chromaticism‘s continuing ‘adventures beyond the ultraworld’… this Saturday afternoon at Reverence Valada... For those of you, like Killing Joke: Official, who can’t make it out to Portugal – both sets will feature as one, in the next episode of Chromaticism’s ‘revolutions on the radio’ on Primal Music, to be aired on Sunday 18th September…
There will of course be a full write up, once I return to terra firma…
“beauty is in the street”… (May 1968 uprisings street poster)
The other week, the BBC repeated it’s ‘Punk Britania’ television triptych – ‘Pre-Punk 1972-1976’, ‘Punk 1976-1978’ & ‘Post-Punk 1978-1981’, first aired in 2012.
I could, and frequently do, watch things like this until the cows come home. Gleaning ever more intersections, connecting ever more “goddamned dots”, with each renewed viewing.
This time I was struck with two things, firstly that the copy of, ‘The Truth of Revolution, Brother: An Exploration of Punk Philosophy’, that I had bought a year or so ago, still sat languishing, unopened on the bookshelf. Secondly, that if 1977 had been the high-water mark of the Punk movement, was there something more to this, just beyond half-way through the decade, watershed moment?
I have those good people at Sky Lantern Records to thank for introducing me to the aural phenomena that is Centralstödet.
As an already confirmed devotee of Kikagaku Moyo, Sky Lantern’s release of Mammatus Clouds earlier this year brought me the added bonus that has been the music of Tolchock and Centralstödet.
Centralstödet are the Swedish instrumental quartet of Ulrik Lindblom and Daniel Johansson on guitar, Joni Huttunen on bass and Jonas Fridlund on drums. The band describe themselves as “Swedish Psych” and “Amplified Madness”, and are described by Sky Lantern as “Garage Proggers”.
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