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... while this "classic" version of the mimaroglu music site was originally slated for demolition on may 1st, 2015, i have been granted a brief reprieve that will keep it alive until the shopping cart "expires" on june 13th ; please go ahead and make your final selections from the generous closeouts campaign & please update all of your bookmarks to the address above for any & all new release, restock, and auction activity ...

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being weird isn’t enough (usa) #bwie 01 lp

preggy peggy / the lazy babymakersa short visit to the city that bleeds” long playing record

  • a short visit to the city that bleeds (1)

  • a short visit to the city that bleeds (2)
being weird isn’t enough press release ::
preggy peggy & the lazy babymakers
a short visit to the city that bleeds lp
being weird isn’t enough
bwie01

recorded inside a parked rental car during the 2012 high zero festival in baltimore md, preggy peggy brings you kooky growls, gargles, burps, sneezes, donald duck impressions, half-poems, unintelligible squeaking, and even a couple of overdubs achieved by using her phone as a poor man's delay pedal.

the human body is kind of a disgusting instrument, but it does have one huge advantage, in that it goes everywhere you do. here is a record that tickles with whispers if you listen quietly, but squabbles like a ticked-off witch if you crank it up loud. if you enjoy sound poetry, joan labarbara, or that one record by margaret dewys, this oughta do the trick.

  • peggy is aka angela sawyer who owns a tiny, insanely specialized record shop in cambridge ma
  • peggy hardly ever plays outside of boston, because as you may know, record shop owners are poor.
  • this is the first vinyl release good enough to bear the being weird isn't enough label, previously reserved for a string of lousy quality cdr boots
  • comes with a sticker that proudly declares "no download", which will be true, until someone somewhere torrents it. previously a cassette on the australian label dungeon taxis.
  • preggy also plays in a hunting-calls jazz trio named duck that (+steve norton/josh jefferson). she's been in loads of now-defunct artrock bands & noise projects (exusamwa, babies of brazzers, white people, human hairs). back in the early 2000s she recorded as the phenomenological boys. the lazy babymakers actually started in 2004 as a duo with james apt of six finger satellite. james is awesome.
    solo vocals by me, the owner of weirdo. little while back i went to baltimore for a few days to play at the long running high zero festival. since i very rarely get time away from my desk, it seemed like an opportune time to make a record. so i did that while sitting inside my rental car. it was hot in there, quiet & humid outside, and the kids and moms walking by on the leafy sidewalk gave me some pretty funny looks. i used a digital handheld recorder, my phone as 2nd recorder/delay pedal, and a laptop to clean things up a bit while waiting around at the festival. atmospheric if you keep the volume low, a little scarier if you turn it up, and it's the first lp release that i've pressed of my own stuff. whispers, whoops, gargles & a few doors opening & closing, but otherwise, no instruments & all batteries. previously on a cassette label in australia.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 183 lp

    tim heckervirgins” double long playing record set

    • prism
    • virginal i
    • radiance

    • live room
    • live room out
    • virginal ii

    • black refraction
    • incense at abu ghraib
    • amps, drugs, harmonium

    • stigmata i
    • stigmata ii
    • stab variation
    kranky press release ::
    artist: tim hecker
    title: virgins
    catalog #: krank183
    formats available: 2xlp
    release date: october 14, 2013

    virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in reykjavik, montreal and seattle, using ensembles in live performance. the sound palette of this work is wider, almost 'percussive' and tighter sounding than previous works. while this album remains committed to a painterly form of musical abstraction, it is also a record of restrained composition recorded live primarily in intimate studio rooms. this record employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers towards an effort at doing what digital music does not do naturally—making music that is out of time, out of tune and out of phase.

    this follow-up to his juno-awarded ravedeath, 1972 album exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. at times it points to the theological aspirations of early minimalist music. but it is not 'fake church music' for a secular age, rather something like an attempt at the sound of frankincense in slow-motion, or of a pulsing, flickering fluorescence in the grotto. some pieces go off the rails before forming into anything, others eschew crescendo compositional structures or bombastic density while going sideways instead.

    it points to the ongoing development of hecker's work. it suggests illusory memories of drug- hazed jams or communal music performance that may have never been performed or been heard. these are mp3s that give confusing accounts either of sound's glowing physicality or of its prismatic evasiveness. it is an offering of music into the void, a gift of digital filler between distractions. yet hopefully it also stands as a document of the enduring faith in the narcotic, enigmatic function of music as long-form expression.

    mixed by valgeir sigur sson and tim hecker. additional assistance by randall dunn and ben frost. mastered by mandy parnell at black saloon studios in london, uk.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 183 cd

    tim heckervirgins” compact disc

    • prism
    • virginal i
    • radiance
    • live room
    • live room out
    • virginal ii
    • black refraction
    • incense at abu ghraib
    • amps
    • drugs
    • harmonium
    • stigmata i
    • stigmata ii
    • stab variation
    kranky press release ::
    artist: tim hecker
    title: virgins
    catalog #: krank183
    formats available: cd
    release date: october 14, 2013

    virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in reykjavik, montreal and seattle, using ensembles in live performance. the sound palette of this work is wider, almost 'percussive' and tighter sounding than previous works. while this album remains committed to a painterly form of musical abstraction, it is also a record of restrained composition recorded live primarily in intimate studio rooms. this record employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers towards an effort at doing what digital music does not do naturally—making music that is out of time, out of tune and out of phase.

    this follow-up to his juno-awarded ravedeath, 1972 album exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. at times it points to the theological aspirations of early minimalist music. but it is not 'fake church music' for a secular age, rather something like an attempt at the sound of frankincense in slow-motion, or of a pulsing, flickering fluorescence in the grotto. some pieces go off the rails before forming into anything, others eschew crescendo compositional structures or bombastic density while going sideways instead.

    it points to the ongoing development of hecker's work. it suggests illusory memories of drug- hazed jams or communal music performance that may have never been performed or been heard. these are mp3s that give confusing accounts either of sound's glowing physicality or of its prismatic evasiveness. it is an offering of music into the void, a gift of digital filler between distractions. yet hopefully it also stands as a document of the enduring faith in the narcotic, enigmatic function of music as long-form expression.

    mixed by valgeir sigur sson and tim hecker. additional assistance by randall dunn and ben frost. mastered by mandy parnell at black saloon studios in london, uk.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 182 lp

    disappearsera” long playing record

    • girl
    • power
    • ultra
    • era
    • weird house
    • elite typical
    • new house
    kranky press release ::
    artist: disappears
    title: era
    catalog #: krank182
    formats available: cd / lp
    release date: august 26, 2013

    era is the fourth annual report from chicago powerhouse quartet disappears. it was formed during the gloom of the chicago winter at electrical audio by now regular foil john congleton.

    insular and dark, the album sees the band further refining their love of dub, minimalism and repetition into their most original and stark set yet.

    it harks back to the early 80's post punk period, when almost anything seemed possible with the classic two guitar, bass and drums lineup, and exploration and expansion of what could be done with these elements was at the fore.

    dueling wiry and squalling guitars lead the way while a lockdown rhythm section provides the perpetual forward motion.

    era is disappears at their most abrasive, contemplative, and paranoid – it's the sound of the void looking back.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 181 lp

    tim heckermirages” double long playing record set

    kranky press release ::
    artist: tim hecker
    title: mirages
    catalog #: krank181
    formats available: 2xlp
    release date: september 16, 2013

    this is the first vinyl issue for tim hecker's classic 2004 album.

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    dais (usa) #dais 051 lp

    coum transmissionshome aged & the 18 month hope” long playing record

    • interview with genesis p-orridge on arena radio humberside by jim hawkins for fanfare arts festival, january 6, 1973
    • doo dah (excerpt)
    • prescott & williams 1932 (excerpt)
    • coum transmissions presents edna & the great surfers

    • cement men / my granny goes grave digging
    • 18 month hope
    • home aged
    • genesis p-orridge talks with david mayor at 50 beck road
    dais press release ::
    dais051 coum transmissionshome aged & the 18 month hope lp

    the most recent installment of the rare & unheard archival recordings from the transgressive 70 s performance art group coum transmissions. founded in late 1969 by genesis p-orridge, coum transmissions’s provocative performances mixed with visual art solidified the group as one of the most forward thinking breakthroughs within the 70 s conceptual art scene. only in the past couple years has coum’s recorded works seen the light of day. this release collects various selections spanning the years 1971 through 1975, including a rare live performance opening for hawkwind, lost radio interview, obtuse poetry readings by early member fizzey peat, piano & violin compositions by genesis p-orridge and insightful field recordings.

    limited to 1,000 vinyl copies.

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    nna tapes (usa) #nna 069 lp

    guerilla tossgay disco” long playing record

    • trash bed
    • pink elephant
    • operate

    • sugar better
    • club kids
    • gay disco
    nna tapes press release ::
    nna069: guerilla toss gay disco lp

    birthed from the depths of the sweaty basements of boston, massachusetts, deranged rock outfit guerilla toss is nowadays considered to be a new england underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region. the band has churned out numerous cassettes, records, and cds in the past two years on on labels such as feeding tube records, john zorn’s tzadik, sophomore lounge, and digitalis ltd. by touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettably intense live show that demands, and encourages, ravaging physical body movement of the listener, ‘gtoss’ has quickly garnered a cult following of loyal servants.

    their newest record, gay disco, is an album that draws influence from new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. however, in the midst of the chaos, it is clear that the compositions are well-crafted and spout from the minds of educated individuals while avoiding the common esoteric pitfalls that could be associated with their sound. kassie carlson’s ferocious vocals run the gamut of the human voice, blasting with jet engine shrieking and boiling over with urgency, while at the same time presenting a demented and direct spoken narrative with surreal conversational lyrics. peter negroponte’s full force drumming spews forth alongside her like a tentacled beast, battling off fits of rage and panicking between four-on-the-floor dance beats and controlled, pounding trashcan thrash.

    guitarists simon hanes and arian shafiee duel to the death with angular and jagged riffs ping-ponging between each other while keeping pace with dancey stabs of clanging string shrapnel. as messy as it sounds, hanes’ fuzzed and scuzzed bass jamming still retains heaps of thick, gooey funk in the purest sense, which perfectly compliments shafiee’s masterful axe work that manages to shape-shift seamlessly between hardcore rawness, jazzy meanderings, and squealing noise rock pepperings. that glue that binds is ian kovac’s synth work, which adds a healthy dose hyperactive danceability and electronic flourishing that contributes to the album’s overall doped-up disco flavor. gtoss succeeds in using the power of dissonance, aggression, and disorientation to derail the dancefloor in a record that captures the essence of a high-energy live band in its loudest, rawest recording to date.

    mastered and cut by lupo at calyx mastering in berlin, germany.

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    rel (usa) #rel 21 lp

    asterthings that just happen” long playing record

    • s1
    • secrets and lies
    • s2
    • glorious morning

    • s3
    • stalactites
    • s4
    rel press release ::

    rel21
    aster
    'things that just happen'

    limited 200 grm. vinyl lp out october 22nd

    'things that just happen' is the 2nd full length release by the duo of ashley paul and eli keszler. a longstanding collaboration, this record incapsulates a merging of the off kilter, quiet and fragile song based work of ashley with the decisive and material based sound which can be seen in the duos live performances. the album begins with and is framed by a multi part suite of pieces based around bowed crotales and saxophone. simple in materials, with no electronic processing, the overtone and harmonics produced by the duo is both isolating, rich, alien and challenging. meanwhile, songs creep in throughout the record, featuring ashley and eli's guitar duos and responsive and dynamic saxophone and drum set accompanying ashley's singing. 'things that just happen' is a powerful take on the unusual complex of song based melody, and psycho acoustic experimentation.

    released in a limited pressing on heavy 200 grm vinyl with insert and printed drawings.

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    agents of chaos (usa) #aoc7044 cs

    rm francisrecycled sleep” c34 cassette

    • recycled sleep (1)

    • recycled sleep (2)
    september 2013 release ; ... intriguing suite of computer-synthesized blitz from rm francis, two side-length pieces of constantly shifting, timbrally mutating bleep ...
    agents of chaos press release ::

    now available from agents of chaos:

    rm francis "recycled sleep" c34

    edition of 100 copies

    after a bit of a hiatus we're proud to announce a new cassette release from rm francis titled "recycled sleep". this release, inspired partly by stockhausen's moment form concept, showcases some of robert's most cutting-edge work to date.

    the pieces herein are generated automatically in a probabilistic synth patch via max/msp. the recordings are then run through another wave shaping patch that used the amplitude & frequency information of the recorded sound to determine the playback speed, position, and direction. (thereby "recycling" them.) although the composition methods used were heavily process / systems-dependent, it's by no means generative music in any purist sense, owing to the fact that there is a significant amount of editing & multi-tracking that went into it. some of the raw source material was included as well, without being subjected to the wave shaping process. that said, the human touch is much lighter & less involved than in any of his previous work.

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    nihilist (usa) #nihil 79 lp

    auk theater / pod blotzsplit” long playing record

    • pod blotz - riddles (3:29)
    • pod blotz - driving at dawn (4:23)
    • pod blotz - spinning magma (4:12)
    • pod blotz - names falling from stars (2:30)
    • pod blotz - melt into the same (4:52)

    • auk theater - ten phases of fallen (22:10)
    july 2013 release ; ... excellent split lp featuring two contemporary underground dwellers in their prime(s) ; suzypod blotzpoling (whose side-length suite here is all cracked electronics, bent rhythms, and distant, demonically-possessed vocals that imply a this heat / ruth white collab) & ireneauk theatermoon (presenting an almost robert ashley-esque text-sound spiel w/ hair police’s trevor tremaine) ...
    nihilist press release ::

    nihil 79
    auk theater / pod blotz split lp

    release date july 9, 2013

    auk theater features irene moon, a professional entomologist whose work has revolved around the insect world and blending this with her version of performance and electronics. here, joined by trevor tremaine (hair police) and others, creating a structured piece utilizing voice, various acoustic instrumentation & synthesizer.

    pod blotz (aka suzy poling) a professional photographer (los angeles ca) who is recently garnering more recognition with her visual art and experimental video as of late. this, her latest work, investigates electronic vocal processing, moog organ, drum machines & modular synthesizers, creating eerie and haunting compositions, with a driving force.

    offset printed jackets, ed 300 black vinyl

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    nna tapes (usa) #nna 060 lp

    ryan poweridentity picks” long playing record

    • sample lives
    • the prize
    • new attitude
    • sweetheart

    • earth to fuckface
    • identity picks
    • well on your way
    • rip the blood
    july 2013 release ; ... second nna tapes outing from burlington resident ryan power, continuing in his exploration of quirky neo-soul songcraft ...
    nna tapes press release ::

    nna060: ryan power identity picks lp

    over the last decade, burlington, vermont songwriter/producer ryan power has tirelessly embarked on the quest to write the definitive song-based music, full of accuracy, refinement, deliberation, and perfectly-placed shifting harmonic puzzles.

    ryan’s latest identity picks for nna tapes is an eight track song cycle that dances through lush jazz pads, aquatic smooth jazz funk styles, and the sensitive side of progressive rock. these songs are long, shifting compositions, slowly unfolding and patiently circulating within a refreshing variety of stylistic modes.

    throughout these colorful arrangements, ryan creates a polyphonic choir with his own voice, adding symphonic embellishments to his calculated and catchy hooks. ryan addresses contemporary issues in his subject matter, including the music industry, lust, self-evaluation, identity crisis, and the contemplation and acceptance of a world gone mad.

    unlike the phobic, neurotic head spaces of 2012 s i don’t want to die”, identity picks is a life assessment, a meditation on putting yourself out there and the struggle to maintain integrity under scrutiny. the production is astonishingly hi-fi recorded, engineered, mixed and performed entirely by power himself, aside from the occasional guest appearance from members of his newly-formed live band.

    according to the artist, the songs on this album were written to help give my life meaning through the purity and timelessness of classic, addictive songwriting. in an era of technological a.d.d. and fleeting vogue, identity picks is a record to listen to over and over again, finding new meaning and appreciation with each revolution.


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    kranky (usa) #krank 179 lp

    justin walterlullabies and nightmares” long playing record

    • mind shapes
    • dream weaving
    • awakening
    • lullabies & nightmares
    • western tears
    • fears of a wild man
    • the way of five
    • plastic people
    • thoughts
    • sister sleeper
    • i saw your face
    may 2013 release ; ... debut solo record from michigan trumpeter justin walter, largely recorded utilizing an original steiner-parker evi (nyle steiner’s 1975 genius-level design ; essentially a monophonic synthesizer that derives a gate signal from an air pressure sensor in the mouthpiece, fitted with three buttons - ala the threevalves” of a trumpet used to select pitch - and three knobs controlling “scale”, “tune” and “portamento”) ...





    ... the buzzing, rasping sawtooth timbres, overdubbed & stretched out electronically, reminds me of ben neill & company’s 1991 recording of the “melodic version” of la monte young’s “the second dream of the high tension line stepdown transformer from the four dreams of china(albeit filtered through the language of solo guitar / pedal music) ; there’s a similar sense of clustering / “choiring” at play (even when embellished with overdubbed drumming & acoustic trumpet sounds, yielding something closer to a “post-rock” palette) ...
    kranky press release ::
    artist: justin walter
    title: lullabies & nightmares
    catalog#: krank179
    formats available: lp
    release date: may 27, 2013

    i set out to record an album of completely improvised music that fused my experiments with the electronic valve instrument and my love of held sounds on the trumpet. in recent years i've come to see the trumpet as an instrument that speaks in slow and long sounds, with meaning coming from the shape and inflection of each note. the process for this was fairly straight forward, record lots of improvisations. of the songs on the album, most are one take improvisations with the only overdubs being drums.

    - justin walter


    presenting the debut album from longtime nomo member justin walter. if this was a vintage nonesuch label release, it would come with some dry title such as music for electronics, trumpet, evi and percussion.” the recordings here are anything but dry, instead being an exhilarating interface of the human and machine.

    though the album title lullabies and nightmares suggests music thematically rooted in sleep, the debut full-length from brooklyn-based / michigan-bred trumpet player and composer justin walter owes more to a sense of emerging. after years of touring, random gigs and session work as a gifted player, walter emerged with a sound that rendered all of that almost inconsequential. spending a couple years intensively exploring the evi, or electronic valve instrument, a 1980's synthesizer / horn hybrid, he eventually worked out webs of bubbling loops made on the instrument, processed trumpet and fragmented electronics. following a few low-key cassette releases and solo loft performances, walter took the project into the studio, working with erik hall and drummer quinn kirchner to create a more controlled statement. building on the loops and textures of the evi, the album incorporates phasing patterns, the occasional motoric churn of dubbed out drums and considerate passages of trumpet, calling on walter's years of experience as an improviser. longer pieces are bridged by truncated interludes, wandering between modes that are by turns spooky, restless and sublime.

    the nightmares are there, with dissonance and panic on the heels of redemption in almost every song, but they're there only to be awoken from. the lullabies pass by quickly, too. the album moves naturally through its meditative cycles in a constant state of emergence.

    - fred thomas

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    kranky (usa) #krank 176 cd

    grouperdragging a dead deer up a hill” compact disc

    • disengaged (4:16)
    • heavy water / i'd rather be sleeping (2:53)
    • stuck (5:59)
    • when we fall (2:07)
    • traveling through a sea (4:23)
    • fishing bird (empty gutted in the evening breeze) (3:51)
    • invisible (3:55)
    • i'm dragging a dead deer up a hill (2:21)
    • a cover over (2:48)
    • wind and snow (4:30)
    • tidal wave (5:35)
    • we've all gone to sleep (3:03)
    february 2013 release ; ... kranky edition of liz harristhird album (orig. released on type in july 2008) ...


    ... new music from liz “grouper” harris, partially lifting the vapor-haze veil that’s all but obscured her talents both as a singer / songwriter and a guitar player ... which isn’t to say that this is a “cleanstudio record ; just one more concerned with getting to the heart of her songs than the purely textural pieces she’s yielded thusfar ... some especially lovely moments on here recalling the first few jessica bailiff lps, only bathed in a glorious miasma of tape-hiss & time-based effects ...
    kranky press release ::

    artist: grouper
    title: dragging a dead deer up a hill
    catalog #: krank176
    formats available: cd
    release date: february 4, 2013

    portland, oregon based liz harris might have achieved a significant fan base thanks to the whispering, near ambient vocal crusades of her debut album way their crept and its follow-up wide, but those with a careful ear would have heard slightly more trapped beneath her fuzzy chain of effects. dragging a dead deer up a hill marks a departure of sorts for liz which sees her turn down the fuzz-boxes which caged (and to some degree defined) her sound and allows her voice to ring out above everything else. it is an album steeped in the world of dream-pop, a genre pioneered by the likes of 4ad’s cocteau twins and this mortal coil, and far from shy away from the reference liz has instead grabbed on with both hands, in the process creating an album’s worth of perfect, leftfield pop songs.

    using delicate song structures which are at once both familiar and alien somehow we hear her words cry out hauntingly over stripped down guitar lines and looped environmental recordings. just listen to i’d rather be sleeping’, a track that could be a mournful take on belly, albeit with a more fragile heart. these unforgettable harmonies and vocal lines that embed themselves in your consciousness before you even realize it are the key to the album’s success and the reason why it makes such a lasting impression. there is something to liz harris’s music that defies the time, makes you sit up and listen in an age where we’re told that recorded music is disposable. these are the future soundtracks to love, despair and ultimately hope.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 167 lp

    dreamscapela-di-da recordings” long playing record

    • separate sense
    • greater than god
    • finally through
    • soft fists
    • so far from belief

    • cradle
    • nine times to die
    • dreamsleep eternal
    • no more but thought
    august 2012 release ; ... interestingly not a contemporary affair (although so much of this echoes the fidelity & “vibe” of various home-recorded gazesthese days) but a side each of unreleased (a ; subtitled “greater than god”) & previously released (b ; the “cradle” e.p.) material recorded by this obscure bristol act during the early 90’s for the titular imprint (who also put out various beatnik filmstars, earwig, and pussy crush records during their ‘87 - ‘98 span) ...
    kranky press release ::

    artist: dreamscape
    title: la-di-da recordings
    catalog #: krank167
    formats available: lp
    release date: august 20, 2012

    scant information exists in the historical record for early 1990 s bristol, england trio dreamscape. internet searches reveal almost nothing, and their entire discography consists of one 7 single and a four song ep, with a second four song ep having been recorded but never released. the group s members were rebecca rawlings, scott purnell and jamie gingell, the latter two also being the driving force behind the sarah label stalwarts secret shine.

    the first four songs on this album comprise the unreleased ep that was to be named greater than god, a title that was used later by secret shine for a sarah extended play. tracks five through eight come from their only 12 release, the cradle ep on the la-di-da label. as a bonus, the final track is the only remaining demo of what was to be a series of new recordings, which never came to fruition. there are a few small glitches from the original source tape on this last track, but it was decided to leave it as is when mastering instead of fudging corrections.

    the songs are perfectly constructed pop vignettes, soaring, atmospheric confections that are wholly in tune with the current wave of shoegaze revivalists. the group had no drummer, instead opting for an alesis sr16 drum machine. but rather being a shortcoming, this was certainly a strength as the solid, unwavering repetition lets the guitars and vocals radiate in the stratosphere above.

    that aural pleasures such as these could not gain any wider attention in their own time is a shame. hopefully this reissue will garner some of the praise the group should have received then.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 167 cd

    dreamscapela-di-da recordings” compact disc

    • separate sense (4:43)
    • greater than god (3:23)
    • finally through (3:50)
    • soft fists (3:11)
    • so far from belief (3:30)
    • cradle (6:32)
    • nine times to die (4:20)
    • dreamsleep eternal (7:09)
    • no more but thought (3:18)
    august 2012 release ; ... interestingly not a contemporary affair (although so much of this echoes the fidelity & “vibe” of various home-recorded gazesthese days) but a side each of unreleased (a ; subtitled “greater than god”) & previously released (b ; the “cradle” e.p.) material recorded by this obscure bristol act during the early 90’s for the titular imprint (who also put out various beatnik filmstars, earwig, and pussy crush records during their ‘87 - ‘98 span) ...
    kranky press release ::

    artist: dreamscape
    title: la-di-da recordings
    catalog #: krank167
    formats available: cd
    release date: august 20, 2012

    scant information exists in the historical record for early 1990 s bristol, england trio dreamscape. internet searches reveal almost nothing, and their entire discography consists of one 7 single and a four song ep, with a second four song ep having been recorded but never released. the group s members were rebecca rawlings, scott purnell and jamie gingell, the latter two also being the driving force behind the sarah label stalwarts secret shine.

    the first four songs on this album comprise the unreleased ep that was to be named greater than god, a title that was used later by secret shine for a sarah extended play. tracks five through eight come from their only 12 release, the cradle ep on the la-di-da label. as a bonus, the final track is the only remaining demo of what was to be a series of new recordings, which never came to fruition. there are a few small glitches from the original source tape on this last track, but it was decided to leave it as is when mastering instead of fudging corrections.

    the songs are perfectly constructed pop vignettes, soaring, atmospheric confections that are wholly in tune with the current wave of shoegaze revivalists. the group had no drummer, instead opting for an alesis sr16 drum machine. but rather being a shortcoming, this was certainly a strength as the solid, unwavering repetition lets the guitars and vocals radiate in the stratosphere above.

    that aural pleasures such as these could not gain any wider attention in their own time is a shame. hopefully this reissue will garner some of the praise the group should have received then.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 166 cd

    lotus plazaspooky action at a distance” compact disc

    • untitled (1:26)
    • strangers (4:31)
    • out of touch (4:33)
    • dusty rhodes (3:39)
    • white galactic one (4:06)
    • monoliths (3:35)
    • jet out of the tundra (6:33)
    • eveningness (5:05)
    • remember our days (5:08)
    • black buzz (5:31)
    april 2012 release ; ... second solo album from deerhunter’s lockett pundt ...
    kranky press release ::

    artist: lotus plaza
    title: spooky action at a distance
    catalog #: krank166
    formats available: cd / lp
    release date: april 02, 2012

    this is the second album from lotus plaza, the solo nom de plume of lockett pundt, better known as the guitarist in deerhunter. pundt has penned a number of the best songs on the last two deerhunter albums, and his first album, the floodlight collective was a tour de force of guitar pop smarts.

    he has the uncanny ability to build soaring, melodic gems from simple musical phrases; a möbius strip of a guitar line and repeating clipped drum roll in "strangers"; a tribal drum beat holding down the foundation on "out of touch"; two acoustic guitar chords and a slight bit of snare as the basis for "dusty rhodes"; a series of slowly descending piano chord scales on "jet out of the tundra".

    there is a wide variety of songs and moods here, from unabashed rockers such as "white galactic one" and "monoliths", acoustic laced introspection on "dusty rhodes" and "black buzz", to the lysergic electronics of "remember our days".

    spooky action at a distance is a wide angle view of what should be the zeitgeist of contemporary guitar pop.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 165 lp

    felixoh holy molar” long playing record

    • the bells
    • sunday night
    • oh thee 73
    • don't look back (it's too sad)
    • hate song
    • oh holy molar

    • blessing part i
    • blessing part ii
    • rites
    • who will pity the poor fool ?
    • pretty girls
    • practising magic
    • little biscuit
    april 2012 release ; ... second album from lucinda chua’s “minimal chamber popgroup ...
    kranky press release ::
    artist: felix
    title: oh holy molar
    catalog #: krank165
    formats available: lp
    release date: april 23, 2012

    oh holy molar is the second album from uk trio felix. the group produces a bewitching, minimal chamber pop that works as the perfect framework for singer/songwriter lucinda chua's oblique and emotionally immediate stories of superstition and searching for protection against bad omens. as a follow up to their debut you are the one i pick, the band return with a collection of songs with a sound stripped back to its very core. something is said to have "teeth" when it has the ability to make an impact. this record certainly has "teeth", and sharp ones at that.

    the album was recorded in a vast, spooky 1940s cinema in nottingham, england, now converted into a studio. after recording was completed the band discovered that underneath the live room lay an abandoned dental laboratory. "oh holy molar" indeed.

    since the release of the first felix album, pianist/vocalist lucinda chua, also an accomplished photographer, has been working on a number of projects, most recently with wallpaper* in detroit. guitarist chris summerlin has been recording and touring with his new band kogumaza. the group is completed with the recent addition of drummer neil turpin who, when not performing with felix, can also be found touring the world with french composer yann tiersen.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 165 cd

    felixoh holy molar” compact disc

    • the bells (2:29)
    • sunday night (2:58)
    • oh thee 73 (3:24)
    • don't look back (it's too sad) (3:20)
    • hate song (2:56)
    • oh holy molar (2:23)
    • blessing part i (2:23)
    • blessing part ii (2:40)
    • rites (2:50)
    • who will pity the poor fool ? (3:40)
    • pretty girls (3:06)
    • practising magic (3:48)
    • little biscuit (3:44)
    april 2012 release ; ... second album from lucinda chua’s “minimal chamber popgroup ...
    kranky press release ::

    artist: felix
    title: oh holy molar
    catalog #: krank165
    formats available: cd
    release date: april 23, 2012

    oh holy molar is the second album from uk trio felix. the group produces a bewitching, minimal chamber pop that works as the perfect framework for singer/songwriter lucinda chua's oblique and emotionally immediate stories of superstition and searching for protection against bad omens. as a follow up to their debut you are the one i pick, the band return with a collection of songs with a sound stripped back to its very core. something is said to have "teeth" when it has the ability to make an impact. this record certainly has "teeth", and sharp ones at that.

    the album was recorded in a vast, spooky 1940s cinema in nottingham, england, now converted into a studio. after recording was completed the band discovered that underneath the live room lay an abandoned dental laboratory. "oh holy molar" indeed.

    since the release of the first felix album, pianist/vocalist lucinda chua, also an accomplished photographer, has been working on a number of projects, most recently with wallpaper* in detroit. guitarist chris summerlin has been recording and touring with his new band kogumaza. the group is completed with the recent addition of drummer neil turpin who, when not performing with felix, can also be found touring the world with french composer yann tiersen.

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    kranky (usa) #krank 156 lp

    implodesblack earth” long playing record

    • open the door
    • marker
    • white window
    • screech owl
    • oxblood

    • meadowslands
    • wendy
    • experiential report
    • song for fucking damon ii (trap door)
    • down time
    • hands on the rail
    april 2011 release ; ... debut mass-marketer (after a plus tape) from this chicago group dealing in hazy, “gonesonics in a style paying homage to the label’s past (def. allegorical channelings of growing, various kiwi acts, etc) ...
    kranky press release ::
    artist: implodes
    title: black earth
    catalog #: krank156
    formats available: lp
    release date: april 20, 2011

    black earth is a haunted and magical place. there's an old barn there with many rooms and a silo that's filled with dead insects. outside there's a big wood pile filled with spider webs that probably has black widows living in it. there are mysterious plants growing everywhere. at night, when the air is crisp and clean, you can lie on your back by the fire and look up at the stars and listen to the animals and insects making their music. a trip to black earth could change you forever and you may want to never leave.

    implodes has been to black earth and they made an album in its honor, dark and murky music for that dark and murky place. cavernous guitar tones and dense melodies are present everywhere. hidden beneath the layers of reverb, delay and distortion are deceptively simple and beautiful songs about experiences that have been obscured for many years that suddenly become profoundly important. the cobwebs just needed to be pushed aside a bit.

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    dungeon taxis (new zealand) #dt 24 cs

    greymouthgiant squid” c26 cassette

    • giant squid (1)

    • giant squid (2)
    may 2013 release ; ... gurbed burble from mhfs(remember he did that single for emerald cocoon a few years back, good one) mark sadgrove and mark anderson’s grey mouth, offering the kind(s) of blown antics fellow pacific rim act xno bbqx, only, perhaps, just a tad more “musical” ...
    dungeon taxis press release ::

    greymouthgiant squid cs

    various brickbats of garage desertion, precipitous duende and blasted naiveté from the midnight zone by new zealand-expatriate, tokyo rockers, mark sadgrove and mark anderson. piccolo-like guitar intrusion and truant buzz cross sent sprechstimme snarl and post-punk deliverance through electro-acoustic afterburn.

    dungeon taxis 24.


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    iea (usa) #iea 1302 cd

    carrier bandschematic diagram of voiceover” compact disc

    • video voice (17:54)
    • bode's witch kitchen (19:23)
    • harald's diagram (10:52)
    • schematic (4:45)
    may 2013 release ; ... excellent set of studio and live improvisations by the group assembled to “diffuse” the work of legendary electronic-instrument designer harald bode, involving his son peer, andrew deutsch, pauline oliveros, and for this disc, “hörspiel artistcaspar abocab and “new media artistrebekkah palov ...
    iea press release ::

    "schematic diagram of voiceover"

    voiceover is the name of an instrument that harald bode designed but never completed, it was requested by suzanne ciani for her experimental work with voice. suzanne ciani and harald bode worked together on several commercial projects including the "voice" of the atari computer (which was never a computer voice at all, but a vocoded voice).

    on "schematic diagram of voiceover" we hear harald bode's archival recordings mixed and transformed live in the studio and at the stone in nyc. additional instruments include processed electric guitar, vocoder, typewriter, shortwave radio signals recorded in the bermuda triangle, geese, synthesizer, max msp, mrs. bode, grm processing and occasional excerpts of pauline oliveros from previous carrier band concerts. all mixed live in the studio and/or in concert.

    electronic music historian and hoerspiel artist caspar abocab and new media artist rebekkah palov joined andrew deutsch and peer bode for this carrier band release. members not appearing on this cd pauline oliveros and stephen vitiello.

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    new world (usa) #nw 80739 cd

    robyn schulkowskyarmadillo” compact disc

    • armadillo (19902007)

      part i (42:33)
      part ii (5:05)
      part iii (5:29)
      part iv (5:12)
    january 2013 release ; ... a four-part suite of pieces for percussion trio (performed admirably by the composer along with long-time zorn & frisell collaborator joey baron & euro-improv player fredy studer) by robyn schulkowsky ...
    new world press release ::
    composer(s): robyn schulkowsky
    album title: armadillo
    cat. no.: 80739
    genre: classical / contemporary
    release date: 01/2013

    robyn schulkowsky, percussion
    fredy studer, drums
    joey baron, drums

    composer/percussionist robyn schulkowsky (b. 1953) has premiered and recorded some of the most important percussion works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, working with composers such as stockhausen, wolff, cage, feldman and xenakis.

    armadillo (19902007) is one large-scale piece in four sections, the first of which, at around forty-two minutes, is about three times the duration of the other three combined (these are more or less the same duration, five-plus minutes each). one might think of the image of a mayan temple, with a large broad base rising pyramid-like to smaller structures at the top. almost all of the music’s sound is from drums, in a full range from high to very low. the trio’s playing is virtuosic, precise and finely modulated in color and dynamics.

    this is a music at once variously complex and unified or simplified by the prevailing sonority of the drums. what gives the music its complexity and richness, what makes it distinctively engaging, is not just the stretches of intricate, overlaid patterning—there are a number of moments when textures thin out and simplify—but the continuous structural shifts, the unpredictable but somehow right moves from one kind of texture and procedure to another. it is a mysterious music, at once highly disciplined and controlled and at the same time full of energy and movement. it is the result of an intense and controlled focus in its composition and performance, a focus that because of its very intensity somehow allows the release of a sense of freedom.

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    dokuro (italy) #dk037 cs

    magneticringall the fluid is floating” c60 cassette

    • seattle, april 2nd 2010 (25:57)

    • vancouver, march 27th 2010 (29:57)
    december 2012 release ; ... excellent tape covering two live-sets by joshuamagneticringstevenson, both comprised of flowing improvisations for synthi ...
    dokuro press release ::

    dk037 magneticring - all the fluid is floating (c60)

    joshua stevenson: ems synthi aks, fender supershowman fuzz / reverb, schulte compact phasing a, boss rc-50

    magneticring is the solo project of joshua stevenson from vancouver (former member of staked plain, jackie o motherfucker, sam shalabi's 'land of kush orchestra', samara lubelski band, davis redford triad, b.c.v.c.o. and von bingen), his contribute to the dokuro catalogue is a tape document of two live performances recorded in seattle and vancouver in springtime of 2010.

    stevenson is a master player of ems synthi aks, truly one of the best analogue synthesizer of all the times, his music is a refined combination of collapsing oscillations, hyperbolic arpeggios, and trance-inducing themes who define stunning electrical landscapes, stevenson runs cast exotic archives a base for deep sounds from western canada and beyond since 1994. he operates the recording and mastering studio otic sound.

    "all the fluid is floating" comes in a ltd.100 copies pro-dubbed tapes. artwork by mic_nodolby.

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    our mouth (usa) #ourmouth 26 lp

    beer damagehobo on the face of music” long playing record

    • jansport bindle
    • the downfall of brain sound
    • expression of my sweatpants
    • major ozone

    • point of keanu
    • walker: meat puncher
    • pigeon fractal
    • hobo on the face of music
    february 2013 release ; ... awesome set of mutated live-electronic ooze from pete swanson & mouthusbrian sullivan, coming in as the flaxen-haired god-daugther of the whole 90’sghost-in-the-machinewave (lithops, specifically, sounds like an anchor-point) & the resultant pre-crime domestic spillover ...

    ... nice to hear pete get back into his (frankly, all too overlooked recently) guitar-prog zone as his nimble truly beautiful disasterings give weight & melodic heft to sullivan’s “marked for deathrhythmic aphorismus in such a way as to remind us of why we all grokked the whole sewer / light nexus in the first place ...

    ... best record ; highly recommended !!!


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    tochnit aleph (germany) #ta 103 cd

    toine horversselected recordings of performances and installations 1982-2004” compact disc-recordable boxed set

    • wall (fragment) (1:09)
    • tijd (5:07)
    • clouds 4 (fragment) (10:02)
    • waves (studio) (3:03)
    • clouds 2 (fragment) (7:39)
    • stream 2 (2:15)
    • clouds 7 (fragments) (3:50)
    • scheepshoornstoot (2:30)
    • rolling 3 (fragment) (5:12)
    • names, sections of the head (fragment) (5:17)
    • limestone (fragment) 6:58)
    • etmaal voor berlage (fragment) (5:50)
    • stream 4 (2:08)
    january 2013 release ; ... lovely set involving a letter-pressed cardboard box, 15 sheets of paper in a black envelope, and a disc containing 13recordings of performances and installations” by the dutch artist dealing in “performative installations with sound and movement” ...
    tochnit aleph press release ::

    selected recordings of performances and installations 1982-2004
    by toine horvers.

    tochnit aleph ta103

    selected and edited by toine horvers & daniel löwenbrück in 2011.
    edition of 150 copies. cdr and 15 text-sheets in black folder, house in a custom-made box (215 x 150 x 16mm).

    dutch artist toine horvers (born 1947) started in 1969 as a visual artist with movement experiments using his body as a way to explore the relation between time and space. soon after, performances followed in which he connected these movements with actual architectural space and actual time, for instance by performing a piece over 24 hours. sound, in the form of monotone voices or constant drum-rolling, became an important element in these works: sound as a means of making human energy spatial and perceptible.

    horvers used to call his immaterial works sculptures as an attempt to create statements of energy. through the years language has increasingly become his source of inspiration, becoming both concept and matter and appearing in individual and group performances as well as in installations, books and electronic text displays. the source however is always his fascination for the intangible relation between time and space which he expresses in forms, patterns or procedures that often show similarity with patterns and procedures in ritual ceremonies as well as in childrens' games.

    available january 20, 2012

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    1. wall (1982, fragment)

    performed at apollohuis eindhoven, the netherlands, as part of three movement sculptures. sound performed by corné evers. in the long low room of the apollohuis – 8 x 20 meters- i move sideways – at short intervals – across the diameter from one side to the other, by short jumps, four jumps per second. by breathing through my teeth i highlight my movements in the space.. the sound is stereophonically recorded and reproduced by loudspeakers on both side of the space. in about 15 minutes the layers create a wall of sound.

    2. tijd (2006)

    recorded by concert radio in theater romein leeuwarden, the netherlands. performed by members of cluster voices chamber choir directed by romain bischoff. i contributed four 'vocal sculptures' to the project espacio by cluster voices chamber choir. the piece tijd (time) was a slightly ironic answer to romains' request for a piece for 5 voices with a duration of 5 minutes. 5 singers are standing close together each equipped with a stopwatch. the first person starts the stopwatch and starts counting aloud the seconds. when the first minute is finished a next person starts the stopwatch and starts counting, and so on till 5 persons are counting. this process stops when the first singer reaches minute 5.

    3. clouds 4 (1998, fragment)

    performed at haagse kunstkring, the hague, the netherlands. six female singer-students from the music conservatorium in the hague are positioned along the walls of the space each equipped with a stopwatch. they are asked to, individually, make long or short voice-waves continuing for one hour. each wave consists of an as much as possible gradually and symmetric increase and decrease of pitch parallel with volume. the singers individually decided the duration of the waves. they also were free to make their increase and decrease in steps or in glissando's.

    4. waves (2004, studio)

    during my stay in 2003 on the aran islands along the irish west coast, i made oral and written textual descriptions of the movements of clouds and waves, often timed with a stopwatch. 'waves' is a studio-recording in layers of my own voice while reading aloud 4 timed notations of the movements of the waves.

    5. clouds 2 (1988, fragment)

    performed at project arts centre dublin, ireland. 'clouds 2' was a sound sculpture as contribution to conference on sculpture curated by jenny haughton, performed by three members of the black raven piper band. the theatre space of the project arts centre has public galleries on three sides of the stage. behind each gallery a narrow beamed theatre light was positioned which could be operated by hand in both light-intensity and direction. three drummers each carrying a different type of snare drum and a stopwatch, were positioned in the stage space, each facing one of the three theatre lights. they were asked to make drum rolls for one hour while continuously moving to and fro in the line of the light in a slow pace, increasing the volume of their drum roll when getting nearer to the light source. the light operator had to follow the drummer along his line through the space and at the same time increase or decrease the intensity of the light. the drummers continuously had to estimate their volume of rolling in relation to their position in the space. the performance lasted for exactly one hour.

    6. stream 2 (1994)

    studio-construction of a sound installation as contribution to the group show the knossos labyrinth in equilibrist gallery st.niklaas, belgium. in this fragment from ovid's metamorphoses, the confusion of the labyrinth is compared to the complex movements of the river meander. for 'stream 2' parts of the text, read aloud in latin, were recorded onto endless tapes and played in the exhibition from cassette walkmen with small loudspeakers, arranged in a moving line through the gallery space. because of the unregular speed-quality of the walkmen the text moves to and fro and has the soft but high-frequency sound of moving water.

    7. clouds 7 (1992, fragments)

    permanent sound installation in the c-block elevators of the ministry of housing, planning and environment in den haag, the netherlands, designed by architect jan hoogstad. hard-and software and sound processing steim by harry stokman and paul spaanderman voices of singer students sweelinck conservatorium amsterdam. the new building for the ministry of housing, planning and environment got the nickname 'transparent ministry' because of its enormous glass covered spaces. my starting point for a commissioned work of art in one of the elevator shafts, was based on the somewhat ironic idea that the elevator-towers are the only spaces in the building where no outside influences are noticed. the work consists of a sound of human voices, which the user of the elevator travels through and which is variable by the influence of the weather conditions outside. through the entire height of the elevator shaft 32 loudspeakers are installed. one side-panel in each elevator, consists of non-soundproof material. in a computer memory 29 pitches of the human voice - from base to soprano - are stored. the data from the buildings weather station, giving information about light, wind, temperature and rain, is directly transformed into a changeable 'choir' sounding from the loudspeakers. no more than 8 consecutive loudspeakers can sound together. the choir changes its vertical position in the shaft as well as its composition, density, volume and pitch. in 'clouds 7' the weather patterns are not directly translated, but the weather's unpredictable movements are continually used as impulses for changes in the 'clouds of voices'. in 2008 the technical installation has been revised.

    8. scheepshoornstoot (2004)

    performed by cluster voices chamber choir directed by roman bischoff. recording by concert radio in theater romein leeuwarden, the netherlands. for years now, visual artist joe cillen has been working on a project in which noordereiland (north island) in rotterdam is perceived as a ship: m.s. (motor ship) noordereiland. where possible, he aims to involve the noordereiland community in the project. arising from this concept, artists were asked to come up with a design for a ships' horn. my ship's horn is designed to be 'sounded' by the voices of islanders the 'noorder-eiland scheeps-hoorn choir' bridging the distance to the shore. the choir's repertoire comprises just one piece: 'scheeps-hoorn-stoot' (one blow of the ships' horn) the piece consists of the compound word: 'scheeps-hoorn-stoot' which is sung for 10 seconds and repeated 3 x 3 times. there is a 5-second pause between each compound word and, between the groups of 3, a 20-seconds pause. a set of 3 times 3 times scheeps-hoorn-stoot therefore takes 2 minutes and 40 seconds. the piece has to be performed with brass megaphones on special days by 3 groups of singers, positioned along the quay of the island and sung in shifting layers. for the performance of cluster voices the singers used their hands around their mouth instead of the brass megaphones.

    9. rolling 3 (1986, fragment)

    studio recording by hans venmans. percussionist cor links. during a stay on inis oírr, the smallest of the aran islands on the west coast of ireland, i made recordings of waves entering and leaving a deep grove in the rocks, dragging stones up and down with them. for rolling 3 i asked a percussionist to continuously roll on a snare drum varying his volume of rolling in reverse with the activity of the waves on the recording, which movements are made visible on a led-panel. because of the irregularity of the waves on the rocks, the performer is continuously confronted both physically and mentally with this rockiness.

    10. names, sections of the head (1998, fragment)

    sound installation as contribution to the symposium eye and ear at duende artist's collective rotterdam, the netherlands. performed by singers of koorproject rotterdam thanks to maarten michielsen. the symposium 'eye and ear' had to do with the relationship between image, sound and space. in 'names, sections of the head' i sought to draw a connection between the spatiality of the sectional systems as depicted in medical books when describing the human body, and the architectonic spatiality in the building of duende. in each of the acoustic hall ways of the monumental former school building, situated on top of each other and connected on both sides by open stairways, a person was situated on whose head light lines were projected indicating the anatomical sections. next to the projectors were two singers who alternately recited aloud all latin names of elements appearing in the projected section. on each hall level a different section system was projected: frontal, sagittal, axial, and the names recited on a different pitch. when the names of a certain section were finished the singers operate the projector for the next section.

    the sounds of the voices mingled in the staircases due to the extremely sensitive acoustics.

    11. limestone (2003, fragment)

    studio construction with the voices of 18 residents of the island inis oírr, ireland. from january to april 2003 i worked in the guest studio at aras eanna on inis oírr, the smallest of the aran islands on the west coast of ireland. this period has been inspiring for the development of my work with the relationship between time/space, and language. i have described cloud movements, waves, landscapes and rock structures in the form of 'written' drawings. i also described these elements verbally and recorded this on tape. in concluding my work period on the island, i selected a stone, on which i marked the four wind directions, and asked a number of islanders to give an oral description of the form, structure and colour of the stone. some islanders did this in irish, others in english. in the sound installation 'limestone' their vocal descriptions are heard simultaneously from a various number of loudspeakers in a continuous flow of voices.

    12. etmaal voor berlage (1985, fragment)

    vpro radio broadcast from an installation at the gemeentemuseum den haag, the netherlands. performed by 288 participants. technical installation steim software paul van goudoever. as part of the project 'artists and the 50-year-old berlage building', i was commissioned to come up with a temporary art work based on this last and most beautiful building by the architect hendrik berlage. for me, it was the erezaal (reception hall) that most captured the spirit of this building, and possibly the architecture of berlage in general. the situation of the hall within the building, its dimensions, colour and incidence of light, makes it rise above its own architecture, giving it something spiritual and meditative. i decided that a fitting tribute to this would be a demonstration of human energy and concentration: 'day for berlage' was a movement/sound sculpture where human voices are heard continuously over a twenty-four hour period, starting from silence at 00.00 am, gradually increasing to a climax at midday and then decreasing to silence again at 24.00 pm. starting and ending with two voices, each hour a larger new group was installed, without interrupting the sound. at midday a group of 24 participants occupied the chairs around the table on which two monitors dictated the voice volume related to that moment of the day.

    13. stream 4 (1995)

    'stream 4' is a fragment of weekly stereo radio broadcast. the centrum beeldende kunst rotterdam, the netherlands, invited artists to come up with a proposal for a temporary work of art, inspired by the urban situation in the laurenskwartier, the place where rotterdam, and also the port came into being. the laurenskerk, one of the few buildings that remain of the old centre after the bombings during the second world war, is the central point of this area. keeping in mind that today's port is still moving further away from the old centre, my proposal consisted of a temporary connection by means of the medium radio. for the 12 week period of the event a weekly short real-time sound connection was made between the port and the laurenskerk, and broadcasted live via stadsradio rotterdam. every wednesday at precisely 1.16 pm, three percussionists performed a drum roll on the largest bell of the church with wooden hammers, while at the same time a short telephone conversation took place with the captain of a foreign ship in the port. the humming tone of the bell, and the captain's voice who is telling something about his ship in his mother tongue were broadcasted simultaneously, for 2 minutes, on stadsradio, each sound source on one channel of the stereo signal.


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