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For one night only, Noko will be performing his one-man live music score on electric guitar to The Theatre Of Post Eroticism's production of Faust Part I by Johnann Wolfgang Von Göethe". 9pm on Friday 8th March at Resistance Gallery, London E2.


Show us yer monkey! The Illustrated Ape magazine is hot off the press and hits town on Thursday! The first 200 copies of the magazine come with a free 24 track CD, "Torch Songs and Firehoses" : the words and basso profundo voice of Christian David set to Noko's noir cinematic soundscapes and recorded over a five year period at Apollo Control. Noko plays all instruments. Curated and designed by Jason Atomic and Honey Manko, the 24 songs were each interpreted by 24 international artists (including Anthony Ausgang of "Dude Descending A Staircase" fame) contributing one or two pages each, the end product taking the form of a comic. None of the artists have seen their contributions in narrative context until now. The launch party this Thursday 7th November at Orbital Comics in London is sponsored by Monkey Shoulder Whiskey so the drink will flow and blood will spill and if the apes wanna fight... you'd better let 'em! See ya there! x


July sees the premiere UK screening of "La Proie" (The Prey), French director Éric Valette's movie with score by Noko.

Composed, arranged and produced by Noko, it was recorded and mixed by Ashley Krajewski at Apollo Control in 2011.

The soundtrack relies heavily on Noko's trademark dark cinematic electric and acoustic guitar textures underpinned by extended large-scale orchestral section-work lending gravitas and high-octane momentum to the incessant chase sequences as the film moves towards it's clifftop dénoument.

"La Proie" was Noko's second movie with Monsieur Valette, following on from 2009's "Une Affaire D'Etat" (State Affairs)

Noko played a cameo role in that movie as a street accordionist. This time around, both Noko and orchestra-leader Martin McCarrick feature as harpsichordist and cellist respectively in a prison music recital scene that culminates in a full-scale riot!

Credit : Pauline Pallier

The French-language version was released in Europe in 2011 but this is the first time an English-subtitled version has been seen.

Soundtrack CDs for both films are available on Milan Musique.

La Proie
France | 2011 | col | 102 mins | dir. Eric Valette, with Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Sergi López | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles | Exclusive release Darkly handsome Albert Dupontel (Avenue Montaigne, A Very Long Engagement) plays Frank, a man jailed for robbing a bank to pay for the specialized care his daughter requires. In prison, he defends Maurel, a mild-mannered guy who claims to be falsely accused of murder and rape. When Maurel is released, he wastes no time using knowledge and objects taken from their cell to frame Frank for the series of murders he truly committed. He also abducts Frank’s wife and daughter, forcing Frank to daringly escape to protect his family and prove his own innocence. With Detective Claire Linne on their trail, a brutal, no-holds-barred manhunt ensues in the beautiful mountains and forests of eastern France. At every turn, the hunter is just one step away from becoming the hunted.

The film opens on Friday 13th July through til Thursday 19th July at Institut-Francais at Lumière Cinema in Bloomsbury, London.

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Rex Sargeant : The Racket Scientist himself - the big man with THE most stoically dry and unmistakably Northern sense of humour.
We served many campaigns together in the field of battle. There was never anyone I'd rather have watching my corner of the Rock'n'Roll stage.
Unflappable to the max - nothing ever seemed to faze you.
What kills me most now is that in your hour of need we weren't there for you. Sorry dude.
R.I.P. mate.
Our thoughts are with you Suzanna.

Remember you rockin' with the cossacks and getting wrecked in the Ukraine! Happy times. RIP Rex. Trev 440.

A true gentleman and faithful friend.Sorely missed... H

Big man! I will miss you so much.I always felt safe when you were with us.I hope now that you have found your safe place.Bless your soul!! Ewan 440.

You have always been there for me
And will remain part of my life.
Memories stay with us forever.
You are my big brother and musical guardian.
A dear friend
You will walk with me always.
Cliff, Jane & family

What time's breakfast? Got any Euro plug adaptors?
Life at Apollo Control and on the road will be very different without you, always there, calm and cool even if nothings working or none of the gear has turned up!
I will always see you at the side of the stage and think of you each time i see velcro or illuminous tape.
Rest in peace friend.
ak x

rex, you will always remain in my thoughts and my heart.
a beautiful soul that will truelly be missed in this life..

Good friends we had, good friends we lost, along the way.
Always good times though mate. wherever you are mate, just remember to charge the drinks to Ashleys room!!!
take care brother and rest in peace.
Keith Farmer

What's so sad when somebody passes on is the amount of love & respect felt towards you from family, close friends & work colleagues that you may never knew was there for you...
This year was my first time working with you Rex & i can honestly say you're a great SOUL & it was a pleasure meeting you
i hope you found your comfort zone pal ... R.I.P x
Steve Barney

Rex my old mate you were one of the best and I'll always miss you. Glenn Pearson

Rex, mate, I can't believe you're gone. No more "got the kettle on?"
I wish we could have shared one more cuppa.
You, with your fountain of racket science, your generosity, and your chuckles in the face of adversity, will be very much missed by many.
Rest in peace you diamond gent, it was an honour to know you.
snake x

Rex wherever you are my drum rack needs a rewire .....
You were a big man with a big heart , and a big selection of flightcases
Never forget the day you dragged me round dublin lookin for the perfect pint of guiness with mighty results ...
miss you mate

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