Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / ANODIZE Update / Upcoming CDs from Robert Rich, Rapoon, Eraldo Bernocchi, etc.« on: November 07, 2013, 07:41:46 PM »
Yes, it may have been some time since you've last heard news from us here at Anodize HQ, but not for lack of anything to report. It's just that we've been very busy shoring up the 2014 schedule as well as prepping the final release for 2013 (and it's a biggie).
So, without further ado, we begin with new releases from three of the more high-profile shakers in the electronic(a) movement, all of which were recorded live in performance at One Thousand Pulses, New Jersey's premier home concert series that ran from 2009-2011:
ROBERT RICH Morphology (AD1304)
> SAMPLES & PREORDER: http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/morphology-late-dec-2013 / AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER
Across three decades and over 30 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Regardless of the technology involved, however, Rich continues to forge paths throughout a wide cross-section of electronic & electroacoustic landscapes.
Recorded on May 15, 2010 in New Jersey, USA as part of the One Thousand Pulses home concert series, Morphology finds Rich setting 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. His bountiful sonic energy & restless collection of ideas bear fruit in extraordinarily vivid & colorful ways, as fully evidenced by the spellbound crowd that clustered before him on that warm May evening in New Jersey.
ERALDO BERNOCCHI Omnipresence (AD1401)
> SAMPLES & PREORDER: http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/omnipresence-feb-2014 / AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2014
Eraldo Bernocchi is an Italian composer, arranger, producer and guitarist with a solid reputation as an all round sonic sculptor. Starting his career in the late 70′s as a guitarist in independent punk bands, in the mid ’80′s Bernocchi co-founded the conceptual audio project Sigillum-S (with Paolo Bandera and Luca di Giorgio), which grew into a highly acclaimed international cult act that spawned a legion of like-minded, post-'industrial' imitators & experimentalists. He has gone on to help found the Rare Noise label, and has aligned/worked with the likes of Mick Harris (aka Scorn), Bill Laswell, Harold Budd, and many more estimable artists from the worlds of rock, avant-jazz, and proto-world music, in addition to the many-splintered genres of electronica.
On April 10, 2010, Bernocchi was invited to perform in the US at New Jersey’s esteemed One Thousand Pulses concert series. Accompanied by a series of arresting visuals designed by his partner & wife Petulia Mattioli, Bernocchi initialized a two-hour set of Intensely layered, polymorphously perverse ambient music, the essence of which has been distilled into one wholly immersive, forty-five minute tableaux of oily textures & shifting irregularities.
RAPOON Conduits & Estuaries (AD1402)
One of the highlights of the One Thousand Pulses series, longtime technoambient-tribalist Robin Storey, aka Rapoon, delivered a truly galvanizing performance, captured in the historical moment & soon to be released for posterity.
> SAMPLES & PREORDER SOON: http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/album/conduits-estuaries-april-2014
Expect throughout the rest of 2014 releases from Lingua Lustra, Kibuka (project of ex-ClockDVA members), Solipsism, Stanislav Vdovin, Netherworld, and a few other surprises.
STILL OF SERIOUS INTEREST: Copies remain of this year's first three 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 the year, 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
Always limited & imminently collectable, Anodize titles exude silver in all its opulent glory—each release comes as a real-world manufactured CD, housed in unique, hinged, rectangular tins containing a two-panel art insert. We remain committed to the physical CD & its attendant artistic presentation of music, a format that will out of necessity continue to endure.
Thanks for your continuing interest & support of Anodize and their respective artists. More to come!
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