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Moe! Staiano: Surplus 1980 (Dephine Knormal Musik)

Drummer Moe! Staiano in a hard-hitting band with members from the Ex, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Faun Fables, and Mute Socialite, collecting songs that extend from those bands, along with great drumming and sound work.
 

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Label: Dephine Knormal Musik
Catalog ID: DKM12
Squidco Product Code: 15655

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in 2010 at Polymorph Studios by Dan Rathbun, Oakland, CA.


Personnel:

Moe! Staiano-oscillators, circuit bend Omni-chord, crystal bowl, drums, percussion, guitar, bass, vocals, dialogue, treated piano, toy piano, piano, scuba tank, bells, tape

Ava Mendoza-guitar

Liz Allbee-trumpet

Dan Rathbun-vocals

Jesse Quattro-vocals

Vicky Grossi-fretless bells

Aaron Novik-bass clarinet

Kyle Bruckman-oboes, double-reeded bugle horn

Freddi Prince-trumpet

John Shuirba-guitar

Matthias Bossi-vocals

Alee Karim-bass

Hillary Overberg-violin

George Cremaschi-bass

Andy Moor-guitars

Carla Kihlstedt-violin

Meredith Yayanos-violin

Kyle Bruckman-oboe

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track listing:


1. The Joys And Torment Of Solitude 2:36

2. M.E.S. Shoe Contact 5:26

3. Relapse In Response 6:26

4. Trying To Suceed, Waiting With Little To No Results 5:33

5. Aggravation 2:50

6. Let's Put Another One There 6:54

7. Excellent Girl 3:29

8. Ed Saad 8:23

9. The Mechanics Of Mathematical Courtings 4:00

10. The Gooseneck 4:48

11. Relapse In Response (Thomas Dimuzio Remix) 5:06
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"Surplus 1980 is a project that came from the ashes of my old former band, Mute Socialite, which split up in 2009. It is a collection of songs that were former ideas that were meant to be used for Mute Socialite, but never really made it as well as three cover songs. Surplus 1980 is a post-punk band of a rotating line up of some fine musicians, many extending from great bands to be heard on this project including members from the Ex, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and Faun Fables, among others, including Mute Socialite."-Moe! Staiano

Also available on LP.

Artist Biographies:

"My name is Ava Mendoza. I play guitars and stompboxes and write music. Currently I'm based out of Brooklyn, NY. I have played guitar for most of my life and been active for the last decade playing my own music and in many different groups. In any context I try to bring expressivity, energy and a wide sonic range to the music I play. I've toured throughout the U.S. and Europe and recorded or performed with a broad spectrum of musicians including singer Carla Bozulich (The Geraldine Fibbers, Evangelista), Fred Frith (Massacre, Henry Cow, Art Bears), Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Weasel Walter, Tune-Yards, and more. I've played on recordings released by labels Weird Forest, Tzadik, Clean Feed, NotTwo, ugEXPLODE, Resipiscent, New Atlantis, and others.

Friendly critics have called me "Oakland's avant-jazz virtuoso" (Brad Cohan, Village Voice), "a versatile and virtuosic guitarist" (The San Francisco Film Society), "a wizard on a semi-circle of effects pedals, but… equally adept with FX-less technique," (Lars Gotrich, A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz). I was recently named one of Guitar World‘s “10 Female Guitarists You Should Know”.

My main project these days is UNNATURAL WAYS .

PERFORMED/RECORDED WITH:

Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers, Charlie Hunter Quartet), Liz Allbee, Vijay Anderson, Bran(...)pos, Carla Bozulich (The Geraldine Fibbers, Evangelista), Sheldon Brown, Tony Buck (The Necks), members of Caroliner, Nels Cline (Wilco), George Cremaschi, Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch), J.A. Deane, Marco Di Gasbarro (Squartet), John Dikeman (Cactus Truck), Thomas Dimuzio, Shayna Dunkleman, Marco Eneidi, Luc Ex, Ben Goldberg, Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Massacre), Vinny Golia, Phillip Greenlief, Franz Hautzinger, Jacob Felix Heule, Devin Hoff (Good for Cows), Gerri Jager (Knaalpot), Darren Johnston, Henry Kaiser (Crazy Backwards Alphabet), Annette Krebs, Thollem McDonas, Lisa Mezzacappa, Butch Morris, Matt Nelson, Hexlove aka Zac Nelson, Kanoko Nishi, Nick Podgurski (Extra Life), Porest aka Mark Gergis, Gino Robair, Aram Shelton, John Shiurba, SF Sound, Damon Smith, Moe! Staiano, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Raphael Vanoli (Knaalpot), Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), Wobbly (Negativland), Tune-yards, William Winant (Mr. Bungle), Kenny Wollesen (Sex Mob), Theater of Yugen, dancers Leyya Mona Tawil, Yuko Kaseki, and Manuela Tessi."

-Ava Mendoza Website (http://avamendozamusic.com/bio.html)
8/16/2017

"Liz Allbee (1976) is a composer-performer who works with the imaginarchic potential of sonic material. Recurring themes in her work include extensions & embodiments and their interplay with instruments, everyday objects, and high and low technologies. She is fascinated by the gutteral, protolinguistic qualities of musical voices and bodies. She performs often with her trumpet, quad-trumpet, voice, and electronics.

She has performed at Maerzmusik, Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Huddersfield, Ostrava Days, Serralves, Bolzano Museum of Fine Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Berlin JazzFest, NorbergFestival, CTM, and Berghain, among others."

-Liz Allbee Website (http://lizallbee.net/wp/liz-allbee/about/)
8/16/2017

"George Cremaschi works with a variety of approaches and strategies in the areas overlapping music, sound art and noise. In thirty years as a composer and performer he has worked with a long and diverse list of distinguished musicians, dancers and choreographers, filmmakers, installation artists, and writers. Some of his current projects include the groups KRK (w/Matthew Ostrowski), Rohr Rohr (w/dieb13 and Gino Robair) and Lambs Gamble (w/Fritz Welch and Eric Boros). He is also the founder (w/Petr Vrba) and director of Pražský Improvizační Orchestr (PIO), a 15-member group working with conducted and free improvisation and graphic scores.

As an interpreter, he has performed works by many composers including Adamčiak, Andriessen, Braxton, Cage, Cardew, Feldman, Mingus, Oliveros, Penderecki, Tenney, Xenakis, etc and has appeared on over 40 recordings on Apestaartje, Beak Doctor, Black Saint, Emanem, Evander, Evolving Ear, Leo, Music & Arts, Nine Winds, Rastascan and other labels. Born in New York where he studied music and composition, he later lived for many years in California and currently lives in Prague, Czech Republic."

-George Cremaschi Website (http://www.georgecremaschi.com/biography.html)
8/16/2017

"Andy Moor [aka Andy Ex] (born 1962) began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland playing guitar with Dog Faced Hermans, an eclectic group that mixed post-punk energy with traditional tunes and improvisations. In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex. In 1995 he began another group, Kletka Red with Tony Buck Joe Williamson and Leonid Soybelman, fusing traditional klezmer, Greek and Russian songs with their own styles of playing.

Moor's own background is rooted in the post-punk Britain of the 1980s, but in more recent years he has collaborated with many musicians from varied backgrounds and disciplines. Many of these collaborations are duos, with amongst others Cypriot composer Yannis Kyriakides with whom he performs a set of rebetika songs (urban Greek tunes from the 1920s and 1930s), French sound poet Anne James Chaton, ex bass player from Dog Faced Hermans Colin Mclean, who now works with electronic music and live sampling, Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and writer DJ /rupture, and Lebanese Paris-based saxophonist Christine Abdelnour.

Moor has also begun composing soundtracks for films, working former Dog Faced Hermans vocalist-turned filmmaker Marion Coutts, with Iranian filmmaker Bani Khoshnoudi and US experimental filmmaker Jem Cohen. His latest projects include a quartet with Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex and Paal Nilssen-Love called Lean Left, a trio with Berlin-based artists and musician Alva Noto and Anne James Chaton called Decade, and a trio project with Anne James Chaton and Thurston Moore called Heretics. In 2013 he began a duo project with John Butcher. Moor lives in Amsterdam at present and continues to be a full-time member of The Ex. He is a founding member of the music label Unsounds, in Amsterdam, with Yannis Kyriakides and Isabelle Vigier."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Moor_(The_Ex))
8/16/2017

"Composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann's work extends from a Western classical foundation into genre-bending gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. A busy and varied performance schedule and appearances on more than 60 recordings have led to his recognition as "an excellent composer, striking the right balance between form and freedom" (Signal to Noise), "a modern day renaissance musician" (Dusted) and "a seasoned improviser with impressive extended technique and peculiar artistic flair" (All Music Guide).

Shortly after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003, he joined forces with acclaimed new music collective sfSound and with Quinteto Latino (a woodwind quintet specializing in Latin American composers). He is now also a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, and Splinter Reeds. He has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area's regional orchestras remaining active in an international community of improvisers and sound artists. Current local improvising working groups include Addleds, Shudder, and mchtnchts.

From 1996 until his westward relocation, he was a fixture in Chicago's experimental music underground, with frequent collaborators Jason Ajemian, Jim Baker, Jeb Bishop, Olivia Block, Guillermo Gregorio, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Robbie Hunsinger, Bob Marsh, Weasel Walter, and Michael Zerang. Long-term affiliations include the electro-acoustic duo EKG, the "rock" monstrosity Lozenge, and the Creative Music quintet Wrack (recipient of a 2012 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works award).

Bruckmann earned undergraduate degrees in music and psychology at Rice University in Houston, studying oboe with Robert Atherholt, serving as music director of campus radio station KTRU, and achieving academic distinction as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his Masters degree in 1996 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he studied oboe performance with Harry Sargous and contemporary improvisation with Ed Sarath."

-Kyle Bruckmann Website (http://www.kylebruckmann.com/about/biography/)
8/16/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
(Not Two)
Lambs Gamble
Farewell Body Bags [VINYL]
(Discombobulate)
Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser
Saxophone Special
(Clean Feed)
Lean Left
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Lean Left
I Forgot To Breathe
(Trost Records)
Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba
Resonators
(Another Timbre)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Mendoza, Ava / Maxime Petit / Will Guthrie
[7-inch VINYL]
(BeCoq)
Phillips, Simon James
Blage 3
(Mikroton Recordings)
Butcher, John / Andy Moor
Experiments With A Leaf
(Unsounds)
Kyriakides, Yannis + Andy Moor
A Life Is A Billion Heartbeats
(Unsounds)
Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang
Six Synaptics
(Ertia Creations / Barely Auditable Records )
Dijkstra, Jorrit
Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland
(Driff Records)
Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
(Singlespeed Music)
Lean Left
Live At Area Sismica
(Unsounds)
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat[now]ART)
Laddaga, Reinaldo
Things That A Mutant Needs To Know [BOOK + 2 CDs]
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Surplus 1980
Arterial Ends Here [10" VINYL]
(Dephine Knormal Musik)
Chaton, Anne-James / Andy Moor
Transfer
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
I Never Meta Guitar Too
(Clean Feed)
Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo)
Live at Cafe Oto
(Unsounds)
Lindsay / Mendoza / Smith / Walter
Jus
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Mute Socialite
More Popular Than Presidents and Generals
(Dephine Knormal Musik)
Staiano's, Moe! / Moe!Kestra!
An Inescapable Siren Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts
(Edgetone Records)
McLean, Colin & Andy Moor
Everything But the Beginning
(Unsounds)
dj /rupture & Andy Moor
Patches
(Unsuitable)
EKG (Kyle Bruckmann & Ernst Karel)
Electricals
(Another Timbre)
Warburton, Dan
Profession Reporter
(Aural Terrains)
Chaton, Anne James & Andy Moor
Le Journaliste
(Unsounds)
Grosse Abfahrt
Everything That Disappears
(Emanem)
Moor, Andy
Marker
(Unsounds)
Lambs Gamble (Cremaschi / Welch)
Memory Collapse
(Evolving Ear)
Kyriakides, Yannis / Andy Moor
Red v. Green
(Unsounds)
Staiano, Moe!
The Lateness of Yearly Presentations
(Dephine Knormal Musik and Amanita Records)
Moor, Andy / Matthews, Kaffe
Locks
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
Kraakgeluiden: Document 1
(Unsounds)
Bruckmann / Diaz-Infante / Shiruba / Stackpole
Grand Mal
(pax)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Worms With Strings
(Leo)
Moor / Lehn / Butcher
Thermal
(Unsounds)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
(Not Two)
Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser
Saxophone Special
(Clean Feed)
Lean Left
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Lean Left
I Forgot To Breathe
(Trost Records)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Phillips, Simon James
Blage 3
(Mikroton Recordings)
Butcher, John / Andy Moor
Experiments With A Leaf
(Unsounds)
Kyriakides, Yannis + Andy Moor
A Life Is A Billion Heartbeats
(Unsounds)
Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang
Six Synaptics
(Ertia Creations / Barely Auditable Records )
Dijkstra, Jorrit
Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland
(Driff Records)
Lean Left
Live At Area Sismica
(Unsounds)
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat[now]ART)
Laddaga, Reinaldo
Things That A Mutant Needs To Know [BOOK + 2 CDs]
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Chaton, Anne-James / Andy Moor
Transfer
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
I Never Meta Guitar Too
(Clean Feed)
Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo)
Live at Cafe Oto
(Unsounds)
Lindsay / Mendoza / Smith / Walter
Jus
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Mute Socialite
More Popular Than Presidents and Generals
(Dephine Knormal Musik)
Staiano's, Moe! / Moe!Kestra!
An Inescapable Siren Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts
(Edgetone Records)
McLean, Colin & Andy Moor
Everything But the Beginning
(Unsounds)
dj /rupture & Andy Moor
Patches
(Unsuitable)
EKG (Kyle Bruckmann & Ernst Karel)
Electricals
(Another Timbre)
Warburton, Dan
Profession Reporter
(Aural Terrains)
Chaton, Anne James & Andy Moor
Le Journaliste
(Unsounds)
Grosse Abfahrt
Everything That Disappears
(Emanem)

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