Thursday, 31 December 2009

mika vainio - time examined


on my turntable


mika vainio
time examined
92 page catalogue & 2cd
r-n 109


image: ©japanese forms


The year ends with Mika Vainio's
beautifully designed and l
avishly-packaged catalogue and 2cd arriving from Raster-Noton. The 92 page book includes numerous, colour & monochrome photographs as well as texts by Daniel Klemm, Daniela Cascella and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. As usual this in an absolute must-have item for anyone who likes Vainio's music as well as for any avid Raster-Noton collector. one2zero

"In the past thirteen years Mika Vainio has exhibited in some of the major art spaces in Europe, and he has collaborated with both a number of important artists and curators. Since his musical work has been in the focus of attention, his installations have never gained the broader recognition they deserve — without good reason. In the present book, an overview will give a clear outline of this segment of his oeuvre. Also his realized soundtracks for other artists, in the genres of video, film and dance are included. Each work is presented with a significant selection of images (installation views, visuals or sketches) and an explanatory text to deliver its basic idea. In the two essays Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Daniela Cascella – longtime companions and collaborators — delicately introduce Vainio’s conceptions to further enlight the reader’s understanding. On the enclosed CDs one can find a selection of tracks created for the respective installations and soundtracks."raster-noton )

Web:
mika vainio raster-noton pan sonic



Wednesday, 30 December 2009

ursula bogner - pluto hat einen mond


on the turntable:

ursula bogner
pluto hat einen mond

maas media vol.32

Buy / Order:
faitiche
maas media

image: japanese forms


A follow-up, limited edition, seven inch ep, to the Recordings 1969 - 1988 album. Entitled 'Pluto hat einen Mond' (Pluto has a moon) the ep includes four exclusive and previously unreleased tracks. Released to tie in with an exhibtion about Bogner's work, sketches, notations at the Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin, in mid-December 2009 it's available either through Maas Media or direct from Faitiche You'll have to be quick if you want one as only 300 copies have been pressed. Exhibition closes on January 16th.

Special thanks to Gundula at Mass Media for including two exhibition postcards with my copy. one2zero

jan jelinek faitiche

___________________________________________________________________
Jan Jelinek on Ursula Bogner:
In the late 1960s, Ursula Bogner started to record her own music on reel-to-reel tapes. With some of these titles, we only found individual tracks of pieces recorded on a four-track-recorder – in these cases, I had to recombine the separate tracks to recreate the original piece. Unfortunately, I could not involve Ursula Bogner in the mixing process as she passed away in 1994. Invoking the original’s authenticity might seem insensitive, yet there was no other way to release them in their entirety. Ultimately, only three of the tracks featured on this CD/LP are such ‘reworkings’. [...] a further compilation is already in the works. ( ©jan jelinek - (more)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

frame.sync / raster-noton


on my turntable


raster-noton
offf lisbon '09
frame.sync


Not Available

image: ©japanese forms


A very rare and exclusive compilation CD released to coincide with Frame.Sync ; a one-time installation project at Offf '09 (an International festival for post-digital creation and culture)which took place in Lisbon, Portugal in May this year. Beautifully designed and packaged; the CD features most of the label's artists. Given away free to anyone who bought a ticket for the festival. one2zero

This copy; courtesy of GMA.

"In cooperation with Derivative's TouchDesigner, Raster-Noton and Offf'09 present:
FRAME.SYNC, a multi-visual space + exclusive cd compilation featuring tracks
by all participating artists: COH, alva noto, atom™, byetone, Frank Bretschneider,
Kangding Ray, nibo, pixel, Pomassl, senking, signal, SND and special guests
Fennesz and Vladislav Delay. Free with ticket for offf festival in Lisbon." raster-noton )

Web:
frame.sync raster-noton

Saturday, 19 December 2009

krautrock - cosmic rock and it's legacy


on my shelves

krautrock
cosmic rock and it's legacy
black dog publishing (2009)




image: ©japanese forms


A must-have companion piece to Julian Cope's legendary Krautrocksampler. Black Dog Publishing continue their excellent series of music books; this time documenting the amazing music scene that emerged in Germany in the late 1960s. Highly recommended. one2zero

"Krautrock charts the history of this influential music genre, from its roots in free jazz, psychedelia and the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, to the groundbreaking experiments of Faust, Kraftwerk and Can." ( © Black Dog Publishing)


Buy : black dog publishing / amazon

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

radian - chimeric


on my turntable


radian
chimeric
thrill 224

Available on CD /LP / Download

image: ©japanese forms


It's been quite a while since Austrian avant-rock band, Radian released a new album; all three members have been working on other projects (Nemeth / Trapist / Kapital Band 1 etc. etc. ) over the past few years and, in fact, it's the first new material by the band since the splendid Juxtoposition album way back in 2004. In my opinion, this recording consists of pretty much the same fare as the two previous Thrill Jockey albums but sounds a bit more rawer and darker in form and content; "steady, multiple rhythms, layered on top of each other disappear into chaos" as the band puts it. May well be their best disc ever. Beautifully packaged in a fold-out card sleeve with photographs by Pascal Petignat and design by Nik Thoenen. Excellent. Highly recommended. one2zero

CD version is presented in a 4 panel mini-LP style jacket. LP version is limited to 1,000 copies for the world and includes a free download coupon.

Web:
thrill jockey radian myspace

Buy / Download:
thrill jockey

Saturday, 28 November 2009

taylor deupree & savvas ysatis - hourglass


on my turntable


taylor deupree &
savvas ysatis

hourglass 12k2015

Available on 12" EP / Download

image: ©taylor deupree


A lush, dreamy, ambient soundscape. Absoulutely beautiful. Available on 12" vinyl or as a download. In my mind, one of the best releases so far this year. Very highly recommended. one2zero

Hourglass [...] two instrumental pieces and two vocal songs created with a multitude of acoustic instruments, analog synthesizers and very little computer aided programming. The idea of treating the computer as a tape deck instead of a programming device was vital to their process as they surrounded themselves in the studio with as many noise-making objects as possible, shunning nothing if it could be used in interesting ways. 12k )

Web:
12k taylor deupree saavas ysatis

Download:
Boomkat

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

peter broderick & machinefabriek - blank grey canvas sky


on my turntable


peter broderick &
machinefabriek

blank grey canvas sky
FB012DD

Available on LP / CD / Download



image: ©fang bomb



Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuyzervelt) (Machinefabriek) teams up with another prolific artist, this time Berlin-based Peter Broderick, and allows us to benefit from this rather splendid collaboration. Includes dreamy vocals by Susanna Lundgren on one track. Perfect for those blank dark winter evenings. Highly recommended. one2zero

"
Zuydervelt's heavily processed drone-weaving is countered by luscious acoustic instrumentation [...] and these two prolific artists make a good job of integrating their respective approaches. [...] a very natural collaboration: while Machinefabriek often converges on the classical and cinematic, Broderick's instrumental music is rendered with a discerning producer's ear. [...] Gorgeous. " Boomkat )

Web:
machinefabriek fang bomb peter broderick

Download:
Boomkat

Sunday, 8 November 2009

the vaselines - edinburgh


The Vaselines at the Picture House, Edinburgh 09 Oct. 2009

image © flickr widow

Another image from my occasional series featuring concert photographs, graphic artwork and anything to do with the world of music. This one is of another of those reformed bands from yesteryear, The Vaselines. Photo taken by Flickr Widow, when the band opened for Seattle grungemeisters Mudhoney, at the Picture House in Edinburgh last month. I would have loved to have seen the show as they're one of the few bands from a certain period in time that I never got the chance to see play. Excellent indie-pop band, I recommend their entire discography. As an introduction to their music, it would be worthwhile getting your hands on the recent reissue compilation, Enter The Vaselines on SubPop. one2zero

my space the vaselines wiki

Sunday, 1 November 2009

ursula bogner - recordings 1969-1988


on the turntable:

ursula bogner
recordings 1969-1988

faitiche 01cd

Buy / Order:
faitiche
boomkat

image: japanese forms


Another album that I completely missed out on upon it's initial release in 2008. Here, Jan Jelinek enjoys a little joke under the guise of one Ursula Bogner. A bit of hoax but a rather enjoyable one and lets hope that a second promised volume will see the light of day soon. As Boomkat so rightly puts it: "it wouldn't be unreasonable to think of Bogner as a hausfrau version of Daphne Oram, or a Deutsch Delia Derbyshire" - so if you like anything that those two pioneers in the radiophonic/electronic music field ever made you'll surely love this. Wonderful.

Packaging is, as with the gesellschaft zur emanzipation des samples release, is first class: fold-out card sleeve with heavy-duty 8 page illustrated paper booklet affixed inside; filling us in on Ursula's "career" and track recording details. Text in English. Recommended. one2zero.

An exhibtion about Bogners work, sketches, notations will open at the Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin, in mid-December 2009.
In february, 2010, faitiche03, a collaboration between Masayoshi Fujita + Jan Jelinek will be released. In addition, Faitiche are issuing a 7" version of circulations (featuring 4 tracks from the cd version + 1 exclusive track) in the coming weeks.

jan jelinek faitiche
___________________________________________________________________
Jan Jelinek on the release:
In the late 1960s, Ursula Bogner started to record her own music on reel-to-reel tapes. With some of these titles, we only found individual tracks of pieces recorded on a four-track-recorder – in these cases, I had to recombine the separate tracks to recreate the original piece. Unfortunately, I could not involve Ursula Bogner in the mixing process as she passed away in 1994. Invoking the original’s authenticity might seem insensitive, yet there was no other way to release them in their entirety. Ultimately, only three of the tracks featured on this CD/LP are such ‘reworkings’. [...] a further compilation is already in the works. ©jan jelinek - (more)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


on my turntable

machinefabriek

loops for voerman

VOERMAN
3" cdr release


image: ©japanese forms


Yet another limited edition 3" CDR (100 copies) from the industrious Rutger Zuyzervelt (Machinefabriek). This recording is a soundtrack to Dutch artist Rob Voerman's sculptures. Also available as a download.
A 2nd edition has now been released on CD featuring slightly different artwork. one2zero

"Despite only delivering a handful of new works this year, each new release has brought with it something new to the table, with this remarkable 15 minute disc containing the most intensely affecting Machinefabriek recording since last year's career-defining 'Dauw'. [...] Very highly recommended. " (© Boomkat )


Web:
machinefabriek rob voerman

Download:
Boomkatu

Sunday, 18 October 2009

moritz von oswald trio - vertical ascent


on the turntable:


moritz von oswald trio
vertical ascent
HJRCD45

Buy / Order:
Honest Jon's or
Boomkat

2LP / CD / mp3 download

image: japanese forms


Recommended. I'll go along with what Honest Jon's and Boomkat have to say below about this wonderful release. Beautiful packaging as well. one2zero

"... a dream crossing of classic Berlin techno, On-The-Corner Miles Davis, Larry Heard and Can, as at home with calypso as it is Stravinsky." © Honest Jon's


"
Moritz Von Oswald is a name that needs little introduction to anyone who has followed Techno, Dub or any kind of electronic music over the last 15 years. [...] His most recent project has attempted to consolidate the studio processes which have defined the majority of his output with a live or improvisational element as part of his "trio" including the capable skills of sound designers Vladislav Delay aka Sasu Ripatti and Max Loderbauer of Sun electric and more recently NSI fame. The trio have performed some dozen live shows over the last two years, featuring Ripatti at the drummers stool, Loderbauer contributing synths and live electronics, and Moritz in control of live mixing effects and organ. 'Vertical Ascent' is essentially the best parts of these live improv sessions, edited, tweaked and mixed to perfection by mixmaster Moritz [...] " (more) ©Boomkat

Saturday, 17 October 2009

kraftwerk - remastered


on the turntable:


kraftwerk
trans-europa express / the man-machine / computerworld
(remastered editions)
mute cdstumm305
mute cdstumm306
mute cdstumm307

LP/ CD / mp3 download
Buy / Order:
mute records

image: japanese forms


Like the Can remasters series issued by Mute a couple of years ago these Kraftwerk (remastered) reissues are highly recommended. The sound quality is excellent -so much more satisfying than the CD editions that have been around for quite a long time- and Mute and KlingKlang have done a fine job.
One bad point; although each individual release (8 album boxset available soon) comes in a card slipcase, and includes new artwork and photographs, one thing that really disappoints me is the fact that they're packed in those run-of-the-mill, awful jewel-cases. I suppose, like many admirers of the band, that most of us would have preferred that the individual albums be released in the 'mini-vinyl' card wallet packaging that has been reserved for the boxset only. one2zero

"In 2009 Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these eight magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime." © mute

Sunday, 27 September 2009

tortoise - beacons of ancestorship remixes


on the turntable:


tortoise
eye / mark ernestus
beacons of ancestorship remixes
thrill 1234

12" / mp3 download

Buy / Order:
Thrill Jockey
Boomkat

image: thrill jockey


Unfortunately, due to general lack of time to check out what's being released on lots of labels, I missed out on getting this limited edition (1500) release on vinyl. As with a few other releases this year, i'll have to make do with an mp3 download. In fact, this is the very first time I haven't been able to obtain a copy of a new Tortoise recording on a format other than mp3. Well, I might get lucky and find a copy later. Anyhow, as with the legendary remixes the band did a few years back with the likes of Jim O'Rourke, Unkle, Stereolab, Autechre, Derrick Carter, etc. these two remixes, by Eye of Boredoms fame and Basic Channel's dubmaster Mark Ernestus, are pretty awesome and an absolute must. I was a bit disappointed with the Beacons... album but these remixes have urged me to go back and give it a few more listens. Remixes 12" is highly recommended. one2zero


"
Mark Ernestus [...] sticks close to the original material of 'Gigantes' but skillfully embellishes the elements he connects with, buffing the amplified brass [...] so that they beam out of the mix while the drums are loosely edited for a more efficient dancefloor effect with a flow between hi-life, rock and broken beat. Ernestus' skill here lies in his knowledge of the dancefloor and the subtle but robust dub-based balancing of elements that comes with his years of experience behind the mixing desk ... " (more) ©Boomkat

thrill jockey tortoise

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

jim o'rourke - united red army (soundtrack)


on the turntable:


jim o'rourke
united red army
(soundtrack)
CDSOL-1258

Buy / Order:
Ultra-Vybe
Honest Jon's

image: japanese forms


Japanese import of Jim O'Rourke's soundtrack to the Wakamatsu movie based on Japanese student-radical extremism in the early seventies and the true story of the United Red Army faction. Pretty much the usual fare from O'Rourke with lots of guitar-based pieces but also some rock and a zest of free jazz. Excellent and highly recommended for any fan of the great man's music. one2zero

"Soundtrack of underground director Koji Wakamatsu's new docudrama about 1970s Japanese youth resistance, and the Japanese Red Army — directed and performed by Jim O'Rourke.
" ©Honest Jon's

united red army jim o'rourke

drag city domino records

Saturday, 12 September 2009

tomasz bednarczyk - let's make better mistakes tomorrow

on the turntable:

tomasz bednarczyk
let's make better mistakes tomorrow

12k1055

Buy / Order: 12k

Boomkat

image: japanese forms



tomasz bednarczyk myspace
Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow is the third full-length CD from the young Polish musician Tomasz Bednarcyzk. Following Summer Feelings and Painting Sky Together (Room40), Bednarczyk naturally continues his process of utilizing mainly treated piano and guitar to create fragile, lingering structures that hover around only a few fundamental notes.©12k - (more)

Saturday, 29 August 2009

machinefabriek & gareth davis - ghost lanes


on my turntable

machinefabriek &
gareth davis

ghost lanes
3" cdr release

image: ©japanese forms

Available as a limited edition 3" CDR (100 copies). Contrary to their previous collaboration I managed to get my grubby mitts on this one. Unavailable almost as soon as it was issued it'll be difficult to find a copy. All I have to say is that it's another excellent recording from Rutger Zuyzervelt (Machinefabriek) and clarinetist Gareth Davis. The pair are apparently working on a full album together which should see the light of day pretty soon I imagine. Anyhow, as the Boomkat review mentions his name, anyone who likes the sublime Arve Henriksen should love this as well.
Lovingly packaged in a plastic slipcase, Ghost Lanes comes as per usual with one of Rutger's (original?) postcards. one2zero

"
The timbral mixture these two concoct is an alchemic blend of elegant guitar drones, crackling, uninterpretable field recordings and cawing reeds. At times Davis' contrabass playing brings to mind the avant-garde, self-distorting trumpet style of Arve Henriksen; at once lyrical and unnatural, but a resoundingly unique voice nonetheless."Boomkat )

Web:
machinefabriek gareth davis

Download:
Boomkat

Thursday, 30 July 2009

gareth davis & machinefabriek - soundlines

on my turntable

gareth davis &
machinefabriek

soundlines
mp3 release

image: ©machinefabriek

Available as a limited edition 3" CDR (100 copies) or as a MP3 download. Unfortunately I missed out on this release and, much to my regret, will have to make do with the MP3 version. Another delicious little masterpiece from Rutger Zuyzervelt (Machinefabriek) who teams up this time with clarinetist Gareth Davis for this preview of a full, forthcoming album by the pair. one2zero

"...
fabulous, mysterious sounds are anything to go by, [the album] will be a very exciting release indeed. In the meantime, here's a recording that even the most Machinefabriek-fatigued listeners should check out."Boomkat )

Web:
machinefabriek gareth davis

Download:
Boomkat

Monday, 20 July 2009

stephan mathieu + taylor deupree : transcriptions


on the turntable:

stephan mathieu +
taylor deupree
transcriptions
KK019

Buy / Order:
spekk
boomkat



image: japanese forms


taylor deupree
stephan mathieu



"This inaugural collaborative outing from microsound maestros Taylor Deupree and Stephan Mathieu marks a creative partnership between two of the most influential electronic musicians of their generation. Both have made consistently brilliant solo albums over the past decade, and so it’s with no small amount of excitement that we set about listening to their first foray as a duo."
©boomkat - (more)

Monday, 22 June 2009

william basinski - 92982


on the turntable:

william basinski
92982

2062.0901

Buy / Order:
2062
forced exposure


image: japanese forms


william basinski

I've been listening to Basinski for quite a few years now -in fact, ever since I discovered The River on Raster-Noton in 2002 (remastered/reissued 2007)- and have never ceased to be amazed by the fabulous recordings that he releases from his tape loop archives. Based on source material dating from 1982 this album features some of Basinski's best material since the phenomenal, post 9/11, 4 volume Disintegration Loops [Stylus review] set. An album for all those who appreciate Basinski's oeuvre. Faded minimalism at its most. one2zero.
___________________________________________________________________
William Basinski on this release:

Something from a long time ago...in Brooklyn, 351 jay street...A fruitful evening in the studio... It's crunchy, it's distorted... it's basinski archive circa 1982. The third track some of you may recognize: a shorter version was included as variation #8 on Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive. So, this night in the studio spawned a direction I would follow for some time. As I love this document of that night, I thought you might like to put what came later into context, so I'm releasing this archival recording. The last track is a newly recorded reprise of the first track that I recorded with the original loop in February 2009 in Los Angeles. -- William Basinski, March, 2009 ©william basinski - (more)

Saturday, 20 June 2009

throbbing gristle at the tramway, glasgow



images © monkeyiron & jase mueller


Throbbing Gristle at the Tramway, Glasgow 17 June 2009

A new and occasional series featuring concert photographs, graphic artwork and anything really to do with the world of electronic music. This first post starts of with a couple of images by monkeyiron and jase mueller taken at the recent Throbbing Gristle concert in Glasgow. Anyone who likes TG would be well advised to check out the other, wonderful photographs taken by the Glasgow pair at the show. one2zero

tramway throbbing gristle

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

gesellschaft zur emanzipation des samples - circulations


on the turntable:

gesellschaft zur emanzipation des samples
circulations

faitiche 02cd

Buy / Order:
faitiche
boomkat

image: japanese forms


jan jelinek faitiche

At around 20 minutes in all this is more an EP than a full album but Jan Jelinek's latest recording project is a sampadelic masterpiece as well as a chef d'oeuvre in the art of plunderphonics. Although I like it less than his previous releases (notably: Kosmischer Pitch & La Nouvelle Pauvreté on ~Scape ) this audio collage is a real pleasure to listen to and a recording that I'll be coming back to more than on the odd occasion. My only complaint being that it's too short but one can imagine the tremendous amount of work involved in putting together this superb item. Packaging is also first class: fold-out card sleeve with heavy-duty 8 page, illustrated paper booklet affixed inside with text in English & German. Recommended. one2zero.
___________________________________________________________________
Jan Jelinek on the release:
G.E.S.
is no official entity, but rather a rough idea, an association without membership or manifestation committed to one primary and pragmatic notion: financial backing and legal support in case of active breaches of copyright – the process of sampling.©jan jelinek - (more)

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

lawrence english - a colour for autumn


on the turntable:

lawrence english
a colour for autumn

12k1052

Buy / Order: 12k


image: japanese forms




lawrence english website

A Colour For Autumn
is the second in a series of editions from Australian sound artist Lawrence English that trace the experience of seasonal transit. Following on from For Varying Degrees of Winter (published by Baskaru), A Colour For Autumn reflects on and explores the transitory nature of Autumn - counterpointing the uniformity of the ‘term’ with the varied qualities expressed by landscapes in different countries.
©12k - (more)

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

available now from 12k



images: © taylor deupree & stephen vitiello - design: taylor deupree 12k


pillowdriver sleeping pills 12k1054

molly berg & stephen vitiello the gorilla variations 12k2013

pillowdriver - molly berg

stephen vitiello

Also available as mp3 downloads.


Buy + Download details: 12k

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

sonic youth - sensational fix


on the coffee table:

sonic youth
sensational fix
exhibition catalogue





Fantastic 720 page Sonic Youth "Sensational Fix" exhibition catalogue. Bilingual edition (french/english). one2zero

image: ©japanese forms




Buy:
les presses du réel

Monday, 30 March 2009

re-posts


Thanks to Feedshow RSS Reader I've managed to salvage lots of the posts that I thought had been lost forever when I accidentally deleted this blog a couple of weeks back. Anyone who wants to check them out can do so by clicking the various names in the labels section. one2zero


image: atrocity exhibition

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

pixel - the drive


on the turntable:

pixel
the drive
rn-106

raster-noton

pixel

image: ©japanese forms


Imagine you're lying, dozing in your garden, or in a park somewhere, on a warm, sunny afternoon; you can hear the distant drone of an airplane; the hum from the endless stream of cars and trucks on the outskirts of the town; and the far off beat of some neverending rave fading in and out across the distance... all mixed together. This is what this album sounds like to me. At least that's been my first impression and... I like it. In fact, I like it much more than the snd release (featured below) on the first listen. Both discs are, however, much better than most of the dross you'll hear in your average day but don't expect to hear them in your local superette. one2zero


Read what raster-noton says:

"Pixel’s third album `the drive` is meant to be the soundtrack to his imaginary journey by car across the U.S.A., a road movie encoded in the track list. with warm and deep guitar amplifier hiss and feedback in connection with floating rhythms he creates very organic sound patterns. the music might evoke images of deserts, chemical warfare plants, rugged landscapes, rocket takeoffs and hectic suburban night life." (© - raster noton)

Also available as mp3 download.


Buy:
raster-noton

Download:
raster-noton

Saturday, 21 March 2009

snd - atavism


on the turntable:

snd
atavism
rn-107

raster-noton

snd

image: ©japanese forms


Second-only release on the raster-noton label for snd, this is the follow-up album to the Blir compilation that included some rare tracks from hard-to-find 12inchers as well as some new recordings. That was issued way back in 2005! So any fan of the raster-noton label will be more than happy to see this brand new release from the snd duo of minimal-techno meisters Mark Fell and Mat Steel. I really enjoyed the 4,5, 6, EPs released last year but like this a lot less than the other discs released on the r-n label so far this year (notably those by atom™ & alva noto). Not to worry though as I'll probably grow to like it after I've given it a good few listens.
As with other r-n releases; the packaging -including inversed, embossed album title is beautiful.


Also available as mp3 download.


Buy:
raster-noton

Download:
raster-noton

Thursday, 12 March 2009

forthcoming from 12k


images: ©12k

lawrence english a colour for autumn 12k1052

seaworthy 1897 (limited edition cd+book) 12k1053

lawrence english - seaworthy

Also available as mp3 downloads.


Buy + Download details: 12k


Monday, 9 March 2009

alva noto - xerrox vol.2


alva noto
xerrox vol.2
rn-103

raster-noton

image: ©japanese forms


I've been following the releases on raster-noton, and listening to most of the label's output, for quite some time now and this latest alva noto offering is again up to the label's high standard. A companion -follow up- to last year's Xerrox 1 and an excellent piece it is. Lavishly and beautifully packaged, as is usually every release on r-n, this Vol.2 in the series is, in my mind, one of the best ever from noto. Those who've already listened to Ekkehard Ehlers' Plays John Cassavetes or William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops vol.1 will find that Xerrox 2's opening track is very similar to the Ehlers and Basinski pieces but all in all this is an absolute must have for all serious lovers of electronic music.

Also available as an mp3 download.


Buy:
raster-noton

Download:
raster-noton

Sunday, 8 March 2009

machinefabriek - ijspret


machinefabriek
ijspret
cdr - business card

machinefabriek

image: ©japanese forms

Well, it's back to business with one2zero -a blog which I've been running for at least four years but which, much to my dismay, I accidentally deleted in it's entirety the other week.
I've restarted with the recording that was featured in the last post of the previous version of this blog. Sorry, but I can't retrieve any of the posts that were once here but I've started an image bank (see sidebar) which will feature some of the artwork photographs that I had posted. Expect another new post soon.

A very nice collector's item indeed is this 3" CDR business card featuring Machinefabriek's latest release, IJspret. Available only in a limited edition of 100 so for anyone who wants to get hold of a copy, you'll have to be quick. Also available as a mp3 download from Boomkat.

Buy:
machinefabriek

Download:
Boomkat

Friday, 6 March 2009

machinefabriek + stephen vitiello - music box


on the turntable:

machinefabriek
+ stephen vitiello
music box
12k1048


image: japanese forms



This album was released a few months back but machinefabriek (alias rutger zuydervelt), despite the fact he has released quite a considerable amount of recordings, is an artist that I only just discovered with the release of the recent ijspret (see my 23, Jan. 2009 post); so I have a lot of catching up to do and you can expect to see more work by machinefabriek featured here soon. In fact, the next one2zero post will be on the business card cdr of ijspret.

Buy / Order: 12k

Sunday, 25 January 2009

aiff-tiff - raster-noton

on the turntable:

aiff-tiff
booklet & cd
idea / raster-noton

image: japanese forms

60 page booklet and compilation CD which features tracks from recent RN releases by alva noto, Byetone, Frank Bretschneider and Signal. Booklet features all the aspects of the raster-noton audio visual concepts and photography.
(one2zero)

Buy aiff-tiff
from raster-noton

rechenzentrum (in concert #1)