Maryam Sirvan ‘Songs of An Empty Room’
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Past Inside The Present is proud to present ‘Songs of An Empty Room’ from Iranian sound artist extraordinaire Maryam Sirvan, who also serves as half of the electronic duo NUM. ‘Songs of an Empty Room’ is Maryam’s second solo album: a static inner journey into infinity, a story of a secluded room on a dull, grey summer evening.
These works delve into the concept of detachment from the outer world and seek tranquility in an imaginary, non-existent inner space―a craving for otherworldly existence and exploration for a personal perception beyond time and space in a hallucinating manner. ‘Songs of An Empty Room’ is an exploration through sonic territories employing limited acoustic sources: obsessively, exclusively, electric guitar and voice. It offers textural structures using digital manipulation and sampling, creating personal atmospheres and soundscapes.
Composed, recorded, and produced by Maryam Sirvan in 2018-2019
Electric Guitar, Voice, and Processing by Maryam Sirvan
Additional engineering by Milad Bagheri
Art by Maryam Sirvan and Milad Bagheri
Album layout/design by 扎克
Kyle Bobby Dunn ‘FHTE-B’
This is PITP18 | PITP MMXIX Digital Series
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.
Past Inside the Present
This is PITP18 | MMXIX
NUM 'False Awakening'
This is PITP-CD01
PITP MMXIX CD Series [LISTEN/PURCHASE]
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
Past Inside the Present
This is PITP-CD01 | MMXIX
PITP is very excited to announce that drone/ambient duo NUM is now part of the PITP Roster! NUM is an electronic duo formed by Maryam Sirvan and Milad Bagheri in 2010 in northern Iran. The duo is now based in Tbilisi, country of Georgia. The concentration of NUM is on experimental electroacoustic music where they can create unique atmospheres by combining processed acoustic sounds and natural sonic materials with electronics. NUM's music merges processed instruments, human voices, field recordings, and electronics to create an atmospheric, personal and colorful ambience.
Expect both physical & digital releases by NUM in MMXIX!
Kyle Bobby Dunn - ‘From Here to Eternity’
PITP MMXIX LP Series
Past Inside the Present is very excited to announce that we will be releasing Kyle Bobby Dunn's, 'From Here to Eternity' on multiple formats in late spring 2019. This mammoth collection of arrangements will feature some of KBD's favorite music artists & composers (which includes four PITP artists): Benoit Pioulard, Wayne Robert Thomas, Isaac Helsen, Scott Morgan, Mark Nelson, Steve Hess, Robert Donne, Maryam Sirvan, and Michael Vincent Waller. Please sign up for PITP's newsletter to receive updates on the progress of this pressing and information pertaining to the release.