by BBG

Ocean at Show No Mercy (more by Justina Villanueva)

Important Records will round up a gang of bands from their roster to perform at Issue Project Room on August 15th as part of a collaborative effort between the label and venue. Master Musicians of Bukkake will headline the event, bringing along Jozef Van Wissem, Duane Pitre, Helena Espvall + Fursaxa, Arborea, Kouhei Matsunaga, Ocean, The New Monuments (C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Hall and Don Deitrich), CAVE and Diane Cluck. Tickets are on sale.

Master Musicians of Bukkake musically have very little to do with that depraved sexual act, but much more to do with the Pacific Northwest's penchant for experimentalism:

Featuring members of EARTH, ASVA, BURNING WITCH, THE DIMINISHED MEN, and special guests from Secret Chiefs 3 and the thriving Istanbul music scene... MMOB has now solidified into a 7 piece cosmic psyche force. Like a reverse dark side of the New Age sound, ...Master Musicians of Bukkake perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches. Relying more on the electric power of psyched guitars, analog synth chants, and exotic heavy percussion. ...Outer spaced gamelan, dusty fuzz rock from celestial deserts, meditations of a deranged Krishna gathering, and the Blurry acoustic guitar majesty of The Cascade mountains all reveal themselves....

MMOB's latest release is Totem 2, is out now via Important. The LP was recorded, mixed and produced by Randall Dunn (Six Organs of Admitance, Sunno))), Earth ,etc). Dig on two songs from that LP above.

Meanwhile, a few of the bands playing the Important Records celebration have new releases to celebrate. Duane Pitre is celebrating the release of his new LP of guitar and string minimalism, out now via Origin via Thrill Jockey Records (stream excerpts). Fursaxa has a new-ish LP of freak folk in Mycorrhizae Realm featuring Helena Espvall on cello.

CAVE has another date on the eve of the Important Records show; look for the California psychedelics to take the stage at Cake Shop on August 14th (not The Studio at Webster Hall as originally announced). CAVE's Pure Moods 12" is out now via Drag City.

Full Cave, Arborea, and Diane Cluck dates, as well as some video are below.

Master Musicians of Bukkake "Schism/Prism" Live @ Nuemos in Seattle

Arborea - "River Rapids"

Jozef van Wissem, 30 Nov 2009, Amsterdam

OCEAN 7/17/05 @ Middle East, Cambridge, MA

Jul 23 2010 Mayo Street Arts Center w/Cabinet of Natural Curiosities Portland, ME
Jul 30 2010 Starving Artist, Keene NH Keene, NH
Jul 31 2010 North Star Cafe, Portland ME w/ Allysen Callery Portland, Maine
Aug 15 2010 Issue Project Room - Brooklyn/Important Records Showcase Brooklyn, New York
Sep 1 2010 Cafe Oto - Arborea w/Two Wings (Hanna Tuulikki & Ben Reynolds) London, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 3 2010 Miss Peapods in Falmouth w/Hanna Tuulikki Cornwall - UK Cornwall, GB
Sep 4 2010 Moseley Folk Festival - Moseley Park England Moseley, Midlands, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 5 2010 Electric Picnic Festival - Body & Soul Stage/Ireland Stradbally, Ireland, IRELAND
Sep 18 2010 Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference/New Mexico Abiquiu, New Mexico, US

Jul 11 2010 Titwrench Festival Denver, CO
Jul 13 2010 ( house show ) Marysville, WA
Aug 12 2010 Sycamore, with Anders Griffen Brooklyn, NY
Aug 15 2010 Issue Project Room Brooklyn, NY
Aug 21 2010 Vibrant Living Festival / Harmony Hill Perkasie, PA
Aug 29 2010 Knitting Factory, a short set as part of Bunnyfest ! Brooklyn, NY
Sep 2 2010 Knitting Factory, opening for Larkin Grimm Brooklyn, NY
Sep 9 2010 St. Bonaventure's Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 10 2010 End of the Road Festival -- with Anders Griffen Dorset, South , GB
Sep 11 2010 Westhill Hall -- with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Brighton, GB
Sep 12 2010 The Tabernacle, with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith of The Hand London, GB
Sep 14 2010 The Musician with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Leicester, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 15 2010 The Birdcage Norwich, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 16 2010 Taylor John's House with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Coventry, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 17 2010 Bar Abbey with Anders Griffen, Wig Smith, Little Robots Sheffield, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 18 2010 British Legion Hall with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Louth, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 19 2010 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 21 2010 Morden Tower with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 24 2010 "The Beard Collector" Night with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Mold, GB
Sep 25 2010 ( tba ) Manchester, GB
Sep 26 2010 10 Feet Tall with Anders Griffen, with Wig Smith Cardiff, Wales , GB
Oct 31 2010 Next To Last Festival ( show time unspecified ) Athens, Georgia , US

Jul 11 2010 NITETROTTER festival East Moline, Illinois , US
Jul 12 2010 White Lightning Iowa City, Iowa , US
Jul 18 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois, US
Aug 7 2010 Hideout Chicago, IL
Aug 10 2010 Now Thats Class Cleveland, Ohio, US
Aug 11 2010 Temple Boston, Massachuse
Aug 12 2010 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticu, US
Aug 14 2010 Cakeshop New York, New York
Aug 15 2010 ISSUE PROJECT ROOM Brooklyn, New York , US
Aug 17 2010 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Aug 18 2010 Gooskis Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
Aug 19 2010 Oldfield's on High Columbus, Ohio , US
Aug 20 2010 Russian Recording Bloomington, Indiana , US
Oct 14 2010 AERONEF Lille, FRANCE
Oct 17 2010 Water Moulin Tournai, BELGIUM
Oct 18 2010 Luminaire London, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 22 2010 CRAWDADDY Dublin, IRELAND
Oct 25 2010 Scheld Apen Antwerpen, BELGIUM
Oct 26 2010 Astra Stube Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct 27 2010 Lades Copenhaguen, DENMARK
Nov 3 2010 Ost Pol Dresden, GERMANY
Nov 6 2010 Rocking Chair Vevey, SWITZERLAND
Nov 7 2010 Le Kab Geneve, SWITZERLAND
Nov 13 2010 La 2 de Apolo Barcelona, SPAIN

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