Within the deep recesses of ambient space, no one can hear you scream:
Molecular drone, sculpted darkwave & deep ambient meet the night crew’s mixing board with a follow up to 2017’s part 1.
Mixed while blindfolded . . . in the dark (but we weren’t scared). ;- )
UPDATE: So I’m noodling around on Twitter today, receive a generous offer from No Problema Tapes for a free download of my choice . . . so I chose From Distant Ways (see new track 6), which fit in perfectly with the aural theme! (included in the new download link, above, but not on the Mixcloud link).
01 Steve Roden – Mobile Stabile 02 Miki Yui – Vibra 03 Arbee – Marre 04 Taylor Deupree – February 05 Deaf Center – Levende (edit) 06 .foundation & Keys for Eclipse – Ships of Stone (added 3.21.20) 07 Michael Peters & Fabio Anile – Microcosmo 08 Alessandro Adriani – Casting the Runes 09 Ocoeur – Dusk 10 Mike Rooke – The Day Before and After 11 Snufmumriko – Far Beyond These Windswept Fields 12 Brambles – Arête 13 Porya Hatami – Transition 14 Ekca Liena – Dark Liquid Ribbon (edit) 15 Off the Sky & Selffish – Haunted Sum
FUBAR the quietude & screw the solace — this is the tidal bleeding edge of the New Wave of Jazz: Ether, Jazz, Discordant Din & organized Noise comprise this TONUS sampler — a month ahead of their collective April 15th release.
Muchas gracias to Señor Serries for the codes to these gems (received this morning, mix crafted after dinner) . . . which keep getting better & better as they hone improvisation to an art-form (multiple guitars, alto & baritone saxophones, piano, double bass, viola, drums & percussion, harmonica, melodica, bass clarinet . . .).
Of all the previously clustered releases, this batch represents my favorite. I immediately donned my wireless Jaybirds & began perusing the individual play-lists with which to cobble together this sampler — even adding several of the full albums to the many & varied playlists on my phone . . . for play-back via my car’s system. All of that so say, these guys (& Martina, too) are getting better the more they play together!
So . . . whether it’s COVID-19 or Tax Season that’s disrupting your peace-of-mind . . . wrap your ears around this:
Starts soft, gets NOISY!!
YUM!!! ;- )
(this mix will be available for download after the April 15th release of the albums)
01 JÜRG FREY – Paysage D’Echos (excerpt) 02 DANIEL THOMPSON – Improvisation Two 03 TOM MALMENDIER & DIRK SERRIES – Coded Ideal 04 SETT – Second SETT (excerpt) 05 DIRKSERRIES, MARTINAVERHOEVEN & COLIN WEBSTER – Inertia 06 DIRK SERRIES & TOM MALMENDIER – Adrift 07 DIRK SERRIES, BENEDICT TAYLOR & MARTINA VERHOEVEN – Set 2 Part Two 08 COLIN WEBSTER & DIRK SERRIES – Blade 09 ANDREW CHEETHAM & ALAN WILKINSON – Inner Radius
Correspond is the first collaboration between U.S based musicians Devin Underwood and Marcus Fischer. Together they have created five beautiful pieces of delicate, free floating ambience. Followers of each artist individually will find that their styles seem to effortlessly combine as they experiment with their shared love for minimalism, field recordings, acoustic and electric instruments and natural reverb.
The tracks on Correspond are presented in the order in which they were completed, allowing the listener to trace the trajectory which the artists followed during the creative process.
Mastered by John McCaig at Panic Studios, Seattle Photography + Sleeve by Marcus Fischer
Originally released on Distance Recordings in 2011
Here on ‘Remarkable Events’, Kloob has brought a darker, much more intense, rich feel to his music, quite different from some of his previous works. The tracks switch between dark and light and you can feel the influence of his recent Eastern travels, crackling in the air, in the field recordings, in the synth sweeps and patterns and in the sonic landscapes that the album creates and carries you along. Make no mistake, this is not an album filled with the chants of Hindu monks and the busy clatter of every day Indian life. It is an intensely spiritual album, which for its duration will take you along the same paths traversed by the artist himself.
Kloob wants to thank to Max Corbacho for his mastering work and Mark & Patricia from Winter-Light label for their great support and awesome involment in this album.
Released February 23, 2018 All music by Kloob. Mastered by Max Corbacho. Cover artwork and design by Midnight Sun Studio.
Hollywood, CA (September 18, 2019) — A flawless union of supreme craftsmanship, rock ‘n’ roll and photography comes to life with the introduction of Leica and Fender Custom Shop’s limited-edition camera-Stratocaster guitar pairing. Created in collaboration with Andy Summers, an accomplished photographer, former member of the Grammy award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band The Police and one of the greatest guitarists in the world, the LEICA M MONOCHROM “Signature” camera and Fender Custom Shop Andy Summers Monochrome Strat® represent a striking synergy of music and photography.
A true virtuoso of his craft, Summer’s latest album,
Triboluminescence, showcases his versatile abilities to perform
remarkably with an array of instruments including the guitar, bass,
drums, banjo, keyboards and more. A true renaissance man, Summers can
stay in-tune with both musical and photographic instruments, as well. A
world-class Leica photographer, Summers has worked with photography for
36 years, even developing a number of books and exhibitions to showcase
Mirroring Leica’s dedication to unparalleled craftsmanship,
well-known manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers, Fender,
as well as the Custom Shop, have a long tradition of building signature
guitars as a tribute to some of the world’s greatest musicians.
“Art and creativity take many forms and Andy Summers has wed two of
his passions throughout his career – music and photography, said Justin
Norvell, EVP Fender Products. “Touring the world as a musician enabled a
wealth of experiences and moments to occur that he captured
beautifully, and now for Fender and Leica to team up with Andy and fuse
the both visual and the sonic realms together has been inspiring to say
the least. A lot of work went into this collection, and it’s unlike
anything we’ve done before.”
A work of art—in partnership with Leica Camera—the Andy Summers
Monochrome Strat is a celebration of the arts that inspire him. Crafted
by Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilder Dennis Galuszka, this Strat is
custom-wrapped with a collage of monochrome photos taken by Summers with
his Leica M cameras. Combining the two worlds of photography and music,
this collaborative effort showcases his photos, as well as the
masterful craftsmanship and style that can only be found in the Fender
Custom Shop. The two-piece select alder body wears a NOS urethane finish
while the strong, stable one-piece riftsawn maple neck has a
comfortable “’63 C”- shaped profile. The 7.25”-radius fingerboard
features 21 medium-vintage frets, along with a red camera dot inlay at
the 15th fret. The trio of hand-wound Custom Shop ‘60s Strat pickups
have authentic Fender tone, are connected via Vintage Modified #2 wiring
and controlled with cool, Leica-style volume and tone knobs. Other
features include Summer’s signature engraved on the neck plate, a custom
Clear pickguard and back plate, an American Vintage synchronized
tremolo, bone nut and wing string tree. It also includes a deluxe
hardshell case, custom strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
To honor Summer’s work, and as a complement to the guitar, Leica
created the LEICA M MONOCHROM “Signature.” The limited-edition camera
features intricate design elements from the Andy Summers Monochrome
Strat, such as a leatherette that matches a collage from Summer’s
legendary photo collection that also appears on the guitar and a thin
red line engraving running along the side of the entire body. On the
other hand, the guitar includes features of the camera, including the
silver operation elements. The finished products are a true reflection
of the epitome of thoughtful design expertise.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to work with two
leading producers of two fundamental instruments I hold close to my
heart, Leica Camera and Fender Custom Shop,” Summers said. “After all
these years of being obsessed with photography and the guitar, I now
have the two things together for the first time. I’ve always thought of
my photographic experience as tearing pages from a book and then
reshuffling the results into a new visual syntax, and the
collage-forward design of the LEICA M MONOCHROM “Signature” is the
physical embodiment of just that.”
“This Stratocaster guitar is also very inspiring,” he added. “The really incredible thing the Fender Custom Shop had to pull off was getting my photo collage on the guitar body. I still don’t know how they did it! A lot of photographs on here are personal ones, and there are a couple of pictures of Sting and Stewart to keep it in the family. In a way, it’s autobiographical, because these pictures span many years.”
The photo collage that appears on both the camera and Andy Summers
Monochrome Strat highlights stunning photographs from Summers’s
collection including a man walking his horse into the ocean captured
from a small boat in Montserrat, a striking photo of hooded individuals
captured amongst rain and mist on Yellow Mountain in China, as well as
an image of celebratory balloons that landed before Summer’s encore at a
concert. “As a hard-core, life-long Police fan it was so fun to see
all of these great photos,” said Fender Custom Shop Master Builder
Dennis Galuszka. “Then the reality hit me, and I thought ‘how on Earth
am I going to cover a Stratocaster with belly and arm cuts with all of
these photos, but it worked out!”
Coupled with a glossy paint finish, silver chrome operational
elements and a gorgeous red line engraving of Summer’s signature, the
camera is truly a sight to behold. The set is complete with a Leica
Summicron-M f/2 35mm ASPH. lens adorned with a vintage round lens hood, a
Fender guitar-inspired camera strap and an OBERWETH leather black
The LEICA M MONOCHROM “Signature,” limited to 50 worldwide, is on
sale now at Leica Stores and Boutiques (check http://www.leicacamerausa.com for
pricing). The Fender Custom Shop Andy Summers Monochrome Strat® is
priced at $12,500 and is available at Authorized Showcase Dealers. The
camera and guitar are sold separately.
A Techno, Drum & Bass mix for March . . . revolving around the stellar output of Mick Harris (Scorn, FRET, etc.) & featuring a track from the recent (Nov. 2019) Scorn album, Cafe Mor.
I’ve always had a fond corner in my heart for Gyral (especially Stairway). So when it was announced, several months ago, that Mick “Mongoose” Harris, was at it again in the Lad’s Old Room, I eagerly began to anticipate the new album on OHM Resistance.
This is a slow-to-fast Techno-based project, featuring morphed/crafted tracks that don’t immediately launch into driving, sonic beats, but meander through . . . until the anticipated dance floor volume demands appropriately driven acoustical performance, style . . . and rhythm.
Anything Techno that comes within a mile of our studio is usually mixed with either an aerobic or upper body workout in mind. Noise . . . beats (& then more beats) make the grueling minutes tick by faster as my mind gets lost in the composition and those hundred push-ups, sit-ups & leg raises seem to melt away into the continuum of time (Jocko time, anyone?).
Following the success of the Pessimist & Karim Maas LP, the no-fuss Pessimist Productions imprint reveals its third release. Boreal Massif is the collaborative effort of Pessimist and Loop Faction, and here they present their debut full-length LP, We All Have An Impact.
Focusing on the destruction of the natural world and our ecosystems, We All Have An Impact… shows there can be more to electronic music than a shallow and empty narrative. Built from field recordings and a deep reservoir of trip-hop / drum & bass influences (think B12’s Electro-Soma, vintage Mo Wax records…), Boreal Massif’s raw, unpolished anarcho-electronics offer a blueprint for the next generation of new age music.
Released October 11, 2019 All tracks Written & Produced by Kristian Jabs & Reuben Kramer Distributed by Low Company Mastered by Grinzer @ Manmade Mastering
Lots of fun today: in the Twitter-verse, in the blog-o-sphere & in general.
A Clown Car pulled into town. All of the clowns had their tits in a wringer; i.e. they were pissed off (which I told ’em was better’n bein’ pissed on)! They visited for a little while; shouting, squealing, ranting, raving, pissing their britches & making a general fuss & commotion ’bout a simple question I had posed.
But none of ’em knew the answer. So they elevated their argumentation to the old stand-by: ad hominem attacks.
Their faces got red They misspelled words Their grammar (not their Grandma!) sucked They thrashed & wailed. They circle-jerked one another & nodded in unison like so many bobble-head dolls. And they elevated my stats & metrics off the freakin’ chart!! (through the roof, baby!)