mix from The Slow Drift

Epic new mix posted on The Slow Drift featuring music from myself and Students of Decay fellows Sarah Davachi, Alex Cobb & M Sage:

The Slow Drift :: Episode 046 :: 2015-03-20 by The Slow Drift on Mixcloud

Interview w/Another Timbre

Simon Reynell conducted an interview with Anne & I regarding, in both wide and narrow views, our work on Extinguishment. Covers a lot of ground for both of us…plenty to read!

Check it out on Another Timbre’s site -> http://www.anothertimbre.com/extinguishment.html

Tiny Mix Tapes previews the upcoming Fraufraulein CD

Anne & myself’s…debut?…CD Extinguishment is being published by Another Timbre very very soon!

Here’s the early word from Taylor Peters at Tiny Mix Tapes:

I’ve got three upcoming releases from the UK’s Another Timbre, all of which are guaranteed to broaden your timbre collection substantially. The first is Extinguishment from Billy Gomberg and Anne Guthrie, performing together as Fraufraulein. Guthrie, you might recall, just last year put out the excellent Codiaeum Variegatum, which found her combining extended french horn technique with assortments of field recordings. In Fraufraulein, Guthrie employs a similar technique and is complemented by Gomberg, who provides an array of electronics, additional field recordings, and extended technique on the bass guitar. I, your resident timbre-hocker, had the opportunity to see the duo perform together last summer, and I can confirm that it’s a lovely combination.

Kenneth Kirschner: Imperfect Forms

After a decent gestation period, this very large project dedicated to my friend Kenneth Kirschner’s music has been published by Tokafi. My contribution is one of 20 semi-original works created for this project, all based off of Ken’s available music.

My piece, titled “late september,” and found its titles, materials and inspiration thusly:

Among the many interests, ideas and pastimes that Ken and I share, a common birthday was the most useful as a selection criterion for which pieces of Ken’s music would be used for this project. (See the title of my work for the boundary set by the date in question; thankfully Ken has a very concrete method of titling his work, which made this process a quick one.) Selected works were processed and/or recomposed, to which I added original synthesizer, electric bass, and field recordings.

Imperfect Forms – The Music of Kenneth Kirschner Remixed
is available on bandcamp:
https://tokafi.bandcamp.com/album/imperfect-forms-the-music-of-kenneth-kirschner-remixed

and dive into this immense project here:
http://www.tokafi.com/news/kenneth-kirschner-imperfect-forms/

We are excited and proud to present Imperfect Forms, an expansive multimedia project about the work of Kenneth Kirschner, a composer and sound artist from Brooklyn, New York. His oeuvre, which he describes as ‘being about recording’, uses classically-tinged acoustic sources, electronically processed sounds and silence. For the past fifteen years, Kirschner’s music has been released free of charge on his website, which doubles up as an expansive, continually updated archive of his oeuvre. His music has also been published in physical form on labels like 12k, Sub Rosa, Room40 and Champion Version, among others.

Over the past two years, twenty sound artists, six video artists and four journalists/writers have carved out their personal vision of Kirschner’s pieces, resulting in 4.5 hours of new and exclusive music; an ebook with interviews and analyses; a generative software piece; specially curated videos as well as a three-part ‘Best Of“ of selected pieces from the past 15 years.

video for Secret Pyramid’s “Outside”

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Originally released in 2011 on cassette by the Canadian micro imprint Nice-Up International, “The Silent March” is the precursor to 2013’s “Movements of Night” and can be seen as something of a mission statement for Amir Abbey’s skyriding Secret Pyramid project. Critics have compared the Secret Pyramid sound to the more blasted entries in the Popul Vuh catalog and to Flying Saucer Attack’s cherished fuzz devotionals, and indeed Abbey’s reverb-drenched songforms and titanic edifices of drone do feel at times as though they’ve been cut from the same cloth. Opener “Outside” might be best understood as the soundtrack to slow-motion video footage of a first-person plunge over some impossibly grand waterfall on an endless loop, as tumbling overtones fight for air amongst turbid plumes of distortion. “Still Return” finds acoustic guitar figures struggling to escape a blinding mist, their resolution finally arriving in the form of the sublime tranquility of the titular track which follows. Abbey masterfully weaves themes of birth, death, nostalgia, and existential dread into an album which is as cohesive as it is all-consuming, a spell which seeks to simultaneously welcome and protect against darkness in its many forms. This edition of “The Silent March” features an improved mixdown by Abbey and a remaster by James Plotkin to insure maximum transport.

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