петък, 28 ноември 2014 г.

November ending with a bang - from Sofia to Belgium's Antwerp & Gent

This year has been fun with lots of sonic trips and that's how it will end. In the next three days I'm playing what I suppose will be the final Mytrip shows for 2014 (with maybe just one more gig happening in mid December in Bulgaria). The final batch of drone emissions will be unleashed this Friday / weekend.

SoExhibition: Ivan Shopov's Lights & Shadows @ Facebook
I start with joining a massive improvised drone collaboration in Soho, Sofia. The ocassion is Ivan Shopov's (COOH, Balkansky) new exhibition. To celebrate it we're forming a drone ambient voltron where the Mytrip drones will be embraced by the massive sound of Balkansky to meet the voice of Tsvetan Hadjiiski (Smallman) and Mr. Smiff's trumpets (Ambient Anarchist). 

Ceremony of the Ascension III Festival @ Facebook
Then just a few hours later I'll be getting on the plane and heading to Belgium for an event I've been eager to play for months - Deer Trail Records' Ceremony of the Ascension III. Just click on the event link above, check out the line up and that'll pretty much sum up why is this festival so special. In case you're around Antwerp - see you there.

The final show for that weekend-long fun is happening in Gent, in a small cosy venue. Here's the event for that as well. It's more than awesome that I'll be sharing the night with Niels Mori (Lille, France) - the awesome person who booked me and Tim Holehouse in May 2014

On Monday I'm pretty much up to a free day in Brussels and I'm definitely seeing Svarte Greiner at the best place in town Café Central. Over and out.

събота, 22 ноември 2014 г.

A full circle round the white fence… and a creep

I perceive the one hour long leg dragging under the street lights, then along the tram lines, up the small hill and finally through my trashy yard as hour-long rewind. In the night you’re left with only your mental insides resonating in the thin space between your oversaturated with experiences brain and the surface of the comfortingly vibrating ear buds. In that quietly accompanied by music environment you bring them all back. 

The cold is almost the same as it was five hours ago. The anticipation, however, has been replaced by completion. Yeah, that excitement is still there, kind of enhanced. Lingering between fast forward, presence and that rewind, you find yourself walking past the windows of a bunch of fast food joints. They’re silent, empty and squeaky clean now. You’re no longer inside getting closer to… the chopsticks, but riding that same street, which is now finally empty. Nobody can bump into her, even if there was, no her to bump into. Battery low, still text comes in, the BB can handle yet a few vibrations more. A transport communication to keep you excited, and make you move your legs faster so you reach a hot spot slash home slash bed to revive a conversation which barely ended few streets ago. In the human-free night there’s a spot I quickly avoid. A party in the university. Too much biceps power, too much make up even for a rapid glimpse. I switch sidewalks. Then again. A quick check in a tired 24 hrs shop. Cat sand has become a scarcity in the neighbourhood, can’t slash won’t imagine the massacre on the first floor. But cats can wait this time. Dragging up the stairs. It’s as shabby as the hostel at home, but at least nobody's smoking here tonight. The lungs can have a break. 

The bed. Wake up, computer. Sign in. Hey, I’m home. 

Oh yeah, did I mention there was this creep staring at us.

By the books. I feel like writing.

вторник, 18 ноември 2014 г.

Dayin remixing ASHTORETH & TCH

This year ASHTORETH & TCH /Timothy C Holehouse released a shattering collab LP (here's a review I did for it on DIYconspiracy.net) and few months later they let few people remix it. I contributed a Dayin rework of that material going by the name Water. 

вторник, 4 ноември 2014 г.

Yhdarl & Mytrip - a new collab from hell!

As I've been saying here and there, November seems like a month for collabs. To illustrate this I'm adding a short snippet from a "rehearsal" session between Yhdarl (drone doom, Belgium) and me as Mytrip. We're doing shattering and deformed ritual drone with torturing voices and decomposing melodies. Our first show is on November 8th, we're opening for Trysth on their album promo show. The funeral black metal kings Dimholt are also joining the show.

Feast on the video now:

Here's the poster and the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302679966584280/