Robert Turman “Beyond Painting” 2xLP

FABREC020FABREC020 TURMAN, ROBERT Beyond Painting 2xLP

Robert Turman began making sound experiments in the early 70’s employing reel-ro-reel tape, cassette decks, arp synth, drum sequencers, multiple string and percussion instruments, and whatever else he could scavenge. In the late 70’s he co-founded NON (along with Boyd Rice), but left shortly after the release of the Mode of Infection/Knife Ladder 7″ e.p. to focus on composing and releasing his own music on limited-edition, and now extremely rare, cassette tapes. Robert has collaborated with art rockers FZ13, post-apocalyptic industrialists Z.O. Voider, and more recently Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes, Nevari Butchers), Neon Depth and Jandek.

Beyond Painting, with its 72 minutes of haunting lo-fi ambience, is probably one of Robert’s most accomplished recordings. Layers of meditative synth loops, guitar, and eastern tinged melodies, all beautifully delayed, bring to mind blistering desert landscapes, high-tension cold war era spy action sequences, and dark cavernous sounds.

Originally recorded in 1990, these tracks did not see the light of day until 2010 when they were self released on a limited run of 100 professionally printed and duplicated CD-Rs. Beyond Painting follows in the footsteps of the recently reissued “Flux” cassette on LP (Spectrum Spools).

Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Mississippi Records, Sublime Frequencies, Grouper, Wooden Shjips, Yellow Swans) at Stereophonic Mastering.

Edition of 500 on 140grm black vinyl in full-color gate-fold jacket.

First 100 copies sold through this website will include a small zine with an interview with Robert Turman, discography and photos.

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Fabrica Records also just released a 30 minute cassette with new material by Robert Turman, you can find it here.

3 New Fabrica Tapes: ROBERT TURMAN, AERONAUT & A FULL COSMIC SOUND

FAB023 ROBERT TURMAN Macro C-30
Brand new 30 minutes of music by american ambient/noise/industrial pioneer Robert Turman (NON/Z.O. Voider). Recorded in 2012, these new tracks by Turman deliver heavy pounding tape loops and machine-like rhythms that cycle and flow like clockwork, while the sound of hot steam rises from the factory floor. Industrial music for the post-industrial age done by one of the pioneers. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed copies with full color j-card. Buy Now

FAB022 A FULL COSMIC SOUND Chemtrails C-40
Second official release by this improv. experimental pysch collective from Santiago, Chile on Fabrica.
Murky spacey distorted fuzz-drenched jams with a hint of Spacemen 3 and a pinch of Joy Division-ish bass-lines thrown into the mix. Play Loud! Buy Now

FAB021 AERONAUT Coronal Mass C-36
Aeronaut is Steve Fors, a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Brooklyn, NY. Also member of the Chicago-based drone/noise outfit, The Golden Sores, he’s been experimenting with long-form song structures since 1995. In his current work, he is interested in exploring the relationship between sound and time; specifically how sustained fields of sound can alter our temporal perception and physical awareness. He says of his work/process, “It’s that moment–when everything around you ceases to exist, or rather you become everything around you, or rather still the boundaries of skin and self and earth and air are shattered; when you’re acutely conscious but completely powerless and everything turns to white–when that split second turns timeless, there is nothing else but crushing joy.”
Two 18 minute side long tracks of ear blazing epic drone contained in a 36 minute pro-dubbed cassette secured in a black wooden box. Each and every box was painted. printed and hand-assembled by the artist himself. Includes digital download. Buy Now