Jean-Michel speaks on musical creativity and technology from his studio in Paris. This is from a recent Erica Synths Garage Series and includes a short modular jam as well.
We had an amazing response at our record release show. Here’s a write up from the previous week, just follow the link beneath. We’re looking forward to Europe in February! Check out our Patreon for ways to access exclusive content, live videos and more.
By Dave Pehling (SAN FRANCISCO) — With a history dating back to the early 2000s, San Francisco glam/psych/stoner-rock heroes Turn Me On Dead Man twist together the varied strands of heavy music from the past five decades into a uniquely bombastic sound. Led by songwriting talent and lysergic guitar fury of founder Mykill Ziggy, the…
Simply Saucer are a legendary proto-punk band from Hamilton, Ontario. Lo-fi Garage and Krautrock influences are prevalent in their unique sound, which they very much make their own. If you’ve never heard or heard of them, check out the 1989 release Cyborgs Revisited which contains material from 1974 and some live stuff from 1975, though it sounds like it’s from another time.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable set to watch. At least 2 of the original members are playing in the current line up, featuring Edgar Breau, and I’m glad to say, it looks as if they’ve been quite active as of late. It’s cool to see these weird toons kept alive and I’d love to see them if they ever make it out of the Rust Belt.
For some further exploration, check out this recent interview with Jesse Locke (he also plays drums in the above set) who wrote a bio on the band called “Heavy Metalloid Music: The Story of Simply Saucer.
Just a quick light on some recent Bay Area Synth happenings.
Following is a set from Gabie Wen from a local Powwow live streaming series. Her set had a minimal glitch and noise flavor. you can view the entire vidcast here which includes another nicely done set by Normalien as well as sets by Yoann Resmond and Jerod Rivera.