Telecult with Lala from Excepter ++++
Last year we were asked by Dan Smith to play his Neon Marshmallow fest in Chicago. It seemed a bit far fetched, but hey, we need to get out to Chicago to visit some friends anyways, can stop on the way to visit other friends, so yeah, we were stoked. Then we found out that Matt Kimmel of Acid Marshmallow fame was involved and it sealed the deal. He has been a major supporter of Telecult since our earliest NYC gigs, so yeah…
Really amazing New York bands such as Grasshopper, Excepter, EID, Rust Worship, Girly Temple, Slasher Risk, Family Treasures are going, so that will be hot. Cleveland has a good showing with Emeralds & Skin Graft, looking forward to that. Surprised no Fragments, and where is Sam Goldberg? Expect to hear terms like “electro-accoustic” thrown around, yawn.
I grabbed this schedule from Impose but according to Kimmel they switched the orders around to reflect their personal tastes a bit, so I tweaked Saturday
night’s back to the original from what Matt told me, sure the real one will unveil itself soon enough tho.
Please note that we are playing twice, first a Telecult Powers set on Saturday night, then a Hex Breaker Quintet set on Sunday afternoon.
Check out some Hex Breaker Quintet Jams @ the Free Music Archive –
“Anthony’s Grandma Said We Jammmmed”
“You Need to Learn to Live in Three Dimensions, Before You Think About Living in Ten”
Check Hexbreaker Quintet Telecult’s super group with Grasshopper at the NY Eye & Ear, most likely the only NYC performance for most of the summer. Will be playing the Champagne of Fests IV in Cleveland in July.
Just as exciting, make sure you check Hex Breaker Quintet on Wm. Berger’s My Castle of Quiet April 28th @ 8 pm. Live on air!
We went out with Mark & Sam for a few days last week, played Brooklyn’s Death By Audio (as Hex Breaker Quintet), Wesleyan College, Hampshire College and Bard. Someone was kind enough to film our sets -
Radio People (Sam Goldberg)
New Batch NOW ON SALE! These cassettes
Excepter – Equinox C40 – TOP 12 – ER 21
1. In my head I have written a description of Excepter using all sorts of flowery prose saying that they are dark bishops in a contemporary age of enlightenment and carry a torch passed from Roman mystery religions to the Gnostics to their hermetic brethren to the Ifá cults. Instead of a rant like that I think it would be more appropriate to say that Matthew and I are proud to release their latest tape entitled Equinox. 40 minutes of mindzap electronique, many more moments of beauty than grotesque, fluid, meaningful. No jokes, no pranks. No trappings of any genre. – Witchbeam, in a fever dream hovering over Crow Hill, March 20th 2010.
Side A: “EQUINOX” recorded at Glasslands Gallery NYC
Side B: “PROJECT ROOM” recorded at Issue Project Room NYC
All music by Excepter: Ryan, Corbin, Amory, Hougland, Nicholson, Ryan
2. Technicians of the Divine Vol. 2 C30 TOP 13
Virginal Volcanoes – Whiskey on the Rocks
On Tuesday, August 24th, 2009 an obscure fraternity was born between Telecult Powers & John Fell Ryan of Excepter. Transplutonian communication was attempted via liquid instead of the vacuum of space. JFR took the role as the houngan, Mr. Matthews as the host. Witchbeam most likely lost his mind. This recording is the result.
Clouds Without Water – Lord of Unbalanced Force
Clouds WIthout Water is Brian Butler, a musician, magician, writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He performs in a duo with the legendary Kenneth Anger called Technicolor Skull. He recently premiered “Night of Pan”, a film starring Vincent Gallo in a dark ritual that “symbolizes the stage of ego death in the process of spiritual attainment.” I first came across his work when I read the excellent Marjory Cameron article in the Disinfo Book of Lies.
3. Fluxmonkey – The Man in the Yellow Hat Serves Imperialism C40 TOP 14
Some know him as Fluxmonkey, Flar calls him Luigi Bob & his email says Bbob Drake, all point to Cleveland’s synth building wizard king. I have a great memory of looking across the camping field during the Voice of the Valley last summer and seeing all the great Cleveland freaks of past/present/future sitting in his dojo – Bee Mask – Emeralds – Sam Goldberg – Fragments – Thursday Club – Mr. Matthews – J. Guy – all were at the feet of the master and enjoying his coffee.
This is his first solo release, he had been biding his time, making something beautiful. We couldn’t be happier to release it in our temple.
Check him out online – http://www.fluxmonkey.com – Check out that wall.
4. Lil John to Chew Root TOP 15
Just Judgment – Increase Wealth – Break Hexes (Keep in pocket to curse go back) – Sold as a Curio Only
Just as important to the Temple of Pei’s music is its theories and practice of Hooodootronix, our special blend of noise, hoodoo rootwork, mysteries, candle magic, & espiritismo. We are thrilled to unveil our first root, the Lil John to Chew. It has been alleged to be a swayer of jurys and a bringer of good luck; you can’t go wrong with one in your pocket. Telecult Powers swear by this lucky little root to help open cosmic gateways and you should too. Each package is anointed with Little John’s older brother, High John the Conqueroo oil.
1 Tape 8 US/ 10 Rest of the World
2 Tapes 15 US/19 Rest of the World
3 Tapes 22 US/27 Rest of the World
3 Tapes + Root – 23 US
Root – $4 US Not available Europe
Paypal – firstname.lastname@example.org Between 11 PM EST & 10 AM EST please email first to check availability. If available I will put reserve it for you until the morning.
Hey, check it out, Ray Cummings wrote an article about Telecult Powers in the latest issue of Signal To Noise…
Run, don’t walk to your nearest newsstand, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc. to find your copy!
Every time we play Philadelphia the cops are involved. The first time at Pifas they came out because an alleged prostitute escaped from a violent “john” in front of the venue, the second time the cops were looking for a goth nazi and now on January 15th a police officer got shot next door to the venue we were playing at. WTF Philly? I’ve lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the last 3 years and have played countless shows in this city and have dealt with police a total of zero times.
Anyways, Broad Channel Bill rolled down via Chinatown bus and took some rad video.
We were lucky enough to share the stage with Bee Mask & God Willing doing a cool collaboration, hope there are more soon, and Outer Space, which were John Elliot & Jeff Hatfield from Fragments for this sesher.
Wm. Berger invited us (Telecult Powers) back to his Castle of Quiet radio show last week during the WFMU marathon to perform a Prosperity Spell to attempt to beef up the donations, and from what I heard we blew past the projected goal so it must have been a success. Magick is nearly impossible to really measure so I will take what I can get.
We called in some reinforcements for the gig, namely our dear friend Lala who took on the role of the Queen Witch Hecate. She led us through the Initiation Rite, Prosperity Spell and a general “freakout” at the end. We are going to go into the studio next month to try to do serious studio versions of what we did, but in the meantime please check out the archive:
& Oh, hey, this is important. Check this out if you want to self initiate yourself into the Temple of Pei… http://my-castle-of-quiet.blogspot.com/2010/03/supplies-needed-to-follow-along-and-be.html
We perform at 39, 1:37 & 2:16, but lots of good stuff was played, from 13 Thames’ Joshua Slusher to our Hex Breaker Quintet co-conspirators GrassHopper (Hex Breaker Quintet will be appearing on MCoQ April 28th & opening for Excepter March 20th).
Queen Witch Hecate
& for krewe that was at the show we played last week at the Red Light District, you should get this joke -
We made a new friend last week at Hazel Bellerue’s birthday bash in Bushwick, a gentleman named Torsten who seems to spend a lot of time filming and documenting a good section of the Brooklyn/NYC underground scene.
Tuesday he came out for the show at Goodbye Blue Monday, where he filmed Grasshopper/Telecult Powers super group The Hex Breaker Quintet. Check it out here:
We played with Mr. Bob Bellerue as Redglaer that evening, which Torsten caught on tape:
Saturday night we had the pleasure of opening for Excepter at Zebulon, a much more licensed venue than what we are used to. That was really fun and weird, a super fun scene… check out some footage of the show here-
And check out part of Excepter’s set here:
Check out more of his recordings here: http://unartignyc.com/recordings/