05 December 2010

R-E "LO/60" EP

Download for free from HERE

The LO/60 EP is a 9-part exploration
of electronic crunchiness and synthesized
psychedelia, coming close to pure
white noise at times and pure rhapsodic
melodics at others.

Peace and out - RX

04 December 2010

LITTLE BLACK STAR

via Shanaz Mon Zaki:

30 November 2010

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27 November 2010

T |-| E |\| E \/\/ D /\ R |< /\ G E [2]

Quoted from BJ & da Dogs (c) Ben Jones

This is a story about the future, and also, about 3 dudes... (...) ...but forget about them for the moment. So...
It's the future now. Mistakes have been made, the earth's humans have scattered to be alone and brainstorm ideas... in space.
Inside spaceships they ponder what went wrong, some trace it back to the shortening of time between Holiday marketing, some to "The Incident" others to global poverty.
It's hard to ignore some facts though, men have ushered in a time of dark shitty chaos.
Of grabbing their genitals, acting like assholes and ushering in shitty brown darkness.
The New Dark Age.
One of fear, and punching darkness.
Smearing shit to draw their horrible self-portraits.
It's partly a reduction of male sexuality.
But it's mostly the American future that's shocking you.

25 November 2010

T |-| E |\| E \/\/ D /\ R |< /\ G E [1]


Ben Jones installation views from "The New Dark Age" from 2008-9:::


+ here's a quote from BJ & Da Dogs, actually a re-quote from Hafiz:::                                             
the novice will often
lay down his tool
or brush
then pick up an
invisible club
on the mind's table
and helplessly smash
the easels
and jade
whereas
the vintage man
no longer
hurts himself
or anyone
and keeps sculpting
light

[Words I'm trying hard to live by]

all images (c) Ben Jones
more here



three dee room





23 November 2010

R-E "LO/60" EP - 6th December

LO / 60 EP
1. 1st Part
2. 2nd Part
3. 3rd Part
4. 4th Part
5. 5th Part
6. 6th Part
7. 7th Part
8. 8th Part
9. Last Part

Solo Analog Electronics EP by R-E
Cover by R-E

Out on 6th December for free download

19 November 2010

From Your Correspondent

Check out this lovely review of Legendary Weapons of China's Molten Mirrors here on the excellent Not For Resale blog.

The Happy Home LP is going to be called Forts. I'd hope to share some of it pretty soon, in the next month or so. I'm trying to finish "True Believers" first cos Super Sinister is shooting a video for it, so that'll probably be the first thing you'll hear.

Lydia Whitmore /// Super Sinister has made some beautiful photographs of me. She's getting a deer's head in next week, and piles of green beetles. Intense times.


ALL LOVE,
RX

12 November 2010

QQQuote of the day

How to play Guitar
by David Fair

(via Yuri Landman's Hypercustom site, here)

I taught myself to play guitar. It’s incredibly easy when you understand the science of it. The skinny strings play the high sounds, and the fat strings play the low sounds. If you put your finger on the string father out by the tuning end it makes a lower sound. If you want to play fast move your hand fast and if you want to play slower move your hand slower. That’s all there is to it. You can learn the names of notes and how to make chords that other people use, but that’s pretty limiting. Even if you took a few years and learned all the chords you’d still have a limited number of options. If you ignore the chords your options are infinite and you can master guitar playing in one day.

Traditionally, guitars have a fat string on the top and they get skinnier and skinnier as they go down. But the thing to remember is it’s your guitar and you can put whatever you want on it. I like to put six different sized strings on it because that gives the most variety, but my brother used to put all of the same thickness on so he wouldn’t have so much to worry about. Whatever string he hit had to be the right one because they were all the same.

Tuning the guitar is kind of a ridiculous notion. If you have to wind the tuning pegs to just a certain place, that implies that every other place would be wrong. But that’s absurd. How could it be wrong? It’s your guitar and you’re the one playing it. It’s completely up to you to decide how it should sound. In fact I don’t tune by the sound at all. I wind the strings until they’re all about the same tightness. I highly recommend electric guitars for a couple of reasons. First of all they don’t depend on body resonating for the sound so it doesn’t matter if you paint them. As also, if you put all the knobs on your amplifier on 10 you can get a much higher reaction to effort ratio with an electric guitar than you can with an acoustic. Just a tiny tap on the strings can rattle your windows, and when you slam the strings, with your amp on 10, you can strip the paint off the walls.

The first guitar I bought was a Silvertone. Later I bought a Fender Telecaster, but it really doesn’t matter what kind you buy as long as the tuning pegs are on the end of the neck where they belong. A few years back someone came out with a guitar that tunes at the other end. I’ve never tried one. I guess they sound allright but they look ridiculous and I imagine you’d feel pretty foolish holding one. That would affect your playing. The idea isn’t to feel foolish. The idea is to put a pick in one hand and a guitar in the other and with a tiny movement rule the world.

28 October 2010

Legendary Weapons of China - "Molten Mirrors" LP

Molten Mirrors will be available from Monday 1st November on the Legendary Weapons of China Bandcamp page HERE.
A few physical copies (CD only) will be made available either thru the bandcamp page or by contacting us via legendaryweaponsofchina(at)gmail.com...


The tracklist is:
1. "Royal Herbs"  (2:57)
2. "Dumb Dust"  (5:20)
3. "Rise Home, Rise Home"  (6:35)
4. "High Roots"  (7:15)
5. "Molten Mirrors" (14:10)

All songs written/arranged by Shanaz Mon Zaki and R-E
The album was recorded by R-E, throughout the summer of 2010.
The cover art is by Super Sinister.

23 October 2010

16 October 2010

Shanaz Mon Zaki

Check him out HERE

Shanaz Mon Zaki writes incredibly beautiful vapourous spirituals, like a kind of nourished haunted reverb. He's also half of Legendary Weapons of China.
I hope to record him sometime soon.

09 October 2010

Autumn Rays

dedicated to Joan

26 September 2010

HH REXX

*******************************
Happy Home are recording an LP 
at the moment. We're about 40% or
so of the way through it I'd guess.
Something like that. We think it 
might be called "IRREAL TAPES"
but maybe a better idea will come
along in the meantime, let's see.
Further updates coming soonish.
- XXX R-E

19 September 2010

MLTN MRRZ CVR

the gorgeous cover for the "Molten Mirrors" LP, by Super Sinister.

18 September 2010

EASTER ISLAND

by Super Sinister / Lydia Whitmore

11 September 2010

Legendary Weapons of China perform "High Roots" b/w "Utopia Modes"


As an ambling precursor to the Molten Mirrors LP here's the centrepiece song "High Roots", along with the singularly strawberryish "Utopia Modes". Available for free, digital download here.
The album should be out soon, we're a bit sketchy with dates and all.

Cover art by R-E.

   "High Roots" b/w "Utopia Modes" by Legendary Weapons

17 August 2010

R-E plays IIIrd I

photographs by Super Sinister

I played the inaugural Third Eye Club last Friday, the 13th, definitely an auspicious number. Many thanks to the organisers Self-Existing Eagle and Shanaz Mon Zaki for asking us to play, Luciano Foglia who did the lighting, Elian Gray for coaching duties and Super Sinister for the photographs.
Hopefully it will be the first of many of these.
Bears was exploring the desert and Mike Mike was exploring the valleys, so the set ended up as a lone wander thru the Happy Home...
Also there was a little preview of "High Roots" from the Legendary Weapons of China LP...
I heard a rumour that the set was filmed, you'll be the first to know if it was.
Love,
RX

02 August 2010

MLTN MRRZ

The first Legendary Weapons of China LP is going to be available in the next month or two, assuming we put it out ourselves. It is called Molten Mirrors.

side 1
1. Royal Herbs
2. Dumb Dust
3. Rise Home, Rise Home
4. High Roots
side 2
5. Molten Mirrors

The cover is by Super Sinister. I'll post it when finished, in the meantime here's some other awesome thing by her...

02 July 2010

Legendary Weapons of China

Legendary Weapons of China are:

Shanaz Mon Zaki --> Synthesizers, Voice
R-E --> Drums, Voice

Here's some early versions:

  Molten Magnets Set by Legendary Weapons

01 July 2010

Solo version

  First Third, Otherwise Electra by R-E

^^^this is the solo instrumental version, the happy home (autobiographical) version can be heard here.

27 June 2010

The Happy Home, live, not live at the dilapidated house...


We didn't get to play this set at the dilapidated house as planned, so instead here is the rehearsal recording for you to listen to.

download

06 June 2010

3rd June @ The Flowerpot

photograph by Harky

28 February 2010

INTERPOLATED MICE no99

"The Saw-Tooth Won't Help Me Understand, 
Mickey"

25 February 2010

01 February 2010