January 2013 Touch Newsletter

Welcome to the 91st Touch Newsletter. Touch Radio 89 is now broadcasting - Richard Francis, Rosy Parlane and Rachel Shearer, live at The Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand, August 11th 2012.

Four new Tapeworm tapes are now available. Jon Wesseltoft and Dag Stiberg join forces with Nisennenmondai's Sayaka Himeno for Royal Hex. Dale Cornish follows his lauded "Glacial" CD for Ent'racte with Fleshpile Thematic. Pye Corner Audio explores "the sounds that surround us" on The Ever-Present Hum. Phil Julian aka Cheapmachines delivers recordings of two London gigs on Live Flux.

In further Tapeworm/Wormhole-related news, Leslie Winer &c. was named as one of Other Music's Reissues of the Year 2012: "In my world, this is essential listening, and I can't really give a higher recommendation than that, folks." In addition, The Swifter (BJNilsen, Andrea Belfi and Simon James Phillips) were featured in The Liminal's Albums of the Year 2012: "This astounding album seems, at times, the biography of the building it was recorded in…"

Finally, new recipes from legendary DJ Mandy H and Kári Basile Hildarson Grisey have been added to the Touch Recipe Book - plus, a new chapter: baby food.

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TTW#48 | Maranata "Royal Hex"

Cassette only – edition of 175 copies
Illustration – SavX.

Track listing:
A: Loud Hair
B: Royal Hex

Guitar/ Electronics - Jon Wesseltoft. Saxophone/ Electronics - Dag Stiberg. Drums - Sayaka Himeno

Maranata is the Norwegian free-noise duo of Jon Wesseltoft and Dag Stiberg. Working as a duo since 2005, they also often perform alongside collaborators, with prior performances including the likes of Maja S.K Ratkje, C. Spencer Yeh and Manheim (ex-Mayhem). This particular set was recorded live at the Superdeluxe club in Tokyo in April 2010, with Sayaka Himeno from Nisennenmondai guesting on drums.

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TTW#49 | Dale Cornish "Fleshpile Thematic"

Cassette only – edition of 200 copies
Illustration – Christophe Chemin.

Track listing:
A1: Of An Evening
A2: Canopy
A3: The Unctuous
A4: A Lucky Escape
A5: The List
B1: Weathermud
B2: The Control
B3: Lowlight
B4: Falsehood
B5: To Be Blunt

Composed and performed by Dale Cornish. Born, raised and current of London (south). No Bra (2004–6): co-wrote unexpected hit ‘Munchausen’. Terse humour and observations/worldly interests further evident with work of ecstatic noise trio Baraclough (2006–). Debut album ‘Hello Animal’ (2009) followed by subsequent cassette-only releases, including ‘The Lampshade Is Not A Past Tense’ for the Tapeworm (2009). Current focus is on solo and collaborative works and performances. Previous solo releases include ‘Glacial’ (Entr’acte, 2012) and ‘Voluntary Redundancy Salad’ (Beartown Records, 2011).

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TTW#50 | Pye Corner Audio "The Ever-Present Hum"

Cassette only – edition of 200 copies
Illustration – grohs.

Track listing:
A: Part 1 (Motorway)
B: Part 2 (Treetop)

The Head Technician writes: “These two pieces are an exploration of the setup I use for my live shows. I wanted to come at it from a more compositional angle however. Using only a looping delay pedal and two synthesisers, they became a meditation on the sounds that surround us, but often go unheard.” – The Head Technician, 19 September 2012

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TTW#51 | Phil Julian "Live Flux"

Cassette only – edition of 150 copies
Illustration – Allon Kaye.

Track listing:
A: Hope and Anchor, 19/04/2012
B: ICA, 14/07/2012

Recorded live in London (analogue modular synthesiser, computer, radio).

Phil Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990’s recording numerous works under the name Cheapmachines and under his own name since 2008 in various collaborative and solo performances. Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly unstable and/or chaotic systems – modular analogue synthesisers, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works. Julian has collaborated on remixes, recordings and performances with Maurizio Bianchi, Tomas Korber, Michael Renkel, Ryan Jordan, Jason Kahn, Nihilist Assault Group, The New Blockaders and GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters as well as being a member of the improvised drone ensemble Signals with Mark Beazley and Chris Gowers.

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Touch Radio 89 | Richard Francis/Rosy Parlane/Rachel Shearer

06.01.13 - Live at The Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand, August 11th 2012 - 22:33 - 320 kbps

Recorded at the Now! Here! Festival to celebrate the launch of the book Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand. Mastered by Rachel Shearer. Thank you: Zoe Drayton, David Hornblow. Click here for Erewhon Calling's website.

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