December 2011 Touch Newsletter


Welcome to the 70th Touch Newsletter. Touch exits its 29th year with two additions to the Touch Sevens series. These new 45s are "Mysterier" by Biosphere and "Repaired/Replaced" by Mike Harding.

Reminder: TouchShop offers a subscription service for both Touch and The Tapeworm. Both subs offer you discounts, upfront information and a guaranteed supply of our more limited items.

A new version of the Touch app for iPhone and iPad is now available for free download. Details below.

Edgar Honetschläger's & Yukika Kudo's "Negative Space" is available for free download in the TouchShop. This is the latest edition to Touch's T-Phone video series for iOS devices.

In 2012 Touch celebrates the 30th anniversary of its first release, "Feature Mist" [Touch # T1]. You can read about forthcoming events on 30.touchmusic.org.uk. This microsite will be updated regularly. Below, we take a look back at Touch's 2011 editions, alongside The Tapeworm's tapes for the year.

Finally, a look ahead to 2012. Touch's 30th anniversary. Forthcoming editions are to be expected from Oren Ambarchi, Eleh, Thomas Köner, Hildur Gudnadottir, Fennesz, BJNilsen, Mika Vainio, alongside a new Touch Seven by Rosy Parlane and archive releases of T33.2, T33.3 etc.

For 2012 The Tapeworm is readying a new slew of cassettes, the first coming from Achim Mohné, Philip Corner and Old Apparatus...




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TAPP 01 | Touch app for iPhone/iPad

A new version of the free Touch app [v1.0.1] for iPhone and iPad has the following improvements, and is now available for download:

• no more forced rotation in the photo viewer
• catalogue numbers and release dates visible in catalogue items
• higher quality photos for retina screens
• miscellaneous tweaks and improvements

Again, thanks to "Team Tema" for all their hard work.


Download the free Touch app at the iTunes App Store




TS 11 | Biosphere "Mysterier"

7" vinyl only - 2 tracks - 10:04
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Cover by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:
A: Fluvialmorfologi 4:24
B: Feber 5:50

TS11 - the next in the series of vinyl-only Touch Sevens - is Mysterier by Biosphere, featuring Two tracks originally recorded for Hågogaland Teater, Tromsø, Norway in 2006 and remastered in 2011.

Please note: this item will not ship before 19th December 2012... If you require any other items for the holiday season (UK), please order this item separately.


Buy Biosphere "Mysterier" in the TouchShop
www.biosphere.no




TS 13 | Mike Harding "Repaired/Replaced"

7" vinyl - 2 tracks - 3:55
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Cover by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:
A: Broken Window 3:25
B: Broken Rain 0:30

Recorded in West Wittering and Balham using DPA 4060s onto a Nagra Ares P-ll digital recorder.

"Broken Window" first appeared in a slightly different form on the CD compilation "Saiwala - enquete sur l'esthetique musicale du vent" [60 page booklet + CD FEAR DROP 15]


Buy Mike Harding "Repaired/Replaced" in the TouchShop




T-Phone 5 | Edgar Honetschläger & Yukika Kudo "Negative Space"

12:04 - .m4v file
Free download

Live at Charim Galerie, Vienna, November 19th 2011

"The situation in Japan is dramatic. The day before yesterday a doctors' congress came to an end in Tokyo. Since Fukushima blew up, the cancer rate has dramatically increased in the contaminated areas - which covers 8% of the Japanese land mass. it is unacceptable that babies and children end up with cancer because the public response is not be heard. Please have a look at the video. if you like it please pass it on. We must shout - the louder the better - because it is of concern to all of us."

All visuals © Edoko Institute, Vienna | Ribo Ltd., Tokyo. Music: "Aun" (Christian Fennesz) published by Touch Music [MCPS] | "Mit anderen Augen" (Simone Santi Gubini)/La Camera Verde | "Miro Marcus" (Peter Ablinger)


Download for free Edgar Honetschläger & Yukika Kudo's "Negative Space" [.m4v file] in the TouchShop




A roundup of Touch 2011, available in the TouchShop

You can subscribe to Touch in the TouchShop.

Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma [CD]

Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma [CD]

Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma: The Signal Man's Mix [12

Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma: The Signal Man's Mix [12" Vinyl + 320 kbps MP3]

Biosphere - N-Plants [CD + 192kbps MP3]

Biosphere - N-Plants [CD + 192kbps MP3]

Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina [DCD]

Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina [DCD]

Fennesz - Seven Stars [10

Fennesz - Seven Stars [10" Vinyl + 320kpbs mp3]

Fennesz - Seven Stars [CD EP + 320kpbs mp3]

Fennesz - Seven Stars [CD EP + 320kpbs mp3]

Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson - Cross-Pollination [CD]

Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson - Cross-Pollination [CD]

CM von Hausswolff - 800 000 Seconds in Harar [CD]

CM von Hausswolff - 800 000 Seconds in Harar [CD]

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virthulegu Forsetar [2x Vinyl LP]

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virthulegu Forsetar [2x Vinyl LP]

Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking [2x Vinyl LP]

Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking [2x Vinyl LP]

Bruce Gilbert - Monad [7

Bruce Gilbert - Monad [7" Vinyl Only]

Oren Ambarchi & Joe Talia - Hit & Run [12

Oren Ambarchi & Joe Talia - Hit & Run [12" Vinyl + 320 kbps MP3]

Sohrab - You Are Not Alone l [320 kbps MP3]

Sohrab - You Are Not Alone l [320 kbps MP3]

Sohrab - You Are Not Alone lI [320 kbps MP3]

Sohrab - You Are Not Alone lI [320 kbps MP3]

Sohrab - Shouting at Dictators [320 kbps MP3]

Sohrab - Shouting at Dictators [320 kbps MP3]

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay - Eye Contact with the City [MP4 video for iPod/iPhone]

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay - Eye Contact with the City [MP4 video for iPod/iPhone]

The Tapeworm's tapes, still in stock, for 2011

You can subscribe to The Tapeworm in the TouchShop.

Deceh - Fundamental Structure

Deceh - Fundamental Structure [Cassette]

Peter Hope-Evans - Cast-Offerings: Visitations, Fetches, Revenants

Peter Hope-Evans - Cast-Offerings: Visitations, Fetches, Revenants [Cassette]

Francisco Lopez & Zan Hoffman - Concert for 300 Magnetic Tapes

Francisco López & Zan Hoffman - Concert for 300 Magnetic Tapes [Cassette]

Fantom Auditory Operations / Michael Esposito - The Child Witch of Pilot's Knob

Fantom Auditory Operations / Michael Esposito - The Child Witch of Pilot's Knob [Cassette]

Othon - Silky Hands of a Rough Piano Boy

Othon - Silky Hands of a Rough Piano Boy [Cassette]

Burning Tree - Stinger

Burning Tree - Stinger [Cassette]

Dr. Fleischbrittel - The 7th Synphonie of the Seven Swevens

Dr. Fleischbrittel - The 7th Synphonie of the Seven Swevens [Cassette]

Lary Seven - Rotation

Lary Seven - Rotation [Cassette]

The Art of Worms [Book]

The Art of Worms [Book]

Savage Pencil - Worm Eats Bear

Savage Pencil - Worm Eats Bear [A3 Print]



The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.