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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017


*BLOOD RHYTHMS is returning in May for the first time in over a year, at a DIY location in Chicago.  Get in touch for details.  There are also a couple of other Chicago shows in the works.  Stay tuned!

Arvo contributed to a compilation benefiting DAPL activists.  Curated by James Keeler of WILT, Hedorah, and other quality projects, it features Thirteen Hurts, PBK, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Paranoid Time, and more.

There is also a track that is probably the final compilation track with Upheaval version (92), although there are chronologically definitely some versions which haven't come out yet.  There will be 100 of these versions, but no more of them  are going to be on compilations in the spirit of the Upheaval series.  Some further versions will probably end up on a cassette and/or a radio installation.

Thirteen Hurts and Arvo remixed by Marlo Eggplant were aired on WZRD by Dirty Moskowitz, along with Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet, Yello, William Basinski, Thomas Dimuzio, and more...  LISTEN HERE....    There is also this archive where the Blood Rhythms ASSEMBLY LP was aired with Robert Turman, Big City Orchestra, Kommissar Hjuler und Mama Baer, Jarboe, Cliff Edwards, and more...  LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN

Arvo was on WZRD for a few hours, with a montage of ethnic pop, tribal rhythms, black metal, and crazed industrial, other things.  Among the artists featured were:  Coil, Recoil, Adult., The Good Rats, Dave Ball + Jon Savage, Pharmakon, Sudden Infant, and more.  LISTEN HERE

Sequencer Works Volume Three was reviewed by CASSETTE GODS 
Here is an excerpt:  Did I say “face-melting”? Sure did. Arvo Zylo’s chaos comes packaged across a wide range of frequencies and patterns, and “confrontational” is certainly a good term to describe the results. Side A is decidedly more industrial-heavy, while side B tracks its muddy boots across the thresholds of noise and drone, but never getting caught in stasis. And while 88 minutes is a heavy slab to devour at once, there’s lots to discover as you maneuver your way through the wreckage. Start here, start at volume one, start on the moon, who cares. For maximum self-flagellation, make it a triple and set your out-of-office for the afternoon. And don’t forget where you put that Yamaha RM1x – despite what I said earlier, you might need it later if you get inspired.

Thirteen Hurts was aired on WZRD on April 5 alongside Yannick Dauby, Daniel Menche, Christian Marclay, Psychic TV, Soft Cell, Moondog, Robert Wyatt, and more.... LISTEN HERE

 The deadline for the cat-themed open call compilation PUSSIFICATION is coming to a close on May 1st.  More info HERE and fb event page HERE

Opposite Records is running a benefit compilation for Wm. Berger.  Wm. is a friend who has been very supportive over the years, as well as a staple of NY/NJ underground cultures, and has recently undergone some serious health concerns.  Berger is a WFMU dj on and off since the 80s, head of Prison Tatt label, and former member of Uncle Wiggly, Terrier, and World (Without End).   Featured on the comp are some high profile experimental artists, such as Telecult Powers, Sickness, Theologian, as well as Inappropriate King Live, Zilmrah, Compactor, Rust Worship, and more. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Try a little Tenderizer

A track from Machine Listener's "Sentient System" reissue on NO PART OF IT, as well as three tracks from 333REDUX (dave phillips, Sudden Infant, and Marlo Eggplant) were aired on Steve Cammack's Muh Mur Radio Show on Sound Art Radio in the UK.  This is a high quality radio show from a long time collector of noise and experimental cassettes since the early 80s.  Highly discerning and caring segments here!


Arvo Zylo's "Hello Walls" was aired (the final 20 minute track "Phantom Decorum") on WFMU via Wm Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show, alongside Spiteful Womb, Moloch, OvO, and lots of other artists below the radar.


Arvo's "Sequencer Works Volume Two" was aired on KGNU via Little Fyodor's Under the Floorboards radio show, alongside Martha & The Muffins, Tentatively A Convenience, Rashad Becker, and many others.  LISTEN HERE


Blood Rhythms' track "Diligent" featuring travis ono, Daniel Burke, Michael Kendrick, and others, was aired on Otomo Hava's "Notes from Chaos" podcast in Greece.  Also aired were Schloss Tegal, Pain Jerk, and Silvum, + more!

dave phillips' "zylovester anfang" track from 333REDUX was aired on WZRD alongside material by Robert Turman, early Depeche Mode, Architects Office, Big City Orchestra & Illusion of Safety, The Residents, Leona Anderson, Neurosis, P16.D4, and more!  LISTEN HERE

Arvo was on WZRD for 6 hours.  He interviewed Cleveland touring band HIRAM-MAXIM, and aired a nice little menagerie of crazy shit from erotic aerobics and funky disco relics to the Gremlins soundtrack and various elements of psychedelic industrial noises such as Annie Gosfield, Tactile (featuring John Balance), Carl Stone, ADULT.'s experimental side, cEvin Key, Alessandro Cortini, The Necks, vintage Russian synth music from Yuri Morozov, newish Arthur Brown, and old Pigface featuring Michael Gira, among other things.....  LISTEN HERE

Friday, February 10, 2017

"Looking Up"

Blood Rhythms was aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet radio show on WFMU, alongside Keith Fullerton Whitman, Merzbow, Leah P (formerly of Head Molt), Maledicere, and more.  Listen HERE.  

Architeuthis Dux was aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show on WFMU along with SAND, Wicked Witch, Cowardice, Sovereign, and the Melvins, among others...  Listen HERE

Arvo was interviewed for an article on Bandcamp's cassette blog "Hi Bias", regarding the new Sequencer Works Volume Three release on Personal Archives / KaRyeEye...

Sequencer Works Volume Three was also reviewed at Decoder:

Prolific experimental recorder and No Part of It proprietor Arvo Zylo recently unveiled the third installment in his aptly titled, two year old Sequencer Works series, out via Midwestern stalwarts KaRyeEye Tapes out of Indiana and Dubuque-based Personal Archives — the latter also home to his 2016 2xCS Heavenly Sounds in Lo​-​Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher. Blogger and podcast maven Scott Scholz summarizes in his liner notes: “This is the final volume in a trilogy of Sequencer Works by Arvo Zylo, which together highlight a prolific early period in his work, centered around composing exclusively with a late-90s Yamaha Rmix . . . predating most of the material found in the first two volumes.” According to Zylo’s own notes on the collection, many of these tracks are fleshed out sketches sourced from defunct one-off projects, unrealized or unfinished collaborations; some were made for an industrial project, others for film, and some primarily for performance. While Heavenly Sounds was a heady mishmash adventure, you’ll find the Sequencer Works series more than potent enough to occasionally rouse even the most sedentary neighbors — in all likelihood conducting them straight to your door for a (maybe deserved) bit of remonstration. Expect a healthy gauntlet of friendly pummels and squelching, interspersed with very, very deceptive quiet, and sometimes all at once.
Order Sequencer Works: Volume Three via Personal Archives or KaRyeEye. While you’re at it, Volume Two is streaming via Zylo’s own No Part of It imprint and a few lingering copies of Volume One (2015) are still hanging around at Out of Body Records.

Speaking of...  We have restocked five copies of Sequencer Works Volume Two, and that is the last of them.  Also available are the last 5 copies of "Pleasure Tunnel / Temple of Paradise" by Bryan Lewis Saunders & Arvo Zylo....  These copies came back from Tedium House, a fine establishment which is fully deserving of your support and may not be around for much longer.  Many an odd item can be had at a reasonable price there.

Arvo was on WZRD for around 5 hours.  Two of those hours were playing rare tapes from the library, from a cassette recorder, because the tape deck jammed.   You won't hear some of this stuff anywhere else.  The first three hours featured material from the NNA tapes label, projects related to Gitane Demone, Aaron Dilloway, Dieter Muh, Negativland's CD that comes with cremated ashes, Gorgonized Dorks, and more.  LISTEN HERE

Arvo Zylo has contributed to two compilations.  One was based on source material from a broken CNC lathe machine, curated by Ohio machinist Stephen Petrus (Murderous Vision).   It features tracks by Fascist Insect, Insect Deli, Solypsis, Robert Turman, Pauline Lombardo, WILT, and much more...  45 artists in all.

This compilation is curated by Marlo Eggplant of Corpus Callosum and works to benefit BORDER ANGELS and FORWARD TOGETHER.  It features Bob Bucko Jr, Endometrium Cuntplow, Andrew Quitter, Jessica King, and more....  46 artists in all.

Arvo contributed 6 seconds of sound to a themed compilation which is a collage just under 28 minutes long.

A KGNU radio show called "Sleepless Nights" aired Arvo's Sequencer Works Volume Two.  Listen here.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sequencer Works Volume Three

The final volume of Arvo Zylo's Sequencer Works series is out now.  Much of it features his earliest, most precocious, raw and isolated material, as well as a couple of pieces he did trying to emulate machine sounds for a hidden cassette collaboration, a very early out-take from "333" that caused a scuffle at a party, a track with vocals by Atalee Judy circa 2001, a couple of song-oriented tracks (including a Flipper cover) that Arvo did for Sonic Coalition, and more, in its 90 minute duration.   The most unusual of the archives were chosen, for those who are enthusiastic about strange happenings within the recorded medium.  The cover art / layout was done by Tiny Little Hammers, and there are liner notes written by Scott Scholz (Tymbal Tapes, Words on Sounds, Tabs Out, etc).  These are professionally duplicated cassettes on Chrome tapes, with two color imprints.  Co-released by Personal Archives and Ka-Rye-Eye.  Limited to 100 copies.


In other news:

333REDUX and Machine Listener's "Sentient System" were reviewed by Vital Weekly.

It's important to note, I think, that in both the data DVD and the pro menu DVD, there are track lists, and the original "333" album is included in both formats. Also, track lists are included, and easily visible, but I digress. I'm glad these packages finally arrived there after some holiday hoopla. Apparently.

Arvo has contributed to the Necktar annual compilation series for over ten years in a row.  Not your average online compilation, this label goes the extra mile, and the series itself is inspired by Carl Jung's Red Book.

Arvo contributed to a compilation based on public domain sounds, curated by Canadian noise artist Damno Te.

Blood Rhythms was aired on Little Fyodor's Under The Floorboards Radio Show on KGNU.