Pre-order our new limited edition Risograph book and sound-world
Like Hyanthe All Teares- A Radiophonic Dream and text based on Thomas Vaughan’s alchemystical writing
400 years ago tomorrow, April 17th 1621, Wales’ foremost alchemist was born. Thomas Vaughan has long been my passion, subject of research and creative stimuli. It is fitting that today I can announce our new project.
Like Hyanthe All Teares will be a limited edition (approximately 100 copies) Risograph perfect bound book circa 100 pages with colour alchemical illustrations throughout, original essays and selections of Vaughan’s text including excerpt translations from Vaughan’s unpublished private alchemical diary. The project will see new sound worlds accompanying it in the shape of a limited edition cassette. Artists signed-up to develop works include Phosphene: Sharron Kraus: Tristan Rhys Williams: Richard Craig: Dafydd Roberts & Johann Wlight. Individually and jointly they create a radiophonic dream.
There is no public funding for this risky labour of love which is why I turn to you now. An Early Bird pre-order will help me cover some of the production costs, reprographic and license fees in the main.
All those taking advantage of the Early Bird offer will receive acknowledgement in the print copy dedication for what is sure to be an attractive, idiosyncratic and one of a kind offering.
I will be humbled and grateful to you should you choose to commit NOW for your copy, £30.00 including postage worldwide.
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For anyone with a 2020/21 Bandcamp subscription to Listen to the Voice of Fire your copy is included in the subscription. Bandcamp subs of £45 gives you myriad years back catalogue recordings, LVOF digital releases and future content, subscriber only content plus 25% discount on physical merchandise.
Please note that this is a pre-order, I expect the editions to go fairly swiftly however-the publication date is not set and is due for November 2021. I’ll hold this early bird rate open for a while. For postage reasons and fairness I can only accept single copy orders.
The recent screenings for Ysbrydnos :: Hallowmas are now stored at the British Music Collection. I think they’re still live on Sound and Music’s Facebook/YouTube site-and if you go there do leave comments. Please check the videos out and if you are curious about the artists be sure to follow their links. There is much great work therein! https://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/article/ysbrydnoshallowmas-shining-pyramid
There are 15 or so tape/booklets left, so if you fancy one hurry over to Bandcamp-once they’re gone that’s it!
Next outing is…The Surface of Past Time. Sign-up via Bandcamp to ensure you get details.
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I hope you’re doing okay. Several exciting release and streaming events in the pipeline. But before them, I wanted to give you a heads-up on micro edition tape & booklet that we’re releasing at Autumn Equinox.
A West Wales supranatural field research project, expect skeins of lament through veils of incorporeal utterance. A limited edition of only 30 cassettes with handsewn & letter press on recycled medieval laid paper booklet detailing the research project, second in the unland/annwfn series, and available on the Listen to the Voice of Fire imprint, Llanerch The Trees brings together two spectral entities known as itdreamedtome and blodeuedd.
I’m expecting proofs back in the next week or so and I will be taking pre-orders soon after. The initial draft looks. feels and sounds lovely, a treat that will vanish into the ether.
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— dafyddroberts (@euterpesequence) April 23, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I decide to cancel/postpone The Shining Pyramid.
The increased anxiety and flux of views about social distancing and the spread of the virus, the implications for performers and participants travelling from further a field and by public transport, and the uncertainty about by the time of the event what new strictures may be in place, lead me to decide to cancel now.
I would hate to be part of a process that actually led anyone to be infected, and many of you will probably like me have friends and family with auto immune or respiratory conditions which make it an even more worrying time, or increase our anxiety that it may be detrimental should we attend these kinds of events. There may be some irrationality at play-but, I think on balance with some of the recent late cancellations from a few performers (which I TOTALLY get) the proposition on offer would just not be the same.
Anyhow-a tremendous pity, but I hope we can reconvene later in the year when I hope we are out of these woods. I will stay in touch with you about that when the time is right,
Here’s the link to the Bandcamp release of Simon and Ash’s stupefying performance at Aberystwyth in July. Over 33 minutes of excellent guitar trickery.
Salutations Friend of experimental and visionary music.
For World Listening Day we offer twin guitar explorations from Ash Cooke and Simon Proffitt. Ash has recently published a compendium of current underground Welsh music, Simon-most recently providing live visuals for Rhodri Davies. The pair have teamed-up for a new release via seminal micro label Linear Obsessional. Concert starts a little later at 8pm and tickets available on the door. Micro listening, attuned to some hermetic strange version of tonality, this concert is a must for aficionados of experimentalism.
Breaking with the pattern of things, we have another concert lined up for August 14th which is very thrilling. I have been a long time fan of the data bending computer chamber music of Finnish composer Jukka Pekka Kervinen, sporadic social media contact has led to his Welsh debut in Aberystwyth and to add to this, we have a hybrid performance with (another long term favourite from another extreme), Ceri Rhys Mathews will collaborate and perform with pibgorn. So, expect a blend of modular, electronic chamber music and Welsh bagpipes. Another 8pm start at the museum, hope to see you there
All the best
Exemption form Meaning-the CD/Booklet with Toshimaru Nakamura is now available-as digital download with hard copy booklet. Already picking up rave reviews, and with a creative documentary on the way now is the time to get your copy (recorded in Llanon and performed live at the museum)
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The LVOF T shirt, water soluble ink screen printed on 100% organic cotton, Pythagorean design- available here with avant garde music downloads enticement £14.99
Buy this T shirt and get download code for a massive collection of Our glassie Azoth tracks going right back to first ever released track in 1992 and encompassing Oggum cdrs, 7″ tracks and digital streamed releases. And feel happy-you’re supporting Listen to the Voice of Fire plan ahead for more weird eared drone fodder with your psych noise friends.
Coming Soon- October 2019- March 2020: Unland