Humble Twin Records is incredibly thrilled and honored to be reissuing “Gruenfeld” by The Air Kick Pigeon Band on cassette, which was originally released on CD by Spintonic Productions in 2001!
The Air Kick Pigeon Band is Albert Birney. Once a member of The Spinto Band, he now focuses all of his attention to film. You may have had the opportunity to see his recent masterpiece “The Beast Pageant” that he made with Jon Moses, or perhaps one of the many wonderful music videos that he has worked on for bands such as The Music Tapes, Dr. Dog, The Teeth, Ra Ra Riot, and Generationals.
It’s a limited edition release of 250 pro-dubbed chrome tapes, housed in beautiful blue shells and imprinted with white ink.
More info + release date coming soon!
Excited to see Humble Twin kicking it into gear!
Here’s a short doc about The Spot, which was a DIY venue in Wilmington that was operational from (I think) ‘07 to ‘09. Despite all of the awesome people, music, and events, it’s pretty clear from watching this (as it was then) that it wasn’t really being run in a sustainable way. It’s a tough balance to strike between being a relaxed, open place for people to gather and create as they want, and being legitimate in the eyes of those who have the power to shut you down.
With that in mind, in memory of The Spot, I’d like to say two things:
1. Big ups to everyone involved with venues and art spaces that can keep the doors open. It’s tough (and often thankless) to be the one who imposes things like “rules” and “organization,” but in the end those are the things that will allow you to gain some traction and do another event tomorrow night.
2. Big ups to everyone who says forget rules and organization and doubles down on the power of art and honest-to-goodness people. They may not last forever, but these are the types of operations (venues are only one kind) that prove to the rule-followers that there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Cloud Destroyer @ Pyodome 9/21/12 (Taken with Instagram)
Ilza came through from Cleveland with a churning mix of beats and synths that split the difference between comforting and nauseating - sometimes both at once.
Fire Death brought clouds of fried free sax loops and echoes from Cleveland, alternating between zoned drones and whiplash kraut-jazz.
Grasshopper drove a steamroller of trumpet-sourced drone down the NJ Turnpike from Brooklyn for the explicit purpose of flattening Wilmington and everything within a 10 mile radius. Most creative combination of organic and electronic elements I’ve seen in a while.
Unicron @ Final Friday 6/29/12 (Taken with Instagram)
Tendrills @ Final Friday 6/29/12 (Taken with Instagram)