Métal Rouge, the improvisational duo of Helga Fassonaki and Andrew Scott, started in Auckland, NZ, and now operate out of Los Angeles. Their recordings haunt, drone, crunch and hover, like good and bad feelings threatening to happen, and arriving when one least suspects. See the band's MySpace page (linked above) for their dazzling list of inspirations and influences, some song samples, as well as several live video clips. In lieu of a My Castle of Quiet visit, Métal Rouge have graciously provided me with a disc's worth of rarities, all tracks from ultra-limited, or as-yet-unreleased, lathe-cut vinyl and CDr releases, including several collaborations with other artists, and an Andrew Scott solo piece. Tune in when I air 60 minutes from Métal Rouge Rarities, followed by a post of the full collection to WFMU's Beware of The Blog and Free Music Archive on 12/16. The band's newest release, Ephemeroptera V, is currently in play on WFMU's airwaves. Photo by Caitlin Mitchell.
Castle doors @ 8 p.m. ET.
Métal Rouge @ 9 approx.
91.1 FM NY/NJ; 90.1 Hudson Valley; live on the Web @ http://wfmu.org/