Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 10/3/2022

New music is due from Frank Bretschneider & Giorgio Li Calzi, Elle Shimada, and Sam Prekop, while old music is due from Artur Zmijewski, Second Woman, and Tenniscoats.

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Horace Andy, "Midnight Rocker" and "Midnight Scorchers"

I am a big fan of Adrian Sherwood's passion for luring the greatest luminaries in Jamaican music history into late-career collaborations, as it is hard to imagine a better deal than working with On-U Sound's murderers' row of killer musicians and having a contemporary dub visionary at the console. Midnight Rocker (released in April) was the first fruit of Sherwood's union with Horace Andy and (unsurprisingly) focuses primarily on Andy's legendary voice while putting a new spin on a few of the Jamaican tenor's signature jams (along with a nod to his more recent work with Massive Attack). Given the caliber of everyone involved, Rocker is a predictably likable album and an impressive return for Andy, but a big part of the fun with classic Jamaican music is the inevitable wave of dubs and variations that follow, so I connected much more deeply with the newly released companion album, Midnight Scorchers. Wisely, Andy's voice remains a central focus, so it is easy to recognize the hooks and melodies from the previous album in their new context, yet Sherwood allows himself to go a bit wild in the studio for a "sound system" take on the material. To my ears, the same songs are the strongest on both albums, but the weaker songs from Rocker benefit significantly from the more adventurous arrangements and production on Scorchers.

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Midnight Rocker borrows its title from the opening line of Massive Attack's "Safe From Harm," which was the lead song on their 1991 debut Blue Lines. Notably, that album was the beginning of Andy's recurring involvement with that project, but "Safe From Harm" is a curious song to revisit, as Andy did not sing on the original and it has a darker, more dramatic tone than the rest of Midnight Rocker. Given how wildly successful that album was, I imagine its inclusion here was a savvy choice, but its killer bass and tambourine groove plays far more to Sherwood's strengths than the lyrics and tone do to Andy's. The album's other trips down memory lane are a handful of contemporized resurrections from Andy's own sprawling discography such as "This Must Be Hell, "Materialist," and "Mr. Bassie." Of that lot, "Mr. Bassie" fares the best, as it boasts a strong melodic hook and wades into increasingly dubby territory as it unfolds.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 9/26/2022

New music is due from James Devane, Atom™, and Oren Ambarchi, while old music is due from Stephan Mathieu, Dominique Droin, and The Homosexuals.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 9/19/2022

New music is due from Cosey Fanni Tutti, Lawrence English, and Dienne, while older music is due from Painkiller, Fennesz, and Experimental Audio Research.

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Ceremony east coast/Tremors West Coast USA

WEST COAST TOUR DATES

10/4: San Francisco, CA @theknockoutsf
10/5: Sacramento, CA Secret Show
10/7: Portland, OR @thesixpdx
10/8: Bellingham, WA @shakedownbham
10/9: Tacoma, WA @realarttacoma
10/10: Seattle, WA @madame_lous
10/12: Long Beach, CA @alexsbarlbc
10/13: Los Angeles, CA @zebulonla
10/14: Joshua Tree, CA @awe_bar_
10/15: San Pedro, CA @sardinepedro

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House of Harm USA

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 9/12/2011

New music is due from The Young Gods, Manuel Mota & David Grubbs, and Locrian, while old music is due from Eliane Radigue, Actress, and The Dead Texan.

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Midwife US/EU/UK

9/24/22 - El Paso, TX - Snuff (tour kickoff)
10/7/22 - Porto, PT - Amplifest
10/9/22 - Barcelona, ES - AMFestival
10/10/22 - Paris, FR - L’international
10/11/22 - Angers, FR - Joker's Pub
10/12/22 - Bruxelles, BE - Botaniqie
10/14/22 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall
10/15/22 - Nottingham, UK - The Chameleon Arts
10/16/22 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug And Pint
10/17/22 - Manchester, UK - YES Basement
10/18/22 - London, UK - Cafe OTO
10/20/22 - Groningen, NL - VERA Groningen
10/21/22 - Berlin, GER - Urban Spree
10/22/22 - Warsaw, PL - Chmury
10/23/22 - Brno, CZ - Kabinet Muz
10/24/22 - Prague, CZ - Nová Libeňská Synagoga
10/25/22 - Dresden, GER - Container
10/27/22 - Nurnberg, GER - Musikverein im Kunstler*innenhaus
10/28/22 - Köln, GER - Blue Shell
10/29/22 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
10/30/22 - Tilburg, NL - 013
10/31/22 - Karlsruhe, GER - Dudefest
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Om North America Fall 2022

9/8/22 89th Street Oklahoma City OK  

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9/9/22 The Bottleneck Lawrence KS  

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9/10/22 Slowdown Omaha NE  

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9/12/22 Wooly's Des Moines IA  

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9/15/22 Thalia Hall Chicago IL  

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9/16/22 The Cactus Club Milwaukee WI  

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9/17/22 Fine Line Minneapolis MN  

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9/20/22 Pyramind Cabaret Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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9/22/22 Amigos Cantia Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

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9/23/22 Starlite Room Edmonton Alberta Canada

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9/24/22 Dickens Calgary Alberta Canada

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9/27/22 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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9/28/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA  

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9/29/22 The Wild Buffalo Bellingham WA  

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9/30/22 Alma Tacoma WA  

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10/1/22 Aladdin Theater Portland OR  

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10/3/22 The UC Theatre Berkeley CA  

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10/4/22 Felton Music Hall Felton CA  

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10/5/22 The Lodge Room Los Angeles CA  

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10/6/22 The Lodge Room Los Angeles CA  

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10/7/22 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA  

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10/10/22 The Nile Mesa AZ  

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10/11/22 BBLV Las Vegas NV  

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10/12/22 Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City UT  

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10/13/22 Gothic Theatre Denver CO  

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10/15/22 Sister Albuquerque NM  

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Loraine James Europe/US/Japan

Sept 9 - Draaimolen Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
Sept 10 - Draaimolen Festival (B2B w/ TSVI), Tilburg, Netherlands
Sept 16 - Sustain-Release Festival, New York, US
Sept 30 - Balance Festival, Leipzig, Germany
Oct 2 - Queen Elizabeth Hall (Loraine James x LCO), London, UK
Oct 6 - Robot Festival, Bologna, Italy
Oct 7 - Gretchen, Berlin, Germany
Oct 14 - Unsound Festival, Krakow, Poland
Oct 22 - Ikonst, Malmo, Sweden
Nov 2 - Circus Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Nov 3 - Circus Tokyo (as Whatever The Weather), Tokyo, Japan
Nov 4 - Circus Osaka, Osaka, Japan 
Nov 5 - Circus Osaka (as Whatever The Weather), Osaka, Japan
Nov 6 - Japan (as Whatever The Weather) TBA
Nov 12 - Mira Festival (Live AV w/ Alessandra Leone), Barcelona, Spain
Nov 18 - Saint Ghetto Festival, Bern, Switzerland
Dec 1 - Headrow House, Leeds, UK

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 9/5/2022

New music is due from Vintage Crop, Madalitso Band, and The Wedding Present, while old music is due from Come, Muslimgauze, and Experimental Audio Research.

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Sontag Shogun Japan Fall 2022

 

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 8/29/2022

New music is due from AVR, Locrian, and Bill Orcutt, while old music is due from Freddie Hubbard, Sleep, and Leo Kupper.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 8/22/2022

New music is due from BDRMM, Jozef Van Wissem, and Alison Cotton, while old music is due from Deux Filles, Amon Düül, and Scientist.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 8/15/2022

New music is due from Kali Malone, Zemi17, and Felicia Atkinson, while old music is due from Interior, Pussy, and Jan Jelinek.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 8/8/2022

New music is due from Eric Lanham, B. Fleischmann, and Caterina Barbieri, while old music is due from Bowery Electric, Asger Jorn and Jean Dubuffet, and Harry Pussy.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 8/1/2022

New music is due from Shake Stew, Mary Lattimore & Growing, and New Blade Runners Of Dub, while old music is due from The Battered Ornaments, Curtis Knight Zeus, and Amon Düül.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 7/25/2022

New music is due from Shoko Igarashi, Natalie Beridze, and RSN, while old music is due from Muslimgauze and The Rootsman, Jac Berrocal, and Nurse With Wound.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 7/18/2022

New music is due from Joseph Allred, Mary Lattimore & Growing, Atom™, and Elodie, while old music is due from Muslimgauze and The Rootsman, Nurse With Wound, and Terry Fox.

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Forced Exposure New Releases for the Week of 7/11/2022

New music is due from Madeleine Cocolas, Aaron Turner, and Hermann Nitsch, while old music is due from Zulu, Jim O'Rourke and Mats Gustafsson, and Surface of the Earth.

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