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live: BLURT (UK) - permanent underground festival vk 12.- / ak 15.-
 
danach: EKLEXTASY djs mrs.pinkeyes, d¸ana futti & didi disko  
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Ted Miltons
BLURT
Ted Milton. Steve Eagles. David Aylward
[http://www.tedmilton.net]
Album 2016: Beneath Discordant Skies
Album 2017: Live at Oto (Bomb)
Video: Vous Etes Ici
Video: Beneath Discordant Skies
Song: Trees

BLURT - short
The English poet, puppeteer, provocateur and musician Ted Milton is best known for his experimental art rock group Blurt,
who were founded in 1979 in Stroud, Gloucestershire. As one of the early Factory records signings, they shared bills with the likes of Joy Division and A Certain Ratio
before offending Tony Wilson by comparing the label to the lifestyle-chain Habitat. Also championed at the time by John Peel,
the band have been through a number of lineup changes but never really went away, and continued to release albums and singles on a number of different labels,
the most recent being 2010's Cut It! Now in his early 70s, Milton remains a compelling and energetic performer with a unique perspective on the history he has lived through
[https://p-mm.bandcamp.com/album/pmm-blurt-blurt-singles]
[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1081653990/the-milton-text-book]


Review of "Live At Oto" by Sammy Stein

"When I grow up I want to be a jazz musician," says the poet Milton - no, not that one (he of Paradise Lost, “Of Man's first disobedience and the fruit of that forbidden tree" but THIS one - Ted Milton - he of, “Giant Lizards on high strapped into their pink parachutes". I had just invited Ted to a jazz event and believe his tongue was planted firmly in cheek when he responded.
Ted Milton – poet, puppeteer and musician – founded Blurt in the late 70′s. Their music is not definable and that is a good thing, although it veers towards freer jazz in many references (also a good thing). Blurt’s first single ‘My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People’ (1982 Blackhill records) was followed by the live album ‘In Berlin (1981 Armagedon). Since then more than 20 recordings have followed including vinyl albums, EPs and CDs. They are still touring and have a new album ‘Bomb’ out on Salamander Records. Ted Milton has also created artworks which have been exhibited in Paris and the UK and is a puppeteer with contributions to Terry Gilliam’s film ‘Jabberwocky’ and his poems have been published both on their own and as parts of an anthology. Somehow, I have passed Blurt by until now but in many ways, the discovery of this music is a joy. Ted Milton is poetical leader, sax player and vocalist of Blurt, one of the best combos I have heard.

This CD was recorded at Cafe Oto, London and starts with ‘Let Them Be’ which is driven by relentless guitar and drums, thrashing out the beat into which Ted Milton inserts his manic sax playing and rampant vocals. Energetic, vibrant and bringing with it a sort of mania, which brings grins and smiles, this is a wonderful opening track. The drum is key and emerges several times in short solos, which emphasise and drive the music. The vocals are mad; words like, ‘Secrete them in an alabaster cove, with the Da Vinci Code, Known only to the Sheik of Araby – and eat them! ‘but it is not the sense of them that matters, rather their shape and how they are used to extend and emphasise the textures in the sound provided by the instruments. ‘Giant Lizards on High’ is fast, crazy, driven and bonkers but there again is that wonderful juxtaposed playing of Milton, here mixed with harmonic runs too over the steady, thunking drums and guitar. The final section sees the texture laid down as a second vocal line is introduced and the track ends on a high.
‘I Wan See Ella’ is beautiful, crazy sax and vocals over a funky, blues-influenced guitar and drums. Ted’s loose-tongued sax is allowed complete freedom in short bursts and offers the perfect contrast to the rhythm kept by the rest of the band. The middle section where Ted’s whiney vocals talk of Ella staying in his arms forever and a day are perfectly foiled by the sound, flowing guitar work. The vocals are reminiscent of John Lydon at his whinging best but somehow even better – and I mean that in a very positive way.



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live: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC (D)
 
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051218

SYNESTHETIC WEDNESDAY
 
live: SYNESTHETIC FOUR: Vincent Pongracz- Klarinette Peter Rom - Gitarre Manuel Mayr - Bass Andreas Lettner - Schlagzeug 
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061218

live: BRAINMANAGERZ (A) - recordrelease
 
 
 

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071218

WUNDERTÜTE #10
 
live: SUBENSEMBLE (A), DAVID GRATZER solo (A), GLOWING EYES (A) 
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081218

BLOODBEAT
 
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111218

SIGNALZIRKUS
 
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Tom Wies, Erwin Hermann, Schaum, Markus Taxacher, Moritz Scharf  

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121218

ENGELSHARFEN&TEUFELSGEIGEN
 
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GÜRTEL SQUAD 8
 
live: Ms Def, Mag-D & Nora Mazu (MTS), support: RAPCHOR 
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141218

GOLDGELB Records Showcase
 
Akrüül (live), Kobermann aka Alufolie (live) 
djs Fabio Bianco, Fo'pa, Welia  

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151218

BASSTRACE 036
 
djs Chefal aka DJ CHEF (uk / Ringo Recordings, Sub Freq, Croydub), Proove (hr / Untied), nastix (A / su movement), with Nobody & Damask | Ronin Saedi | The Zion Archives / Fractasl (Syrup Visuals) 
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Sag Jahr zur Muziek!
 
Todesbattle der Musikjahre: 2018 vs 1993 vs 1968 
Oheim Drehli Robnik, Sissiboi  

 

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FRAUFELD / FELDFORSCHUNG
 
live: Anna Anderluh, Milly Groz C'est Milly & Verena Zeiner 
ak 5.- bis 10.-  

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191218

DerBlödeDritteMittwoch #81
 
Dario Fariello & Stefan Voglsinger (I/A) [konzert] Kinga Tóth (H): Stage Fright / Maria 1-3 [performance/visual poetry] Ahoo Maher & Christina Ruf (IR/A) [konzert] 
ak 5.- bis 10.-  

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BRUTTO dj kollektiv
 
 
 

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PARANOIA PICKNICK #7
 
live: D.R.U.S.H (Berlin / Marseille) 
danach: Paranoia DJ-Line; ak 6,-  

 

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221218

NIL DESPERANDUM #82
 
live: POP:SCH (A) 
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Frohlockend unterm Tannenbaum
 
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281218

ACCORDIA
 
live: CAROSELLIS (A) - screening des films *DIE ERSTEN TAGE* und präsentation des soundtracks 
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NNNN withe ONDULA
 
residents: Bocksrucker, Oko Oko, Paul Uhlmann 
 

 

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silvesterspecial: DJ MARCELLE (NL) - permanent underground festival
 
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