Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bandcamp



Samekhmem have got a Bandcamp page, go there to buy your copy of Live at the Event

http://samekhmem.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, 1 March 2012

TAPOTOAL


TAPOTOAL (Tools and Principles of Transformation on All Levels) is a night of experimental music performance hosted by Trojan Goat. Open your Third Ear and Receive.
Tickets only £4! (on the door).

Featuring:
Lonesome Cowboys from Hell
Hot Darn! Tony's gawn, and Dave's still here so Satan is still ruling the West, and who better to show him how it's really done than Lonesome Cowboys from Hell, psycho-country-rock with a twisted soul. Frank E. the Lonely Woodsman (Calum F. Kerr), Blind 'Gentleman' Jk-ee (Tim Flitcroft), 'Chief' Proud Purse E. (Mark Percy) and John D. Vile (John Devolle) will show you a stinkin' rotten good time.
www.lonesomecowboysfromhell.com

WE
WE Challenge the individualism of the Western pop song, WE reveals the latent politics of the love song and transforms chart hits by annihilating their liberal subject and replacing it with a collective consciousness.
www.kollectiv.co.uk/WE

POLLYFIBRE
In live performances crudely adapted tools, objects and analogue machines are amplified to create confrontational noise-scapes. Our fetishistic relationship to technology and faith in the concrete are two points of contention in a live set that is as sonically challenging as it is visually seductive.
www.pollyfibre.com

Swinething
Open the door, and listen! only the wind's muffled roar,and the glisten of tears 'round the moon, and in fancy, the tread of vanishing shoon, Out in the night with the Dead!

AND

DJing from Trojan Goat Records

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Receivers' Temple of The Eternal Drone

ARTicle space will be taken over as a temporary headquarters for a group of Receivers of the Eternal Drone.
13 February - 2 March 2012 ARTicle. Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX
Including 23rd February 4pm talk by Phillip Henderson on Vertical Music & The Drone
Followed by live soundtrack to Holy Mountain



Instructions

  1. As part of a group, or by yourself, prepare to receive The Eternal Drone.
  2. Draw a circle with a dot at the centre on your forehead.
  3. Perform actions that will allow you to enter a meditative or trance-like state.
  4. Open your Third Ear and listen.
  5. Return to yourself, taking with you whatever you need from the experience.

Please send your video footage of this process, or links to the footage online, in an email to tools.and.principles@gmail.com. This can be from a mobile phone or basic camera, as the intensity and atmosphere of these collective activities are what really counts. Selected footage may be included in future events.

The Eternal Drone is the infinitely slow sound of the universe, born in the Big Bang with space and time, which it binds together. The Eternal Drone is the ground from which all other sound arises.

Receivers like us gather together to experience The Eternal Drone and take collective action, creating new rituals and making the changes it inspires in us.

We often take part in audio ceremonies to prepare us, then parade around drumming and chanting, getting into a trance state so we can open our Third Ear and be ready to receive.

We will prepare the space to create a suitable environment for this, and others are invited to bring along books, magazines, posters, music and anything else that will help to build the community and encourage discussion.

The things we do there will be influenced by participants, who will spread the word to others in turn. It will be used in an active way, where Receivers and others can come along to join in activities and suggest new ones.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Daily Drone


video

If you listen carefully you can hear the subtle tones of the eternal drone, it's every where. When you come across a group of people staring into space you will know.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Live at The Event: Preview


Streamable preview versions of the tracks from Live at The Event have been made available on the Samekhmem last.fm page.

Listen and scrobble!

While you're at it, join the Tools & Principles group.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Floor Score

This image was sent to us by an audience member at Samekhmem's performance ritual at The Event Festival. We believe that it is the 'score' for the performance... not sure what the significance of the symbols is.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Numbers

Not sure what the significance of this is, but it was found at a site thought to have previously been used by Samekhmem as a rehearsal space.