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feeding tube (usa) #ftr 158 lp

jack rubyvolume 2” long playing record

  • destroy/lost
  • beryllium blues
  • parietal cha cha
  • lithium serenade
  • hydrogen lullaby
  • palaatine march

  • sphenoid waltz
  • sodium nocturne
  • temporal tango
  • mandible mambo
  • ghost note
feeding tube press release ::
jack ruby - jack ruby (volume two)
edition of 600

when don fleming was doing the initial transfers of the tapes we’d gotten retrieved from randy cohen’s barn, every evening seemed to bring a new surprise. but nothing was a bigger jawdropper than the material which makes up the second lp of our jack ruby archival series.

the central core of the album is the sixteen-and-a-half minute track, destroy/lost”, recorded at the band’s rehearsal space in january74. robin hall vocalizes and boris plays electric viola, but the bulk of the piece is screaming analog synth weirdness from randy cohen’s serge synthesizer. according to robin, the track was recorded in hopes that it might be pared down to a single. hard to imagine how the hell it might’ve been done (or in what universe), but it is a masterpiece of long-format insanity — with boris and robin providing a context for the massive gallumping of the serge.

additional players appear on some of the shorter tracks — new music/free jazz saxophonist, pete van riper, on “lithium serenade”; boris’s electric viola on “hydrogen lullaby”; chris gray’s guitar on “mandible mambo”; rich gold’s serge joins boris’s strings on “ghost note”. the rest is the product of randy’s whacked-out compositional notions and his mastery of the serge’s patch-cords. some of the material was recorded pre-jack ruby at cal arts (where randy and boris first met). the rest was from a performance in new york in early74.

heard as a whole, it is a bizarrely shaped piece of the pre-punk/free-form puzzle that was jack ruby. buckle up. it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

- byron coley, 2014

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hospital productions (uk) #hos 420 lp

lussuriaindustriale illuminato” long playing record

  • boneblack
  • petra marina
  • venus in retrograde
  • breath of cinder

  • daughters of enemies
  • eyes of the world
  • angelshare
  • wind carries soot
  • art of veins
hospital productions press release ::
lussuria - industriale illuminato - lp

one of the most intriguing artists on the hospital productions roster, lussuria came to prominence with the release of three tapes as part of the american babylon’ series in 2012 which were eventually compiled into a double vinyl edition last year. his opiated atmospheres brought together the ritualistic appeal of late 70s and early 80s italian industrial music crossed with the claustrophobia of early material from the cure and the decadent, voyeuristic compulsion of pasolini flicks so enamoured by coil.

having been in the works through late 2013 and in post-production for several months since, industriale illuminato is in some respects the first release by lussuria conceived as a standalone album, and is perhaps his most unique, unsettling body of work to date. inspired by deconstructionism and an overriding sense of anxiety, the album revolves around the dislocated narrative of album opener ‘boneblack’, a dense and evocative fade into shadowy realms inspired by composer giacinto scelsi and the enigmatic mind-tricks of alain resnais’
‘last year at marienbad’.

‘petra marina’ sees lussuria use real drum sounds alongside electronic ones for the first time, layered through with odd, foreboding drones constructed out of handmade japanese music boxes, feedback manipulation and mangled tape loops which together sound like an industrial, shadowy counterpart to the hazy nostalgia of boards of canada.

‘venus in retrograde’ was inspired by and evokes the paranoid narrative of francis ford coppola’
s ‘the conversation, making use of snatches of barely tangible dialogue to form an unnerving backdrop, before ‘breath of cinder’ brings the first half of the album to a close with field recordings made in deepest provincial france overlaid with a detached narrative evoking that cold, abandoned landscape.

the second half of the album takes us further into this airless environment, the intriguing widescreen ambience of ‘eyes of the world’ offset by the percussive rattling and decimated 3 pinch harmonics of ‘angelshare’, while ‘wind carries soot’ recalls the aggression of mika vainio sedated and tamed into an altogether more narcotic kind of beast, before ‘art of veins’ closes the album with a mangled and inverted message - like some kind of satanic directive embedded for posterity.

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hospital productions (uk) #hos 420 cd

lussuriaindustriale illuminato” compact disc

  • boneblack (4:14)
  • petra marina (6:26)
  • venus in retrograde (4:57)
  • breath of cinder (6:51)
  • daughters of enemies (2:52)
  • eyes of the world (5:51)
  • angelshare (4:13)
  • wind carries soot (5:27)
  • art of veins (4:03)
hospital productions press release ::
lussuria - industriale illuminato - cd

one of the most intriguing artists on the hospital productions roster, lussuria came to prominence with the release of three tapes as part of the american babylon’ series in 2012 which were eventually compiled into a double vinyl edition last year. his opiated atmospheres brought together the ritualistic appeal of late 70s and early 80s italian industrial music crossed with the claustrophobia of early material from the cure and the decadent, voyeuristic compulsion of pasolini flicks so enamoured by coil.

having been in the works through late 2013 and in post-production for several months since, industriale illuminato is in some respects the first release by lussuria conceived as a standalone album, and is perhaps his most unique, unsettling body of work to date. inspired by deconstructionism and an overriding sense of anxiety, the album revolves around the dislocated narrative of album opener ‘boneblack’, a dense and evocative fade into shadowy realms inspired by composer giacinto scelsi and the enigmatic mind-tricks of alain resnais’
‘last year at marienbad’.

‘petra marina’ sees lussuria use real drum sounds alongside electronic ones for the first time, layered through with odd, foreboding drones constructed out of handmade japanese music boxes, feedback manipulation and mangled tape loops which together sound like an industrial, shadowy counterpart to the hazy nostalgia of boards of canada.

‘venus in retrograde’ was inspired by and evokes the paranoid narrative of francis ford coppola’
s ‘the conversation, making use of snatches of barely tangible dialogue to form an unnerving backdrop, before ‘breath of cinder’ brings the first half of the album to a close with field recordings made in deepest provincial france overlaid with a detached narrative evoking that cold, abandoned landscape.

the second half of the album takes us further into this airless environment, the intriguing widescreen ambience of ‘eyes of the world’ offset by the percussive rattling and decimated 3 pinch harmonics of ‘angelshare’, while ‘wind carries soot’ recalls the aggression of mika vainio sedated and tamed into an altogether more narcotic kind of beast, before ‘art of veins’ closes the album with a mangled and inverted message - like some kind of satanic directive embedded for posterity.

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lysergia (sweden) #lsd25 014 lp

madrigals/t” long playing record

  • excursion
  • stoned freakout
  • the ballads (dreams)
  • places

  • tambula
  • fallen tree
  • where you going
  • b.b's finale
lysergia press release ::
finally a reissue of one of the great lost grails of the nyc freak underground! trading hands for $3-4000 on the rare occasions it is offered, madrigal has grown into a legend among fans of psychedelic drone music. here's what the acid archives has to say:

...a rather amazing do-it-yourself descent into the murkiest depths of the early 1970s underground. it's two guys sitting in what sounds like a boiler room, equipped with a drum machine, an electric guitar & bass and some oscillators, hotwiring themselves into the lysergic flow of the now. the music drones and cavorts while incomprehensible screams and dialogue lurk in the background, as heard through a locked door. the atmosphere is as thick as in a nightmare...

but madrigal's strongest achievement may be the seamless shift from the harrowing visions of machinery and faceless suffering on side 1 into a string of dark, haunting folk-rock numbers on side 2, a transition as natural as if these were simply the two sides of the same unclassifiable coin. pioneering at the time and still unique today, vague parallels could be made to suicide, the patron saints and velvet underground's third lp, but first and last madrigal can only be understood on its own.

re-mastered for superior sound, retaining the original artwork and pressed in a limited edition, 180 gram virgin vinyl, housed in a deluxe case with a wrapped tip-on-sleeve, and including an insert with in-depth liner notes.

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lysergia (sweden) #lsd25 013 lp

lsd underground 12s/t” long playing record

  • lsd underground 12 (1)

  • lsd underground 12 (2)
lysergia press release ::
before there was psychedelic music, there was lsd underground 12. recorded under mysterious circumstances in los angeles in the summer of 1966, this mind-blowing musical journey represents the earliest known case of musicians recording while under the effect of lsd. the result is a pioneering aural kaleidoscope of shifting moods and complex atmospheres unlike anything done before and hardly since.

recorded at a time when psychedelic music did not yet exist as a genre, it is not surprising that the music flows freely across genres, from eerie middle eastern desert moods and nocturnal west coast jazz grooves into full-blown acid-rock guitar soloing, while the hallucinogenic tension is sustained and released through outbursts of piercing avant-garde, fluxic chaos and minimalist stasis. sold briefly via mail-order, the 1966 record was only rumored to exist until lysergia's recent research verified its existence.

in view of its pioneering historical status and outstanding musical quality, lsd underground 12 should rank as one of the greatest psychedelic music discoveries of the past 20 years. a pioneering acid-head sound unlike anything that came before it and hardly anything since... a musical riddle rising from the psychedelic catacombs.

presented by patrick lundborg and lysergia, lsd underground 12 is available in an exclusive limited lp edition, 180 gram virgin vinyl, housed in a deluxe case with a wrapped tip-on-sleeve, and including an insert with in-depth liner notes.

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m=minimal (germany) #minimal 022 cd

ernstalbrecht stieblermit der zeit” compact disc

  • ernstalbrecht stiebler - im atem (11:02)
  • agnieska dziubak - schwebend (11:53)
  • ernstalbrecht stiebler - quart solo (7:12)
  • ernstalbrecht stiebler / werner dafeldecker - mit der zeit (24:11)
m=minimal press release ::
as german minimalist composer ernstalbrecht stiebler celebrates his 80th birthday in 2014, the m=minimal label honors the work of this master of reduction with its third release dedicated exclusively to his work.

in contrast to other modern composers that use avant-garde special effects, stiebler builds his compositions around small sound spaces. stiebler's compositional works are characterized by minimalist reduction, emphasizing individual sounds that open up and engage with each other. as the composer himself said in an interview, his music is not intended to be easy. he demands a certain concentration of his listeners. once you accept it, you get rewarded with shifted time perception. a piece lasting 15 minutes in duration can be perceived as 45 minutes.

during his early studies of composition and piano in 1959 and 1960, stiebler received suggestions from karlheinz stockhausen. throughout his career, he's worked as an editor for numerous contemporary music publications. he has composed works for ensemble modern and supervised recordings by morton feldman, john cage, alvin lucier, giacinto scelsi, earle brown and christian wolff. german broadcaster hessischer rundfunk commissioned him to compose an orchestral work. as his music has gained more attention in recent years, his works have been performed at many festivals, including ctm, maerzmusik and mutek, and a three day festival was organized in berlin for his 80th birthday.

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otoroku (uk) #roku 011 lp

daichi yoshikawa / paul abbott / seymour wrightgjerhan” long playing record

  • gjerhan (1)

  • gjerhan (2)
otoroku press release ::
lll (pronounced /el/) is daichi yoshikawa, paul abbott and seymour wright. this recording includes two bare twentyminute excerpts from separate performances at cafe oto.

daichi yoshikawa / feedback paul abbott / drums seymour wright / alto saxophone

gj rhan, (!) from subterranea, sweat, haze and dedication emerging out of intimate and intense weekly meetings begun in 2009 – their first, 2012 public performance, squeezed into a london basement was a sheer, vexed and exhilarating smack of organic, heterodyning ideas, and taut, lowbeating lumps. reemerge/revanish. with the economy of familiar/traditional raw tools feedback, drumkit, altosaxophone, time, space and emotion lll move from molten musical pasts to grow future pleasures in sound. the ingredients are familiar, but the listening is not. at its heart is a still, undecorated concentration fuelling an extreme testing of limbs, language and order. this has no concern with collapsing difference into a vogueish flattened mass froth, but searches – forensically, ceaselessly – for something to chew, in the challenge of discretion and integrity or asylum in the body of its instruments. akilsakilan learning, doughnut. finding, twisting and hammering out an expanding musical universe balanced only by its own logics – lll have few obvious comparisons. their performances are consistent radical negotiations of the emotional, physical and social energies of the environments they sound out. perfectly reasonable. [the second side was recorded at a summer fundraiser concert for project fukushima (this followed a solo performance by evan parker who later joined the group for a quartet) and the first as part of the inaugural intersect festival four months later.]


recorded at cafe oto on 28 august 2013 (fukshima) by stuart bannister and 7 december 2013 (intersect) by kate arnold. mixed by paul abbott. mastered by andreas [lupo] lubich at calyx, berlin. design by paul abbott. inner sleeve by paul abbott, cara tolmie and conal mcstravick

limited edition of 500 lps. 180g vinyl. 5 colour (!!!) printed inner and outer sleeves.

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root strata (germany) #rs-94 lp

le révélateurextreme events” long playing record

  • stream terminal
  • loading vistas
  • fiber miles away
  • followers

  • machine ecology
  • afterimage selves
  • vues illimitées
root strata press release ::
artist: le révélateur
title: extreme events
catalog #: rs94
label: root strata
format: vinyl (300 black)

release date: worldwide august 22, 2014
usa september 2, 2014
genre: electronic, sci-fi, computer music

five years after founding le révélateur, montreal-bred musician roger tellier-craig returns to root strata with extreme events, a collection of dense sonic studies that betray a futuristic and timeless beauty. alongside collaborator sabrina ratté, who creates the project’s videos and live visuals, le révélateur operates at the ideological intersection of audio and visual, analog and digital, nostalgic and anticipatory, human and machine. extreme events is characterized by complex rhythmic asymmetry and twinkling aesthetic resonance – ultimately a prescient re- vision of hypothetical cyberpunk futures realized in the desert of digital decay and burgeoning artificial ecologies.

cut and mastered by helmut erler at d&m, berlin.

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rune grammofon (norway) #r 2160 book

johannes rodfree jazz and improvisation on vinyl 1965-185” book

  • free jazz and improvisation on vinyl 1965-185 (128 pages)
rune grammofon press release ::
rbk 2160 - j. rød: free jazz and improvisation on vinyl 1965-1985 (book)

born out of necessity and a love of the music and the records, the aim of this book is to offer a guide to a selection of independent labels and their releases of free jazz, improvisation and generally jazz outside of the mainstream between 1965 and 1985, with 1965 being the year when esp-disk' started out as the first independent label dedicated to the music covered in this book, and 1985 being the year that the cd slowly started to take over as the main sound carrier. however, we have stretched the frames a little bit on a few occasions. 60 labels are presented, each with an introduction and a discography, either complete or by the author´s personal choice. there are also 64 sleeve illustrations, including some extremely rare ones, as well as forewords by swedish sax player and composer mats gustafsson and rune grammofon founder rune kristoffersen. finally, there is a conversation between kristoffersen and music writer rob young.

author johannes rød is working freelance as an art historian and conservator and has written several books on visual art. he is also an avid record collector since the late sixties. the book has 128 pages with layout and design is by kim hiorthøy, and it comes in a beautiful hardback geltex cover

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snd (uk) #snd 3se lp

sndtravelog (special extended edition)” double long playing record set

  • -3,100
  • -1,100
  • 853

  • -1,193
  • untitled
  • untitled

  • untitled
  • untitled
  • untitled

  • untitled
  • untitled
  • untitled
snd press release ::
travelog was the third ep released by mat steel and mark fell as snd, arriving in 1999 just before the release of their influential debut album makesnd cassette on the mille plateaux label. of the three ep reissues in the series, travelog contains the most developed and satisfying work from the pair, edging their reduced production palette into more fully-realized dimensions, coloring-in those instantly-recognizable bass notes and isolated percussive elements with a slow, sublime trickle of melody.

the six extra tracks included are indispensable -- extending the original ep into an hour of mesmerizing, slowly immersive rhythmic pulses that still sound pretty much unlike anything you'll have heard before -- a perfect bridge between house, techno and ukg re-imagined within a stripped structure that should act as a masterclass for a new school of producers trying to balance out rhythmic complexity with space.

the opening a1 encapsulates this asymmetry brilliantly, bare swing and shuffle riding chiming chords that add warmth and space to an already intoxicating blueprint, while a3 takes those same elements and sharpens them into a slow, undulating alignment bolstered by that immaculate mastering treatment from rashad becker.

b3 takes things deeper -- a slow percussive edit slowly drowned-out by a growling analog drone, while the closing side joins the dots between this ep series and that trio of albums for mille plateaux that would soon establish snd as the most forward-thinking and still resolutely original producers from an otherwise largely-forgotten musical era.

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the bunker new york (usa) #bk 007 ep

zemi17impressions ep” twelve inch single record

  • impressions

  • rangda
... impressive single of dubbed-out techno by the robotic gamelan inventor aaron taylor kuffner, featuring the familiar sonorities & formal elements from indonesian folk music ...
the bunker new york press release ::
the composer and sculptor aaron taylor kuffner is well-known for co-creating the gamelatron project in 2008, the world's first fully-robotic gamelan orchestra. in 1997, kuffner created another musical project, zemi17. the success of the gamelatron project put zemi17 on indefinite hiatus until the bunker dug out one of kuffer's last surround-sound live sets from unsound new york in 2012 and asked him for a 12" of that material.

the bunker is proud to release these two long and seductive tracks made entirely of sounds of insects, birds, motors and urban noises spliced together with treated samples of gongs and metallophones to create lush techno compositions.

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diagonal (uk) #diag 012 ep

shit and shinepowder horn” double twelve inch single record set

  • astro’s hat
  • who’s your waitress

  • pearl drop
  • bingo

  • hiss
  • acid minor
  • you can’t

  • pg 13
  • spray bottle
diagonal press release ::
the next release on diagonal is the latest album from texas-based demolition artist craig clouse aka shit & shine. titled powder horn, it follows-up clouse's 2013 diagonal debut 12", which channeled his shape-shifting sound into sharp shocks of mangled club music.

on this new album, his first full-length since 2012's jream baby jream, clouse voyages still deeper down his own sonic wormhole. its raucous slabs of deviant funk, wiry disco and burnt-out acid are sculpted to soundtrack strung-out dancefloors and their seedy early-hours aftermath, yet they still bear crucial traces of shit & shine's history in noise rock. drums bound, crash and detonate to drive the music forward in fits and starts, their sound veering from the chest-busting thud of a techno kick to the hollowed-out clatter of a live punk band. writhing acid lines do battle with taut, spidery guitar motifs, wrenching the momentum abruptly sideways.

"hiss" is bare-chested post-punk, strutting across the stage, caked with sweat and fizzing with static interference. deeper into the night, "acid minor" wrenches up the gear to explode into full-bore acid techno, with clouse repeatedly hammering the brakes and triggering space itself to distort around you. this provocative yet playful approach has long been a defining characteristic of clouse's music. over the past decade he's gained a reputation for shit & shine's remarkable live shows -- mesmerizing blasts of rhythmic noise featuring multiple drummers -- as well as a string of albums exploring starker noise rock and industrial-infused sounds. his recent shift towards more club-centered music, then, makes sense.

both powder horn and his previous diagonal ep further hone his fascination with the energizing effects of rhythm on the mind and body, while retaining the unpredictable and confrontational nature that's always made shit & shine such a wild proposition.

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diagonal (uk) #diag 012 cd

shit and shinepowder horn” compact disc

  • hiss (4:26)
  • you can't (4:18)
  • pearl drop (5:30)
  • pg 13 (6:04)
  • blowhannon (5:35)
  • who's your waitress (6:46)
  • value (4:03)
  • astro's hat (5:55)
  • acid minor (4:22)
  • bingo (6:04)
  • shower curtain (5:17)
  • spray bottle (5:28)
diagonal press release ::
the next release on diagonal is the latest album from texas-based demolition artist craig clouse aka shit & shine. titled powder horn, it follows-up clouse's 2013 diagonal debut 12", which channeled his shape-shifting sound into sharp shocks of mangled club music.

on this new album, his first full-length since 2012's jream baby jream, clouse voyages still deeper down his own sonic wormhole. its raucous slabs of deviant funk, wiry disco and burnt-out acid are sculpted to soundtrack strung-out dancefloors and their seedy early-hours aftermath, yet they still bear crucial traces of shit & shine's history in noise rock. drums bound, crash and detonate to drive the music forward in fits and starts, their sound veering from the chest-busting thud of a techno kick to the hollowed-out clatter of a live punk band. writhing acid lines do battle with taut, spidery guitar motifs, wrenching the momentum abruptly sideways.

"hiss" is bare-chested post-punk, strutting across the stage, caked with sweat and fizzing with static interference. deeper into the night, "acid minor" wrenches up the gear to explode into full-bore acid techno, with clouse repeatedly hammering the brakes and triggering space itself to distort around you. this provocative yet playful approach has long been a defining characteristic of clouse's music. over the past decade he's gained a reputation for shit & shine's remarkable live shows -- mesmerizing blasts of rhythmic noise featuring multiple drummers -- as well as a string of albums exploring starker noise rock and industrial-infused sounds. his recent shift towards more club-centered music, then, makes sense.

both powder horn and his previous diagonal ep further hone his fascination with the energizing effects of rhythm on the mind and body, while retaining the unpredictable and confrontational nature that's always made shit & shine such a wild proposition.

cd includes three bonus tracks off of the diag004 12".

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diagonal (uk) #diag 008 ep

streetwalker / silent servantooze” twelve inch single record

  • ooze

  • ooze (silent servant remix)
diagonal press release ::
diagonal presents streetwalker, the duo of beau wanzer and elon katz. titled "ooze," it's a shadowy, mechanistic dancefloor crusher, originally released as a limited cassette single on the catholic tapes label in 2011, now pressed to vinyl and accompanied by a remix from silent servant.

recorded, processed and overdubbed using an arsenal of hardware, including a rare e-mu modular system and a home-built light-sensitive synthesizer, it builds across 12 minutes from woody drums and spooked whispers into a disorienting mass of snake-like acid lines and corrosive noise.

juan mendez aka silent servant keeps the atmosphere of the original intact but sets it amid delicate drifts of melody, finding brief flashes of warmth amid the shade.

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opal tapes (uk) #opal 050 lp

siobhansouthgate” long playing record

  • del ray '97
  • fulfil the dream
  • new wave retailing

  • night school
  • quick in
  • rail split
opal tapes press release ::
detroit's travis galloway, he of all gone records and traag brings the siobhan alias to opal tapes for a bout of lo-fi, hoods-up battery.

shifting templates of dank electro and raw, cracked techno step together with raudive announcements commentating on the current disorder of the head. michigan's industrial backbone is present throughout the recording -- many sounds black on grey, but this time, siobhan hangs gobs of pink muck and faded neon over his rolling perc.

like the district the release is named after, watch where you put your feet.

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opal tapes (uk) #opal 049 lp

holovrholo earth” long playing record

  • outland
  • bubble glade
  • native iron
  • desert varnish

  • ground flash
  • data mine
  • powder cave
  • core value
opal tapes press release ::
jimmy billingham returns to opal tapes with holo earth, the first holovr 12".

the two sides are comprised of blended suites covering billingham's past working with tapes and hardware into a future of more complex composition and convolving sample work. at times the record is sweet, drums bounce and bip with filigrees of synth whirling through like wind in a bottle. at other points the record empties and the lonely pulse of venn rain (jimmy's earlier project) is felt most strongly.

estranged and blue-lipped, the field recordings of alien environments litter the blur emerging. a haunting listen.

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pan (germany) #pan 56 ep

lee gamblekuang” twelve inch single record

  • kali wave
  • mimas skank

  • girl drop
pan press release ::
lee gamble kuang ep (pan 56) 12"
 
lee gamble is a uk-based artist and electronic music producer with roots in the original jungle-techno and extreme computer music fields. in 2012 he released a couple of highly acclaimed records via pan, 'dutch tvashar plumes' and 'diversions 1994-1996', that refracted dancefloor and home-listening dimensions into trippy new head-spaces which touched a raw nerve with ravers young and old(er). he's since expanded those records into live audio-visual performance with fellow cyrk collective founder dave gaskarth and continues monthly broad- casts of his nts radio show.
 
the 'kuang' ep heralds the release of gamble's keenly awaited 2nd lp 'koch' (due september '14) with three tracks of dissociative ambient/techno. 'kali wave' opens with a bittersweet breakbeat roller sounding something like early agcg playing in a hall of mirrors, whereas 'mimas skank' diffuses oily acid and dry dub techno inna dancefloor wormhole, and the detached ambient drift of 'girl drop' rends a gasp of post-rave bliss into twelve minutes of spectral sublime or precipitous dread, depending on your perspective
 
the 12" is mastered and cut by christoph grote-beverborg at d&m. it is pressed on clear vinyl which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with artwork by bill kouligas & kathryn politis.

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pan (germany) #pan 55 lp

james hoffblaster” long playing record

  • blaster
  • lasterb
  • asterbl
  • sterbla
  • terblas
  • erblast
  • rblaste

  • scratch
pan press release ::
james hoff blaster (pan 55) lp

james hoff used the blaster virus to infect 808 beats and then utilized the mutated results as building blocks for seven new compositions.

hoff’s interest in computer viruses lies in their ability to self distribute through (and ultimately disrupt) networks of communication and hoff’s agency as an artist centers on placing these parasitic forms into pre-existing genres, such as dance music. blaster is a timely exploration of the infectious qualities of sound, and how it too, as a carrier, makes it’s way through social networks, reduced to bits and programmed to infiltrate and replicate.

“viruses, like art, need a host. preferably a popular one.”

interested in ways in which the virus works could mutate and spread socially, the first side of blaster contains these sonic presentations, and the second houses all of the artist’s infected samples and serves as a scratch record for dj’s, an object of utility, and ultimately a provoca- tion, mobilizing its new hosts as a point of potential transmission.

blaster is a logical progression from hoff’s pan debut lp “how wheeling feels when the ground walks away”, which dealt with aural documents of riots and disruptions and the record is part of a larger body of work by the artist that also includes virus paintings.

the lp is mastered and cut by rashad becker at d&m. the artwork was constructed using viral images from the artist and typography by bill kouligas.

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recorded fields (uk) #rfe 001 lp

robert curgenvensirène” long playing record

  • ressuscitant de l'étreinte de la sirène
  • cornubia

  • turner's tempest
  • imperial horizon (for caliban)
recorded fields press release ::
robert curgenven
sirÈne
selected pipe organ works 1983-2014
12 lp  | clear/transparent vinyl
cover printed on 300gsm reverse stock
recorded fields editions  |  rfe_01

release: 27 june 2014

mastered & cut by rashad becker, dubplates & mastering, berlin, april 2014.

16-foot pipe organs recorded in cornwall at the churches of st paul (ludgvan), st winnow (towednack), st uny (lelant), st wyllow (lanteglos), st cyrus & juliette (st veep). unprocessed pipe organ recordings, equalisation only. additional turntables, acetates & dubplates recorded in trewellard, penzance, trewetha & 4 the field

a1: pipe organ section from “and only the dogs and the fires on the horizon” (on “they tore the earth and, like a scar, it swallowed them” - rfe_02, released september 2014). originally composed at trewetha, cornwall, february & worm studio, rotterdam, netherlands (october 2012). expanded and remixed in melbourne, australia (february 2014) and spreewald, germany (march/april 2014) with moments of microtonal dubplates & turntables.

a2: remixed from a 2011 composition and live room recordings by martin clarke of an 8-channel diffusion at the exchange, penzance, cornwall. including live microtonal dubplates & turntables, guitar feedback and fan/ventilator. remixed and expanded in spreewald, germany (march/april 2014)

b1: expanded and remixed for vinyl - the full title of the track as it originally appears on “transfixed” (the tapeworm, ttw#58, 2013) is:

the internal meta-narrative of turner’s tempest as he is tied to the mast in order to create the direct experience of the drama embodied within a “snow storm – [wherein a] steam-boat off a harbour’s mouth making signals in shallow water, and going by the lead. [is rendered by virtue of the claim that] the author was in this storm on the night the ariel left harwich”. this story is but a story, to quote the tate article referenced above – “no ship called ariel is associated with harwich in the 1840s, and turner is not known to have visited the east coast at this time. moreover, a man of any age, let alone in his late fifties, would probably not have survived such an experience. turner most likely chose the name ariel because of its association with shakespeare’s tempest – the implication being that he was a painterly prospero, able to conjure up any kind of weather, real or imagined, at will.” this piece examines not turner’s story of the story behind the painting, which is in itself a story, but aims instead to experience the meta-narrative of turner’s supposed unmediated experience through his embodiment – a conscious body tied to a mast on a boat cast out into a storm.

b2: beethoven’s “eroica”, symphony no.3 in e flat, opus 55, 2nd movement, conductor arturo toscanini with the nbc symphony orchestra (78rpm shellac/acetate - hmv d.b. 5948, year unknown) with pipe organ. mixed at trewetha, august 2013. originally beethoven was to dedicate opus 55 to napoleon, but upon his proclamation as emperor of france this honour was withdrawn and the piece retitled “eroica”. caliban was the original inhabitant of the island to which prospero is banished and he is forced to become the servant of prospero... 

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future audio graphics (usa) #fag 003 lp

sébastien roux / seth cluettinevitable music #1: variations on sol lewitt’s wall drawing #260” long playing record

  • variation 1
  • variation 2
  • variation 3
  • variation 4
  • variation 5

  • variation 6
  • variation 7
future audio graphics press release ::
inevitable music #1: variations on sol lewitts wall drawing #260
sébastien roux, seth cluett
fag 003

gatefold lp with printed inner sleeve, limited to 350 copies
mastered by rashad becker at dubplates & mastering, berlin

inevitable music #1: variations on sol lewitts wall drawing #260, is composer sébastien roux’s sonic translations of sol lewitt’s wall drawing #260, with a commissioned essay from artist and composer, seth cluett and featuring the work of conceptual artist sol lewitt (1928-2007)*.  inevitable music #1 is the first collection in a series of compositions from roux dedicated to the conceptual processes of lewitt’s seminal wall drawings, which lewitt began to produce in the late 1960s.

inevitable music #1 employs a group of discrete digital and analog sounds (sustained/pulsed sine tone, sawtooth wave, voice, etc.) that each correspond to one of 20 shapes used in creating lewitt’s instructional wall drawing. once assigned, these discrete sounds combine to create elegant and rigorous compositions that encourage the listener to reconsider lewitt’s notion that “the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”[1]  as a further nod to the instructional nature of lewitt’s practice, each variation is preceded by a female voice that announces the particular combination of sounds used to create the composition.

*artwork: sol lewitt, wall drawing #260, on black walls, all two-part combinations of white arcs from corners and sides, and white straight, not-straight, and broken lines. first drawn by sol lewitt, san francisco museum of modern art (detail), 1975. crayon on painted wall, dimensions variable.

© 2014 estate of sol lewitt/ artist rights society (ars), new york. courtesy paula cooper gallery, new york.

[1] lewitt, sol, “paragraphs on conceptual art,” originally published in artforum, june 1967.

beyond the system established to sonify the original lewitt, roux has a fundamentally different engagement with processes. where the result of lewitt’s experiments actively engage the viewer with the geometry of space, roux’s choices create an elaborate engagement with the flow of time. the experience of listening to each permutation, of each construction unfolding, of each immediately following the next, elicits an experience of temporality that seems more elastic than the linear rigidity described by the voice that precedes each variation.

excerpt from the raw flow of material, seth cluett

© future audio graphics, 2014

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diagonal (uk) #diag 011 ep

bronze teetha waif’s rent” twelve inch single record

  • albion pressure

  • cut bronze
  • tephra
diagonal press release ::
london label diagonal continue their swerve into caustic dancefloor territory with the debut pair of 12" releases from bronze teeth. their extended technoid grooves perfectly match the project's name -- they're tough, hard-edged and intricately sculpted for tensile strength and visceral impact.

dominic butler is one-third of factory floor, and richard smith meanwhile, records as l/f/d/m. a waif's rent opens hard with "albion pressure," ushered in by a cloud of distortion and teeming particulate matter. it gathers momentum and fury as it plays, scuttling forward like a column of ants. "cut bronze" and "tephra" hew stark funk from woody drums.

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feeding tube (usa) #ftr 202 cs

jane la ondebuy buy buy” cassette

  • boy trouble
  • tv do tell
  • glow girls
  • i see you
  • memorize
  • livin' in america
  • miss information
feeding tube press release ::
jane la onde - buy buy buy
edition of 100 cs

jane la onde (perhaps better known as kassie carlson of guerilla toss) has made an exercise cassette for the ages. styled along the lines of early laurie anderson and/or palmolive-era slits, jane provides a withering cultural critique that manages to function equally as experimental bedroom pop and an easy guide to home-exercise. count along with the beat and watch those pounds melt away, even as you learn something about the consumerist dogma of cable television culture. lo-fi has rarely sounded so beautiful and it has never been as slimming. work it out! pause! enjoy!

-byron coley, 2014

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feeding tube (usa) #ftr 170 lp

bang! bros.12/12/12” twelve inch single record

  • whitehouse boston
  • town hall lawn cambridge
  • starlab somerville
  • steve norton’s medford
  • revere beach revere
  • lynnway mart lot lynn

  • listening room salem
  • chailey mansion newburyport
  • uncharted lowell
  • firehouse worcester
  • later mill pawtucket
  • pr matrix hex providence
feeding tube press release ::
bang! bros. - 12/12/12
12 (45rpm)
edition of 300
co-release with 100% breakfast

mark johnson & adam foam (whitehaus, hunnie bunnies, peace loving) invent a sorely-needed new free jazz instrument: the drum machine. instead of stuffing their mouths with too many horns, they use their faces & fingers to punch on too many electronic buttons like cecil taylor with his fingers in a wall socket. pauses, whirs, percussion avalanches & whizbang punch lines with real punch in them.

documentation of their ridiculous attempt to tour 12 cities in 24 hours on 12-12-2012, using battery powered little amplifiers. i myself went to the show in cambridge, which took place at 9am on the lawn in front of city hall, and was attended by 4 or 5 freezing passersby, a wedding party, a reporter from the local paper, & a policeman who was distracted from looking for traffic violations. both gents have since moved away, to philly & western mass respectively, but the band was damned beautiful while it lasted.

- angela sawyer, weirdo records

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feeding tube (usa) #ftr 156 lp

daniel bachmangrey-black-green” long playing record

  • grey (take one)
  • grey (take two)
  • grey (take three)
  • black (take four)

  • black (take five)
  • black (take six)
  • green (take seven)
  • green (take eight)
  • green (take nine)
feeding tube press release ::
daniel bachman - grey-black-green

lp edition of 400

first vinylization of the 2011 cdr release, with which daniel shucked the performing name he’d been using (sacred harp) and laid his naked ass on the line. bachman already sounds like a wizened player here (an image that was solidified when his mug was plastered on the box for tompkins square’s obscure giants of acoustic guitar trading cards), but he was actually still a babe of the fredericksburg woods at the time this came out. regardless, his technique is massive, and his approach to the material — based on a color wheel tuning system developed by the late robbie basho — is intense.

recorded onto a boombox, with a hi-fi quotient of nil, the material here reminds one of what bill orcutt might sound like if he decided to play in longer format time-chunks. there’s a wonderful kind of containment to the musicsuggesting deep investigation and improvisation with hermetic knowledge rather than anything constrictive — which gives this album a sense of spirituality one rarely finds outside the new age bin.

bachman is a master player. and the evidence of this is apparent even at this relatively early stage of his trajectory. through constant touring and woodsheddding, daniel’s music has evolved in multiple directions over the intervening years, but grey-black-green remains one of the true and unique high watermarks of his recordings. how great to have it on vinyl at long last.

- byron coley, 2014

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feeding tube (usa) #ftr 153 lp

owen maercksteenage sex therapist” long playing record

  • sleeping with great works of art
  • little black egg
  • heart transplant
  • information
  • 60 cycle hum
  • asleep and awake

  • nancy calls collect
  • !hoh!
  • intense young man
  • hands and eyes
feeding tube press release ::
owen maercks teenage sex therapist lp
with booklet / lyric sheets
edition of 500

owen maercksteenage sex therapist lps is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of twentieth century.

owen had been in monster island with henry kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album or his songs. henry had moved back west by this time, so owen went out and recorded this album there. henry produced, and added amazing horn parts by jon oswald, larry ochs and john gruntfest. the album was mixed, pressed and distributed exclusively to radio stations, record labels and the like, in hopes of getting owen signed. the music didn’t fit any extant pigeonhole, however, so no deal was in the offing. about the only note of its passing was made by an a&r guy at elektra, who swiped the arrangement (and lyric rearrangement) of “little black egg” (originally by the nightcrawlers) for use by his protegees, the cars. well, fuck them.

teenage sex therapist is ripe with jawdrop moves. flashes of eno, beefheart, lou reed, the bonzos, and various of owen’s other obsessions, fight each other for air time. and everyone goes away a winner. if this one doesn’t make your teeth wiggle, you need a new jaw.

- byron coley, 2014

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