The soundBarn presents: a celebration of Tape Drift Records
Friday January 3, 2013
The soundBarn in Valatie, NY is pleased to present an evening of experimental music featuring Parashi, Matt Weston, Century Plants and soundBarn in celebration of Tape Drift Records.
Tape Drift Records, based in Albany, NY, has built an international reputation for its venturesome releases of sound and experimental music. Founded in 2007 by musician Eric Hardiman, Tape Drift Records has released over sixty recordings in CD, tape and vinyl formats including eleven (!!) new releases in just 2012. In addition to running Tape Drift, Hardiman, an upstate NY musician performs as a long-time member of psych-rock ensemble Burnt Hills and as one-half of the prolific Century Plants and also records prodigious and multifarious drone compositions under the alias Rambutan. He is a founding member of Albany Sonic Arts Collective, a grass roots experimental music presenting collaboration that hosts regular performances at the upstate Artists Guild in Albany, NY as well as other venues. He also performs in the large scale guitar group Location Ensemble. Hardiman will be absent from the region in the coming six months for a stay in Scotland.
Performing will be Matt Weston, Parashi, Century Plants, soundBarn and others…. Tape Drift Records recordings and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.
He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O’Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others.
His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo works have garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.
He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. He currently records for his own 7272Music label.
In addition to his solo work, Weston is a member of Barn Owl with Chris Cooper (Fat Worm Of Error) and Andy Crespo; and is a member of Thrillpillow with Plum Crane and Maggie Nowinski.
Weston is a member of Albany Sonic Arts collective and performs in various configurations within and without of the regional experimental music community. The Italian webzine Kathodik called Weston "one of the more important talents you can find in the world today."
soundBarn’s recent CD “The Gunpowder Conspiracy on TD was described as: "Second TD outing from this upstate NY pair of deconstructionists. Lail and Weklar continue in their quest to explore the outer realms of the guitar. Drawing their name from the cavernous reverberating room where they record, these two tackle the challenge of making their guitars sputter, snarl and growl in tandem. The resulting textures are thick, dark and ominous, with smoky trails of feedback framing a journey into sound itself. The clanging metallic scrapes of Russell/Morley and Moore/Ranaldo are the starting points, yet these two extend the path into infinity. Take the ride."
"The connection between the music of soundBarn and Sonic Youth is apparent on the duo’s 2011 CD Valentine whereby–true to Sonic Youth ideals–the duo utilizes prepared guitars to create sprawling tracks loaded with feedback-laced mayhem.". WBNY Upstate SoundScape www.soundbarn.bl
Is the ever experimental duet of local noise/drone wizard Eric Hardiman and Fossils From the Sun/ Burnt Hills shredder Ray Hare. Both Hardiman and Hare are members of the Albany Sonic Arts Collective & local psych-rock collective Burnt Hills. Hardiman is proprietor of TAPE DRIFT records, Albany’s most experimental music label.
Mike Griffin takes the listener to unexplored territories, with sonic pieces that will shake your system. Implied drones create a sinister mood, while crackling electronic rhythms suggest a pulsing system beneath the forces of gravity. Each sound is careful and thoughtfully placed, and the end result is a masterpiece of bleak and haunting power.
The soundBarn is a project of artist/musician Thomas Lail and artist/gallerist Tara Fracalossi and is located on what was once Heald Orchards in Valatie, New York. soundBarn Press publishes limited editions of poetry and experimental writing including poetry by musician/artist/writer and founding member of rock band Sonic Youth Lee Ranaldo and poetry/writings by artist James Cullinane.
For more directions and more information visit: soundbarn.blogspot.com