KJFC Review on Gaute Granli / Ruffle split tape

This fine split cassette from Norwegian sound artist Gaute Granli and Denton, TX noise duo Ruffle proves that even in 2016, there’s still new, strange sounds to be strangled out of a guitar.

Side A: Four short tracks from Gaute Granli. Broken, gnarled, detuned guitar sounds, wailing vocals, demented electronics lurking in the background, primitive rhythms. If I was forced to pick out the Texans on this split just listening blindly, I’d be fucked!, because I swear I hear a backwoods twang in Granli’s playing. These tracks don’t have the volume of his live performance in the KFJC pit from last year, but they’re no less raw and unsettling. Check out his other stuff – both his own solo work and as one half of Freddy the Dyke.

Side B: Ruffle (Rick Eye on guitar and Princess Haultaine III on electronics) brings a louder take on the guitar-centered piece. Rick Eye provides the live-wire skronk spark, Princess pours on the junky electronic fuel, and everything combusts in this ten-minute trash fire explosion. Burn it down, y’all!

http://spidey.kfjc.org/?p=27856

New Gaute Granli / Ruffle split tape available now

This no-label tape was released in 50 copies with a release show at Load-In, Denton. There are still a few copies available through Discogs. It is also available for digital download through Ruffle's bandcamp. It features 4 new songs from Gaute Granli on the a-side and an untitled track from Texan duo Ruffle (Princess Haultaine II and Rick Eye) on the b-side

Gaute Granli tour in Ukraine/Russia starts this week

17.06 YAROSLAVL, RU - Teplo Art Space
http://yarcube.ru/playbill/concerts/69573.php

15.06 MOSCOW, RU - DOM, Noise and Fury fest
https://www.facebook.com/events/135058566905420/

11.06 ST PETERSBURG, RU - Klishe Bar, Spina Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/819834028120484/

09.06 KIEV, UA - Efir Club

08.06 KHMELNYCTKYI, UA - R/RT PUB
http://vk.com/gautegranly_khml

07.06 TERNOPIL, UA - Bunkermuz Gallery
https://www.facebook.com/events/1023577324400576/

Ingen Potetsekk Whatsoever review in The Sound Projector

One of our favourite Norwegian noise-men is Gaute Granli, who is one half of Freddy The Dyke and who we last noted with his zany solo cassette Velkommen Til Forus on the Skussmaal label. What we like is his sense of fun. He sets about making strange sounds with a lack of inhibition, acting almost child-like and innocent in the best sense. For Ingen Pottetsekk Whatsoever(SKUSSMAAL SKUMC02), he decided he wanted some physical product to sell before he went on tour in South-East Asia (as is well known, Indonesia and Thailand boast the largest fan-base for crazy Norwegian noise of anywhere in the world), and so he assembled choice cuts from some of his nuttiest studio recordings made in 2014. Granli works with percussion, synths, and guitars, treating each instrument as a new toy in the toybox, and occasionally adding absurd vocal wails to the playful bric-a-brac.

The inventiveness he exhibits here is easily on a par with, say, Jad Fair when he made solo records like Great Expectations andBest Wishes in the 1980s, flailing and rampaging around the studio with no obvious plan in mind. However, Granli is not playing around with varispeed or processing or effects, but rather trying out instrumental ideas, combinations, notions and games. Even if these musical doodles lead nowhere, as I must admit they often do, he’s having a whale of a time while the magic marker is in his hand. No blank wall is safe from his childish scribbles. The results this time around are also surprisingly minimal, such that we only hear two or three instruments at once, uttering scant and picayune phrases, and their bizarre attenuated sounds are combined in stark, angular pairings. None of the manic punky energy of Freddy The Dyke here, either; in fact the whole tape is largely mysterious and sombre in tone, abstract wonderings in an empty darkened cathedral, especially with the dirge-like ‘Choral Supreme’. From 10 April 2015.

 

Ed Pinsent
http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2016/01/13/europasanones/

Cassette Gods' Rick Weaver about the Ingen Potetsekk Whatsoever Tape

side A
Wake-up time trills as sparse free drums accompany during an air raid in the Spin Zone. As the centrifuge chair does its job, our ears collect incidents over time, patches from the sermon on the Tom, where Alvin the Chipmunk spoke through the crush of a storm on the void side of the tape. Promoter hands the lead guitarist a canceled check. The guitarist fails to notice and continues to plug away as his greasy dark hair noodles to the floor, sweeping the black paint, attracting dust from 1972. Everything slows down in the gateway to the stars, an eerie warp of a retro time warp. The red side of the paint is given enough lube, just enough not to dry up, to keep it going through the action of deconstruction. Small rubble and trance mount and tumble.

 

side B

The alarm sets it off again, into the Twilight Zone, where the mumbler has replaced Rod Serling. Chromatic guitar rides the sideways carousel. Turn the camera back to its original place to turn the carousel back to its original place. Beatbox percussion trickles as support system, affected by “Come Together” or maybe “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” Shrill tones like the high diapasons of an Italian score mix with stoned Hollywood-Vietnam guitar and the occasional tom. The tones play nice together, holding hands with their eyes closed, at the cliff, preparing to jump into yet another side of the void. Conductor taps the stand; nothing the conductor does or says will silence the theater-goers’ smart phones. They are buckled in, ready for simulated stimulation + three dimensions. The hard science spits dust and rough edges. The seats rumble once the ghost starts tackling the cajón. There’s a constant sense of alarm: is this real, just a test, or part of the fantasy, the price of admission?

 

--Rick Weaver

http://cassettegods.blogspot.no/2015/08/gaute-granli-ingen-potetsekk-whatsoever.html

Gaute Granli - INGEN POTETSEKK WHATSOEVER out now

Released in 100 copies just ready for his south east asian tour, Granli's second solo tape is a selection of lo-fi cuts taken from various recording sessions through out the last half of 2014. As a result the tracks move in many individual directions with a wider array of sounds including drum-kit, more analogue synthesizer, twangier guitars, and it's even in stereo!

Asia-dates are:

09.04.15 Hanoi (VN), Hanoi Sound Stuff festival
21.04.15 Bangkok (TH), JAM Cafe
22.04.15 Singapore (SI), Artistry
24.04.15 Kuala Lumpur (MY), Findars Art Space
26.04.15 Hong Kong (HK), Kill the Silence festival


Samples from the cassette can be found on soundcloud

Utyske and other news

During the past months Skadne Krek have been working on new material towards a second album and they are finally playing a concert in Stavanger for the first time in two years. The occasion is a brand new event series called Utyske, and it boasts a fantastic line-up! On 19. march Skadne Krek will be sharing the stage with BataljHoracio Pollard and Brutal Blues at Tou Scene. (Staer, unfortunately had to cancel)


Gaute Granli's second solo tape is almost ready for release on Skussmaal, he will also be doing a tour in south east asia which will be announced shortly. 

Announcing Freddy The Dyke european tour

We are proud to present Freddy The Dyke's first european tour, this time accross central/western europe crossing through and doing shows in Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France and Germany. Naturally, the Skussmaal releases will be available at the shows. The tour starts in Oslo this saturday

04.10 OSLO, NO - PIZDETS
05.10 GÖTEBORG, SE - KOLONI/Varholmsgatan 7
06.10 CESKE BUDEJOVICE, CZ - Divadelní klub w/Depakine Chrono
07.10 BRNO, CZ - Sklenena louka w/Child Abuse
09.10 GENEVE, CH - CAVE12
10.10 LYON, FR - GAFFER FEST
11.10 TOULOUSE, FR - LES PAVILLIONS SAUVAGES w/Brutal Blues
12.10 CLERMONT-FERRAND, FR - LA CAVE RELAX w/Brutal Blues
13.10 ORLEANS, FR - LE 5E AVENUE w/Brutal Blues
14.10 PARIS, FR - LA CANTINE DE BELLEVILLE w/Brutal Blues
15.10 METZ, FR - La Chaouée w/Brutal Blues
16.10 ERFURT, DE - Woodstock Recordstore
17.10 BERLIN, DE - NK w/BATALJ

Gaute Granli solo tour coming up - and review in The Sound Projector

"He moans vocally and wordlessly into an echo chamber with sinister intent; his guitar throws out shapeless strums and aimless riffs like a baboon casting coconuts from a tree; and percussion effects stumble blindly about the room like a hooded goblin."

-Ed Pinsent

Thought this review deserved some special attention, big thanks to The Sound Projector

http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2014/08/22/agog-and-magog/

and

a new Granli solo tour is coming up, and here are the dates:

20.09 Stavanger, NO - Consul80 w/Møster!
09.09 Moscow, RU - Bar Borodach
06.09 St Petersburg, RU - ESG21 - Spina!party
04.09 Tallinn, EST - Snakehouse w/Batalj
02.09 Vilnius, LT - SOTU Festival Lithuania - XI20 w/Batalj
30.08 Helsinki, FI - Vapaan Taiteen Tila
29.08 Oslo, NO - Pizdets w/Urd
28.08 Trondheim, NO - Klubb Kanin - RAKE

 

Freddy The Dyke LP out now!

You can order it by contacting us. It will be available in selected shops very soon, updates will follow. Freddy The Dyke also has a facebook page now! https://www.facebook.com/freddythedyke

FREDDY THE DYKE LP - 250 copies

Following the split tape with Blodsprut, this is the first full length LP from Stavanger-duo Freddy The Dyke. The album is a natural continuation of the material from the tape digging deeper into their industrial hard core futuristic sound, still bearing influences from both tribal music and 90's electronica. The LP runs 30 minutes and is mixed by Anders Hana. It is enclosed in a beautiful 4colour Drid Machine-silkscreened sleeve with design by Yasutoshi Yoshida.

Skadne Krek euro-tour 2014

Next weekend Skadne Krek is heading south for their third european tour:

22.02 CH Basel - Off Bar 
23.02 CH Geneve - Cave12 
25.02 ES Sant Feliou de Guíxols - Atzavara Club 
26.02 ES Vitoria-Gasteiz - Gora Taberna 
27.02 ES Tarragona - El Cau 
28.02 ES Valls - Dune 
01.03 ES Zaragoza - Eccos 
02.03 ES San Sebastian - Be-Bop 
04.03 FR Toulouse - Les Pavillions Sauvages 
05.03 FR Lyon - La Triperie 
06.03 FR Paris - La Miroiterie 
07.03 BE Brussel - Le Chaff 
08.03 BE Kortrijk - CinePalace 
09.03 NL Winterswijk - MrMunchkin Studio (live broadcast)

 

Also booking this spring is the european release tour for the Freddy the Dyke LP (mid-april), and Gaute Granli Italy tour (31.03 - 06.04)