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Artist: ARCHANGEL
Title: The Bedroom Slant Versions
Format: 12"
Label: Foom
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Bruno Pronsato debuted his Archangel project in 2014 with The Bedroom Slant (FOOM 002CD/LP). This remix EP opens the previously unreleased "Blue Eyes Blind/This Romance." Dean Blunt follows with a ten-minute, automated, spoken-word rework of "Julia." For his first-ever remix, New York Downtown scene figurehead Peter Gordon enriches the intricate percussive patterns of "Half-Man Half-Lisa" with his playful rhythms and restless melodies. Cellist, producer, and Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Oliver Coates (who has collaborated with Jonny Greenwood, Mira Calix, and Micachu) rearranges the synthesized melody of "L.A. Teen (Live)" for cello and reconstructs the percussion to fit his vision." - Foom.

Artist: CHATHAM, RHYS
Title: Pythagorean Dream
Format: CD
Label: Foom
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“Rhys Chatham returns with his first solo album since 2013, the enchanting Pythagorean Dream. Having studied under Terry Riley and La Monte Young (with whom he later went on to work), Chatham fused the overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones. It was an inspired amalgamation -- the textural intricacies of the avant-garde colliding with the visceral punch of electric guitar-slinging punk rock -- and with it Chatham created a new type of urban music. Raucous and ecstatic, this sound energized the New York Downtown scene throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, prefigured the no wave movement, and cast a huge influence over the subsequent work of Chathams many protégés, including Glenn Branca and future members of Sonic Youth. Primarily focused on the electric guitar (but also featuring flute and a bit of trumpet) this recording is named after the Pythagorean guitar tuning it employs. The recording is a truly solo endeavor, composed, performed, produced, engineered, and mastered solely by Chatham. Chatham began to develop solos that he would play himself, choosing to incorporate the multi-second delay effect pioneered by Terry Riley with two Revox tape machines. Feeling that it tied in with his overall minimalist aesthetic and that the effect (which gives the impression that choirs and choirs of instruments are playing) was fitting as a succession to his 100-guitar idea, Chatham created and layered feedback loops of varying durations using Rileys method in order to create rich, overlapping layers that in practice transcend the limitations of their start and end points, blooming into free-flowing melodies in their own right. "Part One" of Pythagorean Dream opens with a brief trumpet intro, followed by a guitar piece that implements a finger-picking technique (Chatham has long been a fan of this style; John Fahey was one of his teenage musical heroes), before moving to an EBow section and concluding with the fast tremolo flat-picking technique used in the context of his 100-guitar pieces. "Part Two" is principally about Chathams return to the flute, the instrument that sparked his love of contemporary music before he experienced an early Ramones show at CBGB and began focusing on the electric guitar. Pythagorean Dream features Chatham on C, alto, and bass flutes. The recording is brought to a close with a final guitar piece. The CD version include a bonus track recorded at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.” - Foom.

Artist: CHATHAM, RHYS
Title: Pythagorean Dreams
Format: LP
Label: Foom
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
“Includes printed inner sleeves and download code. Rhys Chatham returns with his first solo album since 2013, the enchantingPythagorean Dream. Having studied under Terry Riley and La Monte Young (with whom he later went on to work), Chatham fused the overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones. It was an inspired amalgamation -- the textural intricacies of the avant-garde colliding with the visceral punch of electric guitar-slinging punk rock -- and with it Chatham created a new type of urban music. Raucous and ecstatic, this sound energized the New York Downtown scene throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, prefigured the no wave movement, and cast a huge influence over the subsequent work of Chathams many protégés, including Glenn Branca and future members of Sonic Youth. Primarily focused on the electric guitar (but also featuring flute and a bit of trumpet) this recording is named after the Pythagorean guitar tuning it employs. The recording is a truly solo endeavor, composed, performed, produced, engineered, and mastered solely by Chatham. Chatham began to develop solos that he would play himself, choosing to incorporate the multi-second delay effect pioneered by Terry Riley with two Revox tape machines. Feeling that it tied in with his overall minimalist aesthetic and that the effect (which gives the impression that choirs and choirs of instruments are playing) was fitting as a succession to his 100-guitar idea, Chatham created and layered feedback loops of varying durations using Rileys method in order to create rich, overlapping layers that in practice transcend the limitations of their start and end points, blooming into free-flowing melodies in their own right. "Part One" of Pythagorean Dream opens with a brief trumpet intro, followed by a guitar piece that implements a finger-picking technique (Chatham has long been a fan of this style; John Fahey was one of his teenage musical heroes), before moving to an EBow section and concluding with the fast tremolo flat-picking technique used in the context of his 100-guitar pieces. "Part Two" is principally about Chathams return to the flute, the instrument that sparked his love of contemporary music before he experienced an early Ramones show at CBGB and began focusing on the electric guitar.Pythagorean Dream features Chatham on C, alto, and bass flutes. The recording is brought to a close with a final guitar piece.” - Foom.

Artist: GORDON, PETER & DAVID VAN TIEGHEM
Title: Winter Summer
Format: 12"
Label: Foom
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Recently unearthed Peter Gordon & David Van Tieghem collaboration from 1978, featuring vocals from special guest Kathy Acker, author of post-modern classic Blood And Guts In High School (1984). Gordon and Van Tieghem play all of the instruments and electronics, overdubbing on a 1" 8-track recorder. The result is intimate and vulnerable, yet ice cold and edgy. "Winter" is a cold-wave, proto-techno track. "Summer" is a lyrical and romantic instrumental. With Van Tieghems drumming laying down the bedrock, the acoustic piano and vari-speeded marimba take turns drifting in-and-out of the foreground. Artwork features two new original, drawings by Laurie Anderson." - Foom.

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