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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)

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ali_fib – isola – summer mix 21



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





Red shell cassette, Limited Edition of 100 Copies. Released by Baro Records.
Grab hard copy + digital here.

Grab just digital here.


Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art 0

Great new project by Root Strata buddy John Davis. Order via website here.

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art

This edition consists of 100 hand-silkscreened gatefold LP’s with four silkscreened DVD covers of original film and music, a 50 page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand letterpressed cover. The project was conceived to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco BayArea, as well as to create a physical document that captured that energy.

Although commissioned as pairs (Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne; Paul Clipson with Tashi Wada; Lawrence Jordan with John Davis; Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken), the edition is designed so the works can be experienced interchangeably. This encourages a matrix of possibilities, but also emphasizes the element of chance tied directly to live cinema and music performance (dropping the needle on the record and hitting “Play” on the DVD player will always result in a different event).

Music Mastered by James Plotkin.


Craig Baldwin: Time Bomb (16mm film on DVD)
Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken: After Image (Music)

Paul Clipson: Trajections (16mm film on DVD)
John Davis: Strategy of Belief (Music)
Lawrence Jordan: Driving Demons (16mm film on DVD)
Kerry Laitala: Solar Furnace (16mm film projector performance on DVD)
Maggi Payne: Black Ice/Static (Music)
Tashi Wada: Duet Takes: 1. Duet (Take 2), 2. Duet (Take 4) (Music)



Mark Wilson with Marielle Jakobsons
Andy Puls
Keith Evans
Lawrence Jordan with John Davis


Zach Iannazzi
Thad Povey & Mark Taylor
Steve Dye with Anthony Iamurri
Paul Clipson wth Tashi Wada


Chris Duncan
Tooth with Collin McKelvey
Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne