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Ghost Ship Love Letters

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I recently contributed a track to this benefit compilation for the victims of the warehouse fire in Oakland. I didn’t personally know anyone lost in the tragedy though I did meet on a few occasions Ara Jo who worked at Rock Paper Scissors  collective. I was involved in a couple of the Oakland Art Murmur events a few years back with MAP a mobile arts group who I helped with some installations. Ara helped us out with a power source and also hosted a drag show during one of the events. MAP also just recently had a memorial for the fire victims as well.

You can grab a download or a hand made 3cdr bundled edition limited to 30. All proceeds go to the victims of the fire relief fund being run by Grayarea.org and you can visit their site to see other ways to contribute as well.

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Ara Jo hosting a drag show (Oakland Art Murmur)

For the benefit compilation I chose to work up a piece around some sounds I obtained from David Sanchez Burr who was the guy behind an interactive sound installation called ‘Nowhere Radio’. David erected a ‘sound wall’ that had all of these various items attached to it, pieces of metal and sculpture and faux instruments to beat on and it was all contact mic’ed with the sound running through a system that had effects and also broadcast the signal within a half mile radius. There were mics for people to talk/sing into also. We encouraged people to make noise and to walk around with handheld radios provided for listening to the sounds coming from whatever was being played on the sculpture, kids really dug it and I got some of the sounds recorded from David with his permission to do whatever with, so I thought it apropos to contribute a piece utilising some of this stuff. I chopped it up and arranged it and also added some synth textures for mood. It seemed an apropos contribution since the sounds originated in Oakland at an arts event and this is for Oakland artists. Check out the entire release below and dig the slide show of pics of the ‘Soundwall’ as well!

ALPHASTARE-GHOST SHIP TO SPACE:

“NOWHERE RADIO” SLIDESHOW:

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GHOST SHIP LOVE LETTERS

From Bandcamp:

“On December 2, 2016, a tragic fire struck the Ghost Ship, an artists’ collective and DIY music venue in Oakland, California. 36 people were killed that night, including performers and audience members alike.

‘Ghost Ship Love Letters’ is a message of sympathy and solidarity, from alumni and friends of the electroFLUX Experimental Music Series in Erie, Pennsylvania to the families affected by this event.

All proceeds from sales of this compilation will go to the Fire Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency Fund established by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the arts and technology in the Bay Area.

For more on how you can help, please visit grayarea.org
For more on what we do, please visit facebook.com/electroflux.music

FULL RELEASE:

Support the Arts!


 

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Alphastare (23 Seconds ov Time)

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There is a new ’23 Seconds Ov Time’ release Vol 13 titled:  ‘Thee Hidden Wonder’ . It’s available as a free DL and I’m on the comp. I contributed a track called ‘I’ve Heard of Rain’ and the idea of this comp is to contribute 23 second of sound. This makes for an interesting listening experience as the tracks are all 23 seconds in length creating a sound collage made up of divers sounds.

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Here’s the running order with artists links (where available):

UNEASY CHAIRS – I’m Going to Disappear One Day (Seattle,WA, USA)
{AN}EeL – Kali Fandango (CANADA)
I TRANSFORM – L ov E (earth)
ANKBKTNOISESCAPE – 23saatdalammimpi (Alor Setar,Kedah, MALAYSIA)
NO-JOY – Ventitre Secondi (South ITALY)
PHOG MASHEEEN – Lapse In Judgement (Costa Mesa,CA, USA)
OBSCENITE MORBIDE – what’s Going On In Thee Mind Ov A Mindless Sheep (CANADA)
PAINFUL DEFECATION – Number 249 (Montreal,Quebec, CANADA )
LEZET – Drunken Kick (SERBIA)
EMERGENCY HAND PUPPET – 23 Seconds (Seattle,WA, USA)
MEAN FLOW – 23 Seconds II (Thessaloniki, GREECE)
JACK HERTZ – 23 (San Francisco,CA USA)
I,ETERNAL – Beaute Estivale (FRANCE)
GARAGE JAZZ ARCHITECTS – The Simpsons (Sacramento,CA, USA)
WRONGER – Kiowa Magick (Inland Empire,CA, USA)
AUSTIN RICH – Rocket Summer (Salem,OR, USA)
HARI HARDMAN – Hipgnosis23 (Reading, UK)
GHOST SKULL – 23 Seconds of Noise (Adelaide, Australia)
FAT RICKI LAKE – She’s Got Eyes(She’s a Spy) (Adelaide,South AUSTRALIA)
M(69)n – [untitled] (Roseburg,OR, USA)
PAROUSIA – The Subliminaly Enslaved (South Sacramento,CA, USA)
ANARCHIC ARM – Twenty Three 2ndz[remixed] (Austin,TX, USA)
INSTAGON – Bra-Less 23 (Sacramento,CA, USA
+DOG+ – Shuggy Sucks (Boston,MA, USA)
NINJA MCTITS – Miku Hatsunes Period Is Late (Richmond,CA, USA)
DER DOMESTIZIERTE MENSCH – Brunft (GERMANY)
DEADLY NIGHTSHADE – Rouge Coursers (Elk Grove,CA, USA)
ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW – sliver stretch 081216092816 (Northridge,CA, USA)
HAPPINESS FOREVER – Traditional Ritual Participation (Going Cosmic) (Seattle,WA,USA)
SLOUGH – The Bastard Son of Mother Nature (Jacksonville,FL, USA)
STINKY PICNIC – He Hated Us (AUSTRALIA)
CHOPSTICK – Horsetrot (Sacramento,CA, USA)
AUME – enigma5 (Portland,OR/San Francisco,CA, USA)
TROLLOP23 – My Dead Sister (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA)
EXPERIMENTAL RITUAL GROUP – Binding Rite (Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND)
TOTAL E.T. – 13th (SLOVAKIA)
23C.R.G.A.F.C.F.L.M.M.23 – I’m Drowning Myself In Hallucinogens My Darling (Louisville,KY, USA)
PROFESSOR SONIC – Bytes ov IDK (Lahaina,HI, USA)
AGITATION PHI – ascended chaotix against cryptofascism (AUSTRIA)
LOB – Double Dragonfly Whistle (Sacramento,CA, USA)
BRAINQUAKE – mademe23 (Bntwerp,BELGIUM)
TIMEWHEEL – Astarte 23 (AUSTRIA)
ADAM COOPER-TERAN & HEATHER GRAY – Improvisation 1 (Tucson,AZ, USA)
UFO VS USA – 23 sec (St.Louis,MO, USA)
MIDNIGHT OFFERINGS – Reminder of Hell (Portland,OR, USA)
DJ PC93(with sample by The Mother) – 23 Skidoo (FL, USA)
CATHARTECH – the red king sleeps (Cascadia,WA, USA)
BALKH – M.Sheppard Psalm (Southern CA, USA)
ALPHASTARE – I’ve Heard of Rain (San Francisco,CA)
JOLTHROWER – The Last Sip (WETPLANET)
BLUE SABBATH BLACK CHEER – Buried (Seattle, WA, USA)
FREQUENCY 139 – A Hidden Message (Sacramento,CA, USA)
AIN23 – XES_v13 (Earth)