Indonesia-Based Record Label Hasana Editions Releases Two New Albums

Indonesia-Based Record Label Hasana Editions Releases Two New Albums

Hasana Editions is a new record label from Indonesia that focuses on sound art being made in the country. They released their first pair of cassettes early last month. They recently released their second pair of albums. The first comes from Yogyakarta-based artist Julian Abraham ‘Togar’ and is entitled Acoustic Analog Digitally Composed. It features 26 tracks that rhythmically reenact his sound installations. His installations “connect art, environment, science, and technology as new tools to engage and educate both the artist and the society.”

The second new album comes from Pontianak-based composer Nursalim Yadi Anugerah. His album is entitled Selected Pieces from HNNUNG. The label describes the release as follows:

Adapted from Kayaan people oral literature Takna’ Lawe’, HNNUNG is a chamber opera that amplifies the cosmic dramaturgy of Kayaan culture—in which the narrative of matriarchy is essential. HNNUNG the opera was performed by Balaan Tumaan Ensemble and Kerubim Choir using various instruments ranging from kaldii’ and sape’ to tenor saxophone and contrabass. For this edition, he selects nine recording pieces from his opera HNNUNG in the form of sonic-fiction—he lets his composition works as a narrator. 

Both albums can be streamed above via the label’s Bandcamp page. You can purchase the albums digitally on their respective pages. You can also purchase cassettes—limited to 100 copies each—on the label’s website here.

Erstwhile Records Announces New Keith Rowe Album

Erstwhile Records Announces New Keith Rowe Album

Erstwhile Records has announced a new album on its ErstClass imprint. The album finds Keith Rowe performing a composition by Frank Abbinanti entitled “City Music.” Rowe performed a piece by the same composer and with the same title on his 1990 album A Dimension Of Perfectly Ordinary Reality. This composition is, however, different despite sharing the same title. Rowe performed the piece in Chicago earlier this decade, a video of which you can see below. Jon Abbey of Erstwhile has stated that the recording that will appear on this new album will be “very different” from what was heard in Chicago. No release date is confirmed as of yet.

Keith Rowe last released an album on Erstwhile in 2017, a collaboration with Michael Pisaro entitled 13 Thirteen. Earlier this year, he released a collaborative album with John Tilbury and Kjell Bjørgeengen on Sofa entitled Sissel.

Orphax Announces New Album Saxophone Studies

Orphax Announces New Album <i>Saxophone Studies</i>

Sietse van Erve aka Orphax has announced a new album entitled Saxophone Studies. The album is coming out via Moving Furniture Records and features two compositions performed by James Fella and Jozef van Erve. The track by the former finds its roots in a project that Orphax had started back in 2006. He asked musicians to send audio files he could then utilize for his own music, one such recording being from Fella. He stumbled upon the recording in 2017 and eventually created "JF". The track can be streamed above via the label’s Bandcamp page. The second composition is a collaboration between Orphax and his father. You can pre-order the album digitally or physically here.

Shelter Press Releases Thomas Ankersmit's Homage to Dick Raaijmakers, Stream Now

Shelter Press Releases Thomas Ankersmit's <i>Homage to Dick Raaijmakers</i>, Stream Now

Shelter Press has released a new album from Thomas Ankersmit. It's entitled Homage to Dick Raaijmakers and, as the title suggests, finds the Berlin-based musician paying homage to the Dutch artist Dick Raaijmakers. The album features a single 34-minute track that was inspired by Raaijmakers's music from the 60s and his texts on sound composition. The press release notes that the piece "uses tones produced by the listener’s own ears" wherein "the listener’s inner ears actively generate sounds that don’t exist in the recorded signal, and which can change with a small movement of the head." The piece can be streamed above via the label's Bandcamp page. There, you can purchase the album digitally or on CD and LP. Copies are also available from Boomkat and Forced Exposure.

Tone List Releases New Album from Dan O'Connor & Sage Pbbbt

Tone List Releases New Album from Dan O'Connor & Sage Pbbbt

Australia-based label Tone List has released a new album from Dan O'Connor and Sage Pbbbt. It's entitled lines to and features eleven tracks that "explor[e] the textural varieties offered by their respective instruments". Dan O'Connor plays trumpet while Sage Pbbbt utilizes extended vocal technique. You can stream the album above via the label's Bandcamp page. The physical and digital album can be purchased on the same page.

Entr'acte Releases New Asmus Tietchens Album STENOGRAMME, zweite Folge

Entr'acte Releases New Asmus Tietchens Album <i>STENOGRAMME, zweite Folge</i>

Entr'acte has released a new album from Asmus Tietchens. It's entitled STENOGRAMMEzweite Folge and is simply described as being "28 ideas in 28 tracks." You can listen to excerpts from the album above via the label's Soundcloud page. The album is being released on CD and is limited to 150 copies. You can purchase the album on the label's website here. Earlier this year, Tietchens released Strophen on Stencil Trash/Lama-Musik as well as Arcs, a collaboration with David Lee Myers.

INSUB. to Release New Album from Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Pierre-Yves Martel, and Philip Zoubek

INSUB. to Release New Album from Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Pierre-Yves Martel, and Philip Zoubek

INSUB. is set to release a new album from a trio comprised of Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Pierre-Yves Martel, and Philip Zoubek. The album is entitled Otherwise and features a variety of instruments including the viola da gamba, piano, and tuba. It was recorded last November in Cologne at LOFT. The album officially comes out on October 2nd but you can stream two tracks from the album above via the label's Bandcamp page. You can also pre-order the digital and physical album here.

René Aquarius Soundtracks Ajla R. Steinvåg's Sculptures on Transmutation, Stream Now

René Aquarius Soundtracks Ajla R. Steinvåg's Sculptures on <i>Transmutation</i>, Stream Now

Moving Furniture Records has released a new album from René Aquarius. It's entitled Transmutation and is a soundtrack to a series of sculptures by Ajla R. Steinvåg. The two have histories in the medical field—Aquarius as a medical scientist and Steinvåg as a casualty special make-up artist and actor—and utilized this collaboration to explore "metal particle accumulation in the human body." The multimedia installation is currently on exhibit at the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from now until September 30th. More information can be found here. You can hear Transmutation above via Moving Furniture's Bandcamp page. You can purchase a digital or physical copy of the album on the same page.

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle, and Otto Willberg Release New Album Static Garbled Dreams

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle, and Otto Willberg Release New Album <i>Static Garbled Dreams</i>

UK-based label Raw Tonk Records have released a new album from a trio comprised of label head Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle, and Otto Willberg. The three play alto sax, drums, and double bass respectively. The album is entitled Static Garbled Dreams and features five tracks that run for a total of 47 minutes. You can stream the album above via the label's Bandcamp page. You can also purchase a digital or physical copy of the album here.

Jason Crumer's Ottoman Black Gets 10th Anniversary Cassette Reissue

Jason Crumer's <i>Ottoman Black</i> Gets 10th Anniversary Cassette Reissue

No Rent Records boss Jason Crumer has reissued a tenth anniversary edition of his classic album Ottoman Black. The album was originally released on CD by Hospital Productions in 2018 and later on vinyl by Urashima in 2015. This new cassette comes with a six-panel J-card featuring extensive liner notes by Tom Grimley, Raymond Cummings and Christopher Sienko. These liner notes also appeared on the LP version of the album. Ryan Jencks also wrote liner notes for the LP version but they are excluded here due to space. You can stream the album above via the label's Bandcamp page. The cassette is limited to 200 copies and can be purchased here.