Stadiums & Shrines
New Zealand

 

Lights coruscate as the fog emanates, informing the present. The centermost vent—time’s origin—a geyser as thick as the bellows at the froth of the falls, directs all. Past and future converse in the steam, bending in rivers, tipping clocks, sweeping about the trees.

Lives are a landscape across which banks of fog roll, revealing what is to come, concealing what’s elapsed.

Directly into the mist, she peers, throwing a lamp’s lit sneer. Two sets of eyes look back, one skips betwixt with a child’s giggle and fresh grass scents. The other glares back coarsely, framed by fine and furrowed lines of skin.

She holds a glacial gaze for perhaps another minute, or eight, or an epoch, fixed in the forecasting terrain events as they replay, a cascade.

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Kohwi is Berlin-based artist Cory Levinson. Currently he runs the label Ways Inner Pass, and is readying a release next Spring with friend and collaborator Miriam Simun.

Dreams is an ongoing project where we ask our favorite artists to create a piece of music inspired by a handmade collage.

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“Peering into mineral structures reveals a still, drawn out dynamism, a symphony of silent and expanding sound; energy and movement.”

Ran to the hardware store this weekend, happened upon a gallery. Modular synth emitted from an open garage door, beyond it: 13 paintings by Brooklyn artist Lauren Klein, all vibrating within a sound sculpture by Luke Crawford.

The ‘synesthetic experience’ is on view now at Immersive Gallery, open weekends and evenings for the month of August. A few pieces, below:

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Ahead of his new album out tomorrow, here’s a “Needlemix” and note from M. Sage:

“The process of recording my latest cassette, Needleworks, was intentionally primitive. I dramatically restricted by gear; my only sound source was running an old mid-century turntable I have through a few guitar effect pedals (reverb, analog delay), and then two loop pedals to create phrases, and so, compositions. I wanted to make something that sounds like the “computer music” that I make without using a computer at all. I ended up recording 50+ tracks/takes, and so, during this process, I ended up listening to TONS of records through this rig looking for sounds, textures, etc…I thought it would be fun to make a mix, a more traditional DJ set, on this rig, and so, I reassembled it last night and made this mix for you using the same rig I used to make my tape. There are no computer effects or “sampling” here, everything is live/improvised guitar pedals+turntable. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for listening.”

​T​om ​W​aits – ​Cinny’s Waltz​
​M​. ​S​age – ​S​troller ​C​ircuit
​S​ons of ​F​unk – ​P​​ushin’ ​I​nside ​Y​ou​ (instrumental)​
​Michael J.​ – ​R​ock w/ ​U​
​M​. ​S​age – ​R​uby ​R​uby
​D​ave ​B​rubeck – ​R​ising ​S​un
食品まつり a.k.a ​F​oodman – ​J​azz (Needlemix edit)
​V​ince ​G​uaraldi, ​B​​​ola ​S​ete, & ​F​riends – ​W​ine and ​R​oses
​M. Sage – Render (edit)
Sam & Dave – It Was So Nice While It Lasted​
Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana
Brooks Benton – It’s Been a Long Long Time
M. Sage – Bacchus & Friends

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

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Welcome to Lake Sage…

On a summer night, under a blood moon in 2014, Chaz Prymek (who records as Lake Mary) and Matthew Sage riffed in a Fort Collins basement and emerged with a set of devotional mountain folk instrumentals called Wolfwalkers in Daylight. That night their guitars aligned in language; a conversation between dark and light; bliss and sadness; a wordless dialogue that feels especially weighted upon playback in 2016. At the request of the artists, these songs are shared today, and dedicated to anyone struggling to process intense emotions.

Here are two poems by Octavio Paz selected and “(mis)translated” by Sage, followed by a few 35mm photographs of the Colorado front range taken at dawn:

Apparition

If a singular human is dust
Those who cross the plain
Are unified

Dawn

Fast cold hands
Retreat one by one
The darkness of bandages
Eyes awakening
Still

I am a life
At the center
of a wound still fresh

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Episode 46 opens with an hour arranged by Dev Sherlock. His third time navigating the clouds (see: E10 and E18), as always, a highly considered flight.

Hour number two forms freely, sequenced side by side with our friend Carla Bobrowicz at the studio turntables. Among her selections is Evening in Torpor, an early 1980’s student project that involved 10,000 Maniacs’ Natalie Merchant and Rob Buck (and one of the least digitally available records I’ve ever Googled).

Following Carla’s set, cuts from a few destinations as of late: a recent bandcamp release from Mike Clifford, the excellent Marisa Anderson and Jackie Lynn albums, and a forthcoming EP on True Panther by cellist Kelsey Lu—whose performance earlier this month at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn was something special. Full setlist below:

[Hour One] Dev Sherlock
Off The Sky – Well Worn Sting
[DEX Radio Tashkent]
William Ackerman – Balance
Carlos Nino & Friends – Jupiter Sings (feat Iasos)
Stratus – Tisno
[Radio NZ, The All-nighter]
Jameszoo – Nail
Arizona Dream – Another Life
Brogan Bentley – ______ (remix)
Beyond the Wizards Sleeve – Diagram Girl (Shock Machine rework)
Konntinent – The Coldest Night I’ve Known
[NZ shipping forecast]
Prince Rama – Sochi
Murals – Violet City Showers
Amen Ra feat Octaviour – Gateway
Free – Mouthful of Grass
Troels Hammer – Mother Space (Farbor Resande Mac remix)
Ahnnu – Sugar in the Dark
Rozi Plain – Marshes
Danny Scrilla – Rigel 7 (VIP)
Matthewdavid’s Mindflight – Orange Ganesh

[Hour Two] Freeform with Carla
Jahiliyya Fields – AAAAA
Evening in Torpor – Crumble Dawn
Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly
Chiemi Manabe – Untotooku
Kelsey Lu – Dreams
ssurfacing – i thought i would have remembered
Marisa Anderson – Into the Light
Jackie Lynn – Chicken Picken
HOWES – 109
There Are No Thieves In This Town – Within Your Little Hour Of Grace

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