Je suis, “BLACK LUDWIG”on Reverse Bullet’s new experimental opera/ album= DREAMPOP DYSPHORIA

https://reversebullets.bandcamp.com/track/black-ludwig


Je suis, “Black Ludwig” on ReVerse Bullets‘s just released, thus brand new album/ opera, DREAMPOP DYSPHORIA. Rite on cosmic comrades= Kevin Ramsay & Meister Karlos for includin’ me on this enormous production with all these inspiring word-wizards (includin’ Jamika Ajalon / Jamika Ajalon & No Surrender) & sound-explorers. Dig this “recorded experimental opera/ noise/ poetry/ improvisation/ grande composition”.
{{{{{BON WEEKEND)))))))

Eye aka BLACK LUDWIG also appear on KOMPLOTTEN this enormous sound field, ancient-future narrative.

“Dreampop Dysphoria” par ReVerse Bullets now available for PreOrder.

Je suis BLACK LUDWIG (when eye exist in Dreampop Dysphoria)! Massif merci beaucoups Klaas von Karlos & the whole ReVerse Bullets ensemble/ community for including me (along with some of my favorite global artists) in this massively marvelous multi-media extravaganza that is DREAMPOP DYSPHORIA.
Absolutely CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS EXPERIMENTAL OPERA/ FILM/ ANIMATION/ GRAPHIC NOVEL that eye’ve had the absolute joy & honor to be a part of, emerge from the creative volcanic base that we’ve been working from for the past two years.

The year is 3666 AD. All music and sound projections are created and approved through the DvA Central Protocol, a multinational AI think-tank funded by the world’s governments. The DvACenPro was unilaterally accepted by the UN after a wave of suicides from popular musicians and the copycat cults of teenagers that followed. As a result, music is censored almost to the point of abolition in less privileged parts of the world. Instruments, musical education, and access to ‘ancient” music is limited to a class of chosen elite who horde and bury the knowledge of the past.
Five years of silence followed the DvA Mandate. In that time the world was besieged by increased activity of random violence unknown to humanity since the age of the Neanderthal. When psychologists and sociologists urged world leaders that music is necessary for healthy brains in both social and psychological levels of human health, a commission is created to control the issue. As a result, the DvA Central Protocol created a decentralized AI to generate an endless stream of state approved, commercial music. Using data from an archive of history’s greatest musical achievements, the DvA central protocol produces 777 songs per hour. The lyrical content is sourced from approved, sponsored advertisements available for purchase to the highest bidder. Governments, social experiment agencies, entertainment studios, tobacco and alcohol industries – all pay millions to use DvA as a vessel for their bottomline.

For eleven years , society remained at a relative calm as the DvA Protocols quelled the major rebellions with infectious tunes and numbing anthems. 100% of the music produced in the world emanates from DvA. The musical artists and performers who appear as the commercial faces of the industry are merely actors and mannequins, licensed and regulated by the world ruling bodies. Those caught performing “forbidden music” are executed on sight.

On the anniversary of the Great Silence, a group of dissidents, dubbed the “Dissidents” by the media, break into the DvA Central Mainframe and upload a virus nicknamed “Popkiller,” designed to disrupt and slowly destroy the brainwashing signals. Popkiller takes hold of DvA, corrupting its programming to produce an unpredictable output of noise, beats, broken melodies, and intercepted transmissions . . . 

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All Songs Written by ReVerse Bullets
Produced by Klaas von Karlos & Kevin Ramsay
Mixed by Klaas von Karlos & Kevin Ramsay
Engineered & Mastered by Kevin Ramsay

ReVerse Bullets:
Klaas von Karlos – Direction, Production, Composition, Arrangements, Synths, Drum programming, Samples, Lyrics, Field Recordings, Backing Vocals

Kevin Ramsay – Production, Composition, Synths, Guitar, Field Recordings, Backing vocals

Album Guests:
Malik Crumpler – Lyrics/Vocals (“Black Ludwig” / “Komplotten”)

Jamika Ajalon – Lyrics/Vocals (“Replikant / “It Lives”)

No Surrender – Lyrics/Vocals (“Terra Incognita”)

Nakama – Lyrics/vocals (“Empire’s End”)

Nicolo Sommer {BIINDS} – Vocals (“Black Mirror” & “Komplotten”)

Jeri Hilt – Lyrics/Vocals/Drum (“Terra incognita”)

Kassandra De Jesus – Vocals (“Binary Doll”)

Chuck Bettis – Electronics/Throat (“It Lives,” “Empire’s End” & “Popkile®”)

HVAD -Sitar (“Komplotten”)

Xhosa – Lyrics/Vocals (“infinity Stonez”)

Angie Dinkelman – Vocals (“The Great Silence”)

Jean Goto – Vocals (“DvA” & “Popkille®)

Jen Pyron – Additional synths (“Binary Doll”)

Lara Brodsky – Cello (“Binary Doll”)

RJ Thyme – Scratches (“Black Ludwig”)

Kaya Bailey – FX (“DvA,” “Replikant,” & “Popkille®”)

John Bemis {murderpact} – Drums (“DvA,” “Komplotten,” “Replikant,” “Popkille®,” & “It Lives”)

Michael Byron reads the poem “Kitchen Sink (After Christina Rosett)” written by Anne Tardos (“Komplotten”)

Album Artwork: Christopher Logan
Artwork Photography: David Hawkins
Graphic Design: Jon-Carlos Evans

Recorded at EMS (Stockholm), Harvestworks Media Center (NYC), Funkhaus(Berlin), and Kasa del Karlos (Berlin)

Kirsty Allison’s “INDEPENDENCE NOW” for AIM UK/ Jager UK/ Soho Radio Label Lodge 2020.



Had blast participating in Kirsty’s interview-collage/ program on Independence Now with the always impeccable Kirsty Allison.
In other words=

Had a blast chatting with Kirsty Allison in this incredibly insightful Soho Radio event arranged by the always on-point Kirsty Allison for Soho Radio Association of Independent Music Jäger Soho x.
As Kirsty put it, in her most recent post, the radio show/interview collage, “premiered “Wed 2-3pm GMT the first time you ever heard #vagrantlovers recorded music when @kirstyallison_ talks INDEPENDENCE NOW with renegade stars @jimsclavunos @malikcrumpler @skullhotel and @danielle_de_picciotto 🧬🌱👁 #aimawards #aimawards2020 @jagermeisteruk @aim_insta_uk #jagersoho @sohoradio #labellodge #independence #indie #dependentonwhat#kirstyallison “

P.S. also features the premiere of one of many collaborative songs @VagrantLovers aka= Kirsty AllisonGil De Ray & myself have been brewing up for the last year or so.
{{{{{ENJOY IN JOY))))))
I’m off to vaccance in the early morning, will be offline for the next two weeks, SO BLESS UP Y’ALL
Until Thee Others return 

MAINTENANT 14 featuring “#CONNAISSANCE DES TEMPS (AN INTERRUPTION)” by Malik Crumpler & Collage by Anaïs Pourrouquet


Honored to be featured amidst all these incroyable artists in that brand new Maintenant 14 via the brilliant DADAsThree Rooms Press.
Massive mercis for curating this absolutely fascinating & unpredictable art document/ time capsule Kat GeorgesPeter Carlaftes & all the DADA crew Three Rooms Press N.Y.
Massif mercis Anaïs Pourrouquet for the collage collaboration aussi.
Get your copy here=
http://threeroomspress.com/product/maintenant-14-contemporary-dada-art-writing/

THATMANMONKZ NEW EP “EXOSEMIOTICS” feat. Malik Ameer & Sam Farhi aka BUILDABEARD 4 NEW MUSIC VENDREDI @ BANDCAMP


NEW MUSIC VENDREDI!
Aujord’hui, i mean, eye mean= Maintenant, Scott T. Moncrieff on Thatmanmonkz / Shadeleaf Music unleashes “EXOSEMIOTICS E.P.” a new House/OUT music EP (just for Bandcamp Fridays) featuring myself goin’ in on a couple compositions & sound design, along with my BUILDABEARD bredren, Sam Farhi goin’ off, FLATBUSH BROOKLYN style on “DON’T DO THAT”. “Obrigado Menace” & “PHILOTE” sees Monkz goin’ full global gatherin’ jump off. Meanwhile “Cygnus Lion” is that Bowery “King’s Cross Bar” / Harlem nights vibe so many of the Avant-Gods Collective, used to step light with on the regular late nights in Manhattan… Dj Mari, know what eye mean…. HA!
So, whether you’re deep listenin’ or Heavy Dancin’ pah-leeeeeez enjoy our newest offerings, lot’s of sweaty Manhattan nights went into these grooves.
{{{{{BLESS UP et BON WEEKEND)))))))))))

“Or Have They Been” now available online in COLD LIPS ISSUE 5


Honored to be included in this incredible collection of printed expressions via words & printed visuals (don’t even get me started on the musical collaborations to soon be released). 
Massive mercis Sistar Kirsty Allison & the Cold Lips Fam’ in London!
Lookin’ forward to all that we’ll be releasin’ sooner than the lunar.
{{{{{{{HAPI JUNETEENTH & BON WEEKEND Y’ALL))))))))))))

SCARAB, new album by Khalil Anthony now Available

SCARAB 

A nine-track remix album curated by the outstanding Khalil Anthony, remixed by ten effervescent musicians and producers; traversing New York, Amsterdam, Manchester, Paris, Chicago, Johannesburg, Oakland, Accra and Sheffield, presented by Urban Folk Music & Black Beacon Sound. 

As a small independent electronic label, we rest firmly on the shoulders of giants. Those giants are geniuses. And those geniuses are black. Without them, there’d be no hip-hop, no house, no funk, no techno. In fact, the music we love would be nothing without the genius of black people, so we owe them more than we could ever hope to repay. 

Our latest release is a prime example of this. ‘SCARAB’ features a core of amazing black artists remixing the songs of an incredible black polymath, Khalil Anthony. And yet it is these people who will be discriminated against purely because of their skin colour. They will be passed over for opportunities just because they’re black. They will be treated with fear and suspicion just because they’re black. They will be arrested, tasered and, in the case of America, shot and even choked to death just because they’re black. This is a…  more
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released June 9, 2020 

All original music written by Khalil Anthony. 

Additional production on each track completed by subsequent remix artists: Apta, Rimarkable, Awotwi, Afrikan Sciences, Fred Buddha, Marcel Vogel, Brother Aten, Sh8peshifter, Malik Ameer Crumpler & Black Beacon Sound. 

Artwork by Benny Maths. 
Album cover design by Khalil Anthony. 

Tracks 2, 5 & 8 mixed by Dave Evans. 
All tracks mastered by Dave Evans.

‘Def Pressé All- Stars 2020 featuring Malcolm X’ curated by Malik Ameer

Today, Bandcamp‘s giving 100% of their revenue share to the Artists & over at Def Pressé we’ll be donating our label-share to “Know Your Rights Camp” (which for some disturbing reason, Facebook’s algorithms won’t allow me to TAG in this message… sickeningly interesting isn’t that?) Here’s the direct link to “Know Your Rights Camp” https://www.facebook.com/yourrightscamp/
Just in case you’re not familiar with the music we do, here’s a Spotify Playlist eye just curated, ‘Def Pressé All- Stars 2020’, featuring classic wisdoms from Malcolm X & songs from the artists with Def Pressé 2017-2020= Madison Washington, Pan Amsterdam MusicCorey KingToni Sauna , TenseiAdadgetsbusyPaul Harden, Seven Divine, Kasual TeeCRL CRRLL.
Deep listen & get involved. https://defpresse.bandcamp.com.
Info KYRC – https://knowyourrightscamp.com
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https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5p5W9VOFyvrasKRJYes1cb…