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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Andrew Lahiff
« on: September 18, 2010, 06:03:56 AM »
I had earlier posted a note regarding my recent dealings w/Audiolife, the disc manufacturing 'company' who publish Andrew Lahiff's CDs. My complaint was the fact I did not receive my order, and all communication to Audiolife went unacknowledged.

Turns out that today, I *finally* received the order in question (after a nearly 30 day wait, and they supposedly operate out of California), and advised Andrew accordingly, but I would still approach using their services with caution.

Regardless, I'm glad to have Andrew's new releases in my possession, and look forward to investigating them further.

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

COLOR IS LUXURY (Charles Cohen & hair_loss) / THE GLASS BEES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.onethousandpulses.com



Irising out of the bowels of Philadelphia come Color Is Luxury, a duo of longtime circuit benders Charles Cohen, artful manipulator of the Buchla easel, and the artist who goes by the moniker hair_loss. Ripping the innards out of their respective electronic arsenals, this diminutive motley crew twist their varied sound palettes into corkscrew whorls of new shapes, sizes, and, yes, colors. Noise not noise, tonally consciously even when they go all atonal on us, Color Is Luxury are true sonic provocateurs sharing a rich aural history that blossoms before your very ears.

The Glass Bees define their multidisciplinary art project as a means to indeterminate ends. Begun as an improvisational music duo, the project has evolved into a malleable and adaptable platform for experimenting in sound and other media. Using electronics, guitar, keyboards, acoustic percussion, cello, computer-processed field recordings, and found objects, the Glass Bees spontaneously assemble soundscapes from colliding abstract loops, ambient noise, and sudden inspirations. The duo proudly proclaim: "We are not trained virtuosos. We make lots of musical mistakes, although we find that these missteps can often open doors into unforeseen territories. We, too, wonder if what we’re doing is a cop out, but prefer to think of it as a game that wears its rules on the box in 16-point type."

Join us on September 25th for an evening of circuit-bending, aural mastication and all manners of expert knob twiddling.

> www.colorisluxury.org
> glassbees.com

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Just a few days until Jason's OTP debut - we hope to see you here!

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

JASON SLOAN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.onethousandpulses.com



From his headquarters in Baltimore, new media artist Jason Sloan explores aspects of spirituality and it’s connection to life, death, memory and the virtual world. A professor at the Interaction Design and Art department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Sloan's performances, installations, audio environments and other related work examines the need for transcendence beyond the body through a vehicle of visual ritual and sonic stimulation. With this dialog, Sloan feels an urgency to evoke a collective experience between the viewer, listener, and artist that can bridge the gap between the physical and non-physical world. The focus of this transcendence is not to conform to any current trends or beliefs, but to take a non-dogmatic approach towards artistic and intellectual inquiry. In 2002, Sloan co-founded SLO.BOR Media with sound artist & web designer Matt Borghi as a vehicle for their individual releases and a platform for other artists. SLO.BOR Media is primarily a record label with an abject concern & desire to promote artistic packaging, design & conceptualizing.

Sloan’s performance, installations, net.art and video works have been exhibited internationally in New York, Vienna, Copenhagen, Toulouse, Kiev, Berlin & Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His sound works have been released on various labels and can also be heard on numerous international radio programs. His ambient & atmospheric musics seek to relate more towards inner reflection & contemplation, mirroring Eno's own dictums about the kind of resonating architectures an artist can divulge from sound.

> http://www.jasonsloan.com

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Announcing OTP’s Fall Rushes, a three-week run of innovative artists offering an array of cool sounds to usher in the autumn months:

> SEPT 18 — JASON SLOAN • Sloan’s austere ambient and minimal musics seek to relate more towards inner reflection and contemplation, mirroring Eno & Steve Roach's own dictums about the kind of resonating architectures an artist can divulge from sound, resulting in wholly immersive soundworlds of stark relief and abject beauty. • www.jasonsloan.com

> SEPT 25 — COLOR IS LUXURY / THE GLASS BEES • Two duos preoccupied with circuit-bending and inner ear manipulation. Color Is Luxury combines the talents of erstwhile Buchla veteran Charles Cohen and the curiously monikered hair_loss in the yielding of some of the most provocative boops and beeps around. Electroacoustic improv duo The Glass Bees craft remarkable synergies from a most economical means, flaunting the imperfections of hand-plucked string things with on-the-fly laptop palpitations and a healthy regard for happy accidents. • www.colorisluxury.org / www.glassbees.com

> OCT 1 — STEVE MOORE • Synthesist, bassist, composer and half of dark synth-rockers Zombi, Moore’s solo work stretches the ears yet wider, engulfing dancefloor sequencer pyrotechnics as well as the bottomless depths of Klaus Schulzian black hole dynamics, a full-on rhythm and sound phantasia of the highest order. • www.stevemoore2600.com

Seating is limited for all our events—click the link below for advance ticket purchasing and seat reservations:

www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCES @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.onethousandpulses.com

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Andrew Lahiff
« on: August 28, 2010, 06:08:19 PM »
Andrew Lahiff was a really good find!
He have released quite many albums.

Fans of Thom Brennan, steve roach and vir unis should like this.

Absolutely agree—*criminally* underrated (and underrecognized) composer. I'd been keeping up with him, but wasn't aware he had released so many new recordings in the past year or so...just went ahead and purchased his most recent 5 as CDs for only $7 each, which is a steal, and more than worth it. All of his work courts deep atmospheric ambient drift, with forays into 'classic' space music as well. Most recommended.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 25, 2010, 05:50:27 PM »
Received this one recently

:: Pleq & Segue- The Seed

Pressed release on Databloem, and its a lovely thing.
Minimal, glitchy, repeating treated sounds, some piano, primarily ambient,
lots of little subtleties, but what sets it apart is its sheer delicacy and the
beauty of its movements. Well worth checking out.


I like Pleq's work, and Segue's, for that matter, very much. Problem is ordering directly via Databloem from the US; with shipping, the disc comes to nearly 23 Euros, roughly $30 (!) US.

So, the question becomes, who will be carrying this lovely thing stateside...Anthony? Mike? Any takers? :) Keep us informed...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Virtual - Elve - Emerald
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:09:06 PM »
Great news, indeed, even particularly so as I was not aware of a "new" Ishq release as well. Both just duly ordered. :)

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Darren,

  I love your concert series and wish that I could attend all of them! Unfortunately it's a long way from British Columbia to New Jersey!!! Maybe someday. Best wishes for your continued success.

Peace, Kirk

thanks for the supportive words, kirk - hope you can in fact make it down to a future show. a good portion of 2011 is already booked, and i will be announcing & posting those gigs in the fall.

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

GEARS OF SAND Showcase

with BEN FLEURY-STEINER, WILLIAM FIELDS, & MIKRONESIA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.onethousandpulses.com



Gears of Sand (GoS) Recordings was launched by Ben Fleury-Steiner in 2001 originally as a philosophy (inspired by John Cage, LaMonte Young & Tetsu Inoue, among others) as well as a platform for his own musical experiments. By 2004, after "meeting" (via the Internet) a community of artists who shared his love for drone, noise, textural ambience, and other unclassifiable experimental musics, Fleury-Steiner decided to transform GoS into a vehicle for releasing works of artists he came to admire, establishing the GoS ethos as based on aural explorations without boundaries, encompassing the phrase "sounds of impermanence." In the last few years GoS has issued over 50 releases by artists from more than a half-dozen countries from around the world.

Stylistically, the label’s releases expose quite a cornucopia of genre; there’s a bunch of talented folks at work here, and virtually the entire catalog offers a splendid sampling of gauzily atmospheric, aurally tantalizing noises. We invite you to witness three of GoS's finest tickling the senses in varying ways and perhaps in varying combinations: whether it's in tandem with Fleury-Steiner's mbira-derived drones, William Fields's mutant ambient glitch fantasies or Mikronesia's delicately-balanced software drift, their respective Gears should mesh beautifully in the OTP listening space.

> Gears of Sand • www.gearsofsand.net
> Ben Fleury-Steiner • www.myspace.com/bfsprojects
> William Fields • www.williamfields.com
> Mikronesia • www.mikronesia.com




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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

An Evening with JOHN VORUS

FRIDAY, JULY 23
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.onethousandpulses.com


According to John Vorus, "I see working with sound as mapping vibrations in air. By matching together different vibrational patterns, it is possible to create, in three-dimensional space, the subtlety and atmosphere of a place that is reflected in your consciousness. When I hear a sound I can see its shape, color, texture, and movement in my head. So, for me, sound is a visual art that you see with your mind."

Vorus's weapon of choice is the didgeridoo, that primitive Australian soundmaker the Aborigines carved out of local wood, each one utterly unique in its tonal phrasing, composition, & aural fingerprint. Schooled in the technique of circular breathing, the traditional, most direct connection to the didg's particular sonic codex, Vorus wrings out all manners of tones, both earthly & unearthly, from the magical instrument. The fact that he harnesses the sounds of electronic processes to the didg's mainframe doesn't detract in the slightest; on the contrary, this unholy merger of primitive analog with contemporary digital electronic atmospheres serves to heighten and emphasize the dynamic range of both idioms.

Vorus's debut album, "Transmuting Currents", raises many visual spectres via his particularly colorful and vibrant melding of sounds, allowing the deep sonorities of the didg to seamlessly blend, blur, and whirl within deftly sculpted electronic textures and sharp rhythms. Like Steve Roach's similarly forged techno-tribalisms, Vorus's creations also conjure ancient and contemporary sound mystics, a shamanistic music of great breadth and power.

> www.johnvorus.com

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Just a reminder: only 5 days until TONTO rides again! :)

- Darren B, OTP

ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

An Evening In the Company of the Joy Circuits featuring
MALCOLM CECIL (TONTO's Expanding Head Band)
and
SPITZNAGEL & TREVOR PINCH

SATURDAY JULY 17
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
http://www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.onethousandpulses.com



OTP is both honored and thrilled to present An Evening In the Company of the Joy Circuits featuring TONTO's Expanding Head Band pioneer Malcolm Cecil, in his first U.S. performance in over 30 years, along with aural sculptors Spitznagel and Trevor Pinch.
________________

Synthesizer pioneers comprise a fairly small, if exclusive, club, but in both arts, technology and music circles, few have achieved the legendary status of Malcolm Cecil and TONTO. TONTO's Expanding Head Band were an influential electronic music duo from the 1970s conceived by Cecil and Robert Margouleff, two Grammy-winning musicians and sound designers. TONTO itself is an acronym for The Original New Timbral Orchestra, the world's first (and still largest) multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer, designed and constructed by Cecil. Its warm, rich timbres were particularly noteworthy and still cannot be recreated by the current breed of MIDI digital synthesizers and samplers. TONTO has been in the private ownership of Cecil since 1975 when Margouleff left the Head Band; currently TONTO is alive and well and resides in its own studio in upstate New York close to Woodstock.

TONTO's Expanding Head Band's first recording, Zero Time, released in 1971 (and eventually remastered and reissued on CD along with the complete 2nd album It's About Time, attracted the attention of many leading artists of that era because of the unique, warm, musical sounds that TONTO was capable of generating. Chief among those artists was Stevie Wonder, whose involvement with TONTO encompassed four albums and work on the Spike Lee film Jungle Fever, all projects which featured Margouleff and Cecil as associate producers, engineers and programmers. Indeed, the remainder of the 70s and 80s featured TONTO on albums from Quincy Jones, Gil Scott-Heron, and Weather Report, as well as releases from The Doobie Brothers, and Little Feat, among others. In the early 80s, Cecil also released the criminally underrecognized album Radiance under his own name, featuring TONTO in all its atmospheric, many-tentacled glory.

Still a constantly gigging and in-demand session bassist, Cecil's electronic music, never mind his compositional skills, remains some of the most original and enigmatic of its type ever created. For his OTP debut, Cecil will not only bring a number of the original TONTO synth modules but his trusty upright bass as well, all of which to bring forth a stunning hybrid of keyboard virtuosity, 70s synth-jazz, and his own brand of post-classical-flavored synth music.

Spitznagel is no stranger to odd tonalities, either. Out of his large art/studio in upstate New York (where he works with digital imagery in addition to sonics), Spitznagel artfully bends circuits, relays, delays, and all combinations of hard and software into a tasty pretzel logic for the ear. He has realized his innovative sound recreations across a modest catalog of releases spread out through his Level Green label, operating across a plethora of aliases that take in ambient jazz-glitch, alien exotica, and drunken mechanical abstraction, all of which colaesce into mind-boggling mini-symphonies of harmonically stressed, rhythmically energized bleep and bluster. Spitznagel will be joined by writer and musician Trevor Pinch, co-author of the book Analog Days, possibly the definitive work on analog synthesis and the engineers and musicians who gave notoriety to the first generation of electronic instruments.

Together, Cecil, Spitznagel and Pinch bridge multiple generations of electronic artists, their music continuing to resound within the work of contemporary laptop musicians and old-school analog enthusiasts united by their fascination with strange, new sounds.

**NOTE: Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested as seating is limited.**

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event.

> Malcolm Cecil • www.tontosexpandingheadband.com
> Spitznagel • www.levelgreen.com

________________

DATE OF PERFORMANCE: Saturday, July 17

DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM / PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION:
$15 for advance/reserve seating
$18 at the door



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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

An Evening In the Company of the Joy Circuits featuring
MALCOLM CECIL (TONTO's Expanding Head Band)
and
SPITZNAGEL & TREVOR PINCH

SATURDAY JULY 17
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
http://www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.onethousandpulses.com



OTP is both honored and thrilled to present An Evening In the Company of the Joy Circuits featuring TONTO's Expanding Head Band pioneer Malcolm Cecil, in his first U.S. performance in over 30 years, along with aural sculptors Spitznagel and Trevor Pinch.
________________

Synthesizer pioneers comprise a fairly small, if exclusive, club, but in both arts, technology and music circles, few have achieved the legendary status of Malcolm Cecil and TONTO. TONTO's Expanding Head Band were an influential electronic music duo from the 1970s conceived by Cecil and Robert Margouleff, two Grammy-winning musicians and sound designers. TONTO itself is an acronym for The Original New Timbral Orchestra, the world's first (and still largest) multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer, designed and constructed by Cecil. Its warm, rich timbres were particularly noteworthy and still cannot be recreated by the current breed of MIDI digital synthesizers and samplers. TONTO has been in the private ownership of Cecil since 1975 when Margouleff left the Head Band; currently TONTO is alive and well and resides in its own studio in upstate New York close to Woodstock.

TONTO's Expanding Head Band's first recording, Zero Time, released in 1971 (and eventually remastered and reissued on CD along with the complete 2nd album It's About Time, attracted the attention of many leading artists of that era because of the unique, warm, musical sounds that TONTO was capable of generating. Chief among those artists was Stevie Wonder, whose involvement with TONTO encompassed four albums and work on the Spike Lee film Jungle Fever, all projects which featured Margouleff and Cecil as associate producers, engineers and programmers. Indeed, the remainder of the 70s and 80s featured TONTO on albums from Quincy Jones, Gil Scott-Heron, and Weather Report, as well as releases from The Doobie Brothers, and Little Feat, among others. In the early 80s, Cecil also released the criminally underrecognized album Radiance under his own name, featuring TONTO in all its atmospheric, many-tentacled glory.

Still a constantly gigging and in-demand session bassist, Cecil's electronic music, never mind his compositional skills, remains some of the most original and enigmatic of its type ever created. For his OTP debut, Cecil will not only bring a number of the original TONTO synth modules but his trusty upright bass as well, all of which to bring forth a stunning hybrid of keyboard virtuosity, 70s synth-jazz, and his own brand of post-classical-flavored synth music.

Spitznagel is no stranger to odd tonalities, either. Out of his large art/studio in upstate New York (where he works with digital imagery in addition to sonics), Spitznagel artfully bends circuits, relays, delays, and all combinations of hard and software into a tasty pretzel logic for the ear. He has realized his innovative sound recreations across a modest catalog of releases spread out through his Level Green label, operating across a plethora of aliases that take in ambient jazz-glitch, alien exotica, and drunken mechanical abstraction, all of which colaesce into mind-boggling mini-symphonies of harmonically stressed, rhythmically energized bleep and bluster. Spitznagel will be joined by writer and musician Trevor Pinch, co-author of the book Analog Days, possibly the definitive work on analog synthesis and the engineers and musicians who gave notoriety to the first generation of electronic instruments.

Together, Cecil, Spitznagel and Pinch bridge multiple generations of electronic artists, their music continuing to resound within the work of contemporary laptop musicians and old-school analog enthusiasts united by their fascination with strange, new sounds.

**NOTE: Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested as seating is limited.**

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event.

> Malcolm Cecil • www.tontosexpandingheadband.com
> Spitznagel • www.levelgreen.com

________________

DATE OF PERFORMANCE: Saturday, July 17

DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM / PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION:
$15 for advance/reserve seating
$18 at the door


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Hello to all:

For those of you interested in satisfying an early summer disc-shopping jones, on the auction block are some choice items including rarities like Ambient World versions of some early Fax goodies, plus a limited edition Robert Rich boxset version of "Echo of Small Things", Nemesis' "Gigaherz", and many more:

http://shop.ebay.com/ubikman/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Thanks for looking.

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

An Evening with PETER BIEDERMANN

SATURDAY JUNE 12
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
http://www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.onethousandpulses.com


Peter Biedermann has been playing guitar, composing and performing live since 1977, both solo and in his bands PING and White Light. PING started out as an instrumental guitar duo with Ian Smit in 1984; the idea then, as now, was to combine acoustic and electronic elements and create electroacoustic soundscapes originally developed by the likes of Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, and David Torn (who produced PING's 1987 cassette-only release). In 2000, Biedermann's focus shifted to writing, performing and recording solo guitar pieces, many incorporating a hybrid style of acoustic & electronic ambient soundscapes composed in real time. 2002 brought forth the incorporation of rhythmic elements albeit with more modern electronic processing equipment, the results documented on three recordings: White Magick (2002), Centerpoint (2004), and Live—April 19, 2004 (2004).

Biedermann's work moved into yet another phase with the addition of Jim Stagnitto on trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards and laptop electronics, an ensemble which became the group White Light, who issued two recordings in 2005. It is this continuous bridging of categorical worlds, of recontextualizing the guitar into regions partially familiar yet adjunct, that provides the artistic motivation for Biedermann's continually reinvented persona.

> www.peterbiedermann.com
_______________

• • • • •

One Thousand Pulses is a home concert series featuring artists operating throughout the spectrum of electronic and experimental music. From our base in northeast New Jersey, we provide a truly dynamic, connective, and resonant experience for both performer and audience, the foundation for a broad-based network of similar venues initiated on local, regional, and national levels.

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

An Evening with NORTHERN VALENTINE

SATURDAY MAY 22
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PURCHASE TIX HERE:
http://www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.onethousandpulses.com



Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Northern Valentine is an experimental ambient/post-rock group that consists of the husband & wife team of Robert and Amy Brown and a host of multi-instrumental musicians who join them from time to time. A typical Northern Valentine live setting often features band members switching instruments several times during the performance. Their music is largely improvisational, blending traditional and non-traditional electric and acoustic elements, allowing their sound to span from quiet, meditative drones and soundscapes, to loud and fuzzy instrumental post-rock. Their sound has drawn comparisons to artists from Labradford, Windy and Carl, and Stars of the Lid, to Eluvium, Ennio Morricone, Seefeel and Spacemen 3.

The group started recording music in 1997 and compiled countless hours of material, leading up to 2004, when they released their debut, Pictures from the Lake on their own label, followed shortly in 2005 with Forest in the Sky. Both of these recordings feature a nearly percussion-less, often tribal/ambient sound that represents a more structured and planned approach to music. 2008 saw the release of the utterly sublime, gauzily atmospheric The Distance Brings Us Closer on Silber Records, representing the first Northern Valentine recording composed entirely of improvised music. The album features heavy effects layered upon electric guitar and loops, as it delves into powerful instrumental music comprised of dark, industrial drones and jazzy, piano-laden soundscapes. Recent years have also seen releases on the Gears of Sand imprint, where the band's monolithic tone sculptures go from cosmic murk to terrestrial fug sometimes within the same lengthy pieces. Augmented by the band's arresting and often disturbing home-made films, a live Northern Valentine performance conjures quite palpable near-hallucinogenic dreamstates.

> www.northernvalentine.com

________________

• • • • •

One Thousand Pulses is a home concert series featuring artists operating throughout the spectrum of electronic and experimental music. From our base in northeast New Jersey, we provide a truly dynamic, connective, and resonant experience for both performer and audience, the foundation for a broad-based network of similar venues initiated on local, regional, and national levels.

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Had a terrific time at your place last night, Darren!  Robert played a terrific set and it was also a pleasure to meet Ben Fleury-Steiner and Scott Raymond from the forum.  Can't beat the location either (a mere 40 minute drive for me), though I have to admit I found your epic CD collection distracting to say the least!

:)

thanks for coming out to the event, brian - it was indeed a superb performance by robert. hope to see you for future events.

highlights from both robert & spyra's show to be posted on the OTP site over the next day or so.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich Tour Blog
« on: May 12, 2010, 04:59:31 PM »
 It must be disappointing, though, after many years of work both in the studio and on tour, to see the number of fans dwindling rather than growing.

I'm not sure that's the case, a dwindling fan base, per se. "Shrinkage" does exist to some degree, but the very fact that Robert's out there, driving cross-country, connecting on so many levels, making considerable effort, does in fact continue to maintain, even raise, his profile. We all know that such a "fan base" doesn't number in the millions much like the average pop/rap/hiphop star, and never will - such is the name (fact) of the game.

I certainly understand Robert's concerns. That being said, pre-sales for his OTP gig here this Saturday have been strong & steady, and I expect his to be OTP's largest attendance thus far, previous respectable-sized turnouts notwithstanding.

(And, in the spirit of this thread, might I also suggest that those forumites still considering Robert's upcoming performance @ OTP show their support by attending - I expect his show to be one of this year's highlights!) :)

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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

An Evening with ROBERT RICH

SATURDAY MAY 15
 
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION:
$15 advance ticket • $18 at the door

LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403

PRE-PAY & SECURE YOUR RESERVATION BY CLICKING HERE:
http://www.mycommunitytickets.com/organization_info.asp?orgid=1521

FOR DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.onethousandpulses.com


Robert Rich hardly needs an introduction to members & trawlers of this forum. No doubt across three decades and over 30 albums, Rich has helped define numerous electronic music genres, be they ambient, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using homemade acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks.

Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied for a year at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), releasing his first album, Sunyata, in 1982. Most of his subsequent recordings came out in Europe until 1989, when Rich began a string of critically acclaimed releases for Fathom/Hearts of Space, including Rainforest, Gaudí, Propagation, and Seven Veils, in addition to the two esteemed collaborations with Steve Roach, Strata and Soma. Rich has also worked with fellow luminaries Alio Die, Brian Lustmord & Ian Boddy, all of which yielded their own particularly fetching & expertly designed topographies.

Live albums such as Calling Down the Sky and the three-CD set, Humidity, document the unique improvised flow of his performances. As anyone who has witnessed him on stage over the last 20+years, a live Rich performance is an often stunning sensorium of liquified electronic textures underpinned by multi-kulti rhythms, wind instruments, languid washes of guitar and numerous other exotic acoustics, an experience not to be missed.

http://www.robertrich.com
________________

• • • • •

One Thousand Pulses is a home concert series featuring artists operating throughout the spectrum of electronic and experimental music. From our base in northeast New Jersey, we provide a truly dynamic, connective, and resonant experience for both performer and audience, the foundation for a broad-based network of similar venues initiated on local, regional, and national levels.

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Thanks for the well-wishing, Anthony. :)

Spyra performed two excellent sets, moving back & forth from "acoustic" (re, "guitar") flavored pieces spiced with sequencer to full out mythic Berlin School works, all with his own unique signature. Constantly playing on an Ensoniq keyboard, he rattled off some wonderful lead lines and some hefty improvs, riffing on pieces old & new. Superb evening all around. (Video clips to be posted on the OTP site this week.)

Prepping for Robert this Saturday—pre-sales have been strong & steady, so i expect quite a healthy audience for his Northeast New Jersey debut. In fact, a reminder: there are still seats available, but I can't vouch for quantity as the weekend draws nearer; those of you considering attending would be advised to purchase advance tickets to reserve your spot... :)



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