Sounds Like: Pineal Ventana
Ex Pineal Ventana members joining forces to make AkuYou, a project started off consisting of just Kim Chee and Clara Clamp. Started in the summer of 2008 with the thought of just putting out as much music as we can. Everything was recorded and mixed at home.
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Savage Republic, Lyonnais,AkuYou ... Rising from the Los Angeles underground of the 1980s, Savage Republic forged an astonishing reputation by virtue of five mesmerizing studio albums and a string of legendary live performances. Forever shifting, their brand of ritualistically tribal exhibitions blurred the boundaries of postpunk, industrial and soundtrack music, incorporating minimalist bass rumbles, exotic metal percussion, primal chants, middle eastern melodies and even shards of surf guitar. Add to this iconic letterpress graphics by founder member Bruce Licher, and Savage Republic stack up as one of the most exciting and potent experimental groups to emerge at any time or place during the last three decades.Born in Santa Monica in 1958 and raised in Los Angeles, Bruce Licher came to both music and art with no grand plan mapped out. 'When I was young my mother also got me into stamp collecting. One of the things that fascinated me was the way when a new regime took over a country they would cross out the name of the old regime on its stamps and overprint the new one.' As an undergraduate at UCLA in the late Seventies, Licher dabbled in photography, film, design and fine arts, as well as playing guitar in experimental rock group Neef. 'The thing that inspired me to buy a guitar was the No New York album in 1978, particularly Mars and DNA. That stuff just blew me away. I thought this is so simple, and yet it's so effective and out there. So I went out and bought a cheap Strat copy for 125 bucks and started taking lessons, which lasted all of six weeks. Once I had learned a few basics on the guitar then all I wanted to do was to see how many strange sounds I could make with it.'At around the same time Licher met Mark Erskine in a sculpture class. 'Mark was one of the most brilliantly intense artists I'd met in my classes at UCLA. As we were both getting into all the punk and post-punk sounds we were hearing at the time we naturally gravitated towards one another. Mark and I did a me...[more]
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