Kendra Steiner Editions

April 26, 2011

Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape” (3-inch CDR, KSE #191), now available

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MASSIMO  MAGEE  &  TIM GREEN

“Direct to Tape”   3-inch CDR (KSE #191)

$5.00 ppd. anywhere, via paypal, to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Magee–tenor sax, sopranino sax, synthesizer

Green–drums

recorded in 2011 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Reed player MASSIMO MAGEE and percussionist TIM GREEN are two young men steeped in free-jazz and the free-improv aesthetic. They grew up with it, it’s in their blood, and they’ve taken it to the next level on this new mini-cd. Massimo’s earlier recordings have been in a pointillistic vein reminiscent of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble duo of the early 70’s (think FACE TO FACE) or Steve Lacy’s more severe and elliptical solo sessions, and he’s a master of space and texture. Those qualities are still present here, but substitute Reverend Frank Wright for Trevor Watts, and have The Rev double on gonzo analog synth, played much in the same style as his take-no-prisoners sax style. Tim Green, who has many of the best qualities of the SME’s John Stevens and also reminds me of drummers as diverse as Barry Altschul and Sunny Murray, is a fine technician and someone who gets an infinite number of sounds and polyrhythms out of a simple kit.

The opening track, the 12 minute “Ray Gun” is a shredding blowout that starts in the red and keeps on growing in intensity. The second track, “Insect Music,” finds Magee switching to the sopranino sax (pitched higher than a soprano) and Green doing a number of scrapes and scratches and textures that will put you inside of an insect’s brain, sounding like free-improv hatched in the mind of an insect that just consumed twice its body weight in pesticide. After this 19-minute mini-cd, you’ll be worn out…and also wanting to hit the “repeat” button.

And added to that is the intentionally lo-fi recording quality, sounding like it was recorded over a used dollar-store cassette, which previously contained one of the more outre Creel Pone electronic music albums and which bleeds through every once in a while. There’s a long history of this kind of thing in free jazz: think Sun Ra’s Saturn label, or Survival Records (the Frank Lowe/Rashied Ali album comes to mind), or BYG-Actuel, or Jihad, or other labels where the sound quality almost becomes a participant in the session.

I’m excited about this session, and I hope you will be too! Both Massimo and Tim have been asked to do solo recordings for KSE in the future, and those should be well worth waiting for, but grab this monster NOW. I’m sure Byron Coley will go ape when he hears this cdr, but why wait to read his review? Have your own revelation NOW…

$5 ppd. anywhere.

And while you are placing that order, why not try some of KSE’s other music and poetry releases?

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #188 (3-inch CDR), Derek Rogers & Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams” (music and poetry collaboration).

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

KSE #183 (3-inch CDR), Kuschty Rye Ergot, “Senescence.”

KSE #182 (3-inch CDR), Sean Gadoury, “Arc Light.”

KSE #179 (3-inch CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Minus.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

NOTE: I will be out of state during the second half of May. Orders rec’d in paypal by NOON on Monday 16 May will be shipped before I leave. Orders rec’d after that will be shipped when I return home on May 31. Please feel free to order while I’m gone…it’s just that I can’t ship until I get back. If you will be at my appearances in Albany or Amherst or Northampton in late May, I’ll have some of the recent releases…plus advance copies of CDR’s by Brent Fariss and Matamoros, and the new poetry book from Michael Casey. Just ask…

April 22, 2011

Fred Beir and Pier Angeli in “MMM 83” (Italy-Spain 1965)

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if I could live in an alternate universe, it would be the world of 60’s euro-spy b-movies…the world found in MMM 83…

April 20, 2011

Peter Boyle IS “Crazy Joe” (1974)

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April 18, 2011

Derek Rogers & Bill Shute, SVT, Austin, TX, 17 April 2011

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Derek Rogers and Bill Shute, music & poetry collaborative performance, Lyr-I-Cism Festival, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX, 17 April 2011. Projections by Laurel Barickman. Presented by Church of the Friendly Ghost.

Our 30 minute performance included the following poems, in slightly different versions from their published forms:

“Marion, Texas” (from NEXT EXIT: TWO)

“Deep Focus”

“Kerrville, Texas” (from NEXT EXIT: TWO)

“The Mosquitoes of La Marque”

April 11, 2011

Venison Whirled, “Xibalba” (KSE #194), now available!

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VENISON   WHIRLED

“XIBALBA”

3-inch CDR  (KSE #194)

$5 ppd. (anywhere) via paypal to  django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

    KSE is proud to welcome Lisa Cameron’s VENISON WHIRLED to our poetry-and-music family, with the “brutal minimalism” (Vital Weekly) of XIBALBA (KSE #194), a stunning percussion-drone-electronics onslaught of the kind Lisa often offers to Austin audiences. For decades one of Austin’s most-respected musicians, percussionist LISA CAMERON burst on the scene as drummer with Brave Combo for their first 4-5 years, circa 1979-1983 (I saw this line-up in 1980, either in Denton or DFW), and in that band you needed to be a master of many styles, and frankly, as BC jumped from polka to cumbia to klezmer to norteno, it was more often than not the drumming that defined the style, far more than the solos. I noticed at that time what an eclectic drummer Lisa was, and I’ve tried to follow her work ever since.  A longtime champion of psychedelia and space-rock and Krautrock and the avant-garde in general, Lisa’s performed with everyone from Roky Erickson to Eugene Chadbourne, and she’s often been involved with more than one band at a time (a not-uncommon thing in Austin). Presently she’s a member of ST-37, of JSAS, and of Devil Bat’s Daughter, and she does solo drone-feedback-oriented performances under the VENISON WHIRLED moniker…as well as running the exciting “Sister Skull” label (with a dozen releases, most from Lisa’s various bands, and ALL mind-melting higher-key psych/noise/space-rock/drone/you-name-it, with great acid-tinged homemade artwork). She’s also played a number of well-respected noise and free-improv festivals, and overall, if Lisa’s involved with a project, it’s something challenging and forward-thinking.

   XIBALBA features two Venison Whirled experiments in drone/harmonics/feedback recorded live at Austin’s Cherrywood Coffeehouse, and the mini-cdr has already gotten fine reviews at Vital Weekly and at Volcanic Tongue. One thing I’ve always appeciated about VW is that while Lisa knows her avant-garde tradition well (her La Monte Young and Henry Flynt and Xenakis and Stockhausen, etc.), she’s equally rooted in the feedback experiments of The Yardbirds and the Velvet Underground and the MC5 and Blue Cheer. While there is an important physical element to a VW performance, as you can see Lisa manipulating feedback and manipulating the vibration of stringed instruments, cymbals, bells, etc. you get that physical presence on this well-recorded mini-cdr. You can always FEEL a Venison Whirled performance, and now you can feel it in the comfort of your own home.

   It’s been an honor to work with Lisa on this project (we’ve discovered we have similar tastes in film also and often share and discuss obscure David Hewitt or Jerry Warren or Andy Milligan films), and KSE hopes to release something from one of Lisa’s other bands later this year. Until then, grab XIBALBA. I started distributing this about a month ago at the Slow Pump drone-fest, trading copies w/ some of the artists playing there, and it’s been available for purchase for an equal amount of time, so probably half or more of the copies are gone already. Act now…only $5 ppd. anywhere. Pay via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com (leave a note w/ paypal telling which release you want, in this case Venison Whirled) . If you are interested in the releases on Lisa’s great SISTER SKULL label, you can write her at  lisaca99(at)hotmail(dot)com  and request ordering information.

             Venison Whirled (Lisa Cameron),  Red 7, Austin, TX, February 2011

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Venison Whirled cdr, “Hyrrs to Isis” (Sister Skull #12)

And while you are placing that order, why not try some of KSE’s other music and poetry releases?

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #188 (3-inch CDR), Derek Rogers & Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams” (music and poetry collaboration).

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

KSE #183 (3-inch CDR), Kuschty Rye Ergot, “Senescence.”

KSE #182 (3-inch CDR), Sean Gadoury, “Arc Light.”

KSE #179 (3-inch CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Minus.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

April 10, 2011

flyer promoting “Inner Mystique #1” (circa 1982)

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April 9, 2011

LYRICISM (w/ Derek Rogers & Bill Shute), Austin, TX, SVT, 17 April

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Derek Rogers & Bill Shute, SVT (Austin, TX), 17 April 2011

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April 1, 2011

upcoming CDR releases from KSE in 2011

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we have an ambitious music lineup on CDR scheduled for the rest of 2011…not all can be made public yet, but the following releases can:



full-length CDR’s from

HEATHER  LEIGH

UMUT  CAGLAR

ANDREAS  BRANDAL

GREG  STUART

BRENT  FARISS

and 3″ mini-cdr’s from

ALFRED  23  HARTH

ZANZIBAR  SNAILS

ERNESTO  DIAZ-INFANTE

MATAMOROS

MASSIMO  MAGEE

XANTHOCEPHALUS

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and, in August, my second spoken-word poetry CDR, “Junk Sculpture From The New Gilded Age”

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