Please go to http://fabricarecords.com
Update your bookmarks!
Please go to http://fabricarecords.com
Update your bookmarks!
Fabrica Records is pleased to announce two new releases now available to pre-order/order.
The first, is a limited edition on vinyl of “Playing With Light” by UNICORN (W.T. Nelson of Man Is The Bastard/Charred Remains/Bastard Noise’s solo ambient/experimental project) which was originally issued over a decade ago on a limited edition compact disc. Now rearranged and remastered for vinyl, “Playing With Light” consists of beautiful and sinister compositions created on rhodes piano, electric mandocello, various trogotronics prototypes and field recordings.
The second, is a limited edition CD compiling music that was previously only available on limited edition cassettes by Brooklyn-by-way-of-Santiago, Chile experimental musician LUCIERNAGA. From harsh guitar feedback drones, ominous textures, voice loops, meditative tibetan singing bowl-generated tones to cold and hazy synth soundscapes, this collections spans 8-years of work.
Both are now available to order, and will begin shipping on or before 2/14/2014.
UNICORN Playing With Light LP (FABREC031)
Issued a decade ago as a CD on Housepig, Unicorn’s beautiful and sinister album “Playing With Light” is re-introduced to listeners as a rearranged and remastered LP. Unicorn is WT Nelson, known previously as party to 90s avant-hardcore outfit Man is the Bastard and its spawn, the prolific Bastard Noise. “Playing With Light” features three tracks originally prepared to accompany short films by Stephanie Miller, and, interspersed with standalone compositions, works cohesively to limn a world where the alien oscilloscapes of Bastard Noise merge with earthy synths and electric mandocello. The album opens with a transfixing music box motif that wouldn’t be out of place ushering in the opening credits of a vintage thriller. In “Spots,” the 10-minute centerpiece track, a mostly unaccompanied synth melody uses syncopation to create the impression of stumbling through darkness. “Clay & Fire” threatens to burst into full-bore power electronics territory but doesn’t; the narration we hear is not a transgressive confession but instead a factory worker’s discovery of pottery as a respite from his labor. From there the record offers an electronic crescendo before resolving in the almost-comforting “Far Away; Close To You,” which trails off in Morse code blips clearly transmitted but only possibly received. “Playing With Light” is unique in Nelson’s discography and is entirely deserving of this vinyl reincarnation. “Rhodes, Electric Mandocello, Various Trogotronic Electronic / Electro Acoustics Prototypes & Field Recordings.”
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk and presented in an edition of 250 copies with download code.
LUCIERNAGA Collected Works 2008-2013 CD (FABCD005)
Luciernaga is the experimental ambient/noise project of Fabrica Records founder and co-owner Joao Da Silva. Luciernaga’s music has been described as more surreal than ethereal, dark and foreboding yet hopeful. Luciernaga tends to bypass melody in favor of complex layers of sounds and textures created through processed field recordings, treated acoustic/electric guitar, buddha machine, tibetan signing bowl, shruti box, mbira and voice.Fabrica Records was born in 2010 in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, NY with the release of “Life Passes Away Like Idle Chatter” by Luciernaga. A limited edition of 100 home-dubbed 44 minute long cassettes, with hand-painted covers (including an excerpt from an Octavio Paz poem on the flap) and labels, containing a collection of field recordings, tape loops, treated acoustic and electric guitar, synth drones, and sampled dialogues from a documentary on the history of U.S. interventions in Latin America recorded over a 2-year period. “Collected Works” includes compositions selected from the first four and now out-of-print Luciernaga cassettes plus unreleased material. The photographs used to decorate the insert and tray card of the CD were taken around the Gowanus neighborhood the day after Superstorm Sandy and serve as a tribute to the section of Brooklyn where both Fabrica and Luciernaga were born.
CD Edition of 100, mastered by Eric Hardiman (Rambutan/Tape Drift)
Order both here – http://fabrica.bigcartel.com
First of all THANK YOU! … 2013 is coming to an end, and it was a great year for us. We were honored and humbled by the opportunity to release amazing music by ROBERT TURMAN, RAMBUTAN, AERONAUT, CULVER, PUBLIC SPEAKING, A FULL COSMIC SOUND. We are also extremely grateful to everyone out there who supported the label, booked a show, lent a floor to and fed touring artists around the country.
To celebrate, we’re offering all current LP releases on sale until 12/29. The online shop will be closed from 12/30 to 1/13. We will continue to take orders and mail until Monday 12/30. After that, we’ll accept orders, but nothing will be mailed until after 1/13.
Thank you for your support and Happy New Year!
Visit the Fabrica Shop at http://fabrica.bigcartel.com
FAB032 DANE PATTERSON Ghosting Cassette
FABREC031 UNICORN Playing With Light LP
FAB026 RODMAN MELCHIOR Melchior Rodman Cassette
FABCD005 LUCIERNAGA “Collected Works: 2008-2013” CD
THE TOBACCONISTS A Secret Place LP
DAVID FIRST & THE WESTERN ENISPHERE tbd LP
REFORMED FACTION tbd LP
So, the distro folded. A very big “thank you” to everyone who placed orders and helped clear a lot of the distro stock during its last two weeks of existence. We’re now simply going to focus on promoting and selling Fabrica releases and the occasional “friends of the label”-related releases.
Visit the new online shop here – http://fabrica.bigcartel.com
In other news, while doing a clean up and sorting out the distro stuff we ran into a few stray copies of out of print Fabrica cassette releases. We’ve just listed them in the shop, there’s only 1 or 2 each of:
STRNGLV Psychotropia C-30 (FAB004)
EARTHMASTERS Dwellings C-20 (FAB009)
ADRIANVARALLYAY/STRNGLV Split C-45 (FAB011)
DEREK ROGERS Hex Illumination C-30 (FAB014)
We’re also working on a new website and our 2014 schedule of releases, expect some awesome news very soon.
New on Fabrica Records:
FABREC030 CULVER Gateshead Graves LP
In the crowded field of guitar droneworks, UK musician Lee Stokoe could be said to be hidden in plain sight. For two decades, his solo project Culver and in-house tape label Matching Head have produced a consistent stream of releases without approaching anything near household-name status. This is due in part to a workmanlike, low-profile approach to recording and releasing music, despite time served in the mighty Skullflower. And then there’s the music itself: unpolished, unsettling, a history of textures divorced from any linear notions of progress. Prolific as Culver has been, “Gateshead Graves” marks only the third instance of Lee filling 24 inches of grooved real estate on his own (after the obscure “Route of Aesthetic” lathe cut and the oddly elusive “Dead Winter Blood” LP). It features two side-long tracks that put the listener first in the hold of a ship bound nowhere good and then in an aircraft headed in roughly the same direction. Volume and isolation recommended for an appropriately immersive experience.
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering (Grouper, Sublime Frequencies, Mississippi Records).
Limited edition of 200 on black vinyl with hand-numbered insert.
New on Fabrica Records:
FABCD029 AERONAUT Your Space Transmissions Listening Kit CD
A perfect follow-up to 2012’s “Coronal Mass” limited-edition cassette which quickly sold out upon release, “Your Space Transmissions Listening Kit” is comprised of four 15-minute pieces depicting the journey of a lone astronaut into deep space, as imagined by a 7 year-old boy.The album is meant to be a document of the past, specifically of his past as a boy imagining the perils and grandeur of space travel.
Each song is a sonic expression of a moment in the spaceman’s travels: Preflight/Launch, My First Spacewalk, Through the Oort Cloud, and Into the Magellanic Stream. Audio mastered by James Plotkin. Professionally duplicated CD edition of 100. Comes in a four-panel wallet with anaglyph and 3d glasses.
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.
See the video for Preflight/Launch: vimeo.com/52697682
New on Fabrica Records:
FABREC025 RAMBUTAN Inverted Summer LP
“Inverted Summer” is the full-length vinyl LP debut of Eric Hardiman’s (Century Plants/Burnt Hills) solo project. As Rambutan, Hardiman has released a steady stream of quality material on a variety of underground labels since 2007. Subtly bridging realms of noise, dub, psych, drone, minimalism, and musique concrete, Rambutan brings listeners into a unique sonic headspace that finds common ground between bliss and dread. Utilizing various electronics, synthesizers, tapes, guitar, and bass, “Inverted Summer” is a sprawling, wide-angle piece of work, yielding deep zones of textural soundscaping that can soothe and unsettle in equal measure. “Inverted Summer” captures Rambutan’s thick, dubby atmospherics in all their glory, revealing Hardiman to be a sound artist whose improvisational techniques are as formidable as his sense of structure and development. These are alien soundtracks for the recombinant generation, just waiting for you to disappear into them. Mastered by James Plotkin, and cut by Golden Mastering. Edition of 300 on thick black vinyl. Includes free download card.
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.
Read a review here.
Fabrica Records also just released a 30 minute cassette with new material by Robert Turman, you can find it here.