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Live at Union Transfer, Philly, 8/17/2013

March 11, 2014


Some great live shots by Frank Lanigan from the Union Transfer, 8/17/2013 alongside Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals and Warbeast.
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MASKS video directed by Augie Arredondo released

March 11, 2014


Chillin with my buddy Augie making some grindcore pneumatics on a Saturday sipping some fine local IPA.
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A&P Masks Featured in Wired

March 11, 2014


From Earplist pr: AUTHOR & PUNISHER master sound manipulator, Tristan Shone, recently spoke with Wired Magazine for an in-depth investigation of the voice modulating masks – among many other handcrafted industrial contraptions — that aid in his cacophonous manifestation of cold mechanical doom. Elaborates Shone, “These Masks are as much an abstract representation of what […]
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NEW A&P CREST REVEALED

February 21, 2014


Author & Punisher crest, designed by Christina Liu (http://christinaliu.com/), featuring the new Mute Mask. Set Flames!  Also, check out the new hoolie SCARF designed by Christina Liu (http://christinaliu.com/). Get yours at:  http://authorandpunisher.bandcamp.com/merch/author-punisher-set-flames-scarf, these are in limited supply!
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some nice live photos from the recent tour

February 18, 2014


Great live shots from the Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals tour, January 2014.
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2 Dates with Corrections house- LA and SD in January

December 20, 2013


1/5/14  - Los Angeles, CA  Echoplex w/Corrections House and Wreckmeister Harmonies 1/6/14  - San Diego, CA  Soda Bar w/Corrections House
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Tour with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals + Hymns, January 2014

December 20, 2013

how we made our live tour visuals

November 15, 2013

new set of live concert visuals/performance vids

November 15, 2013


Special thanks to Decibel for presenting these: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/in-person-aural-devastation-author-punisher-live/ See all 6 of the live videos HERE. Special thanks to Cutmod for the live manipulation during the tour.
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Author & Punisher (with CutMod on visuals), Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, and Warbeast + crew in New Orleans

August 30, 2013


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listening to some portal with mr. phil anselmo

August 30, 2013


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Technicians of Distortion tour: Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast and Author & Punisher

July 23, 2013

Great Live footage thanks to Music Tech Fest, London, May 2013

July 23, 2013


Footage taken from recent Author & Punisher month long European tour, May 2013.  England, Netherlands, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic.
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May 2013 European Tour Dates

April 26, 2013

A&P on Pitchfork

April 26, 2013


http://pitchfork.com/features/the-out-door/9112-sonic-omnivores/4/ Author & Punisher is Tristan Shone, a scientist, sculptor, designer and musician living in San Diego, CA. Listening to Author & Punisher’s records– particularly last year’s great Ursus Americanus and the forthcoming Women & Children– what’s most striking is Shone’s aggressive and agile blend of styles. Traces of doom, dubstep, industrial, noise, and honest-to-goodness pop show up within […]
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Announcing: Man Machine Tour w/A Life Once Lost

February 10, 2013


3/15/2013 Solar Culture Tucson, AZ, Solar Culture w/ Not Breathing 3/16/2013 High Mayhem Studios  Santa Fe, NM w/ We Drew Lightning w/ A Life Once Lost: The Man Machine Tour 2013: 3/17/2013 Chameleon Room Oklahoma City, OK 3/18/2013 Fubar St. Louis, MO 3/19/2013 Jenny Wiley Convention Center  Prestonburg, KY w/ Encrust 3/20/2013 Ultra Lounge  Chicago, […]
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A&P gets some nice press to finish up 2012!

January 8, 2013


http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/166525-the-best-hopes-to-break-out-in-2013/ Listed on Decibel Magazine’s top 40 Metal Albums of the year:  http://stereogum.com/1205641/decibel-top-40-albums-of-2012/list/ http://social.entertainment.msn.com/music/blogs/headbang-blogpost.aspx?post=54a87a00-ffda-419b-b417-f096ee4cc1dd&ref=bfv
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“Ursus Americanus” vinyl now available for preorder

October 25, 2012


Author & Punisher – Ursus Americanus LP / T-Shirt Bundle PREORDER from shop.seventhrule.com.  A crushing LP in a beautiful matte finished jacket, all copies also include an 18″x24″ Poster with Drone Machines inspired art. And for a short period of time, ALL MAILORDER purchases of this LP will also include an additional copy of the […]
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3 Special East Coast shows

October 25, 2012


Oct. 31 Brooklyn, NY@ THE ACHERON Nov. 1 Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan University | Music House Nov. 3rd @ Providence, RI @ Halloween Industrial Fest, CLUB GALLERY
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A&P Video for “Terrorbird”

August 22, 2012


Check out the new Terrorbird video directed by Augustine Arredondo with camera work and production help from Marilia Maschion and Tristan Shone, starring Rob Crow (Pinback, Goblin Cock), myself and many others. Enjoy! \m/ Many thanks to all who helped on the Author & Punisher video for the track “Terrorbird”: Augustine Arredondo (Director), Marilia Maschion (Production/Camera), Rob Crow (Actor), Jeni Cheung(Special Effects/Props),
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August 2012 West Coast w/Kayo Dot

July 31, 2012


27-Aug : Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon w/ Kayo Dot 28-Aug : San Francisco @ Elbo Room w/ Kayo Dot 30-Aug : Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ The Body, Hot Victory 31-Aug : Seattle, WA @ The Comet w/ The Family Curse 1-Sept : Arcata, CA @ The Alibi w/ Vektor 2-Sept : […]
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2 Shows in the Desert this weekend: Las Vegas/Salt Lake City

June 21, 2012


Friday: Las Vegas @ Yayo Taco w/Black Elk Saturday: Salt Lake City @ CRUCIAL FEST 2012 (at Urban Lounge) w/ TONS of bands.
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A&P ‘URSUS’, Spring tour dates with Taurus

March 23, 2012


19-April : Los Angeles, CA @ M Bar w/ AxxOnn, Mawdryn 20-April : NoCal 21-April : Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club w/ Kowloon Walled City, Taurus, Hornss 22-April : Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda 23-April : OFF 24-April : Tacoma, WA @ New Fronter w/ Helms Alee, Taurus 25-April : Seattle, WA @ […]
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New album ‘Ursus Americanus’, out April 24th, 2012, on Seventh Rule!

March 5, 2012


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new december 2011 feature in wired

December 29, 2011


http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/st_obsessed_machines/
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more new instruments, ‘Gridiron’ in the works

December 7, 2011


Another new series of instruments finally in the works. The one shown here was designed mainly at STEIM in Amsterdam, during my stay there in September.  There will be a few other texture based instruments to go along with this…I’m hoping for the summer 2012 for them to be done.
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Netherlands tour dates + STEIM Residency + SD Art Prize + plus philly dates announced

August 18, 2011


8/26/11- Philadelphia, PA @ Digital Ferret 8/27/11- Lewisburg, PA @ Bucknell University (Arts Everywhere Festival) 9/1/11 – 9/4/11- San Diego, CA — Exhibition of Works @ Hilton Hotel as part of Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair 9/8/11 – Enschede, Netherlands @ GOGBOT Festival 9/11/11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Wild-S 9/14/11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ […]
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A&P performing ‘Terrorbird’ off the upcoming album ‘Ursus Americanus’, Live on the Radio.

July 20, 2011


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new album to be released this summer on vinyl, entitled ‘Ursus Americanus’

May 29, 2011


Lots of new stuff happening on many fronts. New album: all played on Dub Machines, 5 tracks on the vinyl, 7 tracks on the CD. Tour in Europe from Sept. 8th to 25th with performances at STEIM, Gogbot, and Incubate Festivals as well as other shows in Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, etc. still working out dates […]
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Tonight, April 2nd, Oi Futoro Theatre, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro A&P, 8pm!

April 2, 2011


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A&P to perform at Fresh Sounds series in San Diego

February 18, 2011


Fresh Sound: CONSUME- a Fresh Sounds and Art Pwr event w/Author & Punisher Featuring Tristan Shone (musician/live electronics/composer), Clint McCallum (voice/actor), David Medine (live sound and electronics), Jason Ponce (Live video processing), and Rick Snow (creator and orchestration).
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A&P to perform 3 dates in Rio de janeiro @ FILE: Hipersonica

February 18, 2011


April 1, 2, 3 Author & Punisher performances at FILE | ELECTRONIC LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  I will be bringing a new instrument to debut at the festival along with the Dub Machines.
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Lecture on Invented Instruments Friday 1/14/11 at 5pm

January 14, 2011


The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) is an interdisciplinary Organized Research Unit of UCSD that facilitates the creation of vanguard culture through artistic, scholarly, and technological research. As the University of California’s oldest arts research center, CRCA celebrates its continuing legacy of almost 40 years of leading edge research by presenting […]
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BLEAK NOVEMBER TOUR- NOV 19 – 27th, EAST COAST

November 16, 2010


Tristan Shone, Author&Punisher (LIVE-> 2008-2009 Highlight Reel) from Tristan Shone on Vimeo.
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Audio Interview with the Sleepless Shaman

November 1, 2010


Can be found here:  http://www.thesleepingshaman.com/interviews/AuthorPunisher/ — I sat down with Mark Hunt-Bryden from The Sleeping Shaman during a recent trip to Bristol, UK.  It was a great experience…I can’t wait to return hopefully for a tour in the Spring/Summer of 2011. — This year saw the release of the excellent ‘Drone Machines’ album by Author […]
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November Northeast US Tour Dates

September 27, 2010


US tour with Theologian and Batillus Nov.  19th to 27th
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New 3-way Speaker Design/Fabrication Complete

August 18, 2010


3-way, BMS, 5400W, speakers. Collaboration with friend and artist Matt Hope.
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Altavoz/NWEAMO performance in Venice, Italy on May 15, 2010

June 29, 2010


Check out photos from the Altavoz/NWEAMO performance in Venice, Italy on May 15, 2010. [flickr album=72157624357615982 num=4 size=Small]
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“here not there: performance evening” at the mca la jolla

June 2, 2010


In conjunction with the exhibition, Here Not There, MCASD will present a dynamic evening of performance by work by San Diego artists, including Agitprop, Brian Black and Ryan Bulis, Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand, Ingram Ober, and Tristan Shone, among others. http://www.mcasd.org/calendar/445/here-not-there-performance-evening
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Make Magazine feature & diy on Author & Punisher and Machines

April 15, 2010


Check out the current issue of Make Magazine for a feature on Author & Punisher as well as a DIY/How-to on the Headgear octo-microphone controller. Digital Download Feature: http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol22/?folio=30#pg32 Headgear DIY: http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol22?pg=120#pg120 Or purchase in store.
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“Drone Machines” album release date 2/23/10- casbah

February 3, 2010


The third album to be released by Author & Punisher in 2010 played on the Drone Machines. Comprised of 11 tracks, this is the heaviest doom and drone coming from A&P yet. Sample Tracks:
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Dub Machines studio photo shoot October/2009

November 9, 2009


[photos by Glenna Jennings for upcoming magazine article, special thanks to Juliana Maschion]
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Live @ NWEAMO at SDSU 10/2/2009 – 10/3/2009

October 13, 2009


Live @ NWEAMO Festival 10/3/2009
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Make Magazine Blog Entry

September 6, 2009


Make Magazine blog posting from Thursday September 3rd on the Dub and Drone Machines.  I was at the Maker Faire in May this year and met some really nice people.  Hopefully next year I can do a performance.  If you’ve never been you should definitely check it out.
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San Diego Citybeat article on Dub & Drone Machines

August 31, 2009


To fully understand Tristan Shone’s artwork, you need to read the explainer that accompanies a piece he created for the group show SouthwestNET: Techno at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. “Aphanisis” consists of a precision drill press, built by Shone, with a syringe in place of the drill bit—a sort of sci-fi automated drug-implanting […]
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‘Drone Machines’ showing now at compact space gallery

August 18, 2009


The Drone Machines are now on display together with videos by Gretchen Mercedes until September 17th, 2009 at Compact Space Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. There will be Dub Machines (newer machines, not displayed) performance outside on the closing night of September 17th between 7 and 9pm. These are 3 new devices I have made […]
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August 2009 Tour dates/fliers

August 11, 2009


[flickr album=72157622086290863 num=30 size=Square] 8/13/09 -> LA- @ Compact Space Gallery – Braden Diotte, Author & Punisher, Clew of Theseus, Deathroes (As an opening to Tristan Shone’s and Gretchen Mercedes’ show “We Ourselves Flash and Yearn”) 8/14/09 -> LA- @ Woman – Braden Diotte, Author & Punisher, Clew of Theseus, Gerritt Wittmer & Paul Knowles […]
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video from FILE- Sao Paulo, BR 7/31/09

August 2, 2009


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live @ FILE- Sao Paulo, BR 7/31/09

August 1, 2009


[flickr album=72157621769558239 num=30 size=Square] Performance at SESI theatre SP, Brasil, thanks to all who came out…there are just a few pictures of the event and practice build up.. …more coming
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Dub Machines- Headgear

July 30, 2009


[flickr album=72157621769715047 num=30 size=Square] Brand new Dub Machines device: Headgear. It’s an eight channel microphone made from stainless steel and anodized aluminum. There are eight electret condenser mics that can be used as eight separate vocal inputs and also as analog control inputs for use in ableton, Pd, max, etc.
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Dub Machines- Rack & Pinion (Fabrication)

July 30, 2009


[flickr album=72157622077159533 num=30 size=Square] Finally posting some fabrication and finished shots of my new device intended for dub and bass sounds.
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More Dub Machines (Rails) fabrication photos…Testing!

May 27, 2009


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Fabrication Images for new machine

April 1, 2009


[flickr album=72157616199839112 num=30 size=Square] The new dub machine, “Rails” is well under way. I’ve been using this Hurco CNC mill to do most of the fabrication. It’s an amazing piece of machinery that has really tightened up the alignment tolerances, which is sort of the focus of the new machines…that along with being lightweight. Unfortunately […]
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Video from the “Funeral for Analog TV” performance posted

March 24, 2009


Here’s a 30 minute video the folks at FORA put together on the Funeral for Analog TV, that Author & Punisher played the Funeral “Dirge” at on February 17th, 2009.
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Author & Punisher to appear/perform at Maker Faire with devices (5/30-5/31)

March 19, 2009


Author & Punisher to appear at Maker Faire with devices (5/30/2009-5/31/2009)
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Dub Machines beginning to surface…

March 4, 2009


Newest rhythm device in the works. CNC fabrication is nearly complete, but waiting on the lead screws and delrin nuts. Hopefully this one will be ready for the next tour.
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New Author&Punisher tour dates posted

March 3, 2009


March 21- w/Riververb, Basshaters, Zsa Zsa Gabor, @Pharoah’s Den, Riverside, CA. April 5- Spring Reverb, @Soda Bar, San Diego, CA. May 21- w/Riververb, Basshaters, Zsa Zsa Gabor, @Radio Room, San Diego, CA. May 22- @Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ. May 23- @High Mayhem Studios, Santa Fe, NM. May 24-  Denver, CO, TBA. The tour will be […]
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