After countless remixes and guest appearances, DENEIR
releases the his debut solo recording. The 7 track Nowhen EP
curves acoustic sounds into new electronic shapes. Features a rare remix by Warp Records
’s massive, multilayered debut is born again in a series of specially commisioned remixes. Thavius Beck
chops and screws “Esophagus” while Italian electronic duo Mickey Eats Plastic
reconstruct “Freedom.” Fellow San Francisco-based artists Radius
take completely original turns on their respective remixes while Siamese Sisters
surmount a difficult task in re-approaching the delicate and powerful “Fragrance.” A trio of stunning remixes from Blevin Blectum
and Heezen with Xn.
round out an impressive remix EP.
An ambitious compilation of noise, electronic, hip-hop, free jazz, prog and experimental music, Strata- A Young Person’s Guide To Experimental Music
is a primer for those of any age. Featuring rare, new and unreleased tracks from: Create (!), Bizzart, Melk The G6-49, Lafcadio, Soul-Junk, MakeShift:Shelter, Manners For Husbands, Receptor Sight, Electric iLL
Collected from the Sounds Are Active
and Joyful Noise
record labels, Strata- A Young Person’s Guide To Experimental Music
, presents both previously unreleased and downloadable tracks with album cuts.
Sounds Are Active
and sister label Asthmatic Kitty
have pooled their collective talents to put something beautiful into the world: the 2004 Sampler. Over over 74 minutes of music from these two unceasingly original record labels. The Asthmatic Kitty
“Side” features songs from Sufjan Stevens
’ first three albums, as well as three tracks from the unrelentingly joyous Half-Handed Cloud
. Songs by Liz Janes
and Viva Voce
round out the 11 tracks- 3 heretofore unreleased.
The Sounds Are Active
“Side” teems with spastic new work from Melk The G6-49
. New and unreleased tracks from Soul-Junk
, Vla Hemia
and Create (!)
. Softer pieces contributed by Xn.
(featuring a slick remix from hip-hop producer supreme Omid
) and the brooding “Two Planes for Elliott Smith” by the Constantine/Levin/Phillips/Schlarb/Shadduck
A collection of five short ambient guitar pieces from Chris Schlarb
recorded in 1999 and released as a limited edition album totaling less than 10 minutes. Built around the unorthodox but simple sounds coaxed out of the electric guitar the original album was meant to be listened to repeatedly. After the limited release sold out, Schlarb contacted a number of different experimental, electronic and hip-hop artists to gauge interest in remixes and reinterpretations.
flowers (eating) words has been on and off hold for over 2 years, waiting for technology, time and purpose to bring ten short songs together. Clocking in at a robust 11 1/2 minutes each of the tracks was designed to fit into the close confines of sixty seconds each. Xn.
each contribute four abbreviated pieces in addition to one collaborative composition. On “gold in mirror” Deneir
’s sloth-sound and pumps it full of rocks and cymbal shimmer. “Internal Chattering” reveals on repeated listens: Xn.’s bubbling guitar haikus threading Deneir’s