Out Now! Gray Acres – Material Forces

We’ve had another short break since releasing the recent album by xu and next we’re excited to announce the follow-up album by Gray Acres, whose debut emerged on Sound In Silence last year. Brothers Andrew and Mike Tasselmyer are based in Philadelphia and Baltimore respectively and some will recall their work as Hotel Neon, which has appeared on labels such as Archives and Fluid Audio.Material Forces‘ combines tactile field recordings based in Asia with immersive drones. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies  and we’ll release this officially on or around the 5th of October 2019. This one might appeal to artists such as Warmth, Wil Bolton or James A. McDermid.

Material Forces was released to subscribers of our mailing list last weekend, who had the first opportunity to grab a copy and these have been selling fast! You can stream the album on Bandcamp and of course, grab one of the remaining physical copies or a download if you prefer by clicking the link below or image above. To avoid missing out on future releases, you can join our mailing list HERE

https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/material-forces

press release
“Gray Acres are brothers Michael and Andrew Tasselmyer, whose debut album was released last year on Sound In Silence. The project began in 2017 as another creative avenue for these two artists, who are already established as Hotel Neon as well as working on other collaborations and solo ventures. Andrew records under his own name as well as working with Tobias Hellkvist as Mordançage whereas Mike records under the alias Transient Sounds.
The brothers are originally from Baltimore in USA and whilst Mike still lives there, Andrew moved a hundred miles or so away to neighbouring city Philadelphia. Their work is initially created independently by building ideas, loops and recordings and these are realised into full tracks once they get together in person.

Material Forces became the name of the follow-up to last year’s eponymous unveiling, a dense but physical drift session which is as tactile as it is lulling. They did not initially have a clear vision on what this record would eventually become and much of it was performed live, with limited post-production. A key element is some field recordings taken in Asia, which provided the influence for the concept as they were all selected specifically for their powerful, intense characteristics. Rushing water, thunder claps, rock, earth and other heavy materials helped inspire the title ‘Material Forces’ as these field recordings become a focal point in which the power of the natural world collide with softer, processed guitar and synth drones to mimic the undeniable beauty that is left behind by nature as it shifts and evolves.”

credits
Written and produced by Andrew and Mike Tasselmyer
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Photography by Andrew Tasselmyer
Packaging design by Harry Towell

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Coming soon…Gray Acres – Material Forces


We’ve had another short break since releasing the recent album by xu and next we’re excited to announce the follow-up album by Gray Acres, whose debut emerged on Sound In Silence last year. Brothers Andrew and Mike Tasselmyer are based in Philadelphia and Baltimore respectively and some will recall their work as Hotel Neon, which has appeared on labels such as Archives and Fluid Audio.Material Forces‘ combines tactile field recordings based in Asia with immersive drones. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies  and we’ll release this officially on or around the 5th of October 2019. This one might appeal to artists such as Warmth, Wil Bolton or James A. McDermid.

Whitelabrecs low-run releases will be made available suddenly without official release dates, meaning they’re likely to sell out fast. The best way to keep informed is to join our mailing list which can be located through our website menu or you can click HERE

press release
“Gray Acres are brothers Michael and Andrew Tasselmyer, whose debut album was released last year on Sound In Silence. The project began in 2017 as another creative avenue for these two artists, who are already established as Hotel Neon as well as working on other collaborations and solo ventures. Andrew records under his own name as well as working with Tobias Hellkvist as Mordançage whereas Mike records under the alias Transient Sounds.
The brothers are originally from Baltimore in USA and whilst Mike still lives there, Andrew moved a hundred miles or so away to neighbouring city Philadelphia. Their work is initially created independently by building ideas, loops and recordings and these are realised into full tracks once they get together in person.

Material Forces became the name of the follow-up to last year’s eponymous unveiling, a dense but physical drift session which is as tactile as it is lulling. They did not initially have a clear vision on what this record would eventually become and much of it was performed live, with limited post-production. A key element is some field recordings taken in Asia, which provided the influence for the concept as they were all selected specifically for their powerful, intense characteristics. Rushing water, thunder claps, rock, earth and other heavy materials helped inspire the title ‘Material Forces’ as these field recordings become a focal point in which the power of the natural world collide with softer, processed guitar and synth drones to mimic the undeniable beauty that is left behind by nature as it shifts and evolves.”

credits
Written and produced by Andrew and Mike Tasselmyer
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Photography by Andrew Tasselmyer
Packaging design by Harry Towell

Out Now! Spring Quintet – Raven, Raven, Raven

The summer schedule continues, as we welcome a collaboration between Montreal, Canada based artist Stefan Christoff and Milan, Italy based sound artist Matteo Uggeri. The record sees a live recording between Stefan and his fellow musicians at Casa Del Popolo, a music venue  in Montreal passed to Matteo who provided further processing, samples and field recordingsRaven, Raven, Raven is a modern classical micro-symphony, featuring piano, cello, violin, double bass and tabla and the packaging includes the paintings of Chris Day. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies  and we’ll release this officially on or around the 27th of July 2019. This has wide influences so is difficult to classify but should appeal to you if you like Peter Broderick and Machinefabriek, Andrea Ferraris and Matteo Uggeri or Guy Gelem.

Raven, Raven, Raven is available now after having been released to subscribers of our mailing list last weekend, who had the first opportunity to grab a copy. These have been going well but we still have some copies left at the time of writing and you can buy one of these or grab a digital copy by clicking the link below or image above. To avoid missing out on future releases, you can join our mailing list HERE

https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/raven-raven-raven

 

 

press release
“We’re pleased to announce our sixtieth release, which is a collaborative project between renowned musician and Montreal, Canada activist Stefan Christoff and Italian sound artist Matteo Uggeri, as well as musicians Claire Abraham (Cello), Fern O’Dactyl (Violin), Peter Burton (Double Bass) and Will Eizlini (Tabla).

‘Raven, Raven, Raven’ is a longform piece which originates from a live performance at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal, between Christoff and the aforementioned musicians. The ensemble performance was for a benefit show at the Native Friendship Centre and at a later date this was subsequently passed to Milan-based artist Matteo Uggeri, who had previously collaborated with Stefan through their mutual contact Vasco Viviani, owner of Old Bicycle Records. Matteo was tasked with the opportunity to deconstruct, rearrange and rebuild this raw recording as well as to adorn it with additional layers of sounds. Matteo’s own take on the original work took up a new approach to something that was originally live and flowing and once each artist had their own space in which to bring their own separate ideas, they then spent a slow period of regular communication via email during which the project gathered the momentum to eventually achieve the final results which have been beautifully mastered by Ian Hawgood.

‘Raven, Raven, Raven’ still flows like a live record, as if Matteo was there, present at this intimate live music venue, playing to the small crowd. Field recordings, samples and radio static blend through the individual movements of this modern classical micro-symphony in a seamless way. The album is intended to be gapless, playing continually both as the single track on the CD or as the split 5 movements within the stream or digital version.

The title to this body of work reflects back to how the original concert performance was set up to help support indigenous programs for people struggling with homelessness and poverty, with birds not only being particularly important in poetics, but also in different indigenous cultures too. It is often a symbol and this motif repeats itself within the recurring themes throughout this recording both within the music and the beautiful packaging, which features paintings by Chris Day and graphic design which Matteo also contributed to. Both Stefan and Matteo care deeply about human rights and the playful composition they have produced alongside this group of musicians represent this, with characterful glints of hope and freedom.”

credits
Originally recorded live at Casa del Popolo, Montreal 2017
Written and produced by Stefan Christoff and Matteo Uggeri
Claire Abraham (Cello)
Fern O’Dactyl (Violin)
Stefan Christoff (Piano)
Will Eizlini (Tabla)
Peter Burton (Double Bass)
Matteo Uggeri (Field Recordings, Effects, Samples)
Assembled and mixed by Matteo Uggeri between 2017 and 2018
Mastered by Ian Hawgood in 2019
Artwork by Chris Day
Packaging design Matteo Uggeri

Coming soon…Spring Quintet – Raven, Raven, Raven

The summer schedule continues, as we welcome a collaboration between Montreal, Canada based artist Stefan Christoff and Milan, Italy based sound artist Matteo Uggeri. The record sees a live recording between Stefan and his fellow musicians at Casa Del Popolo, a music venue  in Montreal passed to Matteo who provided further processing, samples and field recordingsRaven, Raven, Raven is a modern classical micro-symphony, featuring piano, cello, violin, double bass and tabla and the packaging includes the paintings of Chris Day. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies  and we’ll release this officially on or around the 27th of July 2019. This has wide influences so is difficult to classify but should appeal to you if you like Peter Broderick and Machinefabriek, Andrea Ferraris and Matteo Uggeri or Guy Gelem.

Whitelabrecs low-run releases will be made available suddenly without official release dates, meaning they’re likely to sell out fast. The best way to keep informed is to join our mailing list which can be located through our website menu or you can click HERE

press release
“We’re pleased to announce our sixtieth release, which is a collaborative project between renowned musician and Montreal, Canada activist Stefan Christoff and Italian sound artist Matteo Uggeri, as well as musicians Claire Abraham (Cello), Fern O’Dactyl (Violin), Peter Burton (Double Bass) and Will Eizlini (Tabla).

‘Raven, Raven, Raven’ is a longform piece which originates from a live performance at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal, between Christoff and the aforementioned musicians. The ensemble performance was for a benefit show at the Native Friendship Centre and at a later date this was subsequently passed to Milan-based artist Matteo Uggeri, who had previously collaborated with Stefan through their mutual contact Vasco Viviani, owner of Old Bicycle Records. Matteo was tasked with the opportunity to deconstruct, rearrange and rebuild this raw recording as well as to adorn it with additional layers of sounds. Matteo’s own take on the original work took up a new approach to something that was originally live and flowing and once each artist had their own space in which to bring their own separate ideas, they then spent a slow period of regular communication via email during which the project gathered the momentum to eventually achieve the final results which have been beautifully mastered by Ian Hawgood.

‘Raven, Raven, Raven’ still flows like a live record, as if Matteo was there, present at this intimate live music venue, playing to the small crowd. Field recordings, samples and radio static blend through the individual movements of this modern classical micro-symphony in a seamless way. The album is intended to be gapless, playing continually both as the single track on the CD or as the split 5 movements within the stream or digital version.

The title to this body of work reflects back to how the original concert performance was set up to help support indigenous programs for people struggling with homelessness and poverty, with birds not only being particularly important in poetics, but also in different indigenous cultures too. It is often a symbol and this motif repeats itself within the recurring themes throughout this recording both within the music and the beautiful packaging, which features paintings by Chris Day and graphic design which Matteo also contributed to. Both Stefan and Matteo care deeply about human rights and the playful composition they have produced alongside this group of musicians represent this, with characterful glints of hope and freedom.”

credits
Originally recorded live at Casa del Popolo, Montreal 2017
Written and produced by Stefan Christoff and Matteo Uggeri
Claire Abraham (Cello)
Fern O’Dactyl (Violin)
Stefan Christoff (Piano)
Will Eizlini (Tabla)
Peter Burton (Double Bass)
Matteo Uggeri (Field Recordings, Effects, Samples)
Assembled and mixed by Matteo Uggeri between 2017 and 2018
Mastered by Ian Hawgood in 2019
Artwork by Chris Day
Packaging design Matteo Uggeri

Spring Quintet

ARTIST NAME: Spring Quintet
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: Stefan Christoff, Piano and composition, Montreal, Canada
Matteo Uggeri, Post Production, Field Recordings, Effects and Samples, Milan, Italy

MUSICIANS: Claire Abraham (Cello), Fern O’Dactyl (Violin), Will Eizlini (Tabla), Peter Burton (Double Bass)
FILE UNDER: Modern Classical, Electro-Acoustic
RELEASES: WLR060