Sonic Arts Society debuts with four releases on Faith Strange

Faith Strange presents four full length digital releases from

Sonic Arts Society

Sleepcycle – fs18

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From This That Waking Is (First Movement) – fs 19

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From This That Waking Is (Second Movement) – fs 20

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From This That Waking Is (Third Movement) – fs 21

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All four 16 bit digital albums can be downloaded on Bandcamp

by naming your price

for one month’s time only

then afterwards will have set purchase prices.

A very limited, expertly mastered, one time edition containing 96k / 24 bit audiophile files on 1x dvd-audio disc

with From This That Waking Is presented in its originally intended one hour and fifty three minute uninterrupted form

 and 44.1k / 16 bit cd quality files on 4x cdr’s

 housed in a handmade folio

will be available in the next few weeks for the independent film industry and interested forward-thinking electronic music devotees

SOLD OUT

peace.

faith strange recordings

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est. 1992

here, in the periphery of imagination

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May, 19th 2013 – Two new works on Faith Strange: A Guide For Reason – Iconography (fs16), Fazio – Interiors (fs17) released

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A Guide For Reason – Iconography (fs16)

(limited edition CD in gatefold sleeve)

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Fazio – Interiors (fs17)

 (24 bit digital and 16 bit digital albums)

Available for shipping the week of  May 20th, 2013. The first 50 copies of Iconography come with an insert for a complimentary download of Interiors in 16 bit FLAC or other 16 bit file formats of choice. There is a 24 bit FLAC format available as well for audiophiles, but this is not included with Iconography and only available separately.

Iconography will also be available separately in 24 bit or 16 bit digital albums as of June. The CD version in gatefold sleeve is a limited run and will not be reprinted once it is sold out.

We feel the FLAC formats have the closest fidelity to the original hi definition studio recordings and strongly recommend these over mp3’s or Apple Lossless. iTunes can play FLAC files with an easy update if your installed version does not have it already. For further information about FLAC digital files please see:

http://flac.sourceforge.net/comparison.html

For further information, please visit:

www.faithstrange.com

160 kbps soundclips:

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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