If you’ve ever had the chance to travel, you know that it changes your life. After a year on the road, from the jordanian dunes to the asphalt of Nashville, Julien Magot locked himself in his appartement to record ‘Fue’, the first album of his lonely adventure Appalache. If you’ve ever had the chance to travel for a long-time, you know how hard it is to fight against monotony of a daily life. This is maybe the start of this story, a way to escape from the outside world’s oppression, a dream about a dream inside a dream, where flashbacks can be possible futures. More than a story, ‘Fue’ can be the painting of a luxuriant desert under the moonlight, maybe like the one on the Barn Owl’s Lost In The Glare cover. 8 songs for 8 colors, leaded by an electric guitar and indians spirits, both hunting for serenity…
Let me tell you something : At daylight I made a dream. We were all floating in the air, entranced by a force we did not even know. And it felt great. “However, I have always prayed, and I believe that the Almighty has always protected me.” Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache Chief) and that’s where comes that force, from the Almighty. We should be all protected by this huge force as I draw my inspiration from Indian/Bible beliefs. As Indians believe in a God, I believe in a God of mercy and of hope. This album is about how everyone is while they believe in nothing. Try to believe. This is all about exaltation of the future, what you can expect and what it could bring to you. By faith. Every Appalache album is a different travel. -Fue- is about spirituality. – Julien Magot
To chronicle part of his European tour, Drekka (Michael Anderson) releases Live in Europe 2010 exclusively on Chemical Tapes. Forty six minutes of intense arcane cinematic ambience that was recorded live in various Italian and Slovenian cities during November 2010.
Limited to 50 copies. Type ii high-bias cassettes with red tinted shells + silver imprint Color insert…
Adams’ musique concrète offering ‘W(REST)LE’ merges various traditional religious recordings and tones to create a sonic tapestry celebrating devotion and meditative states.
Adams’ first solo release is contemplative one. ‘W(REST)LE’ is an excursion into orthodox religious music and it’s stigmas. Church bells, choirs, and traditional instrumentation are woven together and collide to create new relationships between opposing styles and techniques. While this is his first outing as a solo artist, he is no stranger to meditative practices or the music that parallels it.
Super Limited edition of 50 cassettes with accompanying hyperactive/disorientating essay (screen-printed). All assembled by hand.
C90 cassette with bonus Side B: minimal Background sounds and unassuming drones.
Pro-duplication and imprinting with full color double sided j-cards. Limited edition of 100 on chrome tape…Prune by Coppice is a 30-minute composition for tape studying foundation reduction, threshold permutation, mercurial residue, and compression techniques. Recorded in Chicago in late 2010 using pump organ, fire bellows, push-pump organ, samples, and electronic processing.
Side B includes two new works from N.N.N. Cook. Wu Wei I: Repose features the texture of select materials arranged in order to accentuate the color of each while inducing horizontal and vertical spatial movement. Material (and non-material) sources include: baoding balls, brass censer, feedback, porcelain vase, tape, voice, wine glass, and wooden flute. Wu Wei II: Impulse is the first 18 minutes excerpted from a 40-minute improvisation on electric organ. The meditative state involved in the creation/listening process and the immersive quality of engaging in the perception of the beats, overtones, and shading are its focus.