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A masked figure holds a microphone in stark lighting
15 October 2005
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Sun City Girls

Sun City Girls

Perhaps the paradigm of America’s covert musical subculture, Sun City Girls operate just over the border of raucous delirium.

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Rauhan Orkesteri performing on stage at INSTAL 05, bare feet, woolen hats
15 October 2005
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Rauhan Orkesteri

Rauhan Orkesteri

Captures the creak and rustle of the forest, with an exhilarating tension let loose in unconfined maniacal and bare-knuckle group thinking.

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People playing instruments, some of them on the floor
15 October 2005
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Directing Hand

Directing Hand

A life force of ecstatic clarity capable of loquacious bursts of affirmation.

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A man in a cat mask operates musical equipment
15 October 2005
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Birchville Cat Motel

Birchville Cat Motel

Blissed-out sun-dappled drone ragas of the highest order, with a metal-tinged signature sound of plucked and bowed strings.

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Tetusi Akiyama sitting with a guitar surrounded by audience
15 October 2005
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Tetuzi Akiyama

Tetuzi Akiyama

An contradictory guitarist, he’s equally at home in slow, halting acoustic improvisation or piercing minimal examinations of electric guitar.

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Up-Tight on stage at INSTAL 05 lit from behind in high contrast
14 October 2005
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UP-TIGHT

UP-TIGHT

Black-clad with an ominous aura created by their distorted guitar epics, burnt-out ballads and raucous mantric jams.

INSTAL 05
A man holding a flying v guitar above his head
14 October 2005
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Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel’s is a rock sound, stripped of all extraneous detail right down to its core, stretched out and nailed to the ceiling.

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Jo Jo plays a guitar with equipment visible & knees bent
14 October 2005
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JOJO Hiroshige

JO JO Hiroshige

A fulcrum to the Japanese noise scene, JOJO Hiroshige has been responsible for much of the explosion of free music coming from Japan in the last 30 years.

INSTAL 05
a man playing drums behind a woman playing a pedal steel guitar
14 October 2005
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Jandek

Jandek

Jarringly beautiful and often maniacal expression of hallucinatory and very personal visions.

INSTAL 05
Film still of lit sparklers in close up
15 October 2006
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See Noise Hear Light Sunday

Arrington de Dionyso Eye Contact Kiyoharu Kuwayama Maryanne Amacher Matt Hulse Rina Kijima Tetsuya Umeda

Freeform Super 8mm documentation of Sunday at Instal 06 by filmmaker Matt Hulse.

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