Release date: Oct 31, 2019 Styles: Atmospheric post-rock, meditative, dark new age, ecstatic ambient, drone, neo-classical, free improvisation, gothic film music Similar vibes: Black Tape For A Blue Girl; Dead Can Dance; Trial of the Bow; Stephen Micus; RAIC; The Last Temptation of Christ OST.
Thirteen Exquisite Corpses is the 200th and final release on Arachnidiscs Recordings, coming 20 years after the label’s first release. A collaborative work of 13 “improvised compositions” split into two suites. It was recorded under the ensemble name BABEL by bandleader and Arachnidiscs head, Jakob Rehlinger. Thirteen Exquisite Corpses was recorded using a modified version of the “exquisite corpse” collaborative technique usually employed in visual art or writing where each collaborator is only aware of the tail end of the previous collaborator’s contribution. In this case each of the 8 collaborators improvised to a series of minimal synthesizer drones provided by Rehlinger, unaware of each others’ addition, which Rehlinger then edited into cohesive works. The album is presented as a 2CD edition in a 24 page hardback book.
THE BABEL ENSEMBLE: Jakob Rehlinger Matthew Fava Kayla Milmine Brodie West Eiyn Sof Andrew MacGregor Roan Bateman M. Mucci Dominic Marion
Free to download, the first two volumes in a series of live rehearsal recordings by Moonwood. Vol.1 features 5 solo improvisations by Jakob (1 hour). Vol. 2 features 3 improvisations by Jakob and Mandi (34 mins). 192kbs MP3s.
Vol. 2 also available in higher fidelity formats at our Bandcamp site as a PWYC download (min $2).
Andy Futreal / Babel (C-46) 2011. Deluxe cloth bag edition of 50 w/two full colour inserts. Free digital download link included. Loosely based around “Tectonic Disasters in Asia”, this is the first themed release in the split tape series.
$7.00 CAD (includes shipping)
Side 7: Andy Futreal — Night Train to Xi’an / For Wenchuan
A vivid soundscape travelogue collaged from field-recordings and performances recorded in China during. 2008-2010. Andy has created vivid journey out of everything from a metal dishrack to the ambient sounds of Zhengzhou train station and the overnight train from to Xi’an. A piano score is derived from Sichuan Wenchuan earthquake gravity wave traces mixed with edited VOA broadcast. A haunting tribute to a harrowing disaster. (www.myspace.com/andyfutreal)
Falling somewhere between the 20th century minimalists and the no-wave noise composers of the 1980s, Morpheum explores the tranquility and violence of dream states though a suite of duets and quartets for piano, mallet instruments, electric guitar and Taiko-inspired percussion. Languid, evolving melody lines sleepily weave through each other before cascading arpeggios awaken like a tsunami crashing through a nuclear reactor. Subtle and epic, peaceful and cacophonous, safe and perilous as an ocean or a dream.
Andy Futreal and Jakob Rehlinger (Moonwood) were previously paired up on a split tape released by Folkwaste Recordings.
$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.
It looks like the final mixes for both MoonwoodCoal Aberrations and BabelZahlreiche have been completed and mastered. The artwork needs to be finalized and then Arachnidiscs will finally release something (in physical form) after what must be a almost a year.