“Ich glaube, ich habe viel mehr Probleme als Meer
und viele Sandkörner im Auge.” – jaan patterson
For the blurry output of my perception I decided to invert the perspective in order to step outside of this transient belt of hers. Statements dissolved into the course of timed leverage grids. For centuries we have been observing manifestations of the winning chance at hands of godless will, hereto claiming spine touches the least. The sidewalk was laid out… Read more →
d/eaR friends and followers of any genre of music, and any label or magazine interested in weird experimental avant-off-guard rock, noise, poetry music et al, here, for you all, is a note about our very own interests. I have been running the Surrism-Phonoethics Label since 2008, but I never previously mentioned, or emphasised, the fact that I actually devised the name as an… Read more →
suRRism (Goran Ivkovic & Jaan Patterson) are proud to appear on the Alrealon Musique compilation in The Wire Magazine. A collection of tracks from the New York label Alrealon Musique specially compiled for The Wire (Issue 383 January). View the compilation here. Read more →
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Full Digital Discography Get all 50 suRRism-Phonoethics releases available on Bandcamp and save 90%. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Horae (Organ Concerto no.2), Mal Occhio, An Appreciation, En la vuelta de la voz – Artistas Varios, Fragments, Dead Chamber, Voice Studies, Sad Songs, Kråch, Nudo de Cables en la Garganta, Ergo Protagonists, A Sound Embrace: A Tribute to the Passing Of Christopher Lee & Ornette Coleman, The Beauty of… Read more →
Ungetreu, der Gegensatz von getreu, nicht getreu, nicht festhaltend an einem errichteten Bündniß oder an gethanen Versprechen. Er ist seinem Versprechen ungetreu geworden. Ein ungetreues Weib, ein ungetreuer Freund, ein ungetreuer Unterthan, Diener. Ein ungetreuer Liebhaber.
S. auch Untreue. So auch der Ungetreue und die Ungetreue.
Collaborative effort by Brant Withers & Jaan Patterson. (Pen, pencil, digital manipulation.)
I have a between in 100’s. Modern in concern to evolve exponential minds of which such as for parts can be used in palms that isn’t in an essays’ sprouts, or that they submit complexity. Excuse me. Gives the ribosome understanding of a somehow feel. 500 of your people out of control, interesting having another rupture term. Looking over your… Read more →
This performance called Sea of Phantoms – Free Air is the collaboration of Will Alexander, Byron Baker, Thom Burns and Stephen Lock in Los Angeles, 2013. With the inclusion of Alexander in reading mode, words become integral. Here he reads the entirety of Asia, his epic poem of 1995 accompanied by the instrumentation of the others. Along with the traditional devices initially used by Mal Occhio (an array of diaphragmatic rattles, micro-phonographs and aluminum) is added a collection of newly invented water drums and drone strings both bowed and hammered.
Here are eight minutes of the performance pulled from the one hour and thirty minute recording, including this moment from “Asia.”
the point being
a Yak in motion
a series of exterior glossaries condensed
in strange botanical causeways
from ‘Yamdok Lake’
across the ‘Kamba pass’
with startling inherence
with tinctures of apparent perception
bionomic with chimera
from ‘the valley of the Tsangpo’
up the peaks of the ‘Lord’ & ‘The White Horned Lady’
disappears through vertical columns
as a strange alchemical soldier of burden
a darkly enveloped mystagogue
now a beautiful peculiar treatise on absence
–Thom Burns, 2015
Note: The first eight tracks here come from the Mal Occhio 1980-82 CD, a limited edition release including two live tracks. Participants were Jhim Pattison, Steve Lock, Byron Baker, Thom Burns. The live track from Beyond Baroque (2015), recorded on a cell phone and remixed, features Brian Lucas, Joyce Baker, Byron Baker, Steve Lock and Will Alexander. — Craig S. Wilson.