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Live audio_Output: POLYFUSE

Check out the tunes before you come: polyfuse.net

As always, we’re going to bring out a substantial amount of gear that hopefully will melt the sound system. This should include a Doepfer modular synth for noise/processing. Access Virus Indigo, Virus Polar, random analog effects and….a guitar! Gasp!

Fuck it! We’ll do it live! – Surachai


Strangely after the European tours and shows around the states, this will be my first Surachai gig in Chicago. I’m not sure what to expect other than not fitting in but I’ll be bringing my modular, freshly constructed ThingmamaKIT and a bunch of delays. You can prepare yourself here: Programmed Cell Death

HITODAMA (members of DOSES)
SURACHAI (Fathme Records / shade:red)
LING LING (ex Elders and Tales Of Genji)
Ronny’s
2101 N. California ave. (Logan Square) Chicago,IL
Sat. Jul. 26 – 9PM – 21+ –

LIve audio_Output: Live Acid Improv, TONIGHT!


Live audio_Output: 6-6-08


Tomorrow! If you’re in Chicago, this show should be pretty interesting and offer some intense variety. Ambient, 8 Bit, Dance, IDM and from me, electro/industrial under the name Polyfuse. I am dragging Surachai into this mess to help with processing through his modular, and another keyboard player (Jesse Meyer) to help make this performance an actual performance. More usefulness below.

theflashbulb.net
polyfuse.net
presale tickets
going.com (All Details here)

We’ll do it live! Fuck it! – Surachai Gear Tour Diary

From the massive herds of 800 in Liege, Belgium to the desolate crowds of 20 in Zaragoza, Spain this tour was as moody as a buffalo’s teat in June. There are a few things I will remember to do next time. 1) Print out a personal bio on little cards to hand out to everyone because the essential (but exhausting) question of ‘what do you do’ can only be extravagantly lied about so much. 2) Put more filters in my modular system in order to kill more sound systems that don’t have limiters. Between our performances through the nights, we killed 3 systems. One of the systems even had a light inside the speaker to warn of impending melt-death. Pretty sight, bad smell. 3) Travel lighter! Plugging the modular system in the line-in on the Macbook gets noisy but it saves me from carrying an interface and mixer. The act is noisy by default so it turned out to be desirable.

I could talk about interesting setups I saw which included a family of Kaoss pads, or Wii controllers used with max but it more or less consisted of laptops and midi controllers. My camera’s LCD display got smashed in leaving me to take blind shots early on the tour. Not that I would take decent pictures anyway! Here’s an abbreviated tour…..

Liege, Belgium

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Madrid, Spain

Paris, France


Hamburg, Germany

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Modular through an X-Ray!

The setup!

GRIND…

I’ll be playing a one off show tomorrow tonight in Paris, France opening up for Rotator and Krumble. Usually these promoters have insane artwork for their flyers. Last year they came up with some real brutality and accurately visualizes how that night sounded: peep. This year they made the flyers before I confirmed and got them printed sans my name, so after taking some cue’s from Donnie Hoyle I made my own modest version. Come out and say ‘bonsoir’ and I’ll hand you a little satanic sticker. Details Here.
You can find what you’re getting yourself into: Rotator, Krumble, Surachai.

Oh and on a totally related note, I ran into Mike Brown of Liverwire Synthesizers’ blog and found a remnant of NAMM. Mike took this picture when Richard, Justin and I tried to pry ourselves from conversation to get food. The second one is a full on shot of what he brought out. Those AFG’s should be reaching people relatively soon. And DAMN, I need that Chaos Computer. Oh the things I would do to you……

Thanks, Europe Tour, Help Us Gig and Links….

There are a few more Workspace and Environment articles to post before I’ll be leaving for Eurolands but I’ll get to those details in a second. I’d like to take this space to say thanks for all the e-mails of support and to all the anonymous readers alike. We haven’t gained a penny since we started this blog and while we really have no clue how to capitalize on something like this, we’ll most likely continue the blog for quite some time for the sheer pleasure. And according to our hits, it’s a great place to promote friends and their artistry be it audio, physical or whatever garbage they produce. So I only hope we expose you to new music, products and thoughts.

With the thanks and sentimental crap out of the way. I will be on tour in Europe, destroying cities with my great friends Eustachian. A big chunk of the shows will have The Teknoist headlining with us and I’m sure we’ll have fun melting faces around his hood. I’m hyped to be a part of great lineups to play again with Captain Ahab in Madrid! I’m expecting to see a lot of familiar faces as the hardcore/grind/loudfastwhatever community is intensely small and personable. However I hope to meet new people! So if you’re on the list of cities, come out and say hi! If you mention you’re a reader of the blog, I’ll hand you out a nifty Surachai satanic sticker and a You Are Beautiful sticker to patch up the evilness. While I’m not on the road, I’ll be using Paris as a home base, so if any of you want to buy me cheese, drop a line! The schedule changes from day to day and we’re still looking for gigs on our off time. If you know someone or are someone who can find us a gig, please drop an e-mail to the address to the right (trash@thedeepelement.com). While my makeshift Surachai site is the best source for updates on the gigs, here is the path of destruction as it stands:

March 22 2008 – Liege, Belgium – Peace and Corn w/ Eustachian, Teknoist
March 27 2008 – Madrid, Spain – w/Massive Lineup!
April 4 2008 – Zaragoza, Spain – Day of the Droids 11 w/Electric Kettle
April 5 2008 – Erfurt, Germany – Hellsbreakz w/Eustachian, Teknoist
– HUGE APRIL GAP!! –
April 30 2008 – Ghent, Belgium – w/Eustachian
May 1 2008 – Bristol, United Kingdom – Drum Disciples w/Eustachian, Teknoist
May 2 2008 – Barcelona, Spain – Day of the Droids w/Massive Lineup
May 3 2008 – Paris, France – TBA – w/Eustachian, Sgure, Autopsy Protocol
May 9 2008 – Leuven, Belgium – TBA w/Eustachian
May 10 2008 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Kunstvlaai Festival w/Eustachian


Live in LA : NAMM Afterpartys, This Friday & Saturday!

Create Digital Music is hosting a killer unofficial and free NAMM afterparty…

Performances from Trash_Audio Include
RICHARD DEVINE
The Deep Element
Justin McGrath

WHEN:
Friday, January 18th
Handmade Music + Motion 8:00pm
Live sets start 9:30pm – late

WHERE:
Basswerks in Mid City LA
5411 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 939-2535
COST:
Free! (Cash bar)
RSVP to rsvp@createdigitalmusic.com

Thanks to:
createdigitalmusic.com
createdigitalmotion.com
vjkungfu.tv
basswerks.net

Saturday January 19th
Droid Behavior + F.I. presents NAMM Afterhours
129 E. 3rd st. LA 90026
10pm – 6am :: $10 :: 18+/21+

Droid Behavior is joining forces with the Darkmatter Soundsystem and it will be massive. Richard Devine, The Flashbulb, Captain Ahab, Eustachian, D2 and Surachai (my grind/metal project) will destroy you. Come prepared for an aural assault. This party is so massive that the flyers gobble up all the space on your screen, check them out for the complete lineup! If this night doesn’t melt your face off, then I will do it personally afterwards in an alley. Keep current: Here or Here Additional Information…

Friday, January 18th
ALSO from Create Digital Music, Workshops!
Handmade Music + Motion:

– Bring your own DIY music or motion creations and other hardware toys and geek out with an international crowd of hipster-nerdsters! All projects welcome (space first come, first served — think small, bring portable speakers if you can)

– Put together free kits to make your own ribbon controllers without soldering

– Learn how Bryant Davis Place (future-tense-cpu) built his own DIY VJ sequencer for M8 using the Lemur multi-touch controller.

– Learn about the wonders of wireless MIDI sync in AV Performance with Acid&Bass&Momo producing a live remix of Karate Kid.

Upcoming Events

We will have another announcement on a gig in the works but until then, here are three things I’ll be involved in.

Tuesday January 15th
Ascend Training – 410 South Michigan, Suite 433, Chicago
9am. MGFest.com
There is a massive Motion Graphics Festival in Chicago and I will be facilitating the class ‘Introduction to Ableton Live’. Though Live isn’t my top choice for post production, I’ve used it for projects and its surprisingly applicable for certain productions. Though I won’t be around for the rest of the festival I advice you to check it out if you can. You can find information on my deal: here

March 20th – May 14th
European Tour

Eustachian and Teknoist will be on a European tour this spring and I will be latching onto a their shows. We are looking for shows within this time period in all of Europe. I will be using Paris as a home base, so I will be relatively close to everything and filled with cheese. Please help us if you can! Check out their press kit: http://www.fathme.com/

The current schedule is as follows:
Mar 21 2008 – Dissonant Festival w/ The Teknoist – Antwerp
Mar 28 2008 – Day of the Droids w/ The Teknoist – Barcelona
Apr 11 2008 – TBA w/ The Teknoist – Liverpool
Apr 12 2008 – Noise:Tek – Manchester
*Apr 25-27 2008 – Bangface Weekender – Camber Sands
*Apr 2X 2008 – Day of the Droids – Barcelona
Apr 30 2008 – Ghent (Charity Benefit) – Ghent
May 1 2008 – Drum Disciples w/ The Teknoist – Bristol
*pending approval.

And if you are not interested in brutality, my other projects can be booked:
the deep element or Myspace
[co]sen_tasi or Myspace
Please drop a line at trash@thedeepelement.com

Surachai in Europe

I’ve never been to Spain or France. I have never released anything under this Surachai name. I cant say I even know too many people there either. What is going on?! Who cares! I’m off!
Update: Both of these shows were amazing and in Paris I was essentially paid in cheese, I’ll expand on that a little later when I have some time, but everyone who housed/drove/fed me, thank you so much.
You can catch an interview I did with some friends while in Paris, France.
Here.

Track Listing
(00:00 – 5:10) Vytear – Digital
(5:10 – 13:00) Interview w/ Eustachian and Surachai
(13:00 – 19:30) Surachai Set
(19:30 – 24:05) More talking/End of Surachai Set
(25:05 – 46:02) Eustachian Set
(46:03 – 53:24) Sgure Set
(53:25 – 54:01) DuranX3 – Vytear remix


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