AMAZING interview with Arrington de Dionyso over at Tiny Mix Tapes - started over a year and a half ago and encompassing several conversations, Arrington talks about Indonesia, ideas about “Western” and “non-Western” music, etc. Essential reading!
Arrington De Dionyso in the Flowers (Dad in the flowers), Los Angeles, July 2013
We’re really excited about this week’s Throwback Thursday for two reasons …
The first … LOOK AT THIS AMAZING PICTURE OF ARRINGTON de DIONYSO ! We found this in a folder full of Old Time Relijun photos, and couldn’t have been more excited. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you who took it, but I can tell you that it was taken in the staircase of the old Dub Narcotic Studio/K office.
The second reason that we’re really excited is that we can finally show you Malaikat dan Singa’s new music video for “I Manipulate the Form’d and the Formless”, from Open the Crown (KLP244), with a directorial debut from his own daughter, Lucinda Roanoke. SPIN and Impose just premiered it this week! Impose said, “Arrington de Dionyso strolling—no, catapulting—himself down the street wearing a golden grill [is] exactly what the doctor ordered.” I’m gonna have to ask them for a referral to their doctor…
You can watch the video for “I Manipulate the Form’d and the Formless” right now, by clicking here!
THE BOOK OF ANGELS= a small screen printed book, eight paintings gorgeously adapted to the silkscreen medium and printed using a variety of inks and interesting paper stocks. available fromhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/161107687/book-of-angels-by-arrington-de-dionyso
Arrington de Dionyso is currently slicing through the country on an epic tour to promote Malaikat dan Singa’s new record Open The Crown! Check this cool piece of visual and sonic radness from a few weeks ago in Oklahoma City!
We love these collaborations so much. Amazing. Check out Arrington’s tumblr for the whole series. arringtondedionyso.tumblr.com <3
Drawn by Arrington de Dionyso and Peregrine Honig for the 24 Hour Drawing Performance and Mermaid Auction on February 21-23 2013.
Arrington de Dionyso and his solo work @ WFMU Benefit - Bell House, Brooklyn - Jan 13 2013.
The surrealist shaman Arrington De Dionyso is on tour playing intimate solo shows for your ears and eyes delight, as well as doing a select few 24 Hour Drawing Performances. Don’t miss these opportunities to step into Arrington’s explosive world for yourself!
01/13/13 - Brooklyn, NYC @ The Bell House WFMU benefit w/ Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, surviving members of the Shaggs
01/14/13 - Brooklyn, NYC @ Death by Audio w/ John Colpitts (Oneida), Daniel Higgs, others
01/16/13 - New York City, NY @ The Silent Barn w/ Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), Lea Bertucci
01/17/13 - Brooklyn, NYC @ Secret Project Robot
01/18/13 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ John Colpitts (Oneida)
01/19/13 - New York City, NY @ Bohemian Grove
01/20/13 - New York City, NY @ Cosmic Yoga w/ Nick Hallet
01/22/13 – 01/23/13 - Montreal, QB @ Espace Pop*
01/24/13 - Montreal, QB @ Casa Del Popolo
01/25/13 – 01/26/13 - Quebec City, QB @ Le Cercle **
01/27/13 - Ottawa @ Pressed
01/29/13 – 01/31/13 - Toronto @ Double Double Land * (musical performance on 1/31 w/ Andrew Timar)
02/01/13 - Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
02/03/13 - Rochester, NY @ House Show
* ARRINGTON’S 24-HOUR DRAWING PERFORMANCE
Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa - “Perawan Berawan” (2011)
That mad man of words and pictures Arrington de Dionyso is back with another tour this Fall, a month-long west coast stretch with Daniel Higgs.
Go and see them! Write them and ask questions about the secret dates!
http://www.facebook.com/events/486545174698216/?fref=ts (for contact info)
You can read “The Casino,” a short book written by Arrington de Dionyso in 1997, in full here. Some background from the author himself…
“In 1997 in the throes of an extremely difficult break up and divorce, I started writing a short book called THE CASINO. It’s a wild and rambling read that was written incredibly quickly, as if taking dictation from a source outside myself. At the time I photocopied 20 or so copies to give to friends. Some of the motifs in certain passages later became the inspiration for songs performed by Old Time Relijun (such as The Casino, of course!). In the middle of writing this extremely sad and surreal break up story, I also spent two weeks in Bolivia volunteering for a Doctors Without Borders medical mission! I’ve always hoped to return to this book somehow and create a “final edit” but still never have. I’m just now finally posting this so that anyone interested can just have a read for themselves.”
Arrington is also on tour in a major way right now: he starts in Olympia next week and continues traveling until November, taking on most of the country. See his dates here.
MFNW K STAGE!
Friday, September 7th @ Bongo Fury Stage at Backspace!
7:00 - Kendl Winter
8:00 - Arrington de Dionyso
9:00 - LAKE
10:00 - The Curious Mystery
11:00 - Tender Forever
10 bucks with wristband. http://musicfestnw.com/schedule/
MUSIC FEST NORTHWEST IS THE BEST.
Helsing Junction Sleepover 2012!
K only throws one festival a year: The Helsing Junction Sleepover, three nights of music and blissed-out camping in Rochester, WA at Helsing Farm. Pack up your cars and come hang with us for our seventh year under the stars! Dance with Calvin into the wee hours of the morning, and help us celebrate thirty years of K!
Helsing tickets are available now online at www.krecs.com/helsingjunction, $40 for full weekend pass.
Gary May, Craig Extine & The Exiles (so good!), The Memories, Brainstorm, The Curious Mystery, Hysterics, Malaikat dan Singa, films
Jared Snyder, Alan Alexander, Danny & Karen, The Solvents, The Shivas, T Kette, Hive Dwellers, The Maxines, DJ JOEL! (yes, Helsing has DANCING & breaks for swimming), Tender Forever, Nucular Aminals, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Angelo Spencer et les Hautes Sommets, LAKE, Mt. Eerie, DJ Joey Casio
Liv Carron, Houndstooth, Pets, Safe, Briana Marela, Sandman, Kendl Winter