Friday, June 17, 2022

Barnett + Coloccia "Third Wilderness" LP

Available here:

LP edition of 300 copies. Housed in full color LP sleeve with inner sleeve.

Track listing:

1. Deep Blue
2. Repeating Pit ll
3. Fountain ll
4. Bristlecone
5. Escalator

Songs 1-3, + 5 Recorded at the HoLC on Vashon, WA, by Alex Barnett, 2016. Mixed by Alex Barnett in Chicago, IL, 2020. 

Song 4 Recorded in Anacortes, WA, at The Unknown Studio by Nicholas Wilbur. Mixed by Randall Dunn at AVAST! Seattle, WA, 2016.

Overdubs recorded by Faith Coloccia Vashon, WA, 2020. 

Mastered by James Plotkin. 
Photography and score drawing by Alex Barnett. 
Photo manipulation, painting and design by Faith Coloccia. 

Back in 2017, the primarily recording project of Alex Barnett and Faith Coloccia played one of their 2 live performances in the history of the project. The duo exchanged song sketches and concepts leading up to the performance, mapping out ideas and visual scores across their geographical and temporal distances. They then met for an intensive series of rehearsals in the days before the festival. Third Wilderness is largely composed of the practice tapes for that festival, which were left mostly untouched until the duo remotely mixed and polished the recordings in 2020. The record includes re-interpretations of earlier songs "Fountain" and "Repeating Pit" as well as 2 new tracks written especially for the performance. An unreleased track from the VLF sessions (recorded by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown and mixed by Randall Dunn), and "Bristlecone", have also been included here for their sonic and thematic compatibility. 

Third wilderness marks another engaging continuation of the uncanny, chimerical constructs from Barnett & Coloccia. Their sparse arrangements for restrained rhythm and softened noise often center on an economic use of electronic syncopation. The two weave various loops and interjections from clandestine tape recordings, environmental textures, shortwave radio confessionals, therapeutic visualizations, and Coloccia's own ethereal voice. The compositions push and pull against the fixed, minimalist templates marked by prismatic flashes of decontextualized / disembodied sound, developing as structurally angular rhizomes. Coloccia refers to the title as a coming state or plane of reality for the human mind, nurtured by adaptation. It is an apt metaphor to this recombinant recoding of occluded industrial strategies through deconstructed dream-pop mysteriousness. 

- Jim Haynes 2021 

SIGE 099

Chloe Alexandra Thompson "They Can Never Burn the Stars" LP

 Available here:


Track listing:

1. Improv

2. Pulse Ocean
3. Nocturne Voice
4. An Exchange
5. Glass Bits
6. Touch modality

LP version with jacket and printed insert. 330 copies, 100 on opaque light blue. Sleeve art by DB Amorin, design by F. Coloccia.

All songs except Touch Modality recorded on a 6.2 speaker array at Pioneer Works, NY

* Track “Touch Modality” (digital bonus) recorded on a 14 subwoofer array at Pioneer Works, NY

Recording engineer: Federico B. Romero

Technical Director: Kyle Keays Hagerman
Technician: Matthew Mann

Track “Nocturne Voice” uses Spectral sound processing and spatialization software developed by Tommy Martinez.

Mixed by Ben Greenberg at Circular Ruin Studio in Brooklyn NY, USA

Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering NYC
Art by DB Amorin
Design by Faith Coloccia
Notes by Eleanor Ford
"Pulse Ocean" video by DB Amorin

Album title is inspired by a story shared by the Sicaugu Oyate people with my family which influenced these soundings.

This resides as an irrevocable truth despite what other messages we might get along the way; Inside us there is love, we are loved, we are full of wonder. *

With this consider how we may reorient our spirits and blood memory toward this truth, and justice. **

* from Reuben Quinn’s language teachings

** In response to Emily Johnson’s prompt ‘How can we orient our cells towards justice?’

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Marshall Trammell "Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1)"

Pro Arts in partnership with AGENCY Oakland invites you to The LOOM, on August 21st, 2021, at 6:00PM for a public site-tuning event, entitled Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1), performed by percussionist Marshall Trammell/Music Research Strategies.

Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) is an electro-acoustic, site-tuning event of the internal architecture of the 10,000 square feet AGENCY's space at the LOOM. The event is part of Trammell’s Black Amnesia and Indigenous Justice project series that began as his 2018-19 Intercultural Leadership Institute fellowship and his solo tour, Status Quo Is My Enemy.  Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgment series of public site-interventions in Oakland, performed by Marshall Trammell are meant to create a platform for new interpretations of the ethos of native land acknowledgements with the Artist at the center of community empowerment, knowledge production, and solidarity economics. 

As part of Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) Marshall Trammell will lead a collective reading of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , perform a percussion solo, and discuss the significance of his Black Amnesia and Indigenous Ebonic Native Land Acknowledgement projects, and the Pro Arts’ Performing Pro Arts COMMONS incubator that transgresses art, law, and economics to reframe the value of art and labor in the context of a sharing economy. Trammell will also lead a collective reading of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous which will become the foundation for the idiosyncratic, sound-based site-tuning event at AGENCY at The LOOM. It should further be noted that this project proposal is an interpretation of the visual score, Dispatch #2, conceived by Candace Hopkins (Taglish/Yukon) and Raven Chacon (Novajo) by Music Research Strategies. “Published in three parts — or ‘Dispatches’ as the artists declare — the work draws from Chacon and Hopkins’ reflections on the fight for cultural preservation and defense of Indigenous sovereignty at the Standing Rock Reservation Water Protector encampment in 2016.

For RSVP @ Eventbrite:


AGENCY Oakland is a newly established collective that creates and holds community-centered space for artistic and creative production and knowledge in Oakland, CA. 

Pro Arts is one of the longest running alternative art spaces in Oakland, CA. Established as a 501 (c ) (3) organization in 1974, over the years Pro Arts has supported more than 20,000 artists and cultural workers by providing them the opportunity to create in a non-traditional context and connect with new audiences.

Marshall Trammell/Music Research Strategies is an Oakland-based, experimental archivist, percussionist, conductor, and composer performing political education through the production and reproduction of tactical media manifested in sonic, social and political cooperative aesthetics. His work is centered in social change interventions and embraces improvisation as a collective, movement-building tool in the creation of post-capitalist imaginaries. 

The LOOM is an urban village in Oakland, California, where tenants, visitors, artists and neighbors are all vital parts of a collective vision: creating a self-powered and regenerative community where how we live, work and play is intertwined.


August 21, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) by Marshall Trammell/Music Research Strategies 

AGENCY @ the LOOM, 2150 Livingston Street, Oakland, CA 94606 

RSVP Eventbrite:

Event Program

6:00/6:30pm Native Land Acknowledgement & Solo Percussion Performance by Marshall Trammell

7:00pm Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) 

7:30pm Performing Pro Arts COMMONS & The Moral Clause (presentation)

8:00pm – Site-Tuning & Documentation

**This is an in-door public event and all attendees will be required to wear masks. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

SIGE Records artists recent press

 Norway's Borealis festival: Marshall Trammell (Music Research Strategies) "11 Postures" and Raven Chacon featured in the new issue of The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music!

Sunday, May 23 – 7:30pm

Marshall Trammell live stream event - trio with Thurston Moore and Bruce Ackley!

Information HERE

Thom Nguyen interview: At 15 Questions (photo by Paul Shaver)


Monday, March 29, 2021

Thom Nguyen "Exits" now available!

You can hear the record here, and pre-order the cassette!

Thom Nguyen is an Asheville, North Carolina-based improvisor and drummer of Nest Egg, MANAS, Forever Peace + Charm and We Bow To No Masters. Producing energetic bursts and invoking a sensitivity to space that one often associates with Free-Jazz and New Music percussion, Nguyen’s approach elegantly bridges works of sonic sculpture with a punk aesthetic of immediacy, aggression and playfulness.


1. Blackout Meditation
2. On top of the water tower looking up, looking down
3. Apart of, too, or before
4. This Cold Heat
5. Present Point of Necessity
6. Nor is harmony more or less complex
7. Leaning Towards Dementia

Thom Nguyen - Drums
Ft. Archimedes on track 5 - Dog tags
All tracks are improvised, no overdubs. 
Recorded and mixed by Jerm at Serpent and the Rainbow, Summer 2019. 
Mastered by Jake Rodriguez
Artwork and design by Faith Coloccia


From Faith Coloccia: When Aaron and I started SIGE records in 2010, our first goal was to make friends while creating situations in which to learn. We wanted to maintain creative control of our records and also maintain the direction of our intent by being personally involved in the process of manufacturing, and our relationships with the people we work with. We wanted to foster community with people who reimagine what the world can be, and can reimagine be-ing in the world. In our 10+ years as a label we have been constantly amazed at the depth and unending talent of friends new and old that we work with.  I met Thom Nguyen through Tashi Dorji last year when SIGE released We Bow To No Masters (Tashi Dorji, Thom Nguyen, Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka). We see record releases as constellations- so when Thom sent us his debut solo record of course we wanted to help it come out into the world.  Thom is a powerful person, he is grounded in a dedication to reimagine time and space and the influence of emotion, and I am so happy to get to work with him. Friends and acquaintances are interconnected and integral parts of reimagining systems of knowledge and being!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Daniel Menche "The Soaring" CD available at SIGE


Available HERE: SIGE

Over the course of Daniel Menche’s three-decade career, the esteemed experimental composer/musician has explored the textural dimensions and emotional weight in an endless variety of sound sources. On his 2008 release Cerberic Doxology, Menche collaborated with Joe Preston (Thrones) by embedding his colleague’s rich singing voice into his layered composition. “I realized that the human singing voice contains the most dynamic harmonics and stands on top of that list of true music purity,” Menche said of the experience, and he began investigating the option of composing a large-scale piece centered on vocals. The initial vision for The Soaring was to commission four classically trained vocalists to follow his notation and later manipulate the voices into a sprawling ambient record, though Menche came to realize that the piece held more emotional resonance when he collaborated with like-minded artists. He enlisted Preston and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Mara) to provide the vocal source material. “It struck me that a baritone and a falsetto voice of the two would get the job done—to make an hour-long piece of continuous music that melts gravity and gives the sense of soaring,” Menche says. Given that Menche’s last release on Sige Records was titled Melting Gravity, it makes sense that his...  more


released November 27, 2020 

Faith Coloccia: Voice 
Joe Preston: Voice 
Daniel Menche: Bass Cello 

Recorded on Vashon Island and in Winlock, Washington throughout the Autumn of 2019 
Mixed and mastered in Portland, Oregon 

Mastered in the analog domain at Stereophonic Mastering 

Photography by Daniel Menche 
Design and photo manipulation by Faith Coloccia


Mamiffer "Mettapatterning for Constellation" LP available at SIGE today!

Mamiffer "Mettapatterning for Constellation" is available today from SIGE Records

Mamiffer is Faith Coloccia + Aaron Turner

Composition by Faith Coloccia (2016) 

Orchestration and string arrangement by Eyvind Kang

 Performed by Spółdzielnia Muzyczna contemporary ensemble (Poland, 2017) 

Mixed by Randall Dunn (2017)

Photo by Ethan DeLorenzo