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Sat. 21 Jan CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.All-dayer, Arts Club, Liverpool
Fri. 27 Jan Engine Rooms, Southampton
Sat. 28 Jan CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.All-dayer, O2 Kentish Town Forum, London
Sun. 29 Jan Concorde 2, Brighton
Wed. 1 Feb The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Fri. 3 Feb Tramshed, Cardiff
Thu. 23 Feb Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Fri. 24 Feb Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Fri. 31 Mar Fiddlers, Bristol (Ents24 says the 31st, venue says the 30th, Fall XYZ doesn't list it)
Sun 28 May Transfomer, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, according to skiddle.com. With Swans, This Is Not This Heat, Royal Trux, Loop!

added 13 January

A plea for information from Grigoriy (Grisha) Kolmakov's father, Kirill Kolmakov.

GrigoriGrisha (who posted as Is This New on the forum) travelled from Russia to Berlin for the Fall gig on 2 November 2016. He was found dead several hours after the gig having been struck by a subway train. The police don't seem to be considering foul play, but Kirill is not so sure. Here're his emails to another forum member who managed to get Grisha a ticket for the show:

I am the father of Grigoriy, a young man (19 years old) who went to the concert of "The Fall" group in Berlin on 02.11.16 (2 months ago in SO36..). Later, early in the morning (03.11.16) around 5 a.m. he died in an accident nearby in the subway under very mysterious circumstances and, unfortunately, his smartphone was not found. I would highly appreciate ANY INFORMATION about his last day and his contacts. For example, when exactly did you last time see him and was he alone or not... Did something look odd or strange about him? I found you on the Fall online forum -- a friend of mine helped me explore my son's computer -- and from the messages therein. I see, you met Grigoriy (Grisha, a very tall and fragile-looking boy) in the pub or something. I know he got the ticket. If you reply I will send you his photo -- maybe that would help... Many thanks in advance for understanding and the information. I am very sorry to disturb you for such a sad reason.

[A second email] In this story the worst thing is that we will probably never know what Grisha had been doing after the gig -- more than 5 hours before the accident -- and where had he been. His last SMS message to his mother was sent at 1 a.m. on 3 November. He wrote he was fine and resting after the concert. A week after the accident I asked people around the blocks -- every pub or whatever on the Oranienstrasse, where he could sit, eat or drink. I left people bills with his photo and also posted many of them on the streets and at the railway station. Sadly, no one replied except the guy who sold him food in "Chickenberg". However, he said it was too crowded, so nothing useful could have been spotted. Also, it is not clear what happened with his smartphone -- was it lost or stolen. The police don't want to trace it because there is no clear evidence that there was crime or violence involved. Now we are trying to push them to do something about that.

Another bad thing is that the accident happened between two stations (Görlitzer Bahnhof and Schlesisches Tor) out of the video surveillance coverage area. So it is not clear how exactly he ended up under the train. The police report leaves too many questions. later I will tell you more details. It could be neither a suicide nor murder -- I know my son well and see no reason. I don't believe he was killed because of the smartphone either. Maybe he was robbed out of it, which made him feel despair, but still not the reason to kill himself... I think, the best thing you can do is to spread the information among the group fans and ask to recall if anyone remembers anything. It is very likely that Grisha found a company after the concert and they went somewhere to get booze and food... Perhaps someone talked to him during the event.... Maybe " the people who met him before the concert" that you mentioned can tell something useful? Attached find a couple of photos.

If you have any information for Kirill, please email him at kirill_kolmakov@mail.ru

Grirory

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added 13 January

The Official Fall website suggests that the next Fall album is entitled "New Facts Emerge". No release date offered, but there are T-shirts for sale.

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added 13 January

Brix and the Extricated played their second session on Marc Riley's BBC6 radio programme last night. Tracks were Pneumatic Violet / Damned for Eternity / Lay of the Land / C.R.E.E.P.

Available for listening for about a month on this page.

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added 13 January

Claus still has a few of his Perverted By Language tour posters for sale:

pbl

The color posters are on thick paper stock, sized 30 x 24 Inches. Each poster is individually hand signed by the artist and dated.

The price is $ 35 USD per poster (including shipping) in the US. The price for per poster to Europe is $ 40 USD (shipping included). The posters are sent in thick sturdy tubes.

Payment options are;  Paypal , E-check. Or other agreed upon payment method. Your order(s} can be placed by emailing Claus at clauscastenskiold@yahoo.com.

If using Paypal, enter the account name clauscastenskiold@yahoo.com to pay. Any questions/ concerns can be resolved by emailing clauscastenskiold@yahoo.com.

Each poster is 100% guaranteed. If poster is damaged, replacement will be sent, or money refunded.

 

 

 

13 Jan. 2017

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