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  What does KLAPS mean? 

KLAPS auto-biographically documents the sounds' capes of singer/sound artist Karl Blau, following Blau from the familiar styles of folk, world garage and psychedelia on out to boldly uncharted sonic combinations. 


like here:

(Cover of a Laura Veirs song for Blau's grunge album in which Blau reinterprets tunes of women songwriters entitled WEST COAST CHALICE released July 2013)

to here: (Blau's sound collage and instrumental explorations project entitled STEREOEARRINGS)



AND MANY POINTS IN BETWEEN

 



 
5th of September, 9 am


SANDCASTLE SECTION:   news of the moment


Hello Folks,

Change is afoot here at KLAPS offices.   A move of the KLAPS studio formerly known as Hot Soup where many a Kelp release formed onto magnetic tape.   The new place resides right downtown on Commercial Avenue, Anacortes and we're calling it Electro-Magnetic Samples.   The future of monitoring music in the studio now is to stack the speakers, so it's more of an over/under sound, vibrates your body in a new way and is surprisingly easy on the ears to have the source come from more of a "single source."  Get it?    Try it!   4-track tape machines still reign champion, and they are much easier to carry when you must loan out to friends.

Also I am gearing up for touring with Laura Veirs and will be opening the shows for her and a few upcoming shows with WHY? here in the NW.

Thanks for stopping by the KLAPS place.   Please peruse and enjoy many fine MP3s from the records.

sincerely,

~k







 









Here is something unique (you know how I love to share).   This is Brian Tottenham's solo attempts for the cover of Mirah's song "Girland."


KLAPS NEWS

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West Coast Chalice is packaged and ready for delivery.   KLAPS 033, this is an album of women's songs done in a grunge fashion.   The women represented on this collection musically influence me and live on the Pacific Coast of the North America.  :   Laura Veirs, Jean Smith, Lois Maffeo, Kanako Pooknyw, Ashley Eriksson, Khaela Maricich, Becky Stark, Johanna Kunin, Katy Davidson and Mirah Zeitlyn.    Guest lead guitarists include Lori Goldston(you thought she only plays cello?), Doug Cassidy, Brian Totteham and Jacoh Navarro.   Powerful and orchestral drumming by Braydn Krueger.  

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The jazz meets nature sessions are recorded and waiting patiently for their clothing (packaging!) - for those I am joined by trumpeter Bill Kautz and saxophonist Neil Welch.   Together we captured sounds and songs on the beaches and in forests of Fidalgo Island.    some samples soon! in the meantime, here is a recording I made on Grandpa's Boom Box at a Racer Session (Seattle, live at Cafe Racer) July 7th 2013 in the 20 o' clock hour:   Bill Kautz with Neil Welch, Andrew JS, Simon Henneman, Evan Woodle and myself (trumpet with soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, electric guitar, trap set and bass, respectively)




Other projects:  


I started a music event announcement page called SHOW CHIME that's been released monthly  here in Anacortes since March.    SHOW CHIME exists as a physical 11x17 poster folded in half that features art work by Anacortes people on the outside and is a calendar of all music happenings on Fidalgo Island on the inside plus anything musician-types should know about.   Pick one up when next you amble downtown - many stores carry SHOW CHIME, also the Library, Chamber of Commerce Info Center, Cap Sante Marina Port Building, Anchor Art Space, Bikespot, The Donut House, Penguin Coffee and  more.   

I'm looking for Anacortes people to volunteer to pitch in one month out of the calendar year on this Show Chime project, let's make this a community project.   Let me know if you're interested:   HERE






















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Relics of Karl Blau's KLAPS as well as New Releases at the CONNEXTION -

The  hard copies of KLAPS issues -- available on an in-stock basis of CD, CD-r as well as LP and 7" formats-- may be ordered from  here at the Connextion warehouse, Anacortes.  The Connextion is the (based in Anacortes, ships goods worldwide) ma and pa and bro company which fulfills my online orders for physical product as well as handles my digital album distribution.  In fact  the Connextion founders - the Youngs- are good friends, neighbors and great people.   check  out the scope of their establishment here.  If you're an artist  in the USA that is hoping to focus more on art and less on  fussing with all that other stuff, this could be a good match for you.  



 

 


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KARL BLAU SHOWS:


September

7th

LA CONNER / MoNA Art Walk / with Ever Ending Kicks and Black Belt Eagle Scout / 7pm / all-ages

10th

VANCOUVER, B.C. / Biltmore Cabaret / with WHY? / 8pm / 19+

11th

PORTLAND, OR / Wonderland Ballroom / with WHY? / 8pm / all ages

18th

BOSTON, MA / Brighton Music Hall / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs /  8pm / 18+

19th

NEW YORK, NY / The Mercury Loung / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 7:30pm

20th

PHILADELPHIA, PA / Boot & Saddle / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 9pm / 21+

21st

VIENNA, VA / Jammin Java Music Club and Cafe / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 8pm / all-ages

22nd

PITTSBURGH, PA / Club Cafe / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 8pm / 21+

24th

ST. LOUIS, MO / Off Broadway / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 8pm / all-ages

25th

CHICAGO, IL / Schubas / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 8pm / 21+


October

1st

LOS ANGELES, CA / Bootleg Theater / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 8pm / 21+

2nd

SAN FRANCISCO, CA / The Chapel / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 9pm / all-ages

4th

SEATTLE / Tractor Tavern/ opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs / 9:30 / 21+

5th

PORTLAND, OR / Doug Fir / opening up for and then accompanying Laura Veirs /  9pm / 21+









LOVERS WITHOUT BORDERS SHOWS:


MERCENARY/OTHER PROJECTS:

July


7th

SEATTLE / Cafe Racer / playing bass in Bill Kautz "Racer Session" jazz band featuring Neil Welch, Andrew Dorsett and more amazing musicians / call Cafe Racer for details

19th

ANACORTES / Unknown Series Vol. 3 / playing in the group D+ for this festival / actual performance time TBA / all-ages



 

 

 

 

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LAKE  - these musicians are often collaborating with myself and others
Karl Blau Karl's site featuring free lyrics for the masses
Angelo Spencer's Blog
Lazer Zeppelin
The Connextion Karl Blau and KLAPS online fulfillment company out of Skagit Valley, Wash.
K Records the label from Olympia, Wash. that puts out Karl Blau records and has an amazing roster otherwise
Whistler Records
Chapter Music Melbourne, Australia  Guy Blackman's label featuring Crayon Fields
P.W. Elverum and Sun

FonteeFount Recordings
Marriage Records
http://www.newrafael.com psychedelic web art
www. folkways.si.edu
Public Domain Music Site
Washington State Public Bus System
Loop Rat - Etsy store of Anacortes's favorite avant gard men's T-shirts, women's dresses made from upside down pants and so much more - this is where I get all my clothes!
Tori Kudo

Copyright Catalog Search(1976 - present)
Joe Higgs

 

 

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