Hi everyone, we've got 2 new releases lined up: Justin Pinkerton aka Futuropaco has a freshly baked album of pure synth & Fra Det Onde, which features some of Norway's finest musicians, gets into some seriously heady jazz-vibes. Both limited to 300 LPs!
Justin Pinkerton: Aak’Ab
LP limited edition of 300
September 25th, 2020
California native Justin Pinkerton, a.k.a. Golden Void drummer and the man behind El Paraiso's own Futuropaco project, delivers a full-length album of playful synthesizer music. In contrast to a lot of the other projects Justin has been involved in over the years, Aak'Ab radiates slowness and tranquility. There's a rare sense of calm in these pieces. It would, however, be a mistake to categorize it as ambient or new age – the intricate pattern-work and the raga-like structure of these pieces avoid the usual new age pitfalls, and reveals stronger musical ties to the tradition of American classical minimalism and the electronic side of German kosmische from the 1970s.
Stylistically Aak'Ab harkens back to ideas that first materialized in Terry Riley's compositions in the 1960's and early 1970's. It's about patterns that gradually evolve and transform themselves – much like an organic process unfolding before your ears. The seven pieces ebb and flow, and slowly creates a sense of peace and buoyancy in the listener. However, Justin avoids any kind of unnecessary sonic sweetening, instead letting the synthesizers buzz and hum in all their purity.
File next to: Terry Riley, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Cluster
Fra Det Onde: Feat. the Legendary Emil Nikolaisen
LP limited edition of 300, includes liner notes by Ando Woltmann
October 2nd, 2020
Three of Norway’s most vital musicians got together for a unique session, that places Fra Det Onde (From Evil) on the shoulders of the great American masters of improvisation, as well as the sleek European tradition of electric jazz poetry. There’s a deep level of pure skill present – they have travelled these roads many times before and the mileage behind them is frankly astonishing.
Drummer Olaf Olsen, all hippie hair and broad smiles, from renowned prog-ensemble Bigbang. Rickenbacker bass plough Rune Nergaard is a part of Exoterm, with Nels Cline and Jim Black. Trumpeter Erik Kimestad Pedersen, from the southern tip of Norway, has turned Danish and stirred a wave in the Copenhagen jazz scene.
Adding to the mystery is the clear presence of elusive noise-guru Emil Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh behind the mixing console, and on the occasional Farfisa. Like a Teo Macero in space, Nikolaisen’s singular mixing style adds a crucial signature to the album, pushing the limits of sonic exploration even further. Nikolaisen is a full force of nature at work, making the ghosts appear through his tubes and oscillators. You can hear their eerie howls throughout the album, like specters from other times, other places trapped behind and beyond the tapestry of music.
LP Includes liner notes by Ando Woltmann
Causa Sui live shows update
1 show canceled, 1 postponed, but 2 of these are still on with all the necessary precautions! And there are still tickets available!!!
Sep 18th, 2020, Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark Post-poned. New date: Feb. 26th 2021
That's it for now! All items available at the webshop here. Enjoy the autumn and stay safe!