Welcome to the Touch Newsletter #176. On 23 February at Human Resources, Los Angeles, Touch presents Jasmin Blasco, Robert Crouch, Garek Druss, Jake Muir, Yann Novak, Zachary Paul, Geneva Skeen and Byron Westbrook. This concert is the first date in Yann Novak’s tour to promote his forthcoming Touch release “The Future Is a Forward Escape into the Past”. Album pre-orders and European tour dates to be announced on our next newsletter…
On 1 February at Paloma, Berlin, The Tapeworm presents Jay Glass Dubs, Hanno Leichtmann and Marta De Pascalis live. DJ – Bokeh Edwards.
Two new releases by Dale Cornish and Philip Marshall are now available directly from the artists.
Very few copies of FOLIO002, “Touch MOVEMENTS” remain, so order now before this limited edition disappears. David Sylvian writes: "‘MOVEMENTS’ celebrates the continuity of a carefully nurtured and sustained audio/visual aesthetic which, via its publication, could be seen as affirmative action in uncertain times. Thank heavens the likes of Touch still have the gall to propel beautiful things out into the world.”
23.2.2018 | Touch Presents… at Human Resources, LA
01.2.2018 | Bokeh Versions and The Tapeworm in dub, Paloma, Berlin
For more info: Bokeh Versions and The Tapeworm in dub – Facebook Event
Jay Glass Dubs | Hanno Leichtmann | Marta De Pascalis | The Tapeworm | Bokeh Versions
CARLY#01 | Dale Cornish “Rhododendron”
Cassette + download – limited edition of 100 copies.
A2: Or What You Think
A5: Straw Camel Back
B2: Not Here
B4: Two Two Two
B5: My New Kick
Part successor to “Fleshpile Thematic” (released by The Tapeworm)/part not. Electronic shards, natural reverb chanson, ill-considered guitar, covering boxes in bubble wrap in a tunnel-core.
Buy Dale Cornish “Rhododendron” via vanitypublishing.bandcamp.com
CARLY#02 | Philip Marshall “Entrain”
Cassette + download – limited edition of 60 copies.
A2: This Is How You Disappear
B1: Contract Five
B2: Mod Two
These tracks were recorded across seven years of in-between days. They were mostly edited during long train journeys — A to B and back again. These tracks were intended at various stages to be: a vinyl 10”; discarded; that difficult fourth album. Work continued. Rare indecision. Focus pulled elsewhere.
‘This Is How You Disappear’ and ‘Mod Two’ were originally commissioned by Alexander Pohnert for his 2013 installation at Shift, Berlin (now: OHM Berlin). ‘Monospace’ uses a live performance at FuturePlaces, Porto in the Autumn of 2013 as its primary source. It was worked up the following year, with ‘Contract Five’ and ‘Tyro’ – outtakes from rehearsals – following soon after. The earliest recordings, documenting the ‘Voiceworks’ project at Guildhall, London, 2011, were the last to be worked on for this edition, resulting in ‘Atem’.
And now it’s time to begin again.
Buy Philip Marshall “Entrain” via vanitypublishing.bandcamp.com
FOLIO002 | “Touch MOVEMENTS”
76pp full colour book + CD
33 tracks - 78:59
Limited edition of 1000
The 76pp book is a parallel narrative to the new works featured on the CD, consisting of almost entirely newly commissioned recordings, alongside a contemporary and historical documentation of Jon Wozencroft's photography for the Touch project.
You can hear an audio-collage featuring Simon Scott, Mika Vainio & AER by clicking here
Music: Various artists, Touch
Art direction, photography, text: Jon Wozencroft
Printed by Optimal Media GmbH
David Sylvian writes: "‘Movements’ celebrates the continuity of a carefully nurtured and sustained audio/visual aesthetic which, via its publication, could be seen as affirmative action in uncertain times. Thank heavens the likes of Touch still have the gall to propel beautiful things out into the world.”
When buying in the TouchShop, price includes (ordinary) postage. If you wish your book to be sent by registered post, please email us to arrange cover for that service - firstname.lastname@example.org. North American customers should order direct from Forced Exposure
Buy “Touch MOVEMENTS” in the TouchShop
A roundup of of 2017’s editions from Touch, Ash International and The Tapeworm, available in the TouchShop (if no longer available, they are not listed below).
You can purchase a Touch Subscription in the TouchShop and get a 10% discount on all purchases…
Guerrilla Audio is a new series of audio raids by Simon Fisher Turner.
a member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces.
Each audio edit will be posted for 14 days and then removed from the site, although the information about each guerrilla activity will be archived, but without the audio. There will be two postings per month with the first (also featuring Klara Lewis & Rainier Lericolais) on 1st August 2015, so please check in regularly to listen to the latest offering.
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