Saturday, February 28, 2015

ingenting kollektiva forthcoming special edition documentation - both pen agitations

forthcoming on invisible birds
ib008 néant, special edition of 10 with drawings by
m. swiezynski (pictured) and z. kether (bye the blood)

kickstarter campaign coming soon
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warbler at invisiblebirds dot org

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

religious melancholy in defect, information on two forthcoming invisible birds releases

two forthcoming releases on invisible birds
a kickstarter campaign will commence quite shortly

ingenting kollektiva - an anatomy of melancholy

recordings revolving around the atmosphere of george büchner's lenz,
the recordings of krzysztof penderecki and the idea of lontano (as from a distance / distant),
the textures of jordi savall, and ingmar bergman

edited and constructed by matthew swiezynski
artwork by mathias fludd / design by matthew swiezynski
electric guitar on religious melancholy in defect by james hamilton
acoustic guitar on lenz two. büchner guitar solo by johannes d'église
field recordings by tarrl lightowler & matthew swiezynski
all tracks recorded in arthur de eriomém's rural library casa di memoria

asphodel - aokigahara, the black sea of trees

aokigahara, the black sea of trees is an abstract story-telling which takes place in a forest located in mount fuji, japan. the forest of aokigahara, has a world-wide fame for the thousands of suicides which took place there and now has an almost mythological statue.

the forest is spread all through with ephemera and items such as photographs, letters and instruments left behind by the leavers, all untouched due to respect. almost the entire forest is covered with long ribbons people used to be able to return if they changed their mind. therefore, the entire land is embodied with the vicarious objects that depict the sense of memory, loss and hope.

the sense of an intrinsic lament and stepping into the oblivion gets distilled in to sensation of belonging to life and hope. the emphasis is the romantic and contextual countenance of life relived through the forest.

photography by tarrl lightowler / design by matthew swiezynski

: thanks to chi yun for design and typographic assistance for both releases :