Outside : Glossy Paper / Inside : Thick Paper Card & Glossy Paper / Digisleeve : White Paperboard / Sealed (like old book) & Hand Numbered…
Stijn Hüwels is a Belgian musician with a profound fascination for minimalism, mainly using processed guitar, loops and field recordings. He has been released on Dauw, Home Normal and more and he’s also curating Slaapwel Records.
Danny Clay is a composer and sound artist from Ohio, now based in San Francisco, drawing upon elements of musical games, open forms, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the everything in between. He has recorded works for IIKKI, Parlour Tapes+, Pinna Records, Unknown Tone Records, and more.
Artforum is the USA’s premier contemporary arts magazine. Each month, Artforum, presents the latest ideas in international visual arts, fashion, film and the performing arts. Artforum aims to make contemporary art accessible and understandable, and to give its readers a clear picture of the cultural landscape.
With The Rules of Another Small World, M. Ostermeier has arrived at an elegant voice – otherworldly and strangely beautiful, much like the desolate Taiwanese San-Zhr Pod Village gracing the album cover.
While elements of electroacoustic, modern classical, jazz, glitch, drone, ambient, and even lounge weave in and out of the record’s eleven compositions, The Rules of Another Small World is the converse of an eclectic collection of songs.
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.