Drone / Ambient
Sound Art / Spoken Word
Danny Clay / metal bells, combs, paper, broken light, piano, music box, marbles, cassette tapes, pebbles, plastic bells, small percussion, transducers, wooden blocksMatt Atkins / chopstick on drumhead, crowd murmur, drum filled with seeds, dry plant leaves, homemade banjo strings, jingle bell stick, karma piano, large bell, marbles in drum head, newspaper, piano notes on cassette tape, ping pong ball in drum and saucepan lid, plastic packaging, push flute, sheet of paper, small and large bells, cymbals, wind-up toy
May 2019, San Francisco & London. Mastered by Francesco Covarino
Danny Clay and Matt Atkins – An Index of Textures
Rie Nakajima / a handle of Japanese sliding door (fusuma) from her grandmother’s house, Japanese rice bowls, coils, jars, shells, flower pots, plastic bags, tin foil, tin cans, chopsticks, a bamboo pot, stones, cups, and kinetic objects made by Rie herself.
Recorded in London, 2016. Released November 29, 2019
Rie Nakajima – Fusuma
Derek Baron & Zoots Houston with an array of objects and junk.
Resonating metal surfaces, chains, paper, thin strips of wood, a broken radio, small battery powered oscillators and a floor tom. Passing cars outside the window. Silence. One microphone recording it all.
"The well-captured minuscule texture selections of resonant metal, miscellaneous percussion, trivial objects, broken gadgets, chimes, and miniature oscillators map out a detailed environment, confined to a small area but given further reach via the movements of the devices in and out of the recording field as well as the creaks and clunks of the performance surface. There’s no forced claustrophobia, no artificial extrication from circumambience. We hear passing cars in the distance, gusts of air past the window: a wider universe in which these sonic events occur, not necessarily emphasized but present nonetheless." - Noise Not Music
Recorded in Chicago, December 2015. Released September 25th, 2019
Derek Baron and Zoots Houston – A Realistic Morning Prayer
Field recordings from different times and places, a walk through the woods or an exotic place far away from home. Studio-made sounds using instruments, tape loops, reel to reel Revox recorder and digital editing. Otherwise insignificant everyday life sounds. Everything mixed together in a diaristic manner, like seamless notebook sketches.
Dominique Vaccaro / field recordings, tape manipulation, stereo looper
Recorded between July and September 2018. Released september 25th, 2019
Dominique Vaccaro – Overlapped Memories
Improvising duo Ed Lucas and Graham Dunning explore texture, timbre, dynamics and drones. Ed Lucas plays trombone, sometimes augmented with controlled feedback, and has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond. Graham Dunning uses turntable with field recordings pressed to dublate, along with snare drum and objects, focusing on tactile soundmaking. “End of a Cable” is their first album together.
Graham Dunning / turntable, snare drum and objects
Edward Lucas / trombone
Recorded in the lost hamlet of Ratcliffe, London, 2019
Graham Dunning and Edward Lucas – End of a Cable
Masayuki Imanishi / field recordings, speaker, contact microphone
Marco Serrato / double bass
"As a listener, feeling around blindly for the duo’s sonic crossover points throughout is where the proverbial ‘action’ happens. Distant engine-like low end rumbles open the record, and the similarities between rippling arco bass and some mysterious crackling field noise trigger all manner of pleasant sensory confusion. Serrato’s throttling bass bowing gives long passages of the record a hefty sense of muddy doom, while Iminashi’s recordings of construction work, city bleeps, and goodness knows what else, seem to come from a dystopic future metropolis. As an experience, Caura triggers all manner of sensory memories, from trudging through a rainy field to jumping at the sound of a car backfiring. As a duet piece, seems to push both parties out of any familiar comfort zones, and right out there into the unknown, which as ever is energizing and frightening in equal measure." - Tristan Bath
Recorded in Osaka, Japan and Sevilla, Spain, December 2018 / January 2019. Released April 2nd, 2019
Masayuki Imanishi and Marco Serrato – Caura