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Paisley Babylon to Perform at Capricon 35 Feb 14 2015

Joe Wallace Korg MicroKorgPaisley Babylon returns to Capricon to perform in the Con lounge at 3:30 on Saturday Feb. 14 2015 in Wheeling Illinois at the Westin Chicago North Shore. The theremin insanity returns for a full set–are you ready? Last year’s set was full of nightmares, sexy hallucinations, and unusual sonic journeys through hyperspace. This year will be just as strange, surreal, and fun.

Details on Capricon 35 including registration and hotel information are at the Capricon official site.

 

Nurse With Wound Double CD

***UPDATE***The three-disc edition is sadly now sold out. That’s what I get for not moving faster.
Nurse With Wound Terms and Conditions Apply CD set
The wonderful Brainwashed.com reports Nurse With Wound has released a new double CD set featuring material recorded between 2008 and 2011. Exciting stuff as NWW is definitely one of the most inspirational of the groups I frequently mention here–Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Cabaret Voltaire, etc.

There’s nothing quite like the Nurse With Wound experience. It’s challenging, thought-provoking, sonically dangerous…for me personally it’s two bottles of red wine on an empty stomach for the soul. (That’s a good thing.)

The NWW release is called “Terms and Conditions Apply” and if you order from Dirtier, you get a third disc as a bonus, which is pretty damn outstanding. I’m not a shill for Dirtier, just passing the news along 🙂

–Joe Wallace

Paisley Babylon and Binary Partners Show At StudioLab, Bridgeport Chicago Oct 17 2014

BIG thanks to all who came to see the three-theremin spectacle that was last night’s Paisley Babylon performance. I did the opening set as Paisley Babylon and then stayed on stage as half of Binary Partners. It was a very good night indeed and it was nearly two full hours of unusual, hallucinatory entertainment that would have pleased Timothy Leary, William Burroughs, and probably Stephen Stapleton.

Here are some images from the show, there was a full recording of both performances and that will become available at some point. Stay tuned for details.

–Joe Wallace

Binary Partners Theremin Electronic experimental Joe Wallace Binary Partners Joe Wallace Theremin Joe Wallace and Theremin

Ezzy Trujillo Binary Partners Joe Wallace ElectroHarmonixRavishSitar Joe Wallace Korg MicroKorg Joe Wallace mutated theremin Joe Wallace Theremin playing

DJ Paisley Babylon Music Box Massacre Set 2010

DJ Paisley Babylon Spins at Constantly Consuming Culture Art Show Chicago Illinois

Tonight, September 7, 2013, DJ Paisley Babylon spins a set as part of tonight’s Constantly Consuming Culture art show put on by Mapanare.us. The show opens at 6:30 PM tonight (September 7 2013) at 222 North Desplaines Chicago, IL on the lower level. Artists in the show: John Airo, Julia Hamilton, Elyse Martin, Gretchen Hasse, Serena Toxicat (San Francisco) John Schedler and Mikey Peterson.

DJ Paisley Babylon is part of Turntabling.net, which archives, sells and performs with rare, weird and hard-to-find sounds on LP and CD. Paisley Babylon shares the decks tonight with Tim Larson from Chicago’s own Tim Larson and the Owner Operators. The DJ Paisley Babylon set includes Ennio Morricone remixes, Italian lounge, dub, some electronic industrial, and an extended play set of Binary Partners tracks and unreleased material.

Turntabling and Paisley Babylon have been involved in a number of Chicago art and media events including shows by OhNo! Doom! and the Paisley Babylon Beautiful Chaos project which was featured at the 2010 Music Box Massacre and in the Not The Film Room at Capricon 32 in 2012.

The Constantly Consuming Culture art show opens Saturday September 7 2013 at 6:30 PM. It’s located at 222 North Desplaines Chicago, IL on the lower level. The Turntabling set features DJ Paisley Babylon, AKA Joe Wallace.

For more information, see the Mapanare official Facebook events page for the show.

DJ Paisley Babylon is available for booking: I do art shows, film festivals, media events, private gatherings and similar events. The Paisley Babylon experience includes a specially curated collection of retro sounds featuring dub, Italian lounge, gothic/industrial, new wave, and unusual vinyl. This isn’t your typical party DJ experience–it’s a retro groovy/sinister flashback experience that covers a wide range of sounds and atmospheres ranging from pure chill-out to Halloween party-creepy depending on the event.

For booking, contact jwallace@turntabling.net

The Constantly Consuming Culture art show runs from September 7 to September 13. Gallery hours are September 9 to 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday September 8 or other times by appointment. For more info on the show itself or to book an appointment to see the work, go to ConstantlyConsumingCulture.com.

Paisley Babylon Video: “French Kissing Jack Kervorkian”

On the Chicago electronic/experimental/noise/ambient music compilation, Electronic Sadism, there’s a track featuring Paisley Babylon VS. Auditorture called French Kissing Jack Kervorkian. Strangely, it’s credited only to Auditorture at Amazon.com, but no matter.

What counts here is that this lovely experimental video sculpture is the official music video for French Kissing Jack Kervorkian. Shot and edited by Joe Wallace, this YouTube clip puts a bit of semi-abstract light sculpture to the Paisley Babylon/Auditorture track to good effect.




You can buy and download the album this track is featured on Electronic Sadism from Amazon.com.

Fans of Coil, Nurse With Wound, Stephen Stapleton, Throbbing Gristle, SPK and other early electronic/industrial/ambient and noise should definitely have a listen to the samples from the album there.