I’m definitely happy to announce False Heat, a limited run LP of new solo material, on the arty limited run label False. Featuring two sides of synthesizer improvisation – recorded in a temporarily empty room with a guitar amplifier, open window, and no live computer treatment (and only a bare handful of edits) – False Heat draws heavily on the years of group improvisation in performance, practice, and recording with my various compatriots and conspirators. This is my only scheduled solo release this year, and marks quite cleanly the geography my practice is moving through, in many ways, these are the sounds & materials I have always used, given more space to grow and breathe.
*Extremely limited edition of only 108 copies. Hand stamped and numbered in kraft outer sleeve and black inner sleeve. Mastered by James Plotkin. Includes immediate download in choice of 24bit lossless and 16bit mp3 formats.* A fact that should have been remedied long ago, Brooklyn-based artist Billy Gomberg has finally issued his debut vinyl album, a highly limited artifact with an edition of only 108. “False Heat” is perhaps his most minimalist and streamlined album yet, occupying two side-long expanses of sizzling currents of electricity, sine waves on the edge of human hearing, and textures that gleam and spin, in turn harmonizing and beating against one another. The two tracks do diverge from each other in memorable ways – the first is derived from static and hiss in a thicket of signal and noise, the second dips deeper into low end with plunging bass currents – but “False Heat” itself has the kind of surrealistic intent that pins an album into your imagination and isn’t easy to let go. Real, illusory, and musical all at once, “False Heat” is like the soundtrack to a land not yet discovered.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Richard Kamerman and Doug Theriault
RK: motors, objects, SuperCollider
DT: guitar, max/MSP
fraufraulein (Anne Guthrie & Billy Gomberg)
AG: French horn
“Doug Theriault investigates the reciprocal contamination of creative means and sensibilities. He uses varied organic and electronic sound instrumentation, light gradients (sensors), space and performative movement in connection with the conceptual development of live electronic music systems that he has created.”
According to one bio I just stumbled on, he’s built custom instruments for everyone from Smegma to ZZ Top.
I’m pretty sure the last fraufraulein gig was 2011. and it was in Minnesota. Billy said he might play bass.
There might be a third set. I dunno. It’s a Sunday night after all. Some of us have day jobs.
58 N 3rd St.
Will Long invited me to remix one of the final Chubby Wolf albums, Envelope Petals, now released on Bandcamp & Boomkat:
Mastered by Taylor Deupree, and with remixes by Billy Gomberg, Yann Novak, and Maile Colbert, ‘Envelope Petals’ is the final completed Chubby Wolf album, now available for the first time exclusively digitally.
Thank you for your support of Chubby Wolf releases. All proceeds will be donated to Unicef.