Timothy Briner was born in 1981 in Chesterton, Indiana and currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of the Hallmark Institute of Photography Grant and this project, Boonville, has been supported by Cannery Works. Publications including the “Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography”, “Pause, to Begin” and numerous small town newspapers have catalogued his travels across America. Briner grew up in a small town in Indiana and uses his memories as inspiration for this project that weaves the images of six small towns into “Anytown, USA”. He spent a year traveling from Boonville, New York to Boonville, California making stops in Boonville, North Carolina, Missouri, Indiana and Texas. He would initially camp out or stay in a low budget motel and hang out at the local watering hole until he found someone that would offer free lodging and an entry to the community. From there he would spend about a month or month and a half getting to know the citizens of the town and photographing them and their landscape. The result is a sensitive body of images of the people that exist coast to coast. For more on this series, see this excellent interview with Briner on Too Much Chocolate.
Darren Harper / Wind Thru Glass
From the self-released Suspended Memory
Dusty drones, fractured textures, broken loops, and micro tones pulled forth from guitar, synthesizer, chimes, Tibetan singing bowls, kalimba, and field recordings.
Darren Harper has appeared in a number of mixes I’ve posted to this Tumblr, notably Ambientblog’s Invisible Ink, Harry Towell’s Marooned (Volume One), LowLight’s Thru the Field, Frequent Sync’s Garden Level 1, Muttley’s Ships Close to Port, J’écoute’sWhispers and Hums, and most recently with Lattice from his Earth mantra releaseWhispers.
« Darren Harper is an ambient and electronic musician hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Nederland, Colorado, USA. Darren began his journey into electronica as a psychedelic trance and ambient producer early in the new millennium as half of the improvisational ambient noise duo Holomovement. He has released solo psytrance music on Ektoplazm Records, and has also participated in a collaborative ambient project called Frequent Sync, with fellow Earth Mantra artist Jacob Newman. — Last.fm Bio »
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Quonset /by Lost America
The flooded shoreline of the Salton Sea, north of Salton City, about 3AM. This structure no longer exists. Shot in 1992. Night, ambient full moon, red-gelled strobe-flash, 160T film, 8-minute exposure.
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Low Light Mixes / Distant Transmissions
An ambient drift-and-dream mix by Dave Michuda
Distant transmissions flicker and fade, there’s a drift on the signal, a ghost in the phase.
This mix combines ambient music with recordings of shortwave broadcasts to create an otherworldly experience. Music drifts in & out with washes of white noise, snippets of lost conversations and ethereal drones.
« This mix, like the others, makes use of the wonderful shortwave recordings of Myke Weiskopf. Check out his blog here… for lots of streaming audio & downloadable goodies. I’ve done 5 mixes featuring Myke’s work & none of them would have been possible without his documentary series. Huge thanks to Myke for all his fine recordings. Check out the ShortWaveMusic Facebook page too. — Dave Michuda, Low Light Mixes »
Runtime 43m 22s
00:00 Ionoscatter Unmodulated_Signal_And_Meteor_Whistles_6-2-58 ·· 00:30 Radio Bulgaria (Stretched & Normal) ·· 01:33 Max Richter Infra ·· 04:30 Benoît Pioulard Passenger ·· 05:20 offthesky Frozen Fountain ·· 07:20 Upward Arrows ^^^^ ·· 08:55 Family Radio International ·· 09:30 ??? Traveling Light ·· 13:50 The Humble Bee 07 Jan 2010 ·· 16:30 Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto Kuni ·· 18:20 Freescha Baby Maker ·· 19:50 Daizok Shoreline VII ·· 24:15 Radio Morocco ·· 26:20 Area C Map of Circular Thought ·· 29:10 Juv til ·· 29:42 Max Richter Journey 5 ·· 30:45 Inversz Home End ·· 35:10 Myke Weiskopf You’re Up, You’re There, You’re D ·· 37:40 Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto Amorph
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the last couple of days in this house.
Ambientblog.net / Amnesia (Mix)
Although it was created in March, this mix shows little signs of Spring.
« There was no intentional relation, but inevitably the devastating Japan Earthquake, and the frightening nuclear disaster following it, somehow found its way into this mix. The result: a rather dark overall atmosphere, which seems to leave little room for hope. But at the same time, in Europe, winter retreats and daylight returns. Nature shows that it can destroy as well as recuperate. — Peter van Cooten »
Runtime 01h 00m 00s
00:00 Porzellan - Vopar Tar [Parvo] Art, 2009, Parvo 007] ··· 02:15 Max Richter - The Vel D’Hiv [Elle s’appelait Sarah, 2010, Editions Jade] ··· 05:12 Colin Potter & Michael Begg - Carnethy [Fragile Pitches, 2010, Omnempathy OMIC1] ··· 08:29 Victor Joaquim - Radio_O [Essays on Radio: Can I Have 2 Minutes of Your Time, 2005, Crónica 020] ··· 09:39 Janek Schaefe - Untitled [49 Years from Gesang der Jünglinge (2005-1958), 2005, Sirr 0020] ··· 13:08 Mikko Tarmia Amb_end_soft [Amnesia, The Dark Descent (Game Soundtrack), 2010, Frictional Games] ··· 13:25 Mikko Tarmia - Amb_extra01 [Amnesia, The Dark Descent (Game Soundtrack), 2010, Frictional Games] ··· 13:40 Jack Wall - Linking Chamber [Myst IV, Revelation (Game Soundtrack), 2005, Ubisoft] ··· 14:12 Mikko Tarmia - Event_hallway [Amnesia, The Dark Descent (Game Soundtrack), 2010, Frictional Games] ··· 14:18 Alio Die & Mariolina Zitt - Lithos (Part II)[La Sala Dei Cristalli, 2010, Hic Sunt Leones HSL058] ··· 16:08 Peter Andersson - Sarkophagus [Music for Film & Exhibition II, 2010, Old Europa Cafe, OECD135] ··· 18:07 Deaf Center - Hunted Twice [Owl Splinters, 2011, Type 080] ··· 22:13 Heitor Alvelos - Had a Scanner been born on the Bopsphorus [Essays on Radio: Can I Have 2 minutes of Your Time, 2005, Crónica 020] ··· 22:48 Max Eastley - Aerophones 5 [Installation Recordings (1973 - 2008), 2010, Paradigm Discs, PD26] ··· 23:14 The Green Kingdom - Velvet Landscape [Hidden Landscapes, 2011, Audio Gourmet AGCD003] ··· 26:10 The Fun Years - Re: We’re Again Buried Under [Baby It’s Cold Inside, 2008, Barge Recordings, BRG005] ··· 28:17 Steve Peters - Hymne (pour un Fils des Étoiles) [Erik Satie et les Nouveaux Jeunes, 2011, Arbouse ARBOU028] ··· 30:58 Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek - Grower, part 1 [Grower, 2011, Sonic Pieces 010] ··· 37:28 Sussan Deyhim - Pulse [Possessed, 2001, Venus Rising Records] ··· 40:44 Carl Michael von Hausswolff - Life and Death of Pboc [Life and Death of Pboc, 1986, Radium 226.05 RAPH 013-4] ··· (also in the ’Enter the Void’ Soundtrack, 2010)]] ··· 42:08 Michel Banabila - The Fall [Alice in Wonderland & Various Other Works, 2010, unreleased] ··· 43:47 Eluvium - Ogives Redistributed [Erik Satie et les Nouveaux Jeunes, 2011, Arbouse ARBOU028] ··· 46:05 Lexithimie - Flesh and Stones [I Rather Die Terrified, 2010, Audio Gourmet AGN018] ··· 47:28 Antonymes - A Fragile Acceptance [The Licence to Interpret Dreams, 2011, Hidden Shoal Recordings] ··· 50:55 Deaf Center - Fiction Dawn [Owl Splinters, 2011, Type 080] ··· 52:21 Chris Watson - Runway O2E [Incidental Amplifications, 2006, Room40, EDRM405] ··· 53:03 Alva Noto - Interim (for Dieter Rams) [For 2, 2010, Line Line_044] ··· 54:00 Pleq - Good Night, Pjusk Remix [Good Night EP, 2010, Basses Frequences BF29] ··· 58:06 Porzellan - Nebuleuse II [The Fourth Level of Comprehension, 2009, Hibernate HB03] ·
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The pre-orders for Japanese Benefit Compilation 2xCD called “For Nihon” are up now w/ digital release to follow.
Gareth Davis · Jan Kleefstra · Romke Kleefstra / Sieleslyk
From the Rural Colours netlabel release Sieleslyk (RC031)
« Jan and Romke Kleefstra are brothers, currently based in The Netherlands who have previously collaborated with Machinefabriek and Peter Broderick amongst many others. On Sieleslyk they are joined by British artist Gareth Davis to make some ominous dynamic soundscapes using guitar, clarinet and spoken word.
Music by Gareth Davis (bass- and contrabass clarinet) and Romke Kleefstra (guitars and effects), words and voice by Jan Kleefstra. The spoken words of Jan Kleefstra are in Frisian, a minority language spoken in the north of the Netherlands. Recorded by Jan Switters at Studio Landscape, Gauw (The Netherlands), February 5/6 2009. Mixed and mastered by Gareth Davis, Amsterdam, October 2010. — Rural Colours »
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Mike Jedlicka / Fleeting Desolation
Optic Echo’s Headphone Commute Mix
« This vinyl only mix by Optic Echo‘s founder Mike Jedlicka was formulated to represent where the light and dark meet at the first flicker of dawn. You’ve been awake all night with a feeling of a constant undertow pulling the world away, a premonition of something unknown to come. A vague hallucination of old memories and new dreams melding together to form something distinct. Relax, take a deep breath, and get your anxiety in check. Shed your winter skin and embrace the spring with whatever it brings… Check out the latest vinyl on Optic Echo entitled Tabor / NW PAssage EP — Headphone Commute »
Jóhann Jóhannsson : and in the endless pause there came the sound of bees :: b4 | Black Swan : In 8 Movements :: b | Ben Frost : By the Throat :: a3 | Nixon/Sweetland/De Spain : Hansel & Gretel :: a | Future Sound of London : ISDN :: d2 | The Orb : Orbus Terrarum :: b2.1 | Stars of the Lid : The Tired Sounds of SOTL :: e3 | Boom Bip/Doseone : Circles :: d3.2 | Symptomes :: a3 | Casino vs Japan : Night on Tape : b6 | Lawrence English : A Coulor For Autumn :: b3 | Fennesz : The Black Sea :: b2 | Barn Owl/Infinite String Ensemble : The Headlands :: a1 | Peter Broderick : Roscoe/Games Again 7” :: b1 | Tosca : Opera :: d2 | Swod : Gehen :: b2
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Bise at low tide, Okinawa, Japan.
If you couldn’t tell from the name of this blog, I’ve always liked liminal places and concepts: twilight, dawn, staircases, caves, ghosts, the Republic of China, sea-shores, houses humans have left behind, not entirely one thing or another. I suppose this is what happens when you are born on a cusp on the border of two states when autumn leaves are fast sliding into the first flurries of winter.
A weekend trip to the sea-shore left me with an angry red moon on the back of my neck—it’s entirely possible to get sunburned in March. And rather ironically, I probably caused more damage to my health by forgetting to apply sunscreen than I would from eating irradiated spinach in Tokyo. Still entirely worthwhile. Okinawa is full of liminal places, after all.
[BTW, that chasm in the photograph is nearly fifty feet deep, if not more. The sea is crystal clear, as if gazing in a scrying glass, but toward the bottom of the slice taken out of the shelf that Okinawa sits on, it appears a sinister yet beguiling black color.]
NorthernShore / Glowing Lanterns On the Old Pavilion
An Arc of Doves Tribute mixed by NorthernShore
« Arc of Doves are the Japanese artists Tetsuya Nakamura & Afull. Their 1st release was Impression on Quietus and with it Arc of Doves draw my attention on them. Their sound is amazing and unique with a lot of piano influence and ambient soundscapes. Their melodies and chords are smooth as silk… pure beauty. This mix is my tribute to these talented and outstanding artists from Tokyo. — Matthias Rock »
Runtime 01h 34m 17s
01 Interlude / 02 Sarabande / 03 Jupiter / 04 Blue / 05 Vacant Space / 06 After Dark / 07 Megalopolis / 08 Pluto / 09 Lotus / 10 Neptune Dub / 11 Poetry / 12 Arabesque / 13 The End / 14 Wish You Were Here / 15 Reverie / 16 Speak Low / 17 Venus in Pisces / 18 Quasar / 19 Day / 20 Stars
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Low Light Mixes / Evening Sky
Another excellent drift-and-dream mix by Dave Michuda
« As the days get longer, I am able to enjoy a bit of sunlight when I get home from work. There have been a few days recently where I stopped during a walk to gaze at the evening sky as the color deepens to indigo & the stars first start appearing.
Being a music geek, I can’t help but think of tunes that would make a nice soundtrack for that scene. So while listening to music the last couple of weeks, if I came across a cut that made me think of those walks & the sky, I’d throw them into a folder for later use. This mix, Evening Sky, is the result. It’s not meant to change musically as the evening sky changes. It’s just a collection of songs that reminded me of the sky as it darkens in early evening. — Dave Michuda »
Runtime 1h 00m 00s
00:00 John Murphy Mercury ·· 00:47 The Sleepy Vines Kelp Forest ·· 02:00 Rim Gusts of Sand ·· 04:50 I’ve Lost Absence ·· 08:00 Emanuele Errante Made to Give ·· 11:45 Pjusk sus ·· 14:55 Brian Eno Late Anthropocene ·· 19:40 Shaula Night & Green Grass ·· 25:15 Marc Barreca Fish Culture ·· 27:50 Frederico Durand Pudu Tu Nombre Es Tobias ·· 32:10 Sonmi451 Green ·· 38:51 Alio Die In the Labyrinth Garden ·· 43:30 Mark Rushton Fieldsketch ·· 46:35 Emanuel Errante Dorians Mirror ·· 51:40 Wixel Cloud Formation
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Operation G 1st. #6
Fuji Neopan Acros 100
BelOMO Chajka-II | Industar-69 28mm F2.8
Oct. 15. Fri. 2010
Slowness / Little King
From their debut release Hopeless but Otherwise (EP)
« Slowness is a drone-pop trio from San Francisco that formed in 2008 in a big living room just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The group enlisted Monte Vallier at Ruminator Audio as producer for their debut EP, Hopeless but Otherwise and toured the U.S. during the summer, 2010. The band is currently recording a follow-up EP, on which Sean Eden, formerly of Luna, will add guitars. Slowness is booking a European tour for June, 2011 to support the soon-to-be released For Those Who Wish to See the Glass Half-Full… — Slowness MySpace »
« San Francisco drone-pop trio Slowness’ debut EP trudges through new millennium city streets and silicon valleys with songs about love and war and all that’s fair in a world of hypnotic rhythms and layered guitars, harking back to a time of disintegration and transient noise-bursts, yet moving ahead way out west to the edge of the continent for a post-apocalyptic sunset. — Music Is Amazing »
During the month of March, Slowness is giving Hopeless but Otherwise away in high quality, variable bit-rate MP3 free of charge. Go to SlownessMusic, click the Music link at the top of the page, then the CDbaby Buy the Album link (must be registered with CDbaby).
“This poster represents the resilience of the Japanese people. The lotus symbolises birth and rebirth, and the red lotus in particular represents love, compassion and passion (much of which is needed for the people of Japan). The lotus is a flower that is born from the mud of the earth, fights its way through the depths of the water to bloom into the air and sunlight. This is how I view Japan, as a country that teaches its people to be strong and to endure.”
All profits from the sale of this poster will go to the Canadian Red Cross efforts for the victims affected by the recent tsunami and earthquakes.
Arturas Bumšteinas / Refusenik
From the Audiotalaia netlabel release Eterniday News (Vol. 1)
« Arturas Bumšteinas is a well regarded musician and visual artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. He is involved in many projects in the fields of contemporary and experimental music. His compositions have been published by many labels as physical and online releases. Bumšteinas also has a prolific career as visual artist, working on techniques ranging from video to drawings, sound installations or photography.
Eterniday News (Vol. 1) is a compilation of four compositions centered on many aspects of soundscape composition, sampling and recombination. Composer has prepared quite a long oeuvre that portraits different moments during his touring around Europe. In general the whole release is a tour around different aspects of Bumšteinas interest in contemporary composition. A tour that generates an imaginary landscape of acoustic moments that has an inherent feel of sound logbook or the kind of recording you get back home after traveling.
„Refusenik” was composed from various field-recordings captured in churches around Europe in years 2009-2010. Additional sample material of wind and stones was recorded on Sylt island, Germany in March of 2010. Instrumentals by Arturas Bumšteinas (organ), Travis Garrison (crotales), Sigutė Ilgauskaitė (voice sample). — Audiotalaia »
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Radere / 11.13.2010: Live at Younglove’s
“A recording of my performance supporting Xela and Black To Comm at West Philadelphia vintage boutique Younglove’s. Comprised of live guitar looping, field recordings and processed percussion.” — Radere
« Radere is the nom du plume of Carl Ritger, a Philadelphia-based writer and sound designer. Inspired by the notions of stasis and chance, he has been exploring the fusion of acoustic sound sources and digital production techniques since 2003, pairing densely textured washes of sound with subtle rhythmic elements to hypnotic effect. — Soundcloud »
« Radere is the primary vehicle for my experiments with sonic ephemera. Inspired by the notions of stasis and chance, I’ve been exploring the fusion of acoustic sound sources and digital production techniques since 2003. My work largely avoids synthesis in favor of heavily processed organic loops, striking a delicate balance between densely textured washes of sound and subtle rhythmic structures; all burnished with found sounds and carefully sculpted distortions. — Carl Ritger »
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