April 2013 Touch Newsletter #2


Welcome to the 95th Touch Newsletter. “Drumming for Creation”, the second in a new series of vinyl and download only releases, “from the archives…,” is now on sale. First released on cassette in 1985, this edition focuses on the recordings of Walo Shatan Gwari. The ensemble, led by Malam Walo, belongs to the Gwari people of Niger State.

Tone 49D – “The Sarsen Circle” – is now available to download in the TouchShop. Recorded live at EI, New York City, on 16th September 2012, this recording by collective of Marcus Davidson, Mike Harding, Philip Jeck, Dave Knapik, Lary 7, Ken Montgomery, JG Thirlwell and Brian Turner, has been reorganised for release by Philip Jeck.

A new TouchRadio, by Robert Curgenven, is now broadcasting – Live at The Exchange, Cornwall 12th August 2011. Details below.

The Wormhole – a by-product of The Tapeworm for non-tape releases – presents Achim Mohné’s “Seite B c/w Seite A”. Two tracks: one as a WAV download and one on a one-sided white label 7”, its artwork silk-screened by hand. 100 copies only. A single, dissected…

Achim Mohné presents this release live in Antwerp (3rd May) and Brussels (5th May), in two shows co-produced by The Tapeworm and Entr’acte. Info on both shows can be read here

Finally, TouchShop has recently received a further delivery of long-deleted Tapeworm rarities from its distributors – only a couple of copies are available of each. The early bird catches the worm…

Shipping for advanced orders begins 30th April 2013.




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T33.3V | Walo Shatan Gwari "Drumming for Creation"

12" Vinyl

Tracklist:
A1: Farming is the Most Important Occupation Today
A2: If You Have Something Today, Try and Enjoy It, For Tomorrow You May Not Be Alive to Do So
A3: Let Us Love One Another
B: Live

The second in a new series of vinyl and download only releases, "from the archives...". The first, Islands Inbetween, was originally released on cassette in 1983.

The second in this series, "Drumming for Creation" [Touch # T33.3V] is now available on vinyl. Originally released on cassette in 1985, this edition focuses on the recordings of Walo Shatan Gwari. The ensemble, led by Malam Walo, belongs to the Gwari people of Niger State.

The performances, at London's Commonwealth Institute, also encompassed drumming sessions and instrument-making workshops...

Public domain. All rights reserved.


Buy Walo Shatan Gwari "Drumming for Creation" [12" Vinyl] in the TouchShop




Tone 49D | "The Sarsen Circle"

Download only (320 kpbs MP3)
Reorganised by Philip Jeck

Tracklist:
1. The Sarsen Circle 30' 00"

This live recording was made at Experimental Intermedia, New York City, for Touch.30 on 16th September 2012, and has been reorganised and edited by Philip Jeck. With thanks to Phill Niblock and Byron Westbrook. Live photo by Dave Knapik. Stone by Jon Wozencroft.

30 is the number of upright stones that originally encompassed the Sarsen Circle, Stonehenge's best known feature.

feat. Marcus Davidson - percussion | Mike Harding – Conductor (& percussion) | Philip Jeck - Casio SK1 keyboard, effects, mixing desk and MD player | Dave Knapik - radio, iphones, Buddha Machine, Polaroid 450 Land camera, Knockman toys: the Pororon and the ChaCha, and police scanner | Lary 7 - contrabass | Ken Montgomery - Slepian Modified Casiotone M-10, Trogtronics 655 Black Box & Kaoss Pad | JG Thirlwell - laptop, keyboard | Brian Turner - guitar/amp | Andrea, The Enchantress of Bioluminosity - Zils

He subjects sound carriers, from vinyl to tape and beyond, to a forensic autopsy - for example, by analysing the dust particles inside a vinyl groove.

Mohné has performed alongside Philip Jeck at venues such as ZKM Karlsruhe and the Denovali Swingfest as part of the VINYL+ project. Using a triple vinyl deck set-up, his analytic auditory observations of these grooves - all grooves sound different, depending on how dust has effected and transformed the soft surface of the vinyl - converts tiny dust particles into a “sound sculpture”.


Download "The Sarsen Circle" [Zipped 320 kpbs MP3] in the TouchShop




WHO#05 | Achim Mohné "Seite B c/w Seite A"

Limited edition of 100 copies – a single, dissected…

“Seite B” – one-sided 7” white label vinyl, hand screen-printed cover
“Seite A” – one track WAV download

“Seite B” is the second excerpt of Achim Mohné’s live set at Kunsthaus Dresden on 24.v.12, as recorded by Arno Jordan (Analog Inn). It has been pressed on a one-sided white label 7”, screen-printed in white ink on white by Berlin-based artist Lukas Julius Keijser, in a hand-numbered edition of 100 copies only. Inside each sleeve you will find a small sachet of swarf, recovered from this record’s cut at Transition Studios, London.

The first excerpt – the conceptual “flip-side” of the single – is titled “Seite A” and available for you to download, once the vinyl has been purchased. This pair of recordings work together like a Möbius tape – the end of “Seite A” is the beginning of “Seite B” and “Seite B” ends where “Seite A” starts… Listen to “Seite A” on your digital player and to “Seite B” on your record player, at 45 rpm.

Mohné started working with record players and other audio playback devices in the mid 90s. He experiments with the space and time intervals inherent in these machines and is especially interested in “music that lies hidden in the medium itself”.

He subjects sound carriers, from vinyl to tape and beyond, to a forensic autopsy - for example, by analysing the dust particles inside a vinyl groove.

Mohné has performed alongside Philip Jeck at venues such as ZKM Karlsruhe and the Denovali Swingfest as part of the VINYL+ project. Using a triple vinyl deck set-up, his analytic auditory observations of these grooves - all grooves sound different, depending on how dust has effected and transformed the soft surface of the vinyl - converts tiny dust particles into a “sound sculpture”.

Achim Mohné presents this release live in Antwerp (3rd May) and Brussels (5th May), in two shows co-produced by The Tapeworm and Entr’acte. Info on both shows can be read here


Buy Achim Mohné "Seite B c/w Seite A" [One-sided 7" Vinyl + WAV] in the TouchShop
www.achimmohne.de
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Touch Radio 93 | Robert Curgenven

16.04.13 - Live at The Exchange, Cornwall 12th August 2011 - 16:27 - 320 kbps

Unprocessed recordings of a 16 foot pipe organ - built 1861, standing in a 13/14th Century rural church in West Penwith, Cornwall), guitar feedback, unprocessed field recordings, ventilator and microtonal dubplates & turntables.

Field recordings from contained and reverberant spaces in the cities of Berlin (2007), Tokyo (2006), Sydney (1999), Milan (2008), Hamburg (2009) and Osaka (2006).

Live 8-channel diffusion at The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall as a response to the exhibition "An Urban Silence" curated by Blair Todd. Diffusion through 8 Genelec 8040A monitors with 7070A & 7050B subwoofers courtesy of University College Falmouth/Dartington College & Rob Gawthrop.

Live room recording by Martin Clarke. Mixed and mastered by Robert Curgenven


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