Stadiums & Shrines
pianoworks

 

For a collection spanning nine years and a number of locations, Beau Sorenson’s Pianoworks feels remarkably fluid and whole. Its nine pieces were captured with multi-track tape recorder and processed through analog and digital techniques (all listed at bandcamp with detail befitting of the accomplished engineer/producer/mixer). Under these treatments, the piano becomes pliable; contemplative and cinematic when sharp, other times subdued and distorted into dark noise.

Pianoworks is out now, self-released on cassette.

S&S-NewtownRadio-E40

 

An episode, the 40th of its kind, featuring night music from two vantages:

Let’s begin inside the first hour: after a short freeform sequence (including new sounds from Yaman Palak and Cross Record), there’s “Most Nights, Late”, a downtempo walk home/come down courtesy of MAYMIND. This dates back to last October, where Leo tastefully DJed our church show with Portals, and (because he’s an exceptional person) even prepared a mix to share ahead of the evening. Lost in the pre-event hustle, it never did air—until this week, conveniently in sync with the release of his debut EP on New Kanada.

Fifteen minutes into the second hour, the nocturne shifts toward a set by Sascha Muhr. When sending over this dark, cerebral suite, the experimental producer described a night of spiraling excess on the streets of Tübingen, Germany.

[Freeform]
Sven at Work – A Portrait for Iris Clert
Yaman Palak – Former Doubts
Sven at Work – Eulogy Virtues
Cross Record – Basket
Jesse Colin Young – I Think I’ll Take To Whiskey
Akademi Seni Tari Indonesia – Janger Gegandrungan
Dick Stusso – The Ballad Of Dicky Stuss
Secret Boyfriend – Memorize Them Well

[0:29:00 – 1:14:25 – Most Nights, Late: an S&S Guest Mix by MAYMIND]
Nina Kraviz – Walking In The Night
Dream 2 Science – Mystery of Love
Kit Grill – Fireflies
Fatima Al Qadiri – Shanzhai
Mitski – Because Dreaming Costs Money My Dear
Edward – Open
Bing & Ruth – The Towns We Love Is Our Town
DJ Sprinkles – House Music Is Controllable Desire You Can Own
Kendrick Lamar – How Much A Dollar Cost (Maymind Remix)
Ricardo Tobar – Donde Estas
Mitski – Francis Forever

[01:14:30 – end – S&S Guest Mix by Sascha Muhr]
Eivind Aarset – Close (For Comfort) & A.D. Shmmod – Silhouette
S.MAHARBA – Tell A Lie
Daphni – NPE & isolated drumtrack/loop from ‘Sascha Muhr – Lodge’
Robert Swart – Ultra
Ghédalia Tazartès – Une Èclipse Totale De Soleil Pt.2
Shifted – Untitled 808 Workout
Aphex Twin – Japan (from user18081971 page)
Fabrizio Lapiana – Dfract (Max_M remix)
Monolake – VT-100
Sascha Muhr – Abell & Khawaja Khurshid Anwar – Jo Na Hota Tera Jamal (from 1960 film ‘Ayaz’ sung by Zubaida Khanum)
Barcode Population – Untitled/”Barcode Population”
Jimmy Scott – Sycamore Trees (Sascha Muhr edit)

S&S Radio broadcasts every other Tuesday night on Newtown Radio.

Payapaya

 

We’re honored to introduce to the latest installment of Singles Club, featuring Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa. Above is “Payapaya”, a song the duo recorded for this 7″ release, and a collage Nathaniel created while listening to it. The digital issue in full (with an interview, gear interface diagram, playlist, and some words from us) is out today.

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observer

 

To date, the stream from Montreal’s johnny_ripper has revealed an artist with a keen sense for the sublime and an overactive ear for obscure source material. These glimpses into a late night nirvana of sorts have for the most part been singular, made by (and for) a loner. Which makes the multi-medium “Observer (Natalie’s Song)” an interesting development.

Last April, Jean attended a friend’s show that opened with readings. Natalie Reid (pictured below, credit: Jeremy Clarke) recited her words from memory, leaving Jean, in his words, “devastated.” With notions of self-image and perception, the piece existentially resonated, like a direct counter to the “isolated headspace” Jean functions in. It stayed with him, and after some time, he reached out “as a stranger” to collaborate. From there, we now hear this: that night’s lines underscored by Jean’s beats, all formed from field recordings (keys, glass cracks, door knocks, light switches, bicycle bells and beyond) and a micro-sampling of Clara Rockmore’s “Song of Grusia”.

The theme continues across johnny_ripper’s upcoming album, Selfless, his first since 2014’s epilogue.

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Additionally, archived below is a special year-end episode of S&S Radio.

 

Setlist: December 12th, 2015
Headaches – I
Kara-Lis Coverdale – SPLASH 144
Jasmine Guffond – Lisa’s Opening
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – The Last Time I Saw Your Face
Long Beard – Summer Fall
Sun Pack – Albizia Lebbek
Wished Bone – Witty Boys Make Graves
Emily Yacina – Soft Stuff
Soft Cat – A Disturbance on the Surface of a Body of Water
Katie Dey – Fear o The Dark
Cindy Lee – Last Train’s Come And Gone
Helen – The Original Faces
100% – The Library
Jenny Hval – Sabbath
100% – 5/9/14 4:32 AM
Annabel (lee) – Could It Be The Siren Loves?
Nerftoss – Namastay, Please
Julia Holter – Betsy On The Roof
Nils Frahm – Ode
Circuit Des Yeux – Ride Blind
Steve Sobs – infinity is a feeling
Molly Nilsson – 1995
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Glide
Lower Dens – Sucker’s Shangri-La
Kelly Lee Owens – Uncertain
Palmbomen II – Carina Sayles
Rival Consoles – Low
Jlin – Abnormal Restriction
Anna Meredith – R-Type
Braids – Warm Like Summer
Noah – (Interlude – Doll)
Nadia – same/adore you
Bing & Ruth – And Then It Rained

Thank you.