Friday, 29 November 2013

N'toko Balkan tour and new album "Mind Business" (CAR-77)

Audiences in Japan will have to wait until March, but Balkan fans can catch N'toko on tour over the next couple of weeks, including several shows with Serbia's ferocious Repetitor and Macedonian newcomers Molokai. Dates are:

November 29th 2013 Novo Mesto, LokalPatriot (with BeatMyth)
November 30th 2013 Ljubljana, Kino Šiška (solo concert with Repetitor and Molokai)
December 7th 2013 Novi Pazar (solo concert, with Repetitor and Molokai)
December 8th 2013 Skopje (solo concert, with Repetitor and Molokai)
December 13th 2013 Belgrade (solo concert, with Repetitor and Molokai)

In addition, Dutch fans will be able to catch him at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen on January 15th and 16th.

These shows will also be the first chance for audiences to get hold of N'toko's excellent new English language album Mind Business before its official Japan release in January. The album includes 13 new tracks, including some of the fruits of experiments he did on his last Japan tour as well as work with Swiss producer Beckoning.

The video for the title track, filmed in the backstreets of Koenji and Asagaya by Matt Schley in Summer 2012 is already up:

In addition, a video for The Baddest, directed by Tomaž Šantl is also now up:

Details on the Japanese release date and tour info will follow.
The last Fashion Crisis of 2013 welcomes back old pal Grant McGaheran who'll be spinning perverse electronic disco oddities, and live friends Loser & Ribbons, as well as slinky electro-new wave newcomer Gloomy. We'll bring the tunes and the Christmas spirit, you bring yourselves.

Date: December 6th (Fri)
Place: Koenji One
Time: 8:00pm-midnight
Cost: FREE!
- Loser & Ribbons
- Gloomy
- Grant McGaheran (Abikyokan)
- James Hadfield
- Ian Martin

Friday, 15 November 2013

Tententen: Chimères (November 17th, 2013)

This month's Tententen is a celebration of all things alchemical, hysterical and chimerical. Live music features the menacing loops, rattles and chimes of Lo-shi and the explosive squeals and growls of Fallopian Disco Force, while our guest DJ is Tasmanian disco saint Evil Penguin.

Date: 17th Nov (Sun)
Place: Koenji Art Bar Ten/天
Time: 8:00pm-1:00am
Cost: ¥500+1 drink
- Fallopian Disco Force
- Lo-shi
- Evil Penguin
- Gotal (Lo-shi)
- Ian Martin (Call And Response Records)