Welcome to the 71st Touch Newsletter. The last edition of 2011 is now available - the fourth in the series of limited edition White Label vinyls in the Tone 45 series is "Débris" by Jana Winderen. 100 copies only are available in the TouchShop...
Bells! TouchRadio 72 broadcasts to you from St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow.
In 2012 Touch celebrates the 30th anniversary of its first release. You can read about forthcoming events on 30.touchmusic.org.uk. To mark the beginning of their 30th anniversary, which will feature a number of events around Europe and the US, Jon Wozencroft and Mike Harding agreed to be interviewed by The Liminal, the first time they have been interviewed together for over ten years.
12" White Label vinyl + 320 kbps MP3 download of the tracks
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Side A: Scuttling Around in the Shallows 11:25
Side B: Drying Out in the Sun 16:01
The fourth in the series of limited edition vinyl in the Tone 45 series. 100 copies only are available in the TouchShop...
Scuttling Around in the Shallows is from the quadrophonic installation of the same name showed at Galerie B-312, Montreal, Canada 8th January - 5th February 2011.
Drying Out in the Sun is from a four-speaker outdoor public installation at "Starfield Simulation #36", Scaniaparken in Malmö, Sweden, 4th September - 2nd October 2011.
23.12.11 - Bells! - 25:39 - 192 kbps
Recorded in the belltower of St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow on 30th November 2011. With thanks to Denis Hewitt & Ewan Marshall.
The Liminal's Scott McMillan writes: "In 1982, Touch was established by Jon Wozencroft, Mike Harding, Andrew McKenzie and Gary Mouat. Pointedly not a record label, they initially produced audiovisual magazines, in which the images and text were given as much prominence as the music on their cassette compilations. Over the years, they have moved onto releasing vinyl, CDs, and digital downloads, by artists such as Fennesz, Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, Phill Niblock and Oren Ambarchi, but their ethos is as it was when they first started.
"Touch remains under the curatorship of Jon Wozencroft and Mike Harding. To mark the beginning of their 30th anniversary, which will feature a number of events around Europe and the US, they agreed to be interviewed by The Liminal, the first time they have been interviewed together for over ten years. Given that the number three is of symbolic importance to Touch, it seems appropriate that this interview will run in three parts."
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|Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma [CD]||Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma: The Signal Man's Mix [12" Vinyl + 320 kbps MP3]|
|Biosphere - N-Plants [CD + 192kbps MP3]||Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina [DCD]|
|Fennesz - Seven Stars [10" Vinyl + 320kpbs mp3]||Fennesz - Seven Stars [CD EP + 320kpbs mp3]|
|Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson - Cross-Pollination [CD]||CM von Hausswolff - 800 000 Seconds in Harar [CD]||Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virthulegu Forsetar [2x Vinyl LP]||Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking [2x Vinyl LP]|
|Biosphere - Mysterier [7" Vinyl Only]||Mike Harding - Repaired/Replaced [7" Vinyl Only]|
|Bruce Gilbert - Monad [7" Vinyl Only]||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 lI [320 kbps MP3]|
|Sohrab - Shouting at Dictators [320 kbps MP3]||Budhaditya Chattopadhyay - Eye Contact with the City [MP4 video for iPod/iPhone]|
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|Deceh - Fundamental Structure [Cassette]||Peter Hope-Evans - Cast-Offerings: Visitations, Fetches, Revenants [Cassette]|
|Francisco López & Zan Hoffman - Concert for 300 Magnetic Tapes [Cassette]||Fantom Auditory Operations / Michael Esposito - The Child Witch of Pilot's Knob [Cassette]|
|Othon - Silky Hands of a Rough Piano Boy [Cassette]||Burning Tree - Stinger [Cassette]|
|Dr. Fleischbrittel - The 7th Synphonie of the Seven Swevens [Cassette]||Lary Seven - Rotation [Cassette]|
|The Art of Worms [Book]||Savage Pencil - Worm Eats Bear [A3 Print]|
The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.