crouton news: TIM CATLIN AND JON MUELLER CD/RAYMOND DIJKSTRA LP/THE MUSEUM OF BEARDS
- CROUTON NEWS: JUNE 2007
- Tim Catlin and Jon Mueller (with visual artist Thomas Kovacich): Plates and Wires CD
- Raymond Dijkstra: Maskenstilleben LP
- Recent citing
- Forthcoming releases
- The Museum of Beards
TIM CATLIN AND JON MUELLER (with visual artist Thomas Kovacich): "PLATES AND WIRES"
CD + special edition
Australian guitarist Tim Catlin and American percussionist Jon Mueller's approach to their instruments is based on their shared interest in the vibration of material and the changes in sound that result in modifying those vibrations. Over a year in the making, Plates and Wires features a series of different situations involving guitars, gongs, snare drums, and bass drum, and their resonant effect upon one another. Plates and Wires was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate/Phantomsmasher/Khlyst) and is released in an edition of 300 in a 10x10" package featuring artwork from painter Thomas Kovacich. Kovacich's practice of dragging paint with devices over large disused planks of furniture creates a visual cohesion with the layers of milky and gritty sounds heard within the recording.
The first twenty-five copies of this edition come with an exclusive intaglio print by Kovacich. About the prints, Kovacich states: "Whereas the meaning of printing in Western philosophy strives for sameness in multiples, the fine art of printmaking adopts a more relaxed and fluid practice. Each print is inked and printed or struck by hand resulting in slight tonal differences. Intaglio printmaking is a printing process by which the design is etched or engraved by the artist onto the plate, which is then covered with ink. The surface is wiped clean leaving ink only in the incised lines. The impression is then made directly onto the paper."
Full info + online ordering here: http://www.croutonmusic.com/cr37.htm
FEW COPIES STILL AVAILABLE:
RAYMOND DIJKSTRA: "MASKENSTILLEBEN"
We are very pleased to present this special edition LP from sculptor, painter, drawer and composer, Raymond Dijkstra.
Since 2003, his recorded work has been released in small, handcrafted art editions on the Le Souffleur label, all of which are out of print and not easy to obtain. Those who have, have discovered the odd, yet personal world of Raymond Dijkstra, whose recorded solo output relies heavily on the acoustic side of electro-acoustic music.
"Maskenstilleben" is released in a limited numbered edition of 100 in a painted wooden box on 200 gm virgin vinyl.
Full info + online ordering here: http://www.croutonmusic.com/cr36.htm
Hal Rammel's "Like Water Tightly Wound" 10" is featured in this short film by Coudal Partners: http://www.coudal.com/swap_trailer.php
Brian Olewnick also had nice things to say about the record: http://www.bagatellen.com/archives/reviews/001604.html
Jeph Jerman and Jon Mueller DVD
Osso Exotico and Z'EV CD
The Hafler Trio and Robert Haigh CD
THE MUSEUM OF BEARDS:
Please take a moment to stop by the online page for The Museum of Beards: http://myspace.com/museumofbeards
Limited quantities in stock:
crou036: Raymond Dijkstra: Maskenstilleben LP
crou035: Alessandro Bosetti: Her Name CD
crou034: Hal Rammel: Like Water Tightly Wound 10"
crou032: Daniel Menche: Creatures of Cadence CD
crou031: Robert Hampson/Steven Hess: S/T CD
crou028: Keith Berry: The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish (second edition) CD
crou026: Jon Mueller: What's Lost Is Something Important. What's Found Is Something Not Revealed. CD
crou025: Die Enttauschung: S/T LP
crou024: Richard Chartier: Archival1991 CD
crou023: Mueller/Rainey/Schoenecker: S/T CD
crou022: Jason Kahn/Jon Mueller: Papercuts CD
crou021: irr.app.(ext.): Dust Pincher Appliances CD
crou018: Jon Mueller/Kaveh Soofi: Endings book
Thank you for your help in supporting our work. Our releases are available directly from us, or via:
Forced Exposure (www.forcedexposure.com)
CTD, Ltd. (www.carrottoprecords.com/ctd)
Mimaroglu Music Sales (http://mimaroglumusicsales.com/)
Sound 323 (www.sound323.co.uk)
White Noise (www.whitenoiserecords.org)
Thanks for reading,
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Milwaukee, WI 53207
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