FC Broken Toaster Records presents: The Kickoff

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For us at Broken Toaster Records, the way we work feels somewhat comparable to playing football on a muddy field. The main difference is that we take it very seriously. This was the main thought behind this event. In the weekend of May 12th, Broken Toaster Records was invited to participate in Incubate Festival, Tilburg. We decided to use the budget and space to create a football field with real grass, homemade football shirts and footballs with the BTR logo printed on them. We used the football field as a stage where we showcased a number of our precious bands, kind of like a retrospective exhibition. First, an old classic: Thom Thwaiter's Goat Suit, followed by Live Op Vlieland Reprise, which was an ode to the first record ever published by Broken Toaster Records. Our friends from Eco Italia did a live show. On the last day, Carmello Trio did an ambient set.

Zeg Roodkapje Waar Ga je Heene

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On the third day of Incubate, Jelle's voice was so messed up, he turned into an old man named Ome Jochem. We decided to use this extraordinary voice to retell one of the most classic fairytales in existence: Little Red Riding Hood.

CODE MALLOOT - Live @ Code Rood

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Code Rood is a monthly exhibition which takes place in Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Arnhem. This is basically a piece of land where artists live and work. BTR performed in a building/artpiece called "Het Stookhuisje", which was built by artist Alphons ter Avest. We slept in "Het Stookhuisje", using it as a rehearsal space. The next day, CODE MALLOOT did a performance with a barbecue, grilling meat while performing.

MONO opening weekend

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On April 8th, Broken Toaster Records curated one night of MONO's opening weekend in Rotterdam (www.mono.ooo). The first band was Latte Macho & The Frappucino's. It consisted of two guys, one keytar, one CASIO VL1, one electric ukelele and one sound recording of a forest.

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The second artist to climb the stage was DJ Gstarking. Mixing Rennaissance with Hardstyle, DJ Gstarking performed by sitting on a chair on stage, reading Darwin.

 

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Next up, an old familiar to the Broken Toaster Records label: Eco Italia. With their unique entrance on stage (being dragged in, squeezed together in one sleeping bag) they immediately captured the crowd's full attention. They continued the show in style, changing outfits every ten seconds, blending fruit into different kinds of delicious smoothies and handing out drawings that were made on the spot. It was AWESOME!

The Show's Proposals

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With at least 17 people, The Show's Proposals is by far the biggest band to be released on Broken Toaster Records. Some of the instruments that were used are: a trumpet, a cajon, a keytar, a toy electric guitar, a didgeridoo and a xylophone.

BRIK - BRIKOLAGE

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This album is a shortened version of a live performance done by BRIK. This performance took place at "Circa...dit" gallery, Arnhem.

Thom Thwaiter's Goat Suit - Tu Sei Arrivato

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This band is inspired by Thom Thwaites' goat suit. Check out the YouTube video made by this great researcher. The sound is a live recording of a performance done at "Club Tilburg: Tu Sei Arrivato" in Tilburg. By accident, the band misspelled the true name of Thomas Thwaites.

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A live performance/ DJ set/ organ practice/ inuit gathering/ open bar. Shot at the weekly "5 á 7" event, organized by the Fine Art department, which took place at ArtEZ, Institute for the Arts, Arnhem.

Thom Twaiter's Goat Suit Try Out Band - Live at "EXTRAPOOL presents Muziekles"

EXTRAPOOL and ArtEZ, Institute for the Arts, Arnhem, organized an event called "Muziekles". It involved a workshop by sound artist Emanuel de Swaaf, a live performance by power sludge metal band "Witches Brew" and a performance by Thom Twaiter's Goat Suit Try Out Band, which was a try out band for the live performance by Thomas Thwaiter's Goat Suit at "Club Tilburg: Tu Sei Arrivato" in Tilburg.

Ill Primo - Vol.1

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This live mix by Ill Primo was made in his living room. Looking for the crunchy sounds, Ill Primo documented himself while skipping between songs and different playback machines.

FILT - .

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FILT is the first three piece band to release a kind of fuzzy, garage-like EP on Broken Toaster Records. They will play a show in Berlin sometime soon.

Eco Italia - Sheep Skin Favourites

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This mixtape by Eco Italia was their third, and last, released on the Broken Toaster Records Bandcamp. But Eco Italia will return with some sweet live performances...

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