GIFT FIG: the duo of ALFRED 23 HARTH & CARL STONE
“Stellenbosch” (KSE #298) CDR album
recorded live in South Africa, September 2014
Alfred 23 Harth: Reeds, Dojirak, Kaoss Pad
Carl Stone: Laptop and Voice
limited edition of 150 copies
$8 US postpaid / $11 elsewhere postpaid
payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com
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NOTE: orders received by Friday 22 May at 4 p.m. Texas time will be shipped on Saturday 23 May. We will then be out-of-state for two weeks though orders are accepted and encouraged during this period–don’t get shut out on this limited edition. Orders coming in during that period will be shipped on Monday 8 June upon our return….
The first GIFT FIG album, released by KSE in January 2012, was one of our most popular and acclaimed releases. The combination of two such pioneering and beyond-category figures as Harth and Stone provided not just telepathic improvisation and spontaneous composition that mixed and merged each other’s contributions until trying to separate out the parts became irrelevant….but also a kind of “third mind” came into being. About the 2012 Gift Fig album, Massimo Ricci wrote, “A meeting between two big names whose partnership would have been nearly unthinkable just a few years ago. But there’s something that links Alfred Harth with Carl Stone besides their indubitable artistry: the influence of Asian cultures on their respective lives and crafts (one is based in South Korea, the other in Japan). These six tracks constitute a compendium of two concerts occurred in 2009 and 2010 in Frankfurt and Tokyo, but the extremely high quality of the sound and the lack of audience noise makes the CD comparable to a studio work.
Visit Mr. Harth online at http://alfredharth.blogspot.com/
Visit Mr. Stone online at http://www.sukothai.com/
watch a live performance of GIFT FIG here: http://isitnecessary.tumblr.com/post/50018241962/dotolimpic-2012-day-1-gift-fig-carl
Whiie ordering this GIFT FIG–STELLENBOSCH album, why not pick up some of KSE’s other CDR albums of contemporary forward-thinking music:
full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11 )
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ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
new releases for 2015:
NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”
NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307, STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”
NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292, DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”
NEW FOR 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS, “For Brian Ruryk” (a joint release with Middle James Co., KSE has only 24 copies of this)
NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis
This is the sixth and final release in KSE’s Spring 2015 group of albums. Thanks for your support of and enthusiasm about these works. When I listen to the recent albums by Derek Rogers and Fossils and Marcus Rubio (More Eaze) and Steve Flato, I’m honored to have played a part in bringing them to you. These would have been my favorite albums of the year no matter who released them, so for KSE to be releasing them is truly a dream come true.
We will be back in mid-to-late June with an amazing new psychedelic creation from Pittsburgh’s THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “LUMINOUS TOXIN” (KSE #296)….and then after that, a stunning new duo album from LISA CAMERON and ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “SOL ET TERRE” (KSE #299).