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01/06/14
-ctrl_vlv_050_-_Carl Kruger_-_We Devour Our Own -

CONTROL VALVE #050 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Carl Kruger
title: "We Devour Our Own"

































1. Blood Atonement
2. Suicide State
3. Institutionalized Shame
4. Bring Them Your Young
+++
BONUS REMIX FOLDER
REMIX BY: Somnaphon, Chefkirk, DJ Eyebrow Ring, Odra, Brownian Motion

Bio/statement: "It’s been said that Mormonism is the ultimate American religion: it’s founders localized the main Characters of the Christian Bible in the new world through fantastical stretches of the imagination Without so much as a shred of physical evidence; the early church adopted the role of underdogs as their leaderships urged them on from one bankrupted promised land after another, in a westward move that mirrored that of the homesteaders and fortune seekers of the periods; the tenements of their faith were based on the claims of a convicted quack whose extraordinary story defies the logic of all but the most creative Hollywood script writer and capable director; their command over their own exemplifies the American trait of establishing your place in history; their ability to self adjust to the times, as evident in the thousands upon thousands of on going changes to their holy book reflects the American ideal of reinvention - all of these represent a religion whose origins could have only occurred when and where it did. Mormonism, like America, loves its champions by punishing its failures.

01 “Blood Atonement” Blood atonement was a practice of the early Mormon Church which served as a punishment for sins believed to be beyond the forgiveness of Christ. The church held that only the sacrificial spilling of the sinner’s blood onto the ground would save them from eternal damnation. This was done by firing squad or decapitation. It is thought that the practice contributed to a culture of violence which lead to further acts of violence on non-Mormon individuals during the time. While blood atonement is no longer recognized by mainstream LDS leadership, it remains an important doctrine of Mormon fundamentalism, and is cited as playing a role in some Utah death penalty trials.

02 “Suicide State” Suicide is a huge problem is Utah. In fact, the Center for Disease control in Atlanta has reported that Utah has the highest percentage of suicidal thoughts among adults in the country. It should be noted that while no clinical studies into the co-relation of Mormonism and Utah’s suicide problem have been conducted, one need only consider the intense sociality pressures placed on the individual by a religious sect as demanding as the Mormon Church to understand the link between the church and its members suicide rates and thoughts. In the interest of fairness, one could debate the link is suspect, as LDS apologists do, however, the ill effect of regimented dogma on the human psyche have been well documented.

03 “Institutionalized Shame” While guilt has played a central role of religious thought since the invention of deities, few have taken the concept of shaming as far as the Mormons. In large part this is due to the expectation of members to publicly admit to their short comings, only to be submitted to emotional manipulation as a consequence. Former members of the church commonly cite the use of shame by the LDS leadership (or the Mormon Corporation, as it is often called) in the insisting in the perfection of its fallible membership - drinking coffee or women owning more then one pair of earrings are punishable acts requiring prolonged, and public, atonement. While seemingly insignificant to the outsider, it is this type of conditioning via shame that molds and affects the mental and emotional health of the membership who are continually reduced to the status of naughty children.

04 ‘Bring Them Your Young” Amongst the many troubling aspects of the founding of the Mormon church, the sexual exploitation of underage children by the leadership might be the most heinous. After establishing his church, LDS founder Joseph Smith was caught having an affair with an underage girl. A fellow LDS founder, disgusted with the relationship, brought it to Smith’s attention that what he was doing was immoral. Smith responded by having him excommunicated. To avoid the messy business of excommunicating future meddlers in his private affairs, and to lay the ground for Pluralist marriages in the church, Smith announced that he’d received a revelation stating that polygamy was favored By God. Interestingly enough, this revelation came in 1843, a decade after Smith had been practicing polygamy while teaching of it pre-revelation evil. During Smith’s life, he married seven documented underage women, the last of which were both 14 years old. Child brides are still common in fundamental Mormon sects, with children routinely as young as 12 being married to church leaders."

- 4 tracks + 5 BONUS REMIX of dense layered abstract electro fry
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:42 AM PDT
27/03/14
-ctrl_vlv_049_-_CHEFKIRK + XVP_-_have been doing-
CONTROL VALVE #049 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: CHEFKIRK + XVP
title: "have been doing"

1. have been doing

Bio/statement: “have been doing” was recorded @ Hubert’s Place -
Warsaw, Poland - on April 8th, 2010.
CHEFKIRK – feedback mixer + sampler
XVP – junk metal turntable
final mix @ We Will Be Sending A Quarterly Studios – Eugene, OR 2012.


- 1 track of improvised noise experimentalism
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 9:45 AM PDT
08/02/14
-ctrl_vlv_048_-_JUICE MACHINE_-_ Gratitude Flows -
CONTROL VALVE #048 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: JUICE MACHINE
title: "Gratitude Flows"

































1. Urgent Transformation
2. Illusory Self
3. We Are Here

IMPROVISED/RECORDED DEEP IN THE VALLEY OF ILLNESS (EUGENE, OR)
@ THEE HEALING LAB. JAN. 2014

Bio/statement: "JUICE MACHINE is the live action electronic improvisational
wife and husband duo of Roger Smith (CHEFKIRK, Control Valve) + Heather Chessman -
Working in and around the confined genres of experimental noise, glitch, + drone -
focusing on minimal tonal + textural audio - Slowly shifting, always improvisational + always live,
JUICE MACHINE - extracting the vital mineral sound™"

- 3 tracks of improvised drone glitch electronics
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 1:08 PM PST
02/09/13
-ctrl_vlv_047_-_Paints ov Anima_-_Brassica-

CONTROL VALVE #047 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Paints ov Anima
title: "Brassica"

































1. wise.words
2. come.to.thee.waters
Recorded in Olympia, WA between 2010 and 2012.

Bio/statement: "Paints ov Anima is the occult performance ov Ashley Svn, a trans* artist living and working and transitioning between trvth & reality. The project started in the Fall ov 2010 in Olympia, WA as a private exploration ov moon worship, plant-based invokations ov anima, and other feminist alchemical rituals for self-actualization.

Under hir previous incarnation ov Paintings for Animals (Pær Svn, 2001-2013), she did countless solo and collaborative performances in the Pacific Northwest and around the United States and released a variety of material through Debacle, House of Alchemy, Dokuro, Painted, Kim Dawn, Aphonia, and other fine artist-run labels. She is known also for hir work as techo-mistress HOM, as one half ov acid lords outift Thee Source ov Fawnation, and organizing with Seattle Occultural Music, Katabatik (Oakland), Motor Collective (Seattle), Plurvert (Oakland), Psydust (Olympia), and Dark Disko (Olympia)."

- 2 tracks ov temporal textural drone ritual
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:47 AM PDT
07/07/13
-ctrl_vlv_046_-_AODL_-_Bed Store Morality -

CONTROL VALVE #046 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: AODL
title: “Bed Store Morality”

 

1. Fell Anything! (from tip to shining tip)2
2. House of House and Wind

Bio/statement: "Fell Anything! (from tip to shining tip)" involved getting or denying the energy from the body (tip) to cable (shining tip), through an array of envelope followers, FM synthesis, vacuum tube waveshaping, arpeggiating octave fuzz, etc; balancing acts of instability surround, gate, and measure the cocksure flow.

"House of House and Wind" is a reminder to duck and cover; a dance party in the time-split heart of an atomic blast.

Recorded by J. Shell for AODL at Sunhil, Salt Lake City UT, Spring 2013.

Jeffrey Paul Shell for The Audio ELW, Eucci, and AODL: Finest musique concréte, electro-acoustic, and harsh noise furnishings since 1994.

- 2 tracks of electro-acoustic harsh noise furnishings
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/


Posted by chefkirk at 1:29 PM PDT
25/04/13
-ctrl_vlv_045_-_Mennonoise_-_Volume One - Live at Rotary Park-

CONTROL VALVE #045 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Mennonoise
title: “Volume One - Live at Rotary Park”

Bio/statement:

01. Live At Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007
02. Live At Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007
03. Live At Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007

Jacob Hardy: Sampler, Effects
Jon Vaughn: Laptop

Improvised and Recorded Live at Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007 by Jacob Hardy and Jon Vaughn.

- 3 tracks of live experimental noise electronics
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

 


Posted by chefkirk at 10:25 PM PDT
04/03/13
-ctrl_vlv_044_-_Slime Street_-_Bloody Haze - Live 2010-2012-

CONTROL VALVE #044 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Slime Street
title: “Bloody Haze - Live 2010-2012”

Bio/statement:
1. Slime Street - Depraved Revenge - Live at Sounds Like... Festival, Paved Arts, Saskatoon, SK, July 2012
2. Slime Street - Bloody Haze - Live at the Fainting Goat, Regina, SK, 2011
3. Slime Street - Drill Gun Assault - Live at the Fainting Goat, Regina, SK, 2011
4. Slime Street - Stalking Scum - Live to Tape, Saskatoon, SK, June 2010

Dallas Kruszelnicki: modified walkman, tapes, contact mics, effects
Jon Vaughn: no-input mixing board, tapes, contact mics, voice

Track 1 recorded by MINIBLOC, Track 2-3 recorded by Mark Lowe, Track 4 recorded by Dallas & Jon.

- 4 tracks live experimental electronic slime
- as always.....
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Posted by chefkirk at 6:25 PM PST
27/01/13
-ctrl_vlv_043_-_John David Eriksen_-_Super Sensitive-

CONTROL VALVE #043 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: John David Eriksen
title: “Super Sensitive”

 

Bio/statement: "Super Sensitive was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the end of 2010.

There are four channels of audio, each channel consisting of a looped and manipulated cello drone mixed with one or two field recordings captured on handheld microcasette recorder. Only the open strings of the cello were recorded.

Thanks: Melanie Brewster, Joshua Ogzewalla, Alan Whitaker, Brigg Noyes, Fred, Maria del Pilar, and Sebastian Eriksen, Kara Smith, Cori Kate, Loren Knack, Alex Mills, Andrew Chadwick

This recording is dedicated to victims of anxiety and depression.

Gainesville, Florida
November, 25 2012"

- 1 track of field recording microcassette cello memories
- as always.....
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Posted by chefkirk at 7:32 AM PST
09/12/12
-ctrl_vlv_042_-_The Kingston Family Singers_-_First Grand Ashlar-

CONTROL VALVE #042 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: The Kingston Family Singers
title: “First Grand Ashlar”

Bio/statement: Musical/Sound/Video based entity of Belleville, IL, USA based multimedia organization, MaxCorp Industries.

Current Members: Maxwell Ullyses Kingston, S.H. Kingston, Walter Kingston

Album Concept/Process: Normally, the Kingston "noise recording" process is live, no overdubs, and only minor dynamic corrections (compression, limiting, etc) afterwards, if needed.

However, for this project, a different strategy was employed; numerous "field recordings" all 5 minutes in length, were recorded within the time of one day. Some of these recordings included S.H. walking out of work, walking through Wal-Mart, a haphazard and a more monitored recording of drumming, singing bowls, sequenced Moog synth, etc. On top of this, a 10 minute or so noise set was recorded. These recordings were all pieced together by Maxwell. The intent was to try and hew something of form out of the amorphous; all the things that were happening around us, both the things planned by us and not.

Perhaps it is not the perfect ashlar, but each consecutive stroke of the mallet to the chisel is one step closer to the Light.

- 1 track of instrumental electronic location composed collage
- as always.....
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Posted by chefkirk at 3:26 PM PST
12/10/12
-ctrl_vlv_041_-_Andreas Brandal_-_Apparition-

CONTROL VALVE #041 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Andreas Brandal
title: “Apparition”

01. Entrance (07:53)
02. Apparition (06:49)
03. Hiding (11:11)
04. Gone (07:31)

Bio/statement: Recorded at The Station, Bergen.

- 4 tracks of thoughtfully composed atmospheric electronics
- as always.....

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http://www.controlvalve.net/


Posted by chefkirk at 11:27 AM PDT

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