Ross Baker “Periphery” (TR024), Released September 1, 2014 in a Guided Products recycled card sleeve with attached art, handstamped cd-r and a random series of card. Limited edition of 50.
“Periphery” is the follow up to “Two Suns Were Visible in The Sky” on the Flaming Pines label and the recent Middlemarch “Wolf Hall” release on Time Released Sound. Described by Ross as “a mini album containing material recorded at the same time as “Two Suns…” which were deemed too personal or too claustrophobic to fit that record’s vast scope”.
Extremely limited numbers available: For all intents and purposes, Grand Salvo is the work of singer-songwriter Paddy Mann. Grand Salvo’s debut album, 1642-1727, and its follow-up, River Road, earned him rave reviews and a solid following at home and beyond for his stark, sensitive and beautiful songs.
After a spell living in Europe, Paddy returned to Australia and began work on another album he’d dreamt up while away, A set of songs that acts as a children’s storybook, the album became cursed with too many recording problems and Paddy decided to shelve it. While that project will eventually see the light of day, its plagued nature ironically became the motivation for The Temporal Wheel.
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.