Monday, December 27, 2010


Since we havn't been posting anything new in the last few weeks, we just wanna say that super-rad homeslices, Halloween Swim Team have posted a remix we did of their song,"Spaceship" some weeks back. You can find the whole post about it here. They will also be releasing their new LP, Antenaaa soon so you better watch out for that too coz we know, its gonna be blasting on everyone's speakers next year!

We have also been doing some recordings for a CD release of new magick orchids material
and a cassette tape release of minimal dance tracks. Our good friend and producer, Piry Echevarin also remastered "Sing Song Songs" which we will be posting here soon in full sonic power!

Also, we have no magick orchids shows until February 2011 to focus on other important things we are doing in life but you should definitely come check out the new cosmic dub noise project we've been doing with our friends called MAMAS JOY which features Denise on drums, Adam V on bass , Ray on keys, John on guitars/theremin and us on vox, loops and dubs. We don't really have any scheduled shows yet but who knows?

There's a video of the first show we ever played on Christmas Eve at Casa De Healthclub taken by our good friend Ashley Moon which you can view here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We will be playing at Cal Arts tonite for our friend, Elise Castillo's art opening. Also, the QAC group show and reception will be happening at the same time, which means there will be lots of art, music, dancing, cool people and good times. So, if you happen to be around Valencia or the Cal Arts way, come down and share some magickal moments with us...

Monday, October 4, 2010


After being back from NYC, we've been busy working on some new recording projects and we also just recently did a yet untitled song with Michael Nhat. Michael, who just recently released Swimming On Cambodia which includes some tracks we collaborated with and many other artists and friends . Nowadays, Michael is busy recording his next couple of albums. Talk about being prolific as fuck!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

magick orchids in NYC

So we played a show at NYC at the Yippie Cafe where we met the Pieman.
It was a fun show coz we played it with our good friends from LA, Manhattan Murder Mystery and champ played electronic drums for them too. Eric from Kill Kill Kill who was also in town played guitars for the magick orchids set too..its been great going around the city and exploring on our own. Hanged out with Katya of MMM/THC the other night and saw Excepter at the Silent Barn and the australian dude that plays with glass and that was lots of fun.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Tonight will be our last show in LA before we head out to NYC!
Its gonna be a hip-hop show so there be a lot of beats and rhymes.
We will be playing last around midnight and MC's will be freestylin' to our tunes.
Come check it out at the Echo Curio!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


This recordings are from last year when we went on tour and played with Frank Moore in Berkeley for his webradio show at LUVER. Thanks so much for everyone at LUVER for everything. Recordings and album art are done by Mikee Labash and theres a video of the performance available online at their website shot by Linda Mac. We will make higher quality physical CD copies of this for the distro but you can download digital copies HERE and print the artwerk yerself if yer up for it. DIY baby!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Tomorrow night, we are so proud to be part of such an amazing line-up of artists.
We are so honored to be playing for this awesome tripped-out shows that badasses Walter Gross and Bizzart puts together at the Grand Star in Chinatown. If you haven't been to one of these, now would be a good time. We will be doing some new material..some old...just take a hit of some acid and come down...B)

We are also so excited to see Healing Mystical Science, Jon Wayne, and E. Super and hav our minds be blown by them!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


this coming saturday will be the SUPER Market at Meltdown COMICS brought to you by our lovely friends from False Start Distro. We will have lots of stuff there for sale from the Open Mind Dead Distro and from the many other self-publishing distros and comix and stuff, music and CD's and tapes. make sure to come down and check it out. This is in the afternoon from 2-7PM. magick orchids will be playing with our good friends, The Littlest Viking and another band called, Nopal.

Also in the evening, champoy will be playing drums with Kill Kill Kill at Spaceland at 11PM.

forgot to post this before so were just posting this for the memories, for posterity and for the art!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Thursday, July 8, 2010


We are playing this last minute show tonite @ Synchronicity Space with Ostrich Eyes, Kim Fowley Is Dead, and Dub-Bum-Ba. If you guys have no plans you should come down to that. Or if you want options, like th Angeleno that you can also check out our good friends Tan Dollar who are playing at The Smell with Dash Jacket, Weed Diamond and Nicole Kidman. Or if you are a hipster, you can go to both and show everyone how you can and be where the action is even if it means being at two places in one time. Either way, it will be a fun night!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

KSPC Residency @ The Press in July

So we are playing for the first show of KSPC's Residency at The Press and we are so happy to be playing this show with our friend Cory, who does W.H.I.T.E. (White Horses In Technicolor Everywhere). If you are from that area make sure to come out and have a delightful time with us as we make love to your senses. We are hoping that the show will be more fun than the last one we played at the Hip Kitty with the "Guy-In-A-Pink-Shirt" incident. Do you hear that, kids? That is the sound of Pan laughing!!!

light$leeper VS magick orchids

our good friend ian laczi, who does music as light$leeper did an amazing remix of "What Grows In Yr Garden" which you can check out by clicking the image below. you can also check out some of his other work and projects with Sweet Sticky Sounds, a web label based in the Philippines by clicking here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010



Sunday, June 20, 2010


Last night's show was was a pleasure to play with such amazing bands like Pregnant and Religious Girls who were truly our kind of peeps...we are looking forward to play some shows with them in the future....heres a .gif file of the poster which was designed by champ and adam roth and screenprinted by rhea...anyways, thia coming tuesday will be the Seasons record release at The Echo for their upcoming album, Winter...make sure to come down and check us out. we play last at 12PM.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Betrayal In Babylon

Here's a video for the first song we played at Bottled Smoke II Festival held at Synchronicity Space ...

Betrayal In Babylon from Champoy Hate on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This Friday we will be embarking on a journey to play the Telemagica Festival.
There have been slight changes to the set we planned due to the circumstances that certain people cannot make it but as always, we will flow with the greater energy that made us want to do this together. Below are the maps and infos for the Festival.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Harsh Practices CD Tracklist

1 Mr Bigshot Clears The Room
2 The WIld Emulsion
3 Foreign Lights
4 What Grow In Yr Garden
5 No More Virgins
6 Lee Perry Is Dead
7 Readymade Pulse
8 Hynosis Gnosis

sax on tracks 1, 7 and 8 by Josh Crampton


TeleMagica Art & Music Festival JUNE 4, 5 & 6 2010


About TeleMagica:

TeleMagica Art and Music Festival is an annual event in the pristine natural landscape of Jacumba CA, 1 hour East of San Diego.

June 4/5/6, 2010
3 days/2 nights
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ON-LINE ONLY: $40 by April 1st, $50 by May 1st, $60 by June 4.

The Promised Land: a landscape without limitations, where you can hear and discover music and performance art on stages, as well as in a rock cave or on a high mountain peak. A beach-like sandwash where your campsite is part of an entire tribal village celebrating each other, the expansive fresh air, as well as the full moon & a million stars at night. This land enhances magic, and your silent understanding! Within the sounds, the sculptures, the pyramid and the WaterSight Mineral Spring Dreaming Tubs, you awaken your senses.... you will find answers to questions that have gone un-..answered..... This is more than a festival gathering, this is about discovering your next level of creativity, with other brothers and sisters counting down to 2012.

TeleMagica provides a stage for painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, photographers, film makers, performance artists, neo-vaudville, graf artists and creative ritualists coming together for exchange of ideas and talents, for connectivity and collaboration on projects, and for rejuvenation in a world where the support for the non-commercial arts has been evaporating.

This is our 7th annual... in 09 we joined and Aligned the tribes and in 2010, en mass we will IGNITE from within to create LUMINESCENCE, straightening our individual emanations to connect with the emanations at large...

TeleMagica is put on by The Institute of Perception.
The Institute of Perception and TeleMagica are dedicated to the Evolution of the human spirit through the Arts.





Friday, May 21, 2010


here is what we have been trying to work on for Telemagica:

organized and conducted by magick orchids

"mystical states are those moments in which the Other, in its many forms, is absorbed into the One and the One is absorbed into the Other."
- William James

the whole piece is based on the ancient Babylonian myth of Ishtar, goddess of fertility, love, war and sex who descends into the underworld to bring back her lover back to life.

in this sound art performance piece we will be combining sounds smell visuals broadcasts, music, vocal performance and tape effects to configure and transform the space into an environment of shared experiences that delve into the realms of multi-sensory perception and performance.

we will conduct this performance in an enclosed space and each player will be positioned accordingly to their specific parts. the whole piece is divided into several parts. Each part will be outlined with an underlying theme that will correlate with everything else that is going on.

The performers will use different sound sources and situate each unit in specific areas to achieve a remarkable level of intuitive improvisation for their parts. Certain foods and oils will be heated through a certain temperature to evoke certain smells for each of the different musical piece.


rhea, champ, josh crampton (luna is honey), isaac takeuchi (voice on tape, slumberbeast, cardiopulmonary), andrew felix (we dress good, sending service), oliver fritz kurt dammasch(deadArt, DRD, guppies) denise duncan (the transmissions, not so ghost) duck dongo (manhattan murder mystery),andrew lush (live video projections), dave aguilar (low end sounds) liz ngo (smells and oils), and st. paul (energy)

we are also trying to work out a video for the event with our good friend and filmmaker, josh clarkson.

there are four musical pieces that we came up with for the performance. a lot of them are minimal by nature but sounds are organized and layered depending on the positions of players.

piece no. 1 : SO SURREAL
(water, darkness, death, doom, despair, desert, dust, rusty gates, rocks, crying, wailing)

piece no. 2: BODY PIRATES
(fire, party, orgasmic, celebration, bacchanalia, orgy, hedonism, dance, anarchy)

piece no. 3: PEDRO ON A BIKE
(metal, plea, statement, platform, explanations, excuses, demands, hope, escape)

piece no. 4: GET YR EDUCATION
(earth, love, realization, redemption, resolution, return, illumination)

visual projections will focus on the underlying themes of each specific part and the elements referred to from the myth and everything will end with the wind blowing everything away...


So Surreal

heres a clip of us playing at our house a few weeks ago...apparently we are not blessed with the best of cameras but we are lucky to have friends take footages of us regardless of the fact...great sax part from josh on this song called "So Surreal" which will be the first part of our sound art piece for telemagica festival. thanx charlene!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Tomorrow night, Friday April 2 our friend, David Wong asked us to play this show at Characters in Pomona.We are playing it with good friends Michael Nhat and Andrew Felix from We Dress Good. We haven't heard much of Phoenix and The Turtle but we're sure they're good too.

Then on Saturday our friends from Family Tree Analog asked us to play this show at the new location of Silver Factory. Our friend, Tony sez he is skeptical with bands who make flyers where their names are listed bigger than the other bands, meaning they better be worth their logo size. We don't really care but thats just Tony. B)

Monday, February 22, 2010

magick orchids @ Pehrspace

with our amazing roomie Andrew Lush doing live video mixing!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Monday, February 8, 2010


Flooded with long overdue releases, we have decided to release some recordings online. SInce we do not believe in the system in which the whole record and music industry operate, we found it best to just have our music available for everyone to enjoy and experience. These are the songs we were working a while back with our good friend, Piry of Family Tree Analog. Feel free to make copies and share with your friends. Do come to the shows and check back every now and then for more downloads.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Tuesday, January 5, 2010


We had an amazing Capricornications 2010 house show party at the Malo Funhaus last Saturday, January 2. We had touring bands at the house and dang! those guys were loud as thunder! We are just glad there were no popo's on the scene otherwise, it would have been a bummer for all of us! It was a great night though with great energy. The bands that played were The Girl With Violent Arms, Starskate, A Pack Of Wolves, who were all from Santa Rosa. The Health Club laid down the law at 1:30 in the morning and those guys sure know how to play the room because at 1:30 in the morning you don't wanna play like My Bloody Valentine inside the living room of a house -coz that would be really SUPERFLUOUS! would't you agree? Michael Nhat was supposed to play but i guess the vodka got between him and his set. So, there ya go! Capricornications friends that celebrated their birthdays that night were Meagan, Champ, Ryan, Jen, Ray (from Seasons), Guy (fom Starskate) and I'm sure many others. We are just glad the house wasn't as trashed as before! Hells yea!

And in case you are paying attention, magick orchids, hasn't played any shows for the new year yet. We have held back the releases of two recordings, one with Frank Moore and the other from a live show we did at The Malo Funhaus. We have been so occupied with many other things and we've been slowly adjusting to all the changes going on in our lives at this point. However, the good news is that we will be sharing our soundz to the Republic Of The Philippines where Champ is originally from. We honestly don't know what to expect from this tourness but we will try to post some bloggings about this. We are more than excited than anything to be able to share what we do to whoever will listen, explore the outdoors, the food, the festival that they are having at this island where Champ went to school and bask in the wonderful white sand beaches of Boracay. Our friends Denise and Kat will also be meeting us later on and we will have a blast! Yay! Anyways, here's a cool pic from our New Years Hike over at The Valley Of Enchantment.