This release brings together two of the most extraordinary artist/musicians working in Australia today and here they join forces to produce powerful music that fuses Ambarchi's legendary guitar sound with Fox's mathematically rigorous tones and textures, resulting in sound works that stretch in scopefrom the sublime and spacious to the intensely dense and foreboding. Treading a precarious line between music and abstract sound, between organic and inorganic tones,this collaboration is a must listen for anyone interested in contemporary soundworks. Created as a soundtrack for Australian dance company Chunky Move.
Mark Nelson formed the legendary Labradford in the early 90's and and started working solo under the "PanAmerican" moniker a few years later. Robert Donne played in Breadwinner, joined Labradford shortly after the release of the ?rst album, recorded an album with Adam Wiltzie as "Aix Em Klemm", and has been active over the last decade in the trio Cristal. Percussionist extraordinaire Steven Hess has collaborated with dozens of artists including Greg Davis and Fennesz, and has worked in the Dropp Ensemble, Cleared, and Haptic to name just a few. Combining modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation,... + INFO
The third album from Canadian composer Christopher Bissonnette sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the whiplash and/or everything including the kitchen sink style of assembly so common among current analog a?cionados, Bissonnette instead applies his signature compositional style of using long held tones and sweeping drones that alternate between, and fuse, pure tonal transcendence and patient, sparkling melodies that slowly reveal themselves. "Essays in Idleness was born from a desire for a more tactile approach to sound generation. With a limite... + INFO
Boduf Songs is the name taken by Mat Sweet, who lives in Southampton England. Sweet has released a number of limited edition CD-Rs by himself and friends working in various combinations and playing music that ranged from pure electronics to heavy rock on his Bluebaby Recordings label. Boduf Songs was Sweet's first attempt at recording himself playing his own songs. The album was recorded with an acoustic guitar, some cymbals, violin bow, toy piano, manipulated field recordings and a computer. This will be his fourth album for Kranky.
Ken Camden plays guitar. While those four words might imply something extremely limiting, Ken's playing and execution are anything but. His work seamlessly melds elements of modern composition, kosmische musik, eastern modal themes and academic electronic works; in other words, a good amount of the things we love here at kranky. All of the pieces were recorded in real time with no overdubs, with the exception of Jupiter which was designed and recorded as a duet for two guitars. While this process may not result in the technical perfection that many strive for, it leaves in the idiosyncrasies that give sound recordings... + INFO