Friday, December 8, 2017
Very happy to announce the forthcoming collaborative album between Keiji Haino and SUMAC - "American dollar bill - Keep facing sideways, You’re too hideous to look at face on" due out via Thrill Jockey in Feb 2018. We're hoping to have copies available for sale on our upcoming west coast tour with Converge as well. Above and below are previews of the album art generated using recent paintings, photos from our studio session and with design assistance by Faith Coloccia. There will also be some test pressings of this album for sale with the original art created for the album - more on that shortly.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
At this year's Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, PL, "Metapattering for Constellation" - a new composition by Faith Coloccia with Aaron Turner - will be debuted. The piece was commissioned by the festival, and will be performed by a 9 piece ensemble as part of the Post-Indie Classical event on 09/30. More on the festival here.
From the festival's curatorial text regarding Post-Indie Classical:
"This concert is an attempt at defining, identifying or perhaps even constituting new aesthetics – post indie classical? This type of music is created in opposition to sometimes too predictable modern music, but at the same time to over-aestehticised and following the beaten tracks indie classical, and is written by non-academics from the world of independent music. The concert will be unique for one more reason – as the light goes down, you will not know what to expect. All compositions will be produced by Spółdzielnia Muzyczna as premieres; they have just been commissioned by Sacrum Profanum and are being composed. Their author’s vision of instrumental music will be presented by and (Mamiffer, Sumac) – privately a couple of the pianist and the guitarist – vocalists, graphic artists and composers of music basking in the air of melancholy, situated between ambient and chamber music; (Nadja) – a multi-instrumentalist, a prolific artist representing many aesthetic styles, first of all ambient, drone, shoegaze and kraut-rock; (Kayo Dot) – a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer of music at the crossing of the avant-garde, jazz and prog-metal; and (Circle, Pharaoh Overlord) – a vocalist and a bassist who play all kinds of music from heavy metal through the improvised avant-garde up to avant-rock; (Wilhelm Brass) – specialising in modular synthesisers, broken rhythms and sound installations (e.g. last year’s Shibboleth)."
Here also is a new interview with Thalassa, the duo of Aaron Turner and William Fowler Collins. The interview discuses "Bonds of Prosperity" Thalassa's debut album, as well as Megadeth, Hendrix, Ghostbusters and other crucial topics:
Machine Music interview with Thalassa
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Ozero from ECHOVIDEA on Vimeo.
A video for an older House of Low Culture track made by ECHOVIRUSES. This was just passed on to me, though made some time back. One of my favorite HOLC tracks - glad someone found another use for it. Thanks.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
photo by: Faith Coloccia
Peer Pleasure podcast
Never Mind The Hype video interview
Recently enjoying: Ryo Murakami "Esto", Basic House "I Could Tell You But Then....", "Labyrinths" Jorge Luis Borges, "Sunburning" Keiler Roberts, Full of Hell + Merzbow, Ghedalia Tazartes "Diasporas", ENDON "Through the Mirror", NORDRA - s/t, Zachary James Watkins - live compositions at The Chapel, Seattle, etc.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Above: THALASSA "Bonds of Prosperity" 2xLP layout. Artwork by Faith Coloccia, additional artwork and design by A. Turner.
THALASSA is A. Turner and William Fowler Collins. The debut is released officially tomorrow, 5/19 via SIGE Records. Here is a full stream of the album for your listening pleasure.