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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:02:32 PM »
I've been getting into the ambient dub techno stuff more lately, especially the whole Deepchord/Echospace thing.

If you've been digging on more of that tip, I would recommend your checking out the following labels/artists as well if you're not already aware of them:

- Cold Tear / http://coldtear.com / Superb label mostly featuring Eastern Euro ambientdubtech artists, but also some IDM-related, too. The releases are all Kunaki-made pro CDRs in jewel cases with very nice artwork & sound and many of the artists do some very immersive stuff indeed (and the CDs are only $8 each!). Off the cuff, I'd suggest checking out (amongst many on their roster) Textural Being, whose release rivals anything by Yagya, Gas, etc., although still operating on the same categorical axis. What I like about T.B. is that he mostly foregos the usual over-used filters & reverbs and actually creates some differing, off-kilter patterns amid his mercurial soundscapes.

- Entropy / http://www.entropy-records.com / French label run by David Ya (himself a musician) sporting many little sub-labels, releasing both CDs & CDRs. Entropy has quickly become a highly-regarded HQ for the smooth dubstuff, with many well-known practitioners of the form having released multiple recordings (Mr. Cloudy, Grit, Dublicator, Coppice Halifax, etc.).

- Milieu Music / http://store.milieu-music.com / Shop/label run by Brian Grainger & David Tagg. Between the two of them, and their endless array of aliases (such as Coppice Halifax), not to mention other & related artists, these two are looking to surpass the combined catalogs of Sun Ra & Pete Namlook. Collectively, their recordings number pretty damn close if not over 100 (most on CDR), but much of it is actually of a fairly high quality. Grainger's CH project is the standout, gorgeous ambientdubtech in the vein of the aforementioned Gas, Rod Modell, etc., but comes in a dizzying assortment of flavors & textures. This lot'll keep your wallet perpetually empty.

- Silent Season / http://silentseason.com / Canadian label that also trucks in multiple formats (CD, CDR & d/l) & with some nice packaging to boot, featuring both known and little known artists (Federson, Ohwert, ASC, Overcast Sound, Quantec, Atheus, etc.). Most the recordings are lush, dense, atmospheric & well-produced, all releases worth looking in to.

- Interstellar Sounds / http://interstellarsounds.com / Not a label but a British mailorder concern that stocks many of the above artists & affiliated labels in addition to new imprints such as Confineless, Convexion, Echospace, Zeecc, and many others.

There's more & I'm sure I'm leaving out some others, but the above represent a big enough bit to start chewing on... :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 16, 2012, 10:45:52 AM »
Today at work I have a lot of new stuff to get to:

Pleq and Hakobune-Adrift (Nomadic Kids Republic label). Later in the playlist.

Kane Ikin-Sublunar.  New 12k release, this is really excellent stuff from one half of Solo Andata.  Pieces are named after various moons of the solar system, and it really has an "alien worlds" outer space feel to it.

Agree on that Kane Ikin, beautiful work. That Pleq & Hakobune isn't chopped liver, either. ;) ...another fine collaboration from both artists.

NP: John Tejada "The Predicting Machine" (Kompakt) - not Kompakt's usual cup 'o tea, but Voigt & co. recognize quality when they see it. I've loved all of John's work over the years, but this is a real beauty - not 'techno' in the pure sense, more gem-like IDM/electronica with a finely-wrought sense of detail, & delicately-poised synths/'tronics jettisoned above an eclectic array of beats & rhythmic patterns.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:08:53 PM »
Input much appreciated, Darren.

I'm releasing a Pleq/Lamy album soon that has a Machinefabriek remix on it, and I took a liking to this piece, so started listening to samples around the web and really liked what I heard. I do love this unpredictable noise/sample-mangling style when it is done this well. Picked up Colour Tones (excellent) and wanted more. So appreciate your list and suggestions.

APK

My pleasure, Anthony. And look forward to the Pleq/Lamy release as I have all of Pleq's stuff, and it's quite fine, indeed.

- D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 15, 2012, 02:25:36 PM »

- Machinefabriek :: Colour Tones

I've only just started listen to this guy. Any suggestions/favourites?


Oh man, now *that's* a hefty question! The discography of Machinefabriek (real name: Rutger Zuydervelt) is nearly unparalleled - I think he's on a course to eventually eclipse Sun Ra (or at least Pete Namlook). Here's evidence:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Machinefabriek

I gave up even trying to keep up with his output, which is impossible regardless, as many of his releases are insanely limited or come out on formats I don't care about (7" vinyl, cassette). Even his CD releases number nearly something like 50+. Now, that being said, I like pretty much everything he's done (well, what I actually own, in any event), most of which exist in this hazy no-man's-land between 12k-ish material, full-on drone, processed field recordings, contained noise & softened glitch. I have the following (copied directly from my database, so apologies for the full caps):

MACHINEFABRIEK BIJEEN KNING DISK
MACHINEFABRIEK COLOUR TONES FANG BOMB
MACHINEFABRIEK DAAS COLD SPRING
MACHINEFABRIEK DAUW DEKORDER
MACHINEFABRIEK KRUIMELDIEF MACHINEFABRIEK
MACHINEFABRIEK MARIJN LAMPSE
MACHINEFABRIEK MORT AUX VACHES STAALPLAAT
MACHINEFABRIEK RANONKEL BURNING WORLD
MACHINEFABRIEK SLAAPZUCHT ROOT STRATA
MACHINEFABRIEK VELDWERK COLD SPRING
MACHINEFABRIEK VLOED SENTIENT RECOGNITION ARCHIVE
MACHINEFABRIEK WELEER LAMPSE
MACHINEFABRIEK/KBK/LIONDIALER THAT IT STAYS WINTER FOREVER WHITE BOX
MACHINEFABRIEK/S. VITIELLO BOX MUSIC 12K

I recommend (and, again, this is if you can find them) the earlier, somewhat more 'experimental' Lampse & SRA issues, which are more droney, as well as his collab w/Stephen Vitiello on 12k that falls in to that strangely electroacoustic realm, and perhaps "Ranonkel" & "Dauw" (which just got reissued, along with "Daas", I believe), which I would classify as 'explorative sound synthesis', for lack of a better phrase: kind of drone-based, but abundant with shifting textures, odd near-rhythmic pulsations, and all other manners of acute sensations.

Hope this helps a bit.... :)

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Winging its way to you as we speak, Richard!  :)

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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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UPDATE: Join us for this special event at Philly's premier performance space, The Rotunda, featuring the talents of Groupthink, Motzer & Wostheinrich, and PXL8R. Groupthink will have copies of its new release, "Happy Gods", available for sale at the event.

And, BTW: Admission is FREE, so come on out & support independent electronic music!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:03:09 PM »
- Laurie Spiegel reissue, The Expanding Universe

I'm looking forward to hearing this one, too.  I liked it so much that it was one of the first LPs I converted to digital a few years back.  About 15 years ago, I remember asking her whether she planned to reissue it; she didn't seemed to think there was a demand for it at the time.  I'm glad that things have apparently changed.

Forrest

I will say it's fantastic, Forrest, a superbly-executed reissue featuring great sound & packaging. Spiegel remains one of the truly unsung electronic music pioneers, and these salvaged works (originally on LP) do not disappoint (the accompanying 2nd disc makes the entire acquisition more than worthwhile). I highly recommend all her other work as well.

Drone On: Glad you dug AWM's newie.

NP: Northcore Desatero (Spotted Peccary) - just got this one today & it's damn good - something of a synthesis of numerous styles (some tracks evoke the Teutonic masters, others the more sublime moments of Biosphere, still others cop a hardier techno rhythm), but all throughout lurk a number of titillating sounds, samples, & choirs/voices...nice surprise, indeed.

BTW, gang, a small plug: next up on the Periphery roster (sometime next week, in fact), the new Groupthink, Happy Gods, myself & Ed Yuhas's follow-up to our debut Of Microcosmic Origins. We're very, well, happy ;) with this one; it contains shorter tracks (with one exception) that offer quite a variety of strange noises, loops, and atmospheres. Formal announcement & further info next week.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 14, 2012, 06:29:34 AM »
East of Oceans 121 Years (Home Normal) CD

- this is Brock van Wey, of BVDUB fame, operating under a different alias for the Home Normal label. Still uncertain what I think of this one. Essentially, it's Brock doing his using time-stretched sample, dense soundscape thing but using 'drum 'n' bass'/fast syndrum rhythms behind it all instead of the usual 4/4 techno beats. Not really too dissimilar to his other 'ambient-tech-dub' work, substituting one type of syncopation for the other. It's up to his usual standards, pretty, lush, yet somewhat strange....time will tell. (The final track is quite a corker, though.)

On the block:

- new Circular Ruins
- s_w_z_k - solo album by one-half of Swayzak
- new Deadbeat, Eight
- Pauline Oliveros box set (massive)
- Laurie Spiegel reissue, The Expanding Universe
- bunch of back catalog by The Fall (whom I'm just now getting in to somewhat after a complete ignorance of their work over the years)

...and tons of other things (many obtained from last month's trip to SF & Amoeba, etc.) still yet to be anywhere a disc player. :)

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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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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Albums that should be reissued
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:24:03 AM »
Yep, "Jam Science" - never officially released, only in pieces on various compilations such as "Evolution" & "The Y Years" (which contains most of the Y Records version of the album, with quite different mixes of the songs that would eventually wind up on the 'official' Arista release; supposedly the Y Records material was never sanctioned by the band). Too bad as it remains one of the best Shriekback albums.

Re, Yagya: "R.O.S." is set to be reissued on CD this fall (already out on LP), as is the rest of his back cat. A number of friends & colleagues have been asking about this, as they're not willing (I don't blame them) to shell out a king's ransom for the originals.

Re, "The Keep": I have a CD edition of this I found in a Texas bookstore a few years back for $6 (!!), but doubt it's authenticity as a 'legit' issue - looking in to Discogs, here it is: http://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream-The-Keep/release/545489. Always mystified by the (meritless) salivation this work always brought out - it's not particularly good IMO (sorry, Bill ;) ), and certainly not one of TD's best soundtracks (surely not on par w/"Thief" or "Risky Business" or even "Miracle Mile").

Some of my own titles that I'm sure will never see light on lit'l silver discees:

- New Asia "Gates" - brilliant electro/new wave/'prog' hybrid w/Ian Little & Phil Manzanera
- The Empty Quarter "Delerium" - Youth & Ben Watkins, great industrial/ambient/synth many years before Youth's involvement w/the Orb
- Space Art 3 "Play-back" - the first two albums are on disc - why not the third? Classic French synth stuff

The list grows exponentially from there... :)

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For any of you who have tried to place orders & were unable, there was a small glitch with the Bandcamp site that has now been fixed.

If you go to the separate release pages, the appropriate buttons again exist there to place an order for the physical CD.

Thanks again for your interest and apologies for the mix-up.

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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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This Sunday May 6th marks the NYC debut of both BK&S *and* Alpha Wave Movement, bringing their space moozik thangs to Gotham. Tix still available - we look forward to seeing many of you here for this synth summit in the Big Apple!

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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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