photos by Greg Cristman

Master Musicians of Bukkake @ Issue Project Room
Master Musicians of Bukkake

Much like its inspiration, the Pan-devoted, beatnik-adored Master Musicians of Joujouka, the floating infinity conjured by the Master Musicians of Bukkake draws on a tradition that echoes across millennia. Around in various formations since 2003, the Seattle entity has coalesced into a seven-piece in time for its first East Coast performance, headlining a marathon tribute to avant-everything label Important Records in the Issue Project Room courtyard. MMoB's collaborative web includes psych-trance-ritual ecstatics from Earth, Sun City Girls and the free-improv world, which makes each new project a mutable feast of electronic drones, Buddhist temple bells, gamelan breakdowns, fuzz-box meditations, and innovations like "Rag-Dun Tibetan trumpet" and "leprosy synth." -[Time Out]

Despite the rain and subsequent relocation indoors, Important Records strutted like a peacock at Issue Project Room, showing off their roster with performances by headliner The Master Musicians of Bukkake, as well as Cave, Chord, Helena Espvall & Fursaxa, Kouhei Matsunaga, New Monuments, Duane Pitre, and Diane Cluck (no Ocean, unfortunately)).

More pics from the show are below...

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Helena Espvall & Fursaxa

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Cave

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Duane Pitre

Cave

New Monuments

New Monuments

New Monuments

New Monuments

New Monuments

New Monuments

New Monuments

New Monuments

Cave

Cave

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Chord

Cave

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Kouhei Matsunaga

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Cave

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake

Master Musicians of Bukkake