On 7th January 2022 Ashcircle’s Cautious Fist Bump from Level Up Everywhere was featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction. You can listen back for another two weeks or so here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001338f
VI022/C09 – Matthijs Kouw & Phil Maguire – Isometry
Two years in the making, Kouw & Maguire’s is finally ready. Isometry channels the architectural movement of structuralism into minimalist electronic music.
Available 21st December on Double CD and download – a full two hours of minimalism and drone music. Cover images are of the Centraal Beheer in Apeldoorn (Netherlands), by Herman Hertzberger.
To get around Brexit/IOSS problems, we’re selling from the UK and Netherlands.
Worldwide: Take your pick!
VI023 – Peripheral Ethnography
Huddersfield-based sound artist David Veléz has curated a fascinating compilation of music and sound art from artists based in Huddersfield in 2019 and 2020. Drawn to the town by its tradition of contemporary music making, these artists explored and rooted themselves in the community and its spaces, developing a fascinating range of practises.
Available 10th December on limited edition cassette and download.
VI024 – Ashcircle – Level Up Everywhere
South London duo Ashcircle make improvised music to cope with the chaos of overwhelming information and Tory governments. They organise “Cliff-Edge”, a regular show of “improv for end-times” at Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton. Level Up Everywhere was recorded with Bastl Microgrannies loaded with reed and whistle samples in mid October 2021.
Available 10th December on a very limited edition CD (deliberately printed via an unsuitable process) and download.
Note for EU customers: the verz Bandcamp has Enhanced Payments activated, so I should get their IOSS number for any shipments to the EU. For Isometry, it’s still best to order from Matthijs/Clinamen.
Anne La Berge and I launch our new tape two cities, available on verz. Orphax (Moving Furniture Records) will perform a solo.
Many thanks to Paul for this comprehensive survey of the most recent verz releases.
All tapes are in stock and available now. Digital versions also available.
VI012: Maguire/La Berge – three cities
VI011: Bruno Duplant – souvenances
VI010: Chris H Lynn – Configurations with clouds and sea air
Anne La Berge and Phil Maguire launch their first album, three cities, on March 9 at Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek in Eindhoven. Kom je!
Entree: € 7 / € 4 studenten
Locatie: Ruysdaelbaan 106, ingang Kempensebaan, Eindhoven
UK based Japanese sound artist Ryoko Akama realises While Listening, by Japan based British sound artist Thomas Martin Nutt. Perceptions converge, sounding objects crossfading passing cars and sounds of the outdoors.
“This is a collection of words and phrases that have become important to me as a direct result of engaging in the writing and actualising of text scores. The scores focus on the process of engagement with learning another language, divorcing sound from meaning and meaning from sound.” – Thomas Martin Nutt
Available on C60 cassette (edition of 40) and download.