Tera Melos & 30.000 Monkies
n the spirit of Beefheart, Beach Boys, Pinback and Zappa!
Liberated from the commercial yoke associated with artistic/creative sacrifice, Tera Melos waltzes through the musical cosmos in their very own, entirely idiosyncratic, unconventional and slightly crazy way. On latest issue X’ed Out - with their ingenious song structures, typical indie sound and urge to experiment - they balance between progressive math-rock laced with jazz, post-rock, ambient, punk, etc. and more accessible – we'd not exactly go calling it mainstream – pop songs. A big change (or relief, if you like) as pop was seen as an insult on their previous catalogue of EP’s and albums. Now we detect traces of Beefheart and Zappa, plus Pinback, Weezer and even Beach Boys too!
The Californian trio does its own thing on the Sargent House label - homebase to the likes of Deafheaven, Bosnian Rainbows (the new Omar ‘The Mars Volta’ Rodriguez Lopez project) and Chelsea Wolfe who, in turn, describe their poulains with the following famous words: Truly great art is that which can't be easily understood and dissected, but immediately resonates nonetheless. Tera Melos' new full length, X'ed Out is just that kind of adventure.
For the adventurous musical daredevils amongst us!
AB & Beursschouwburg get together. In order to emphasise our good neighbourly (musical) relations, AB and Beursschouwburg will begin working together on a structural basis as of September ’13.
The two houses have already collaborated occasionally in the past, remember the co-production for the Æthenor concert (the band encompassing Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’ Malley) or for the latest edition of Brussel Feest whereby Tommigun provided the soundtrack for Marc Didden’s film classic ‘Brussels By Night’. But now, these occasional collaborations become structurally embedded (Shangaan Electro 12/10 & Cut Copy 29/11). Both houses will organise, more or less monthly, a concert in the Beursschouwburg promoted by both and focusing on exciting and adventurous music. All with only one goal in mind: further enriching Brussels' cultural and musical landscape.