Komodo

1 October 2012

photo by Miguel Legault

We have Montreal-based composer, performer and DJ Komodo to thank for the quirky ethno-techno stomper that invokes the Great God Bboom Bboom Bboom in this month’s post. Komodo, AKA Matthew Burton, is a globetrotter both literally — he has performed in Tokyo, Paris, Mexico and beyond — and thematically, as he marries nuanced electronic dance-music production with an in-depth grasp of global folk instrumentation. Live, he’s as at ease with the oft-maligned didgeridoo as with the laptop and Kaoss pad. Mastermind of Montreal’s Komodo Dubs parties, he has also crafted soundtracks for TV docs and art events, and in 2011 released the marvellous album Shadow Dance. You can check out his fine work here.

Live @ TCAF

12 May 2011

We gave a performance at the Toronto Comics Art Festival this past weekend. We loved doing TCAF and hope to have the chance to perform there again. Here’s a photo from the gig, taken by Christos Tsirbas, during “Ultzmölnir, Last Warrior of Baddengaard”.

 

The Astro-Nutts

28 April 2011

A great big thank-you to “teen wonders” The Astro-Nutts, who composed, performed and recorded the far-out “Astromutt Theme” for Lost Myths! The Astro-Nutts are guitarist Bobby Beaton and bassist John Davis, keyboardist Fred Sarli and drummer Zen Nakamura. The track was mixed by Paul Scriver — thanks, Paul!

Beaton and Davis are founding members of second-wave garage-rock legends The Gruesomes, dishing out the fuzz since 1985. Sarli and Scriver are both alumni of Gruesomes recording sessions. It’s a great honour to have these snazzy talents and dear friends contribute to Lost Myths.

These days, Beaton, Davis and Nakamura are three-fifths of frat-rock revivalists Fuad & the Fez-Tones. Dig their gritty, greasy, culturally insensitive garage R&B on their album Beeramid, or live at a frat-house toga party near you!

ontestants were asked for imaginary books that might be found at Lost Pages, the mysterious bookshop of Claude Lalumière’s The Door to Lost Pages

Author’s Choice Prizewinner: Robert Swan

Juridical Systems and Found Objects: Conformity and Deviance in Southern Garden Gnome Culture

by Dr. V. Gartenzwerg
(Secret Society Press, 2010)

Can a social system founded on an individual’s status as “property” endure? According to sociologist Dr. V. Gartenzwerg, such a society can endure, and thrive! “In Southern Garden Gnome society,” writes Dr. Gartenzwerg, “social status is based upon who owns you, the prominence of your placement in yard or garden, and an individual’s willingness to structure their life around the whims of their human owners.” Much like early American Puritans, Southern Garden Gnomes have developed a strict social hierarchy, a low tolerance for formal or informal deviance, and a highly punitive juridical system. While Dr. Gatenzwerg makes no claim regarding the applicability of his research to human society, Juridical Systems and Found Objects is an excellent case study in how the willing “commodification” of individuals may lead to a collective “empathy deficit.”

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For more imaginary books, explore The Lost Pages Library at Lost Myths

A few photos from our first anniversary show at O PATRO VYS in Montreal, courtesy of Robert Levesque.

Claude introducing the show

The Beginning of Time

The Implosive Birth of the Nautilusaurus


Memmbok the Omnivorous, Mammoth Monster of Marble!


Astromuttmania: The "Astromutt Theme"


The Rabbit-Yaga Ritual

The Rabbit-Yaga Ritual


The X-Ray Ogre Beats the Devil


The Undogagon


Closing words from Rupert

Contestants were asked for imaginary books that might be found at Lost Pages, the mysterious bookshop of Claude Lalumière’s The Door to Lost Pages

Readers’ Choice Prizewinner: Don Webb

History of Ool-Athag

by Rory Mnenomic
(Goldin Goblin)

Rory Mnemonic realized that the inhabitants of Ool-Athag would be familiar with their recent history and mystified by the city’s nonhuman origins, so the book is written backwards from the current day toward the dim past, with the last chapters written in pre-human hieroglyphs.

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For more imaginary books, explore The Lost Pages Library at Lost Myths

Contestants were asked for imaginary books that might be found at Lost Pages, the mysterious bookshop of Claude Lalumière’s The Door to Lost Pages

runner-up: Kam Oi Lee

Travellers Guide to the Scorching Land

by Salina Desertwalker
(Scorching Land Bureau of Tourism, 2011)

Want a vacation off the beaten path? Consider the Scorching Land!

It may be a searing, desiccated realm where giant arthropods prowl like armoured tanks, fissures exhale deadly fumes, and it hasn’t rained a drop in a hundred years. But look beyond the Scorching Land’s forbidding exterior, and you’ll discover a wealth of delights.

  • Authentic underground accommodations (with in-cave atmospheric water generating system)
  • Feast on lava-roasted scorpion kebabs and juicy centipede steak
  • Enjoy truly otherworldly music performed on instruments made from ancestors’ bones at the Salt Grotto Amphitheatre
  • Hike to the eerie Forest of Plasma Tourmalines (don’t forget heat goggles, foil clothing, and fire-resistant boots)
  • Experience the one-of-a-kind Molten Rock Sculpture Festival

Call your travel agent today!

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For more imaginary books, explore The Lost Pages Library at Lost Myths

Contestants were asked for imaginary books that might be found at Lost Pages, the mysterious bookshop of Claude Lalumière’s The Door to Lost Pages

runner-up: Jay Caselberg

The Stalker’s Guide to Royal Residences

by Louis Pierre Louvel
(Black Hand Press)

Comprehensive guide to interiors and floor plans including the best niches, alcoves, and other places of concealment. Updated with a new chapter on assassination.

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Contestants were asked for imaginary books that might be found at Lost Pages, the mysterious bookshop of Claude Lalumière’s The Door to Lost Pages

runner-up: Laura Rainbow Dragon

How to Eat Fried Trilobite

by Cora Bore and Ice E. Tales
(Gastric Juice Books Inc.)

Unemployed linguist Cora Bore and failed restaurateur Ice E. Tales were drilling for oil in Canada’s high Arctic when they made an amazing discovery: the world’s oldest extant cookbook.

When initial drilling efforts failed to yield the black gold, Bore and Tales did not despair. Instead, they developed new methods of analyzing their core samples, determined not to miss anything. These new analyses failed to identify oil; however, they did show an unusual ionization pattern in the deepest layers of ice. Bore soon discovered that this ionization pattern was in fact an ingenious written language (of what prehistoric creature, who can say?). With the help of Tales’s culinary expertise, Bore was able to transcribe 101 recipes from the ice record, including such gastronomic delights as: fried trilobite, small shelly fauna stew, and Ediacaran potage.

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For more imaginary books, explore The Lost Pages Library at Lost Myths

Celebrate by sharing!

1 April 2011

Lost Myths, by Claude LalumièreRupert Bottenberg, launched one year ago today! Celebrate by helping to spread the Lost Myths gospel! Repost, tweet, blog, FB, or otherwise share your favourite Lost Myth from the archives.

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