your site for all things preteritewelcome to the official home for jim campbell's activities as the preterite & beyond.
re-release of debut solo double cassette currently in the works
with a beautifully packaged double cd version to follow soon as well...
my two records with tape measure kid (vinyl EPs + live CDs) are still available from denovali records. see here to preview and order...
this video of a short tape measure kid set from this past winter provides a nice bird’s eye view of me & hellmut at work. it also really captures the kind of rapport and telepathy we’ve built through playing together for seven years. the new record is shaping up nicely!
here are some impressions from the preterite & tape measure kid sets at this year’s fête de la musique in berlin:
and here for your home viewing pleasure is a full video of my set at noiseberg the other night (you can still grab the audio at the link in the post below). don’t be alarmed: there are brief rolling blackouts between changes in camera perspective but the audio keeps rolling. thanks a lot to regis at noiseberg for the chance to play & for documenting the show. at first i thought this performance was unfocused but it turns out that it was just mental 😉
in all seriousness, it feels very good to be in a place as an improvisor where the music can go where it wants or needs to go & where things can be expressed that may be more important than my occasionally timid notion of how things have to be. that’s what it’s all about. hope you enjoy it too.
here is an endearingly lo-fi room recording of my show in berlin last night, available for streaming or free download courtesy of noiseberg:
here is a nice little live video of a short solo set recorded in late winter 2015 at handstand & moral in leipzig, germany. big thanks to andi from hidden structures & his crew for having me & being such great hosts.
i’m playing a solo show in berlin on friday, may 17th, at antje øklesund.
the line-up is sweet, the venue is lovely, the PA is all “pro gear/pro attitude” & the folks organising the whole deal are very charming.
& i get to do whatever i feel like when i get behind my kit.
can’t ask for more than that.
i would be delighted if the one or other of you berliners should choose to come out & support holzmund & share the evening with me.
it’s easy to get to in friedrichshain, i’m on first at eleven, should cost 5€ before eleven & 7-10€ (you decide) after that.
a band i am in, the dorf, a huge collective born in the heart of germany’s rustbelt, is playing a concert featuring fm einheit of einsturzende neubauten infamy next thursday at festsaal kreuzberg in berlin. come on out, promises to be a very nice night!
The Dorf featuring FM Einheit
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Skalitzer Str.130, 10999 Berlin
in poland for two weeks on tour with the good folks of hartware medienkunstverein. got here saturday, been quite a whirl so far. i have yet to see a man screw in a lightbulb by himself, jesus christ. but when i do i will make sure to get a picture. i keeed! what a fucking interesting place full of very generous people who have done everything in their power to make us smarter. first show tomorrow on my damn birthday, in gdansk (aka danzig!). i have been forewarned that the acoustics are shitty & there’s a bar in the room. should feel right at home 😉 i will give them my best eksperymentalnego muzyka from this belts of rust from germany, yes? anyways, i will try to post some impressions here over the next weeks if i get a minute.
hello, is it, yes?
i am very excited to confirm that i get to open for my favorite monome-freakin’ manic electrodandy, ninjatune artist daedelus, this wednesday, september 21st at sommerloch in wuppertal.
i’m on at nine p.m., daedelus is on at ten.
dude’s live sets have been a big influence on the development of my freehop thing over the years & i am very very excited to get to play for him.
more details here!