The ‘ole Brown Wing maybe in a state of suspended animation… however, we have culled a collection of tracks from the “IQ years” to pump directly into your digital processors and sturdy hearts. The recordings were made in Kavekavity Sunnyside after Tzadik ESP Organism release.
Released September 29, 2014
Chuck Bettis – electronics + throat, Mikey IQ Jones – vocals + percussions + live sampling Derek Morton – electronics + synths + voice
Mikey IQ Jones is back after a long hiatus and re-joins Brown Wing Overdrive. The next show is at Silent Barn Show this Wednesday(May 22nd) sharing the bill with Barr/Deblase/Kwartowitz, DeTrop, and Pet Bottle Ningen. Meanwhile watch some maddening footage from a recent practice. Stay tuned… more shows are on the way.
(((10))) came all the way from Korea to tour the United States with Brown Wing Overdrive in April 2010 . Zombie Allergy is the culmination of their energies documented at the end of their travels; which involved, amongst other things, Itta frantically beating a drum to a point where she had to get surgery on her shoulder!
Released June 23rd, 2012 credits: Chuck Bettis – electronics + throat, Derek Morton – electronics Itta – voice, keytar, percussion Marqido – electronics
Kavekavity released only 50 cdrs of L Phantasm and rather keep this a secret, we decided it was time to share this madness via Free Music Archive. Enjoy!
L Phantasm collects the best of Brown Wing Overdrive’s haunted states circa 2006 (and a few years after). This release is the last in the IQ trilogy and is actually prequel to all of BWO’s releases thus far. Although early BWO began as a duo between Chuck Bettis and Derek Morton, L Phantasm marks the beginning of Mikey IQ Jones added mayhem that would span over three records and a few years of live shows. The manic rhythmic interplay of ESP Organism, the bands Tzadik release, is replaced by Morton’s poisonous synth vapors, coaxing Bettis into fugue states where his vocals reach out beyond the dead. Anguished electronics, chaotic circuits define the records exploration of deep psyche-dementia through noise and séance.
BWO performed another ritual on 6/19/11 at Coco66 with drummer Dave Miller (PET BOTTLE NINGEN), a close collaborator of recent months. Unbeknownst to both Dave & Derek at that time is that Chuck secretly invited saxophonist Yuriko Higuchi (YOKAI, SILVER PROCESS) to join BWO during the performance. The surprise worked well and an explosion of spontaneity erupted.