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Artist: BRINKMANN, THOMAS
Title: A Certain Degree of Stasis
Format: Double CD
Label: Frozen Reeds
Country: Finland
Price: $21.00
Double CD set in slim card package. Edition of 350. No repress.
"Often associated with sparse electronic music, A Certain Degree of Stasis sees Thomas Brinkmann in command of a maximalists palette. A sonic counterpart to Agnes Luxs visual work, featured on the sleeve, the piece explores both fiercely distorted textures and sustained crystalline calm. A new work in two parts, to be played individually, together or with previous Frozen Reeds releases. The music will be available in no other form, physical or digital. "I respect the old. I love it and I deal with it, but I use it to come to a new conclusion. Searching in transitions." -- Thomas Brinkmann.

Artist: EASTMAN, JULIUS
Title: Femenine
Format: CD
Label: Frozen Reeds
Country: Finland
Price: $19.00
Re-pressed. “This recording is the première release of Julius Eastmans Femenine, for chamber ensemble. It is Femenines only known recording, documenting a 1974 performance by the S.E.M. Ensemble (with the composer on piano) that has lain unheard for decades. The music of Julius Eastman (1940-1990) is enjoying an ongoing period of rediscovery. Known best in the past for his work with figures like Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Russell, and Meredith Monk, today his own formidable compositions continue to draw increasing admiration. Joyous, insistent, and immersive, Femenine bathes the listener in surges of tonal color from intertwining winds, piano, violin, pitched percussion, synthesizer, and -- uniquely -- the composers own invention of mechanized sleigh bells, which provide the 72-minute piece with its characteristic pulse. Illuminating sleeve notes are provided by composer and author Mary Jane Leach, who is co-editor of Gay Guerrilla, a 2015 collection of essays on Eastmans life and music. Recorded by Steve Cellum -- co-producer of Arthur Russells World of Echo -- and mastered by Denis Blackham. CD in slim card package with insert.” - Frozen Reeds. "Eastmans stated aim with Femenine was to please listeners, saying of the piece that the end sounds like the angels opening up heaven . . . should we say euphoria? " --Mary Jane Leach.

Artist: KAYN, ROLAND
Title: A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound
Format: 16 CD Box
Label: Frozen Reeds
Country: Finland
Price: $140.00
"Frozen reeds presents the première release of Roland Kayns 14-hour masterpiece, A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound, as a 16-CD boxed set. Roland Kayns truly epic A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound is both a major late opus and a summation of his vast contribution to the fields of electronic music and composition. Hearing the briefest passage of this piece, assembled in 2009, is enough to date the material of which it is composed back to the era of Kayns noteworthy LP boxed sets, released on the Colosseum label in the late 70s and early 80s. Kayns so-called "cybernetic music," to use the term he preferred, resolutely refuses to showcase the methods employed in its creation. The mass of logical interactions and correspondences underpinning the sounds are submerged so deeply below the surface as to defy analysis. One is left only with the results, which grant the listener a profound and unique experience. With A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound, Kayn provides both a vast sonic territory and the invitation to explore it. From glacial, drone-like vistas to violent staccato sequences, the pieces 22 movements chart the length and breadth of electronic music in as comprehensive a manner as has ever been attempted. The resurgence of the modular synthesizer as a popular musical tool in recent years belies the possibility that its boldest virtuosi may already lie in the instruments past. In his work in Europes electronic music studios alongside colleagues such as Leo Küpper and Jaap Vink, Kayn created sonic textures in such abundant variety as to make genre-categorization redundant. Photographs of the one-off, hand-built systems upon which they were realized have inspired the awe of electronic-music connoisseurs for years, but their output has been all too little heard and appreciated. In 2017, Roland Kayn represents perhaps one of the last titanic figures of 20th-century music to receive their due recognition, and to have their vital music restored to availability. Fresh from its 2016 release of Julius Eastmans Femenine (FR 006CD), which spurred on its composers wider rediscovery and gave rise to performances, broadcasts, and festivals devoted to his work around the world, frozen reeds is proud to initiate the first stage of a similar process for Roland Kayn, which his incredible music so richly deserves. Edition of 750. Audio restoration by Jim ORourke. Artwork by Robert Beatty." - Frozen Reeds.

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