Handcrafted 7″x 5″ Case & Glass Mastered CD / Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions / Download code
‘Psalms for the Sunder’ thrives in opposing extremes. As the title suggests, ‘Psalms for the Sunder’ is a study of downfall and collapse. The work explores the boundaries, the desolation and despair, among the edges of things come undone. In that tension and space it finds not only cacophony, violence and decay, but also bittersweetness and calm.
If all this sounds a bit intense, you may do well to just have a listen or duck out now. As this is not the safe path to Yo-Yo-Ma style laments, gracefully pondering some past love affair. ‘Psalms…’ takes a far more rugged approach, an ugly retelling of the human condition, utilizing the cello not only for its beauty, but also for its aggressively commanding sensibilities.
16 x 16 x 0.6cm (Close size). 48.6 x 32cm broadsheet foldout with customized greyboard CD tray…
“Losing the absurd, a beautiful haze, the sun and moon as usual, fluctuating into madness”
Since 2008, artists such as Kitchen. Label’s very own ASPIDISTRAFLY (Singapore) and Flica (Malaysia) have ventured successfully to Japan, presented music made in the Asia Pacific to the rest of the world. Following in these footsteps, electronic trio Evade have been honing their repertoire of sounds crafted from within their immediate surroundings of the urban pastoral landscapes of former Portugese colony, Macau. In this much anticipated full-length album entitled “Destroy & Dream”, Evade takes on the view of a distant observer, questioning life, the earth, the universe and the values of its living creatures, yet with the consolation of dreams, seclusion and shelter.
Evade was born in the summer of 2004. Formed by Sonia Ka Ian Lao (vocals), Brandon L (guitar) and Faye Choi (sound), the trio released their first EP “Evade” in September 2009. Despite the fact that it was released on a small Macau-based label, with the help of Kitchen. Label producer Ricks Ang (who also mastered the EP and this album), the band attracted critical notice in Japan for their inventive and original style of electronic music, described by some as a wayward blend of minimalist electronic and dubstep combined with an ethereal pop sensibility. In August 2010, Evade was invited by Japanese independent music label PROGRESSIVE FOrM to perform at their curated event “New Sounds of Tokyo Vol.6″. Evade has also toured Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and Singapore, and has lent support to Kashiwa Daisuke, ASPIDISTRAFLY and Flica’s Asian tours.
This, the deluxe version comes in an edition of only 70 copies. Each of these hand altered black digipaks comes collaged, punched and inlayed inside and out with antique, ornate silkscreened Spanish cork wallpapers…even the spine! Like the digipak itself the black, double sided hand printed and punched textual insert has had all edges blacked out as well. The digipak itself comes in an extensively hand stamped, hole punched, inked and diagrammed translucent envelope…also included in each is a 75 year old page of hand drawn and written diagrams and text. While Get Lost was all about the maps… In Circles is all about the diagrams…in your mind!
Special limited edition white vinyl copies with individually numbered sleeves that include bespoke golden embossed inserts…
Repeat offers 6 new works by Rösner that demonstrate the composer’s musical maturing since his debut release on 12×50 and a couple of releases of environmental and electronic sound in Australia and the US.
He engages on Repeat with the sound of voice, recorded instruments and performers. Reminiscent of Morton Feldman, these works unfold their beauty over time. With additional material by Adam Trainer, Greg Taw and Alexander Wendt, this vinyl release explores patterns and structures – observations of Rösner’s environment at the oceanic West coast of Australia.
Calculations based on the Fibonacci series laid out timing and structure of Lattices, the track that spans over the entire B-Side. It explores tones and frequencies over 20 minutes.
The deluxe limited version in an edition of just 75 copies is composed of original pages from a 100 year old book on the work of the obscure 15th century printer and illustrator, Anton Sorg. The collaged and inked and stamped envelope, comes in a hand worked, outer translucent envelope…with a selection of his medieval drawings, a banded CD sleeve made from a page of heraldic crests, and a large double sided insert, complimenting both Master Sorg, and the musicians themselves.
Hexameron is a collaborative effort between Richard Moult, and David Colohan… both of whom play with the brilliant neo folk group, United Bible Studies, and each of whom is involved with numerous other projects either on their own, or with others. This is a profoundly and deeply felt imagined soundtrack to the remote places of pagan pilgrimages, early Christian Hermitages, and the wanderings of the ancient wastelands of their unique heritage. This beautiful interplay of piano, electronics, and treated guitar work will take you across these ancient vistas and into the religious wilds of a Europa long gone.