Desolation Wilderness Archive


Shows: May 2008

May 02 – 8:00P – Aphonia Rec. Monthly Series @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

May 09 – 8:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Artisan Cafe (Olympia, WA)

May 16 – 7:00P – Seattle Occultural Musick Festival (SOMF) @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

May 17 – 8:00P – SOMF @ Dearborn on Woodland (Seattle, Wa)

May 17 – 8:00P – Bloodclot (w/ Derek M. Johnson) @ Matrix Coffee House (Chehalis, WA)

May 22 – 9:00P – Unicorns in the Snow @ The Gaslight (Lawrence, KS)

May 23 – 8:00P – SOMF @ Underground Events Center (Seattle, WA)

May 24 – 8:00P – Derek M. Johnson @ Black Front Gallery (Olympia, WA)

May 24 – 9:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA)

May 24 – 10:00P – SOMF @ The Jewelbox Theatre (Seattle, WA)


Shows: April 2008


Apr 04 – 8:00P – Aphonia Rec. Monthly Series 4 @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

Apr 09 – 8:00P – Country Western Ensemble Rocks @ Meridian Gallery (SF, CA)

Apr 12 – 9:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA)

Apr 26 – 8:00P – Derek M. Johnson @ Plenty (Olympia, WA)

Apr 26 – 8:00P – KRGA w/ Hungry Pines @ Healthy Times Fun Club (Seattle, WA)


Series 3 Podcast: Myello Electronics

This is the set of Myello Electronics performing at the Gallery 1412 on March 7th, 2008. Myello Electronics was part of the Aphonia Recordings concert Series 3 including Desolation Wilderness and Ph0n0n. To listen to samples or buy Myello Electronics music online click here.

Series 3 Podcast: Myello Electronics


2008 Performance Series: pt III + Compilation CD Release Party

We are pleased to announce the release of Aphonia Recordings’ first CD compilation! Copies will be available for sale at our next showcase (Friday, March 7th). The compilation will feature choice tracks from: Marriage + Cancer, Desolation Wilderness, Giant Expanding Pictures, KRGA, Daedelum, Andrew Senna, Unicorns in the Snow, Planar Defecs, Myello, Darwinsbitch, & Ben L. Robertson. Come out, support our artists, and buy the comp!

Desolation Wilderness is Nicolaas Zwart. This project has changed gradually in focus from the simpler, synthesizer heavy, beat driven songs of its first netlabel releases on AudioTong and Test Tube to a more processed distillation of ideas concerning song structure and electronic noise, as show by later work released on Benbecula, K Records, and Aphonia Recordings. Currently, Desolation Wilderness draws influence from grainy film soundtracks, ’50′s and ’60′s radio pop, and INA-GRM musique concrete. In performance, Desolation Wilderness has evolved from a solo laptop setup to its latest incarnation as a live ensemble.

Myello Electronics is the project of Olympia based composer Daniel Farrell. Many divergent influences have inspired myello to create music, which often hints at a wish toward dance, while being motivated by an interest in textures and awkward composition that somewhat undermines that aspiration. Farrell understands the compositional choices he makes to be informed and influenced by chance events, improvisation, societal pressures (the clutter of modernity), consumer electronics, credit cards, disposability, mercury, and plastic bags.

Founded by Adam Reza & Chris Hanis, ph0n0n creates soundtracks with elements of microtonality, chance processes and live improvisation. Aphonia Recordings recently welcomed Ph0n0n to the label and we are greatly anticipating their debut release.


Shows: March 2008

Mar 06 – 9:00P – Derek M. Johnson @ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA)

Mar 07 – 8:00P – Aphonia Rec. Monthly Series: Pt 3 @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

Mar 08 – 2:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Hall of the Woods (Olympia, WA)

Mar 15 – 8:00P – Darwinsbitch @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut (Oakland, CA)

Mar 20 – 8:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Black Front Gallery (Olympia, WA)

Mar 20 – 8:00P – Derek M. Johnson @ The Skylark Cafe (Seattle, WA)

Mar 20 – 8:00P – Die Resonanz (Amy Denio) @ Accordian Festival (Vienna, Austria)

Mar 21 – 8:00P – Darwinsbitch @ 21 Grand (Oakland, CA)

Mar 22 – 8:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)

Mar 30 – 10:30A – Die Resonanz (Amy Denio) @ Bolanzo (Bolanzo, Italy)


2008 Series pt. #3: Fri. March 7th – 8PM – Gallery 1412

Come down and see Desolation Wilderness, Myello Electronics and Phonon at the Gallery 1412 at 18th and Union at 8PM, Fri March 7th, 2008.



Aphonia co-founder, Andrew Senna in blog interview

andrew-sennaAndrew Senna, Aphonia Recordings co-founder, gets interviewed by Vancouver Film School blog guru Jeff Morris.

Follow this link to read the interview and listen to the accompanying tracks by Marriage + Cancer, Desolation Wilderness and Darwinsbitch. Oooo… free downloads!

VFS Blog


Mini-launch Show V2.0 (16 August – Olympia, WA)