3.12.14

HANATARASHI 'We Are Hardcore!!!!!'

Post on behalf of a friend. Last chance to nab a classic.


HANATARASHI 'We Are Hardcore!!!!!' 6 x CD-R + DVD-R

LAST COPIES!!! REDUCED PRICE!!!

Extremely limited expanded reissue collecting everything from the original 5 x CD set of early cassette material PLUS OVER 90 MINUTES OF BONUS AUDIO in the form of more rare comp tracks added to each disc and a 6th disc of the Hanatarashi & Kyoaku Kyojindan 'Jigoku No Komoriuta' collab. cassette. Also included is a DVD of the rare 'Cock Aktion' VHS.

Includes the largely uncirculated FULL COLOUR ARTWORK for the original 5 discs and several size A4 inserts of rare early Hanatarashi articles & interviews from Japanese magazines such as Fool's Mate, P.O.W, Gekko-Luna and more.

Each set is completely hand-made and neatly packaged in strong 6/9" (close to A5 size) grip-seal polybag with artwork affixed to front and back.

Last batch of sets currently in production and taking orders now at a reduced price. Don't pay stupid prices on discogs and ebay for the original set. For the same price that was sold for on release you will get all that and alot more in this expanded and improved reissue.

GBP £ 24.00 UK
GBP £ 26.50 EUROPE
GBP £ 29.00 REST OF WORLD inc USA

'International Signed For' (optional) costs an additional :
GBP £ 5.00

Payment by PAYPAL ONLY please to :
blackoperations_uk @ hotmail.com (remove spaces)



26.11.14

Next London shows

Monday December 8th 2014


Wednesday 10th December 2014


Like buses

Heavy drinking sessions, colds, and general life admin has got in the way for me to announce the fact that over the last couple of weeks I've had 3 brand new releases out. Making 2014 a reasonably productive year.

Here they are. Limited quantities of each available from me but it's probably best to contact the labels direct as all releases are still in stock.

V/A CONTEMPORARY HARSH NOISE VOL. IV - APATHY 2xC20

APATHY brings together another four amazing acts constructing and destructing the dynamics and textures of harsh sound: BBBlood, Brad Griggs, Vassbotn and Vast Glory. Edition of 100 pro-duplicated copies housed in a vinyl case.

More information and ordering here...


Claus Poulsen, Duncan Harrison, Paul Watson, & Sindre Bjerga - Blind Dates CDr



 Alcoholic lethargic collaborations between the finest from Norway and a couple soft southern lads.


BBBlood - 'Moments' C40



All new works from Paul Watson. The jolly brewer presents 2 sides of subtle, intricate noise with a sound that is straying further into D.S. Mischgewebe territory with each passing day. Side A is persistent, Side B eclectic.





 

21.10.14

Reviews of recent release

Hi - Some words about my recent release on Beartown Records now sold out but available as download for rock bottom price.



Radio Free Midwich

BBBlood – Untitled
Paul Watson is a current scene leader in what I’ve always thought of as ‘proper’ noise.  That is: a visceral racket created by rough-housing with physical objects, by combining field and domestic recordings and by filtering the lot through a rag-tag tabletop of battered and home-made electronics.  However, that is not to belittle the skill and care with which Paul puts these recordings together.  The sounds are not ends in themselves but chosen, ordered and edited as a means to establishing an atmosphere.  His latest recordings eschew ‘harshness’ almost entirely and the listener is led through a post-industrial landscape of broken glass and burning tyres with, dare I say it, delicacy and finesse.
I can sense the leather-jacket owning section of my readership twitching with unease but don’t worry – I’m not saying Paul has gone all Nick Drake on us.  He still get his balls out on occasion – and so magnificent are his plums that it is no wonder the crowd goes fucking apeshit when they are displayed.  What I’m saying is the flashes of nad are appropriate and proportionate to the larger task at hand.
Essential, of course.  Available from Beartown Records.

Muh Mur

"Untitled" (how original) is the latest BBBlood release on Beartown Records. A C30 tape complete with vellum insert. Four tracks are listed but each side plays like one long piece, Side one is like the onset of madness where everything is blurred yet crystal clear in thoughts, action and sounds … Quiet suffering, apologetic cutlery, the flicker of empty film spools, waiting for the night bus on Gunnersbury High Street … Hallucination Password.
Side two begins with junk noise played at high speed and very high volume. Train wreck electronics that come of the rails leaving silence and the sound of a Tibetan Bowl being struck in the distance. The sounds try to rise phoenix like from the wreckage not to recover but short circuit and continue along the wire ..
Wonderful stuff, both sides are totally attention grabbing. BBBlood runs a blog and Beartown have a website, both are easy to find via Google (or Bing).
I think it is only a matter of time that (like Putrefier is now Mark Durgan and Cheapmachines is Phil Julian) the Baron Bum Blood himself becomes Paul Watson. (Gut feeling……great song).*

*He's pretty much spot on

Thanks for the kind words!

The tape was going to be called 'Hallucination Password' but some way along the line the title was lost.



 

16.9.14

FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER 204


Crank Sturgeon
Mic'd up American mad man with PREVIOUS.
See him doing stuff like this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maTd4SJ2dcI.

Vile Plumage
Mad duo from blasted North.
Andy Jarvis and Darren Wyngarde perform rituals from 'Book of Alsager'.
Expect masks and occult murmuring.

Louie Rice (possible overlapping set)
Half of Hideous Porta performing a rare solo set - expect anything.
"Upon inquiring the cause of the attack, I was told she had been eating some grains of raw RICE in the morning" - T. Ogier Ward
"I now learned she had bought a half pound of rice the day before the attack, most of which she had eaten - indeed, she was eating it just before she was taken ill; and that her former illness was eating a pound of raw RICE she'd bought on the 10th" - [ibid]

BBBlood (possible overlapping set)
Improvised tape music centered around the notion of a hot balloon carrying Gaz Top, Armand from 3 Fonteinen & Neil Kinnock. Dance music


3 October at 20:00 to 4 October at 01:00
RYANS BAR 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UI
£4 On the door
 

25.8.14

Updates, Reviews etc..




Review of recent tape on Beartown Records here... Thank you Steve.

Copies still available from the label

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More reviews.

We need no swords on 'No religion..'

Radio Free Midwich on 'No religion..'

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Reminder 5th September @ Power Lunches in Dalston in collaboration with Clive Graham, supporting Sweat Tongue / Sick Llama / Aqua Dentata / Ian Murphy.

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Later.

Valencia Filter -  Demo / Vol 1. / Vol 2. CS
KIKS / Girlfriend CS
Fog



19.8.14

September 5th 2014 - Paul Watson & Clive Graham duo @ Power Lunches London.

Big thank you to everyone who came out for the Cordyceps is your friend event last Friday. Great times!

Next show I'm playing will be a collaboration with my friend Clive Graham (Morphogenesis, Paradigm Records, etc..) at Power Lunches in Dalston on Friday the 5th September 2014. I'm also doing some after show DJ murk as 'Plaistow-Facto' that evening.

Our collaboration is in support of Sweat Tongue from the Netherlands and Sick Llama from the United States. Also playing on the bill is Eddie Nuttal's Aqua Dentata and the excellent Ian Murphy. Ian will be doing a tape based set for this evening so I'm looking forward to that.

Here's the formalised details.  



Friday 5th September 
20:00–02:00
 
Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road Hackney,, E8 4AE London, United Kingdom
 
£6 Entry on the door.
 
SWEAT TONGUE
Itchy no-wave power mess divinity from Rotterdam guitar/voice/drum trio
http://sweattongue.hotglue.me/

SICK LLAMA
Cosmic sprawl and alien static abrasion from Fag Tapes magus
http://fagtapes.bandcamp.com/

AQUA DENTATA
Skewed textures, tonal flutter, sonic fog
http://aquadentata.org/

IAN MURPHY
Coastal cassette anomaly from the hands and face of Hobo Sonn
http://rottenslushy.co.uk/

CLIVE GRAHAM / PAUL WATSON
Paradigm Discs/Morphogenesis guru meets stalwart noise sage
http://stalk.net/paradigm / http://bbblood.blogspot.co.uk/

With DJ PLAISTOW-FACTO
& DJ QUIETTE VILLAGE

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
POWER LUNCHES, E8 4AE
8PM-2AM, 6 GBP

29.7.14

Next London Show, Café Oto, 15th August 2014

Big thanks to Sophie / Jake for organising Tor fest, it was great.

The next BBBlood London show Friday 15th August 2014 at Cafe Oto.

 


Full updated details on Facebook

Great line up, cheap entry please come along.

£4 adv / £5 on the door

Sonic seeds and spores from sound artist and improviser Lorah Pierre, Stoke-on-Trent-based doom/ambient trio Black Heath Coven, fractious noise musician Bbblood, minimalist dronemaker Anji Cheung and synth/cello improv duo Grapefruits. Plus filmprojektion from Laid Eyes.

Lorah Pierre's work is inspired by adopting scientific experiments and the process of forgotten technology, with performances displaying the sonification and optical realisations of these processes. Black Heath Coven feature members of Vile Plummage and Space Witch and build coruscating doom atmospherics which spill suddenly into acoustic reveries and tape loops. Bbblood is London-based Paul Watson, who makes noise scree that moves from the envelopingly abstract to the caustically brutal. Anji Cheung crafts repetitious, minimal and meditative drone space for the mind's psychedelic landscapes - purely subconscious and of the theta wave. Grapefruits are the synth and cello improvising duo of Tartaruga Records' Max Bondi and Oliver Barrett (Petrels/Glottalstop).

LORAH PIERRE
Recycled materials and a DIY approach have been centred on developing systems that expose technologies chemical and physical properties through experimentation in hardware electronics. From interactive installations, performance and laboratory settings, Lorah has collaborated with scientists, artists and musician, focusing on knowledge transfer as a central part of her artist practice. Inspired by adopting scientific experiments and the process of forgotten technology, performances display the sonification and optical realisations of these processes.

As a performer, Lorah explores feedback mechanisms in opto-electronics with electronic artist, Ewa Justka, and has also been commissioned to write traditional compositional accompaniments for performance artist, Nicola Canavan.
lorahpierre.tumblr.com/

https://soundcloud.com/lorahpierre

BLACK HEATH COVEN
A very rare live performance from Black Heath Coven - a trio project from Stoke-on-Trent featuring Andrew Jarvis (Vile Plumage) and Daz Rowlands (Space Witch). Created in 2013 after a number of conversations between Andy and Daz about doing a project together in the vein of all things dark and all things art. Initially envisaged as a once a year occurrence of getting together recording and releasing the product of their experimentation. Bringing together acoustic and electric guitars, synths, FX, tape recordings of noise, recorders and bowed instruments. First release - ‘Cavern Of Mantras‘ - was released last Halloween on Cosmic Tomb Records. Drawing on drone, noise, vintage horror film soundtracks, doom, folk and more over its 36 minutes, it was one of the highlights of last year.
blackheathcoven.bandcamp.com

BBBLOOD
BBBlood is London born artist Paul Watson recording and performing since 2002.
bbblood.blogspot.co.uk

ANJI CHEUNG
Guitar/synth spell casting...bleak soundscapes and ritual drones...
http://anjicheung.bandcamp.com/

GRAPEFRUITS
Improvised sonic debris from Max Bondi (Tartaruga Records) and Oliver Barrett (Petrels/Glottalstop) making use of cello, synths, tape loops and electronics.

LAID EYES
Laid Eyes is a video artist and film maker currently living in South London. With a background in visual anthropology, he is currently drawn to making digital music videos exploring abstract forms, and performing live improvised visuals for the likes of Petrels, Talvihorros, Pascal Savy and Time Attendant. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Excepter, Maria Minerva, Ensemble Economique, and Ekin Fil, and has had work screened at Denovali Swingfest in Essen, End Tymes Festival in New York, and Dunk Festival in Belgium.

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Watch this space for more news and release details. By this show I should have copies of my new cassette on Beartown Records


11.6.14

TOR FEST 25-27th JULY 2014 TODMORDON

Next BBBlood outing...



Band running order will be announced on the day.

Friday 25th July, 3 Wise Monkeys, doors 7.30PM - BBBlood / Debbie Sharp / Electric Knife Boa Melody Band

Saturday 26th July, Todmorden Unitarian Church, doors 1PM - Family Elan and guests Qawaal Party /
United Bible Studies / Bear Bones Lay Low / Bridget Hayden / Delphine Dora / These Feathers Have Plumes /
Kelly Jones & Pascal Nichols / Ben Reynolds / Lobster Priest / + installation by Helmut Lemke

Sunday 27th July, Bare Arts, doors 1PM - Jason Steel / Irma Vep

Check the Tor Press website for more information. And the Facebook event page.

Buy Tickets here.

Here's a playlist for the festival that features as unreleased BBBlood track.



Also have been informed the beer selection is pretty amazing too.

See you there hopefully.