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|utech (usa) #ur cd010 cd|
arc series (united states) #arc5 cd
joshua convey “vacant integument” compact disc
|artist: joshua convey|
title: vacant integument
arc series: volume 5
catalogue number: urcd010 / arc5
released: august 18, 2007
new york. spring, 2007.
joshua convey: guitar, harmonica, electronics.
vacant integument is the debut release from ny resident joshua convey. sharp, spiky overtones rattle four skillfully assembled tracks. each gritty frame is lined with a delicate array of guitar, harmonica and electronics. quiet drone hums along as melody slowly reveals itself amongst carefully placed shards of raw feedback and noise. not since kaoru abe or masayoshi urabe has the harmonica been used to such magnificent effect. vacant integument is a singular and resonant work that deserves all manner of praise.
the series began as an abstraction. utech records and max aguilera-hellweg had previously worked together on half makeshift aphotic leech in the fall of 2006. over the dark wisconsin winter of 2007 the label began to sketch out a brazen idea and a means for its realization. that idea was to produce a series of releases that would marry photography and sound in such a way as to tether a varied spectrum of music with a single visual concept. max was invited to participate and graciously accepted. the arc series would come to represent an alliance/arc borne among artists of disparate fields of study (music, photography, graphic design, lithography, woodworking and screen printing) and comprise the first entry in the label's fine art catalog provoking incursion into further long-term collaborations. each of the disks was hand assembled in an exclusive package and released in editions of five hundred every eight weeks. nine volumes were issued from april to december 2007.