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Rise and shine; print three dimensional objects and bury them in the yard…

Standard day here for Noah Wall, designer of sounds and images and clever ideas of all kinds, like this video. Featured are two vignettes from his latest release, Print The Legend, a collection of material left behind after soundtracking a Netflix documentary about the 3D printing industry. These recordings are brief, curious and flexible, as if themselves able to take new shape with every spin. That dynamic is well supported by the album’s cover art. Noah recently told Redefine:

“The collage is made of 3D printing models taken from a primarily open source library. I wanted to use enough models that the individual pieces started to lose their identity, sort of a Wild West depiction of the 3D printing landscape. Also many types. Toys, tools, weapons, organs, plants, naked people, animals, lawn gnomes. Utilities and recreations. I got my head 3D scanned, so that’s in there too. I think the whole thing is beautiful and much like a giant pile of garbage painted blue too. The music is rather varied genre and instrumentation-wise, so I think it fits.”

Natural then—following all this, the music, the printing of one’s own head—that these elements would start moving. First over a set of brilliant Instagram teasers, next through a stack of index card storyboards, and finally today, with “Closed Source & Hot Glue.”

Print The Legend is out now via Driftless Recordings.

Dreams of India

 

Two skies meet at the indigo hour. The rails of the infinite staircase edged—one sky pale blue, the other crimson—swirling upwards to the margin. Walls vanish, and bathers flock to the yawning mouth of Ganges River.

Knowing the eclipse is near, Scorpio dashes across the marble terrace. Unnoticed, as mosaic pillars flash, he swipes the sacred reliquary.

Each ascending step brings him further from the city, closer to the gods—he hopes. Glancing back, down, one last time; a hundred spires line the horizon. Scorpio laughs in a fit of victory, twisting ahead again to face his new universe, and, to his surprise, its wrath. With a single brush of the sun, his vapor paints the air in a howl.

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Megafortress is Bill Gillim and Michael Barron. Noah Wall joins them here in a collaboration we will be hearing more from. Both projects also have releases of their own in the works.

 

An entranceway; a line, splintering calmly into nothing.

Last week Noah Wall performed as part of PRACTICE!, a series presented by Diamond Terrifier, Diamond Mouth Surprise, and Public Assembly. It was his first live appearance in eight months, and his set indeed released freeform-psych endorphins like they’d been bottled up for quite some time. Fortunately, a nice piece of that occurrence was recorded and can now double here as a void of its own.

Expect new work from Noah in the near future.

It’s been 12 months since our first glasslandic party, and in that time, S&S senses have been pulled more and more towards capabilities outside of standard band to band showcases. Building on ideas explored last July, we’ve mapped out a true night of sound and vision. Performances from favorites Pressed And, Noah Wall, Megafortress, Gem Club, and RxRy will be set to motion by the fused imagination of videographers BriAnna Oslon and Nathaniel Whitcomb. It’s happening October 19th, at a multi-use creative facility in Brooklyn (13 Greenpoint Ave) known as The End.

Hope to see you there—details at FB.

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The bow, on the continent, holding the spout, shooting the water, over the rocks, into the white… the Wall-made piece above is laced with pliable concepts, much like his code below:

Noah Wall | 4AR

If I listened long enough to you I’d find a way to believe it’s all true…

Words lifted from “Reason To Believe”, dropped into 4AR (that’s For Arthur Russell), threaded with hot laser, and spun by kinetic fuzz. It’s just one twelfth of Hèloïse, a colorful homage to Noah’s mother, Hèloïse Wall.

The Crash Symbols (cassette) / Dracula Horse (digital) / Castellers (LP) is available as of today. And those Mind Games should be played forever:

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