GRIM,  Âmes Sanglantes

Black Editions Presents

GRIM, Âmes Sanglantes

DJ Jimi Hey

Sat · December 1, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Black Editions Presents the first ever California performance by one of Japan's most renowned originators of power electronics, noise and industrial music: GRIM.

Among the first Japanese artists inspired by the industrial music of Whitehouse and SPK, Grim was founded as a one-man power electronics project in 1985, following the dissolution of seminal duo White Hospital. Deliberately seeking an unrefined music, with a self-described “raw, native feeling” drawn from punk rock’s aggressive distortion, Grim’s output nevertheless exhibits a mercurial diversity folding elements of throat singing, organ music, crude polyrhythms, and impulses derived from East Asian vernacular musics into a demented elaboration of Japanese noise. Grim’s now-classic first LP, 1986’s Folk Music, gives the impression of a childhood fever dream, oscillating wildly between naive instrumental lullabies and tempests of throbbing rhythmic noise, punctuated by deranged, sepulchral vocal utterances. Conversely, the following year’s Message contains actual folksong, albeit of a haunted, apocalyptic variety no less devastating than its industrial foil.

Following two decades devoted to tenkoku seal carving, Grim returned in 2010 with a slew of recordings investigating spaces between prior poles of intensity and innocence. Clean beats derived from electronic music occasionally glimpse through the project’s contemporary murk, yet this year’s Primary Pulse makes clear that the extreme end of Grim’s shamanic power electronics remains intact. Having first brought the occult rituals of their live performances overseas in 2016, Grim now makes their US debut.
Âmes Sanglantes
Âmes Sanglantes
Black Editions also presents the Los Angeles debut of Âmes Sanglantes- Quebec artist Pierre-Marc Tremblay's underground noise project that first gained notoriety in the torrid days of the mid-90's pre-internet underground. Emerging from that burnt out landscape of extreme musics- DIY tape culture melted down with black/grind metal, punk, noise, and industrial influences, Mr. Tremblay has created his own expansive world of dark sounds-- forming the radical black metal duo Akitsa, the coldwave group Contrepoison-- and the prolific Tour De Garde label. Through it all Âmes Sanglantes has perhaps featured Tremblay's vision in its most focused and powerful form. Sharing the stage with artists such as Kevin Drumm, Alberich, MSBR, Tim Hecker, Godflesh, and releasing a sprawling catalog of works including hundreds of cassettes and recent career defining releases on Hospital Productions, Âmes Sanglantes has proven to be one of the most original and overlooked extreme electronic monikers of the '90s North American cassette underground and one of the few that has evolved to become more vital today.
DJ Jimi Hey
DJ Jimi Hey
"I used to think Euphoria was in Illinois, but now I know, it's everywhere!" -- Ira Cohen

Thanksgiving, a rendez-vous at Zebulon, where we'll play the songs of thanks with Jimi Hey...
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039