Limited edition triple CD set: Hand-embroidered pouches housing random CD’s from Coppice’s sonic artifact archives…
Vinculum is a growing archive of sonic artifacts and the first official release by Chicago-based duo of bellows & electronics Coppice (Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Kramer). Sounds are recorded and reduced to highlight some aspects at the expense of others. Each recording is released on its own single-track CD-R with an inscribed catalog number.
Currently, the project is being made available as a unique hand-made, hand- embroidered pouch containing several different discs selected at the time the pouch is filled. The listener is encouraged to play the discs simultaneously on repeat from multiple players when possible.
Age of Insects is the result of a series of visits made by Mark and Laura to Stephen’s studio in Virginia between May 2009 and January 2010.
The three improvised around common interests in analog electronics and digital manipulation, field recordings and instrumental performance practice. These recordings presented here feature only minimal editing and post-production, with a primary intent of capturing shared moments of listening and response.
The titles refer to extinct insects—the imagined hum and flutter of their calls, flight and communication.
Bridge Carols is the meeting of two artists with unique timeless approaches to music. Neo-Americana folk singer Laura Gibson is gifted with a soft and singular voice (not unlike the voices of Josephine Foster and Joanna Newsom) and writes songs that could date back a century or foretell a future rural life. Electronician Ethan Rose is vested in antiquated instruments and technologies – a sonic recycler who, out of the old, has been creating a new form of ambient music.
Inside the book: 36-pages from Internet monsters Everything Is Terrible!; interviews with musician Robert Scott (the Clean, the Bats) and writer Amelia Gray; music profiles of S. Fla’s finest, The Jacuzzi Boys, and UK ’90s cult band Disco Inferno; fiction by Stacey Levine; photographs by Ted Barron and Gracie Remington; art by Saul Chernick, Pavel Tchelitchew, Cassie Ramone, Ilyas Ahmed.