November 29, 2011

November 02, 2011

Robbie Basho live

"Since I can't do anything about this runaway horse called the 20th century, I'd just like to do music that's nice to listen to."
"...a combination of flamenco, classical, folk and blues finger work, utilizing the sonorities of Hindu, Japanese, and chinese scales."
"...scenariographic. The compositions create pictures that evoke pastoral scenes. I paint pictures of what I'm saying."

Live at the Sinclair Auditorium/Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (July, 22,1978): Download

Live at the Stone City General Store in Stone City, Iowa (1982): Download

via robbiebasho-archives

November 01, 2011


Roman writer/artist Stefano Tamburini (1955-1986) devoted his ten years of activity mainly to underground comics. The thing he is most famous for is 'Ranxerox', the graphic novel series beautifully drawn by Tanino Liberatore: but he also founded magazines and published zines, made revolutionary graphic experiments and even designed fashion. His vision was ages ahead of his time and his name is sacred to Italian contemporary artists of any type: yet almost nothing can be found about him on the Internet.
Tamburini was into Zap and R. Crumb and Constructivist graphic design and Dada, but first thing he was a big music fan. He loved new wave and dub, Zappa and Devo, anything that played with musical forms as he did with pictures. For him no image was to be just looked at and no image had an owner.
The page below is from the 1980 'Snake Agent' series. Mostly made of maed strips stolen from Mel Graff's 'Secret Agent X-9', it was defined by Tamburini "the first comic book attempt where the artist's role proves to be obsolete".

In 1980 Tamburini took some of his industrial and no wave records and made a tape, he called it 'Thalidomusic For Young Babies' and released it in a few under the name Mongohony-Nazy
These two Youtube excerpts seem to be the only evidence of the tape's actual existence: ten minutes of painfully oppressive soundscapes that will gently introduce everyone to Stefano's witty and brutal manners.