September 16, 2014
Light is here... and then it wasn't. After many delays with the fabulous Loren Connors and Clint Heidorn debut collaboration, the crystal-clear, one-sided LPs finally arrived. We were ecstatic. Then we played a copy and the record skipped. So we played another -- and then the needle jumped out of the groove. And on and on... each copy of the LP had some type of defect in the first few rotations. The record is being repressed -- which is great, of course -- but it will be another delay before Light is finally complete. The release date has been adjusted to Dec. 2.
Above is a photo of how the finished record will look. The artwork is two pieces of Connors’ art -- a detail of a recontextualized Matisse painting. One piece is transparent plastic, the other paper. Together, the opaque block of 11-inch x 11-inch sheets are intended to be hung in your window so the light can illuminate the hidden colors. A full-color postcard of Connors' full piece is also included.
It will be worth the wait...
September 8, 2014
You thought it was out of print but Live at Hungry Brain -- the outrageous document of Akira Sakata and Chikamorachi at Chicago's Umbrella Festival -- is back. Well, actually, we just found a box of LPs hidden behind some of the life-size plush dolls of Sakata, Corsano and Gray that we keep in the basement. If you need a refresher of what these three do, see below:
August 22, 2014
On November 11th Loren Connors and Keiji Haino will perform a live, improvised soundtrack to The Passion of Joan of Arc -- Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 masterpiece. The event is at Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan. But Loren won't be traveling to Japan. Instead he will perform in New York City via a slightly delayed Internet hook-up with Keiji in Tokyo.
According to the Google translation of the Japanese concert announcement: "This time, do not dare to be invited Connors be dangerous to the long-distance movement suffers from Parkinson's disease, experimental performance center of local Brooklyn Issue Project Room in, you get to play in the movie is screened. Then send out sound and video using the Internet, avant-garde blues guitarist true of another person, Keiji Haino will Mukaeuchi the sound of Connors and movie in Tokyo.
"It will be a slight delay will occur in the synchronization of the Brooklyn / Tokyo between, but including the delay time difference and two people would be "playing". In order to accurately as possible and synchronization!? Whether there for anything such as the Internet if you did not used to this, you will digital screening rather than a film, but at 20 frames / sec worth is said to screening rate of silent film era in screenings, I pull the video representation of the original. Japanese / English subtitles."