Face A/B. Beatrice Dillon. Where To Now?

Posted in Vinyl on August 25th, 2015
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Where To Now? records are proud to present Beatrice Dillon’s follow up release to the widely well received ‘Blues Dances’. This three track 12” sees Beatrice step things up a gear in terms of intricacy, experimenting wildly to add to her already astute palette of timbre and rhythm.

‘Face A’ leads the record with the unmistakable skronk of saxophone cutting and jamming over the skeletal pulse of Beatrice’s signature dubbed out techno landscape. Initially the inclusion of saxophone acts as an aural abstraction or diversion to extract a little freedom from the pumping cavern of dark dub techno atmosphere punctuated with the mechanical juddering saw-bass, but as the piece develops and we become deep into the groove the inclusion of wild sax snorts trips us up and become the focus itself as new levels of complex melodic and rhythmic detail become apparent within this otherwise structurally obedient space. Taking it’s cues from Rabih Beaini, Miles Davis ‘Big Fun’ era, Dresvn and Keith Hudson, undoubtably ‘Face A’ is a compelling, complex trip… heads down but arms flailing.

‘Face B’ continues the theme but takes the listener far deeper into the cavern. Here the concern is more the effects of space within song, a moment where Beatrice allows herself to move away from the floor to find a little more room for playful experimentation. The saxophone is further treated with a plethora of effects to compliment the array of dub signals that scatter and skip around the basin.

The record closes with ‘Sonnier (Walk in the light)’ which strangely somehow manages to feel jazzier in its components, even in comparison to a pair of tracks riffing on a manipulated free-jazz sax part. It sounds strangely unsure of its world, adding to this whole loosely slung, loping feel which somehow fits amongst the stern, brooding, and efficient synth play. Beatrice masterfully manages to create a piece here that grows in intensity without ever increasing in pace or texture, every drop is intended to stir the listener a little more than the last. There’s a sense throughout all the pieces of having rhythm imposed or even inflicted upon the listener but this is certainly not a conflict of ideas… there is optimism, harmony and above all – wild groove nestled within Beatrice’s world of mutant shuffle.
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releases 21 August 2015

Written and produced by Beatrice Dillon, tenor saxophone on ‘Face A/B’ by Verity Susman.
Mastered by Rupert Clervaux at Grays Inn Road.
Sleeve drawing Sam Porritt, ‘We’re tripping myself up’, 2012, ink on paper, courtesy of the artist.

€13.65

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Where To Now? In-store presentation @ Motto Berlin. 14.08.15

Posted in events, music on August 12th, 2015
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Where To Now? In-store presentation @ Motto Berlin. 14.08.15

Where To Now? label heads Matt Hendon and James Hines and Berlin based electronic artists, Moon Wheel, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, and N.M.O join us in-store to play some records and celebrate the release of their respective releases on the label. WTN? alumni FDG - and KETEV, who are both preparing albums for the label will also be of attendance.

Where To Now? Stock available in store!

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Jesse Osborne-Lanthier is a conceptual electronic musician, sound/visual artist aiming to make material which engenders different cognitive responses than those engendered by established music, but which is all the while accessible through the modification of recognisable tools used in that very music. However, Jesse is not just an artist. He’s a refreshing phenomenon in the music world who constantly keeps surprising us with his dynamic, multifaceted productions and collaborations.”
—Sounds of a Tired City.

Moon Wheel’s cerebral, shape-shifting compositions are inspired by “nature, history, and wandering”, synthesizing electronic and organic sounds through dubby groove deconstructions, uncanny ghost-in-the-machine moods, and grey psychedelic hazes.”
—CTM

“N.M.O. are an exceptional, pan-European duo deploying SuperCollider software and stripped-down, roiling drums under the mantra, As Strict As Possible….they’ve coined a visceral, effectively unprecedented sound that’s hard to ignore. Like their radical, aerobic take on live performance (if u get a chance, go see ‘em!) these trax are a playful snub to convention, primed for adventurous DJs and dancers alike.”
—Boomkat

6pm – 9pm

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
Berlin 10997

Refreshments will be served!

CRU #1 (+ CD + DVD)

Posted in art, magazines, music, performance on August 1st, 2015
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CRU (Contemporary Radical Underground), is the annual magazine that documents what’s happening at La Plaque Tournante, a non commercial artist space in Berlin and run by French composer Frédéric Acquaviva and English mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg.

This first issue of Frédéric Acquaviva and La Plaque Tournante’s audio / video hybrid magazine, includes a CD with music by Frédéric Acquaviva and Phill Niblock, a DVD with performances by Tomomi Adachi, Bernard Heidsieck, Katherine Liberovskaya, Jacques Lizène, Alvin Lucier, and Alex Mincek. Packaged in 12“ sleeve with postcards, posters, and various documents.

CD with Phill Niblock ’V & LSGH’ (2015) performed by Loré Lixenberg (voice) and Guy de Bièvre (lapsteel guitar). Frédéric Acquaviva‘Loré Ipsum’ performed by Loré Lixenberg (voices) and Frédéric Acquaviva (dead electronics), Berlin version.  

DVD with Tomomi Adachi, Loré Lixenberg, Alex Mincek, Jacques Lizène, ‘Silver streetcar for Orchestra’ from Alvin Lucier, ‘Vaduz’ from Bernard Heidsieck, a film from Katherine Liberovkaya with a music from Phil Niblock.

Paper cover in plastic sleeve, 33 x 33 cm., containing:

2 folded posters, 60 x 80 cm. each
2 folded posters, 42 x 59 cm each.
2 postcards, 10,5 x 14,5 cm. each
1 loose printed sheet, 452 x 29,5 cm.
2 press realese, 4 mimeographed pages each, 29,5 x 21 cm.
2 DVD

Published by Editions Acquaviva.

€20.00

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Zweikommasieben Magazin #11. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music on June 22nd, 2015

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The new issues features The Sprawl (aka Mumdance, Shapednoise and Logos), Beatrice Dillon, Hieroglyphic Being, Kuedo und Joe Shakespeare, Hallow Ground, TCF, Norbert Möslang, Dalglish, Tasty Morsels, Moon Wheel, Danse Noire, Seekae, RVDS as well as Oneohtrix Point Never.

€12.00

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mono.kultur #39 Terre Thaemlitz: The Arrogance of Optimism

Posted in distribution, magazines, music on May 19th, 2015
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‘In relation to these larger dynamics, the music is pretty irrelevant,’ says Thaemlitz during our interview, ‘these larger dynamics’ referring to the political undertones of nightlife, as safe spaces for social interaction in general and gender and sexual variance in particular.

Interview by Melissa Canbaz

€6.00

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BILL DRUMMOND Lecture at Spoiler, Vienna 2002. Robert Jelinek (Ed.). Der Konterfei

Posted in books, distribution, music on April 14th, 2015
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“When it comes to pop music, conceptual art, audacious positioning, and fierce artistic independence, there is simply no way around Bill Drummond. The KLF, The Timelords, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (J.A.M.S.), The K Foundation, The 2K, K2 Plant Hire Ltd. – these were all projects that aimed to attack established pop practices by means of easily-acquired sampling technology. Bill ceased being interested in the pop business a long time ago. Nonetheless, music is still at the centre of his current endeavours. The present book is a summary of his recorded lecture at Spoiler, MuseumsQuartier Vienna 2002, which for the past thirteen years has been available only as a single-copy library DVD. Despite the fact that Bill is loath to look back at the past and always directs his focus to the here and now, or rather because of this, I deemed it necessary to highlight his vast artistic range, development, and process of the last thirty years by means of this contemporary document and to present it to a younger generation. For the concept of time plays a special role in Drummond’s work. Whether as The Timelords, or in songs like ‘What Time is Love?’ or ’3 A.M. Eternal,’ or via metaphorical numbers like 23, 33 ⅓, or 45, or his current World Tour 2014-2025 Bill has always thought, planned, acted, and reacted in structural time periods”. Robert Jelinek

Language: English
Pages: 50
Size: 15 x 21 cm
Weight: 190 g
Binding: Softcover

€9.90

 

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zweikommasieben Magazin #10. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music on December 22nd, 2014

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zweikommasieben #10 includes material with/on/by M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell, Creme Organization’s DJ TLR, The KVB, Juju & Jordash, Torn Hawk, the Golden Pudel-crew (including Ralf Köster, Nika Son & f#x), Yør, Kontra-Musik’s Ulf Eriksson, and more.

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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, music, typography, writing on November 29th, 2014
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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of Yes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); and in landscapes produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship.

The scores for Dust and Celestial Excursions are preceded by a selection of Ashley’s work, from 1963 to 2008, drawing attention to the varying relations between instruction and score, and the tones of instructional address. Working with these scores gave us a better sense of how each one produces a specific mode of decision-making, telling us what to put on the pages of the scores, for any reader who follows.

Yes, But Is It Edible? is the fourth in a series of publications produced with or by Will Holder and Alex Waterman that a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agape (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); and The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson; Sternberg Press, 2012).

Language: English
Pages: 784
Size: 23.5 x 29.3 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-927354-09-4

43€
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Record Label Symposium: Chapter Music, Bedroom Suck & Room40 in Conversation @ Motto IMA. 20.11.2014.

Posted in events, Motto IMA, music on November 18th, 2014
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Record Label Symposium: Chapter Music, Bedroom Suck & Room40 in Coversation @ Motto IMA. 20.11.2014.

The IMA, Motto and Room40 present a public conversation between three of Australia’s most influential record label owners: Guy Blackman (Chapter Music), Joe Alexander (Bedroom Suck) and Lawrence English (Room40).

A selection of merchandise from each label will be available during the evening, as well as giveaways and a special Room40 raffle. The evening will be brought to a close with our speakers playing some of their favorite records.

 

Event will begin at 6.00pm.
Talk will begin at 6.30pm (approx. 45 mins).

Refreshments will be served. This is a public event, admission is free.

Thursday 20th November.

Motto IMA
Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006
Australia

 

Lee Gamble Album Launch and Talk @ Motto Berlin. 25.09.2014.

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, music on September 22nd, 2014
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KOCH album launch / In conversation with Lee Gamble & Lisa Blanning.

Please join us in celebrating the release of Lee Gamble’s new album KOCH, his second for the illustrious record label, PAN. Lee will also discuss his work with music Journalist, Lisa Blanning (The Fader, Electronic Beats).

Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singu- lar and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. In ‘KOCH’, we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past.

Thursday 25th September, 19.30 – 22.00.

Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzerstr. 68
10997 Berlin