THE BOHMAN BROTHERS ~ LIBRARY MUSIC

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Original Artwork by The Bohman Brothers
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or018
Date of Release: 10 August 2018 / SOLD

The Bohman Brothers are the creators of a unique and impure experimental music. Traces of Fluxus japery, musique concrete, sound poetry and free improvisation can be detected, yet ultimately the whole is greater and more arcane than the sum of it’s parts.

As a performing duo Adam and Jonathan Bohman have been operative since 1996(Adam Bohman is also a member of Morphogenesis and The London Improvisors Orchestra).Their sound art oscillates between states of the absurd and (sonically)grotesque to highly articulate explorations of extra-musical sound. One can hear various traces of out-noise lurking in the undergrowth of their 2002 debut album ` A Twist For All Pockets’ (Rossbin).
Electroacoustic music and free-improvisation could be regarded as co-ordinates on the grid. However,unlike the hermeticism of electro-acoustic music or the purism of free-improvisation, the Bohman’s freely quote from any source and aren’t afraid to show it. So you get Varesesian sound montage supporting spoken word material sourced from a pub menu, or frenetic juxtapositions between amplified shoe brushes and a frenzied tape cut-up of 17 th Century instruments. The Bohman aesthetic can be a dense and tangled thing to unpick and describe. Various and nefarious sounds and artistic influences merge and collide. Pinning it all down seem’s a bit reductive and, given the multiplicity and elusiveness of the Bohman genes, quite tough.Indeed, The Wire’s usually ebullient Ben Watson feel’s the same way but nonetheless makes a stab at it.

“It’s hard to describe the raw, explosive audio art they perpetrate.Everyday objects and sounds are worked on until they become saturated with lurid suggestion, resulting in a bizarre, hysterical immediacy. The convulsive beauty bears comparison to both composers Helmut Lachemann and James Dillon and to sound terrorisers Bark! and Furt. Nevertheless, in the traditions of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, the Bohman Brothers kitchen-sink realism laughs at the grand claims of lofty art.They will show you fear in a sponge from a drainer.”Ben Watson, The Wire Magazine, March 2002.

Not only do they show you `fear in a sponge’, they’ll more than likely play the sponge jacked-up through a crusty amp-combo. The use of amplified and unamplified objects is a distinctive feature of their work and it’s a pleasing coincidence that their Grandparents were antiques dealers, since the Bohman Brothers live set-up often resembles a hard-wired flea market.

The visual aspect, therefore, is also a strong, deliberated feature, alongside a pervading sense of the comedic. This is most evident in their deployment of spoken word material. Ridiculous advertising spiel and found texts are the sources for accompanied/unaccompanied speech, it’s a tactic that play’s on their duality, as the Brothers bounce-off or collide with each other. Reciting in blurred simultaneity, or wragged call and response.

The Bohman Brothers are also active in the support of other peoples music and other media. They have for two years run one of the handful of London’s experimental music clubs at The Bonnington Center, in Vauxhall south London. On the top storey of a Victorian terraced house, within earshot of the Spooks at the MI6 headquarters, The Bohman Brothers have curated over 80 shows featuring an international line-up of experimental music makers, freaks, free-improvisors and filmakers.

The Bohman Brothers themselves perform live frequently throughout the U.K and Europe. They also sometimes perform in a collaborative context and this has been cemented by the formation of a regular expanded unit, The Bohman Brothers Extended Family.

More on The Bohman Brothers: Tate Gallery

Side A

 

 

1. Coffee and Introductions
2. Drawn from Memory
3. Mysteries of the
4. Citaglia
5. End the eguine
6. Benzol Nighthouse
7. Zoolater
8. The Mèè Generation
9. Down to the Tastebuds
10. Nephelauxesis
11. Runnymede and Ribs
12. Icke O Icke O Année
13. Scammonium
14. Comb Martin
15. Boredness Be My Friend
16. Spelthorne Blues

23:34
Side B

 

 

1. Upper Case
2. Stavesacre
3. Aleateric Means Aleateric
4. Mackerelle
5. N_Nuit
6. Cenophelle
7. Axillary Theatre
8. The Satin Affirmative
9. Yawaekat Ronitae
10. Walnut Symbolism
11. Probsthain
12. Tinto trings
13. (…)(NB Des Astres d’Or – every last Track has a different Title for each different Record )

17:59

Recorded March & April 2018 in Chertsey, England
Edited and Mastered by Richard Thomas

(Photo on top of this page by Fabio Lugaro)

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Artwork Description: Screenprint. Squares on old LP Covers

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LOUISE LANDES LEVI ~ POETRY READING

LP
Original Artwork by Louise Landes Levi
Signed by Louise Landes Levi
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or019
Date of Release: 15 August 2018

 

Side A Poetry Reading & Music by Louise Landes Levi  
Side B Poetry Reading & Music by Louise Landes Levi  

Poetry Reading by Louise Landes Levi
Gong, Flute, Chanting by Louise Landes Levi
Recording, Editing & Production by Raymond Dijkstra

Recorded at bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio Amsterdam, 22-26 Juli 2018

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Artwork Description: Calligraphy on Cardboard wrapped in Indian Ricepaper and natural cord.

 


THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS ~ 8118

LP
Original Artwork by Philip Knight
Signed by Philip Knight
Numbered edition of 40 ex.
d’or016
Date of Release: 15 July 2018

The Legendary Pink Dots project 8118 consists of two side-long pieces by founding members Edward Ka-Spel and Philip Knight,based around the theme – “Reflection”.

The 81 side: “Reflections in Pink” begins with unreleased LPD recordings made during sessions (1981 into 1982) for “Surprise Surprise”…..and concludes with Premonition 10’s
harmonium improvisation.

The 18 side: Also released for the first time, “Fragments of Blue” (2018) is a slow movement of unfolding tones, pneumatic wheezing and disembodied voice.

Each LP has it’s own unique front cover artwork, designed by Philip Knight from original photography by Astrid Mutsaars. Included also is an insert, and each LP copy comes signed and numbered.

“As a footnote – it’s 37 years since the Premonition 10 harmonium improvisation was recorded above a car parts shop in Walthamstow, London E.17, and neither Edward or I can remember anymore who played the percussion parts – our best guess is that it was bass player Roland Callaway.
Sadly the “big beast” harmonium never made the LPD move to the Netherlands in the late-80’s – it found instead a new home at Hamster Records.” Phil Knight. 15 Juli 2018

LPD Homepage

Astrid Mutsaars Homepage

Side 81 Reflections In Pink

17:28

Side 18 Fragments In Blue

16:05

All Music by The Legendary Pink Dots

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LPD ~ 8118
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Artwork Description:

Designs by Philip Knight from original Photography by Astrid Mutsaars.

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BART DE PAEPE ~ VERDRONKEN LAND

LP
Photography & Artwork by Mark Rietveld.
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or017
Date of Release: 14 July 2018 / SOLD

For over 10 years, Bart De Paepe has sated the appetites of psychedelic searchers with his label Sloow Tapes. A peerless curator, De Paepe has unleashed crucial underground transmissions ranging from paint-peeling Japanese rock over bedroom poetry readings to laid-back cosmic Euro-prog in microscopic editions.

‘Verdronken Land’ was partly inspired by the drowned land of Saefthinge, the mythology of the elusive goddess Nehalennia, local history and nightly travels through the empty surroundings of the polder region. It’s lysergic texture channels early Tangerine Dream, K(C)luster, Taj Mahal Travellers and other space explorers into nebulous clouds leaving behind vague smoke patterns and faded shadows.

Bart De Paepe Homepage

 

Mark Rietveld is a Dutch photographer (Bergen Op Zoom (NL) august 1969) currently residing in Antwerp, Belgium. His interests lie in the field of street photography,  portraits, events and the subcultural life in Antwerp. His work has been published in international newspapers, magazines and on several vinyl / CD publications.

A1 Geesten van Spinola

09:00

A2 Rost Zand

05:14

A3 Nehalennia

05:46

B1 Trillende Zon van Ether

06:00

B2 Zwarte Ruiter

04:44

B3 Buizerd over de Koningsdijk

05:33

B4 De Leegte

03:43

All Music by Bart De Paepe

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Bart De Paepe ~ Verdronken Land
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Artwork Description:
Analogue photography by Mark Rietveld, printed on baryte paper. Hand stamped info sheet on lokta paper.

 

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(Backside of each Cover)