new to stock as of
march 13th, 2012
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“rhizomatic st. louis • sound art, free improvisation, electronic & electroacoustic music vol. 1” c72 cassette
- regicide bureau - tainai kuguri / priem (excerpts)
- rich o'donnell - rolls (live performance of percussion and electronics)
- raglani - take 1
- tory starbuck project - tender trap (excerpt)
- n.n.n. cook - x degrees of synchronicity (mock-up)
- dr. mabuse - camera flash flood watch
- dave stone - live at noisefest viii (excerpt)
- public shallows - live at noisefest vi
- brain transplant - damage
- kevin harris - merci
- dinner music - saphead (kids move fast)
|february 2012 release ; ... over the past few years i’ve been invited to travel to saint louis to play music more times than any other place on earth (well, outside of the boston area, i suppose) ... there’s an incredibly rich experimental music community that’s neither ageist nor insular (70’s icons like rich o’donnell are just as comfortable playing alongside younger noise-scene folks) & as such it’s something of a paradise for musical extremes of all stripes - largely fueled by a network of fantastic venues & alternative spaces (above-board, white-cube art galleries like the white flag projects & the luminary regularly host experimental music events put on by groups like the new music circle, as do more open-ended spots like kevin harris’ amazing floating labs & the lemp neighborhood arts center) ...|
it’s no surprise then that with this bounty of enthusiasm & sympathetic real estate, a compilation of the scene’s best & brightest would have so much to offer (and i do mean much ; at 72 minutes if your face is still attached by the end, i’ll be impressed) ranging from gilded analogue blow-outs by kevin, joe raglani, regicide bureau, and dr. mabuse (there’s a long, storied history of stl diy electronics, from rich’s work through that of the 4ms guys, now relocated to austin) to the power electronics & improv of josh levi, chris smentowski, dave stone, and the rest ...
... comes as a pro-duped affair inside a proper, pro-printed j-card sandwiched in aside a giant fold-out screen-printed poster by jeremy “ghost ice” kannapell (whose music, somewhat infuriatingly, is not included on the tape itself) ... highly recommended !!!
|close/far press release...|
rhizomatic st. louis vol. 1
a compilation of sound art, free improvisation, electronic & electroacoustic music from artists currently living and working in the st. louis area.
|regicide bureau: tom sutter; prolific 80’s tape trader with an electroacoustic infatuation, self-released over 300 cd-r’s and tapes|
rich o'donnell: director of the electronic music studio at washington university, st. louis, was principal percussionist with the st. louis symphony orchestra for 40 years, percussion and electronic instrument builder, co-founded hearding cats, a 501(c)(3) arts collective in ’09
raglani: analog synth guru, electronic music history enthusiast, og of the stl experimental music scene
tory starbuck project: tory z. starbuck; avant-garde art rocker, music instructor, adept player of ethnic drums, saxophone, violin, sitar, koto, and electronics
n.n.n. cook: sound artist, improviser, graphic designer, and visual artist, runs the tape side of close/far recordings
dr. mabuse: mike murphy; electronic instrument inventor and builder, i call him the, “harry partch of electronics”, president and co-founder of hearding cats arts collective
dave stone: reeds player par excellence, free jazz hero, seasoned improviser
public shallows: integral promoter, writer, and performer in the local music community, josh levi’s flood yr face blog is the #1 source for underground concert listings in stl
brain transplant: chris smentkowski’s long running solo and collaborative noise project, laptop data warper, guitar mangler
kevin harris: runs the best experimental venue in the city, the floating laboratories, performs with homemade “wind turbine” signal generators diffused through a multi-channel sound system and modular synthesizers
dinner music: rick weaver; experimental renaissance man, restless soul, runs human conduct records
pro-duplication and imprinting with full color double sided j-cards. signed and numbered digital prints and cover art by jeremy "ghost ice" kannapell. edition of 200 on high bias tape.