Posted in music | pictures on August 19, 2013

photos by Phil Maler

Crash Course in Science @ LPR, 8/8/2013
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Belgians A Split-Second will hit NYC for a rare appearance at Drom on December 7 -- their only North American appearance, and first American show in 25 years(!). Tickets are on sale and Crash Course in Science will support. For the unfamiliar, A Split-Second is considered to be a pivotal band in the industrial-related EBM movement, along with names like Front 242, Die Krupps, Nitzer Ebb and others:

After the Belgian synth pop group Extraballe disbanded, Mark Ickx joined up with Chrismar Chayell to form A Split Second, which debuted in 1986 with the dance single "Flesh." The duo quickly took a detour into more industrial sounds with their next single, "Rigor Mortis"; both those tracks and others were compiled on their eponymous debut American EP, which followed their first Belgian album, 1987's Ballistic Statues, by a year. A Split Second's sound had by now coalesced into a mix of programmed industrial beats, synthesizers, heavily distorted guitars, and alternately melodic and vicious vocals; unsurprisingly, they were signed in America to the Wax Trax! label, which issued From the Inside in 1988. A number of singles and EPs followed on both Wax Trax! and the Belgian Antler-Subway label, some later taken from the 1990 album Kiss of Fury, which found the group switching to Caroline for U.S. distribution. Little new material was heard from A Split Second until 1995, when the duo returned with Vengeance.
You can stream a few A Split-Second tracks below..

Crash Course in Science, meanwhile, recently headlined Le Poisson Rouge with a little help from Xeno & Oaklander, and belated pictures from that performance on August 8 are available below.

And speaking of Xeno & Oaklander, you can check out the pair at Union Pool on September 13 with Bootblacks and Tempers, part of the ongoing RITUALS series. Tickets are on sale. As mentioned, the pair have a new video for an LP out this fall.

Last but not least, catch the-X&O-related-band Martial Canterel at Cameo on August 31, when he headlines the space with Figure Study, Forma and Hot Guts (tickets).

More pics from LPR and a selection of tracks by A Split Second are below...

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Comments (12)

What is up lately with all these BV "writers" cut-and-pasting material from elsewhere -as was done here with A Split-Second's bio- without crediting the original source? Aside from being plagiarism, it's lazy, sloppy, and unprofessional. I shouldn't expect anything less here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 1:48 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/fp/crashcourseinscience/lepoissonrouge/crash-course-in-science-38.jpg

this is an amazing photo and you idiots buried it in an avalanche of crap. quality > quantity, less is more, etc. get it together.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 4:50 PM

Idiot, she was swinging around some light things, hence all the colorful blurs. Doubt there was any doctoring of the images.
PS.. X & O were amazing as always and CCIS were surprisingly really fun, had their shit together, and sounded great!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 4:50 PM

No MOTIF here. X&O program every sound on modular analogue equipment, and record pretty much everything live, in one take.

Posted by Brody | January 30, 2014 12:38 PM

Cool place...I miss those days...Club FX in Vinton, 12th Street in LC, Judges in LC, Outer Limits in Duson.....I did a lot of clubbing back in the 90's in SW Louisiana.....

Posted by Matthew | February 13, 2014 8:18 AM

80´s good time!!Brilliant!

Posted by MILLER | February 17, 2014 2:06 PM

Well I am going to watch all these psych videos today, thank god for the internet... and hopefully get some time to do practice tests for tomorrow, so i can pass the exam >.<

Posted by Johnny | May 12, 2014 3:38 AM

A good example, thanks!

Posted by Serena | May 28, 2014 12:44 PM

and unprofessional. I shouldn't expect anything less here.

Posted by imoveis | July 25, 2014 11:25 PM

Yea, amazing as always and CCIS were surprisingly really fun, had their shit together, thanks!

Posted by arcondicionadosplit | July 29, 2014 3:46 PM

If I was in the post city, you fruits would know it. I'm one of the loast rockerz left!

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | July 29, 2014 4:03 PM

No comment. Damn Jim Morrison for being right predicting the future of music envisioning electronic sounds created by someone turning dials & moving levers- too plastic for me...no soul- but to all who like ..enjoy!

Posted by Panzen | October 14, 2014 5:03 AM

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