Archive for January, 2013

January 31, 2013

new pricing starts Feb 15

Folks, we need to raise our prices on physical merchandise to keep this going. Starting Feb 15 the price of CDs and CDRs will increase by $2 from current levels. Digital sales will remain the same.

So consider this a sale…two more weeks of dirt cheap pricing on amazing musical explorations!
Visit the merch store.

Watch for news about the upcoming Andrew Young release soon…

January 15, 2013

Night Stories is available

The new xenharmonic album from Joel Taylor is here! Stream the first half, or download the entire package (name-your-price) at the link below.


The download includes the equivalent of a double album, as well as three music videos and PDF liner notes with photography by Linda Hungerford.

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January 13, 2013

Night Stories out Jan 15

Joel Taylor’s Night Stories, a full-length album teeming with moving melodies, subtle textures and xenharmonic wonder comes out on Spectropol January 15.

Night Stories is a suite of nine pieces that concerns itself with our love for, and our fear of, Nature, our closeness to each other and to other animals, and the personal experience of loss, love, and community.

The form of the suite is programmatic and informed by Taylor’s experience with Javanese Gamelan, in particular with the beautiful art form Wayang Kulit, or shadow puppet theater.

A plot synopsis, photographs, videos and bonus tracks will accompany the download.

 

 

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January 7, 2013

some tasty reviews

Interesting and positive review of Brendan Byrnes’ Micropangaea in the excellent Igloo Magazine.

…and a nice little take on V/A: Whatcom Weird Vol. 1 from Whatcom County’s own What’s Up! Magazine.

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January 4, 2013

“respect” is available.

Tetuzi Akiyama & Jeff Gburek’s new album of engrossing improvisations is available for streaming and purchase in download and limited edition CDR formats. Check it out below and see the bandcamp page for more details.


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January 3, 2013

akiyama/gburek out Jan. 5

Coming this Saturday; download and limited edition CDR.

tetuzi akiyama + jeff gburek: ‘respect’

These recorded improvisations from 2010 are a portrait of an evolving musical relationship between two well-traveled avant musicians. Quiet guitars and electronics interact over a bed of silence, an intimate post-Feldman environment where breathing and room sound permeate the texture. The east/west hybrid interests of both players seem to inform the subtle harmonic framework and the hypnotic flow of events. Jeff Gburek (Poland) recalls that between recorded segments the duo discussed moods/imagery, undetermined but subliminal suggestions. “In the middle of nowhere, the desert…” was an idea for the second track, which sparked Gburek’s “strong associative imagination with the New Mexico desert landscape and my sounds; because much of my sound vocabulary for that instrument set-up was developed while I was living in New Mexico.” Tetuzi Akiyama (Japan) had also been visiting New Mexico a few months before the recording, his slide guitar on that track perhaps redolent of the southwestern US. Overall these four tracks invite the listener into a unified and compelling experience, a meeting of musical presences enabled by patience and a willingness to explore.

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