Ian William Craig, Ian as I call him, is back on Recital for DURBĒ.  The bird flies back to the nest for an aperitif. I was working and living in London at the beginning of the year when Ian sent me, on a whim, this recording of him performing at a church in Latvia.  I would commute to movie studios on the outskirts of London nearly-every-day, and nearly-every-day I would fall asleep to these recordings on my headphones.  The first piece, Requiem for Al Purdy, is particularly beautiful.

JOAN OF ARC is a project conceived by Eric Schmid and myself, running in line with St. Francis & St. Paul.  This series of CD & Pamphlets is something I am very proud of, writings bounded together with unbounded audio elements.  Anyways we roped in professional vocalist Christina Stanley to sing the last piece, which is a tip to Ulises Carrión’s Hamlet, For Two Voices, pulled from Schiller’s Maid of Orleans. Matthew Sullivan dusted off his pain tongs and sent over some sounds to re-actualize the past in fine fashion. This album is a conversation with/examination of the past. An epic poem, The Story of Joan of Arc, by Tim Weidmann is included, which is impressively deep and detailed and beautiful – along with a philosophical lead by young writer Jack Kahn, softly read by Mattea Landry as the first track of the disc.  You can listen to the entire centerpiece below…

You can pick up these two discs together for a discount as the JULY RESERVE;

Price: $19.95

or PURCHASE them individually.

FORCED EXPOSURE now carries Recital, so please see to stock us in your local record store.

There are two new distributed items in the store:

  • a cassette by Eric Schmid – housed in a bag with a booklet with Coldplay sheet music and writing by Eric, and a Coors bottlecap.
  • the first release from Peter Friel’s new label Prestige & Poverty; a CD split with a solo work by Peter and one by Eric.


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