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otoroku (uk) #roku 002 cd

decoy / joe mcpheespontaneous combustion” double compact disc set

  • spontaneous combustion (37:27)

  • spontaneous combustion 2 • set 1 (38:07)
  • spontaneous combustion 2 • set 2 (34:22)
  • spontaneous combustion 2 • encore (5:31)
... double-disc edition of last year’s vinyl set covering both nights of music channeled out of the warm dalston sky by the “organquartet of alexander hawkins, john edwards, steve noble, and joe mcphee ...
otoroku press release ::
otoroku presents a new 2cd version of spontaneous combustion, here with an extra 78 minutes of music added to the original lp material. the original lp was listed in the wire magazine's top jazz & improv releases of 2013.

recorded in october 2011, spontaneous combustion splits the second set of the first night of decoy's two day residency with special guest joe mcphee.

performed by:
alexander hawkins (hammond b3)
john edwards (double bass)
steve noble (drums)
joe mcphee (pocket trumpet, alto sax).

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out-sider (spain) #osr 026 lp

oubas/t” long playing record

  • premiere partie

  • deuxieme partie
... grey-area spanish pressing of this mythical québécois head-scratcher, wherein a quartet of young, hungry capsule-intakers set up in a studio, played whatever while chanting the word “oubaad infinitum ... hell, the second side is practically one long drum solo w/ mouth-noises ...
out-sider press release ::
ouba
ouba
out- sider / lp
section: usa / canada > 60's / 70's
cat. no. : osr026

canadian rarity from 1968, recorded under the influence of hallucinogenic substances by a bunch on underground musicians: michel pagliaro, tony roman, denis lepage and andy shorter. the album consists of just one long freak- out jam divided in two sides: raw basement sound, acid guitar, stoned vocals, keyboards and loud drums, similar to early soft machine, pink floyd at their most free- form phase or can.

newly remastered sound, insert with photos and liner notes.

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yatra arts (canada) #yaar 03 cd

höfnin hjólmar • islensk raftónlist” compact disc

  • gjöll - the harbour v2 (5:24)
  • björk viggósdóttir - reverse (5:16)
  • reptilicus - it’s lovely to be appreciated (4:14)
  • auxpan - trade intensity (5:36)
  • jóhann eiríksson - nnerclock (5:30)
  • inside bilderberg - administrating i (4:23)
  • amfj - hafnarballett (4:08)
  • stereo hypnosis - fjörgyn (5:54)
  • jónas sen - mephisto (4:54)
  • sigtryggur berg sigmarsson - undiscovered modern classics (4:38)
  • reptilicus w/ auxpan - live at 12 tónar [8 december 2011 excerpt] (4:56)
  • óranna björnsdóttir - rachmaninoff and i (6:05)
  • orkell atlason - raven (3:42)
  • rúnar magnússon - let it be (5:48)
august 2014 release ; ... partially borrowing its title from the 1985 lárus halldór grímson / thorsteinn hauksson lp of the same name (perhaps famously reproduced by mr. p.c. c.p.) this collection of contemporary electronic & experimental music - assembled by praveer baijal & issued on his yatra arts label - introduces a number of names to a global audience with which i was prior unfamiliar, along with the cream of the reykjavík scene ...
yatra arts press release ::
various artists
höfnin hljómar - electronic music from iceland
yaar003

canadian label yatra arts is pleased to announce the arrival of its third release: höfnin hljómar, a compilation of electronic & experimental music from iceland.

the album was initially released only in iceland, where it met with enthusiastic reception, but is now available worldwide. höfnin hljómar takes a comprehensive look at the unique and engaging crucible of icelandic electronic music, with attention given to the refreshing diversity of the scene and featuring works of established artists alongside those of relative newcomers.

required listening for fans of cutting edge electronics of all sorts.

gjöll is the work of jóhann eiríksson [also a member of reptilicus] and writer/ vocalist sigur ur har arson [member of the grindcore band forgar ur helvítis]. their work together over the last decade has produced three albums of heavy electronics & dark ambience on the pre-eminent german label ant-zen, as well as a handful of other releases.

björk viggósdóttir has been a video artist since her graduation from the art academy of iceland in 2006. she produces work that creates a sensual tableau for her audience, using sounds and images to trigger emotional responses. she has collaborated with composers, musicians and dancers and has exhibited her work in her home country and across europe, the united states and asia.

reptilicus, the duo of jóhann eiríksson and gu mundur ingi markússon, has been stalking the fringes of the icelandic music scene since 1988 and are counted among the country’s pioneers of electronic, industrial and experimental music. reptilicus have produced releases that fuse a variety of musical elements in an electronic crucible. most recently, their work has focused on a more purely electronic sound, removed from what they had done before, but still uniquely reptilicus.

auxpan, or elvar már kjartansson, has been recording for over fifteen years. known for his original mesh of rhythm, found sound and words, his approach stems from a boundless curiosity about the possibilities of sound. part master composer, part tinkering sorcerer’s apprentice, his results are always fascinating.

jóhann eiríksson has been active in the icelandic music scene for decades. he is a full time member of the seminal groups reptilicus and gjöll and has also released solo music projects under his own name (or variantions thereof) and as product 8. as well as being an influential musician, he has worked with a diverse group of artists as a producer. his music combines the post-industrial dissonance he helped pioneer in iceland with his producer’s perspective to create a multi-layered, dub-saturated atmosphere.

inside bilderberg is one of georg pétur sveinbjörnsson s myriad of musical projects. he describes himself as a latecomer to music-making and did not start to play instruments or compose tracks until he was in his early forties. since then, however, he has performed in venues and clubs around reykjavík, bringing his strange mix of atmospheric ambient and tribal/industrial beats, typically with dark political themes.

amfj is the alias of a alsteinn jörundsson, an alumnus of a handful of metal and experimental projects. in the summer of 2008, jörundsson was struck with the idea of pairing his poetry with a backdrop of experimental noise and amfj was born. in the years since, he has established himself as a sedulous live performer.

stereo hypnosis is the father and son duo of óskar & pan thorarensen who have been combining their musical skills since 2007 to create the chilliest of ambient dub sounds and melodic electronic excursions. óskar was part of the legendary 80’s art brut collective inferno 5 and pan, a staple in the reykjavík downtempo dj network. together they helped found iceland’s extreme chill festival and have been active in promoting the country’s electronic music scene.

jónas sen is a sort of renaissance man. he has toured as the keyboardist for björk’s band, hosted numerous television programs for the icelandic national broadcasting service [rúv] and made a name for himself as a music critic, composer and pianist. his talents have made him a much sought-after commodity both as musician and cultural observer.

sigtryggur berg sigmarsson has been steeped in the world of experimental music from a young age. a graduate of university sound art and sonology programs, he is a longtime member of the experimental art-punk group stilluppsteypa and has also been a prolific solo artist, with releases on various labels and numerous solo live performances, film credits and art exhibitions.

óranna björnsdóttir’s passion for music developed early. she graduated as a classical pianist and immediately turned to the field of contemporary sound and art. a graduate of the royal conservatoire and the royal academy of art in den haag, she has worked as a video and performance artist in the electroacoustic field, sharing the results of her own subconscious relationship to sounds she hears every day.

orkell atlason studied composition and electronic music at the reykjavík college and rotterdam conservatory from 1994-2001. he has released three albums with gu jón rúdolf, performed and recorded with stereo hypnosis and beatmakin troopa among others, and is a member of the composers collective s.l.á.t.u.r. his work has been performed by various ensembles in europe and america.

rúnar magnússon is a bit of an enigma. his minimalist compositions seem on the one hand dark and possibly disturbing, but are tinted with hints of his sly humour. magnússon has toured the globe under various guises and is also the co-founder of hljó aklettar, a boutique record label dedicated to releasing rare and collectible music and organizing artistic events.

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yatra arts (canada) #yaar 02 cs

amfj / auxpansplit” cassette

  • amfj - sök (7:12)
  • amfj - dómur (5:13)

  • auxpan - long spline miter joint 1 (4:52)
  • auxpan - long spline miter joint 2 (9:27)
yatra arts press release ::
limited to 201 copies. officially released at iceland airwaves festival reykjavík, iceland 30 october 2013.

amfj
whether fast and furious, or calm and pensive, all amfj shows have intensity in common. ranging from 25-40 minutes in length, they are filled with mesmerizing feedback loops, mixed with loud, beat oriented playbacks, and feature heavily sound-altered vocals presented with a powerful and often theatrical performance, leaving no one untouched.

auxpan
auxpan (aka elvar már kjartansson) has been working with experimental electronic music since before the turn of the century. he has participated in numerous projects and events often stretching the limit of a music performance by utilizing unorthodox methods and equipment often tailored to the occasion.

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touch (uk) #tone 45.7 lp

achim mohnéaccelerated standstill” long playing record

  • l'inertie polaire

  • rasender stillstand
touch press release ::
tone 45.7 | achim mohne "accelerated standstill"
vinyl lp + download - 3 tracks - 39:06

cut by jason at transition

this release is dedicated to paul virilio

an assembling for locked grooves. collected and performed since 1997, recorded live in 2013 as part of touch presents…” at café oto, london; ausland, berlin; the academy of media arts, cologne, and the centre for arts and media (zkm), karlsruhe. this record can be played at all speeds, but the recommended speed is 33 rpm.

accelerated standstill is an assembling of locked grooves found on customary vinyl records. the records have been collected and performed live between 1997 and 2013. locked grooves normally functioning as a ‘barrier’, avoiding the needle coming into contact with the label at the centre of the record. all grooves sound different, depending on how dust has effected and transformed the soft surface of the vinyl.

by using a triple vinyl deck set-up this (analytic auditory observations of) ending grooves are mixed live thus composing a “music that lies hidden in the medium itself". the tiny dust particles inside the vinyl groove convert into a sound sculpture’ - an important syntactical parameter (of the apparatus) is formed by the turntables themselves. the speed of their rotation is not limited to 33 or 45 rpm, but expanded between 1 and 150 rounds per minute thus determining the loops and the rhythm.

achim mohné started working with record players, cassette recorders and other sound-media-apparatus in the mid 1990s. he experiments with the space and time intervals of sound-media and is especially interested in the "music that lies hidden in the medium itself". his method is to subject the support material to a forensic autopsy. his most recent project analyses the transfer data of a wi-fi router called fritz box/fritz kiste (cf touchradio). his further work features sound tracks for film and theatre performances (with yoshie shibahara) as well as collaboration with classical musicians (such as violinist ayumi paul).

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touch (uk) #to:96 lp

hildur gudnadottirsaman” long playing record

  • strokur
  • frá
  • birting
  • heyr himnasmi ur
  • bćr

  • heima
  • í hring
  • rennur upp
  • til baka
  • lí ur
  • oka
touch press release ::
to:96v | hildur gudnadottir "saman"
lp - 11 tracks - 39:06

cut by jason at transitionartwork and photography by jon wozencroft

this album is about resonance: on "saman", which means "together", hildur melts her voice with her cello, connecting the two instruments together. the result is a highly involving and moving album, recorded, mixed and mastered in berlin. hildur’s sylph-like vocals contrast beautifully with rich cello tones, resolving the tension between light and dark to produce a unique listening experience.

renowned bassist skúli sverrisson guests on “heima”.

this is hildur’s 4th album for touch, after “without sinking”, “mount a” and "leyf u ljósinu”.
all tracks composed, performed and recorded by hildur gu nadóttir in berlin, except heyr himnasmi ur (track 4), composed by orkell sigurbjörnsson, lyrics by kolbeinn tumason.

track 6, bass by skúli sverrisson
tracks 1, 4 and 6 recorded by francesco donadello
all tracks mixed by francesco donadello and hildur gu nadóttir at vox-ton studio, berlin.

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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
september 2014 release ; ... the second album from roger tellier-craig & sabrina ratté’s multi-media project le révélateur hinges on their shared love of 70’s / 80’s sci-fi & synth nostalgia while keeping a foot firmly planted in contemporary technology / methodology, making this less of an exercise in historical recreation & more of an exploration of just how much deeper you can get into this whole tonal universe given the tools that have cropped up in the intervening decades ...

... no one else is making this music with this exact level of meticulousness & attention to detail ; highly recommended !!!
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)
... gorgeous little number, offering (selected) discographies of free jazz & free improv labels, laid out in a style reminiscent of an elementary school textbook, with a few color plates of album covers in the centerfold ...
rune grammofon press release ::
rbk 2160 - j. rřd: 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 rřd 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 hiorthřy, and it comes in a beautiful hardback geltex cover

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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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recorded fields (uk) #rfe 001 lp

robert curgenvensirčne” long playing record

  • ressuscitant de l'étreinte de la sirčne
  • cornubia

  • turner's tempest
  • imperial horizon (for caliban)
june 2014 release ; ... lovely lp of processed location recordings of pipe organs, processed & assembled into massive fields of post-ligeti / penderecki sliding pitch-scale clusters, occasionally coalescing into something tonal ...
recorded fields press release ::
robert curgenven
sirČne
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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diagonal (uk) #diag 011 ep

bronze teetha waif’s rent” twelve inch single record

  • albion pressure

  • cut bronze
  • tephra
... enjoying these slabs of monolothic modular-techno from dominic smith & richard butler ...
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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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
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bang! bros. - 12/12/12
12 (45rpm)
edition of 300
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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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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)
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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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richard youngsprimary concrete attack” compact disc

  • calmont dub (3:22)
  • raw building (3:29)
  • nu formz (3:28)
  • anarcho dub (2:11)
  • habitation (2:19)
  • bandits (3:21)
  • cosmic storm over new energies 1 - 7 (16:41)
  • paradise wash (1:56)
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fdcd90  richard youngs primary concrete attack cd.

whilst in krakow for his appearance at the re:source festival i co-organised, in december 2013, richard youngs started telling me how he would rise to the challenge of any music idea put to him. accordingly, i asked if he would try his hand at a dub album and, after pointing out how much he hated reggae, he agreed.

a month or two later, he told me he’d commenced recording this, too, with the help of some equipment loaned to him by (i think) luke fowler. now completed, the results form this album, which (naturally) sounds little like dub and more like richard youngs simply playing around with the effects one might hear on such recordings.

far from easy listening, the eight pieces here pull one’s insides out as they venture towards a black hole where sonic debris assumes new shapes. limited to 300.

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john oswaldgrayfolded” triple long playing record set

  • novature (formless nights fall)
  • pouring velvet
  • in revolving ash light

  • clouds cast
  • through
  • fault forces

  • the phil zone
  • la estrella oscura
  • recedes (while we can)

  • transilience
  • 73rd star bridge sonata

  • cease tone beam
  • the speed of space

  • dark matter problem/every leaf is turning
  • foldback time
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grayfolded
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here it is, deadheads, the ultimate dark star is now on vinyl. deluxe audiophile pressing cut in toronto under the watchful ears of john oswald. elaborately printed packaging in a heavy duty triple gatefold jacket includes liner notes by musicologist rob bowman featuring exclusive interviews with jerry garcia, phil lesh, and robert hunter plus six "time maps" which chart the source concerts of dark star.

music performed by the grateful dead (c) grateful dead productions inc. & ice nine publishing inc. taken from over 100 performances of dark star recorded between 1968 and 1993. built, layered and "folded" to produce one large, new re-composed dark star.

original recordings of the grateful dead in performance have been processed using plunderphonic techniques. john oswald's nearly invisible hand creates the ultimate dark star that is even more than the sum of its parts.

grayfolded is proudly pressed at quality record pressing.

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tom carter / pat muranofour infernal rivers” double long playing record set

  • phlegethon

  • cocytus

  • styx

  • acheron
... epic set including four side-length explorations of ür-sound by tom carter & patdecimusmurano ...
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tom carter & pat murano - four infernal rivers mie 027

tom carter and pat murano, two figures with decades of history behind them, offer four infernal rivers, their new double long player. four infernal rivers illuminates their interlocking styles in a light that blurs their individual identities. the music breathes its own life, and consistently eschews the normal meanings of its own potential descriptors. to think and act intuitively across 80 minutes in real time, without falling into boring or wasteful modes, should be taken as a remarkable accomplishment.

the album title is as descriptive as it is suggestive. four is the number of tracks. easy. “infernal.” it’s a harder one to parse out, harder still to live up to, yet the record’s hellish qualities come from the fact that it seems like it could never end. its fiendishness stems from a tone which is consistently ominous and ever-portending. “rivers” is spot-on. close your eyes, draw up an image of a river, and the music pulls instantly into focus. it’s not so much a soundtrack to a film or a scene, but rather an auditory evocation of something that is ever-present. to invoke water is to invoke the most crucial ingredient of life (insofar as we describe it) on this planet. a river is one and many things, an aspect of a system larger than itself, full of majesty and terror. one need only think of the rivers of herzog’s aguirre or fitzcarraldo, of conrad’s heart of darkness or ballard’s the day of creation, to understand the gist of what is being presented.

the rivers forged by the duo are menacing and imposing, full of risk and danger. in an age when the entire aim of underground artists seems so geared towards either mimicking or revolting directly against the tides of mainstream culture, it is nigh-impossible to know where to turn. if this record has anything to say about it, it might be that the most valid instances of possibility are to be found in adhering to no preconceived method, in swimming with a current of one’s own making.

it sways between an understanding of musical history and a disregard for its confines. there is interplay that doesn’t apologize for or attempt to live up to anything. it is music born of elements that have always existed and still cannot be grasped. both spacious and immediate, moments exist either to be seized or to be let go. what might in another setting play out as a tension between dissonance and melody here lives entirely outside of those concerns. there is comfort and compatibility in this music, a sense that neither player would ever step on the other’s toes, while still feeling the freedom to explore whichever tributary they might come across. ideal traveling companions, then.

“it’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” june tyson asked long ago. some of us do and some of us don’t. those of us who aren’t quite sure make records like this.

- matt krefting, easthampton, ma. april, 2014

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pauline oliverosreverberations: tape & electronic music 1961-1970” dodecatuple compact disc set

  • time perspectives (19:38)

  • mnemonics i (15:09)
  • mnemonics ii (9:55)
  • mnemonics iii (17:34)

  • mnemonics iv (18:46)
  • mnemonics v (13:54)

  • ii of iv (16:16)
  • iii of iv (9:23)
  • iv of iv (16:39)
  • v of iv (14:39)
  • iii (16:08)

  • team & desecrations improvisation (22:58)
  • the day i disconnected the erase head and forgot to reconnect it (32:36)
  • jar piece (15:52)

  • another big mother (31:40)
  • fed back 1 (28:10)
  • fed back 2 (3:56)

  • 5000 miles (32:50)
  • angel fix (32:37)

  • bottoms up 1 (12:50)
  • nite (16:28)
  • ringing the mods 1 heads (9:35)
  • ringing the mods 2 tails (9:35)
  • three pieces i (5:22)
  • three pieces ii (3:21)
  • three pieces iii (4:03)

  • big slow bog (32:39)
  • boone bog (32:34)

  • bog bog (33:45)
  • mind bog (33:38)

  • mewsack (32:30)
  • 50-50 1 heads (19:31)
  • 50=50 2 tails (19:31)

  • a little noise in the system (30:25)
  • red horse headache (21:26)
... back in print ; this 12-disc set of early rudimentary studies & studio experiments by pauline oliveros, composed at the university of toronto, the san franscisco tape music center, and elsewhere during the 60’s & 70’s ...
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pauline oliveros
reverberations: tape & electronic music 1961-1970
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dense 12 disc collection of pauline oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. the majority of these pieces have never before been released.

organized chronologically by studio this set not only documents pauline's earliest electronic music but it also functions as an early history of electronic music itself. extensive liner notes including essays from pauline oliveros, alex chechile, ramon sender, david bernstein, corey arcangel and benjamin tinker. this box set is being released in conjunction with pauline oliveros' 80th birthday celebrations.

pauline oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in american music. acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others.

through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it. "on some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level." john rockwell oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. whether performing at the john f. kennedy center in washington d.c., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of west german radio, oliveros' commitment to interaction with the moment is unchanged. she can make the sound of a sweeping siren into another instrument of the ensemble.

through deep listening pieces and earlier sonic meditations oliveros introduced the concept of incorporating all environmental sounds into musical performance. to make a pleasurable experience of this requires focused concentration, skilled musicianship and strong improvisational skills, which are the hallmarks of oliveros' form. in performance oliveros uses an accordion which has been re-tuned in two different systems of her just intonation in addition to electronics to alter the sound of the accordion and to explore the individual characteristics of each room. (tuning chart)

pauline oliveros has built a loyal following through her concerts, recordings, publications and musical compositions that she has written for soloists and ensembles in music, dance, theater and interarts companies. she has also provided leadership within the music community from her early years as the first director of the center for contemporary music (formerly the tape music center at mills), director of the center for music experiment during her 14 year tenure as professor of music at the university of california at san diego to acting in an advisory capacity for organizations such as the national endowment for the arts, the new york state council for the arts, and many private foundations. she now serves as distinguished research professor of music at rensselaer polytechnic institute and darius milhaud composer in residence at mills college. oliveros has been vocal about representing the needs of individual artists, about the need for diversity and experimentation in the arts, and promoting cooperation and good will among people.

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pauline oliverosthe wanderer” compact disc

  • duo for accordion & bandoneon (14:25)
  • the wanderer (19:00)
  • horse sings from cloud (14:00)
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this is the first time the wanderer has been made available on cd after over 20 years out of print. included as a bonus track is a lengthy live recording of oliveros with david tudor that was discovered on the reels during the digital transfer! remastered from the original analog tapes by carl saff.

utterly essential document of early american minimalism from this pioneering composer. the wanderer is the sister record to accordion & voice also available on cd from important.

the wanderer is based on a single modal scale (b c# d d# e f# g#) and rhythmic modes based on a meter consisting of and 3/8. part i, song, is intended to explore the unique resonant qualities of accordion reeds through long sounds. subtle variations come about from differences in tuning and air pressure.

part ii, dance, demonstrates the sharp accenting power of the accordion bellows in a mixture of cross rhythms characteristic of jigs, reels, batucadas, bulgars, klezmer forms, cajun dances, and music of other diverse cultures.

the wanderer was composed in november, 1982 especially for the springfield accordion orchestra, directed by sam falcetti. this recording documents the wanderer's world premiere, as it was performed 27 january, 1983 at marymount manhattan theatre. the orchestra consists of twenty accordions, two bass accordions, and five percussion, with pauline oliveros as soloist, sam falcetti conducting.

horse sings from cloud, written in 1975, is one of oliveros' best known works. like most of her sonic meditations, it can be performed vocally and/or instrumentally, solo or in collaboration. a solo version of horse sings from cloud has been recorded on accordion & voice. an early version of the score reads, sustain a tone or sound until any desire to change it disappears. when there is no longer any desire to change the tone or sound, then change it.

this time, horse sings from cloud is performed in ensemble. joining pauline oliveros on bandoneion are heloise gold on harmonium, julia haines on accordion, and linda montano on concertina. this quartet version incorporates the microtonal differences in tuning of the selected instruments, creating shimmering reed sounds somewhat similar to the shimmering of a balinese gamelan.

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pauline oliverosaccordion & voice” compact disc

  • horse sings from cloud (22:11)
  • rattlesnake mountain (21:58)
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utterly essential document of early american minimalism from this pioneering composer. remastered from the original analog tapes by carl saff.

pauline oliveros (b. 1930) is an accordionist and composer who currently resides in kingston, new york. her instrument is tuned in just intonation and she often includes it in her meditative improvisational music. her music is not meditative in the sense that it is intended for listening to while meditating, rather each piece is a form of meditation, such as her aptly titled sonic meditations.

a central figure in post-war electronic art music, oliveros is one of the original members of the san francisco tape music center (along with morton subotnick, ramon sender, terry riley, and anthony martin), which was the resource on the u.s. west coast for electronic music during the 1960s. the center later moved to mills college, where she was its first director, and is now called the center for contemporary music. oliveros often improvises with the expanded instrument system, an electronic signal processing system she designed, in her performances and recordings.

accordion and voice was the first of my recordings as a soloist. i was living in an a-frame house in a meadow just below mount tremper at zen mountain center. i had a wonderful view of the graceful saddle mountain top. when away on a performance trip i would imagine the mountain as i played rattlesnake mountain. i followed the feelings and sensations of my many experiences of the mountain - the changing colors of the season, the breezes and winds blowing through the grasses and trees.

horse sings from cloud taught me to listen to the depth of a tone and to have patience. rather than initiating musical impulses of motion, melody and harmony i wanted to hear the subtlety of a tone taking space and time to develop. the tones linger and resonate in the body, mind, instrument and performance space.

my thanks to important records for bringing these pieces to be heard again.
- pauline oliveros 2007

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pierre henryle voyage” long playing record

  • souffle 1
  • aprčs la mort 1 (fluide et mobilité d'un larsen)
  • aprčs la mort 2 (mouvement en 6 parties)

  • divinités paisibles
  • divinités irritées
  • le couple
  • souffle 2
july 2013 release ; ... pierre henry’s ultra-classic musique concrčte interpretation of the tibetan book of the dead, created on a single day, june 25th, 1963, at eglise saint-julien-le-pauvre in the 5th ...
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180 gram lp. after being out of print for decades, pierre henry's 1962 le voyage is finally available again on vinyl. based on the tibetan book of the dead, le voyage deals with the soul's journey between death and reincarnation in the next life. just two years prior to the recording of this album, electronic and musique concrčte pioneer, pierre henry founded the first private electronic studio in france, realizing that, if he wanted musique concrčte to evolve, he would have to begin experimenting with electronics.

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edgar vareseearly works” long playing record

  • integrales
  • octandre (performed by new york wind ensemble,  juilliard percussion orchestra)
  • density 21.5 (rene le roy)

  • ionisation (juilliard percussion orchestra)
  • interpolation i, ii, iii (varese)
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edgar varese - early works
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the french-born edgar varese (1883-1965), believed music to be both an art and a science. his pioneering use of electronic instruments like the theremin, along with his theory of 'organized sound' has earned him the impressive title of 'father of electronic music'.

varese spent the early twenties as a starving composer in nyc, writing works like the percussionless octandre and integrales, his first piece to use the term 'spatial music'. upon returning to paris in 1928, he composed the celebrated ionisation, the first piece ever written for an entirely percussion ensemble (thirteen percussionists and forty instruments).

his 1936 piece, density 21.5, written for solo flute for the premiere of george barrere's new platinum flute, is one of the great masterpieces for unaccompanied flute. it is also one of the only compositions written by varese during this decade. his next major work, deserts, was in fact not written until 1950. it was the first piece ever written for magnetic tape and orchestra and was meant to be the soundtrack to a film which would juxtapose images of actual deserts with images from past wars (the great 'deserts' of civilization).

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karlheinz stockhausenbeton-studie / zeitmass für fünf holzbläser / klavierstuck xi” long playing record

  • beton-studie
  • zeitmass für fünf holzbläser

  • klavierstuck xi
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karlheinz stockhausen - beton-studie / zeitmass für fünf holzbläser / klavierstuck xi
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a collection of some of karlheinz stockhausen's earliest work, including his earliest piece of musique concrete beton-studie (aka 'etude') written by stockhausen in 1952-53 at pierre schaeffer's studio at the rtf in paris. until 1992 this piece was believed to have been lost. the lp also includes the celebrated zeitmass (1955), and klavierstück xi, parts i-iv (1956), both of which helped to cement stockhausen's role as one of the leading german composers of the 20th century.

zeitmass performed by arthur gleghorn, donald muggeridge, donald leake, donald christlieb and william ulyate in los angeles, 1958. klavierstück xi performed by david tudor in köln, 1958.

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karlheinz stockhausenstudie i & ii / gesang der jünglinge” long playing record

  • studie i & ii

  • gesang der jünglinge
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karlheinz stockhausen - studie i & ii / gesang der jünglinge
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studie i (1953), studie ii (1954), gesang der jünglinge (1956) and zyklus für zwei schlagzeugern (1960). performed by david tudor, christoph caskel, gottfried michael koenig and stockhausen.

a collection of stockhausen' s most important works from the 1950s, particularly gesang der junglinge ('song of the youths') 1955-56, probably the most iconic piece of electronic music ever written. only because of stockhausen's complete understanding of electronic equipment, along with his creative genius, was he able to produce this masterwork, the first piece of music to unify vocals and electronics.

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