Sunday, 15 November 2015

DAVE PHILLIPS








































"proceed with inquiry"
Year:    2017
Country:    Switzerland
Label:    The Epicurean
Format:   DVD
Tracks:    18
Time:    90 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Field Recordings



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DAVE PHILLIPS +
HIROSHI HASEGAWAH
"Insect apocalypse"
Year:    2015
Country:    US
Label:    Monotype
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Field Recordings           Noise









Recorded at Afterbeat Studio, Tokyo, 26 April 2012 and at 'LUFF Japan' festival at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, 29 April 2012. Additional material recorded by Hiroshi Hasegawa in Tokyo, July 2013. Additional material recorded by Dave Phillips in jungles of Vietnam, Ecuador, Thailand and Indonesia between 2001 and 2011. Edited in Zürich, December 2013 - February 2014. Artwork based on photos by Dave Phillips (insects) and Hiroshi Hasegawa (machines).
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"homo animalis"
Year:    2014
Country:    Switzerland
Label:    Schimpfluch Associates
Format:    2 x CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    100 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Musique Concrète            Noise








Homo Animalis collects some of dp’s most accomplished work to date. composed between 2009 and 2011 (with two tracks from 2007) these pieces first appeared on limited edition cassettes in russia, poland and in the US. between 2012 and 2014 they were thoroughly reworked and conceived as an album. this album describes a phase in dp’s life/work marked by incisive personal experiences formed into sound. an intensification of the compositional approach and the increased use of classical instruments are some of the more noticable sonic aspects. begun on “?“, “homo animalis“ takes a turn for the more sinister and satirical and contains the quintessence of this phase of life with the hindsight that “?“ couldn’t have. a text on humanimalism, included in the booklet, explores an additional dimension of this album. dp’s humanimalism is a concept worded here for the first time. it describes a developed humanoid existence that has overcome the erroneous religious and material phases and has grown into an empathic creature that has made a clear shift towards an emotion-based existence, with social and environmental senses as primary and inherent functions.
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DAVE PHILLIPS + ALEXEI BORISOV + OLGA NOSOVA
Year:    2012
Country:    Switzerland , Russia
City:    Zürich , Moscow
Label:     Monotype
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise          Experimental



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"A collection of hair"
Year:    2013
Country:    Switzerland
City:    Zürich
Label:    Heart & Crossbone
Format:    CD
Tracks:   9
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Musique Concrète









Compiled from recordings made between 1995 to 2011, 'A Collection of Hair' is a sequel to 'A Collection of Curses' (2006) and gathers hard to find tracks, compilation contributions, re-workings, live recordings as well as unreleased pieces by Dave Phillips: A mutinous punk, Aktionist and activist, a member of Schimpfluch-Gruppe and OHNE, the man behind Dead Peni and a mingler and a mangler in numerous other projects. With 32 tracks/150 minutes of sound, including a video by Gina Kamentsky to dp's tribute 'A Drink on Spike Jones', an unreleased recording from 'Abolishing Religion', a unique Tel Aviv performance, a radio piece curated by 23five, an edit of the Schimpfluch-Commune Berlin wild boar feeding grounds piece and lots more, "A Collection of Hair" is all about Psychoactive sonics of minutiae micro-compositional rackets juxtaposed with flourishing audio-pastures, psycho-acoustic shock treatments and an almost scientific approach to musique concréte - A wide spectrum of recordings that illustrates the convulsive and always channeling body of work from the blackened man in black.
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"They live"
Year:    2009
Country:    Switzerland
City:    Zurich
Label:    RRR
Format:   LP
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    electronics
Style:           Noise           Musique Concrète



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"The hermeneutics of fear of God"
Year:    2003
Country:    Switzerland
City:    Zürich
Label:    Tochnit Aleph
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    37
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Noisecore









After the 12" on Tochnit Aleph and a very limited run on CDR, Absurd Records from Sao Paulo/Brasil re-released this monster on LP and CD - the LP is nearly sold out (and only available via Absurd Recs) and there are maybe 50 copies left of the CD... Assembled 2001 - 2002 by dave phillips. all source material by fear of god, who at the time were: reto kühne - guitar, osi oswald - drums, erich keller - voice, dave phillips - bass, who formed in central switzerland in 1987, rehearsed in an abandoned barn, played a few gigs, released tapes, a 7" and an LP and split up in 1988. 33 of these tracks originally appeared on a 12" released by Tochnit Aleph in 2003, mastered by Rashad Becker. of this there was a small CDR edition sold at concerts. some tracks appear on 'A Collection of Curses' CD released by Blossoming Noise in 2005, mastered by Tom Smith. some tracks appear on 'The End of the Fear Of God'compilation CD (credited to different pseudonyms) released by Tochnit Aleph in 2004 and mastered by Rashad Becker. in 2007 absurd records released all this and more as an LP with 59 tracks and a CD with 61 tracks, the CD also contains the brilliant 38-second video 'i shot myself' by Moju (writen by: www.moju-video.com).
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