Delight In The Stream

(Amen Absen - AA001) LP $20.00

Three long tracks of piercingly bowed objects, flutes, and voice with electronic embellishments by this frequent collaborator of Richard Youngs and Neil Campbell. The scattering of sounds swirl around to disorienting effect, mesmerizing as the music draws itself out. Edition of 300.


Wary The Mind

(Amen Absen - AA003) LP $15.00

Processed feedback shifts between tape hiss, static, and muted drones. Intermittent signals of disintegrated sound seep in and recede. Sparseness. Hypnotic and glistening piano evolves into an electronic buzz accented by a raga-esque feedback swirl. Well-placed field recordings, with chimes, clatter and chattering, bring things to a gently decaying conclusion. Edition of 330.


Von Bingen

(Amen Absen - AA002) LP $20.00

Influenced by histories of conceptual art practices, and by electronic and outsider musics native to the west coast, Von Bingen is reminiscent of distant sonics found in the labs of ’60s SF pioneers, or overheard in Berlin’s Zodiac Club in the early ’70s, but Jenni Pace and Daniel Presnell (Astral Blessing, Hildegard), Josh Stevenson (Magneticring), and Richard Smith also anticipate the drone of future decades. Folk forms gleefully mutate, reborn as new hybrids, dignified by analog modular and semi-modular synthesizer systems from Serge, Buchla, and EMS. Instruments such as the flute, clarinet, guitar, and the drum are defamiliarized through quixotic treatments, originating from experimentations in the band’s studio.