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Raum – Event Of Your Leaving – Second Pressing / White Edition – US Mailorder 1

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Raum
Event Of Your Leaving
Glass, House #003
Second Pressing (White Edition)

Release date: February, 2014

The Event Of Your Leaving was recorded by Raum (Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Liz Harris) in 2011 and 2012. Commissioned by the San Francisco, CA based Glass, House, the LP is a loose set of memories, dreams & imagines interpreting the visual work of Latvian artist Vija Celmins for piano, guitar, keyboard, voice & tapes. The three panel fold out cover is an offset print & letter pressing of a drawing by Harris. Mastered at Dubplates by Rashad Becker. Edition of 500 LP’s.

US Mailorder from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (45 copies) here

Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo Vol. 2 18

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As promised, further investigation into the futuristic spaces in Japanese ambient and pop music from the 1980s…

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Tracklist:
Takashi Kokubo – “Electric Fantasy (Pops)” from Electric Fantasy
Ichiko Hashimoto – “Opening the Door of the Heaven, There Overflowed the Orange Shine” from Ichiko
Yasuaki Shimizu – “Hako” from IQ 179
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – “Primordial Germination” from Ecophony Rinne
Ippu Do – “Sorrow” from Night Mirage
Joe Hisaishi – “In the Polluted Sea” from Nausicaä: Valley of the Wind OST
Haruomi Hosono – “The Truck on the Sea/Wheels on Fire” from Paradise View OST
Masashi Kitamura + Phonogenix – “Variation II” from Prologue for Post-Modern Music
Joe Hisaishi – “A Virgin & The Pipe-Cut Man” from Curved Music
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Kokubousoushou” from Royal Space Force OST
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Japan/Coda” from Coda
Eitetsu Hayashi – “Karabinka” from Messanger of the Wind
Hara Masumi – “Blue Night” from Imagination Exchange
Mu Projekt – “Mi Na Penda Sana Uya” from Asia Dream
Yoichiro Yoshikawa – “Nettai Gunchou Zu” from A Dream of Aku Aku
Chakra – “III” from Satekoso
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Portfolio (Nomura Shoken CM 1988)” from CM – TV
Testpattern – “Ring Dance” from Apres Midi
D Day – “Sweet Sultan” from Grape Iris
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Howdy (NTT CM 1984)” from CM – TV
Koharu Kisaragi – “Depato” from Tokai No Seikatsu
Haruomi Hosono – “Samidare Goma Kitou” from Tale of Genji
Sandii – “Shantih” from Eating Pleasure
Masami Tsuchiya – “Nightgulls” from Alone
Takashi Kokubo – “Playing Among the Gods” from Volk Von Bauhaus
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – “Reincarnation” from Ecophony Rinne
After Dinner – “Paradise of Replica” from Paradise of Replica

Hiroshi Yoshimura – Air in Resort 5

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Hiroshi Yoshimura
Air in Resort
Shiseido/Air Records 1984

Forest Side
1. 森の夜明け
2. 小川にそって
3. 小鳥たこちのカフェ

Sea Side
1. きらめく海
2. カモメの永平線
3. 砂の星

Another beautiful ambient LP from Yoshimura, commission by the Shiseido cosmetic corporation to promote a forest-scented perfume (the LP comes in a plastic bag sealed with it’s scent). Had to use a bit of noise reduction due to the poor pressing quality (dreaded white vinyl) but it should still be plenty enjoyable.

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Golden Retriever – M.A.S.S. IV – PORTLAND, OR – 12.22.13 0

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Golden Retriever (http://www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Golden-Retriever/)
Earth & You
Brenna Murphy (http://bmruernpnhay.com/)
Guru Rugu
Sisters of the Lattice
Agnes Bolt (for the Institute for New Feeling [http://institutefornewfeeling.com/])
Scott Mayoral (http://www.centralmeridian.com/)
Emily Pothast (Midday VeilTranslinguistic Other)
The Bike Temple
Xhurch

Doors at 7:30 / starts at 8. FREE (donations encouraged)

Supported by: Regional Arts & Culture Council
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M.A.S.S. is a bimonthly/ongoing music series set in the beautifully resonant 350-capacity sanctuary at Alberta Abbey using exceptional sound engineering and equipment provided by Tim Westcott (SIX series). Past participants include Regular Music, Tunnels, Jason Urick, Elizabeth Pusack, Brumes, Jordan Dykstra, Jason Tobin, Disintegrator, and Rose Dickson.

Evan Caminiti, Danny Paul Grody, Trevor Montgomery (w/ film by Paul Clipson) – ATA, SF – Friday! 0

Other States

Other States
Evan Caminiti
Danny Paul Grody
Trevor Montgomery
w/ film by Paul Clipson

Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890
ata@atasite.org

More info here.

PAUL CLIPSON / LUKE YOUNGER (HELM) + DALGLISH – Cafe OTO, London – Monday 0

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Paul Clipson & Luke Younger (HELM) + Dalglish
Cafe OTO, London
Monday November 25, 2013
Door Times : 8pm
Tickets : £7 advance / £8 on the door

More info here.

Frank Stella, Jordan Stein & Philip Johnson’s Glass House 0

Belated assembly of items on a path of discovery to Philip Johnson’s Glass House by way of Frank Stella and Glass, house‘s Jordan Stein.

Required viewing:

Required reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/arts/design/show-at-johnsons-glass-house-yields-a-giacometti.html.

Recent Raum performance at the Glass House:

Yoshi Wada w/ Tashi Wada – BAM – November 17 0

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Yoshi Wada w/ Tashi Wada
Berkeley Art Museum
November 17th, 2013
12 NOON

Composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada turns 70 this year and brings
one of his unique, live sound experiences to the Berkeley Art Museum.
Wada will be performing in collaboration with his son, composer Tashi
Wada, using an odd mixture of instruments that includes acoustic
sirens, alarm bells, bagpipe, steel barrel gong, audio generators and
reed organ. In Yoshi Wada’s own words: “When it comes to experiments
with sound frequencies, I need to get into my inner ear. Inner ear is
in my ear. Sound travels deep into my cells. I search for deep and
ringing sound.” Following this performance Yoshi will give a talk on
his past works and screen video documentation of various pieces.

Yoshi Wada is a composer and sound installation artist born in 1943 in
Kyoto, Japan. He studied sculpture at the Kyoto University of Fine
Arts and later joined the Fluxus movement in 1968 after meeting its
founder George Maciunas. In the early 1970s, Wada began building
homemade musical instruments and writing compositions for them based
on his personal research in timbre, resonance, and improvisation with
the overtone series. He studied music composition with La Monte Young,
North Indian singing with Pandit Pran Nath, and Scottish Bagpipe with
James McIntosh and Nancy Crutcher. Wada has presented his work at The
Kitchen, New York; New Music in America, New York; Whitney Biennial,
New York; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; Emily Harvey Gallery, New York;
Biennale of Sydney, Australia; Festival d’Automne, Paris; PS1, New
York; Venice Biennale; and AV Festival, Newcastle, UK. His recorded
works are available via Japanese record labels EM Records/Omega Point.

Tashi Wada was born in New York and lives in California. He received a
degree in music composition from California Institute of the Arts
following his studies with James Tenney. Wada’s compositions use
apparently simple structures to generate rich and unanticipated
perceptual effects. He performs regularly in the United States and
Europe, often in collaboration with other artists including Charles
Curtis, Stephan Mathieu and his father Yoshi Wada.

http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/early111713
https://www.facebook.com/events/1433506496875578/

RAUM – THE EVENT OF YOUR LEAVING – LP / US MAILORDER 5

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Raum
Event Of Your Leaving
Glass, House #003

Release date: November 15th, 2013

The Event Of Your Leaving was recorded by Raum (Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Liz Harris) in 2011 and 2012. Commissioned by the San Francisco, CA based Glass, House, the LP is a loose set of memories, dreams & imagines interpreting the visual work of Latvian artist Vija Celmins for piano, guitar, keyboard, voice & tapes. The three panel fold out cover is an offset print & letter pressing of a drawing by Harris. Mastered at Dubplates by Rashad Becker. Edition of 500 LP’s.

Jefre has 40 copies to mailorder. $20 plus shipping. US orders only for now please!!

Drop a line to jefre@rootstrata.com before sending any funds.

WILD IS THE WIND – AUTUMN MIX – by A R P 11

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WILD IS THE WIND
AUTUMN MIX, 2013
by A R P

GARY SHEARSTON – Faded Streets, Windy Weather
JAACO GARDNER – The End of August
GUY BOYER & GUY PEDERSEN – Courant Ascentionnel
WOLFGANG DAUNER – Mellodrama Nr. 2A
GEORGES DELERUE – Brouillard (V2)
DUNCAN BROWNE – Here and Now
JANKO NILOVIC & CAMILLE SAUVAGE – Shepherd’s Song
McDONALD & GILES – Flight Of The Ibis
IKE MATHEWS – So Quiet
KEVIN AYERS – Margaret
GEORGES DELERUE – King of Hearts Le Repos
KAY GARDNER – Prayer to Aphrodite
AMAZING BLONDEL – Celestial Light
MARCOS VALLE – Bodas de Sangue
GEORGES DELERUE – Ballade Pour Flûte et Harpe
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – First Girl I Loved
JEAN BOSCO MWENDA – Massanga
THE WHO – Tattoo
MARGO GURYAN – Thoughts
LAURENT PETITREGARD – Ballade Pour Cathy
BROSELMASCHINE – Gitarrenstück
CAETANO VELOSO – London, London
PHILIP CATHERINE – Nairam
STEFFEN BASHO-JUNGHANS – Smiling Penguins
JOHN & BEVERLY MARTYN – Tomorrow Time
QUIET SUN – R.F.D
EMMANUELLE PARRENIN – L’Harpe do Soie

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The new ARP LP ‘More’ is out now on Smalltown Supersound. You can stream it here.

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