joy von spain

joy von spain

Plays a Roland Juno 60, Korg Poly-800, Yamaha CS-5, the Backwards Records NW Korg 770, and an Alesis Micron Synthesizer, performs vocals, sequencing, piano, percussion, guitar and tapes alone and in collaboration. As vocalist spans the divide between operatic and harsh. As instrumentalist and composer, experiments range from symphonic and operatic music to power electronics, electro to ambient. Live performances have resulted in sex and violence.

"Joy Von Spain combines avant-garde (de)compositional knowledge with noise...provocation, resulting in intriguing, often unsettling music that sounds like a dream/nightmare collaboration between Karlheinz Stockhausen and Coil, or Iannis Xenakis and Lustmord..." - Dave Segal, The Stranger's blog 12-22-08

100 Pieces, Son of None, the original Noisettes, Slow Children, Nasty Hunter. Do not question her patriotism. Please kill yourself. Compositions recorded since 1993. Releases also on Backwards Records NW, Festival of Failure, Soccer Mom Ebonics, and Extreme Volume Pop.

SLF cd56

lady lazarus

2009   SLFcd56

  • joy von spain
  • with
  • alesis micron
  • noah nine
  • murder
  • veronica heat
  • wataru hokoyama
  • patrick urn
  • lemur
  • lady lazarus (1994)
  • slice part 1
  • slice part 2
  • lady lazarus (2008)
  • beast blob parasite
  • harbinger of imminent doom
  • entrance of durga
  • dreadful passage part 1
  • dreadful passage part 2
  • winter of our dicontent