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September 12, 2015

new duo album from ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia” (KSE #318)

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CAMELLIA SHOW

ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL

“Camellia”

KSE #318 (CDR album)

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Harth: soprano saxophone, taepyeongso, piri, trombone, percussion

Bell: extended vibraphone, tenorhorn, buk

Recorded at LaubhuetteStudio Moonsun, Korea, 2015

A23H CAMELLIA

KSE’s long-term relationship with experimental music pioneer ALFRED 23 HARTH has resulted in more than a half-dozen albums, some documenting his working groups such as the duo GIFT FIG (with Carl Stone) and the quartet  THE EXPATS, along with others which have allowed Mr. Harth to create bold and complex conceptual works, such as the MICRO-SAXO-PHONE series and the CHINA COLLECTION. Harth’s KSE albums are a major body of work, and we’re proud to continue our fruitful relationship with Mr. Harth with this new album….CAMELLIA (KSE #318), a beautiful series of duets with vibraphonist JOHN TREVOR BELL, who is from New Zealand and presently works out of Seoul, Korea. The “Camellia” concept came out of a tour Harth and Bell did in early 2015 in the South coast area of Korea, where A23H included his art installations including the Camellia flower.

And the Camellia flower somehow captures the understated beauty and elegance of this (primarily) soprano saxophone and vibes duo. Harth and Bell are tapping into a long chamber-jazz  tradition–from the 1920’s duo and trio recordings of Bix and Tram (Bix Beiderbecke and Frank Trumbauer) such as Singing the Blues or For No Reason At All In “C” to the small recordings of the 30s with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, and Lionel Hampton….to the wonderful reeds and vibes recordings of Gunter Hampel and Marion Brown and the small Chico Hamilton groups . Of course, Harth and Bell come from the post-modern side of the street, but the lyricism, the attention to small detail, the darting back-and-forth, the intuitive thursting and parrying of the duo (the music provides the same kind of joyous strategy one finds in first-rate fencing or tennis….the difference being Harth and Bell are on the same side, working TOGETHER) provide a playful but profound series of pieces rooted in DUO UNITY.

There are 19 pieces, some composed by Harth, some composed by Bell, and the Harth pieces include ones dating back to circa 1980 and, in the case of “Waves Of Being,” the seminal THIS EARTH album where Harth worked with Paul Bley, Barre Phillips, Trilok Gurtu, and Maggie Nicols. The compositions are extended and developed in what Harth and Bell call a “time-lapse” method of “playing clouds.” Bell explains that  “Thanks mostly to Alfred’s guidance, but perhaps also due to the ironic peace and quiet of the Laubhuette studio (situated right next to the Demilitarized Zone) we stretched the tempos of those pieces to a cloud like slow motion.” However, there is a wide variety of tempos and rhythms here….from the languid dream-like haze one would associate with a late-period Chet Baker session to playful, spiralling quick-paced pieces reminiscent of Ornette Coleman. I’m also reminded of the live performances of Wayne Shorter (on soprano) and Herbie Hancock on the tour in support of their 1 & 1  duo album, where they would take pieces that ran 6 or 7 minutes on the album and extend them to 15 or 20 in concert, developing and deepening the pieces in ways that seemed so natural….and so inevitable!

Yes, there are other instruments in use here—-Korean instruments, trombone, etc (and the ways in which Bell “extends” his vibes open the instrument up in surprising and lovely ways)—-but it’s essentially a Soprano Saxophone and Vibraphone album, which is why I’m making so many references to the tradition here, as I feel that people who enjoy that tradition, whether it be Bix and Tram, Brown and Hampel, or Shorter and Hancock, will LOVE this album. If they are not too familiar with Alfred 23 Harth’s body of work, this album may just be the perfect door of entry to it! It’s also great to welcome John Trevor Bell to the KSE family. He is performing with forward-thinking groups all the time in Asia, but of course, we don’t hear a lot about the Asian scene here in Texas!

Harth and Bell will be doing another duo performance later in September in Seoul….see the gig poster at the top of this post. CAMELLIA is an album of rare beauty and fierce creativity….you need a copy. By the way, the Chinese characters on the cover represent the concepts which in English we’d call luck, bliss, or blessing….a perfect symbol for this album! Ordering info is at the top of this post…and don’t forget we still have copies of two other A23H albums: CHINA COLLECTION and STELLENBOSCH (the latter a duo album with Carl Stone)–ordering info for thosehis at the end of this post.

Mr. Harth will also be appearing on our KSE 10th Anniversary compilation, which will come out early in 2016.

Bell & Harth

BELL AND HARTH 2

Alfred Harth: Bell & Harth started working as a duo at the Paju Festival in 2013 where Harth also brought in some of his poetry. In spring 2015 the duo had a so called „Camellia Tour“ along the South coast of Korea, Namhae, where Harth partly implemented his art installations including the camellia flower that is very common in that beautiful area along the islands of the South Sea. The CD Camellia is mainly about beauty and transitoriness and contains Harth’s compositions that date back to 1980. The duo developed a time-lapsed way of stretching the themes, what they call „playing clouds“. Bell & Harth both admire Korean traditional music, Gugak, and they refer to it in their improvisations by also playing traditional Korean instruments, Bell the Buk and Harth the Piri and Taepyeongseo.

John Bell: I first met A23H in 2007 during my first music tour to South Korea. Previously I was not familiar with the vast and varied artistic output of Alfred Harth. I kept in touch with Alfred after returning to New Zealand, and was pleasantly surprised when he agreed to perform an improvised duo with me at ‘Yogiga Gallery’ in Seoul shortly after I moved to Korea with my wife in 2013. We performed again as a duo in the Paju Free Music festival also in 2013. I spent much of 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere, but upon my return we resumed the duo project. In 2015 Alfred suggested we record some improvisations, but also some compositions of his (mostly from the 1980s and 90s). I was somewhat apprehensive about interpreting these compositions which had already been recorded by luminaries such as Maggie Nicols, Paul Bley, Sunbae Choi and Soojung Kae. Thanks mostly to Alfred’s guidance, but perhaps also due to the ironic peace and quiet of the Laubhuette studio (situated right next to the Demilitarized Zone) we stretched the tempos of those pieces to a cloud like slow motion. There are other moods in the duo sound, but I mostly think this cloud, even thick syrupy stratocumulus reflects some aspect of living in South Korea.

A23H Camellia poster 1

Over the years, Mr. Bell has performed with a wide variety of heavy-hitters including Steve Lacy, Han Bennink, William Parker, Marilyn Crispell, and Trevor Watts…..and now Alfred 23 Harth. You can follow his activities and learn more at his website, http://www.johnbell.co.nz/, and you can hear more of his music at his Bandcamp page, http://johnbell.bandcamp.com/

Alfred 23 Harth, of course, is well-known internationally….and especially to readers of these pages. You can connect with Mr. Harth at his website: http://alfredharth.blogspot.com/

While ordering CAMELLIA, why not also pick up some other of our recent CDR albums of experimental, forward-thinking sound art…..all $8 in the US and $11.50 elsewhere, postpaid (see above for ordering instructions):

KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “INTERROGATORIES”

KSE #310, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “ACCIDENTAL PRIZES”

KSE #303, FADENSONNEN, “PD 7”

KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, “THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS”

KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK

KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

KSE #298, GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

GIFT FIG STELL

and we still have a handful of copies left of this classic (we just made some fresh copies for A23H’s Fall 2015 European tour)….

KSE #275, ALFRED 23 HARTH, “China Collection”

A23H ChinaCollection

As always, thank you for your support of KSE and of all independent, non-aligned arts collectives…

August 30, 2015

KSE #316 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “INTERROGATORIES”

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MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD

“INTERROGATORIES”

KSE  #316 (CDR album)

Massimo Magee: acoustic, amplified and feedback sopranino saxophone

David W. Stockard: snare drum

recorded at Goldsmiths, 25 May 2015

cover art by MP Landis    http://www.mplandis.com/

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

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massimo 2015

Proud to welcome saxophonist and theoretician-of-improvisation MASSIMO MAGEE back for his fourth release on KSE, this time giving us two extended sound-paintings of sopranino saxophone and snare drum with percussionist David W. Stockard, recorded in London in late May 2015.

“With this translucid, volatile substance, the surface…is stripped as bare as possible, its monochrome ground heightened to near transparency; lines become faint threads, figures white traces like membranes of infinitesimal thickness. This minimal, almost residual painting—-almost risking vacuity—-is defined as a space of physical pulsation, of visible, tangible palpitation, open to every sense and perception.”  Agnes de la Beaumelle, from “The Challenge of Miro’s “X”.”

INTERROGATORIES is a logical next step from Magee’s previous KSE album, SOPRANINO SOLO. Working in a range above the soprano saxophone (which many players disregard feeling it is too high-pitched and difficult to control), the sopranino saxophone is an instrument that is rarely used and even more rarely featured. It provides Magee with a distinctive palette for his paintings in sound—-I am reminded of the scratchy, astringent canvases of Cy Twombly, full of life-force but somehow muted in tone, appearing clipped yet bursting with energy at the incisions, capturing the process of creation with their erasures and over-writing. I doubt you’ll hear anything else this year which SOUNDS remotely like this album.

Partnering with Magee on this set is percussionist David W. Stockard, who limits himself to the snare drum here, yet manages to find a universe of potential within this unique instrument, not like any other drum. I’ve heard some Austin experimental musicians such as Lisa Cameron and Sarah Hennies (the latter based in Austin for many years, now in New York state) do some amazing things with the snare drum via extended techniques and the loosening of the snares. There is of course a metallic element inherent in the snare drum, thus providing a potentially rich and unexpected range of possibilities for the imaginative player. Stockard manages to evoke everything from Cage-esque prepared piano to gamelan-and-gong with his snare, yet also works very subtly in the quieter passages, playing with the lower limits of auditory perception, creating almost inaudible “waves” that crackle and hum….or is that my nervous system I’m hearing?

This is a totally original album from artists who question EVERYTHING. If like me you feel that a lot of the “free-improv” out there has as much wanking to it as the worst 70’s fusion, why not try this thoughtful but dynamic duo album which explores new areas-in-sound art with both concentration and abandon.

The only album I can think of to compare this with would be FACE TO FACE by The Spontaneous Music Ensemble’s duo format, but it’s 40+ years and a million miles from that….as John Ashbery once observed of Gertrude Stein, MAGEE and STOCKARD are attempting the impossible, because nothing else is worth doing!

And let’s not forget another beautiful original artwork by MP Landis on the front cover, perfectly evoking the album’s content. Please check out Mr. Landis’s website for a wide variety of exciting and life-filled paintings.

massimo new

MAGEE

massimo dave

STOCKARD

I asked Massimo Magee for a brief statement regarding this album, and he produced the following, as always an example of both the intellectual rigor he brings to any project and sense of play, of wonder, and of an openness (indeed, an excitement) to work whose form is ever-becoming: “As it plays in the background now, what can I say of this music that it doesn’t say for itself? That it is improvised is probably obvious; that it owes a debt to the influence of Eddie Prévost via his weekly improvisation workshop is less so, but no less true. It is, outside of the workshop, a first meeting. Although the exact set-up that I brought to this meeting (in particular the electronic element) was a configuration I had not used before, I of course have a significant history with the sopranino saxophone. To say that it is a recording of two people ‘searching for sounds’ within the materials before them is not the whole story, but I think it is a useful frame of reference for considering our actions – actions that are an attempt at what, by this point, several generations have done before us, but that gets no easier the more it is attempted. Each time we resume the struggle. What the listener has is a document of selected facets of those actions at that time and in that place. What those actions mean is a more difficult question. – Massimo Magee”

While ordering INTERROGATORIES, why not also pick up some other of our recent CDR albums of experimental, forward-thinking sound art…..all $8 in the US and $11.50 elsewhere, postpaid (see above for ordering instructions):

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #310, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “ACCIDENTAL PRIZES”

KSE #303, FADENSONNEN, “PD 7”

KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, “THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS”

KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK

KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

KSE #298, GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

As always, thank you for your support of KSE and of all independent, non-aligned arts collectives…

August 11, 2015

the ultimate guitar album: FADENSONNEN, “PD 7” (KSE #303)

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FADENSONNEN

“PD 7”     KSE #303 (CDR album)

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FADENSONNEN COVER

I suppose it all started with Lou Reed’s guitar solo on “I Heard Her Call My Name.” It literally split many of our minds wide open, and never before had we realized the potential of guitar-as-weapon, as sonic reducer. On the West Coast we had Blue Cheer, and in the heartland we had the MC5. Wherever you lived in the good old USA, SOMEONE was there to dispense the sacrament of guitar ecstasy. In 1976, Lou Reed decided to top himself at the transcendent guitar feedback game and released METAL MACHINE MUSIC, an album many of us felt was feedback heaven. How could you top THAT?
lou metal

I was never impressed with bands like Sonic Youth and Nirvana….it was the old “been there, done that”  trip. Some suburban 14-year old who’d never heard METAL MACHINE MUSIC might have liked that stuff, not knowing any better, but anyone who’d ever heard METAL MACHINE MUSIC, the MC5’s original single of “Looking At You,” WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT, or the first two Blue Cheer albums could only say, “yawn, when are you going to do something BEYOND what we’ve already heard?” Like some William Burroughs-style junkie travelling around looking for the ultimate fix, many of us were looking for the ultimate guitar fix. Who would take the ball handed to them by METAL MACHINE MUSIC and the like and run further toward the goal line with it? There have been any number of folks taking on that challenge and providing mind-bending and soul-purifying guitar skronk, but IMHO the artist who has taken up that challenge and best devoted himself to smashing his head against that wall until the room and the universe began to light up is PD FADENSONNEN. Working in both a duo format and on solo, numbered “PD” albums, FADENSONNEN has headed straight for the sun. His albums are like sticking your finger directly into some high voltage outlet and getting the ultimate mind-fry guitar orgasm out of it.

Many years ago I had the privilege of experiencing the double bill of YA HO WA 13 and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE live in Austin. It was three-plus hours of higher-key feedback ecstasy–FADENSONNEN’s PD 7 is plugged into that same socket and will provide the same level of spine-chilling thrills.

New York-based and a longtime fave at BLOG TO COMM (where they know what post-Velvets feedback-to-the-nth power is about), FADENSONNEN has issued a number of other essential albums, both group efforts and solo efforts in the “PD” series, such as KSE’s new album is. You can check his activities out and purchase more scalding-hot music here: http://fadensonnen-music.blogspot.com/   and also here:  http://fadensonnen.bandcamp.com/

No pretentious essay is needed to support this music. It does not matter who he’s played with (although that list is impressive). Truly, FADENSONNEN music exists in its own world, and if you were infected by METAL MACHINE MUSIC the way I was, you need a fix, and FADENSONNEN has taken that concept even further… it’s pure, it’s the real thing. I can listen to this 1000 times and it will still be fresh. It’s like a 20′ x 40′ Pollock canvas painted in electricity and caustic nuclear waste. There is NO ONE in his league, IMHO. We’re proud to have him on KSE….don’t miss the latest installment in this essential series of solo PD albums: PD 7 (KSE #303). $8 postpaid in the US / $11.50 postpaid elsewhere.

FADENSONNEN

Feb 2014 interview with PD Fadensonnen from Blog To Comm      An excellent intro to the man and his work!

OK, now that you are ordering a copy of FADENSONNEN  PD 7, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

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

see ordering instructions at top of page

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, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “ACCIDENTAL PRIZES”

JEN

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

belltone reissue

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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”

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.

As always, thank you for your support of KSE and of independent, non-aligned arts organizations everywhere. Happy and proud to be a part of the “no-audience underground”….

“Accidental Prizes,” the new album from Marcus M. Rubio’s MORE EAZE (KSE #310)

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MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio)

“Accidental Prizes”

KSE #310 (CDR album)

limited edition of 48 copies 

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

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MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

Austin/San Antonio-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Marcus M. Rubio has been on a roll in recent months (his spellbinding performance at the KSE 9th Anniversary event in Dallas in late July being a highlight), and KSE is excited to provide him an outlet for his creative vision….so this is the SECOND of THREE More Eaze albums we’ll be releasing this year. The first was “stylistic deautomatization” (KSE #293), which is still available as of this writing, and the brandnew one is ACCIDENTAL PRIZES (KSE #310), which is totally different from the last one. However, once again it wanders into many many styles, from electronic skronk to contemporary chamber music to spacy early-Tangerine-Dream to grungy acid-techno to plaintive deconstructed song to minimalist stretches backed by banjo! I recently referred to Marcus M. Rubio as “the Van Dyke Parks of the contemporary noise underground,” and this album is further proof of that.

However, let me present the composer/ringmaster himself, Mr. Rubio, to explain:

One of the intentions of the More Eaze project is to combine disparate sources into these collages larger pieces but to have each piece related to one another through one element or another whether that be tonality, timbre, rhythm, etc… “accidental prizes” approaches this through the sequencing of the works here but also through the individual elements of the tracks themselves. Much of this idea of moving through various sound worlds while maintaining some musical or structural element of the previous piece comes from Julius Eastman. Continuing with the theme of my last couple of KSE releases, destruction/reassembling plays a big role with these works. Some of the works were originally scored chamber pieces of mine that I decided to realize in a completely different format while others’ origins lie in chopped n screwed sampling or pop songcraft. In every case, these works were rearranged and then re-edited to fit into the whole of the album. Once again, “accidental prizes” will hopefully give you the sensation of never knowing quite what you’re listening to/what the album “is”. Is it a skewed ambient pop record? An exploration of tonality? An experimental electronic record with acoustic and song elements? Vice versa?

MARCUS M one

The MORE EAZE releases are an important series of works, but unlike many things labelled “important,” they are also a lot of fun to listen to, and you never know where they are headed. As you discover the form and depth of the album on repeated listening, you find even more to marvel at.   MORE EAZE/Marcus Maurice Rubio is a bricoleur of the highest order, and this album is one I can’t really describe….you can even dance to parts of it! LIMITED EDITION OF 48 COPIES, so act now.

OK, now that you are ordering a copy of ACCIDENTAL PRIZES, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

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

see ordering instructions at top of page

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:

JEN

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

belltone reissue

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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”

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

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August 6, 2015

finally available: The COMPLETE “NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS” from BELLTONE SUICIDE (KSE #314)

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BELLTONE SUICIDE 

THE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

KSE #314 (CDR album), edition of 50 copies

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

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belltone reissue

The backstory on this release: Very excited to make this important and mind-blowing material available once again. When KSE began issuing music on CDR, we put out both full-sized releases and 3″ mini-CDR’s. We dropped the 3″ releases after about a year (and about two dozen releases) as a lot of people who wanted to hear the music could not play discs in that format. A handful of the mini-discs (Derek Rogers, Massimo Magee, Xanthocephalus) we reissued on full-sized discs. The original three-inch NON-CONFORMIST release by BELLTONE SUICIDE (aka Mike Barrett), from March 2011,  was one of our best-loved early releases, raved about by Volcanic Tongue at the time, and a release that generated a number of enthusiastic e-mails….also, one of my personal favorites. The 3-inch Non-Conformist release contained the first 20 tracks from the sessions, and the rest of the material from those sessions came out on a limited download-only release, briefly available. We arranged with Mike to do a full-sized CDR album of the complete Non-Conformist Sessions, ALL the material, and that was scheduled as KSE #262 in the summer of 2013. It never actually got released, although three or four promo copies were sent out. When it came to actually release it, our master had become corrupted, and Mike no longer had easy access to the material, so we moved on. Only recently, David Perron (of Free From Freakout fame) mentioned that he’d received one of the promos back then, which he loaned to us to make a new master from, and voila, two years later we’ve finally got THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS available on a 50-copy edition CDR.

KSE has been very supportive of Belltone Suicide/Mike Barrett over the years, and he continues to do great work under the radar in small editions. His amazing LP “Cartilage Evaporator” on Feeding Tube was #1 of KSE’s best on 2011 list. His body of work is quite diverse, but NON-CONFORMIST was unique as it was solo analog-electronics recorded in real time, kind of like gonzo electronic action-painting (Mike is also an acclaimed visual artist, by the way) in sound. It blew me away when I first heard it, and I really feel that these sessions need to be available again for those who missed them the first time around, and even if you still have that rare 3″ release, the COMPLETE version has a lot more material. Here is part of my original write-up on the album from 2011:

BELLTONE SUICIDE, the problem child of Western Massachusetts musician/composer/visual artist Mike Barrett, has offered the world a number of intense, raw, and vital noise-drone-badtripsych cdr’s and cassettes over the last few years, as well as some incendiary live shows, and Mike’s ability to create molten soundscapes and unexpected textures made him a natural for the KSE family of artists. Great to have him onboard.

Belltonesuicide’s new mini-cdr, “non-conformist” (KSE #185), is surely the most outrageous, over-the-top release we’ve put out so far (which is really saying something, considering what we’ve released!). When I got the master in the mail, and popped the second “play” copy in my car stereo, I nearly drove off the road. Digging deep into the analog-synth muck, Mike has created a diverse 20-tracker (in under 20 minutes) that sounds like a sampler of the most abrasive sections of the most outre Creel Pone electronic music releases. Every track is different, and I must say that this release is probably the best buy for your musical dollar that you’re going to find for years. 20 TRACKS, each mind-frying and balls-to-the-wall gutsy, in under 20 minutes, and the whole thing was recorded in a few hours, and then mixed in a few hours. As an artist, Mike values spontaneity and pushing himself into a personal red-zone, where he loses to some extent conscious control and he takes his game to a higher plane, transposes it to a higher key. I can’t believe how awesome this mini-cdr is. If you love old-school electronic skronk done with a modern attitude and with a slashing primitive feel, you NEED“non-conformist”.

Over the next year, we plan to offer a number of new and diverse creations from Mike Barrett: a duo album with guitar-banjo virtuoso TOM CREAN will be coming out this fall, we’ll be doing two new short-run albums of BELLTONE SUICIDE material, and Mike and I will be doing an art-and-poetry collaborative chapbook. Mike was an important part of the early years of KSE and it’s good to have re-connected with him. I have a stack of Belltone cassettes and CDR’s that I often re-visit, and I look forward to bringing more Mike Barrett creations into the world.

For now, grab this limited extended reissue of the COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS while you can (Mike should have his copies in a week or so, and you can buy a copy directly from him at one of his shows or exhibitions). If you love, say, Fossils or the more-outre, less academic Creel Pone reissues, you NEED this album.

OK, now that you are ordering a copy of NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

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

see ordering instructions at top of page

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:

JEN

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

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”

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

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July 27, 2015

KSE 9th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday 30 July 2015, Dallas, TX w/ Derek Rogers, Marcus M. Rubio/More Eaze, Jen Hill, Bill Shute

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Hope to see you all at the KSE 9th Anniversary Celebration in Dallas on Thursday 30 July at THE WILD DETECTIVES, at 314 W. 8th St., from 7-9:15. It will be a mix of poetry and music, alternating between the two throughout the evening. CDR albums from each of the four featured artists will be available for $5 each and KSE poetry chapbooks will be available for 2-for-$5 while they last. We’ll also have copies of the acclaimed recent KSE album from the Gift Fig duo of Alfred 23 Harth and Carl Stone, “Stellenbosch.”

GIFT FIG STELL

KSE DALLAS

7:00-7:10 introductory comments, then poems by John Sweet

brave retreat 2

7:10-7:25 music, JEN HILL (composer and multi-instrumentalist, from Denton)

JEN..JEN pic

7:25-7:35 poetry, poems by Doug Draime

doug 3

7:35-7:55 music, MARCUS M. RUBIO / MORE EAZE (composer and multi-instrumentalist, from Austin-San Antonio)

MORE EAZE COVER..MARCUS M one

7:55-8:05 poetry, poems by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

digging-a-grave

8:05-8:20 poetry, BILL SHUTE (San Antonio poet and KSE founder)

LINES AND FINES..BILL 2013

8:20-8:35 poetry and music, DEREK ROGERS and BILL SHUTE, duo

we will be doing a premiere performance of SATORI IN LAKE CHARLES

DEREK and BILL cdr..satori in lake charles

8:35-9:15 music, DEREK ROGERS (Dallas-based composer and multi-instrumentalist)

derek 2015..DEREK DEPTH

Kendra Steiner Editions is a San Antonio-based small press publishing contemporary poetry and small label issuing experimental music. They began in early 2006 and have since issued over 310 releases, getting attention internationally and garnering many reviews and airplay on many radio stations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

July 6, 2015

Jen Hill, “The Shape Of It” (KSE #308), available now!

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JEN  HILL

“The Shape Of It”

KSE #308 (CDR album), edition of 48 copies

cover painting by MP Landis 

$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

JEN

Excited to welcome North Texas composer and multi-instrumentalist JEN HILL to the KSE family for her first album, THE SHAPE OF IT. Working out of Denton, Jen has been performing in a wide variety of genres, from noise to contemporary chamber music to deconstructed avant-pop to steel band and gamelan ensemble! Her compositions have been performed at a number of festivals and competitions across the nation, from California to Connecticut. She is also a fine cellist and composer for cello, as you’ll discover…

Since Jen does so many things well, we decided that a kind of sampler would be the best way to present her work on this, her premiere KSE album….so you get an exciting mixture of cello pieces (close-miked and featuring extended techniques), moody deconstructed pop songs, a piece (Get Out Of Bed) that’s a kind of rotating collage which morphs into shape-shifted song, and finally the long and majestic minimalist-plus composition “Theta Brainwave Entrainment Study No. 1,” which closes the album because nothing could possibly follow it. The album is programmed well, offering a number of moods and genres and building to a satisfying climax. Any of the musical forms Jen offers here could be explored on a full album (you’ll WANT to hear more of all of them), and hopefully they will be as this album opens doors for her. This is a fascinating and satisfying album, and I’d assume most listeners will feel like, “I want to hear MORE by Jen Hill,” when they finish the album….

Only 48 copies, so grab yours NOW…and be sure to hear Jen in person at the KSE 9th Anniversary event in Dallas on July 30 (details below)….

jen band

(photo by Dmetri Rashaad Howell)

*~~  is the name under which Jen chooses to make “pop” music that could affectionately be referred to as “experimental.”  Below is a poster from a show featuring *~~

JEN concert

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JEN pic

visit Jen Hill   at

http://www.jenniferhillcomposer.com/

http://errantnewmusic.org/jenhill/

http://www.ericshitacre.com/  (note: I’m surprised someone hadn’t already claimed that domain name!)


 

and enjoy some more of her music at  https://soundcloud.com/jenhill

KSE DALLAS

Be sure to see Jen Hill in performance at the KSE 9th Anniversary event on July 30 in Dallas…an evening that will be alternating poetry with experimental music….Jen will have her new album available for sale…she’ll be the first musician to perform, a little after 7 p.m. Here is a tentative line-up for that evening, Thursday 30 July, at THE WILD DETECTIVES, 314 W. 8th, Dallas:

7:00-7:10  introductory comments, then poems by John Sweet

7:10-7:25 music, JEN HILL (composer and multi-instrumentalist, from Denton)

7:25-7:35 poetry, poems by Doug Draime

7:35-7:55 music, MARCUS M. RUBIO / MORE EAZE (composer and multi-instrumentalist, from Austin-San Antonio)

7:55-8:05 poetry , poems by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

8:05-8:20 poetry, BILL SHUTE (San Antonio poet and KSE founder)

8:20-8:35 poetry and music, DEREK ROGERS and BILL SHUTE, duo

8:35-9:15 music, DEREK ROGERS (Dallas-based composer and multi-instrumentalist)

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OK, now that you are ordering a copy of THE SHAPE OF IT, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

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

see ordering instructions at top of page

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”

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

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For more works from MP Landis, please visit the online gallery at  http://www.mplandis.com/#!art/c1r52

JEN MP

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

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

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

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