Monday, May 15, 2017

from soundhom....

Steve Roden

Steve Roden

A Thousand Breathing Forms (7 Cd Box)

Over the last thirty years, Steve Roden has risen as a singular voice, attacking and advancing the highest challenges of the avant-garde - blurring the lines between nearly every creative field, moving outwardly toward the boundary with every day life. A visual and sound artist, his work spans the fields of painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance. Following their brilliant box set of rare recordings by the artist from the period between 1988 and 2003, Sonoris returns with a second collection of his output between 2003 and 2008 - A Thousand Breathing Forms. 
Steve Roden
A pioneer of Lowercase music, a movement which uses amplification as a means to address the quiet and unheard sounds of objects and environments, Steve Roden is one of the great contemporary successors of John Cage. Looking beyond the shadow cast by chance and indeterminacy, he casts the ear toward a world indicated by the composer’s most original, radical, and often neglected idea -  the value and beauty of the sounds of non-instrumental sources and of the every day. Through subtle intervention, he has illuminated the path for a rising generation of artist working in sound - refusing categorization, working as comfortably in a museum or gallery, as the contexts of music. Guided by rigorous conceptual perimeters and concerns, across A Thousand Breathing Forms the axis of Roden’s work snaps into view - the monumental presence of the smallest moment and sound.
Steve Roden
A Thousand Breathing Forms, which collects Roden’s unreleased and hard to find works from the incredibly prolific period between 2003 and 2008, is drenched in musicality. Centered around loop based works, it pulls relentlessly and democratically from a seemingly endless world of source - samples of records from an array of cultures, field recordings, instruments, object, and environments. It is a body of work, which, for being birthed electronic process, appears stunningly organic - steeped in humanity and touch. A world of intimacy. The discrete at a towing scale. A realm to be inhabited, which burrows deep - taking residence in the ear. As it sounds, resonances, and structures intertwine, Roden appears as a vision of the future, and a bridge to the past - a breaking of dogma, and a reconciliation for the schism betweenMinimalism and the conceptualism of Cage. A world guided by ideas, presenting the profound beauty, meaning, and importance of sound, across its six CDs, A Thousand Breathing Forms is a revelation - a lens into the practice and work of an artist of incredible significance, as much as an opening to the larger field. Capturing and advancing some of the most important and difficult ideas of the last hundred years with elegance, accessibility, and grace, this is a collection which promises to grow over time and at every turn.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

limited lathe cut vinyl - part two of my champion version 7" for observers in aircraft part 2

Champion Version just announced my the second 7 inch "For Observers In Aircraft: Part 2" by Steve Roden, check it out here.

it will only be available starting Sunday, 14 May for a week. 


Title: For Observers In Aircraft: Part 2
Vinyl: Listen/Buy
Digital: Listen/Buy
Note: This super limited edition 7" will be lathe cut to order and will only be available for 7 days. It will never be released by Champion Version on this format again and we will only make as many copies as are pre-ordered. Orders shipping out within 28 days of being placed. Limited to one copy per person/household.
Description: The four tracks here where recorded live using the same analog modular system Roden employed for the 'For Observers In Aircraft: Part 1' recordings. And of course they continue very much in the same vein. Not only are the small details significantly distinct on 'For Observers In Aircraft: Part 2', but like those on the aforementioned 7", tones punctuate, ripple and undulate until they more closely resemble drones. And if you listen closer, certain tiny frequencies emerge and flutter increasing in mass before resettling. Between these sections, the interaction of tones is just sublime. Wonderful.
Track(s): 1. The Hazy Parts Between 2. Striated Appearance 3. In Extensive Patches 4. Broken Mainly
Catalogue: CV201712
Format: 7"
Edition: Limited to one copy per person/household
Released: 14 May 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017

limited lathe cut 7" from champion version - for sale only for a few days...

Champion Version just announced my 7" record titled " For Observers In Aircraft: Part 1 by Steve Roden, check it out here

there will also be a part 2, so keep your eyes and ears on the champion version bandcamp

For Observers In Aircraft: Part 1 Cover Art