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I would like to introduce The Cellar
This section of the website will feature music, videos, photography etc.
I recently gave a quick remaster to Dan Schmidt’s wonderful chamber/gamelan piece “And The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn” from 1978, performed by The San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble. I highly recommend listening to this piece.
I have also included some photo-documents of Dick Higgins and other tape composers I discovered at the UCSB library.
This section will be updated semi-regularly.
In other news, Root Strata’s vinyl reissue of Prelusion has been announced.
The test pressings sounded fantastic, I am really excited to have this slow and simple record available again.
Will be quite easy to throw on and forget about (in the best way possible).
A new mix I put together has been posted at The Liminal
Also, incase you missed it – I assembled this mix earlier this year for The Voice Of Cassandre / Dublab…
Idea Fire Company’s “Rags To Riches” LP has been manufactured – the pressing sounds really wonderful.
I am putting the finishing strokes on my own LP… then off to the presses.
Also in the works is a collaborative album by Maxwell August-Croy (of En / Root Strata fame) and myself. Album consists of koto, violin, and cello (largely unprocessed). It is sounding pretty remarkable so far…
Until next year,
Recital 4 – Idea Fire Company - Rags To Riches LP
Recital 5 – Sean McCann - TBD LP
Expect R4 and R5 to be available before 2013, along with a vinyl reissue of Sean McCann’s Prelusion on Root Strata.
QUICK SPRING TOUR : all shows with live dual 16mm film projections by Zach Iannazzi (henubergebogen.net/)
4/7/12 : Radiant Husk @ Hampshire College, Amherst, MA w/ Jason Lescalleet, Nace/Kelley duo, Krefting, Kudler, Fraufraulein
4/8/12 : Radiant Husk @ Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH w/ 200 Years, Sam Goldberg
4/9/12 : Radiant Husk @ Nancy Whiskey’s, Detroit, MI w/ Bones, DJ N.G.
4/10/12 : Radiant Husk @ Enemy, Chicago, IL w/ Flower Man, The Masque
4/11/12 : Radiant Husk @ Pig Slop, Saint Louis, MO w/ N.N.N. Cook, Albert Kuo
Hello again – I have finally decided to make a Bandcamp website to host my digital album sales.
I am still in the process of remastering/uploading all of my cassettes, compact discs, and LPs – so far there are 21 albums available.
My intention is to make a cohesive library of my music over the past (five or so) years. The albums contain remastered, high-resolution files, (some of which have been expanded with unreleased tracks).
Feel free to listen and stream full albums, but I encourage you to purchase them (an affordable $3-$5 each).
I will slowly update the descriptions of each album, adding my personal recollections of and thoughts on each piece.
Recital is now sold out of the Deluxe Edition of Vanity Fair. We are now offering the black wax at a lesser price.
Thank you again for your support.
Recital 1, 2, and 3 are now available for purchase.
R1 – Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan – “Vanity Fair” LP / deluxe LP w/CDr
R2 – Radiant Husk – “Micromegas” CDr
R3 – Troy Schafer – “Evening Song Awaken” CDr
If you have any questions, contact – seantristanmccann @ gmail . com
Expect a magnificent LP later this year by Idea Fire Company.
Thanks for your ongoing support.
To reserve the Deluxe red wax edition of Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan’s “Vanity Fair” (limited to 115),
email seantristanmccann | gmail | com
*comes with exclusive live CDr, “In Concert”
Programs 1-3 will be available to purchase in a week or two.
Welcome to Recital, a new music label put together by experimental artist Sean McCann. Working with accomplished and provoking players, Recital intends to release dignified and inspiring pieces of music.
The actual unveiling of Recital is set for January 2012. At that time there will be three titles available to purchase.
Firstly is the debut full length release by Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan, “Vanity Fair.” This will be released on vinyl, and limited copies will come with a live CDr. The instrumentation is diverse; glockenspiel, violin, guitar, electronic harp, voice. However the collaboration itself is mainly based around cassette playback, which seemingly is the only common trait that carries through each of the 6 distinct tracks. This LP is some of the strongest work by either party involved, and will surely arouse fans of abstract sound and modern composition.
Second off is a new disc of music by Radiant Husk. The album is entitled “Micromegas,” which is the title of a short story from 1752 penned by Voltaire. Matthew Erickson (Radiant Husk), also a member of the crumbling saxophone and guitar duo Sudden Oak, has been releasing music under his own understated yet bold imprint Bezoar Formations for years. This album presents five tracks of flustered and saturated drone based around saxophone loops, tapes, chord organ, and gong. The album is bookended by two gorgeous organ pieces reminiscent of minimalist recordings from the 1960′s. Prepare yourself for this stunning disc by reading an HTML version of Voltaire’s “Micromegas”.
Lastly is an elegant disc of classical violin by Troy Schafer. “Evening Song Awaken” displays Schafer’s technical and compositional dexterity. The pieces range from thirty-second flares to sixteen-minute movements, all set in a fog of melancholy and wonder. The first section of music is especially breathtaking.
Recital will also be host to Sean McCann’s music distribution. Available now is an exclusive colored vinyl edition of his latest LP, Sincere World. This, and many other LPs, Cassettes, and CDs can be purchased here.