Ѫΰϯᶓԃ Ʀѧϊᵰѣѻὦ: Intuitions CD

02/12/2013

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Pro-duped CD-R, hand-assembled, sticker-sealed, folder with window. Stamped, numbered edition of 50.

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Michelle Proksell (aka Muted Rainbow) resides in Beijing and loves/lives China as a dreammachine of animated .gif images, weird montages and awesome t-shirts. She also makes music through an open site of collaborative gradient exchange called Ѫΰϯᶓԃ Ʀѧϊᵰѣѻὦ: deaf improvisation based on colors and hues, blue(s) gospels in unknown languages, seas of shimmering drones, electro-acoustic processing and outdated acid folk. Classical without class, psychedelic without psyche, songwriting without writing. 

Intuitions is the result of sparse improvisational sessions conjured in Shanghai bedrooms and living rooms during 2012. Hours worth of recordings were trimmed, mixed and mastered with poetic freedom at Zulmàt studio in Rome, Italy. For this incarnation, Ѫΰϯᶓԃ Ʀѧϊᵰѣѻὦ involved Michelle Proksell, Gabriele de Seta, Gregorio Samsaro and Pupa Tang, some strings and a wide array of electronics.


Theo Angell / Moonwood : Split Tape Series Side 5/6

13/06/2011

Theo Angell / Moonwood (C-80) 2011.  Deluxe cloth bag edition of 50 w/full colour insert and sticker. Free digital download link included.

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$7.00 CAD (includes shipping)

Side 5: Theo AngellLive @ Secret Project Robot 4-17-11

Mightily impressed by his Auraplinth and Dearly Beloved albums, we’re pretty excited to present this 40 minute live set by Theo Angell (JOMF, Hall of Fame) accompanied by one Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) recorded at Secret Project Robot in March. Arcane Eastern ragas and spooky Appalachian rags; ethereal whispers and raging acoustic freak-outs; jaunty alpine whistles and deep desert ceremonies. This here is bare bones psyche-folk wedding the weird and the beautiful to make babies with odd numbers of limbs and psychic eyes.

Side 6: Moonwood – The Path

Recorded by Moonwood during the same sessions as the mostly instrumental River Ghosts material, these nine vocal songs are vaguely woven together by Taoist mysticism and modern day beards. Southwestern reverb, droning psychedelic fuzz, Eastern percussion and plucked acoustic instruments mix with ritual chants and soft-spoken tales about death and small woodland animals.


Moonwood – River Ghosts (Vinyl, Ltd/Dlx)

05/05/2011

$11.25 CAD + Shipping (North America $1o / World $17). Edition of 200 blue vinyl w/download.

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We’re pleased to announce our first vinyl release is from resident psyche-folker, Moonwood. Subtitled Music For Water Borne Disease, the album’s 10 instrumental tracks wind like a river through far eastern modes and southwestern reverb. Multi-instrumentalist Jakob Rehlinger layers bowed strings, Romanian lap harp and gourd flute over fuzzy psyche-guitar and ethnic percussion, bells and gongs.

Includes free digital download via Moonwood’s Bandcamp site.

“Earlybird” edition: The first 60 copies include a hand-printed, signed and numbered lino-block print by Jakob.

Ecconomically priced digital version available at Moonwood’s Bandcamp site.


New Release: Gown/RobRobRob split cassette

17/08/2010

12: Gown / RobRobRob (split)
2010. Cassette. Deluxe cloth bag edition w/fold-out (limited run of 50). Free digital download link included. The first two sides in our new split cassette series.

1: GOWN - Jake’s Strut (Live in Sackville, 2009 w/Omon Ra) (20 mins) “MacGregor’s voice floats through the murky composition like a lost firefly, giving off light every so often in hopes that he’ll be found again. A foggy oasis steeped in washed out guitar effects, psychedelic clouds of harmonies that float by like the first black clouds before a beautiful thunderstorm.” ~ Foxy Digitalis

2: RobRobRobWater / Garden at Night / Pocket Thesaurus / Untitled / Sun on curtains (20 mins) Hailing from Scotland via The Netherlands, guitarist Robert Gray’s style floats between harsh beauty and gentle noise. Free-form improvisations that are neither acid-folk nor shoegaze and somehow both. Something new called Folkgaze? Maybe.

$6.00 CAD world (incl. ship)


Andy Futreal / Moonwood split cassette

31/05/2010

Not an Arachnidiscs release, but  Moonwood has a new EP on a split cassette put out by fOlkwaste

From the fOlkwaste library website:

Side A – Andy Futreal: Returning from Asian travels, Futreal combines a mysterious smoke blown through wooden flutes. Perhaps the malaria medication is giving us these intense dreams. Side effects merge into effect pedals, rivers of bicycles flowing through market streets, dodging cattle, their bells ringing in time with the chimes of metal hammered into unrecognizable tools.

Side B – Moonwood: Towers of Babel fall. The god of Reverb bears a human child. Meditation as medication. Religious experiences are discarded in favor of deep soul searching. Doors fly open as an organ signals new moonwood. Transcendental floss.

Limited edition of 18, hand numbered and painted cassettes. Tied up in collaged envelopes with storybook insert. each one unique. Please send $7 in North America or $9 for rest of the world… paypal to individual6079 {at} yahoo {dot} com” ~ Folkwaste.com


MOONWOOD : COAL ABERRATIONS *released*

11/05/2010

We’re pleased to announce the official release of Coal Aberrations by Moonwood. Click the image  to go to the Arachnidiscs Store.

This is the first Moonwood release to feature performances by musicians other than multi-instrumentalist Moonwood (Jakob Rehlinger).

Moonwood collaborators include Rehlinger’s New Yaki cohorts Andrew Macgregor (Gown/The Bark Haze) and Stephen Wolf (Partli Cloudi/Summer Amp) as well as Ameen (Healthy Animal), Robert Gray (robrobrob), Elgin-Skye, Eli Korsorado (Brave New Waves), Richard Holiday Cartwright (Everything Is Geometry), Rose Redweed (Dirtnap), Mandi Hardy and Kyprieth.

Operating under the maxim “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts“, Moonwood invited an international group of musicians to submit solo improvisations on their instruments (from tin cans to cellos) sight unseen—or sound unheard as the case may be—for him to build full compositions in and around. Some takes were mixed directly into existing arrangements (Eli’s sax/Kyprieth’s flute), others were used as a launching-pad (Dirtnap’s piano/Heathy Animal’s rhythm drones/Gown’s guitar) for whole new pieces.

The result takes Moonwood’s loose acid folk to both freer/noiser extremes (“Deep Soul #3“) and towards more structured, almost neo-classical/post-rock compositions (“We Are Already Dead“) while retaining the brooding, free-form feel of the previous release, Aubade.



COAL ABERRATIONS – nearing completion

06/05/2010


The covers are printed! The discs are burned! Almost ready to be released to the public.


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