Friday, August 31, 2012

The Delirious Insomniac 5th Annual Live Event has been set into motion.

Celebrating the 5th year of The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, Arvo has put together yet another live event with a line up of some of his favorite artists to reflect an extension of his radio show, on into the context of a performance venue. Surprises can be expected to occur. The first 5 paying customers will receive a copy of the CD compilation "Delirious Music For Delirious People", and the event is free for those who RSVP at with "Delirious Insomniac Live Event 9.22" i

n the subject header, along with their name. 






Sun Splitter ostensibly write doom metal tracks in a practice space that used to be a slaughter house. When they first started out, they seemed to only find solace within Chicago's experimental scene, being somewhat alienated in the metal scene, from what I understand, because they use a drum machine instead of a live drummer. Since then, they've gone from releasing their curiously catchy and dynamic dread on CDRs in hand made tins with numerous hand screened and cryptic circular inserts to incorporating vocals, melodic elements, and other surprisingly fitting but undeniably obtuse compositional approaches into their style, not to mention graduating to dazzling vinyl releases on Bloodlust! and Bastard Sloth. 

Michael Esposito & Vertonen
Michael Esposito is a paranormal researcher and experimental sound artist who molds his compositions around the axis of electronic voice phenomena, or otherwise "ghost voices". His work is anchored in, and influenced by the anamolies that come from various field recordings, often in terribly haunted locations, and his work reflects that. His somewhat rare solo recordings put a strong emphasis on directional acoustics, space and echo. They come off as more of an imprint that exists in itself rather than a composition. Esposito has worked with Leif Elggren, CM Von Haussworff, Brent Gutzeit, Francisco Meirino, and Per Svensson, among many others.
Vertonen ("set to music") is the nome de plume of Blake Edwards, a Chicago English teacher, Crippled Intellect Productions label owner, and member of Chicago metal band Anatomy of Habit. His experience is comprised of nearly two decades of work, most recently focusing on heavily processed field recordings of factory machines, Russian synthesizers, and shortwave radios. He has been released on such labels as Ground Fault, Roccoco, SNSE, and Power Silence. 

Active in Chicago since 2001, Zelienople "mixes ghostly song structures with ambient drones", and has been referred to lovingly in such capacities as post rock, space rock, shoe gaze, or otherwise "drone survivors". Needless to say they have crafted a sound of their own and are known to pioneer new territory on each recording. They have done music for films and have been released on Type and Digitalis, among others. 

Alejandro Morales is perhaps best known as the drummer of the punk band RUNNING, or one half of the drum/electronics duo PISS PISS PISS MOAN MOAN MOAN. For his solo project, "Phallus Morales", he performs magic with what seems like "lo fi" or largely low budget, (circuit bent?) consumer electronics and pedals. Synth drones permeate delicate, gritty interweaving loops that cascade and ascend, forcing the listener into some kind of rhythmic malt liquor trance.

EaViL is largely unknown, perhaps partly due to their highly concentrated concept of performance, and sparse inclination to exhibit it. The project is a duo of one writer and videographer, where costumes, concepts, and subject matter tightly overlap. It's a body of work that is cut from the cloth of dark wave / synth pop / minimal wave, noise at times bordering on early TG mannerisms, and more than a little of their own brand of makeshift Prince. EaViL has opened for Glass Candy, and at one time were both members of the defunct Chicago band The Electric Set. They have performed at Version 06 & 07, Select Media 05, and Artec Festivals, as well as Chic-Go-Go, and this show will be their first performance in at least 3 years.

1035 N. Western Ave
Chicago ILL, 60622

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

With Guests Lidia Vomito & Bryan Chump Change

Lulu - Morning Dew
The Hollies - Long Dark Road
Brenda Lee - I Want To Be Wanted
The Dixie Cups - People Say
The DeCastro Sisters - Teach Me Tonight
Janie Grant - Triangle
Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Want To Know
The Impressions - Little Girl
Willie Nelson - Permanently Lonely

Inner Sanctum OTR interlude
Meat Puppets - Reward/Love Offering/Blue Green God
Adolescents - Wrecking Crew
Abrasive Wheel - Vicious Circle
M.O.D. - Get A Real Job
Dr. Know - El Salvador
Eske - Terrified
Exodus - Brain Dead
Wendy O. Williams - Ain't None of Your Business
FLotsam & Jetsam - Iron Tears

Black Sabbath - Sabbra Cadabra
Motorhead - On Parole
Girl School - C'mon Let's Go
Rose Tattoo - Scarred for Life
More - Blood & Thunder
Manowar - Wheels of Fire
Acid - Hell on Wheels
Voodoo Child - Voodoo Child
Angel Witch - Angel Witch

D.R.I.- God is broke
Ludichrist- Last train to Clarksville
Riot- Riot
Poison Idea- Plastic Bomb
Cro-Mags- Hard Times
Master- Master
Rigor Mortis- Mummified
Fang- Landshark
Samhain - All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
Agent Steel - Agents of Steel
Hellhammer- Horus/ Agressor
Battalion of Saints- Beefmaster
Broken Bones- Decapitated
Iron Maiden- Another Life
Autopsy- Charred Remains

Gun- Race with the Devil
Queensryche- Queen of the Riech
Bad Brains- Sailin' On
Jello Biafra- New Feudalism
Goodblood- Battle of the Flesh
DeathStrike- Pay to Die
Abscess- Naked Freak Show
Macabre- White Hen Decapitator
Cenobites- Wrong from Right
Disrobe- Shut up and Play
Cianide- Funeral
Accept- I'm a Rebel
Tank- Shellshock
Jaguar- Dutch Connection
Ramones- I'm not Jesus
The bam bams- yah yah
Judas Priest- Metal Meltdown

Suburban lawns- Gidgit goes to hell
The Adicts- Odd Couple
Savage Grace- Into the fire
Razor- Evil Invaders
Venom- In league with Satan
Slayer- Evil has no boundaries
Mercyful Fate- Come to the Sabbath
Misfits- Vampira
Metallica- Trapped under Ice
Suicidal Tendencies- Possessed
Exciter- Heavy Metal Maniac
Bloodfeast- Blood lust
Death- Zombie Ritual
Dead Boys- Sonic Reducer
Count Five- Psychotic Reaction

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ATTN: Bleeding Chimera of the Grinding Moon


RUNNING - Asshole Savant (excerpt)
Mortistork - Track 3 from demo CDR
Regression - excerpt from "The End of The Day" cassette
Zack Kouns - How did you  learn not to hold onto your body

KILT - excerpt from track 3 of Kitchen Sorcery CD
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer / Pig Heart Transplant - track 2 from untitled CD

Marlo Eggplant - Mastication
Dolores Dewberry - Plutonian Placenta
Garland Villanova - They Say, In Dreams...
CM von Hauswolff / Bryan Lewis Saunders - N2 Collection (excerpt)

XX Committee - Prayer Wells
Pacific 231 - excerpt from "Onanism 657Hz" cassette

Le Scrambled Debutante - excerpt from "Research Material" CDR
Hali Gali Halid - Mirela / Ne pitaj me
ONO - Veil

Thee Dudesses -  Excerpt from live performance July 18th 2012
Lavas Magmas - Into The Void
Alice Cohen - Color of the Sea

WORKDEATH - excerpt from "Mulberries Ripen and Rot" or "What I have Trampled on In Order To Stay Alive"
Diaphragm - Phantom Romantics
Bjerga/Iversen - excerpt from "Recovering Tiny Clumps of Truth from the Junkyard of Lies"
Guggenheim Doppelganger - Maniacal Trepidation
Sterile Garden - excerpt from "Composite" cassette
J. Soliday  - No Clock Solution
Developer - excerpt from split cassette with Mannequin Hollowcaust on Factotum tapes
Nundata - excerpt from "Red Moon" (from "Cold War" CDR)
Panther Modern - excerpt from "Cancer" off of "Sex Murders" CDR
Machismo - You Weren't Born Innocent

Maussade = excerpt from side B of "À JAMAIS, J'Y SERAI TOUJOURS" cassette

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

w. Guest DJ Michael Krause (Death Factory, ex WZRD)

Kim Fowley - Underground Lady
The Frogs - Satan's In The Manger
Bruce Haack - National Anthem To The Moon
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
Gandalf - Can You Travel In The Dark Alone
Iron Butterfly - Gentle As It May Seem
Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians - Monster Jerk
The Ran-Dells - Martian Hop
The Hollies - Bus Stop
Oppenheimer Analysis - Subterranean Desire
Death In June - The Enemy Within

Death Factory - Shatter The Glass Tower
Proiekt Hat - Shabesh
Haus Arafna - Lucifer (Between You and I)

*Guest DJ set by Michael Krause*

The Laughing Record Number One
White Noise - Here Come The Fleas
Chrome - Wings Born In The Night
Bushido - The Final Cut
SPK - Berufsverbot
Linekraft -Yugou

Smersh - Jack Your Metal N. 2
MB - Belzec
Un - Kommuniti -Mindretch
Le Syndicate - Black Blood
Cosmonauts  Hail Satan - Pittsburgh Voodoo Satellite

Antonius Rex - Non Fiat Voluntus Tuo
Horrific Child -L'estrange Mr. Winster
Goblin - Deep Shadows (film versions 1-2-3) , Death Dies (film version p.3)
Hellhammer -Triumph of Death (Satanic Rights version)  

Hikashu History - ?
De Fabriek - untitled excerpts from RRRecycled tape

Psychic TV -Shango and Come Back (live 1984 in Berlin)
Mauthausen Orchestra - excerpts from "Conflict"
Jean  Paul Mirouze -Sexopolis 
Terry Teene -Curse of the Hearse 
Manfred Mann - Broken Glass Lives

Controlled Bleeding - Side One of "Curd" LP