Telecult with Lala from Excepter ++++
Hey, Excepter are on the cover of the new issue of The Wire, and because we are raging capitalists we shoved cigars in Dan, Jon, Jeff, Lala, Nathan & Clare’s collective face, had them sign a contract and rushed to put out their new tape Equinox to cash in.
You can sample a side (though super compressed) here, Mr. Wm. Berger of My Castle of Quiet was kind enough to play some of it on his radio show on WFMU.
Find out how to order your copy over at the Temple of Pei website.
Speaking of, this Saturday April 17th Telecult Powers will be jamming as sort of a bigger Virginal Volcanoes (this time with wives involved) with Excepter offshoot act Seth at 929 Broadway/Party Expo/Outerspace ways, Inc. Should be weird and fun. Early show, from 7-10. Expect a long set. Or should that be Except?
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.
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/
Jillian and I were going to head out to see Excepter at Starr Space on Saturday night, but unfortunately we couldn’t get out of the house on time. We wound up napping for something like 5 hours on Saturday… what???
Anyways, I was excited to see that it was available on the podOmatic site. Here it is, embedded for your pleasure.