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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pan y rosas release Tinnitus Flowers by M.A.K.T Sono!

M.A.K.T. Sono is a french experimental duo comprised of Magali Albespy & Kecap Tuyul. They formed in February 2018 from a mutual taste for improvisational forms that rely more on indetermination and surprise than on mastering instruments. They both use electronic tools whose complex settings can generate unexpected sound events and unstable situations.

Their first album for pan y rosas, Tinnitus Flowers, is a collection of improvisations that took place in the Spring of 2018. The sound is: Mixing boards. Moog mothers. Clicks. Whirs. Squiggles. Grinds. Smears.

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pan y rosas release sonho dobrado by may HD

Andrea May (may HD) is a visual and sound artist, curator from Brazil who researches the hybridization of artistic languages and the aesthetics of noise. Her multi-disciplinary techniques include infographics, illustration, collage, video projection (vjing), installation, sound art, djing, and collective actions.

may HD’s “Noisy Turntablism” project aims to connect sound experimentalism with visual arts in diverse reflections from noise. This performance consists of free improvisation using prepared and destroyed vinyl records with analog and digital effects.

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pan y rosas release Cykuta by ZLE OKO!

ZLE OKO is the trashy collage and punk-noise-drone project of Olga 23. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, she is currently based in Oslo, Norway. Her political lyrics are inspired by the sad current social issues of her country of origin (Poland). She also explores the contexts of folk demonology and symbols.

ZLE OKO created Cykuta in her home studio in Oslo during the spring and summer of 2018. The sound is: burned out, a scorched strip of land. Clenched fists. Asleep in peace.

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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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