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Myello Electronics With Trio of New/Unreleased Recordings

In May of 2007 our record label kicked off with a showcase of artists who have continued to release great music nearly 5 years later. Daniel Farrell of Olympia, Washington was there and indeed was at many of our showcases held for those first three years of our existence. We are extremely happy to present three unreleased records simultaneously of our old friend and very talented electronic musician Daniel Farrell (aka Myello Electronics & Adger Bacid).

The first of these is “Gravitational Collapse.” Those of you who are familiar with Myello Electronic’s first release “Composites and Variations on Forms” would recognize “Gravitational Collapse” as gloopy and trippy as ever. I mention this one first because between all three releases there is a palpable growth pattern that one can track through time.

Myello Electronics - Gravitational Collapse

The second in this trio of unreleased gems is “Amour Fou.” We reported back in late 2007 on Mr. Farrell’s participation in Gabriel Bacon and Paul Schrag’s “Environmental Aesthetics.” Myello Electronics was commissioned to create on-site recordings of Cooling Tower No. 5 from an uncompleted nuclear reactor. The original blog post goes on to say:

Today, massive remnants of the project remain, including Cooling Tower No. 5, which was selected as the site of the Environmental Aesthetics residency program. The concrete tower rests beside the Chehalis River, rising nearly 500 feet in the air, its 15-foot-thick concrete wall encircling four acres of grass covered soil. To date, the structure has remained gated and largely unused. The Satsop Residency aims to reinterpret this epic monument as a sublime environment with the potential to function as an all encompassing artistic medium, emphasizing the interplay between site-specific sonic art, seemingly obsolete industrial architecture and the natural environment.

Read the entire post from December 2007, here. “Amour Fou” is a swirling, gliding, abstract and obscure ambient tribute to Cooling Tower No. 5.

Myello Electronics - Amour Fou

In the intervening years we have not only a change in tone and sonic inclination but a change in name as well. Farrell began to produce more dance-able, techno-y, tunes under the moniker Adger Bacid. This toe tapping, house-y and tribute-like record comes as a breath of fresh air and truly shows Farrell coming out the other side of Cooling Tower No. 5 with some freshness.

Adger Bacid - Post Rave Nostalgia

Myello Adger Bacid Electronics

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1st Aphonia Recordings Comp Now Available Online!

For the first time we are releasing the first ever Aphonia Recordings compilation. Originally only available on CD it now is available on the our website at less than $5!!! Artists on the compilation include Darwinsbitch, KRGA, Marriage + Cancer and special compilation only track by Aphonia Recordings co-founder Ben L. Robertson.

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Buy Now / $4.99

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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

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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.

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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.

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Shows: January 2008

Jan 2 – 8:00P – Acre @ Edinburgh’s Castle (San Francisco, CA)

Jan 3 – 9:00P – Tropics @ The Boat (Toronto, ON)

Jan 4 – 8:00P – Aphonia Rec. Series (Max/MSP night!!) @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

Jan 5 – 7:00P – Acre @ Delta of Venus w/ Savage Republic (Davis, CA)

Jan 5 – 8:00P – Acre @ KFJC Radio w/ Nozmo King (Los Altos Hills, CA)

Jan 6 – 8:00P – Paintings For Animals + Red Squirrels @ Rotture (Portland, OR)

Jan 6 – 11:00P – Tropics @ Sneaky Dee’s (Toronto, ON)

Jan 8 – 8:00P – Acre @ Branx (Portland, OR)

Jan 9 – 7:00P – Myello & Problems (installation) @ OKOK Gallery (Seattle, WA)

Jan 11 – 8:00P – Amy Denio + Geoff Berner @ Mr. Spot’s Chai House (Seattle, WA)

Jan 12 – 7:00P – Myello & Problems (installation) @ OKOK gallery (Seattle, WA)

Jan 12 – 10:00P – Amy Denio @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre (Seattle, WA)

Jan 19 – 8:45P – Nucular Aminals @ Edinburgh’s Castle (San Francisco, CA)

Jan 20 – 8:00P – Amy Denio (accordion-o-rama) @ Town Hall (Seattle, WA)

Jan 25 – 8:00P – Paintings For Animals @ Pacific Rim Brewery (White Center, WA)

Jan 27 – 8:00P – Paintings For Animals + Tim Catlin @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

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Myello & Problems Commissioned for Upcoming Installation Series

OKOK Gallery Presents:
Environmental Aesthetics

Installation and site-specific sound compositions
from the 2007 Satsop Residency

Receptions to be held at the OKOK Gallery (5107 Ballard Ave. NW seattle, wa) Jan. 9th, 7pm – 9pm and Jan. 12th, 7-9pm

Seattle, WA” OKOK Gallery proudly welcomes arts collective Environmental Aesthetics as it presents three site-specific sound compositions from its inaugural Satsop Residency Program.

In 2006 Environmental Aesthetics founders Gabe Bacon and Paul Schrag were granted access to Satsop Development Park, which operates on the site of a would-be nuclear power facility in Elma, Wa. In the late 1970s, Satsop was a component of the largest nuclear power plant construction project in U.S. history. The project comprised plans for five nuclear power reactors to be built in Hanford, and Elma WA, located 25 miles west of the state capitol. The project was cancelled after the budget swelled into the billions and nuclear energy fell out of favor with the general public. At the time of the cancellation, construction of the Satsop site was near completion.

Today, massive remnants of the project remain, including Cooling Tower No. 5, which was selected as the site of the Environmental Aesthetics residency program. The concrete tower rests beside the Chehalis River, rising nearly 500 feet in the air, its 15-foot-thick concrete wall encircling four acres of grass covered soil. To date, the structure has remained gated and largely unused. The Satsop Residency aims to reinterpret this epic monument as a sublime environment with the potential to function as an all encompassing artistic medium, emphasizing the interplay between site-specific sonic art, seemingly obsolete industrial architecture and the natural environment.

The three artists awarded the first annual Satsop Residency include: Seattle artist Yann Novak, Olympia artist Myello, and Olympia quartet Problems. In September 2007, the artists were invited interpret the tower sonically. The artists used on-site recordings to produce sound compositions representative of their individual responses to the tower’s form and acoustic qualities. These compositions and an accompanying sculptural installation will be presented at Ballard’s OKOK Gallery.

About Environmental Aesthetics:

Environmental Aesthetics was established in 2005 by Gabriel Bacon and Paul Schrag. The organization aims to foster the reinterpretation and re-contextualization of particular human and natural environments by initiating shifts in accepted historical and conventional classifications.

About The Artists:

Yann Novak is a Seattle based sound artist and founder of Dragon’s Eye Recordings. Novak uses field recordings and digital manipulation to produce compositions. These works offer Novak’s interpretation of the emotional effect of specific physical environments and emphasize the expressive nature of time and place.

Problems is an Olympia based group composed of Ian Ackerman, Joe Kuta, Warren Lee and Gabe Will. Through sound, the group actively collaborates and engages with the specific interiors in which their compositions take form. Focusing on sustained tones and the phantom melodies that arise within them, they expose microstructures and rich polyforms found within sustained pitch.

Myello is Olympia based composer Daniel Farrell. Farrell identifies his works as non-narrative associative sound poems, which are strongly informed by Surrealist philosophies and compositional strategies. Using significant and familiar sounds, and digital manipulation, Farrell’s compositions aspire to invoke the ecstatic nature of the human spirit against the backdrop of what he describes as the technological totality.

click here to preview tracks from and/or purchase Myello’s latest Aphonia Recordings release, ‘Composites & Variations On Forms’.

Also, stay tuned for an upcoming collaboration by Gabe Will (problems) & Aphonia Recordings co-founder/microtonalist, Ben L. Robertson.

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Aphonia Showcase: Gallery 1412 (26 October – Seattle, WA)

Aphonia Recordings’ debut showcase in Seattle will feature a set of compositions
for voice & electronics by seasoned Seattle-based improviser &
multi-instrumentalist, Amy Denio. Also hailing from Seattle, Kristian Garrard (of
‘Joules’) will be performing an electroacoustic set as KRGA.

From the south-sound, Aphonia Recordings welcomes Derek M. Johnson and Myello.
Derek M. Johnson’s work for cello & electronics has been heard at numerous
experimental/improv festivals, including his active involvement with the Olympia
Experimental Music Festival. Derek’s past collaborations have included work with
Unwound, Old Time Relijun, Le Ton Mite, and many others. Likewise, Myello’s set
will demonstrate no shortage of LFO’s, VCF’s, and other acronymous controlled
voltage devices.

Rounding out the evening will be a performance by ‘the Precambrian’, a
collaborative project featuring label founders Andrew Senna & Ben L. Robertson.
Their performance promises to pair Andrew Senna’s work in narrative sound design with Ben L. Robertson’s obsession with microtonality & interactive
processing algorithms. Contact microphone mayhem & max/msp antics are sure to abound!

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New Release: Myello Electronics – Composites & Variations On Forms

OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!

Myello Electronics – Composites & Variations On Forms: AR015
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click ( here ) to preview tracks / purchase this release

….also: be sure to check out myello electronics (along w/ KRGA, amy denio, Derek M. Johnson, & a collaboration by Aphonia Rec. founders, Ben L. Robertson + Andrew Senna) on:

Friday, Oct. 26th
@ Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave (18th Ave and Union St)
Seattle, WA 98122

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Shows: October 2007

Oct 4 – Slim Twig @ Sala Rossa (POP Montreal festival) [Montreal, Quebec]

Oct 5 – Slim Twig @ Le Divan Orange (POP Montreal festival) [Montreal,
Quebec]

Oct 5 – Triometrik @ Johansson Projects Gallery [Oakland, CA]

Oct 6 – Darwinsbitch @ The Riptide [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 6 – The Tiptons @ Orcas Island Performing Arts Center [Orcas Island, WA]

Oct 9 – Slim Twig @ The Dakota Tavern [Toronto, ON]

Oct 10 – Darwinsbitch @ ATA [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 10 – The Tiptons @ Art House [Olympia, WA]

Oct 11 – Tropics @ No Shame (Tiger Bar) [Toronto, ON]

Oct 12 – The Tiptons @ Reed College [Portland, OR]

Oct 13 – The Tiptons @ Cozmic Pizza [Eugene, OR]

Oct 16 – The Tiptons @ Boom Boom Boom [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 17 – The Tiptons @ Ashkenaz [Berkeley, CA]

Oct 18 – Marielle Jakobsons @ Noh Space (Chain Reaction) [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 19 – Marielle Jakobsons @ Noh Space (Chain Reaction) [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 20 – Marielle Jakobsons @ Noh Space (Chain Reaction) [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 21 – The Tiptons @ Tractor Tavern [Seattle, WA]

Oct 26 – Amy Denio, KRGA, Derek Johnson, Myello, Ben L. Robertson, Andrew Senna @ Gallery 1412 [Seattle, WA]