March 29, 2011

Organ of Species

Into colour

(albeit out-of-focus)

Soon, with " Echolocation #5 "

March 24, 2011

Tuesday's concert

Dense Reduction performing an apparently Feldman-esque piece (thank you Hubble) during Tuesday's concert at Glowsticks, in Chicago.
Photographs thanks to Kelley !

It was a pleasure to meet Nathan Mclaughlin and Joe Houpert, who just finished up their mini-tour in support of two independent projects. Both put on serene, well-paced and very organic performances.

Nathan's tape "Echolocation #5" will be announced shortly.

March 17, 2011

SHOW : Nathan McLaughlin and Dense Reduction live

Notice Recordings artists Nathan McLaughlin and Dense Reduction will be playing a show in Chicago next Tuesday, the 22nd of March. Nathan's forthcoming Notice Recordings release, "Echolocation #5" will be released on this date, as well. In addition to this release, we will also be releasing the Organ of Species tape, "Random Selection". Organ of Species is a project of Scott Cloud, owner of Cloud Valley / Maggot Valley Recordings.

Information :


1376 N. Dean St., # 3F

(Near Milwaukee & Wood)

Nathan McLaughlin (MN)

Joe Houpert (MN)

Toby Aronson (VT)

Hubble (NYC)

Tooth Ache (VT)

Jason Soliday

Dense Reduction

DJ sets by Joel Gardner, Ryan Chupick & Daniel Smith

Party @ 8pm / Music @ 8:30

$5 (for the touring artists)

Joe Houpert & Nathan McLaughlin

The Slow Burn Tour 2011

Performances of Prayer & Echolocation

March 14, 2011

SHOW : Dense Reduction live at Kaleid Series

More on this soon.
Until now, see here.

Tapes are still available. Get in touch so we can clear out and move on. Thanks for the support !

March 01, 2011

Godseye and Dense Reduction. Two new tapes

As the winter slowly thaws and the local squirrels reappear in increasing numbers, we are proud to offer our first releases of 2011—two new tapes by Godseye and Dense Reduction. We also have some newly available back stock.

#1 : (Notice #14) Godseye : " No More Cake Here " (C40)

Godseye (Eden Hemming Rose, Brad Rose, and Nathan Young) has wowed us with their first two releases focused on spoken-word readings. With No More Cake Here, texts from Natalie Diaz, Edward Kuznetsov, Emma Goldman, and Seth Abramson are read over beautifully crafted synth textures. From the opening words of the title track, the intensity present in the slow, even readings and barely concealed chaos is unmistakable. Beneath wells of feedback and roiling synths, occasional bursts of light emerge on “Prison Diaries 20th December.” “A Menace To Liberty” delivers a pointedly defiant text from Goldman, and “Gideon Asleep By The River” is contemplative and yearning, almost like a requiem, but perhaps hopeful. This tape mines beauty in the darkness lurking in all corners. Unique and very compelling.

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery. Foil stamped on heavy stock.

- An edition of 100.
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire.

#2 : (Notice #7) Dense Reduction : "
Shadows of Shipwrecks in Napkins on Shore "

Notice Recordings house band Dense Reduction have explored much new territory recently (mostly yet-to-be released), but they return to their signature sounds on Shadows Of Shipwrecks In Napkins on Shore. The A-side delivers their unique brand of texture and energy, shifting through AM radio, synthesizer squeals, looped bells and Theremin, and no-input mixing. The B-side shows off the extremes of Dense Reduction, building from a quiet, ambiguous synth figure to a wave of noise that simmers, lying in wait until the very last seconds. Recorded almost one year ago, and initially slated for release in 2010, Shadows of Shipwrecks can now be seen as a summation of Dense Reduction’s early-period work.

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery. Foil stamped on heavy stock.

- An edition of 60.
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire.

Prices are 6.5$ North America / 9.5$ World
Sale : Both for 11$ North America / 16$ World
noticerecordings [at] gmail [dot] com

Samples :

Two months into 2011. Our label has existed for about a year, and we are thoroughly enjoying our existence.
We thank all visitors for their support!

We have also uncovered some copies of previously sold-out titles. Copies of the following tapes are now available—

NTR001 – Dense Reduction, Dense Reduction (only 1)

NTR003 – Dense Reduction, Hobbes Diamond (only 4)

NTR004 – Dense Reduction, Cornerstone Mill (only 4)

NTR008 – Leavitt Ours, Movement (only 2)

NTR010 – The North Sea, Relinquished Sparks (only 3)

NTR011 – Yellow Crystal Star, Pathway To Celestial Towers (only 8)

NTR012 – Red Electric Rainbow, Sky Underneath (only 11)

NTR-R-IOS01 – Illusion of Safety, Repairs (only 2)

If you’re interested in any of these, let us know. They are available at discounted prices.