Mappa Releases Adam Asnan's 'Carriers, PA'


Mappa is a new record label that launched last month with the release of Jeph Jerman's 34°111'3"N 111°95'4"W. They've just released a new album from VA AA LR member Adam Asnan entitled Carriers, PA. The title refers to two specific techniques that Asnan utilized on the album's six tracks:

Carrier (I-III) - Two interconnected ring modulators, recorded directly from the 'carrier' outputs - the internal signal used to modulate an external signal against, controlled with a potentiometer. For some reason, it bore a lot of inexplicable effects to that signal when patched in a particular way. 

PA (I-III) stands for phantom artefacts. It was a technique of sending phantom power to a device that also offered phantom power (which was powering a stereo pair of mics) and the subsequent 'electro-static' sounds that it would produced, and various recordings of amplified hum and detritus.

You can stream the album above via Mappa's Bandcamp page. There, you'll be able to purchase Carriers, PA—either digitally or as a limited edition cassette—as well as read more information about the album.

Jeph Jerman's '34°111'3"N 111°95'4"W' is the Inaugural Release for New Label Mappa


Mappa is a newly launched label out of Slovakia and it's inaugural release comes from Jeph Jerman. The album is entitled 34°111'3"N 111°95'4"W and features three field recordings of an abandoned windmill located approximately one mile north of Jerman's hometown. These tracks were recorded over the course of two years and is presented without much embellishment. The press release contains a quote from an interview that Jerman had with Time Quotidian—"These days I don't try to evoke anything. I make sound that'll hopefully be listened to." It's apt considering the presentation of sounds on the album.

You can stream 34°111'3"N 111°95'4"W above via Mappa's Bandcamp. You can find more information about the album and purchase it here. The album is also available on cassette. Copies are limited to 70 and the first 35 purchases come with a small object found near the windmill. You can see a picture of these objects below. To keep up to date with future news from Mappa, follow their Facebook page here.