Limited edition run of 100 copies in postcard packaging…
I had been thinking of making a long form static drone piece for quite some time, but I just wasn’t patient enough to actually do it. It takes some effort to let a sound be, and not being tempted to manipulate it. Though I won’t call my music very wild, the 20 minutes of ‘Elastiek’ are by far the most continuous I’ve done. And I think it’s best to listen to not as a musical piece, but more as an ongoing ‘state’. Obviously, there’s not much action in the composition, but it’s all in the details. The focus gradually shifts from one frequency to another, causing slow, barely perceptible movements. When I stretched out the piano tone used in this work, I noticed that I was listening to it like I would listen to a refrigerator, or some air vent… not looking for progress in the audio, but diving into the sound, and focusing on different beating frequencies, timbres and tones that are to be found when listening closely. Like dissecting it under a microscope. – Rutger
Limited edition run of 65 3″ CD-R’s on hand stamped and numbered recycled packaging…
Dozens, are the Montreal duo of Francesco De Gallo (Hobo Cubes) and Ryan Connolly (Sundrips).
Curving Quest is a 19 minute smudged vapour trail of guitar and synth.
Mini CD audio (pressed) in a crystal DVD case. Printed cover, inlay and logo card. Album designed bookmark. Hand-numbered…
Japan-based musician Jan Linton returns with his first extended-and non Japanese-release for several years, in cooperation with the makers of the Buddha Machine, FM3. Titled “Buddha Machine Music”, it continues the experimental themes and ambient techniques from his collaborations with Leo Abrahams (better known as Eno’s regular guitarist), Richard Barbieri (ex Japan), Beatsystem (Derek Pierce),and his academic work under Dr. Joseph Hyde. Prior to this he released several albums and singles in the avant rock vein, from major and cult labels in Japan.
This mini album takes the sounds from Buddha Machines 1 and 2, and morphs them into complete pieces or songs with surprising results, combining them with some live solos of ethinic instruments such as the Chinese Zhongruan, (or, “Moon Guitar”), played by Linton.
Pascal Savy returns with further deconstructions and the application of fairly mind bending physics and philosophies to composition (rhizome, phase differentiation and deterritorialization) – namely the use of erosion, decay, control (or lack of), connectivity & heterogeneity, tonal mutations and cross pollination to allow his works to organically grow with lives of their own.
The four tracks within are really rather lovely representations and interpretations of this processing style which include a kit and source list of: A couple of piano samples recorded in a disused Norfolk windmill (hang on… a piano…in a windmill?) plucked and bowed guitar, processed sine waves, FM synth, a self-oscillating analogue filter, a turntable, monome and handheld recorder with found sounds from a French church and Kew Gardens….nice!
These six tracks were recorded during a week of seclusion in a house deep in the woods of Northern Ontario with portions recorded in a cabin in the Gatineau region of Quebec. The recordings include various sample sources including goats and birds in Switzerland, a choir featuring Kuepfer’s parents, and wolves from the Aspden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Rousseau, Ontario.