PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT SHOWCASE - JUNE 2019
Midwest friends, mark your calendars! PITP will be hosting an artist showcase on June 23 featuring, Steven Kemner (Hotel Neon), Wayne Robert Thomas, Isaac Helsen and Echoed Sycamore. It will be a wonderful, intimate evening of ambient and drone.
June 23, 6:00pm
3631 E Raymond St.
PITP is very excited to announce that ambient musician & guitarist, Viul is now part of the PITP artist roster!
PITP artist Benoît Pioulard's micro-label, Disques d'Honoré, released Viul's beautiful album 'Bright Decline' last month. This collection of pastoral arrangements are saturated with darkly beautiful, looped guitar work. You can expect more of these gorgeous tones and movements from an upcoming Viul release on PITP!
PITP is very excited to announce that guitar and tape-based ambient musician, Black Brunswicker is now part of the PITP artist roster!
Black Brunswicker is the moniker of midwest-based ambient guitarist Ethan Helfrich. He creates lush billows of lofi soundscapes primarily from a digest of recorded tape loops, a myriad of effects pedals and acoustic guitar. The result is a stunning array of warm, nostalgic sound treatments and rustic hymns.
His compositions beautifully complement the warm traits of magnetic tape and you can expect new arrangements on a cassette release in the near future!
Kyle Bobby Dunn ‘FHTE-B’
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Digital release date: 5/20/2019
Triple cassette release date: 6/28/2019
Canadian drone master Kyle Bobby Dunn returns on the heels of his mammoth 4xLP ‘From Here To Eternity’ with a collection of B-side material culled from the many recording sessions from 2012-2019 that built ‘From Here To Eternity’.
18 pieces shape together an image of the working process behind Dunn’s first album in nearly five years, giving us a glance at alternate versions of the album’s standout tracks in addition to demos that were not included on the official album. Featuring contributions from Maryam Sirvan, Loscil, Isaac Helsen, and Conor C. Ellis, artists who contributed to the original ‘From Here To Eternity’ release, as well as new contributions from Matt Rogalsky and Devin Friesen.
The material on FHTE-B was left unedited and largely incomplete for the purpose of this release.
This recording dedicated to all our lost souls living and dead and Sir Richard Lainhart (February 14, 1953 - December 30, 2011)
Isaac Helsen: Four Track Tape Programming, Composition
Maryam Sirvan: Sequencer Sampler, Processing, Composition
Devin Friesen: Tapes, Guitar, Synth, Fripperie
Conor C. Ellis: Continuity, Arrangement, Computers
Scott Morgan: Processing, Synths
Matt Rogalsky: Max MSP Programming, Engineering, Source Recording on 1 & 18
Composed & Arranged in Montreal, Canada at L'auberge de France and Le End studio by Kyle Bobby Dunn except where noted in the track titles.
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PITP is excited to announce that Isaac Helsen has been hired as our in-house content writer and will also be taking on artist promotions. You can reach out to Isaac for exclusive PITP features, album premieres, demos, and promotional inquiries at: email@example.com
Isaac Helsen is a multi-disciplinary artist from Michigan, creating music, photography, paintings, and more. He studied Audio for Visual Media at Columbia College Chicago and has lived, worked, and created in various cities nationwide.
As a composer, Isaac seeks to consistently push his own boundaries, as well as the boundaries of his listeners. A brief involvement in Chicago's experimental music scene led to a significant shift in his technique, focusing on improvisation and embracing failure, while representing themes of nostalgia, loss, and mental illness, and taking inspiration from significant locations in his life.
Isaac has created original scores for dozens of short films and advertisements. His work has been featured by online ambient music curators and in several gallery spaces.
PITP is pleased to present ‘Remnants Vol. I' and 'Remnants Vol. II’ by Isaac Helsen. These arrangements have taken several forms over many years: A full-length album and a double album, before it was scrapped entirely; reborn as a four-part series of EPs, and scrapped again; finally, taking form as 'Remnants', an eight-part series to be released over the course of 2019 on Past Inside the Present.
The project is both an autobiographical examination of the artist’s struggles with mental health and an attempt to deconstruct the idea of an album, creating a new series of sounds by collecting broken pieces of varying styles and in scattered stages of completion.
The individual eight volumes will be released sporadically and unpredictably throughout the remainder of 2019, noting both the sporadic and unpredictable nature of these collections of sound as well as the processes in which they were conceived.
50% of all proceeds for the ‘Remnants’ series will be donated to Active Minds, a charity focused on opening the conversation about mental health through support services and education, aimed at students aged 14-25.
NUM 'False Awakening'
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PITP is excited to offer ‘False Awakening’ by NUM in both CD & digital formats. Limited to 50 units.
NUM’s latest effort is a haunting journey into the dark silhouettes of avant-noise; if there was a soundtrack to accompany a journey into a black hole, ‘False Awakening’ would be it. NUM have created an ominous sound that goes far beyond any beaten path, stretching and exceeding uncharted territories that spirals into an infinite abyss. The 32 minute arrangement is comprised of two movements that incorporate processed voice, electric guitar, field recordings, electronics and saxophone.
‘False Awakening’ is an electroacoustic experience that creates a cinematic aural scene depicting a chain of real dreams. NUM is an electronic duo formed by Milad Bagheri and Maryam Sirvan in 2010 in northern Iran where the Alborz mountains meet the Caspian sea. The duo is now based in the city of Tbilisi. The concentration of NUM is on experimental music where they can create unique atmospheres by combining processed acoustic sounds and natural sonic materials with electronics.
Maryam Sirvan: Composer, Voice, Text, Electric Guitar, Field Recordings, Electronics
Milad Bagheri: Composer, Audio Engineering, Electronics
Featuring Rezo Kiknadze: Saxophone, Electronics
Studios: NUM space (Tbilisi) / Tbilisi State Conservatoire
Art: NUM / 扎克
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