NTR026
Seth Cluett
wound of this deep blue.

The multifaceted work of composer Seth Cluett has garnered wide praise for, among other things, its attention to detail and organic sense of order. Cluett often explores sound in its ability to create or construct a listener’s sense of place, memory and time, using such sonic detail to wring the specific and personal out of the abstract.

At the same time, on wound of this deep blue., Cluett limits his own control over this process: he mixes seven tapes recorded on a cassette dictaphone from live performances between 2005 and 2013, but without adding any other processing or edits. Within this framework, the resulting two pieces unfold subtly, inviting the listener to engage deeply to penetrate them. However, far from inviting a guessing game of identifying sound sources, Cluett’s compositions pull back veils of sonic richness that are both concretely and abstractly engaging.

- Type II Chrome tapes
- Letterpress printed by Fitzgerald Letterpress
- Artwork by Michael Bullock and E. Lindorff-Ellery
- Edition of 100

For larger artwork, click here.

Sound samples :
https://soundcloud.com/notice-recordings/sets/talk-west-and-seth-cluett

Reviews :
Vital Weekly
Brian Olewnick

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NTR025
Talk West
Canyon Lip

Notice was immediately taken by this release from Talk West, the project of Dylan Aycock of Tulsa’s Scissor Tail Records. On Canyon Lip, he works primarily with lush pedal steel and steely synthesizers to craft drones with a remarkably physical presence.

On “Finally, That River Twists,” which makes up Side A, rich and airy pedal steel loops unfold alongside light percussion touches, patiently unfolding. Side B’s “With No Regrets” introduces more tension, playing on a deep sense of struggle buried in its title. Solitude prevails against subtle intrusions of percussion that hint at missed connections, like cars passing one another on a rural road at dusk. Through minimal means, Canyon Lip achieves a visceral sense of time, evoking the slowly unfolding movement of the sun, barely noticed until the gloaming.

- Type II Cobalt tapes
- Letterpress printed by Fitzgerald Letterpress
- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery
- Edition of 100

For larger artwork, click here.

Sound samples :
https://soundcloud.com/notice-recordings/sets/talk-west-and-seth-cluett

Reviews :
Secret Decoder Magazine
Vital Weekly

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NTR024
Coppice
Pied (C38)

Coppice, formed in 2009 by Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer, has quickly established itself within Chicago’s experimental sound scene, placed firmly along the lines of composers like Haptic, Olivia Block and Cleared. The duo has branched out into many creative sound settings, but Pied finds them returning to their original inspiration: a boombox modified to play back and record simultaneously. Here, they feed it with recordings made on a pump organ while recording in Fljótstunga, Iceland, resulting in some extraordinarily pleasing and hypnotic tones. But it’s the duo’s meticulous pacing and dynamics that makes the piece work as it moves between deeply engaging organ drones and decaying tape textures. The result is more exquisite proof of Coppice’s unique vision of creative and honed sound exploration.

Sound samples :
http://soundcloud.com/notice-recordings

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery
- Letterpress printed by John Fitzgerald
- Type II Cobalt
- Edition of 100

Larger cover scan is available here

Reviews/Press :
Vital Weekly
CMMag (English translation available here.)
Fluid Radio
Improv Sphere And here is Travis Bird’s translation.

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NTR022
Windmill • Waterwheel
Waterwheel • Windmill (C40)

One may be aware of Kirk Marrison’s work through Fibreforms and Kiln. During the mid-’90s, Marrison collaborated with NYC guitarist Charlie Nash (Arsenal/Rhys Chatham) on two releases slated for Alley Sweeper Records. The first, Waterwheel – Panchroma, was released, but due to the disintegration of the label, the second was not. Waterwheel • Windmill is that release, finally emerging in 2011 under the Windmill • Waterwheel moniker. Combining rhythmic explorations with some seriously alive processing and textures, these pieces still feel fresh today, 15 years after they were recorded.

Nash moved to the Midwest, but his influence on the late-‘70s No Wave New York scene has been noted. Here, he provides a variety of musical textures with objects, prepared and played guitar, and guitar as transmitter of beauty. Marrison sculpts these into teeming atmospherics, constantly dipping in and out of amorphous spaces; at times sounding like a forest and at times like clippings of forgotten landscapes, sewn together by threads of hot water.

Sound samples :
http://soundcloud.com/notice-recordings

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery. Pro-printed on heavy stock.
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire.
- Type II Cobalt
- Edition of 100

Larger cover scan is available here

Reviews :
D. Petri (Petriblog)

Textura
Vitural Ritual

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NTR021
56K
Generations Lost (C30)

Generations Lost is the debut Notice Recordings release of 56K, the new project of Josh Burke. Over the past few years, Burke has released dozens of tapes under several aliases—Sky Limousine, Ocean Diamond, Silk Fountain, etc—showcasing his ethereal synth constructions. As this tape’s title suggests, 56K continues Burke’s explorations on themes related to memory, perception, and reproduction. Highlights from the half-dozen tracks include the trancelike unfolding epic “A Dream Within A Dream,” the retro-gaming arpeggiated breakdown of the title track, and “Angel,” a bold and mysterious New Age homage. Elusive and dreamlike, these half-recognized zones emerge organically from the musical framework of Burke’s pieces.

Sound samples :
http://soundcloud.com/notice-recordings

- Collaborative artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery and Josh Burke. Pro-printed on heavy stock.
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire.
- Type II Cobalt
- Edition of 100

Larger cover scan is available here

Reviews :

Textura
Virtual Ritual

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NTR016
Evan Lindorff-Ellery
The Tea Merchant and His Atmospheres (C95)

Notice’s own resident artist returns with his second solo tape. The Tea Merchant and His Atmospheres is a fully realized and very personal work of minimal, expressionist sound art that incorporates elements from the artist’s life, including field recordings from his home and travels as well as layers of at-home processing, including the use of radio static, room tone, and cassettes that he’s developed as half of Dense Reduction. Minimal yet highly textured sound environments run up against each other loftily like waves against foreign shores. As the pieces deepen over the course of each side, Lindorff-Ellery unfolds the mysterious connections that make up a sense of home, a sense of self. Non-narrative, nonrepresentational, closely observed and resolutely analog. Through the unique use of these elements, Lindorff-Ellery is mapping his life and environments in a compelling way.

-Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery, pro-printed on heavy card stock.
-Edition of 100
-Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire.

Larger cover scan is available here

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NTR015
Organ of Species
Random Selection (C30)

Organ of Species is the newest musical incarnation of Scott Cloud (Thoughts On Air; Cloud Valley Recordings). For OOS’ debut release, Scott focuses on documenting, or even mirroring, natural processes through his organic and unhurried pieces. The bases for these tracks are woolly, thick organ drones and heavy outdoor ambience that are constantly, subtly regenerating. There is the path, and there are constant divergences from the path. Overgrown textures roll along with occasional mutations, interruptions, and overtakings. Just as suddenly, things cut and shift entirely, forming a series of non-narrative snapshots into a process that is constantly occurring, resolutely alive. With minimal human interference, the music breathes on its own. A few foreboding elements toward the end of each side point to a disturbance, but we can’t read too much into it—this is just the nature of things.

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery. Foil stamp overlay on pro-printed, full-color card stock
- An edition of 100
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire

Larger cover scan is available here

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Zen Effects
Static Encounters (even though they got the title wrong… (how ?))

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NTR014
Godseye
No More Cake Here (C40)

Godseye (Eden Hemming Rose, Brad Rose, and Nathan Young) has wowed us with their first two releases focused on spoken-word readings. With No More Cake Here, texts from Natalie Diaz, Edward Kuznetsov, Emma Goldman, and Seth Abramson are read over beautifully crafted synth textures. From the opening words of the title track, the intensity present in the slow, even readings and barely concealed chaos is unmistakable. Beneath wells of feedback and roiling synths, occasional bursts of light emerge on “Prison Diaries 20th December.” “A Menace To Liberty” delivers a pointedly defiant text from Goldman, and “Gideon Asleep By The River” is contemplative and yearning, almost like a requiem, but perhaps hopeful. This tape mines beauty in the darkness lurking in all corners. Unique and very compelling.

- Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery. Foil stamped on heavy stock.
- An edition of 100.
- Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire.

Larger cover scan is available here

Reviews :
Dumpster Diving Blog

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