, a common creative sense which justify the strong union between them.
13/2 - Cowely Club - Brighton
14/2 - HIFI - Liverpool
16/2 - The Packhorse - Leeds
17/2 - DNA - Worcester
19/2 - The Riverside - Sheffield
20/2 - Undertone - Cardiff
21/2 - Bloc - Glasgow
22/2 - tbc - Edinburgh
The tour follows the release of a splendid split 7” album which you can taste here:
Go and see them.
Giove did it again. An amazing flyer for our next coming gig here in Barcelona. We really thanks so much this man, for his commitment in doing such rad artworks for bands, labels, DIYers and all that. So go and check his art. Love to you man!
HANDS UP WHO WANTS TO DIE (Ire)
They are four. Based in Dublin. Make abrasive noise-rock which has been described as “all angles and noise, edges and respite, razor riffs, visceral vocals, heinous hooks, yet on the face of it, as smooth as a mirror, as sheer as cliff-face”, “Big’N and enablers in a blender” and “socially aware slab punk with constant discordant meanderings”. Sounds music for our ears.
TEN PAST SEVEN (Ire)
They’ve graced the stage with such acts as Lightning Bolt, Dj Scotch Egg, XBXRX, Pelican, Nina Nastasia, Charlottefield, Giddy Motors, La Quiete, Moss, Vaz, The Redneck Manifesto, Noxagt, Electric Eel Shock, Deerhoof, Zu. It’s a good CV.
UPLOAD, Sunday the 24th of February. Who miss it will be a mainstream old prick looser. See you there.
Well, we’ve got a quite hot year, with releases and bookings going on. A part of regular gigs in Barcelona, the Alldayer coming soon and the summer festival, at the moment we are running 4 tours for the following smashing bands:
BARBEROS (Liverpool, UK) April - France/Italy
PLASMA EXPANDER (Cagliari, ITA) May - Spain/Portugal
IO MONADE STANCA (Canale, ITA) October - Spain
JACK DUPON (East Kingston, USA) June - Spain
ULTRA ZOOK (Clermont-Ferrand, FR) May - Italy
JOHNNY MOX (Somewhere, ITA) 29 and 30 of March - Spain
If you’ve got any question or, even better, suggestion keep in contact with us. And if you’ll be around some of these radness go and see them.
ULTRA ZOOK (Clermont-Ferran, FR )is a three-musicians band which plays music from islands, maybe closer of Fukushima than Caraibes.
Their mini album will be available starting from March 2013
Ladies and Gentlement we are getting on our documentary “I’m Like This”, a documentary on the European underground music scene. So far we’ve interviewed: ZA! (ES), Dispo (ITA), Le Singe Blanc (FRA), Hiroshima Rocks Around (ITA), Shield Your …Eyes (UK), Betunizer (ES), Bogong in Action (ITA), Unicornibot (ES), Ovo (ITA), Stig Noise (UK), Familea Miranda (CHILE), Barberos (UK), Tapetto Traci (FRA), Common Deflection Problems (ES/ITA), Vialka (FRA), Silent Front (UK), Brigadisco Rec. (ITA), NO-FI Rec. (ITA, USA), Lemming Rec. (ITA), A Tant Rêver Du Roi (FRA), Bar la Muerte (ITA), Doubledgescissor (UK)..and other few to come.
Watch the teaser here on Vimeo:
THIS IS GOING TO BE PRETTY RAD. IT’S GONNA START SHARP. BE THERE!
A really special energy sprang out of the meeting of those bands, on a rainy Sunday of November. Everyone showed up on time, set up in a second, soundchecks have been straightforward, everyone´s mood was ‘excited’ to say the least..
Nice view from the distro. A mix of Human Feather´s and Bloody Dirty Sanchez´s arsenal turned out to be a well rich portfolio of recorded (and printed) material to browse within. Whoever attended seemed to enjoy (including the amazing members of the staff!).
All bands got along really well- As proof of that, two out of three sets ended up in member of the other two bands (and friends) joining on stage and playing any possible piece of gear unsafely left unattended, bringing it up to chaos!! Kill kill had to drive 1200 km the day after, but I´m sure they had a great long smile upon their faces over the whole trip.
Loved it, and loved the beautiful hosting of the Upload bar. Thank you all people, can´t wait for the next.