HIGH KNEE KNEWS
On Friday, October 11th Matt Silcock will be joining Arnoux (a/k/a Lonnie Methe, ex-Naturaliste) for a jam or two when the Arnoux/Human Instinct/Noiseboat tour comes to Chicago. Show will be at the 3030 venue which is at 3030 West Cortland. More info here.
MCMS played in front of an audience for the second time in our 5-year career in NYC late August and it was a really good time. Many thanks to Russ Waterhouse and Kyle Lapidus. You can see a couple pictures from our set here. Still the best city I've ever been in. A Modern Day Venice x 1000. (To adjust for inflation.)
While in New York, Matt S. got 4 copies of a split cassette between The SB and Cheyntara, the most recent (and possibly last?) release on White Tapes. Featuring one narcolodic side of The SB doing what they do, and Cheyntara spacing out on a Jimi Hendrix song on saxophone underneath the Chicago freeway accompanied by non-stop heavy traffic. As always with White Tapes, the release is ultra-limited and ultra-nice to look at.
If you want one of my three extra copies, inquire about sale or trade.
MCMS is playing in NYC in just a few days on August 24th at the North Six Basement in Brooklyn. Come see us!
MCMS The Great Golden Hive of the Invisible lathe-cut double LP is now sold out from Eclipse Records. I believe Fusetron still has some copies....for $33! Holy s....!
More MCMS titles (early CD-Rs) stocked by Aquarius Records.
Last Visible Dog has revamped their website and are very much back in business at their new home of Providence, RI. Some good new releases coming down the pike, including their first ventures into real CDs!
Radio Blastitude playlists have been updated.
You can now get the Yermo/MCMS split CD-R The Womb That Gives Birth To Itself from Aquarius Records, who said this about the MCMS track: "M.C.M.S. offer probably the most beautiful drone piece I have ever heard. A chiming and gently clanging slow motion gamelan-scape with subtly booming sonic ripples and a mournful, lethargic funereal beat. So perfect." Thanks! We agree.
If you live south of the loop in Chicago or in Northwest Indiana, tune in every other Thursday morning 6AM-8AM to Radio Blastitude on WHPK 88.5 FM. Actually, tune in anytime, it's an incredible station. Sorry, no webcasting right now (or ever, if the FCC continues to be ridiculous).
Regarding the previous, a bunch of playlists have been added to the radio pages.
There's a new High-Knee Photo Gallery up.
Thanks to the recent upswing in the lathe economy, Eclipse Records is now in possession of 50 copies of The Great Golden Hive of the Invisible. This is a double-LP by MCMS, recorded in the summer of 2000. The sessions turned into an unintended seance with the spirit of German rock, the Ash Ra Tempel and Amon Duul I pastiches of sides 1 and 2 giving way to the deeply considered Popol Vuh worship of the title track, which takes up sides 3 and 4. There's some Funkadelic thrown in there for good measure, because after all, we're not German. We're not Afro-Americans in Detroit either, but you know. ANYWAY, all that needs to be done is the covers, so if you want a copy ask Ed now.
Now available from Freedom From
"50+ minutes of amazing guitar improv n drone. Percussive elements aren't shadowed by an epic piece rivaling the Dead C.'s more beatiful guitar dirges." -- Freedom From
Now available from Public Eyesore
MATT SILCOCK 'solo music' CD-R
hard-core improv on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, alto sax, bass clarinet, and more. "if you are a fan of odd noise and f***ed song structures cash in your clams. you get it all on this one." -- I Am Cancer "Noisy, peculiar jams that are one part structure, one part pure improv, and one part found (or random) sound. Bizarre." -- Monotremata/Dead Angel
MATT SILCOCK INTERVIEWED IN NEW MAGAZINE
published by Freedom From
this page updated February 14th, 2002
(Please note: this website is under construction, and you may notice some out of date stuff. The old news pages, for example, are nothing but long-distant memories. The catalog page, however, is current, and check back soon for more new stuff.)