So, yeah, it’s been a bit quiet on this front, but there’s lots in the works as usual, about which more later. Things that have happened while I’ve been away include an interview for the Quietus, another interview for Resident Advisor, some year end picks and related nods for Pears and Vaporware (thanks to Jason Anderson/DRAFT Records, Geeta Dayal for Frieze, Rory Gibb for the Quietus, Rabih Beaini for Ruptured, Boomkat, Further Records for Boomkat, Lawrence English for Collapse Board, Philip Sherburne for Spin, Brandon Bussolini for Dusted and LWE, and Sam Davies and Adam Harper for the Wire, among others), and me hitting hibernation mode cleaning my attic very slowly and making lissajous figures all day. For what it’s worth, I didn’t make a list because I could hardly figure out where to start; I simply can’t remember another year in which I heard as many brilliant new records as I did in 2012. Thanks everyone who made them, and thanks especially to John Elliott, Peter Rehberg, and Lawrence English for helping me make my own!
But anyway, I digress; the first major announcement of 2013 is that I’m now working with Ollie Seaman at Elastic Artists for bookings in the UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For those of you keeping score at home, that means that it’ll be much easier to get me to come to wherever you are this year; hope to see you there!
6:18 pm • 8 January 2013 • 1 note
Those test pressings above? I’m thrilled to inform you that they sound fantastic, thanks to the hard work of Rashad at D&M and everyone at Pallas Group. This means that we’re off to the races, so to speak: When We Were Eating Unripe Pears is now available for preorder from Editions Mego!
Speaking of being off, I’m off to Latvia and Poland in a few days; hope to see you at Skaņu Mežs and Unsound!
2:29 pm • 8 October 2012 • 5 notes
"And what, through a profoundly deep fog of jet lag should appear…?" Street date very shortly, so keep an eye on Room40, Boomkat, and the usual suspects. (Don’t email me, because I don’t sell direct.)
Anyway, I’m back from Japan as of late last night. Thanks so much to Mindgames, all the artists and staff, and everyone else who was a part of Labyrinth for bringing me to the greatest party in the universe and making me feel like part of the family! To say that the depth of my appreciation doesn’t fit neatly into words would be a ridiculous understatement.
4:50 pm • 21 September 2012 • 5 notes
Out to the Birthday Boy!
Wonderfully opportune that this hit steps/crossed desk today! …and yes, it’s a harbinger of something that’s in the works. Anyway, HBD Johnny!
4:49 pm • 5 September 2012 • 6 notes
Remember that bit at the end of the last post about more details coming very soon? Apropos of all that, I am deeply honored to announce that I’ll be performing on September 15th at Labyrinth 2012, at Naeba Greenland in Niigata, Japan. “Stoked” does not even begin to encapsulate it.
10:49 pm • 21 August 2012 • 3 notes
After two years of brutal, compulsive, and life-ruining unmaking/remaking, I am thrilled and relieved to announce that the next Bee Mask LP, titled When We Were Eating Unripe Pears is now in production and scheduled for a Fall 2012 release on Spectrum Spools. The record will be mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M and will feature photography and design (the above being a sneak preview thereof) by Mark Price.
Additionally, Bee Mask will be performing at Skaņu Mežs in Riga, Latvia on October 13 and at Unsound in Krakow, Poland on October 20.
Further details on all fronts coming very soon…
7:03 pm • 21 August 2012 • 7 notes