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.

Cheers!

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A Guide For Reason – Iconography – to be released

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A Guide For Reason

Iconography

March 23rd, 2013

The master is on its way to the pressing plant and we should have copies of the third A Guide For Reason album ‘Iconography’ in a month’s time. Originally slated as an lp release, the recording quickly changed into a double lp of 4, side-long tracks making the costs of issuing a double lp in today’s environment with out of control postage costs and more and more distributors being wary of carrying high ticket items from independent artists out of the question at this time.

The cd instead has been sensitively mastered in 24 bit / 96k audiophile fidelity using one of the industry’s best AD / DA converters to reflect the warmth inherent in audiophile vinyl pressings and to be quite honest, sounds much better than it could have on lp because of it’s enhanced dynamic field and separation sorely missing on most recent vinyl recordings being manufactured today in my opinion, but that’s the subject of another discussion altogether. It is also a pleasure to listen to these 4 tracks uninterrupted in one listen. The recording will be issued in a mini lp gatefold sleeve with a matte varnish finish, as the later orchestramaxfieldparrish recordings were. This is the 16th official Faith Strange Recording to date, not including private pressings without catalog numbers  since 1992. We have plans to issue the 24 bit hi definition recordings on Bandcamp if their extensive file size will allow them to. By releasing this material on wider distributed glass mastered cd and 24 bit files, the music will hopefully reach more people who unfortunately missed out on the limited micro pressings of the first two albums. The next release to be issued soon on Faith Strange is Gods Of Electricity – ‘Thus Spoke‘, sometime in the Summer of 2013 on 180 gram lp. The next two A Guide For Reason albums, ‘The Vast Apart’  and ‘Interiors’, also to be released this Summer, look to be FLAC only releases at this moment, but this could change.

In conclusion, this is a recording that I am immensely satisfied with as it is keeping with the tone and direction of the project as unclassifiable, challenging, non-genre specific and unlike anything being released today but if I may add, is the sexiest music I have ever produced. – MF

December 2012 – Heavy Rotation – on the stereo… & MF’s Best of 2012

MF’s faves:

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dead Can Dance – Anastasis

2) John Cale – Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood

3) Jan Bang, Erik Honoré – Uncommon Deities

others, in no particular order:

Various – Vol. 2 – Jazz on Film: Beat, Square & Cool

Deep Listening Band – Great Howl At Town Haul

These Feathers Have Plumes – Hegira

Eivind Aarset – Dream Logic

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch – Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity

Robert Fripp | Andrew Keeling | David Singleton – The Wine Of Silence

Vikki Jackman, Andrew Chalk & Jean-Nöel Rebilly – A Paper Doll’s Whisper Of Spring

X-TG – Desertshore / The Final Report

Floratone – Floratone II

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Heavy Rotation (December 2012):

1. Kip Hanrahan – Pinero (2004)

2. John Cale – Eat / Kiss, Music For The Films Of Andy Warhol (1997)

3. John Cale – EP: Extra Playful (2011)

4. Claudia Quintet + 1 – What Is The Beautiful? (2011)

5. Russell Mills & Mike Fearon – Cleave | Soft Bullets (2002)

6. Ian Holloway – The Thoughts Of Rivers (2012)

7. Jon Hassell – Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street (2009)

8. Andrew Chalk – Forty Nine Views In Rhapsodies Wave Serene (2012)

9. Alio Die – Deconsecrated And Pure (2012)

September 2012 – Heavy Rotation – on the stereo…

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Bill Nelson And The Gentlemen Rocketeers – Live At Metropolis Studios London (Salvo 2012)

Howard Roberts – Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar (Verve 1956)

Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (Matador 2011)

The Claudia Quintet + Gary Versace – Royal Toast (Cuneiform Records 2010)

Mahmoud Refat – Shift – (Leerraum 2004)

Ryoji Ikeda – 1000 Fragments (raster-noton 2007)

Ian Holloway – Home (Quiet World 2012)

Syrinx – Landscapes (Quiet World 2012)

Tolgahan Çogulu – Atlas (Kalan Ses 2012)

Peter Murphy – Ninth (Nettwork 2011)

Morton Feldman – Something Wild; Music For Film (Kairos 2002)

The Angels Of Light – How I Loved You (Young God Records 2001)

Benoit Pioulard – Lasted (Kranky 2010)

Robert Fripp / Andrew Keeling / David Singleton – The Wine Of Silence (DGM 2012)

Sil Muir – Sil Muir (Diophantine Discs 2007)

Fabio Orsi – 2 or 3 Moments in 1 Day (Students Of Decay 2007)

Ora – After Rainfall (Fungal / ICR 2003)

Floratone – Floratone II (Savoy Jazz 2012)

Chihei Hatakeyama – A Long Journey (Home Normal 2012)

Michael T. Bullock / Andrew Lafkas – Ceremonies To Breathe Upon (Winds Measure Recordings 2012)

Gods Of Electricity – Mobilier Fidele