new mix for Dinzu Artefacts


once in a while, I have the pleasure of making a mix. enjoy this recent selection of recordings, electronics and moments at Dinzu Artefacts’s podcast series. thanks for listening and thanks as always for another invitation to work with w/ Dinzu.

https://www.dinzuartefacts.com/podcast/episode05

tracklisting & links below. thanks to all the musicians and labels who keep this going.

tracks:
domestic recording of speaker & battery test
Marcin Barski “conversation with father” Wandas Dream (Reading Group / http://www.readinggroup.co/rg12.html)
Kevin Corcoran “translucent and moving” states of instability (bandcamp / https://editionstympanum.bandcamp.com/album/states-of-instability)
Gonçalo F Cardoso “Ghost Crabs on Uhuru Beach (low tide)” Impressões de uma Ilha (Unguja) (Edicoes CN / https://goncalofcardoso.bandcamp.com/album/impress-es-de-uma-ilha-unguja)
Derek Baron “Recollects” Recollects (Reading Group / http://www.readinggroup.co/rg13.html)
Apinya Unphanlam “Destiny” Metaphors: Selected Soundworks from the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Sub Rosa / https://subrosalabel.bandcamp.com/album/metaphors-selected-soundworks-from-the-cinema-of-apichatpong-weerasethakul)
Taku Sugimoto “II (2016), from Songs” Short Pieces (https://takusugimoto.bandcamp.com/album/taku-sugimoto-short-pieces)
Theodore Cale Schafer “Crowd” (unreleased)
Cremation Lily “Feminine Listening” In England Now, Underwater (Alter / https://cremationlily-alter.bandcamp.com/album/in-england-now-underwater)
Victorine Meurent “Untitled 9” Even Less of the Harmony of Maine (Found Remains / https://foundremains.bandcamp.com/album/even-less-of-the-harmony-of-maine)
Andrew Pekler “Khao Sok Extension” (https://andrewpekler.bandcamp.com/album/khao-sok-extension)
mdo “with ulla straus” mdo & friends (c-minus / https://cminus.bandcamp.com/album/mdo-friends)exael “spilt” collex (west mineral ltd / https://westmineral.bandcamp.com/album/collex-ouest096)Lee Noble “Phase Melody for Tape Loops” Ashenden (Muzan Editions / https://muzaneditions.bandcamp.com/album/ashenden)
Etelin “Been Really Good Today” Hui Terra (Soda Gong / https://sodagong.bandcamp.com)
domestic recording of line work in a storm
Anne Guthrie “Hackle 2 excerpt” (unreleased)

Recent mentions in Dusted!

My recent tape Beginners and digital collection of live recordings both get some words out of Bill Meyer at Dusted:

Billy Gomberg is no beginner. He’s been releasing music of his own and with Fraufraulein, a duo with Anne Guthrie, for nearly a decade. And the sound sources he uses on this tape are familiar ones — electric bass, urban field recordings, synthesizer and hand-manipulated objects. Even so, it feels like something new is happening here. Gomberg’s music has often seemed to stretch away from the listener, luring you to follow it through virtual expanses of space and time. Now it seems closer at hand, the sounds like sunning fish just under a pond’s surface. They’re simultaneously more recognizable and more processed that what he’s played in the past, creating a discreet reality that never quite loses its mystery no matter how often you play it.  (link)

In his summary of his Voting Rights Day shopping on Bandcamp, Bill found my bundle of live sets to defy his “not quite a physical object” rule:

Well, there go the rules. This DL-only compilation of concert performances by one of my favorite ambient recording artists of recent years shows that the carefully wrought, ultra-deep atmosphere of his recent cassettes is no fluke. (link)

 

We Need No Swords on Beginners

We Need No Swords comes back with a take on Beginners:

‘Beginners’, from San Francisco’s Billy Gomberg, is prime Dinzu. An artist who draws from different experimental and underground musicking practices – ambient drift, electroacoustic composition, improvisation, and so on – Gomberg has amassed a pretty decent-sized discography over the past few years, with releases on Another Timbre, Strange Rules, Marginal Frequency and others (the muted clonks of 2016’s ‘Slight At That Contact’ are a favourite round these parts). This is Gomberg’s second outing for Dinzu Artefacts, following on from last year’s ‘Transition’, and it amps up the fusty, fuzzy eerieness this time around to produce a creeped-out soundscape that’s up there with Jandek’s ‘Ready For The House’ in terms of skin-prickling spookiness. Here, muffled clunks and bangs merge with queasy, sustained tones, with ambient hum and tape hiss providing an uncomfortable translucent sheen. Everything sounds disconcertingly out of phase, as if bleeding through from a parallel dimension, the everyday life of ghosts captured accidentally by a hapless field recorder. EVP via the Tascam DR-40. Sonic ectoplasm in the Zoom. Most eye-popping of all is ‘Seeing The Sequel First’, where a plangent chorus of clangs plays out against a backdrop of subdued growls and murmurs, like some wraith gamelan playing lullabies for the beasts of the abyss.

Beginners in Tiny Mix Tapes

A walk through the zone from Jason C at Tiny Mix Tapes:

Where Slight At That Contact was the crumbling, desolate urban hellscape right before your eyes, Beginners is what remains: darkness, stretches of silence, lingering pulses of the grid, a sonic mirage of hope beyond the bleakness. It may all be a dream, a blurred memory we experience in real time, or on repeat, with a haunting, inescapable sense of déjà vu.

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