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kye (usa) #kye 707 ep

good areacubic zirconia b/w bad karlshafen” seven inch single record

  • cubic zirconia

  • bad karlshafen
march 2014 release ; ... love the a-side of this single, really quite reminiscent of die tödliche doris’ “das typische ding(at least the tape-janked beats) - b-side’s almost comically indebted to the boss-man’s formative involvements but is so coated in that fried room-tone apathy that we so crave around these parts that it’s difficult to hate on it too much ...

... still, between this, the first lp, and those vitrine tapes, i’m personally curious to hear what’s next from this star-crossed philadelphian couple ... comes with a numbered replica of the receipt documenting the purchase of the surrealist cod on the cover ...
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good area 'cubic zirconia' b/w 'bad karlshafen' 7" (kye 707) 2014

kye is proud to present a new 7" coupling from philadelphia's good area, expanding and refining the signature sound first heard on 2013's 'french antarctica' lp.

'cubic zirconia' offers a coarse instrumental homage to the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide, whereas 'bad karlshafen' delivers a stark, text-based rumination on the breakfast habits of the huguenots, collapsing ice-rinks and astral photography, bundled together in a viper's nest of non sequiturs.

'cubic zirconia' b/w 'bad karlshafen' arrives in a pro-printed full color sleeve, with numbered insert that replicates exactly the golden fish market receipt of 10/12/13. edition of 300 copies.

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threads:
modern-psych
guitar-themed
sound-poetry
lo-fi
site-specific

 best of 2013 !!! 
kye (usa) #kye 706 ep

graham lambkinabersayne b/w attersaye” seven inch single record

  • abersayne

  • attersaye
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graham lambkin 'abersayne' b/w 'attersaye' 7" (kye 706)

kye is proud to present 'abersayne'/'attersaye', a brand new 7" single by graham lambkin, his solo debut on the format after 21 years in the game. 'abersayne'/'attersaye' pairs a perfectly serviceable love song with a rough-and-ready late-night lament (featuring one conspicuous overdub).

expertly mastered by jason lescalleet at glistening labs, 'abersayne'/'attersaye' arrives in a pro-printed full color high gloss sleeve, with lyric insert, in an edition of 500 copies.

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threads:
electro-acoustic-composition
musique-concrète
modern-psych

kye (usa) #kye 29 lp

vanessa rossettowhole stories” long playing record

  • this is a recorder

  • whole stories
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vanessa rossetto 'whole stories' lp (kye 29)

kye is proud to present 'whole stories', the brand new lp by vanessa rossetto, and her third for the label following 'mineral orange' (2010) and 'exotic exit' (2012). like its predecessors 'whole stories' takes as its clay the sounds gathered from commonly found habitual environments, reshaping them into two extraordinary new long form compositions. 'this is a recorder' enumerates the colorful events of a drunken birthday weekend lost to mardi gras, new orleans between feb 8th-13th 2013. localized field recordings and conversational excerpts are combined with violin/electronics and processed into a detail-rich diaristic plateau that perfectly captures the heady climate of the source. 'whole stories' by contrast, examines the dichotomy of luck verses agency, employing as its basic material the roseate whirl of a casino hall as backdrop to a slowly unfolding narrative that reflects on a life ravaged by disappointment and woe.

mastered by graham lambkin at empty stage studios, 'whole stories' arrives in a full color matthew revert-designed sleeve, with complimentary innerbags/labels in an edition of 400.

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beat-research
machine-music
live-electronic

kye (usa) #kye 28 lp

stefan jaworzynthe annihilating light” long playing record

  • oasis of filth

  • cast out
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stefan jaworyzn 'the annihilating light' lp (kye 28)

kye is proud to present 'the annihilating light', the brand new lp by stefan jaworzyn. for over three decades jaworzyn has colored the varied waters of underground practice with his unique and darkly acerbic hue. his tenure in such genre-defining units as skullflower; whitehouse and ascension/descension, and his scholarly position on extreme cinema have awarded jaworzyn his reputation as a counter-cultural impresario. he is equally regarded for his solo work, which has taken in everything from d.i.y. cassette noise, rhythm box processions, to free guitar barbarism and beyond.

returning from a period of self-imposed exile jaworzyn has re-organized his delivery into a synthesized charge of hard patterned electronics. the first rewards of this resurgence came last year via a pair of 12" ep's released through jaworzyn's revived shock label. 'the annihilating light' continues the story by showcasing two brand new long-form compositions. 'oasis of filth' unveils a brooding synthetic wasteland, percolating with malevolence and spite; 'cast out', by contrast, offers a head-crushing impasse of electronic stasis, fully flushed with classic anti-social potential.

expertly mastered by jason lescalleet at glistening labs 'the annihilating light' arrives in a full color, high gloss sleeve, with black matte inners, in an edition of 500 copies.

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field-recordings

 best of 2013 !!! 
kye (usa) #kye 26 lp

astorinland” long playing record

  • inland (1)

  • inland (2)
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kye 26: astor 'inland' lp

kye is proud to present 'inland', the new lp by clapton-based astor. advancing the cause of 2012's 'alcor' lp, 'inland' finds mark harwood and sometime collaborator maja larsson further complicating reason with dark and circuitous audio constructs.

taking its inspiration from gerard murnane's 1988 novel of the same name, 'inland' explores a personalized perception of space, both real and imagined, returning a fabricated dreamworld which teases logic and tricks the ear. conceived with piano, bells, tapes, gong, autoharp, hammer, t.v., organ, and dry ice pellets, 'inland' cuts the face of expectation to expose a 10 part fractal sonic geography, governed by its own laws, and flushed with all the beauty and horror of the natural world.

'inland' arrives in a full color, high gloss sleeve, in an edition of 400 copies.

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sound-poetry
outsiders-deviants
psych-prog
folk
guitar-themed
modern-composition
lo-fi
bedroom
field-recordings

 best of 2013 !!! 
kye (usa) #kye 25 lp

anton heyboerrules of the universe” double long playing record set

  • meditation quietness
  • trembling
  • sometimes there is a woman in your arms
  • to live the life (honden)

  • you can make yourself healthy by your spirit
  • woman gives herself by her eyes and that is all
  • power in the world

  • regeneration
  • breath to the world
  • i live that life
  • try to find the beginning of life

  • no more talking
  • now
august 2013 release ; ... fascinating overview of the recorded musical oeuvre of storied mid-century dutch painter anton heyboer (i highly recommend reading about him online if you’re not versed ; some choice quotes from wikipedia :: “heyboer was so popular with women that they needed to put an alarm near the entrance of the "groene kruis" house they were painting in, in order to keep girlfriends from marching in unannounced.” ; “... the painter josef santen moved in, and later the woman who became his first wife, elsa wijnands, who also brought six cats.” ; “in 1951 heyboer was so struck by a dying cat that he was overcome with feelings of loneliness and felt he needed psychiatric treatment.”) ...

... while traces of a jandek-ian world-view prevail, heyboer’s is a path forged much farther down the “private universetrail, manifesting itself as a purely technique-free application of an internalized music, one not constrained in its realization by earthly / human constructs such as “ability” and/or “intent” ... it flows freely from the fingers & larynx of heyboer in a series of unexpurgated gusts of expression in a supremely satisfying way ... highly recommended !!!
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kye 25: anton heyboer 'rules of the universe' 2lp

kye is proud to announce the release of rules of the universe, a fully authorized anthology of archival audio work by the renowned dutch artist anton heyboer (1924-2005). heyboer's stature in visual arts is well known and internationally celebrated, but documentation of his audio work is scant and difficult to locate. heyboer's only previous vinyl release - 1976's ill-fated 'she and she as one' lp (emi) introduced a music so resolutely personal and uncommercial in nature that emi ordered the unsold bulk of the pressing withdrawn and destroyed. further recordings of heyboer's anomalous music eventually trickled out via a string of private press micro-edition cds / cdrs through the anton heyboer foundation in the 1990's.

released with full approval from vof heyboer and overseen by lotti heyboer, rules of the universe draws from over seven hours of surviving archival tapes, restoring the cream of the cdr editions and supplementing it with a selection of previously unheard tracks. rules of the universe offers a fresh reappraisal of a lesser-known - but no less important field of creativity from one of the 20th century's most original artistic minds.

rules of the universe arrives in a full color high gloss gatefold sleeve, with an accompanying fold-out color poster, in an edition of 500 copies.


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guitar-themed
concert-recordings

kye (usa) #kye 17 lp

marcia bassett / samara lubelskisunday night, sunday afternoon” long playing record

  • september 12th 2010 • bushwick, brooklyn -ny-

  • october 17th 2010 • brighton beach, brooklyn -ny-
march 2012 release ; ... a pair of ghostly evocations via string / vocal haze jointly channeled by marciazaïmphbassett & samara lubelski over a couple of warm, transitional evenings a few years back ...
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marcia bassett & samara lubelski sunday night, sunday afternoon lp (kye 17)

sunday night, sunday afternoon is the debut lp by the duo of marcia bassett and samara lubelski. both musicians have played crucial roles in the development of underground sound over the last 20 years, tinting the broad waters of abstract folk, chromatic noise and long form drone, and cementing themselves as cornerstone artists in the process.

sunday night, sunday afternoon is the perfect synthesis of bassett and lubelski's individual crafts - two sidelong forays into deep black string meditation that hang in the air like ghosts on ludlow street.

sunday night, sunday afternoon was recorded/mixed by barry weisblat in 2010 in brooklyn, ny, and arrives in a high gloss monochrome sleeve, in an edition of 500 copies.

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kye (usa) #kye 14 lp

fossils / darksmithmillion year spree” long playing record

  • fossils - wider knowledge of man i-iii
  • fossils - snared on broadway

  • darksmith - anything that makes a man happy
  • darksmith - operating chair & voice / out with the evening trash
september 2011 release ; ... a split release, offering a pair of pairs of lichen-coated, rusted-out electronics from fossils (a crossing of the high level bridge as recorded through the hole below the floormat of a 1986 datsun 300zx - oscillator goes up - car falls of bridge - slowly - goes underwater - drowns - extremely slowly - ... - ring-modulated tape loops as proof whole incident was in fact a fever-dream) & “tomdarksmith (hell freezes over - water set to boil - generators are started - thawing begins - apparitions are released - assorted biblical shamanry - mental wall of hysteresis converted from ethereal to actual by sublimation - break for lunch - cleanup - 6rpm dance party / digestion aid ... listen to the sound-sample for the last 4 of those things) ...

comes in a striking negative-space addled sleeve ; best work i’ve heard from either party yet ...
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million year spree lp (kye 14)

million year spree is the first in an occasional series of shared lps where two like-minded souls meet under one umbrella. hamilton, ontario's fossils have long been the reigning kings of no-fi acoustic sewage, producing an endless stream of outstandingly dire handcut confusion. calfornia's darksmith came to public attention last year via their peerless total vacuum lp (hanson). wilting electronics, floppy turntableism and sun-baked cassette protocol are combined and destroyed in a claustrophobic void. with additional mixing by graham lambkin and mastering by jason lescalleet million year spree is the last word on being and nothingness.

hand-numbered edition of 400.

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threads:
1980s-electronic
sound-art
electro-acoustic-composition
experimental-instruments
modern-composition
analogue-synth
site-specific
minimalism-drones

 best of 2009 !!! 
kye (usa) #kye 05 cd

moniek dargesoundies • selected work 1980-2001” compact disc

  • sand (22:34) 1980
  • stormfugle (7:19) 1981
  • fairy tale (6:46) 1983
  • harpje (0:32) 1995
  • caete (6:11) 1997
  • verbondenheid (11:48) 1999
  • turning wheel (8:53) 2001
october 2009 release ; wonderful collection of mid-period sound-art pieces from the logos foundation’s moniek darge (often mentioned alongside her partner-in-crime godfried willem-raes) - the first new issue of her work since the 1995 experimental intermedia (xi records)logos works” disc ...

... starting with the electronic drone & punctual, pointillist percussion of 1981’ssand(erupting into a terrifying fury of howls & screams just when you get in the “zone”) & continuing on through “stormfugle’s” low-end hiss & errant electronics, “fairy tale’s” vocal pips & scratchy violin ... even the relatively contemporaryturning wheel’s” in-transit interplay (which sounds remarkably like something komissar & mama would do, btw) it becomes clearer & clearer that ms. darge has been on the true path lo these past 30+ years, wading not in the traditional sound-art or electro-acoustic compositional waters, but inhabiting some nether-region grounded in happenings, self-built / experimental instrument culture, and site-specific performance scenarios that are squarely hers & hers alone ...

excellent, essential work & telling as the first non-graham lambkin / shadow ring-related release on graham’s young kye imprint (who promises a series of releases by moniek in the near-future ; joy !!!) ; highly recommended !!!
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moniek darge soundies (selected work 1980-2001) (kye 05)

moniek darge has been active as a composer, violinist, performer and audio artist since the early 70s. she is most widely recognized as one half of the pioneering new music group logos duo alongside her partner godfried-willem raes. the logos duo, which operates under the umbrella of the logos foundation, have been celebrated both at home in their native gent, belgium and on the international stage. they have performed their work in countries as diverse as brazil, new zealand, japan and the us. however, moniek's solo work has been harder to locate, the last published collection being sounds of sacred places (igloo records, 1987).

soundies is the first in a series of releases from kye that aims to bring moniek's solo material before a wider audience. soundies contains the following work: sand (1980) - for two percussionists with tape (electronics) and one participant from the audience / stormfugle (1981) - for two performers, voice, tape (electronics and voice), slides, film, clarinet and violin / fairy tale (1983) - for vocals, violin and tape (koala sounds and dog-growling) / harpje (1995) - for harp samples and performance / caete (1997) - for soundscapes, live musical objects and duo / verbondenheid (1999) - for voices, turkish turtle and live musicians / turning wheel (2001) - for voice, live violin and soundscape.

comes in an attractive 4-panel digipak graced with original art by moniek.

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