HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Listen to them, the children of the night… What music they make >:[

 

RCC loves halloween and all things horror, so here’s a shit load of spooky stuff to celebrate!

ย  Rest of the film is up there, watch it, it’s a British horror classic and perfect for Halloween!

Here’s another great classic Horror film, well put together ghost stories are always so creepy, this is one of my all time favourites ๐Ÿ˜€

Some Halloween musics too!

Don’t forget the next Random Camel Collective night is November 11th at The Beer House in Ipswich with the bands featured (scumbag philosopher and JM Bowers) as well as TOE and NUNHEAD, who don’t have videos!

 

It’s FREE ENTRY! So if you’re in the area, come down. Get startled, yeah? ๐Ÿ˜›

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Sister Mantos/Trevy Trevwa 9/9/10 & 10/9/10

Our 4th night at The Beer House saw the return of one of our favourite bands, Sister Mantos. Last years gig at Mcginty’s was one of our best ever so we were really excited when another tour came around this year. With Trevwa coming along as well this time we knew we’d be in for a memorable night!

Dybbuk kicked things off with a heavy, atmospheric doom set which showed definite improvement from their first gig, with greater emphasis on the ethereal effects driven side giving way to bowel shuddering heaviness with the tortured drones of TOE vocalist James Rowe adding to the despair laden sounds. A great way to start the night, immediately followed by TOE themselves, performing this time with two guest bassists and delivering a chaotic droning set with brittle, disjointed percussion filtering in and out of the thick, lumbering atmosphere which rose and fell before fading into the air.

Dybbuk bring the doom

Things get a bit weird with TOE

The Beerhouse had filled up nicely and a great time was being had by all when members of Lamina and Schadenfreude took the stage in their Doomsday Apocalypse Special guise to deliver one of the most terrifying noise sets I think I’ve ever witnessed, with evil witch-demons, grating guitar and feedback loops combining with thundering bass offering up a kind of white mice-esque noise rock feel which I will be in a hurry to see again, truly horrifying stuff!

Witch-demon terrifies the beer house

With all the horrifying noise making out of the way it was time for L.A based psychedelic electro group Sister Mantos to get into costume and adminster some healing transcendental house to the now battered crowd and within moments of their set beginning there wasn’t a glum face to be seen. It’s impossible not to move to the music these guys make, their energy is so infectious and their tunes so insistently danceable. Highlights included AUG08, shpeshftr and new tune ladyboy. Performances like this are rare in Ipswich, we’d like to thank them for coming around and brightening the place up a bit!

Oscar puts a smile on Ipswichs massive collective face

Trevwaaaaaaaaa!

Trevwa was next to perform, impressing all with his awesome mix of performance art and IDM influenced electronica. A modified wii remote combines trevy’s movements with the music, making for a tangible connection with the two aspects of the show. The lush ambient textures and galang-like rhythms create a hypnotically beautiful and joyful set which is quite unlike anything else. Definitely check this guy out!

The tours next stop was in Colchester hosted by our good friend Mother Popcorn so we headed down by train to molly malones where sister mantos and trevwa were joined by the awesome london based performer Penelope Edmund, and local DJ’s cattlehammer and vibrasprout.ย  Trevy opened the show with another truly impressive set which kicked things off nicely, followed by an awesome performance from Penelope Edmund, featuring blazing renditions of bass driven electro-punk tracks like ‘Hey!’ and ‘This is Romance’. Her performance went down really well with the crowd, which had grown considerably by the end of the set. After Cattlehammer had amused everyone with a blasting set of comedy hardcore mash-ups, the atmosphere was now perfect for Mantos to work their magic and down in Colchester, EVERYBODY danced – even the bar staff – to a slightly different set to the night before, including favourites like ‘disaster beat (we are one)’ and a cover version of penelope edmunds’ ‘Hey! The atmosphere couldn’t have been better, everyone getting infected, good times…

Dj Vibrasproutย  picked up the pieces with a set made up of all genres…most notably some good ol’ jazz.

Huge thanks to sister mantos and trevy trevwa for coming back to Ipswich and much love and respect to mother popcorn – hope it’s not too long till their next night!!

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New Buttercup Insurgent release!

Our new DIY label amnion records has its first release with ‘Bandung Birthday’ by Buttercup Insurgent. You can download this for free by searching ‘Buttercup Insurgent’ on last fm and following the links, or alternatively there are limited edition of 20 hand decorated birthday card cd-r’s available by contacting random camel collective via myspace http://www.myspace.com/randomcamelcollective, 17 copies left, ยฃ3 inperson at gigs or ยฃ4 postage paid. Get in touch for payment details if you’re interested!

This is what it looks like

Bandung Birthday cd-r

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When songs are a bit like your actual life…

Last post for today. This is a song by Pat The Bunny (aka johnny hobo) that pretty much sums up in a general way my experience of life and relationships.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

here’s some other good songs by the same chap, great lyrics again:

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Neutral Milk Hotel

I first heard neutral milk hotel around 2001/2002 on the previously amazing Audio Galaxy website and fell in love with them straight away. The song was ‘Communist Daughter’ from their at times massively under rated ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’ album. I loved the lyrics, sweet and dirty at the same time, the dishevelled grandeur of the arrangements – so much going on. I had to hear everything I could by them from that point on and have since found several albums of increasingly strange music by the band, some worth checking out are ‘Invent Yourself A Shortcake’ and ‘Beauty’ – both of which contain some of the weirdest efforts by the band. Anyway, it turns out that some people still dont know this amazing band, though I dont think they are anywhere near as unheard of as they used to be due to the sheer power of word of mouth and the recent success of NMH spin off band, A Hawk and A Hacksaw, so I’m gonna post a few video’s of my favourite NMH songs and hopefully turn a couple of people onto a totally under rated band.

I say under rated not because people dont think of them as an amazing band, but because I honestly believe they should be regarded as among the key bands of their era. Their influence is by now immeasurable, as everyone who comes to love the band will find something from them in their own music from then on. Blah. Check out the vids ๐Ÿ˜€

Communist Daughter:

Two Headed Boy (great live version):

Holland, 1945 (complete with shitty fan video):

Ghost (live):

Saved the best one till the end, fookin amazing! So if you were one of those people who didn’t know NMH, hopefully now you have filled a gaping void in your life and will enjoy

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Upcoming Random Camel Stuff

It’s been all change with the collective recently, mainly in that we’ve cancelled the planned all-dayer (offering replacement gigs to all the bands) and moved venues to the newly refurbished Beerhouse on woodbridge road. We’ll be running a kind of leftfield rock/experimental night there on the first thursday of every month with sets from the best experimental artists we can find. Its ALWAYS going to be free entry so anyone interested should definitely make their way down there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some of the artists we know will be playing include Dybbuk, the new doom/drone project by Ryan Harding, previously of the excellent but short lived stoner rock duo Asteroid, innovative electronic noise artist Ryan Jordan, local psychedelic/noise band TOE, Scumbag Philospher (formerly fuck dress) and tons more later on.

Here’s a few videos of what to expect ๐Ÿ˜€

It would be great if people can support what would be a unique night in Ipswich, hopefully we’ll be able to get some great acts in over time ๐Ÿ˜€

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film download

its more a short horror film than a music video, too long for youtube, download here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/395376172/buttercup_insurgent_-_bandung_birthday.wmv.html

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