New Utterings of Minimality from GMBYRecs
- I am pleased to announce the three newest titles ripe from Ichinomiya's
hardest working CD burners. Packaged in a variety of Japanese
papers/prints, these are the first new titles available for direct
individual ordering from the site. But they can also be purchased
together as a group. Prices are $8.50 each, $20.00 for the batch.
Postage paid worldwide of course.
Links to five minute audio files have been provided for your sampling
pleasure. If you want more info, links to each disc's individual pages
are there for you as well. If you want to get straight to ordering,
make way to http://www.gmby.net/cat.html
GB91. Vertonen. Facing Leinth. CDR.
Bleak is the new harsh. It's also an anagram for Blake. Here Mr. Blake
Edwards presents 8 of his newest works (without track breaks) in just
under an hour. More minimal, refined and (ever-so-slightly) industrial
than the usual junk noise approach to representing the Midwest,
Vertonen's work here perfectly summons long nights in the warehouse
district, the smell of the factory farms, the polluted lake shores
without glorifying them. We all face Leinth and sometimes she's the
Classic: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
GB92. Raglani. Of Sirens Born. CDR.
Like many musicians the past few years, Joeseph Raglani has shifted his
focus to the modular synthesizer. Unlike most his peers though, he
isn't using it to create creeping smokescapes or an analog noise feast.
In fact I think it safe to say that this is the most genuinely
beautiful, melodic music GMBY has ever released. Five gorgeous
arrangements with the synthesizer and various other
instruments/electronics combine to complete a narrative,
maritime-themed concept album.
Classic: "The Odyssey" by Homer
GB94. Scenic Railroads. Airports and Apartments, Volume One. CDR.
Laptops, wave generators, etc. Breaking from the tradition of inside
jokes as titles, "Airports and Apartments" actually presents one
recording made in each. The first session was recorded at Dulles
International Airport during a layover as the pope lie on his deathbed
and the onslaught of hysterical CNN reports demanded attention be
placed elsewhere. The second was produced under much fairer conditions
and is the last recording - live or studio - made before the group was
put on temporary 'continental separation' hiatus.
Classic: "The New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons"
There are some restocks of old material and some new distributed items
as well. Thanks again for looking. Get in touch if you have any
questions. More soon,