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RUBBER BUS - Apollo 8 / Apollo 8 Dub 7" lathe-cut vinyl SOLD OUT
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Monday, 19 November 2012

YLVMLVY by Daniel Spicer - Out Now!


Daniel Spicer's second collection on TSOKL, this time, as well as his unique take on sound poetry/spoken word, Daniel includes two live recordings of free jazz groupings including Ron Caines (alto), Gus Garside (double bass), Andy Pyne (drums), Jeff Shurdut (alto), Hektor Fontanez (guitar), Derek Maxwell (drums), Gene Janas (double bass), plus a violin duet with his daughter - scoop!

It has caught Ed Pinsent's interest and he played a track; Cake Shop Power Breakfast Jam from YLVMLVY on a recent edition of his show The Sound Projector on Resonance FM; you can hear that show here:
http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2013/02/22/requia/

Daniel compiled and mastered these recordings himself and also provided the full colour sleeve illustrations.  YLVMLVY is initially released in an edition of 55.

The Bottle Loose In The Drawer - Noteherder & McCloud OUT NOW!!!


Brighton-based sax/electronics duo.  Very free; very cool.
Release date Monday 7th January 2013

"...experimental sax sounds, bits of electronics and something that may be regarded by some as sound poetry...refined build up, internal drama..."
- Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Gold Dust Promo Film

take a peek at Joseph Young's Super 8 promo film for our new Gold Dust compilation:

 https://vimeo.com/38031079


sok042 Gold Dust compilation OUT NOW!


sok042  Gold Dust
Paul Khimasia Morgan
Michalis Mavronas
Neil Luck
Jon Aveyard
Marcus Leadley
Joseph Young

"On the compilation we find six pieces by six different composers, who played their concerts in front of sixteen people attending 'an intimate headphone concert celebrating the domestic soundscape'. It's nice that every piece is introduced by a voice telling what is to come and a bit about the work carried out. I'm not sure if you would want to hear that always. None of the six I heard of before, but me thinks that opener Paul Khimasia Morgan is the owner of the label. We also find Michalis Mavronas, Neil Luck, Jon Aveyard, Marcus Leadley and Joseph Young. Each of them has about ten to fifteen minutes to present their piece and there is a variety of approaches here. The electro-acoustic rumbling of Morgan and Aveyard for instance, the odd radio play/spoken word by Neil Luck, the synthesizers of Mavronas, the field recordings of Leadley and the kitchen sink opera sounds of narrator Young. Maybe the introductional talk works a but against the release, because you may not want to hear them all the time, but otherwise this is a great release with some excellent music of an experimental yet varied nature."

- Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Active Crossover compilation on Cronica for free!

> NEW RELEASE: VARIOUS ARTISTS "CROSSOVERS"

> http://www.cronicaelectronica.org/?p=065

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Crónica is very happy to present the new release in the Unlimited Series of editions, “Crossovers”, a compilation documenting a series of encounters that happened in 2011 during the “Active Crossover” project.

“Active Crossover” is a project initiated by Simon Whetham during a residency at the Polymer Factory Culturehouse, Tallinn, Estonia in 2009. During the residency he met and worked with many artists who were all working with sound and music in different and interesting ways, prompting him to exhibit the work he composed alongside work created by those he met and worked with throughout his time in Estonia and Latvia.

Performing at events a number of times during the residency became an integral part of the project, so when Whetham came to exhibit the works in the UK, each exhibition began and ended with a live performance event, drawing on a pool of diverse local artists and musicians. The format for each performance was that artists were organised into pairs, with one artist beginning to play solo, would then be joined by the second for a short collaborative crossover section, and then the first would end their performance, leaving the second to play their own solo piece.

Gathered on this compilation are a number of the crossover sections, where artists who had not met or collaborated before are captured performing together for the first time.

The project was supported financially by the Arts Council England, I Love West Leeds Festival and PRS for Music Foundation. Thanks go to those organisations, plus all at South Hill Park, Bracknell; Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool; Millspace, Armley; Soundfjord, London; Vicki Laurie and family; Nina and Camlo Edge; Hannah Kemp and all of the artists who got involved, both included here and not…

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You can download “Crossovers” as AIFF or MP3 files directly from Crónica and free of charge.
http://www.cronicaelectronica.org/?p=065

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Tracklist:

1. Andi Chapple + Dominic Lash
2. Simon Whetham + Colin Potter
3. Simon Whetham + Jonathan Coleclough
4. Felicity Ford + Mark Durgan
5. Martin Franklin + Cheapmachines
6. Rebecca Joy Sharp + Philip Jeck
7. Simon Whetham + Antony Hall
8. Rodrigo Constanzo + Mark Pilkington
9. Anton Hunter + Igor Hax
10. Simon Whetham + Richard Ormrod
11. Simon Whetham + Rhodri Davies
12. Markus Jones + Ollie Dover
13. Ben Gwilliam + Phill Harding
14. Simon Whetham + Iris Garrelfs
15. Lee Gamble + Scanner
16. Simon Whetham + John Grzinich
17. Martin Clarke + Jo Thomas
18. Simon Whetham + Bela Emerson
19. Duncan Harrison + Paul Khimasia Morgan
20. Alexander Wendt + Slow Listener
21. Simon Whetham + Skjølbrot
22. Ekopleks + Bugbrand
23. Kathy Hinde + SJ Esau

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A lot of hard work is invested in these releases and in Crónica’s operations. We do not believe in DRM and we certainly don’t want to create any barriers between you and our releases, so, all of the Unlimited Releases will be free to download, but if you can, please consider to leave us a small donation for the benefit of both artists and label. Don’t forget to leave us your address, so that we can send you a thank you postcard in return.

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Monday, 2 January 2012

Top 10 of 2011




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1. Adam Lygo’s Club Silencio with Kakopyge Quartet, Mass, Ever Orchid, Twofold and Duncan Harrison at Coachwerks Brighton in March.

2. First ever exhibition of paintings by Syd Barrett at The Idea Generation Gallery in London, April.

3. Staying three nights near the banks of Lake Naivasha, Kenya.


4. Daniel Spicer solo at Slightly Off Kilter atThe Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton in May.

5. July – Weasel Walter, Alex Ward and James Sedwards’ electrifying set at The Cowley Club, Brighton.

6. Hong Chulki & Choi Joonyong testing the structural integrity of the Upper Salon of The Caroline of Brunswick at aural detritus in Brighton in August.

7. Deepkiss 720 solo on saxophone, then self-built electric guitar at The Cowley Club, September.

8. Twin thrills of greenhouse acquisition at home and Diatribes at The Green Door Store, Brighton, November.

9. Participating in another of Simon Whetham’s Active Crossover events; also November.

10. Paris. See video above.