Monday, December 19, 2011

TOP TEN 2011

Here are my personal Top Ten live experiences of 2011:

Bryan Lewis Saunders - live at 529 Atlanta
Damien Schultz - live at Festival Asso Cable Nantes
The Monsters - live at SO36 Berlin
Yellow Tears - live at Public Assembly New York
Lydia Lunch & Philippe Petit - live at Volksbühne Berlin
The Haters - live at West Germany Berlin
The Buzzcocks - live at KIFF Aarau
Sten Ove Toft & Lasse Marhaug - live at Betong Oslo
Zoviet France - live at Norberg Festival Norberg
Trio ESJ (Eva Reiter, Susanne Fröhlich, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong) - live at Radialsystem Berlin

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Corps - Accords

My french cousin Patrick Antczak (Tczak) just had a big exhibition with his fantastic paintings at the 'Moulin des Evêques' in Agde, France. At the private view he appeared in a nice blue Sudden Infant t-shirt.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Resonance FM - The Sound Projector Show

Friday 2nd December 2011
Urbsounds Mix --- Music selected by Monika and Daniel of Jamka

Presented by Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector:

Thanks to Monika and Daniel of Jamka for playing Sudden Infant.


  1. Eric Boros: “Polar Bear” / concert download (2:45)
  2. Sudden Infant: ‘Kopi’ / My life is a A Gunshot Retrospective 1989-2009 Vol. 1 LP (1:30)
  3. Kites: “Something about America” / Peace Trial LP (3:30)
  4. Dave Phillips track number 4 / Illusion is a natural condition CD (collaborations between dp and r.h.y. Yau (1:14)
  5. rbnx, Jasna sprava (clear message)/ rbnx split cassette with hlukas, (1:23)
  6. Wolf Eyes: Reaper Gong / Burned Mind LP (4:03)
  7. Assück: State To State / State To State ep, (0:54)
  8. Prurient: A Meal Can Be Made / Bermuda Drain LP (2:16)
  9. Shangaan Electro: Ntombi Ya Mugaza / New Wave Dance Music From South Africa LP (5:32)
  10. Group Bombino: Imuhar / Guitars From Agadez vol 2 LP (5:00)
  11. Vialka: Petit Mot / La Poursuite de l’Excellence LP LP (3:34)
  12. Coil: Main Title / The Unreleased Themes For Hellraiser (2:42)
  13. Urbanfailure: Loading / Urbsounds Collective LP (1:12)
  14. Rehberg & Bauer: Spat-fridge (gar mix) / 12” (4:35)
  15. Mika Vainio: Open Up And Bleed / life (… it eats you up) LP (8:14)
  16. Conrad Schnitzer: Silvester Anfang / on Mayhem’s Deathcrush LP (1:57)
  17. Jamka: Sland / Pari Passu CD (6:03)
  18. Urbsounds: Music Bus / Short Circuit – Mozaika Compilation CD (4:21)
  19. Chris Corsano: How will you learn more successfully from your coach than just looking and listening? / The Young Cricketer LP (2:46

Sunday, December 11, 2011

SI live at Slaughterhouse Berlin 3rd Dec 2011

at Slaughterhouse Moabit Berlin
3rd December 2011

Thanks to: Holger, Agnes, Mike, Mario, Raubbau Crew

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SUDDEN INFANT book 'Noise In My Head'


I'm back in Berlin! The tour was great!
I want to thank all the lovely people who helped setting up shows, who invited me to their homes, who gave me food and beer, who came to the nights, who bought my stuff and who gave me a smile!
Huge THANKS to: Graham Moore, Bobbie, Bryan Lewis Saunders, John Sharp, Nathan, Eric Blevins, Tony, Ellen, Mat, The Clermont Lounge, Waffle House, Jeff Surak, Chester Hawkins, Alessandra Eramo, Rinus Van Alebeek, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Valentina Vuksic, Rachal & Roxanne Spikula, Mary, Drew Daniel, Martin Schmidt, Aaron Hipps, Twig Harper, Carly Ptak, Max, Chloe, Mat Rademan, Jonny, Greg, Isaac, Ironing, Amanda, Kevin, Lizza Pendley, Joseph, Nina, Peter Kaemmerer, Egan Budd, Marie, Stagger Thorax, Lionel Friedli, Greg Kelley, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Bob Bellerue, Matthew, Carlos Giffoni, C Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Yellow Tears, Dominick Fernow, Narine Atamian, MV Carbon, Aki Onda, Maria Chavez, Daniel Neumann, Shelley Hirsch, Larry 7, Ryan Martin, Andrea Parkins and all the many others I forgot to mention, sorry, it's been an intense tour!
Here some impressions from Atlanta, DC, Baltimore, Philly, Boston, New York:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Post-Punk, No Wave, Indus & Noise

Thanks to Key Ransone, who sent me a text message the other day, saying that Sudden Infant is mentioned in a french book about Post-Punk, I bought this chronology of some of my favourite records of all time. And yes, holy moly, Sudden Infant is a part of it, alongside with PIL, Swans, The Haters, Whitehouse, John Wiese, The New Blockaders, Butthole Surfers, Godflesh, Merzbow, 23 Skidoo, Coil, Lasse Marhaug and tons of others!
It's all written in french by Philippe Robert, but for those who can slightly understand and read this language, this book is definitely a nice addition for all Industrial-Noise-Punk lovers.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Charles Moneypenny is back!

Charles Moneypenny appeared unexpectedly last Saturday at the Staalplaat Shop in Neukölln. Some of you saw him already not so long ago, when he first came to Berlin. Now, on his second visit, he told us that he might move to Berlin and buy a flat or a house. Obviously Berlin hast left a strong impression to Mr. Moneypenny especially the lovely people of this city.
His speech covered all breaking news from the London riots to the Royal Wedding to sexuality in music.
We can only be curious when he'll be back with more of his exciting talks!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oslo - The Art of Hugging

Norwegian people like to hug each other! Wonderful! "There are different ways of hugging" tells Lasse Marhaug. "A 'bye bye hug' should be more intimate than a 'hello hug'". I try to do my job well. Also for the two shows I'm playing in Oslo, but lets start from the beginning.

After an intense and packed Berlin duo with Julian Sartorius on drums and me on turntables at -able gallery in Neukölln I find myself the other morning totally bleary-eyed and hangovered at the check-in counter of Norwegian Airlines at Schönefeld airport. A hand grabs my shoulder and I look into a familiar face. It's Clayton Thomas who also flies to Oslo together with Tony Buck and Johannes Bauer. We all play at Blow Out Festival on Saturday. But first I'll have to deliver my noise for the Student Festival at Oslo University.

It was a great weekend, with a delicious slow cooked salmon, some nice oolong tea and an extraordinary duo with Lasse at cafe Mir. But the main reason for my Oslo trip was to finish a book about SI that will soon be published on Marhaug Forlag. I'm super-excited about it! More details and announcement very soon.

Sudden Infant @ Student Festival Klubbscenen Betong Oslo

Sten Ove Toft & Lasse Marhaug @ Klubbscenen Betong Oslo

Photos by Synne Tonil

Friday, August 12, 2011

White trash camp side holidays in Norbergia!

Norberg Festival Sweden August 29-31 2011

Sweden, the land of lakes, deers, starköl, knäckebrot, blonde individuals, systembolaget and home of Joachim Nordwall, chairman of iDeal Recordings, who invited Sudden Infant & Raionbashi to perform at Norberg Festival in the middle of nowhere two hours outside of Stockholm.

I can't remember the last time I spent two nights on a camp side hanging at a festival in between Breakcore-Hippies, Electro-Nerds and Avantgarde-Punks. Thanks god Joachim inaugurated me into the rituals of Swedish hardcore enjoyment: Beer, wine, whiskey, crisps! And all in category 3!

Thanks for the great time! It was absolutely fantastic! Joachim you are the best! Cheers to all the good friends and nice people who made my time unforgettable: Daniel, Thomas, Leif, Roberto, Chinaski, Petter, Stephen, Zbigniew, Camilla, Grete, Helena, Jan, Richard, Ben, Anastasia and all the others I forgot or can't remember their names.