December 2009 Touch Newsletter #2


Welcome to the thirty-eighth Touch Newsletter. Below, a round-up of all Touch editions for 2009, along with those by Ash International and our friends at The Tapeworm.

Touch Radio 46 is now broadcasting: "1/f Noise | Smoothing Out The Press" by Ken Montgomery.

A TouchShop reminder - last dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery are: UK, 21st December; International, 17th December. NB: UK VAT rates increase from 15% to 17.5% on 1 January 2010. So bear in mind it is slightly cheaper to buy this month, rather than in the new year... And do not forget, the TouchShop now offers a Subscription Service.

Finally, a quick note to thank you all for your support throughout the year. Touch wishes you a happy festive season and all the best for the new year.




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Touch Radio 46 | Ken Montgomery

10.12.09 - 1/f Noise | Smoothing Out The Press - 59:55 - 151 kbps [VBR]

1/f Noise - While teaching sound art in Cincinnati Ohio's art school DAAP, Montgomery organized sonic tours of the Ceramics Department. The audience was blindfolded and led one by one down 8 flights of stairs into a series of listening stations where ventilators, burning kilns and other machinery were in use (2008).

Smoothing Out The Press was composed using the Sound of Sanding from the Crest Hardware Show plus recordings made at Ben Owen's Middle Press in Brooklyn while printing the Ministry of Lamination's Almost Blank Notebook letterpress edition (2007).


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Touch's 2009 editions

Jana Winderen - Heated: Live in Japan

Jana Winderen - Heated: Live in Japan [CD]

Nana April Jun - The Ontology of Noise

Nana April Jun - The Ontology of Noise [CD]

Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking

Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking [CD]

Biosphere - Wireless - Live at The Arnolfini, Bristol

Biosphere - Wireless - Live at The Arnolfini, Bristol [CD]

Robert Hampson - Vectors

Robert Hampson - Vectors [CD]

Mika Vainio - Black Telephone of Matter

Mika Vainio - Black Telephone of Matter [CD]

Oren Ambarchi - Intermission 2000-2008

Oren Ambarchi - Intermission 2000-2008 [CD]

Eleh | Nana April Jun - Observations & Momentum

Eleh | Nana April Jun - Observations & Momentum [Vinyl LP Only]

Phill Niblock - Touch Strings

Phill Niblock - Touch Strings [2xCD]

Phill Niblock - Touch Three [CD, 2nd Edition]

BJNilsen  - The Short Night

BJNilsen - The Short Night [Vinyl LP]

Johann Johannsson - Englaborn

Johann Johannsson - Englaborn [Vinyl LP]

Chris Watson - Stepping into the Dark [CD, 3rd Edition]

Touch's 2009 Digital Editions

Hildur Gudnadottir - Iridescence [digital download]

Jana Winderen - Submerged [digital download]

Rosy Parlane - Willow

Rosy Parlane - Willow [A3 Print + digital download]

Spire - Organology

Spire - Organology [A3 Print + digital download]

freq_out - Dreamlands

freq_out - Dreamlands [A3 Print + digital download]

2009 T-shirts

Touch - Not A Record Label

Touch - Not A Record Label [T-Shirt]

The Uncertainty Principle

The Uncertainty Principle [T-Shirt]

The Tapeworm - illustrated by Savage Pencil

The Tapeworm - illustrated by Savage Pencil [T-Shirt]

Ash International's 2009 editions

START! - The National Anthem of Elgaland-Vargaland #6

START! - The National Anthem of Elgaland-Vargaland #6 [7" Vinyl Only]

Leif Elggren/Michael Esposito - Fire Station 6

Leif Elggren/Michael Esposito - Fire Station 6 [CD]

Jana Winderen - The Noisiest Guys on the Planet

Jana Winderen - The Noisiest Guys on the Planet [Cassette] - Sold Out

Philip Marshall - Three Questions and an Answer

Philip Marshall - Three Questions and an Answer [Cassette] - Sold Out

The Tapeworm's 2009 tapes

Philip Jeck - Spool

Philip Jeck - Spool [Cassette] - Sold Out

Jean Baudrillard - Le Xerox et L'infini

Jean Baudrillard - Le Xerox et L'infini [Cassette] - Sold Out

Stephen O'Malley - Petite Geante

Stephen O'Malley - Petite Geante [Cassette] - Sold Out

Simon Fisher Turner - De Dentro Hacia Afuera

Simon Fisher Turner - De Dentro Hacia Afuera [Cassette] - Very Few Left

The Van Patterson Quartet - Live at F.W.

The Van Patterson Quartet - Live at F.W. [Cassette] - Very Few Left

Derek Jarman with Richard Torry - In Conversation, 1979-80

Derek Jarman with Richard Torry - In Conversation, 1979-80 [Cassette] - Very Few Left

Souls on Board

Souls on Board [Cassette]

Meltaot - First and Second Rites

Meltaot - First and Second Rites [Cassette]

Baraclough - The Lampshade is not a Past Tense

Baraclough - The Lampshade is not a Past Tense [Cassette]

E-Man

E-Man [Cassette]



The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.