pan y rosas release Mis ojos arden en el espacio ciego by *Todas Las Anteriores!

*Todas Las Anteriores is a Mexican ensemble that focuses on sound improvisation ​and experimentation with electronic media. The members of the ensemble, Piaka Roela and Libertad Figueroa, create a conversation between SuperCollider live coding and sampling, and an exploration of sounds produced with decontextualized electric guitar and objects.

Mis ojos arden en el espacio ciego
was inspired by the poem called The Awake Monologue (in Spanish Monólogo del Despierto) written by the Mexican poet, translator and journalist, Margarita Michelena. The songs correspond to fragments of the poem. It is a musical interpretation of the ideas that Michelena portrayed, described and reflected on about sleep and dreams, life and death as well as music.

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pan y rosas release roots and ripples by wilhelm matthies and reid karris!

Wilhelm Matthies mostly records in the studio releasing solo, duet and group pieces on Soundcloud and his micro-netlabel, darkpebble-bluewave. Mostly his music is contemporary classical either as free improvisation or using graphic composition. Since 2012 Wilhelm has been developing the mosesa, a string instrument that allows for maximum access to the string spectrum and allows various sounding boards to be attached.

Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast and improviser hailing from Chicago, Illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. After spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music Reid shifted his focus towards improvisation, noise, drone and avant-garde.

roots and ripples is an internet collaboration. In march of 2018, Wilhelm and Reid each recorded three tracks on their own and then exchanged them to finish the other’s pieces. The sound is: earthy scratches, smears, thumps and bumps, and ringing, clear bell tones. Sometimes crashing and crackling.

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pan y rosas release was soll schon passieren by markus reineke!

Markus Reineke was born in 1969. Has been playing electronics since 1996. And has been freely improvising since 2014.

His first album for pan y rosas, Was soll schon passieren is a collection of improvisations over erased improvisations. A collage process to reduce to remnant traces before layering on top. A foundation of analog synth, contact microphone, electronics, field recordings, objects, percussion, processing, recorders, voice. Bass recorder as final layer.

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pan y rosas release three duets by andrew voigt & ed herrmann!

andrew voigt is a founding member of ROVA saxophone quartet. he composes for a wide variety of instruments and has performed throughout the world. ed herrmann composes and performs with analog modular electronics, percussion, traditional and invented instruments.

their first album for pan y rosas is a collection of three duets for saxophone and modular synthesizer that they recorded in san francisco in 1991. the sound is: pulse response. active listening. electricity trill.

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Kind Words for Trazar Líneas Rectas, Curvas by Eliana Rosales

The kindness comes from Avant Music News:

Trazar Líneas Rectas, Curvas is a beautiful, 41-minute set of alien soundscapes that could double as soundtrack to a psychological horror movie. But even taken on its face, the album provides unusual and yet enjoyable experimentalism.

Read the whole thing here.

And get the album here.