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BNFCwebCACTUS TRUCK

BRAND NEW FOR CHINA!

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXES

JASPER STADHOUDERS – GUITAR, BASS

ONNO GOVAERT – DRUMS

 

PUBLIC EYESORE NO. 119

LIMITED PRESSING OF 100 CDS AVAILABLE MARCH 1, AT LIVE SHOWS ONLY

LP AND CD PRESSING AVAILABLE JUNE, 2012

 

 

DIKEMAN, KUGEL, VAN DER WEIDE

ACROSS THE SKY

JOHN DIKEMAN – TENOR SAXOPHONE

RAOUL VAN DER WEIDE – CONTRABASS, CRACKLE BOX, SOUND OBJECTS

KLAUS KUGEL – DRUMS

NOT TWO RECORDS

MARCH 2012!

 

COMPLETE INFO AVAILABLE HERE: DIKEMAN, KUGEL, VAN DER WEIDE

 

beyt macho

CACTUS TRUCK

MACHO SEX (WITH TERRIE EX)

JASPER STADHOUDERS – GUITAR, BASS

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXES

ONNO GOVAERT – DRUMS

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TERRIE EX – GUITAR AND DEMOLITION

 

COMING SOON ON BEYT AL TAPES

 

VIDEO (WITH REALLY AWFUL SOUND) CAN BE FOUND HERE:

MACHO SEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

cactustruckcoverCACTUS TRUCK

JASPER STADHOUDERS – GUITAR, BASS

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXES

ONNO GOVAERT – DRUMS

AVAILABLE HERE! OR LISTEN ON THE CACTUS TRUCK PAGE.

2011

[Cactus Truck] have for quite some time been getting more and more attention for taking off in the Amsterdam experimental music scene; performing live frequently with musicians such as Ab Baars, The Ex and several other combinations of legendary artists, that attention is nothing but deserved. On this CD-R… you get an idea of what the trio can do live. With stimulating music, the trio rumble like a truck running you over, knowing no mercy. In the 41 minutes we have a selection of 8 pieces which draw from live recordings as well as pieces recorded in the rehearsal studio. All full blast in your face free jazz. Some pieces are a combination of pre-written material with improvisation while others are fully improvised. However, improvised or composed all the pieces share one thing in common: a passion for chaos.

Sietse van Erve, De Subjectivisten

 

WE NEED YOU

 

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXOPHONE

JON BARRIOS – BASS

TOSHI MAKIHARA – PERCUSSION

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2008

Featuring John Dikeman on tenor sax, Jon Barrios on bass, and Toshi Makihara on percussion, the three tracks on this release -- a total of approximately forty minutes -- are a perplexing assortment of squeaks and creaks, esoteric free jams that as often as not degenerate into stretches of near-silence before climbing back up into agitated explosions of barbaric sax bleat and cranky clattering. The "rhythm section" has less to do with traditional rhythm than with making eccentric ripples of noise while Dikeman wrings tortured, shaking notes from his sax. The energy level ebbs and flows in a genuinely unpredictable fashion; even taking into account the unexpected nature of free improv, these guys are so cryptic that it's nearly impossible to guess where they're headed at any given moment. There's plenty of space evident, especially during the quieter moments; occasionally Dikeman will have the chance to bleat and squeak without too much accompaniment (or accompaniment that is very much in the background, and not terribly intrusive). One of the more interesting things about the trio is Makihara's idiosyncrastic approach to percussion; there's no information on what kind of kit (if any) he's using, but it certainly doesn't sound like a traditional one, and his percussion style is rooted in an eccentric approach to beats, one in which he is less interested in "keeping time" and more concerned with providing texture and counterpoint to the bass and sax lines. Not that either of those guys are behaving in any kind of traditional fashion, either. This is not totally out in left field, and when they're cooking it's fairly busy (and quite energetic), but it's certainly not traditional jazz by any means. Puzzling, often deliberately so, but still most intriguing.

The One True Dead Angel


... Together they're highly attentive, creating a kinetic, elastic improvised music that leapfrogs from stretches of hyper-tensile activity to quiet, tentative gestures. Dikeman's language stretches from aching runs of notes through flurries and slurs, into some arcing extended techniques that fold beautifully into Makihara's clattery pointillism. Barrios often sits quietly to one side, but he's a stealthy, generous player; some of his arco sections are deliciously plangent, and he slips across the strings with grace.


Jon Dale
Signal to Noise


Enregistré en concert à Philadelphie en 2006, We Need You assemble deux improvisations du trio John Dikeman (saxophone ténor) / Jon Barrios (contrebasse) / Toshi Makihara (batterie) – section rythmique déjà repérée aux côtés du saxophoniste Jack Wright.

La particularité du groupe, d’apparaître dès les premières minutes : qui façonne avec soin la texture sonore chaleureuse de l’ensemble, et offre un compromis intelligent entre un héritage reçu du free jazz – graves puis sifflements intempestifs du ténor – et un autre glané du côté d’une histoire plus européenne de l’improvisationemportements secs et gardés en retrait de la section rythmique. Déjà éclairée, l’inspiration ne craindra pas une fois le spectre de l’essoufflement.


Grisli

 

 

A COMBINATION OF EVENTS

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXOPHONE

TATSUYA NAKATANI - PERCUSSION

ZACK FULLER – DANCE

NATE WOOLEY – TRUMPET

JACK WRIGHT – SAXOPHONE

MIKE PRIDE – PERCUSSION

aRCHIVECD 9

2005

 

From the same label that released the amazing and now out of print live Growing cd, as well as exclusive, limited and long gone releases from Sunn 0))), Boris, and the mighty Keiji Haino. This most recent release comes from free jazz saxophonist John Dikeman. Four extended pieces. The first, a pecussion / sax duo, a beautiful moody, skronky romp, the final two tracks, extended jams with Dikeman and full quartet, wild and spastic, lots of chaotic drumming, splattery percussion and free jazz skronk. Our favorite though has to be the second track, a solo sax / harmonica piece for modern dance (the picture on the front of the sleeve shows dancer Zack Fuller all ablur along side Dikeman and his sax), the harmonica wheezes out extended drones, the sax careening through ear piercing high ends, moaning out rumbling bleating lowend, the whole thing dense with the big empty room reverb. Quite nice! Packaged in a gorgeous full color oversized sleeve.

Aquarius Records

 

SQUARED

JON BARRIOS – BASS

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXOPHONE

[lift.CD002.04]

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

RIO CD Official Straight(1)THE ROYAL IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

 

YEDO GIBSON – SAXOPHONE/CLARINET

MARCOS BAGGIANI - PERCUSSION
JOHN DIKEMAN - SAXOPHONE

ALFREDO GENOVESI - GUITAR

JOSÉ GOMES - BASSOON

MARIE GUILLERAY - VOICE

JAMES HEWITT - VIOLIN

GERRI JÄGER-DRUMS

OSCAR JAN HOOGLAND - PIANO

OFIR KLEMPERER - ELECTRONICS

RENATO FERREIRA – BASS/SAX

SANDRA PULOS - VOICE

MIKAEL SZAFIROWSKI – GUITAR

ANGEL FARALDO – ELECTRONICS

YOLANDA URITZ – FLUTE/ELECTRONICS

BERTA PUIGDEMASA – HARP

HAN BENNINK – DRUMS

OFER SMILANSKY – ELECTRONICS

RAOUL VAN DER WEIDE – BASS

RODRIGO PAREJO – FLUTE

THIBAULT VIVIANI – RECORDER

 

RIOT IMPRO 1

 

2011

 

 

 

STEFAN DILL: FLOWER AND SONG

 

STEFAN DILL – GUITAR

JACK WRIGHT – SAXOPHONE

JOHN DIKEMAN – SAXOPHONE

DAVE WAYNE – DRUMS

JOHN JASNOCH – GUITAR

DAVE NIELSEN – BASS

 

ZERX 029

 

2000

 

Although Dikeman's sound is equally aggressive, he uses longer connected and spiraling lines to convey similar feelings of structural abandon. Dikeman's playing on the closing number is filled with heavy doses of rampaging fire.
Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine

The pièce de résistance of the album is the splendid "Zakil Amak'El (Light That Lasts)" with Dikeman, a beautifully crafted nine and a half minutes, after which the duos with drums and bass come as something of light relief.
Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic