Quayola - Sounds from Strata Series (feat. Autobam, Mira Calix, Plaid & Matthias Kispert) Various Artists NLS Records Electronica/Dance | Minimal/Glitch Primary Cat No. NLR001 LP (NLR001) 5050580613423 U.K.-based visual artist Quayola teams up with Hong Kong-based music label NLS records on a limited edition run of collectible vinyl records featuring musical scores from his Strata series. Music has always been a critical component in Quayola's audiovisual installations and digital film compositions, resulting in collaborations with world-renown electronic musicians like Mira Calix, Autobam, Plaid and Matthias Kispert. As a sort of artistic tribute to the role music plays in animating, activating and completing the visual works, this vinyl project sees the video works' audio scores--the most intangible element of these already ephemeral, digital works--transformed into a traditional, analog, archival format. Inspired by the invisible geometries and topologies contained within iconic works of classical painting and architecture, the Strata films are a collision of old and new aesthetics. While sound and imagery were conceived to work in perfect harmony, the soundscapes are beautiful and evocative in their own right. Even so, they still carry traces of their visual counterparts. "Like a landscape painter who is inspired by a specific image or place, these pieces of music carry the essence of the video works, as they were generated accordingly," notes Quayola.
True Fictions The Light Surgeons NLS Records Soundtracks/Musicals | Film Scores Primary Cat No. NLR2001 LP (NLR2001) 5050580617490 True Fictions is a feature length live cinema performance project created by UK audio visual artists The Light Surgeons, commissioned by EMPAC with support from The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. It is a layered fusion of documentary film production, motion graphics, live and electronic music that weaves together a collection of voices from across the state of New York to explore the post 911 psychological landscape through peoples notions of truth and myth. This collection of peoples stories and opinions are collaged together and accompanied by an original musical score. This musical sound track was generated through a series of recording sessions where a group of New York based musicians responded to each other's improvisations by way of a muscial game of Exquisite Corpse. Each of the resulting multi-track recordings where remixed back in the UK by a group of electronic music producers and formed into the series of musical tracks you can hear on this limited vinyl release. True Fictions was premiered as a live cinema performance at EMPAC, Troy, New York in September 2007 and has gone on to tour various film and media arts festivals internationally.
Ficciones Paul Prudence NLS Records Electronica/Dance | Ambient Primary Cat No. NLR3100 LP (NLR3100) 5050580712409 DIGI (NLR3100DD) 5050580712393 Digital Release Date: 2019-05-03 (with exceptions for 0 stores) This new set of compositions retreats towards a quieter and more contemplative zone, weaving together the soft accents of field-recordings, microscopic sound fragments and modular synthesis. The result is a hypnotic mesh of musique concrète, drone, prepared sounds and shimmering electronic synthesis. The pieces fluctuate between the machine-like and the organic, and sometimes combine the two to create a beguiling sonic ecology. It's with a kind of forensic precision that Prudence has reconstructed from his palette these unexpected chance encounters of sound. Modular rhythmic collages are grafted onto subtle melodic phrases, stuttering percussive structures are held in orbit by elliptical sinusoidal drones. Prudence talks about these compositions as being audio-visual experiences without the visual part. The tracks create a sense of motion in space, kinetic activity and the existence of teeming entities. Released Date 3rd MAY 2019