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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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Been gathering my thoughts after reading the original editorial. Have wanted to chime in, but...am uncertain. There's so much to say, reflect upon, and consider regarding the crux of the article I'm not sure where to begin...

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 30, 2013, 03:22:41 PM »
The finale was about as 'perfect' (or should I say ideal?) as it could be, a brilliant end to a brilliant series. I'm not a big TV watcher, but so many friends & colleagues had bragged about how superb the show was, I picked up all the DVD box sets last month & binge-watched until I caught up. Like the series' central product, the show itself is addictive, hypnotic, and mesmerizing (or was :) ). Five seasons of "whoa!"

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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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Sounds very appealing, especially some of the later tracks.

Is there going to be an MP3 only release for people who just want the music?

Downloads are handled by the respective artists on their own designated sites; I just release the physical editions.

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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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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:25:31 PM »
btw. just discovered a most terrific new Live CD by Benjamin Brunn...

You're killing me, Jim! ;)

As much as I keep up with just about *everything* that gets released out there in the big wide world of silver diskees (yeah it's about impossible, but I do make a concerted effort), something inevitably slips under me radar. Case in point is that Versalife release you mentioned; found a copy directly via Amazon and ordered it immediately, en route & delivered Thursday. Appreciate the lead.

And now thanks for the heads-up as well on the Brunn - have & love all his work. Just purchased both it and the Map.ache disc via Kann.

Never ends (thankfully)...


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Will soundclips be available for Autumn of communion 2?

Yes, by mid-May. Official news to follow soon.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 28, 2013, 08:35:52 AM »
This weekend
Pub :: Do You Remember Pantomime

re, Pub: Just ordered his new release about a week ago...have always loved his work, particularly Summer, which is like Manuel Gottsching mutated, and with soft/hard synths instead of gee-tars...utterly brilliant.

Also a bunch'a Hic Sunt Leones dropping, including issues by Aglaia & Alio Die.

Will be trekking in to Manhattan shortly to pick up the new Pan American and Traversable Wormhole discs, some of which might get debuted on my radio show later this evening...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Oophoi
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:58:00 PM »
As a tribute to Gigi & the important body of work he produced in the field, this weekend's edition of my Sunday Evening Sinewaves radio show will devote its middle hour to the work of Oophoi, both solo & in collaboration. Tune in here:

http://www.homegrownradionj.com/DJs/shows/Sinewaves.htm




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Oophoi
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:15:27 AM »
Mike:

Based on your words, wasn't aware he was battling some kind of illness for some time. Regardless, that information doesn't make his passing any easier to take. Still pretty stunned myself.

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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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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
Wire - Change Becomes Us (I'm really digging their new one--a bit of Pink Flag, a bit of 154, a little of everything)

Awaiting my copy - I ordered one of the bundles via pinkflag.com, which includes the spec. ed. disc, the new Wire book, & t-shirt. Hopefully sometime over the next week, but intl postage being what it is, who knows...

However, been playing the hell out of lately, and re-investigating, as it were, Object 47, their disc of a few years back. Like most Wire albums, it revealed its many sonic delicacies thanks to repeated listening. "Mekon Headman" & "Are You Ready" particularly are two of the finest drops ;) Wire's produced in the 00s ("One of Us", too). Lyrically, the wordplay of Newman & Lewis is unparalleled in rock - simply brilliant. Looking forward to their show in NYC in July.

Though I prefer the more experimental (neé electronic) approaches of their post 80s phase(s), I've been a major Wire enthusiast since Pink Flag, in addition to owning all the members's solo albums, plus adjunct projects & labels (Dome, Duet Emmo, HALO, He Said, He Said Omala, Newman's Swim label releases, etc.). And let's not forget the significantly underrated masterpiece of electronica that was the lone Wir album The First Letter, which even devotees of the band seem to either ignore or dismiss (to their disadvantage, I might add).

Personally, I've felt the boys capable of very few bum notes throughout a large catalog & across decades of recalibration & reinvention. As you might deduce, they're pretty big in my book. Any other forum denizens other than Forrest of a similar persuasion?

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Be sure to tune in to my show this evening, March 17, from 6-9 PM EST / US time, as I will be featuring a special on Germanic electronic music, it's beginnings, influences, and varied creators.

The special will air in the middle hour, from 7-8 PM - enjoy and thanx for listening.

> http://www.homegrownradionj.com/DJs/shows/Sinewaves.htm

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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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Everything and Nothing / Re: Rest in peace, Nextera's Kristián Kotarac
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:27:32 AM »
Wow, terrible news. Have followed that label since the beginning. My condolences to his friends & family. Kristian released some sterling work there over the years. Any idea what happened?

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