ISOP: Torreyana on MPRNTBL

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The next release on MPRNTBL, Torreyana by Intense Situations of Peril, is online now. For Torreyana, ISOP reviewed Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic as inspiration, along with field recordings and other raw data collected in and around San Diego, California. MPRNTBL is a net label dedicated to quiet music, slow sound, lowercase, free improvisation, field recordings, analog noise, and collaborative soundscapes. Forthcoming releases from Aaron Ximm, Lisle Ellis + Marcos Fernandes, and Milwaukee Phonography.

Double Blind: At the Edge of this Forest, on MPRNTBL

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The next release on MPRNTBL, At the Edge of this Forest, by Double Blind, is online now: alternative soundtracks inspired by the short films of the Brothers Quay, recorded live at {open}, Long Beach, CA, October 19, 2006. MPRNTBL is a net label dedicated to quiet music, lowercase, free improvisation, field recordings, analog noise, and collaborative soundscapes. Forthcoming releases from Intense Situations of Peril, Lisle Ellis + Marcos Fernandes, and Aaron Ximm.

Mem1: Live at OCMA on MPRNTBL

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The next release on MPRNTBL, Live at OCMA by Mem1, is now online. As with most of Mem1’s performances, Aurelia is a structured improvisation based upon a series of instructions predetermined by the performers. This piece explores the extremes of the sonic spectrum, starting with sparse pizzicati and growing into thick, nebulous soundscapes. About halfway through, the piece begins thinning out, and the focus shifts to the use of bowed harmonics and subtle variations in timbre. As these sounds are manipulated, they become more textured and bubbly, with occasional disruptions, before finally settling into a weightless calm. Recorded live (premiere) at Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA, March 23, 2006.

MPRNTBL is a net label dedicated to quiet music, lowercase, free improvisation, field recordings, analog noise, and collaborative soundscapes. Forthcoming releases from Intense Situations of Peril, smgsap, and MPU.