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.
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
FABCD024 LUCIERNAGA Plays Propaganda Songs CD-R
Luciernaga’s CD-R debut (after 2 cassettes and a split with Insect Factory) consists of 35+ minutes of disintegrating loops, slide-guitar drones, modified vocals and processed samples.
Although there are no lyrics, the sounds on this CD are very much a political statement for human rights, the right to self-determination and against violence. Each CD comes in an hand-stamped and hand-numbered 100% PCW recycled chipboard arigato pak, with full-color art on the front an back, and each copy includes a different card with islamic art on one side and a section from the “Mathnavi”, an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet, on the other.
Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
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Available now for sale! All 3 are pro-dubbed on high-bias chrome, come in tinted colored shells, and are limited to 50 each. All are available in the Fabrica store at - http://fabrica.bigcartel.com
FAB016 – LAZURITE s/t C-36
Fluorescent night dystopian city music.
This is the second full-length release by hyperactive Brooklyn-based experimental musician and visual artist Megan Moncrief. Her first release was a self-produced, self-packaged (each cassette was hand-painted and was one of a kind) cassette whose eerie ambient sounds captured our imaginations. A message offering to release more of her music was promptly sent via the world wide web. Lucky for us, she accepted, and now we are able to offer 36 minutes of amazing new sounds extracted from the ukelin, synths, drum machines, medicine balls, drums and voice processed through a diverse link of effect pedals.
Edition of 50 pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette. Buy Here
FAB018 – SOUND OUT LIGHT Bloom C-30
Music like the sound of a power generator in the middle of a vast desert where the escaping ions affect the landscape, creating unusual lifeforms that grow out of the cracked ceramic floor after an acid-rain storm. Sound Out Light is David Doyen on digital synth.
Edition of 50 pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette. Buy Here
FAB019 – HAKOBUNE The Still Life of Reverie C-32
Hakobune aka Takahiro Yorifuji uses layers of guitar to create meditative hypnotic sonic landscapes. We are very proud of this release. Yorifuji is from a small town in Hyogo, Japan and currently resides in Tokyo.Edition of 50 pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette. Buy Here
FAB016 LAZURITE s/t Cassette
FAB018 SOUND OUT LIGHT Bloom Cassette
FAB019 HAKOBUNE The Still Life of Reverie Cassette
FABREC020 TURMAN, ROBERT Beyond Painting 2xLP
FAB021 AERONAUT Coronal Mass Cassette
FAB022 A FULL COSMIC SOUND Chemtrails Cassette
FABREC025 RAMBUTAN Inverted Summer LP
Pre-Orders Coming Soon…
The new Fabrica Recs batch is finally HERE. 3 new tapes, all in editions of 50.
FAB017 – WOLF FLUORESCENCE We’re So Glad You’re Home C-36
Wolf Fluorescence is the solo project of experimental musician and NY-native Ross Devlin. On We’re So Glad You’re Home he conjures long summers, nostalgia for youth, and time spent with family and loved ones. Dream-like ambient music with a warmth that seems to be a missing from a lot of the very precise and clinical-sounding experimental music out there.
Edition of 50 on pro-dubbed high-bias chrome and full color j-card + insert (made by the artist).
FAB014 – DEREK ROGERS Hex Illumination C-30
Six new dark electronic tracks from this distinguished and extremely prolific gentleman currently residing in the city of angels. Hex Illumination is the perfect soundtrack for a late night drive through post-recession America’s once thriving cities.
FAB012 – INSECT FACTORY/LUCIERNAGA Split C-80
New sounds from Silver Spring, MD’s own guitar-drone project INSECT FACTORY and Gowanus Brooklyn’s LUCIERNAGA.
INSECT FACTORY provides two extended guitar-based drones of sounds and textures that meld into haunting yet-tuneful melodies. These two tracks are an excellent companion to the recently released full-length INSECT FACTORY LP on FABRICA/INSECT FIELDS.
LUCIERNAGA, normally a guitar-only project, this time around includes acoustic and electric guitar, mbira, buddha machine, and looped field recordings. LUCIERNAGA is accompanied by Sean Keane (STRNGLV) with additional sounds generated by circuit-bent synth and effect pedals.
First edition of 50 packaged in 1/4″ reel-to-reel box.