November 15, 2013
The latest installment in our ongoing presentation of some of the finest contemporary xenharmonic (not 12-tone equal tempered) music available. Spanning five continents and showcasing a diversity of styles/genres, these twelve tracks provide multiple entry points into worlds inhabiting novel pitch space.
With music by Jacky Ligon, Mirjam Tally, Lewis Krauthamer, Lois Lancaster, Karen Keyhani, Christian Molenaar, Todd Harrop, Scott A. Moore, D. Edward Davis, Claudi Meneghin, Michael Vick and Kraig Grady.
October 22, 2013
Spectropol is pleased to announce the re-release of this excellent collaborative album. Stream, download, or purchase it at the link below.
“Patrick Derivaz and I started recording Bass Violin in January of 2011. Patrick’s concept was to experiment with pairing two instruments of extremely different registers using digital effects and loops. Our process was highly spontaneous: using composed material that we each brought to the sessions as a point of departure, we improvised freely and record all of our improvisations. After this we assembled each composition from the recorded material. Each of the pieces is a truly collaborative combination of composition, improvisation, and post-production.Our creative meeting ground turned out to be a meditative, quasi-hypnotic aesthetic in which variation is slowed to a nearly imperceptible rate. Within this sound world, the combination of registral extremes and a rich palette of digital tone colors created music that we hope is deeply engaging on both an emotional and psychological level.”
released 22 October 2013
Music by Derivaz-Dufallo.
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7: PAD Publishing, ASCAP.
Tracks 2, 5: CBD Music, Inc., ASCAP.
All tracks recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Patrick Derivaz at PAD Productions.
Art and Graphics by Nana Deleplanque.
2013 Spectropol Records | SpecT 24
September 12, 2013
J.C. Combs’ recent Spectropol release quickly became the soundtrack for some great choreography by Susan Haines in Bellingham. More performances later this year will include even more music from Combs. Watch the initial performance below.
>>>>>Here’s a review of Gazing from disquiet.
Gazing also has been featured on radio programs including Max Shea’s “Martian Gardens” (WMUA 91.1FM Amherst and online) and Don Campau’s “No Pigeonholes” program (KOWS FM Sonoma and online).
June 27, 2013
Seattle-based composer and improviser J.C. Combs presents an EP of processed piano recordings, each of the three pieces serving as a sonic reverie between worlds. Check out & download Gazing here.
Combs, who is the founder of the Sound-In new music community (formerly ImprovFriday), has previous recordings available from the Electroshock, Con-V, Cellar Door, and Amaranth labels.
May 12, 2013
A short but beautiful collection of works for processed piano is set to come out in mid-June from Seattle-based sound artist and composer J.C. Combs. Details to emerge soon!
April 9, 2013
Touching Extremes has a thoughtful review of Akiyama/Gburek’s recent Spectropol release.
Check it out here.
February 12, 2013
andrew young’s new collection of exploratory sound pieces is available for download at the Spectropol shop.
“…a daydream of the chaotic universe outside of human perception.”
artwork by nick lane.
February 6, 2013
inkplaces explores sounds; the way they reflect us and the way we reflect on them.
Preview the first two tracks now!
January 15, 2013
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.
January 13, 2013
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.