Double Bind is the second release from Rudi Arapahoe; the EP continues from where the album Echoes From One To Another (2008) left off, shifting the artist’s language into an increasingly bleak and abstract superstratum.
The term “double bind” was originally coined by Gregory Bateson and his colleagues in the 1950s, in an attempt to elucidate the interpersonal interactions that were perceived to precede and maintain schizophrenia. The theory is now used to discuss a variety of complex relationships.
Rudi has applied the theory to the relationships that define his world and voiced the findings as music. A face in the mirror, an intimate partner, a public face, a professional face, opponents in business, friendships, the relationships that make up a life; come together to speak, confound and contradict one another.
The resulting music, Double Bind, rings out as complex, knotted chords that represent our lives in society.
‘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.
EM.001 is a limited 3″ edition of 100 copies…
Music styles are going from deep dark ambient to experimental soundscapes.
This first opus is an experimental study of time between inner microcosm and macrocosm!
Limited edition of 100 numbered / handmade sets (five 3″ CD’s) that include inserts with personal messages from the artists Marcus Fischer, Field Rotation, Broken Chip, Kate Carr and Billy Gomberg…
To celebrate World Rivers Day Flaming Pines released the first chapter of its 10 three inch -cd series Rivers Home. As our environment continues to change, rivers represent some of our most vulnerable eco-systems with urban runoff, over fishing, changing rain patterns and the clearing of river banks just some of the challenges to river systems worldwide.
Rivers Home sees Marcus Fischer, Field Rotation, Broken Chip, Kate Carr and Billy Gomberg, each present an ode to a different piece of water on their own three inch CD.