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CSAF Update

Couple of news items from the CSAF recording company. More details on these later but here are the headlines, for the time being:

1. Volume one in Not Me‘s 2011 12s series of free download EPs is now available. It features remixes by Loscil, The Luminaries and connect_icut. That’s right: LOSCIL!

2. The four-headed laptop beast known as hmbkr will be making its live debut at the Western Front in Vancouver on March 18th. You should add it to your Last FM calendar.

February 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

CSAF 10-20 2010 Vols. 14, 15 & 16

The last three entries in CSAF Records’ 10-20 2010 series…

connect_icut - Garbo Sings

connect_icut - Garbo Sings

VOLUME 14: connect_icut – “Garbo Sings” (CSAF127DL) 16:38
Like several of the 10-20 2010 releases, “Garbo Sings” is an outtake from Blonde Sound, a connect_icut album that, at the time of writing, is nearing completion. This one really showcases connect_icut’s increasingly structured approach and it was very, very nearly included on the album’s track-list. In the final analysis, though, it was just too damned epic to be kept within the confines of a mere long player. It had to be set free, online. Seriously, this is 17 minutes of huge!
Download in .zip format
Listen online

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Not Me - lss (Example)

Not Me - lss (Example)

VOLUME 15: Not Me – “lss (Example)” (CSAF128DL) 11:04
As 2010 comes to an end, “lss (Example)” points to the future of CSAF, generally and Not Me, specifically. It’s taken from a demos album released to provide guidance to participants in the 2011 12s project, a series of “virtual 12-inch singles” featuring new remixes of Not Me material, from an as-yet-unspecified selection of artists. In and of itself, this is probably the deepest, darkest and most accomplished Not Me track so far, mixing elements of minimal techno, dubstep and glitch.
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Old Wyoming - Your Violent Nature

Old Wyoming - Your Violent Nature

VOLUME 16: Old Wyoming – “Your Violent Nature” (CSAF134DL) 11:59
Old Wyoming is the new project from Brad Lynham of Empty Love. “Your Violent Nature” is a truly serious piece of heavyweight analogue drone. Recorded and mixed on December 20th and 21st 2010, in Montreal.
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December 30, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

CSAF 10-20 2010 Vols. 12 & 13

Two new entries in CSAF Records’ 10-20 2010 series…

VOLUME 12

Fieldhead - reference line

Fieldhead - reference line

Fieldhead – “reference line” (CSAF125DL) 10:00
From Last FM: “Fieldhead is P. Elam (formerly a resident of Leeds, UK, currently a resident of Vancouver, BC). Since 2008 he has produced ambient/electronic music that delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops. He is also a full time member of Hood side project The Declining Winter and a part time member of Glissando’s Fleeting Glimpse Ensemble.” And according to the man himself: “‘reference line’ is a minimal, studio version of an improvised piece performed with Ora Cogan at Fake Jazz in Vancouver on September 1st 2010. As no recording was made of the performance, a recreation was made from memory.”
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VOLUME 13

hmbkr - Radio Majesty

hmbkr - Radio Majesty

hmbkr – “Radio Majesty” (CSAF126DL) 17:19
Vancouver-based quartet hmbkr features Scant Intone and connect_icut alongside members of coin gutter and the infamous Ejaculation Death Rattle (aka EDR). The hmbkr sound is based around real-time digital signal processing, unconventional tuning systems (specifically, just intonation) and the primal vocal stylings of EDR’s Ross Birdwise. “Radio Majesty” is an edited version of an improvisation performed in private at Vancouver’s VIVO Media Arts Centre. It represents the public’s first opportunity to experience the magic of hmbkr!
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November 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm Leave a comment

Not Me – “ntm (One Pad Mix)” (CSAF) download

Not Me - "ntm (One Pad mix)"

Not Me - "ntm (One Pad mix)"

Not Me’s “ntm (One Pad Mix)” is the latest in CSAF’s 10-20 2010 series of free MP3 downloads. Here’s what the label has to say about it:

“A hypnotic dub-techno epic. Recorded live in one take, using a half-finished Max/MSP patch, with only minimal post-production. All glitches are… if not exactly intentional, certainly welcome. Produced by connect_icut.”

You can download “ntm, (One Pad Mix)” for free, right now. You lucky bastards!

August 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

connect_icut – Two Rios (Explosive Mix)

Walk In

connect_icut - Two Rios (Explosive Mix)

“Two Rios (Explosive Mix)”, the latest in CSAF’s 10-20 2010 series of free MP3 downloads, is an unedited recording of a rehearsal for connect_icut’s performance at the Vancouver Central Library as part of the Walk in Here/You Are installation. It began life as a purely generative piece, supplied for the installation (which also features audio from Loscil, Magneticring, Kellarissa, Circlesquare, Anju Singh and Brady Cranfield). The piece is very much sample-based and – as such – might be considered a sort of epilogue to Fourier’s Algorithm.

Download it from the CSAF website.

August 8, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Very Good Indeed!

A connect_icut Album, Yesterday

A connect_icut Album, Yesterday

When browsing at your local vinyl emporium, the descriptions you see on the sleeves of records will – more often than not – be copied and pasted straight from the Internet, with few alterations and no credit given to the original writer. Take it from one who’s done this many times. All well and good – just don’t assume that said writer will never notice.

connect_icut – “Why We Cry”

May 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

Static Kitten & Scant Intone – “Brood” (CSAF) MP3

Static Kitten & Scant Intone - "Brood"

Static Kitten & Scant Intone - "Brood"

The latest release in CSAF’s 10-20 2010 series of free MP3 downloads is now online. It’s called “Brood” and it’s a collaboration between Static Kitten and Vancouver-based digital electronica artist Scant Intone – aka Constantine Katsiris.

Download it from here!

Constantine is also the fellow behind the Quiet City shows at Vancouver’s Blim gallery and – wouldn’t you just know it – there’s a Quiet City event coming up soon, which will feature a rare appearance from connect_icut.

Here are the details we have available right now:

Quiet City
connect_icut
Dr. Dad’s Sound Lab
Holzkopf
Kellarissa
Blim (115 East Pender, Vancouver)
May 14th (doors 8pm)
Benefit for CFRO Co-op Radio
Presented by Soundscape & Panospria

Please note that the artists are listed in alphabetical order and that this does not represent the actual running order of the show. Oh and watch this space for the announcement of another, sooner connect_icut show.

connect_icut – “Dream (Pop) Boy”

Kellarissa – “Tiny Things”

April 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

r3vR3nd R-50n15X5 – “Untitled Live Improvisation Winter 2009” (CSAF) download

CSAF Records

CSAF Records

Well, it finally (kinda) happened. After what seems like months of coaxing and cajoling, CSAF Records has (sorta) managed to persuade Papa Sprain to (somewhat) come out of retirement.  r3vR3nd R-50n15X5 is a strictly temporary, one-off improv configuration consisting of Cregan Black, Gary McKendry and Richie Reynolds. As far as this here blog knows, that’s the core of the classic Papa Sprain line-up.

“Untitled Live Improvisation…” will definitely appeal to fans of Papa Sprain’s one Peel Session, as well as those of you who were suitably amazed by the band’s stunning Live at The Marquee 91 bootleg. You can download this new track for free from the CSAF website.

February 16, 2010 at 12:03 am 2 comments

CSAF Records Website

CSAF Records

CSAF Records

This here blog has been a bit quiet since the start of this here new year. Apologies. There are many good reasons for this, the best of which is the creation of a CSAF Records website (http://csaf-records.com/). The label is currently looking for contributions to its 10-20 2010 series. Interested parties should apply via the usual channels.

Normal service will be resumed very soon indeed. Prob’ly.

In totally unrelated news: is “This is How We Walk on the Moon” by Arthur Russell the best song evar or what?

Bubblegum Cage III hearts Arthur Russell

Bubblegum Cage III hearts Arthur Russell

January 18, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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