[microsound-announce] Sir Richard Bishop (SUN CITY GIRLS) @ NK Berlin Tonight!
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Thu May 3 07:51:10 EDT 2012
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Thursday May 3rd 2012 Doors 20:30
SIR RICHARD BISHOP (SUN CITY GIRLS)
He is an improviser, composer, and an intrepid explorer on electric and acoustic guitar whose work often reflects the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East, North Africa, and other points along the Gypsy trail.
There is also a fair amount of experimentation involved in much of his string-work which can lead to audio realms rarely visited by others.
Attentive listeners may hear shades of Jimmy Page, Django Reinhardt, Sonny Sharrock, and Ali Akbar Khan in his playing.
He is perhaps best known as a founding member (along with brother Alan
Bishop) of experimental ethnic-improv pioneers and underground trickstersSun City Girls, who for nearly 30 years have produced an extensive discography of over 50 full length albums, 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7" records. Sun City Girls formed in 1981 after the Bishop brothers' stint in the group Paris 1942 which also featured J. Akkari and former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker.
Richard has put out music on his own on such labels as John Fahey's Revenant (his debut Salvador Kali), Locust Music, Drag City, Southern Records, and ever since 2005 began performing relentlessly as a solo artist, playing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. He has not stopped since.
In May of 2010, Drag City released the album False Flag by Rangda, a new group featuring Bishop, Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire), and Chris Corsano (Flower-Corsano Duo, Flaherty/Corsano, Jandek, Bjork, etc).
Richard was also a co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies label (with Alan Bishop and Hisham Mayet). The label, whose mission is dedicated to acquiring and releasing obscure sights and sounds from Africa, India, S.E. Asia and beyond, began in 2003 and currently has over 65 releases to its credit.
He is coming back to Europe after several successful european tours, prior to the release of his new album on Drag City Records.
"Freak of Araby" Album review
Live at Bottom Lounge, opening for Swans
Live in Tokyo
with Devendra Banhart for a French Tv Station:
Salvador Kali (1998, Revenant Records) Improvika (2004, Locust Music) Fingering the Devil (2006, Southern Records) Elektronika Demonika (2006, Locust Music) While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (2007, Locust Music) Polytheistic Fragments (2007, Drag City) God Damn Religion DVD, (2008, Locust Music) The Freak of Araby (2009, Drag City)
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