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The Instant Automatons / Sincerely Making A Noise / Vinyl LP / BFE Records, Beat Generation / BFE 034, BEAT 060
The Instant Automatons were leading figures in the largely cassette-based U.K. Bad Music scene (a British DIY movement whose adherents made their music available on cassette for free) of the late ’70s. Between 1977 and 1982, using a bedroom full of homemade gear plus some conventional instrumentation, core members Protag (later of Alternative TV, Blyth Power and Zounds) and Mark Lancaster (“somewhere between Cooper Clarke and Mark E. Smith”) forged a warped hybrid of traditional songcraft and lo-fi primitive post punk. Although cassettes were the band’s native medium, they also appeared on several vinyl releases, including their own EP and various compilations featuring similar weirdos. “The Instant Automatons mixed the experimental and the conventional, with relatively traditional song structures often lurking beneath the surface weirdness–unlike some of their post-punk contemporaries who deconstructed the concept of “the song” itself. Again, Lancaster attributes some of this to practical considerations: “We were only just learning to play our instruments and our equipment was deficient, so even our best efforts to play ‘properly’ sometimes turned out quite bizarre.” The band was never short of skewed rock and pop oddities, most memorably “John’s Vacuum Cleaner”–a weird tale of love, betrayal, appliances, obsessive housework, and suicide.” Perfect Sound Magazine. For fans of the Messthetics compilations (Hyped to death released the Another Wasted Sunday Afternoon compilation Cd),Urinals, Homosexuals. Curated by Lancaster, “Sincerely Making A Noise” dusts off curiosities from the Instant Automatons archives (Peter Paints His Fence EP, Angst In My Pants EP, No Platform For Heels LP, Love Not Devotion LP, Tape Transport cassette …). Tape Heads: A Brief History of the Instant Automatons (Perfect Sound Forever magazine): www.furious.com/perfect/instantautomatons.html . Artwork by Guille Roam (www.cargocollective.com/guilleroam). Co-released by Beat Generation and B.F.E. Records. Remastered/ 180 gr vinyl / 300 copies.
MV & EE, The Golden Road / Shade Grown / Vinyl LP / Blackest Rainbow Records / BRR270
MV & EE, The Golden Road / Shade Grown / Vinyl LP / Blackest Rainbow Records / BRR270
Gabi Losoncy / Security Besides Love / Vinyl LP / Recital / R28
Security Besides Love is the first vinyl album from Philadelphian artist Gabi Losoncy. This album is an account of the artist’s life. The first side voyeuristically and objectively documents Gabi’s external experiences and habitats; in this instance, a conversation heard while riding public transportation. The second side of this record turns back in on the artist herself with an associative monologue, in which an understanding of her own artwork is examined. It is fair and honest and walks through the whole house leaving windows open. There is a small piece of film which separates, seemingly, Gabi’s daily life and her artwork. It is quite inspiring. Understanding this can instill the same mysterious allure into your own trials and leisures. Limited Edition of 300 Comes with artist’s bumper sticker
Chris Corsano, Joe Mcphee / Scraps And Shadows / Vinyl LP / Roaratorio / roar26
Artist: Chris Corsano, Joe Mcphee Title: Scraps And Shadows Format: Vinyl LP, Limited Edition Label: Roaratorio Catalogue #: roar26 Country: USA Date Released: August 2012
Micro_Penis, Schlim, Vinyl LP, Doubtful Sounds, doubt 14
Schlim (slime in alsatian dialect) Micro_penis’ third lp released by Doubtful Sounds, is the final instalment of a trilogy. This record is made from rare recording sessions, stretching in time from 2011 until 2015 at the N.E.M. Studio (Noise Ensemble of Mulhouse) located in the Mer Rouge building, Mulhouse, France. The name of the game, collectively agreed on, was that no band member could be chemically restrained. For a psychotic can only ever be himself freed from one’s treatment, thus expressing one’s inside kept insanity. Another rule stated that during each session, one would have to use a different instrument, be it acoustic or electronic, no matter wether mastered or not. This huge interpersonal tension, through a violent rupture in terms of playing modes and tones, resulted in a broad range of pieces, very much dissmilar from one another. Then the group switched to an autarkic mode for a couple of weeks. They finalized and gave birth to their new weird baby during endless listening sessions and mixing sessions including sonic tinkering that only those who do not pretend to be mad are capable of. Cyclothymia and dementia are hidden in each sound, each track of Schlim. Black vinyl with a postcard. Limited to 300 copies. Mastering by Frédéric Alstadt.
Tronics / Say! What Is This? / Vinyl LP / M'Lady's Records / MLADYS10
Tronics / Say! What Is This? / Vinyl LP / M'Lady's Records / MLADYS10
Muruga & Big Black / Sangoma Drums / Vinyl LP / Sagittarius A-Star / SAS #32
Muruga & Big Black / Sangoma Drums / Vinyl LP / Sagittarius A-Star / SAS #32
Hans Essel / Saitensack / Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark / 314.01
Debut release for Darmstadt-based composer Hans Essel who has been active in improvised music and Grundlagenmusik (foundational music) for more than 20 years. This LP showcases his project Saitensack (string-bag) in which he develops new ways of playing the violin and viola. Comparisons could be drawn to other experimental violinists like Tony Conrad and Takehisa Kosugi but Hans Essel uses a far more stripped-down approach: The instruments are neither modified nor amplified. Strings are not pressed by fingers but rather damped. Only through bowing, they are excited to complex free vibrations, sometimes harsh and noisy, at other times reminiscent of uilleann pipes with cracking and breaking like in yodeling. Saitensack focuses on the origin of tones out of the noise, zooming into the very character of string instruments. Saitensack is pure violin. The essence of violin playing. Side A features an overtone-rich performance from 1994. Side B has a harsher 1999 recording: 24 minutes of pure violin noise bliss. Edition of 500 with printed inner sleeve featuring a Saitensack discussion transcript.
Richard Youngs / Rurtain / Vinyl LP / Alter / ALT07
Richard Youngs / Rurtain / Vinyl LP / Alter / ALT07
Half High / Rubble Indent / CDr / No label / No catalogue #
After two recent releases 'Deserted Squares Under The Rain' (Chemical Imbalance, 2017) and 'Folds' (self released, 2016), which saw the duo inhabiting spaces swaddled in synthesizer warmth and scattered tape remains, Half High return, and make a harsh left turn, with 'Rubble Indent'. The 3 tracks presented here follow a more hoarse kind of creeping than previous outings, with the introduction of heavily processed guitar and a more eroded approach to the electronics taking the pair's usual synthesizer/tape combo deeper into the gravel. released February 23, 2017
Etant Donnes / Royaume/Aimant + Aimant - / Vinyl LP / Penultimate Press / PP14
Royaume (originally a CD on Touch, 1991) is made up of 4 tracks and is a kind of purifying travel through the four elements which symbolically refers to the light evoked by the colour green, an allegory of the grail and of the light­ carrier angel. As to the poems, they tend to amount to their essentials, as is the case in Matin which is both Taoist and surrealistic. Aimant + Aimant ­(originally as a split 10”/CD on Danceteria,1992) presents itself as a magical alchemical mantra based upon the force of love, the force of life. Two pole like two bodies like two hearts like two magnets. Like true buffoons from ultra – world , Eric and Marc Hurtado succeed in achieving what many sages consider to be the very purpose of magical art : to create one’s own ritual and , being one’s own referent, to become a vibrating point in the cosmos and be a receptacle for natural energy, like those bright patches or that black point recurring in their magical music, real poems­paintings and irremediably aiming , like an insect caught between the circle and the cross, in the heat of the sun in an attempt to merge with the Whole. ­ Stephane Duval.
Andrew Paine, Richard Youngs / Rotten Masters EP / 7" Vinyl / Sonic Oyster Vinyl / SOV001"
Andrew Paine, Richard Youngs / Rotten Masters EP / 7" Vinyl / Sonic Oyster Vinyl / SOV001"
James Ferraro / Rerex / 3 x Vinyl LP / Aguirre Records / ZORN16
James Ferraro is an experimental musician, composer and virtual atmospherist born in Bronx, NY. Ferraro has released material under a wide array of aliases, and was a member of the Californian two-piece avant-garde project The Skaters. His album Far Side Virtual was chosen as Album of the Year by the UK's Wire Magazine in 2011. Ferraro has been producing small runs of releases on cassette, CD-R, and VHS with a wide variety of styles all representing different dreams of a demonic mind tower spanning from freak flesh bodybuilder atmospheres to ambient modern world/psych. First on New Age Tapes and later on MuscleWork Inc., self run cassette / CD-R labels primarily used for releasing small runs of his solo work. In the summer of 2009 Ferraro composed and recorded the Summer Headrush Series in Antwerp, Belgium for Musclework Inc. The series is loosely based on visualisations that came to mind while receiving self-induced hypocapnia (aka choking oneself) or as it’s commonly called 'free fall'. The albums being representatives of the free fall head space. Other albums from the Headrush Series are: Body Fusion 1 and 2, iAsia, Wild World, Son of Dracula and Hacker Track. The Rerex album is vintage hypnagogic Ferraro and with it’s length (almost 3 hours) it may be considered as one of his Magnum Opuses. Using cheap casio keyboards, loops, effects and difficult to trace samples Ferraro creates a slightly haunting but oh so beautiful musical world which we’d like to visit. Please use headphones for a dynamic HD headphone experience. Music & artwork by James Ferraro, mastered & Lacquer cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, lay-out by Jeroen Wille. Released on Aguirre Records in a limited edition of 500 copies.
Regler / Regler / Vinyl LP / 8mm Records / 8mm059
Welcome to the ground-zero of music. This insane and self-titled LP is the punkest record ever made! Regler is a new, jaw-dropping side-project duo comprising Mattin (Billy Bao, Josetxo Grieta) and Anders "Drajan" Bryngelsson (Brainbombs, No Balls). Dancing on the ashes of a cultural breakdown, Mattin and Bryngelsson reach a tipping point where the dead body of rock explodes, before imploding upon itself. Mastered by Rashad Becker and released on the 8mm Records label in an edition of just 200 copies."
Idea Fire Company / Rags To Riches / Vinyl LP / Recital / R4
An edited and remastered issue of a tape by the IFCO quartet – Scott Foust, Karla Borecky, Jessi Swenson, & Meara O’Reilly. Rags To Riches is a live record documenting pieces from 2003 through 2005. Showcasing some top-shelf unreleased works; “The Whole World,” “Metropolis,” and “The Bitter End.” Older material is also included, a fierce version of “Artificial” from 2005’s Stranded, as well as the notorious “Cycle-19.” Additionally, there is a beautiful voice-based rendition of “Some Of Us” by IFCO comrades’ The Shadow Ring. All these pieces exhibit a contemplative and well-informed use of electronics, radio, and voice. Interlaced with spoken title announcements in French, punching typewriter passages, and bookended perfectly with audience dialogue and Mr. Ferry. Their mechanical and uncompromising aesthetic is pronounced, as Rags To Riches reminds us all why Idea Fire Company are such an important contemporary outfit. Edition of 285 copies, with color insert & essay by Scott Foust.
Tart / Radio Orange / Vinyl LP / Swill Radio / Swill Radio 019
The debut LP from the trio of: Karla Borecky, Graham Lambkin, and Scott Foust, recorded and assembled over 8 months between 1999 and 2000. Tart is an exquisite combination of three distinct minds, much like the skillful structure of diverse, yet subtle, ingredients in a piquant and nostalgic recipe: The Past as well as The Future. Tart blends together these strange elements in an organic yet totally disciplined style that renders many of their contemporaries as either flabby or boring.
Księżyc / Rabbit Eclipse / Vinyl LP / Penultimate Press / PP19LP
"Deluxe 180 gram vinyl version on reverse board card with printed inner sleeve. Rabbit Eclipse is the second -length recording from the legendary Księżyc following on from theirfull self titled debut from 1996. The Moon never went away. The 2013 the Penultimate Press re-issue of Księżyc’s timeless debut exposed the band to a large new audience resulting in a return to live performance and the subsequent development of new material. Rabbit Eclipse was recorded in Warsaw throughout May to September 2015 within the idyllic Palladian palace Królikarnia (The Rabbit House). All original members gathered to conjure the peculiar hybrid of the ancient and the contemporary unique to the band. With more expanded forms, Rabbit Eclipse presents a rich and subtle environment of beguiling narratives hanging in suspended tension. This opens up an entire new phase in the cycle of the band where an enchanting discrete musical continuum of rich and subtle sound excursions are enveloped in a mysterious melancholia. Rabbit Eclipse is another exemplary presentation from one of Poland’s most idiosyncratic and respected outfits."
Toshiji Mikawa,  Hideaki Shimada,  Nobuo Yamada,  Katsuyoshi Kou  ‎/ Quasispecies Four / Vinyl LP / Art Into Life / AIL010
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. Art Into Life.
Yann Leguay / Quasi Static Crack Propagation / CD / Consumer Waste / consumer waste 011
Yann Leguay / Quasi Static Crack Propagation / CD / Consumer Waste / consumer waste 011
Public Urination / Public Urination / Cassette / All Gone / No Catalogue #
Public Urination / Public Urination / Cassette / All Gone / No Catalogue #
Public Housing / Public Housing / Vinyl LP / Torn Light Records / TL005
Public Housing / Public Housing / Vinyl LP / Torn Light Records / TL005
Hellier Ulysses / Prime Example / Cassette / OSR Tapes / OSR47
Hellier Ulysses / Prime Example / Cassette / OSR Tapes / OSR47
Craow / Preferable Execution By Firing Squad / Vinyl LP / Death Shadow Records / deathshadow004
The second in a set of LP re-releases of early recordings by Sean Halpin aka Craow. On Preferable Execution By Firing Squad, we see Halpin further honing his craft and once again immersing us in complete and total darkness. Recorded completely with his jaw wired shut, these recordings show Craow in its darkest form to date. Originally released as a limited tape on Corpse Without Soul in 2011, Death Shadow Records is pleased to present these recordings to the public again. Remastered for vinyl by J Short, this release is presented in an edition of only 100 copies.
Idea Fire Company / Postcards / Vinyl LP / Swill Radio / swillradio#033
"2013 marks both the 25th anniversary of IFCO and the 30th anniversary of Swill Radio, so what better way to start the celebrations than with a brand new IFCO LP? Postcards is a reworking of a cassette originally released by No Basement Is Deep Enough in 2011. Re-ordered, remixed, remade, and remodeled Postcards presents a more charming atmosphere than Music From The Impossible Salons (Kye) stark melancholy. There is still plenty of piano and sad scenarios, but there are also flights of electronic fancy. Eight imaginary impressionistic portraits of cities we have never been to. Karla Borecky and Scott Foust. Deluxe edition. 220 g vinyl. Cover painting and artwork by Karla; booklet with highly subjective text by me. Postcards from a past that never existed. IFCO march on and on." - Swill Radio."
Magnetizer / Post-Body / Cassette / Goaty Tapes / No catalogue #
“Post-Body” is a four-part suite that plots a psychological breakdown—a “depersonalization episode” wherein the subject no longer believes that he is real. Our protagonist is Wormhole, a suitable name for one who does not exist. And the tracks on this tape follow the evolution of his strange condition. First is “I’m Wormhole”, a fall into psychosis conjured through minimal Kosmische. Then “U Failed Me” and “Jacked In”—two prowling electro instrumentals that mark the heat of Wormhole’s vision. Finally, “Wormhole’s Departure”, a drifting synthesizer denouement in which our protagonist withdraws from hallucination. Magnetizer’s finespun keyboard runs throughout: staccato baselines, delicate swells, and melodic counterpoint dosed with finesse. The album remains a twisted vision of the lowliest wastoid, but nimble fingers and compositional tact render this vision with cinematic effect. Magnetizer locates the sweet-spot of outsider bonehead and measured instrumentalist, thwarting each one with the other.
Aaron Dilloway, Jason Lescalleet / Popeth / Vinyl LP / Glistening Examples / GLEX 1403
Latest collaborative efforts of Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet. Recorded at Tarker Mills in February 2014 then mixed and mastered at Glistening Labs, this 38 minute LP was carved deeply into 150 grams of virgin vinyl via Direct Metal Mastering at GZ Media in the Czech Republic. These records are sheathed in deluxe poly-lined inner sleeves and presented in 300gsm uncoated reverse board, beautifully adorned by Australian artist and novelist Matthew Revert.
Renato Rinaldi / Planta / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo editions # fifty one
Renato Rinaldi / Planta / CD / Senufo Editions / senufo editions # fifty one
Pink Luminous Invocation / Pink Luminous Invocation / Vinyl LP / Sagittarius A-Star / Sagittarius A-Star 11
Pink Luminous Invocation / Pink Luminous Invocation / Vinyl LP / Sagittarius A-Star / Sagittarius A-Star 11
Paul Panhuysen / Pendulum Change Ringing / Vinyl LP / Edition Telemark / 314.03
Debut LP edition by Dutch sound and visual artist Paul Panhuysen since 1986. In terms of sound art, Paul Panhuysen is well-known for his long string installations, yet he has produced a vast amount of other sound installations using different materials and sound sources ranging from various instruments to animals such as birds. This LP contains a recording of the installation "Pendulum Change Ringing", displayed at Pand Koloniale Waren in Hasselt (Belgium) in 2012. The installation consists of twelve engraved Turkish metal platters, each mounted onto a black plastic bin, and placed in a 20 meters long row. The rim of each platter is hit by a metal pendulum operated by a tiny electromotor. Each hit causes the platter to resonate with a rich sound texture full of dissonant overtones. During the recording, the twelve pendulums are activated one after the other. The paces at which they swing differ due to their rods having different lengths. This causes interlocking rhythmic patterns to emerge that become more complex with each step and never stay the same. Hits aggregate into clusters, then thin out again. The sound is not chaotic, yet its regularity is hard to comprehend. "You might call Pendulum Change Ringing a typical Paul Panhuysen piece: it works according to a system, quite a simple one in fact, but its effect surpasses that apparent simplicity by far." (René van Peer) Edition of 300 copies. Full-color sleeve with photos of the installation and liner notes by René van Peer. Black poly-lined inner sleeve."
Rhodri Davies / Pedwar / 4 x LP, Box Set / Alt Vinyl / av058x
Rhodri Davies / Pedwar / 4 x LP, Box Set / Alt Vinyl / av058x Archive box includes: Remastered LP & DL versions of Trem (2002), Over Shadows (2007), Wound Response (2012), & new LP An Air Swept Clean of All Distance Flyers, posters, essays etc. Limited edition of 250 only review: Ltd edition of 250 Definitive solo career retrospective of this seminal improvisational harpist Records housed in hand screenprinted heavy card sleeves with commissioned artwork by jean luc guionnet Curated flyers, posters etc of key gig & festival appearances Risograph printed musical score Booklet written by Rhodri Davies Essay by David Toop Download audio of all 4 albums All housed in custom made card archive box hand numbered by the artist This box set is heavy. Please add the following for postage: UK £8, EU £14, RoW £22
Karies / Parole Grätig / 7" Vinyl / Harbinger Sound, In A Car / Harbinger156, In A Car 002"
Karies / Parole Grätig / 7" Vinyl / Harbinger Sound, In A Car / Harbinger156, In A Car 002"
Eli Keszler / Oxtirn Live / CD / R.E.L Records / REL017
Eli Keszler / Oxtirn Live / CD / R.E.L Records / REL017
The Pickle Factory / Our Anthems / Vinyl LP / Twisted Knister / knack 003
The Pickle Factory / Our Anthems / Vinyl LP / Twisted Knister / knack 003
Hisato Higuchi / Otomeyama Bottom / Vinyl LP / 8mm Records / 8mm057
When freedom meets grace. New, wonderful work by one of Japan's most unique voices. Hisato's songs shine like stars in a summer night. Warm, fragile, and thorn music. It will send shivers down to your spine. EDITION OF 250 COPIES WITH PROFESSIONALLY PRINTED ARTWORK AND INSERTS.
Control Unit / Oto Live / CDr / Chocolate Monk / choc.244
Control Unit / Oto Live / CDr / Chocolate Monk / choc.244
JPS ( Joey Pizza Slice) / OSR #33 / Cassette / OSR Tapes / OSR33
JPS ( Joey Pizza Slice) / OSR #33 / Cassette / OSR Tapes / OSR33
Hartmut Geerken / Orpheus / Vinyl LP / Holidays Records / HOL094
Fantastic sound poetry piece by Hartmut Geerken restringing the Sun Harp, the Ukranian bandura that Sun Ra gave him in 1971 when he visited Egypt for the first time. The acoustics of his manual workings emerge without any esthetic intention: the bandura's voluminous resonating body forms the reverb of the room. Each manual action and each contact of the tuning key with the wooden body is 'reverbed'. The instrument creates its audio space. A mythic dream play is evoked: the myth's space of reverb. An ear ready to absorb, hears the labor pains of voice and string ahead of language and music. A human voice in search for language and thus for communication. A string instrument in search for sound and thus for music. Based on this phonemic pre-space, words do rise only sporadically. Through certain techniques of vocal chords the phonemes move close to the meditative Indian Dhrupad-singing, as well as to lunacy and disturbance. Animal languages, signals, shepherds' calls, silvered drum-language, hamboning, calls, litany, subconscious voicings, sirens: the search for Eurydike and the search for the origin of letter and syllable, out of the breath. Besides one single 'superimposition' no further mounting, no computer-generated sounds, no digital gimmicks, no remix or art mix do exist in this live-recorded dream play. pressing info: 200 copies on black
Debt Of Nature / Order, Spoil The Entire State /  Vinyl LP / Harbinger Sound / harbinger111
An album of incredible archival recordings by Brad Laner and Jim Goodall's 1980's noise orchestra. Featuring many other LAFMS superstars such as Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer , along with several unknown secret San Fernando Valley noise geniuses. An album's worth of epic spontaneous compositions created with tape recorders, short wave radios, cheap synths, random orchestral instruments and circuit bent gearand all unleashed in front of an unsuspecting audience. "...we opened for WALL OF VOODOO and successfully pissed off 1000 screaming New Wave assholes" Starting out back in August 1981 as Brad Laner's solo project and self-confessed "pretentious art phase". It wasn't long before he started bringing friends , most notably Jim Goodall and SpencerSavage, and other players in and over the following years DEBT OF NATURE would expandinto a much larger ensemble. It's those larger ensembles that are captured on this album with liverecordings caught throughout the bands final two years. These tracks were originally programmed with a four 7" boxset in mind, but the flow of the pieces works just as well on the 12" format here. Even though they only released a small number of cassettes throughout their lifespan, mostly on ARPH and Laner's own Party Sound Tapes label. They appeared on numerous seminal Noise and Punk crossover compilations that emitted from California's west coast on labels such as the Minutemen's New Alliance imprint, New Underground, and Trance Port. Later other work appeared on Anomalous Records.Over the five to six years they existed the band played many showsthroughout Los Angeles and up into the Bay Area. DEBT OF NATURE is the starting block for both Laner and Goodall's musical trajectory that has now spanned three decades and taken in many points along the way. Both players recently resurfaced with a reformed MEDICINE , a band they formed who released material via Creation Records and Rick Rubin's American Recordings. Prior to that they could be found alongside LAFMS mainstay Rick Potts and others in the STEAMING COILS. Laner was also a major player in FOURWAYCROSS and could be found at times in SAVAGE REPUBLIC, NERVOUS GENDER and many others.Jim Goodall would record for a number of years under the alias of D.D.DOBSON and his violent electronic works can be found on numerous experimental noise labels. He also played as a member of WHITEHOUSE during their comeback tour of the USA during 1993. Brad Laner was also a major contributor to the legendary experimental music magazine UNSOUND which will be the subject of an extensive feature in the forthcoming As Loud As Possible #2 magazine. A second DEBT OF NATURE album capturing the band's earlier years is scheduled for release on Harbinger Sound sometime too."
Henning Christiansen / Opus 67 STRATEGYGETARTS A Symphony, Hommage á Richard Demarco / Vinyl LP / Penultimate Press / PP25
Opus 67 STRATEGYGETARTS A Symphony, Hommage á Richard Demarco is a previously unissued recording by Henning Christiansen from 1971. Listen: Henning Christiansen – Opus 67 Strategygetarts a symphony (excerpt) In 1970 the Richard Demarco Gallery in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf organised the exhibition, Strategy: Get Arts. This celebration of art from Düsseldorf was held at the Edinburgh College of Art during the Edinburgh International Festival. The title of the exhibition was a palindrome created by André Thomkins and featured works by Joseph Beuys, Claus Böhmler, George Brecht, Henning Christiansen, Robert Filliou, Dorothy Iannone, Mauricio Kagel, Dieter Roth amongst others. Opus 67 STRATEGYGETARTS A Symphony, Hommage á Richard Demarco was sent to Demarco as a gift following the exhibition. Having returned to Denmark Christiansen, along with sound technician Peter Sakse created Strategygetarts, a sound collage incorporating field recordings from urban spaces, supermarkets, a boxing game, etc. The sole ‘musical’ element is a piano motif which repeatedly punctuates the recordings. The first side moves forwards, the flip back. A reverse groove will set you straight. Opus 67 STRATEGYGETARTS A Symphony, Hommage á Richard Demarco comes in a high gloss sleeve featuring two original artworks by Henning Christiansen in a limited edition of 500 copies.
Family Battle Snake / Optimistic Suburbia / CDr / Chocolate Monk / CHOC-182
Family Battle Snake / Optimistic Suburbia / CDr / Chocolate Monk / CHOC-182
Siobhan / Omega Stamp / Cassette / Chondritic Sound / CH283
Siobhan / Omega Stamp / Cassette / Chondritic Sound / CH283
The Barton Workshop Plays Philip Corner / OM Entering. And Once Entered: The Barton Workshop Plays Philip Corner / Vinyl LP / Kye / kye39
Kye is proud to announce the release of 'OM Entering. and Once Enterd', the latest LP from veteran fluxus composer Philip Corner. 'OM Entering. and Once Enterd' comprises four previously unreleased recordings with the Barton Workshop, taken from performances in the Netherlands, and South Korea, between 2000-2007. "OM ENTRANCE. OM ENTERTRANCE. which one does....because the performance is a real "passage from the material to the spiritual" unless the "real" world is just as spiritual already which i like to think it is. As perhaps an everyday awareness is already to be entranced which i have been told it is, really. To the facts: musicians' coming-in already the performance of everything has to be done to get ready from unpacking to tuning and all that is done in the concentrated and exalted spirit of real music. Multiplicity moves noise to instrument possibilities with virtuosity show-offs slowing down to a perfect tuning in a quiet circle from where there is nowhere else to go but the sustaining of a quiet long tone. My old friend and colleague also great composer Jim Fulkerson is there as he has be, as he was even at the first performance way back must be almost 50 years by now joining the Creative Associates at the University of Buffalo on his initiative as likewise these performances in Holland with his group he calls The Barton Workshop and for sure he is there playing trombone too. The movement from SANG/TEH (SITUATIONS). Guard duty in a cold Korean winter. This piece was a major turning-point in my work. My life too you-could-say. "Of Ancient Times and Modern Sounds" i wrote then: a better world---much much better---than being in the American Army. The heterophonic melody-only texture learned from their "Ah Ahk" court music ("Soo Je Chun" the most beautiful music in the history of the world!) imposed on a thoroughly modern chromatic note structure. Occidental instruments absorbing the traditions of subtle sound colours so-long absent from the West. Public performance in Seoul. That must have been the Spring of 1961 just before they "shipped me out", to bring all that back home. Before that the wonderful and exceptional opportunity to "run through" some of it with the indigenous instruments of the Koog Ahk Wun (National Music Institute) thanks to the cultural open-mindedness of the classical kayageum master Byungki Hwang. And Jim has not only played the 3rd movement often, but brought if back to Korea once at the Pan Music Festival. But my long-waiting-for performance in Korea on native instruments has yet to take place. The CHOPIN PRELUDE piece is one of two, reworking passages from his D Major Prelude for piano, and a part of the "as a revelation" series which "looks into" moments from the classics which usually go by too fast. Begun with Mozart, the series has "got a lot of mileage" out of Satie, as well as including Buxtehude, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Verdi, Ives, Berlioz,, and others." (Philip Corner, 2015). 'OM Entering. and Once Enterd' arrives in a full color, high gloss Philip Corner designed sleeve, with insert, 350 copies black vinyl with a special edition of 50 copies on colored vinyl."
Astatine, Ogrob / Oeil Céleste / 10" Vinyl / Doubtful Sounds / doubt 13"
This record is the result of a collaboration between Astatine aka Stéphane Récrosio, head of the label Orgasm since 1994 and Ogrob aka Sébastien Borgo, member of Micro_pénis and L'Autopsie A Révélé Que La Mort Etait Due A L'Autopsie. 6 compositions, created in 2014, mixing Astatine's noise experimentations in Paris and Ogrob's field recordings and short waves in Sydney, Australia and Tasmania. Astagrob. Astatine / Ogrob. Digital precision / Lo-fi fog. Junk sounds / Clean noise. Field recordings / Kitchen utensils. Collect / Rubbish tip. Northern hemisphere / Souther hemisphere. Astral / Holocaust. Table of the elements / Elements on the table. Postal card / Stamped cardboard. Oeil Céleste. Masterised by Nicolas Marmin. Transparent 10''. 200 numbered copies. Cardboard cover by Ogrob. Postal card by Astatine.
Elodie / Odyssee / CD / Faraway Press / FP028
Elodie here featuring core members Timo van Luijk and Andrew Chalk, playing live in Germany in 2015. Performing a pure duet of flute and string synthesizer over one episodic track 'Odyssee', a poetic and melancholy synchronous soundtrack to a film made and shown by van Luijk on the same evening. 'Odyssee' was mastered for CD release by Denis Blackham and is packaged in handmade gatefold mini LP style sleeve with Japanese language obi. Faraway Press.
Chris Dadge / Not Sudden / Cassette / House Of Alchemy / houseofalchemy#068
Chris Dadge / Not Sudden / Cassette / House Of Alchemy / houseofalchemy#068
Damion Romero / Nobody Missing / Cassette / Tape Room / TRK71301
Recorded 2012, Los Angeles, California. Edition of 50.
Ludo Mich / No Qu Tche Boo Boo Parity / Cassette / House Of Alchemy / 069
Ludo Mich / No Qu Tche Boo Boo Parity / Cassette / House Of Alchemy / 069
Bad News / No End / Vinyl LP, 12" Vinyl / Chondritic Sound / CH-267LP "
Bad News / No End / Vinyl LP, 12" Vinyl / Chondritic Sound / CH-267LP"