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October 17, 2010

ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Minus” (3″-cdr) now available

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“Minus” (KSE #179)

3″ cdr (hand-assembled, hand-numbered edition of 70 copies)

$5 ppd. anywhere, via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

KSE is proud to present a new 19-minute work in four parts from Norway’s ANDREAS BRANDAL, one of the most respected composers/sound designers on the international drone/harshnoise/ambient/electroacoustic music scene. Also working under the monikers Flesh Coffin, Lupus Golem, and Hour of the Wolf,  Mr. Brandal has issued dozens of albums on labels around the globe, two of my own favorites being “For Einer Nielsen” (on Dumpster Score) and “The Familiar Stranger” (on Small Doses).

Recorded especially for KSE, MINUS’s four drones are deep and cavernous, full of molten flow and swirling pools, but with lots of room to breathe, and having a three-dimensional quality because of percussion textures (of wood, of metal, of porcelain) which seem to occupy the foreground of each audio landscape. The listener can create his/her own mental images while bathing in the audio heavy-water—I imagine abandoned nuclear reactors, sandy winds blowing civilization’s junk across a desert, underground rivers of chemical waste, meditation in the midst of a strip-mining operation. MINUS doesn’t sound especially like any other Brandal release, showing again what a eclectic talent he is, always juxtaposing new elements, always creating new and different sound environments. Mr. Brandal will have copies available in a few weeks to sell at his European performances, but until then, and for those not lucky enough to catch him live, MINUS is available RIGHT NOW from KSE for $5 ppd. anywhere. Just paypal funds to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com, and also drop us an e-mail to tell us you’ve ordered if you don’t mind.

KSE also has other recent mini-CDR releases available for $5 each:

#178 (3-inch CDR), RAMBUTAN, “Age of None.”

#176 (3-inch CDR), OPHIBRE, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”

#170 (3-inch CDR). DEREK ROGERS, “Circum_Navigate.”

And we also have many chapbooks of contemporary poetry available…check the “AVAILABLE KSE CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s” page to your upper left.

We have had 175+ releases in just under five years, issued from here in San Antonio, Texas, but representing the work of artists from around the world.  Check the blog every week or two for new updates and info. Right now, however, score a copy of our new ANDREAS BRANDAL and RAMBUTAN mini cdr’s. Each is a limited edition of 70 numbered copies.

As always, thanks for your support of independent artists and small-presses and small-labels. KSE is in active opposition to the phony, laughable  “alternative” literary community and its butt-licking cliques (no one will ever be nominated for a meaningless “Pushcart Prize” by this publisher!), but we extend a hand of friendship to the independent, non-aligned small publisher who isn’t playing games.  Seek alliances, not followers! Our musical half has been getting great response, and we have a number of great releases planned for the coming months: full-length CDR’s of new material from the legendary German free-jazz pioneer ALFRED 23 HARTH (December 2010) and the premiere of a major new composition from Austin, TX-based composer-percussionist (and Weird Weeds member) NICK HENNIES (March 2011), along with a number of 3″ cdr’s at intervals along the way. Stay tuned…

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