BACK TO WORK: K/L new season UPDATE

After some months filled with silence, K/L is totally back on work, ready for this deep and severe winter season. K/L is an individual biz, so it’s positioned in parallel to my life, i mean: musicians, distros, friends, buyers, fans, followers and inquiring peoples, don’t worry about this period of silence, ’cause i’m only setting up all the matters for a comfy winter. I have almost three tapes near the release date and one of them is in the last stage of the making, in US. First of all: the Curse Purse tape will see the light in the second week of October, with the usual methods (entire streaming on Bandcamp, full download only for the buyers). I’ve decided to postpone this release in order to help them having a good reception: people don’t see anything but SEA if you’re deep rooted in the mediterranean traditions. Next there will be a double release: Tetsu Mineta (ex Both Cheese), C25, guitar soli + Error Massage (Glen Galloway, ex Trumans Water, now Octagrape), C25, a full blast of rhythmic guitar noise and blurbs. The last release of the year, probably, is one of the record that i’m lookin’ for, but i mean i was always looking for: a collection of new songs by Fly Ashtray, one of my favorite bands coming from the fuzzy, weird US underground of the nineties. For the moment, that’s all. Please, excuse me if i have some weak moments, i’m tryin’ to do my best with seriality, but sometimes in life somethin’ happen. And this label-thing is totally rooted in my everyday life. So, specially for the distros that have paid in advance, guys, u don’t have to be worried: many gifts are coming from yr favorite boutique. Keep follow this page in the next weeks. Ciao.

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The New Noise: NAPOLI REGNA, focus about what happens in the city

All’ombra del vulcano – viaggio “impossibile” nella galassia underground napoletana

Dimmi come nasce la Körper Leib e che tipo di riscontri sta avendo l’etichetta…

Aaron Rumore: L’etichetta nasce tra Ottobre e Novembre 2014. Inizialmente eravamo in due, ma già dalla terza uscita gestisco tutto da solo. Riscontri a mio avviso positivi, ma ci sarebbe da definire cosa si intende per riscontri. Stampare un disco a uno dei miei gruppi preferiti o girare con persone che condividono un percorso affine, non importa quanto antecedente al mio – è uno spoiler, parlo dei Fly Ashtray – è già più che gratificante. Per quanto concerne i riscontri “critici” o economici non ho nulla di cui lamentarmi, se non altro perché K/L ha un’impostazione stabile che dipende solo lateralmente da questi.

Come mai la scelta singolare, per certi versi anche piuttosto anacronistica, del formato cassetta?

Dipende appunto dall’impostazione di cui sopra. Posso permettermi delle tirature flessibili e seguire tutto il processo, avere le mani su tutto, dal dubbing alla distribuzione e tutto ciò che ci passa in mezzo. Il limite di 100 copie imposto per ogni nastro è la mia garanzia di autonomia.

Sei tra quelli più giovani che ho intervistato per questo articolo. Cosa sai del passato più “alternativo” napoletano e cose c’è di valido in città, oggi? Alludo a realtà culturali e band che hanno particolare valore secondo te…

Quello che è il “passato”, nell’ambito che mi interessa e percorro (che è poi lo stesso al quale afferiscono diverse persone presenti in questo articolo), non mi sembra sia effettivamente passato. Diversi poli vitali della città continuano ad essere gli stessi, comuni, da un pugno d’anni. Ed è di quest’attualità che parlerei: c’è un bel fermento a Napoli, dovuto a un non scontato ricambio generazionale e da alcune ibridazioni tra ambienti tutto sommato affini, ma non sempre omogenei e in dialogo. Negli ultimi due anni, ad esempio, si è dipanato un vero e proprio albero genealogico di gruppi confluenti l’uno nell’altro: Genital Warts, Radford Electronics, Sick Sciences e Tricatiempo, ad esempio, sono formazioni che ruotano intorno agli stessi quattro membri, con materiali mutuati da esperienze piuttosto diverse. Più in generale, se dovessi attenermi ad un semplice consiglio: tutto quello che ruota intorno ai Matar Dolores (dunque le etichette Joy De Vivre e Archivio Diafonico), tutta la famiglia Grizzly/Oddly/Strongly Imploded, che non scopro certo io su queste pagine, il lavoro di SEC_ e la sua Toxo Records e ovviamente Mario Gabola/Viande. Mi piace pensare che tutte queste persone siano anche degli spazi: Terzo Piano Occupato, 76A, Perditempo, Oblomova. Questa è una visione parziale, chiaramente, perché ho voluto toccare solo ambiti strettamente legati alle mie pratiche. Ad esempio, però, con l’apertura di Atri 6 anche il garage/punk ha ritrovato una casa importante, e andrebbe quantomeno nominato il grosso lavoro di Mario Orsini (La Via Degli Astronauti/Controcanti), con una forte componente territoriale ed un pubblico giovane, assiduo e vivacissimo, in un ambito talvolta stagnante come quello del punk “pulito” (emocore, screamo, post-hardcore…).

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Körper / Leib 011: Curse Purse – Hundred Headless C20 (preview)

Welcome Curse Purse in K/L family. Really happy to announce this cassette of one of the best out-rock outfit in USA. Selected copies will land in the USA after the release date, scheduled for the first two weeks of July. This is also the latest and last installment of the “West Mass Batch”, inaugurated by Luxardo, continued by Bromp Treb and completed by this C20. Matt and me have a mutual exchange – of boxes, letters or experiences – now usual for more than two years and this tape is a kind of fulfillment; not least the Curse Purse is in my opinion one of the best bands rock out in the United States, as well as pivot and epicenter of the Boston scene. Ted, in fact, drums and guitar, is the owner of FEEDING TUBE RECORDS, as well as stirrer with multiple groups, Miss Olivia Kennett, voice synthesizer, is totally involved in that scene – remarkable split with Andrew Pensado, on the label of Matt, Hidden Temple Tapes – and finally, mr. Robidoux, precisely, guitar and vocals, that probably some European and Italian will remember for his past in Speedy Ortiz. “Hundred Headless” is the penultimate of K/L tape before a much-needed summer break, more news will follow soon. meanwhile u can pre-order it in the usual way (korperleib@gmail.com).

“Perhaps the Curse Purse CURSE is real? We opened the clasp in 2014 and chaos was inflicted in several forms – two automobile break-ins, one towed automobile, one totally destroyed automobile, one border entry denied, a few poor restaurant choices. We tried a counter-spell on stage at a witch museum in Salem, Massachusetts but to no avail. We lie dormant at the foot of the Poet’s Seat until the curse passed over us. We could only walk the 1.1 miles between each other’s house for practice and at that had to watch the ice. We returned to recording and performing in anticipation that the spell had finally worn off, and it appears it has. Herein lies the record of that dormancy, under the sandstone seat that could erode at any moment…”

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Körper / Leib 010: Luxardo – Ogni Giorno Eccitazione. (1978) C40 streaming on Rockit + LUXARDO interview + K/L interview

Come meet our favorite italo-american chansonnier. Rockit.it is now premiering the whole “Ogni Giorno Eccitazione. (1978)”. For the occasion the dear Marcello Farno asked some question to me and Simon about the Luxardo legacy in its entirety, senza filtri, totally fantastico. Salute our americano boscaiolo!

http://www.rockit.it/intervista/luxardo-ogni-giorno-eccitazione

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Körper / Leib 010: Bromp Treb – The Last Functioning Audio Cassette Left On The Planet C60(preview)

Found in a lead box, this is the last electro-mechanically functioning audio cassette left on the planet. In spite of the Gaia-wobble and switched poles, every pathetic particle desperately and thankfully remains clinging to this dysfunctional globe. The magnetic data remains here encoded in high-bias chrome. No it cannot be played on a garden computer. It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet? A primitive mix tape cut from slices of time segmented samples recreated with binary yes no machines copying reprinting pushing back into analogs and copying the reprints, removing and overdubbing, but mostly accumulating, replaying, and reperforming. Bromp Treb listened to digital machines but with analog ears and made a cast of those ears and then buried the casts in magnetically-charged metal shavings. The result was plastic and tangible, illegible but lost, until now. Tape collages from recordings made with many devices from 2013 – 2016.

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EUROPEAN CIRCULATION (ITALIAN LEG): BROMP TREB [Feeding Tube | Körper/Leib] + SICK SCIENCES [Körper/Leib]

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Announcement time: on Monday our favorite rhythm destroyer called Bromp Treb will came in Italy for a batch of gigs. Sick Sciences, one of the new band in K/L family, will tour with him. It will be a blast, if you’re on the route, keep follow. Bromp Treb tape on K/L will be out next week, but if you’re interested the tapes are already at home: ask privately if necessary. This amazing tour flyer was made by our beloved and favorite terrorist-printer-graphic-partner-in-crime in Italy, the mighty Francesco Goats.
25/04: Latina (Circolo H)
26/04: Napoli (Cellar Theory)
27/04: Roma (Dal Verme)
28/04: Perugia (Bar Chupito)
29/04: need help (centro-nord area)

There’s no rest for instant gratification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUb0f1rjr44

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