Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Labels: Winds Measure Recordings



Winds Measure Recordings is an American (Brooklyn, NY), relatively young label (four years of activity) whose aim is to spotlight innovative methods in sound exploration, facing uncommon levels of investigation through the recourse to elements of musique concrète, improvisational components and a wise handling of environmental recordings.
As confirmation of that, its catalogue exhibits some of the best names in the field (Asher, Gilles Aubry, Greg Davis, Richard Garet, Andy Graydon, Lawrence English, Jeph Jerman, Jason Khan, Ubeboet, and, of course, Ben Owen, the mind behind this project).

Another prerogative of wmr is a particular care for the layout and package design of the titles, conceived according to a minimalistic perspective, following an exclusive, unique graphic style.
Furthermore, and not a (minor) detail, their contents offer aural contexts often involving visual significances as natural projection, a substrate almost functional to them, despite different sources exploited by the artists: raw recordings or practices of digital processing or, more, products of analog treatments.

Music that would spread into wide open spaces as well as eligible for a close listening in a small room; sounds which give motion to stills of daily life and, equally, very useful as interpretative key of urban experiences.

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Founder: Ben Owen
Location: New York, USA
Area: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Field Recordings, Free Improvisation
Website: http://www.windsmeasurerecordings.net/
Blog: http://windsmeasure.tumblr.com/
Mail: wm(at)seasonalbk.net
Address: PO Box 1444 - NY NY 10276 USA

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Catalogue:

Jeph Jerman + Albert Casais - And This
















Cat. #: wm01
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies
Package: silkscreen and letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

















Cat. #: wm01-2
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2009
Notes: second edition
Package: translucent vellum envelope with letterpress sticker. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Ben Owen - Radio>in
















Cat. #: wm02
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

















Cat. #: wm02-2
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2009
Notes: second edition
Package: translucent vellum envelope with letterpress sticker. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Ting Ting Jahe - 18 (16)
















Cat. #: wm03
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Greg Davis / Jeph Jerman / Albert Casais - 6 x 20
















Cat. #: wm04
Format: 2xCD-R
Release date: 2006
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve and two composite photo cards. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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EA - Balancing Act With Controlled Dynamics














































Cat. #: wm05
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies
Package: 2 panel letterpress sleeve and one score card insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen and Gill Arnò.

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Andy Graydon - At Bay
















Cat. #: wm06
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2007
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed by Andy Graydon and printed by Ben Owen

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Civyiu Kkliu & Ilya Monosov - Cartolina Postale, Composition No. 2
















Cat. #: wm07
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed by Civyiu Kkliu and Ilya Monosov, produced and printed by Ben Owen

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Ben Owen + Scott Allison - Untitled (For Agnes Martin)
















Cat. #: wm08
Format: 8" lathe cut
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 50 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed by Scott Allison, printed by Ben Owen with Scott Allison

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Asher & Ubeboet - Cell Memory
















Cat. #: wm09
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n














































Cat. #: wm10
Format: 7"
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited edition of 350 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Lawrence English - Studies For Stradbroke
















Cat. #: wm11
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen. Cover image from a photograph by Lawrence English

















Cat. #: wm11-2
Format: CD-R
Release date: 06/2013
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve, 2 color. Designed and printed by Ben Owen. Cover image from a photograph by Lawrence English

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Richard Garet - L'avenir
















Cat. #: wm12
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

Cat. #: wm12-2
Format: CD-R
Release date: 12/2013
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve, 2 color and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen
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Sawako - Untitled






















Cat. #: wm13
Format: Poster
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited edition of 50 copies
Package: letterpress printed in 2, 3 and 4 panel. Sewn with wire or conductive thread

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Jason Kahn And Takefumi Naoshima - In A Room
















Cat. #: wm14
Format: CD
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 300 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Ben Owen + Scott Allison - Untitled (For Agnes Martin)






















Cat. #: wm15
Format: Poster
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 40 copies
Package: 3 color letterpress print, 10.25" x 16". Designed by Scott Allison, printed in collaboration by Ben Owen and Scott Allison

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Gilles Aubry - s6t8r
















Cat. #: wm16
Format: CD
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 300 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Barry Chabala & Michael Pisaro - Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles)
















Barry Chabala: electric guitar; recording engineer "black, white, red, green, blue"
Michael Pisaro: composition; sine tones, samples, mixing and mastering of "voyelles"

Cat. #: wm17
Format: Cassette
Release date: 01/2010
Notes: samples are drawn from tape hiss produced from various cassette sources. Limited edition of 100 copies
Package: designed by Michael Pisaro and printed by Ben Owen

Cat. #: wm17-2
Format: Cassette, C120
Release date: 01/2014
Limited edition of 100 copies
Package: designed and printed by Ben Owen
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Michael T. Bullock & Andrew Lafkas - Ceremonies To Breathe Upon
















Michael T. Bullock and Andrew Lafkas: Contrabass

Cat. #: wm18
Format: CD
Release date: 04/2010
Notes: limited edition of 300 copies
Package: 3 color letterpress sleeve, insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Sawako - Brand New Fossil
















Cat. #: wm19
Format: 7"
Release date: 06/2010
Notes: limited edition of 300 copies
Package: 2 color letterpress sleeve, insert, blue vinyl. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n - cs02













Cat. #: wm20
Format: Cassette, C50
Release date: 12/2010
Notes: cs02 - I. Second in a series of compilations for winds measure. These collections focus on the work of past, present, and future collaborators with the label working specifically with short durations. Limited edition of 300 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Pierre Gerard & Andy Graydon - Untitled, (Magnetisms)













































Cat. #: wm21
Format: Cassette, C40
Release date: 02/2011
Notes: Limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve + fold out print. Cover image by Ben Owen from ink drawing, november 2010. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Andrew Hayleck - Weekend
















Cat. #: wm23
Format: Cassette, C24
Release date: 06/2011
Notes: Limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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mpld - Lacunae































Cat. #: wm24
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 06/2011
Notes: Limited edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve, variable edition. Designed by Gill Arnò, improv print session Gill Arnò and Ben Owen

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Scott Smallwood, Sawako, Seth Cluett, Ben Owen and Civyiu Kkliu - Phonography Meeting 070823
















Cat. #: wm22
Format: CD + Booklet
Release date: 08/2011
Notes: Limited edition of 300 copies
Package: 3 color letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Stefan Thut and Taku Unami - Am Wind, d±50
















Cat. #: wm26
Format: Cassette, C62
Release date: 08/2011
Notes: Limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Angharad Davies and Taku Unami - Two Hands
















Cat. #: wm27
Format: Cassette, C52
Release date: 08/2011
Notes: Limited edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Will Montgomery / Robert Curgenven - Heygate / Looking For Narratives On Small Islands
















Cat. #: wm25
Format: LP
Release date: 03/2012
Notes: edition of 250 copies
Package: letterpress print, obi and numbered insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Manfred Werder - 2005¹
















Cat. #: wm28
Format: 8xCD-R
Release date: 04/2012
Notes: edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve, conversation insert and score card. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Mark So / Patrick Farmer - Sitting And Listening / Let's Grasp It, Naked As It Is… Under A Storm Of Stones Audible Excretion
















Cat. #: wm29
Format: Cassette, C40
Release date: 09/2012
Notes: edition of 100 copies
Package: 2 color letterpress sleeve, insert and score card. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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VV.AA. - v-p v-f is v-n Double [Field] Compilation Series, 203

















Cat. #: wm30
Format: 2xCD-R
Release date: 11/2012
Notes: edition of 230 copies
Package: 1 color letterpress sleeve, tip on photograph. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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VV.AA. - v-p v-f is v-n Mix [Field] Compilation Series, 203m

















Cat. #: wm30m
Format: File, Mp3 / Wav
Release date: 11/2012



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Akio Suzuki And Lawrence English - Boombana Echoes

















Cat. #: wm31
Format: CD
Release date: 01/2013
Notes: edition of 300 copies
Package: 2 color letterpress die cut sleeve, 3 letterpress printed inserts of drawings by Akio Suzuki. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

Cat. #: wm31-2
Format: CD + prints
Release date: 01/2015
Notes: edition of 100 copies
Package: 2 color letterpress die cut sleeve, 3 letterpress printed inserts of drawings by Akio Suzuki. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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David Papapostolou - Contrastes (Dispositifs D'écoute; C'est Moi Qui Souligne)

















Cat. #: wm32
Format: CD
Release date: 04/2013
Notes: edition of 300 copies
Package: 2 color, 1 blind letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Jason Kahn - In Place: Daitoku-Ji And Shibuya Crossing
















Cat. #: wm33
Format: Cassette, C38
Release date: 04/2013
Notes: edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen

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Scott Allison And Ben Owen - Untitled (For Agnes Martin)


















Cat. #: wm34/08-2
Format: CD
Release date: 06/2013
Notes: edition of 200 copies, co released with Senufo Editions
Package: letterpress sleeve, 2 color, edition variable. Designed by Scott Allison and Ben Owen, printed by Ben Owen

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Lawrence English - Suikinkutsu No Katawara Ni


















Cat. #: wm35
Format: CD-R
Release date: 06/2013
Notes: edition of 150 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve + insert, 2 color. Designed and printed by Ben Owen. Cover image from a photograph by Lawrence English

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Michael Pisaro - Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles)


















Cat. #: wm36/17-3
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 03/2014
Notes: edition of 300 copies
Package: letterpress die cut sleeve + inserts. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Michael Pisaro - Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles)


















Cat. #: wm36c/17-3
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 03/2014
Notes: edition of 30 copies, color edition
Package: letterpress die cut sleeve + inserts. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Catherine Lamb - Matter/Moving


















Cat. #: wm37
Format: 2xCassette, CS48
Release date: 04/2014
Notes: edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress inner and outer sleeve and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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John Hudak And Miguel Angel Tolosa - Garten


















Cat. #: wm38
Format: CD
Release date: 07/2014
Notes: edition of 200 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn And Toshimaru Nakamura - Ihj / Ftarri


















Cat. #: wm39
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2014
Notes: edition of 300 copies
Package: 2 color letterpress sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Ben Owen - Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette)


















Cat. #: wm42
Format: Cassette, C43
Release date: 07/2015
Notes: edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve, insert and print. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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S.A.S.W. - Fine Pattern


















Cat. #: wm43
Format: Cassette, C51
Release date: 07/2015
Notes: edition of 100 copies
Package: letterpress sleeve and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Billy Gomberg / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi - 4x4


















Cat. #: wm44
Format: File, Digital download + Prints
Release date: 01/2016
Package: letterpress print. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Patrick Farmer - Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings


















Cat. #: wm45
Format: 2xCassette, C67 / C43
Release date: 04/2016
Notes: edition of 106 copies / 14 copies (artist edition)
Package: letterpress inner and outer sleeve and insert. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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Stephen Cornford And Ben Gwilliam - On Taking Things Apart





Cat. #: wm46
Format: CD / CD + 3 silkscreen prints (artist edition)
Release date: 08/2016
Notes: edition of 300 copies / 24 copies (artist edition)
Package: lletterpress and perforation sleeve. Designed and printed by Ben Owen.

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