Posts Tagged ‘Unfathomless’

As promised and on the due date, quite enthusiastic to let you know that the 1st 2021 couple of brand new Unfathomless titles is available for purchase now…as I write this only 8 copies left for the special edition of the Masayuki Imanishi one – good to know perhaps if you still want to grab it…
Also, rather unexpectedly,  I’ve still an handful of copies left (6 exactly) of the previous U67 simon whetham “dry” special edition – it goes with a bonus download exclusive track of about 16 mins !

as for the newies, pls check details + audio-samples by clicking on the images here below
streaming in full on Bandcamp also

U68 Clinton Watkins | Raaswater CD/Digital

Almost 17 years back, and under the moniker of Whitebass, Clinton Watkins carved a remarkable aural “vessel” of impressive, subsonic scope, aptly named “depth of field” for my previous Mystery Sea label…such a long time after, it’s an utter privilege to work with him again…
Clinton has a serious CV, and is the holder of a doctoral degree in Fine Arts. He’s a lecturer at both the Elam School of Fine Arts and the University of Technology in Auckland, and produces audiovisual immersive experiences for galleries and exhibitions…more recently, he has been working as a composer and sound designer for the artist collective FIELD RECORDINGS…most of all, he has been associated with the New Zealand experimental music scene for over 20 years with quite a bunch of published releases on the likes of Circle, 20 City, Claudia, Mystery Sea, CMR, Absurd among others…he also performed all over the world…

Raaswater” is a distillation of many hours of recordings made while participating to the Sonic Mmabolela 2018 residency directed by Francisco Lopez...And regarding immersion, it is indeed a particular rapture, as it succeeds in bringing out the very pulse of Life itself through a non linear rhythm acting as an almost invisible spine to the whole composition framed in 11 parts…

in “Raaswater” the liquid element is a ghost presence, rivers arms are dried up, the environment is arid, though far from dead…wind activates fences, metal clinks, hyenas yelp, white sun bleached bones crush under the soles, insects chatter, an ubiquitous daytime chant, and a nocturnal spellbinding effluence

This is an alignment with the echoing vastnessa venous earth-beatevaporation turned into imprint, a map of signs to help grasp at full extentan intoxicating inescapable lament


order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in thick kraft recycled cardboard  digisleeve with frame.
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a set of 3 square photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

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U69  Masayuki Imanishi | insects are CD/Digital

It’s been quite a while that I’m taken with Masayuki Imanishi‘s engrossing works. His “Levee” piece on one of the Each Morning of the World compilation curated by Stéphane Marin became the trigger to invite him…More field recordings oriented, this altered revisitation of personal familiar places uncoiled as some enigmatic movie…

Masayuki Imanishi‘s artistic path traces back to more than 10 years with notable releases on Creative Sources, ini.itu, Moving Furniture Records, Hemisphäreの空虚 and more…
His usual array of “tools” consist of paper, radio, tapes, objects, and field recordings…imbued with the japanese concepts of wabi-sabi and mono no aware, his approach is based on emphasizing the small transient subtle sounds of his close surroundings, reintroducing them in sentient reconstructions…For the Unfathomless series, he captured perfectly the spirit of summer permeating his preferred places for wandering, but not only…

On “insects are“, the focus is on the intangible, the elusive, initiating a deep communion with things…
There are rustles on each surface, and there is motion everywhere…circular figures of sound create a pervasive magnetic ambience…we enter a blooming garden of soft gestures, murmursa natural flow above which modulated fragments of playing tape quiver in unison with this universea keen plunge in the underlying

insects areunfurls a wordless tale, oozing the extra-ordinary, capturing all the flickering vibes to put us on a unique path of rediscoverya skilful reprocessing of the Real, and definitely a way within

 

order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a set of 3 photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

 

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Still afloat here, and striving through thick and thin, and thus again so pleased to be able to introduce you to the 1st 2021 couple of brand new Unfathomless titles

pls check details + audio-samples by clicking on the images here below

U68 Clinton Watkins | Raaswater CD/Digital

Almost 17 years back, and under the moniker of Whitebass, Clinton Watkins carved a remarkable aural “vessel” of impressive, subsonic scope, aptly named “depth of field” for my previous Mystery Sea label…such a long time after, it’s an utter privilege to work with him again…
Clinton has a serious CV, and is the holder of a doctoral degree in Fine Arts. He’s a lecturer at both the Elam School of Fine Arts and the University of Technology in Auckland, and produces audiovisual immersive experiences for galleries and exhibitions…more recently, he has been working as a composer and sound designer for the artist collective FIELD RECORDINGS…most of all, he has been associated with the New Zealand experimental music scene for over 20 years with quite a bunch of published releases on the likes of Circle, 20 City, Claudia, Mystery Sea, CMR, Absurd among others…he also performed all over the world…

Raaswater” is a distillation of many hours of recordings made while participating to the Sonic Mmabolela 2018 residency directed by Francisco Lopez...And regarding immersion, it is indeed a particular rapture, as it succeeds in bringing out the very pulse of Life itself through a non linear rhythm acting as an almost invisible spine to the whole composition framed in 11 parts…

in “Raaswater” the liquid element is a ghost presence, rivers arms are dried up, the environment is arid, though far from dead…wind activates fences, metal clinks, hyenas yelp, white sun bleached bones crush under the soles, insects chatter, an ubiquitous daytime chant, and a nocturnal spellbinding effluence

This is an alignment with the echoing vastnessa venous earth-beatevaporation turned into imprint, a map of signs to help grasp at full extentan intoxicating inescapable lament


pre-order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in thick kraft recycled cardboard  digisleeve with frame.
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a set of 3 square photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

pre-order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

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U69  Masayuki Imanishi | insects are CD/Digital

It’s been quite a while that I’m taken with Masayuki Imanishi‘s engrossing works. His “Levee” piece on one of the Each Morning of the World compilation curated by Stéphane Marin became the trigger to invite him…More field recordings oriented, this altered revisitation of personal familiar places uncoiled as some enigmatic movie…

Masayuki Imanishi‘s artistic path traces back to more than 10 years with notable releases on Creative Sources, ini.itu, Moving Furniture Records, Hemisphäreの空虚 and more…
His usual array of “tools” consist of paper, radio, tapes, objects, and field recordings…imbued with the japanese concepts of wabi-sabi and mono no aware, his approach is based on emphasizing the small transient subtle sounds of his close surroundings, reintroducing them in sentient reconstructions…For the Unfathomless series, he captured perfectly the spirit of summer permeating his preferred places for wandering, but not only…

On “insects are“, the focus is on the intangible, the elusive, initiating a deep communion with things…
There are rustles on each surface, and there is motion everywhere…circular figures of sound create a pervasive magnetic ambience…we enter a blooming garden of soft gestures, murmursa natural flow above which modulated fragments of playing tape quiver in unison with this universea keen plunge in the underlying

insects areunfurls a wordless tale, oozing the extra-ordinary, capturing all the flickering vibes to put us on a unique path of rediscoverya skilful reprocessing of the Real, and definitely a way within

 

pre-order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a set of 3 photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

pre-order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

 

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A late report to officially announce the availability of the last couple of Unfathomless titles for 2020, although it straddles 2021 as well since Monday, December 28…
Avoid procrastinating on these, especially for both discounted philip sulidae & simon whetham bundle offers which will expire at the end of this January, or for both U66 (6 copies remaining as I type this) and U67 special editions ltd respectively to 30 & 40 copies only…

pls check details by clicking on the images here below

U66 philip sulidae | Vandemonian Verplaatsing CD/Digital

So enthusiastic to welcome again Philip Sulidae in the Unfathomless catalog. When he’s at the helm, one knows the audio-journey will be multilevelled, rich, and replayable ad infinitum. With several years of practice, his very specific brew of musique concrete tinted field recordings, and vast array of assemblage techniques and recording methods always lead to the advent of complex, riveting sound pieces challenging and enlarging our perceptive threshold
On “Vandemonian Verplaatsing“, he kind of exorcises his recent move from Australia (Sydney), to Tasmania (Hobart) by sketching an intangible map, a ghost psycho-cartography questioning reality through displacement. Layers end up blended, distorted, remodelled to form a new language of strange scriptures and spectral traces. Emerges a quasi tactile landscape abounding in life, faint signals, indecipherable fragments condensing in a beaming mass of energy aural projections…

…”Vandemonian Verplaatsing” could be about making junction between your own fictive spaces and real visited places – a way of sublimating, escaping the grinding daily routine…

Stir the dust, feel the air around, learn from the accidents and this uneven but so fertile ground


order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame.
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a set of 3 square photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of  paper bearing artist’s name, title, edition number.
There will probably be some additional piece of art too (tbc).


order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

BUNDLE at a discounted price January 31 only ! : 2 CDs : U66 + either previous U19 “History of Violence” or U48 “Ramshead” (pls precise which title you want with your order) :

(Belgium) : 23 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 3 €)
(Europe) : 24 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 4 €)
(World) : 25 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 5 €)

full philip sulidae BUNDLE at a discounted price January 31 only ! : 3 CDs : U66 + either U19 “History of Violence” and U48 “Ramshead” :

(Belgium) : 33 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 6 €)
(Europe) : 34 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 8 €)
(World) : 35 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 10 €)

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U67 simon whetham | dry CD/Digital

After close to 10 years since “mall muzak” (U07), and looking how far he has come in sound exploration, we could only secretly hope for Simon Whetham‘s return in the Unfathomless series, and this is the day ! It’d be far too long to expose Simon’s curriculum vitae, or try to give a complete overview of all what he has been involved in so far. Unrepentant traveller in the pre-Covid years, he has honeyed his sound art into contact with the world, ever questioning his own sound practice. Always in love with the raw sound phenomenon itself, he hunts down less apparent sonic features, often examinating them within a site-specific context. More recently, he he has shown a lot of interest in dismantling daily, disused objects, and manipulating their components to extract sonic traces, the aura of sounds itself.
on “dry“, beyond the man/nature confrontational aspects, and environmental implications, Simon invites us to step into the physical properties of water under artificial hydraulic conditions.
At times soft, subdued, then virulent, the experienced flow is highly dynamic, full of transitions, tonal disruptions, coalescing in a sort of semi underground litany of vibrational resonances fed on metallic sighs, matter against matter rubbings…a clearly invigorating trip where the loss of landmarks and disorientation leads to a paradoxical self-consolidation

Following the flux and its delineations becomes rapidly a magnetic occupation of re-centering
From the open to the closed, we adapt our reality, remembering the force of life, feeling stronger…

“dry” pushes you, sets you literally in motion – a revitalizing soundtrack


order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 160 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 40 copies only packaged in thick kraft recycled cardboard digisleeve with frame + 10 packaged in thick pure white cardboard digisleeve with frame.
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a set of 3 square photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of  paper bearing artist’s name, title, edition number, and download code for an additional exclusive bonus track of about 16 mins.


order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

BUNDLE at a discounted price January 31 only ! : 2 CDs : U67 + either previous U07 “mall muzak” or U17 David Vélez – Simon Whetham”Yoi” (pls precise which title you want with your order) :

(Belgium) : 23 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 3 €)
(Europe) : 24 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 4 €)
(World) : 25 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 5 €)

full simon whetham BUNDLE at a discounted price January 31 only ! : 3 CDs : U67 + U07 “mall muzak” and U17 David Vélez – Simon Whetham “Yoi” :

(Belgium) : 33 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 6 €)
(Europe) : 34 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 8 €)
(World) : 35 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 10 €)

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Regular reporter for The Sound Projector, Nausika/Jennifer Hor grasps all the scope of “Farol“, creeping within its overwhelming presence, and all unvoiced emissions

 

 

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TJ Norris, mastermind behind Toneshift, savor the results of Grisha Shakhnes’ confrontation of internal & external sound worldsa free yet controlled array of muffled loops pervaded with the mystery of the quotidian

 

 

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For A Closer Listen, Richard Allen senses the inescapable aura of an impressive metallic structure – a flamboyant encompassing sound x-ray

 

 

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With her sharp quill, Jennifer Hor for The Sound projector experiences the invasive “self-care”, coming out of it with more questions than answers, sensing the underlying intensity of the whole undertaking

 

 

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In Vital Weekly 1224, Frans de Waard lets himself be carried along the 25th April bridge vibes, appreciating to the full the fine flow of sounds going hand in hand with this careful auscultation

 

 

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In the venerable The Wire, Bill Meyer recounts his dive into Vanessa Rossetto‘s intimate recordings, an auditory trip where fragments of the quotidian and the random are arranged in such a way that it gets all really poignant

 

 

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Relayed concise close aural observation from another sharp listener, Brian Olewnick in his Just Outside blog about “being there“, testifying of an impactful pervasive collage of sound

 

 

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