“Quiet Trade” now available as a cassette via Strange Rules here.
“Originally recorded between 2009-2011 in London & Berlin, four works of piano, organ, analogue modular synthesiser, computers, objects & surfaces.”
Digital version here.
A dazzling tribute to the great Italian horror films of the 1970s will get a retrofit all of its own at this very special event. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s neo-giallo sees a man search for his missing wife in the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building, only to become submerged in the strange fantasies of sensuality and bloodshed emanating from the psyches of the place’s other inhabitants.
The initial release of The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears had no original score and instead used music from existing giallo films. Blanck Mass, Death Waltz Originals and East End Film Festival are now proud to present a spectacular new record that reaches beyond regular film soundtracks.
Edinburgh-based musician Ben Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) has devised a stage for experimentation and collaboration with several artists from across the globe. Each was assigned a scene to work with and given complete freedom to score it how they wanted, without any knowledge of what was planned by the other musicians. Contributions came from Stockholm’s Roll The Dice, London’s Helm, Moon Gangs, and Phil Julian, Glasgow’s Konx-Om-Pax, and New York’s C. Spencer Yeh, as well as Blanck Mass himself.
The end result is a fascinating record that enthralls, seduces and terrifies in equal measure. Death Waltz’s double vinyl is housed inside a 425gsm reverse board gatefold sleeve pressed on an exclusive screening event colour ltd to 500 units.
The screening will be followed by a DJ set from Blanck Mass and friends.
The TRACE LP is now available for purchase in .mp3 and .flac formats via Boomkat:
Pleased to announce that my “TRACE” LP is now available to order via Harbinger Sound.
£12 + p&p. More info and orders via Steve Underwood ~ harbingersound (at) lineone .net
Available via Confront Recordings:
Jason Kahn & Phil Julian “Valentines”
(Confront Collectors Series ccs 35)
Recorded at Goldsmiths University of London by John Macedo, 14th February 2012.
“Valentines” documents the first duo meeting between Kahn and Julian, recorded during Kahn’s tour of the UK in 2012.
The initial idea was to meet and hopefully generate audio material that could then be used later as the basis for a composition. It seemed apparent that the three improvised pieces that makes up “Valentines” stood up well on their own merits without the need for further embellishment.
The session was recorded by John Macedo, who also conducted an interview with the pair about their approaches to recording and performing. A link to this is included on a card insert with the release.
Jason Kahn – Analogue modular synthesiser, mixing board, radio
Phil Julian – Analogue modular synthesiser, computer
No overdubs, edited for length only.
Available via The Tapeworm!
Dale Cornish & Phil Julian – “Two Warhol’s Worth”
Cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies
Buy in the TouchShop
Composed and performed by Dale Cornish and Phil Julian.
Dale Cornish – words, vocals, additional music on A2 and B1.
Phil Julian – electronics
Illustration – Stefan Fähler
Tuesday 14 October 2014
OTO PROJECT SPACE
Door Times : 6pm
Tickets : £6 / £10 includes copy of “Valentines” CD (on the door only)
A Confront Recordings launch event for the Jason Kahn & Phil Julian collaboration CD “Valentines”.
The pair will perform as a duo and then as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group THE SEEN.
Jason Kahn & Phil Julian (duo)
Phil Julian / electronics
Jason Kahn / electronics
Phil Durrant / violin
Angharad Davies / violin
Mark Wastell / violoncello
Olie Brice / double bass
Dominic Lash / double bass
Graham MacKeachan / double bass
More info here.
Collaborative electronics recordings from Phil Julian and Ben Owen which began after the pair met in London in 2009 while performing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group THE SEEN.
The recordings began as a series of improvised pieces which then underwent considerable restructuring, layering and additional instrumentation resulting in three long-form, slowly evolving electronic compositions.
Between Landing 1 (21 ‘26)
Between Landing 2 (20 ‘37)
A Return (14 ‘21)
Phil Julian – Guitar, electronics, computer
Ben Owen – Electronics, Experimental Television Center recordings, ppooll
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Compact Disc housed in a four panel letterpressed card sleeve.
Design and print by Ben Owen at Middle Press, Brooklyn NY.