“3 years after the first Dialog Tapes project, in which artists from both labels were linked to each other in order to make a collaborative track, Eilean Rec. & Dauw label come back with the second volume. In its essence, Dialog Tapes is an ambitious attempt to connect a musical field through its own creative forces. Its about connectivity and making new unexpected musical ties between individual actors.”
The final result is presented as ‘Dialog Tapes II’ and offers 2 exciting albums including the following artists:
Autistici, Benoît Pioulard, Dudal, Emmanuel Witzthum, Humble Bee, Josh Mason, Machinefabriek, Monolyth & Cobalt, Offthesky, Ojerum, Olan Mill, Omar El Abd (Omrr), R Bennny, Steve Pacheco, Stijn Hüwels, Toàn, Yadayn .
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.
Named after a Hitchcock-esque nightmare in which he was set upon by a pair of hard-winged, marauding cuckoos, David A Jaycock’s second album is step forward from the pastoral motifs of his debut, incorporating an expansive country-folk sound alongside the indigenous qualities and general oddness that have made his name.
Bridge Carols is the meeting of two artists with unique timeless approaches to music. Neo-Americana folk singer Laura Gibson is gifted with a soft and singular voice (not unlike the voices of Josephine Foster and Joanna Newsom) and writes songs that could date back a century or foretell a future rural life. Electronician Ethan Rose is vested in antiquated instruments and technologies – a sonic recycler who, out of the old, has been creating a new form of ambient music.