13th September 2014
Chris Madak at Labyrinth
Mt. Naeba, JP
Presented by Mindgames
Thanks Boomkat for some very kind words regarding Elegy!
"Canzoni" getting featured in some serious company on Casper C’s "BleeD Mixtape 1". Sick style.
"Elegy" interior and colored wax. (Photo by Peter Rehberg.)
"Elegy for Beach Friday": coming VERY soon! (Photo by Peter Rehberg.)
ASR050, headed to distros this week! Per ASR:
ASR050 Bee Mask v. Envenomist split | 12” edition of 400, 2011
The final installment in the ASR “Versus” split series brings together two of my personal favorite artists for the first 12” vinyl release from A Soundesign. Side A finds Philadelphia sound artist (and Cleveland export) Chris Madak crafting a rich and versatile interlacing culled from seven years worth of electro-acoustic recordings. “In the Mise en Abîme” is a Bee Mask masterwork composed from the same sessions that produced the “Canzoni dal Laboratorio del Silenzio Cosmico” LP released on Spectrum Spools earlier this year. Side B bestows you with three deeply pensive pieces by Columbus synth auteur David Reed (Luasa Raelon / Brittle Foundries). Envenomist consistently produces a lush mixture of contemplation and distress evoking Abstract Expressionism and industrial decay in my mind. The artwork, is a simplistic and ethereal delight designed by Chicago artist Daniel G. Baird. Included within the package is a fragment of metallized polyethylene terephthalate formed into a topographical land map. The listener is encouraged to manipulate the form as a tactile exercise adding to the synesthetic experience of the record. Screen-printed at Superelectric by Benjamin Haehn and David Russell.
2x quick/welcome nods:
1. Canzo in Alex Smoke’s Music of the Month, right next to ANV, fam-style.
2. Simon Reynolds is feeling.
As ever, thanks! And in case you’re wondering, Elegy went to press yesterday, it’s getting absurdly hot in Philly, and I’m knee deep in tracking new jams and feeling out some tentative fall tour plans.
"Elegy for Beach Friday" tests are in!
…with Oneohtrix Point Never, International House, Philadelphia. 4/22/2011. I need a haircut.