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Friday, 14 May 2010

Too cool for school



If it weren't for the absurdity of having to face exams
for the first time since the last millenium, LMYE's UK arm (the Barcelona branch is too cool for school, of course) would be tempted to trek around the country in Tim Hecker's wake these next few days...

Highlights include the extravagantly talent-laden shows with Simon Scott & Ryan Teague on May 15 (Cambridge) & with Simon & Machinefabriek on May 18 (London).

Instead, some prime cuts from Hecker's immense kranky pair Harmony in Ultraviolet & An Imaginary Country
.

Tim Hecker > Blood Rainbow / Chimeras / Radio Spiricom / Visiting An Imaginary Country (extracts from Harmony in Ultraviolet & An Imaginary Country, kranky)

Spotty Hecker list.

Previous Hecker coverage (also here, here & here); Scott (also here); Machinefabriek (also here, here & here).

Nivalis (edit) by Simon Scott [re-up]


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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Bang the gong (again)



NB: re-up with
impeccable additional tracks to aid aggregation.

Real life baldly cramping this blog's 'style', but stealing a moment back to highlight two intense treats from the linked leaders of key labels Miasmah & Type - both recently SoundClouded: Xela's clanking windsock, Svarte's
moonlit midnight rambles...

Xela - Live at the Brattle Theater (with Ning Nong)

"
Xela live at the Brattle Theater (Cambridge, MA) with Jim Siegel (aka Ning Nong) on percussion. All sounds were created live - bowed percussion and found objects sampled and thrown through laptop and outboard effects with live vocals."

Savage Ritual by
Xela

The Long Walk Home at Midnight by
Xela



Lost in endless arms by Svarte Greiner

"
Track from the limited tour cdr for my North American tour, may 2010.

The tour cd is limited to 100 copies of stamped cardboard cdr´s and feature unreleased tracks and liveshows made/performed during 2009-2010

01. SISTER LEAF
02. BLEEDING LIGHTS *
03. MIDNIGHT FEAST **
04. LOST IN ENDLESS ARMS ***
05. MIDNIGHT FEAST PART 2 ****

* Unused material made for the dance piece “The Thief” by zero corp.** Live at Jesus Club, Berlin nov. 2009, on electric Guitar, looper, effect pedals *** Live at Musikk, Dans og Drama radio in Oslo may 2009, on Violin, looper, effect pedals **** Live at Jesus Club, Berlin, w/Brian Mitchell."

The Black Dress by
Svarte Greiner

Svarte Greiner - Traditional Wood On Trees

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Gong show



Real life baldly cramping this blog's 'style', but stealing a moment back to highlight two intense treats from the leaders of key labels Miasmah & Type - both recently SoundClouded: Xela's clanking windsock, Svarte's
moonlit midnight rambles...

Xela - Live at the Brattle Theater (with Ning Nong)

"
Xela live at the Brattle Theater (Cambridge, MA) with Jim Siegel (aka Ning Nong) on percussion. All sounds were created live - bowed percussion and found objects sampled and thrown through laptop and outboard effects with live vocals."

Lost in endless arms by Svarte Greiner

"
Track from the limited tour cdr for my North American tour, may 2010.

The tour cd is limited to 100 copies of stamped cardboard cdr´s and feature unreleased tracks and liveshows made/performed during 2009-2010

01. SISTER LEAF
02. BLEEDING LIGHTS *
03. MIDNIGHT FEAST **
04. LOST IN ENDLESS ARMS ***
05. MIDNIGHT FEAST PART 2 ****

* Unused material made for the dance piece “The Thief” by zero corp.** Live at Jesus Club, Berlin nov. 2009, on electric Guitar, looper, effect pedals *** Live at Musikk, Dans og Drama radio in Oslo may 2009, on Violin, looper, effect pedals **** Live at Jesus Club, Berlin, w/Brian Mitchell."

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

"Who's idea was that?"



UK election special - field recording (of a sort) & moody vamp department...

"You know how whenever a very public figure messes up with the whole world watching/listening, someone immediately remixes the really poignant bits into a really annoying techno tune and puts it on youtube and then expects millions of hits and LOL comments? ere it is! In a really annoying techno version!

Just to clarify: In no way does this represent our support of David Cameron or indeed any political party. We just did it to attract attention to The Chap."


The Chap
> Never a frown, with Gordon Brown



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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Edges & undersides



Nourishment, 12k-style: the soupy, scraping, gently clanking A Fading Found from Taylor Deupree's
forthcoming Shoals - a lulling, affecting bed of sound...

NB: 12k was one of LMYE's labels of 2009.

Blurb: "track 3 (of 4) from the upcoming CD Shoals. Shoals is perhaps Deupree’s most specific album in material concept and sound. In late 2009, he was invited to an artist residency program at the University of York (UK) Music Research Center. He was given the freedom to create a project with the resources of the University and staff at his disposal. The idea was to find a unique idea that he would be unable to realize in his own studio – and this was when he discovered the University’s extensive collection of Javanese and Balinese gamelan instruments.

Without hesitation, the groundwork was established for his project at the residency: he would create an album using only these instruments by developing a simple yet powerful audio looping program in the Kyma programming language to capture it all and provide the structure for the finished pieces.

After the first day in the studio, Deupree quickly realized that he was less interested in the traditional ways these instruments were played and more fascinated by the sounds of the surfaces of the instruments. And so he began to utilize their edges and undersides and find their flaws, such as broken strings. These instruments, played by scraping, tapping, or with an eBow, became the basis for long and meditative looping beds of sound.

In addition, the microphones in the studio would by accident occasionally pick up the sounds of Deupree moving around, brushing the edge of an instrument or setting down mallets. These incidental sounds became as important as the instruments themselves and lend an incredibly physical element to the recordings. Much of Shoals is the sound of microphones in a room as Deupree loops and composes live.

Release date: June 15, 2010"

A Fading Found by Taylor Deupree



More streams
.
& more.
Snow (Dusk, Dawn).

Previous coverage
(& here, here, here & here).



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