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[posted 11 July 03]
sorry for the confusion everyone, but due to some unfortunate circumstances with The Factory + the Buggyworks the More than Music festival has been cancelled. However, some shows are still going on.
TONIGHT @ DRAGONFLY / NEO: 247 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
DJs ... boogie, house, tech jazz mashups
DEGO [4 HERO, Reinforced, 2000 Black, Talkin' Loud]
ED LUNA aka LUNAR [ele_mental]
TODD SINES [Planet E, Peacefrog, Residual, 2122]
DOORMOUSE [breakcore / noise] tbc
10 PM - LATE
$5 or pay what you can!
TOMORROW @ DRAGONFLY / NEO: 247 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
ele_mental 10 year anniversary part 2.
ele_mental sound system
featuring ele_mental + Residual DJs
MAKKU DA KUTTA
MELODY + MELIA
TODD SINES [LIVE]
GEOFF WHITE [LIVE] tbc
8 PM - LATE
$5 or pay what you can!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! call all of your friends!
sound clips now available at nezzwerk.com!
Pole's live performances have also left impressions on audiences all over the worldturning many a night club and basement venue inside out with the crackling reverberations of his bass-heavy music. Join us as we mark Stefanıs first appearance in Central Ohio, one of only five stops on his current US tour.
ANDREW PEKLER, a Californian now based in Germany, also seeks ³imperfections² in his music, combining the usual electronic rhythms with live, human improvisations. Inspired by the early electronic work of Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra, Pekler is often joined in the studio and onstage by jazz musicians. His explorations of guitar-based sounds were originally released under the name SAD ROCKETS (for Source/Matador), but a recent relocation to Berlin has led to numerous new projects, including the first full album under his own name, entitled Station to Station (~SCAPE 2002). With this new work, Peckler betrays an influence from the Berlin dub-techno sound, which, like his own material, creates a seductive interplay between human and machine elements.
JEREMY BIBLE has quietly
been making waves in the Northeast Ohio electronic music scene for the
last several years. With a musical range that encompasses the fluidity
of electro, the abrasiveness of dark drum&bass, and the emotional richness
of melodic electronica, Jeremy is all but guaranteed a wider audience
in the near future. Be among the first in Central Ohio to witness this
up-and-coming artist first hand.
[13 aug 02]
summer's been pretty low-key here at ele_central, but we are finally able to announce a new show: featuring ~SCAPE artists POLE and ANDREW PEKLER on saturday, september 21 at the DFLY NEO space. stay tuned for more information.
of related interest, BUNKER RECORDS is featured in cleveland on september 12th. check the experimedia site for more information.
finally, check out todd sines' brand-spanking new website for SCALE, including mp3s of his latest EP with natacha labelle, which you heard (as live versions) on this website first! --ele_mental
[5 jul 02]
things have been rather quiet lately, but that doesn't mean you can't make some noise at home yourself, with MP3 sets by archetype, todd sines and natacha labelle now available on akibako. look for carl craig's set to also be uploaded in the next couple of weeks.
also of interest, the more then music festival features many experimental and electronic acts this year. if you've already missed it, then you slept on appearances by ADULT., DJ SPOOKY, TELEFON TEL AVIV, MELT-BANANA, and dozens of others.. --ele_mental
[7 jun 02]
CARL CRAIG IN COLUMBUS!
as if we need to say anything else, world renowned techno innovator and DJ CARL CRAIG is making his first appearance in columbus this friday june 7th. along with carl, TODD SINES is making a return visit from toronto to perform live with vocalist NATACHA LABELLE. charles noel (aka ARCHETYPE) also performs a live score to a film projected by local movie impresario TIM LANZA. the event also features DJ DOUG BLACK and video artist DAVID TINAPPLE, along with artwork by AMANDDA TIREY.
cover is only $10, doors open at 9PM (19+). located at the DRAGONFLY NEO space, 245/247 king ave, columbus. check mapquest for detailed directions. --ele_mental
[30 may 02]
ANTHONY RAMOS resurfaces after his gig on Communication Arts' judging panel with new website designs for Plazm, the respected design studio/font foundry/magazine, and long-time ele_supporters Starbass Records. --ele_mental
[26 may 02]
it's been a while since we've made any announcements but ele_mentals have been busy across the board! charles noel rocked the world famous LIQUID ROOM in tokyo in early may, while TODD SINES and TITONTON have continued making appearances all over the map. we're also well-represented at several after-DEMF events this year.
other than that, todd sines is promoting the latest COMPOUND event on friday june 7th. featuring none other than CARL CRAIG, making his first appearance in columbus! stay tuned for more on that as well as other choice tidbits.--ele_mental
[9 april 02]
NEW MENTAL SESSION: 8 APRIL 2002
after a long delay, another MENTAL SESSION is now available, compiled and mixed by ELUNA. "knowledge of the world" (41.4mb, 96kps) explores a rich, ambient atmosphere with disturbances, and features music by SOMATIC RESPONSES, SEEFEEL, RACHEL'S, OTTO VON SCHIRACH, and KEITH LEBLANC among many others. this unrehearsed mix is just another way of keeping the original idea of MENTAL (sporadically) alive.
thanks again to our temporary mp3 host, akibako.net.--ele_mental
a month-long tour of europe sees todd sines and charles noel play various dates throughout europe, including notable performances in barcelona, vigo (spain), berlin, and zurich. for some secret photos of their trip, check todd's photo directory on scale.
ele_mentals at AVANTRONICS noise festival april 20, 21, BLD studio
charles takes on JAPAN in early may!
DEMF is coming soon...lineup TBA april 12 at www.electronicmusicfest.com--ele_mental
[16 march 02]
'REMAINDRED PHRASES' LEAVES ITS MARK
after some last-minute difficulties, REMAINDERED PHRASES is a wild success, featuring a whole series of site-specific dance pieces and works in progress. highlights of the evening include MATTHEW MOORMAN's brief performance singing with himself (age 3), excerpts from longer works by HEATHER MIMS and CASSIE MEADOR, new sketches by KENDRA PORTIER, ERIN CARLISLE, and SYLVANA CHRISTOPHER, a disturbing video work by MARLON BARRIOS-SOLANO, and ed luna's own strange dance quartet featuring live noise accompaniment.
the event also marks the first collaboration between marcus matthews (on guitar), ed luna (on decks) and jamie love tate (on vocals), creating smooth, expansive mood music. DAVE TINAPPLE's installation/projection fails to work this time out, but no doubt we will work with him again, as well as the other scheduled acts, SILENCIO and DJ ASHWIN, who both were unable to participate.--ele_mental
[2 march 02]
ELE_MENTALS TAKE PART IN PITTSBURGH EXPERIMENT "MOMENTUM"
TITONTON DUVANTE and ELUNA represent the columbus crew in an ambitious event staged by the element 5 crew in pittsburgh. recent toronto transplant ASHWIN (of PTR) has joined forces with members of TECHNOIR to bring the event MOMENTUM to life at the shadow lounge.
check the element 5 site for more details.--ele_mental
[25 february 02]
ed luna has started a series of semi-weekly, hour-long sessions of ambient and experimental electronic music for the head, called MENTAL SESSIONS. this is an online revival of a weekly monday night event that lasted for three years and explored a wide range of atmospheric and experimental music.
[24 february 02]
ELE_MENTALS IN EUROPE (AGAIN!)
todd sines and charles noel are again traveling through europe, with stops in spain and germany among many others. look for a detailed itinerary to make its way onto this page, if we're lucky
[5 february 02]
AN EVENING WITH THE ELE_MENTALS @ CAFE BOURBON ST
CHARLES NOEL, TITONTON DUVANTE, and ELUNA are reunited thanks to the boys down at CAFE BOURBON ST, a modest venue that has been featuring dance music on tuesdays for the last few months. turnout is small but a few are reminded of the old ele_mental vibe, bringing the best music to the tables to move the body and mind. --ele_mental
ELE_MENTALS ON THE MOVE
several ele_mentals have recently left the fold of columbus, ohio, towards new horizons.
TODD SINES has just made his break to toronto, with a short gig in the after effects business, while ADAM REITZ has relocated to the sunny climes of miami, florida. check out adam's latest project -- a website for numark's revolutionary new turntable, the ttx1 (check www.ttx1.com)-- which, incidentally, was designed by longtime ele_friend ROB WARDEN!
one-time collaborator ANDREW BYRD has also left for warmer climes, joining KRISTA ANKENY in ele_mental's ever-growing presence on the west coast.
TIM MADONNA moved to the denver area last summer and has continued making music (look for mp3s to be uploaded here soon!).
meanwhile, ANDREW BABSON is pursuing graduate studies at the prestigious london school of economics, and regularly hosts an internet radio show mondays on pulse FM (check pulsefm.co.uk).--ele_mental
[31 december 01]
MOONSTARR:: LIVE PA
TODD SINES:: LIVE PA
FRANKIE GUNNS:: DJ
[30 november 01]
DARKSIDE 9: THE 9TH CIRCLE SELF-REVIEW
after a rather low-key 8th event in november 2000 featuring KID 606 and other TIGERBEAT 6 artists, the DARKSIDE series returns to form with a 9th installment, entitled THE 9TH CIRCLE, coordinated by DYSKINESIA and ELE_MENTAL's edward luna.
housed at BLD studio, a former lumber mill turned low-tech studio space, DARKSIDE begins with a capable set of dark ambience by SEVEN e-zine's impresario, ANTON. smoothly mixing a CD-only set that ranges from abused atmosphere to broken beats, anton sets the stage nicely for the rest of the event. GREG TRASH (aka AMERICAN TRASH from akron) follows with a short set of live breakbeat noise on two computers.
ELUNA continues with a short DJ set of noisy electro before being joined by MARCUS MATTHEWS (formerly of the band MAKESHIFT CONQUEST) on guitar, and TIM RAMAGE (of THE LACK and BLOW UP) on guitar and keyboard, creating an onslaught of sound that blurs the distinctions between techno music and live instrumentation.
the real surprise of the night is pittsburgh's XANOPTICON, who proceeds to tear up the joint with his live, unhinged breakcore set. his performance adds a well needed element of presence to the computer music scene, as he frantically engages with his equipment.
world-renowned break-core troublemaker VENETIAN SNARES (aka aaron funk from winnipeg, canada) follows suit with a set of his own latest CDR creations. snares had been scheduled to appear with warp/rephlex artist MU-ZIQ at the wexner center for the arts until that tour was cancelled, so naturally we were happy to have the creator of such fine works as "doll doll doll" in our midst. and he did not disappoint.
the event ends with a tag-team set of strangeness from DJs APOSTOLIC and YUUKIMAIKO, representing local noisecore crew DYSKINESIA.
[17 november 01]
MALFUNCTION RAVE EVENT BUSTED;COLUMBUS SCENE UNDER THREAT
in what amounts to a swan song for columbus' long-fledgling underground rave scene, an event by columbus stalwarts MALFUNCTION is shut down at 1:30 AM on the evening of the 17th. using three full floors of the same warehouse that was used for a smaller, one room event in july (TRANSIT), the ravers and the music attract too much attention from the authorities this time. after arriving at the space at about 1 AM, the police are quick to threaten the promoters with various citations if they do not shut down immediately. luckily, FABRICE LIG, coming all the way from belgium, still manages to perform his rare live set to a group of eager listeners.
even so, one can't help wonder what this means for the future of true undeground electronic music events in columbus. ele_mental's own solution (for the time being) has been to use a stable space like the dragonfy annex for recurring events, but other alternatives should exist in order to ensure a healthy scene.
i myself find the columbus police department's policies inconsistent and disturbing. on the one hand, they have frequently harrassed (or left unprotected) alternative spaces for creative expression, such as FIREXIT, ADDITION 13, LEGION OF DOOM; but at the same time they are slow to respond to much more serious recreational drug and alcohol abuse found in mainstream clubs and campus keg parties.
a more rational alterntative (and one used by european and canadian law enforcement agencies until recently) is a policy of engagement and selective enforcement.
instead of immediately shutting the party down, sending dozens or hundreds of kids onto streets and highways in the middle of the night (often on drugs), the CPD should find ways of negotiating with the promoters on the spot, to reasonably ensure everyone's safety while making an honest assessment of the situation at hand. if a clear threat to public safety exists (such as an obvious fire hazard), then the authorities should have the right to enforce the law; if it is merely a few dozen kids dancing in a warehouse all night, and no threat exists, let the party continue!
if anyone cares to make their own views on this matter public, please call the CPD internal affairs bureau at 645-4880, or write to columbus mayor michal coleman's action center.
[27 october 01]
COMPOUND OO4 REVIEW
the 4th COMPOUND event hosts cincinnati's resident experimentalist JOSHUA TREBLE, who dazzled a small crowd at a show in columbus during the winter of 2001, and montreal's acclaimed sound artist MITCHELL AKIYAMA. joshua and mitchell collaborate live at this event for only the second time, performing a set of densely layered glitch techno that is a driving as it it supple. ed luna opens the event with some of his usual noisescapey electromashing.
unfortunately, with last-minute promotion, and the absence of todd sines (who is spending several weeks in new york and europe), the event suffers from very poor turnout - reminding us yet again of the poor support electronic music receives in our own backyard.
[12 october 01]
CARPARK RECORDS STOP CANCELLED, HEFTY RECORDS SHOW POORLY ATTENDED
the carpark records tour that is scheduled to stop in columbus on saturday 13 october is cancelled, with respect to the wexner center's hosting of the HEFTY RECORDS 'IMMEDIATE ACTION' tour the same night.
unfortunately, the wexner event fares extremely poorly, despite excellent promotion. some of us take this as yet another sign of the sad state of the experimental/electronic music scene in columbus, given the amount of talent that resides here, and the well-regarded artists our events have hosted.
[8 october 01]
HEFTY RECORDS 'IMMEDIATE ACTION' STOPS AT WEXNER
on saturday, october 13th, chicago's hefty records makes its apperance at the wexner center for the arts' performance space, featuring live electronic/experimental music from label head john hughes (aka SLICKER), plus label stalwarts BENEATH AUTUMN SKY, TWINE, and TELEFON TEL AVIV. tickets are $10 for students & members, $12 for general public. doors 9 PM.
--from the wexner center for the arts
[28 september 01]
COMPOUND 003 BRINGS SAFETY SCISSORS
SAFETY SCISSORS, aka mattew curry, returns to columbus fresh from his recent move to berlin, germany. his set is a pleasant mix of experimental glitch techno with some live vocals and rock'n'roll posturing, including a brilliantly stripped-down cover of NEW ORDER's "age of consent" (!). he ends the evening with a short DJ set featuring some favorites from his back catalogue of fellow glitchy techno producers.
before SAFETY SCISSORS, charles noel (aka ARCHETYPE) lays down a set of live, shuffly, tribal techno that has become his trademark. as if it needs to be repeated, charles' releases for 21-22 CORPORATION, GLYPH, BLACK NATION, and ONGAKU have slowly transformed techno (and even house) music. charles is preceded on the decks by our longtime collaborator THOMAS JAMES (of RESIDUAL RECORDINGS), with a set of low-key tech-house; and the event kicks off with an energetic set of ambient/electro/noise by LUNAR 1970 (aka ed luna)
cleveland's PHASE 4 and columbus' DAVID TINAPPLE again provide the brilliant treated visuals that always provide the COMPOUND events with their unique visual flavor. the event is again hosted by ele_mental @ the DRAGONFLY ANNEX space, with AARON ALVIN SCHROEDER'S interactive mechanical sculptures and space-age dome still in place. thanks to todd sines for once again pulling together an excellent event, reeling in about 100 people to support the cause of good music and art here in columbus.
GEOFF WHITE'S 'QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS' ALBUM REVIEWED
"One of the most talked about electronic artists to emerge out of the USA, Geoff has jumped out of nowhere, with a handful of critically acclaimed 12" releases on Force Inc., Cytrax, Morris Audio and Delay plus a praised performance at Detroit's Electronic Music Festival this year his rising popularity is sure to expand with the release of his debut album Questions And Comments. A captivating release of warm delicate, soothing beats that's intended for the DJ but translates well in the bedroom, Geoff White comments musically on his dissatisfaction with the repetitiveness of the electronic mainstream and questions the abilities to diversify the genres by adding his own unique interpretation of sonic explorations into house and minimal techno." --forced exposure
[21 september 01]
ELE_MENTALS FEATURED IN CANADA'S STEEL CITY
todd sines and charles noel are featured at a special event in hamilton, ontario (near toronto), aka canada's own "steel city," and home of pioneering techno label STEEL CITY RECORDS. also joining them are ELUNA with his usual noisy electro set, plus the event's promoters TREVOR WILKES and OLLIE with their own hard techno sets. the event is somewhat underattended, but columbus' artists prove yet again that they can deliver the goods.
[11 september 01]
NEW YORK CHECK-IN
the shocking events of black tuesday give us all pause, as we stop to consider the loss of life, and make sure all our friends and family are still intact. ele_friends amy dubin, stephen hindman, josh muzick, elliot taub, morgan geist, ana dane, kate connely, and numerous others are all fine. we all hope peace prevails in the proceeding weeks...
[17 august 01]
at long last, columbus plays host to one of the world's foremost purveyors of abstract techno; berlin's own MONOLAKE, whose many releases for the critical CHAIN REACTION label, as well as FORCE INC and CYTRAX, have forged a new path in the electronic realm. his set does not disappoint the eager crowd of over 100 attendees.
columbus' own techno wonderboy GEOFF WHITE (CYTRAX, FORCE INC) also chimes in with his usual shimmering live performance, and DJs todd sines and MELIA (debut appearance) get their groove on as well. projections are provided by DAVID TINAPPLE, and the event also serves as an opening for a pod-like installation environment by AARON ALVIN SCHROEDER. --ele_mental
[2 august 01]
ELE_MENTALS GET HITCHED!
after a long courtship and an even longer negotiation betweeen cultures, KEVIN GINGER and ALMIRA ABELLERA finally tie the knot in portland oregon, with a whole family of techno friends in attendance: including requisite ele_mentals charles noel (best man), tony ramos, ed luna, and michael guldan, L.A.'s JOHN TEJADA, plus toronto's MOOSTARR and DAVE COOPER. a beautiful outdoor, non-denominational wedding is followed by a rip-roaringly good party at THE GOODFOOT, hopefully soon to be home of portland's own ele_mental events.
[21 july 01]
titonton, todd sines, and charles noel all perform live at malfunction production's POLARITY event, alongside GEOFF WHITE, STEWART WALKER, and others.
[20 july 01]
ILL FITNESS GOES ALL OUT AT 'DEVOLUTION'
ill fitness makes its presence felt in full force at DEVOLUTION, and event hosted by public transit recordings in toronto, canada. five members of the ill fitness crew make it in time to jog, stretch, and exercise their way into the memories of this toronto audience, alongside other performances by dan lui, rosina, archetype, and ashwin. as toronto is the unacknowledged home of ill fitness, it is all the more fitting that their first full performance as a group is so well-received.
[14 july 01]
ELE_MENTAL INITIATES NEW MONTHLY SERIES: COMPOUND
COMPOUND 001 is the first event of a new series initiated by todd sines. with a crowd of 50-plus people at hand. the event begins with an eclectic set of hop, techno, drum'n'bass, and house by charles noel, followed by a set of new experimental/atmospheric techno works by todd sines as NERIQ. ele_regular TWINE (hefty records, kent ohio) then lays down a set of distressed ambience before giving way to the evening's highlighted artist, MARUMARI (carpark records, NYC). MARUMARI's set is vintage "electronica" with an earnest, almost rock'n'roll twist; ironic without losing its sensitivity and emotion.
overall, the music is well received but the event itself lacks the energy of a dance party. however, it is greatly enhanced by the live video manipulations of PHASE4 (cleveland) and DAVID TINAPPLE (columbus), who create horizontal strips of abstract/semi-recognizable material that shimmer and implode on themselves endlessly.
GEOFF WHITE REVIEWED BY FORCED EXPOSURE
"John Mendez's (DJ Jasper) prestigious Cytrax label back in the picture with the great new release from Geoff White. Geoff White is a time based media student from Ohio and is the newest addition to the close knit Cytrax family. Geoff brings forward 3 cuts of brilliantly innovative minimal dance tracks that move the body as well as the mind. This prolific young producer promises great things in the months to come with releases on Force Inc., Morris Audio, Delay and his new project Label Edit."
[6 june 01]
PERFORMANCE NOW AVAILABLE
from DEPARTURES event, saturday june 2
[2 june 01]
DEPARTURES: SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2001, DFLY ANNEX
edward luna spearheads another end-of-school event featuring dance, music, art, and fun.
the event begins with an opening for aaron henderson's paintings and a viewing of his latest dance/performance film, 'inflateables.' several dance pieces follow, including kelly gottesman's haunting group piece 'between breaths' which occurs mostly in the dark, lit occasionally by a single, glaring worklight; jenny pommiss' quartet 'twinings,' with the dancers balancing teacups on each other while maneuvering around on red chairs; and carrie houser's quartet 'carbonate,' featuring the dancers in white pyrex painters' suits with mirrored goggles, tracing very angular movements to the music of steve reich's 'drumming.'
ACTIVENOTPASSIVE picks up after the dances, returning after a long absence from performing, with a stripped-down configuration featuring ed luna on decks, marcus matthews on guitar, and tim ramage on drums; later joined by charles noel performing live as ARCHETYPE, as ed slips off to perform an improvised dance to charles' music (a preview to their appearance at the SONAR festival in spain). detroit's MAERSK follows up the event with a short set of abstract, immersive, noisy techno.
the space is also graced by the huge, hand-cast light-brites made by marina del rosario huang.--ele_mental
[17 may 01]
CARL CRAIG DISMISSED AS DEMF DIRECTOR here's the latest update from the detroit news, regarding pop culture media's controversial decision to relieve renowned techno artist carl craig of his duties, after the conclusion of this year's festival --ele_mental
[16 may 01]
"UP AND DOWN" WELCOMES DETROIT'S MIKE GRANT
our friends at residual recordings/transfigure host an event at DFLY ANNEX called UP AND DOWN, featuring detroit's mike grant, on saturday may 19th. thomas james and amos are also on the bill.
[14 may 01]
ELE_MENTAL + 21/22 CORP SITE OVERHAUL IN PROGRESS
excuse our dust as we move towards a more fashionable, slimmed-down, no-frills look -- just in time for the summer.--ele_mental
[9 may 01]
21-22 CORPORATION TO APPEAR AT SONAR FESTIVAL, SPAIN
charles noel and edward luna perform at the 8th annual SONAR festival in barcelona, spain, on june 14-15-16. the corporation is featured as part of the sonarlab soundstage. the prestigious event also features luminaries such as aphex twin, jeff mills, richie hawtin, terry riley, sonic youth, and kid 606. --21/22 corporation
[3-5 may 01]
ill fitness makes its presence felt at the OSU spring dance concert, choreographing its way through the sullivant hall space with a series of exercises in aerobics, breakdancing, latin dancing, ballet, and boxing. utter mayhem ensues when the film _breakin_ is shown during intermission. as if that were not enough, ill fitness t-shirts also make their debut at this event. --ill fitness
[1 may 01]
ANGSTROM + RAMAGE @ MAYDAY BENEFIT EVENT
edward luna and tim ramage perform at a mayday event benefiting the local chapter of ARA, hosted by little bros. their set is a collision between noise and soul music with ed on decks and tim on drums. --eluna
[25 apr 01]
due to lack of an audience and lack of time to promote the event properly, all further FLIGHTs are grounded. we hope there is an interest in "listening music" events in the near future.--ele_mental
[5 april 01]
todd sines and titonton are set to perform at this year's DETROIT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL! both are playing sunday afternoon on the underground stage. the 21-22 corporation is also featured at a saturday night event highlighting labels distributed by toronto's round table music. for more information on the fest, check out the DEMF online. --ele_mental
[10 march 01]
with the PITCH CADET show just behind him, todd sines scores an appearance by manchester's DATATHIEF, an electronic music duo that has worked with pitch cadet as well as the BETA BODEGA COALITION. thus, another beta bodega show is born, attracting a small but attentive crowd.
the event begins with DJ sets by AMOS and ARCHETYPE, followed by the live portion, and the fractured electro music of stewart brown and gerrod martin as SERVO. a battered todd sines follows as NERIQ, with a highly abstract set of atmospheric tech-house that, despite the technical snafus, hearkens back to his early-90s material as ENHANCED. DATATHIEF closes the event with an enthusiastic electro set that combines old-school 80s sensibilities with pile-driving beats.
[2 march 01]
ed luna represents the ILL FITNESS crew with a "broken dance" performance for MOONSTARR's "broken beat" performance at club AREA 51, at a special event celebrating the release of the excellent "dupont" double 12-inch EP on PUBLIC TRANSIT RECORDINGS. to preview MP3 selections from "dupont" (with interludes featuring many of the ele_mentals!), check the ptr website. --ele_mental
TITONTON IN TORONTO
titonton plays toronto this march, at a special celebration for dan curtin's metamorphic records. --ele_mental
ANGSTROM + RAMAGE PLAY ZAPATISTA BENEFIT
ed luna and tim ramage unleash their noise assault on the punk scene with their tag team mayhem at ADDITION 13, for an event celebrating the screening of the film a place called chiapas. donning masks of the late mexican "lucha libre" wrestler the BLUE DEMON (whose true identity was never revealed), ed and tim create an immersive soundscape mixing noise, lilting ranchero guitars, tender vocals, and thrashing electronic beats. part performance art, part DJ set, part rock show with ed on the decks, tim on guitar, vocals, and keyboard. --ele_mental
PITCH CADET COMES TO COLUMBUS
todd sines hooks up a wonderful lineup of experimental techno music for a special FLIGHT event, highlighting the well-regarded international consortium of artists known as PITCH CADET, represented by JETONE (montreal), NULL UNIT (kentucky), JELLYFISH KISS, and JOSHUA TREBLE (cincinnati). all artists put in excellent sets of anti-IDM on this, the first stop of their "IDM is dead" tour.--ele_mental
CHARLES NOEL INTERVIEWED BY JIVE
our own charles noel (aka archetype) has been making the rounds lately, including several trips to europe. check out this interview with the man himself, for jive magazine online. interviewer and longtime ele_friend devil girl gets all the points from us for hooking this up.--ele_mental
ELE_MENTALS ON BETALOUNGE
the ele_mental family has now made its mark on betalounge. check out www.betalounge.com for todd sines' appearance on december 18 2000, and titonton's more recent appearance on january 25 2001. wicked sets by both, spinning crunchy tech-house and west london breaks, respectively. and no, that's NOT your bitsream breaking up during T's set (har, har)...--ele_mental
TAKE 'FLIGHT' AT DFLY ANNEX
ele_mental marks its official return by coordinating a weekly saturday night event, FLIGHT, at the DFLY ANNEX. the event highlights listening and dance music. --ele_mental
LAUNCHING INTO THE NEW YEAR
after having successfully hosted several events at the ANNEX space, LAUNCH marks the end of FIREXIT's association with DRAGONFLY with an art installation by TIM RIETENBACH and music by toronto's PUBLIC TRANSIT RECORDINGS.
with the new year, dragonfly takes the initiative to create the DFLY ANNEX, with the intention of hosting similar art and music events in the space, including weekly events SOUP and FLIGHT. --firexit
[03 nov 00]
DARKSIDE 8: SHADOW CAST THE RAVEN
ANNEX hosts the latest DARKSIDE event, with locals ANGSTROM & RAMAGE, plus the TIGERBEAT 6 tour featuring KID606, GOLD CHAINS, CEX, and BLECTUM FROM BLECHDOM. --annex
BETA BODEGA COALITION: THE OHIO CHAPTER
FIREXIT, + SCALE, and ANNEX host the first-ever Ohio appearances of the Coalition plus live electronic performances from Safety Scissors and Sutekh. In addition to the imported talent from Miami + San Francisco, Columbus recording artists SERVO and neriq perform live.
the event also showcases the collaborative effort between design collectives PLEX + SCALE, featuring guerrilla-style art-propaganda posters, video loops, label arts and informative slides that reinforce the harrowing effects of imperialism and globalism on third world countries of Latin America. --ele_mental