Matt Verta-Ray and Ali Smith began their musical collaboration in 1993 in the legendary Speedball Baby in which they recorded and toured extensively all over the world and with such rock and roll luminaries as The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Dirt Bombs, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, members of Sonic Youth, The Cramps, The Gun Club and graced the record labels MCA/ Universal, In The Red Records, Sympathy For The Record Industry and PCP Entertainment. Their notorious high energy shows created a firestorm of over-the-top post-punk surrealism that owed more to Burroughs, Carver and Buster Keaton than to Nirvana, Led Zeppelin or The Monkees. In the calm lea of such blistering Grand Guignol expression was born the almost silent, wavering band of blue light known as the Oubliettes, an interior, personal answer to the over-emotionalism that (then and now) characterized the rock world zeitgeist. The Velvet Underground was invoked as an artistic talisman as were the Young Marble Giants, Billy Childish, Little Peggy March, Atlanta’s Subsonics, Os Mutantes, Mickey and Sylvia and ‘60s bossa nova. Matt and Ali began their private experiment in notating and recording the topography of the heartbroken brain, the left lover and the possessed baby, melancholy musical scientists sorrowfully making bloops and bleeps on magnetic tape deep in Verta-Ray’s ice-blue studio where there are no clocks because time stands still. But along with the seemingly innocent sweetness, there is a sinister energy that pervades the haunting music of the Oubliettes too, a twist of regret and erotic bitterness that puts the vinegar in the ice cream. Lil’ One-Arm is the long awaited “lost” debut album by the Oubliettes. Fall into their dreamy dungeon. Their hypnotic sounds will inveigle, hypnotize, intoxicate and never let you out again.


EvilMrSod is the solo project and also the alter-ego of Pablo Ramón Rodriguez Rivero, singer, guitar player and main composer for Fuckin’ Family Faces, the well known rock’n’roll band from Tenerife, Canary Islands. Born in Tenerife, stranded in Berlin a few years ago and recently moved to Leipzig, he is matured to an impressive singer and songwriter after his first LP.
As "EvilMrSod" he combines very different music styles, it is not possible to label him in one direction. He's different, his style unmistakable. Folk-Rock, Country, Blues... each have their own place with EvilMrSod.




"Il y a ceux qui se cachent dans la foule ou derrière une demi douzaine de musiciens. Et il y a ceux qui avancent à découvert, seul, sur la ligne de front ou dans le désert Mojave. Qu'ils s'appellent Robert Johnson ou Petit Vodo, qu'ils cultivent la tradition hobo ou la modernité écorchée, ils ont l'âme décharnée, nue et vraie donc, du rock'n'roll... Dallas Kincaid avec ses cicatrices orientées plein ouest et sa mélancolie numérique est assurément l'un des plus passionnants d'entre eux."
Jean Luc Manet
(les Inrockuptibles, Epok ...)

...du rock donc avec des guitares électriques félines et tordues. Du blues aussi lent et hypnotique qu'un harmonica perdu dans les eaux du fleuve.
Abus Dangereux

...le blues du Delta remis au goût du jour par un homme orchestre connaissant le bayou ancestral et le nouvel arsenal digital comme sa poche.
Les Inrockuptibles