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ANODIZE / OCTOBER & FALL NEWS / The Pool, Emerald Web reissues, & more



THE POOL
333+
[AD1409]

Release date: 10.31.2014 / Preorders, samples & info: http://tiny.cc/1pa1nx



Autumn has finally revealed itself in a burst of colorful splendor around these parts, and here at Anodize HQ we're responding in kind with our own collection of equally vivid aural delicacies ripe for the picking.

In this, the 14th year of the millennium, the dissemination/distribution of music continues to wrestle with numerous artistic and economic dilemmas, offering no adequate exit out of the maze of its own bewildering pretzel (il)logic. The format wars (or, at the very least, skirmishes) wage on. CD vs. vinyl? Physical hard media vs. digital ether? In what form should music be released despite multimedia brainwashing and the endless parade of dis/misinformation?

For us, it's simple: we remain committed to the silver, factory-pressed CD and its attendant physicality. Beginning with the upcoming release by The Pool, all subsequent Anodize issues will be in newly designed six-panel digipaks, the better to augment each musician's varied sonic hues, tints, and textures.

To that end, it gives us great pleasure to kickoff the final quarter of 2014 with not only two timely reissues but a couple of new recordings by artists both forging reputations and building upon established ones.

One of a handful of recordings long cherished by those of us at Anodize, languishing for more than thirty years in relative obscurity, finally arrives on silver platter. 333+, by The Pool, aka Austin, Texas multi-instrumentalist Patrick Keel, trades on a brand of DIY applied rhythmic technology that realigns Bill Nelson, Manuel Gottsching, and John Foxx with contemporary artists making similarly-themed gestures. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1984, Keel's sparkling works presaged the following decades' techno-electro hybrids in a particularly distinctive fashion, decorated with his charming homespun singspeak and deft instrumental keyboard calisthenics. Compiling The Pool's sole LP together with two EPs from the same period, 333+ features, among other offerings, the widescreen synth fantasia "Heavenly Voices", a chugging version of Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn” theme, and the cult-klatch nugget "Dance It Down", a wonderfully awry 80s club staple of Afrika Bambaataa’s then legendary Danceteria DJ sets.

Experiencing such far-ranging methodologies, refracted in the unironic stylistic prism of 2014, renders these recordings more prescient now than ever. We think you'll agree.

Limited edition of 200 in six-panel digipak.



UPCOMING



FATAL TANGENT
Cenotaph
[AD1410]

Release date: 11.30.2014 / Samples & info: tiny.cc/gba1nx

Arne Weinburg and John Shima comprise the duo calling themselves Fatal Tangent. Embracing the rich history of analog synth technology for their own febrile ends, they've created with Cenotaph a recording of dark, probing, mysterious ambient throb crisscrossed by a spiderweb of modular pulse patterns. Weinburg also owns & operates the Diametric label, while partner Shima's resumé reveals a diverse weaving of ambient dub, techno, and other prickly modes of indefinable electronica. Intersecting the work of similar contemporary artists such as Robert Henke/Monolake, Thomas Koner, Pete Namlook, 'Ramp, Ian Boddy, and Oneohtrix Point Never, Fatal Tangent's peek into all manners of opaque regions and unsettling sonorities makes for a richly-earned listening experience.



EMERALD WEB
Catspaw
[AD1411]

Release date: 12.16.2014 / Samples & info: tiny.cc/yka1nx

As the second of our other highly anticipated editions of the season, Anodize is proud to announce the reissue of Catspaw, Emerald Web's seminal 1986 recording, first released on synthesist Larry Fast/Synergy's Audion label. Remastered from the original tapes and featuring a second disc of unreleased recordings from the same timeframe, Catspaw's haunting yet hypnotic weaving of flute, woodwinds, and prime-era analog synths (Moogs, Arps, etc.) transcended the vagaries of pithy 'new age' music in the service of compositions far more imaginative, breathtaking and timeless. Nearly three decades later, Emerald Web's Kat Epple and the late Bob Stohl are finally achieving the recognition they have so richly deserved.



DAVID MORLEY
David Morley (title TBA)
[AD1412]

Release date: 12.30.2014 / Info: tiny.cc/dja1nx

Esteemed UK electronica composer David Morley, whose Tilted album, released in the 90s on the famed R&S label, remains one of that imprint's gems of cinematic ambient/IDM, sharing an ethos with other classics of the era such as early John Beltran and Detroit Escalator Co's Soundtrack 313. Morley's debut for Anodize promises to be a real corker, as we anticipate the music's subsequent gestation and his painstaking approach to sonic detail heralding a welcome return to form and function. Sound samples to be posted on the album's release page in the coming weeks.



IRISLIGHT
Primordial Soleus Beam
[AD1501]

Release date: 1.27.2015 / Samples & info: tiny.cc/tga1nx

Adam Sykes was owner/operator of the well-regarded Iris Light label (1996-2007), an issuer of fine random access electronica by the likes of Aube, Penumbra, Blue, and Maeror Tri, amongst many others. Now reclaiming the label name as his newest alter-ego, Sykes premiers a single, longform work of edgy ambient moods, mindstates, and malcontents. After providing us with advance teasers of the latest headscape, it's become obvious to us that the choice of Irislight as Sykes's recording entity illustrates something quite special indeed.

2015 at a glance: new recordings by Alpha Wave Movement, Ambidextrous, Robert Scott Thompson, Peter Davidson, Yamaoka, Mick Chillage, Sonic Combine (Kat Epple of Emerald Web avant-electronic/percussion side project), Slowdazzle, As If (superb ambient dub techno), & Within Reason, plus reissues/CD debuts by Helix (Eraldo Bernocchi duo IDM project from the 90s), Crystal "Rainbow Voyagers" (classic early 80s synth/space album), Craig Padilla "Sonar", Moebius (not the German artist but an 80s LA trio including Steve Roach), and more.

As always, we appreciate your continuing support of Anodize & its artists.



Anodize is a locus for music electronic, experimental and otherwise, representing the finest in tactile visual audio. Silver through and through, produced in collector's edition tins and six-panel digipaks, Anodize's mandate emphasizes the continuing relevance and artistic value of the physical CD, what it represents historically, culturally, and physically as the ideal playback media for high-quaity, recorded sound.

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ANODIZE • tactile visual audio

> APRIL UPDATE <

Always limited and eminently collectable, Anodize titles exude silver in all its opulent glory. Issued in editions of 100-150 manufactured CDs housed in unique rectangular tins, Anodize remains committed to the physical CD, with its audiovisual synergy and superfine dynamics.

Spring has finally arrived here at Anodize HQ, and with it, the first releases of the new season. As can be seen from the cover icons above, this year's eclectic and diverse lineup continues, featuring artists who restlessly seek to stretch boundaries, wrestle with genre preconception, and ultimately forge an abundance of captivating, invigorating soundworlds.

RAPOON Conduits and Estuaries (AD1402) / AVAILABLE LATE APRIL
Samples / preorder: anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/conduits-and-estuaries-april


This month we're very pleased to present the new release by Robin Storey, aka Rapoon, who has built up one of the more formidable catalogs in electronica, and whose outing here, Conduits and Estuaries, captures his singular module motions live and in the moment. Recorded in 2011 during his performance at Northeast NJ's One Thousand Pulses concert series, Rapoon's knack for arch sonic ritualism and ragged, primordial irruptions make for truly mutant atmospheres. After thirty-plus years, the Rapoon imperative shows no signs of age; in fact, Conduits and Estuaries reveals that Storey's imagistic sleight of hand has never been sharper.

LINGUA LUSTRA Arc (AD1403) / MAY
Samples / preorder: anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/arc-may


Dutch electronic artist Lingua Lustra makes his Anodize debut with this six-track work of elegaic, expansive electronics. Previous releases on Databloem earmarked him as one of the more intrepid space adventurists on the gantry. Arc does just that, auguring a luminous narrative that moves a ever-shifting realm of landscape and strange fauna. Performed on a variety of analog and digital instruments, programmed live, a journey into deep space, pondering the infinite, landing on Earth.

WITHIN REASON Farshadow (AD1404) / JUNE
Samples / preorder: anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/farshadow-june


Within Reason is the nom de disque of Gregory Kyryluk, who also composes achingly original, folded-space music as Alpha Wave Movement. Processing aberrant, mutant strains of post-Augustus Pablo dub with the latest state-of-the-art dreadnought synthesis, Within Reason travels through boulevards adjunct to the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction contingent, ingeniously devising a truly original take on the now well-worn ambientdubtechno soundgrid.

MICK CHILLAGE Pixels (AD1405) / JUNE
Samples / preorder: anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/pixels-june


Mick Chillage's rise in electronica circles has been fairly meteoric, further illustrated by not one but two releases gracing the label this year. Known for solo recordings on labels such as the late, lamented FAX and his Autumn of Communion collaborative project with Lee Norris, the second volume of which was released on Anodize in 2013, Chillage's latest, Pixels, walks through a curious forest of sprightly electronic undergrowth and subtle, whispery rhythm patterns. Later in the summer, Chillage reveals the drum machine dada of his mysterious electro project, temporarily operating under the alias of Aglow Abuzz.

STILL OF SERIOUS INTEREST / There are a few copies remaining of last year's Anodize releases:

> WITHIN REASON Transient Broadcasts (AD1301) | anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/transient-broadcasts
More superb, innovative ambientdubtech & interstatial thrust & thrum from the man who also trades as Alpha Wave Movement

> AUTUMN OF COMMUNION Autumn of Communion 2 (AD1302) | anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/autumn-of-communion-summer-2013
Already considered one of the best ambient albums of 2013, Lee Norris & Mick Chillage follow-up their former Fax release with another edition of well-wrought, multi-dimensional soundtracks & strange, errant pulsations

> ISHQAMATICS Earthbound (AD1303) | anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/ishqamatics-fall-2013
Lee Norris, aka Norken, Metamatics, et al, teaming up with UK sound portraitist ISHQ to yield an original work of austere, rugged beauty set adrift amongst fields of occasionally thorny rhythmic patterns

> ROBERT RICH Morphology (AD1304) | anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/morphology
Recorded on May 15, 2010 in New Jersey, USA at the One Thousand Pulses concert series, masterful electronic musician Robert Rich set the surrounding environs to light, skillfully utilizing both hands-on analog gear, controllers, and homemade wind instruments to realize a true one-of-a-kind listening experience that could only have been witnessed in a live setting. Now it's silver imprinted to be enjoyed outside it's original recording space.

And in the months to follow, a number of items we're very excited about, including a 2-CD edition/reissue of Emerald Web's classic 80s album Catspaw, the return of former R&S artist and veteran UK electronica/IDMer David Morley, and finally making its CD debut, a two-disc reissue of the obscure but influential synth/synth-pop recording by Texas musician Patrick Keel, better known as The Pool.

Thanks for your continuing interest & support of Anodize and their respective artists. More to come!

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DARREN BERGSTEIN
Anodize / tactile visual audio
> anodizesound.com / otperiphery.com

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Marketplace / F/A Rare Herbie Hancock, techno, IDM, and other electronica
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:51:31 AM »
Expiring in two days: some great classic (Japanese import) material from Herbie Hancock, along with some other fine electronica, IDM, experimental music & otherwise. Here:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/ubikman/m.html?item=181242672824&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Most have $0.99 starting bids.

Good luck!

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ISHQAMATICS / Earthbound / AD1303

> CD NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE / LIMITED EDITION OF 300 <

Hello to all:

Anodize is very pleased to announce the official release of Earthbound, by Ishqamatics, the teaming together of longtime UK ambient icon ISHQ (aka Matt Hillier) with fellow sonic nomad Metamatics (aka Lee Anthony Norris, late of Autumn of Communion, Norken, Nacht Plank, etc.)

The CD can be purchased & previewed here:

http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/earthbound

Earthbound represents the first collaboration between two long-standing & highly regarded figures of contemporary electronica: Matt Hillier, aka ISHQ, and Lee Anthony Norris, aka Metamatics (amongst numerous other aliases). Merging sensibilities that encompass everything from polymorphously exotic ambient & perception-altering harmonic soundplay to pillowy rhythmic contraptions, both Hillier & Norris effectively repurpose a multitude of landscapes afloat on both digitized pixeldust and the gorgeous pulsations of warm, humid analogics.

Matt Hillier, best known to ambient aficionados as ISHQ, makes music informed with Buddhist, Sufist, yoga/tantra & other consciousness-raising philosophies as much as by the psychedelic flavors infusing much of the hybrid scenes sprinkled throughout 90s electronic music. His 2001 debut as ISHQ, Orchid, has long been regarded as a touchstone in UK ambient, and subsequent recordings has not diminished that stature. In fact, Hillier remains as busy as ever, recording as Elve and Ishvara, and defining his own unique aesthetic via his label Virtual.

Lee Anthony Norris doesn't rest on his laurels, either. He's a jack-of-all-trades genre-wise—whether churning out regal robot electro as Metamatics, glistening ambience as Nacht Plank, or sepia-tinted plangent techno as Norken, it's all part of the same dazzling puzzle. Norris is currently on a roll, with a baker's dozen of releases throughout 2013 and into 2014 plastered across his own .txt label in addition to work on Anodize and many other imprints. His early Norken records on UK label Hydrogen Dukebox are classics of beat construct and Detroitian depth, and his recent Anodize collaboration with Mick Chillage, the 2nd installment of their ongoing Autumn of Communion series, emphasizes the nomadic aspects of his always fascinating sound design. "Earthbound" perhaps—looking skywards, definitely.

US-based CD label Anodize is a locus for tactile visual audio. Cutting across genre boundaries, actualizing imagistic sounds from some of the most provocative electronic & experimental sonic artisans out there, all the label’s titles exude silver in all its opulent glory, featuring real-world manufactured CDs housed in rectangular, collectors edition stickered tins containing a two-panel insert, limited to just 300 copies. Anodize prides itself on the artistic value inherent in the physical object, what it represents historically & literally to the aural & visual mediums simultaneously vanishing into the digital ether.

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AUTUMN OF COMMUNION
AUTUMN OF COMMUNION 2

> DISC AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE <

Hello to all:

Anodize is very pleased to announce the official release of Autumn of Communion's Autumn of Communion 2, available for purchase on the album's release page:

http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/autumn-of-communion-summer-2013

The follow-up to their highly-regarded Fax release, Autumn of Communion is the duo of electronica jack-of-all-trades Lee Norris (Metamatics, Norken, Nacht Plank) & British musician Michael Gainford (Mick Chillage). AoC was not only their debut on Pete Namlook's legendary Fax label, but his untimely passing meant it was the label's swansong as well. On this sequel, the duo further explore the sensate spaces between your ears, where silence and motion assume grand proportions, rhythms arise, pulse, then dissipate, and tranquility is found at the murky intersections of shadow and substance.

More of a headrush than its predecessor, an aural snapshot recalling the pioneering early 90s heyday of ambient dub and IDM hybrids, "Autumn of Communion 2" does both its creators and Namlook's legacy proud.

The Autumn of Communion project was yielded from the combined interests and sensibilities of its core members. Though now based in Italy, Lee Norris has been a longtime fixture on the UK electronica/IDM nexus, having traded variously as Metamatics, Norken, Nacht Plank, Ashtoreth's Gate and many others. Under those guises, and across labels such as Hydrogen Dukebox, Clear and his own (late) Neo Ouija, Norris has realized some of his generation's finest recordings, the Metamatics and Norken releases being particularly innovative examples of a distinctive embracing of warm IDM and proto-rhythmic tropes. Norris shows no signs of slowing down, with upcoming releases highlighting a journeyman's variety of styles, all of which he fairly eclipses, thank you very much.

Michael Gainford, aka Mick Chillage, has been steadily building his own catalog of impressive proportions, crisscrossing with ease over the boundaries of ambient & post-dance tried-and-truisms, stamping such genres with a vitality and sense of imagination wholly his own. Whether releasing on Pete Namlook's Fax label, Norris's ...txt, or Psychonavigation, Chillage reveals a knack for twisting categorical vocabularies to suit his own ends; the better elements that arose during the now bygone era of late 20th century British electronica are reacquired and subsequently mutated thanks to Chillage's grit and gear.

As Pete Namlook described on the duo's Fax release page, "Autumn Of Communion was born almost as quickly as the seasons themselves change. In summer of 2012 Lee and Mick discussed a collaboration which could possibly convey everything they love about electronic music, movies, the mysteries of nature/life and beyond by combining each of their own musical idiosyncrasies. A common ground quickly resulted in a synergistic kaleidoscope of deeply atmospheric drones, lush synthwork and emotive melody with environmental touches and intricate rhythmic details which reflect a hint of classic 90s ambient/electronica." Autumn of Communion 2 takes such proceeds forward, working through numerous mindstates while marching to the beat of its own psychedelic drummer.

A Periphery subdivision, Anodize is a locus for tactile visual audio. Cutting across genre boundaries, actualizing imagistic sounds from some of the most provocative electronic & experimental sonic artisans out there, all the label’s titles exude silver in all its opulent glory, featuring real-world manufactured CDs housed in rectangular, collectors edition stickered tins containing a two-panel insert, limited to just 300 copies. Anodize prides itself on the artistic value inherent in the physical object, what it represents historically & literally to the aural & visual mediums simultaneously vanishing into the digital ether.

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AUTUMN OF COMMUNION
AUTUMN OF COMMUNION 2
AD1302 CD / Edition of 300

> TRACKS NOW POSTED FOR PREVIEW / DISC AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER <

RELEASE DATE: 6/5/13



Hello to all:

Anodize is very pleased to announce that the upcoming Autumn of Communion 2 is now available for preview on the album's release page:

http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/autumn-of-communion-summer-2013

The follow-up to their highly-regarded Fax release, Autumn of Communion is the duo of electronica jack-of-all-trades Lee Norris (Metamatics, Norken, Nacht Plank) & British musician Michael Gainford (Mick Chillage). AoC was not only their debut on Pete Namlook's legendary Fax label, but his untimely passing meant it was the label's swansong as well.

Anodize is proud to be releasing the duo's beautifully constructed follow-up, simply called Autumn of Communion 2. AoC 2 works through minimal and maximal zones of abstract sound, a very Fax-like record in feel that recalls not only the heyday of early 90s experimental IDM/environmental space music hybrids but some of the classic Namlook generated albums of that period.

A Periphery subdivision, Anodize is a locus for tactile visual audio. Cutting across genre boundaries, actualizing imagistic sounds from some of the most provocative electronic & experimental sonic artisans out there, all the label’s titles exude silver in all its opulent glory, featuring real-world manufactured CDs housed in rectangular, collectors edition stickered tins containing a two-panel insert, limited to just 300 copies. Anodize prides itself on the artistic value inherent in the physical object, what it represents historically & literally to the aural & visual mediums simultaneously vanishing into the digital ether.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / R.I.P. Oophoi
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:42:18 AM »
Just heard the shocking news of Gianluigi's passing. Very scant information exists; only heard about it via Facebook this morning. I've followed, reviewed, and acquired his recordings from the very beginning of his sterling career, as well as having known him both personally & professionally since the early 90s. We exchanged correspondences for years; he was also frequently covered in both of my magazines i/e & e/i. Terribly, terribly sad, and he will most certainly be greatly missed.

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Periphery / Anodize
> tactile visual audio


otperiphery.com / anodizesound.com

I'm very pleased to announce the launch of Anodize, a subdivision of the Periphery label. Limited to 300 copies, Anodize titles exude silver in all its opulent glory, each featuring real-world manufactured CDs housed in rectangular, collectors edition tins containing a two-panel art insert.

For your listening pleasure, Anodize presents the following three editions:

WITHIN REASON Transient Broadcasts
> NOW AVAILABLE <



The label's opening salvo comes in the form of the stunning new album by Within Reason (Gregory Kyryluk, aka Alpha Wave Movement) forging a bond between 70s Euro space fantasias, the skanking digital substreams of Basic Channel, and contemporary slo-mo rhythmic auteurs such as Bvdub, Vladislav Delay, and Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas. Transient Broadcasts codifies his previous recording’s sultry velvet groove and logically progresses forward, auguring a headspace of sumptuous dynamics amidst its rippling digital environs. 

Embracing a variety of mood-states and tonal dualities, Transient Broadcasts relies on Kyryluk’s skillful execution to rearrange ‘familiar’ tropes into a chilly otherness, as rubbery beats sink into foggy embankments and pulsations ebb in thickening concentric circles. Most current practitioners of what is nominally known as dubtech or ambient techno or any other pat genre shorthand are content with the tried-and-truisms of reverb and delay; Kyryluk‘s fascination with sound processing reflects an omnivorous interest in electronica’s last 40 years of experimentative zeal.

Seizing a myriad of influences (Eno, early era Tangerine Dream, 90s post-techno beat culture, fourth-world semiotics) to navigate the opaque membranes separating analog church from digital state. Kyryluk’s not obsessed with reinventing the wheel but remains well aware of how its characteristics can be effectively modified. Transient Broadcasts speaks for itself, deftly illustrating how indeed everything old can be new again.

AUTUMN OF COMMUNION AUTUMN OF COMMUNION 2
ISHQAMATICS TITLE TBA

> BOTH NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER <

   

Early June will see the eagerly anticipated release of the second disc by Autumn of Communion, the duo of Lee Norris (Metamatics, Norken, Nacht Plank) & Michael Gainford (Mick Chillage). Autumn of Communion was not only their debut on Pete Namlook's legendary Fax label, but his untimely passing meant it was the label's swansong as well. Anodize is proud to be releasing the duo's beautifully constructed follow-up, simply called Autumn of Communion 2. AoC 2 works through minimal and maximal zones of abstract sound, a very Fax-like record in feel that recalls not only the heyday of early 90s experimental IDM/environmental space music hybrids but some of the classic Namlook generated albums of that period.

To whet the appetite even further comes another meeting of great aural minds, the first collaboration between the erstwhile Lee Norris and well-known ambienteer Ishq. Dubbing the project Ishqamatics and shrouded in secrecy, they're currently hard at work finishing up the as-yet-untitled recording, due for release on Anodize in the fall.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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Hello to all:

Beginning March 10, I will be launching/hosting a radio program on Home Grown Radio New Jersey (HGRNJ), an internet/live streaming radio station headquartered in the picturesque downtown of Boonton, NJ.

Airing from 6-9 PM weekly out of HGRNJ’s studio, "Sunday Evening Sinewaves” focuses on electronic, experimental, avant-garde, and unclassifiable music of all stripes. Playlists will fluctuate with wild abandon and variety, crisscrossing categories and styles while ignoring boundaries, drawing on the colorful history, symbiotic technologies, and ongoing sub-genres that are integral to electronica and its soundmakers.

Though obviously in the developmental phase, “Sunday Morning Sinewaves” will encompass a wide range of presentations, special programming, in-studio live performances, and on-air interviews with artists, label-heads, and the many adjunct provocateurs operating throughout the field.

Founded in 2004, HGRNJ recalls nothing less than the halycon times of 1960s and 70s AM and early FM radio, when freeform programming was the order of the day and boldness ruled. Perhaps broadcasting’s richest era, those nascent years of “underground” radio begat a legion of crazy, passionate radio jocks, audiophiles, and obsessive LP trainspotters who provided exposure to thousands of musicians and artists across an ever-expanding array of genres. HGRNJ brings back the tenor of those times, infused with the same robust level of verve, audacity and enthusiasm as the turntable pioneers of decades past. I am fortunate to be involved with such an artistic and vital network as it expands its outreach across the worldwide stage.

SHOW ACCESS & INFORMATION

For streaming links, call-in phone numbers, and all requisite contact info and otherwise:

http://www.homegrownradionj.com

TO ARTISTS & LABELS / PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL: AN OPEN LETTER

I strongly encourage and hope you will submit your recent and upcoming releases for airplay. I will keep you updated with my weekly playlists so you can see that your recordings are in fact being given ample exposure and timely playback.

It is preferred that releases submitted are *complete* CDs, with all attendant artwork included (booklet, tray card, and/or digipak or similar/equivalent). Downloads, mp3 files, pre-release versions, white labels, or other editions are not suggested though will be considered if necessary. As a fellow recording artist and label owner, believe me I fully understand the realities of the current market and music-consuming climate, but as all of us are doing our best to maintain some level of efficacy and longevity in this field by issuing music in a true, artistic, tangible manner, I will not hasten the demise of the physical format regardless of trends or industry 'mandates'. And, where applicable, I will gladly discuss on-air the merits of your release(s) artwork and presentation as a furtherance of this policy. Might I revisit this issue in the future? Perhaps. But I'm steadfast in my belief that the physical format will out of necessity not only endure but remain a vital musical component for historical, archival, and practical reasons—those of you who continue to release your music in and embrace physical formats surely abide by and understand these principles.

Send material to:

DARREN BERGSTEIN
SUNDAY EVENING SINEWAVES
9 EDWARD PL
WOODCLIFF LAKE NJ 07677 USA


Feel free to send releases without jewel cases to minimize shipping costs (particularly for international shipping).

“Sunday Evening Sinewaves” will be proffering much in the way of sound and vision, and its base of listeners and supporters—mainly you—will be instrumental in helping it establish a firmament in internet radio’s vast landscape. Updates on the show’s features and evolving programming will be promoted via the lionshare of media and publicity avenues in addition to regular email dispatches as well.

Look for my station ID and timeslot to be formally appended on the HGRNJ site as the air date nears.

I hope you will all tune in on March 10 for the show's inaugural three hours.

Regards,
Darren Bergstein

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Periphery / otperiphery.com
> sounds rescued from the edges & otherwise


NOW AVAILABLE



> Groupthink Happy Gods (OTP1212)

Periphery is very pleased to present the new Groupthink album, Happy Gods. After their successful debut Of Microcosmic Origins, Groupthink return with their follow-up, a somewhat more "rhythmic" collection of tracks than its predecessor, yet still teeming with the duo's particular brand of wholly odd event horizons & invasive electroacoustic mumurings.

A duo comprised of Darren Bergstein (iPhonetronics, devices, random acoustics) & Edward Yuhas (Guitars, looping & processing, iPhonetronics), Groupthink improvise with wild abandon, inaugurating electroacoustic soundscapes by marrying objects acquired with objects found. The resultant pieces fluctuate between rough-hewn ambience, computer tribalism, and experimental atmospherics. Their first album, Of Microcosmic Origins, situated the listener between strange, abject environs of negative space and awry pulsations, a heady mixture of sounds that is at turns becalming and unsettling. Happy Gods unveils tracks that oscillate within multi-textural rhythmic contours & slyly devised atmospherics, alternating between hues both beautifully light & forbiddingly dark.

Involved with electronic music in numerous capacities for over four decades, Darren Bergstein operates as a multi-hyphenate artist, a historian, archivist, music collector, writer, publisher, event organizer, concert promoter, and performer. He’s published two magazines (i/e and its successor, e/i) between the years 1989 and 2006, has contributed to countless others (including Resonance, Signal to Noise, and Perfect Sound Forever, amongst many), and own and operates the Periphery label, dedicated to releasing music of electronic/unusual natures and otherwise. For over two years, he curated the One Thousand Pulses concert series, which hosted regular events for electronic & experimental music in the Northeast area, as well as large scale festivals in New York City, Hackensack, and Philadelphia, with plans for further local & regional events in 2013 & beyond. Bergstein’s always approached music as texture and nuance, and this keeps him forever immersed in a gallery of unusual, unheard-of sounds.

Edward Yuhas is a guitarist, live-looper, and electronic device enthusiast and has been playing/performing for 10+ years. His appreciation of progressive rock began upon hearing the opening phrases of King Crimson’s "21st Century Schizoid Man" at age 16. The music of Yes, Rush, and Genesis further beckoned him on to discover the myriad worlds of texture and nuance he craved in music. Influences include such ambient-electronic artists as Ian Boddy, Steve Roach, and Erik Wollo, with a special nod to Robert Fripp, Edgar Froese, Fennesz and numerous other exploratory guitarists. Yuhas's uncanny ability to merge his guitar with a stunning array of pedals, loopers, and delays yields extraordinary sonic dividends, from seemingly bottomless cavernous drones to conjuring vast interstellar spaces of expansive reach & wonder. When he's not performing or listening to music, Yuhas indulges in books, film, photography, contemporary architecture and escaping silently to the woods...

Samples of Happy Gods, in addition to all current Periphery editions—housed in the label's signature, limited & collectable silver porthole tins—can be listened to & purchased via the Periphery site here:

http://periphery.bandcamp.com/album/happy-gods

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Periphery / otperiphery.com
> sounds rescued from the edges & otherwise

NOW AVAILABLE



> Alpha Wave Movement Eolian Reflections (OTP9012)

Periphery is very pleased to present the new Alpha Wave Movement album, Eolian Reflections, a stunning slice of contemporary ambient music that draws from the wellspring of Roach, early Rich, Eno, et al, but with its own characteristic flavor & aesthetic.

A longtime yet under-recognized figure on the electronic scene, Gregory Kyryluk, aka Alpha Wave Movement, continues his long-standing tradition of knocking genre straw men down, taking traditional musical forms & spinning his own adjunct sound designs outward, whether it's his unique take on ambient dub-techno as Within Reason, or the myriad timeswept sensations of AWM.

In Kyryluk's own words: "Eolian processes pertain to the activity of the winds. Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials, and are effective agents in regions with sparse vegetation and a large supply of unconsolidated sediments. Although water is much more powerful than wind, eolian processes are important in arid environments. Eolian Reflections is a purely unconscious follow-up to my 2000 release Drifted Into Deeper Lands. The music once again has been inspired by the timeless arid and unpretentiously living breathing open vistas of the Southwestern United States. Sparse and reflective, sometimes accompanied by electronic percussion, I tried to evoke a deeper and perhaps spiritual nature of "being" there out in the wide open geography, taking into perspective the hot red clay landscape that beckons the cool blue horizons. The lands there speaks its own silent vocabulary for anyone willing to patiently listen."

All current Periphery editions, housed in the label's limited & collectable silver porthole tins, can be previewed & purchased via the Periphery Bandcamp page:

http://periphery.bandcamp.com/album/eolian-reflections

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Periphery / otperiphery.com
> sounds rescued from the edges & otherwise

NOW AVAILABLE



> Thin Air Flamed Amazement (OTP9012)

Thin Air is Steve Bowman, mainstay of the Philadelphia electronic music community & half of duo Delicate Monster, whose racks of keyboards make sounds as much in debt to classical music sensibilities as classical synthetic ones, though the end result is hardly what you'd expect. Rippling arpeggios occasionally spill out over curiously alien topographies, expansive washes of sounds folded into suites of charging analog harmonies — think Charles Ives on acid, or Morton Subotnick & Erik Satie as reinterpreted by Edgar Froese.

Bowman's is a music that is somehow maximalist in its minimalism; though there is plenty going on in the lengthier pieces of this album, his intent is to produce large swathes of sound with seemingly very little. This is a misnomer, of course. Particularly on the last track, "Inchmeal", Bowman works out his inner Steve Reich, but this is a Reich of dizzying, swelling proportions—dense, interwoven, postmodern, almost absurdist. But it is a glorious sound.

Flamed Amazement is Bowman's debut on CD, his first true full-length recording after releasing a solo cassette on Chuck van Zyl's Synkronos label way back in the budding 90s and a couple of self-released CDRs with Delicate Monster cohort Art Cohen. No doubt this will be the first of many such legitimate sonic renderings. Mastered by Art Cohen at Alpenhof.

All current Periphery editions, housed in the label's limited & collectable silver porthole tins, can be previewed & purchased via the Periphery Bandcamp page:

http://periphery.bandcamp.com/album/flamed-amazement

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GROUPTHINK NEWS / CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

New Jersey's foremost enigmatic electroacoustic duo Groupthink will be performing in Philadelphia, PA, at The Rotunda on Saturday, September 29th, as part of The Event Horizon series, sharing the bill with PYXL8R, and the duo of Tim Motzer & Bernhard Wostheinrich.

Details can be found here: http://www.therotunda.org/events/pyxl8r-groupthink-bernhard-wostheinrich-tim-motzer-presented-by-event-horizon-series

Groupthink work up vast drones of machinic elegance buttressed by windswept atmospheres and the odd rhythmic pulse. A duo comprised of Darren Bergstein (iPhonetronics, devices, random acoustics) & Edward Yuhas (Guitars, looping & processing, iPhonetronics), Groupthink improvise with wild abandon, inaugurating electroacoustic soundscapes by marrying objects acquired with objects found. The resultant pieces fluctuate between rough-hewn ambience, computer tribalism, and experimental atmospherics. Their first album, Of Microcosmic Origins (on the Periphery label), situates the listener between strange, abject environs of negative space and awry pulsations, a heady mixture of sounds that is at turns becalming and unsettling. The follow-up, Happy Gods (also on Periphery), will be released the last week of September just prior to the duo's Philadelphia appearance, and hosts an even wider palette of noises, movements, tinctures, and vibrations than their debut.

Involved with electronic music in numerous capacities for over four decades, Darren Bergstein operates as a multi-hyphenate artist, a historian, archivist, music collector, writer, publisher, event organizer, concert promoter, and performer. He’s published two magazines (i/e and its successor, e/i) between the years 1989 and 2006, has contributed to countless others (including Resonance, Signal to Noise, and Perfect Sound Forever, amongst many), and own and operates the Periphery label, dedicated to releasing music of electronic/unusual natures and otherwise. For over two years, he curated the One Thousand Pulses concert series, which hosted regular events for electronic & experimental music in the Northeast area, as well as large scale festivals in New York City, Hackensack, and Philadelphia, with plans for further local & regional events in 2013 & beyond. Bergstein’s always approached music as texture and nuance, and this keeps him forever busy immersed in a gallery of unusual, unheard-of sounds.

Edward Yuhas is a guitarist, live-looper, and electronic device enthusiast and has been playing/performing for 10+ years. His appreciation of progressive rock began upon hearing the opening phrases of King Crimson’s "21st Century Schizoid Man" at age 16. The music of Yes, Rush, and Genesis further beckoned him on to discover the myriad worlds of texture and nuance he craved in music. Influences include such ambient-electronic artists as Ian Boddy, Steve Roach, and Erik Wollo, with a special nod to Robert Fripp, Edgar Froese, Fennesz and numerous other exploratory guitarists. Yuhas's uncanny ability to merge his guitar with a stunning array of pedals, loopers, and delays yields extraordinary sonic dividends, from seemingly bottomless cavernous drones to conjuring vast interstellar spaces of expansive reach & wonder. When he's not performing or listening to music, Yuhas indulges in books, film, photography, contemporary architecture and escaping silently to the woods...

Further info:

Groupthink: www.groupthinksounds.com
Periphery: www.otperiphery.com

We hope to see you on Sept 29!

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Hello to all:

Going through some Periphery inventory that was boxed up for sale at live events, I came across a few additional copies of previously-believed out-of-print releases, all of which can be purchased directly via their respective pages on the Periphery site:

otperiphery.com

There are less than 10 COPIES left of each of the following titles:

> Thomas Ronkin Precursors (OTP6012)

> Groupthink Of Microcosmic Origins (OTP5012)

There are less than 5 COPIES left of:

> Within Reason Subtle Shift (OTP4012)

Last month's Radiant Mind release is also still available, but stock is dwindling on that edition as well.

Note that once these titles are gone, they're gone, and will not be repressed. Orders will be taken on a first come, first-served basis, so grab 'em while you can!

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Periphery / otperiphery.com
> sounds rescued from the edges & otherwise

NOW AVAILABLE



> Erdem Helvacioglu & Bruce Tovsky Erlik Khan (OTP8012)

New collaboration between Turkish experimental genre-hopper and multi-media artist Erdem Helvacioglu (with releases on Sub Rosa, Innova, and Sargasso) and Brooklyn, NY contextualizer Bruce Tovsky. Featuring two prickly longform works fusing GuitarViol (a hybrid stringed instrument), trumpet, random acoustics, and processed electronics into a colorful, polyglot stew, the enigmatic duo forge dense, dark, quivering soundscapes that recall nothing less than Thomas Koner, Shinjuku Thief, & Lull's isolationist climes skyrocketing through the improvisational smears first championed by the likes of AMM and Zbigniew Karkowski. Riveting, unclassifiable stuff.

FORTHCOMING



> Thin Air Flamed Amazement (OTP9012) / late August

Thin Air is Steve Bowman, mainstay of the Philadelphia electronic music community & half of duo Delicate Monster, whose racks of keyboards make sounds as much in debt to classical music sensibilities as classical synthetic ones, though the end result is hardly what you'd expect. Rippling arpeggios occasionally spill out over curiously alien topographies, expansive washes of sounds folded into suites of charging analog harmonies — think Charles Ives on acid, or Morton Subotnick & Erik Satie as reinterpreted by Edgar Froese.

COMING SOON



> Alpha Wave Movement Eolian Reflections (OTP9012) / September

Periphery is very pleased to present the new Alpha Wave Movement album, Eolian Reflections, a stunning slice of contemporary ambient music that draws from the wellspring of Roach, early Rich, Eno, et al, but with its own characteristic flavor & aesthetic. A longtime yet under-recognized figure on the electronic scene, Gregory Kyryluk continues his long-standing tradition of knocking genre straw men down, taking traditional musical forms & spinning his own adjunct sound designs outward, whether it's his unique take on ambient dub-techno as Within Reason, or the myriad timeswept sensations of AWM.

> Groupthink Happy Gods (OTP9012) / September

After their successful debut Of Microcosmic Origins, Groupthink return with their follow-up, a somewhat more "rhythmic" collection of tracks than its predecessor, yet still teeming with the duo's particular brand of wholly odd event horizons & invasive electroacoustic mumurings.

All current Periphery editions, housed in the label's limited & collectable silver porthole tins, can be previewed & purchased via the Periphery Bandcamp page:

otperiphery.com

Further news & editions to be announced soon.

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Periphery / www.otperiphery.com
> sounds rescued from the edges & otherwise

Announcing the new and upcoming Periphery editions, continuing our series of releasing provocative, exciting works from artists operating across the electronic music spectrum, housed in the label's now-established, collectable (and limited to 50 copies) silver porthole tins.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

> Radiant Mind Sense (OTP7012) / Sense is the debut by the mysterious US artist known as Radiant Mind. Produced and engineered (and with sonic contributions made) by Steve Roach, Radiant Mind's first offering is a blast of refreshing nocturnal air amid the tried-and-tested ambient landscape, proffering a kaleidoscopic sonic terrain that reveals an inner space music offset by fluttering beats and strangely unfurling atmospherics. Poised to be one of the top ambient releases of 2012, Radiant Mind seeks to upset the genre apple cart, a recording simultaneously soothing & unnerving.

UP NEXT / NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS:

> Erdem Helvacioglu & Bruce Tovsky Erlik Khan (OTP8012) / New collaboration between Turkish experimental genre-hopper and multi-media artist Erdem Helvacioglu (with releases on Sub Rosa, Innova, and Sargasso) and Brooklyn, NY contextualizer Bruce Tovsky, featuring two prickly longform works fusing free sampledelia, trumpet, viola, acoustics, and urbanized electronica into a colorful, polyglot stew.

> Thin Air (OTP9012) / Thin Air is Steve Bowman, mainstay on the Philadelphia electronic music scene, half of duo Delicate Monster, whose racks of keyboards make sounds as much in debt to classical music sensibilities as classical synthetic ones, though the end result is hardly what you expect. Rippling arpeggios occasionally spill out over curiously alien topographies — think DeBussey, Satie, or Prokofiev interpreted by Morton Subtonick, Louis & Bebe Barron, and Edgar Froese.

COMING SOON (FALL/WINTER):

> New albums by Groupthink, Alpha Wave Movement, Andrew Deutsch, Underline, and others.

Note that Within Reason's Subtle Shift & Thomas Ronkin's Precursors are both sold out.

All other Periphery editions, including our first three digipak releases by The Electric Golem, Richard Lainhart, and the Home Patterning compilation, can be previewed & purchased via the Periphery Bandcamp page:

www.otperiphery.com

Further news & editions to be announced soon.

Thanks for your continuing interest & support of Periphery & its artists.

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Periphery / otperiphery.com
> sounds rescued from the edges & otherwise

Announcing the next four new and upcoming Periphery editions, continuing our series of releasing provocative, exciting works from artists operating across the electronic music spectrum, housed in the label's now-established, collectable (and limited to 50 copies) silver porthole tins.

NOW AVAILABLE:

> Thomas Ronkin Precursors (OTP6012)

Periphery is very pleased to present the third release by legendary American synthesist Thomas Ronkin, containing archival recordings made between 1984 and 1986 on Roland, Sequential Circuits, and Crumar synthesizers and sequencers.

A 'cult' figure among electronic music aficionados, Ronkin still remains one of the unsung US practitioners mining seams forged by Teutonic forebears Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Manuel Gottsching/Ashra, et al. At the time of the recording of the works to be found here, "classic" electronic music as a genre was on the cusp of being wholly subsumed into dance-based culture, and what few categorical analogs then existed (Steve Roach, the aforementioned German sequencer mavens and their ilk) were keen to hammer out their own unique directions regardless of trends or topicality. Fortunately, the industry's ebb & tide dictates that what goes around comes around — today, thanks to a whole generation re-embracing 80s sonic trajectories, the decade that gave simultaneous birth to John Carpenter, Giorgio Moroder, John Foxx, TD's Hollywood soundtracks, and minimal wave synth-pop, Ronkin's transcendent music is cause for celebration, and never been more timely.

Using then state-of-the-art drum machines, synths, and sequencers, Ronkin works the minimalist/maximalist dynamic to exhilarating effect. Whether your tastes gravitate towards the bygone eras of classic Schulze, Roach, Steve Reich, and David Borden's Mother Mallard, or the contemporary skeins fomented by Oneohtrix Point Never, Pulse Emitter, Emeralds, Skaters, etc., Precursors remains just as dazzling now as when it was first forged nearly three decades ago.

UPCOMING:

> Radiant Mind (OTP7012) / May • Next month will see the debut by the mysterious US artist known as Radiant Mind. Produced and engineered (and with sonic contributions made) by Steve Roach, Radiant Mind's first offering is a blast of refreshing nocturnal air amid the tried-and-tested ambient landscape, proffering a kaleidoscopic sonic terrain that reveals an inner space music offset by fluttering beats and strangely unfurling atmospherics.

> Erdem Helvacioglu & Bruce Tovsky (OTP8012) / June • New collaboration between Turkish experimental genre-hopper and multi-media artist Erdem Helvacioglu (with releases on Sub Rosa, Innova, and Sargasso) and Brooklyn, NY contextualizer Bruce Tovsky, featuring two prickly longform works fusing free sampledelia, trumpet, acoustics, and urbanized electronica into a colorful, polyglot stew.

> Thin Air (OTP9012) / July • Thin Air is Steve Bowman, mainstay on the Philadelphia electronic music scene, half of duo Delicate Monster, whose racks of keyboards make sounds as much in debt to classical music sensibilities as classical synthetic ones, though the end result is hardly what you expect. Rippling arpeggios occasionally spill out over curiously alien topographies — think DeBussey, Satie, or Prokofiev interpreted by Morton Subtonick, Louis & Bebe Barron, and Edgar Froese.

All current Periphery editions, including our first three digipak releases by The Electric Golem, Richard Lainhart, and the Home Patterning compilation, can be previewed & purchased via the Periphery Bandcamp page:

otperiphery.com

Further news & editions to be announced soon.

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OTPNYC / One Thousand Pulses New York City

featuring
GROUPTHINK (Periphery Records / USA)
ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT (Harmonic Resonance Recordings, Periphery Records / USA)
BROEKHUIS, KELLER & SCHONWALDER (Manikin Records / GERMANY)


SUNDAY, MAY 6
7;30 PM - 11:00 PM

THEATERLAB
137 W. 14th Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Avenue)
New York City NY
212-929-2545

TIX: $12

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE:
http://otp.ticketleap.com/otpnyc

FURTHER INFO & INQUIRIES:
Event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/288284544582553
201-316-5403 / thousandpulses@verizon.net



One Thousand Pulses (OTP) is the Northeast's premier series of electronic and experimental music. Showcasing artists whose sounds span the spectrum of electronic genres, styles, and motifs, OTP hosts semi-regular performances and events in venues throughout the region.

OTP's New York City debut showcase promises an evening of immersive, engaging, provocative electronica that dances around convention - the one commonality amongst the performers is an ability to sing the body electric by blurring context and texture, color and grain, light and sound.

> GROUPTHINK work up vast drones of machinic elegance buttressed by windswept atmospheres and the odd rhythmic pulse. A duo comprised of Darren Bergstein (iPhone synths, laptop, found objects, wayward percussives, voice) and Edward Yuhas (guitar, loops and processing, iPhone synths), Groupthink improvise with wild abandon, yielding, thanks to their various iPhemera, ambience with teeth, as found on their debut CD, "Of Microcosmic Origins".
www.groupthinksounds.com / www.otperiphery.com

> Gregory Kyryluk, aka ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT, embraces ambient, “new age”, and the classic 1970s German style known as Berlin School. Kyryluk is not only influenced by the masters (Eno, Roach, et al), his love of the natural landscape around him provides just as much imaginative gristle for the aural mill. He is, in fact, a true original; whether recording as AWM, Open Canvas, or as part of the duo Thought Guild, Kyryluk manages to transcend the historical baggage and clichés of his European EM colleagues. He recently issued the final Thought Guild disc on his own Harmonic Resonance Recordings imprint, as well as his ambient techdub debut under the alias Within Reason on the Periphery label. Kyryluk’s appearance at OTPNYC will mark his first time ever performing in the Big Apple.
www.hrresonance.blogspot.com / www.otperiphery.com

> From Germany, the trio of BROEKHUIS, KELLER & SCHONWALDER have long maintained their foothold in the vast & rich European electronic music traditions set forth by aural ancestors Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ashra, etc. However, rather than simply ape the styles of those legendary artists, BK&S have wrought a unique take on the genre, their mantra-like sequencer patterns snaking about epic, sprawling driftscapes and through a travelogue of inner/outer space excursions. The trio, collectively & independently, have released dozens of recordings on labels such as Manikin, Cue, Ricochet Dream, and many others. Inadvertently or not, the currently in-vogue (and resurrected) "nu-new age" retro synth music so popularized by Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds, Dolphins into the Future, Zombi, Majeure, and numerous like-minded artists owe a great deal of debt to BK&S, mavericks who have worked their particular brand of deep synth motorik for nigh on 25+ years now. Their performance at OTP will mark their NYC debut.
www.manikinrecords.com

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES PHILADELPHIA
micro-fest of electronic music & otherwise


featuring
GROUPTHINK
ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT
PETER BIEDERMANN
THIN AIR
TIM MOTZER & JA DEANE


SATURDAY, MARCH 24
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

THE ROTUNDA
4014 Walnut St
Philadelphia PA 19104

$7 ADVANCE / $10 DOOR

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE:
http://otp.ticketleap.com/onethousandpulses

FURTHER INFO & INQUIRIES:
201-316-5403 / thousandpulses@verizon.net


One Thousand Pulses (OTP) is the Northeast's premier series of festivals for electronic and experimental music. Showcasing artists whose sounds span the spectrum of electronic genres, styles, and motifs, OTP hosts semi-regular events in venues throughout the region to broaden the outreach of such artists and their audiences alike.

OTP's Philadelphia debut event mixes established veterans with vibrant newcomers, all of whom sing the body electric by blurring genre and texture, color and grain, light and sound.

> GROUPTHINK work up vast drones of machinic elegance buttressed by windswept atmospheres and the odd rhythmic pulse. A duo comprised of Darren Bergstein (iPhone synths, laptop, found objects, wayward percussives, voice) and Edward Yuhas (guitar, loops and processing, iPhone synths), Groupthink improvise with wild abandon, yielding, thanks to their various iPhemera, ambience with teeth, as found on their debut CD, Of Microcosmic Origins (Periphery).
www.groupthinksounds.com / www.otperiphery.com

> Gregory Kyryluk, aka ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT, embraces ambient, “new age”, and the classic 1970s German style known as Berlin School. Kyryluk is not only influenced by the masters (Eno, Roach, et al), his love of the natural landscape around him provides just as much imaginative gristle for the aural mill. He is, in fact, a true original; whether recording as AWM, Open Canvas, or as part of the duo Thought Guild, Kyryluk manages to transcend the historical baggage and clichés of his European EM colleagues. He recently issued the final Thought Guild disc on his own Harmonic Resonance Recordings imprint, as well as his ambient techdub debut under the alias Within Reason on the Periphery label. Kyryluk’s appearance at OTP will mark his return to live performing after 10+ years.
www.hrresonance.blogspot.com / www.otperiphery.com

> PETER BIEDERMANN has been playing guitar, composing, and performing live since 1977, both solo and in his bands PING and White Light. Skillful as he is on his trusty acoustic, Biedermann hardly restricts himself to genre: he effortlessly combines both analog and digital techniques to create electroacoustic soundscapes similar to those founded by the likes of Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, and David Torn. Biedermann’s principles carry him across numerous disciplines, whether as part of the psychoacoustic trio Serious Fun or solo where he’s currently forging new strains of guitar-processed ambient. It is this recontextualizing of the guitar into regions familiar yet adjunct that provides the artistic motivation for Biedermann’s continually reinvented persona.
www.peterbiedermann.com

> Philadelphia electronic musician Steve Bowman, aka THIN AIR, is a long-time performer and mainstay of the local electronic music community. His is what he terms a “radical spacemusic with a jam-band sensibility”, combining sounds that range from ambient and dreamy to experimental swathes of raucous noise. Bowman counts among his many influences the works of Morton Subotnick, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Ligeti. However, what separates Bowman’s sonic creations from the rest of the EM pack is that he first and foremost composes, albeit via keyboards controlling an array of delays, arpeggiators. effects, and loopers. Bowman filters his sensibilities through 50 years of listening, a degree in Music from Harvard, and 20 years of playing spacemusic with guitarist Art Cohen in the duo Delicate Monster.
www.thinairmusic.com

> Guitarist TIM MOTZER and trombonist JA DEANE are masters of their respective instruments, yet they share a mutual fascination with electronica and experimentalism. Motzer’s made circuits dance either solo or in tandem with Jaki Liebezeit, Ursula Rucker, Markus Reuter, Burnt Friedmann, and many others. He owns and operates the eclectic 1k Recordings, which features everything from his superb IDM project Fractured Reverb Underground to his Base3 downtown fusion-funk outfit. Motzer's versatility and interests know no bounds, as both his eclectic label catalog and live performances demonstrates. Trombonist and sonic provocateur Deane’s pedigree is no less impressive: he's worked with Jon Hassell on the seminal Power Spot album, and performed with such luminaries on the avant-jazz scenes as John Zorn, Butch Morris, and Wayne Horvitz. Motzer and Deane’s new collaborative debut as a duo in The March Project should be nothing short of extraordinary.
www.1krecordings.com / www.jadeane.com

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Groupthink, my duo with guitarist/looper Edward Yuhas, will be performing this Sunday, March 4, in Brooklyn @ Roulette as part of a tribute and sonic memorial to my friend & colleague, the late Richard Lainhart.

Groupthink will be performing, along with Jordan Rudess (renowned Dream Theater member & keyboardist/synthesist), Ron Goldberg, and many others, as part of a 15-strong ensemble of sound artists dubbed the Orchestra of the Future. The Orchestra was Richard's last realized project, wherein various improvisors provide the soundtrack to his wonderfully designed collage-noir films culled from 30s & 40s tech, med, & instructional clips. The films themselves merge sci-fi imagery with the kinds of science-fair docs lifted from decades-old high-school labs.

Groupthink utilizes guitars, iPhones, loops, samples, found objects, percussives, and voice effects to inaugurate strange ambient climes & esoteric soundscapes possessed of various odd pulsations. We are honored to be part of this Sunday's event, and hope those of you in the area will attend to pay tribute to one of the most unsung innovators of contemporary electronic, ambient, and drone music.

For further info & to RSVP: http://roulette.org/events/memorial-for-richard-lainhart/


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