April 09, 2011

Notice #17 & #15 - Nathan McLaughlin and Organ of Species

Two new tapes for the Spring
Prices are 6.5$ North America / 9.5$ World
Sale : Both for 11$ North America / 16$ World
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#1 : ( Notice #17 ) Nathan McLaughlin : " Echolocation #5 " (C60)
This is Nathan McLaughlin’s latest installment of his Echolocation series. Following releases on Digitalis and Gift Tapes, #5 also continues the organic and thoughtful work of his duo Loud & Sad. Focused on tape loops, layers of delay, and some chordal forms, each piece is meticulously and methodically built, with each sonic element given its due. This sense of pacing and care given to every moment is a crucial element of McLaughlin’s work, and it’s deeply attuned here. The pieces reflect the environment in which they were composed, tight-knit and rural; they mass like storm clouds, and then are barely there, leaving just the fluttering of a distant echo. Stretches of silence, and windblown expanses. Rich chords swell into deeply contemplative passages that are gradually stripped away. A gorgeous, hushed set of tape music.
- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery and N. McLaughlin. Foil stamped on heavy stock
- An edition of 100
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire

#2 : ( Notice #15 ) Organ of Species : " Random Selection " (C30)

Organ of Species is the newest musical incarnation of Scott Cloud (Thoughts On Air; Cloud Valley Recordings). For OOS’ debut release, Scott focuses on documenting, or even mirroring, natural processes through his organic and unhurried pieces. The bases for these tracks are woolly, thick organ drones and heavy outdoor ambience that are constantly, subtly regenerating. There is the path, and there are constant divergences from the path. Overgrown textures roll along with occasional mutations, interruptions, and overtakings. Just as suddenly, things cut and shift entirely, forming a series of non-narrative snapshots into a process that is constantly occurring, resolutely alive. With minimal human interference, the music breathes on its own. A few foreboding elements toward the end of each side point to a disturbance, but we can’t read too much into it—this is just the nature of things.

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery. Foil stamp overlay on pro-printed, full-color card stock

- An edition of 100

- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire

Samples :

Godseye and Dense Reduction tapes are still available. Let us know if you want all 4, and we'll do a discount.

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