just under 100 minutes of deep meditative ambient textures and tones and slow morphings. working with themes and methods of healing sound and sacred frequencies. almost the entire ‘lights’ album combined with half of the ‘scenarios for the real self’ album - all re-edited and refined and re-mastered, in some cases to such a degree that a lot of it sounds like brand new work. the title “(re)” is partially short for “(revisted)”.
it feels perfectly at home to release with ISLA for this one. daniel rincoin (label head / NAP) is a pleasure to work with. and the work was originally created all pre-ableton (a lot of it on hardware), all while firmed rooted and living in east van (12th & st. catherine, heatley & keefer) - very ISLA. (re) carries a size-able resonance (maybe it’s an east van thing) with the rest of ISLA’s body of work so far - perfectly below radar, perfectly free-spirited exploratory, and that comfy insular alone-while-together feel that comes with the weather/social climate this side of the world.
side a: 1 red (re) 2 orange (re) 3 yellow (re) 4 green (re) 5 blue (re) 6 indigo (re) 7 violet (re) 8 rain (re)
side b: 1 white (re) 2 open tones (re) 3 frozen ocean1 (re) 4 frozen ocean3 (re) 5 frozen ocane2 (re) 6 frozen ocean4 (re)
very much looking forward to the release event at index gallery, which is actually a co-release with sean evans (who’s music i really believe in). it fits as well that deep sea mining syndicate be the imprint for sean’s album debut, who i also put an album out with and have plans for another release with in near future too. all is in sync.
taking on three musical commissions for dance performance this year. one centered around a free public summer solstice event for the little chamber music series that could, one for a project called 'gateways' for olivia c. davies, and one for a mixed-media piece being created by sammy chien which also features music from barry truax.
out now on subtempo records
hope you enjoy
wanted to take the time to thank the team from the first annual pretty good not bad festival in victoria, bc.
great performances from laurel halo, loscil, sean evans, chris dammeyar, compzit, magnetic ring, emp interactions, liquid transmitter, and the local dancers and drummers who opened the ambient picnic. it was especially a treat to live collab with loscil. had a good time during my souns set as well.
video is up from last years festival. thanks so much to everyone involved. it was such a great weekend.
starting to get anchored in the new year here. clouds beginning to clear. a few souns projects coming up in the near..
JAN 24 (afternoon) : a collab and bit of an experiment with Danielle Hoogenboom. ambient soundscapes paired with yin yoga at Fortune Sound Club.
and steady working on more souns releases. a remix for the brand new Subtempo Records, and other soon-to-be unannounced video and musical releases.
out to VNM for their great ambient music festival this year nomadic streams. very well put together, well attended, well recieved, and such a fantastic collection of artists with a unique and special synergy. the title nomadic streams really clicked for me - every artist existing in their own very different and well-developed universes. the whole 3 days felt perfect, and it was a true honour to collaborate live with a cast of many people i've been long term fans of loscil, rafael anton irisarri, dj olive, crys cole, and people i'm newly fans of steve roden, marina rosenfeld, lawrence english.
thanks all. it was a pleasure.
new souns thing on panospria out this week. i wrote a bunch of words about it on the release page. those should do well to explain the thing.
might be better to DL it direct from archive.org cuz the panospria page might be a little messed up.
hope some folks dig it. was a crazy time for me. you know.. un-escapable unknown bass freq's all the time is an ideal setting to stay sane in.
small bit of support from unfamiliar (thanks, folks) and a touching message from a friend (feels good to be understood): "Listened to Coastal today with my partner. She said she felt "exposed" (in a good way) and like she'd had a brain massage. I felt like I'd been "re-landed" firmly on the west coast (in a good way). I also felt like I'd been cleaned out (in a good way)! Really great stuff."