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Not Me 2011 12s Update

Volume two in the CSAF recording company‘s 2011 12s series of free MP3 EPs is now available. It features remixes of songs by Not Me courtesy of Vincent Parker, The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Here are the full details:

Not Me - dbm 2011

Not Me - dbm 2011

Vol. 2: dbm 2011 (CSAF130DL)

Featuring a new remix by award-winning beat slicer Vincent Parker plus mixes by The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Vincent Parker’s remix is packed with swagger. Or should that be stagger? In any case, every time you think this track is going to fall flat on its face, Vincent pulls everything back up into place. He even supplied his own artwork to go with the mix (see below). A class act all ’round.

dbm Vincent Parker Remix

dbm Vincent Parker Remix

The connect_icut mix starts off atmospheric but brings in the beats just when you need ’em. Like Vincent’s mix, this a fevered exercise in raw improvisation, with all the bloody edges left un-sanitized.

The Luminaries mix is rather more refined and contemplative. It’s based around a series of bleak time-stretched drones, which betray very little trace of the original samples. These are arranged around ominous silences that – while undeniably spacious and panoramic – do little to dispel the claustrophobic mood of the first two tracks.

Side A

1. Vincent Parker Remix (5:21)

2. connect_icut 2011 Mix (7:25)

Side B

1. The Luminaries House of Bhutan Remix (10:15)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL. 2

May 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

hmbkr in London (sort of)

The mighty hmbkr photographed by Steve Louie

The mighty hmbkr, photographed by Steve Louie*

Vancouver-based electronic music artist Constantine Katsiris – aka Scant Intone – has curating a two-hour programme of sound works and videos for London’s SoundFjord, the first gallery in the UK primarily dedicated to audio art. The works will be presented on May 3rd and will include hmbkr’s “Radio Majesty”, which is also available as a free download from the CSAF Records website.

Here are all the details…

Hlysnan
Hlysnan is SoundFjord’s monthly listening event, exploring the world of sound in all its facets, guises and surprises! Tonight is an evening of film and sound works selected by Constantine Katsiris (Scant Intone).

May 3, 2011 @ 7-9pm
SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London N15 4ER
£2 at the door or buy advance tickets: http://wegottickets.com/event/116460

All monies are used to produce further events

((( SOUND )))
HMBKR – Radio Majesty
Crys Cole – Sand
Akumu – The Descent
John Kameel Farah – Rathenower
Shane Turner – (Squiggly Line)
Michael Trommer – Green Greyspace (Space Specters)

((( VIDEO )))
Erin Sexton – 3 x 2
Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn – Dirty Two Minutes With You
Julia Staudach & Peter Kutin – Strob
Jan Goldfuß & Kokoro No Jojishi – Dreams of Solaris
Holzkopf – Foreign Heroin

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204590509571553

(And for more of Steve Louie’s awesome pics of hmbkr, visit his Flickr page!)

April 25, 2011 at 9:00 am 4 comments

Not Me – 2011 12s

Not Me - "ntm 2011"

Not Me - "ntm 2011"

Those of you who follow the CSAF recording company and the nebulous electronica entity known only as Not Me will probably know about the 2011 12s series. Doubtless many of you have already downloaded the first volume, which features a rather staggering remix from Loscil – that’s right, LOSCIL!

For those of you pitiful souls who aren’t in the know, here’s the deal. 2011 12s is a series of five “virtual 12-inch singles” by Not Me, mixing elements of minimal techno, dubstep and glitch. The series is scheduled to feature remixes by some of your favourite experimental electronica artists, including Fieldhead, Vincent Parker and the aforementioned Loscil.

CSAF and Not Me are putting out an open call to all of y’all. Artists who would like to get involved in the project are encouraged to submit their own mixes of the tracks as 320kbps MP3s. The label’s large and staggeringly bureaucratic A&R department can’t promise to use everything received but they’d love to hear what you come up with.

To get started, you can:

Download all the original sample loops used to make the 2011 12s tracks

Download an album’s-worth of Examples

Download an album’s-worth of Instrumental Demos

Volume one was released in late February and volume two is scheduled for release in early May. Here are the full details of the first volume.

Vol. 1: ntm 2011 (CSAF129DL)

Featuring a new remix by Kranky recording artist Loscil plus mixes by The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Things start off deep and ambient, with a truly stunning mix from Loscil – aka sometime Destroyer drummer Scott Morgan. CSAF is sincerely honoured to have an artist of Scott’s calibre contributing to this project.

The connect_icut mix brings in a sub-aquatic bass drum thump that will be instantly pleasing to fans of the Chain Reaction label. Finally, the Luminaries mix strips everything way down for a skeletal and downright funky 14-minute workout.

Full track-listing below, with embedded players for previewing the individual tracks. Click on the download link to get the whole darn thing as a single .zip file.

Side A

1. Loscil Remix (6:35)

2. connect_icut Three Pad Mix (7:10)

Side B

1. The Luminaries Somnolent Dancefloor Dub (13.56)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL. 1

March 20, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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.
Download in .zip format
Listen online

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.
Download in .zip format
Listen online

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.”
Download in .zip format
Listen online

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!
Download in .zip format
Listen online

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

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