January 3, 2013
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.
December 8, 2012
1. live video recording of Bill’s “Auscultation Hall” from the Axe compilation:
2. Read a nice quick take on the Axe compilation from The Stash Dauber.
3. Before the year is over we’ll be releasing a beautiful collaboration from Tetuzi Akiyama & Jeff Gburek, as well as a xenharmonic collection from Joel Taylor. Details coming soon!
November 7, 2012
The hard copies are in and look and sound great!
November 6, 2012
visuals by visuals by
césar naves & jaime rguez (AXIAL)
ULTRAVIOLET SOUL from AXIAL on Vimeo.
George Christian & Mehata Sentimental Legend
October 30, 2012
We’re happy to announces the Halloween release of Whatcom Weird Vol. 1, a compilation of adventurous music from artists in Whatcom County.
This diverse collection features improvisation, electronica, experimental pop, noise, electroacoustic, fusion, ambient and bizarre soundtrack music.
October 29, 2012
Spectropol proudly releases its 17th title, a compilation of local (Whatcom County, WA, USA) music pushing boundaries and in some cases flying under the radar.
The stylistically diverse roster includes Kat Bula, Bellingham Improvisatory Ensemble, Shawn Collins, Face Police, Falling Upstairs, Skiks, heatsink, Brandon LaBotz, mindmeld, Pan Pan, Todd Smith, Chris Stainback, Spencer Thun, Alex Wolf and Zach Zinn.
out Wednesday, October 31
October 24, 2012
This delectable assortment of acousmatic tracks from Italian sound artist/musician Andrea Borghi is a textural feast for the ears.
Originally intended to be released on cassette, the work is also a tribute to composition methods used in electronic tape music of the 1960s. Every track is processed in real-time by a patch built in the Max application and is based on cut-up, sovraposition, sound stretching, loop, echo and feedback.
Name your price download (now) or $7 CDR (ships Nov 5) at the link below.
October 21, 2012
The physical version of George Christian + Mehata Sentimental Legend’s scorching new album is out!
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October 11, 2012
Musica Per Nastro (Music for Tape) from sound artist Andrea Borghi (Italy) is nearly ready for public consumption. It will have a CDR option with Borghi’s beautiful cover art.
Here’s a video from 2010 to whet your appetite.
October 9, 2012
Positive reviews of V/A Axe and Vincent Berger Rond: Elle avait raison Hathor showed up in the latest Vital Weekly.