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 (STD, Distal Magg, Titanarum, others), 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.  A decidedly non-traditional musician, they have mainly used budget bin samplers and drum machines in combination with tape recorders, mixing board feedback and raw data sounds.  Holzkopf’s recent performances draw as much from experimentalists like Coil and Nurse With Wound as they do from the dub science of Lee “Scratch” Perry and the blown out aesthetic of Mainliner or Melt Banana.  Part ritual, part dub and jungle influenced dance music, part freeform experimentation.  

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NEW ALBUM "PLACE OUT OF CONTEXT"
INDUSTRIAL GOSPEL & HEAVY SLABS OF NOISE POP OUT ON PSEUDO-LABORATORIES
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"FADING MEMORY OF DISASTER"
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FOR BIG JOY 2016 (VANCOUVER, CANADA):
remix samples from at least 100 cassette tapes live in under 30 minutes
photos by Chris Cogburn 
here is one recording from home studio practices:
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1000 TONS OF HOMEMADE DUB:
composed dance music
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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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FREE FORM EXPLOSIONS:
high energy harsh noise cut ups, often with drummer John Brennan (aka Botfly)
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ECSTATIC IMPROVISED BREAKCORE:
made using a sampler, cassette tapes, analogue synth, vocals and delay effects, no sequences, no bed tracks, no overdubs
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A PARTIAL HISTORY IN PHOTOS AND POSTERS:
 
 
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