Operation Of Spirit Communication
(Die Stadt - DS31A) 7-inch $15.00
Two unreleased tracks recorded in 2006 intended as a companion to the LP of the same name. Full-color sleeve, clear vinyl.
Operations Of Spirit Communication
(Die Stadt - DS31) LP $22.50
The classic album from 2000, partly based on (and also dedicated to) the work of Friedrich Jürgenson, who recorded the “voices of the dead.” Gatefold jacket, clear vinyl. 300 copies.
Our Telluric Conversation
(23five) CD $18.00
A bold, expressive piece of sound art, confident in its multiplicity of perspectives caught in a constant flux of attraction and repulsion. Performed with shortwave, data streams, uncanny use of the human voice, oscillators, sonar, and wire tapping microphones, the recording comes with a 40-page booklet with an interview between Duncan and von Hausswolff about their histories, ideas, and methodologies. Packaged in a curiously tactile O-card, embossed with braille and covered with a rubbery coating.
Robert Piotrowicz / C.M. von Hausswolff
(Bocian - BR02) split LP $16.00
Piotrowicz’s single long track, "Clinamen 3" continues his study of the analog modular synthesizer. The first movement is characterized by a high-frequency tone and an erratic rhythmic bass pulse that slowly build to a wall of symphonic roar. The second movement, a low-end, dark passage, infests the symphonic leads with a sense of evil and menace, the two writhing together in a horror movie haze. The third goes all out, mixing a low end thump with a siren melody lead, dropping subtlety in favor of pure force, before going out like a lamb with a short, simple melodic coda. The first of Von Hausswolff’s quiet, textural studies of sound, "Ritual Shaving of an Ass in Belgium (aka Eating A Piranha Wouldn't Be So Bad The Way Things Are These Days)," is based on loops composed for an installation performance. The textures are light and scratchy, with careful variation on the crunchy textures, with the vaguest insinuation of bass hidden. "Ritual Shaving of an Ass in Poland (aka The Snoring Innocence)," is rawer, static, heavy, and abrasive. With extraneous sounds and audience conversations captured on ragged audio tape, its mangled, worn, decaying nature gives it an historical, hollow quality. Edition of 200.
(Die Stadt - DS104) CD $22.50
A collection of live recordings. Duncan's was made at The Compound in San Francisco 2007. Kontakt der Jünglinge's (aka Asmus Tietchens and Thomas Köner) is an excerpt from their live performance at Mutek Festival, Montreal, 2003. C.M. Von Hausswolff recorded his at All Tomorrows Parties, London, 2005.