NORO-50 The Laughing Clown/The Burning Clown - Nouroboros

NORO-50 The Laughing Clown/The Burning Clown Is a polemical album of electronic compositions by Nouroboros.

as claimed by Nouroboros this is the "last labyrinth". it was known since as early as September of 2016 that this would be the last NOuroboros industrial Concern Album by Nouroboros or Alan S. Tofighi. This work marks a decisive shift in collaboration and intention between Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros aesthetically and ideologically. The album was recorded on Alan S. Tofighi's equipment at the NORO Labs studio in Valencia CA, without his knowledge and the results are a critue  and refutation on notions of equipment and collaboration.

Electronics, Artwork, Recording -Nouroboros.

Can be heard  and or purchased Here.

FLED -01 Planted Evidence - Alan S. Tofighi & The Seeds of Distrust

It is with this new release  FLED -01 Planted Evidence - Alan S. Tofighi & The Seeds of Distrust Released between Earth day and the 23rd that the new Flat Ledge imprint is announced.

Planted evidence is a Live collaboration Between Alan S. Tofighi & The Seeds of Distrust at the closing reception of "Bottomless Vale of Tears Effects of Random and Regulated Noise on Plant Growth No. 1" Analysis and exploitation on Primary perception, mental states of improvisation, and documentation all examined in this album including remixes from the audience.

by connecting an early girl tomato plant to a Wheatstone bridge, Eletro-harmonix Mel9 Mellotron pedal, and outputting to a Dektor Counterintelligence Psychological Stress Evaluator Alan S. Tofighi evaluated and processed corresponding frequencies and waveforms from the PSE and matched it to create various beatings off the chart paper.

it has been too long since classic and self denounced "Dr. George Milstein's - Music to grow plants", this album comes a the perfect time of ethereal midi and tonally structured composition.
These plants were primed for months with the heaviest of New Music, Extreme Metal, Avant-Rock, and Noise, and free improvisation and are ready to share their new tastes. No Midi, just pure electrodes and electricity. Enter into the shadow of the Secret life of Plants

Can be heard and or purchases here

NORO-49 Head-Smashed-In (After Trampled Under Hoof) -Alan S. Tofighi

NORO-49 Head-Smashed-In (After Trampled Under Hoof) Is a  live album of electric guitar, electronics, and  fret buzz. Dedicated to the remaining Bison and Humanities tumultuous relationship with eco systems.

by utilizing strings tuned below conceivable pitch and manipulated with an Ebow the FlopEbow form is used extensively on this album. Thematically it is tied to the notorious heritage site Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Site.

FlopEbow Aluminum Neck guitar, Electronics, Artwork, Recording -Alan S. Tofighi

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-48 Realization For the Unnameable and Unclaimable Aria/Potential Threnody For The Critical And Pre-Taxonomized - Alan S. Tofighi & The Cryptozoorchestra

NORO-48 Realization For the Unnameable and Unclaimable Aria/Potential Threnody For The Critical And Pre-Taxonomized is a Live recording of the performance "Realization For The Unnameable And Unclaimable  Aria/Potential Threnody For The Critical And Pre-Taxonomized" At California Institute of the Arts  On May 11, 2016 in C113 Gallery

Alan S. Tofighi Extended Ebow, Conducting, Album Art
Wolpertinger -Voice
Amphisbaena Neglecta-Voice
Side Hill Croncher-Voice
Japanese River Otter-Voice
Baiji-Voice
Fur Bearing Trout-Voice
Globster-Voice
Saola-Voice
Pyura Chilensis-Voice
Enfield Horror-Voice
Chinese Giant Salamander-Voice
Borametz-Voice
Kakapo-Voice
Marhor-Voice
Gordon Kurowski-Saxophone

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-47 Counter-Razzleution - Alan S. Tofighi & Razzle Dazzle

NORO-47 Counter-Razzleution by Alan S. Tofighi & Razzle Dazzles is a live studio album by Alan S. Tofighi & Razzle Dazzle recorded at CalArts in Studio C110

"In an unexpected turn of events Alan S. Tofighi has disowned his workings with Nouroboros" and released this new work of 7 minimalist compositions"

Razzle Dazzle- Processing, Direction, Electronics

Alan S. Tofighi-Aluminum Neck Jaguar, Album Art, Production

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-46 Pure Razzle Dazzle - Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros

NORO-46 Pure Razzle Dazzle by Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros is a live studio album by Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros Recorded Live at CalArts in Studio C110

Manipulation of Frequencies, algorithms and processes to jam and end all recognition. Play  discretely and whenever necessary. Titles are simply tested suggestions not directions. Play at own risk to self and speakers. Released on Mayday 2016

Nouroboros-Electronics, Processing, Direction

Alan S. Tofighi-Aluminum Neck Jaguar, Album Art, Production

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-45 In A Cave/Trial By Fire - Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory

NORO-45 In A Cave/Trial By Fire by Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory

 In A Cave/Trial By Fire is a new Live Album by Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory Recorded in the Mid Century Stage of the Westminster Lanes and processed at NORO Labs Valencia.

Formed at CalArts in 2016, Alan S. Tofighi & The hand of Glory are an autonomous band that work within modes of chance, programming, and inter-connectivity. Rare documentation of an even rarer event.This Live working by Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory documents the performance of this Performance art Trio and brings the ecstasty of the invisible clouded by the flames of burning crime hair.

The Hand of Glory -Drums, Electronics, Guitar, Lighting, Performance

Alan S. Tofighi-Electronics, Album Art, Production

Recorded by Brion Boyes at Westminster Lanes, Westminster CA, January 23, 2016

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-44 C108 - Alan S. Tofighi & The 75,000 Studio Plaque

NORO-44 C108 by Alan S. Tofighi & The 75,000 Studio Plaque

C108 is the new album By Alan S. Tofighi & The 75,000 Studio Plaque. Recorded in the Hotly debated Studio block of The Former C-Art studio.

"While in my studio devising a way to prank John Baldessari upon the dedication of his purchase of the C-Art Studio at CalArts, I overheard a tour guide showing investors around the block.Tour Guide: As you can see here this is the Ed Ruscha Studio, this is the Jennifer Steinkamp studio, here is the Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg studio.
Investor:  Do you have to be an artist to have a plaque?
Tour Guide: No, Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg are not artists.
Investor: How much are they?
Tour Guide: $75,000.
Investor: Okay I want one.
I could only afford ~$40,000 So i made the plaque myself to save on costs and time."

Korg MS-20, Chimera BC-9, Aluminum Neck Guitar, Contact Mic, Recording, Album Art-Alan S. Tofighi

Space, Room, Ambiance-$75,000 Plaque

Album of Music Recorded in the Fall Semester of 2015 in The Michael Asher Studio CalArts, Valencia, CA

Can be heard or purchased Here.

Alan S. Tofighi Live January 23, 2016 Westminster Lanes

It is always a 23...

Saturday January 23 at Westminster Lanes Alan S. Tofighi will be performing a new one act play.

Also Performing is the forever incomparable Pure Shit, the motorik grind of HWY, and gulag-a-go-go

 January 23 2016 9PM $5

Westminster Lanes 
6471 Westminster Blvd Westminster CA, 92628

Event page found here

https://www.facebook.com/events/937502869675629/

Flyer by Francisco Marin


NORO-43 Toy Killer - Alan S. Tofighi & Toys Not Music

NORO-43 Toy Killer by Alan S. Tofighi & Toys Not Music

Toy Killer the new live album By Alan S. Tofighi & Toys Not Music continues the motorik futurist electroacoustic forms explored on the Gnostic novelty Intelligent Design. retelling the age old transition from "punk" to "noise" this album is an easily observable path for the initiated.

Recorded at Lyons Den, Newhall October 23, 2015

Anonymouse -Sprint Drum, Tail Bongo, vocals Chirps II -Hatchling staccato Drum, vocals Henny Penny -Egg Laying Drum Trickceratops -Charging Drum Hercules -Molting Crawl Drum Clampton -Molting Crawl Drum Amphibrain -Floating Drum Kickaroo - Squt Drum Albertigator- Deathroll Drum Squeaky Peter -Vocals Resident -Bounce Drum Clowny -Water Drum Cardio - Pump Drum Skullman- Dance Drum Glam Pup -Glitter Drum Trumphead -Death blow drum Hank -Hand Drum Penguino -Ice Drum Terrysaurus rex -Ancient Drum Chordata -Bone Drum Big Burger -Vocals Billion Dollar Snakey -Snake drum Alan S. Tofighi - conducting, snare Drum

Album Art, Recording -Alan S. Tofighi

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-42 "And The Egg Cracked, And Then The Dregs Wrapped" - Nouroboros

NORO-42 "And The Egg Cracked, And Then The Dregs Wrapped" By Nouroboros

"And The Egg Cracked, And Then The Dregs Wrapped" isthe Newest Album by Nouroboros. This release is centralized on the egg. No Instruction,  Hatch or Cook, Either option will require heat.

Recorded at NORO Labs, Valencia 2014-2015.

Korg MS-20, Chimera BC9,  Various Electronics, Processing -Nouroboros

Album Art, Recording -Alan S. Tofighi

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-41 Book Music, Still... Or Book Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes - Alan S. Tofighi .

NORO-41 Book Music, Still... Or Book Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes LP by Alan S. Tofighi .

BMSOBCAPA is a New Installment of Reading Music by Alan S. Tofighi. Created with Guitar, Electronics and Loops. Music About Reading, for reading, by a Reader.Following in the traditions of furniture music, this release is meant to accompany but not overpower the reading experience for each user. Proud Non-reader of books may enjoy as well, or not.

Recorded at NORO Labs, Valencia in 2015.

Electric Guitar, Yuri Landman White Eagle, Electronics, Album Art, Recording -Alan S, Tofighi

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-40 Three New Lives for Electric Chair Live Therapeutic Recordings, Demonstration, and Enhanced Editions - Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros.

NORO-40 Three New Lives for Electric Chair Live Therapeutic Recordings, Demonstration, and Enhanced Editions by Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros.

Therapeutic audio consisting of Action sounds and live electrocution from the live event Three New Lives For Electric Chair #1 at the California Institute of the Arts April 27 2015. Recorded live at C113 from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The album was recorded live at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia CA 2015

Concept, recording, production, album art, construction- Alan S. Tofighi
Processing -Nouroboros

Can be heard or purchased Here.


"Three New Lives for Electric Chair" -Alan S. Tofighi

The first incarnation of Alan S. Tofighi's new work "Three New Lives for Electric Chair" is set to Premiere on April 27, 2015. Part Medical invention, part entertainment system, part Live composition, all legal, TNLEC is a live experience that can only be experienced on location when it is available. To participate, please email at info@nouroboros.com Thank you.

HD_6 Cross Pollination of Suspension (Hog Wild At the Lizard Feed) Tape - Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros

It is with Great Pleasure that I Announce the Arrival and Release of HD_6 Cross Pollination of Suspension (Hog Wild At the Lizard Feed Tape). Higher Dimensions has put out the First Official non hypo-limited release of a Nouroboros Industrial Concern Release in a physical Format. Edition of 50 which can be bought from Alan S. Tofighi, or Via Francisco Marin at Pure.franciscomarin@gmail.com

Higher Dimensions Is an extreme and occult text store as well as the most promising label and my favorite, hands down. Most of the back catalog is out of print but worth hunting down if you can. Francisco Marin, being one of the most unique artists working in Imaging, also has been playing Bass in Pure Shit since at least 2011. Press and those who believe that post-hawkwind psych bands are leading new Directions in the "underground" need to go and see Pure Shit blissfully annihilate all those assumptions.Beyond God and Beyond hype. Pure Shit is Pure and infallible.


Higher Dimesnions Entertainment
http://higherdimensions.tumblr.com/

Pure Shit
http://pureshithc.tumblr.com/

NORO-39 Intelligent Design - Alan S. Tofighi & Toys Not Music

NORO-39 Intelligent Design, Is the Debut Album by Toys Not Music. Toys Not Music is The Gnostic Novelty record for the Simulation Era that is the early 21st Century.

Equal Parts Basilides, Kim Fowley, Russolo, and Tuna & The Rock-cats...Toys Not Music meditate and converge on the arena of the beat of life and the Amplified Snare Drum Surface. The Dectet starts out one demonstrating their purported notions of creation, ultimately  by one finally collaborating and creating their post-motorik micro-rhythm form


The album was recorded live at NORO Labs in Valencia CA 2015

Alan S. Tofighi- Album Art, Recording, Coordinator, Arranger, Drums
Nouroboros- Electronics
Henny Penny- Egg Laying Drum
Peck- Hatchling Staccato Drum
Trickceratops- Charging Drum
Hercules- Molting crawl Drum
Clampton- Molting crawl Drum
Anonymouse- Sprint Drum and Tail Bongo
Amphibrain- Floater Drum
Kickaroo- Squat Drum 
Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-38 More Approximated Worlds - Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros

NORO-38 More Approximated Worlds by Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros is a Live album consisting of Improvised Violin with preparations and live realized alternate tunings. Musical Allegory for an allegorical work. Pun on Pun and beyond.

Based as a theme to a multi-creation myth piece, Hanging/Garden/ Crystal World" The album features a return to Violin but with alternate tuning and preparations by Alan S. Tofighi and Live processing and modular Synth patching by Nouroboros

The album was recorded live at NORO Labs in Valencia CA 2015

Violin, Vocals, Wire, and Album Art by Alan S. Tofighi, Processing, Modular Synth, Nouroboros

Can be heard or purchased Here.

NORO-37 Conspicuous Leisure - Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros

NORO-37 Conspicuous Leisure by Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros. is a Live album consisting of Synthesis and musique concrete.

The Album is thematically linked to the Victorian idea of " Conspicuous Leisure" in which a life of idleness is prized and one who may not have the luxury of idle life would gladly lie to attain higher social ranks. A metaphor for any social situation and institution.

The album was recorded live at NORO Labs in Valencia CA 2014

Chimera BC9, album art and Recording by Alan S. Tofighi, Processing, Modular Synth, Nouroboros

Can be heard or purchased Here.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros Live December 6

 Saturday December 6th at Pehrspace Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros will perform live while screening Alan S. Tofighi's film "Six Visions (For Occult Self-Amputation)"

Also Performing is the ethereal grinding force of Banetoriko, The unrelenting uncompromising Trio  of Pure Shit, and the Legendary  long running power of Allegory Chapel LTD.

$5 December 6th 2014 Perhspace 9 PM

Event page found here
https://www.facebook.com/events/1001579276525624

Flyer by Francisco Marin

Favorite Line up of the year

Not to be missed
-Alan S. Tofighi



NORO-36 The Socialite: Three Parts To An Unending Anecdote - Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros

NORO-36 The Socialite: Three Parts To An Unending Anecdote by Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros. Live album consisting of music from different locations, time, and aesthetic.

The album is thematically based on a revolving never ending anecdote about a Three-Legged Cat known by Alan S. Tofighi, and obtrusive story telling. 


Track 1 and 2 recorded live on August 1, 2014 at The DA Center for the Arts Pomona, CA. Track three was recorded Live on November 27, 2013 at COC Valencia CA. 

Aluminum Neck Jaguar, Vocals, Yuri Landman Whopper, Contact Mics, and Strings on Track 3 are done y Alan S. Tofighi Electronics, Processing, Indeterminate Delay by Nouroboros. Album art by Alan S. Tofighi.


Can be heard or purchased Here.