Touch, August 2010
Jacob Kirkegaard | Live in Japan
Jacob Kirkegaard will perform a series of varied shows in Japan during August/September. On 21st August his new sound installation Sabuation will be exhibited at the Aichi Triennale. 2nd September sees Jacob perform Eldfjall live at Super Deluxe in Tokyo (together with Karkowski). On the 3rd September he presents a new version with visuals of Loop Tower at Vacant in Tokyo. Finally, on the 4th September: Labyrinthitis at Misako & Rosen in Tokyo.
Touch Radio 54 | Ian R. MacLeod
05.08.10 - Well-Loved – 22:58 - 192 kbps
Ian R. MacLeod reads the short story "Well-Loved" from his collection "Past Magic" (PS Publishing, 2006).
Bib-Bob by SAVX
TO:80DS | Eleh "Repose"
1. Circle Two: Coastal Rotation For Dune Loop 17:12
Circle Two: Coastal Rotation For Dune Loop is a new 17 minute composition debuted at 2010's Mutek festival in Montreal. This piece completes the Retreat/Return trilogy with Repose. A limited edition vinyl version of this track is released on 14.07.10 on Important.
Tone 41 | Hildur Gudnadottir "Mount A"
CD in digipak
Photography & Design: Jon Wozencroft
Remastered by Denis Blackham
7. In Gray
This album was originally released by 12 Tónar in 2006 under the moniker 'Lost in Hildurness'. The first solo recording from Hildur Guðnadóttir (who is a member of the Nix Noltes band and has performed regularly with múm and Pan Sonic). In her dreamy soundworld she plays the cello, gamba, zither, khuur and the gamelan so this cd sounds like nothing else. This is exciting, tranquil, and melancholic stuff and at times it makes you think of a lost place and times gone by - and the music has the power to take you there. Recording sessions took place both in New York and in a house in Hólar, Iceland, specifically chosen for its good cello acoustics. It is strictly a solo album, Hildur has attempted to "involve other people as little as I could." Like the cover art, it is personal and intimate.
It has been called "the perfect soundtrack to get lost in a forest at night", but this version, remastered by Denis Blackham, sounds fresher and better than ever.
Her latest solo album, the widely reviewed and highly acclaimed Without Sinking (Touch # TO:70, 2009) is still available from Touch.