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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 19-25 November 25, 2009

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NOVEMBER 19
Brooklyn, NY, around 9pm

Sawako playing live @ Monkeytown, Brooklyn. recorded in mono at 11khz on my iPhone. thanks to sawako for letting me use her sound today.

NOVEMBER 20
no sound.

NOVEMBER 21
Suffield, CT, 11pm

a music box in the closet of my parents’ house.

NOVEMBER 22
Pound Ridge, NY, 8pm

a very silent night outside…. turned up about 30db through noisy preamps.

NOVEMBER 23
Pound Ridge, NY, 7:35pm

rubbing and scrapingn two small stones together.

NOVEMBER 24
Pound Ridge, NY, 10:35am

the tines of a metal rake.

NOVEMBER 25
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:45am

the sound of a work crew taking a tree down outside our house. recorded through the window. it was loud.

Pound Ridge, NY

THE COVER FOR THE UPCOMING MINAMO RELEASE ON 12K November 24, 2009

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and the new design for the 12k digipacks…

MINAMO “DURÉE”
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january 2010

ARCTIC CIRCLE RADIO 12K MIX November 20, 2009

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Brought to you by Arctic Circle Radio, the Circle is a new weekly podcast that takes you on a one-hour journey based on the most simple and significant of shapes. Every Circle is unique; formed from a guest curator’s musical landscape and they all share the same revolutionary quality: each one ends at the point where it began.

Edition 21 – Mix by Antony Harrison / 12k: I love Taylor Deupree’s 12k label – it’s releases are like sumptuous tonal buffets for the ear. 12 years of Inspirational releases, gorgeous packaging and delicious design. I’d like to think that this little mix gives an accurate taster of the label and will inspire folk to dig deeper in.

1. Taylor Deupree – November (Northern)
2. Moskitoo – Terrier (drape)
3. Amplifier Machine – up with the curtain, down with yr pants (Her mouth is an outlaw)
4. Solo Andata – Chorale (Look For Me Here) (Remix by Ryuichi Sakamoto)
5. Sawako – A last next (Bitter Sweet)
6. Tomasz Bednarczyk – the sketch (Lets make better mistakes tomorrow)
7. Giuseppe Ielasi – 08 (Aix)
8. Pillow Diver – Twenty Nine (sleeping pills)
9. Shuttle358 – spiff (Frame)
10. savvas ysatis + taylor deupree – reservoir (the sleeping morning)
11. Molly Berg + Stephen Vitiello – Variation 5 (The Gorilla Variations)
12. Fourcolor – Cloud Whereabouts (air curtain)
13. Lawrence English – watching it unfold (a color for autumn)
14. Taylor Deupree – November (Northern)

SAWAKO + TOM HALL LIVE IN BROOKLYN, THURSDAY NOV 19 November 18, 2009

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Tom Hall (debut NYC performance) is a media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Hall’s eclectic works flourish by utilising a variety of mediums, each that reflect on his varied background and interests. With a strong focus on elements of the ‘everyday’ Hall’s practice involves considered explorations into place, space and time. Drawing inspiration from countless ‘peripheral’ spaces, Hall focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise them to the public.

Sawako is a sound sculptor, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist in the urban life environment who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Once through the processor named Sawako, subtle fragments in everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. She is interested in the soundscape and the media scape of digital era, and her activities are making bridge between public and private, virtual and actual world.

MONKEY TOWN HQ
58 N 3rd St
(btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Thursday, November 19th
Admission: $7, $10 minimum
Showtime: 7:30pm
Reservations are Recommended as the venue is limited capacity.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 10-18 November 18, 2009

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NOVEMBER 10
Pound Ridge, NY, around 3pm

walking in the woods recording and filming with Corey Fuller for the 12k short film project. this sound isn’t terribly interesting, but we were more concerned with the filming.

NOVEMBER 11
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

recording and filming in Ward Pound Ridge. poking around with the microphone as the camera rolled on a hill of tall, rolling grass.

NOVEMBER 12
Brooklyn, NY, afternoon

in DUMBO, beneath the manhattan bridge. cold and windy, distant subway overhead.

NOVEMBER 13
no sound. too much filming

NOVEMBER 14
Croton On Hudson, NY, around 3:30pm

a 12k drum circle jam. taylor deupree, corey fuller, kenneth kirschner, and sawako beating on a large plastic trash bin found at croton point park during a fruitful day of filming by the waterside.

NOVEMBER 15
Stamford, CT, around 4pm

the soft hum of insects in the woods on a nature walk in Stamford.

NOVEMBER 16
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:10am

an aged acoustic guitar loop. no founds sounds today, creating melodies.

NOVEMBER 17
Pound Ridge, NY, 10am

back to the guitar, still sitting on the floor plugged into the looper.

NOVEMBER 18
Pound Ridge, NY, 8:55am

the sounds of scraping together Polaroid pictures.

VITAL WEEKLY REVIEWS “HOURGLASS” November 17, 2009

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There you go: last week I muttered about the 12″ as the forgotten format for music not being techno, here is the second release to proof me wrong. Four tracks (ain’t that classic or what?) of music recorded by Savvas Ysatis and Taylor Deupree over the course of one week in Deupree’s country studio. They continue what they started on ‘The Sleeping Morning’ (see Vital Weekly 597). Folktronic. And yes, by now, we are perhaps used to this idea this being on 12K. Deupree and Ysatis play two instrumental pieces, of warm acoustic and electric guitars, some spacious synthesizers and those psychedelic vocals on Ysatis in the other two tracks. His voice still sounds like that of Peter van Vliet from The Use Of Ashes: heldback and dreamy, and fits the music just perfectly (it would not be my cup of tea very much if this was spaced out rock music). An excellent work, once again, and while the impact of such a change isn’t as big as it was before, I must say this is yet another fine record. I am not sure if a full length is something I would want of this, but served in such a small dosis is just great. (FdW)

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 6-9 November 9, 2009

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NOVEMBER 6
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:38pm

waiting for the computer to boot, playing a water glass in front of me.

NOVEMBER 7
Rockville, MD, night

the amazing hum given off together by an ice machine and a soda vending machine on the 11th floor of our hotel.

NOVEMBER 8
Rockville, MD, around 9am

the ambience of an over-chlorinated indoor hotel swimming pool.

NOVEMBER 9
Pound Ridge, NY, 7:30pm

an almost unseasonably warm night. even outside it sounds a bit like summer.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 1-5 November 7, 2009

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NOVEMBER 1
New Canaan, CT, around 10am

a really nice insect sound i hadn’t heard in this field before. a bit different than the usual cricket-type of sound. really nice.

NOVEMBER 2
Pound Ridge, NY, 10am

turning on and off my tape echo. power on, then the tape spins around for a bit and then stops. try again. i think it may be broken.

NOVEMBER 3
Pound Ridge, NY, afternoon

nice, crunchy and warm AM Radio ambiance.

NOVEMBER 4
Pound Ridge, NY, mid-morning

a large flock of birds partying in the trees behind our house.

NOVEMBER 5
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

a perfect fall day outside. a bit interrupted at the end by a construction vehicle.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: OCTOBER 25- OCTOBER 31 November 7, 2009

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OCTOBER 25
no sound

OCTOBER 26
no sound

OCTOBER 27
Pound Ridge, NY, 2:05pm

a very airy blow into a melodica. my favorite sound from this instrument.

OCTOBER 28
Pound Ridge, NY, 5:20pm

my son casually playing the melodica. i thought his technique wasn’t bad.

OCTOBER 29
Pound Ridge, NY, ?

a cold rain falling. i’m not sure what the low churning sound is in the background. i may have been near the laundry room?

OCTOBER 30
New Canaan, CT, 12:00pm

in a field, taking pictures with my Diana F+ Camera.

OCTOBER 31
Pound Ridge, NY, around 8pm

my son sorting through his Halloween candy take. 🙂

BOOMKAT ON SMALL COLOR’S “IN LIGHT” November 5, 2009

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A couple of months back 12k gave us a preview of this album via the single release of ‘Hikari No Hana’. The version of the song that appears on this album is a different mix, side-stepping the single release’s skipping electronic beats in favour of more plainly articulated acoustic material. For the most part however, this Japanese duo thrive in an electrified soundworld, concocting such fluttering J-pop delights as ‘Life’, which combines filtered synths with worn-out drum machines for a muted, more organic feel than the kind of material Taylor Deupree released via his old Happy sub-label, or the 12k output of fellow Japanese popsters like Moskitoo. There’s an almost folksy simplicity to the arrangements and recording style here, resulting in atmospheric acoustic tracts such as the lovely ‘Heaven Knows’, while elsewhere, only the very lightest of electronic touches is detectable, as on tracks like the beat-puntuated, accordion-driven ‘Daisy’ and the Wechsel Garland-like ‘Amaoto’. ‘In Light’ must rank as one of 12k’s most resoundingly successful forays into music of this ilk, and that’s largely attributable to the comparatively diminutive role played by digital production. Here the songs succeed because there’s no unnecessarily flashy post-production interfering with their effective and simple construction. Another excellent transmission from 12k – highly recommended.