Show 624: FLIMSY TOMB by POREST (radio Worm/Klangendum)

01. The Porest Trap (7:00)
02. The Requirements of the Revolution in the New Context – Hanoi Radio Segment #1 (1:28)
03. Kong the Chap (0:19)
04. Triumph of the Nataree (0:50)
05. Larry Burridge (0:43)
06. Transformation is Futile (0:40)
07. Bintanom (0:45)
08. The Next Flight (1:27)
09. No Recourse (2:28)
10. Identity Event 1.1 (0:26)
11. FBI of Tarsus (1:19)
12. Hanoi Radio Segment #2 (0:58)
13. Nullified (0:50)
14. Memorii (1:32)
15. Head Down (0:38)
16. Esau (2:35)
17. Critic’s Coroner (1:32)
18. Sharwaf (2:19)

Recorded by Mark Gergis at all times, everywhere, including Hanoi, Vietnam until March, 2017
Erik Gergis • Electronics, percussion & voice –  No Recourse  • Keys –  Identity Event 1.1
Peter Conheim • Introduction –  Larry Burridge

Thank you: Lukas Simonis, Vicki Bennett, Hicham Chadly and Ayesha Keshani
©&P Porestsound – 2017

When you’re allowed to walk away from captivity, there’s a fairly good chance you’ll return on your own accord.  A mini-album created from Porest’s Hanoi, Vietnam base for Dr Klangendum. Framed by a claustrophobic radio drama, and featuring a wide range of sound and music from the Porest archives as well as material recorded exclusively for this program. Big and small songs, tape collage, on-location radio recordings, horror and humor – tightly sunk into a 28-minute tomb. 

Across decades, Porest (aka Mark Gergis) has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, post-globalized hate-pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities. Porest’s blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding broadcasts vital mixed messages. Collaborations have included: Aavikko (Finland) Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls (USA), and Negativland (USA) among others. Gergis was a co-founder of the long-running experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause – as well as its offshoot Neung Phak, performing inspired renditions of southeast Asian musics. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, and more recently, with his own record label – Sham Palace, Gergis has shared decades of research and scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere.

Porest’s latest full-length – Modern Journal of Popular Savagery was issued on Cairo’s Nashazphone label on LP and cassette in 2016.

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