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18/03/12
-ctrl_vlv_035_-_Wapstan & Hal McGee_-_CrustStain-

CONTROL VALVE #035 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Wapstan & Hal McGee
title: “CrustStain”

1. CrustStain, Part 1
2. CrustStain, Part 2

Bio/statement: “CrustStain consists of paired 62-minute microcassette recordings by Wapstan (Martin Sasseville, Montreal, Quebec) and Hal McGee (Gasinesville, Florida). In early 2012 Wapstan recorded random and varied sounds from his daily life in Montreal (including radio and TV and sporting events, machine sounds, minimal electronics, etc.) in collage fashion on a microcassette and mailed it to McGee. McGee listened to Wapstan's tape once through to get the general feeling of the flow of the sounds, and then he set about recording sounds from his daily life, from work, home, streets, restaurants, stores, conversations, etc. After McGee completed his tape he mixed his and Wapstan's tapes together strictly on a one-to-one basis, arbitrarily, creating a happy-accident lo-fi crusty bruitistic dual-track juxtaposition celebration of the mundane drenched in tape hiss audio collage.”

- 2 tracks of crusty bruitistic microcassette collaged tape hiss
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:59 AM PDT
18/02/12
-ctrl_vlv_034_-_Pregnant Spore_-_Garden Performance-
CONTROL VALVE #034 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/ 

artist: Pregnant Spore
title: “Garden Performance”

Bio/statement: “pregnant spore is justin marc lloyd on electronics, voice, space heater, music stand & tapes.”

- 8 tracks of sound-abstract-weird-experimental-noise
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 6:14 PM PST
28/01/12
-ctrl_vlv_033_-_Peer Group_-_Manscaping

CONTROL VALVE #033 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Peer Group
title: “Manscaping”

Bio/statement:
“Manscaping tips
01. Men should never use creams or waxes to remove hair from the penis or scrotum.
02. Shaving of pubic hair should be done with care for the sensitivity of the skin of the pubic region.”

Peer Group is
Justin Marc Lloyd
Carl Kruger

- 1 tracks of fried abstract bubbling electronic sludge
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 6:29 AM PST
Updated: 28/01/12 6:31 AM PST
24/12/11
-ctrl_vlv_032_-_carl kruger_-_intrepid hobbyist-
CONTROL VALVE #032 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: carl kruger
title: “intrepid hobbyist”

Bio/statement: “intrepid hobbyist began as a playlist of my various compilation submissions over the past eight years to hear how i'd grown and changed in my compositional approach to abstract music and noise, and ended up as this somewhat more formal mp3 compilation for control valve. even if you've never heard any of my proper releases, as will be the case with some of you, hearing these tracks will grant you the insight into how i have approached my craft over the years. imo these pieces stand on their own, but when taken as a whole, catalog my efforts as they ebbed and flowed with time. one thing that becomes apparent when listening to the collection is that i enjoy stylistic shifts between various recognized genres within the experimental field, my creative itch allows for this. the influence of my personal favorites: brume, john wiese, incapacitants, dave phillips, rhy yau, kazumoto endo, small cruel party, daniel menche, christian fennesz, lasse marhaug, all show up in one way or another throughout. thanks for listening.”

- this is a collection of carl’s compilation tracks from years past, a damn fine collection, complete with extensive liner notes from carl about each track

- 14 tracks of abstract digital composed noise
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:42 AM PST
03/12/11
-ctrl_vlv_031_-_Lumber_-_misplaced daguerreotype of our bonhomie-

CONTROL VALVE #031 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Lumber
title: “misplaced daguerreotype of our bonhomie”

1. inertia, subversed outlay and dunkable reservoir
2. demise of oddities and footnotes on peripheral squelches

Lumber is:
Hubert Heathertoes electronics: KP3, Korg Electribe sampler, FX loop, radio waves, field recordings
Roger Smith – no-input mixing board, sampler

Bio/statement: Truly spanning the globe, this Polish/North American duo. Lumber is live improvised electronics duo consisting of Hubert Heathertoes (THAW, Igloodoom, Hubert Napiorski, Astipalea) & Roger Smith (CHEFKIRK, Insects with Tits, MANDOM, Control Valve). “misplaced daguerreotype of our bonhomie” was recorded at Hubie’s place in Warsaw, Poland on April something, 2010. A great time, for sure.

- 2 tracks of live improvised electronic pseudo butter concrete
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 8:13 AM PST
05/11/11
-ctrl_vlv_030_-_Abusive Consumer_-_Define Divine-

CONTROL VALVE #030 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Abusive Consumer
title: “Define Divine”

1. Square Grains
2. Soft Walls
3. Creeping From the Field Back Into the Ocean
4. Colored Noise Under the Gaussian Bell Curve
5. Dirty Concrete

Bio/statement:
Abusive Consumer is J Morales - painter, musician and sound installation artist. His music is influenced by the evolution of electronic music - from its early musique concrete days to the present stylistic multiverse. He enjoys modeling the sounds of nature and machinery. He is an adventurer in chaos through the use of feedback systems, looping, synthesis, and chance operations. Previously he has played in numerous groups and ad-hoc ensembles across the western US with an emphasis on improvisation- running the gamut - from prog rock, free jazz, noise, ambient, glitch, digital hardcore, minimalism, industrial, drone, microsound and electro-acoustic composition. In the last five years his focus has been on solo performance and composition.

Abusive Consumer’s music has been released on his own RMCLRR label as well as Righteous Conservative, Corpus Callosum. Ilse, Retrograde Tapes, Control Valve and the RRRecords recycled series.

-Define Divine-
All the sounds herein are made from the manipulation of samples in Audacity (of varying fidelities) taken from field recordings, raw data, synth jams and sound fx records. Manipulations were done with a mind to the early days of tape composition using: transposition, filtering, reverb, ring modulation, delay and various forms of synthesis.

- 5 tracks experimental ambient glitch noise minimalism
- as always.....
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Posted by chefkirk at 8:09 AM PDT
30/09/11
-ctrl_vlv_029_-_MANDOM_-_recorded live-

CONTROL VALVE #029 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: MANDOM
title: “recorded live”

1. recorded live May 2nd, 2011 at the Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR

MANDOM is:
Don Haugen – audio oscillator, electronic switcher, broken function generator
Roger Smith – no-input mixing board

Bio/statement: LIVE IMPROVISED POWER DRONE DUO

- 1 track of live improvised power drone
- as always.....
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Posted by chefkirk at 11:49 AM PDT
Updated: 05/11/11 8:01 AM PDT
06/08/11
-ctrl_vlv_028_-_chefkirk + Carl Kruger_-_physical release-
CONTROL VALVE #028 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: chefkirk + Carl Kruger
title: “physical release”

 

1. Physical Release – recorded live/in one take, Wilmington, NC

   May 2010

   Carl Kruger – laptop

   chefkirk – no-input mixing board

 

Bio/statement: “Although Roger and I have amassed a small body of collaborative works going back to 2004, the session that produced "Physical Release" was the first recorded in each others presence in real time. All the material was recorded with minimal equipment (laptop for me, no-input mixer for roger), situated on the floor in the corner of my small, low-lite living room. No one else was present. This spatial immediacy allowed the two of us to act not only as sound contributors, but first audience members. I find that the aural tension apparent through our "Physical Release" speaks to the concept of body-as-extended-ear. Roger and I touched upon in our 2006 ep "The Body Is A Material Thing" (http://www.archive.org/details/n0epcd0106).

The belief in abstract sound design freeing the listener to explore more personal means of experiencing non-standard, non-musical sound was central to that release, and could be argued as the notion marrying the execution of the sound on “Physical Release" and its results. That said, the dynamic tension found on "Physical Release" is a palpable one, and is what makes this release such a worthwhile listen for me, personally. It represents a huge step forward in my own work, and in my on going shared love of noise music/abstract sound with Roger.”
Carl Kruger
8.3.11

- 1 track of improvised non-standard, non-musical sound

- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:28 AM PDT
09/07/11
-ctrl_vlv_027_-_[view]_-_feral denudation-

CONTROL VALVE #027 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/


artist: [view]
title: “feral denudation”

1. extraction cycle – live 2nd May, 2011: Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, Oregon (17:31)
2. rolling on plastic seas – excerpt of live,12th June, 2011: New Zone, Eugene, Oregon (09:03)

Bio/statement: I guess it really just boils down to my favorite times during my formative years having been listening to machinery churn in the industrial sector of town in the dead of night, and having a go at getting those sounds and feelings to translate into the contained realm of electrical signals.
I've been building, repairing, sustaining and watching the decay of equipment for a multitude of years now. My primary gear is mostly tubed, as it feels, sounds and smells different than dissimilar technology. That said, I'm not a format snob, I just prefer to use elderly hardware instead of a computer.

Process: Interleaved circular paths of cascading AGCs¹, swinging bias overlaid on intertwined discrete and integrated PN junctions2 being pushed by voltage from a vacuum tube pulse generator.
All audio herein is single pass analog performed live, manipulated via both automatic logic level comparison and human intervention; no multi-track or time domain processing, minimal active frequency filtering (no real time manipulation of dedicated EQ or purpose built filter). Analog signal captured digitally and rendered for your pleasure.

¹ – Automatic Gain Control
2 – Point in semiconductor structure where positively and negatively doped substrates meet.


- i have been blessed, blessed?, yeah. ok, so, i have had the wonderful opportunity to witness, on many occasions, a live set from [view]. i found it a major pity that those outside of the pacific
north west may not be as touched by the divine hand as myself, not able to experience the raw energy, sizzling electronics, and the mad scientist hiding behind his cursing and spitting machines. the [view] sound is raw, in your face, dynamic and always engaging.

- 2 live tracks of experimental electronics
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by chefkirk at 10:35 AM PDT
Updated: 09/07/11 10:37 AM PDT
22/06/11
-ctrl_vlv_026_-_rez epo_-_xantp-

CONTROL VALVE #026 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/


artist: rez epo
title: xantp

bio:  i began to make noise sometime around 2005-2006. since then, my sound evolved from crude and rather crunchy digital (at that time all my recordings were made on laptop with Audiomulch as my main tool) loops to slightly more refined, drony landscapes with some ambient and noise elements still present. i also run my own diy label - chaosynod -  in which majority of my works is released. and i hate writing bios.

gear:  the cornerstone of my sound are two signal generators: a no-input mixer and electro-harmonix flanger hoax, the latter just working on its own, no fx loop whatsoever. both signals are then processed with up to 5 different effects, most often RAK phaser, ibanez chorus/flanger, occasionally boss oc-2 octaver, and the last but not least - digitech digiverb and digidelay, both of which i always place at the end of the chain. i try to avoid using distortion of any kind, since my experience is that it tends to flatten the whole sound and make certain details simply inaudible. i prefer to finish each track in a single take. everything's recorded in audacity and edited/mastered in adobe audition.

- 1 epic 17 min. track of minimal tonal drone work
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by chefkirk at 6:13 AM PDT

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