HOLZKOPF


NO-FI ELECTRONICS / TRANSFUTURISM
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Holzkopf is Western Canadian musician Jacob Audrey Revington Taves.  While they have been active under various names and in various projects since 1997, the first album using the Holzkopf name was released in 2001 on Canadian label Dainty Deathy Recordings.  Over years of recording and performing, Holzkopf has explored microsound compositions, (almost) slapstick collage, deep ambient music, gospel influenced industrial electronics, harsh noise dub and fast paced cut-up dance music.  Consistent touring of Canada and Europe as well as concerts in Mexico and Japan have gained Holzkopf a reputation for kinetic and cathartic performances that constantly evolve and are never repeated.  In fact, some Holzkopf performances are one of a kind concepts developed for specific events. Examples include leading ensembles of multiple drummers to kick off underground dance parties, a live mash up and high speed remix of 100 cassettes in 30 minutes, and a reinterpretation of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony using only found sounds.  

Below you will find a variety of examples of Holzkopf's musical styles, projects and performances.  

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1000 TONS OF HOMEMADE DUB:
heavy beats for dirty underground parties
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INDUSTRIAL GOSPEL:
many tours bringing vocal heavy, noisy as fuck, sad anthems to bars, galleries, squats, farms and street corners
Live in Vilnius, Lithuania:
Live in Chernivtsi, Ukraine:
Live in Caen, France:
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ENTERING THE ABSTRACT VOID:
high energy harsh noise cut ups, experimental concept performances, often in collaboration with drummer John Brennan (aka Botfly) and others
Live in Vancouver, Canada with Botfly:
Improvised concept album made from remixing over 100 cassette tapes on 3 tape decks in under 30 minutes:
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ECSTATIC IMPROVISED DIGITAL HARDCORE:
extreme electronic punk and hardcore jungle always performed and recorded live using a sampler, cassette tapes, analogue synth, vocals and delay effects.  never any pre-made sequences, never any bed tracks, and never any overdubs
Live in Vancouver, Canada:
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A PARTIAL HISTORY IN PHOTOS AND POSTERS:
 
 
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