Wednesday, March 21, 2012

VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION AND PUER GRAVY UPDATE FOR MARCH: MICHAEL ALAN ALIEN, PHILIP SANDERSON + VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION LIVE FOOTAGE


The three of us in Vas Deferens Organization are perfectly delighted to be able to present to you the first evidence of our brand new collaboration with New York visual/installation/performance art dynamo Michael Alan that will shortly be resulting in a full length LP for our Puer Gravy imprint (release details soon forthcoming). Have a gander at the eye popping and genre/category-obliterating antics that Michael gets up to via the video below to fully appreciate the deliriousness of his explorations, which in addition to his paintings, collages and 6-8 hour immersive live environments have now shifted tack to include musical collaborations. Thus far, there have been single track collaborations between Michael and everyone from Renaldo of Renaldo And The Loaf and Geneva Jacuzzi to Jello Biafra and Kingdom Scum and from Japanther to Jeff and Jane Hudson, but now is your first opportunity to let Michael Alan Alien & Vas Deferens Organization infect your earholes with the combination of their perverse streaks. The brainworm du jour? A little ditty called Shoe String Theory, which you can download in full .wav sound quality
here
Further info regarding this collaboration will soon also be found in an upcoming profile of Michael that's shortly to run in Crudo Magazine here

And feast your eyes on the delirious bacchanal that constitutes Michael's creative universe here:

Your Life at 5pm from Michael Alan on Vimeo.



More info about Michael and his work can be found by visiting his site here



In further news, we're all equally delighted to finally be able to formally announce Puer Gravy release number two:

PHILIP SANDERSON-HOLLOW GRAVITY LP (PG 002)-EDITION OF 100

This exceptional album, Sanderson's first of new original material in five years (following his stellar Seal Pool Sounds) will be issued in a screen printed and laser etched edition of one hundred 180 gram LP copies. Many here will know Sanderson best from his work in the stunning Storm Bugs as well as for his having run the vaunted Snatch Tapes label back in the early 80's, but what's often missed is that he's still producing haunting and enigmatic work that's at the very top of his game, something that the
advance track below handily demonstrates. Hollow Gravity will be out at the beginning of May, with further release details forthcoming shortly, but in the meantime, wrap your minds around his tune Low Flying Branches here to see what all the fuss is about....

To tie things up with a big red bow, you can now feast your eyes on the one and only live performance that Vas Deferens Organization ever undertook during the time that I've been a member of the band, on the occasion of us opening for the revamped Chrome circa Spring of 1998. This footage features the extended line-up of (at the time) VDO principal members Matt Castille, Eric Lumbleau and Doug Ferguson (also of Yeti/Ohm...RIP), alongside part time VDO members David Fargason (Liquid Sound Company) Jim Edgerton (Burnin Rain/Fish Eye Lens), Scott Lindsay (Cult Ceavers), Jay Jernigan (Shits And Giggles) and Reagen Boone.
Please note that we blew the fuse at the venue at 3:30 and the music doesn't resume 'til 10:00...

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

FRIGGIN GREATNESS

Jake said...

Very impressive Live Videos from both camps! What a meeting of the minds!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

God dam bloody brilliant work guys.

Vitezslav Sichtar said...

I kept myself just watching and listening and being there with you guys. And that's only youtube experience..

Hollow Gravity by Philip Sanderson is way too promising! Can't wait to listen to the whole LP!

WELCOME BACK!

Kat said...

Michael Alan is new to me but his work is AMAZING from what I have seen. He must be something to be featured here.
Kat

Kenneth said...

You guys never cease to amaze me! Whatever next???

V for Victor said...

Super excited to hear about another Philip Sanderson album! The world needs more of those.

Sascha said...

MICHAEL ALAN + VDO = OMFG

SterlingHayden said...

that VDO video is some of the sickest shit I've ever seen/heard!THE REAL DEAL

Anonymous said...

LOVE what I just saw in that Michael Alan video! Anyone here actually visited one of his installations?
Music's pretty good too ;)

Raul said...

I think I must be halucinating. did I really just really see a vas deferens organization performance?yes i think i must be tripping cuz they don't play live, or so i thought. Is that Eric singing?

8bitaddictz said...

Great work, guys. If the rest of your work with this Michael Alan guy is as good as that track, this will be a masterpiece.

Anonymous said...

looks lik eric.

Clay LES said...

I would do anything to get an invite t one of Michael's shows. PM ME DUDE

Chris Cut said...

I think you can go to his website and see how to go...

MAXMARK said...

REALLY GREAT TRACK GUYS!!! LOVE IT

Anonymous said...

The Sanderson sounds really interesting - also like the cover looks kinda Arabian????

Anonymous said...

YES!! Me love me some Storm Bugs

Mike said...

Great performance from VDO-wish I could see Doug Better!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I had a dream the other week - saw Storm Bugs and then the New Blockaders on the same stage. Woke up in Nottingham at the Rammel Club to find I wasn't dreaming - it was actually happening!

ALT said...

How appropriate for VDO's Label to be releasing a Storm bugs related lp.

Scott s said...

WOW stunning work by Michael Alan! Very nice indeed.

Pete said...

The live VDO is fascinating. Always wanted to see that done live. I viewed it 5 times.

Anonymous said...

both the live VDO and the new track are some high level freakishness. very disturbed. and great.

Kim said...

Michael a trull y great artiest.

Ja is real said...

Why is my head so big somethings wrong with me! HA SICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICKSICK SICK. Just marvelous,
Ja is real

Anonymous said...

Love the the track sounds like what I wanted NWW to sound like be he never did. THANKS-- More please

Anonymous said...

Ha! VDO warmed up for Chrome, classic

Anonymous said...

Chrome rules!!!

Farewiz said...

DAMN! Cant believe you blew a fuse at the show. Really great live performance- have been vdo fan for a long time, just as I would have imagined it!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Fantastic live Vas deferens. I just thought vas deferens was a studio band and it was all computer. Is this the way all lps were done?

Frachine said...

wached y'all 10 times already. I can't believe how great that performance was. Are those tracks on any of your records?
please let me know which ones.
Thanks

vdoandsound said...

Frachine-Thanks for that great comment! Those tracks were created solely for that performance and were never played/recorded again.