neděle 3. listopadu 2013

SFA015 - Handa Gote research & development: URBAN CAMPING MUSIC 3

Recorded on the location: Moritzstrasse 20, Chemnitz, Germany
Everything battery powered.

Recorded by:
Pasi Mäkelä - banjo, Casio, clarinet, charango
Tomislav Federsel - drum machine, diddley bow, vocal, blues harp
Leoš Kropáček - bottles, cans
Johannes Dörner - banjo, charango
Knut - djembe, spoken word

Urban Camping is an action of art group Handa Gote reseach & development. 24-hour camping in a public space in the city center. After the piazza of the Prague National Theatre and the passage Archa, Handa Gote camped on a pedestal of Saxon Neue Bibliothek in Chemnitz. Recorded on four track tape recorder Fostex X-15 with battery pack. In addition to these tools were used handmade crystal and dynamic microphones and random repeater Parrot (made by Jakub Hybler).

SFA014 - Limbo

We´re proud to introduce the re-edition of the first recording of avant-garde jazz quartet Limbo; this recording could be considered without exaggeration as one of the most powerful and most distinctive in existing context of Czech jazz scene of the 21st century. Unfortunately, its samizdat edition on CD-R in 2005 was quite overshadowed due to the then attitude of media and other institutions to more alternative means of recording. Leader, saxophonist and bass clarinetist Pavel Hrubý has reoriented the style of Limbo several times since that time, so as other remarkable recordings and concerts have come about, this time appreciated by wider audience; however, material from the first session held in Prague studio Faust with original all-star team (Pavel Hrubý with František Kučera – trumpet; Taras Vološčuk – double bass; Miloš Dvořáček - drums, percussion) still keeps its unmistakable position within the whole discography of the band. Apart from originally published collection, this netlabel re-edition contains also one bonus track coming from the same record sequence.

Recorded: 13. - 14.5. 2005, Faust records, sound engineer - Koudelka
Mastering of tracks 1-12: Josef Schinabek, studio Provox, 2005
Mastering of track 13: Federsel, 2013
Cover art: Josef Šporgy
Design: Karel Pobříslo
Translation: Jiří Beránek

SFA013 - Jílètáng - 極樂堂

Morning prayer recorded in the mountain temple Jílètáng (極樂堂 / 极乐堂) in China, Sichuan province at 05:15, June 10th, 2013.

Recording, sleeve and sleeve photo: Petr Karlach (佧彼得 - 波静) 2013

Mastering: Veronika Bartošová