Sunday, August 28, 2022

BRAILLE SATELLITE FESTIVAL - "Part Two" ( July 28-31, 2022)

Matas Labašauskas sent me some video footage from the Braille Satellite Festival 2022 in Lithuania, and it is my honor to share some of it with you. 
This footage was shot by his friend Kamkorder, so thanks to them both!

Matas sent me hours of footage and so I just grabbed some random photos starting with this shot of Monty Oxymoron, who is still a member of the Damned. He was invited to perform because he started in the cassette scene. When contacted he said he was up for coming to play electric piano and yamaha keyboard, his own compositions and improvised music, as well some minimal psychedelics.

Is it a UFO? No, it's a Frisbee. This is a place to have fun!!

There's magic in the air!

Everybody seems to be digging what they are hearing including this friend of Matas named Jose.

This is Harmony Molina playing with his band. He was born in Chile and is now based in Berlin. 
Oscar added  that "Harmony Molina is probably one of the most authentic "bedroom-rock stars" we had from last decade. He started making music at the age of 14 and ever since then he never stopped his obsession for success, fame and glory. Unfortunately, his career always fluctuated between semi-obscurity and bits of attention by a small cult following, which hasn't stopped him from still making music these days."

There was lots of food and drink to enjoy! 
I can't tell you how much this reminds me of Sonoma County circa 1977, and that's not a bad thing!

Next is Tape DJ-Ebu, playing cassettes from his collection. His scene name, or performing artist name is Herr Ebu. Ebu has run his classic cassette label called Ebu's music for over 40 years. He also makes radio shows, and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
I exchanged tapes with Ebu back in the 90's.

I looked it up! There are no krokodilas in Lithuania!

Classic rock pose. 
This is another friend of Matas and Oscar named Mario, sitting in with The Harmony Molina Band.

Comic-strip artist and weirdo musician Zad Kokar lives in Strasbourg, France. Since 2015, he has developed (either solo or with Les Combi Beyaz) a cathartic mix of no-wave dissonances, Devo-esque minimalism, early hip-hop beats, and Residentesque strangness. His live shows are loud, defined by high energy, and vibes that make you want to dance!
He was playing on the Musikii stage at the festival. (The festival had 3 stages: Braille Satellite main stage, Musikii stage and DJ stage) .. Musikii is a stage dedicated to solo projects, homemade musicians, curiosities, freshness, and singular projects. There's always surprises every year!

I love this shot!
This is a local band from Vilnius called Ambulance of Fire.

Ambulance on Fire are a duo comprised of Jūra Elena Šedytė and Mėta Gabrielė Pelegrimaitė.They play alternative electro acoustic music Both professionally trained musicians, participants of many ensembles and projects and long-time friends, they created Ambulance of Fire to play a kind of sound that is based on their most secret and strange musical inspirations. It is a sound of dance rhythms, layered textures, lyric melodies and spontaneous improvisations. The duo experiments with extended techniques of voice, flute and bass, and spice everything with a pinch of minimalistic poetry.

I'll leave you with this awesome shot of Ambulance On Fire!
Thanks again Matas and Oscar, you guys rock!

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