NEW RELEASE : Launch at Instants Chavires in Montreuil on may 13th
RzDz # 25 - Benjamin L. Aman 'La ligne d'ombre'
LP / 200 copies
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RzDz # 23 - Benjamin L. Aman 'Ordine prior'
5" CDr + poster / 50 copies
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NEW RAZZLE DAZZLE ADDRESS
For technical reasons Razzle Dazzle address has recently changed. You can find us now at http://www.rzdz.org.
RzDz # 22 (AE01) - Benjamin L. Aman 'Crystal Medium Black'
12" LP+ original drawing + booklet / 15 copies
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Razzle Dazzle opens a new section in the label, with a sub-serie called 'art editions' containing in every releases an original production by the artist. More about this here.
RzDz #20 - Palix - Benjamin L. Aman 'transports'
CDR / 50 copies
EXTREME RITUALS : A Schimpfluch Carnival
Retrospective / celebration of the Schimpfluch art collective, comprising live performances, sound-installations, films and photographs.
w/ MICHAEL BARTHEL, LEIF ELGGREN, DANIEL LÖWENBRÜCK & DOREEN KUTZKE, RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTØCK, G*PARK, SUDDEN INFANT, DAVE PHILLIPS, GX JUPITTER-LARSEN, VAGINA DENTATA ORGAN, PHURPA, THE NEW BLOCKADERS, JUNKO, BRYAN LEWIS SAUNDERS...
Produced by: Sound and Music in partnership with Arnolfini, Tusk Music, Harbinger Sound and Second Layer Records.
Venue: Arnolfini, Bristol / UK
PRESLAV LITERARY SCHOOL / GLUE POUR LP REVIEWED ON MUSIC MACHINE BY JOSH LANDRY
Telepathy Shots / Sonuna" is a 40 minute split LP, where each artist contributes a 20 minute track. It's the first LP release by Razzle Dazzle, a label that has previously dealt mostly in CDrs. I'd never heard of either Glue Pour nor Preslav Literary School, but from the look of the package I assumed it was noise. This is only partly the case: while there are elements of noise, this is more of an ambient release.
Glue Pour's "Telepathy Shots" occupies itself at first with undulations of amplified noise floors and thin digital feedback buzz. Initially quite sterile and inhuman, it evolves into a brooding quasi-melodic meditation with a grim ritual dark ambient flavor. Two melancholic chords wrought from digital noise alternate with greater and greater clarity in the second 10 minutes. The piece descends progressively deeper into trance state. There are some wonderful lo-fi distortions and resonances in this track.
"Sonuna" (by Preslav Literary School) is drastically quieter, nothing but vague, ethereal wisps. It has the openness of upper atmosphere - more emptiness than substance. Faint voices, lightly strummed guitars and bubbling synthetic melodies emerge from a soft carpet of trebley wind and air sounds. It's like trespassing in the realms of the gods, an intriguing delirious / inebriated feeling.I loved the mysterious "Sonuna" immediately, and now "Telepathy Shots", a multifaceted and intelligent piece, has grown on me as well. The two tracks are very different but suggest a similar otherworldly, surreal atmosphere that fans of Coil and Nurse With Wound should enjoy. There's virtually nothing I dislike about this release and I highly recommend it to fans of longform soundscapes.
NEW DISTRIBUTOR IN JAPAN
Razzle Dazzle is now distributed in Japan through Art into Life. You can find some of the last issues on LP, Glue Pour / Preslav Literary School and cassettes, Michaël Barthel, Benjamin L. Aman, Rubén Patiño...
Razzle Dazzle's last releases have recently been overviewed by Mark Wharton on Idwal Fisher. Vital Weekly also reviewed them on their issue N° 806.
RUBEN PATINO, RELEASE LAUNCH AT ABLE BERLIN ON NOV 10th
Also playing Morten J olsen (MoHa!) + Mike Majkowski / Starts 20h30
Taktattack # 5 curated by Olivier Di Placido
NEW RELEASES ON RAZZLE DAZZLE
RzDz #18 - Michael Barthel 'Noch Mehr Höhlen'
C20 / 40 copies
credits : Marie d' Ornano
live performance at Able Gallery, Sept 3rd 2011
RzDz #17 - Rubén Patiño 'Eleven Stereo Movements'
C60 / 40 copies
SLEEP DISORDERS AT CAC NEI LIICHT, LUXEMBOURG
Leif Elggren (feat. Benjamin L. Aman) - opening of 'Sleep Disorders'
Curated by Marion Auburtin, Danielle Igniti, Benjamin L. Aman
Exhibition from Sept 17th to Nov 17th.
Sept 17th - Performance by Leif Elggren and Benjamin L. Aman
Nov 17th - Performance by Elisabeth Flunger and Gran Horno
w/ Marion Auburtin - Leonora Bisagno - Sneja D. - Claire Decet - Leif Elggren - Elisabeth Flunger - Samuel François - Gran Horno - Benjamin L.Aman - Sébastien Maloberti - Christoph Meier - Claudia Passeri - The Sons of God - Brigitte Zieger
POSSET DATES IN UK
Posset is touring with Bill Orcutt, Jessica Rylan & Steve Gunn.
Tusk in London live appearance at Cafe Oto on Oct. 14th & 15th.
PAST PRESENT FUTURE SPACE-TIME
Razzle Dazzle has a new soundcloud account here.
ECHOLALIA : THE WIRE ON AIR