NEW COLLABORATION W/ EAMON MCGRATH:
Hyper compressed break core blast beats, field recordings of industrial shredders, thick dystopian synthesizers and absolutely NO GUITARS saturate the debut album by “Assault Charge.” A collaboration between Jacob Audrey Taves (Holzkopf, Other Jesus, Organs Without Bodies) and Eamon McGrath made during peak pandemic isolation, it is fast, intense and coated in full spectrum noise. It’s a high energy cyberpunk nightmare.
Originally planned to be published on the website of Bar Sympatia in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine in February of 2022 and delayed for obvious reasons, it now sees the light of day. You can listen at the Bar Sympatia site, or you can purchase off Bandcamp. All money made from this release will go to support civil defence and humanitarian causes in Ukraine. May Imperial Russian Forces continue to shatter and falter.
NEW ALBUM ON PANOSPRIA:
Non-Binary CEO is available on region-less DVD and digital download of the soundtrack here.
CONTACT: jacobaudreytaves <at> gmail <dot> com
Communicating in a language of errors, hum, crackle, feedback and found sounds, composer and improviser Jacob Audrey Taves explores themes of alienation, post-industrial anxiety and the push and pull between macro and micro social, political and sonic frameworks. Utilizing the fragile nature of malfunctioning equipment and exposing unintentional audio artifacts, Taves' work gives errors room to develop and to have voices of their own in an emotive, free-form structure.
Jacob Audrey Taves is best known for their ongoing plunderphonic industrial project HOLZKOPF. They are also a member of ORGANS WITHOUT BODIES (with percussionist John Brennan) as well as ASSAULT CHARGE (a punk/digital hardcore band with songwriter and author Eamon McGrath). Taves was the guitar player for the short lived no-wave three piece OTHER JESUS. They are curator of the audio/video collage series INTERIOR NETWORK.
Throughout their various bands and projects they have toured Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico and Japan, sharing billing with Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Venetian Snares, Freida Abtan, John Oswald, Mark Hosler (Negativland), People Like Us and others. They have performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada), Hamsylet (Ukraine), Body Machine Body (Estonia), ZNFI (Slovenia), Yaga Gathering (Lithuania), 4D Festival (Japan) and have been an artist in residence at Les Pixels Transverseux (Sevres, France), Hammock (Vancouver, Canada) and PAVED Art and New Media (Saskatoon, Canada).