The new record on Tartaruga is the first full CD release from These Feathers Have Plumes, entitled Corvidae.
Having previously released two sold-out cassettes on the New York tape label Period Tapes, this is the first time London-based These Feathers Have Plumes is available on CD.
Using double bass, glass, accordion, voice and field recordings, the album unfolds over five extended piece, casting an otherworldly spell of drone and dissonance. The aptly-titled ‘Portal’ opens the album, layers of low-frequency reverberations slowly erupting, before a distant voice emerges from the maelstrom. Meticulously constructed, this piece sets the tone for the rest of the disc, shimmering and pulsating drones that beguile and bewitch the listener.
Available in a beautiful two-colour screenprint in custom Tartaruga packaging, this is produced in a run of just 100 numbered CDs.
Presented in the Tartaruga house style, (thick recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve), this release features a beautiful screen-printed design from Bruno Jones, in bright Phthalo Green. The CD comes with a two-colour screen-printed foldout insert, again featuring illustration from Bruno Jones, printed on high quality Pergamenata paper.
Each CD is numbered from 1 to 200.
Jesse Johnson and Paul Dickow, collectively as Sound People, present Teatime, a document of their multiple sessions of sonic exploration during 2008 and 2009. Fueled by countless cups of high-powered exotic teas, these vivid and lush recordings reveal the two friends united in their search of new dubbed out sound worlds on the fringes between ambient coasting and rhythmic syncopations.
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.