Bloodred c60 + c40 tapes, handstamped / inked in black Handcut, dyed + scored custom chipboard O-cards / insert Handstamped red 8.5″ by 8.5″ insert with black lettering Handnumbered & stamped in roman numerals Screenprinted artwork by D.S. Ciarán
There is a stench here so old that it rids the body of any uncertainty. It is a comfortable rapture. The stench comes not from distant swamps, putrescent and green in their small wakes, or the mounds of bone matter and meat made dust underfoot. This waft of hidden and yet all-too demanding treasures lifts itself steadily from the bated, beating wings of the Bird, on its eternal voyage somewhere far past home.
Utilising both analogue synthesis and a dynamic range of acoustic instrumentation, Bird From the Abyss’ Matias Aaltonen crafts definitively archaic compositions and flawlessly timed improvisations steeped in universal mystery. The tectonic movements developing and unfolding from these unholy hymns mold and fold into one another, cutting clear marks across certain borders while blurring any known remnants of others.
This eponymous opus combines three previously-released and long out of print EPs (I, II & III), a track created as an ‘electronic synthesiser installation’ (Electric Forest), and two previously unreleased tracks.
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…
Originally released individually, Bible & Henry’s Marker and Magnet are two complimentary volumes in a set that covers quite a bit of ground, and covers it quite masterfully. The duo’s work here is mostly in the area of electroacoustic improvisation and musique concrète. Jeremy and Jason manage to utilize the tiny musical space they’ve allotted themselves and stretch it out to a length of over two hours. Typically I’d say this is an accident waiting to happen, but these fellows have pulled it off with class to spare. Never does anything sound recycled or looped, never is there a moment where the music returns to a point. It is always winnowing, sifting, threshing through waves of electronic abstractions and obscured acousmatic sounds. The result is a confounding experience in which I find myself searching for some familiarity and finding little. There are moments of potential clarity, but those are seldom and surprising when they arrive. The rest of these compositions are steeped in mystery and endless engagement. This is not background music; please listen with care.
Sound designer and programmer, Yousuke Fuyama, is a front runner in the academic world but fully embedded in the avant garde audio/visual scene. An updated version of his Sonar performance generated by the mutual exchange of music and sound data. An unexpectedly accessible work of noisy, extra-dimensional, abstract sound. A stunning blend of rogue, 4D glitch.
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.