Monday, June 17, 2013

une histoire de bleu & to dye every night

* 2 new releases on invisible birds *

une histoire de bleu by mr. tomonari nozaki. abstract sound projections & melodies using destruction techniques discovered with reel to reel tape-loop splicings and other analogue romanticisms. mr. nozaki has beginnings in minimal techno and experimental music, and after a slight pause from music, has returned in 2012 with some transcendental experimentations into the rarely visited places of "liminality" and "the sublime".

to dye every night by mr. thomas bel. rain, voice, guitar and reverse romanticisms. presented with a deceptively simplistic language, minimalistic, yet sublimely scuttling across the floors of silent seas. perhaps yearning for love and cruelty, a slowly growing blindness, impossible memory.
(as borges described it)

handmade numbered editions of 100, with  a tipped in plate and booklet.
photography and design by matthew swiezynski

Thursday, June 13, 2013

oh, my beloved, allow my kisses to speak for me

matthew swiezynski  juliette  1998, 16mm (excerpt)

magic hour film. shot in huntington park, san francisco
sound by tarrl lightowler and matthew swiezynski, 1998
modifying a 78 rmp record with a reel to reel deck

soon to be released on bluray on invisible birds with a
second 16mm film from the same period

(film title and entry title from the marquis de sade's juliette,
first published in 1797)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

the humming has stopped too, everything has stopped

portrait of farnoosh fathi by matthew swiezyski
use at her release party at mcroskey mattress, sf, june 7, 2013

(title from a. blackwood's the willows)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

the dark wood of error

matthew swiezynski  the dark wood of error  2013

mono recording of juno keyboard, made stereo with an editing devise
fender jazzmaster added for ambiance toward the end (with the presence of mr. z)

title from dante alighieri's inferno
taken from my trusty copy of the the modern library's john ciardi translation, canto i, 1965