After much thought over the course of the past year I have decided that 2014 will be the last year of Experimedia. I am very proud of what I have built with the big 14 year experiment that has been Experimedia and thank you all for being a part of it but after an increasingly challenging year both financially and existentially I have decided it is time to transition into the next chapter of my all too short life. I do this with no regrets and no bitterness… strictly gratitude for the opportunity and experience. I’ve simply taken this as far as I can.
During the year ahead I will continue to operate the shop and work towards making a graceful exit, rather than continue to chase my tail until things reach total critical mass.
It has become impossible for me to micro manage all the details that are necessary to keep this running and I feel myself slowly but surely becoming less reliable when it comes to certain administrative aspects. I don’t want to be that guy when this is all said and done. I will of course continue to be involved in the music community as an artist and perhaps even still as a label on but on more modest levels. And perhaps I may be able to offer my services, skills and experiences to other shops and labels. I’ve had my day at this and feel it’s time to step aside and make a little extra room for others to step up and enjoy the experiences I have had the privilege of.
The truth is I miss the days when things were simple and did not bring the consistently increasing weight of more obligations than one person can possibly carry. I look forward to again being in a position where I can separate my passion for art and community from commerce and industry.
I hope for your continued support over the course of the year ahead so I can make this transition and tend to my obligations with honor and dignity… and you can continue to count on the excellent level of service you have come to know me for until the day the “doors” officially close. And you can surely count on some great sales during this time.
I will certainly have more to say on this over the course of the year ahead but for now duty calls.
*Excerpts from new albums now available from Experimedia.net.*
kerridge - a fallen empire (2x12inch vinyl lp) va - halha: downwards 20th anniversary compilation (2x12inch vinyl lp) kerridge - from the shadows that melt the flesh 1-4 (12inch vinyl) rafael anton irisarri - the unintentional sea (12inch vinyl lp) dalglish - niaiw ot vile (12inch vinyl lp) robert beatty - soundtracks for takeshi murata (12inch vinyl lp) robert beatty - soundtracks for takeshi murata (cd) va - liquified sky (data dvd) shifted - under a single banner (2x12inch vinyl lp) shifted - under a single banner (cd) lubomyr melnyk - three solo pieces (12inch vinyl lp) lubomyr melnyk - three solo pieces (cd) certain creatures feat. ike yard - certain creatures (12inch vinyl) black deer - black deer (12inch vinyl) stephen cornford - music for earbuds (cd) vatican shadow - when you are crawling (12inch vinyl lp) emerald web - the stargate tapes (2x12inch vinyl lp) t.r.a.s.e. - tape recorder and synthesizer ensemble (2x12inch vinyl lp) zdenek liska - the cremator (12inch vinyl lp) selda - selda (12inch vinyl lp) pierre raph/jane weaver - le rose de fer/intiaanikesa (12inch vinyl lp) emerald web/s. mcloughlin & a. cooper - garden of mirrors/supernatural lancashire volume two (12inch vinyl lp) otto luenig & vladimir ussachevsky - tape recorder music (12inch vinyl lp) remi gassmann - electronics (10inch vinyl) henk badings - evolutions (10inch vinyl) x ray pop - ding dong dubs (12inch vinyl lp) x ray pop - ding dong disques (12inch vinyl lp) voiski - iai movement (12inch vinyl) shadowlust - trust in pain (2x12inch vinyl lp) legowelt - teen romance (12inch vinyl) kwc 92 - dream of the walled city ost (12inch vinyl lp) astral social club - destiny snfu (cassette) ahnnu - battered sphinx (cassette) je suis le petit chevalier - those vermillion sands (cassette) a lily - lupa (12inch vinyl lp) colin stetson - new history warfare vol. 1 (12inch vinyl lp) activ-analog ?- pawn shop drum machines (12inch vinyl) agf - kuuntele (cd) kinit her - the poet & the blue flower (12inch vinyl lp) doctor zygote - grupo zygote (12inch vinyl lp) un festin sagital - deimos (cassette) sunken cathedral - self titled (cassette) anemone tube/dissecting table - split (cassette) star turbine - the k theory (cassette) va - mobilisation generale: protest and spirit jazz from france 1970-1976 (2x12inch vinyl lp) va - mobilisation generale: protest and spirit jazz from france 1970-1976 (cd) conrad schnitzler - gold (cd) conrad schnitzler - silber (cd) asmus tietchens - litia (cd) asmus tietchens - in die nacht (cd) oleg poliakov - random is a pattern (2x12inch vinyl lp) nicolas jaar - space is only noise (12inch vinyl lp) conforce - kinetic image (cd) charlie parker - the genius of charlie parker (12inch vinyl lp) miles davis - jazz track (12inch vinyl lp + cd) deadbeat - mercy cage ep (12inch vinyl) a sagittariun - dream ritual (cd) exercise one - tales of ordinary madness 3/3 (12inch vinyl) eight bells - captain’s daughter (12inch vinyl lp) lobi traore - bamako nights: live at bar bozo 1995 (cd) profligate - can’t stop shaking (12inch vinyl) amph / arv & miljo - nordiska ljud nr. 1 (12inch vinyl lp) knakkede stemmer - forste portraet (et hult menneske) (12inch vinyl lp) ital - throbbing / nodding (12inch vinyl) tindersticks - les salauds (un film de claire denis) (12inch vinyl lp) the von duesz - it’s all (12inch vinyl lp) raudive - a system of objects (cd) tommy de chirico - close your eyes (12inch vinyl) monuments - age (12inch vinyl lp) gabriel saloman - soldier’s requiem (cd) screamin’ jay hawkins - baptize me in wine: singles & oddities 1955-1959 (12inch vinyl lp) aleister crowley - original wax recordings (12inch vinyl lp) va - pipperment twist: rockin’ twist instrumentals, exotica, and other sounds from spain 1958-1966 (cd) julia rebekka adler/jose gallardo - contacto tango (blu-ray audio) laurie altman - convergence: music of laurie altman (cd) laus-steffen mahnkopf - hommage a gyorgy kurtag (cd) salvatore sciarrino - piano works (cd) paradise bangkok - paradise bangkok: the album (12inch vinyl lp) va - selected label works 4 (2cd) lasse marhaug / paal nilssen-love / yoshihide otomo - explosion course (12inch vinyl lp) f.s. blumm - up, up, and astray (cd) terrence dixon/iron curtis - pacers/spirals (12inch vinyl) suicide - suicide (180 gram version) (12inch vinyl lp) suicide - suicide (colored vinyl version) (12inch vinyl lp) cosmin trg - panoramic (12inch vinyl) mar seck - vagabonde: from super cap-vert to number one: unreleased recordings 1969-1980 (cd) the thing - boot! (12inch vinyl lp) levantis - believe (12inch vinyl) eomac - hither, pappy (12inch vinyl) skin town - the room (12inch vinyl lp) sleeparchive - a man dies in the street part 2 (12inch vinyl) palmer rockey - rockey’s style movie album (12inch vinyl lp) akron - synaptic beat (cd) iasos - inter-dimensional music (12inch vinyl lp) cannibal movie - mondo music (12inch vinyl lp) stephan mathieu + caro mikalef - radioland (panoramica) (cd) steve roden - proximities (cd) janek schaefer - extended play (cd) steinbruchel - stage (cd)
*Excerpts from new albums now available from Experimedia.net.* charles cohen - the middle distance (12inch vinyl lp) 20.sv - the great sonic wave (cd) samantha glass - midnight arrival (12inch vinyl lp) karen novotny x / samantha glass - split (7inch vinyl) desmadrados soldados de ventura - striide (12inch vinyl lp) phill niblock - nothin to look at just a record (12inch vinyl lp) mount eerie - pre-human ideas (12inch vinyl picture disc) nils frahm - spaces (cd) iguana de banda - etiqueta negra de lugo (12inch vinyl lp) john carpenter - halloween ost (2x12inch vinyl lp) john carpenter - assault on precinct 13 (cassette) john carpenter & alan howarth - halloween iii: season of the witch cassette (cassette) john carpenter & alan howarth - halloween ii (cassette) culver - gateshead graves (12inch vinyl lp) mv & ee - shade grown (12inch vinyl lp) mike gangloff - poplar hollow (12inch vinyl lp) bong - idle days on the yann (12inch vinyl lp) bong - mana-yood-sushai (12inch vinyl lp) chris forsyth - solar motel (12inch vinyl lp) chris forsyth - solar motel (cd) ssleeperhold - ruleth (12inch vinyl lp) ssleeperhold - ruleth (cassette) sensum and clunch - self titled (cassette) witchbeam - shadow musick vol. 1 (cassette) loud & sad - whale fall volume two (cassette) giant claw - max mutant (cassette) seth graham - creaky clumsy (cassette) seth graham - vision burst (cassette) sam shalabi - mindlessness (double cassette) ramzi - dezombi (cassette) ross birdwise - frame dog (cassette) le fruit vert - self titled (cassette) nicolas wiese & mise_en_scene - introjection (cd) noveller - no dreams (cd) alessandro cortini - forse 2 (2x12inch vinyl lp) pinkcourtesyphone - please pick up (cd) s* + kk - glyphs of erebus sublime (cd) s* - unearthed from airwaves (cd) nicolas bernier - frequencies (synthetic variations) (cd) keith moline - crritic! (cd) joachim nordwall - soul music (12inch vinyl lp) stanier black-five - avast! (cd) stanier black-five & zeug gezeugt - body waves (cd) dale cornish - fleshpile sister (cd) shelley parker - sleeper line (cd) andrew leslie hooker - in emptiness there is truth (cd) kyle bruckmann - technological music vol. i… (cd) stereolab - sound dust (2x12inch vinyl lp) stereolab - cobra and phases group play voltage in the milky night (2x12inch vinyl lp) gist - embrace the herd (2x12inch vinyl lp) vasaeleth - all uproarious darkness (12inch vinyl lp) jucifer - there is no land beyond the volga (2x12inch vinyl lp) va - african scream contest: raw & psychedelic afro …sounds from benin & togo 70s (2x12inch vinyl lp) va - rebita 74 (12inch vinyl lp) and - ard core krew (12inch vinyl) quadrant - infinition (12inch vinyl) basic channel - basic reshape (12inch vinyl) phylyps - trak 2 (12inch vinyl) octagon - octaedre (12inch vinyl) quadrant - dub (12inch vinyl) cyrus - inversion (12inch vinyl) basic channel - lyot rmx (12inch vinyl) basic channel - phylyps trak (12inch vinyl) vangelis - sex power (12inch vinyl lp) o’rang - herd of instinct (12inch vinyl lp) gunter schickert - kinder in der wildnis (12inch vinyl lp) asmus tietchens - in die nacht (12inch vinyl lp) the stevens - a history of hygiene (12inch vinyl lp) primitive calculators - the world is fucked (12inch vinyl lp) sima kim - whatever (cassette) bastian void - phonics (cassette) cybotron - clear/techno city (12inch vinyl) noise nomads - ernest thrasher (12inch vinyl lp) asian women on the telephone - ivan (12inch vinyl lp) two sunsets - katy komatsu (7inch vinyl) leroy smart - the don tells it like it is… (12inch vinyl lp) the durutti column - a paean to wilson (2cd) sun ra & his arkestra - the lost arkestra series part 2 (10inch vinyl) salah ragab and the cairo jazz band - egyptian jazz (12inch vinyl lp) lund quartet - lund quartet (12inch vinyl lp) lund quartet - lund quartet (cd) richard teitelbaum - piano plus (cd) alvin lucier - orchestra works (cd) marty ehrlich - a trumpet in the morning (cd) corbie - emotion.remxs (12inch vinyl) the building - building: part 2 of 2 (12inch vinyl lp) peter beste - houston rap (book + 7inch) lunatik sound system - the heavy minded orchestra (2x12inch vinyl lp) mammatus - heady mental (12inch vinyl lp) dadub - untitled (12inch vinyl) axel boman - family vacation (2x12inch vinyl lp) mar seck - vagabonde: from super cap-vert to number one: unreleased recordings 1969-1980 (2x12inch vinyl lp) the thing - mono (2x12inch vinyl lp) the thing - boot! (cd) the wire - #358 december 2013 (mag) rolf riehm - wer sind diese kinder hamamuth - stadt der engel (cd/sacd) kevin morby - harlem river (12inch vinyl lp) kevin morby - harlem river (cd) mulatu of ethiopia - mulatu of ethiopia (12inch vinyl lp) mulatu astatke & his ethiopian quintet - afro-latin soul (12inch vinyl lp)
Beautiful collection of never before heard songs from the 1950s by Molly Drake, mother of Nick Drake.
*Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* Squirrel Thing Recordings, the label behind the mysterious lost recordings of Connie Converse, is proud to announce the proper release of this self-titled collection of never-before-heard songs recorded by Molly Drake in the 1950s at the Drake family home, lovingly restored by Nick Drake’s engineer John Wood. According to Joe Boyd, legendary producer of Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later, “this is the missing link in the Nick Drake story.” For fans of Nick Drake, Molly Drake reveals an undeniable influence on her son’s celebrated canon. Moreover, these songs present a comprehensive first look at a singular and sophisticated artist in her own right. Molly Drake’s music is at once beautiful, charming, dark and pensive. The easy elegance of her lyrics belies their deeper themes of regret, memory, dread and the sublime, crystallized as only a poet can. Her performances are intimately staged in the family sitting room, and perfectly complemented by her own piano accompaniment. With an initial CD pressing that quickly sold out earlier this year, Molly Drake is now receiving a grander release, and appearing on vinyl for the first time. The album features family photos and a biography by her daughter, Gabrielle Drake.
The RCN CAVE is 3. Come celebrate and help us raise some $ fr sound & space! All day, with performances booked from 1pm-1am (doors at noon) and ongoing art, installations, and mercantile throughout the day.
Music… Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman / Andrew Kirschner / Miyamigos & No Don’t / Bad Trouble / Mako Sica (Chicago) / Watchword / Hunted Creatures / Budapest Dojo / Travelogue / Greg Rasp / Khaki Blazer / Little Howlin Wolf (Chicago) / Church Slut / Parched Earth / Owl Baat / Gomorrahizer / Interstates (etc.) / Dreaded / Contamination Diet / Thorla / Robert Darkmatter / Blood Quarry / N Colyar P (Chicago) / Sisters in Death / Fire Death
Visual art… Casey Ruic / Matt Horak / Dave Maynard / Kristi Wall / James Bryan Parks / Ram Youssefi
Merchandise & Curiosities from experimedia, the Land of Plenty Fun Zone, and Erica & Tim’s Dream Machine Station
Bottled, local kombucha from Bucha Bill’s Raw Kombucha and return of the vegan and gf-friendly NOISE TACOS from the RCN dewds (other food goodies throughout the day as well)
Rotating DJ sets ALL DAY LONG, video art and video games, raffles and giveaways, miscellany and tons of fun
DONATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, help the Cave fix our sound… again! Also, a few touring bands this year, so lets get them some gas $. Thanks!
Morton Subotnick will be performing live in Cleveland on Thursday November 14th at MOCA.
"Morton Subotnick is a living legend in electronic music. In the early 1960s, Subotnick collaborated with instrument designer Don Buchla to create one of the first modular synthesizers.
He has influenced countless musicians and multimedia artists, such as Charlemagne Palestine, Rhys Chatham, Lois Vierk, and video artist Lillevan. Subotnick was the first director of the Lincoln Center Rep Company and served as the Associate Dean of the Music at the California Institute of the Arts, helping to direct the school in its infancy into a vibrant music program. His celebrated work, Silver Apples of the Moon, is one of only 300 recordings held by the Library of Congress’s National Register of Recorded Works. This concert at MOCA Cleveland is Subotnick’s only performance in the region.
Among his many awards, Subotnick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Rockefeller Grants, two awards from Meet the Composer, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Composer Award, a Brandies Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award (SEAMUS at Dartmouth), the ASCAP: John Cage Award, and an Honorary Doctorate from the California Institute of the Arts. He has worked extensively with live electronics and in multimedia collaborations, including a performance of his “staged tone poem” The Double Life of Amphibians at the 1984 Olympics Arts Festival in Los Angeles. He is now pioneering works that offer musical tools to young children through the website www.creatingmusic.com.
Program: From Silver Apples of the Moon to A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur IV: LUCY
Starting with Silver Apples of the Moon and ending with A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur, Subotnick composed “a new ‘chamber music,’ specifically for the Turntable and intended to be heard in the privacy of one’s home,” using synthesizers designed by Don Buchla. The music for this concert is both retrospective and forward-looking. Subotnick will use a new hybrid digital-Buchla “instrument” loaded with prepared samples from all previous works and new patches specifically created for the current season of performances. This approach allows Subotnick to combine the past with the present, and envisions a path for future developments in the realm of electronic music.
This concert at MOCA Cleveland is Subotnick’s only performance in the region, and it is presented in collaboration with the TIMARA department (Technology in Music and Related Arts) of Oberlin College.”
This new tape by Jan St. Werner of Mouse On Mars is one of my favorite things ever released by Thrill Jockey.
Transcendental Animal Numbers the second entry in the Fiepblatter Catalogue series from Jan St. Werner of Mouse On Mars. This follows Blaze Colour Burn released earlier this year. Transcendental Animal Numbers is released on cassette only in an editon of 150 for the
New free album on Distance Recordings by our old pal Curtis Swinford aka Paper Voices. Highly recommended if you dig Caretaker or Black Swan.
"Paper Voices is Ohio based musician/composer Curtis Swinford. Clover Hill—Swinford’s third release as Paper Voices—is an aural homage to the residents of a 19th century cemetery, near the sixty acre farm where he resides.
Pittsburgh’s massive annual VIA Festival begins next week. Tickets for many of the events are getting low. Get yours while you can.
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Exclusive stream of a 17 minute piece from the wonderfully ambitious new release ‘Light Folds’ by The Seaman & The Tattered Sail on Facture. The piece presented here is just a small fraction of the 674.11 minutes of music presented within the contents of the massive package consisting of 2 LPs, 2 CDs, an audio DVD, a number of art prints, inserts poster and more. Already sold out from the label in less than 48 hours remaining copies will soon be available from Experimedia.net. Be sure to be on our mailing list to be notified first of when this is available for order.
Deluxe 300 run limited edition set / 4 panel heavy card stock gatefold covers / 2 x clear vinyl / 2 x printed inner sleeves / 2 x double sided 12? prints / 6 panel (2 x CD 1 x Audio DVD – There are 12 designs of the covers so there are only actually 25 of each in existence!) / 4 x limited edition A6 prints that rest inside hand typed/numbered photographic glassine bags / A2 double sided non coated poster / Scent / Printed download code / All housed/wrapped/sealed in black bags that are used for underexposed photographic storage
674.11 minutes! (yes that is correct)
The audio process…
Light Folds by The Seaman and The Tattered Sail is a collaboration between Craig Tattersall (The Boats, The Remote Viewer, The Humble Bee, Cotton goods, Theodore and Hamblin, The Famous Boyfriend, etc.etc. and artist/designer) and Bill Seaman (SEA, Attsea, Otic.Info.Set, sp.op.cit, Spilly and the Drops, etc. and media artist exploring linear and interactive works). The work took place via the internet, sending differing files back and forth using Drop Box, wetransfer, and vast quantities of email. After about 2 years Tattersall and Seaman met face to face!
It started with a simple back and forth set of responses to a few audio files, building up loops and tracks. Over time it built up to over seven hours of music. We initially made a double CD of works but we kept abstracting and remixing and colliding things. Tattersall brought his distinct form of “dusting” which explored unique forms of noise, tape ambience, tape degradation, etc. Seaman often explored abstraction using Ableton Live, especially in terms of time / pitch manipulation, and exploring the combination of a multitude of Ableton plug-ins. Huge amounts of data were sent back and forth! Occasionally we went a bit mad with naming and keeping track of things… Usually a number of mixes for each initial work emerged out of the process. Sometimes the abstractions went quite far away from the original tracks. The double album on Vinyl came late in the game where a series of shorter versions and new abstractions were defined.
Tattersall played Guitar, piano, dusted loops, analogue loops, digital loops, drum machine, analogue synth, synth bass, field recordings, abstractions, fragment constructions and reconstructions, abstractions of Seaman (etc.), analogue spatial recordings, artificial wind, crackles (record surface noise).
Seaman was working primarily with Ableton Live and contributed Piano, vocal, text, fragment constructions and reconstructions, time abstractions, quartet samples, trumpet samples, clarinet samples, drum machine abstractions, drum machine constructions (samples), digital distortions, bit reductions, synth abstractions, abstractions of Tattersall (etc.), digital loops, radical pitch shifts, noise enhancements, historical samples, crackles – record surface noise (from Tattersall), artificial crackles.
We worked with some excellent musicians in the construction of the samples…
Trumpet (sample recordings) – Robert Ellis-Geiger; Ciompi Quartet (sample recordings) – Eric Pritchard (violin), Hsiao-mei Ku (violin), Jonathan Bagg (violin and viola), Fred Raimi (cello); Clarinet drones (sample recordings) — David Beaudry; in Ableton Live (construction space), and Seaman used a Roland Edirol R-09HR Ver.3.0 for instrument and voice recordings.
The musical influences run the gamut from ambient, industrial, glitch, dance, pop, jazz, classical, experimental, noise art, etc. Seaman has called this alt.genre in the past… although it really defies a single musical label.
The working process was quite exciting to hear what each had done with the tracks as an ongoing process… The project is incredibly rich in its subtle exploration of psychoacoustic spaces and layerings, and it is vast… The works form a series of plateau-like spaces where time is explored and erased, and an atmosphere for reflection and association is presented. Duration was not worried about and many of the works are quite long. The entire project has been incredibly exciting and rewarding in that we each seemed to pull the best out of the other!
It is also worth noting that as an aside to creating within this album, there was a huge element of learning within the album.
Working with a new creative partner always begins with finding a commonality in working practices, then from this you can bring your individual approaches to working practices, it is in the dialogue whilst working through these passages that you learn from each other.
The artwork process…
Like most work undertaken there is a underlying aesthetic language that has been built up over years of arts practice, whether this be audio or visual production.
An aesthetic language seems to span audio and visual works that is to say that you use a language and approach to creation in the same way whether it be audio or visual work, so it seems obvious that visual artwork that is in creation at any given time will in some ways mirror audio creation at the same time.
So as we where in the thick of creating the audio I had started making some experimental pin hole lumen prints (a photographic technique where you work with photographic paper within direct sunlight).
These were simple images of dots created with holes in little metal boxes. They were interested in capturing light and time rather than a conventional image. So the images were created using one (pin) hole exposed for one hour, two (pin) holes for two hours and so on up to 12 holes/12 hours.
I was sharing these with Bill and as well as Bill liking the work/process it became apparent that they seemed to share an aesthetic with the audio we were working, looking at light, time, space.
So in conversation with Bill I started to take the photographs into digital forms, exploring how the ‘dust’ of the analogue process could be extrapolated through digital forms, and then of course taken back into the darkroom and analogue processes, exactly how we were working in the audio work.
From there, and through extensive email conversations the artwork developed into the body of work that comes with the release.
Like the artwork the titles also reflect the abstraction process. Needless to say - “Light Folds” can be understood from many different perspectives. - Craig Tattersall
A mix by mise_en_scene. mise_en_scene is Shay Nassi from the city of Tel-Aviv in Israel.
Shay (1977) began to study the art of sound engineering at Jordan Valley College in the north of Israel, where he gained a degree in Practical Sound Engineering. The skills obtained there are clearly visible in the quality and acoustic depth of his production and sound design.
mise_en_scene’s sound is characterized with a style owing as much to the delicate material treatments of minimalism and the lower case movement as it does to the more pensive side of noise, which is marked by a great sense of spatial control, instrumental delicacy and arrangement-related sensibility. (tokafi)