The music collected here was written for the short film "Youth" directed by Brett Marty and produced by Joshua Izenberg. These eleven tracks make up the original score as well as material not included in the final version of the film. All of them are variations on a few melodic and tonal themes and several... Continue Reading →
Recorded in May of 2016 for the accompanying music to a lecture and video presentation to kindergarten students on the topic of "Dolphins and the Extraordinary Aspects of the Sea" by filmmaker Helena Sien in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Imprints are a technical nightmare of tape machines, synthesizers, homemade pedals, mixing desks and Max/MSP patches; a band perpetually on the brink of collapse. Their music examines the uneasy relationship between dissonance and melody, the contrast between dense masses and harmonious space. Contorted textures and tape-saturated atmospheres merge with pedal-steel-guitar, generative feedback and live sampling... Continue Reading →
Pushing the boundaries of perception-expanding music, Steve Roach and Robert Logan release two vastly different transmissions of powerful emotion and exploration. Biosonic’s elegant futurism and Second Nature’s romantic minimalism are distinct yet linked through a passion for engaging, subtle body-mind states. The former’s darkly ecstatic, deeply-layered, electro-neural atmosphere contrasts with the latter’s nuanced, sparse, ambient-atmospherics... Continue Reading →
Argentinian musician Federico Durand returns with his 2nd full length album on 12k following 2016’s A Través Del Espejo (12k1085). Taking his already minimalist composition style Federico challenged himself by using only one synthesizer for this beautiful album of sparse, hypnotic dustiness. His talent for creating works of so much emotion out of so little... Continue Reading →
Faitiche is delighted to present a long-lost vinyl album: for the last 14 years, Jan Jelinek's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download. Now the album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks (B-sides from the Tendency EP, 2000).
The only available recordings from Satoshi Ashikawa, who passed away shortly after making these records. This was the first in a three record series called Wave Notation. Fittingly, fans of Yoshimura and Satie will find a lot to love here. Perfectly bare bones minimalism--just harp, piano, flute, and vibraphone. Crystalline, pastoral, picnic-ready. Midori Takada on both... Continue Reading →
In 1984 Muji commissioned Haruomi Hosono to compose in-store background music. Haruomi Hosono, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known internationally as a member of the rock band Happy End and the electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra with Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34UutDrXV2Q