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HAMMOCK + TAYLOR DEUPREE LIVE IN BROOKLYN – NOV 22 October 31, 2008

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In a special north/south collaboration, Nashville, Tennessee’s melodic ambient duo Hammock and New York sound artist/photographer Taylor Deupree conjure up a stargazing soundtrack with captivating visuals.

LIVE AT MONKEYTOWN
BROOKLYN
NOVEMBER 22

HAMMOCK + TAYLOR DEUPREE

http://www.monkeytownhq.com/11_22_08.html

KENNETH KIRSCHNER SITE UPDATE October 31, 2008

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Kenneth Kirschner has updated his website. the ultra-clean and simple-to-browse format puts you in touch with a large number of compositions available for free download.

http://www.kennethkirschner.com/

COMING SOON: MARK FELL DVD + NEW DVD PRICING October 31, 2008

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MARK FELL’S “ATTACK ON SILENCE” should be available in about 2 weeks. we are also dropping our DVD prices by $2 this includes the CAMERA LUCIDA DVD.

Attack on Silence brings together a series of works by British artist Mark Fell exploring the relationships between geometry, color, and waveform. These works have been shown around the world as performances, installations, and in print.

For the past decade Mark Fell has been one of the leading innovators in the fields of experimental electronic music and sound art. Combining interests in experimental music, contemporary art, computer technology and philosophy, his work has been performed and exhibited internationally to wide critical acclaim. Mark Fell is one half of SND.

Sacred geometries, and their sonic equivalents, are said to mirror the micro and macroscopic structures of the physical world; the complex harmonies of the Tibetan singing bowl, like the patterns of the Mandala, allow access to the deepest levels of the consciousness inducing meditative states that transform the very being of their participants. In the modern reciprocals of these technologies the shift is one of teleology. The sacred metals and antique art of the singing bowls give way to the magic of digital synthesis as sacred geometry gives proxy to psychophysiology and the cognitive neuroscience of brainwave entrainment.

Drawn from these sources—with mutual ambivalence—and realized through a distinct aesthetic minimalism, intricate combinations of form, color and sound are projected through a series of transitions, sometimes gradual, sometimes abrupt, sometimes giving way to sustained tones and repetitions. In a process of ever-emerging horizon—an attack on silence and a space for silence—the potential arises to be ensconced or alienated, a space for enchantment, for anxiety, for profound boredom or for reverie.

Are these phenomena affirmations or reconfigurations of the subject—routes to an authentic, spiritual or otherwise—or are they essentially physiological? Are they aesthetic distractions or intrusive technological interventions—pointers to dystopian possibilities? Are we being enlightened? Examined? Entertained? Enmeshed?

Recorded at The Music Research Centre at the University of York (UK) and snd studio Sheffield 2007 and 2008.

FOURCOLOR SOUNDCHECK October 24, 2008

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SOUNDCHECKING AT SEND+RECEIVE October 24, 2008

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sawako soundcheck.

12K IN WINNIPEG October 23, 2008

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12k has arrived in Winnipeg for the Send+Receive festival.

seen here eating some Indian food.

yum.

MOSKITOO + FOURCOLOR + SAWAKO TONIGHT IN BROOKLYN October 21, 2008

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tonight at 8pm @ Issue Project Room
Park Slope, Brooklyn

MOSKITOO
FOURCOLOR
SAWAKO

live.

12K WEB SERVER PROBLEMS October 19, 2008

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12k website, and email, etc… are down this afternoon due to an ISP server issue.

hoping for a speedy recovery.

AMPLIFIER MACHINE EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD FROM OTHER MUSIC October 16, 2008

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NYC’S OTHER MUSIC (www.othermusic.com) is hosting an exclusive download of the new 12k release by Amplifier Machine a few weeks before it will be available through iTunes/etc.

if you’re a download kind-of-person… head on over and grab your copy now.

http://digital.othermusic.com/search/?t=artist&s=Amplifier%20Machine&releases

Following on from the Seaworthy releases, Taylor Deupree’s ever-reliable 12k imprint continues to explore the post-rock genre with this gorgeous offering from Australian three-piece Amplifier Machine. Of course being 12k this isn’t your common or garden genre exercise, however. Sure there are links to be made, but where the post-rock formula was quiet-loud-quiet-loud, Amplifier Machine are simply quiet. The compositions are often long and mournful, but never trip up and fall into the Mogwai/Slint/Godspeed template and thankfully never end up carbon copying anything that has come before (an almost impossible feat in the genre, surprisingly). A good reference point might be Canadian outfit The Beans who released on Mitchell Akiyama’s Intr-Version imprint, but Amplifier Machine manage to strip their sound down even further, leaving only the bare essentials of the rock idiom in their recordings. This is true reductionism, and in this way it makes a perfect disc for 12k who built their brand exploring the outskirts of minimal electronic music. The Aussie band are certainly not electronic producers; an unexpected cell-phone ring mid-album affirms the fact that these recordings are performed live, but they share a similar Zen-like subtlety with labelmates Shuttle 358 or Christopher Willits and an understanding of ambient music which goes far deeper than most traditional instrumental rock acts. It is a carefully produced, tight, thoughtful record reminding me at times of Radian, and at others Mountains as it wisps us through a smudged, cavernous world of hidden beauty and dark, smoky corners. A rewarding experience for the patient listener, and probably should be checked out simply for having a track called “Poor People In Church.” Great stuff. [JT]

TAYLOR DEUPREE & KENNETH KIRSCHNER “MAY” (room40) October 16, 2008

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Recorded live at the OFFF Festival in Lisbon, Portugal in May of 2008.

available now on Room40 and soon in the 12k online shop.

http://room40.org/releases-may.shtml