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12/10/12
-ctrl_vlv_041_-_Andreas Brandal_-_Apparition-

CONTROL VALVE #041 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Andreas Brandal
title: “Apparition”

01. Entrance (07:53)
02. Apparition (06:49)
03. Hiding (11:11)
04. Gone (07:31)

Bio/statement: Recorded at The Station, Bergen.

- 4 tracks of thoughtfully composed atmospheric electronics
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/


Posted by chefkirk at 11:27 AM PDT
01/09/12
-ctrl_vlv_040_-_Marlo Eggplant_-_Crisis As Opportunity-

CONTROL VALVE #040 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Marlo Eggplant
title: “Crisis As Opportunity”

1. hatred.under.surface
2. chump.change
3. scraping.up.and.out
4. escape
5. blunted
6. tinder
7. clawfeet

Recorded in a Northeast PDX basement, March 2012. Originally released by Corpus Callosum Distro in a limited edition cassette run of 25.

Bio/statement: “Marlo Eggplant is a prominent figure in a thriving and diverse international scene of female experimental music performers. As curator of the pioneering Ladyz in Noyz compilation series, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she has helped to foster this scene and continues to promote emerging artists from around the world on her record label Corpus Callosum. With an intuitive command of minimal instrumentation, including processed autoharp and contact microphones, Marlo Eggplant's sparsely structured notes and layered static textures build into sonically dense drone improvisations.

Receiving childhood classical training in voice, guitar, piano, and cello, Marlo began her solo musical career in the 1990s favoring folk and punk, playing local coffee shops and arty hangouts as a teen. When she attended college in the Berkshires, she became more interested in avant garde and bizarre musics. A burst of raw creativity in the early 2000s brought the playful lo-fi pop experiments of the first recordings released under the name Marlo Eggplant, concurrent with her disjointed trance-like drumming as half of the deconstructionist rock duo Hazardous Guadalupe, and her co-founding of the Spleencoffin record label with Timothy Wisniewski in 2003.”

- 7 tracks of sparsely structured notes + layered static textures
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by chefkirk at 8:37 AM PDT
15/07/12
-ctrl_vlv_039_-_Bjerga/Iversen_-_Five things you never knew had names -

CONTROL VALVE #039 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Bjerga/Iversen
title: “Five things you never knew had names”

1. Crepuscular Rays
2. Ferrule
3. Muntin
4. Semantic Satiation
5. Paresthesia

Recorded @ Consulatet, Stavanger, Norway in April 2011.

Bio/statement: “Bjerga/Iversen from Norway have dabbled in improvised & experimental electronics since 2005. They have released a lot of records on independant labels all over the world and been touring all over Europe.

" Carving great gestures out of minimal motives: Immersive soundscapes built from naive assumptions. "”

- 5 tracks of minimal improvised experimental electronics
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by chefkirk at 6:44 AM PDT
07/06/12
-ctrl_vlv_038_-_Travis Johnson_-_Menotact -

CONTROL VALVE #038 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Travis Johnson
title: “Menotact”

Bio/statement: “Travis Johnson (b. 1979) began experimenting with electronics as a child, inspired by the sci-fi sounds of Louis & Bebe Barron and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and by 1980s hip hop.    

Primarily an improvisor, he has worked with countless musicians including Jeph Jerman, Wade Matthews, David Kirby, Bryan Eubanks, Paulo Chagas and Hal McGee and has had recorded works released by such labels as Obsolete Units, Avant Archive, Closet Sorcery, Three Legs Duck and his own Ilse imprint.

"Menotact" is a computer composition based upon stochastic systems”

- 1 tracks of experimental digital drone work
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by chefkirk at 1:34 PM PDT
05/05/12
-ctrl_vlv_037_-_GRKZGL_-_S'en tire sans titre -

CONTROL VALVE #037 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: GRKZGL
title: “S'en tire sans titre”

Bio/statement: “Recorded to cassette October-December 2011. Final edit late December 2011.


Part 1: contact mic'ed reverb tank (augmented with springs, strings and snares), fuzz boxes, EQ and other pedals. Heavily edited.

Part 2:  near-no input mixing — contact mic'ed micro cassette recorder in loop with reverb tank, a few pedals and stupidly complex mixer patching. No editing.”

- 1 tracks of experimental metallic rattling mixer crust
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 6:36 AM PDT
03/04/12
-ctrl_vlv_036_-_Jake Vida_-_Paths Untrodden-

CONTROL VALVE #036 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Jake Vida
title: “Paths Untrodden”

1. Future
2. Past

Bio/statement: “Recorded live in studio March 11th & 12th 2012. No edits or overdubs”

- 2 tracks of dynamic harsh noise
- as always.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


Posted by chefkirk at 6:05 AM PDT
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.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

 


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.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


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.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!


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.....

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 7:42 AM PST

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