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Simon_Mathewson_1429 on 07/14/2018 at 01:57AM

Happy Netlabel Day

Nul Tiel Records is very pleased to be included in Netlabel Day 2018 along with lots of other fantastic music from around the world.

Our release for Netlabel Day is Phase 2 by Xylo-Ziko

For all our releases please visit our website or see our Free Music Archive page.

 

Xylo-Ziko - "Phase 2" (12:15)
Xylo-Ziko - "Phase 2" (12:15)
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Rocco_Granata_1176 on 05/22/2018 at 06:45AM

Rocco Granata - Works (A musical project and an art installation)

This is the first CD that is both a musical project and art installation. On the musical aspect, “Works” is a collection of 12 instrumental tracks written and produced by me. Twelve melodies developing through minimalism, sacred arias, electronica and tribal choirs. Twelve small audible pictures that have no purpose other than to move the listener. The album was released in June 2016. This is my first self-produced and self-distributed album. “Works” is a crafted product where the songwriting is simple. From the melodies to the sounds, from mixing to mastering, all is permeated by a DIY spirit. Self-production and self-distribution as a musical and social language.

“Works” is distributed for free in two ways: social and antisocial. With the social distribution you can download the entire album for free, leaving the listener free to share it in whatever way he feels. With the antisocial distribution, the album is handed out through an art installation. “Works” has been made into 300 numbered and signed CDs, left on the streets or in public places, there to be picked by people passing by. Every copy left is photographed and the photo is shared on the website www.roccogranata.it/works.

The project started in June 2016 in Rome, where most of the copies were distributed, and it spread around through Italy, France, Spain, Iceland, Holland, Denmark, Russia, Turkey, China, Cambodia, Senegal, Japan, Australia, Brasil, Argentina, Canada, Usa, Tailandia, Slovenia, Romania, Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Norway, Germany, Sveden, Greek, UK, Austria, Belgium. The CDs are distributed by me or by volunteers. There are copies that have yet to be distributed and are waiting to go around the world. If you want to distribute a CD, send me a message on this link.

From 14 to 16 July 2017 the Cd was taken to the Museo Macro in Rome on the occasion of Urban KING Action Figure. It's probably the first Cd to be exposed in a Museum of contemporary art.

A pianist and a cello player have contributed to the album recording. The nicknames they've chosen are Thomas Munz (piano), a homage to Thomas Müntzer, historical figure of the 16 th century and one of the protagonists of Luther Blisset's novel “Q”, and Lita Rodcenko (cello), which is a made up name. Lita, as a homage to Lita Ford, metal guitarist, and Aleksandr Rodčenko, artist and father of the Russian constructivism.

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siddhartha on 05/08/2018 at 08:53AM

Life, the Journey of Remembering

Life, the Journey of Remembering is really about being on a journey to realise you’re already home.

Originally, a spark of inspiration came while listening to a performance of Six Marimbas by Steve Reich. It suddenly sounded to me like the marimbas were playing phrases of DNA coding, constantly shifting and permutating to manifest the wondrous, kaleidoscopic, infinitely varied and yet pristinely ordered dance of existence. I was inspired to try something similar, to capture this dance of permutations, variations, arpeggios and drones, stillness and movement, sound and color, structure and boundlessness.

What I hope to evoke is the feeling of a flower unfolding out of itself, not to become something it wants to be, but to reveal what it already is.

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The_Painters on 08/16/2010 at 01:46PM

The Painters - The Painters

The Painters by The Painters

 

Hope yall enjoy, Full Length Self-titled Debut to be released in early September 2010

 

Ian ala The Painters

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andrewcsmith on 08/13/2010 at 09:00AM

Perfect/Imperfect: Duane Pitre, coming to IPR's ImpRec courtyard show this Sunday

Electric guitarist and composer Duane Pitre, by Lauren Cecil

Duane Pitre, performing on the same bill as Master Musicians of Bukkake with Important Records in the courtyard at 2 p.m. this Sunday at ISSUE, tends toward calm and extreme concentration. His electric guitar is usually tuned to some form of just intonation—a tuning schema where all notes are whole-number ratios of some single pitch center—and he often plays it with a bow. This is the case in his newly released album Origin, on Root Strata, featuring an ensemble of bowed and retuned guitars. Pitre also curated an album of works in just intonation called "The Harmonic Series," released on Important Records in 2009.

At its peak, his music is a contiguous mass in which everything is shifting but nothing moves. In fact, it seems that the composer is absent, save for a few notes: a three-sentence score (printed on the album page, and after the jump) provides the underpinnings of an entire work, the rest to come later. But the composer is far from absent in these works. Pitre plays in nearly every performance of his music (as he will on Sunday), usually alternating between Niblockean drones and freely rhythmic figures (as in "Feel Free," at Zebulon in Brooklyn, after the jump).

The piece below, Perfect/Imperfect, is from Pitre's Artist-in-Residency at ISSUE in Spring 2009. Perfect/Imperfect is, on an aural level, a "focus-piece, a concentration-piece, for both performers and audience." In it, the string players each match a computer-generated sine tone—that steadfastly and coldly stable stalwart of computer music—and as the humans' pitches fluctuate a few hertz one way or the other the entire room seems to shift and spin. On a conceptual level, the piece is about the strive for perfection among imperfect beings: whether a computer or human can "do the job better." On a human level, the piece is a welcome respite from the "50+ hours" that Pitre said he spends in front of a computer every week. It's these imperfect, human fluctuations that make the music move.


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