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Patrick Farmer THE WANDERING RHIZOME review

Vital Weekly 663 Frans De Waard

From the world of improvised electro-acoustic music. I don’t think I ever heard of The Wandering Rhizome, which is one Patrick Farmer. He plays here bass drum, large bamboo stem, four acoustic guitar pickups, microphone and milk frother. Quite a curious piece of electro acoustic sound emerges from the speakers, with occasional rattling sounds and what seems to be lots of lo-fi hiss sound. Lots of silence is built in this piece. But then sound gets sometimes picked up again, and the volume increases substantially. It hoovers that fine balance between almost silence and almost noise. Quite a nice piece of what I believe live action music for a few objects.


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Alessandro Calbucci / Matteo Uggeri:: The Distance

VITAL WEEKLY = number 649 – week 43
I heard of Matteo Uggeri (field recordings, objects, mixing) but Alessandro Colbucci (guitar, loops, mixing) seems to be a new name for me. They recommend headphone listening, but I’m afraid that’s something I hardly do. The have four pieces here of drone related music. A swirling mass of electronics, processed guitar sounds, the scratching of the surface with contact microphones and street and rain sounds make up a very decent ambient drone releases. Atmospheric, dark, doomy and perhaps as such not a real innovative musical thing, but also as such quite some nice music. Which is of course good enough. – Frans De Waard –

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Brief History of Why Not Ltd


Why Not Ltd is a 40 copies limited edition cdR release, focus on experimental music in general.

Brief History

WNL was started in mid 2005, the idea came about in the morning before i have lunch, i was in the studio and the idea just came:”Hey, Why not have a series of cdR release in limited edition? You can have it in small amount so that you wounldn’t have to have problem with the stock, and you can release whatever you like!”

Yeah, why not?

So that’s how i started WNL, there is nothing fancy, at first it was just a new series from Herbal, the parent label, but soon it shown the potential to stay alone as a label.

No so long later, we received more demo proposal then Herbal ever, so we have to come up with the demo policy (which we never have this problem with Herbal)

Demo Policy (pls read this before you contact us regarding the related subject)

1, NO DEMO, send us MASTERPIECE. if we like it we will release it straight away, maybe in 24 hours. don’t send us anything which no ready for release.

2, DON’T ASK. We will let you know if we are going to release it, it will take 1 hour to 5 years for us to decide.

3, WE Will NOT PAY ARTIST(S). even if we release your stuff, you only get the product, no cash. yes, we are making money out of you, take this to your consideration before you send us anything.

We have our own webpage too, stay alone from Herbal 🙂

From now on i will add info about the release one by one, even though most of them are out of print, but who know, from time to time i have something back in stock.

Thank you for reading!

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