Jan 06: Rennes, France @ La Bascule
Jan 07: Berlin, Germany @ Trickster
Jan 08: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Vrijplaats Viezjuweel
Jan 09: Sessions in Belgium/Switzerland - open to guests
Jan 09: Nancy, France @ A propos de minos @ RCN 90.7 FM
Jan 10: Leeuwarden, Netherlands @ Club Voor je Bek
Jan 11: Genoa, Italy @ Spazio Targa
Jan 12: Montale, Italy @ Nub
Jan 13: Vienna, Austria @ Subterrarium
Jan 14: Prague, Czech Rep. @ Blood In the Boat @ Final
Jan 15: Banska Bystrica, Slovakia @ Zahrada
Jan 16: Opava, Czech Republic @ Bludny Kamen @ Gottfrei
Jan 17: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Specialka @ Menza Pri Koritu
Jan 18: Graz, Austria @ Mittwochs Exakt @ Postgarage
Jan 19: Zagreb, Croatia @ Medika (Klub Attack)
Jan 20: Sarajevo, Bosnia @ Kriterion
Jan 21: Pancevo, Serbia @ Elektrika Pancevo @ Studio 21
Jan 22: Stara Pazova, Serbia @ Pevac
Jan 23: Skopje, Macedonia @ Post Global @ KANAL 103 FM
Jan 23: Skopje, Macedonia @ Post Global @ La Kaña
Jan 24: Sofia, Bulgaria @ Art Hostel
Jan 25: Bucharest, Romania @ Club Underworld
Jan 26: Chisinau, Moldova @ Art Labyrinth
Jan 28: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine @ Art Kvartira
Jan 29: Kiev, Ukraine @ AZH @ Dyvan
Jan 30: Minsk, Belarus @ RE:PUBLIC
Jan 31: Riga, Latvia @ ULVE @ Nabaklab
Feb 01: Helsinki, Finland @ Musta Kissa
Feb 02: Tampere, Finland @ Kulttuurikahvila Hertta
Feb 03: Tallinn, Estonia @ Ptarmigan @ Kodu
Feb 04: Vilnius, Lithuania @ Agharta (Venue TBA)
Feb 05: Warsaw, Poland @ Sen Pszczoly
Feb 06: Oslo, Norway @ Skuret
Feb 07: Goteborg, Sweden @ TBA
Feb 08: Malmo, Sweden @ Moriska Paviljongen
Feb 09: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Bolsjefabrikken
Feb 10: Madrid, Spain @ Montaña Sagrada
Feb 11: Lisbon, Portugal @ dUASsEMIcOLCHEIASiNVERTIDAS

High-res color poster for web // High-res color poster for print // High-res b&w poster for print

Ownness Records presents: The Consequences of a Dynamic Lifestyle featuring Zack Kouns (Death Jazz - U.S.A.) and Alpha Strategy (Manic Pop - Canada) live in concert.

The musicians perform new songs from 2011 vinyl releases - Muck by Alpha Strategy, and Zack Kouns' Concealed History of Coming Races. This January/February 2012 tour brings the pair of solo acts to concerts in 30 countries in 37 days.

Poster illustration by Gary Francis.


Utilizing primitive oscillating circuits, vintage synthesizers, shouted vocals, and loops lifted from 1960s schlager, Alpha Strategy delivers music which is volatile and convulsive, yet meticulously arranged. Through the use of elements of pop structure, Alpha Strategy's music tips a hat to the frantic energy of Patrick Miller's Minimal Man, the unusual compositional directions found on the early singles of SPK, and the dark humor conveyed in the recordings of The Birthday Party.

A musician, label operator, interviewer and deejay, Rory Hinchey of Alpha Strategy has been active in these and many other capacities for over a decade.

"Append and Divide" by Alpha Strategy from Muck:

For further information: http://alphastrategy.net/roryhinchey-presscopy.pdf


Zack Kouns describes his music as Modern Liturgical, and Apocalyptic/Hermetic in its aesthetic. Recent work, including his Concealed History of Coming Races takes on a form of dark Appalachian bluegrass. Content to blur the lines between conventional genres, especially through the use of saxophone, harmonium, electronics, violin, vocals and many other tools, the unifying principle of Kouns' work is undoubtedly found in the soulful and passionate delivery of the songs themselves.

Undoubtedly one of the busiest and most insightful individuals in the realm of contemporary outsider art, Zack Kouns carries out activities as bandleader, performer, author, visual artist, researcher, prankster, and composer.

"Our Bodies Washed Up In Storm's Creek" by Zack Kouns from his 2010 7” through Past Futures:

For further information: http://www.ownness.org/zackkouns-presscopy.pdf