Limited edition of 100 copies in postcard packaging…
Remnants of sounds, remnants of things or remnants of things already be lost.. All things get lost, eventually. “Remnants” (2012) isn’t an attempt to get grip on this matter, trying to give it a second life or as you can state alternatively: trying to get lost the loss. On the contrary, this release is at the heart of the things which pass constant through us, as every moment renews itself – to become: a new one; to become becoming and to lose itself again, in itself. To make this process tangible harmonious parts are alternated with broken sounds, occasionally sustained with deep, tremblings evoking baselines. Repetitive parts are intensified with pure sounds until they get larger and larger, to eventually cut through you and resulting in an explicitly awareness and feeling of this moment. Music as the phenomenology of loss -to get renewed and to become rigid again- because also music must stop; once. Hence the loss.
‘Quiet, Please’ is an 80mm CDr release, documenting the degeneration of society’s sonic landscape through location recordings, tape-loops and double bass…
”Quiet, Please deals with the issue of ‘noise’ as a polluting yet ultimately unavoidable element in an acoustic space, through the medium of lo-fi location recording and magnetic tape deterioration. Inspired by R. Murray Schafer’s The Tuning of the World (1977), the composition draws upon the concept of an ever-degrading sonic environment caused by humanity’s technological development. The affliction of noise pollution is something which, in all likelihood, cannot be avoided if society is to continue to progress – noise is therefore inevitable. For Quiet, Please the location setting of a library was chosen for its cultural significance in the issue of noise control. Firstly, the concept of education and learning ties in with the topics surrounding human progress: the process of formal education is fundamental to the technical and social advancements causing this shift from high to low-fidelity soundscape. Secondly, in the case of the recordings made in this piece, the library seems to act as an example of the impossibility of complete noise eradication. The library – which is generally accepted as a quiet place of study – in fact, contains a great deal of noise pollution, which is then amplified by the cultural expectation of ‘silence’…” ~ Ithaca Trio, 2011
Packaged in a library returns card, this release is limited to 75 copies for the world.
Limited edition of 100 numbered / handmade sets (five 3″ CD’s) that include inserts with personal messages from the artists The Boats, Seth Chrisman, Savaran, All N4tural and Dan Whiting…
The second and final set of EPs in the Rivers Home series.
This series celebrates the wonder of rivers at a time when many of them are particularly vulnerable.
Many of us dream about rivers, ride along rivers, take ferries along rivers and sit on river banks. This series is a musical exploration of the ways we influence rivers and they influence us.
It is about the stories we tell about rivers, the experiences we have of them, and the memories they have left us with.
This the final set of Rivers Home sees The Boats, Seth Chrisman, Savaran, All N4tural and Dan Whiting each present an ode to a different piece of water on their own three inch CD.