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Evan Caminiti – Coiling 0


Evan Caminiti

From Evan: “Coiling” is made up of recordings from sessions that took place throughout the past couple of years.  It’s a taste of what I’ve been up to and what to expect from my next ‘proper’ LP that should be coming out sometime in 2015.  Please enjoy and thanks for your support.

Grab it here


Sabrina Ratté: Habitat 0

Habitat: Sabrina Ratté from Undervolt & Co. on Vimeo.

Modular Synthesizer Equinox – Audio/Visual – Brooklyn, NY – Sat Eve! 0


Modular Synthesizer Equinox

Drew McDowall + Hiro Kone
Rose Kallal + Victoria Keddie
Jefre Canu-Ledesma
Matt Wellins + Zach Layton
Greg Zifcak

The Silent Barn
Saturday, Oct 4th

Arp – Pulsars e Quasars 0

Arp’s Pulsars e Quasars is out now on Mexican Summer featuring contributions by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Le Révélateur, video by Paul Clipson.

Sabrina Ratté – Sightings 0

First video of a trilogy.

SFEMF 2014 – Exploratorium / Brava Theater, SF – Sept 11-14 0


SFEMF 2014 (15th Annual)

Thursday September 11th 7-9:30 pm
The Exploratorium Kanbar Forum
David Dunn
Headboggle + Caitlin Denny

Friday, September 12th 8pm
Brava Theater Center
Aki Onda
Joker Nies
Sarah Davachi

Saturday, September 13th 8pm
Brava Theater Center
Christina Stanley
Xo Xinh

Sunday, September 14th 8pm
Brava Theater Center
Nicolas Collins
Ezra Buchla
Julia Mazawa

More info here, tickets here.

Austin Cesear – La Paloma (Directed by Paul Clipson) 0

New track + video off the upcoming Austin Cesear record “West Side”, out September 29th on Public Information. Film by Paul Clipson.

Q&A – Hiro Kone 0


1: Analog or Digital?
Inspired by analog but very dependent on digital.

2: What time did you wake up today?
9:30am to hit snooze and barricade the cats from the bedroom. So I could then sleep until 10am.

3: Last thing you read?
“A Splendid Conspiracy” by Albert Cossery

4: Whats your first memory?
A dream that involved a swamp, a row boat, and a group of hooded “small people”.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee in the USA and tea when I’m in Asia.

6: Last thing you cooked?
Noodles with ground pork and mushrooms marinated in sake, soy sauce and a dash of agave. Tossed with a ton of cumin, scallions, and basil.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
Mulder and Scully.

8: What inspires you?
People willing to share knowledge and those brave enough (like Aaron Swartz) to speak out against it being institutionalized and made available to just the privileged few.

9: Last record you played?
Fela Kuti’s “Black President”.

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
Right now it’s my Octatrack, but the violin feels connected to my core in a way that no sampler or sequencer ever will.

11: Last movie you saw?
“In the Heat of the Night” and by the time you read this Chris Marker’s “Level Five.”

12: Who do you love?
Albert. And my mom.

13: Do you have any pets?
Two cats, Vincent Price and Roland Kirk.

14: Are you useful?
Supposedly I’m good at math.

15: Biggest fear?
That we as a society won’t realize that when it comes to the environment, Ebola, militarized cops, the criminalization of journalism, and genocide—neutrality is no longer an option. Silence does not make one un-accountable.

16: What do you value the most?

17: Famous last words?
Borrowed words from Diamanda Galás: “Were you a witness?”

Hiro Kone is Brooklyn based musician Nicky Mao. Her latest release ‘Fallen Angel‘ is out now on Geographic North

Ensemble Economique / Le Suis Le Petit Chevalier in PDX, THURDAY NIGHT! 0


Ensemble Economique
Le Suis Le Petit Chevalier
(Visible) Cloaks

at Xhurch (4550 NE 20th Ave. Portland, OR)
Thursday, July 31st
7pm, $5 (sliding scale)

fb info here

ali_fib – isola – summer mix 18



summer, 2014

Lou Reed, Turning Time Around
Gary Shearston, Faded Streets, Windy Weather
The Index, Fire Eyes
The La’s, Man I’m Only Human
Roger Rodier, L’Herbe
Lavender Country, I Can’t Shake The Stranger Out of You
Bob Dylan, You Don’t Have To Do That
Hallelujahs, 季節はずれのクリスマス (Christmas Out Of Season)
Tom Zé, Mã
Lucio Battisti, Umanamente Uomo: Il Sogno
Hoagy Carmichael, Baltimore Oriole
Arleta, Summer Night Dream
Alexander Tucker, Multistory Haiku
Leonard Cohen, Came So Far For Beauty
Al Anderson, You’re Just Laughin’ Inside
Carole King, Porpoise Song (Publisher’s demo)
David Lee Jr., Love Parable
Kesar Bai Kerkar, Main San Meet – Malkauns – Teental
Jim Shepard, Shady Business Deal
Les Rallizes Dénudés, Les Bulles de Savon
Richard Youngs, Goodbye Oslo Rose
Waylon Jennings, Dreaming My Dreams With You
The White Shark, Surf Surround
Vertø, Tk 240 S 52
Jacqueline Humbert & David Rosenboom, Wishes
John Cale, Hanky Panky Nohow (drone mix)
Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers, Trophy
Lewis, Like To See You Again
Marc Robine, La Demoiselle aux dentelles
Dagar Brothers (Senior), Dhrupad – Raga – Adana
Tolerance, Juin – lr_n_e
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band, Going Going, Gone
Kim Jung Mi, The Sun
Lou Reed, I Want To Boogie With You


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