October 2011 Touch Newsletter #3


Welcome to the 67th Touch Newsletter. Introducing Purity Supreme; a collaboration between French musician, composer and producer Christophe Van Huffel and American writer, musician and composer Leslie Winer. Their debut EP on Ash International is called "Always Already". Details below...

Hildur Gudnadottir's "Without Sinking" album is now available as a Double Vinyl LP. This release contains 3 extra tracks in addition to the ten on the CD version of Without Sinking.

The Tapeworm launches its new publishing venture, The Bookworm, with a tidy compendium of its coverart, alongside an especially commissioned essay by writer Ken Hollings, the author of Destroy All Monsters.

Finally, Savage Pencil produced a poster for last week's Worm Eats Bear night. Hand-stamped, signed and collectable, it's now available online.




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Ash 10.1 | Purity Supreme "Always Already"

12" Vinyl EP with 320kbps mp3 downloads
Cut: Jason @ Transition. Cover: Philip Marshall

Track listing:
Side A
1. Milk St.
2. Half Past 3 Cowboy

Side AA
3. Famous Inhabitants of Louth
4. Dunderhead

Four new tracks from Purity Supreme. Purity Supreme is a collaboration between French musician, composer and producer Christophe Van Huffel and American writer, musician and composer Leslie Winer. "Always Already" was recorded in France at Studio7Love in May 2011.

Leslie Winer's 90s album "Witch", released under the artist name ©, is a genuine lost classic, pioneering many of the sounds that have followed. Since this prescient release she has chosen to work in the shadows. Leslie's voice has graced recordings by Bomb The Bass, Jon Hassell and Holger Hiller, and her words used on "This Is", the lead track on Grace Jones's latest effort. Alongside Purity Supreme, she is currently writing short stories to be published by The Bookworm.

Christophe Van Huffel, ex-guitarist of Tanger, has recently worked producing legendary French singer, Christophe. He is based in France.


Buy Purity Supreme "Always Already" in the TouchShop
www.ashinternational.com
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TO:70LP | Hildur Gudnadottir "Without Sinking"

Double Vinyl LP
Mastered by Denis Blackham, cut by Jason @ Transition.
Artwork & photography by Jon Wozencroft.

Track listing:
Side A
1. Elevation
2. Overcast
3. Erupting Light
4. Circular

Side B
1. Ascent
2. Opaque
3. Aether
4. Whiten

Side C
1. Into Warmer Air
2. Unveiled
3. Baer

Side D
1. Heyr Himnasmidur
2. Iridescence

Composed and recorded by Hildur Ingveldardottir Gudnadottir in Berlin and Reykjavik. Hildur played cello, zither, processors and voice. Additional recordings by Skuli Sverrisson, bass and processors on all tracks except track 7, 10, 11 and 12. Johann Johannsson, organs and processors on tracks 2, 3, 9 and 13. Gudni Franzson, clarinet and bass clarinet on tracks 7 and 10

Cello made by David Wiebe in 1991. Cello nr 49.

This release contains 3 extra tracks in addition to the ten on the CD version of Without Sinking

11. Baer was recorded in Berlin in 2009... Hildur plays Halldorophone and cello.

12. Heyr himna smidur is an Icelandic hymn.The lyrics are written in 1208 by Kolbeinn Tumason. Music written over 700 years later by Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, arranged and recorded by Hildur Gudnadottir. Performed by Hildur Gudnadottir (vocals, piano) and Skuli Sverrisson (bass). Recorded in the Civitella Ranieri castle in Umbria, Italy.

13. Iridescence is co-mixed by BJNilsen, also featuring Skuli Sverrisson (bass) and Johann Johannsson (organ).


Buy Hildur Gudnadottir "Without Sinking" [Double Vinyl LP] in the TouchShop
www.hildurness.com




TBW#01 | "The Art of Worms"

Announcing TBW#01, "The Art of Worms", the first publication from The Bookworm.

Contents:
"Parasitic Infestation", an essay by Ken Hollings.
Illustrations from the first 25 Tapeworm tapes,
including works by SavX, Derek Jarman and Leif Elggren.

Cover illustration: Savage Pencil.

66pp, 110mm x 117mm, soft cover, thread bound booklet - no ISBN.
Edition of 250 copies only.

Printed on Munken Print stock.
Typeset in Aldine 401, Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk and Miso.

The Tapeworm launches its new publishing venture, The Bookworm, with a tidy compendium of its coverart, alongside an especially commissioned essay by writer Ken Hollings, the author of the books Destroy All Monsters (Marion Boyars) and Welcome to Mars (Strange Attractor Press). Ken's work has appeared in a wide range of journals, reviews and anthologies. He has written and presented critically acclaimed programmes for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, NPS in Holland, ABC Australia and Resonance FM and has given talks and lectures at the Royal Institution, the British Library, the ICA, Central St Martins, the Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels and the Berlin Akademie der Künste.

Future Bookworm books are currently being penned by writer/poet Leslie Winer, and graphic designer Chris Bigg (4AD, David Sylvian).


Buy "The Art of Worms" in the TouchShop
www.tapeworm.org.uk




TPW#04 | Savage Pencil "Worm Eats Bear"

A3 Print

Features an illustration by Savage Pencil.

Output onto high quality heavyweight matte paper.
Signed and hand-stamped by the artist.

Dispatched in robust poster tube.


Buy Savage Pencil "Worm Eats Bear" in the TouchShop
www.tapeworm.org.uk




28-30.10.11 | Touch Live at Phonofemme

Brunnenpassage, Vienna 28th - 30th October
Curated by Mia Zabelka & Mike Harding

Live performances:
Hildur Gudnadottir
Philip Jeck
Jana Winderen

Ensemble:
One night band conducted by Mike Harding and Mia Zabelka featuring Hildur Gudnadottir, Jana Winderen, Zahra Mani, Philip Jeck, Manon-Liu Winter, Franz Hautzinger, Mia Zabelka

Installation:
Christina Ödlund - Plant Drummer

Workshops:
Mike Harding/Jana Winderen and Zahra Mani/Mia Zabelka


www.phonofemme.at






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