Monday, December 31, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Jin Sangtae & Park Seungjun - 5 Modules IV



The fourth episode in this 'five modules' series from the Manual label offers an interaction between Jin Sangtae (laptop, mobile phone, radio) and Park Seungjun (feedback with electric light, broken CD player and radio).
The devices are managed to produce a sound that it’s difficult to identify as noise.
More structured the first two tracks, with several different noisy impulses, a little more quiet the third, with continuous sine tones and, finally, the fourth track based on low frequencies and subtle signals.

Label: Manual
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
square_01 (12:06)
square_02 (08:04)
square_03 (12:55)
square_04 (18:50)

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Catalogue:


Manual Modules CD-R

Ryu Hankil / Jin Sangtae / Choi Joonyang - 5 Modules I
















Cat. #: --
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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Hong Chulki - 5 Modules II
















Cat. #: --
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2007

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Ryu Hankil / Jin Sangtae / Taku Unami / Mattin - 5 Modules III
















Cat. #: --
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2007

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Jin Sangtae & Park Seungjun - 5 Modules IV
















Cat. #: --
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2007

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Ryu Hankil / Hong Chulki / Choi Joonyong - 5 Modules V
















Cat. #: --
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008

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Manual Modules CD + Book

Iida Katsuaki & Ryu Hankil - Selected Poems With Clockworks
















Cat. #: Cd01
Format: CD + Book
Release date: 2008

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VV.AA. - RELAY : Archive 2007 - 2008
















w/ Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Choi Joonyong, Hong Chulki, Park Seungjun, Joe Foster, Noid, Klaus Fliip, Dieb13, Kai Fagaschinski, Bonnie Jones, Mats Gustafsson, Taku Sugimoto, Taku Unami, Iida Katsuaki, Toshimaru Nakamura

Cat. #: Cd02
Format: 2xCD + Book
Release date: 2009

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Noid & Taku Unami - ¬ + : *
















Cat. #: Cd03
Format: CD
Release date: 06/2009

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Roberto Mallo / Miguel Prado / Ryu Hankil - Sannakji
















Cat. #: Cd04
Format: CD
Release date: 03/2011

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Kim Taeyong / Lee Youngji / Ryu Hankil - Profile
















Cat. #: Cd05
Format: CD + Book
Release date: 12/2011

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lowie & Ryu Hankil - Beckett's Typist
















Cat. #: Cd06
Format: CD + Book
Release date: 12/2011

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Matija Schellander - Sum Šum

















Cat. #: Cd07
Format: CD
Release date: 11/2012

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Noid - Friendly Takeover

















Cat. #: Cd08
Format: CD
Release date: 06/2013

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Julie Hanssin - The Book Before Music

















Cat. #: Cd09
Format: CD + Book
Release date: 06/2013

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Alessandro Bosetti - Autumnal Sisters

















Cat. #:
Format: DVD
Release date: 09/2015

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Links:
Manual

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

John Duncan / Kontakt Der Jünglinge / C.M. Von Hausswolff - Untitled


A collection of live performances by three important names of the sonorous exploration, three tracks from previously unissued material.
This CD is related to the Die Stadt night on the 18 October 2007 in Brussels.
Microtonal atmospheres by John Duncan, acoustic sounds processed by Tietchens and Köner (Kontakt Der Jünglinge), ambiance recordings manipulated by C.M. Von Hausswolff.
Different perspectives but great overall effect.

Label: Die Stadt
Cat. #: DS104
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - John Duncan - Live At The Compound (24:25)
02 - Kontakt Der Jünglinge - Montreal Solution 1 (18:45)
03 - C.M. Von Hausswolff - Circulating Over Square Waters (Framed Nature) (15:15)

Links:
Asmus Tietchens
C.M. Von Hausswolff
John Duncan
Thomas Köner
Die Stadt

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Images from the Archives: Concrete White



Have a peaceful Christmas...if you believe in it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Eyvind Kang - The Yelm Sessions


An amazing release from this eclectic performer, supported by several wonderful musicians who create magical compositions characterized by unpredictable schemes.
Eyvind Kang is undoubtedly an extraordinary and singular personality, always able to give us unexpected surprises…

Personnel:
Shahzad Ismaily: Drums
Eyvind Kang: Violin, Viola, Cello, Basses, Guitars, Sitars, Drums, Keyboard, Trumpet, Recorders, Bird Ambience, Compositions
Steve Moore: Trombone
Hans Teuber: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute
Doug Wieselman: Bass Clarinet
Thilges 3: Programming
Dave Abramson: Percussion
Mell Dettmer: Rain Ambience, Echoplex, Korg MS 20
Barbara Fasching: English Horn
Wolfgang Heiler: Bassoon
Taina Karr: English Horn, Oboe, Oboe D'Amore
Jessika Kenney: Voice
Don McGreevy: Drums
Scott Schaafsma: Double Bass
Nikolaus Vogelhofer: French Horn
Gretchen Yanover: Cello

Degenerate Art Orchestra
Kala Ramnath: Violin Soloist
Joshua Kohl: Conductor
Madeleine Sosin: Quijara De Burro

Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna
Matt Chamberlain: Hand Drums, Gongs
Marco Dalpane: Keyboards
Aldo Sisillo: Conductor
Walter Zanetti: Guitar

Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 8042
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - The Clown's Song (02:35)
02 - Enter The Garden (04:31)
03 - The Yelm Sessions (02:47)
04 - Fire In Wind (03:46)
05 - Locus Iste (00:52)
06 - Sulpicia Variation (02:34)
07 - Hawks Prairie (06:59)
08 - Hiemarmene (02:45)
09 - Mistress Mine (02:11)
10 - Asa Tru (07:41)
11 - Epoché For Strings (06:11)

Previous releases:


7 NADEs (1996, Tzadik, 7013)













Theater Of Mineral NADEs (1998, Tzadik, 7032)













MBEK (1999, Meniscus, MNSCS 005) (w/ Michael Bisio)











The Story Of Iceland (2000, Tzadik, 7059)













Virginal Co Ordinates (2004, Ipecac, IPC-050)












Athlantis (2007, Ipecac, IPC-087)











Links:
Eyvind Kang
Tzadik

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Biota - Half A True Day


"As the title suggests, in this new work a portion of a cycle – a repeating segment of time – is explored. We employed repeating and overlapping motifs of different lengths, allowing their staggered interaction to produce varying degrees of harmonization, dissonance, masking and reinforcement.
Unpredictability of outcome was furthered by electronic processing – both manual and automated, random and predetermined -- and by the appearance, taken -out of context, -of unrelated passages taken from earlier projects. Realtime performers had to interact with this instability as they constructed their contributions, and later as they gave form to the final composition.
Although there are elements of chance at work in the process, the eventual architecture is intentional, and carefully worked. Mixing was done by hand, and without the aid of computers, then the composition was assembled and integrated digitally."
William Sharp, Biota.

Six years have passed since “Invisible Map”, six years of work to get to this new album that give us back Biota’s sound/art.
Passed through a complex elaboration and multiple processing phases, “Half a true day” is the product of an intense and conscious preparation, so it requires an attentive listening skill.
The result won’t fail our expectations: we haven't waited this return in vain.

Label: ReR
Cat. #: ReR BCD6
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Figure Question
02 - Pack-and-Penny Day
03 - Hidden Compartment
04 - Angle Of Doubt
05 - Proven Within Half - Half A true Day
06 - Accidental Photograph
07 - Winding Nth
08 - Moth Across
09 - Silent Grove
10 - Just Now Maybe
11 - Another Name
12 - Turn The Moon
13 - Globemallow, Left Untold
14 - Cloud Chamber
15 - Where No One Knows
16 - Antimagnet
17 - Passerine

Previous releases:


Tumble (1989, ReR, ReR BCD)














Bellowing Room / Tinct (1990, ReR, ReR BCD2)













Almost Never (1992, ReR, ReR BCD3)













Object Holder (1995, ReR, ReR BCD4)













Invisible Map (2001, ReR, ReR BCD5)











Links:
Biota
ReR Megacorp

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Labels: Sonoris



Year of birth: 1998
Location: Gujan Mestras - France
Area: Avant-garde, Experimental, Minimal, Field Recordings
Mail:
info@sonoris.org
sonoris.label@gmail.com

Catalogue:

Cat. # Artist Title Format
son-01 Kasper T Toeplitz Fissure (CD)
son-02 P16.D4 Tionchor (CD, Album, Dig)
son-03 Osso Exótico VI: Church Organ Works (CD)
son-04 Jean-Michel Rivet Embrasement (CD)
son-05 Francisco López Belle Confusion 969 (CD)
son-06 Erik M. Zygosis (CD)
son-07 Artificial Memory Trace Vol. 9 : Distori (Noah) (CD, Album, Dig)
son-08 Michael Prime L-Fields (CD, Album, Dig)
son-11 Dan Burke + Thomas Dimuzio Hz (CD, Dig)
son-12 Peter Duimelinks , Roel Meelkop , Ralf Wehowsky Verklarte Tage (CD)
son-13 Taku Sugimoto / Kevin Drumm Den (CD)
son-14 Christian Alati Giuseppe Ielasi Ruggero Radaele Untitled (CD)
son-21 David Maranha Piano Suspenso (CD)
son-22 Steve Roden / In Be Tween Noise The Radio (CD)
son-31 Sensorband Area / Puls (CD, Album)
son-32 Laurent Grappe Le Luxe De La Réflexion! (CD, Album)
son-41 Pierre Berthet Un Cadre De Piano Prolongé (CD, Album)
son-42 Poire_z Presque_Chic (CD)
son-43 Laurent Dailleau Supersternal Notch (CD, Album, Dig)
son-nos eRikm Mono.Face.Mirror (CD, Maxi)
sns-01 Steve Roden Three Roots Carved To Look Like Stones (CD, Ltd)
sns-02 Paul O'Hara Senseless Acts Of Beauty (CD, Ltd)
sns-03 Kozo Inada j[] (CD, Ltd)
sns-04 Bowline Bowline (CD, Ltd)
sns-05 Michael Gendreau & Francisco López TDDM (2xCD)
sns-06 Seth Nehil Flock & Tumble (CD)
sns-07 Jean-Michel Rivet À Fleur De Quai (CD)
sns-08 Mike Shiflet & Daniel Menche Stalemate (CD)
sns-09 Seth Nehil Furl (CD)
sns-10 Yannick Dauby Overflows (CD)
sns-11

sns-12

sns-13

LP01
LP02
David Maranha + Z'EV
Steve Roden / In Be Tween Noise
Kevin Drumm

eRikm
PBK & Wolf Eyes
Obsidiana

Every Color Moving (1988-2003)
Elapsed Time

L'Art De La Fuite
Rabid
(CD)

(6xCD)

(6xCD)

(LP)
(LP)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Literature: Georges Bataille (1897-1962)


Date Of Birth: September 10, 1897, Billom, Puy-de-Dôme (Auvergne), France
Date Of Death: July 9, 1962, Paris, France

Bataille was initially considered priesthood and went to a Catholic seminary but renounced his faith in 1922.
He attended the École des Chartes in Paris and graduated in February 1922.
Bataille is often referred to, interchangeably, as an archivist and a librarian. While it is true that he worked at the Bibliothèque Nationale, his work there was with medallion collections (he also published scholarly articles on numismatics), and his thesis at the École des Chartes was a critical edition of the medieval manuscript L’Ordre de chevalerie which he produced directly by classifying the eight manuscripts from which he reconstructed the poem. After graduating he moved to the School of Advanced Spanish Studies in Madrid.

Founder of several journals and literary groups, Bataille is the author of an oeuvre both abundant and diverse: readings, poems, essays on innumerable subjects (on the mysticism of economy, in passing of poetry, philosophy, the arts, eroticism). He sometimes published under pseudonyms, and some of his publications were banned. He was relatively ignored during his lifetime and scorned by contemporaries such as Jean-Paul Sartre as an advocate of mysticism, but after his death had considerable influence on authors such as Michel Foucault, Philippe Sollers and Jacques Derrida, all of whom were affiliated with the Tel Quel journal.
His influence is felt in the work of Jean Baudrillard, as well as in the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan.

Initially attracted to Surrealism, Bataille quickly fell out with its founder André Breton, although Bataille and the Surrealists resumed cautiously cordial relations after World War II. Bataille was a member of the extremely influential College of Sociology in France between World War I and World War II. The College of Sociology was also comprised of several renegade surrealists. He was heavily influenced by Hegel, Freud, Marx, Marcel Mauss, the Marquis de Sade, Alexandre Kojève and Friedrich Nietzsche, the last of whom he defended in a notable essay against appropriation by the Nazis.

Fascinated by human sacrifice, he founded a secret society, Acéphale, the symbol of which was a decapitated man. According to legend, Bataille and the other members of Acéphale each agreed to be the sacrificial victim as an inauguration; none of them would agree to be the executioner. An indemnity was offered for an executioner, but none was found before the dissolution of Acéphale shortly before the war. The group also published an eponymous review, concerned with Nietzsche's philosophy, and which attempted to think what Jacques Derrida has called an "anti-sovereignty".
Bataille thus collaborated with André Masson, Pierre Klossowski, Roger Caillois, Jules Monnerot, Jean Rollin and Jean Wahl.

Bataille drew from diverse influences and used diverse modes of discourse to create his work. His novel Story of the Eye, published under the pseudonym Lord Auch (literally, Lord "to the shithouse" — "auch" being slang for telling somebody off by sending them to the toilet), was initially read as pure pornography, while interpretation of the work has gradually matured to reveal the considerable philosophical and emotional depth that is characteristic of other writers who have been categorized within "literature of transgression." The imagery of the novel is built upon a series of metaphors which in turn refer to philosophical constructs developed in his work: the eye, the egg, the sun, the earth, the testicle. Other famous novels include the posthumous My Mother (which would become the basis of Ma mère, a French movie written and directed by Christophe Honoré) and The Blue of Noon.

The latter, with its necrophilic and political tendencies, its autobiographical or testimonial undertones, and its philosophical moments turns Story of the Eye on its head, providing a much darker and bleaker treatment of contemporary historical reality.

Bataille was also a philosopher (though he renounced this title), but for many, like Sartre, his philosophical claims bordered on atheist mysticism. During World War Two, and influenced by Kojève's reading of Hegel, and by Nietzsche, he wrote a Summa Atheologica (the title parallels Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica) which comprises his works "Inner Experience," "Guilty," and "On Nietzsche." After the war he composed his "The Accursed Share", and founded the influential journal "Critique". His singular conception of "sovereignty" (which may be described as "anti-sovereignty") was discussed by Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy and others.

Bataille's first marriage was to actress Silvia Maklès; they divorced in 1934, and she later married the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Bataille also had a liaison with Colette Peignot, who died in 1938. In 1946 Bataille married Diane de Beauharnais, with whom he had a daughter.
In the same year he founded one of the most respected scholarly journals in France, “Critique”.

After the war Bataille was unemployed for a long time and his financial situation was rapaidly going downhill. In 1947 he lectured at the Collegè Philosophique and edited a series of books for the publishers Minuit. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a librarian in Carpentras in Provence, and from 1951 in Orléans. In 1961 Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Juan Miro arranged an auction of paintings to help him in his difficulties. Bataille died in Paris on July 8, 1962.
At that time he was ready to return back to the Bibliothèque Nationale.

Bibliography:
  • Histoire De L'oeil, 1928 (Story Of The Eye) (under pseudonym of Lord Auch)
  • L'anus Solaire, 1931
  • Le Bleu Du Ciel, 1935 (Blue Of Noon)
  • Sacrifices, 1936
  • Madame Edwarda, 1937 (under pseudonym of Pierre Angélique)
  • L' Expérience Intérieure, 1943 (Inner Experience)
  • Le Coupable, 1944 (The Guilty)
  • Dirty, 1945
  • Sur Nietzsche, 1945 (On Nietzsche)
  • L'Orestie, 1945
  • Dianus, 1947
  • L'Alleluiah, 1947
  • La Haine De La Poésie, 1947
  • La Part Maudite, 1949 (The Accursed Share)
  • Histoire Des Rats, 1948
  • Théorie De La Religion, 1948 (Theory Of Religion)
  • Éponine, 1949
  • L'Abbé C, 1950
  • Somme athéologique I-II, 1954-61
  • Lascaux, Ou, La Naissance De l'art, 1955 (Lascaux; Or, The Birth Of Art)
  • Manet, 1955
  • L'Érotisme Ou La Muse En Question De L'être, 1957 (Eroticism: Death And Sensuality)
  • La Littérature Et Le Mal, 1957 (Literature And Evil)
  • Les Larmes D'éros, 1961 (The Tears Of Eros)
  • L'Impossible, 1962. (The Impossible)
  • Le Petit, 1963
  • Gilles De Rais, 1965 (The Trial Of Gilles De Rais)
  • Ma Mère, 1966 (My Mother)
  • La notion De Dépense, 1967
  • Le Mort, 1967 (The Dead Man)
  • La Pratique De La Joie Avant La Mort, 1967
  • L'Archangélique, 1967 Documents, 1968
  • Œuvres complètes, 1970-88 (12 vols.)
    • Volume 1: Premiers Ecrits, 1922-1940: Histoire De L'œil - L'Anus Solaire - Sacrifices - Articles.
    • Volume 2: Écrits Posthumes, 1922-1940
    • Volume 3: Œuvres Littéraires: Madame Edwarda - Le Petit - L'Archangélique - L'Impossible - La Scissiparité - L'Abbé C. - L'être Différencié N'est Rien - Le Bleu Du Ciel.
    • Volume 4: Œuvres Littéraires Posthumes: Poèmes - Le Mort - Julie - La Maison Brûlée - La Tombe De Louis XXX - Divinus Deus - Ébauches.
    • Volume 5: La Somme Athéologique I: L'Expérience Intérieure - Méthode De Méditation - Post-Scriptum 1953 - Le Coupable - L'Alleluiah.
    • Volume 6: La Somme Athéologique II: Sur Nietzsche - Mémorandum - Annexes.
    • Volume 7: L'économie A La Mesure De L'univers - La Part Maudite - La Limite De L'utile (Fragments) - Théorie De La Religion - Conférences 1947-1948 - Annexes.
    • Volume 8: L'Histoire De L'érotisme - Le Surréalisme Au Jour Le Jour - Conférences 1951-1953 - La Souveraineté - Annexes.
    • Volume 9: Lascaux, Ou La Naissance De L’art - Manet - La Littérature Et Le Mal - Annexes
    • Volume 10: L’érotisme - Le Procès De Gilles De Rais - Les Larmes d’Eros
    • Volume 11: Articles I, 1944-1949
    • Volume 12: Articles II, 1950-1961

  • Le Collège De Sociologie (1937-1939), 1979 - The College Of Sociology (1937-1939)

Links:
Bataille on www.mysticism.nl

e-books on
(Writers section)


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tomas Phillips - Drink_Deep


In this Phillips’ work, Rites Of Spring (an hardcore band that acted in the mid-1980’s) are submitted to microsound treatment.
Tomas manages R.O.S. material to create two long tracks, the first more quiet and melancholic, the second with more sonorous vibrations and drone impulses, confirming his ability to shape minimalistic forms.

Label: Non Visual Objects
Cat. #: nvo 012
Format: CD
Release date: 2007
Notes: limited edition of 300

Tracklisting:
01 - Drink_Deep (21:34) Testo alternativo accessibile
02 - In Silence_Words Away (18:02)

Previous releases:
  • On Dit (2003, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 033)
  • If Not, Winter (2005, and/OAR, and/live 2) (w/ Tobias C. van Veen)
  • A Travers Le Bord (2006, Non Visual Objects, nvo 007) (w/ Dean King)
  • Anther (2006, petite sono], o67) (w/ I8U)
  • Intermission / Six Feuilles (2006, Line, Line_029)
Tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (2007, Non Visual Objects, nvo 011) track: Each More Melodious Note (here)
Links:
Tomas Phillips
Non Visual Objects

Monday, December 10, 2007

Eliane Radigue - Chry-ptus



In 1971 Eliane Radigue created a composition on the Buchla Synthesizer at the New York University, splitted in two parts to play simultaneously, with or without synchronisation.
She produced three versions of the same piece which are included in this double CD.
On the CD1, the first version, plus one played with the assistance of Stefano Bassanese at "Center for composition of music Iannis Xenakis", Paris.
On the CD2, a second version and a performance of Giuseppe Ielasi, dated 2006.
Each track could be played in conjunction with another, with always new effects for the listener.
This release lets us rediscover the early electronic work of Eliane and its absolute beauty.

Label: Schoolmap
Cat. #: school2
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
1-01 - Chry-ptus I (23:40)
1-02 - Chry-ptus (Version 2001) (24:47)
2-01 - Chry-ptus II (20:28)
2-02 - Chry-ptus (Version 2006) (23:40)

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Discography:
  • Songs Of Milarepa (1983, Lovely Music, VR 2001)
  • Jetsun Mila (1987, Lovely Music, LMC 2003)
  • Mila's Journey Inspired By A Dream (1987, Lovely Music, LCD 2002)
  • Kyema, Intermediate States (1990, Experimental Intermedia, XI 103)
  • Biogenesis (1996, Metamkine, MKCD 019)
  • Songs Of Milarepa (1998, Lovely Music, LCD 2001)
  • Trilogie De La Mort (1998, Experimental Intermedia, XI 119)
  • Σ = a = b = a + b (2000, Povertech Industries, PSP001)
  • Adnos I-III (2002, Table Of The Elements, Cs 55) (2013, Important Records, imprec028)
  • Geelriandre - Arthesis (2003, Fringes Recordings, Fringes Archive 01)
  • Elemental II (2005, Recordings Of Sleaze Art, r.o.s.a._01) (w/ Kasper T. Toeplitz)
  • L'île Re-Sonante (2005, Shiiin, shiiin 1)
  • Jetsun Mila (2007, Lovely Music, LCD 2003)
  • Chry-ptus (2007, Schoolmap, school2)
  • Naldjorlak (2008, Shiiin, shiiin 3) (w/ Charles Curtis)
  • Vice Versa, etc.... (2009, Important Records, imprec259)
  • Triptych (2009, Important Records, imprec260)
  • Attention Patterns (2010, Important Records, imprec263) (w/ Pauline Oliveros, Yoshi Wada, Sun Circle)
  • Jouet Electronique / Elemental I (2010, Alga Marghen, plana-R alga029)
  • Transamorem - Transmortem (2011, Important Records, imprec337)
  • Geelriandre / Arthesis (2011, Senufo Editions, senufo edition # twenty one)
  • Feedback Works (2012, Alga Marghen, plana-R alga040 plana-R alga041)
  • Elemental II (2012, Recordings Of Sleaze Art, r.o.s.a._07) (w/ Kasper T. Toeplitz)
  • Naldjorlak I II III (2013, Shiiin, shiiin 9)
  • Vice - Versa, Etc. (1970) Processed Tape Recorder Feedback (2013, Alga Marghen, plana-R alga041)
  • Ψ 847 (2013, Oral, ORAL 57)
  • Opus 17 (2013, Alga Marghen, plana-R alga045) 
  • Occam Ocean 1 (2017, Shiiin, shiiin eer1)
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Tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - Apollo And Marsyas: Het Apollohuis 1980-1997 An Anthology Of New Music Concepts (2002, Het Apollohuis / Apollo Records, ACD 090217) track: Jetsun Mila
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As The Lappetites (w/ Kaffe Matthews, Antye Greie/AGF, Ryoko Kuwajima):
  • Before The Libretto (2005, Quecksilber, quecksilber 10)
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Eliane Radigue trailer from Anaïs Prosaïc on Vimeo.

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Links:
Éliane Radigue

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Sachiko M - Salon De Sachiko



This CD marks the awaited return of a Japanese improvised music scene's great protagonist, considering that her previous solo work (“Bar Sachiko”) goes back to three and a half years ago.
This time Sachiko uses exclusively two oscillators, to create something quite different from the past: not more sine wave tones, but subtle beeps, frequently associated with large zones of silence.
With "Salon de Sachiko" she refines her artistic skills, distinguished by naturalness and beautiful sound synthesis.

Label: Ftarri/Hitorri
Cat. #: hitorri-111
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Untitled (60:00)

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Previous releases:
  • Un (1998, Meme, MEME 011) (w/ Toshimaru Nakamura)
  • Debris (1999, F.M.N Sound Factory, FSC-016)
  • Sine Wave Solo (1999, Amoebic, AMO SAT 01)
  • Four Focuses (1999, Amoebic, AMO SAT 02) (w/ Martin Tétreault, Yasuhiro Otani, Otomo Yoshihide)
  • Detect (2000, Antifrost, afro 2007)
  • Do (2001, Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 013) (w/ Toshimaru Nakamura)
  • Artefact (2002, Dorobo, DLE7) (w/ Philip Samartzis)
  • In Case Of Fire Take The Stairs (2002, Improvised Music From Japan, IMJ-503) (w/ Kaffe Matthews, Andrea Neumann)
  • Thumb (2002, Grob, GROB.432) (w/ Keith Rowe, Oren Ambarchi, Otomo Yoshihide, Robbie Avenaim)
  • Absinth (2002, Grob, GROB.435) (w/ Werner Dafeldecker, Franz Hautzinger, John Tilbury)
  • Untitled (2002, --, --) (w/ Sean Meehan)
  • Les Hautes Solitudes - A Philippe Garrel Film: Imaginary Soundtrack (2002, Out One Disc, DDCO-1003) (w/ Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto)
  • 1:2 (2003, A Bruit Secret, ABS 09)
  • Derive (2003, Noise Asia, NAIM15CD)
  • Bar Sachiko (2004, Improvised Music From Japan, IMJ-517)
  • Good Morning Good Night (2004, Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 042-2) (w/ Toshimaru Nakamura, Otomo Yoshihide)
  • Untitled (2004, Erstwhile Records, ErstLive 004) (w/ Christian Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Peter Rehberg)
  • Concert In St. Louis (2004, Grob, GROB.656) (w/ Gene Coleman, Franz Hautzinger)
  • Untitled (2005, Erstwhile Records, ErstLive 005) (w/ Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura, Otomo Yoshihide)
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Subsequent releases:

  • Sweet Cuts, Distant Curves (2008, Balloon & Needle, bnn020) (w/ Choi Joonyong, Hong Chulki, Otomo Yoshihide)
  • Contact (2009, Erstwhile, erstwhile 054-2) (w/ Keith Rowe)
  • I'm Here ..Departures.. (2009, 2-:+/Studio Parabolica, AP013)
  • Donaueschinger Musiktage 2005: Allurements Of The Ellipsoid (2010, Neos, NEOS 41006/07) (w/ Otomo Yoshihide, Axel Dörner, Martin Brandlmayr)
  • Snow, Silence, Partially Sunny (2012, Commmons, RZC1 59246) (w/ Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  • Quintet/Sextet (2013, Otoroku, ROKU009) (w/ Otomo Yoshihide, Evan Parker, Tony Marsh, John Edwards, John Butcher)
  • 17.2.14 (2016, Otoroku, DS039 (w/ Eddie Prévost)(
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Appears on:
  • Leonid Soybelman - With Russia From Love (2001, No Man's Land, nml 0128)
  • Poire_Z - + (2002, Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 022)
  • Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble - Dreams (2002, Tzadik, 7238)
  • Cosmos - Tears (2002, Erstwhile Records, erstwhile 024)
  • Intonarumori Orchestra - Intonarumori Orchestra (2004, Off Site, OFF-SITE 004)
  • Otomo Yoshihide - Core Anode (2008, Ftarri, meenna-332)
  • Gaspar Claus - Jo Ha Kyū (2013, Modest Launch, ML20130222)
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Tracks appear on:

  • VV.AA. - Improvised Music From Japan (2001, Improvised Music From Japan, IMJ-10CD) track: 13072001
  • VV.AA. - Meeting At Off Site Vol. 1 (2002, Reset / Improvised Music From Japan, reset003 / IMJ-501) track: Untitled
  • VV.AA. - Meeting At Off Site Vol. 3 (2003, Improvised Music From Japan, IMJ-515) track: July 5, 2002
  • VV.AA. - Japanese Avant-Garde (2002, Sub Rosa, SR 202 CD) track: 2808200
  • VV.AA. - Haunted Weather. Music, Silence and Memory (2004, Staubgold, staubgold 52) track: Filament 2-5
  • Intonarumori Orchestra - Intonarumori Orchestra (2004, Off Site, OFF-SITE 004) track: Intonarumori
  • VV.AA. - Void / Full (2004, Antifrost, afro2019 / 2020) track: 33
  • VV.AA. - Dolmen. Contemporary Art And Sound Series 2000 / 2006 (2008, Dolmen Associates) track: Enjoy the Ride / Lötschberg Tunnel / 2005 (w/ eRikm, Charlotte Hug, Richard Jean, Hans Koch, Tomas Korber, Lionel Marchetti, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Toshimaru Nakamura, Keith Rowe)
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As Filament:


  • Filament 1 (1998, Extreme, XCD 045)
  • Filament 2: Secret Recordings (1999, For 4 Ears, CD 1031) (w/ Günter Muller)
  • 29092000 (2001, Amoebic, AMO SAT 03)
  • BOX (2004, F.M.N Sound Factory, FMC-030~034)
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Links:

Sachiko M
Hitorri

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sawako + Richard Chartier + Shinjiro Yamaguchi - November 9, 2007


This freely downloadable live recording documents an extemporary collaborative effort among three artists of the experimental/laptop scene.
The opportunity was given by the “Atlantic Waves” festival in London, November 9, 2007.
Improvisational performance, of course, but really significant for the microsound area lovers.

Sawako: computer and voice
Richard Chartier: computer
Shinjiro Yamaguchi: mixing board + feedback loops + sampling

Label: term.
Cat. #: term.18
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - November 9, 2007 (33:44)



Sawako on this blog:
  • Madoromi (here)
  • Skoltz_Kolgen - Silent Room (here)
Richard Chartier on this blog:
  • Fabrication (w/ Asmus Tietchens) (here)
  • Untitled 1 - 3 (w/ William Basinski) (here)
  • VV.AA. - Airport Symphony (here)
  • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (here)

Links:
Sawako
Richard Chartier
Shinjiro Yamaguchi
term.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Steve Roden - One Stone/And Arcs And Ears


This 7” comes from a Roden’s idea evolved from a soundtrack: 'Le Procès de Jeanne d'Arc', directed by Robert Bresson.
The tracks and even the titles have this reference.
The music was obtained removing all the dialogue from side one of the LP, only manipulating an audible instrument: a horn.
The result are two abstract drones with incidental noises and some undetectable words, all mixed with cracklings of the vinyl.
Moreover, the titles were created taking the letters respectively from “Robert Bresson” and the film’s name.
Roden says: “One stone” also refers to the rock thrown through Jeanne's window in the film… “And Arcs And Ears” also refers to the circular motion of the spinning record and the activity of listening....

Label: New Plastic Music
Cat. #: SR-544
Format: 7”, Vinyl, 33 ⅓ RPM,
Release date: 2007
Notes: Limited edition of 300 signed copies

Tracklisting:
A1 - One Stone (06:13)
B1 - And Arcs And Ears (06:04)

Steve Roden on this blog:
  • Amnesia (Live In Berlin, 2004) (here)
  • Dark Over Light Earth (w/ Jacob Danziger) (here)
  • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (here)
  • Skoltz_Kolgen - Silent Room (here)
Links:
Steve Roden