Sunday, September 27, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mount Eerie

Phil Elverum of mount eerie photographs his entire book collection. This is a ton of fun to look at I really want to photograph my collection one of these days, when I get time. If anyone does this please post a link I would love to see your collections..(Eventually I will blog about my obsessive collecting!)

Mount Eerie also has a new album Wind's Poem that is absolutely incredible, he cranks up the noise and drowns the vocals in the mix creating songs that envelope you. I recommend high volume for this one..


Monday, September 14, 2009

Slaraffenland...this band is amazing

Canyons of Static had the honor of opening for Slaraffenland on their first American tour. It was an incredible experience. This band from Denmark is a must hear and their new album comes out tomorrow..Preview all the tracks here
learn more about Slaraffenland

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cactus Club Friday Sept 25th

Eric Von Munz was kind enough to do a poster for our upcoming show @ the cactus club...
you can see some of his work @
hope to see everyone at the show..

Friday, September 4, 2009

“Untitled (New York City)” Helen Levitt

“Untitled (New York City)” a photograph by Helen Levitt

Helen Levitt died in March of 2009. She left behind a legacy of amazing "street photography."
This particular photo spoke to me on many levels. The children are masked and almost frightening to look at. It reminds me of "Lord of the Flies,"and the possibility of what evils children could do if left to their own devices.
On the other hand it reminds me of a time when children could entertain themselves with a simple paper mask rather than video games, tv, or the internet. Technology has come a long way in a short time and has many great advantages but sometimes the cost is great. The pace of life has quickened to break neck speeds. I find it hard to keep up. I find myself yearning for time to just sit on the porch and amuse myself with paper masks.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Physical Changes

I will be attending this thursday. My mind will be blown that I am sure of.. Jon Mueller was kind enough to join us in the studio to record some gong on one of our songs for the new record. Go see this......


Jon Mueller: Physical Changes DVD excerpt from rhythmplex on Vimeo.

PHYSICAL CHANGES:performance and video screening

Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Haggerty Museum of Art/Helfaer Theatre
Milwaukee, WI

Reception at 6PM at Haggerty Museum of ArtPerformance at 7PM at Helfaer TheatreAdmission is FREE.

Jon Mueller: drums and percussion
Jim Schoenecker: analogue synth
David Bailey: gongs
David Dinnell: video

Milwaukee drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller will present his new solo percussion work Physical Changes at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University on Thursday, September 3 at 7 p.m. Jim Shoenecker and David Bailey will appear alongside Mueller in a performance that combines percussion, electronic music and video (David Dinnell) to turn the fundamental concepts of rhythm and percussion into an entirely new experience that’s heard, seen and felt.

Mueller has been an active drummer and percussionist since the mid-80s, working regularly with the group Collections of Colonies of Bees. He has performed throughout the U.S., Japan and Europe and played or recorded with members of the groups Swans, Wilco, Bon Iver, and Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Trio, among others.

The performance is offered in conjunction with the Jump Cut Pop exhibition on view at the Haggerty throughOctober 4.
More info on Physical Changes:;jsessionid=8FA78CA0519155CD285DEC3A46B333D9.TC136b#More info on Jon Mueller:

Haggerty Museum of Art
Marquette University
13th & Clybourn, Milwaukee