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Greetings and welcome to the new year.
In 2013 Instagon played 27 shows and explored 6 new spaces. We welcomed 19 new players to our family and released 16 new albums!! We also released 2 singles, appeared on 33 compilations, and recorded 155 new titles (songs). Thank everyone that supported the deamon by coming to shows or buying downloads, your help makes new stuff happen...and we like new stuff, even though we are happy to be done with the 12in12x12 project.. it was fun, but it was a lot of work! 144 new songs exist for you to explore at Bandcamp.
so we have finished the first show of the the year (01-09-14) and look forward to our 21st Anniversary show at SHINE on FEB 1st. New releases are planned for this year.. .not as many as last year.. but some are coming for sure. Our First compilation release for 2014 is the CREATIVE UNCOMMONS release by The Eargasmic Phantastic FB Communicty and features Instagon covering a song by Northern Californa band THE COMMON MEN from session 580 in 2011! More comps will happen soon, 2013 was the biggest year for compilation cuts from Instagon so far!! The most recent album release from Instagon is called THEE START OF THEE END and was released by Placenta Recordings in 2013. It features material recorded in 2007 & 2008
so here we are deep into the 21st year of Instagon.. new releases continue to happen.. and great shows too. Instagon will appear for the 6th time in May at the 2013 IN THE FLOW Festival in Sacramento. Instagon has also been confirmed to appear at NORCAL NOISEFEST in early October. Lob will be attending (working) the Stella Natura event happening in the Northern Californa Mountains in late September...and so an improptu ritual may occur.. but nothing official has been scheduled ..yet.
The monthly series of releases "A Dozen Paths To Escape Complete Boredom" are going as planned so far.. with live recordings, home recordings, and interesting collaborations being released via our page at bandcamp. A new full length CD of live recordings entitled "THEE START OV THEE END" will be released very soon by Placenta Recordings out of Michigan...we will post this info on Facebook and the Deamons' Tube (blog) when it happens. Recent reviews of Instagon releases appear in Vital Weekly , and The Big Take Over.. click links to see.
Greetings Freq's and friends.. welcome to 2013.. the 20th Year of Instagon!
Instagon will play its 20th Anniversary show on Feb 2nd in Sacramento,CA. Many surprise guests from Instagon's past and present times have threatened to make appearances. We only have the one show.. so let's see who makes it out! We hope YOU can make it!!! details under SHOWS.
"Jazz For A Lesser Deamon" and "Instagon's Greatest Hits Vol. 1" will BOTH be available on CD exclusively at the 20th Anniversary show.
A Download compilation from the Eargasmic Phantasic online group on the theme of "insects" has been released and includes a version of "Spider" recorded recently during session 619. You can download and get more info on this release HERE.
Happy Yuletide to everyone...its raining new releases from Instagon
First, "Titanic" a limited edition CASSETTE ONLY release has come from Blistered Mind Recordings In So. Cal. It contains 4 live tracks , one previously unrelease. .all unreleased versions. .Only 60, hand numbered, copies were pressed. click here for ordering info.
Next, "Space Yur Face" was released as a download album from TIForg with recordings made during 2011 in the Sacramento area. 13 tracks .. all new songs. . click here for info.
and then.. Instagon has a track called "Bintoxanda" that appears on the new Open Circuit Transmission Compilation from AIN23. ..this can be found here. Also a short track called "Found Wind" (session 520) was released on a download compilation called "Puncture Dialectic" from Digital Vomit netlabel.
A new full length CD called "Jazz For A Lesser Deamon" will be releaed by TIForg in early 2013...it will also be available for download. A new full length CD titled "Thee Start Ov Thee End" will be releaed by Placenta Recordings sometime in 2013. Also a 7" for "Deamon's Tube" will be released by Love Earth Music. (also for LEM.. Lob has produced a double live CD from the noise artist XOME that is also coming in 2013)
THE INSTAGON GREATEST HITS PROJECT is on.. WE ARE LOOKING for artists to cover Instagon songs
INSTAGON'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW will happen Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in Sacramento,CA at Marilyns On K. ...this will be a 21+ show.
a new full length NOISE CD has been unleashed. its called "Thee Perplexity ov a Shrinking Steering Wheel" and its is available NOW from Auricular Records on CD and also Download and Streaming. There is a limiited edition of 46 copies on CD in a silver bag with folder cover, that are hand numbered and contain a signed art print by Lob Instagon. for information click here
Okay okay.. so this update is SUPER overdue..all apologies..things happen, the DATA has been updated regularly on this site.. just not THIS PAGE.. sorry. so.. where to start.. this year has been a slower year for shows than usual.. but a better year for festival gatherings and bigger events, which has been fun.
The 7" on Love Earth Music is still forthcoming. The CD mentioned below from Auricular Records will be coming out within the next few weeks. The 4th CD in the 23 Seconds of Time series has been released by AIN23, it is limited to 50 copies. The 2012 Norcal Noisefest Compilation features a rare studio cut up from Instagon called "Dishwasher Slurp" this track is exclusive to this disc, and the release is limited to only 160 copies. A new download release called "Space Music" will feature a recent recording of "Space Walk" by Instagon along with 100 other artists. Another download compilation was released by Welcome To The 21st Century Records called "Volume As An Independant Construct" features a track from an older recording (session #461) called "Bitch Slapped By Death". The middle of April saw a new SINGLE released as a download at bandcamp called "TITANIC" (in memorium of the 100th anniversary of the USS Titanics' famous sinking) ..a ltd cassette release of 60 copies of this title, with 3 more songs from this sesssion (one of them UNRELEASED) is being planned for release on the Blistered Mind Recordings label out of Southern California by the end of this year. Other cassette releases are planned fro 2013.. the year of our 20th anniversary since Instagon began!! We are also going to start updating the DEAMON'S TUBE blog once again very soon.. and we apologize for the slack.
There are full shows available at the artchives.org site link above.
there are exclusive tracks available at both bandcamp and soundcloud.. different ones at each.. do not be afraid.. we only want your ears..
Greetings to all. As we have just passed the marker of session #600.. we move forward into the future. Changes are upon the horizon..Facebook's new format is hard to navigate, and so we will probably lessen our regularity there in coming days. The Auricular Records release "The Perplexity ov a Shrinking Steering Wheel" should happen sometime this year. There was recently a web release of Auricular Records Audio Magazine #15 with features an exclusive Instagon track. This was previously only available on CD. Long time friend, artist TOM D. KLINE has confirmed to do the cover for the upcoming 7" on Love Earth Music.
INSTAGON will again appear this year at the annual May Day Festival at the Poo Frog Ranch in Clipper Mills,CA on May 6th...and the following weekend will appear for the 5th time at Sacramento's IN THE FLOW Festival.. we hope you can make it! Summer plans are being drawn up....who knows...maybe a tour?
HAPPY NEW YEAR
the new year is upon us. Instagon turns 19 this year and will begin our 20 year of chaos in February!
there are great shows in the works, and new releass too. Instagon has a cut on the new 23 Seconds ov Time Volume 4, that will be released this month. There is also plans for a 7" RECORD to happen sometime this year on the LOVE EARTH MUSIC label. There is a CD planned for Auricular Records that was supposed to happen last year.. but we all (Us & Them) slacked hard on it.. so it will probably be the next new release down the pike. Currently our FACEBOOK PROFILE is the best source for the most updated info and show news. We are sorta looking for someone that would be intersted in helping the Deamon with its online activity.. updated pages..social networking.. that sorta thing.. if you are intrested, make contact with Lob. Beyond that stay tuned and pay attention.. show #600 is just around the corner, and our 20th year is here. Thanks for coming along on this ride.
Instagon will appear next week in San Francisco,CA for the IAMINDUST FESTIVAL. A 3 day experimental music happening. Also appearing at this event at CHROME, ILLUSION OF SAFETY, NUX VOMICA, NIGHT @ NOON, RUBBER O CEMENT, NOISEPSALM, THOMAS DEIMUZIO, and many others..details can be found at www.iamindust.com
NEW! split with Transhumans on Paper Cuts Records now available features a full live show recorded at The Hub in Sacramento,CA in 2010. Also a new compilation is due out soon from Paper Cuts that will features an exclusive live version of "The Litte Turtle".
the new 23 Seconds ov Time collection from AIN23 features a spoken word segment of an Instagon on air performance from 1994 on KUCI , Irvine,CA that includes Charles Ardinger, Opus23, ChirsTM, Lob, & Rev. Andy Warthog. Also Lob has a solo track on this collection . available here as download. Limited edition of 100 made CD copies also available with exclusive mixes. for that ...you should click here
also another compilation from AIN23 has been released called OPEN CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION 2011 and features an exclusive STUDIO recording done at KDVS, Davis,CA in Dec. 2010.
also.. lastly.. last month Instagon played its 15th appearance at NORCAL NOISEFEST.. that same weekend.. Instagon was honored by the Sacramento Area Music Awards (SAMMIES) and the News & Review newspaper by being inducted into the SAMMIES HALL OF FAME. They gave us a cute little robot award statue....we are grateful and humbled..
new things happen all the time.. join THEE INSTAGON FOUNDAION open group community at facebook.. or follow us on twitter.
a new full length new CD from INSTAGON titled "Pink Eye" has been released from Placenta Records in Michigan. This disc contains material from 2011, 2007, & 1998 collected to present a great album of Noise AND Band material. This CD is wicked. (more details can be found on earlier news posts)
this CD is now available here: http://placentarecordings.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-releases-from-venta-protesix.html
Instagon has opened up the archive and has begun to upload shows to a collections page for live music at archives.org. a few select shows have been posted already, and others have posted thier recordings as well. Instagon ALWAYS allows taping and sharing of live shows. Many more recordings will be coming, the floodgates have been opened. follow this link http://www.archive.org/details/Instagon
We asked our facebook fans for what they wanted to be posted first.. and the first responders were:
1. April 30, 2011 @ Poo Frog Ranch, Clipper Mills,CA - session 568 (requested by Matt Conklin)
2. March 25, 1995 @ Club Sin-A-Matic, Hollywood,CA - session 76 (requested by Sharon 444)
3. May 2, 2997 @ Impala Cafe, Los Angeles,CA - session 141 (requested by Dr.Oblivious)
these shows are now available for streaming & download.
A smokin' version of "Deamon's Tube" by Instagon appears on the new compilation ALTERED STATE OF MIND 2011. This recording is from session #521. This collection is now available for streaming and download.
there is a short article on Instagon in this weeks Sacramento News & Review publication regarding the appearance sheduled for next week at Lunas Cafe
INSTAGON has launched an official SOUNDCLOUD page.. and you can find recent live droppings there...there is a button posted above to reach it. . we are also in the process of opening a collection page for live shows thru ETREE & ARCHIVE.ORG and have plans to upload full shows for free download from the 18 year Instagon archives. .. any suggestions for particular shows are welcomed.
Instagon will appear at this years NORCAL NOISEFEST in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, Oct 2nd. No announcement as to the "type" of Instagon set this will be has been announed as of yet.. stay tuned for this
a 23 Second piece clipped from a spoken word performance by Instagon recorded on KUCI, Irvine,CA in 1994 (session #36) will be included in the new 3rd volume of the on going series by AIN23 called 23 Seconds ov Time .. the collage will be released for download in late August. Lob will also have a spoken word piece of his own on this project.
yet another new full length CD from Instagon will be released this summer from PLACENTA RECORDINGS out of Michigan.. the release will be called "PINK EYE", it has cover art by Lob and will be comprised of a collection of live recordings from 2011, 2007, & 1998!. This release features memebers of ACTUARY, PUNK AS A DOORNAIL, GARAGE JAZZ ARCHITECTS, OVERDOSE THE KATATONIC, SUNKEN LANDSCAPES, PHOG MASHEEEN, (WANING), UEM, MORGANS ORANGE, & PROFESSOR SONIC. This collection is leaning harder on the NOISE side of the spectrum for Instagon.
A new split CD release from PAPER CUTS RECORDINGS is forth coming from Instagon & the Transhumans from Ventura,CA. This release will feature a full show recording of session #545 from August 2010 in Sacramento. This release features members of BLACK HOLES,WHAT?, & NIGHT MARCHERS, its a power trio.. it rocks pretty hard.. the cover for the Instagon side is a photo taken by Lob in midtown Sacramento.
Lob has added more poetry readings of "Scary City" to the SHOWS listings.
2 summer shows have been added for Old Sacramento at Vega's Nightclub. SEE SHOWS
a summer show has been added for the NEBRASKA MONDAYS series at Luna's Cafe in Sacramento for Aug. 1. This show will be a live band appearance.
2 poetry readings have been confirmed by Lob in support of "Scary City" ..both are in Sacramento,CA
"SCARY CITY" is now available.
8 new tracks of noise and sound art from INSTAGON recorded live at various venues between 2008 & 2010.
includes a new chapbook of original poetry by Lob. His first new chapbook of poems since 1999, each are hand
numbed. Copies ordered directly from TIF are also signed.
This is a limited release, only 100 copies are avaialble.
Cover art is by Southern California artist Sean Campeau
Players include members of +DOG+, SWIMS, VERNIAN PROCESS, WANING, AUDIOEMETIC, DUNTCH, GARAGE JAZZ ARCHITECTS, MEDICINE CABINET, VANKMEN, 14FT.CL., INK ON SUIT, & AIN23
At last nights show Lob announced that next week's session at the In The Flow Festival in Sacramento, CA might be the last "jam band" session for awhile as Instagon...there are a few NOISE/mixer sessions planned and scheduled in upcoming months,.but Instagon is going to be slowing down its pace dramatically..
The June noise session mentioned below has been relocated to Luna's Cafe in Sacramento.. see SHOWS for details
"Thee Speed ov Infection" the 3rd CD in the 520 Session's trilogy is now available at live shows and by direct contact only.. a wider and more available release is planned for sometime this year.. but no actual date is on the calendar. This CD is a FULL LENGTH STUDIO RECORDING featuring some old and some newer songs that had not yet been recording in a proper studio session ..including Joyride, Thruster, & The Sickness..plus many others. These recordings were done during the same session that produced the SLEEPWALKING CD and the ECHOPHOBIC CDep
SHOWS CANCELED. The HUB in Sacramento,CA was recently shut down, and the show in May that was previously announced as happening there has been cancelled .. and the show that was planned there for June is looking for a new home... and may be cancelled.. more news as is happens.
Instagon will headline the Saturday night line up at the POO FROG RANCH MAYDAY FUNDRAISER this weekend.
Garage Jazz Architects will play both days as well.
The 23 SECONDS OF TIME VOL. 2 - CD release is now available from AIN23 - this release is limited to 123 copies only
click here for details
SLOTH"(Tribal Visitation) is a new track from Instagon that was recorded
at Naked Lounge last month, session 560.
CITY" by INSTAGON will be released within the near future on LOVE
is available and is just now starting to get some reviews.. we will be posting
some of those here soon.
Earth Music has confirmed the upcoming release "SCARY CITY:a noise
opera" by Instagon projected for January 2011
will appear live on-air at KDVS Radio in early December. see the SHOWS
"a dozen paths to escape complete boredom, vol 1 - 12"
[home recordings,live recordiings & collaborations]
"Thee Start Ov Thee End" CD
[live recordings 2007/2008]
available from Placenta Recordings
"Instagon's Greatest Hits"
"Jazz For A Lesser Deamon"
"Space Yur Face"
limited CASSETTE only
[live show recording]
"Thee Peplexity ov a Shrinking Steering Wheel"
[noise release/live recordings]
"HUB FLUX DRIP SATAN ECHO"
[live show recording]
(ltd to 100 copies)
"Thee Speed ov Infection"
"Fresh Cuts 2010"
free download CD
Limited to 50 copies