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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

BIG LEGS - LIVE AT THE KITCHEN, NEW YORK CITY



In advance of the release of their debut LP this winter, Big Legs (Dan Fox and Mark Beasley) play
as part of the Synth Nights series at The Kitchen, NYC, with Khaela Maricich + Melissa Dyne, and Sexual Energies (Nick Hallett and Zach Layton).

8pm
Wednesday 9 October, 2013, 
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York


Interested parties can get their lugs round three advance tracks from the forthcoming Big Legs LP here 

ALSO FORTHCOMING ON JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS: 
https://www.facebook.com/godinhackney




Wednesday, August 07, 2013

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 17: EMPATHY



Devised and written by David Reinfurt, compiled and presented by Dan Fox, and produced in the context of 'ALWAYS LIFT INKING ROLLERS WHEN PRESS IS NOT IN OPERATION. IF ROLLERS ARE LEFT TURNING ON THE DRUM THE INK WILL DRY FASTER AND THE ROLLERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO NEEDLESS WEAR' organized by Will Holder at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. 

PODCAST HERE

"Things in their alleged places. Things where they think they should be, where they prefer to be. All of the things, just where they are. Things with things of their own. Things obeying no rules, following no orders, filling no prescriptions, looking nowhere for directives. Things with no agendas, no platforms, no purpose. A thing for everything and everything every place, Each and every thing, all over the place. Something, something else, and something else entirely. All together, all the things together make everything there is. And this too, this thing here, is also a thing. This thing is a part of everything else but it doesnt belong to anything. This is simply another additional thing that exists along with all the other things. And that's all there is to it. That's it."


How Does It Feel to Feel? - The Creation
24 Track Loop - This Heat
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
Do You Know How It Feels to Be Lonesome - Gram Parsons & I.S.B.
How Does it Feel? - Spacemen 3
Windmills of Your Mind - Noel Harrison
Occasionally - Dan Fox
Known For It - Death Grips
Can You Feel It? - Mr Fingers
I Can't Understand - Pleasure Zone
Things - John S. Hall & Kramer
Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Behind the Door - Vernon Green & The Medallions
Friends - Koobas
5D - Death Grips
The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes - The Very Things
Endless Endless - Kraftwerk
Insects Are All Around Us - Money Mark
You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover - Bo Diddley
My Personal Life - John S. Hall & Kramer
Chicken Pussy - Bongwater
As We Go Along - The Monkees
Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Earth Angel - The Penguins
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Can't Let Go - Evie Sands
How You Satisfy Me - Spectrum
Leading a Double Life - "Blue" Gene Tyranny




Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DAN FOX - NEW EP!



“One question, Mr President: can we mud-wrestle here?”

Junior Aspirin Records is pleased to announce the release of a new four-track EP by Dan Fox. Recorded at home in New York, the EP follows up on Fox’s 2009 album for Junior Aspirin Records, ‘Easy Sneezing at the Century’.

Listening to Fox’s latest EP, the educated ear will fail to detect references to ABC, OMD, COB, ELO, XTC, X-TG, DNA, DFA, DAF or any other names you care to drop; references are for footnotes and job applications. Rather, these four tracks soft-shoe shuffle between genres of middlebrow adult rock, Russo-Inuit fusion-lite, and the mating sounds of one million randy cicadas emerging above ground for the first time in 17 years; the music conjuring images such as a ‘cut along dotted line’ neck tattoo or the sight of your ex-lover padding through an exclusive Swiss sanitorium in a soft towelling robe. Limning the triangular no-fly zone between amateurism, sentimentality and environmental irresponsibility, Fox’s music rigorously avoids the cocktail party circuit and large groups of people, preferring instead to remain resolutely stand-offish to some, yet warm and personable to others.

The EP - as recently heard on Mike Watt's radio show, The Watt From Pedro Show - is the 24th release on Junior Aspirin Records, and is available as a free download HERE

‘One question, Mr President: who do you moonlight for?’

Dan Fox lives in New York, USA. He currently plays in the bands Big Legs and God in Hackney, and is, along with Andy Cooke and Nathaniel Mellors, co-founder of Junior Aspirin Records. Fox has played with outfits including Skill 7 Stamina 12, Norwegian Lady, Mysterius Horse, Big Red and Advanced Sportswear, and with Andy Cooke and Tom Cobbe he performed with and co-produced Invisible Polytechnic’s 2011 recording of ‘In C’ by Terry Riley. Recent solo releases include contributions to ‘True Mirror Microfiche/Double AA Side’ (DS al Coda, New York, 2011); ‘The Crystal Flowers of Florine Stettheimer’ (Mathew Records, Berlin, 2012); a cover of Arthur Russell’s ‘A Little Lost’ (Junior Aspirin, 2012); ‘Bruce, Imperial’ for the exhibition ‘Soundworks’ at the ICA London; and produced Junior Aspirin Records’  ‘Audio Annotations’ listening sessions for The Serving Library at The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada and Artists Space, New York. He is co-editor of frieze magazine, and has recently written sleeve notes for ‘Desertshore/The Final Report’ by X-TG, and ‘You’re Human Like the Rest of Them: The Films of BS Johnson’ for the British Film Institute.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

BIG LEGS INDEPENDENT IN THE KITCHEN

BIG LEGS play a special 10 minute set for NYC's venerable Kitchen, at their booth at Independent art fair, NYC.
7 March
548 West 22nd Street.
6:20pm SHARP.





Wednesday, February 27, 2013

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 16: PARDON MY FRENCH



A French-Pop-Special-Guest-Podcast by our friends at Stop Making Sense - Yann Chateigné, Tiphanie Blanc & Vincent Normand http://stopmakings.blogspot.com 

Introduction penned by Mr. Dan Fox & performed by Mr. Nathaniel Mellors 

PODCAST HERE

It was late.

Wind howled through the dark outside the windows of the Novotel Krakow Centrum. The four men had been locked for nine days in the hotel's Pope John Paul II Honeymoon Suite, surviving on a diet of lager and garage-bought sandwiches, delivered to them every hour by a silent seven-foot-tall thug known only as Tadeusz. The absurdist theatre sessions the men had been subjected to by their captors had become steadily less frequent. The men had proved resilient, but – exhausted by nonsensical language games, atonal tuba music and dizzying non-linear narratives -  hope was beginning to ebb. Mellors was tending a head wound Cooke had sustained during one of the more brutal theatre sessions, when a surrealist mime act had unexpectedly exploded in his face. Chateigné Tytelman was by the window, gazing despondently at the blizzard enveloping the city beyond the walls of their gilded cage. Normand, slumped across an antique chaise-longue, stared at the pile of empty Zywiec cans in the centre of the room, each one a stinging reminder of how long they'd been prisoners of their mysterious kidnappers.

Unsure whether they would ever see their homes again, conversation naturally turned to pop music. Chateigné Tytelman and Normand wistfully exchanged names of leading French rock musicians. Guy Skornik. Popera Cosmic. Magma. "Remember Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier's Teen Tonic?" asked Chateigné Tytelman. "Of course." responded Normand. "And what I'd give to hear LSD!  by Jean-Christophe Averty again…" Mellors tried to join the conversation. "I like Serge Gainsbourg a lot." The two Frenchmen fell silent. Realising that this was no time for musical one-upmanship, they humoured him, but Mellors could tell he was in over his head.
"Look chaps, if we ever happen to get out of this place, would you do me a favour?"
"Of course. Anything, my friend." replied Normand.

Mellors continued. "You see, the thing is … well … I feel somewhat struck by what I can only describe as … an abject, almost Bataillan, feeling of non-knowledge about all this French pop you're discussing. It's embarrassing, I know. I was only ever taught The Beatles at school, although I picked up a bit of Francoise Hardy along the way. Cooke here had a better education and knows a little Jean-Michel Jarre, but really, we need your help. We feel like such fools being able only to name MC Solaar as the one French rapper we know. But I have an idea. Back home, Me, Cooke, and another pal of ours by the name of Fox – god knows where he is, though last I heard he was on some top secret mission in the US – run this little record label thing. Nothing flashy you understand, but we like to call it Junior Aspirin Records. If – no, when, dammit, when – you get back to Paris and Geneva, would you mind awfully putting together an expository podcast for JAR? Something the boys can use to better acquaint themselves with the riches of your pop music tradition? It would mean the world to us, it really would. And maybe, just maybe, it could help herald a new era. One in which children, in schools up and down the country, need never again have to listen to the Rolling Stones or The Kinks, but rather, grow to be men and women of the world, pioneers of a new musical entente cordiale… It's a silly dream, I know, but … well, to blazes with being sensible. Let's try and change the world. One 70s prog rock classic at a time."

"We know someone." said Chateigné Tytelman. "She goes by the name of Blanc. Her knowledge of the field is unsurpassed. We will enlist Blanc's help. Together with my expertise, and Normand's technical skills, we can do this for you Mellors. For you. For Cooke. For everyone." Chateigné Tytelman and Normand stood. Cooke wiped a tear from his eyes. The Frenchmen nodded in silent assent, and the four prisoners shook hands.

Now, all that was between them and Serge Bulot's Ballade pour Suzanne was that jailor thug Tadeusz. As they heard the brute's heavy feet approach the door of their room, the men knew what they needed to do… 




Thursday, December 20, 2012

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 15: EXPLAINING GENTRIFICATION


















JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 15: EXPLAINING GENTRIFICATION

As Junior Aspirin Records admires it's new full-sleeve tattoos and raises the rent on its slum districts for the 37th consecutive month, we explain over a cup of cold-press espresso that you can't afford to even look at, how complex cultural and economic forces work to disprove the old adage that 'man cannot live by gourmet cheese alone.'

Devised and presented by Dan Fox






Thursday, December 06, 2012

GOD IN HACKNEY ****LIVE***** in KRAKOW



GOD IN HACKNEY PERFORM IN KRAKÓW AS PART OF RADICAL LANGUAGES

Radical Languages – a performative evening / project Radical Languages
8 December, 5 pm–midnight, Teatr Bagatela, ul. Sarego 7, Kraków

Participants: Yann Chateigné Tytelman (lecture), Sebastian Cichocki (staged lecture), Michael Portnoy (performance), Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys (projections),  Ian Saville (performance), Voin de Voin & Ancelle Beauchamp (performance), Nathaniel Mellors (performance, together with Andy Cooke as GOD IN HACKNEY).
Events produced as part of the projects The Migratory Museum and Radical Languages provide an unconventional introduction to the new mission of Cricoteka, which – in 2013 – will open its new venue in the Krakow district of Podgorze. The multidisciplinary projects, which comprise events inspired by the work of Tadeusz Kantor, aim to showcase innovations planned for the activities of the institution.

Entry FREE to all events.

Please note that places are limited for events which are part of the Radical Languages project and prior reservation is required. You can book online from 26th November atrezerwacje@cricoteka.pl




Friday, August 10, 2012

MORE CHINA

BEIJING GIG w/16 MINUTES 29th AUGUST




JUNIOR ASPIRIN IN CHINA!!!





JUNIOR ASPIRIN LIFE SIZE MODEL continues the non stop performance format which began in 2009. For the China shows four bands will be taking part in a two hour performance. Socrates that practiçes music (London), Big Legs(New York), God in Hackney (London, New York, LA) and Soul Punch (Brighton, UK)




Saturday, July 14, 2012

BIG LEGS KALLAL CANAL

THIS SUNDAY Big Legs (Mark Beasley & Dan Fox) play The Canal Series, New York, with Rose Kallal.








































" Is it possible to work without recourse to the past? To answer the call of whatever feels correct at any one time and feel free from the clutching hands of history - those grabbing hands that seek ankles in the dark. ("Down here, down here, remember me, remember me!") There are small things that can knock you off the path, from the sartorial to the political; remember Kevin Rowland's Penny Loafers and the MIA truffle fries incident? These details we can handle. But there are larger waves that threaten to sink us; the sudden recollection that Nas's The Message samples Sting's Shape of My Heart or that Skillrex was once Emo and maybe still is. We have to steel ourselves; never topple, take up swimming, yoga, macrame, breathe, breathe, crush the cigarettes of doubt, strike out, sport white socks, remember Jerry Lee and remember that although Johnny Rotten once cried "horses, horses, horseshit!" after seeing Patti Smith, now he's selling butter. To hell with history! " 





" Yeah, you could say that. Sure. But sometimes things take longer than they are supposed to. They surface only to submerge again and how they bob back up you can't really tell, jesus in your toast or utopia on youtube. We are always taking something from then and placing it there, we can't help it. Things don't always fit, round peg square hole, with a spit polish fix. And you can't really put it back, it has already hop-skip-jumped into your futurity. Soorrrrryy.
But who am I to say. Try it. Spiffy it up and return it to the store, step back into your "real" as it exists at the bar last night only now with a bouquet of peonies. In the end you are right, fuck the poundage. Maybe slipping out from under that with a steely backwards eye. This is the way to work. Let's do that. "

8pm Sunday July 15th
285 West Broadway at Canal, Suite 200
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

OLD SONG, NEW JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS POP VIDEO




Friday, June 22, 2012

SOUNDWORKS

Check out Dan Fox and Nathaniel Mellors' contributions to Soundworks, at London's ICA. You needn't even take your horse cantering down The Mall to hear them, and can listen to both tracks from the comfort of your own chaise-longue. Mellors' 'Northern European Erection' is, ahem, here and Fox's 'Bruce, Imperial' is here, hare, here.


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Crystal Flowers

JAR's Dan Fox appears on Crystal Flowers, a new LP compilation put together by artist Nick Mauss and released on Mathew Records, Berlin. Featuring tracks made in response to 'Crystal Flowers' - a book of poetry by early 20th century painter Florine Stettheimer, the compilation includes Karl Holmqvist / Stefan Tcherepnin, Lorraine O‘Grady, Dignity Sister, Ei Arakawa / Sergei Tcherepnin, DJ Complicated, Jutta Koether, Dan Fox, Megan Francis Sullivan, David Lieske, Kim Gordon, Fanki and the Frogs, Bogdan Mooczkowsky / Vilde von Krigh / Mikael D. Brkic, and Steven Warwick / Magnus Schaefer.






Saturday, April 28, 2012
NEW VIDEO *3: ASP024 God in Hackney feat. Rupert Murdoch - 'Plurality' ©:
ASP 024 a YouTube-exclusive-video-single on Junior Aspirin Records!!! The God in Hackney LP  is currently being mixed at Junior Aspirin Records' mythical British studio  facility underneath a former nuclear bunker in Hampshire. Due for release late 2012. The above track, like many others, may not be in it. Coming soon  **TEASER!!**




NEW VIDEO *2Socrates that practiçes music - Coyote
Order their GENIUS debut and the world's first METAGOTHIC album (on vinyl and digital) Further Conclusions Against an Italian Version (BAT)  from the site shop 




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OLD SONG, NEW POP VIDEO

From the download-only release Easy Sneezing at the Century (ASP017), Dan Fox covers Robert Wyatt's 1974 song 'Little Red Robin Hood Hits the Road'.







Saturday, November 26, 2011

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS at ARTISTS SPACE, NYC



Sunday 4th December, Artists Space38 Greene Street, NYCin association with The Serving Library
7pm (whiskey will be served)
8pm start
$5 Entrance Donation
Members Free

"The idea is mental freedom: transformation of the familiar. Primrose Hill, Staten Island, Gospel Oak, Sao Paolo, Boston Manor, Costa Rica, Arnos Grove, San Clemente, Maida Vale, Studamer: Stay busy, out of phase, in love."
– Jon Savage

In the summer of 2011, Junior Aspirin Records (Andy Cooke, Dan Fox and Nathaniel Mellors) produced a series of four themed listening sessions, or "Audio Annotations", for Dexter Sinister's Serving Library residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. Designed to encourage thinking away from the printed word, each hour-long session was comprised of a commentary woven into a playlist of songs, each one chosen for its associative links to a topic. Whiskey was served and the sessions were played at high volume in total darkness. The Banff Annotations were themed around narrative, taste, materiality and community. For Artists Space, Dexter Sinister have asked J.A.R. to produce a new session themed around "Identity", presented by Dan Fox, and an accompanying text for the latest issue of the journal Bulletins of The Serving Library.

The listening session will inaugurate this second issue of Bulletins, the house journal of The Serving Library that continues the trajectory of its forerunner Dot Dot Dot. The new issue has grown out of two physical incarnations of The Serving Library in 2011 – first at The Banff Centre in Canada over the summer, and now at Artists Space. The individual "bulletins" that comprise this issue include "Everything is in Everything," "It is the Outsidedness Flavor of it," and "If Things are not Quickly to go Pear-shaped." Advance copies of the journal will be available on the night for $15. As with all the issues, the whole is freely available to download from www.servinglibrary.org, as well as the first four J.A.R. Annotations, which will be made available online after the event.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS at PERFORMA 11

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS take part in this year's Performa 11 visual art performance biennial in New York City...




NOV 12th PERFORMA RADIO http://11.performa-arts.org/event/performa-radio feat. Nathaniel Mellors' 'Giantbum' reworked by the Brooklyn Youth Company http://brooklynyouthcompany.org/ Co-curated by Mark Beasley and Dan Fox

NOV 14th COCKADOODLEDON'T http://11.performa-arts.org/event/mark-beasley-and-nathaniel-mellors-artist-class

NOV 16th & 17th NATHANIEL MELLORS' OURHOUSE EPISODES 1, 2, 3 & 4 (with JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS LIVE - FANG TUMB LIMB + SOCRATES THAT PRACTIÇES MUSIC + GOD IN HACKNEY on 16th NOV) http://11.performa-arts.org/event/nathaniel-mellors-performa-premiere

PLEASE JOIN US! ALL WELCOME!




Sunday, October 23, 2011

HAPPY HOUR play LIVE at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT, NYC

HAPPY HOUR (Mark Beasley and Dan Fox)
with
LICHENS (Robert A.A. Lowe)
and
ROSE KALLAL
Thursday 27th October
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose St, Brooklyn, NY




Monday, October 17, 2011

Nice review of IN C here....

"In fact Invisible Polytechnic did more than just justice to the piece as In C came alive through beautiful organic instrumentation and tasteful chorale arrangements. If you are a fan of Terry Riley’s In C this will not disappoint and if you are new to the piece I would say it is time to check it out"


http://radvinylrecords.tumblr.com/post/11504137076/invisible-polytechnic-perform-in-c-by-terry




SOCRATES playing LIVE at THE EVENT



http://the-event.org/news/




Another Socrates Review RAD Vinyl

"Imagine the repetition of The Fall mating the quirky oddball songwriting of Robyn Hitchcock and your still not close to knowing what this band sounds like"






http://radvinylrecords.tumblr.com/post/10741201718/socrates-that-practices-music-further-conclusions
http://radvinylrecords.tumblr.com/post/10741201718/socrates-that-practices-music-further-conclusions




Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BOB PARKS' RESONANCE FM SESSION for WILLIAM ENGLISH


CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO THIS NEW SESSION BY THE IMMORTAL PARKS AND THE RECREATIONALS - Junior Aspirin's very own  Bob Parks' current band -
live in the Resonance FM studio, 15th July 2011. No-one does it like Bob.




Saturday, June 18, 2011

FROM THE TOOLBOX OF A SERVING LIBRARY

This summer Junior Aspirin Records takes part in From the Toolbox of a Serving Library, a six-week residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. Devised and run by Dexter Sinister, the residency will be used to try and rethink what kind of shape an art foundation course for the 21st century might take.

We'll be contributing an audio component to the programme, that will be a little like these, but different.

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

OUT NOW! INVISIBLE POLYTECHNIC & SOCRATES THAT PRACTIÇES MUSIC LPS!!!!



Invisible Polytechnic performs Terry Riley's 'In C'; a new recording of one of the major landmarks in 20th century music, available on limited edition vinyl and iTunes download. Specially commissioned sleeve art by Mick Peter.

Socrates that practiçes music 'Further Conclusions Against an Italian Version (BAT)'; mind-blowing debut LP by hard-livin', ancient barrow-dwellin', EVP-talkin' occult metagoth duo, available on limited edition vinyl and iTunes download.





INVISIBLE POLYTECHNIC AND SOCRATES THAT PRACTICES MUSIC LIVE AT THE ICA






Monday, April 11, 2011

THE [UN]OBSERVED

Junior Aspirin's podcasts get a nice nod from excellent new online radio magazine The [Un]Observed




Friday, March 25, 2011

MUSICAL CONCERT!




Thursday, March 24, 2011

SOCRATES AND THE WIRE

Exclusive track from the forthcoming Socrates that practiçes music LP Further Conclusions Against An Italian Version (BAT) featured on The Wire Tapper 25. Go forth and buy!

http://www.thewire.co.uk/




Thursday, March 10, 2011

GOD IN HACKNEY: 'HELLO BOYS'




Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OUT NOW!!!! TRUE MIRROR DOUBLE AA SIDE

Undoubtedly a future stone cold classic on the DS al Coda label, featuring Alex Waterman and Junior Aspirin's own Dan Fox! Available on ltd edition 12" red vinyl from Dexter Sinister

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

INVISIBLE POLYTECHNIC MESSAGE THREE




Friday, December 10, 2010

DEXTER SINISTER TRUE MIRROR DOUBLE AA SIDE























Coming soon on New York label DS al Coda, 'Dexter Sinister True Mirror Double AA Side', featuring '"B" (For Bartelby)' by musician and writer Alex Waterman and a newly recorded radio edit version of 'Refracted Light Through Armory Show' by Junior Aspirin's very own Dan Fox. Released on coloured vinyl with gatefold sleeve designed by our esteemed friends Dexter Sinister.




Monday, October 11, 2010

FUN PALACE

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS take part in Fun Palace, at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 21 - 31, 2010



Photo Bovis Fine Art



Junior Aspirin RecordsLife-Size Model of Les Halles, Re-enacted in 8 hours of REAL TIME featuring Advanced Sportswear, God in Hackney, The Rebel and Socrates that practices music
October 27, 2010, 1pm - 9pm

Between pop concert, listening session and scholarly satirical radio show, the intervention of British Junior Aspirin Records label, led by Andy Cooke, Dan Fox and Nathaniel Mellors, offers archaeological diving in sound archives of the Centre Pompudou and hollow the museum until it finds its foundation in life forms disappeared.

Fun Palace
An exhibition curated by Tiphanie Blanc, Yann Chateigné and Vincent Normand.

With Lars Bang Larsen, Delphine Bedel, Etienne Chambaud, Céline Condorelli, Dexter Sinister, Luca Frei, Karl Holmqvist, Junior Aspirin Records, Monster Island, Sarah Pierce, Michael Stevenson, Camille de Toledo, Tris Vonna Michell.

And apparitions of : Gustave Affeulpin, Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, David Byrne, Louis Capet, Henri Chopin, The Fifth Departement, Guy Debord, Destroy All Monsters / Cary Loren, Robert Filliou, Allen Ginsberg, Jean-Luc Godard et Anne-Marie Miéville, John Giorno, Allen Ginsberg, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Brion Gysin, Jonathan Horowitz, Pontus Hulten, Mike Kelley et Paul McCarthy, Mauro Lanza, Lefevre Jean-Claude, Le Mur du Fond / Jean-François Bergez, David Markey, Gordon Matta-Clark, Albert Meister, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, Cedric Price, Eliane Radigue, The Residents, Jean Rouch, Philippe Seguin, Leslie Thorton, Lawrence Weiner, Frank Zappa.




Tuesday, September 07, 2010

God in Hackney: 'Holt-Jarmara'




Sunday, August 01, 2010

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 13: 'EXERCISES IN STYLE'


'It doesn't seem to me that anyone has discovered much that's new since the Illiad or the Odyssey'
Raymond Queneau


'The audience, which consisted largely of bikers, was unusually hostile, and Iggy, as usual, fed on that hostility, soaked it up and gave it back and absorbed it all over again in an eerie, frightening symbiosis. "All right," he finally said, stopping a song in the middle, "you assholes wanta hear 'Louie Louie' we'll give you 'Louie, Louie.'" So the Stooges played a forty-five-minute version of "Louie Louie,"
Lester Bangs


JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO 13 - 'EXERCISES IN STYLE'
Devised and presented by Dan Fox, words by Raymond Queneau






Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BE GLAD FOR THE SONG HAS NO END

Junior Aspirin Records take part in a one day festival of artists' music, organised by artist/musician Andy Holden, at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, on Saturday 11 September.

So quoth the blurb:

"The festival is set across three uniquely constructed stages in the grounds of Wysing Arts Centre, and is organized and arranged by artist/musician Andy Holden.  Throughout the day artists will perform their music on the two outdoor stages whist a program of films that explore music from a more documentary or anthropological perspective, and live performances, take place in the cinema stage. 

The festival includes live music from Martin Creed and His Band, Bob and Roberta Smith's Apathy Band, Long Meg, Juneau Projects, Kaffe Matthews, Sue Tompkins, Owl Project, Die Kunst, Grubby Mitts, Joanna Robertson, Sam Belinfante, The Errorists, Saydance, Babygrand, Johnny Parry, Ricky Leach and many others.  DJ  sets include Mark Leckey, Junior Aspirin Records, Mark Dean, and Lost Toys Records.  Screenings include films by Nico Vascellari, David Blandy, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Matt Stokes, Rob Bidder, Archie Bronson Outfit and Jim Shaw.  Events around the grounds are Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether's Reverse Karaoke, Mark Essen's Record Exchange, An Endless Supply festival program and publication distribution, and an UBUWeb sound-system. 

The event is supported by Arts Council England East, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Wire and Resonance 104.4FM; with recording and interviews from the festival to be broadcast on the station throughout September."

For even more information, click here




Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"If you can only buy one Junior Aspirin release, well, you’re fucked; throw darts at the catalog…"

Junior Aspirin Records given a special podcast profile by our marvellous American cousins over at Jukebox Heart; a voyage through the JA back catalogue, featuring Bob Parks, The Rebel, Dan Fox, Skill 7 Stamina 12, Same Things, Advanced Sportswear, Socrates that practices music, Mysterius Horse, God in Hackney and Emily Wardill plus a special cameo appearance from Dorothy Love Coates. Hallelujah!

GET YOUR KING LEARS ROUND THIS!




Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A SECOND MESSAGE FROM INVISIBLE POLYTECHNIC

Further findings on Terry Riley's In C, reported by Invisible Polytechnic

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Friday, June 18, 2010

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 12: EXPLAINING SUCCESS AND FAILURE

NEW PODCAST!!!!

JUNIOR ASPIRIN RADIO SESSION 12: EXPLAINING SUCCESS AND FAILURE

On the occasion of the 2010 Men's World Cup Steeplechase in Wimbledon, South Africa, Junior Aspirin Radio look under the bonnet of audience expectations surrounding notions of receiving Chinese rugs, the possibility of having actually read Pierre Bourdieu, and interrogating performative gesturalities in relation to the idea of being a total fucking A-1 loser. Devised and selected by Dan Fox and Andy Cooke. Presented by Dan Fox.

CLICK HERE




Thursday, June 17, 2010

Insidious Social Networking Site with Deceptively Faux-Innocent Name That's Supposed To Make You Think About Birds and Nice Natural Stuff Like That

Junior Aspirin is now on Twitter. FOLLOW US




THE REBEL - THE RACE AGAINST TIME HOTS UP **PRESS RELEASE**

Interviewed by his manager Tony Pearson for this press release, The Rebel wrote the following press release on behalf of his great friends over there at JUNIOR ASPIRIN, a record label who really appreciate THE REBEL and take h** seriously.
TP: "You said once that you thought experimental music was a bit too difficult?"
[a symbol which lokks a bit like a swastika]: "Yes that's right. At the time, i was sort of striving if you like to get i mean achieve a decent pop song, the discipline in which i had discided to operate in, since when i startd, in Pop, that was oooohhhhh [sucks air between teeth} 89."
TP:"Is your new album, 'The Race Against Time Hots Up', in many ways a response to your previous album, 'The Incredible Hulk'?
\+_:  That's right. I tried well not very hard to do an album which would be unpleasant to listen to, a bit like when David Banner [not Bruce: see early comics, and the TV series] says "Con't make me angry; can you turn that music down please; you won't like me if i get angry and bloody smash your radio, would you!" So once i had Got that out of my system, i thought Come on now Benedict knuckle down and get back to trying hard to make Pop music.
TP: Gosh! It's a bit stupid hearing you say you try to make Pop music! Isn't that like David Bowie saying he makes Tall music? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

TP: Oh right! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! or or or or Peabo Bryson saying he's made love with Roberta Flack! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
>"_=: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! During 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love', you mean! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
TP: Yes! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! 'Tonight -" [sings] "-I celebrate -"
,='_: "...My love; for yoooooooooou...!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
TP:Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
>[+_: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !




TP: Could you talk a little about the new record?
+]|_: Well I really wanted to do a record that would get me back on the 'straight and narrow'. which i meantersay Pip old chap you know, melodies, verse-chorus-middle eight, proper lyrics with rhymes, maybe a bit of a story here and there. Most importantly, live drums.
TP:This interview, which started out boring, has reached an ecstatic boring-climax: shall we abort it?




Tuesday, June 15, 2010

THE REBEL - 'THE RACE AGAINST TIME HOTS UP!' NEW LP

The new album by THE REBEL is called THE RACE AGAINST TIME HOTS UP and is currently in production - vinyl LP + digital (in two halves). This album is SUPERB!!! More information to follow. But this is its front: 
TRACKLISTING:

1. LILAGOPS-YKYGL 3:33
2. Tyme 3:02
3. These Things Shall Mark 1:19
4. Colaboration 3:49
5. J-Lo Green A1 5:07
6. To the Future or to the Past: Greetings! 3:10
7. My Mor[p]hine, by G. Welch 3:39
8. My Morhine 2 3:01
9. Maureen 3:56  
10. Adam, Eve, Mary and Fuhema 2:21
11. J-Lo Green B 4:08
12. M & S 1:14
13. Keen Air for Chasseur John 3:25
14. DIAGENUK'OL 3:33





Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gavouna guest mix for Vessel

Dan Fox's cover of 'Seen and Not Seen' included on this top quality mix by Gavouna (aka London-based artist Athanasios Argianas) for Vessel.

Download the whole of Fox's album, Easy Sneezing at the Century, without the bureaucratic or fiscal hassle of any form of economic exchange at all, HERE!




Sunday, May 09, 2010

JAR SESSION 11 - "Explaining LIMBO"

Andy Cooke presents a collection of tracks hanging in a suspended animation, a kind of activity schedule for purgatory. More or less pagan, but all virtuous, some of these cuts are noisy, some are contemplative - some will survive for minutes, others might keep well for centuries. The plan is to replace all the organic elements with synthetic hardware in preparation for a cybernetic crisis free future, probably without a banking system.

PODCAST HERE

I'm So Depressed - Abner Jay
Six Feet (from my baby) - Zola Jesus
Max Ernst - Mission of Burma
First World of Bronze - Cromagnon
Things to Do (I've Tried) - David Byrne
I Know - Need New Body
Shawnee Tribe - Link Wray
Wheels Turning - Durutti Column
Boat Woman Song - Holger Czukay
The Other Four - Flying Wagon / Warmth Ferry
The Talking Horse - The Melvins
Death is Forming - Jay Reatard
Happy Time - Daniel Johnston
Pale Gallery - Amon Düül II
Tonight - Iggy Pop




Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Rolf: CAN YOU TELL WHAT IT IS YET?

Pictographic teaser! New The Rebel LP
 COMING SOON!!!




Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Socrates That Practices Music, I.C.A., September 2008: 'Figures Released Today'


Socrates That Practices Music perform 'Figures Released Today' at the I.C.A., London, within the Junior Aspirin Records rotating live set for '0-60'.




God In Hackney, I.C.A., London - Junior Aspirin Night (0-60)



God in Hackney (Andy Cooke, Dan Fox & Nathaniel Mellors) perform as part of a non-stop, act-rotating Junior Aspirin Records live set at The I.C.A., London, September 2008. Part of the I.C.A.'s 0-60 exhibition programme.




Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bob Parks at the I.C.A. London - Junior Aspirin Night, Sep 08


Bob Parks (vocals, flute, piano) performs 'Bignose' backed by Dan Fox (guitar), Ashley Marlowe (drumkit) and Nathaniel Mellors (bass guitar). Part of a Junior Aspirin evening of non-stop erotic cabaret for the '0-60' exhibitions programme.




Tuesday, March 16, 2010




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ADVANCED SPORTSWEAR on WIRE TAPPER *23

'300 Seconds' by Advanced Sportswear features on Wire Tapper *23, a free compilation CD accompanying the April 2010 edition of WIRE magazine. CHECK!!!

Get yours now at your local W.H.Smith's.

'300 Seconds' is from the bands' debut album ADVANCED SPORTSWEAR - very limited CD in massive plastic bag, sporty colours etc.(ASP 018)
We have a VERY small number left from the original
edition of 99.
Orders: info@junioraspirin.com
The rest are out there - somewhere. Try here.
OR - digital! - it's on iTunes, Emusic etc.
And, if we can raise enough crisps we'll do a vinyl of this as it's sooooooo gooooooodddddd.




Monday, March 01, 2010

ROUGH TRADE COUNTER CULTURE 09 FEATURING BOB PARKS OUT NOW YES RIGHT NOW!




Friday, January 29, 2010

BOB PARKS INCLUDED ON ROUGH TRADE COUNTER CULTURE 09 COMP!

The Bob Parks track 'Spiritual', taken from his Junior Aspirin LP The R&B Feeling, is to be included on Rough Trade Shops' Counter Culture 09 CD compilation, due out February 8th (tbc).

In their infinite wisdom, mercy and munificence, the good folk at Rough Trade have elected Bob's 'Spiritual' one of their staff favourites, amongst some of the best selling, forward-thinking music that has passed over the counters of Rough Trades East and West. Counter Culture 09 is a sonic snap-shot of the year, 43 tracks jammed onto 2 discs, including Forest Fire, Fever Ray, Nodzzz, Cate Le Bon, Zomby, The xx, The Very Best, The Soft Pack, The Leisure Society, Pissed Jeans, Mos Def, Tiga, The Horrors, Terry Lynn and many more...



The R&B Feeling is also available through Junior Aspirin Records on deluxe gatefold vinyl, priced just 9.99 GBP, this includes a FREE download of the entire LP in MP3 format.




God In Hackney - best of 2009


The God in Hackney lathe cut EP by Andy Cooke & Nathaniel Mellors (ASP 016) features in two of the Alt Vinyl (BIG UP THIS SUPER-SHOP!!) staff members 'best of 2009' lists - checkity-check!!: http://www.altvinyl.com/mainNews.asp

Now we are SOLD OUT of this triangular, transparent polycarbonate 9" release - there are only 50 copies in existence . BUT AltVinyl have the last few copies available for mail order, so if any collectors want one I recommend going to the AltVinyl ONLINE MAIL ORDER SHOP

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The Rebel - The Incredible Hulk


THE REBEL'S BRAND NEW FULL-LENGTH VINYL ONLY LP THE INCREDIBLE HULK IS AVAILABLE NOW! SEE THE RELEASES PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION>>>WE HAVE THEM RIGHT HERE! GET YOURS 9.99 GBP info@junioraspirin.com for all orders. FORTE SHOULD ALSO HAVE IT VERY SOON FOR UK AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION!
JA SALES BLURB: A new full length LP by Country Teasers frontman Ben The Rebel Wallers is always something to savour. The Incredible Hulk is a brooding and brilliant work. Its darkness is punctured by skewed, experimental pop songs. The epic, pitch-black opener 'Ambient Pasteman' details childrens TV character Postman Pat's relationship problems ("Postman Pat booted out his wife because Postman Pat didn't like his wife" and is followed by the poppier 'Cherish' ("we must cherish the drugs we have, for as long as we have the drugs") and the anthemic 'Aiming Low, Getting High' (released on 7" by Lexi-Disques last year). 'Christmas Every Day' is a snapshot of a nightmare - a man talks in earnest about how he celebrates Christmas every day, watching the Queen's speech on endless video loops. The voice emerges from monstrous guitar noise and machine gun fire. Wallers' satirical gifts are to the fore in 'On My Own' - it has a rather catchy chorus but the lyrics are an interpolation of a popular paedophile joke which then works as an intro for 'The Forest' - a psychotic recontextualization of 'A Forest' by The Cure. A crackling copy of that record is put on and gets stuck on Robert Smith's familiar vocal "again and again and again" - looping over and over. Is this an acid blast at 60's-80's recycling in the moribund British pop scene, a twisted tribute, or a sick joke? Or all of the above? The Rebel is fucking with us again - thank God. The Incredible Hulk is also The Rebel's most colorful LP ever.




Earlier News

July 27th (Thu)
at SuperDeluxe,
B1F 3.1.25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031, Japan
T: 03.5412.0515 | F: 03.5412.0516
20:00 >> | 1000 yen

Screening video from LIVE 2.9.05 The Church of St.Giles. London: The
Rebel / Skill 7 Stamina 12 / Socrates That Practices Music.
& DJ Scotch Egg LIVE 12.5.05 Bethnal Green Working Men's Club.
also selling T-Shirts, records, CD's + playing tracks from new albums.

As part of Tokyo Ikebukuro International Art Festival 2006

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REMOVE CELEBRITY CENTRE

A JUNIOR ASPIRIN COMPILATION
ASP008

featuring...

The Rebel
Charlottefield
DJ Scotch Egg
Imitation Electric Piano
Jack Too Jack
Blodfet & DJ Lonely
Extra Action Marching Band
Feminists
Emily Wardill
Same Things
Skill 7 Stamina 12
Socrates that Practices Music
This
Sue Tompkins

To be released 2nd October 2006

for more info email us at info@junioraspirin.com

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New album by SKILL 7 STAMINA 12

'Skill 7 Stamina Dead'

Recorded by Thomas House (Charlottefield). Limited vinyl only.

"This is kinetic art punk at its finest...Genius." Everett True, Plan B.

To be released 30th October 2006

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**SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 LIVE AT THE WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY**
SATURDAY JUNE 2006

 

** SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 - LIVE IN LOS ANGELES **
** SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2006**

SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 play live at 
The Mountain
473 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA
USA

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** SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 - LIVE IN VILNIUS **
** FRIDAY 23 September 2005**

Skill 7 Stamina 12 + DJ Jimio Lopezo (Detroit) post-pank-disko-no-disko set
Connect club, Vokieciu street 2
(In the basement of the Contemporary Art Centre)
Onstage at 21.00h

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2 NEW RELEASES 18th July 2005:

ASP006 - "PRAWNS" by THE REBEL
Limited edition vinyl LP

 

ASP007 - SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 & SOCRATES THAT PRACTICES MUSIC
Limited edition vinyl 12"

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To celebrate the release of “Prawns” by the Rebel, and SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 / SOCRATES THAT PRACTICES MUSIC Split 12”

THE REBEL, SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 AND SOCRATES THAT PRACTICES MUSIC

FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2005
The Church of St Giles, 60 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LG
Doors 8.30pm
£4
Special church venue.