Untangled Guts Comeback (series: Listen Here! part 16)

With VJ Hexler at Ochiai Soup, 2019/09/14.
by Dave Skipper

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(Photo by Hexler)

A further physical action live sampling and mangling adventure. Full video below. This time, I recorded some sounds of me doing things to my guitar (a Washburn N2, my first guitar, bought 1995/11/11), and then distorted and destroyed those sounds during the rest of the set. I partnered with Hexler again for his stonking* visuals.
*stonking (adjective), informal British, “used to emphasise something impressive, exciting, or very large.”

Heavier Than Jupiter (HTJ) is the name of a series of noise events I have been running for several years, always at the wonderful venue that is Ochiai Soup, Tokyo. More on HTJ another time. This time around the event spanned two days, and I co-organised with the lovely dudes behind noise acts Like Weeds and Leecher. I have to say that all the other performances were totally top-notch, it was a fantastic weekend!

For me personally it was a special occasion as it was my first gig after emergency surgery three weeks earlier (I have written about that experience here: Intestinal Strangulation and Quantum Noise). Although I turned up at Soup exhausted, all the artists’ awesome noise gave me new energy for the weekend, and I guess I found something in reserve to focus my own performance. I love intensity in noise, and coming through emergency surgery definitely puts things in perspective and instils fresh purpose and intensity to life!

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I was REALLY happy with this set, I think it’s a significant improvement in the development and execution of the approach that I have been exploring in my performances in recent months. Hexler’s visuals were an amazing complement to the sounds, hats off sir! As usual, good headphones/speakers recommended… (direct link: https://youtu.be/QGTL28pvFyw)

Eurorack modules used:

Credits

  • Dave Skipper: sounds
  • Rob Fischer aka Hexler: sights
  • Aya Irizuki: video camera
  • Nobuki Nishiyama: for his usual awesome work as live sound engineer
  • Kenny Sanderson (Like Weeds, ex-Facialmess) & Yoshito Nagano (Leecher): for co-organising this 2-day event with me
  • Yuhei Fukasawa (P.O.V.): for visiting from Oita and asking me to organise this event for him!
  • All the other participating artists (see flier below): for the awesome noise!

Event Flier

DEPARTMENT PAGE FOR THIS SERIES: LISTEN HERE!
PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: Live Watermelon Curry
NEXT ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: Unshakeable Kingdom

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4 Responses to Untangled Guts Comeback (series: Listen Here! part 16)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful work Dave. Really enjoyed this. CJ Boland.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Live Watermelon Curry (series: Listen Here! part 15) | The Word on Noise

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