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expected on or around ::
september 2nd, 2014


threads:
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
guitar-themed
machine-music
analogue-synth


souffle continu (france) #ffl 003 ep

heldonperspectives” seven inch single record

  • perspectives 1 bis complement

  • perspectives 4 bis
souffle continu press release...
this release marks the third release from souffle continu records, the newly-founded label by the parisian record shop.

perspectives, the companion ep to the heldon iv/agnetta nilsson lp, came out in 1976 and saw heldon toughening its music with the appearance of sequencer and moog. "pure savage electronic energy," as would later describe dominique grimaud and eric deshayes.

now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years in its original shape in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid orange vinyl.

expected on or around ::
september 2nd, 2014


threads:
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
guitar-themed
machine-music
analogue-synth


souffle continu (france) #ffl 002 ep

heldonsoutien a la raf” seven inch single record

  • baader meinhof blues

  • o.d.b.
souffle continu press release...
this release marks the second release from souffle continu records, the newly-founded label by the parisian record shop.

following third, heldon brought out this ep soutien à la raf in 1975. radical, highly political, organic and hypnotic, heavy electronic prog, this record, like le voyageur by schizo was distributed free of charge at the time.

now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years as an exact replica of the original artifact in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid red vinyl with an insert.

expected on or around ::
september 2nd, 2014


threads:
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
machine-music
guitar-themed
analogue-synth


souffle continu (france) #ffl 001 ep

schizole voyageur b/w torcol” seven inch single record

  • le voyageur

  • torcol
souffle continu press release...
this is the debut release of souffle continu records, the newly-founded label by the parisian record shop. this new imprint will focus on high-quality vinyl reissues and explore avant-rock, early electronics, psychedelic noise and kosmische beats.

the first three releases are reissues of three ultra-rare 7"s by france's finest guitarist richard pinhas (heldon, lard free, etc.). in 1972, richard pinhas and his group schizo invited gilles deleuze to read text by nietzsche for a recording that would become le voyageur. distributed free of charge, this record quickly became very sought-after by many fans.

available for the first time in 40 years in its original shape. limited edition of 700 copies, pressed on clear vinyl.

expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1960s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 024 cs

smegma40 years of smegma tour” c60 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 024 c-60 smegma 40 years of smegma tour- live at instants chavires oct. 17 2013

documenting the (almost paris) mountreuil france, stop on smegma’s u.k.-e.u. tour 2013.

live band includes 3 orig. members, dennis duck, ace farren ford, ju suk reet meate, 30+ year member oblivia, and since 2011 madelyn villano.

expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1960s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 023 cs

lee rockeytarzan’s morning after” c60 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 023 c-30 lee rockey tarzan’s morning after

amazing inner-mind, solo jamming from early or late 1960 s with lee rockey on tube echoplex, vocals, cello, bells, homemade horns, toy piano, zither, and more. all recording and mixing by lee rockey at home, in portland oregon. no overdubs

final editing, eqing and album concept, by ju suk reet meate at smegma’s studio, portland oregon 2014

expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 022 cs

smegmathe pigface tape (1974)” c60 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 022 c-60 smegma the pigface tape (1974)

40 year anniversary edition original recordings by ju suk reet meate in altadena, calif. may 16 1974, except side b track 3 may 20, 1974. final editing and eqing january 2014 .

on this recording smegma is : paul rioux, ace (farren ford), amy, bev , dennis (duck), chuck-o-fats (donkey flybye), cheez-it-ritz, ju suk reet meate, chuck and cheez-bro.

expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 021 cs

guzoanerican girl” c60 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 021
guzo
american girl c-60

recorded, mixed, edited in or near portland, oregon from 2011 to present (april 2013) by m.v.

stunning debut album featuring long form, crunchy, lo-fi sizzle and other moods.

side one- linear guilt

side two- nowhere gun

featuring madelyn villano on voice, violin, piano, guitar, kaossilator, ableton, line 6, dl4, tr707, tapes, samples.

expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 020 cs

smegmawild blue yonders” c40 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 020
smegma
wild blue yonders c-40

recorded 2011 at smegma’s studio in portland and juan’s studio in pasadena by ju suk reet meate

on this record smegma is dennis duck, ace farren ford, donkey flybye, ju suk reet meate, rock and roll jackie, john wiese, madelyn villano, rogue iiniki, and william cyrus ford.


expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 019 cs

mshr / the tensessplit” c40 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 019
mshr/the tenses
the tenses/mshr c-40

in studio improv. recorded september 2012. edited and mixed by ju su reet meate at smegma’s studio (planet purple room), february 2013.

the tenses: ju suk reet meate and rock and roll jackie of smegma

mshr: brenna murphy and birch cooper.

informal in studio jam session blends mshr’s new electronic dream world with the tenses old school organic psychedelic stew.



expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 018 cs

lee rockeyjazz drummer extraordinaire” c60 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 018
lee rockey
jazz drummer extraordinaire c-60

side one: recorded at various nyc locations including lee’s apartment 1952-1955. side two: mostly recorded at the way out club portland, oregon, may 16 1961

final eqing and album concept by ju suk reet meate in february 2013

one of the most unique and unsung artists in portland history, lee rockey was born in vancouver wa. 1926 and from 1942 until 1965 or so was the most modern and best “jazz drummer in the area. one of the” vancouver whiz kids” he wore a zoot suit with a reet pleat and still spoke “jive” when i met him in 1976. after playing all types of gigs in portland including sitting in for touring r&b acts such as the treniers, he moved to nyc in 1952 ,and was hired by neil hefty (who had just revitalized count basie’s career with his great arrangements and written his last big hit little darlin ) for his first big band. later he was in the studio for herbie mann’s debut 10 in 1955. also on this album are homemade tapes with his friend, pianist and vocalist ed beach jamming and being silly in their apartment in nyc.

moving back to portland lee was the go-to drummer for the most ambitious jazz musicians including jim smith’s “the way out band” 1961-63 featuring amazing arrangements by bill and ernie hood and others. warning: this album contains serious high class music originally intended for adults of the mid 20th century.




expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 017 cs

lee rockeysonic explorer vol.ii • brass ring” c60 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 017
lee rockey
sonic explorer brass ring c-40

recorded , edited, mixed and played in portland oregon in the late 1970 s by lee rockey.

final editing for this album by ju suk reet meate at smegma’s studio january 2013.

lee rockey gave up being the best jazz drummer in portland sometime in the late 1960 s and started playing a modified flat bridge violin, cello, oscillators, and free drumming using a teac 2340 4 channel tape deck, as soon as they were available, to layer tracks. brass ring is one of the very rare finished and named compositions that was originally as a cassette dub, which i managed to borrow and copy.

expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 016 cs

ju suk reet meatesolo 1978 & 1978 • volume ii” c40 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 016
ju suk reet meate
solo 1978&1979 v.ii c-40

recorded in various locations in portland oregon 1978 and 1979 as ” real timeimprov. with no overdubs, edits, or remixing . some final eqing and editing in smegma’s studio january 2013. recording quality varies.

recorded at the same time as pigface 004 (1980) this album embraces a rawer esthetic. many tracks were recorded on portable cassette decks with automatic level control . ju suk plays guitar, record player, bowed sheet metal, trumpet, vocals, gnome synth., 1880 s pump organ, bass guitar played with feet, and 1/4 inch reel to reel multi head tape loops all played in ”real time” no overdubs, edits, or remixing.



expected on or around ::
september 15th, 2014


threads:
lafms
electro-acoustic-improvisation
psych-prog
1970s-electronic
experimental-instruments


pigface (usa) #pig 015 cs

the tenses / gigglesdelusional” c40 cassette

pigface press release...
pigface 015
the tenses with giggles
delusional c-40

recorded at smegma’s studio portland, oregon december 2011 by ju suk

remixed may 2012. except side b the tenses live in studio at east village radio june 2011 by jeff conklin

the tenses: ju suk reet meate and rock and roll jackie of smegma

giggles: madelyn villano and alieta herrera-train.

side one features an informal real time jam between smegma alumni and the (then) newcomers on the portland scene. somewhat edited by ju suk reet meate. side two was recorded “live” near the corner of 1st and 1st nyc in a tiny, crowded studio that adds an extra layer of intensity to the performance.

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


threads:
digital-musics
electro-acoustic-composition
musique-concrète


annihaya (lebanon) #endtot 001 cd

nadim mishlawiworks” triple compact disc set

  • sleep
  • dream 1
  • dream 2
  • dream 3
  • dream 4
  • dream 5
  • dream 6
  • dream 7
  • dream 8/wake

  • memory 1
  • memory 2
  • memory 3
  • memory 4
  • memory 5
  • memory 6
  • memory 7
  • memory 8
  • memory 9

  • sonotechture i
  • sonotechture ii
annihaya press release...
over the past 10 years, nadim mishlawi has worked as a composer and sound designer on a multitude of films from lebanon and the middle east. having studied music while in school, nadim put aside his formal musical training when he began studying fine arts at university. during this time, nadim began experimenting with various forms of sample-based and electronic music. nadim's interest in sample-based compositions developed further as he completed his ma in film studies and in 2004 composed his first piece of musique concrète entitled "on the periphery: an offscreen composition." the piece was exhibited at the ashkal alwan homeworks 3 forum in beirut the same year.

combining his passion for music and film, nadim began composing for films in 2006 when documentary filmmaker mohamad soueid approached him to compose the music for his documentary the sky is not always above. nadim continued working with soueid on his next three films my heart beats only for her, how bitter my sweet, and a spell of absence. in 2006, nadim and his wife, sound editor rana eid, opened db studios, a facility specializing in audio postproduction. since then, nadim has worked on numerous films. in 2011 nadim was nominated for best original score at the 2011 aubagne international film festival in france for his work on the film stray bullet, directed by george hachem. in addition to music for film, nadim has also worked as sound designer on various kinds of projects including jocelyn saab's idiosyncratic film what's going on, and lamia joreige's video nights and days.

however, nadim's most extensive work as a sound designer has been with artist akram zaatari. the two have been working together for the past five years, their most recent collaboration being letter to a refusing pilot which premiered at the 2013 venice biennale. in 2011, nadim released his directorial debut, the documentary sector zero, in which he used the bleak history of karantina, an area on the outskirts of beirut, as a metaphor for modern lebanon's troubled past. the film received the first prize in the muhr arab documentary category at the 2011 dubai international film festival, as well as the berlin art prize for film and media arts in 2012.

in 2013, nadim screened his experimental short film echoes in a room with no walls at the ashkal alwan homeworks 6 forum in beirut. the film used 16mm footage, again of karantina, as an "image track" to a composition nadim constructed mostly from archival sounds from the lebanese civil war. nadim currently lives and works in beirut. works is the first release of music by nadim mishlawi.

the production is a collaboration between nadim's media label totem media and annihaya records owned by sharif sehnaoui, raed yassin, and hatem imam. the compilation is a selection of nadim's personal compositions, and does not contain any film scores. the package was designed by hatem imam of the graphic design company studio safar. the box-set is comprised of three albums:

1. dreams of the primitives: the basic intention behind the music of this first album in the compilation was to create a unique sonic experience by fusing together diverse musical genres within the individual tracks. this first cd of the compilation is therefore a synthesis of various genres of music, combining elements of post-rock, classical, jazz, and electronics. the title of the album was inspired by the documentary cave of forgotten dreams by werner herzog.

2. memories of things to come: this second album is a selection of tracks nadim composed by mixing old tape cassette recordings with digital electronics textures. during the civil war, nadim's parents made a multitude of tape cassette recordings. some of these recordings were interviews, and others just basic ambient recordings of gatherings held in their house. nadim frequently uses these recordings in his work, but this album his most prolific sample of musical experiments made mixing analog and digital textures. the tracks also include modulated piano samples, originally recorded by pianist cynthia zaven for various film scores written by nadim over the past few years.

3. sonotechture i & ii: the final album in the compilation is a more abstract approach to electronic composition consisting of two tracks, each approximately 30 minutes long. the tracks are constantly evolving from ambient electronic drones to minimal percussive sections and again to harsh, noise-driven textures. nadim has always been intrigued by the sonic qualities of different urban environments and how these qualities change depending on the time and space of the listener. these two compositions are intended to be somewhat expressionistic interpretations of beirut's rich sonic environment.

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


threads:
digital-musics
beat-research
machine-music


blackest ever black (uk) #blackest 009 lp

black raindark pool” long playing record

  • dark pool
  • profusion
  • watering hole
  • endourban
  • burst
  • xibalba road metamorph

  • data river
  • night in new chiang saen
  • protoplasm
  • profusion ii (fallofthehouseofagodofbiomechanical)
  • who will save the tiger?
blackest ever black press release...
black rain - dark pool (blackestlp009 lp)

dark pool is the new studio album from black rain, the project’s first in 18 years.

produced in new york city by stuart argabright, black rain’s founder and figurehead, dark pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk's quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation.

partly inspired by the writings of philip k. dick protégé k.w. jeter (particularly 1996s edge of human, which picked up where ridley scott’s blade runner left off), and paolo bacigalupi’s 2009 novel the windup girl, a vision of 23rd century thailand plagued by genetic and economic terrorism, dark pool’s humid dystopia is also acutely ballardian in its vision of manmade and natural worlds encroaching upon each other: a vivid psychogeography of half-submerged high-rises and hidden jungle laboratories.

stuart argabright first landed in new york in 1978. by day, he worked as a landscape gardener for the upscale likes of rock hudson and bob dylan, while at night involving himself in all manner of subcultural activity – the reverberations of which are still being felt today. he co-founded seminal no wave minimalists ike yard (whose early 1980s work has been cited as an influence by the likes of kode9, young echo and silent servant), collaborated with the late rammellzee in futurist hip-hop outfit death comet crew (recently reactivated for an lp on powell's diagonal label) and as dominatrix scored a bona fide club hit with the downtown electro classic ‘the dominatrix sleeps tonight’ (1984).

science fiction has captivated argabright’s imagination since an early age – perhaps unsurprising given his father worked at the pentagon developing the earliest incarnation of the internet. a hyperconnector by nature, argabright entered into a correspondence with william gibson in 1984, the year that the author’s epochal cyberpunk novel neuromancer was published, and the two later met in person at biosphere 2, an experimental centre in the arizona desert studying space colonization. when, in 1993, pre-production began on robert longo’s movie adaptation of gibson’s short story, johnny mnemonic, argabright was invited to create an original soundtrack for the movie. argabright’s then current band, black rain, had hitherto dealt in industrial-hued death metal, but for the johnny mnemonic sessions they metamorphosed completely, core members argabright and shinichi shimokawa producing an exhilarating, richly atmospheric score of doom-laden, synthesized drones and hypnotic tribal drumming that perfectly captured the essence of gibson's hardboiled data-crime caper.

in the meantime, what had begun as an arthouse film had spiralled into a bloated $26 million studio production with keanu reeves installed as its lead and only a tangential relationship to the source material; predictably, black rain’s bleakly beautiful soundtrack was jettisoned in favour of a more commercial, all-sony pick’n’mix (god lives underwater, anyone?). the mothballed tracks, along with contemporaneous pieces specially recorded for the first audiobook edition of neuromancer, did eventually find their way into the public sphere - on black rain’s 1995 debut album 1.0 - but it wasn’t until 2011, when blackest ever black reissued them on the compilation now i’m just a number: soundtracks 1994-95, that they received due recognition. an expanded 2xlp and cd edition of this compilation will be released in 2015.

since reviving the black rain project in the wake of now i’m just a number’s release, argabright has toured extensively under the name and last year released an ep of live recordings, protoplasm, on beb. three of the ep’s four tracks appear here on dark pool in radically revised and expanded form: the stuttering ribofunk of ‘endourban’ is now anchored by ominous string pads faintly redolent of argabright’s labelmates raime, while ‘data river’ revisits the accelerated beat-stream of black rain’s 1996 album nanarchy, and the low-slung ‘protoplasm’ has evolved into a sprawling, syncopated techno epic - the sound of red dawn rising on an illegal replicant rave.

a further seven new productions feature. ‘burst’, its title perhaps a nod to sogo ishii’s 1982 biker gang saga burst city, harks back to the scrap-metal-banging brutalism of black rain mk.1; ‘xibalba road metamorph’, the album's angry, anguished centrepiece, externalises the sadness and self-loathing of jeter’s oppressed post-human workforce. ‘night in new chiang saen’ reimagines dub as the viral product of one of agrigen’s morally suspect scientific initiatives in the windup girl, before ‘who will save the tiger?’ calls upon spidery, metalheadz-esque breakbeats and wailing guitar drones to summon a 23rd century ark. vocals (on 'profusion' and 'profusion ii') from zoe zanias (keluar), and a brief spoken intervention from sean young (who of course played rachel in blade runner) are simply the most audible manifestations of a dejected feminine presence that haunts the entire album.

for all its textual references, dark pool is a visceral and straight-talking affair: its bodyhammer rhythms and brooding sound design require no explanation for their impact to be felt. and, after all, to quote one of gibson's most celebrated lines: the street finds its own use for things.

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


threads:
digital-musics
beat-research
machine-music


blackest ever black (uk) #blackest 009 cd

black raindark pool” compact disc

  • dark pool
  • profusion
  • watering hole
  • endourban
  • burst
  • xibalba road metamorph
  • data river
  • night in new chiang saen
  • protoplasm
  • profusion ii (fallofthehouseofagodofbiomechanical)
  • who will save the tiger?
blackest ever black press release...
black rain - dark pool (blackestlp009 cd)

dark pool is the new studio album from black rain, the project’s first in 18 years.

produced in new york city by stuart argabright, black rain’s founder and figurehead, dark pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk's quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation.

partly inspired by the writings of philip k. dick protégé k.w. jeter (particularly 1996s edge of human, which picked up where ridley scott’s blade runner left off), and paolo bacigalupi’s 2009 novel the windup girl, a vision of 23rd century thailand plagued by genetic and economic terrorism, dark pool’s humid dystopia is also acutely ballardian in its vision of manmade and natural worlds encroaching upon each other: a vivid psychogeography of half-submerged high-rises and hidden jungle laboratories.

stuart argabright first landed in new york in 1978. by day, he worked as a landscape gardener for the upscale likes of rock hudson and bob dylan, while at night involving himself in all manner of subcultural activity – the reverberations of which are still being felt today. he co-founded seminal no wave minimalists ike yard (whose early 1980s work has been cited as an influence by the likes of kode9, young echo and silent servant), collaborated with the late rammellzee in futurist hip-hop outfit death comet crew (recently reactivated for an lp on powell's diagonal label) and as dominatrix scored a bona fide club hit with the downtown electro classic ‘the dominatrix sleeps tonight’ (1984).

science fiction has captivated argabright’s imagination since an early age – perhaps unsurprising given his father worked at the pentagon developing the earliest incarnation of the internet. a hyperconnector by nature, argabright entered into a correspondence with william gibson in 1984, the year that the author’s epochal cyberpunk novel neuromancer was published, and the two later met in person at biosphere 2, an experimental centre in the arizona desert studying space colonization. when, in 1993, pre-production began on robert longo’s movie adaptation of gibson’s short story, johnny mnemonic, argabright was invited to create an original soundtrack for the movie. argabright’s then current band, black rain, had hitherto dealt in industrial-hued death metal, but for the johnny mnemonic sessions they metamorphosed completely, core members argabright and shinichi shimokawa producing an exhilarating, richly atmospheric score of doom-laden, synthesized drones and hypnotic tribal drumming that perfectly captured the essence of gibson's hardboiled data-crime caper.

in the meantime, what had begun as an arthouse film had spiralled into a bloated $26 million studio production with keanu reeves installed as its lead and only a tangential relationship to the source material; predictably, black rain’s bleakly beautiful soundtrack was jettisoned in favour of a more commercial, all-sony pick’n’mix (god lives underwater, anyone?). the mothballed tracks, along with contemporaneous pieces specially recorded for the first audiobook edition of neuromancer, did eventually find their way into the public sphere - on black rain’s 1995 debut album 1.0 - but it wasn’t until 2011, when blackest ever black reissued them on the compilation now i’m just a number: soundtracks 1994-95, that they received due recognition. an expanded 2xlp and cd edition of this compilation will be released in 2015.

since reviving the black rain project in the wake of now i’m just a number’s release, argabright has toured extensively under the name and last year released an ep of live recordings, protoplasm, on beb. three of the ep’s four tracks appear here on dark pool in radically revised and expanded form: the stuttering ribofunk of ‘endourban’ is now anchored by ominous string pads faintly redolent of argabright’s labelmates raime, while ‘data river’ revisits the accelerated beat-stream of black rain’s 1996 album nanarchy, and the low-slung ‘protoplasm’ has evolved into a sprawling, syncopated techno epic - the sound of red dawn rising on an illegal replicant rave.

a further seven new productions feature. ‘burst’, its title perhaps a nod to sogo ishii’s 1982 biker gang saga burst city, harks back to the scrap-metal-banging brutalism of black rain mk.1; ‘xibalba road metamorph’, the album's angry, anguished centrepiece, externalises the sadness and self-loathing of jeter’s oppressed post-human workforce. ‘night in new chiang saen’ reimagines dub as the viral product of one of agrigen’s morally suspect scientific initiatives in the windup girl, before ‘who will save the tiger?’ calls upon spidery, metalheadz-esque breakbeats and wailing guitar drones to summon a 23rd century ark. vocals (on 'profusion' and 'profusion ii') from zoe zanias (keluar), and a brief spoken intervention from sean young (who of course played rachel in blade runner) are simply the most audible manifestations of a dejected feminine presence that haunts the entire album.

for all its textual references, dark pool is a visceral and straight-talking affair: its bodyhammer rhythms and brooding sound design require no explanation for their impact to be felt. and, after all, to quote one of gibson's most celebrated lines: the street finds its own use for things.

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


threads:
1980s-electronic


harbinger sound (uk) #harb 115 lp

xx committeenetwork” long playing record

  • network of noise
  • unwashed sundays
  • drone 1
  • players wells drone 2
  • damarc
  • mass machina
  • drone 4
  • national re-doubt
  • deep red
harbinger sound press release...
xx committee "network" lp
(harbinger115)

fully remastered from the original tapes.
originally released on thermidor in 1983.

formed out of the ashes of y front in late 1980, the xx committee were chris scarpino, who would later retire from music, and scott foust, later of idea fire company, swill radio, etc. the xx committee took its name from the codename for a wwii british double-agent group -- the xx committee = the 20 committee = the double cross committee. the goal of the xx committee was to remove all rock elements from industrial music. it took industrial music at its word, recording pieces that sounded like industrial processes -- all meant as a critique of consumer - capitalism.

"network" is pristine and minimal, the joy of dionysian excess removed. the network lp was recorded between 1981-83 and originally released on the thermidor records label out of san francisco (also the then-home of the likes of spk, the birthday party, toiling midgets, flipper and the meat puppets, amongst others), even though the record was originally ear-marked for the legendary no wave label lust/unlust which collapsed around the same time. the album sank like the proverbial stone upon its initial release. although far too few people heard the music for it to influence anyone, many of the ideas played out on network still seem current today and, as such, network is a monument which still stands. after many years the original stereo four-track master-tapes which sat untouched finally got remastered and this will be the first opportunity to hear the album as it was intended to sound, instead of the notorious "dead mix" which plagued the original 1983 release.

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


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


important (usa) #imprec 406 lp

else marie padeelectronic works 1958-1995” triple long playing record set

  • himmelrummet
  • havkongens slot
  • alfeland

  • kong vinter
  • prolog i himlen
  • faust & mefisto
  • faust & margrethes kærlighed

  • margrethes fordømmelse
  • rejsen til bloksbjerg og valborgsnat
  • epilog
  • lyd & lys

  • syv cirkler
  • etude
  • glasperlespil i
  • glasperlespil ii
important press release...
else marie pade, born in 1924 in denmark, is a precious golden gem in the world of contemporary electro-acoustic music. she is a true pioneer of electronic music and musique concrète. pade is denmark's first lady of electronic music and her piece "syv cirkler (seven circles)" became the first electronic piece performed on danish radio.

pade's fascination with sound began in early childhood. isolated in her bed for long periods due to illness, she began listening and intensively observing the sounds around her. as a teenager being imprisoned for spying on nazi compounds in arhus, she had a similar experience of isolation and sharpening her awareness of sound. once released from prison, she became a piano student at the royal danish conservatory of music in copenhagen. when she was introduced to pierre schaeffer in 1952, she instead chose to pursue the nuances of her inner sound-world. shortly after beginning her studies with schaeffer, she had her first electronic composition premiered in 1958.

else marie pade's electronic works 1958-1995 is a three lp set of pade's most important compositions which was restored, mastered, and cut at dubplates & mastering in 2014 in berlin under the watchful ears of curator jacob kirkegaard. these monumental works are presented, for the first time, pressed on audiophile-grade heavy-duty vinyl. pressed in an edition of 500 copies.

the sounds outside became concrète music, and in the evening i could imagine that the stars and the moon and the sky uttered sounds and those turned into electronic music.

- else marie pade

triple lp version. pressed on audiophile grade heavy duty vinyl in an edition of 500 copies.

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


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


important (usa) #imprec 406 cd

else marie padeelectronic works 1958-1995” compact disc

  • himmelrummet (6:53)
  • havkongens slot (7:06)
  • alfeland (6:10)
  • kong vinter (6:09)
  • prolog i himlen (4:18)
  • faust & mefisto (6:59)
  • faust & margrethes kærlighed (7:20)
  • margrethes fordømmelse (4:13)
  • rejsen til bloksbjerg og valborgsnat (8:25)
  • epilog (4:47)
  • lyd & lys (4:43)
  • syv cirkler (7:17)
  • etude (5:33)
  • glasperlespil i (7:35)
  • glasperlespil ii (7:58)
important press release...
else marie pade, born in 1924 in denmark, is a precious golden gem in the world of contemporary electro-acoustic music. she is a true pioneer of electronic music and musique concrète. pade is denmark's first lady of electronic music and her piece "syv cirkler (seven circles)" became the first electronic piece performed on danish radio.

pade's fascination with sound began in early childhood. isolated in her bed for long periods due to illness, she began listening and intensively observing the sounds around her. as a teenager being imprisoned for spying on nazi compounds in arhus, she had a similar experience of isolation and sharpening her awareness of sound. once released from prison, she became a piano student at the royal danish conservatory of music in copenhagen. when she was introduced to pierre schaeffer in 1952, she instead chose to pursue the nuances of her inner sound-world. shortly after beginning her studies with schaeffer, she had her first electronic composition premiered in 1958.

else marie pade's electronic works 1958-1995 is a three lp set of pade's most important compositions which was restored, mastered, and cut at dubplates & mastering in 2014 in berlin under the watchful ears of curator jacob kirkegaard. these monumental works are presented, for the first time, pressed on audiophile-grade heavy-duty vinyl. pressed in an edition of 500 copies.

the sounds outside became concrète music, and in the evening i could imagine that the stars and the moon and the sky uttered sounds and those turned into electronic music.

- else marie pade

expected on or around ::
september 16th, 2014


threads:
electro-acoustic-composition
musique-concrète
modern-composition
digital-musics


important (usa) #imprec 382 cd

else marie pade / jacob kirkegaardsvaevninger” compact disc

  • cirrocumulus
  • cirrostratus
  • stratus
  • altocumulus
  • cumulonimbus
  • nimbostratus
  • bortdragende regnskyer
important press release...
much-needed cd edition of the sold-out lp. includes a beautiful 15-minute bonus track not included on the lp release. else marie pade (born december 2, 1924 in aarhus) is a danish composer who pioneered electronic and concrète music in denmark beginning in 1954. pade was active in the resistance movement during the second world war, and was interned at the frøslev prison camp from 1944 until the end of the war.

danish artist jacob kirkegaard's works are focused on scientific and aesthetic aspects of sonic perception. he explores acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible to the immediate ear. kirkegaard's installations, compositions and photographs are created from within a variety of environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in chernobyl, a rotating tv tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself. based in berlin, germany, kirkegaard is a graduate of the academy for media arts in cologne. since 1995, kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums, venues and conferences throughout the world. his sound-works are primarily released by the british record label touch and he is a member of the sound art collective freq_out.

for all the scientific rigour to kirkegaard's research into the sonic possibilities of various materials, his work reveals an underlying fascination for the mysteries and myths embedded in them. his work channels an access to an inner world.

- anne hilde neset

despite an age difference of 51 years, both artists speak the same musical language and are prominent listeners and communicators of sounds that we tend to overhear. now for the first time, these two pioneers are collaborating on a work; svævninger investigates the variations that one can hear when soundwaves collide. both artists have previously worked on this phenomenon; jacob kirkegaard in his work labyrinthitis (2007) and else marie pade in her work faust suite (1962).

for their new joint piece svævninger, they remixed some of pade's early (and hitherto unreleased) sound experiments with some of kirkegaard's recordings from his own ear, thus leading the audience straight into the undiscovered labyrinths of their own hearing.

expected on or around ::
september 21st, 2014


threads:
electro-acoustic-composition
1970s-electronic
1980s-electronic
musique-concrète


ideologic organ (france) #soma 021 cd

ákos rózmanntwelve stations” septuple compact disc boxed set

ideologic organ press release...
soma021 / Ákos rózmann
twelve stations (1978-2001)

on occasion of mr. rózmann's 75th birthday ideologic organ (in association with editions mego) are proud to announce the definite edition of this masterwork to be released this november 2014.

7 cd's packaged in a hardcover slipcase with a large booklet containing an extensive essay on the composition by the scholar gergely loch, photos from the process and of scores and etcetera.

expected on or around ::
september 22nd, 2014



pan (germany) #pan 59 lp

lee gamblekoch” double long playing record set

pan press release...
lee gamble koch (pan 59) 2xlp

following up from the success of his emphatic pan releases ‘dutch tvashar plumes’ and ‘diversions 1994-1996 in 2012, we are excited to announce koch (pronounced “cotch”), the new album from london’s lee gamble.

sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with uk jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singu- lar and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. in koch, we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past.

in the music we witness such dimensional abstraction, zooming between epic macro scenery and claustrophobically close detail, disorientation and absolute focus. rhythms fuse together and phase apart, club tracks tunnel into an anxious wilderness, with themes and textures emerging as threads throughout the record, wormholing between each track.

there is a sense of the seen and the unseen, an honest tension between music as function (for this world) and as artistic exploration (for another world) as cracks in the surface appear to reveal the odd and alien minutiae within.

koch represents an intimate and revelatory new phase in lee gamble’s practice. producing tracks that can live and grow on their own in a club or personal listening environment, the artist’s exploratory framework creates threads of consistency and tension between disparate spaces, locations, and mental states.

the lp is mastered and cut at d&m, with artwork by bill kouligas.

expected on or around ::
september 30th, 2014


threads:
free-improvisation


arc light editions (uk) #ale 003 lp

jone takamakiuniversal mind” long playing record

  • rupavati
  • lalit
  • jos.....

  • bhupala i
  • bhupala ii
  • asaveri
  • kuu
arc light editions press release...
arc light editions follows up two successful vinyl-only releases (arthur russell, ingram marshall) with jone takamäki trio's universal mind, a forgotten finnish spiritual improv record from 1982, fully authorized by jone himself.

the tracks on universal mind are based on traditional indian arrangements, with japanese influence, leaning towards alice coltrane's spirituality and pace. in addition to traditional improv instrumentation (saxophone, bass, drums), the record also includes synthesizers, gongs, finger pianos, a vibraphone and washbasins. jone says, recalling making the record:

we played a lot together, daily, at our rehearsal space before recording. we went through the melodies and talked about how to handle them with a kind of different angle, improvised a lot with different sounds. we talked about tempos, especially we were diving deep into special moods, how each of those melodies talked to us. they are mostly old love songs from india, more folk songs than classical music.

after the recording, they left immediately on a european tour.

i told the people at the record company not to do anything to the record before we came back, but it was released while we were away. we saw the record on the windows of different record shops when we drove into town from the tour!"

the record has never appeared on cd, and the 1982 vinyl release has rarely been heard outside finland. the only place the release has re-emerged in recent memory is with the track "bhupala i" selected on son of arctic hysteria, a cd compilation of finnish avant-garde and experimental music.

expected on or around ::
september 30th, 2014


threads:
1980s-electronic
beat-research
analogue-synth
machine-music


desire (france) #desire 114 lp

monotonmonotonprodukt 02” long playing record

  • ein wort
  • dubwise

  • wirklichkeit
  • leben im dschungel
  • teil 2
  • teil 3
desire press release...
monoton
monotonprodukt 02
desire

lp cat no:  dsr114lp
out september 29

1000 copies on clear blue vinyl - 350g sleeveprinted inner-sleeve

although monoton dried up in 1992, its entire output consisting of a handful of mini-albums and limited-run eps, its minimalist electronica appears increasingly ahead of its time. the sole work of austria's konrad becker, it was a key influence on the brand of eurotronica found on labels from kompakt to mego. becker began hooking up analogue rhythm boxes and tone generators in late '70s vienna, churning out a terse music of bleeps, pings and subsonic pulses, all plunged in tape delay and reverb. blau — originally titled monotonprodukt 02 — was monoton's first release from 1980.

the buzzing machines often sound strained to their limits, yet the overall mood is sombre, a palette of greys and umbers punctuated by becker's incoherent murmurs. dubwise” is a spooky premonition of rhythm and sound's germanic reggae. muffled steel drums resound around “wirklichkeit,” while “teil 2 is seared with a violin drone. even after 28 years monoton's unearthly, steely beauty is preserved intact.

- rob young

this classic album is now reissued for the first time ever and original copies exchange for $200 nowadays

expected on or around ::
september 30th, 2014


threads:
modern-composition


doxy (russia) #doz 426 lp

tod dockstaderorganized sound: drone / two fragments from apocalypse / water music” long playing record

  • drone
  • two fragments from apocalypse

  • water music
doxy press release...
tod dockstader - organized sound: drone / two fragments from apocalypse / water music
cat.# doz426lp

tod dockstader was born in 1932 in st.paul, minnesota. in 1955 moved to hollywood to work as an apprentice film editor, cutting picture and sound for animated cartoons including "mr.magoo". dockstader became a self-taught sound engineer and sound effects specialist and apprenticed as a recording engineer in 1958. in 1960 his first composition eight pieces later to be used in the soundtrack of fellini's satyricon. dockstader was part of the first wave of electronic musicians, who, before the advent of synthesizers in the early 1960s, worked with whatever hardware they could find: reel-to-reel tape machines, sine wave generators and a wild array of homemade circuits and military surplus gear. in the process, they created a universe of electronic music that still sounds unique and prescient today. dockstader used to create electronic music was a piece of used military equipment. "a lot of this [electronic music] happened because, after the war, a lot of the stuff was available," he said. "normally a person, a civilian ... wouldn't be able to get that tube, this device or that device. that fascinated me." in the late 1950s, dockstader worked as a sound engineer at gotham recording studios in new york. at night, he worked on his own music, which eventually led to a series of impressive albums of electronic music, including the organized sound here reissued on doz. limited edition of 500 copies.

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