Saturday, 13 April 2019

Eisenlager and Puppy Bordiga "Alternativo Ambient" - April 13, 2019

New collaboration between Eisenlager and Puppy Bordiga “Alternativo Ambient” released today!  Recorded in 2019 in Germany and Argentina.  Have a lovely ambient listen!

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Farewell to the G+ Community "Abandoned in Time" - March 31, 2019

These are my photos I posted on Abandoned in Time last fall and into spring 2019 and are the last for this community.  Thank you to everyone who enjoyed, commented and shared my posts.  Keep on keeping on, goodbye for now and I'll miss every one of you!   

The above photo is my farewell post to everyone on Abandoned in Time.  I so enjoyed being a part of this community and will continue to photograph and post my future deserted and abandoned finds here on Vavaland.

This is Volume 2 of The Richmond Edition in 10 Volumes of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe printed on red pictorial cloth by John Hovendon of New York, which I've had for ages and thought we be perfect for the G+ shutdown occasion. Cheers to you all. 

"Is all that we see or seem 
but a Dream with a Dream?"

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Vava Vol and Eisenlager new Collab Album "Artificial Intelligence" Released Today on Attenuation Circuit Netlabel - March 30, 2019

Please welcome our new collaboration album "Artificial Intelligence" released today on the netlabel Attenuation Circuit!  So very proud to be working with the amazing devices, sounds and rituals artist Eisenlager!  

Stream/get your free download/name your price at the links below!
Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Mona Mur's Solo Album "Delinquent" Releases March 29, 2019

Mona Mur, vocalist, composer, audio designer from Hamburg first entered the music scene in 1982, collaborating with members of Einstürzende Neubauten to form "Mona Mur & Die Mieter" (translated "Mona Mur & the Tenants").  The band consisted of Gode B., Mark Chung, FM Einheit, Alexander Von Borsig and Mona Mur.  They released one 12", titled "Jeszcze Polska".  After this, Mona Mur & Die Mieter disbanded, and Mur emerged into a solo career. - Wikipedia

Friday, 15 March 2019

Thursday, 14 March 2019

"Watercolour" - Group Show at the McClure Gallery in Montreal, Quebec - March 8 - 30, 2016 - March 14, 2019


Marie-Claire Blais
Catherine Bolduc
Pierre Dorion
Karilee Fuglem
Sky Glabush
Jim Holyoak
Henri Michaux
Goodridge Roberts
Matt Shane
Yves Tessier

Yves Tessier,The Red Paint Job, 1994
Watercolour on paper  23 x 50 cm

Curator's Talk: Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 pm

Visual Arts Centre
350 Victoria Avenue
Montréal, (QC) H3Z 2N4
Phone: (514) 488-9558
Gallery e-mail:

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday 12;00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Piki Soul (Houde) - March 10, 2019

My Dearest Piki and Cosmic Soul Sister, 
You would have been 54 yesterday. 
As I reflect on the past two years since 
your departure from this earth, 
I think of you every waking day and night 
and I will never stop missing you.  

You remain forever in my spirit, heart and soul
and I hold only fond memories of our short but incredible 
time spent together in this life.

 ♥ Rest In Peace My Friend ♥

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Abi/Norman - La musica è breva - March 6, 2019

Have a listen to the Italian musician and thinker Abi/Norman's extraordinary YouTube Channel. I was recently introduced to Abi by a mutual friend of mine ours on G+ and have discovered his world of hypnotic atmospheric dark electro masterpieces.

"the noise is below. The crowd is above. Nobody imagines:
old flying tickets glued to the ceiling:
black birds fall like white feathers..."

"From Lost carillon, I am Abi/Norman and this
is the epic nothing: good night to all my colored ghosts..."

"restart in progress.  Do not move from where you are.
Now I'm loading the bones..."

"you will receive a visit of three spirits"

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Friday, 22 February 2019

Stonerpop's "Apollo" Released December 20th, 2018 - February 22, 2019

Stonerpop's new album "Apollo" was released digitally on December 20, 2018
and will include a physical release in the first part of 2019.
Artwork and design by Maudie Michelle.

Stonerpop presents their latest group of songs, "Apollo", to coincide with the birth of their son of the same name.  "Apollo" follows their sophomore release "Physical Business" in November 2017 and their debut "Stonerpop EP" in 2016.

Following their debut, the indie-electro duo from Shreveport, Louisiana, came to be among five finalists nominated for Best Local Band in DeltaStyle Magazine's 2017 Best of the Delta.  In 2018, their music video for their track "Headglow" earned Stonerpop an Official Selection in the African Smartphone International Film Festival.  

Interview with Stonerpop by Vava Vol

1. Maudie M. can you tell us a little about growing up in Idaho?
I come from southwestern Idaho, which is made up of desert and farmland.  When I tell people about my life there I like to bring up the movie Napoleon Dynamite, because the scenic views of yellow land with mountains in the distance are what I grew up seeing.  Not to mention the similarities of living in a small town with a small school.

2. Jimmie, have you lived in Louisiana all your life?
I am a native of Louisiana, but I spent a little bit of time in Vegas before returning home.

3. How and when did you and Jimmie meet and form Stonerpop?
I met Jimmie in 2011, when we began seeing each other romantically.  He was already in a band and it wasn't long before I became responsible for creating artwork and other materials for the project.  I started to learn bass riffs to his songs and would occasionally sit in at shows.  However, it took awhile before we thought about forming our own project.  It wasn't until late 2014 that we decided that we should write and release songs together, which led to our first Stonerpop EP in November 2015.

4.  Were you working with other groups before or is Stonerpop your first musical venture?
Stonerpop is my first musical venture, however shortly after forming Stonerpop, both Jimmie and I played with Noise Artist Ian Quiet in a project called The Ian Quiet Review.  We released an EP named "Seance Fiction".  Jimmie has been in the music scene much longer than me, playing with both Prestor Jon and Voodoo Trees.

5.  Have either of you pursued musical studies or are you self-taught?
I was a band/choir/drama kid throughout middle and high school - so I had formal instruction during that time.  It was easy to participate in everything at the small school - there was no real competition, and people had to multitask to have enough bodies on stage.  I first learned to play the trumpet and dabbled on piano.  It wasn't until after I met Jimmie that I picked up strings, beginning with a ukulele to accommodate my small hands before moving on to bass guitar.  Jimmie did a similar stint as an orchestra/drama kid, but in a larger town, in a much larger school.  He is classically trained on the violin, but has learned to play anything with a string, and also has great rhythm behind the kit.  

6.  As the inspiration for "Apollo" was the birth of your son, do the songs on the album reflect your pregnancy and delivery?
"Apollo" consists of tracks that we conceived and created during the pregnancy - whether they were related to our son or not.  However, a number of the tracks are directly named and correlate to some instances.  It was a kick in the gut to find out Apollo was a footling breech and would have to be delivered via caesarian - hence "Breech" and its aggressive sound.  "Solstice" was named because he was scheduled to be taken out on the Winter Solstice but he came up with his own idea and arrived one day early.

7.  Bighead is featured on "Kickback".  What was his role on this song?
Bighead is our departed friend, Johnnie Hollis III.  We have a folder of unfinished and unreleased sketches and tracks, and we thought it would be fitting to mix something to include him on the release.  He had been waiting on us to have a child, and him being featured is a way to keep his spirit in the experience. 

8. Have you thought about publishing your lyrics on your website?
I have not thought about including them on my website before now - but I do mean to make sure they're in our Bandcamp and SoundCloud.

9. Maudie M, did you design the Stonerpop website?
I am completely responsible for the Stonerpop website design and artwork.  I try to update it for each release (but have sort of skipped the "Apollo" design, as we are planning ahead for our next release).

10. Will Stonerpop be performing live in support of "Apollo"'s February  physical CD release?
Because the baby is still so young, we haven't scheduled anything directly during the time of the physical release.  We do plan to begin scheduling and playing live shows again this year.  We will be in New Orleans at the end of August to play a showcase at the CE Music Conference.

11.  What can we expect from the upcoming "American Dreams"?
I am very excited about "American Dreams" - it is turning out so well!  You can expect atmospheric, spacey dreamscapes and dystopian lyrics.  We're looking to release it toward the end of this year.

12.  Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras in March?
Not necessarily in March - its widely misunderstood that Mardi Gras is celebrated in the weeks prior to Fat Tuesday (which is the final day of the Carnival Season).  There are parades happening throughout February all over Louisiana.  We don't have any specific Mardi Gras plans - but I do see a king cake in our near future!

Maudie Michelle and Apollo

"Apollo" Press Release


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