March 17 2007
sitting in bed this morning doing some stuff in Reaktor… and realizing that this program, more than others, simply has too many choices. i find myself never using it for this reason. it's impossible to focus, there's too much eye candy and its a perfect example of a tool getting in the way of productivity.
i've downloaded a LOT of ensembles from the reaktor library and am going to go into my folders today and delete 95% of it, maybe then i'll focus on what i've created and the ensembles i find most inspiring… or else i fear i'll never use the program again.
i'm curious if anyone else has similar feelings with reaktor, or another program, or audio software in general… feel free to chime in.
March 15 2007
the info for the forthcoming 12k cd by Pjusk is now online on the website
. in addition to the info there are 2 MP3s from the album available for download. i'm also adding a new bit to the site, which i will do over the next few days…. on the page for each release will be a link to view the album cover art at a larger size. i think it's an important addition.
you can view a preview of it on Pjusk's page
quit excited about this release. Pjusk are relative newcomers… you may have heard them on the Blueprints
compilation… but Sart, their full-length cd, really allows them to showcase their rich, broad sound.. and i feel its quite different from what some other 12k artists are doing right now.
hope you enjoy.
please visit Pjusk's website, too:
CAMERA LUCIDA DVD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
March 05 2007
back from Barcelona (report later)…
last night i put the forthcoming LINE release, our first DVD, CAMERA LUCIDA
, in the online shop for pre-order. You can pre-order it now, it will be shipping in early April. It's a fascinating work of art accompanied by a pretty great lineup of musicians.
here is the info:
LINE is proud to announce the release of its first DVD, Camera Lucida. The project by Russian/American installation and video artists, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand and developed in collaboration with scientific laboratories in Japan, Germany, Russia and Belgium, Camera Lucida (chamber of light or lucidity) is a 3-dimensional sonic observatory that directly transforms sound into light by employing a phenomenon known as sonoluminescence: ultrasound, propagating within a liquid, triggers the formation and implosion of micro-bubbles that reach temperatures as high as are found on the Sun, and emit light in the shape of sound waves. The authors of the installation, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, joined forces with multiple sound artists to create the sonochemical compositions presented on this DVD.
This DVD also contains a data partition with uncompressed high resolution audio files of all the works.
Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand create sensory immersion environments that merge physics, chemistry and computer science with uncanny philosophical practices. Having dismissed all forms of fixative and recording media, Domnitch and Gelfand's installations exist as ever-transforming phenomena offered for observation. Because these rarely seen manifestations take place directly in front of the observer without being distorted and flattened onto a screen, they often serve to vastly extend the observer's sensory envelope.
Their works have been exhibited worldwide, including shows at V2 Institute for Unstable Media (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Nijo Castle (Kyoto, Japan), Museum of Dreams (St. Petersburg, Russia), I-20 Gallery (New York, USA), Die Schachtel (Milan, Italy) and Tesla (Berlin, Germany).
TAYLOR DEUPREE + RICHARD CHARTIER specification.sixteen 8:54
ALVA NOTO sonolumi (for camera lucida) 4:04
EVELINA DOMNITCH + DMITRY GELFAND xenon wind 9:03
ALEXANDER KALINE analyzing turbulence 3:16
ASMUS TIETCHENS camera lucida 4:08
KENNETH KIRSCHNER august 19, 2006 3:10
MATMOS photisms 6:48
COH not sweet without honey 3:04
CARTER TUTTI the noise of chance 4:35
"Camera Lucida is a highly introspective immersive spatial art work creating a fleeting ephemeral materiality by intersecting ultrasound with hyperlight… in essence the creation of a sonic aurora. Domnitch and Gelfand's piece rejects any possibility to be fixed in space and time, but rather offers up the very definition of an unstable work of art, existing entirely for and within the perceptive realm of the viewer."
Stephen Kovats, Director of Transmediale 2008
Due to the detailed and subtle visual nature of this work and phenomenon the artists have chosen to use PAL over NTSC encoding to maintain the maximum resolution possible for the movie and sound files. This DVD is region free and can be played on any computer DVD drive. No region switching is necessary For television screen viewing, it can only playback on a PAL or multi-system DVD player. Playback in a darkened space with monitor brightness turned up is encouraged.
FOR MORE IN DEPTH INFORMATION ON CAMERA LUCIDA PLEASE VISIT PORTABLEPALACE.COM
MOSKITOO REMIX SINGLE AVAILABLE
March 01 2007
we just got the shipment of Moskitoo Remix singles in today… so we'll begin packaging them up and shipping out the free copies to those who qualified for them.
i leave for Barcelona tomorrow afternoon for the Festival Digressions
for a Post_Piano live show with Kenneth Kirschner. should be a good time… i will try to get as many Moskitoo singles mailed as i can, but more than likely the bulk of them will go out next week.
also, next week, i will add the single to the online shop so those who wish to purchase it can.
MOSKITOO ARTIST PROFILE ONLINE
February 28 2007
i have updated the 12k ARTISTS
section today with the profile of Moskitoo
. please be sure to check out all of the other artist's profiles if you haven't done so already!
i'm leaving thursday for Barcelona to perform Post_Piano with Kenneth Kirschner at the Festival Digressions. it should be quite an amazing festival. please stop by and say hello if you're in the city. apologies in advance for any orders that go out late, however, i should get everything out this week that's already been ordered. i'll just be a little slow from thursday-monday since i'll be in spain.
February 23 2007
finally got all shipments out for the new 12k releases and have put into production the upcoming LINE DVD
…. and finalizing the art and master for 12k's next release, which is from Pjusk.
hard at work trying to finish up a CD-EP for my australian tour, to come out on Room40… been working on that for the past 2 days. above pic is a screenshot from my session.
February 13 2007
a cold tuesday here in new york.. preparing for a big storm of snow and ice tonight (camera is ready)… i have updated some of the press pages today with the latest reviews for Sebastien Roux, Fourcolor, Seaworthy, and Blueprints.
also, a few people have pointed out a bit of comedy on Discogs.com, a popular cd/vinyl buy/sell service… there is a copy of the first 12k cd, Human Mesh Dance "thesecretnumbertwelve" available for the low low price of $450. i can't help but to laugh (and i suppose be partially flattered)…
on another note, orders are starting to go out for the latest releases and all orders taken over the weekend should be out by tomorrow.
that's all for now….
12K CATALOG AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AT BOOMKAT
February 13 2007
12k is happy to announce another source for our out-of-print releases:
Boomkat (one of 12k's leading european distributors) is offering a select few labels' catalogs available for sale via digital download. all songs and albums are encoded as 320kbps MP3 files with no copy protection.
all prices are in UK Pounds and average at £6.99 per album
you can see what Boomkat has to offer here:
MOSKITOO REMIXES CD SINGLE GIVEAWAY: ENDED
February 11 2007
the first 30 copies of MOSKITOO's "DRAPE" have sold and thus the 30 free CD-singles have been given away.
thank you for everyone for your enthusiastic response….
the single will go on sale on the website shortly..
MOSKITOO REMIXES CD SINGLE GIVEAWAY
February 09 2007
MOSKITOO REMIXES cd single will be given away for free to the first 30 customers who purchase MOSKITOO'S "Drape" CD (12k1041)
MOSKITOO REMIXES (12k2006)
01. wham & whammy (frank bretschneider remix)
02. skie (taylor deupree remix)
03. wham & whammy (mark fell remix)
04. wham & whammy (album version)
the remix cd will be available at the end of February, all orders for "DRAPE" placed before then will ship prior to the single, which will ship separately when it's made available.
the remix cd will also be available for sale in the online shop for those who do not wish to purchase "DRAPE" or purchase "DRAPE" after the free offer is over.
this offer extends backwards to those who purchased "DRAPE" this morning before this announcement was made.
we will only be giving away 30 free copies of the Moskitoo single. no acceptions, first come first serve.