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Artist: BARBED
Title: Pocket Reminders/Rolf O.D.
Format: 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"Alex McKechnie and Alex Burrow are Barbed. Based in London, the Alexes are known for their witty audio collage work (see Barbeds 1994 full-length CD, released by These Records). Since the time of their debut, they have contributed to numerous compilation releases, including those for Lo Recordings, Staalplaat, Leaf, Kleptones, and RRRecords, among others. Most recently, Barbed have appeared on the People Like Us "remix" album doing what they do best. Barbeds 7" for Elevator Bath (their first ever single release, and their first new individual release in quite some time) features two brand new pieces. On black vinyl with full-color jackets, in an edition of 800 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: BEXAR BEXAR
Title: 07.04.99
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"07.04.99 is the debut release from Bexar Bexar, an individual (and occasional collective) based in Texas. The record consists of a single piece: A beautiful, fascinating field recording with minimal musical accompaniment. Bexar Bexar has recorded a great deal of material, some of which has recently surfaced on the debut CD, Haralambos, available now from the very fine Western Vinyl label. This one-sided 12" has been issued on black vinyl in a numbered edition of 330 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: BOKANOWSKI, MICHELE
Title: Trois Chambres D Inquiétude
Format: CDEP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Concrete music recorded, edited and mixed in the composers studio (Paris). Final mix: GMEB Studios (Bourges). First performance: June 5th, 1976, Bourges, Palais Jacques Coeur, 6th International Festival of Experimental Music. Title taken from the Danish engraver Lars Bo (1924-1999). Michèle Bokanowski studied harmony, fugue, counterpoint and analysis with Michel Puig from 1965 to 1969. In September 1970, she began a two-year internship at the Research Department of the French National Office of Broadcasting (ORTF) under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer. At the same time she participated in a sound synthesis research group, studied computer music at the University of Vincennes and electronic music with Eliane Radigue. Between 1972 and 1984 she composed essentially music to be performed in concert - POUR UN PIANISTE (For a Pianist), TROIS CHAMBRES DINQUIETUDE (Three Rooms of Unrest), TABOU (Taboo) - and for film - score for Patrick Bokanowskis short films as well as his feature-length film LANGE (The Angel). Since 1985, she has also composed for television, for theater - with director Catherine Dasté - and for dance - with choreographers Hideyuki Yano, Marceline Lartigue and Bernardo Montet. Michèle has released compact discs on the labels Metamkine, Empreintes Digitales, and trAce. Compact disc issued in an edition of 1000 copies. Packaged in beautiful full-color (inner and outer) jackets - featuring photography from the composers husband, filmmaker Patrick Bokanowski." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: DEUTSCH, ANDREW/TONY CONRAD/MARC SCHULZ/ILYA MONOSOV
Title: AD/TC
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"This special picture disc LP features a live performance from Andrew Deutsch and Tony Conrad on side A (originally issued on CDR by Deutsch a few years back in an edition of 150 copies). The flip side contains two re-worked versions of the original AD/TC recording by sound artists Marc Schulz and Ilya Monosov." Edition of 200 copies.

Artist: FREQUENCY CURTAIN
Title: Frequency Curtain
Format: CD
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Trio consisting of John Grzinich, Rick Reed and Josh Ronsen, using both analogue and digital sine wave generators, processing and interventions from the radiophonic spectrum. Frequency Curtain formed as a collaborative performance group, for an independent experimental media showcase in Austin, Texas known as Intersect 4. The Frequency Curtain debut (at Intersect 4) was on August 25th of 2001. In order to prepare for the performance, the group held a series of private improvisation sessions for two months prior to the event. What resulted was a highly charged interplay of analog and digital electronic sounds. The four tracks on this CD are excerpts from extended improvisation sessions. This compact disc is packaged in two beautiful heavy-paper sleeves, in an edition of 528 copies."

Artist: HAVERGAL
Title: Trash
Format: 10"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"The five instrumental compositions, which comprise this EP from 1999, are contemplative and melodic sound experiments. Traditional instrumentation (guitar, percussion, etc.) mixes with found sounds and samples to create wisely restrained, yet emotional music. On transparent vinyl with clear plastic sleeves, in an edition of 550 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: HAYNES, JIM
Title: Eraldus/Eravaldus
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Beautiful picture disc LP featuring two full-color reproductions of visual works by Jim Haynes and two new side-long solo compositions. The ideal companion piece to Jim Haynes masterful album, Telegraphy by the Sea. Eraldus and Eravaldus are both shadowy concoctions built from agitated objects and amplified spaces (a lighthouse, some high-tension wires driven by wind, a very large pile of sand, etc.). These are subtly manipulated field recordings, rusted to perfection and fine-tuned into scraping and humming machinations. The artwork comes from two corroded photographs, one of which was created especially for this LP. Haynes has worked with this process for almost 15 years and, here, the resulting images are as beautiful and mysterious as the audio is nuanced and evocative. In addition to his solo work, Jim Haynes has participated in a number of fruitful collaborations over the years with Loren Chasse (as Coelacanth), Keith Evans, Steven Stapleton/Nurse With Wound, and irr. app. (ext.)/M.S. Waldron. He currently resides in San Francisco. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 260 copies." -Elevator Bath

Artist: MONOSOV, ILYA
Title: Architectures on Air and Other Works
Format: CD
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Elevator Bath proudly presents the first full-length CD from Ilya Monosov. Architectures on Air and Other Works is a challenging collection of recordings, perfectly summarizing the various interests of this inventive sound artist. The range of these works is tremendous: From harsh intensity to gorgeous drone to virtual silence, concluding with the deeply affecting title track. Monosov recorded three of the six pieces presented here as solo works, while the other half are collaborations. Two of these collaborative tracks feature conceptual sound artist Civyiu Kkliu (Banned Productions) and the third includes the work of veteran electronic composer Larry Polansky (Frog Peak). Architectures on Air and Other Works displays the fruits of several years worth of activity, and though each piece is distinct in concept and execution, the album offers a solid block of organic sound, compelling from beginning to end. In addition to the stunning audio work, this enhanced CD also features two QuickTime movie files of Monosovs sound performances (about 18 minutes of material)." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: MONOSOV, ILYA
Title: Vinyl Document #1
Format: LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Music performed by 2 organ glitches, songs by broken music boxes (+ added circuits), a remix of my 2002 catalog (Music For Everyone) by my friend Andrew Deutsch: All broken music -- music breaking away from the surreal and the intellectual in order to gain physical characteristics -- I think music can be found in just about anything, just like everything can be said to have a musical quality. You can use sound to power a small motor that will be used in an autonomous sound piece or you can use it for a light bulb and play light songs for few green plants or maybe you can simply listen to the sound and observe things changing all around you -- I think that for me it is such small joys that can have a lasting effect on things and it is this perspective from which I continue to work." - Ilya Monosov.

Artist: PUBLIC WORKS
Title: Numbers
Format: Lathe Cut 9"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"With regard to Numbers, a few key observations can be made. Intuition, it seems clear, reaches conclusions that logic cannot. The same can be said of Public Works manner of working. The strength of Numbers lies in its ability to invoke draughts of apparently coded meaning, without necessarily rendering these too clearly; as if to say that in excessive amounts, clarity can serve to stifle the full development of intellectual flavor, presenting a less rounded impression of the form and volume occupied by the phenomenon in question. What better, indeed clearer, way is there to encapsulate the essence of the humankinds contemporary predicament? We know so much, and yet so little. We are masters of minutiae, and slaves to an ignorance of its ramifying effects." - Elevator Bath. Sound collage from former Tape Beatles members.

Artist: RECCHION, TOM
Title: Proscenium
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Proscenium is a subtle and remarkably controlled collection of atmospheres. The air of mystery, deliberate pacing, the deep tones and unidentified sounds of Recchions 2006 album Sweetly Doing Nothing have been explored even further here. Its a logical development but the results are unexpected and strikingly original, sounding wholly unfamiliar and yet like no ones but Tom Recchions. Prosceniums six pieces mostly began life as music for filmmaker/puppeteer Janie Geisers play "Invisible Glass," an adaptation of Poes "William Wilson." The plays intricate beauty and the storys moody confusion have been perfectly mirrored and expanded on by Recchion who used that inspiration as a leaping off point for Prosceniums rich and surprising compositions. "It was an attempt to create a sound world for the viewer that started as they entered the theater and drenched them until they left in an ongoing series of atmospheres." Tom Recchion has been a sound and visual artist/composer/art director and graphic designer in California since the 1970s. He is the co-creator of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) and has collaborated with David Toop, Christian Marclay, Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino, and Max Eastley, among many others. Though Proscenium is only his sixth album as a solo artist, Recchion has had many recordings released by labels such as Birdman, Touch, PSF, RRR, Idea, Staubgold, and the Cortical Foundation. He has also written for The Wire magazine. Tom Recchion lives in California. Proscenium consists of one 180-gram virgin vinyl LP inside a black poly-lined sleeve, plus 7" record, each with five-color labels, housed in a full-color gatefold jacket. Included with each copy of this set is a full-color download card featuring access to high-quality MP3s of the complete contents of the vinyl records. Package imagery was created by artist Pae White and photographed by Recchion’s long time music and visual collaborator, noted photographer Fredrik Nilsen and was designed by Colin Andrew Sheffield and Tom Recchion. This package has been issued in an edition of 500 copies." -Elevator Bath.

Artist: REED, RICK
Title: Dreamz / Blue Polz
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Beautiful picture disc LP featuring two full-color reproductions of visual works by Rick Reed and two new side-long solo compositions. Reeds fascinating, highly evolved world is represented well by these two new pieces, each of which offers up the kind of droning intensity and unsettling beauty that this veteran noisemaker has come to be known for. Reeds work is very obviously that of an experienced craftsman - one whose sound is a reverent nod to early electronic music underscored by an enduring sensibility for atmosphere and ethereality. "Dreamz" began life as the soundtrack for a live visual display by filmmaker Ken Jacobs, which was performed live by Jacobs and Reed at the 2007 New York Film Festival. The records flipside, "Blue Polz," was also inspired by the work of a filmmaker (originally conceived as a kind of alternate soundtrack to a piece by Fred Worden). All of the music was created using an EMS Synthi A, plus 2 sine wave generators and a shortwave radio. The artwork comes from two original paintings. Reed has been active in the visual arts for more than 20 years; his work is utterly abstract, beautifully enigmatic. These images are the perfect accompaniment to Reeds otherworldly audio counterparts. In addition to his solo work, Rick Reed has participated in a number of productive collaborations over the years with Keith Rowe, Jgrzinich (in Frequency Curtain), the Abrasion Ensemble, and SIRSIT. He currently resides in Austin. This picture disc LP has been released in an edition of 260 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: First Thus
Format: CD
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"This is Sheffields debut solo album. The recordings on this disc were entirely composed using other commercially available recordings. The goal was to distill the essential qualities of these works and then utilize that essence for new recordings. Only very brief sections of the original works were selected. These raw components were then contracted, expanded, layered, and/or otherwise processed until something new was forged. The result is gorgeous ambient music that gradually shifts and unfolds, offering subtle nuance and quiet restraint. In a sense, it is a collection of other peoples work, but this music appears here for the first time in a new setting or, if you will, a new translation. Packaged inside two elegant printed sleeves of 100% recycled paper, this compact disc has been issued in an edition of 330 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: In Between
Format: 10"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"in between is an atmospheric new piece in two parts. It is possible that Colins work is best listened to peripherally, perhaps while writing or (as is the case with in between) while reading.... front cover text by ilex fenusova. The evocative writings which grace the records jacket come provided by this acclaimed poet from Texas. On transparent vinyl with lovely text-only jackets, in an edition of 295 copies."

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: Side One/Side Two
Format: 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"This is Sheffields debut (as well as the first for Elevator Bath), released in 1998. The record consists of two short pieces, each of which utilizes highly amplified machine sounds. On transparent vinyl with fold-out covers, in an edition of 475 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW
Title: Spring (Time) / The Bridge
Format: 7"
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"Colins sophomore effort from 1999 continues in a vein similar to that of his first record. The digital, mechanical sounds are still present but are now intertwined with deep tones and hidden half-melodies. On transparent vinyl with lovely inner and outer jackets, in an edition of 300 copies." - Elevator Bath.

Artist: SHEFFIELD, COLIN ANDREW & ECK RIPPIE
Title: Variations
Format: LP
Label: Elevator Bath
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"variations is selection of works from the duo of turntablist/guitarist James Eck Rippie and sampling minimalist Colin Andrew Sheffield. After a recent cluster of live performances and even a bit of soundtrack work, Sheffield and Rippie have released a debut LP that is intriguing and beautiful. The textured ambience here is rich and subtle, simple and complex. The three pieces comprising this album were recorded live with no additional production or processing and were wholly improvised. Sheffield and Rippie have been performing and recording together for years, though variations is the first document of their ongoing collaboration. pressed on 180-gram vinyl with lovely full-color jackets, in an edition of 400 copies." - Elevator Bath.

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