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July 2, 2015

new album from RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now” (KSE #305)

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RAMBUTAN

“Remember Me Now”   KSE #305, CDR album

$8 US / $11.50 elsewhere   payment via paypal to   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Visit Rambutan at     http://rambutan.bandcamp.com/

haunting, painterly sound-explorations of memory from RAMBUTAN

RAMBUTAN COVER

RAMBUTAN (aka Eric Hardiman) has been a heavy-hitter in the drone/noise/electro-acoustic/sound-art (there’s no good name for what Rambutan does, is there? How about Rambutan music?) world for a number of years, and when you add to his Rambutan work his powerful performances in Burnt Hills and Century Plants, his work as label head for Tape Drift imprint, and his work organizing and putting on shows with the Albany Sonic Arts Collective (Albany has been a very happening place for a number of years), it’s amazing how much Mr. Hardiman single-handedly contributes to the experimental music world…BUT he’s best known for his Rambutan recordings and performances, and KSE is very proud to welcome him back to our label (he had a 3″ release, “Age of None,” in 2010) with a beautiful and diverse new album, REMEMBER ME NOW. You never know what to expect from Rambutan, master of electronics and guitar feedback and the like, but this album is quite atmospheric, using tape manipulation (in a way that’s sometimes reminiscent of Matt Krefting, and there’s no higher praise than that in my book) and subtle percussion and electronic shading, creating tracks that seem to evoke (for me at least) cold midnight landscapes in rural New York State but with a touch of alien presence. It’s very much a 3 a.m. album, perhaps enjoyed best by candlelight and with the window open. It’s also a very painterly album. Snatches of overheard, out-of-context conversation drift in and out on one track, as if a few people are walking across the landscape that is the music, fading into the scene, fading out of it. And don’t worry…there IS melting guitar feedback here (it IS Rambutan, after all), but it’s muted, in pastels–one track, “Kill The Lights,” could be a Fripp and Eno out-take (and again, as with the Krefting reference above, there’s no higher praise than that in my book). There’s also some electric bass-rooted  explorations, bringing to mind the work of Russ Alderson/Xanthocephalus.

REMEMBER ME NOW is also very well thought-out and programmed AS AN ALBUM. The various tracks come forward and pull back gradually like waves on the shore. They fit together but highlight different aspects, like a suite of 11 (there are 11 tracks on the album) different paintings on sonic display. And the title track, the last track on the album is truly heartbreaking—-not a word I use often with instrumental music (maybe, over the years, I have used the word to describe pieces by Chet Baker, or Mahler, or Paul Bley). It does use a vocal sample, but distorts/melts it in such a way that it functions as atmosphere. Suddenly, as with the first rays of pre-dawn light cracking through a distant horizon reminding us that there WILL be another day, the album is over….and you will surely be pushing the “repeat” button and playing this fine album over…and over. RAMBUTAN—-REMEMBER ME NOW

note: After I wrote the above comments, Rambutan himself provided the following comments on the album, which should be enlightening: Almost all Rambutan music has in one way or another had time as its central theme. Remember Me Now continues that tradition, but its tracks are meditations on memory. Each one has very specific personal reference points.

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RAMB

Eric Hardiman runs Tape Drift Records, records as Rambutan, and plays in a slew of bands including Century Plants, Burnt Hills, Twilight of the Century, Location Ensemble, Mensheviks, etc. He also co-founded the Albany Sonic Arts Collective.

Honest Bagger’s 2013 interview with Eric Hardiman (Rambutan): http://honestbag.blogspot.com/2013/04/kief-with-eric-hardiman-tape-drift.html

Albany Sonic Arts Collective: http://albanysonicarts.blogspot.com/

Rambutan/Eric Hardiman at Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/artist/1139727-Eric-Hardiman

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long out-of-print mini-cdr from KSE featuring Eric Hardiman:

rambutan

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I did two poetry-and-music performances with Rambutan in 2011, one in Albany and one in Hudson, NY…

bill, east coast trip may 2011 068

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And while you are ordering the new RAMBUTAN, why not also get some of our other 2015 releases:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50)

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #312, FOSSILS, “With Brian Ruryk” (joint release w/ Middle James Co., only 48 copies—-we have 24, Middle James Co./Cardinal Records have 24)

LISA ERNESTO COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296 (CDR album) THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298 (CDR album) GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293 (CDR album) MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307 (CDR), STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

July 1, 2015

the collaboration that had to happen: FOSSILS, “WITH BRIAN RURYK” (KSE #312), 48-copy edition, co-release with Middle James Co.

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FOSSILS

“With Brian Ruryk”

KSE #312/MJC #441

a co-release of Kendra Steiner Editions and Middle James Co.

CDR album, edition of 44 copies (22 from KSE, 22 from MJC)

$8 US / $11.50 elsewhere   payment via paypal to   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide address/item ordered in a note with your paypal order….THANKS

(note: some copies of this are mis-labelled as KSE #294….sorry)

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

KSE’s previous FOSSILS album (already out of print!) FOR BRIAN RURYK was a tribute to Canadian experimental guitarist/sound artist BRIAN RURYK, who has been working without compromise at his unique art since the 1980’s. We’re excited to announce that the newest entry in our short-run KSE/Middle James Co. collaborative releases is WITH BRIAN RURYK, a FOSSILS album WITH Mr. Ruryk  himself. It’s rare nowadays to say that an artist is in a league of his own and is unique—-the avant-garde and the noise scene have become SO predictable, and when people re-channel avant-garde moves that have already been done and consider themselves RADICAL on top of that, it’s truly pretentious and insufferable! However, Brian Ruryk  continues after 30+ years of work to maintain his pure outsider vision, where every aspect of the work retains a raw and original DIY EDGE. Imagine if someone swept up out-takes from Andy Milligan’s editing room floor and crudely spliced them together and submitted them to some “indie filmmakers showcase”—-imagine the outrage. That’s how radical Ruryk’s work seems when compared to the so-called underground—-it’s bracing, as they might say about a cheap and strong after-shave which could double as rust remover…

So it’s not only natural that he would be an inspiration to FOSSILS, whose aesthetic is quite similar, but it’s also natural that Fossils and Mr. Ruryk would collaborate….and here it is: FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK.  For me, this is as exciting as when The Harlem Globetrotters arrived on Gilligan’s Island…or when the bodily fluids met the chemicals in Warhol’s Oxidation Paintings. The found sounds/electronic pulses/scraping/and noise action-painting of FOSSILS paired with the beyond-time, IMMEDIATE guitar work (and who knows what else) of Ruryk is an combination that can’t miss. I’m not a headphone person….I enjoy hearing music through speakers….and blasted through speakers, except for certain guitar passages, you might be hard-pressed to tell who contributed what on this album…I’d much rather let my art wash all over me than to pick it apart. As they said about some old professional wrestling movie I saw on VHS back in the 90’s, “it’s disgustingly real.”

This is the second of three short-run (under 50 copies total of each) collaborations Kendra Steiner Editions is doing with Middle James Co. in 2015. The first one, FOR BRIAN RURYK is already sold-out at KSE, but you can still get a copy through Cardinal Records in Canada: http://cardinalrecords.blogspot.com/2015/04/fossills-double-feature.html

Grab your copy now: KSE has 24 copies, and Cardinal Records/Middle James will have 24 copies. Remember, the FOR BRIAN album, just released a few months back, is already gone here at KSE….

For more information about Brian Ruryk,

here is a 2010 interview with Brian Ruryk at indieville: http://www.indieville.com/articles/20q/brianruryk.htm

some of Brian Ruryk’s past releases can be seen here: http://brianruryk.blogspot.com/

He also has an online presence and is not hard to find, if you are looking….

I don’t know who is going to win the international women’s soccer championship, but CANADA has already won the uncompromising DIY sound-sculpture championship with this album….FOSSILS (Hamilton) meets BRIAN RURYK (Toronto).

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And while you are ordering FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK, why not also get some of our 2015 releases:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50)

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

LISA ERNESTO COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296 (CDR album) THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298 (CDR album) GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293 (CDR album) MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307 (CDR), STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

June 24, 2015

new from LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra” (KSE #299)

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LISA ERNESTO LIVE

higher-key sonic alchemy of the deepest and most profound sort

the duo of LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE

“Sol Et Terra”   (KSE #299, cdr album)

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

LISA ERNESTO COVER

Lisa Cameron–percussion, electronics, lap steel

Ernesto Diaz-Infante–12 string acoustic guitar

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recorded by Marjorie Sturm at (Next Door to the

Jefferson Airplane Studios), San Francisco, 9/2013

Mastered by Dylan Cameron

1. Rise 2. The House at Pooneil Corners

3. Sun Psychic 4. Stars Within Stars

5. Queen of Pentacles 6.Labor and Fruits

7. Imagination Eye 8. The Daughter 

Ernesto Diaz-Infante, west-coast composer and guitar/bajo sexto visionary, and Lisa Cameron, Texas psychedelic shaman, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist,  first played together at the KSE 6th Anniversary Concert in Austin in 2012 (see poster below). Since then, Lisa has traveled out to the Bay Area a few times to work and record with Ernesto, and the rapport of these two is nothing short of musical alchemy. SOL ET TERRA was recorded at Ernesto’s home studio, and once again, these two deliver something amazing and unexpected. There is a lot of Ernesto’s hypnotic close-miked raga-like “strumming” style, and when that’s mixed with Lisa’s tribal-psych percussion and warped jagged lap-steel and various electronic treatments, it’s hard to tell the contributions of the two musicians apart. As with all higher-key sounds (think Ya Ho Wa 13 or Book of Shadows), this is music of the elements, fire-water-earth-air, and it creates a kind of rarefied sacred-space wherever you listen to it. Reference points include Ya Ho Wa 13 (minus the chanting) or Hans Reichel’s BONOBO, maybe also BEAT OF THE EARTH or the Velvets Exploding Plastic Inevitable boot. I cannot speak highly enough of the magic(k)al feel this music creates (and documents). This San Francisco-Austin axis continues to bear rich fruit. I believe this is the fourth KSE release for both Ernesto and for Lisa, and we are proud to work with this transcendent duo.

Some of these tracks also appear in the soundtrack to the acclaimed feature film THE CULT OF JT LEROY, directed by Marjorie Sturm, and coming to a film festival near you. I should also mention that Lisa just got back from a month-long tour (with ST 37) backing ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE across North America.  SOL ET TERRA presents two contemporary masters at the top of their game….as we said above, it’s higher-key sonic alchemy of the deepest and most profound sort.

Get your copy now….$8 US and $11.50 elsewhere, postpaid. We also have a limited number of copies of Lisa’s recent Venison Whirled CDR album TETRAGRAMMATONES on the Eh! label, which you can get for an extra $8 or $11.50 with an order for SOL ET TERRA (It’s not available separately). I’ve got only 7 copies of this, so act fast.

LISA AND ERNESTO              ERNESTO AND LISA          two great tastes that taste great together!

KSE APRIL 2012 POSTER

And while you are ordering that, why not also get some of our 2015 releases:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50)

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK (a joint release with Middle James Co.—-only 48 copies made, 24 from Middle James, 24 from KSE)

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298, GIFT FIG:  the duo of ALFRED 23 HARTH & CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch” (live in South Africa, September 2014)

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307, STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292, DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

June 19, 2015

now available, “Luminous Toxin” (KSE #296) from Pittsburgh’s THE GARMENT DISTRICT

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Jennifer

THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron)

“Luminous Toxin”

KSE #296 (CDR album)

a beautiful and haunting new collection of atmospheric all-instrumental pieces from Pittsburgh’s acclaimed Psychedelic musician-composer-bandleader

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

We featured a piece on Jennifer Baron/The Garment District in a May 23, 2015 post (scroll down to that for some background info) as a kind of teaser for her new KSE album, but the tease is now over….LUMINOUS TOXIN is out and available. This is an album specially commissioned by KSE from Ms. Baron. When I work with a psychedelic musician (Plastic Crimewave, for instance) who is an excellent songwriter, I generally encourage them to save their great songs for a better-distributed label and to let their experimental or conceptual side run free at KSE–this is the place for them to put out their TWO VIRGINS or their SKY YEN. I’ve followed Jennifer Baron’s work for many years, through the various earlier GARMENT DISTRICT releases, and have always had the greatest respect for this amazing lady: multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, bandleader, and someone who truly “gets” the deeper aspects of the psychedelic experience. So many people today who drop the term “psychedelic” view it as a series of mannerisms or images or chord progressions–for me, it’s almost an initiation or a rite of passage one goes through, and when one becomes a member of the society of psychedelic brethren, one never needs to “announce” the term or reference the expected tropes–it’s imbued into the work, whatever the work might be. Jennifer Baron’s work of any kind—-her photography, her arts curating, etc., not just her music—reflects a certain effervescent, magical quality. Even though her music does not resemble, say, Tyrannosaurus Rex-period Marc Bolan, she shares that sparkling, mystical ineffable quality. However, LUMINOUS TOXIN is not an album that would automatically be put in the “psychedelic” section of a record store.

Instead of creating her TWO VIRGINS, as mentioned above, Jennifer Baron has created her WONDERWALL MUSIC here. No, it’s not Indian-inspired, but actually it’s atmospheric instrumental work that evokes soundtrack music. Her skill as a composer of excellent trippy songs has led her, as it led Mancini and Morricone (both also excellent writers of songs), to create soundscapes that sing, that press the buttons of the imagination. Those knowing earlier GARMENT DISTRICT music will get a pleasant surprise here….instead of reminding one of, say, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy or the Crome Syrcus, reference points for this album might include Bowie’s Low or Eno’s Another Green World….or the more melodic side of Fripp & Eno or perhaps some of David Sylvian’s things with Japan. There’s also a Krautrock element, yet if I was given this album and told it was from a John Carpenter or Dario Argento soundtrack, I could believe it.

LUMINOUS TOXIN’s instrumental soundscapes evoke a world, a world where I’d like to live! As I said earlier, all of Jennifer Baron’s many pursuits have a unity, and perhaps the best way to evoke the feel of the album might be to show you a series of photographs of hers because the album sounds the way these look:

JB PIC 1

JB PIC 2

JB pic 6

JB pic 4

JB PIC 5

and let’s not forget the beautiful cover photo, which was taken (I believe) in Las Vegas:

GARMENT DISTRICT  VegasGOLD_Photo by Jennifer Baron

The way these photographs evoke so much, have such a luminous texture and glow, similarly the new Garment District album LUMINOUS TOXIN will have a similar effect on the open-minded listener and will take him/her into its mystical world. Just to be clear, this is NOT a drone/ambient release–if you like side 2 of Bowie’s LOW, think of that as a jumping-off point. But really, it’s pure GARMENT DISTRICT, soundtracks for the mind, and of course, Jennifer Baron’s instrumentation (Rickenbacker guitar, 1980’s Roland JX-3P synth, Wurlitzer electric piano, old Hohner organ, bells and various percussion) will be familiar from her more overtly psychedelic works.

A wonderful and magical new creation from a major talent from one of my favorite cities, PITTSBURGH.

THE GARMENT DISTRICT were featured in the Silver Studio Sessions of the Andy Warhol Museum, and you can catch those performances here:   http://www.warhol.org/connect/silverstudiosessions/The-Garment-District/#.VYGaovlViko

And here is a 2014 interview from TINY MIX TAPES: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/the-garment-district

You can score a digital copy of the 2011 Garment District cassette album Melody Elder here:  https://thegarmentdistrict.bandcamp.com/

The Garment District is music by multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron, a founding member of Brooklyn’s The Ladybug Transistor (Merge). Her debut tape, Melody Elder, was released on Night-People in late 2011 and her latest 7″ on La Station Radar features a remix by Sonic Boom. In Summer of 2014, The Garment District’s debut full-length LP was released (vinyl + digital formats) on Night-People.  We are honored to welcome THE GARMENT DISTRICT and Jennifer to the KSE family. There’s no one like her, and we appreciate her spending months on LUMINOUS TOXIN, an original creation made especially for Kendra Steiner Editions. Get your copy NOW!

And while you are ordering that, why not also get some of our Spring 2015 releases:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50)

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK (a joint release with Middle James Co.—-only 48 copies made, 24 from Middle James, 24 from KSE)

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

LISA ERNESTO COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298, GIFT FIG:  the duo of ALFRED 23 HARTH & CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch” (live in South Africa, September 2014)

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307, STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292, DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

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SUMMER 2015 will bring SEVEN new releases: in addition to THE GARMENT DISTRICT, we’ll have new albums from LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, FOSSILS, RAMBUTAN, FADENSONNEN, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), and JEN HILL. Stay tuned….

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June 14, 2015

ABC SOUL DIAMONDS (Buried Treasure CDR, France)

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various artists, ABC SOUL DIAMONDS (Buried Treasure, France, CDR, 21 tracks)

ABC Soul Diamonds

Few things satisfy (me) as much as a stack of obscure soul 45’s. As someone who actively collected 45’s from the early 70’s through the mid-to-late 90’s, I remember well the thrill of bring home various random 45’s by artists unknown to me…or unknown records by artists with whom I was familiar. The recent SOUL DIAMONDS compilation series provides that same thrill now that most sources of 45’s have been picked clean by collectors and most junk stores and flea markets are connected to Ebay. One good thing about this series is that it specializes in labels, not producers or cities, and the major labels featured so far (MERCURY, DECCA, and EPIC) tended to license in a lot of material rather than focus on in-house productions with a set “house” band and house style. Thus, you get a wide variety of styles and sounds (and on this album, a time range of about 15+ years), so the end result is like some amazing radio station in your dreams that focuses on obscure 45’s. For me, that’s musical ecstasy.

So what’s here? Well, lesser-known tracks by artists who are better-known for their work on other labels (Baby Washington, Maxine Brown, Dee Dee Ford, The 5 Royales); lesser-known tracks by ABC artists such as Ray Charles (a duet with Jimmy Lewis), O.V. Wright, The Tams and Lloyd Price; tracks where the composer is familiar (Rudy Toombs, Earl King, Dee Irvin, George Kerr) but the record unfamiliar; tracks with well-known producers such as Willie Mitchell or Clyde Otis; and performers new to me, such as Demetriss Tripp, Harry M and The Marvels, and Betty O’Brien. Most of the material dates from the 1960’s…although Lloyd Price’s “Just Because” was released in 1957, and O. V. Wright’s “Slow and Easy” dates from 1976 (although Wright could sing the phone book and remain deep and soulful, so don’t be put off by the late date)…and a wide range of styles is found. Again, as ABC-Paramount (and later just ABC) was a major label, these were all professional recordings and surely artists who had been only popular regionally may well have thought that a record on ABC—-the label of BB King and of Ray Charles, after all—-might be their ticket to national success. There were a lot of great records competing for slots in the coveted R&B Top 40, and back in the days when regional charts had so much variety, there could literally be 100+ songs on the R&B “charts” in any one week….so think about how many OTHER singles of quality were aiming at those 100 slots. Ten or twenty for every one that made it? That’s why compilations such as these can be so rich yet have so much material obscure to the non-fanatic.

As always for the Soul Diamonds series, the album is compiled by serious soul collectors, so except for the Lloyd Price and O.V. Wright tracks, you are not likely to own many or any of these 45’s, and also, the compilers know how to mix the material so it’s like something programmed by an ace club DJ spinning his/her rarities.

If the various soul compilations on Ace-Kent, Outta Sight, Goldmine Soul Supply, P-Vine etc. are not enough for you, or if you need an hour of fine and varied 45’s running the gamut of styles within “soul” music, then you should grab this (and the Mercury and Decca volumes in the series–the Epic one was a bit to 70’s oriented for my taste) as soon as possible. Just google the title and you’ll find someone selling this in your territory (Crystal Ball Records is handling it in the USA).

ABC one

ABC two

ABC three

1.JUST BECAUSE / LLOYD PRICE

2.THERE YOU GO AGAIN / JEANETTE BABY WASHINGTON

3.THIEF IN THE NIGHT / CHARLES JAMES

4.I WANT IT LIKE THAT / 5 ROYALES

5.IS THAT THE WAY YOU PLANNED IT / BETTY O’BRIEN

6.I’M COMING HOME / BUDDY LAMP

7.I’LL BE STANDING BY / HARRISON BROTHERS

8.SO AM I / NATE HOLMES

9.IF IT WASN’T FOR BAD LUCK / RAY CHARLES & JIMMY LEWIS

10.I’M CRYING (INSIDE) / TROY KEYES

11.WHAT DO YOU DO (WHEN YOUR LOVER LEAVES YOU) / TAMS

12.SLOW AND EASY / O.V. WRIGHT

13.I CAN’T GET OVER YOU / GLADYS KNIGHT

14.ORDINARILY / TOMMY TATE

15.LOVE IS A WAY OF LIFE / DANNY WHITE

16.JUST LIKE A FOOL / DEE DEE FORD

17.HOW CAN I GET OVER A FOX LIKE YOU / ICEMEN

18.I DESERVE TO CRY / HARRY M & THE MARVELS

19.STRAIN ON MY HEART / DEMETRISS TAPP

20.SO LONG / LITTLE JOE STEELE

21.FORGET HIM / MAXINE BROWN

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June 9, 2015

first release in new Cassette Poems series: LIARS IN A STRANGE RAINY WORLD (KSE #311)

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BILL  SHUTE

LIARS IN A STRANGE RAINY WORLD: CASSETTE POEMS ONE

KSE #311 (poetry and photography chapbook)

inspired by the Derek Rogers cassette-only album, Active Participant

($6 US ppd   /   $7 elsewhere ppd)

edition of 39 copies….available for two months only, through 9 August 2015

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

LIARS

As longtime KSE readers know, we’ve published a lot of poetry inspired by music. The Sound Library Series is up to 77 volumes now, but in addition to that, we’ve had a few other series. In the early days of KSE, there was the 10-volume Creel Pone Sound Study series, and I’ve also been issuing here and there releases in the Ducal Poems series, those being inspired by the music of Duke Ellington (and there will be further Ducal chapbooks coming). Now, we are introducing a new series: CASSETTE POEMS. These are inspired by deep listening to cassette-only albums of experimental/drone/noise music. Many fine cassette albums have come and gone, often in editions of a few dozen, and unless they get reissued as downloads on Soundcloud or Bandcamp (which they often do), only the original purchasers or future collectors will get to appreciate these important works. The Cassette Poems series is initially scheduled for FIVE poetry and photography chapbooks over the next year, and I’m proud to announce that the first release is inspired by an old 2010 album from a great Texan, DEREK ROGERS…..the album being ACTIVE PARTICIPANT, released by the always-fine Ghetto Naturalist Series. While in Mobile, Alabama, recently, I had this tape in my old Walkman often, and it carried me away to where I created the situation/setting/narrative/images found in this chapbook. The photos come from Pensacola, Florida. It’s a four-page poem with a character involved in personal rebuilding after a prison term, set on the Gulf Coast. The photos help to create the “world” in which the poem is set. As always, I hope you find it interesting and worthwhile.

It’s an edition of 39 copies only and will be available for TWO MONTHS, meaning you have until August 9th to grab a copy. It’s not necessary to have heard the tapes on which these releases are based—-they are stand-alone creations.

As always, I hope you find this work to be interesting and worthwhile. I was going through a kind of lifestyle change when I wrote it, and as that involved some personal re-invention, I found myself going back to a less collage-oriented and more narrative style with this piece, so regular readers might find it something of a change of pace….or not!

Other poetry chapbooks available (same price as above):

KSE #301 (poetry chapbook), JIM D. DEUCHARS, “Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge” (the final installment in Jim’s Pittsburgh-Three Rivers trilogy)

KSE #297 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Lines and Fines,” Sound Library Series, Volume 77 (note: available only until 6 August 2015)

June 6, 2015

new Bill Shute poetry chapbook, “Lines and Fines” (KSE #297), Sound Library Series, Volume 77

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BILL SHUTE, “LINES AND FINES” (Sound Library Series, Volume 77)

KSE #297, poetry chapbook

original cover art by Justin Jackley

($6 US ppd   /   $7 elsewhere ppd)

edition of 51 copies….available for two months only, through 6 August 2015

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

LINES AND FINES

Back now from two satisfying weeks in Florida/Mississippi/Alabama/Louisiana on the beautiful Gulf Coast. I have been so busy releasing other people’s music and poetry this year, and also promoting the poetry and sound sculpture album I did with Fossils, that I have not yet issued any of my own poetry chapbooks in 2015, and the year’s almost half over! LINES AND FINES was composed in late 2014/early 2015 and features an original cover artwork by acclaimed Austin-based psychedelic artist Justin Jackley (visit Justin and view a sampling of his work at www.justinjackley.com). If you are unfamiliar with my work, this is as good an entry point as any…think SOILED MOSAIC.

On a low-grade potpourri high, interrupted by fracking earthquakes, high-stepping around the lines and fines….tuning out the music of history and the squirrels knocking about in the walls…..loaded pistols, loaded dice, loaded questions, tainted rice…..

Edition of 51 home-made, hand-cut and hand-assembled copies on heavy metallic cover stock with text printed on classy flecked birch art-paper. Available for two months only, so grab a copy ASAP….this work will never again be available in this format, its original and intended format.

And while ordering Lines and Fines, why not also pick up our previous poetry chapbook, the third and final installment in Jim D. Deuchars‘ amazing Pittsburgh trilogy, “Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge” (KSE #301)….same price, $6 US / $7 elsewhere, postpaid.

We’ll be back with the new GARMENT DISTRICT album LUMINOUS TOXIN (KSE #296) in a mid-June….

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May 23, 2015

welcoming THE GARMENT DISTRICT, featuring Jennifer Baron, to the KSE family

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KSE will be taking a break for 2 weeks, off to the Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast…orders which come in during the next 2 weeks should go out on June 8th. New releases for Summer 2015 will begin in late June.

As with the Spring of 2015, we have a group of 6 releases scheduled for the Summer from late June through September, and the first of these 6 Summer releases will be from an artist I’ve admired for some time, Pittsburgh songwriter-musician-bandleader-psychedelic beacon JENNIFER BARON with her project THE GARMENT DISTRICT.

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Jennifer first came to many people’s attention back in the 90’s as a founding member of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based alternative band THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR, but since then, she has become largely associated with contemporary psychedelia, and as someone who still flies the psychedelic flag proudly, I must say that she is a master…..(songwriter, producer, musician)….of all things trippy, and her present band, THE GARMENT DISTRICT, is devoted to the psychedelic experience. But unlike so many godawful “revival” bands, she freely mixes elements from different eras and also exists in the present, making music that would go over well in any hip club in any major city. She can remind one of 60’s bands such as The Peanut Butter Experience or the Vejtables while at the same time echoing new-wave bands such as Young Marble Giants or Human Switchboard…. or Bowie’s LOW….but Jennifer Baron really has her own recognizable style, and even in the furthest-out moments of her work, the sense of song-craft comes through. There is a mystical yet whimsical yet resigned sense that animates her work, and like an expensive wine, it’s got a complex character with echoes of different flavors. But fans of popsike, fans of Fripp & Eno (or 70s Eno in general), people who like the Jesus and Mary Chain, and people who buy Piccadilly Sunshine compilations will want to check out THE GARMENT DISTRICT. Also, the music is largely instrumental (vocals are handled by the wonderful Lucy Blehar) and thus able to create rich cinematic soundscapes.

KSE will be issuing a new album from The Garment District, “Luminous Toxin” (KSE #296), in late June, a brand-new creation made especially for our audience. However, UNTIL THEN….why not purchase a copy of the stunning LP “IF YOU TAKE YOUR MAGIC SLOW,” on Night People Records, which you can order here: https://midheaven.com/item/if-you-take-your-magic-slow-by-garment-district-lp#.VWDMCdLBzGd

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   from the Garment District performance in the Silver Studio Series at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

 watch the performance at  http://www.warhol.org/connect/silverstudiosessions/The-Garment-District/#.VV87ILlVikp

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THE GARMENT DISTRICT is music by multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron. Currently based in Pittsburgh, PA, Jennifer was a founding member of Brooklyn’s THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR https://www.facebook.com/ladybug.transistor (Merge).
In late 2011, Jennifer’s 11-song tape MELODY ELDER was released on Night-People Records. The sold-out cassette is available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, e-music. The tape features Jennifer’s cousin Lucy Blehar on lead vocals, and Jowe Head, of legendary UK bands Swell Maps and Television Personalities, on bass.
 

The Garment District has performed for The Andy Warhol’s Museum’s Silver Studio Sessions, and as part of acclaimed contemporary artist Doug Aitken’s Station to Station film project (Station to Station can be found here: http://video.wired.com/watch/the-sound-patterns-of-pittsburg-station-to-station).

Her three-song 7″ (released on the French label La Station Radar) features remix by legendary UK musician and producer Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.).

In June 2015, The Garment District will have a new limited-edition CD release on Kendra Steiner Editions, an independent label and press dedicated to experimental music and contemporary poetry based in San Antonio, TX.
 

In 2013, Jennifer was invited to contribute a new song to Brooklyn-based ESOPUS Magazine‘s 10th anniversary issue (on a CD that also features music by Sam Phillips, Lee Sargent from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Julian Lynch, Jeff Mercel from Mercury Rev, John Wesley Harding, and more).

The Garment District has composed and performed original music for short films as part of the SYNC’D program, and contributed music to several compilations.
The group has opened for Julia Holter, at the VIA Music & New Media Festival, for Jenny Hval at The Andy Warhol Museum’s Sound Series, and for Cold Cave at 6119 Penn.

Jennifer’s video for “Nature-Nurture,” created by Pittsburgh-based filmmaker Keith Tassick, was a 2012 Design, Art and Technology Awards Finalist selected by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
The video features 700-plus still photographs Jennifer took of Western Pennsylvania television news over the course of one year (http://photosoftv.tumblr.com/).
As a founding member of Brooklyn-based band The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records), Jennifer released numerous recordings on LP, CD, 7″ and compilations; toured extensively in the US, Europe, Canada, and Scandinavia; collaborated on a cover of “Puis-Je?” with the late legendary Soft Machine co-founder Kevin Ayers; contributed a cover of “I Found A Reason” to the Velvet Underground tribute CD, Rabid Chords; toured with bands such as Of Montreal and Superchunck; and performed at international festivals, including The Bowlie Weekender–the first All Tomorrow’s Parties–in Camber Sands, England, which was curated by Belle & Sebastian.Jennifer is also co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair’ co-editor/contributing photographer for the award-winning book, Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2010); and a contributing essayist to THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE SMITHS, part of Scott Heim‘s book series, The First Time I Heard.
 
The Garment District
http://thegarmentdistrictmusic.com
http://thegarmentdistrict.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/thegarmentdistrict
http://www.facebook.com/TheGarmentDistrict

Videos
https://vimeo.com/user7134359

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Follow all the links above and you’ll get a good sampling of the magical pop-sike goodness of THE GARMENT DISTRICT….and be sure to pick up the new album on KSE in late June.

Until then, I’m off….next stop, Biloxi, Mississippi…..see you all in two weeks….

May 20, 2015

GIFT FIG: the duo of ALFRED 23 HARTH & CARL STONE, “STELLENBOSCH” (KSE #298), live in South Africa 9/2014

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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 / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

GIFT FIG STELL

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.

The set is basically built upon Stone’s transformation (via Max/MSP) of Harth’s emissions, with subsequent additions of further pre-existing materials. The palette is obviously homogeneous: Harth also treats his “babies” (which include Eastern wind instruments like taepyeongso and dojirak) with a Kaoss pad, and uses bows on the instrument’s bell and in other parts too. Both employ samples and voice. But the description of the sources doesn’t excessively help clarifying how this uncompromising record sounds. The material, at least from what I gathered by repeated listens, appears mostly improvised. Many different scenes succeed in ever-radical spurts, without concessions to any kind of easiness or relief; a latent tension informs the bulk of the sonic settings, which in some moments approach a near-explosive configuration. Percussive aspects are frequently privileged, the mechanical features of the reeds amplified and expanded to become an out-and-out menace: imagine a giant crab walking towards you with bad intentions (“Adler_Kino 23 Gu II”). Somewhere, Harth’s pulmonary exhalations morph into powerful winds deprived of a chunk of the frequency spectrum. And I could go on.”
However, this new STELLENBOSCH album, recorded live during a tour of South Africa in September 2015, is quite different. It’s an album with more space, an album which incorporates distant shores into its landscape, but even though at its heart is intuitive multi-levelled improvisation, Stone’s background as an electronic composer and Harth’s background as improviser and collagist always inform the paintings in sound. It’s spell-binding, it raises the listener into a higher state of consciousness, it features a good amount of Harth’s virtuoso reed playing, and it takes the concept of “deep listening” one associates with 70’s works such as the duo version of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and ups the ante to the 23rd power.  The possibilities within improvisation/spontaneous composition have grown exponentially each year since the 1970’s (which had grown incredibly since the jazz-based blowouts of the mid-late 60’s), and while this album would have appeal to someone weaned on, say, the Sam Rivers/Dave Holland duets on Improvising Artists, on another level, it makes that kind of thing, progressive in its day, sound like ragtime.
A beautiful, challenging, deep, and transcendent series of spontaneous sound-collages, recorded live, from two contemporary masters who continue to blazing down the highway toward a horizon of pure possibility.
ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE……the duo of GIFT FIG.  STELLENBOSCH (KSE #298). Two contemporary explorers in sound and aesthetics. We’re honored to release this new album, but warn you it’s limited to 150 copies. GET YOURS NOW. Ordering information can be found at the top of this release announcement.

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Visit Mr. Harth online at http://alfredharth.blogspot.com/

Visit Mr. Stone online at http://www.sukothai.com/

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watch a live performance of GIFT FIG here: http://isitnecessary.tumblr.com/post/50018241962/dotolimpic-2012-day-1-gift-fig-carl

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Whiie ordering this GIFT FIG–STELLENBOSCH album, why not pick up some of KSE’s other CDR albums of contemporary forward-thinking music:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50)

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307, STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292, DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

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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).

May 2, 2015

“stylistic deautomatization” (KSE #293), the new album from Marcus M. Rubio’s MORE EAZE

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MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio)

“stylistic deautomatization”

KSE #293 (CDR album)

limited edition of 48 copies 

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

MORE EAZE COVER

For his THIRD KSE release, Marcus M. Rubio (under his MORE EAZE moniker) serves up a mind-blowing creation that sits proudly among our recent kaleidoscopic slice-and-dice electronic skronk creations from Derek Rogers and Fossils. However, whereas Mr. Rogers is the small-detail pointillist of the group and Fossils are the action-painters of the group, with drips and drops flying everywhere, MORE EAZE is the one who is super-knowledgeable about various music traditions and has set out to reference and subvert them. He did that with the song form on his amazing LAND OF DISENFRANCHISEMENT cassette album; here the deconstruction is on a much deeper and radical level. I’ve always admired an artist who front-loads a work with the most extreme and radical piece, and the first track here is one of the most radical and confrontational pieces I’ve heard recently….and will have you wondering if your CDR or CD player is defective. Other pieces will melt into an echo of a song, with the kind of warped plasticity you see in a Francis Bacon painting….wiith the same disquieting edge. But at the same time, the pieces are logically structured and balanced, with the hand of the composer’s controlling intelligence always evident to those who seek. Also, the album was intended by MORE EAZE as a way to utilize chunks and elements from OTHER pieces and performances and to re-contextualize them in new creations. I’ve always admired works in any discipline which integrate found elements, but I must say that I”ve NEVER heard it done in this way before. Let’s let Marcus M. Rubio himself explain this process and his vision for the “stylistic deautomatization” album:

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“shortly after my last KSE release, I decided to start recording/releasing/performing most of my music under the project name more eaze. cities sinking down really opened the doors to finally treating all of my various musical interests as gestalt of sorts and it seemed that a name change should denote a shift in this focus. key to the project idea and to the pieces heard on this release is the idea of destroyed materials from songs, improvisations, compositions, samples, etc…being reconfigured and twisted into something that is totally new yet still reminiscent of all their parts while being collaged with new and edited material. as a result, this music is simultaneously song based and more compositionally abstract with one element or another sometimes taking the foreground. I like to think that the more eaze material is constantly questioning what is the “real” thing that you’re listening to (this was an idea that very much came from cities sinking down). this is further reflected in how the organic and electronic sounds on each track are processed and often indistinguishable from one another. much of the recent work on this disc has had more of an overt influence from various strains of dance music, hip-hop and r&b-I’ve particularly been fascinated with how closely related the music making processes of those styles are to creating avant garde electronic music and noise and this dichotomy has played an integral role in the construction of these works. these pieces take timbral elements of these styles and often re-purpose or deconstruct these signifiers into new material.”–Marcus M. Rubio

I regret having assigned in advance this incredible creation to KSE’s short-run series of 48 copy editions….it’s really a major release. We may have to do a second pressing, but if we do, it will be labelled as such, so get your ORIGINAL EDITION now, while you can. Marcus will have copies for sale at his shows also, in about 10 days. It’s hard to think of anyone, except maybe Matt Krefting, who can work in such a wide range of styles and be totally masterful and convincing in all of them. This album contains some of the most extreme electronic sound-sculpture you could imagine (or actually, that you COULD NOT imagine), yet it also contains shards of beautiful and moving song.

The only thing more exciting than seeing/hearing Marcus M. Rubio’s ascent in the last few years in a series of stunning releases is to be helping that ascent along by releasing some of the albums…and don’t forget to order Marcus’s banjo-based album from November 2014 CITIES SINKING DOWN, which is still available from KSE (scroll down for details).

The Austin-based (although originally from here in San Antonio, and we are proud of him!) composer and multi-instrumentalist will also be playing the KSE 9th Anniversary event in Dallas on July 30. Watch for details on that.

When this album was over, my jaw literally dropped—I felt as though I’d been through some intense and radical experience, with hints of familiar reference points, extended to me like ropes that are then pulled away, forcing me to fend for myself. Get your copy of this NOW. I’m sure the first edition will be gone soon…although we probably will have to go into a second edition, and if you are reading this in June or July, that is probably what you will be getting….same amazing content, though.

Whiie ordering this MORE EAZE album, why not pick up some of KSE’s other CDR albums of contemporary forward-thinking music:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50 )

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307, STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292, DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS, “For Brian Ruryk” (a joint release with Middle James Co., KSE has only 24 copies of this)

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

remaining copies of new releases from 2014:

KSE #275 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “China Collection”

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also, limited quantity of this beautiful German import on Moloko Plus Records

ALFRED 23 HARTH and WOLFGANG SEIDEL, “FIVE EYES”

cost for this is  $14 US and $18 elsewhere, postpaid

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