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ViewMaster by Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman

a girl enjoys the viewmaster - Ryan Van Winkle & Dan GormanViewMaster is not just a album and a book, it is a performance — a personal slide-show for your eyes and ears only. When performed Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman guide you through a playful, surreal, journey to a distant land. It is an immersive piece aided by the set-design of Faith Eliott and, of course, our trusty vintage View-master. Buy the album, chapbook, and experience our live shows at the Southbank Center in London.

Praise for previous show Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel

‘Intimate and haunting’ – Lyn Gardner – The Guardian
‘Simple, yearning and effective’ – Andrzej Lukowski – Time Out

Redeem your album & ebook with a download code

Buy the ViewMaster Chapbook & Digital Album Now

Live Performances – A personal slide-show for your eyes & ears only

Edinburgh Fringe- August 2014
An intimate poetry performance involving only you, a poet, a sound artist and a retro stereoscope. Join poet Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Summerhall, 2-3.45pm and 6-7.45pm daily, Friday 1 August – Sunday 24 August.
Southbank Center, London – July 2014
A Room for London, the boat moored on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall and one of the most exclusive places in London. Ryan and Dan lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land and bring you back in under 15 minutes.
Buy tickets for the live show in London – 17th of July – Southbank Center, London, UK

Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Gorman


Ryan Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. His previous poetry / theatre experiment Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel was one of the top ten best-rated shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

Dan Gorman is an electronic artist who has done field recording in Afghanistan, Syria and an abandoned military base in Teufelsberg, Germany. This Is Danseizure, his third record from Invisible Agent, is a journey through his life in electronica, skweee and electro.

Buy the ViewMaster Chapbook & Digital Album Now

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 17th July 2014 Leave a comment!

ViewMaster

a girl enjoys the viewmaster - Ryan Van Winkle & Dan GormanViewMaster is not just an album or a book, it is a performance — a personal slide-show for your eyes and ears only. When performed Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman guide you through a playful, surreal, journey to a distant land. It is an immersive piece aided by the set-design of Faith Eliott and, of course, our trusty vintage View-master.

Praise for previous show Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel

‘Intimate and haunting’ – Lyn Gardner – The Guardian
‘Simple, yearning and effective’ – Andrzej Lukowski – Time Out

Redeem your album & ebook with a download code

Buy the ViewMaster Chapbook & Digital Album Now

Live Performances – A personal slide-show for your eyes & ears only

Edinburgh Fringe- August 2014
An intimate poetry performance involving only you, a poet, a sound artist and a retro stereoscope. Join poet Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Summerhall, 2-3.45pm and 6-7.45pm daily, Friday 1 August – Sunday 24 August.
Southbank Center, London – July 2014
A Room for London, the boat moored on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall and one of the most exclusive places in London. Ryan and Dan lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land and bring you back in under 15 minutes.
Buy tickets for the live show in London – 17th of July – Southbank Center, London, UK

Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Gorman


Ryan Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. His previous poetry / theatre experiment Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel was one of the top ten best-rated shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

Dan Gorman is an electronic artist who has done field recording in Afghanistan, Syria and an abandoned military base in Teufelsberg, Germany. This Is Danseizure, his third record from Invisible Agent, is a journey through his life in electronica, skweee and electro.

Buy the ViewMaster Chapbook & Digital Album Now

Ryan Van Winkle - Dan GormanAdded by: Ryan Van Winkle - Dan Gorman | 17th July 2014 Leave a comment!

Hypnagogue reviews Triptych by WASH

WASH Triptych booklet artwork photograph

It’s not unusual to pair music with spoken word performance, but in my experience it’s been fairly rare in the ambient music genre. Not being a huge fan of performance poetry, I headed into Tryptich, the release from the sound collaborative called WASH, with a bit of hesitation. Unwarranted. This isn’t bombastic, shout-at-the-mic poetry backed with music. Rather, these three tracks are long walks taken through evolving landscapes with a tour guide prone to flights of interesting language. While I won’t go so far as to critique the poetry itself, poet Scott Bywater’s voice packs a sort of bemused world-weariness as he looks around him, and the rhythm of his words plays nicely into the music around it. Each piece contains a number of short poems (included in a PDF booklet with your download). In places, Bywater repeats phrases over and over, self-looping to intensify a verbal moment. As a writer, I respect a lot of his wordplay. He knows his stuff.

The music varies appropriately by piece. On “Phnom Penh/Earth,” there is a blend of field recordings, from nature sounds to the chatter of a living city, deep electronic textures and fittingly sluggish jazz guitar. Warren Daly, Alex Leonard, and Hal Fx craft the soundscape to nicely capture the feel of “the sublime heat of Cambodia’s capital city.” The dynamics shift and flow with the words, showing how the musicians and poet, as the press materials note, “[interact] piece by piece to weave ideas in and out and around, maintaining high degree of improvisation and flexibility within a disciplined structure…” As we shift to “The Art of Travel/Fire Through the Air,” the tone changes to an industrial chug and huff, mechanical and urgent but played against drifting washes as we “drift across Europe.” This piece gear-changes into a sequencer-driven pulse, adding a nice retro feel and keeping the rhythmic sense of perhaps seeing Europe by rail. A ways in, there’s a great passage built on ripping good guitar lines. It’s brief, but the energy of it does a great job of stirring the pot.”The Art of Living/Water” grabs a shimmering guitar line to establish its thematic face, rippling echoes like the flash of sunlight on a pond. Light percussion slides in to lend an understated post-rock feel. Each piece on Triptych is a long, immersive experience unto itself, clocking in at 26, 32, and 29 minutes respectively, and each is time well spent. The blend of music and words is seamless. Neither interrupts the other; the symbiosis shows perfect harmony.

WASH Playing Live in Doors Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Triptych took a small amount of getting used to, but only because it’s such a rare kind of thing to come across my threshold. (And no, I’m not looking to delve more deeply into spoken word, but thank you.) Having delved into it over and over, its beauty–both lyrical and musical–grew on me and the release revealed itself as a thoroughly engaging, extremely intelligent suite of pieces that exude confidence and truly pull the listener in. You need to give this a try.

Original posted by Hypnagogue

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 19th June 2014 Leave a comment!

Arche release features on Circumambient 18 by Headphonaught

Circumambient 018 by Headphonaught on Mixcloud

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Video: Arche – Intentions

John Dalton a.k.a Arche has a new album entitled ‘Intentions’ being released on the 16th of June 2014. Pre-order your copy of the album here Thanks to James Ryan of Station House Media for his stunning video work.

Video: Arche – Intentions

Arche – Intentions from James Ryan on Vimeo.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 5th June 2014 Leave a comment!

ViewMaster – Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Gorman – Upcoming Release

I’m very pleased to confirm renowned poet Ryan Van Winkle and musician Dan Gorman will release their next album entitled ‘ViewMaster’ on Invisible Agent Records.

A ViewMaster set - Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Gorman

ViewMaster

A personal slideshow for your eyes and ears only. Poet Ryan Van Winkle and musician Dan Gorman lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land and bring you back in under 15 minutes.

ViewMaster is not just a book it is a performance — a personal slide-show for your eyes and ears only. When performed Ryan Van Winkle and sound artist Dan Gorman guide you through a playful, surreal, journey to a distant land. It is an immersive piece aided by the set-design of Faith Eliott and, of course, our trusty vintage View-master.
ViewMaster premiered at Ausform in Bristol, did a short run at the Forest Fringe in 2013 and was part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The creators would like to thank the generous support of Creative Scotland, Ausform, the Forest Fringe and Summerhall.
While the live performance cannot be replicated we hope the combination of audio along side this physical book will allow you to sample the experience at home.

Stay tuned for more updates.

a girl enjoys the viewmaster -  Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Gorman

Ryan Van Winkle

Ryan Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. In 2012 his show ‘Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel’ was one of the top ten best-rated shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Dan Gorman

is a sound artist who has done field recordings in Afghanistan, Syria and an abandoned military base in Teufelsberg, Germany.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 23rd May 2014 Leave a comment!

Podcast: Star Wars Day special featuring an interview with Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher

Welington’s Radio Active Sunday morning Jazz Show is hosted by our very own Love Rhino. May the 4th (Star Wars Day) show featured another fantastic tracklist and included an interview with Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher. Enjoy and share.

Radio Active Sunday morning Jazz Show – interview with Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher

Radio Active Jazz Show – Star Wars Day Squarepusher Special by Love Rhino on Mixcloud

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 6th May 2014 Leave a comment!

Podcast: Colpey Calling presents a Jazz electro mix by ZoiD aka Daniel Jacobson

Colpey Calling have just published a new podcast. And it’s a cracker by Jazz Electro maestro ZoiD aka Daniel Jacobson (Inivisible Agent, Boy Scout Audio, Alkalinear Recordings). An eclectic mix spanning German techno to Indian Fusion Jazz. Enjoy and share.

Podcast #026: ZoiD x Colpey Calling by Colpey Calling on Mixcloud

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 5th May 2014 Leave a comment!

Podcast: Netlabelism Cast 23 – Trip Hop, Electronica, Bass, with a dash of Dubstep.

A melodic and fun journey featuring a selection of Trip Hop, Electronica, Bass, with a dash of Dubstep.
Warren Daly’s monthly mix for Netlabelism explores the freshest music from the world of Netaudio and Creative commons.

Netlabelism Cast 23 by Netlabelism on Mixcloud

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 29th April 2014 Leave a comment!

Circumambient 010 – Guest mix by Warren Daly

Circumamblent podcast mix by Warren Daly - a blend of chillout and downtempo electronica
A new mix for Circumambient featuring the very talented Ambienteer, Jack Hertz, WASH, Wolfgang Merx, Docetism, Toaster, Heskin Radiophonic, Cousin Silas, and Porya Hatami. I’ve wanted to mix something special for Thomas of We Are All Ghost netlabel for sometime now. It was a great pleasure to blend such amazing ambient, electronic, downtempo tracks. Please share.

Circumambient 010 … Guest Mix by Warren Daly by Headphonaught on Mixcloud

Tracklisting
1 Cousin Silas – Left Behind
2 ambienteer – for Steve
3 Porya Hatami – Autumn
4 Toaster – Low Light
5 Cousin Silas – Dronescape 012 (edit)
6 Docetism – Cloud Of Unknowing
7 Jack Hertz & Cousin Silas – Ring of Trees
8 Heskin Radiophonic – Snow
9 WASH – the art of living / water (edit)
10 Wolfgang Merx – Volterra

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 8th April 2014 Leave a comment!

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