Monthly Archives: June 2011

Oren Ambarchi’s 2 x sumptuous fish recipes from the Ambarchi kitchen both derived from traditional Sephardic recipes that go way back

POISSON SAUCE ROUGE

Ingredients:

Flour
3 Red Peppers
2-3 Cloves of garlic, peeled
1kg (2lb) of white fish fillets such as Flathead or Snapper
4 tablespoons of Peanut Oil
Juice of 1 Lemon
Mediterranean Parsley
Salt & Pepper

1. Roast the red peppers in a hot oven (about 200-220 degrees) – make sure
they’re fleshy – put them on a baking tray in the oven until their skins are
blistered & black. Turn them over once so the skins are blistered on both
sides. Take them out and leave for 10-15mins.
Once they are cool enough to handle, peel them and remove the seeds & stem. Keep
the juice but make sure there are no seeds in it.
2. Blend the peppers and the juice of the peppers to a cream together with the
garlic + the salt & pepper in a food processor
3. Pour the sauce into a pan & heat through being careful not to burn it. Heat
it through gently until it begins to bubble.
4. Lightly flour the fish & then saute in the oil turning over once
5. Take the fish out & add a little salt & pepper + the lemon juice
6. Serve with the sauce poured over the fish and the chopped parsley sprinkled
on top

Best served with cous cous & a Mediterranean green salad (tomatoes, cucumbers,
parsley, a little mint, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper).

POISSON AUX CITRONS CONFITS

1.5kgs (3lb) of White FIsh Steaks or Fillets such as Flathead or Snapper
3 Preserved Lemons (these are lemons that have been preserved in salt – easy to
make but even easier to buy readymade in a jar from a store)
4 Tablespoons of Peanut Oil
175ml of Water
1 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika (or regular paprika, however the smoked version is
goooood)
1/4 Teaspoon of Turmeric
Salt + Pepper
4 Tablespoons of chopped Coriander

1. Mix and beat the oil and water with the paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper and
chopped coriander and marinate the fish in it for 30mins
2. Rinse the preserved lemons under cold water & remove the pulp (important!).
Once the skins are rinsed cut them into small pieces & spread half of them on
the bottom of a baking dish
3. Lay the fish on top and pour the marinade over it
4. Cover with the remaining lemon skins
5. Bake in the oven at 220 degrees for 20mins

As per the previous dish this one is best served with cous cous & a
Mediterranean green salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, a little mint, lemon
juice, olive oil, salt & pepper).

Bon Appetit!

Sohrab remix album | You Are Not Alone ll

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Release date: 7th July 2011
320 kpbs – 1 track – 35:31
[Touch # Tone 42 DR2]

Photography: Sohrab

The second in a series of reworkings of Sohrab material by artists showing solidarity to his cause… all label and artist money goes towards the fund for his appeal against refusal to be granted political asylum in Germany…

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TO:84 | Biosphere “N-Plants”

CD in digipak – 9 tracks – 49:50
When you buy this CD in the TouchShop, you also get a free download of exclusive track, “Oma”
Art Direction: Jon Wozencroft
Cover image: Yusuke Murakami
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye

Track listing:
1. Sendai-1
2. Shika-1
3. Jōyō
4. Ikata-1
5. Monju-1
6. Genkai-1
7. Ōi-1
8. Monju-2
9. Fujiko
Geir Jenssen writes: “Early February 2011: Decided to make an album inspired by the Japanese post-war economic miracle. While searching for more information I found an old photo of the Mihama nuclear plant. The fact that this futuristic-looking plant was situated in such a beautiful spot so close to the sea made me curious. Are they safe when it comes to earthquakes and tsunamis? Further reading revealed that many of these plants are situated in earthquake-prone areas, some of them are even located next to shores that had been hit in the past by tsunamis.
A photo of Mihama made me narrow down my focus only to Japanese nuclear plants. I wanted to make a soundtrack to some of them, concentrating on the architecture, design and localizations, but also questioning the potential radiation danger (a cooling system being destroyed by a landslide or earthquake, etc). As the head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said: “the plants were so well designed that ‘such a situation is practically impossible’.
The album was finished on February 13th. On March 17th I received the following message from a Facebook friend: ‘Geir, some time ago you asked people for a photo of a Japanese nuclear powerplant. Is this going to be the sleeve of your new coming album? But more importantly: how did you actually predict the future? Kind regards, David.'”
Buy Biosphere “N-Plants” in the TouchShop
www.biosphere.no

Tim Medcalf’s The Coma

Trouble sleeping? Waking up too early? Try “The Coma”

2 shots (88ml) of good bourbon. I’d recommend Woodford Reserve.
1.5 measures (30 ml) of Night Nurse Cold Remedy.
Ice

Hellooooo oblivion!

Soliman Gamil Documentary on German Radio | 14th June & 9th July

“Within Sound of the Nile – Tracing the composer Soliman Gamil”
A documentary on the works of Soliman Gamil by Paul Paulun.
Research: Chloe Griffin, Paul Paulun and Sam Wilder.
We are pleased to announce that there will be two broadcasts on public German radio stations WDR (14th June), and BR (9th of July).
You can read the text in English here [.pdf]
www.wdr3.de

TO:84 – Biosphere “N-Plants”

CD in digipak – 9 tracks – 49:50
Art Direction: Jon Wozencroft
Cover image: Yusuke Murakami
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye

Track listing:

1. Sendai-1
2. Shika-1
3. Jōyō
4. Ikata-1
5. Monju-1
6. Genkai-1
7. Ōi-1
8. Monju-2
9. Fujiko

Geir Jenssen writes: “Early February 2011: Decided to make an album inspired by the Japanese post-war economic miracle. While searching for more information I found an old photo of the Mihama nuclear plant. The fact that this futuristic-looking plant was situated in such a beautiful spot so close to the sea made me curious. Are they safe when it comes to earthquakes and tsunamis? Further reading revealed that many of these plants are situated in earthquake-prone areas, some of them are even located next to shores that had been hit in the past by tsunamis.

A photo of Mihama made me narrow down my focus only to Japanese nuclear plants. I wanted to make a soundtrack to some of them, concentrating on the architecture, design and localizations, but also questioning the potential radiation danger (a cooling system being destroyed by a landslide or earthquake, etc). As the head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said: “the plants were so well designed that ‘such a situation is practically impossible’.

The album was finished on February 13th. On March 17th I received the following message from a Facebook friend: ‘Geir, some time ago you asked people for a photo of a Japanese nuclear powerplant. Is this going to be the sleeve of your new coming album? But more importantly: how did you actually predict the future? Kind regards, David.'”

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Touch Radio 64 | Yannick Dauby

14.06.11 – Arches – 25:05 – 320 kbps


A few years ago, I had the chance to participate in the organization of a scientific seminar about the relationship between canids and humans, the conferences spreading between ecology, ethology, psychology and anthropology (“Entre Chiens Et Loups”, Lyon, 2006). Amongst the invited scientists was Dave Mech a wildlife biologist who spent all his life studying wolves in the field, and in particular on Ellesmere Island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
We drove together to visit an area in Lozère, the least populated department of France, where some wolves are kept in in semi-captivity, which means that they are living an unusually large enclosure. Those animals were originally rescued from poachers, and the park has a very good reputation for introducing them to the public. There I could observe the wolves in the company of Dave Mech, who provided some invaluable insight into their behaviour.
Last year, I went back again to visit the wolves with Sylvain Macchi who is in charge of the park. I was able to record the songs of the wolves in the middle of the night and the early morning one February during their mating season. The barks are often associated with aggressive behaviours, meanwhile the chantings are a way to reinforce the cohesion of the group and calm down the tensions. The effect of these sounds, listening to wolves chanting in the complete darkness, is an extreme experience. Those arch-shaped tones are amongst the most beautiful things one can hear from the animal kingdom.
Composed in May 2011. Field recordings mostly made in February 2010.
Thanks a lot to Dave Mech for the inspiration and Sylvain Macchi for introducing me to the wolves of Gevaudan.
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Play “Arches”
www.kalerne.net

Tone 42DR1 – Sohrab “You Are Not Alone l”

320 kpbs mp3 – 1 track – 37:09
Photography: Jon Wozencroft

The first in a series of reworkings of Sohrab material by artists showing solidarity to his cause… all label and artist money goes towards the fund for his appeal against the refusal to be granted political asylum in Germany…

Touch mix content providers:

JG Thirlwell – Susanna (Uxorial mix) 4:48 | Achim Mohné – Milan Knizhak mix#1 (side a) 6:05 | Jóhann Jóhannsson – Zarrin (remix) 6:01 (Mixed by Jóhann Jóhannsson at NTOV, Copenhagen, 24th May 2011) | Anonymous – Triple Exposure 9:10 (Mastered by a different Anonymous 24th May 2011) | Leif Elggren – No One Really Knows (destroyed) 11:46

Tone 42DR1 | Sohrab – “You Are Not Alone l”

320 kpbs mp3 – 1 track – 37:09
Photography: Jon Wozencroft

The first in a series of reworkings of Sohrab material by artists showing solidarity to his cause… all label and artist money goes towards the fund for his appeal against the refusal to be granted political asylum in Germany… Thanks to all of you who have helped Sohrab by downloading his track “Shouting at Dictators”. Sohrab tells us he is very moved by the response to his plight and is very grateful for your support. He is awaiting a date for his final appeal…
Touch mix content providers:
JG Thirlwell – Susanna (Uxorial mix) 4:48 | Achim Mohné – Milan Knizhak mix#1 (side a) 6:05 | Jóhann Jóhannsson – Zarrin (remix) 6:01 (Mixed by Jóhann Jóhannsson at NTOV, Copenhagen, 24th May 2011) | Anonymous – Triple Exposure 9:10 (Mastered by a different Anonymous 24th May 2011) | Leif Elggren – No One Really Knows (destroyed) 11:46
Buy Sohrab “You Are Not Alone l” in the TouchShop
www.touch33.net/sohrab

Renato Balsadonna’s Pasta con Gamberi

Ingredients for 4 people:

Garlic x3 cloves.
Olive oil.
Fillet of Anchovies x5.
Pepperoncino.
Fresh cherry tomatoes 14/16, chopped.
Fresh flat leaf parsley, a very good handful.
Fresh prawns (unshelled) 200g.
Dry White wine for cooking, 1 glass.
Salt & pepper.
100g pasta per person preferably
Linguine, De Cecco.

Method.

Take a large deep pan for the pasta and fill it with water, add a small handful of rock salt if you have some. Bring to the boil and add the pasta. Cook the pasta for the exact time it says in the pack. Normally about 11/12 mins.

Meanwhile take a large sauté pan and poor in olive oil, enough to make a film of oil on the bottom of the pan. With the back of a wooden spoon press the pealed garlic cloves into the oil (I find this easier to do in the pan before I put the oil in otherwise it’s slips and slides!) until lightly browned, take care not to burn the oil or the garlic. When lightly browned take out the garlic take off the heat and add the anchovies and break up so they almost dissolve into the oil. It might spit a bit when adding anchovies so take care.
Put pan back on the heat and add the prawns and the White wine and stir, let the wine evaporate (the heat should be quite high for this).

Add the chopped cherry tomatoes and stir allow them to boil in order to make a little sauce.

Add a pinch of pepperoncino, enough to add a little flavour and depending on how hot you want it.

Add salt & pepper.

When pasta is ready remove immediately from the heat drain pasta in a colander, tip pasta onto prawn mixture and mix together. Stir in the fresh parsley leaves and serve immediately.

Listen to Touch Music Artists

Oren AmbarchiCorkscrewWednesdaySalt
www.orenambarchi.com

Robert CrouchI Melt With You
www.robertcrouch.com

drønethis strange life
www.field.nu/drone

Leif ElggrenMother?!!
www.leifelggren.org

Christian FenneszSaffron RevolutionRivers of SandLive
LiminalHimitsuAmoroso (with Charles Matthews) – Vacuum
www.fennesz.com

Soliman GamilSupplicationSufi Dialogue

Hildur GudnadottirErupting LightMyTorrek
www.hildurness.com

Philip JeckTiltingWholesomeAll That’s Allowed
www.philipjeck.com

Bethan KelloughCanopy (extract)
www.bethankellough.com

Phill NiblockSethwork
www.phillniblock.com

BJNilsenMeter ReadingGotlandMeteosat
www.bjnilsen.com

Joachim NordwallAlloy Ceremony [with Mika Vainio]

Yann NovakSan Marino (excerpt)
www.yannnovak.com

Rosy ParlaneIrisAtlantis
www.rosyparlane.com

Claire M SingerA Different Place
www.clairemsinger.com

SohrabSusannaHimmel Über Tehran
www.touch33.net/sohrab

Mark Van HoenAll for You Froese RequiemSocrates’s Books
www.markvanhoen.com

Carl Michael von Hausswolff
www.cmvonhausswolff.net

Chris WatsonCrows, Doves & BellsWolvesQujela MineLioness Threatens Male, Itong Plains, Kenya
www.chriswatson.net

Jana WinderenAquacultureHeatedUltraworld (extract)
www.janawinderen.com

ZerocropDie ScreamingScum
www.zerocrop.com

Also representing:

The London Snorkelling TeamI’m A Little Mouse

Simon ScottBelow Sea Level

Mika VainioOutside the Circle of FireMAGNETOTACTICSwedenborgia

Pascal Wyse
www.pascalwyse.net

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Leslie Winer on Grace Jones Dub Album

Grace Jones – Hurricane/Dub

This album features the track “This Is” [GRACE JONES/IVOR GUEST/LESLIE WINER/ANTONY GENN]. Touch Music represents the publishing for Leslie Winer’s composition share. The album was released on Wall of Sound in September 2011.

T-Phone 4 | Budhaditya Chattopadhyay “Eye Contact with the City”

.m4v video for iPod/iPhone/iPad

Track listing:
1. Eye Contact with the City 9:33
“Eye Contact with the City” is a sound installation with video projection, produced for the Bengaluru Artist Residency 2010, supported by India Foundation for the Arts. It was recently nominated with an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica 2011.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a sound artist, researcher and audiovisual media practitioner based in India; he incorporates sound, visual image and digital media to produce works for installation and performance.
Buy Budhaditya Chattopadhyay “Eye Contact with the City” in the TouchShop
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www.budhaditya.org

Viktor Oszkar Nagy – “Caught Between Two Worlds”

Viktor Oszkar Nagy has used extensive music by Hildur Gudnadottir in his new documentary film, Caught Between Two Worlds, which was produced in Hungary by Campfilm.