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You can now download the debut album from Gland & Conduit.
Download for free/name-your-own-price.

Thanks to all who came down to the launch gig last night.
Consisting of two familiar faces on the Irish music scene, Herv and Meljoann, the Gland & Conduit project is an experiment in free form sound design, electroacoustic composition and brain-cleansing noise. Standing in stark contrast to their respective solo output (melodic breakcore blasts / squishy R'n'B flavoured electronica), yet retaining a distinct impression of these two musical voices working in harmony, "Ore" is a half hour journey through fragmented, distorted sonic environments.

Second Square to None are proud to present the new project from Herv and Meljoann: Gland & Conduit's debut album, "Ore". To celebrate its release we are hosting a launch gig in The Joinery, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 on Thursday 24 February. Support will come from Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh, with SSTN resident Fyodor warming things up. Admission is €6. The gig starts at 8pm, make sure to get down early for maximum sonic delight.

More info here.

glandandconduit.secondsquaretonone.com

Withering Zithering

Friday, February 18, 2011 0 comments

Compositions by Withering Zithering

Improvisations with loopers and effects by Withering Zithering

Improvisations with reverb and hands by Withering Zithering

Withering Zithering is a recording / improvising project based around the music of home-made zither instruments played with a variety of extended techniques.

Meditative, somber music, made for late night listening, staring out the window and general elsewhereness.

Withering Zithering began experimenting with extended techniques as a teenager, which eventually led to creating custom stringed instruments to suit his needs. A debut release is planned for release later in 2011, until then a selection of improvisations, miniatures and sketches can be heard on www.soundcloud.com/withering-zithering.

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LAUNCH PARTY // FRIDAY 18th, Murray's Basement, O'Connell St.  
The excellent Ghetto Quietly imprint returns with another gig that makes this article writer want to shake off that winter hibernation shroud and makes some dance excuses.

New York born MC and compact entertainer Lady Grew will be joined by Berlin-based expat expat producer Prince Kong to launch her debut 12" Bass Bully EP, a sample of which can be heard here:
GHT003 - A1 - LADY GREW - BASS BULLY by Ghetto Quietly
   GHT003 - A2 - LADY GREW - DC-NAPOLEON by Ghetto Quietly
   GHT003 - B1 - LADY GREW - GHETTO CROPPEE by Ghetto Quietly
   GHT003 - B2 - LADY GREW - PULL THE FUCK OUT by Ghetto Quietly
 
The line up is completed by the following acts, who promise to bring fun to the dance, grime to match the venue's grim and bouncing crunch mash to mix your metaphors with. Go to this if you want to have a good time.
10-11pm BLUEFOOD - liveset of violent couch music.
11-12am DJ ANTHROPE - reddie will be mixing up loads of new kudurobass and soca rhythym
12-2am PRINCE KONG (liveset) and LADYGREW (live show) HEADLINE!
2-3am SIXFOOT APPRENTICE ( live ) kaboogies frontman wellies out party bass and mash up.

Bottles of Buckfast available // pitchers of beer // big smoking section outside. A measly €5 before 10
FYODOR delves into experimental electronic music with this week's show. Check it out!

Square Waves 2.10: Sound and Rhythm by SquareWaves
Artist: Seefeel
From: England and Japan
Track: Dead Guitars
Album: Seefeel
Label: Warp
From: Sheffield
Year: 2011
Notes: formed in the early 90s and stopped the project in 1997, reforming in 2008 with Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock being joined by Shigeru Ishihara (Dj Scotch Egg) and former Boredoms drummer Iida Kazuhisa (E-Da) on bass and drums respectively.

Solar Bears at Rough Trade Records

Saturday, February 05, 2011 , 0 comments

Enjoying this video alot.

SOLAR BEARS AT ROUGH TRADE from John Kowalski on Vimeo.


Second Square to None are proud to present Gland & Conduit's debut album, "Ore". To celebrate its release we are hosting a launch gig in The Joinery, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 on Thursday 24 February. Support will come from Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh, with SSTN resident FYODOR warming things up. Admission is €6. The gig starts at 8pm, make sure to get down early for maximum sonic delight. Bring your own body odour!


Gland & Conduit

Consisting of two familiar faces on the Irish music scene, Herv and Meljoann, the Gland & Conduit project is an experiment in free form sound design, electroacoustic composition and brain-cleansing noise. Standing in stark contrast to their respective solo output (melodic breakcore blasts / squishy R'n'B flavoured electronica), yet retaining a distinct impression of these two musical voices working in harmony, "Ore" is a half hour journey through fragmented, distorted sonic environments.

Traces of circuit bent toys mingle with glitching synth drones and a spidery rhythm track on opener "Anal Duct Nodding", while "Pulling" sounds like R2-D2 might after having been dropped in a bath of sulfuric acid. Amid the noise lurks fragments of melody and rhythms you could almost tap your foot to. "Tanning" is a prime example of this, with splattered Amen breaks making a brief appearance among sampled pots and pans and collective-unconscious synchronising high frequency synths. This is sharp edged music, no doubt, and the wasabi palette cleanser analogy holds true: Gland & Conduit will grab your attention, scrub out the bad influences of overheard radio music and leave you feeling fresh and alert.

"Ore" will be available through the Gland & Conduit subsite for free or pay-what-you-can download on 24 February.

  Gland&Conduit - Anal Duct Nodding by SSTN Noise

Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh
with Diarmuid MacDiarmada

Conjuring sonic waves from a calmer part of the ocean, Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh will entrance the listener with evocative musical shadowplay.

Brian Conniffe is a cross-genre, experimental musician who has worked with a long list of collaborators including Nurse With Wound and Martin A. Egan, his work directly stating inspiration from such non-musical sources as hypnosis, linguistics and ritual magick, making for a style which fuses the darkest psychedelia with disquieting ambience.

Suzanne Walsh is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and writer, who both writes, sings and collaborates with different artists including E+S=B, Gavin Prior and Aine O'Dwyer amongst others, as well as studying fine art in the National College of Art and Design. She is interested conceptually in playing with both how music is written and performed as a vocalist, and exploring the boundaries between styles, while puzzling over how exactly one might mend the Cartesian Split.



FYODOR

Square Waves Radio host and turntablist FYODOR, a.k.a. Fionn Wallace, and the "FY" in noise duo FYED will be warming The Joinery's main room with a DJ set. Check out his weekly show on UCD radio for a fascinating mix of local and exotic musics ranging from freak folk to Gamelan.

Seeyis down there!

Ed Devane - Nova Interview podcast

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 , 0 comments



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...Bernard Clarke meets Ed Devane and talks about Stop/Run - Ed's project of home-made instruments, commissioned composers, and the startling results at the Severed Head Gallery in Dublin.
Other podcasts and show archives at http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova. You can also stream Ed's interview here if the above html5 player does not work in your browser.

More information about Stop/Run here.


Mentioned previously, the Miserithan EP by Rory St John is now available to purchase from Bandcamp. Tight, kinetically propulsive grooves that will appeal to techno purists and casual listeners of the genre alike.


  Square Waves 2.9: Volume Reveals Detail... by SquareWaves

Square Waves is now on Twitter at @squarewaves1.

SHOW 2.9 Tracklist and info

Artist: Sebastien Roux
From: Paris, France
Track: The Harp and Contrabass Song
Album: Songs
Label: 12k
From: Brooklyn New York
Year: 2006
Notes: Roux works at the research and coordination institute for acoustic music in Paris, creating customized tools for composers using Max/MSP, he composes music for radio and film and also regularly collaborates with Greg Davis and others. His most recent releases are collaborations with Sogar and Vincent Epplay. A track from the latter I will play later in the show.