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SMALLFISH ON “TRANSCRIPTIONS” June 26, 2009

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http://www.smallfish.co.uk/shop/browse/?lid=5879

Spekk really is one of those labels that you can rely on every single time. Having loved and enjoyed the entire catalogue right the way back to the first release from Taylor it’s pleasing to finally have another full albums worth of material from the man himself. However, this is a collaborative work with another artist of the highest calibre, Stephan Mathieu. Between them they’ve conjured up an utterly engrossing selection of thematically focused music that’s as beautiful as you’d hope. With Mathieu providing sound sources that range from 78rpm records, wax cylinders and pianos and Deupree crafting his wares with guitars, synths and processing I imagine you’ll have a fairly good idea of where this is headed. Sculpted, entrancing, light and airy organic works with such a lovely human touch, that’s expertly tempered by a more electronic feel. At times this is out and out melodic and at others it delves into deeper, darker territory. They’re both really at home with the way the tracks flow and, even though I’d really hesitate to announce this as being drone, I have to acknowledge that there’s definitely an influence in there. But this is less static and almost, in a bizarre contemporary kind of way, poppy – that is to say you can hear the songs in there but they’re always completely tangible… it’s more of a feeling and an atmosphere than anything else. Spekk delivers once again and shows that it’s still up there when releasing contemporary electronic music. For fans of either artist or the label you’ll be unsurprised to hear that I’m considering this a totally essential release. Gorgeous stuff.

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PILLOWDIVER REVIEW IN DE:BUG (DE) June 26, 2009

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SEAWORTHY, LAWRENCE ENGLISH, SOLO ANDATA: LIVE IN SYDNEY, JULY 16 June 23, 2009

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serialspace_16JUNE

the Australian 12k faction is at it again… this time in Sydney, on July 16.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JUNE 16-21 June 22, 2009

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JUNE 16
Mount Kisco, NY, 1:00pm

after two weeks of solid rain, this sound becomes quite normal.

JUNE 17
Pound Ridge, NY, 10:40am

more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain. more rain.

JUNE 18
New York, NY, around 2pm

in-car sounds as i drive to brooklyn for a meeting.

JUNE 19
Pound Ridge, NY, 6pm

driving in the car while tapping out rhythms on a hinge to the storage area between the driver and passenger seats.

JUNE 20
no sound.

JUNE 21
Ridgefield, CT, 3;33pm

standing in the Aldrich Museum’s sculpture garden between two giant pieces of stainless steel, a sculpture by Edward Tufte. people around were talking and the steel was generating some interesting acoustic effects. not so picked up by the recorder. like the sculpture, i guess you had the be there. Tufte, by the way, is a huge influence on me.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JUNE 15 June 22, 2009

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JUNE 14
Pound Ridge, NY, 12:07pm

an old sound i had created, resurfacing.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JUNE 14 June 16, 2009

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JUNE 14
Suffield, CT, 11am

some random noodling wtih a a very old 3-stringed (used to have 3) instrument made from a shallow, flat, wooden box.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JUNE 13 June 16, 2009

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JUNE 13
Suffield, CT, 1:15pm

sitting on the porch, messing around with an Ukelele.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: JUNE 8-12 June 16, 2009

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JUNE 8
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

a Field Day at the local elementary school, watching my son in some races.

JUNE 9
Pound Ridge, NY, 1:26pm

a garbage can, a walk down the driveway, and some birds.

JUNE 10
Pound Ridge, NY, evening

the start of days upon days of rain.

JUNE 11
Pound Ridge, NY, 4:40pm

a rough recording (not direct line, of course, just thru portable recorder mics held up to speakers, like all of these).. of a track i’m working on for my solo CD on 12k for 2010.

JUNE 12
Suffield, CT, around 9am

an old, rusty metal toy dumptruck being pushed along the stone floor of a 200 year old barn.

THE PATCH FARM ADDED ON 12K FORUM June 16, 2009

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after discussions with members, i’ve added an area on the <a href=”http://www.12k.com/forum”>12k forum where users can exchange patches for various synths/software. in an attempt to make it stand apart from other popular patch sites (like electro-music) i hope that the Patch Farm can be focused on the types of music that 12k fans listen to and create.

if you haven’t registered, come join the forum and share in discussions about music, art and technology. and, of course, share some of your creations.

URBAN OUTFITTERS, CATCHING THE DAILY SOUNDS June 16, 2009

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looks like the Urban Outfitters blog has caught on to my daily sound blog… now if i can only get the sounds online faster…

http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/search/0bb49ae0f2eca830f8f8fb38a161789a/