mike fazio – The Vast Apart released 11-02-18

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Eleven years in the making, Fazio has produced a very different album unlike any in his history. An art / rock / ambient sensibility seen through the eyes of an artist with a reverence as well as a lightheartedness for the historical importance of our shared musical experiences. Through the past, fondly.

Fazio, known foremost for his beloved orchestramaxfieldparrish ambient project, is a veteran of the downtown NYC experimental performance scene of the 1980’s and college radio alt rock scene of the 1990’s has been part of hundreds of recordings, independent film soundtracks and modern dance recital music.

The Vast Apart is Fazio’s 35th recording on his Faith Strange imprint since 1992. Limited CD pressing in gatefold card sleeve | unlimited DL

Exquisitely recorded and mastered in 24bit / 96k high fidelity.

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“Never one to overindulge himself, Fazio’s textures and patterns service the tune far more than any egotistical self-journey.” – Brainwashed

“Artfully navigating the interstices between experimental ambient and a distillate of neo-classical.” – Igloo Magazine

“Fazio’s hand is more than capable.” – WHITE_LINE

“This is music that is beautiful, powerful, intimate and cinematographic; the end of a great trilogy of some of the finest ambient music; in whatever form Mike Fazio wishes to play this. He shows he has a few tricks up his sleeve.” – Vital Weekly

“In a perfect world, there would be a place for explorative music of such genuine quality in thousands of receptive listeners’ homes, but such a world, alas, doesn’t seem to be the one we inhabit.” – textura

“one more reason to consider him amongst what I consider to be the unsung contemporary masters of the Musique Concrete style of experimentalism alongside more well-known names such as Daniel Menche.” – Heathen Harvest

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two new works to be released in the new year

Updated November 15, 2017

Two new works planned for the new year:

Almost complete and ready for pressing is the latest Gods Of Electricity album entitled ‘Thus Spoke’. Original sessions were recorded two years ago and now has finally been completed. This album consists of the trio setting of Mike Fazio (electronics, etc.), Thomas Hamlin (percussion) and David Conrad (double bass). Limited edition CD / download formats.

Additionally, there will be a new album from Fazio entitled ‘The Vast Apart’. Original sessions were done in 2009 as demos for a planned live project that never came to fruition. The tracks have now undergone a re-imagining and remix and are scheduled to be released as a limited edition CD / download release as well.

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A Guide For Reason – Aftertones is released

Updated February 14, 2017

A Guide For Reason – Aftertones is released

 

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A Guide For Reason
Aftertones
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A collection of works to induce a dream state, whether during waking hours or during REM.
Keeping with my long time interest and research in memories and dreams, their origins and their consequences on our daily lives, this collection of music continues that thought process and is intended to expand ones outlook on what is and what could be, in a perfect world.The digital format and to a slightly lesser degree the memory stick format can open up a world of experimentation for artists today, if one chooses to keep an open mind, musical formats that do not adhere to the physical limits of hard formats such as the CD, CDR and vinyl LP. This collection of music could have easily been 300 minutes or 30 minutes but in the end I settled with a length of 55 minutes. I could very easily envision these dream drones lasting for hours.

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An unlimited digital release in wav, aiff, mp3, flac, alac and other hi-resolution digital downloads through Bandcamp

Limited edition usb drive with 24bit / 96k files – edition of 18 (SOLD OUT)

 

Updated Oct. 23, 2016 – ‘Instant Light’ and ‘A Midsummer’s Night’ released

After a very long silence, Faith Strange is pleased to announce the release of two brand new orchestramaxfieldparrish works:

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orchestramaxfieldparrish – Instant Light

 

 

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orchestramaxfieldparrish – A Midsummer’s Night

 

Thanks for your interest in the works,

 

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Archival Series launched with two Gods Of Electricity releases

To release some of the many, many recorded works from the label throughout the last 10 years that have never been released for one reason or another, the Archival Series through Faith Strange has been started in digital form only for the time being but may be in hard format as well down the road. The first two releases come from 2008, ‘Spock’s Brain’ b/w ‘Miles Out’ from Gods Of Electricity, a 2-sided “digital 12 ep”, remixed and mastered specifically for the dance floor and beyond. The original versions were part of the follow up album to ‘Sundiving’ called ‘Miles Out’, finished but never released.

The second in the Archival Series is ‘Automatic’, originally recorded in 2009 and released on the DVD compilation ‘Lightwerx: Georges Méliès’ as ‘Mobilier Fidele’, this new version has been remixed and remastered for digital release. The track was part of the sessions that would have comprised the third Gods Of Electricity album ‘Night And The City’, a decidedly change in direction into organic, free form improv without the use of any synthesizers or electronics, still as yet unreleased. These two releases have been posted as ‘pay what you want’ for the time being and can be found here:

Faith Strange Recordings Digital Editions

Other archival works are planned for release.

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