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29/09/14
-ctrl_vlv_053_-_PCRV_-_Mobile Research Music-
CONTROL VALVE #053 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: PCRV
title: “Mobile Research Music”

Bio/statement: “Mobile music has come into its own being. Technology has finally caught up with the ideas people are having about the potential of mobile music and mobile devices. From the first Ipod Touch I bought, I saw
the potential to create experimental music that would encompass my interests in improvisation, immediatism and harsh noise plus much more. I’ve probably spent more time making sounds on my phone than I have on all the analog gear I still own. The fact I can be anywhere at any time and be able to make sounds that are expressive, interesting and challenging makes me extremely happy. No longer do I have to set time aside to set up gear, get everything set up to record. I have all that at my figure tips. This release has been years in the making. Not literally. But I have spent years finding the right apps, making sense of what I can do with that and narrowing down the scope of it all.
All tracks within this release are improvised. They are immediate responses to the creative need at that time, whether it was recorded on my couch, in bed, or at work. They encompass all the artistic parameters I set for myself. I hope you enjoy that as much as I do. I feel that at this point in history the analog/digital argument shouldn’t need to exist and I hope this will help people understand its all fair game.”

- 8 tracks of improvised immediate response noise
- as always.....

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

Posted by chefkirk at 10:05 AM PDT
18/08/14
-ctrl_vlv_052_-_Hexeneiche_-_meditation mishaps -
CONTROL VALVE #052 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Hexeneiche
title: “meditation mishaps”

Bio/statement: “Hexeneiche is a hybrid of some sorts: half Dutch, half American, mixing individual baggage into something that combines the bleakness of Northern Europe with the sensual heat of the American South. Both a labor of love and a quest for progress, featuring a delicate layering of tape loops into the infinite and spiking it up with rowdy beats. Synths spitting out distant dubs from left of nowhere and a boy and a girl trying to give it a meaning, to make some sense.”

- 1 tracks of improvised drone soundscapes
- as always.....

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

Posted by chefkirk at 8:17 AM PDT
07/07/14
-ctrl_vlv_051_-_Greg Gorlen_-_ctrlvlv051 -
CONTROL VALVE #051 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Greg Gorlen
title: “ctrlvlv051”

Bio/statement: “this release was made in pure data in two (long) nights in 2014 but draws from four years of experimentation with the program and encouragement and advice from raub roy, erik schoster, and andrea pensado.  the patch consists of one wavetable oscillator split hard left/right in the stereo field; each channel subsequently follows the classic vco -> low pass filter -> vca routing.  the other sound source is a sample of a tr 707 kick drum which triggers on the downbeat.  the remainder of the patch consists of two 8-step sequencers, one of which controls tempo while the other controls pitch and filter cutoff, as well as more subtle modulations such as portamento speed, etc.  before recording a take, i set the 8 pitches and 8 different metronome speeds, tweak the envelope and portamento speed and apply any further routing ideas, and change the waveform in the wavetable.  during real-time recording, the performance consists entirely of modifying the number of steps and direction of each sequencer.  compression and minor edits were done in cubase.  the intention is to realize a piece which pushes boundaries of rhythm and texture using only the most basic elements and concepts from the lineages of "acid techno" and "extreme computer music."  thanks to roger h. smith for releasing this piece.”

- 13 tracks of extreme computer acid
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 9:45 AM PDT
01/06/14
-ctrl_vlv_050_-_Carl Kruger_-_We Devour Our Own -

CONTROL VALVE #050 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Carl Kruger
title: "We Devour Our Own"

































1. Blood Atonement
2. Suicide State
3. Institutionalized Shame
4. Bring Them Your Young
+++
BONUS REMIX FOLDER
REMIX BY: Somnaphon, Chefkirk, DJ Eyebrow Ring, Odra, Brownian Motion

Bio/statement: "It’s been said that Mormonism is the ultimate American religion: it’s founders localized the main Characters of the Christian Bible in the new world through fantastical stretches of the imagination Without so much as a shred of physical evidence; the early church adopted the role of underdogs as their leaderships urged them on from one bankrupted promised land after another, in a westward move that mirrored that of the homesteaders and fortune seekers of the periods; the tenements of their faith were based on the claims of a convicted quack whose extraordinary story defies the logic of all but the most creative Hollywood script writer and capable director; their command over their own exemplifies the American trait of establishing your place in history; their ability to self adjust to the times, as evident in the thousands upon thousands of on going changes to their holy book reflects the American ideal of reinvention - all of these represent a religion whose origins could have only occurred when and where it did. Mormonism, like America, loves its champions by punishing its failures.

01 “Blood Atonement” Blood atonement was a practice of the early Mormon Church which served as a punishment for sins believed to be beyond the forgiveness of Christ. The church held that only the sacrificial spilling of the sinner’s blood onto the ground would save them from eternal damnation. This was done by firing squad or decapitation. It is thought that the practice contributed to a culture of violence which lead to further acts of violence on non-Mormon individuals during the time. While blood atonement is no longer recognized by mainstream LDS leadership, it remains an important doctrine of Mormon fundamentalism, and is cited as playing a role in some Utah death penalty trials.

02 “Suicide State” Suicide is a huge problem is Utah. In fact, the Center for Disease control in Atlanta has reported that Utah has the highest percentage of suicidal thoughts among adults in the country. It should be noted that while no clinical studies into the co-relation of Mormonism and Utah’s suicide problem have been conducted, one need only consider the intense sociality pressures placed on the individual by a religious sect as demanding as the Mormon Church to understand the link between the church and its members suicide rates and thoughts. In the interest of fairness, one could debate the link is suspect, as LDS apologists do, however, the ill effect of regimented dogma on the human psyche have been well documented.

03 “Institutionalized Shame” While guilt has played a central role of religious thought since the invention of deities, few have taken the concept of shaming as far as the Mormons. In large part this is due to the expectation of members to publicly admit to their short comings, only to be submitted to emotional manipulation as a consequence. Former members of the church commonly cite the use of shame by the LDS leadership (or the Mormon Corporation, as it is often called) in the insisting in the perfection of its fallible membership - drinking coffee or women owning more then one pair of earrings are punishable acts requiring prolonged, and public, atonement. While seemingly insignificant to the outsider, it is this type of conditioning via shame that molds and affects the mental and emotional health of the membership who are continually reduced to the status of naughty children.

04 ‘Bring Them Your Young” Amongst the many troubling aspects of the founding of the Mormon church, the sexual exploitation of underage children by the leadership might be the most heinous. After establishing his church, LDS founder Joseph Smith was caught having an affair with an underage girl. A fellow LDS founder, disgusted with the relationship, brought it to Smith’s attention that what he was doing was immoral. Smith responded by having him excommunicated. To avoid the messy business of excommunicating future meddlers in his private affairs, and to lay the ground for Pluralist marriages in the church, Smith announced that he’d received a revelation stating that polygamy was favored By God. Interestingly enough, this revelation came in 1843, a decade after Smith had been practicing polygamy while teaching of it pre-revelation evil. During Smith’s life, he married seven documented underage women, the last of which were both 14 years old. Child brides are still common in fundamental Mormon sects, with children routinely as young as 12 being married to church leaders."

- 4 tracks + 5 BONUS REMIX of dense layered abstract electro fry
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:42 AM PDT
27/03/14
-ctrl_vlv_049_-_CHEFKIRK + XVP_-_have been doing-
CONTROL VALVE #049 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: CHEFKIRK + XVP
title: "have been doing"

1. have been doing

Bio/statement: “have been doing” was recorded @ Hubert’s Place -
Warsaw, Poland - on April 8th, 2010.
CHEFKIRK – feedback mixer + sampler
XVP – junk metal turntable
final mix @ We Will Be Sending A Quarterly Studios – Eugene, OR 2012.


- 1 track of improvised noise experimentalism
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 9:45 AM PDT
08/02/14
-ctrl_vlv_048_-_JUICE MACHINE_-_ Gratitude Flows -
CONTROL VALVE #048 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: JUICE MACHINE
title: "Gratitude Flows"

































1. Urgent Transformation
2. Illusory Self
3. We Are Here

IMPROVISED/RECORDED DEEP IN THE VALLEY OF ILLNESS (EUGENE, OR)
@ THEE HEALING LAB. JAN. 2014

Bio/statement: "JUICE MACHINE is the live action electronic improvisational
wife and husband duo of Roger Smith (CHEFKIRK, Control Valve) + Heather Chessman -
Working in and around the confined genres of experimental noise, glitch, + drone -
focusing on minimal tonal + textural audio - Slowly shifting, always improvisational + always live,
JUICE MACHINE - extracting the vital mineral sound™"

- 3 tracks of improvised drone glitch electronics
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 1:08 PM PST
02/09/13
-ctrl_vlv_047_-_Paints ov Anima_-_Brassica-

CONTROL VALVE #047 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.controlvalve.net/

artist: Paints ov Anima
title: "Brassica"

































1. wise.words
2. come.to.thee.waters
Recorded in Olympia, WA between 2010 and 2012.

Bio/statement: "Paints ov Anima is the occult performance ov Ashley Svn, a trans* artist living and working and transitioning between trvth & reality. The project started in the Fall ov 2010 in Olympia, WA as a private exploration ov moon worship, plant-based invokations ov anima, and other feminist alchemical rituals for self-actualization.

Under hir previous incarnation ov Paintings for Animals (Pær Svn, 2001-2013), she did countless solo and collaborative performances in the Pacific Northwest and around the United States and released a variety of material through Debacle, House of Alchemy, Dokuro, Painted, Kim Dawn, Aphonia, and other fine artist-run labels. She is known also for hir work as techo-mistress HOM, as one half ov acid lords outift Thee Source ov Fawnation, and organizing with Seattle Occultural Music, Katabatik (Oakland), Motor Collective (Seattle), Plurvert (Oakland), Psydust (Olympia), and Dark Disko (Olympia)."

- 2 tracks ov temporal textural drone ritual
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 7:47 AM PDT
07/07/13
-ctrl_vlv_046_-_AODL_-_Bed Store Morality -

CONTROL VALVE #046 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: AODL
title: “Bed Store Morality”

 

1. Fell Anything! (from tip to shining tip)2
2. House of House and Wind

Bio/statement: "Fell Anything! (from tip to shining tip)" involved getting or denying the energy from the body (tip) to cable (shining tip), through an array of envelope followers, FM synthesis, vacuum tube waveshaping, arpeggiating octave fuzz, etc; balancing acts of instability surround, gate, and measure the cocksure flow.

"House of House and Wind" is a reminder to duck and cover; a dance party in the time-split heart of an atomic blast.

Recorded by J. Shell for AODL at Sunhil, Salt Lake City UT, Spring 2013.

Jeffrey Paul Shell for The Audio ELW, Eucci, and AODL: Finest musique concréte, electro-acoustic, and harsh noise furnishings since 1994.

- 2 tracks of electro-acoustic harsh noise furnishings
- as always.....

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


Posted by chefkirk at 1:29 PM PDT
25/04/13
-ctrl_vlv_045_-_Mennonoise_-_Volume One - Live at Rotary Park-

CONTROL VALVE #045 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Mennonoise
title: “Volume One - Live at Rotary Park”

Bio/statement:

01. Live At Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007
02. Live At Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007
03. Live At Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007

Jacob Hardy: Sampler, Effects
Jon Vaughn: Laptop

Improvised and Recorded Live at Rotary Park, Saskatoon, SK, June 2007 by Jacob Hardy and Jon Vaughn.

- 3 tracks of live experimental noise electronics
- as always.....

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Posted by chefkirk at 10:25 PM PDT
04/03/13
-ctrl_vlv_044_-_Slime Street_-_Bloody Haze - Live 2010-2012-

CONTROL VALVE #044 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artist: Slime Street
title: “Bloody Haze - Live 2010-2012”

Bio/statement:
1. Slime Street - Depraved Revenge - Live at Sounds Like... Festival, Paved Arts, Saskatoon, SK, July 2012
2. Slime Street - Bloody Haze - Live at the Fainting Goat, Regina, SK, 2011
3. Slime Street - Drill Gun Assault - Live at the Fainting Goat, Regina, SK, 2011
4. Slime Street - Stalking Scum - Live to Tape, Saskatoon, SK, June 2010

Dallas Kruszelnicki: modified walkman, tapes, contact mics, effects
Jon Vaughn: no-input mixing board, tapes, contact mics, voice

Track 1 recorded by MINIBLOC, Track 2-3 recorded by Mark Lowe, Track 4 recorded by Dallas & Jon.

- 4 tracks live experimental electronic slime
- as always.....
THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chefkirk at 6:25 PM PST

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