Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Richard Pinhas to perform in London at Baba Yaga's Hut Presents: Raw Power! on August 30th.

On Saturday, August 30, one of the major figures on the global experimental music scene – French guitarist & electronic musician Richard Pinhas – will perform at Baba Yaga's Hut Presents: Raw Power in London.

Pinhas, known as the "father of electronic music in France," first broke new ground in the 1970s by integrating electronics with rock music; his band Heldon is recognized as one of Industrial Music's precursors. The musician/philosopher (a Ph.d from the Sorbonne, Pinhas has published books on Gilles Deleuze) has remained ceaselessly innovative, releasing dozens of recordings over the years, most of them on Silver Spring-based Cuneiform Records. Most recently, he's been collaborating with Wolf Eyes and masters of Japan's noise scene. Pinhas also took part in a world premiere performance with Merzbow, Keiji Haino and Tatsuya Yoshida at FIMAV 2014 (Festival International de Musique Actuelle), Canada's premiere festival of avant garde music.



This summer, Cuneiform has released two new duo recordings by Richard Pinhas. Welcome In the Void, by Richard Pinhas and Tatsuya Yoshida, is the second chapter in Pinhas' Devolution Trilogy, which began with 2013's Desolation Row, a sonic protest against the rise of neo-liberalism. His release with Oren Ambarchi, called Tikkun, can be seen as a response to (but is not part of) that trilogy. Devoted to healing our wounded world, it is dedicated to 'tikkun,' a concept in Jewish mystical writings from the Kabbalah.

SHOW DETAILS:

August 30 - London, UK
Baba Yaga's Hut Presents: Raw Power
The Dome - Tufnell Park
2 Dartmouth Park Hill
Tufnell Park
London, NW5 1HL
United Kingdom
Tel: 0207 272 8153
Email: info@bostonarms.co.uk
http://www.dometufnellpark.co.uk/
http://babayagashut.com/raw-power-festival

[Facebook Event] [Tickets]



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RICHARD PINHAS & OREN AMBARCHI
TIKKUN

Release Date: 5/27/2014 - Genre: Rock / Electronic / Experimental Music
Format: CD+DVD / Digital Download


With Tikkun, Pinhas switches gears from Welcome...In The Void, using his collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi to take on new themes and sonic frontiers. Instead of focusing on the slow degredation of our society and faculties, Tikkun is almost a response to the devolution trilogy, and deals with repairing the world, the mind, and our emotions after they have been so brutally devastated by modernity and technology. The album is named after a main concept in the Ha Ari Kabbalah, ancient Jewish mystical writings, and Tikkun as both concept and music name previously appeared as a track on Pinhas' album Metatron. But this is the first time that Pinhas named an entire album after Tikkun, and he did so "because the concept of TIKKUN is IMMENSE, Very very Big and Important, not only in the original Kabbalah but in all the para-gnosis "jewish" theoretical concepts. It is about the spiritual creation of our world...a kind of parable.. TO REPAIR something deeply Broken is the POINT...and TIKKUN is the concept that this operation or this PROCESS can be named."



Pinhas worked in duo with Oren Ambarchi to bring the album Tikkun to life. Ambarchi, a truly international musician, was born 1969 in an Iraqi Jewish family in Australia. He began his music career in free jazz percussion before focusing on experimental guitar skills, working with to drone band Sunn O))), Burial Chamber Trio, and countless other music collaborations. For Tikkun, Pinhas and Ambarchi worked together in Paris, recording several studio sessions and two live public performances. The result is a double-disc release featuring a CD of studio recordings and a live performance DVD. Mixed in Paris and Australia, it also includes contributions by other longstanding collaborators, including Joe Talia, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Eric Borelva and Pinhas' son, Duncan Pinhas. Tikkun is a staggeringly powerful work, perhaps musically closest to Pinhas' early recordings with his band Heldon. The cover art, designed by French ilustrator Yann Legendre, is also reminiscent of Pinhas' Heldon days. Legendre also designed the cover art for Welcome in the Void, for Desolation Row, and all of Pinhas' recent albums, beginning with Metatron. Pinhas notes that he and Legendre "will work together again...of course! He is very brilliant." Pinhas' collaboration with Ambarchi is also ongoing, and the two look forward to releasing other recordings.

"Yoshida and Oren are great musicians and great men...they are fundamentally IN THE MUSIC." - Richard Pinhas

PROMOTIONAL TRACK //
If you'd like to share music from this release with your readers/listeners, please feel free to use the following track:
"Washington, D.C. - T4V1" [excerpt] (mp3 download) - stream: @SoundCloud / @Bandcamp / @YouTube

VIDEO //

Tikkun' Album/DVD Teaser Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiYRzFh58Iw

HIGH-RES PROMO PHOTO //
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PURCHASE LINKS
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ITUNES - AMAZON - BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC

ARTIST SITES //
www.richard-pinhas.com - www.orenambarchi.com




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cd yoshida

RICHARD PINHAS & YOSHIDA TATSUYA
WELCOME IN THE VOID

Release Date: 5/27/2014 - Genre: Rock / Electronic / Experimental Music
Format: CD / Digital Download


On Welcome In The Void, Richard Pinhas again pushes sonic and compositional boundaries, this time in a very special collaboration with the legendary Yoshida Tatsuya, "the indisputable master drummer of the Japanese underground." Yoshida is one of the most important musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene for the last 35 years, spearheading at least a half dozen of that country's most important and best known experimental groups, including Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojinn. Teaming up for their first duo recording, Pinhas and Tatsuya push each others' creative limits to make something that even for the experimental master Pinhas, is a new experience: a single, 64-minute, all-instrumental track consisting solely of guitar, percussion and electronics. The spontaneity, intensity, and sheer force of the music created by the duo is a marvel. The Pinhas/Tatsuya collaboration is an ongoing one, and the duo has plans to tour and record more material in Japan in the near future.


Welcome In The Void is the second album in Pinhas' Devolution Trilogy, concerned with mankind's ideological and physical devolution at the hands of our modern socio-politcal world and technology. For the past several years, Pinhas the musician/philosopher has given thought to, in his words, the "Devolution of mankind, civilization, Capitalism's devolution, and mainly devolution of [human/biolgical] faculties related to the rise of machines". He describes Welcome in the Void as "a kind of journey, not more into the being but into the Void - the nothingness that is now the "center" or the absence-of-center of our societies." The first album in Pinhas' Devolution Trilogy was 2013's Desolation Row, a sonic protest against the rise of neoliberalism, the global economic cricis and rising social unrest.

PROMOTIONAL TRACK //
If you'd like to share music from this release with your readers/listeners, please feel free to use the following track:
"Part One - Intro" (mp3 download) - stream: @SoundCloud / @Bandcamp / @YouTube

HIGH-RES PROMO PHOTOS //
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PURCHASE LINKS
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ITUNES - AMAZON - BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC

ARTIST SITES //
www.richard-pinhas.com - www.magaibutsu.com

Richard Pinhas
Tour Dates
August 30 - London, UK
Baba Yaga's Hut Presents: Raw Power
The Dome - Tufnell Park
2 Dartmouth Park Hill
Tufnell Park
London, NW5 1HL
United Kingdom
Tel: 0207 272 8153
Email: info@bostonarms.co.uk
http://www.dometufnellpark.co.uk/
http://babayagashut.com/raw-power-festival
[Facebook Event] [Tickets]


October - Poland
TBA

November 15 - Tokyo, Japan
Rock In Opposition Japan
Floor 2, 2-14-8, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
Phone : (+81)(0)3-5458-4681
http://shibuya-o.com/
http://www.rockinopposition-japan.com/
https://www.facebook.com/riofestivaljapan
[Tickets]

November 16-30 - Japan
dates/locations TBA - Richard Pinhas with Yoshida Tatsuya - Japan

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