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NEW ALBUM: Raymond Scott Rewired release date announced!

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General ECC News

Friday, 31 May 2013 19:55

Raymond Scott Rewired album cover

What would happen if mashup masters The Bran Flakes, The Evolution Control Committee, and Go Home Productions were set loose in Raymond Scott's audio archives, with with a blank check to sample anything and everything -- from his 1930's cartoon jazz to his 1960's electronic experiments?

The answer is Raymond Scott Rewired, an album of remixes and mashups of everything Raymond, produced by Irwin Chusid, handler of the Raymond Scott estate and WFMU legend.  Bran Flakes, ECC, and GHP contribute 6 songs each and the three jointly collaborated to create their cover of the infamous Powerhouse, the album's finale.  The album's release date is September 2013 February 18, 2014 on the Basta label, but you can preview three tracks on SoundCloud right now.

From The Raymond Scott Archives blog:

They were given hundreds of recordings owned by the Scott estate, in all genres, including unreleased material, spanning the mid-1930s to the mid-1980s. Jazz, orchestral, electronic, experimental, studio chatter, one-of-a-kind rarities.

These gents were invited to have fun, keep it rhythmic, and make it percolate. Each contributed six audio montages with new titles, and they collaborated on Scott's signature tune, "Powerhouse."

The project is titled RAYMOND SCOTT REWIRED.

It's finished. Mixed, mastered, designed, packaged, and manufactured. You can preview three tracks on Soundcloud. Official release date is September 10, Scott's birthday. (correction: album released February 18, 2014)


ECC Live at Dustfish Fundraiser Tomorrow (Fri 03/18/11)

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Concert and Performance Dates

Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:04

Dustfish logoAhhh, Dustfish.  The pluckish little Burning Man Group That Could (and does, believe me) tends to have much bigger ideas than budgets.  Dustfish stages a Massive fundraiser, and what happens?  Bustfish.

But like I said, they're pluckish, and so here we go again. But not quite so massive.  In fact, quite manageable this time -- the meager Retox venue, a cozy spot near 3rd Street and 20th in San Francisco.  ECC will start off the night promptly at 9pm!


Read more: ECC Live at Dustfish Fundraiser Tomorrow (Fri 03/18/11)


Sound Of Plaid Archive: Special Guest ESTEFAN (Former Radio Pirate)

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General ECC News

Monday, 27 May 2013 11:36

Sound of Plaid logoThe Sound Of Plaid episode 2013.05.27:  Special Guest ESTEFAN (Former Radio Pirate)

Today's Sound Of Plaid guest is Estefan, who spearheaded a pirate radio station 14 years ago here in Columbus Ohio which featured weekly shows from Grootnik P. Bargelights (aka Plaid host TradeMark G) and a handful of talented others.  In this episode we listen to hilarious clips from Grootnik/TradeMark hosted shows about subjects like Flowbees, square music, mustard, and The Rare Jazz At The Wrong Speed Hour.  A great document of a great era of local pirate radio!

Download the episode, or listen to it now:

Band: Song:
MC Paul Barnum Old Paul
Grootnik, Estefan and Lydia Modern Dance
Grootnik, Estefan and Lydia Gay Music
Grootnik, Estefan and Lydia Hand Jive
Grootnik and Estefan Plug for Stupidfest and Burning Corn
Grootnik and Estefan Flowbees and Square Music
Grootnik and Estefan Walking Frog
Grootnik and Estefan Mustard
Grootnik P. Bargelights Rare Jazz Hour at the Wrong Speed
Grootnik and Beating Eric Hip Hop and Finger Counting
Grootnik and Beating Eric Jan Hammer, Axel F and George not R Crumb
Grootnik and Estefan Negativland / U2 and Casey Kasem
Grootnik P. Bargelights What's Wrong with TV
Grootnik and Estefan Flat Food / Weird Food Habits
Grootnik P. Bargelights Girl From Ipanema
Grootnik P. Bargelights If I Only Had a Brain
Grootnik and Jason Economy Sized Things
Grootnik P. Bargelights Wine Record Back Announce
The Evolution Control Committee Deconstructing Beck
Grootnik and His Foreign Honey Where Does the Sidewalk End
Grootnik and Estefan White Castles By The "Sack"

Want more?  Pop on over to The Sound Of Plaid archives where you can find over a hundred full episodes of our radio show, ready for you to download or listen to whenever you want.  Free.


ECC & friends Friday @ Fuse Factory, Columbus Ohio

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Concert and Performance Dates

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 08:45

The ECC drops into our hometown Columbus Ohio this Friday!  Longtime sound pals Jeff Central and Stevie Seven opening!

This will be a unique, one-of-a-kind show where we play new music from our new album All Rights Reserved and also deconstruct and dissect each song, revealing some of the sources, samples, and inspirations behind each.  Hope to see you this Friday for an unusually personal ECC show!

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March Frequency Fridays: Evolution Control Committee/Central Inhabitants/Noisiv Litcat @ The Wild Goose Creative on 3/4/11

Our March Frequency Fridays event, taking place on March 4, 2011 at the Wild Goose Creative features Plunderphonics, dark ambient, and experimental electronica with The Evolution Control Committee, Central Inhabitants, and Noisiv Litcat. Doors open 8pm. Admission: $5.

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