.home..artists..labels..new..restocks..best..faq.
.soon.
... thanks for everyone's patience during the move !!! while it did take about a week longer than scheduled to get even the most basic elements of mms up & running again (i.e. records back on the shelves [in order !!!] ; packing & shipping bench upright & operational) we can safely say that things are finally getting back to normal around here ...

... we're just about caught up with invoicing & shipping orders placed during our closure & we've started opening up the dozens of boxes of new titles that arrived in our absence, updating the site here to show all of the new arrival & restock activities over the past few weeks (scanner & stereo are still boxed up, so full workups are still pending) ...

... as a token of appreciation to everyone that helped us out by placing a "closeout" order in the days leading up to the move (and due to a number of requests for more time to properly investigate / strategize a more thorough sweep of the dwindling list of titles on offer) i've extended the exhaustive "closeoupacolypse" one final time until the end of the spring ; this should afford everyone the proper resources to make their final selections ...
mimaroglu music sales soon (58)
all information regarding the titles listed below is subject to change ; dates are at best guesswork ...
 ( - ) (1) 2 3 sort  ::  date  (desc)  •  artist  •  label  ( + ) 
expected on or around ::
april 20th, 2014



counter culture chronicles (netherlands) #ccc 4 cs

timothy learythe radicalization of timothy leary” c90 cassette

counter culture chronicles press release...
these recordings, released on a c-90 cassette as counter culture chronicles #4, focus on the period following leary’s escape from prison and flight to algeria with the help of the weather underground in 1970.

the cassette contains a 1966 interview of timothy leary at the millbrook estate, a reaction to leary’s escape from prison and exile into algeria by leary’s friend and associate ram dass, a 1971 communique by black panther leader eldridge cleaver in which he distances himself from fellow-exile leary, plus a 1983 interview of leary following the publication of his autobiography ‘flashbacks’.

inserted in the cassette box are a couple of militant quotes by both leary and cleaver from the algeria period. brains on fire and souls on ice.

expected on or around ::
april 20th, 2014



counter culture chronicles (netherlands) #ccc 3 cs

jack kerouacthe northport tapes” cassette

counter culture chronicles press release...
counter culture chronicles has released on cassette a rare recording of jack kerouac at home in northport, where he lived from 1958 to 1964. we hear kerouac reading from his work while getting drunk and occasionally singing along with frank sinatra records that are being played in the background.

kerouac is clearly having a good time and takes the listener on a lucid deconstructionist trip, in which american popular culture is turned upside down and inside out. the recording covers the full 90 minutes of the cassette and is roughly cut, which adds to the directness and informal atmosphere of the material.

have a seat and get filled to the brim with kerouac’s intoxicated mind. you won’t get up again.

expected on or around ::
april 21st, 2014


threads:
guitar-themed
free-improvisation


vin du select qualitite (usa) #vdsq 010 lp

bill orcuttvdsq • solo acoustic volume ten” long playing record

vin du select qualitite press release...
vdsq 010
bill orcutt

first new compositions from orcutt in recent years. the blues, as abstract.

expected on or around ::
april 21st, 2014


threads:
guitar-themed
folk


vin du select qualitite (usa) #vdsq 009 lp

aaron sheppardvdsq • solo acoustic volume nine” long playing record

vin du select qualitite press release...
vdsq 009
aaron sheppard

a dazzling debut from bay area guitarist aaron sheppard whose virtuoso finger-picked six string attack is stunning in both its precision and melodicism. sheppard’s album is a bold introduction to a remarkable new talent in the world of acoustic guitar.

expected on or around ::
april 21st, 2014


threads:
guitar-themed
modern-psych


vin du select qualitite (usa) #vdsq 008 lp

sir richard bishopvdsq • solo acoustic volume eight” long playing record

vin du select qualitite press release...
vdsq 008
sir richard bishop

first new solo acoustic recordings from the sun city girls' master guitarist in years, srb returns to familiar themes and introduces new ideas simultaneously on this tour de force performance of his singular style.

expected on or around ::
april 21st, 2014


threads:
guitar-themed
folk
minimalism-drones


vin du select qualitite (usa) #vdsq 007 lp

anthony pasuarosavdsq • solo acoustic volume seven” long playing record

vin du select qualitite press release...
vdsq - 007
anthony pasuarosa

12-string alchemy from the wilderness of western ma, pasquarosa’s compositions transfix with hypnotic finger picked melodies of a true occult nature. known for his work under the crystalline roses moniker, his acoustic playing resounds with mysticism and unknown pleasures.

expected on or around ::
april 22nd, 2014



editions mego (austria) #emego 191 cd
tochnit aleph (germany) #ta 115 cd

marcus schmickler / julian rohrhuberpolitiken der frequenz” compact disc

  • (surreal) number
  • dedekind cuts
  • number and negativity
  • spectral digits
  • prime factors
  • complex numbers
  • riemann's zeta function
  • linear congruence / intercalation
  • interlude: dissonance / divergence
  • cardinal numbers
  • 0 aleph_0
  • one (unity)
  • refrain numbers negation
editions mego press release...
emego 191 / ta 115 / marcus schmickler & julian rohrhuber
politiken der frequenz
cd

release date april 14, 2014

following an hypothesis according to which “music and economics share a fundamental object: number, schmickler and rohrhuber’s project politiken der frequenz circles around the acoustic rendering of number concepts. inspired by alain badiou’s le nombre et les nombres and accompanied by mixed choir, the piece attempts to question the apparent immediacy of number that allows calculation to govern today’s economy, social sciences and everyday life.

change, flexibility, and movement are considered desirable today, while the static, rigid, and unchanging tends to be met with reservation or is implicitly opposed. movement, perhaps even chaotic movement, or some form of change of the change of the change, appears promising: it suggests the invention of the new, rather than the discovery of the already-there, it is taken as the core of the revolutionary, or at least of the progressive. the unchanging, then, is only a brittle ladder to be used and then thrown away, a dead tool that merely points to life, or even a conservative prison of standardization. by consequence, what seems to exist in movement and nothing more, indeed appears in a favorable light: sound.

be that as it may, such a positive evaluation of the potential of change mirrors a contemporary economic understanding of change and/or growth, where it is precisely what constitutes value as such. for algorithmic trading, success means the appropriate bet on a trend, for the employer, flexibilization and casualization of labour. and even though the appropriation of change as surplus value implies the arrest of its movement, this capture is only an intermediate unproductive precondition of investment in the expected dynamical behaviour of free agents. the commenting chorus in politiken der frequenz (politics of frequency) is an attempt at exposing this mutual ideological support, by introducing a third element, namely the concept of number. a number and its properties can be considered either as an outcome of a dynamic process, like measurement or counting, or (and) as something that exists independently, and is a precondition necessary for such operations in the first place. from both perspectives, however, the numerical is outside the frame of variation, something unchanging and infinitely resistant. it is in this role that it can serve as a middle and common ground of sound and economy, excluded, but necessary as a mere tool applied to provide external stabilization. what if number is taken as an object of investigation instead, an object of sound, one of mathematics? can there be an alternative to the eternalized value of change, an alternative to the false dialectics of movement and arrest? certainly, drawing from the history of mathematics, a sonification of number brings to light something fundamentally different, namely its acoustic shimmer, its glint.

another version of the piece was commisioned by wdr3 studio akustische kunst. premiered november 2011.

a joint release between editions mego & tochnit aleph.

expected on or around ::
april 22nd, 2014


threads:
electro-acoustic-composition
sound-installation
site-specific
musique-concrète
field-recordings
experimental-instruments
playback-music
modern-composition


rare youth (usa) #ry-33 lp

geoff mullenwind chimes” long playing record

rare youth press release...
artist: geoff mullen
title: wind chimes
catalog #: ry-33

limited pressing of 250, on clear vinylwind chimes gathers material from a recent sound installation & performancefollowing up on his last lpfiltered water, mullen continues to use site-specific recordings as a means to explore the sonic characteristics of a given space; yet here the focus is on the idea of feedback-as-process. using field recordings and staged acoustic environments,

wind chimes introduces us to a familiar object - in this case, a pair of mass-produced bamboo wind chimes  - and listens as they undergo a series of sonic and spatial manipulations. the original sounds are copied and altered, and eventually re-amplified in different spaces, until new forms emerge & collide with both real and manufactured fidelities. the lp version is presented as a series of miniatures, cut in mono, w/ liner notes & links to additional audio for a wide range of home-listening possibilities.

ideal for blending with your own home-electronics, hvac's, and outdoor wildlife. each record is housed in a white tip-on sleeve, w/ color paste-ons & inserts.

excerpt from an installation / performance.

here's one of the channels from a recent installation - this mono track was broadcast via transducer on plexi-glass (viewable in pic, leaning against the white mic stand). there was also a mono channel playing out of a yamaha studio monitor, as well as another piece of plexi that was mobile w/ streaming audio, & portable cassette and mp3 players. this work functioned as a stand-alone sound installation w/ a 17 minute audio loop, or as an interactive performance wherein the installation became more of a set that was re-arrangeable and mobile, stretching beyond the room itself into the surrounding area.

it was only up for a few days, but ideally it would be added to and changed over time.

a 2nd version was adapted for a performance as part of the risd museum's "locally made" show in providence, ri

expected on or around ::
april 28th, 2014



pan (germany) #pan 44 lp

valerio tricolimiseri lares” double long playing record set


expected on or around ::
april 28th, 2014


threads:
modern-composition
minimalism-drones
concert-recordings


touch (uk) #to:93 cd

thomas ankersmitfigeroa terrace” long playing record

  • figeroa terrace (36:49)
touch press release...
to:93 | thomas ankersmit "figueroa terrace"

thomas ankersmit is a musician and installation artist based in berlin. since 2006 his main instrument, both live and in the studio, has been the serge analogue modular synthesizer.
acoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, infrasonic vibration, otoacoustic emissions, and highly directional projections of sound have been an important part of his work since the early 2000’s.

in the winter of 2011-2012 ankersmit was invited by the calarts electronic music studios, los angeles, where the serge was originally developed in the early 1970s, to record new music with their heavily customized and recently restored "black serge" system.

in addition to conventional analog synthesis techniques (fm, am, ring modulation, filtering, enveloping and panning under voltage control), ankersmit used various kinds of waveshaping, distortion and feedback (both internally as well as via a microphone and speaker setup in the studio); oscillator-generated frequencies at the upper and lower limits of auditory perception; a patch matrix to control quick transitions; a homemade circuit-bending type interface to create momentary interruptions to the signal flow, and the scraping of a contact microphone. aside from recording, editing, and a few instances of reverb no digital technology was used.

the music is finely tuned and highly detailed, yet also visceral and raw. marked by sharp perceptual contrasts, the piece shifts between dense formations of electric noise, to fields of micro-events moving with an intuitive logic, and feedback-drones of overwhelming intensity. the sounds have a real-world physicality, bringing to mind swarms of locusts, distant storms and creaking machinery rather than "synthesizer music".

the piece was premiered in north america at redcat in downtown los angeles and in europe at berghain, berlin, for the maerzmusik festival.

the music is originally quadraphonic and mixed to stereo for this release. figueroa terrace is ankersmit's first full-length solo studio release.

thomas ankersmit: serge analogue modular synthesizers, contact mic. recorded at calarts, valencia and in los angeles, december 2011-february 2012. thanks to kye potter, kevin drumm, valerio tricoli, darrel johansen, kevin fortune, and everyone at calarts.

expected on or around ::
april 29th, 2014



alter (uk) #alter 15 lp

opéra mortdédales” long playing record

alter press release...
alt15: opera mort - dédales lp

dédales is the second lp from opera mort following a debut for the inhouse label of the sadly defunct parisian record shop bimbo tower. the project is an ongoing collaboration between jo tanz and laurent gerard, two figures from france’s contemporary avant garde underground; jo with his tanzprocess label and laurent with his Élg project (Élg’s ‘mil pluton’ album appeared on alter in 2012). they also form two thirds of the trio reines d’angleterre with the legendary french artist ghedalia tazartés who will be returning to live performance later in 2014.

the 8 tracks on dédales were edited down from a series of improvised live takes of abstract and other-worldy electronics, shifting the opera mort sound into more focussed territory and creating a musical language that’s uniquely singular and a direct result of their close collaborative relationship.

expected on or around ::
april 29th, 2014


threads:
digital-musics


editions mego (austria) #emego 165 lp

fenneszbécs” long playing record

editions mego press release...
emego 165 / fennesz
bécs
lp

release date april 28, 2014

all tracks by christian fennesz, except * by cédric stevens & christian fennesz
modular synthesizer on “sav" by cédric stevensbass on “static kings" by werner dafeldeckerdrums on “static kings" by martin brandlmayrdrums on “liminality" by tony buck

recorded & mixed at amann studios, vienna, 2013/14tony buck’
s drums recorded by martin siewert at garnison7, vienna, july 2013mastered and cut by rashad becker at dubplates & mastering, berlin, february 2014

cover design by tina frank

the last time fennesz released an album on austrian label mego it was 2001 and the name of that release was 'endless summer'. now, in 2014 editions mego is extremely proud to release the conceptual follow up that landmark of abstract pop. bécs (pronounced 'baeetch') is hungarian for vienna and is the first full length fennesz solo release since 2008's 'black sea'.

eschewing the more drone orientated works of 'black sea', 'bécs' returns to the more florid pop mechanisms as deployed on endless summer. 'static kings' features the extra leverage of werner dafeldecker and martin brandlmayer who deploy a range of atmospheric abstract effects to shape a bewitching sound world. the 10 minute centrepiece 'liminality' (featuring tony buck on drums) is classic fennesz: epic, evocative, beautiful, impossible. 'pallas athene' creates a sanctuary of hovering beauty which leads into the title track. emotional and assured, the track 'bécs' is an astonishing contribution to contemporary pop. 'sav' co-written by cédric stevens (aka acid kirk) inhabits a less structural terrain as one enters a forest of small sounds and oblique atmospheres, where the closing 'paroles', a gentle melody unravels amongst swirls of electronics and fried disruption. bécs is not just an album or a series of songs, it's a world to inhabit, a landscape ripe with sounds, songs and that esteemed fennesz signature.

a singular work by a singular artist.

expected on or around ::
april 29th, 2014


threads:
digital-musics


editions mego (austria) #emego 165 cd

fenneszbécs” compact disc

editions mego press release...
emego 165 / fennesz
bécs
cd

release date april 28, 2014

all tracks by christian fennesz, except * by cédric stevens & christian fennesz
modular synthesizer on “sav" by cédric stevensbass on “static kings" by werner dafeldeckerdrums on “static kings" by martin brandlmayrdrums on “liminality" by tony buck

recorded & mixed at amann studios, vienna, 2013/14tony buck’
s drums recorded by martin siewert at garnison7, vienna, july 2013mastered and cut by rashad becker at dubplates & mastering, berlin, february 2014

cover design by tina frank

the last time fennesz released an album on austrian label mego it was 2001 and the name of that release was 'endless summer'. now, in 2014 editions mego is extremely proud to release the conceptual follow up that landmark of abstract pop. bécs (pronounced 'baeetch') is hungarian for vienna and is the first full length fennesz solo release since 2008's 'black sea'.

eschewing the more drone orientated works of 'black sea', 'bécs' returns to the more florid pop mechanisms as deployed on endless summer. 'static kings' features the extra leverage of werner dafeldecker and martin brandlmayer who deploy a range of atmospheric abstract effects to shape a bewitching sound world. the 10 minute centrepiece 'liminality' (featuring tony buck on drums) is classic fennesz: epic, evocative, beautiful, impossible. 'pallas athene' creates a sanctuary of hovering beauty which leads into the title track. emotional and assured, the track 'bécs' is an astonishing contribution to contemporary pop. 'sav' co-written by cédric stevens (aka acid kirk) inhabits a less structural terrain as one enters a forest of small sounds and oblique atmospheres, where the closing 'paroles', a gentle melody unravels amongst swirls of electronics and fried disruption. bécs is not just an album or a series of songs, it's a world to inhabit, a landscape ripe with sounds, songs and that esteemed fennesz signature.

a singular work by a singular artist.

expected on or around ::
april 29th, 2014



feeding tube (usa) #ftr 105 lp

jack rubys/t” long playing record

feeding tube press release...
back when thurston and i were working on our book about the new york no wave scene, a key mystery we hoped to unravel was the one surrounding the band jack ruby. i knew george scott had been in the band, along with chris gray, but we were never able to nail down any hard info. lydia lunch and rudolph grey both had blazing memories of their weirdness, originality and power, but no one could turn up anything solid.

time passed, the book came out and -- chuffed by the fact we'd name-checked the band in the book -- some of the participants began to emerge. weasel walter got his hands on a great tape of material which he released on cd (most of which is reprised here), and bits and pieces of the band's story continued to roll out. they'd actually formed in 1973 with boris policeband on electric viola and randy cohen on serge synthesizer. the two pretty much constant members were guitarist gray and singer robin hall. they'd done a demo for epic. the original band never played live, etc., kind of crazy.

then a batch of old tapes was found in pennsylvania. we sent them to don fleming who transferred and catalogued them for us, and we were totally blown away by what he was uncovering. 'hit and run' and 'mayonnaise' are the original line-up recorded in a small times square studio. boris left after that and they recorded the epic session as a trio. that's 'bored stiff,' 'bad teeth,' and 'sleep cure.' the other songs were recorded by the later, performing version of the band with chris and george and another (all but anonymous) person or two. they played five live shows, featuring crawling dolls, buzzing dildos and the cracked rocket from the tombs sort of sound they'd evolved.

the last one was in november '77 at max's with vivienne dick's then-boyfriend, stephen barth on vocals. and the shit may be lo-fi at times, but it is genuinely fucked and a real pleasure to hear nonetheless.

- byron coley

edition of 600.

expected on or around ::
april 29th, 2014



saint cecilia knows (uk) #cec 002 cd

jack rubyhit and run” double compact disc set

  • hit and run (2:29)
  • mayonnaise (2:05)
  • bored stiff (3:41)
  • bad teeth (3:27)
  • sleep cure (3:08)
  • beggars parade (2:37)
  • neon rimbaud (5:19)
  • out of touch (3:11)
  • hit and run (3:57)
  • bad teeth (don fleming "instant mayhem" mix) (3:40)

  • destroy/lost (16:22)
  • beryllium blues (1:29)
  • parietal cha cha (1:24)
  • lithium serenade (1:16)
  • hydrogen lullaby (0:42)
  • palaatine march (1:49)
  • sphenoid waltz (0:42)
  • sodium nocturne (1:54)
  • temporal tango (1:08)
  • mandible mambo (0:56)
  • ghost note (16:51)
saint cecilia knows press release...
the collected recordings of legendary lost 1970s new york city band, jack ruby. seen and heard by just a precious few, jack ruby made only five studio recordings and played an equal number of gigs between 1973 and 1977. none of their music was ever released and, until now, they have existed solely as a word-of-mouth legend among peers. yet their legacy and influence can clearly be heard in bands that followed in their wake like sonic youth and teenage jesus and the jerks. they have been variously described as "the velvet underground in a car crash" and the "art-punk steely dan."

formed in 1973 by vocalist robin hall, guitarist chris gray, multi-instrumentalist randy cohen, classically-trained viola player boris (also known as boris policeband), and later joined by bassist george scott (james chance and the contortions/8-eyed spy/john cale) and new vocalist stephen barth, the first incarnation of jack ruby demoed two tracks in a times square recording studio in 1974; their signature tune, the nihilistic proto-punk "hit and run" -- sounding like some unholy blend of raw power-era stooges, velvet underground and j.g. ballard's crash -- and a bizarre number entitled "mayonnaise," based around boris' amplified viola and primitive electronic "beats" sequenced on cohen's serge synthesizer. these two cuts were used to hustle additional studio time from epic records through sly stone's a&r, stephen paley. three more maniacal songs of arch art-punk with killer pop hooks -- "bored stiff," "bad teeth," and "sleep cure" -- were all recorded in one five to six hour session at columbia studios in may 1974.

with cohen patching musique concrète sounds through the serge, set against gray's banshee guitar-playing and hall's snotty vocals, the jack ruby sound was formed. but a record deal evaded them. cohen left and started a new career as a writer for late night with david letterman and, later, as the ethicist, a columnist for the new york times solving readers' ethical problems.

in 1976, hall and gray reactivated jack ruby as a live-performing unit with george scott on bass. they played harder, faster and louder than any other band in new york at that time. their rehearsals at matrix studios, and dusk-to-dawn parties at the bowery apartment behind cbgb's shared by gray and scott, became a cult draw for other nyc punk and no wave musicians. hall quit the band unexpectedly in 1977, days before their first scheduled gig. jack ruby continued on as a power trio with gray, by now the only original member, taking over vocal duties for a couple of shows alongside teenage jesus and the jerks and the fleshtones, before disbanding for good after one last riotous show with new vocalist stephen barth at max's kansas city, formerly stalking ground of the band's idols, the velvet underground.

hit and run is a two-disc set of everything jack ruby recorded between 1973 and 1977 (across four incarnations of the band) that should see them acknowledged as one of the most radical and brilliantly original groups to emerge from the 1970s new york city music scene. remastered from recently-discovered master tapes, the first disc collects all five of the band's studio recordings, which although 40 years-old still sound thrillingly urgent and modern, alongside a 1977 cassette of a band rehearsal, and a 2013 remix by producer don fleming. disc two contains another side to jack ruby; a series of largely-electronic, avant-garde pieces from 1972 and 1974 -- nine short tracks that play like a library record, book-ended by two longer ones -- some of the earliest extant recordings made on a serge synthesizer. what jack ruby left is a remarkable legacy of recorded music -- hidden for decades, now-revealed -- constituting a previously-unheard secret history of the new york city music scene of the early 1970s.

expected on or around ::
may 1st, 2014



art into life (japan) #ail 010 lp

toshiji mikawa / hideaki shimada / nobuo yamada / katsuyoshi kouquasispecies four” long playing record

  • q120428q1

  • q120428q2
art into life press release...
quasispecies four (toshiji mikawa, hideaki shimada, nobuo yamada, katsuyoshi kou) [lp]

catalogue no: ail010
format: lp - limited 250

a document of a quartet session by toshiji mikawa (incapacitants, hijokaidan), hideaki shimada (agencement), nobuo yamada (artbreakhotel), and katsuyoshi kou (soundings), recorded at hatchobori nana hari on april 28, 2012. at the time hideaki shimada (agencement) had just started drawing again, and it was advertised that the session would be recorded and released as an lp using shimada's artwork. four twenty minute takes were recorded, and the lp includes two of these takes. the project title, quasispecies four, was inspired by the image of an indeterminate and neurotic noise performance. limited edition of 250

comes with an obi with attached string that encircles the whole jacket. on the rear is an insert with photographs from the performance.

recorded live at hatchobori nana hari on april 28, 2012

toshiji mikawa - electronics
hideaki shimada - violin, electronics
nobuo yamada - metal junk objects
katsuyoshi kou - guitar, electronics

cover artwork by hideaki shimada

expected on or around ::
may 1st, 2014



art into life (japan) #ail 007 cd

agencementviosphere+ selected works 1984-1991” compact disc

  • previosphere
  • penta 2
  • viosphere part 1
  • viosphere part 2
  • sbub stroke
art into life press release...
agencement "viosphere+ selected works 1984-1991"

catalogue no: ail 007
format: cd

but don't imagine any rigid structure. fixed points are constantly forced into motion, and the provision of any explicit three dimensional model is avoided entirely. again we are shown that the priority of music is that it represents a structure that cannot be reduced to the visual or linguistic.

(1991 review in 'bijutsu techo' art magazine).

hideaki shimada who started making art and improvised violin experiments in the late 1970s in kanazawa. as a continuation of some of these ideas, he started adding tapes, which led to the creation of the agencement electronic project in 1985. two lps were released under that name, then his first cd "viosphere" in 1991art into life is now reissuing this album, plus three previously unissued tracks from the same period, under the title "viosphere +". of particular interest is the previously unreleased 1988 studio session with hironari iwata - from toukaseibunshi from the same 80s experimental scene. it's a heavily avant-garde performance for guitar, amplifier and autoharp.

comes in a box with a 12 page booklet of performance photographs from the period and several 2011 visual works. limited edition of 200.

expected on or around ::
may 1st, 2014



art into life (japan) #ail 003 cd

joseph hammerroadless travel” compact disc

  • mirror lake
  • soda lake
  • scenic loop
art into life press release...
joseph hammer "roadless travel

catalogue no: ail 003
format: cd

lafms musician joseph hammer creates unparalleled works of tape manipulation. however, as yet there are comparatively few solo albums by this phenomenal artist. to rectify this situation, art into life has decided to release roadless travel, his latest album. the album comes with a dense 24 page booklet of liner notes (essentially a full history of hammer) by t. sakaguchi, who has enjoyed a long friendship with him and is the foremost japanese historian of the lafms scene. 

liner notes - takuya sakaguchi
translation - alan cummings

expected on or around ::
may 1st, 2014


threads:
1960s-electronic
1970s-electronic
1980s-electronic
analogue-synth
electro-acoustic-composition
electro-acoustic-improvisation
experimental-instruments
live-electronic
machine-music


art into life (japan) #ail 001 cd

david rosenboomroundup two • selected music with electro-acoustic landscapes (1968-1984)” double compact disc boxed set

  • b.c.-a.d. i (the moon landing) (29:44) 1969 - with salvatore martirano
  • musical intervention (7:39) 1979
  • four soundings from urboui - pear facts (10:03) 1968
  • four soundings from urboui - the fats of life (1:20) 1968
  • four soundings from urboui - meu-sic (2:47) 1968
  • four soundings from urboui - earie (3:10) 1968

  • zones of influence, part i, the winding of a spring - a) the stochastic part (11:42) 1984
  • zones of influence, part i, the winding of a spring - b) the tripartite structure (5:24) 1984
  • music for analog computers (8:12) 1968-1969
  • musical intervention (8:23) 1982
  • trio ii (25:35) 1978 - with michael byron and william winant
september 2012 release ; ... debut release on this new imprint set up by shingoart into lifeaoyagi to issue archival experimental music projects from the 60’s through the (late) 80’s ...

... this collection of david rosenboom’s “liveelectronic music (largely culled from his 1987 slowscan cassette “roundup” ; albeit with twice as much material ranging from the late 60’s through the mid-80’s - hence the title) features collaborations with “l’s g.a.” composer salvatore martirano (a good half-hour of screeching harmonic-series delay-line buzz ; like a swarm of hornets inside your brain), willie winant & michael byron (ultra dissonant percussion-clatter, cluster-piano bombing & errant “scatteredelectronics) ... but largely consists of solo work that runs the gamut from bleep-heavy analogia (the 1968 “four soundings from urboui” is especially ace, worthy of the price-tag alone - listen to the sound-sample for the majority of the first segment) to plunderphonic filter-stratagem that comes closest to the almosttechnoid work (i.e. “future travel”) ...

... comes in a nice slate grey box w/ the cd’s affixed to “nubs” mounted in the interior, enclosing an extended booklet with technical notes & photographs ... highly recommended !!!
art into life press release...

david rosenboom - "roundup two" selected music with electro-acoustic landscapes (1968-1984)

catalogue no: ail 001
format: 2cd box - limited 300

release date: september 15

for over four decades, composer-performer david rosenboom has developed unique circuitry and software for making musical models of the wondrous natural world come alive. traversing the raucous and the sublime, roundup two presents live performances with vacuum tube analog computers, solid-state manifestations of chaos and harmony, musical interventions on political tunes, virtuoso performers interlinked with hybrid processing, and more. roundup two is an essential, historical document containing important examples from a sixteen-year period in this innovative artist’s extraordinary, pioneering work.

acknowledgements and history

several of these pieces appeared in an audio, cassette package released in 1987 by slowscan editions, s-hertogenbosch, the netherlands, titled roundup, a live electro-acoustic retrospective (1968-1984). for roundup two, all those pieces have been re-mastered from tapes in audio archives that were in various states of preservation. several that were originally presented only in excerpts are now presented in complete, unedited versions, and other works not on the original roundup have been added.

(david rosenboom)



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em records (japan) #em 1123 lp

esperhome grown: sounds of rush” long playing record

  • sonic 1 (0:45)
  • intro (2:10)
  • sonic 2 (0:22)
  • spinner (0:55)
  • sonic 3 (0:38)
  • marawana rumble (3:04)
  • sonic 4 (0:20)
  • home grown (3:55)
  • sonic 5 (0:52)
  • esoterical (2:07)
  • sonic 6 (0:33)

  • pulses (1:27)
  • sonic 7 (0:24)
  • scritches (0:33)
  • truckin (1:00)
  • sonic 8 (0:46)
  • forces (0:38)
  • sonic 9 (0:53)
  • deana (0:04)
  • sonic 10 (0:17)
  • cosmic walk (1:19)
  • gigglegrass (0:34)
  • tinkler (0:40)
  • slideout (3:18)
  • money (0:49)
  • sonic 11 (0:09)
  • spirals (0:50)
  • highmonics (0:50)
em records press release...
catalogue# : em1123lp
artist : esper
title : home grown: sounds of rush
media : 12" lp only, handmade cover

+ 12" (30cm) record
+ handmade cover plus an insert

from the original cover:

a sonic sound spectacular, 'home grown' is intended to be listened to while stoned. it is designed to give the listener a multiplicity of rushes. i define sonic rush as pulsating spirits of good. vibrations that reverberate through your body in rippling waves of pleasure. the sounds are primitive. the beat is basic. the effects are personal.


recorded in maryland in 1975 and intended to be listened to while high, this is a high point (pun semi-unintended) of outsider/stoner/idiot-savant musique concrete. originally released on vinyl, it's a sui generis blend of primitive synths, treated vocals, scraped metals and "field recordings" of a bong, all lovingly dosed with liberal amounts of delay and reverb.

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may 1st, 2014


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em records (japan) #em 1121 lp

pip prouda fraying space” long playing record

  • adreneline and richard
  • de da de dum
  • latin version
  • a fraying space
  • the sun was yellow
  • purple boy gang
  • a bird in the engine
  • they took us all so kindly
  • french girls
  • an old servant
  • laughter and laughter
  • eagle-wise
  • she dwindles her fingers
  • adrenaline and richard
em records press release...
catalogue# : em1121cd & lp
artist : pip proud
title : a fraying space
media : cd and lp

+ newly remastered

cd version:
standard jewel case. 20p booklet including liner notes written by david nichols (biographer of pip proud). english & japanese text and lyrics

lp version:
4c printed inner sleeve incl. liners & photos.

all tracks are taken from de da de dum (1967), except 6, 10, 14 from adrenaline and richard (1968), 4, 7, 9, 12, 13 from a bird in the engine (1969), 8, 15-17 from legendary 'horlicks tin tape' which were recorded in early 1970s.

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em records (japan) #em 1121 cd

pip prouda fraying space” compact disc

  • adreneline and richard
  • de da de dum
  • latin version
  • a fraying space
  • the sun was yellow
  • purple boy gang
  • a bird in the engine
  • they took us all so kindly
  • french girls
  • an old servant
  • laughter and laughter
  • eagle-wise
  • she dwindles her fingers
  • adrenaline and richard
  • jumped in my rowboat
  • starship
  • don't push me off
em records press release...
catalogue# : em1121cd & lp
artist : pip proud
title : a fraying space
media : cd and lp

+ newly remastered

cd version:
standard jewel case. 20p booklet including liner notes written by david nichols (biographer of pip proud). english & japanese text and lyrics

lp version:
4c printed inner sleeve incl. liners & photos.

all tracks are taken from de da de dum (1967), except 6, 10, 14 from adrenaline and richard (1968), 4, 7, 9, 12, 13 from a bird in the engine (1969), 8, 15-17 from legendary 'horlicks tin tape' which were recorded in early 1970s.

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may 1st, 2014



golden lab (uk) #rowf 38 lp

desmadrados soldados de venturainterpenetrating dimensional express” double long playing record set

  • photospheric composition

  • right-hand rule

  • sycamore st shuffle

  • 101010,000,000
golden lab press release...
desmadrados soldados de ventura interpenetrating dimensional express 2xlp gatefold (rowf 38)

out monday 6th january 2014 ltd to 300 copies

third vinyl outing for manchester, uk free-rock guitar army desmadrados soldados de ventura. recorded at the band’s unofficial hq at ‘sunshine studios’ by local legend patrick crane, it’s another molten third eye opener shooting ecstatic vibrations straight to the pranic centres.

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may 1st, 2014



important (usa) #imprec 392 lp

steve gunnmelodies for a savage fix” long playing record

  • first of spring
  • out canning factory road
  • worry past worry
  • topeka am
  • dive for the pearl
important press release...
steve gunn & mike gangloff
melodies for a savage fix
imprec392 lp

steve gunn and mike gangloff (pelt) combine six-and 12-string guitars with gongs, tanpura, singing bowls, shruti box, and banjo fora gorgeous collection of improvised compositions. the two artists took it pretty far off the beaten path for melodies for a savage fix, sequestering themselves for an overnight session in the remote farmhouse/recording studio of noted roots-music engineer joseph dejarnette (carolina chocolate drops, bruce greene, curtis eller) in the countryside of floyd county, virginia.

there in the tiny community of topeka, miles from the county's one traffic light, they set up an assortment of six- and 12-string guitars, gongs and indian instruments, plus the banjo gangloff sometimes plays at monthly square dances at a country store just up the road, and settled in for an intense night of improvisation.

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may 1st, 2014



prisma (norway) #prisma dvd02 dvd

arne nordheimselected works for television 1967-1974” digital versatile disc

  • evolution (1974)
  • greening (1974)
  • occupation: composer (1974)
prisma press release...
new release: arne nordheim: selected works for television 1967-1974 [dvd]

arne nordheim (1931-2010) is widely regarded as norway’s best-known composer after edvard grieg. but did you know that he was a multidisciplinary artist and that his work inspired several of the country’s greatest visual artists?

arne nordheim’s art extends way beyond the confines of music. throughout his life, he also worked closely with other art forms, such as theatre, fine arts, ballet, film, literature, architecture and installation art. in 1955, a journalist asked the young, up-and-coming composer: “what about the present, the future and -isms?” arne nordheim replied confidently: “no -isms for me, please!”

this dvd-release shows how nordheim’s 50-year long multidisciplinary and ground-breaking career lived up to this motto and established him as a key figure of norwegian, post-war art. this is the first opportunity to see his pioneering works in the field of television art created in collaboration with norwegian visual artists such as per kleiva and rolf aamot, and known nrk (norwegian broadcasting bureau) technicians and directors such as ole henrik moe, stein-roger bull and rolf clemens. the dvd also includes the hour-long documentary occupation: composer, a film about arne nordheim made by istvan korda kovacs in 1974.

the dvd accompanies the exhibition arne nordheim in the world of arts: no “-isms” for me, please! shown at henie onstad kunstsenter august 22th 2013january 12th 2014.

this release is supported by the freedom of expression foundation oslo and the norwegian society of composers.

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