News Releases Contact / Booking Soundcloud
Misery Beat at Whelans, Dublin, Ireland. With Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney.
Triskal Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. With Mika Vainio, Sensate Focus.
BleeD at Cafe Oto, London, UK.
Dæpth at O, Milan, Italy.
Cave12, Geneva, Switzerland.
Optimo at Sub Club, Glasgow, UK.
Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC. With Mist.
“Bee Mask’s compositions are a lot noisier than your regular space music release; Echoing filter zaps gravitate through the stereo field, dense atonal note clusters wash away in halls of reverb and drone immaculately into silence and noise – quite a journey. Whilst Fabric’s work may sound like a traditional study in contemporary space music, Bee Mask feels more like strapping oneself into a spaceship that is close to self destruction. The two tracks being much darker and dystopian than usual for this genre which makes for a fantastic listen!”
— Fabric - A Sort Of Radiance / Bee Mask - Canzoni dal Laboratorio del Silenzio Cosmico | Fluid Radio
9:45 pm • 13 March 2011
(Photo by Jillian Slane.) Voice of the Valley 2009, Pentress WV.
12:00 pm • 12 March 2011 • 2 notes
(Photo by Jillian Slane.) Cleveland, Summer 2010.
12:00 pm • 11 March 2011
(Photo by Jason Anderson.) Brooklyn, Summer 2010.
12:00 pm • 10 March 2011
“march 2011 release ; finally, some justice in this world … right here’s a gorgeous vinyl issue of arguably bee mask’s best album thusfar … i’ve ranted a bit about chris madak’s whole aesthetic universe, such as this couplet (in reference to the initial, gift tapes issue) :: … here mr. madak rides again with this incredible suite of electronic music, largely breaking away from the flowing, sequencer-based “jams” of his peers & heading into headier territories … i’m reminded of françois bayle’s work (especially “toupie dans le ciel”) ; in particular the cycling, upper-register twinkle & variably-spaced twitter (not to mention the aggregate heterodyning low-end) bring back memories of skipping class to listen to ina-grm reel-to-reels in my college library … … given chris’respectable dominance of the more intellectual corners of the u.s. tape scene (via his impeccably curated deception island series) it’s somewhat incredible that this is only the second “mass-market” issue of his music (following the “hyperborean trenchtown” lp for weird forest) … and it’s a great one, successfully merging the conceptual alignments of classic electro-acoustic music with contemporary sensibilities & techniques … killer set, issued in a high-spec format worthy of post-apocalyptic archival purposes (seriously, let’s call back the voyager & add a copy of this to it’s annals ; the ca. decade-2 21st century electronic music zeitgeist has never been this well articulated) ; highly recommended !!!”
— mimaroglu music sales ☞ new arrivals
2:47 pm • 9 March 2011
“One of 2010′s strongest tape releases, the brutally powerful and texturally magnificent Canzoni Dal Laboratorio by Bee Mask, is getting the vinyl-reissue-treatment from Spectrum Spools, a new sub-label of Editions Mego run by Emeralds/Outer Space cowboy John Elliott. Even if you thought the tape release last year on Gift Tapes was completely flawless, I urge you to check out this edition – it sounds luscious, full, and wildly intense- thanks in part to its being masterfully cut by Rashad Becker. Limited to 500 copies for the world, this one comes with the highest and most urgent of recommendations.”
— Vinyl « zen effects
11:12 am • 9 March 2011
(Photo by David Russell, pictured.) First glimpse: ASR050!
9:53 pm • 8 March 2011
“The wonderfully-titled Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico first unspooled itself on the Gift Tapes label last year as a short (C30) but particularly well realised demonstration of his creative vision, one which showed an affinity with a wide variety of the aforementioned colour palette, and which arranges them to set up interesting contrasts: vivid against muted, warm against cold. It opens with a concrete-like collection of samples – the sounds, I think, of bowed marimba, someone coughing, and some rewinding cassettes (what else?) – before cosmic arpeggios rush in and overwhelm the space. Later, some minimalist drone is followed by a burst of dense noise and then some lucid Radiophonics, bright and melodic, while some of the more experimental synth landscapes remind me of the composer Douglas Leedy. And that compositional element is the most important factor: you get the sense that this has been put together with considerable thought, in order to create this nostalgic – if somewhat mysterious – narrative.”
— Bee Mask - Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico; Fabric - A Sort Of Radiance | the liminal
12:11 pm • 8 March 2011
(Photo by Peter Rehberg.) SOON.
9:43 pm • 7 March 2011
Gettin’ testy (SS002 and ASR 050), Spring 2011!
9:41 pm • 7 March 2011 • 1 note