We are absolutely delighted that we are going to stock new and old releases from this brilliant record label/publishing house art organisation.
So, Fang Bomb offers us, and we offer you, the exceptional new release from Paul Baran (born in 1975, Paul Baran is a composer, electro-acoustic sound designer and improviser based in Glasgow, Scotland. Baran’s first album, Panoptic, was released by Fang Bomb in 2009. It was received with great reviews by the global press, and featured collaborations with artists such as Werner Dafeldecker, Ekkehard Ehlers, Keith Rowe and Andrea Belfi), ‘The Other’.
The Other is Britain, Student protests, Riots, Neo Liberalism, Fear, Nationalism, Haiti, Chess, Geopolitical sum games, Potlatch, Celebrities, Obama, The Shoah, Love, Reflexive Impotence, The Wheel, Inversion, Tarkovsky, The Zone…At least if you ask Paul Baran himself. To others, it might as well be an equally challenging and diverse collection of electro-acoustic atmospheres, rhythmic experiments, and theoretical manoeuvres, not without a touch of funk. The Other was composed by Baran and recorded together with Werner Dafeldecker, Axel Doerner, Lucio Capece, Sebastian Lexer and many others in Glasgow, and in STEIM studios in Amsterdam, over the last few years.
The book is the first ever major showcase of his drawing skills. Here, smiling horses meet floating people in a strictly minimalist, slightly psychedelic black and white ink world. The hardcover book is cloth bound, 88 pages, 40 drawings, a few words and lots of space.
The four track 7″ vinyl single accompanying the book, credited to his alias Koyxen Mattsunagnen, takes Matsunaga’s music a step further towards a more dance oriented approach, as with his minimal techno project NHK and the recent NHK’Koyxen material released by the PAN label, whilst still clearly and firmly rooted in contemporary, experimental music.
- Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek’s “Blank Grey Canvas Sky” (CD)
- Machinefabriek’s “Colour Tones” (CD)
- Paul Baran’s first album “Panoptic” (CD)
- Jasper TX – The Black Sun Transmissions (CD)
You can listen what we are talking about here