Local Time is a collection of international noise and experimental musicians curated by Noise Bombing & Corporal Tofulung
released September 1, 2019
Corporal Tofulung plays in Unknown Tofu & Septithe, djs for Hollow Earth Radio (Seattle) & Threads Radio (London) and runs Dubbed Tapes from her kitchen.
Joee Mejias (Philippines) [Kapot] Joee Mejias' music combines field recordings, traditional and found instruments, electronic beats and voice forming songs that exist in inner memories, dream altered states, fragments of a real or imagined journey.Live performances vary in use of projections, video, installation, and live performers influenced by Joee’s background in theater. Joee has performed in venues around Southeast Asia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and has been touring around the Philippines. She is co-producer of WSK: Festival Of The Recently Possible, an international festival of digital arts and electronic music in the Philippines and co-founder of HERESY, a platform for women in sound and multimedia.
Carla Ori (Australia) [Phantom Flutes Pattern 2] Carla Ori is a musician and visual artist based in Melbourne. She has a solo project Biscotti which is inspired by classic Italian film soundtracks and electronic pop music. She also performs frequently at Make It Up Club, a weekly experimental improv show that has been around for over 10 years.
Morher (USA) [Wealth] Ambrosia Bardos tears open images of death, sex, loss, and catharsis across sound, film, and image. In relationship with Rroma and Quileute ancestry as well as sex working and kink lineages, their work is not meant to detail trauma or oppression, but to open a centuries old wound, who’s grieving wisdom is greater than explanation or even their own understanding. They began their studio practice in Seattle in 2010, and since have been featured across the US, Europe, North Africa and Central America. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY and actively working on an album, a series of paintings, and ritual kink objects.
Menstrual Synthdrone (Indonesia) [Dance of Kali] Dyah Isaka Parameswara’s style ranges from ambient, drone, to hypnotizing harsh noise under the moniker of MENSTRUAL SYNTHDRONE.
Overleaf (Canada) [Live at Women from Space] Overleaf is an improvising electroacoustic trio consisting of Heidi Chan (modular synth/samples/effects), Kayla Milmine (soprano saxophone) and Mira Martin-Gray (mixer feedback). "Three of Toronto’s most distinct yet unsung voices in a compelling and elusive amalgam" - Nick Storring, Musicworks
Marlo Eggplant (USA/UK) [BLeak 25.4 2019] Marlo Eggplant is a prominent figure in a thriving and diverse international scene of female experimental music performers. As curator of the pioneering Ladyz in Noyz compilation series, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she has helped to foster this scene and continues to promote emerging artists from around the world on her record label Corpus Callosum. With an intuitive command of minimal instrumentation, including processed autoharp and contact microphones, Marlo Eggplant's sparsely structured notes and layered static textures build into sonically dense drone improvisations.
Robot Kokako (Independent Republic of Aotea) [Transhuman] 'Transhuman' is from the forthcoming ep "Making Fossils"
Yuko Araki (Japan) [Abiogenesis] Recorded & Mastered by Naoto Araki Multi-instrumentalist composer in Tokyo Japan. She started playing piano as a child and later as a teenager inspired by the hardcore and metal music that she heard in her hometown rehearsal studios, she immediately joined a band. In 2013, she joined the Acid House duo “YobKiss”, produced by Dutch artist Paul Borchers, as a singer and electronic musician. She founded the Black metal inspired Neo classical noise duo “Concierto de la Familia” in 2016, and also plays drums in the Oriental/Tribal dream psych band “KUUNATIC”. In 2017, she started her solo improvised Experimental/Noise project using analog synthesizer and cymbals,sampling by some Japanese traditional instruments. Harsh noise drone made up by layers of analog synthesizers makes abstract rhythm and dissonance harmonies, it sounds like noise orchestra. She has been releasing her music from several labels since she appeared in the experimental/noise music scene in the world. In April 2018 she played a couple of shows hosted by Cherry Music and Sakura Festival in Denmark. A video footage of a show in Copenhagen was streaming on Danish TV - TVmarineret. In 2019 she released her first EP “1” from Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif and performed at Jogja Noise Bombing festival in Indonesia, DAO XUAN International festival in Vietnam, returned to Denmark and performed in other European countries.
Melanie Reed (USA) [Paper collage: False Summit] “The look I seek is directed toward seamlessness, form, line, contrast, and images that contain personal emotional resonance.”