April 2009 Touch NewsLetter #2

Welcome to the twenty-seventh Touch Newsletter. To celebrate next week's "Touch Presents...", part of Ether 2009, Touch announces the release of the second in the series of A3 Prints + Digital Downloads.

Also a chance to attend a Touch panel discussion in the Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on Monday 20th April free of charge...

Rosy Parlane | Willow

16.04.09 - Willow - 04:29 - 320 kpbs VBR

A3 print + digital download - a TouchShop exclusive, unavailable elsewhere!

A3 print
Features an image (depicted above) by Jon Wozencroft, output onto high quality heavyweight matte paper. Free P&P - dispatched in robust poster tube.

Digital download
320 kpbs MP3, available only when purchasing the Willow print

Rosy Parlane - "Willow" 4:29
Written and recorded in Auckland, NZ Jan-Mar 2008

Rosy Parlane is a musician from New Zealand who began playing music with the avant-garde rock trio Thela. Thela released two cds, 'Eponymous' and 'Argentina' on the label Ecstatic Peace! He subsequently began working with abstract electronic based music, both as a solo artist and as Parmentier with fellow Thela collaborator, Dion Workman. His full and intricate soundscapes are comprised of of sample-loops, pianos, guitars, and field recordings manipulated via digital means.

Parlane has released two solo albums on Sigma Editions and a further two on Touch: Iris [Touch # TO:58, 2003] and Jessamine [Touch # TO:68, 2006]. He has also collaborated with Christian Fennesz, most recently on Fennesz's Black Sea [Touch # TO:76, 2008].

He currently lives in Auckland with his family.

Buy the A3 print and digital download in the TouchShop

Monday 20th April: Touch Q&A at the Purcell Room - free entry!

6.30pm Monday 20th April in the Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London - as part of the Ether Festival 2009.

Q&A with Fennesz, Rosy Parlane, CM von Hausswolff as well as Mike and Jon from Touch

Nb: this is a FREE event - please do come!

Tuesday 21st April: Touch presents, live at the QEH

7.30pm 21st April 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London - as part of the Ether Festival 2009.

Fennesz [AT]
Rosy Parlane [NZ]
CM von Hausswolff [SE/KREV]

More about Ether 2009
Book tickets online

Rosy Parlane in the TouchShop

New Zealander Rosy Parlane makes a rare European appearance as part of Tuesday's Touch Presents... at the Queen Elizabeth Hall event [see above]. As well as his new A3 Print + Digital Download release, TouchShop have received copies of Rosy's deleted second album, Gexto, recently dicovered in a warehouse in Chicago.

Boomkat, on Gexto: "The climate at the moment is perfect for the evolved and evolving Parlane aesthetic. seductive and affecting, full of quiet and not quiet catches and hooks, so easy that the difficulty is camouflaged. Excellent release."

Rosy Parlane - Willow [A3 Print + digital download]

Rosy Parlane - Jessamine [CD]

Rosy Parlane - Iris [CD]

Rosy Parlane - Getxo [CD]


The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.