25 May 2020

update May 2020

Ok, that pretty much does it. I've ransacked every hard drive that I had hiding in the closet, and have posted all the concert audio that's worth posting. I've posted more than 50 shows over the past few months that I've recorded over the past 10 or 15 years. All sorts of different styles, and some really amazing performances, so scroll through them and crank it up. And I now have almost 175 recordings posted altogether, so go check out some of the older ones, too. They're no less awesome than any others.

Although, when posting some of those shows to my blogs, I would post the original flyer for the show if I had one available, and sometimes I'd see all these other names on the flyer and say to myself, 'hey, didn't I record all those other people that night? Where the hell is that audio? I wonder if it's worth mixing/mastering and posting.' So maybe I'll sweep through those hard drives again and try to track down any of those recordings. Maybe I can dig up some more music to post.

I might make the effort. Because it's not like I'm recording too many new shows any more. I mean, Salt Lake City doesn't have anything of an electronic music scene in the first place. But now with this coronavirus pandemic grinding everything to a complete standstill, including the entire concert industry, who knows when bands will start touring again, big or small.

And even though I don't consider this any kind of 'Brian Humorless, signing off' type message, I would like to say the biggest thank you in the world to all of the artists over the years who allowed me to record their shows. Such amazing people and such amazing music. I have unending gratitude for every one of you. As well as all the club owners, the soundguys, the promoters, the record label guys, and anybody else who was cool enough to say 'ya man, go ahead, plug in and record and do your thing.'

All the audio is posted here-

mixcloud (which blocks some of the shows in the US)

All the video is here-

humorless YT (although I post all sorts of other random stuff there, like my ski videos and other ridiculous stuff)

The blogs where I post all the audios and videos-

ello (yes, I still use ello. I like ello, and many people discover the shows via ello, so I'll continue posting there)

And of course on the FB

23 May 2020

[audio] Christoph de Babalon live in Graz, 23 October 2010

Christoph de Babalon live at Uhrturm Kasematte at Elevate Festival, Graz, Austria, 23 October 2010.
This one gets off to a little bit of a rough start, with some glitchy clicky noises in the first several minutes. But once the music really gets started, they go away or are otherwise unnoticeable.
  Mirrored here-

21 May 2020

[audio] Tomoroh Hidari live in Vienna, 15 January 2010

Tomoroh Hidari live at Arena 3 Raum, 15 January 2010.

Tomoroh Hidari graduation party. That's Rachael Hecate giving the introduction and doing her HAIL SATAN! thing.
Mirrored here-

19 May 2020

[audio] Steev Hise live in Tucson 17 April 2013

Steev Hise live at Plush, Tucson, 17 April 2013.
Mirrored here-

14 May 2020

[audio] Dj Hidden live in Leipzig, 22 January 2010

Dj Hidden live at The Distillery, Leipzig, 22 January 2010. Mirrored here-

12 May 2020

[audio] Rodent516 live in San Diego and Portland, 2014

Rodent516 live in San Diego and Portland, 2014

6 August, live at Kava Lounge, San Diego

24 May, live at Muffwiggler party at Crush Bar, Portland, Oregon
Mirrored here-

05 May 2020

[audios] FFF, Duran Duran Duran and Zombieflesheater, live in Zurich, 24 April 2010

FFF, Duran Duran Duran and Zombieflesheater, live at Make or Break at Hangar 11, Kloten (Zurich), 24 April 2010.
Mirrored here- Mirrored here- Mirrored here-

30 April 2020

[audio] Fractional live in Los Angeles, 24 September 2010

Fractional live at Das Bunker, Los Angeles, 24 September 2010.
Mirrored here-

28 April 2020

[audio] Split Horizon live in Los Angeles, 1 December 2012

Split Horizon live at some unnamed warehouse in Los Angeles, 1 December 2012. Mirrored here-

24 April 2020

[audio] Richard Devine live in Los Angeles, 25 February 2005

Richard Devine live at iComplex offices, 25 February 2005.

Back in the 90s in LA, there were a few dj/artist collectives that would organize the underground-y electronic music shows- Darkmatter Soundsystem (the only one that now, in 2020, still organizes shows) handled most of all the breakcore shows, Mashup Soundsystem also did breakcore shows, ELM did idm shows, usually on the harder/darker side, but sometimes not, and would regularly bring some combination of Otto v Schirach / Phoenecia / Richard Devine to town (Pet Shop show in Silver Lake is legendary!), and also Infinite Complexity aka iComplex did probably the widest variety of musics, idm and industrial and techno and dubstep and drum and bass and other random stuff.

And this is not to mention LA's long-running industrial club Das Bunker, still going strong, but quite frankly is a whole lot less underground than those others I mentioned. Although Franck and company still will have some good live acts play their hallowed halls every now and then.

This Richard Devine show was actually not a proper concert; it was a private party for about 15 or 20 people. I don't remember why Richard was in town, or if he played some other show that weekend. Honestly, I don't even know how I was invited to this one, except that iComplex head honcho Whoman is a super nice guy who thought I should be there I guess.

1 (0:00)

2 (6:51)

3 (10:13)

4 (16:23)

5 (21:19)

6 (28:33)

7 (33:21)

8 (38:09)

9 (42:48)
Mirrored here-

[audio] Scuzi live in Oakland, 24 September 2011

Scuzi live at Cremation of Care at Zool, Oakland, 24 September 2011.
Mirrored here-

[audio] Iszoloscope live in Los Angeles, 13 August 2010

Iszoloscope live at Das Bunker, Los Angeles, 13 August 2010.
Mirrored here-

17 April 2020

[audio] Iceburn live in Salt Lake City, 16 July 2016

Iceburn live at Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, 16 July 2016.

Well, this recording is a bit of a mess, but these guys are so good that I thought it was worth posting.

So what notable music artists has SLC sprouted? Besides the Osmonds? Jeez, I dunno. Can't think of any. Iceburn is literally the only name that comes to mind.

Iceburn was most active I think in the 90s and early 2000s. Then they took many years off, and if I remember correctly, this show in 2016 was a bit of a reunion show after that long hiatus.

But this recording is far from perfect. I don't remember the circumstances, but I missed the first 2 minutes 15 seconds on the board feed, and missed the first 5 or 10 seconds on the mics as well. I don't even know how this is possible when you consider that I only need to hit one record button to record both feeds. And then, when the board feed does kick in at 2:15, it has a terrible hiss on it, which you can't really hear except for between songs.

But, I shined it up pretty good.

Mirrored here-
One video I shot here-

15 April 2020

[audio] Broken Note live in Los Angeles, 16 March 2012

Broken Note live at Blue Moon Nights, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, 16 March 2012.

Mirrored here-

10 April 2020

[audio] Joy Through Noise live in Los Angeles, 15 August 2014

Joy Through Noise live at Complex, Los Angeles, 15 August 2014.

Mirrored here-

06 April 2020

[audio] Grypt live in Los Angeles, 20 July 2013

Grypt live at Run, Alhambra, Los Angeles, 20 July 2013.

Mirrored here-

02 April 2020

[audio] Cdatakill live in Denver, 15 October 2007

CDatakill live on Frequencee Mind Controlle, Denver, 15 October 2007.

CDatakill live on the radio, which I fixed up to sound like a live concert.

This was from his relatively early days, when he leaned much more toward breakcore than his later recordings. Not sure of the names of any of the songs, but I do recognize some of them, so those will have been released on albums or compilations. But there are at least a couple that are unreleased outside of this recording.

Mirrored here-

30 March 2020

[audio] wAgAwAgA live in Prague, 19 June 2010

wAgAwAgA live at Parukarka Bunkr, Prague, 19 June 2010.

Mirrored here-

25 March 2020

[audio] Moab live in San Diego, 7 December 2013

Moab live at The Casbah, San Diego, 7 December 2013.


Andrew Giacumakis, vocals and guitar
Erik Herzog, drums
Joe Fuentes, bass

Mirrored here-

One video here-

22 March 2020

[audio] Scrap.EDX live in San Francisco, 3 February 2008

Scrap.EDX live at DNA Lounge, San Francisco, 3 February 2008.

Mirrored here-