Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt have teamed up once again for a new collaborative record. It’s entitled Brace Up! and marks the first time that the duo have released a studio album together. It was recorded earlier this year in Brussels and is being released by Orcutt’s own Palilalia Records. The album contains 12 tracks that span 32 minutes and you can stream all of it above via Orcutt’s Bandcamp page. You can also purchase the LP at Forced Exposure here.
The Free Form Freakout podcast has an in-house record label called Round Bale Recordings and they’ve released a new album from Komare. Komare is a UK duo comprised of two members from Mosquitoes and their new self-titled album contains seven tracks that span approximately thirty minutes and feature a slew of “DIY, post-industrial bedroom experimentation.” You can stream three tracks from the album above courtesy of the label’s Bandcamp page. You can purchase a digital copy of the album or the physical cassette while there.
Raw Tonk has released a new album from a trio consisting of Farida Amadou, Timothée Quost, and Tom Malmendier. The album is entitled QUAM! and was recorded last year in Paris. The album contains six tracks of free improvisation that range from 9 seconds to 20 minutes. You can stream the entire album above via the label’s Bandcamp page above. The album is also available for purchase both digitally and as a CD on the same page.
Kieran Daly has released a new album on Bandcamp. Like his album from last month, this new record is untitled. The album contains 11 songs that feature classical and jazz music presented in a manner both mystical and humorous. All tracks were recorded between May 2016 and November 2018. You can stream the whole thing above via his Bandcamp page. It’s available as a “name your price” download as well.
Room40 has announced a new album from Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope. It’s entitled The Last Days of Reality and features six tracks that Cat states “exist as live performances, but also as singular concrète works, when heard without the instruments.” The album is performed by the group Decibel, of which Cat Hope is a part of. You can listen to the title track above via the label’s Bandcamp page. A lengthy description of the album is also available there, as well as information for pre-ordering the album. The Last Days of Reality is due to be out on November 23rd.
Áine O'Dwyer has launched a new publishing imprint called Cloch. Its first release comes from herself and is entitled Poems for play. The announcement for the imprint and book is as follows:
I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new publishing imprint Cloch, and the release of my new book ‘Poems for play’.
“‘Poems for play’ collects thirty-six scores composed for the Jesuit Monastery and its surrounding environment, in the town of Ano Syros on the island of Syros, Greece. ‘Poems for play’ pays homage to the specificity of time and place, with a titular nod to the duality of meaning: 'to enjoy oneself by interacting with one's surroundings', vs ‘the realisation of creative form through the choreography of social poetics, and the mechanics of body/building as instrument.”
‘Poems for play’ is a FSC certified 46-page A5 publication, on perfect bound Indigo Arcoprint stock, in a signed/numbered edition of 100 copies. Each book is £15.00 (plus postage/packing). Please contact me for rates.
I will be traveling until Nov 10th but all enquiries/orders will be addressed on my return. Thanks for your patience!
As to how one can contact Áine about the book, one can presumably do so by messaging her Facebook artist page here.
Compost & Height is publishing a new book from Patrick Farmer. It's entitled Close Eclogues on Tiptoe and is described as an "epistolary experiment." The label described the book as such:
Close Eclogues on Tiptoe is an epistolary experiment that recalls the author’s visit to Mass an exhibition by the artist Lotti V Closs in 2016. Drawing on the ‘character’ inherent in Closs’s sculptural practice, Close Eclogues on Tiptoe uses the work as a structural device that brings together various literary, compositional, visual, scientific, and sonic references. Moving away from the literary form of the letter as a means of drawing the sender and recipient closer, the protagonists in Close Eclogues on Tiptoe experience a division or estrangement, a void that allows them to stand back from themselves and witness their own disappearance.
Throughout the book, Farmer’s long-standing research into listening is at the forefront of his writing. Following an accident in 2008 which caused long-term hearing loss, tinnitus, autophony and dehiscence, Farmer has been working across various disciplines to develop an embodied sense of listening. This has led to a greater understanding of the auditory processing system of the human body and an awareness of himself as a dis-placed body in the landscape. This dispersion has led to the realisation that there is no one way of listening that holds prevalence over another, a conception of listening interwoven throughout Close Eclogues on Tiptoe.
The book is limited to 100 copies. You can purchase a copy from the Compost & Height website here.
INA-GRM has released a massive 14-disc box set containing the complete electronic works of Eliane Radigue. It’s appropriately entitled Œuvres électroniques and includes Trilogie de la Mort, Jetsun Mila, Adnos, and more. You can view the entire tracklist below. The box set is currently available for purchase at Metamkine and will be shipped out next week.
Œuvres électroniques tracklist:
1. Chry-ptus (version 2001) 24’01
2. Geelriandre 29’57
1. Chry-ptus (version 2006) 23’10
2. Biogenesis 21’06
3. Arthesis 25’40
1. Ψ 847 (version concert) 71’08
1. Adnos I 71’28
1. Adnos II 72’44
1. Adnos III 72’40
Disc Seven: Les Chants de Milarepa
1. Mila’s Song in the Rain 19’10
2. Song of the Path Guides 21’01
3. Elimination of Desires 17’22
4. Symbols for Yogic Experience 19’29
Disc Eight: Les Chants de Milarepa
1. Mila’s Journey Inspired by a Dream 62’22
Disc Nine: Jetsun Mila
1. Jetsun Mila (première partie) 44’25
Disc Ten: Jetsun Mila
1. Jetsun Mila (seconde partie) 39’57
Disc Eleven: Trilogie de la Mort
1. Kyema 61’07
Disc Twelve: Trilogie de la Mort
1. Kailasha 56’09
Disc Thirteen: Trilogie de la Mort
1. Koumé 51’18
1. L’Île re-sonante 55’04
Touch has released the newest album from Jana Winderen. It’s entitled Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone and was commissioned by Sonic Acts's Dark Ecology. It was initially premiered as a 7-channel installation at the Sonic Acts festival and has now come to CD. The description for the album is as follows:
The marginal ice zone is the dynamic border between the open sea and the sea ice, which is ecologically extremely vulnerable. The phytoplankton present in the sea produces half of the oxygen on the planet. During spring, this zone is the most important CO2 sink in our biosphere. In Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone the sounds of the living creatures become a voice in the current political debate concerning the official definition of the location of the ice edge.
The listener experiences the bloom of plankton, the shifting and crackling sea ice in the Barents Sea around Spitsbergen, towards the North Pole, and the underwater sounds made by bearded seals, migrating species such as humpbacks and orcas, and the sound made by hunting saithe, crustaceans and spawning cod, all depending on the spring bloom.
You can find more information about the album on Touch’s website here. The album can also be purchased on the same page. Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone will also be released on Jana Winderen’s Bandcamp page here. It will officially be released through that outlet on November 9th.
No Rent Records has released a new album from NY-based musician Brandon Lopez. It’s entitled The Church of Plenty, Empty and features four tracks of solo double bass performances. You can stream the album above via the label’s Bandcamp site. You can also purchase the cassette there or on the label’s official website (the latter is cheaper). As per usual, the tape is limited to 100 copies.
Lopez released his solo album quoniam facta sum vilis last month on Monofus Press & Astral Spirits. He also performed with Matthew Nelson, Andria Nicodemou, and Gerald Cleaver on The Industry Of Entropy, which was released back in January.