Dylan Nyoukis / Blood Stereo - A Retrospective
Dylan Nyoukis / Blood Stereo - A Retrospective (2000-09) at UbuWeb Sound. "...Dylan Nyoukis's work exists on the fringe of contemporary avant garde art and underground DIY insurrection. He founded the Chocolate Monk label in 1993, an early experimental music imprint that combined hi-jacks of outmoded media - cassette, CD-R, pen and paper - with cutting edge investigations of the limits of form, while functioning as a home for Nyoukis's own projects, Prick Decay, Decaer Pinga, Ceylon Mange, Blood Stereo and countless one-off collaborations. The Blood Stereo tracks included here explore hand-cranked 20th century technology in combination with epiglottal gymnastics and free music modes inherited as much from punk rock's mutilated aesthetic as utopian art styles. Over the years he has collaborated with artists as diverse Carlos Giffoni, Alvarius B, Jaap Blonk as Ludo Mich, Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Adam Bohman, Sun City Girls, Bill Nace, Anla Courtis, Heather Leigh Murray, Phil Minton, Neil Campbell, Usurper and Wolf Eyes. Many tracks on this UbuWeb compilation are from Nyoukis's record label Chocolate Monk; also inlcuded are many live tracks from festivals such as Instal, All Tomorrow's Parties, The Colour Out Of Space Festival, and No Fun."