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Thursday, May 7th, 2009
12:29 am
FIMBULVETR - Ambient, Noise, Drone, Folk clubnight
May's Fimbulvetr is upon us. The recent spells of rain and outbreaks of fire aren't our fault...probably.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009
9:46 am
for windy & carl updates and tour details visit us on facebook
facebook - windy & carl

also you can go directly to windy & carl's myspace page here
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
8:28 am
. thisquietarmy & aidan baker .
Aidan Baker & Thisquietarmy, "A Picture of a Picture" CD


US CD Killer Pimp PIMPK009

Imagistic Continuity
Loss of Perspective
Negative Space
Horizon Line
Recorded & mixed by Aidan Baker & Eric Quach
Photography by Christy Romanick
Drawings by Eric Quach

Aidan Baker is a musician and writer from Toronto, Canada. Classically trained in flute, he is self-taught on guitar, drums, and various other instruments. Baker has released numerous CDs on independent labels from around the world and is also the author of three books of poetry. As a solo artist, Baker explores the deconstructive sonic possibilities of the electric guitar as a primary sound source, creating music that ranges from experimental/ambient to post-rock to contemporary classical. In addition to his solo work, Baker performs with the trios ARC and Whisper Room and the duo Nadja.

Eric Quach is a Montreal-based guitarist and sound engineer who is also a founding member of the instrumental rock band Destroyalldreamers. As Thisquietarmy, a one-man solo drone/ambient project, Quach composes visual guitar-based soundscapes and experimental music that goes beyond the typical song structure. Thisquietarmy performs live regularly throughout Canada and the USA, and has played with Ulrich Schnauss, Olafur Arnalds, Tim Hecker, Troum, Nadja & Caspian just to name a few.

Their first studio collaboration was the Orange EP which came out as a limited edition of 200 orange CDRs on thisquietarmy's own imprint. The tracks were recorded separately from their home, sent back and forth via postmail for months, and finally mixed and edited by Eric Quach. The release was quickly sold out, much to the dismay of the largely reputed Aquarius Records store who kept asking for more after having sold a large part of the run in a very short matter of time.

For their first full-length album, Baker & Quach have decided to do things differently by setting a simple rule beforehand: the record was to be played and recorded live together, adding a very minimal amount of overdubs if not any. The recording session took place in the fall of 2007, in Quach's own home studio TQA-HQ in Montreal. Because of their very busy schedule, it took about a year before the two artists decided to get together to work on these tracks again. This time, Baker finalized the mixes in his home studio, resulting again in four long movements, clocking at around an hour's length. Instead of the overall terror-ambient feel of their first collaboration, the first two tracks actually find both guitarists exploring the brighter side of their spectrum, evoking the hope and the beauty represented in Christy Romanick's photographs that were again used for the artwork, in conjunction with Quach's sketches.

Perhaps it was just a lovely sunny day when the recording took place. However, the sounds shift around darker tones in the second half, reaching as much of a party groove that ambient could ever reach, to end in a much somber mood evoking late-night exhaustion migraines and disturbed sleeps.

pre order here.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
1:55 pm

i have some of my photographs from the brainwaves festival viewable at flickr


t h a n k s.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
10:09 am
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
10:27 am
9:50 am
b r a i n w a v e s 2 0 0 8

"November 21, 22, 23: Boston, The Regent Theatre. This year plays host to old friends, local heroes, and a special day honoring 15 years of KRANKY! Tickets are once again $75 for the entire weekend and they're now available at the Brainwashed Commerce page. See brainwavesfest.org for details on travel, accommodations, and other stuff.

The lineup: Lambs Laughter (Windy Weber & Thomas Meluch), Meat Beat Manifesto, Matmos, Stars of the Lid, A Place to Bury Strangers, Little Annie, The Reformed Faction (of Zoviet France), Andrew Liles and Jonathan Coleclough, Nmperign feat. Jason Lescalleet, Marissa Nadler, Glenn Jones, His Name Is Alive, Gary Wilson, Rivulets, Strategy, Nudge, Boduf Songs, Charalambides, To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie, Baby Dee, Lichens"

Please go!! This is a weekend not to be missed!!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
9:52 am
w i n d y & c a r l

today is the release for the new windy & carl album 'songs for the broken hearted'! this is truly a beautiful album - a must!! the gracious windy & carl asked me for help with the artwork. dreams do come true. always a huge thank you and hugs to them.
you can order their cd and/or 2xLP through them at stormy records.

windy & carl

((please support independent record shops))
Monday, August 18th, 2008
4:36 pm
mrs.vee recordings - a not-so-new netlabel
mrs.vee recordings is now a netlabel on archive.org

mrs.vee recordings champions intelligent rock, drone, ambient and electronica in the way it should be - giving serious air time for deserving musicians who know exactly what they are doing but keep pushing their talents with the kind of experimentation that's so often a rarity these days.

We believe that great music simply deserves to be heard and so most mrs.vee recordings releases are available to download for free; but knowing that music fans are also collectors we produce limited run special editions of many releases both as CD-R productions with unique artwork and in ultra collectable vinyl pressings delivering the very best audio qualities.

Please visit www.archive.org/details/mrs-vee-recordings to access new download EPs by The Resonance Association, The 3rd Fire, and more.

One of our current highlights is the Unite EP - a taster of the The Resonance Association's second album "We Still have The Stars" which is due this autumn. Combining progressive rock, electronics, krautrock and a skewed pop sensibilty, the Unite EP features tracks from throughout the band's short career and offers an insight into their forthcoming release (which will also be released for free!)

Coming soon...

The 3rd Fire - (tbc)
Karma Pilot - An New Career (2008 remaster)
The Resonance Association - We Still Have The Stars
unEL - unEL EP
mrs.vee recordings - Winter Collection 2008

12:51 pm
NEW R.A.I.G. Accessory Takes RELEASE!
LIGHT UNDER WATER "Reflective landscapes of nowhere"
Styles: Instrumental / Ambient / Electro-Acoustic

LIGHT UNDER WATER is a Moscow-based collaborative project by guitarists Dima T. Pilot and A.B. (both are the core members of BOSCH'S WITH YOU) and keyboardist Nick Zavriev (of AMBIDEXTROUS). Since 2006, the trio (or sometimes LUW appears as a guitar-duo) has been exploring areas of melodic electro-acoustic ambient, emotive organic drone, sonic minimalism, and eschatological psychodelia. By building and layering substantial resonant abstractions, LUW’s delusive imagery transcends the reality in a truly beautiful and unpredictable way.

93.53 КБ
Monday, August 11th, 2008
1:39 pm
NEW R.A.I.G. Accessory Takes release.

WON JAMES WON "Dante. Moscow".
Styles: Instrumental / Ambient / Electro-Acoustic / Minimalism

Composed by Daniel Smirnov and Tikhon S. Kubov as WON JAMES WON. Recorded and mixed by Dan at James Studio, S-Petersburg, May 2007. This mini-album was originally released as a soundtrack to the “Dante. Moscow” DVD-movie by Arbor Studio. That DVD-edition has never been available for purchase, just as a special gift-set at Photo-Biennale in Moscow. Courtesy to Arbor Company it is available now as a free audio-album.

“Dante. Moscow” embodies the reverse of WON JAMES WON’s chilling and chaotic creative experimentalism: mellow, melancholic, minimalist electro acoustic ambient music. The beautiful pastoral landscaping which might set you thinking about diverse aspects of WJW and ZveZdaz activity.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
4:48 pm
R.A.I.G. Accessory Takes

Download for free! R.A.I.G. Accessory Takes it's new internet label.
You can read about it here.

First two releases: it ЕР's of Russian avant-garde project WOGULOW TAROUTZ VERMO. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007
9:43 am
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
2:57 pm
Monday, January 1st, 2007
10:47 am

h e l l o,

my friends windy & carl have released their newest album a k i m a t s u r i : a celebration of the autumn season. i am so happy that they asked me to be part of this special project that was released for the brainwaves festival which celebrated 10 years of brainwashed. if you don't know windy & carl's music i highly recommend you to have a listen. creating musical soundscapes are their forte.

there are 10 different album covers each one adorned with a photograph of mine.
the layout was beautifully designed and printed by michael babcock jr at interrobang.
my friend brad stafford from the longest day wrote a very nice preface about my photography. the longest day can be heard on their web site & here.

to purchase a cd please visit stormy records online or call.
* please support independent record stores *
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
9:11 am
b r a i n w a v e s.
from brainwashed:
"day passes to Brainwaves go on sale FRIDAY at 12NOON but can only be bought directly from the Regent Theatre directly.
Friday evening, November 17th:
The Dresden Dolls, Edward Ka-Spel and Silverman (of Legendary Pink Dots), Troum, z'ev, and Nadja
doors open at 7:00pm, music videos between performances, films to be announced
Saturday afternoon, November 18th
Keith Fullerton Whitman, Greg Davis, Landing, Howard Stelzer, The Caretaker and V/Vm, Goodiepal, and Cock ESP
doors open at 12:00 noon, music videos between performances, set to end between 5:00 and 6:00
Saturday evening, November 18th
Volcano the Bear, Colin Potter and DJ Steven Stapleton (of Nurse With Wound), Aranos, and Irr.App.(Ext.)
doors open at 7:00pm, music videos between performances, films to be announced
Sunday afternoon, November 19th
Thighpaulsandra, Non, Windy & Carl, Christoph Heemann, Andreas Martin, Jessica Bailiff, and Charles Atlas
doors open at 12:00 noon, music videos between performances, set to end between 7:00 and 8:00pm
Day passes are $25 each day.
Weekend passes to the fest are still available at Brainwashed."

Friday, October 20th, 2006
11:28 pm
New releases from Thighpaulsandra, Greater Than One
Thighpaulsandra - The Lepore Extrusion
Brainwashed: HAND003
Release date: October 24

Thighpaulsandra's newest release is the score to an interactive video installation by New York-based visual artist Daniel McKernan titled "Is Evolution Evil?," which featured the world's #1 transsexual, Amanda Lepore. Thighpaulsandra has been a member of Queen Elizabeth (with Julian Cope), Spiritualized, and Coil and has released four full-length albums on his own. Amanda Lepore has recorded music with the Fatal Art Syndicate, has been featured on TV shows like Entertainment Tonight, and has a Swatch watch, "Time Tranny," which was at one point the fastest selling limited edition Swatch!

Daniel McKernan took photographs and video of Amanda and combined them with music from Thighpaulsandra to create the exhibition which opened in June of 2005 in New York. Included as enhanced content is a video of the installation with narrative by McKernan, an essay on "Is Evolution Evil?," and schematic. The music is three movements mixed by Thighpaulsandra into one long piece which is just as eerie and precious as a superstar like Amanda Lepore is.

Like the previous Brainwashed Handmade CDs in this series, this one is letterpressed by Interrobang (who has pressed covers and posters for Sonic Youth, Isis, Harvey Milk, and 5ive, just to name a few) and is limited once again to 500 copies.

Greater Than One - Kill the Pedagogue
Brainwashed: HAND004
Release date: October 24

This is one of the earliest archives of Greater Than One, originally released in 1985 on a limited edition cassette in a red Chinese envelope with cut outs of paper, a sticker, image, and poster; wrapped with a red yarn and sealed in a ziplock bag. The music is aggressive and punchy, with beats and horror film samples, yet the underlying drones are dark and thunderous, which oddly enough doesn't sound out of place when listened to alongside the darker modern masters like Sunn O))), Oren Ambarchi, or Scorn.

It's no surprise the group's first full-length record, 1987's All the Masters Licked Me, was released by Lustmord and Graeme Revell's Side Effects Records. This is the first time for this recording to appear on CD and it's an important piece of industrial music history.

It comes with enhanced content of images, text, and a TON of bonus audio files. Number four in the Brainwashed Handmade series, this was also letterpressed by Mike Babcock at Interrobang (whose clients have included Hydrahead, Relapse, Kimchee, Tumult, and SharkAttack) and is limited to 500 copies.
Friday, October 13th, 2006
5:13 pm
b r a i n w a v e s f e s t i v a l
* hello

i am really happy & honored that next month at the brainwaves festival in arlington, massachusetts i will be giving a slide show of my photos via dvd during the windy & carl set.
the 3 day event sounds like it will be amazing - you should try to go!!

"Brainwashed.com celebrates 10 years with 'Brainwaves,' a three day music festival in Boston. On November 17/18/19, friends and family of Brainwashed will be performing at the Regent Theatre. The current lineupincludes Non, Thighpaulsandra, Christoph Heemann, Andreas Martin, Volcano the Bear, DJ Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter (of Nurse With Wound), Irr.App.(Ext.), Jessica Bailiff, Windy & Carl, V/Vm and the Caretaker, Goodiepal, Troum, Aranos, Edward Ka-Spel and the Silverman, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Landing, Howard Stelzer, Charles Atlas, Cock ESP, Nadja (Aidan Baker), Greg Davis, z'ev, and The Dresden Dolls."

b r a i n w a v e s.
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
10:44 pm
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
10:49 pm
Brainwashed.com celebrates 10 years with 'Brainwaves,' a three day music festival in Boston. On November 17/18/19, friends and family of Brainwashed will be performing at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts. The current lineup includes Non, Thighpaulsandra, Christoph Heemann, Andreas Martin, Volcano the Bear, DJ Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter (of Nurse With Wound), Irr.App.(Ext.), Jessica Bailiff, Windy & Carl, V/Vm and the Caretaker, Goodiepal, Troum, Aranos, Edward Ka-Spel and the Silverman, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Landing, Howard Stelzer, Charles Atlas, Cock ESP, Nadja (Aidan Baker), Greg Davis, z'ev, and The Dresden Dolls.

There is still planning for some major surprise guests as well as music video and film screenings in the planning. Additionally, RRRecords in Lowell will be presenting a Rare Records fare. Only 500 tickets will be available. Brainwaves is being gratiously sponsored by RRRecords, Free Internet Press, Crouton Music, Kranky, Jnana Records, ArchEnemy, and WZBC.

Brainwaves tickets are on sale now in the commerce section, at The Regent Theatre, and at Twisted Village (in person by cash ONLY). For those who have purchased tickets through Brainwashed, they will be available at the Regent Theatre box office on the opening day of the fest.

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