Listen/purchase: Uganda: Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty by The Lows and the Highs Records
In a few weeks time I’ll be flying to Kampala in Uganda. There’s a handful of us going and we’ll be hooking up with M-Lisada and the Mummy Foundation.
M-Lisada (Music Life Skills And Destitution Alleviation) is an orphanage based in the Katwe slums and the Mummy Foundation helps the children of women who’s only option is prostitution.
Basically, through education and support both of these organisation try to help children in some of the worst situations in one of the poorest areas of the world.
My travelling companions (including my wife) have nursing backgrounds whereas I’ll be working with a group of older kids on a sonic arts based workshop and trying to support the work in any way I can.
One thing these organisations need is funding to help pay rent and maintain the buildings - without a building these organisations wouldn’t exist - along with educational materials and, well, pretty much anything can help if you have nothing.
This compilation is a small gesture to try and help raise some additional fundraising money. You can pay as much or as little as you can afford (either for the whole thing or just individual tracks), everything helps, and all money will go directly to these organisations to help sustain their efforts. Any support you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
The tracks on this compilation are bit of a dig through the archives (a 2 and 3/4 hour dig to be precise). Many tracks were previously unreleased and the rest have only ever seen the light of day in a very limited capacity. They include some of the last material ever recorded by both Fredrick Stanley Star and yajé.
Finished making this in the studio yesterday. Music/jewellery box, amplifier circuit, speaker, contact mic and spring.
I used this guidance - http://macumbista.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/soundbox_stripboard_layout_2012.png
Seis artefactos do nojo que variam entre o reconhecível e o inqualificável.
Second review from Portugal, this time S Chalmers Myths & Beasts - http://music.thelowsandthehighs.co.uk/album/myths-and-beasts
RToG + The Lows and the Highs Records presents…
Jon Collin / Tepeu y Q’uq’umatz / Kay Hill
Live at Lee Rosy’s, Nottingham.
Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
Starting at 8pm Tuesday 26th November
Bandas cuja música exige uma demorada meditação.
Portuguese review of the Ø+yn / The Failed NASA Experiment split cassette (still available here - http://music.thelowsandthehighs.co.uk/album/yn-the-failed-nasa-experiment)
Trip Shrubb’s Lueder van Frohr has sold out already. There’s 2 heading to Norman Records, there’s 2 in Music Exchange in Nottingham (you could try contacting them directly if you really wanted to get your hands on a copy - http://themusicexchange.org.uk/) and 2 reserved which will be released for sale if not purchased within the next couple of weeks. I’ll be sending Michael (Trip Shrubb himself) his own personal copies and he may well release a handful for private sale (I’ll update if this is the case).
Basically, act fast if you want one as we have no plans to repress/print/dub/etc (though I’m contemplating at t-shirt edition…???)
To celebrate the release of Trip Shrubb’s Leuder Van Frohr, we cooked up some Lippischer Pickert.
1/4 liter milk
1 ts salt
40g fresh yeast
Crumble the yeast into a 1/4 liter of luke warm milk (sprinkle a pinch of sugar in).
Peel and grate the potatoes into a sieve, leaving them to drain into a bowl. Slowly pour the water away and try to retain the starch which has collected at the bottom of the bowl, adding it back to the potatoes.
Put all ingredients into a big bowl and mix until the dough becomes creamy.
Let it rest in a warm place for approx. an hour, allowing the dough to prove.
Mix the dough again and spread it about 1.5 - 2 cm thick into a greased (preferably lard) frying pan, frying at low to mid temperature.
Once it`s golden brown, flip it and fry the other side.
Serve with butter, sugar beet syrup or liver patè (preferably from the Lippe region).