Monday, October 05, 2020

FRAGMENT KING: Vivisections

Storytime! In 2001, after playing a live electronics set at Level X, a club event in Brooklyn run by a dude named Adesh and his girlfriend (anyone know them or connected with them here?), I was approached by this guy who claimed to be Marc Andreessen. Exactly, the person who developed the first ever graphical web browser. I was invited to this New York City office that looked and felt legit. They wanted fresh sounds for some web application. Something about this Marc Andreessen and his emphasis on telling me that he was indeed himself and his internet 1.0 startup pals sounded suspicious. So they hired me to play a live set at this Manhattan art joint called The Point Gallery. "Marc" and his business partners were putting together an art show. The theme was porn. Went there, played my live set – smashing beats with analog and digital equipment – never got paid (quite common back then, I did consider it an investment, though) and went home. I never heard back from those dudes, but in follow got in touch with Brett from Architecture Records and we did a 3" CD release of the live set tracks. It's been sold out for some time. It also resulted in a review in Groovesmag: "Indebted to such noise specialists as Alec Empire and Techno Animal, this EP also betrays its producer's love of drum n' bass, as the King rolls out enough tasty breakbeats to tempt jungle's most adventurous selectors" and closed with "too spectacular for his own good", whatever the heck that is supposed to mean. The original release tracks and the entire live set can be streamed at bandcamp:

https://nexialist.bandcamp.com/album/vivisections-live-at-the-point-gallery

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FRAGMENT KING: Vivisections

Vivisections – Live at The Point Gallery by Fragment King Storytime! In 2001, after playing a live electronics set at Level X, a club event ...