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

Friday, September 4, 2020

SIGE Benefit releases series 3 for September 2020


Hello Friends⠀

Today SIGE Records have new releases from:⠀
We Bow To No Masters (Tashi Dorji, Thom Nguyen, Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka), House of Low Culture (Aaron Turner, Faith Coloccia, Kevin Micka), FINAL (Justin Broadrick), J Foley, and Old Man Gloom. ⠀

Proceeds from the sales of these releases benefit:⠀
National Bail Fund NetworkPueblo Action Alliance, The Federation Of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, and the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Girls and Women.⠀

For today Friday 09/04/2020 Bandcamp is waiving their fees so all proceeds will go directly to the beneficiary organizations.

Friday, July 31, 2020

NORDRA "Pylon lll" Press

From: The WIRE


NORDRA "Pylon lll" Release day!

Track Listing:

Searching In Fields For Elements
Hand Holding
Reflective Friend
Monologue On The Beach
Transcendence 1
Transcendence 2

Vinyl Specs: 
Edition of 300 copies / 300 on black vinyl / housed in full color jacket, with b+w insert.

NORDRA Pylon lll

Score to PYLON III--choreographed by Coleman Pester // TMS
PYLON III is a multi media performance blending highly physical dance, active visual projections, and live-feed surveillance; blurring the line between observer and observed and is the third iteration of PYLON.

The ongoing project PYLON is concerned with themes of systematic fear and control placed on human bodies operating within modern society; between communal pressure and self-fulfillment, between surveillance and privacy, between unyielding architecture and fragile flesh. This is an investigation of watching and individuation. PYLON features dynamic choreography, architectural installation, and a complex quagmire of digital image gathering/projection.

Composed and recorded by Monika Khot
Mixed by Randall Dunn
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photographs by Stefano Altamura
Vinyl cut by Adam Gonsalves
Drawing and design by Faith Coloccia
SIGE records 2020
released July 31, 2020 

Composed and recorded by Monika Khot 
Mixed by Randall Dunn 
Mastered by James Plotkin 
Photographs by Alex Boeschenstein 
Drawings and design by Faith Coloccia

Promotional photo of Monika by Eleanor Petry