Basses Frequencies/Small Doses

Asva & Philippe Petite – ‘Empires Should Burn’ CD/LP
G. STUART DAHLQUIST formed ASVA in 2003 in the wake of the demise of Burning Witch. Always seeking new directions and new sounds stemming from the drone/rock roots it stemmed from, DAHLQUIST constantly reinvents ASVA, bringing in new collaborators for each project. Members have included Brad Mowen (Burning Witch), Jessika Kenney, Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle), Toby Driver (Kayo Dot), and a host of others. DAHLQUIST has performed with SUNNO)), Burning Witch, and Goatsnake. PHILIPPE PETIT is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he’d rather be introduced as a “musical travel agent” than a composer. PETIT uses an Electric Psalterion, Hackbrett Cymbalum, Guitars + computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine he likes to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, PETIT has celebrated his 29th year of sharing his musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp. PETIT has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Cindytalk or Faust onstage, and also recording with: Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Foetus, Edward Ka-Spel, Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, Simon Fisher Turner, and many more… He is also the founder of Strings Of Consciousness collective.


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