steve roden / in be tween noise - every color moving (1988-2003) 6 CDs boxset

"Every Color Moving” consists of 6 discs, covering 7 hours of the 15 first years of Steve Roden musical activities. The first 4 discs contain unreleased works and impossible to find small editions. The last 2 discs offer a selection of tracks made for compilations during the same period. From the surprising early experiments to the development of his often imitated but never equalled 'lowercase’ aesthetic, these are some of Roden’s earliest works, documenting numerous rare and  unreleased recordings.

The discs are accompanied with a 32 page booklet with an essay and extended track notes, written by the artist.

Available now (june 2016); 40 euros + shipping.
France : 44.5 € 
Europe : 46.5 € 
World : 48.5 €

Steve Roden - Every color moving

Steve Roden (1964) is a visual and sound artist born in Los Angeles. Roden’s work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance. Roden’s earliest musical experience was as the singer of the Los Angeles punk band “Seditionaries” from 1978 - 1982, performing locally with some famous bands from this scene. Roden’s early works moved from loud to quiet in the midst of an emotional crisis at age 18, fueling a shift in his work, with the discovery of Eno’s Obscure label. In the early -1990’s Roden discovered the Broken Music catalog (an encyclopedic survey of records related to visual artists), offering a context for an artistic practice rooted in both visual and sound art.

In 1990 Roden released his first recording on a self-released cassette titled “the secret of happiness” under the artist name “in be tween noise”. Since then, Roden has released 45 solo recordings on various labels, alongside numerous collaborations and compilations. By the late 1990’s Roden began to use his own name as the artist of his solo recordings. Most of Roden’s sound works tend towards using a singular source - such as objects, architectural spaces, field recordings, or texts. These things, become abstracted through humble electronic processes to create new audio spaces, or “possible landscapes”. In 2000, he used the term “lowercase” to describe a music that “bears a certain sense of quiet and humility”. Over the years, he has created a rich and diverse body of work that is uniquely his own, mixing conceptual rigor, experimentation and musicality.

CD1 :
1. and go the great man (1990, the secret of happiness, first cassette)
2. trees (circa 1987, cassette, unreleased)
3. counting the ways and listening (1993, unreleased)
CD2 :
1. tube / fan / voice (1995, unreleased)
2. ash loop red island swarm (1994, unused track from the recordings for ‘humming endlessly in the hush’, unreleased)
3. cloud forms (1994, unused track from the recordings for ‘humming endlessly in the hush’, unreleased)
4. tree: sleep in heavenly peace (CDR, edition: 30, 1999)
5. of space enclosed (exhibition catalog: ‘translations and articulations’, 1997)
CD3 :
1. that i couldn’t breath (unreleased, 2002)
2. bird sleeping, bird walking (unreleased, 2001)
3. hanging garden [version] (unreleased, 2000)
4. view [bard version] (unreleased, 2002)
CD4 :
1. mint and ferns (unreleased, 2000)
2. chamber music (unreleased, 2003)
CD5 :
13 compilation tracks 1995-2003
CD6 :
9 compilation tracks 1999-2003

PBK & Wolf Eyes - Rabid

“Rabid” consists of six tracks mixed by Phillip B. Klingler, aka PBK, between 2004-06 using Wolf Eyes source material, this is the Wolf Eyes lineup of 2000-05: Nate Young, John Olson and  Aaron Dilloway.
Klingler: “I was given the audio sources (via cdr) by John Olson at the Ear Candy Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2004. None of the compositions on the album were completed using a computer, they were all recorded live in my home studio or at gigs and radio shows directly to digital."
Three of the pieces on the LP were previously released in Russia on the CD, “Under My Breath”, in 2009. Also in 2009, the American Tapes label run by John Olson released a cdr of the PBK & Wolf Eyes collaborative tracks as part of the ongoing "Live Frying" series. Later, "Rabid" was available for a brief time as a net release. One review from the time stated: “Not a single track passes by without conveying grisly and creepy sensations of imminent death or disaster.”

Mastered for vinyl by Giuseppe Ielasi and with the beautiful cover illustration created by Pole Ka.

▪ American composer, Phillip B. Klingler, better known as PBK, has been active in the experimental music underground since 1986. His compositions are created using extreme turntable manipulation, sampling, analog and digital synthesis. Improvising spontaneously and with little preconception, PBK creates pulsing, dense soundscapes of unknown sonic origin. [wikipedia]

▪ Wolf Eyes is a post-industrial/noise band from Detroit, Michigan. They are widely considered the "kings of US noise".
"Their development since the earliest rumblings in 1997 has yielded some of the most staggering and genre-defining sounds of noise and sound art's dense, largely obscured history." (Allmusic)

Available May 25, 2016; 15 euros + shipping.:

France : 20 € port compris
Europe : 22 € shipping included

World : 24 € shipping included

June 10 : sold-out at source but available through Metamkine (Europe) and Forced Exposure (US).

eRikm - L'Art de la fuite

L'art de la fuite is a selection of first recordings originally released on selftitled homemade tape in 1995. Mainly composed with turntables and prepared records (with various other sources), these recordings have laid the foundation for his future work as turntabilist / improviser / composer. 20 years later, this unique blend of musique concrète and post-industrial still sounds fresh today.

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. 300 copies.

Available September 2015, 15 euros + shipping.:
France : 20 € port compris
Europe : 22 € shipping included
World : 24 € shipping included
eRikm - L'art de la fuite LP
«Over the years there have been reviews of the work of eRikm, as he likes to spell out his name, sometimes solo, but by my own estimation more in collaboration with other people. His main instruments are media products, such as vinyl and CDs, which he damages and then starts playing again, layering them together into new compositions. He has been doing so for more than twenty years. In 1995 he released his fourth cassette, in which he worked with vinyl more than CDs, using, if the postcards are any help, three turntables at the time, scratching records, carving grooves to create loops, cutting records in half and sticking them back together, making burn holes and such like. It's not unlike the work of Milan Knizak, who coined the term 'broken music' already in the sixties and Christian Marclay. eRikm put this on a four-track cassette and created his own compositions with these sounds, and I must say I quite enjoyed this lot. If I'm honest I find the whole turntablist movement a bit tiring, but what eRikm does here is very good. His pieces aren't some scratch records being played, but by layering various sounds together he creates pieces of music, which are engaging to hear. Minimal at times, loop-wise of course, but eRikm takes exactly the right sound of a record and fiddles around with it, so he slip in a melody of some kind, such as in the beautiful 'Rose'. Occasionally of course there is noise, which seems hard to avoid if you do this, but they don't seem to be around here a lot. All ten pieces are kept to a minimum in length, except perhaps for 'Ich War Ein Armer Heidensohn', which is almost nine minutes, in which eRikm explores his material and plays a 'song', rather than presenting some experiments of an electro-acoustic nature. I must admit I didn't hear any of the eRikm cassettes in the nineties, but if the others were like this, then I'd say: bring it on. This is an excellent record; if you are into turntablism, good ol' fashioned experimental music with a fine dash of noise sewn into this or just into overlooked obscurities: this is the place to be.» (Frans de Waard - Vital Weekly)

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