pan y rosas release home by orlando!

Orlando is a musician from Campina Grande, a country town in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. He has been involved with activities related to popular music since 1995 when he began his career as an upright bassist.

Home is a sonic bricolage that Orlando recorded between January and March 2020. He used fragments from his daily life, melodic texts, domestic sounds, and an upright bass to create improvised layers sewn into noisy textures. Orlando suggests you listen to this piece through headphones.

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pan y rosas release ALGIZ by Zorya and Brice Catherin!

Zorya is a duo of two women, Maria Sappho and Katie Oswell. As artists, activists, researchers, and makers of sounds, the duo looks to incorporate the real aspects of our existence with magic and the surreal. Zorya bring elements of ritual, the Divine Feminine and intuition to creative works that range from sonic, sculptural, and the absurd. Taking inspiration from folklore, astrology, and marginalised histories, the duo works to create new forms of metanarrative that reflect the real global enmeshment of human, nature, ecology and time. Passing comment and reflecting societal fractures, Zorya portends to a world with deeper connection to its nature, its uncanny, its unbelievable, and its feminine glory.

Brice Catherin is a multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer who organizes multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts. Most of his recent projects explore the idea of democracy in art: the artists’ individual responsibilities and their place in the social group, as well as those of the members of the audience, are challenged and questioned.

Katie Oswell and Maria Sappho came to Huddersfield to premiere their Mushroom Opera at the monthly Noisebringers improvisation series. The day after, on December 17, 2019, they met with Brice Catherin to record some sounds. On ALGIZ they sing, play zither, gong, celeste, piano, flutes, a christmas tree, organ, and tubular bells.

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pan y rosas release de acá a cien años by mentolados durruti

Mentolados Durruti is an improvising trio from Buenos Aires.

Luis Conde, Luis Ianes and Carlos Vega improvised and recorded their album on March 3 of 2019. An attempt to recover narratives found in the archaeology of other music and other discussions. There is no fusion. There is an epic. Clarinets, saxophone, guitars, bass.

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pan y rosas release caracoles de una ciudad enterrada by fulmedesh!

Fulmedesh is a hemisphere-crossing collaboration partnership. Surrealist refractions. Impressionist observations. Environmental collapse. Fragments.

Their first album, Caracoles de una ciudad enterrada, is an assemblage of keyboards, electronics, guitar, field recorings, drums, flute, and poems. Additionally it is jointly released by pan y rosas discos and Amor Loco Discos.

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pan y rosas release up by memorymusic!

Memorymusic is the moniker of Brooklyn-based keyboardist, producer, and composer Leo Galbraith-Paul. His sound centers recollection and imagining to create meditative, self-reflective listening experiences.

Memorymusic’s first album for pan y rosas is: Keyboards, electronics, drums. Ambient jazz wash. A seed that grows upward. Strands of potential. Beauty and ugliness. Longing and craving. Threads of memory.

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pan y rosas release outwardly by bleak house!

Bleak House produce crumbly, autumnal library music; flickering guitars, stumbling piano, mournful horns, and pattering percussion. Formed in 2001 by British musicians (Luke Sample, Andy Brain, Caroline Vile) also involved in Keshco, the Bleak House palette is distinctly sepia-tinged.

Outwardly was recorded in snatched moments between 2017 and 2019 in London and Oxford, built up from layers of improvisation, and mixed using Jeskola Buzz and Goldwave.

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pan y rosas release HADRON by bella!

bella is a brazilian artist and musician who lives in são paulo. she attempts to erase the boundaries between sound and space with performances focused on the imperceptible movements of reality. her work is frequently interdisciplinary and collaborative.

bella’s second album for pan y rosas is the result of recordings from various places where she traveled during the first half of 2019. Forest, cicadas, radios, walkman, cell phones, refrigerator, computers, lights, flies, spiders, sheep, inaudible particles all inform HADRON.

This is a co-release with the qtv label.

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pan y rosas release thanks for watching by heavy lifting!

Heavy Lifting (Lucy Cheesman) has been playing live coded music using TidalCycles and FoxDot since 2016.

Her second album for pan y rosas features songs about weddings, karaoke, getting your head chopped off, the cyclops Polyphemus, bad housemates and lost property. The music was all improvised over two long sessions, and edited down before the vocals were recorded. Most of the sounds are made using a few 90s synths with some samples chucked in for good measure and vocoded/pitch shifted vocals.

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pan y rosas release OUT OF BODY OUT OF WORK by Mira Martin-Gray

Mira Martin-Gray is an improviser and reluctant composer preoccupied by feedback, probing the intersections between noise & melody, drone & rhythm, indeterminacy & control. Reclaiming undesirable sounds, she wields the emotionally expressive power of abstract music to counter dominant cultures of (un)desirability. A multi-instrumentalist, injury and disability led her to find means of making music accessibly using mixing boards. She lives in Toronto.

OUT OF BODY OUT OF WORK: solos for mixing boards is a document of Mira’s work exploring the expressive and emotive possibilities of the mixing board. She recorded her solo performances at her home in June and July of 2019. This is her first album for pan y rosas discos.

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