Photo by Timothy Rollin Pickerill.
Veronica “Vern” Avola is a composer and multimedia artist born in Italy and based in Portland, Oregon. They founded EMS Records.
Avola’s solo sound works uses deep electronic sounds to geomap the hidden layers that also come with a given “present moment”; from the guttural subterranean or the hallways of the earthly punk and DIY culture to consensual abduction and flight. Avola’s compositions hold space for these physical stretches that become emblems of safety when society faces a truth in zero control within a political predestination. In this process Avola brings an ability back to the listener to think and exist outside of man’s algorithm.
Avola performs this work internationally and has released several albums on Sige Recordings, An Out Recordings, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia, Accident Prone Records, and Nadine Records. Avola also performs solo as EMS and has other collaborative works with Daniel Menche (Bear Spray), Ian Gorman Weiland (Elrond), Vo Vo (Vo + Avola) and Dead (Castlemaine, Australia). They also have a bi-weekly radio show on UK based Repeater Radio.
Booking: emsnoiseems @ gmail . com
Photo by Adam Gochnauer.
On Repeater Radio
Alternating Saturdays 1pm PDT / 9pm GMT
Dead Mono Sessions #3
Dead Mono Sessions are recorded live, using one mic, and a Scully 280 B Fully Track mono tape deck. The Scully 280 B was a gift form Toody Cole. It was Fred Cole's and he never had a chance to get the deck up and running. Dead Mono is a tip of the cap to Dead Moon. Hoping Fred would be happy to know his old tape deck is alive, well and recording music.
This release is available in the physical form of an 7" LATHE!! Limited edition of 25, and also available digitally via Bandcamp.
Out September 22, 2023
New Split with Lords and Lady Kevin!
This release is available in the physical form of an 8" SQUARE LATHE!! Limited edition of 30, and also available digitally via Bandcamp.
Out July 7, 2023
Video by Michelle McKay
New shirts will be available at upcoming shows!!
Psykor: Available on Cassette February 3rd on Sige Records.
WHAT?! A split with HAMMERHEAD!? Yup!!!
This little baddy exists in the physical form of an 8" SQUARE LATHE!! Limited edition of 30, and also available digitally via Bandcamp.
Out October 14, 2022
When It Reigns It Poors Vol. XV - Futile Feudal Food Aisle (EMS-08)
"As the music progresses, the ambiguity of the title's wordplay manifests in the sound; the opening track slurs electronic grumble into a broken galloping pummel, though by the time it nears the end with "New Whirled Odor Pt. 6" the industrial clangour has softened into a monstrous growl, adding a wretched but satisfying layer of gore."
Wire Magazine, November 2022, Issue 465
9/30/2023 - with (the) Chair Project - The Little Casita - Portland, OR
10/10/2023 - with Sadie Greyduck, Leather Jester and TBA - Beauty Supply - Oakland, CA
10/11/2023 - with Protect Me, Leather Jester, Harvey Sid Fisher and Ron Lynch - Blipsy - LA, CA
10/13/2023 - High Desert Soundings Festival - 29 Palms, CA
10/15/2023 - with Vio, Grace Sings Sludge and Leather Jester - ET AL Mission / Climate Control - San Francisco, CA
10/21/2023 - Atlas Obsucra and Modular Seattle present Sound of the Machine - Georgetown Steam Plant - Seattle, WA
10/07/23 JRCG, U Sco & DJ Very Hungry Boy - Mano Occulta - Portland, OR
9/24/23 - KARAOKE NIGHT with ROADHOG B*TCH - Dream House - Portland, OR
10/18/23 - KARAOKE NIGHT with ROADHOG B*TCH - Dream House - Portland, OR
live, photos by Sam Gherke, Andy Garcia, Corbin Corbin, and others. If you're the photographer and don't see your name please contact me so I can remedy this.
AURAL SPACKLING COMPOUND
Video by Brenna Murphy