Yes it’s been several years since our previous vinyl release. Remember we released Chymera, Decal, 2BiT, Ikeaboy and others on 12″…. But we’re back on plastic, it’s time for some unique 7″ lathe cuts, handmade covers, limited editions featuring Todd Elliott a.k.a Toaster
After a number of drone releases and more conceptual records, Brethren was born out of a number of jams with Daniel Couri, who plays bass for the stoner rock outfit One Eyed King.
On the tracks he doesn’t play on, I tried to keep that spirit alive; playing whatever came to mind, recording everything, and keeping the good stuff. I had a lot of fun making this record, and I hope you can hear some of that in the music – Todd Elliott
A 7″ single of the song ‘Dracula Clock’ backed with an exclusive to vinyl track ‘Overdawned’. Each lathe cut comes in a hand painted unique cover by Dina Chhan. You will also get a complete download of the album “Brethren” with your purchase of the 7″. Buy the vinyl now
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Looking for a slice of underground music
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BEATS LAB STARRING The Phatt Controller, Andy Freak, Chris Bradbury, Warren Daly. Playing the best of Beats, Breaks, and Bass
LIVE PAINTING by Dina Chhan and Joshi – see the finest artists perform live on our chill-out balcony
SOUND LAB STARRING ebauche playing a selection of braindance
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Dina Chhan has produced a number of vinyl covers and album covers for Invisible Agent artists. She is a Cambodian sculptor and painter and she has an upcoming exhibition at Equinox, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Equinox, #3A, Street 278, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
7pm, Sunday the 23rd of Feb, 2014. Exhibition runs until the 5th of April, 2014
The quiet half of the sky
Faces hidden in the working crowd, veiled by the duties of the seamstress, the labours of the rice field and the market, the endless tread of the city street. Through a range of styles, painter Dina Chhan explores the surface reality of the daily work of Cambodian women, and draws up unexpressed dreams and aspirations from the souls of these mothers, sisters and daughters.
Using her familiar vivid palette of colours, Dina hovers between a lithe, almost cinematic realism and an exuberant abstraction. She places people in noisy, bustling environments where you can hear the wind blowing, the calls and shouts, the traffic passing, or the night falling. All the while, the quiet dignity of the subjects creates a stillness of that captured moment. These nine strong pieces remind us of the people that we see, that we know, and that we are.
“Triptych” features three longish-form pieces … there or about 30 minutes each … that follow a rather unique pattern – poetry underpinned by heady, electronic soundscapes formed through field recordings, ambient guitar, and manipulation.
The imagination that is poured into these pieces is obvious for all to hear. The music provided is as deeply immersive as a sound recording of the very busy Phnom Pen can be … a sonic milieu of traffic, people and noise … crafted through clever manipulation into these rich, vibrant soundscapes that loop and morph whilst underpinning some lovely ambient guitar and Bywater‘s expression.
I’m not a big fan of spoken-word but Scott Bywater’s deliver is a delight … his stream-of-consciousness presentation with a low-key Antipodean accent is easy to follow and rather hypnotic … helped by the combination of music (especially guitar), beats, and field-recordings that form the walls-of-sound that back him.
These are pieces that require commitment … you cannot dip in and out of them, you need to listen from start to finish … I certainly found that when I did, I was richly rewarded. In fact, this is the kind of music I would absolutely love to hear live … it has a live vibe about it. I can only imagine the audio/visual experience this could be with visuals projected on stage as WASH played. There is something very visual about their music!
Original content from http://www.headphonaught.co.uk/2014/02/loving-triptych-by-wash.html