Each 3″ cd comes in a handmade sleeve and contains a statement from the artist…
The Great Blue Heron, such an elegant and majestic creature. Fortunately, they also happen to be indigenous to Michigan- though it’s quite a rare and special event to happen upon one. We are lucky enough to have an area near where we live which is now a protected Rookery for Herons. Watching such a large bird with an impressive wingspan fly overhead almost takes you back to prehistoric times. One realizes how truly unique and precious these creatures are, and how we must make every effort to maintain adequate habitats for them to flourish. With this piece, I tried to capture the scale, elegance and mystery of this magnificent bird. – The Green Kingdom, Shelby Township Michigan, USA
‘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 that comes in a numbered handmade sleeve, with an insert containing a personal message from Chisman introducing the EP…
Flaming Pines’s first release for 2012 is a magical new EP by Seth Chrisman called ”Aetherdrift,, Do You Copy”.
Chrisman hails from New Mexico in the USA, but drew heavily on sonic material gathered on a trip to Costa Rica to produce this memorable EP.
Stumbling around after dark armed with a tape recorder and a radio, Chrisman said he returned home inspired by the ”lovely cacophony” produced by the mixture of natural sounds and fragmented AM radio transmisions.
”Aetherdrift” delicately and powerfully conveys both the euphoria and disorientation of travel — the sense of drift and near disembodiment experienced by every traveller as they arrive as a disconnected outsider to a new country.
It is a subtle and sophisticated work which, with its emphasis on geography, travel and connections, is a terrific fit with the preoccupations of the Flaming Pines label, and we are very proud to be associated with it.
Limited edition run of 65 3″ CD-R’s on hand stamped and numbered recycled packaging…
Regular Music is an improvisational electronic trio from Portland, Oregon that uses modern synthesis in real-time, as well as analog synth, acoustic drums and percussion for a sense of exploration and sound that is sympathetic in nature to early electronic pioneers, cinematic kosmische, and psychedelic post free jazz acid synth inner space music.
Limited to 100 copies worldwide. 3″ cd-r comes with download code in gorgeous letterpress cardstock…
Piano Vert is an installation piece for three concentric tape loops; 8, 9 and 10 feet long. Three short piano patterns are cut into loops from an extended piece and played back simultaneously with minimal live adjustments. The first in szilárd’s “colourpalette” loop series.
Letterpress by Ben Owen @ Middle Press, Brooklyn.
Mastered by Greg Davis.