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May 14
No update since a long time but still active ...

Our next release will be a boxset with unreleased/out of print/compilation tracks from Steve Roden.
We hope to give details soon.
 
Feb. 12


DAVID MARANHA + Z'EV - Obsidiana
CD

1 track - 35:53 min [mp3 extract]

david maranha – hammond organ
z’ev - stainless steel discs, bass drum, maracas
recorded live at zdb, lisbon, 24 june 2010

"Certain musicians names can speak for themselves, before even a note of music has been played. Their reputations proceed them, although of course there will also be those ignorant of both reputation and name. David Maranha - solo or with Osso Exotico - explores the territories opened up half a century ago by John Cale and Tony Conrad. Z'ev is the grandmaster of industrial/ tribal percussion. The fusion they create together is a magma of movement and stasis before which only legless cripples will remain motionless." Jérôme Noetinger / Metamkine.

"Terry Riley meets the Velvet Underground." Frans de Waard / Vital Weekly.

May 10
two new releases
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SETH NEHIL - Furl
CD

5 tracks - 41:14 min
1. pluck 5:50 [mp3]
2. hiss 9:19
3. swarm 9:34
4. whoosh 10:09
5. rattle 5:22


Furl is the sequel to Seth Nehil’s critically acclaimed 2009 release Flock & Tumble, also on Sonoris.  Continuing his exploration of physically charged, acousmatic sound, these compositions whip, crash, swoop, glide and burble. Clusters of bell-like tones pierce hazy, corroded atmospheres. Animalistic yelps, distant pings, percussive bursts and glassy swells all merge in this unique sound-world. These five pieces are both rigorously-assembled and gracefully sparse. Furl will be a welcome addition to the expanding catalogue in Nehil’s futuristic organic paradox.

What others had to say about Flock & Tumble:
“Extraordinary… a wonderful sense of confidence in the material, an ability to go somewhere quite new.” – Richard Pinnell (The Watchful Ear)
“Not too often you come across something that just sounds like little else.” – Brian Olewnick (Just Outside)
“An important demonstration of Nehil’s abilities, this is a classic sleeper which deserves immediate exposure, well beyond the small circle of experts to which music like this is usually addressed.” – Massimo Ricci (Touching Extremes)

Biography :
Seth Nehil is an artist, performance-maker, and composer with a practice that crosses between sound, performance-events and the visual arts.  In recent years he has created large-scale sound performances, collaborated with choreographers including Liz Gerring (NYC) and Linda Austin (Portland, Ore), and has published music on various international labels, including Sonoris (France) and Senufo Editions (Italy).  Seth Nehil has also been an editor of arts publications, an organizer of performance festivals and a curator of exhibitions.  He currently teaches sound, video and art theory at WSU Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


YANNICK DAUBY - Overflows
CD

1 track - 44:36 min [mp3 extract]

Yannick Dauby, originated from Mediterranean Alps and currently based in Taiwan. Sound and location, sound and community, sound and ecology, are the main topics of his projects.
Overflows is a composition based on field recordings in natural, industrial and urban environments dealing with the overwhelming of listening.
Fans of Francisco Lopez, Jean-François Laporte or Eric La Casa will be delighted.





Nov./Dec. 09
two new records
reduced price on back catalogue

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MIKE SHIFLET & DANIEL MENCHE - Stalemate
CD

3 tracks - 47:45 min
1. 11:56
2. 15:54 [mp3 extract]
3. 19:55


Mike Shiflet and Daniel Menche: Hammond organs and electronics. Recorded in 2007/2008.
Mastered in the analog domain at Stereophonic Masting in Portland, Oregon.

Mike Shiflet is one of the most interesting artists of the new US noise scene. He ran the Gameboy label with 100 releases in 10 years and, as musician, besides his solo recordings, he worked with C. Spencer Yeh/Burning Star Core, Brendan Murray, Francisco Meirino/Phroq & many others.
Daniel Menche is recognized since late eighties as a major figure of the experimental music world, exploring the fringe between noise and drone in a heavy and organic way. For 20 years Daniel Menche has harvested a vast discography of solo and collaborations.
Stalemate, the first collaborative work between these two prolific American artists, is based on Hammond organ sounds and electronics. The result is a heavy body of work - a powerful drone based music with densely textured sounds and some deep bass that'll make your walls shaking.


JEAN-MICHEL RIVET - À fleur de quai
CD

7 tracks - 59:05 min
1. À fleur de quai 8:35
2. Vah ma awalo 8:40
3. Frôlement d’elle 11:02
4. Dalila I. 6:10 [mp3]
5. Naufrage 7:27
6. Pique-nique au bord de la route 6:59
7. Destructiv mecanic commando 10:12


This record gathers a selection of recent compositions from this french electroacoustic composer. His work follows the path of french pioneers of 'musique concrète' with an emphasis on the intrinsic beauty of captured sounds and poetic compositions that let your imagination go - very far from standardazed today production from well-established studios in France or in Canada.
Each track focuses on one sound source from daily life (trains, a demonstration, a voice, ...) and tells a story that each one can built for himself - therefore, we can speak of a true cinema for the ear.
JM Rivet is a Bordeaux-based composer of electro-acoustic music who studied composition at GMEB in the late 70's and has completed a training course at Xenakis' Cenamu in 82. He works today as research professor in digital studio practice and sound recording. He has been composing music since 30 years, mainly for theatre but also for radio and exhibition.



June 09


SETH NEHIL - Flock & tumble
CD

7 tracks - 52:10 min.
1. tew - 9:12
2. whuilp - 11:19
3. plait - 7:34
4. tew 2 - 5:50
5. grave - 6:57
6. the sun - 6:10
7. blackhole - 5:49 [mp3]


Seth Nehil is an American artist involved in various projects ranging from compositions for dance, installations, multimedia performances, publications and visual art. Over the years, he has collaborated with other significant sound researchers (John Grzinich, Olivia Block, Michael Northam, Matt Marble and Brendan Murray) and has released many CDs on international labels such as Kaon, Alluvial and ...Edition.
It's not so easy to describe the music of Seth Nehil: like a compound of several substances, obtained by capturing natural and urban sounds, manipulated instruments, as well as by electronic treatments and textured objects.
Flock & Tumble is another fine example of his new direction : shorter tracks with an almost song-like structure and a large sound palette that includes the human voice as material. Flock & Tumble explores haphazard clusters, abrupt shifts, percussive rattles and gentle clouds.



   

November 08


MICHAEL GENDREAU · FRANCISCO LOPEZ - TDDM
double CD

CD1:
1 – T921 (33:31) Michael Gendreau
2 – D156 (21:11) Francisco Lopez [mp3 extract]
CD2:
1 – D138 (29:19) Francisco Lopez
2 – M928 (21:02) Michael Gendreau [mp3 extract]


This 2CD set gathers two compositions each by Michael Gendreau and Francisco Lopez. TDDM is based on sound materials recorded in factories in Asia.
The 2 Michael Gendreau tracks focus on factories sound environment meanwhile Francisco Lopez works more on machinery and engines. The result is a strong and intense body of work, a total immersion into industrial estates sounds. This isn't a work on microsound or lowercase music but a real physical experience.

Michael Gendreau (San Francisco), former member of the underground duo Crawling with Tarts, studied composition at Mills College and now works as an acoustician specialized in machinery vibration isolation and environmental noise studies (among other things). He releases now his works under his own name.

Francisco Lopez (Madrid) : "Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the underground experimental music scene. Over the last twenty five years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion." [Pedro Higueras, Sonom Studios]

"Let’s walk together through a great modern capital, with the ear more attentive than the eye, and we will vary the pleasures of our sensibilities by distinguishing among the gurglings of water, air and gas inside metallic pipes, the rumblings and rattlings of engines breathing with obvious animal spirits, the rising and falling of pistons, the stridency of mechanical saws, the loud jumping of trolleys on their rails, the snapping of whips, the whipping of flags. We will have fun imagining our orchestration of department stores’ sliding doors, the hubbub of the crowds, the different roars of railroad stations, iron foundries, textile mills, printing houses, power plants and subways."
Luigi Russolo - The Art of noise 1916





December 07

BOWLINE - st
CD

Bowline are :

Francisco Dillon - cello
David Maranha - hammond organ, violin, vox amplifier (with Francesco cello signal), glass harmonica, tremolo and distortion pedals
[mp3 - track2 ]


 
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