The Tleilaxu Music Machine


The Tleilaxu Music Machine ::: Live Photos of 2011 ! ! !

110101 new year’s day at mime school by amy darling ::

110117 pehrspace by sean carnage


by mikey wally

110507 @ the smell by cassie larussa

110521 judgment day @ little joy by amy darling

110613 @ beauty is pain hollywood by amy darling

by daniel yates

111029 halloween @ ag lago by alex skramble

by mikey wally



Show Flyers from 2011
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psychedelic uncle sam pointing can you pass the acid test multicolor patterns and backgrounds

school assignment teacher comments critique scribbled drawings on notebook paper skull & bones booze party
above flyer by D. Bene Tleilax

digital gooey watery liquidy background heart organ

multicolor drawings of naked tribal party people
hearts all over girl kissing muscle-face

crumpled paper give noise a chance beatles cutout drawn on

lineup written on slimy sludgy keyboard mouth with teeth yelling the address

judgment day a bunch of preachers religious people and raptor jesus

woman with three tits naked bent over

you are entering the trippy zone

black with white text

animated inversion of colors pretty beach scene sun palm trees changes to dead icy black
above flyer is animated, click to see

crazed toxic green unicorns eye falling out vomiting guts
grim serious looking girl in a hoodie drawn with charcoal aesthetic next to outline of body with crosses in torso

sexy girl in bikini taking her pants off inside a hypodermic needle

neon space robot creature futuristic writing



2009 & 2010 TTMM live in photos

My comp crashed and oops I lost a bunch of documentary type shit from most of 2009 & half of 2010.

101106 pehrspace by LA Underground

wahhhaoo shadow dancers

101031 @ women by amy darling

punk electronix bangin dem keyz

101011 D+E+C release party at pehrspace by sean carnage

crowd o peeps

100726 pehrspace by sean carnage

serenading the crowd

on the ground again people having fun

mosh pit dance party crowd pic

100619 @ the Range in Slab City (pic by unknown sorry!)

pirate lookin

090116 live on KXLU 88.9’s Demolisten (video still)

blurry video still shirtless sagging

090105 pehrspace pic by sean carnage

kneeling head down



2008 TTMM live pictures

Select live photos from 2008 (& late 2007)
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081201 @ Pehrspace pic by Sean Carnage

playin dem keys

081029 @ Coma Space, photos by XDUGEF

corset goth floored wasted sundress flowers lying on the ground

gothy old school trent reznor lookin dbt singing

080822 @ Anderson Street Warehouse, photo by Concrete Cookie

lying screaming on the floor again headless

080712 The Smell

photos by Wild Don Lewis

black white gothic singing blurry

industrial goggles computer crowd

photo by Stacy of Campaign for Care

bare chest sharpie circles black yellow tights yelling at crowd

080620 Echo Curio, photos by Raven Servellon

strange colors performing

close up action show

punk pants oxygen8 midi keyboard bowling shoes

080409 International Noise Conference @ The Smell, photo by BJones

colorful dbt dress tights screaming on the ground

080223 Monkey Bucket’s Hella Tronic Mojo @ The Cocaine

Photos in this animation by Alyssa Tucker (click to view)

blue red flashing dbt keys singing screaming dancing animation

Photos by BJones

crowd surfing dinosaur photo from stage

low angle backlit keyboard playing leaning over

071110 Ravesploitationfest at The Smell, photos by Monkey Bucket

dbt jumping mic swing

key bang hair flying

crowd dbt spin



Event Flyers from 2010

some shows did not have flyers / this is not a complete list

silver city falling rubies

light pastels melted cassettes head angular text
(i imagine this was made purposefully difficult to read)

native american artifacts collage old cemetary nature skies
above flyer by D. Bene Tleilax

charles manson hippy riding flying fish with squid

jason masks jim smith marijuana leaf yogurt berries brian leprechaun hat

cassette tape record player

black white collage rockets space planets moon astronauts symbols
above flyer by D. Bene Tleilax

yummy colorful food dish great tasting show delicious bands

the emotron glasses face distorted by rubber bands

black white oil tower santa barbara

weird creature triangles shapes alien scratches

yellow background girl pulling panda bear in a wagon


i played even tho i’m not on the flyer



LA Weekly feature on TTMM & (Indie) Gabber / Rave hardcore

LA Weekly – June 18th, 2008 : Gabber Gabber Hey! – Subgenre Resurfaces in LA
by Liz Ohanesian

“A set from the Tleilaxu Music Machine begins as many electronic performances do, with a boy and his laptop working together to create the midtempo electro dance sound of now. But within a few minutes, D. Bene Tleilax will shift gears, drastically increasing the tempo until it reaches a point where the groove disappears and is replaced by the repetitive pound of a distorted kick drum. He will find the zone here, when dancing in the conventional sense becomes impossible, and the 25-year-old from Orange County will begin to bounce frantically, his dreadlocked hair flying in his face while his bracelet-covered arms punch air. The crowd feeds off of this, moving more like a mosh pit than a dance floor, coming close to imitating a scene from a rave in the 1990s, when techno aggression morphed into what became known as hardcore, or gabber……” (continued on website)

Also included in the article are Eustachian, Sean Carnage, and Jonathan Snipes of Captain Ahab.



The New Age Party Music of D. Bene Tleilax — Interview by Sean Carnage

Originally posted on Sean Carnage’s blog July 31st, 2010

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D. Bene Tleilax’s The Tleilaxu Music Machine is one of those groups that, man, if it doesn’t make you go nuts and get happy you’ve got a really cold and boring heart. D. Bene’s music is way progressive which is the inspiring part—the man can write symphonies AND techno epics AND remix others’ songs. It’s electronica yeah but really it’s just him. D. Bene’s the music. And when you listen you are the music.

I caught up with D. Bene earlier this week and he laid it all out for me:

How old are you and where do you live?
27 years old, I live in and around L.A….in my car!

How would you describe your music to a stranger?
I have completely different sets of music depending on which scene I am performing in, which is to me an important aspect of what I do. But in general as good a description as any would be taking all the following and pulling 4 or so randomly out of a hat :: experimental electro rave screamo hardcore IDM gothic baroque noise psychedelic grind industrial dubstep cabaret

Describe your music-making role—are you primarily a composer, performer, instrumentalist, or…?
I’m pretty into being a composer, I’m compelled the most by the concept of a distinct created work. I’m secondarily a performer…since I make a lot of electronic music that is often difficult or impossible to really perform live as an instrumentalist, at very least by myself, it’s not that big of a thing. Also that’s not the point of my performances. Performance to me is helping to get people to appreciate the music together as a community. The computer is like my orchestra, I notate everything and it plays the majority of it while I dance, scream, bang on a MIDI controller or push people around.

Where are you originally from? Was music a part of your upbringing?
I grew up in Orange County, home-schooled til 7th grade by fundamentalist christians who were super restrictive about things “of the world”, such as music. I wasn’t even allowed to listen to christian radio! But I had Nintendo when I was a kid and I would make tape recordings of video game music and listen to that all the time…then in high school my parents slowly lessened their grip and I got into hardcore, DIY indie shit, and rave music and started going to tons of shows…and fancy that, here we are!

Who are three music influences that you keep returning to time and again?
I will always be influenced by old school indie emo & hardcore stuff, I love the rawness and potency of that sort of personal expression. Glitchy IDM & technical electronic music has a permanent place in my brain, I love machine music. And finally if I could say LA music in general as an influence, that is something that constantly informs what I do. I’m really into finding out what’s happening in local music communities and using that as an inspiration, since I’m into so much shit it helps give me direction sometimes.

What was the first music you remember spending a lot of time making?
At the very beginning, all my musical endeavors were about making straight up noise as weird as possible specifically for the purpose of taking psychedelics and listening to it. That’s pretty much all I did for a while!

Imagine that you are giving a tour to someone from out of town. Quite magically, everyone you might want to see is playing at your favorite venues here in L.A. What bands/venues or experiences would you take your visitor to?
I’m really weird like this, but honestly I don’t have favorite bands that I go more crazy about than others…there’s a lot of people worth seeing in LA. I’d just take them to whatever cool was going on at the time, and there is almost always something worth going to. Places like Pehrspace and Women are really cool and always have good shit going on in a fun environment, Cozy Castle and McWorld were fun while they lasted, Echo Curio, HM157, also I’d take em to whatever cool underground electronic parties were going on…I call them “post-raves”, they’re often at different random one-off type spots. The CIA in NoHo just to check out the decor, some warehouse art parties.

What’s a song you wish you had written and why?
I’m pretty stoked on the way things happen of their own accord, I love other people’s music because they do it in ways that I never would. Sometimes I wish I had as much skill and vision as other artists to apply to my own creativity, but that’s about as far as that goes.

If you have any projects you want to make folks aware of, please share.
Currently I’m working on a what I hope to be a series of party events which smoothly combines performers from the straight up tronix scene with the more electronically oriented peeps from “band” scenes… a bit of party cross-pollenation. It’s called “New Age Party Music”. That’s kinda my main project besides my ever-present music whatever.




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