HYPOXIA - Constant Preperation For Loss
Happy to announce that i am releasing an EP today under the project name Hypoxia on BL_K NOISE! Hypoxia is a new project i created to pay homage to the science fiction, late night cult film soundtracks that inspired me so much growing up. The sounds of artists like John Carpenter - The Master of Horror , Wendy Carlos, Goblin , and Vangelis played a big role to a kid who spent most of the 80's watching movies on VHS over and over again. I wanted this release to step away from the dance floor and into a broader space of contemplative drama. The Hypoxia tracks were single takes I performed live on my Buchla Music Easel, (a portable semi modular synthesizer that was originally created in the early 1970ís). The signal was then fed through Eventide Space Reverb and recorded to an old Akai reel-to-reel tape with no post-production or overdubs.I really wanted this project to be crafted 100% in Los Angeles, California, including me having a personal hand in every step. For me it was the first time in over a decade to take this task on my own. From writing and performing, final mastering and plating, pressing the records, creating the artwork and designing the packaging, and finally silk-screening the jackets. I purposely cut out any distributors and wanted to sell on Bandcamp, individually shipping these records to supporters directly.Limited to 200 pressings, Hypoxia comes in an assortment of five colors, each carefully crafted by hand-mixing the vinyl materials at Capsule Labs Record pressing plant in L.A. The clear plastic case was individually hand silk-screened at Gliese Media studios with the Drumcell sigil in red ink. All shipments include a 12x12 lithograph of artwork I created on a circuit-bent video processor made by TACHYONS+ Video Dimensions+. I will be taking orders for the vinyl today, available exclusively on Bandcamp. I will be shipping these records out to everyone myself so please bare with me ;) I will try to fulfill requests on which color of the vinyl you want but there is no guarantee due to limited quantities.https://drumcell.bandcamp.com/album/hypoxia-a-constant-preparation-for-lossWant to give a big thanks to everyone who really helped out making this project come to life! Gil Tamazyan, Dietrich Schoenemann, Surachai Sutthisasanakul, Audrey Rey Espinosa, Logan Owlbeemoth, & Derek MichaelPosted by Moe Espinosa on Monday, May 4, 2015
We're proud to announce our second release on Capsule Labs Music, grab your copy on vinyl..
We completed a run of 1000 records in less than two weeks for Greenlight Management and the Re:Generation Music Project. The vinyl was included with the invitation to see the film's premiere during the Grammy awards.
Earl Cole and Kirk Whalum pose in front of our lathe while we're mastering Kirk's new album.
We took advantage of a little break during the holidays to make some good progress on the build of our Fairchild clone. The new chassis has been milled to perfection by J.C. Engraving and we've started doing the final wiring.
We've come across quite a few articles about the resurgence of vinyl in the last week.
Black Friday Releases @recordstoreday
20 record stores weigh in on vinyl's return @pastemagazine
Vinyl records are back @sunsentinel
Vinyl's back in the groove @telegraph.uk
The third Direct-To-Disc session we produced for Stones Throw's 15th anniversary with Dam Funk and Master Blazter is now on sale at the Stones Throw website.
Stones Throw records just released a new video about the second direct-to-disc recording we did with Gary Wilson and the Stepkids as we prepare for session #3 with Dam Funk and Steve Arrington.