I wanted to take a minute to talk about an artist from my town, Denton, TX.
This brain-melter culture-jammer improvisational group is probably one of the most interesting things going on around here. My friend, Ty Stamp, is the main instigator. A while back he made a mix that I posted here. The music may or may not be any direct influence on Violent Squid, but it's a pretty bizarre mix of sublime frequencies style foreign tunes, and some more contemporary experimental artists.
I've seen Violent Squid as a drum trio... a small army of musicians playing guitars/electronics/phototheremins/metal boxes with springs... a "turntabalist" was involved one time (and it was not as stupid as that sounds!)... I even jam with them on occasion. The only constant member is usually Ty.
I caught them last Saturday at a local club. I was a bit too inebriated to pay attention, but thankfully, Ty recorded the whole thing.
You can find that recording, a funny video, and almost ALL of their other live and studio recordings for download at Ty's blog:
violent squid autopsy
I'm going to be posting some more releases from my favorite dfw artists in the near future.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Posted by soundhead at 3:57 PM