Hey Hey 12k forum.
2011 ends for me with a really exciting release.
My latest album "Elegy for Seaweed" is now available for order at Clothbound Recordings.
It is a 2x 3" CDr that comes in a hand crafted clothbound book that includes ten pages of poetry by me and accompanying pictures.
The album is $35 including worldwide shipping.
To order it, contact clothbound at firstname.lastname@example.org
here is a preview track:http://soundcloud.com/clothbound/pg-1-1
And here's a review on fluid-radio:http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2011/12/nils-quak-elegy-for-seaweed/This is what the press release says:
Wrapped up into a handmade cloth-bound book and spread across two 3" CDrs,
Nils Quak - Elegy for Seaweed is the first release of Portland, Oregon-based Clothbound Recordings.
Alternating between floating and drowning the listener in a sea of sound, Elegy for Seaweed is a collection of seven tracks woven together with the bittersweet sadness of nostalgia and a long unfolding doubt. Field recordings, fragments of found sounds, bits of improvised acoustic instruments and layers of synthesizer textures build the foundations of these introspective pieces.
A collection of poems written by Nils Quak (one for each track) accompanies the music & pictures contained within the 10-page book.
Elegy for Seaweed has been painstakingly produced in a hand-numbered, letterpressed edition of 50. The first 15 copies will include a bonus track with an additional poem.