Bimfest would not be a real Bimfest if we didn’t manage to find you a real surprise! Well … here it is!
BodyBeats & Dark Entries are very proud to present you:
CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE!
It took blood, sweat & tears to find and convince and finally organize CCIS to come all the way from the USA and play at our festival … but here you have it! Crash Course In Science will perform exclusively on our BIMFEST and bring you their classics club hits like ‘Cardboard Lamb’ & ‘Flying Turns’ and even some new great likewise sounding songs!
Don’t miss out on this unique chance to see and hear this legendary band and hear those minimal electro anthems for you, LIVE!
And if you still don't know what we are so excited about, check the video's below, we are sure it will ring a (giant) bell!
Crash Course in Science (CCIS) is an electronic musical group that was formed in 1979. The band members, Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny, met while attending art school in Philadelphia.
The band was formed as a way to explore performance art and music, which the members desperately needed to express. Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, CCIS began to experiment with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and 'Frankenstein' typehomemade instruments. As a result, CCIS came upon a sound they could call their own.
Their first single, “Cakes in the Home”, `was a 7" record that introduced listeners’ to the noisy, humorous, unpredictable world that is Crash Course in Science. It also included the “classic” 'Kitchen Motors' as well as 'Mechanical Breakdown'. Their 7" record was released in the USA on 'GO GO Records' and in England on Rough Trade in 1979. Kitchen Motors was also included on the “Machines” compilation on Virgin Records in 1980.
‘Crash Course in Sciences' appeal increased after Their numerous appearances on the cult television program, ”The Uncle Floyd Show" and live concert appearances.
Following the release of the first record and tour dates, Dale Feliciello, the mastermind of Crash Courses in Sciences' homemade gear, was hard at work on a new series of, one of a kind instruments that would lead CCIS in a new direction. A darker, more sinister sound evolved with the humor still intact. At this point CCIS was ready to record 'Signals From Pier Thirteen' which was released in the USA and England in 1981. The songs 'Cardboard Lamb' and 'Flying Turns' quickly became club favorites during the early 80's. This record has been regarded as influential to the techno industrial genres and was an early inception of what is now known as the ‘electro’ sound. This record is still highly sought after by collectors and fans today.
Crash Course in Science had the pleasure of opening for 'The Phillip Glass Ensemble' at the University of Pennsylvania after the release of 'Signals ‘ to the delight of some and to the shock and horror of others in audience! The members of the group are also involved in film and video projects including ’Cardboard Lamb' and 'Glamour Pills’, which have been shown on television and nightclubs. Currently at work on a new album, which consists of unreleased material recorded in the early 80's combined with a few newtracks to formulate an LP being produced again by John Wicks. In 2003 and beyond, the experiment continues with exciting sounds and visions from the world of crash course in science.
Cakes In The Home (7") (1979)
Signals From Pier Thirteen (12") (1981)
Flying Around (12") (2005)
Cardboard Lamb (12") (2007)
Flying Turns (12") (2009)
Latest news! (28/08/09)
Crash Course In Science, the legendary Minimal-Synth/Wave-Band from Philadelphia formed in 1979.
Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, CCIS began by experimenting with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and "Frankenstein"-type homemade instruments.
Their first 7" (also included with bonus tracks in this set) introduced listeners to a noisy, unpredictable world. This 7"went on to become a classic minimal-synth record that should be included in any vinyl-collection.
In 1981 they took a new direction with a darker, more sinister sound. The result was the 12" "Signals from Pier Thirteen" (also included in this set are 8 unreleased demo tracks from this period). The songs "Cardboard Lamb" and "Flying Turns" gained exposure through club play during the 80's and still sound fresh and up-to-date.
Two live performance recordings from 1980 and 1981 are also part of this Box-Set, including CCIS opening for the Philip Glass ensemble in Philadelphia. The third LP "Near Marineland"contains completed mixes of previously unreleased studio material (along with some remixes of this material) arranged and produced by John Wicks, CCIS's original producer.
After listening to this Box-Set you will be convinced and have no doubts about CCIS being the godfather of 90's Techno-Music and their ultimate protagonist-role.
They remain an inspiration pool for many Elektro bands/artists today.