Monthly Archives: February 2013

TS15 | Sohrab “Between Strangers”

7″ vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

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Track listing:

Side A: Hejrat
Side B: Endless Spring

Recorded with rage during the winter of 2011/12. “Voice of a Burnt Generation”, sung by Hani, recorded lo–fi in the Eissenhutenstadt refugee camp, Germany.

Buy Sohrab “Between Strangers” [7″ Vinyl Only] in the TouchShop
www.touch33.net/sohrab

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TS15 | Sohrab “Between Strangers”

7″ vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:
Side A: Hejrat
Side B: Endless Spring
Recorded with rage during the winter of 2011/12. “Voice of a Burnt Generation”, sung by Hani, recorded lo–fi in the Eissenhutenstadt refugee camp, Germany.
Buy Sohrab “Between Strangers” [7″ Vinyl Only] in the TouchShop
www.touch33.net/sohrab

TS15 – Sohrab “Between Strangers”

7″ vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

Side A: Hejrat
Side B: Endless Spring

Recorded with rage during the winter of 2011/12. “Voice of a Burnt Generation”, sung by Hani, recorded lo–fi in the Eissenhutenstadt refugee camp, Germany.

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TS14 – Rosy Parlane “Willow”

7″ vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

Side A: Willow
Side B: Morning

Written and recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, 2008–2009

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TS14 | Rosy Parlane “Willow”

7″ vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:
Side A: Willow
Side B: Morning
Written and recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, 2008–2009
Buy Rosy Parlane “Willow” [7″ Vinyl Only] in the TouchShop
www.rosyparlane.com

Jiyeon Kim’s Valentine’s Day Special Recipe: Making mandarin flavoured chocolate with munch caramel

1. Get a chunk of chocolate and cut it into small pieces. I used about 400g of dark chocolate.
2. Put it in a bowl (stainless recommended) and warm up the bowl in a boiling pot.
3. It will take some time, about 15 mins. Be patient and when the chocolate pieces start to be melt, stir them many times.
4. I added condensed milk (because whipping cream was sold out at every shop in my town..) – about 120g – and stir them all together for another 15 mins.
5. During melting chocolate, wash mandarin carefully and peel it. I only used two madarin. It’s enough to have fresh and sweet mandarin flavour. With fruit knife, scrape out white parts of peel inside, so you only use grainy orange part of peel. Blanch them in a boiling water and slice them. If you find it hard to get mandarin at your place, you might be able to use orange instead. But normally orange peel is too thick and not sweet as much as mandarin’s, I guess. (I’m so lucky. Mandarine is very common in Korea in wintertime. Actually, Jeju island (the southest island of Korea) has a special chocolate, which is made of their special mandarine called Hallabong!-Halla is the name of mountain in Jeju. I didn’t refer to it, but my friend told me about it when he ate my chocolate. Of course, he loved mine more!!)
6. Cut caramel into small pieces. Very easy!
7. Get any flat big dishes or pan on which you spread melt chocolate (just like a pancake!). I used a big frypan. I put plastic wrap between pan and chocolate so the chocolate gets easily removed after getting hard.
8. Put sliced madarine peels on the half of chocolate and caramel pieces on the other.
9. Fold the chocolate, so now it looks like a half moon.
10. Wrap it with plastic wrap and put it in a freezer for about 2 hours.
11. Write a card for someone you’d like to give and smile!
12. Get the chocolate from freezer. It shouldn’t be fully formed but that’s the point. It’s hard to cut when the chocolate’s fully hardened. Cut them into good size and shape. Put them into freezer again for another few hours.
13. That’s it!

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

Touch30USB | “Live at Beaconsfield”

2 x USB cards in white outer, with 2 colour sticker, and two inner wallets
Strictly limited edition of 50 ***This edition is now sold out***

AUTODIGEST ● BIOSPHERE ● FENNESZ ● BRUCE GILBERT ● CM VON HAUSSWOLFF ● PHILIP JECK ● THOMAS KÖNER ● GARRY MOUAT ● PEOPLE LIKE US ● JON SAVAGE ● DAVID TOOP ● JON WOZENCROFT

Most of these recordings were made direct from the mixing desk onto our Nagra Ares Pll digital stereo recorder. In three cases we have used the original files provided by the artist – autodigest, People Like Us and Jon Savage. (The performance by Hildur Gudnadottir was not recorded).

Tracklist:

USB Card One

David Toop – 16 bit aiff audio recording of his presentation of “Yanomamo Shamanism”, released on ‘Touch Travel’ [Touch # T4, 1984]. 12′ 45″
Fennesz – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 34′ 16″
Garry Mouat – m4v slide show of his scans of his artwork for Touch
Philip Jeck – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 33′ 20″
People Like Us – mp4 of “4′ 33” and mp3 of “Cage Silenced” 4′ 33″

USB Card Two

autodigest – 16 bit wav file of “30 releases in 30 years of Touch fitting into 30 seconds and 3 bonus seconds…” 0′ 39″
Biosphere – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (abridged) 15′ 32″
Bruce Gilbert – 16 bit aiff recording of “Sliding off the World”. Live performance of his piece originally released on Touch 25 [Touch # Tone 25, 2007] 3′ 07″
CM von Hausswolff – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 26′ 48″
Jon Wozencroft – m4v slide show of his cover art
Jon Savage – 16 bit wav recording of “Ritual”, from his pirate broadcast for Network 21 in 1987 1′ 05″
Thomas Koner – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 36′ 53″

Touch30USB – Live at Beaconsfield

2 x USB cards in white outer, with 2 colour sticker, and two inner wallets
Strictly limited edition of 50

AUTODIGEST ● BIOSPHERE ● FENNESZ ● BRUCE GILBERT ● CM VON HAUSSWOLFF ● PHILIP JECK ● THOMAS KÖNER ● GARRY MOUAT ● PEOPLE LIKE US ● JON SAVAGE ● DAVID TOOP ● JON WOZENCROFT

Most of these recordings were made direct from the mixing desk onto our Nagra Ares Pll digital stereo recorder. In three cases we have used the original files provided by the artist – autodigest, People Like Us and Jon Savage. (The performance by Hildur Gudnadottir was not recorded).

USB Card One:

David Toop – 16 bit aiff audio recording of his presentation of “Yanomamo Shamanism”, released on ‘Touch Travel’ [Touch # T4, 1984]. 12′ 45″
Fennesz – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 34′ 16″
Garry Mouat – m4v slide show of his scans of his artwork for Touch
Philip Jeck – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 33′ 20″
People Like Us – mp4 of “4′ 33” and mp3 of “Cage Silenced” 4′ 33″

USB Card Two:

autodigest – 16 bit wav file of “30 releases in 30 years of Touch fitting into 30 seconds and 3 bonus seconds…” 0′ 39″
Biosphere – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (abridged) 15′ 32″
Bruce Gilbert – 16 bit aiff recording of “Sliding off the World”. Live performance of his piece originally released on Touch 25 [Touch # Tone 25, 2007] 3′ 07″
CM von Hausswolff – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 26′ 48″
Jon Wozencroft – m4v slide show of his cover art
Jon Savage – 16 bit wav recording of “Ritual”, from his pirate broadcast for Network 21 in 1987 1′ 05″
Thomas Koner – 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 36′ 53″

Touch Radio 90 | Jez Riley French

01.02.13 – instamatic: blue mountains, new south wales, australia – 12:40 – 320 kbps

bower floor | dawn chorus with rain | canyon wires
music sits above and under the first impression.
when duration allows these things come into focus, increasingly.
in swifter moments a sense of quietude is possible.
still, finding pace with listening as a lens, moving
recorded september 2012, during time spent following a residency at The Wired Lab, this piece begins with two recordings playing at the same time. One of a bower floor, with contact microphones and geophone (nb. some of these low frequencies will not be audible via computer speakers) alongside a dawn chorus amidst light rain – drops falling centimetres from a conventional stereo microphone. Towards the middle of the piece, a further contact microphone recording enters, revealing one of the most bizarre fence wire sounds i’ve yet managed to gather. Despite returning to the same stretch of canyon fence several times, this particular effect was only present on one occasion and lasted for around 10 minutes. My best guess is that humidity and the rising temperature combined to create a momentary, unrepeatable and extremely evocative effect on the wires. It is this infinite and unpredictable aspect to listening in situ that continues to fascinate me. Getting closer to and underneath the surface of environments and spaces is a constant revelation, a constant pleasure.
jrf c-series contact microphones | jrf prototype geophone | sanken cuw-180
thanks, always, to Maureen and Pheobe and to Sarah Last and Dave Burraston (The Wired Lab)
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