2021 Exchange

2020 * 2021 * Music Exchange Guidelines 

Our 2021 Exchange is Underway! Here is our Playlist for this year:

01: January: Mini-Mutations

(austinrich.org/mini-mutations)

To kick our our exchange, here is a new release by Mini-Mutations. “Reading Nancy Comics And Listening To Irv Teibel,” is a collection of live performances, with one brand new studio composition, that are all currently unavailable elsewhere. Over an hour of Mutations that are as serious as they are funny. This collection is avaialble to group members first, and will be available for wider distribution later this year.

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02: February: Dylan Houser

The incredibly prolific Dylan Houser delivers another dose of incredible music, this time a series of guitar explorations that take the instrument to places that are near and dear to Dylan’s heart, while offering some compelling drive and excellent textures to give this disc excellent sound with repeated listenings. I recommend playing this one loud, to soak in the dynamic range.
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03: March: Clodewerks

(clodewerks.com)

“Numberwerks” is a series of experimental performances by Kyle Linneman, who explores sound and music with his horn, producing a release that is equally transcendent and calculated, at the same time. this is a fascinating release, unlike most of the stuff we’ve had in this exchange, and a welcome change of pace.

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05: May: Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III

This new release by Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III is a truly remarkable piece of art! On the USB drive is about an hour of video performances by Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III, and the box provides the final component for listening: to add a tactile and auditory overlay to the video you’re watching, you can manipulate the materials in the box. A truly outstanding release, this one is a LOT of fun.

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06: June: {AN} EeL

(panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com)

Part of a growing number of Canadian experimental artists that I’m quite a fan of, {AN} EeL is a very prolific, and extremely dedicated artist, who is often producing compilations and albums side by side contributing to collaborations, split-releases, and a number of other projects. I was very excited that they were interested in this exchange this year, and they sent out a fantastic pro-duplicated disc that is unique to this exchange! How cool is that?
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07: July: Sqriations

(sqriations.wixsite.com/sqri)

A beautiful, haunting, and fantastic electronic release by Sqriations, a new addition to the group this year, who is using synths and other exciting tools to create these propulsive, inventive collection of tunes that would be at place on an experimental video game as much as they would fit on a release like this. The CD allows you to enjoy the music now, but there’s a download code if you want to get the tracks that way. Sounds great BOTH WAYS.

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End of Summer Bonus Release: IVO – Salientia / Sweatband Records Package

As a special bonus this year, we have a new release by a new project that is new this year: IVO, the collaboration between Le Petit Sac and Austin Rich. Out on Sweatband Records, this cassette only release is titled, “Salientia,” is a moody, ghostly, eerie and noisy release that comes packaged with some current Sweatband releases, that are in everyone’s stereo this summer. But IVO is more about mood, in preparation for the Halloween Season to come. Boy that building sure looks familiar. “Salientia,” is the gift that keeps on giving, and I’m excited to have it in our exchange this year.

(Pending)

04: April: Fiver’s Stereo / Jay Decosta Peele

(Upcoming Releases)

 

08: August: My Burning Bush / William R. Harris

09: September: Aversion To Reality / Bill Northcott

10: October: I Died / Chris Gierig

12: December: TanukiSpiderCat / Colleen

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