January 2014 news

London Live 19 01 2014

Dear Folks , Another year passes and we continue It is now 9 months since I have returned to music and progress is steady on all fronts. More Montgommery like than Patton -ish .

6comm, that is Mark & I played as an opener for the Bimfest in Antwerp in December. Despite not having a sound check and with Mark arriving  about a hour before we went onstage we managed to play a short set and to my surprise the sound techs  produced a very good sound for us. I would like to say a BIG thanks to the organisers Peter & Sven for asking  us to play this event which is probably seen as being outside of our normal genre but as time will show with the forthcoming new material perhaps we will be invited to more and similar events.This was our first time in Belgium and I hope that we can return to play a full show with all the usual regalia and instruments.So for the folks from Belgium who could not attend this fest we will see whether we can return with our own event.


News

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Release news-Forthcoming 
ONTOGENY II  Vinyl 12" release 6 tracks -  New & re worked material.The vinyl will be released either by myself on Kenaz or via an Italian label.That decision will be made by the middle of February.
6comm Live DVD - The first DVD release. A compilation of footage and sound from several different shows.I shall be working on this over the next months. This material will cover the former work & style up until the recent changes.I am hoping for a June release but we will see how it goes.


Schrage Musik  4 - 6 track Vinyl limited edition release - The second work in the series.

Again work  load and technical aspect allowing I hope for a Summer release.
Godlessate  The new 6comm album . Work ongoing.

Forthcoming shows Coppenhagen , Berlin & Hamburg
These are the  final ONTOGENY shows. After this time more of the old material will be dropped from my live work.

So if you want to hear the old classics live please attend in these areas.

London April 19th  at this time we are still finalising the line up . More news soon.
A further 6 shows are either booked or being organised from June and beyond.More news to follow.

Click here for Six Comm on Bandcamp

Free  & downloading of out of press music , rough mixes and side project works.


Wishing you a productive 2014.

PatrickL

 

Six Comm Copenhagen live 2014

 

Six Comm Hamburg Live 2014

 

Six Comm Live Berlin 2014

 

October/November 2013 News

October/November News

Photo by: Ives Zanders

 

Thank you to all the people who attended the event on 18th & 19th October.

 

For Six comm this was the first concert for quite some time and it was a great way to find my musical feet again. A big thanks to Gernot M who contributed keyboards, drums & guitar thus relieving me of playing as much as I usually do on stage. Thank s also to the techs & the organizers.

It was very nice to meet Angelo, Elena and the guys from Kirlian camera. They played a gut rumbling and very tight set each night. Wonderful performance.

So next is the show in Oberhausen on 15/11/13 where I will be joined onstage also by Mark , Six comm

becoming a 3 piece band for the first time, hopefully making the audio output even stronger.

 

OntogenyI is now released and on sale both here at Hagshadow mail order and in Germany.

In Germany just check online and at Amazon & Discogs.

 

Ontogeny II will be ready for release in March/April. Again this will be a 6 track CD in card sleeve.

Ontogeny is a series of 6 releases including new , re works , and tracks no longer available on physical format.

The idea is to issue a Box package with a few extras at a later date to act as a container for those who wish to keep the series in one place. Perhaps this will be issued with the final Ontogeny CD.

All 4 CDs and the two Vinyl will be released by the end of 2014.

The new Six comm album I now expect to be ready in the last half of 2014.

December sees the concert at the Bimfest in Antwerp , the last concert of the year.

I shall shortly over the Winter also be working on a two track 6comm/Blindwormcycle production with a special guest or two.

 

Merchandise.

Many items are now either sold out or will be within the next concerts.

So please note the sold out items in the shop and the price changes

Schragemusik 7" Eternity - Ragnarok 7" Headless 2xCD - Odin Hoodies & all metal pins

will be sold out at the next shows. I shall remake the metal pins plus a new one after Yule.

 

That is quite enough for now.

Thank you again to those of you who attend the shows or buy my music.

I still find it hard to believe that all these years later I am still supported by folks out there.

I really appreciate that .

best wishes PL<

 

September 2013

 

Dear Folks , 
We have just returned from the NCN fest which was the start of my full time return to music.
It was a funny , gruelling, inspirational trip with all the usual trappings of travel and live performance.
Very nice to be back in Deutchland and to drive into the darkness of the last 100 miles or so to Leipzig in pitch black with almost no road markings which lead you direct to the deserted streets of the city . We were wondering whether the Syrian crisis had developed into WW3 and everyone had gone underground but no it was Just Leipzig after 6pm and not even a Goth in sight.
On stage the performance seemed to go well though from on stage it is always hard to tell as you hear nothing like what is coming out of the front system and I always want it louder . We certainly achieved the main reason for the performance which was to video and record the event. I have yet to receive the video footage but I will shortly. It is my intention to finally realise a DVD release from this footage and audio cut together with the 3 former shows in London and Germany. This will be a job for next year not this.
Front of stage was of course Freya Aswynn in her red splendor and Wodan hat  and very beautiful she looked. I think even the Old man would have briefly shed a tear only to blame it on the damned ice wind . Freya was  joined at left by 
Phil Parkyn  of Kith of Yggdrasil , Pagan org Hendon Heathens and who participates on advisory councils of many national & international Heathen organisations and helps run music related charity events in North London. My only regret is that we did not have Phil onstage at the previous performances of Fruits , its is a pleasure to have worked with him and I hope that we can do something together and with Freya in future. We actually still never had that rehersal !

My thanks go to the NCN organisers ,6comm official agent and the stage technicians who all worked so diligently.
Thanks also to Alex Nym  for his introduction on stage and work behind the scenes before the event.
That will probably be the last time that we perform the Fruits as an entity but who  knows we may be back at some point and chose to play particular pieces live once more.
We are planning to do some further recording together together with special guests at a later date.

Now Briefly, coming next is my guest appearance at the Kirlian Camera weekend 18th & 19th October and I wonder where that will be ……..  maybe Leipzig again ?  
Looking forward to this as since I am only the support act I don't feel any pressure at all.
This will be the last time I play a couple of tracks from the past live and I am quickly putting together a quick version of Last farewell for the first and last time. 
This show will be the last of the old format for those who have seen 6comm in the last couple of years.  Changes will come and slowly by next year the transition should be more evident when I shall be joined by a new band member.

Releases !  We are trying very hard to press a CD in time for the Kirlian Camera weekend . 
Angelo has kindly given me permission to release my recordings covering his wonderful songs 
Blue Room & Drifting. In fact these were the first two tracks I recorded when I decided to continue with music back in March this year. These two tracks will be together with a new version of Born Again , Othila and a couple of old recordings that at the moment unavailable on hard format.

Also thought not 100% confirmed an Italian label may release a 6 track vinyl LP with two Schrage tracks  and other 6comm works sometime between December and March.

Ontogeny CD will now be put back to March /April. I wanted to release this CD in London but as you know I cancelled the London show. 6comm will start to play again from March /April and we have approx 6 further shows being booked and it seems I shall be playing several major fests next year.
Enquiry's for live shows are welcome. Please email me and I will put you in touch with the 6comm media agent.

As always thanks to Gaya for all her work & support

Finally thanks to all who came to the show. I know that many of you could not travel to the location or afford the festival ticket price just to see us  but I hope that you can make it to one of our normal events.

Enjoy the last breeze of Summer and look forward to the darker months.
PatrickL  in Engel Cyn

Credits for the photo images at NCN Festival go to Michael Wolff and Ives Zander

(All photos in the gallery are RIGHT RESERVED)

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6 Comm August 2013

August news!


Dear Folks , thank you very much for your continued interest.


This years schedule is now complete so please see the concert events poster here for dates and places.
The Fruits of Yggdrasil performance at the NCN festival is first on the agenda.I would like to thank greatly all the work so far undertaken by Sven A  who has been organising on my behalf since March. Sven was responsible for my first ever shows with Mother destruction after many years of persuasion way back in the early 90's. So if there hadn't been a Sven then perhaps I would not have ventured live at all and certainly not as we did at that time.

Also a BIg thanks to Holger of the NCN festival for giving us a great location and chance to finally have another go at performing the Fruits with Freya and this time I'm sure that we will gather enough film & video footage to produce a document of this work for all to see and for the future generations of folk interested in the Northern tradition. This was the first work of its kind anywhere as far as I know and I know that it helped to spark an interest in in the Runic current in a few of you at the time in 1987.This most definitely will be the last time that we will perform this little work in its entirety. We are none the younger and the work is none the fresher but remember this is only our third time performing the whole work live since 1987. So no dead Sleipnir's have been flogged.


The second event will be in October where I will act as special guest supporting Kirlian Camera over the two nights of the fest. I shall be performing two sets of material covering my song history and playing the better known works. I recently recorded two covers of KC tracks   Blue Room & Drifting   which may or may not be released at some point in the future but I will be performing those songs ,one at the end of each set. This will be the only time I will do so. Since I am only the support I am not so sure that I will be able to show the new 6comm line up at this event . So it may be just myself and Gernot M who has very kindly and efficiently supported me several times without us ever having rehearsed even once. It takes guts to appear onstage under such unfavourable circumstance , so … thanks Gernot !!  At this show during the first nights set I will play many of my songs written in my Death in June period including a few of which I have never performed live before since the early 80's.

 

Lastly here I have to tell you that there is now and for the first time ever another official 6comm member for live & recording for the next period of work. Mark is an old contact and I have been mixing and recording with him on occasion  for many years now and I was much surprised when he asked to join me for live shows. Mark will surely add a much greater depth to the live music  as both a great musician and technically regarding sound and visuals , he is miles beyond my Ken in those departments.

Obviously I cannot come up with a totally new set of material in the short term and we probably will always have to perform certain old tracks at certain times that just the way it is . However I hope that by the middle of next year I may have a whole body of new music. In the meantime we play what we can. I am not entirely certain where my new music will go and in what direction as I always seem to morph a little in direction each time I return to the work but expect a heavier and more rhythmically charged 6comm with perhaps some aspects of my MD work.

Recordings are so far on schedule . Also there may be a label who will take on the task of releasing Vinyl for 6comm - We'll try one release and see how it goes.On the near agenda will be a 6comm /Freya Aswynn DVD of the NCN if all goes well at the event. Ontogeny is still scheduled for Oct/Nov , we will see. Side project work is still ongoing.My new and future works will be available from this website ,  Hagshadow mail order and Sven A .

I would like to thank Gaya at Hagshadow for all of her continued support without which all would be much more difficult.

A further three or four shows are all but confirmed during April/May 2014 and I shall be playing several festivals next year. 
Thats all for now and quite enough it is .Those of you that speak to me  on FB or my official page and who come to the events please come and say hello but don't expect me to recognise you all or remember your names . Since the early 80's I have had thousands of people writing , faxing , emailing and messaging me and my neurone's are not what they were.

Hail the greater Pan/ Indo European ancestors !!!  PL<

 

 

 

News July 2013

Dear Folks ,

A couple of month since I have returned to music and I must say a BIG thanks to you all for your response in mails , Facebook and so on.

I have now enough concerts booked for this year as a start for next year thanks to the hard work of Sven and the promoters.

I have new material under way and a release for this year and plans for next year.

This year will see a CD sampler ONTOGENY  and the last whole concert of Fruits of Ygddrasil.

Next year will see a full and new  6comm album - schragemusic release and a new work with Freya Aswynn and collaborators.

Free downloads are on my bandcamp   http://6comm.bandcamp.com and new merchandise is posted in the store here.

Many thank and have a great and cloudy Summer.

PatrickL