This news page is now obsolete, it is no longer updated. All in-site links have not been updated, as the site is going through a re-coding that will take a little bit of time to complete. Please navigate over to the Vuzh Music blog, where I've set up a Vuzh Music News blog category to keep you up to date with any new Vuzh Music stuff!
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The Portuguese blog called Jazz e Arredores had this to say:
News updated June 27, 2010
Over the next little while I am going to be streamlining the Vuzh Music website. The intent is to make the site easier to use for those who don't want to spend a lot of time navigating from page to page.
This old news page made itself irrelevant the moment I created the WordPress blog. It was harder to update than the blog, and so I procrastinated, and eventually fell so far behind that it's embarrassing.
From now, on, clicking on the 'news' link will take you to the 'Vuzh Music News' category of my Wordpress blog, (LINKED ABOVE) This category will contain the most easily digestible, and most important news items, such as announcements about major releases and so forth.
There is much more to the Vuzh Music blog, of course, including thoughts, reviews of other music I find on the net, links to articles... and so on. But for now, the narrow focus of this blog category should serve well for delivering the most important news to visitors of this site.
News updated September 10, 2009
New very weird recording just released this week! Steam Inspector by C. Reider is a free release on the stupendous Just Not Normal netlabel.
A lot of the stuff I do is really weird, but this one is just completely out there... Steam Inspector is a long form sound-collage which centers on rhythmic elements, mechanical and otherwise. It's the sound of machines malfunctioning as the steam inspector him/herself runs tests with peculiar electronic equipment. Listen and make up your own story about what this piece of music is about.
News updated July 26 2009
Well, now I'm very far behind indeed. The best way to keep up with Vuzh Music news is to follow the Vuzh Music blog, or follow me on Twitter @vuzhmusic.
The most recent updates to the site include the addition of the third installment of the Electret Quintet. Best one yet, I think!
There is also the brand new CD release of the collaboration between me and PBK called Discorporate... it's a limited edition, I have extremely few copies still left so get it while you can! It's really an incredible album.
News updated March 27 2009
I'm getting a little behind on updates! New free-to-download mp3 re-releases from the archive include some lo-fi techno from Crook'd Finger called Aft, and the dark ambient collaboration of C. Reider and Tarkatak called the Druser Pricid. Both are among my favorites of my older work, and both date from around the turn of the millenium.
News updated March 11 2009
The blitz of archival reissues for 2009 continues with C. Reider - abandon, a recording which Gajoob described as "a genuine indie-ground classic", and "Highly recommended."
News updated February 15, 2009
The fourth recording ever released with the Vuzh Music imprint is available again after unavailability for nearly a decade
ne quid nimis explores the quiet and calm side of experimental noise, and does so with a low-fi, home-taper sensibility. Originally released in 1996 on AudioFile Tapes, the recording has been re-mixed and mastered for 2009 digging the sounds out of the hiss of K7-fidelity. Go to the download page now, and check on the Vuzh Music Blog for more in-depth information about this archival release.
News updated February 8, 2009
The second part of the Electret Quintet is now online. You can download song by song at 192 kbps, or all the songs at once at 320 kbps (recommended). You can also stream the tracks, if you use the Last.FM service (link to last.fm page)
The concept of this series is to use one old analogue sound machine as the sole source of sounds for each track. This release features three explorations of the Roland TB-303, sandwiched between a TR-606 and a TR-626. The style swings back and forth between very rigid and mechanical minimal-techno and squirming insectoid electronics.
News updated December 20, 2008
Vuzh Music is happy to announce a new release by the Implicit Order called Disposable Outcome. The release is a collection of previously unreleased tracks from the last several years of his recording efforts. I'm a big fan of Anthony's work, and I hope you will be too! Go download or stream the new release RIGHT HERE.
In other news, my release Inconstant (<--that is an external link to the archive.org page.) has received two thoughtful reviews.
The much admired music/art site Disquiet said this about Inconstant:
LINK: The Internet is an echo chamber of answer songs, but today0 a6s answer songs are less likely to be challenges (along the lines of Roxanne Shante responding to U.T.F.O's "Roxanne") than they are collaborations, in which electronic musicians take each others's work and transform it into something unexpected. Case in point is Inconstant, a single, 45-minute track composed by C. Reider out of the work of nine other musicians. The piece is shadowy, far more antsy than its initial appearance of quietude might suggest, and also far denser. It is based on entries in the Constant series, which had musicians building simple drones that their creators felt could be played in the background for extended periods of time, even all day. The musicians whose work is consumed within Reider's Inconstant are Mystified, Stephen Philips, Zen Potato, Ben Summers, Soul in Limbo, Tribe of Astronauts, C.P. McDill, Mystahr, and Jon 7. More details, including higher-quality compressed versions than the one linked to above, at archive.org, where Reider explains that the subtractive synthesis he applied to the pre-existing works yielded "a map of the freckles on the skin of the drone."
LINK: De há muito me cativa o som da netlabel Treetrunk Records, repositório de alguma da mais interessante música electrónica experimental de cariz ruidista que se vai fazendo um pouco por toda a parte, à volta de temas como ambient, industrial, drone ou noise. De Junho passado, recupero Inconstant, proposta do norte-americano C. Reider, que dirige a editora Vuzh Music a partir de sua casa, algures no Colorado. Tema único, com a duraçáo de 45'44, Inconstant contrapõe-se pela subtracção à lógica aditiva dos Constants, drones de artistas como Mystified, Stephen Philips, Zen Potato, Ben Summers, Soul in Limbo, Tribe of Astronauts, C.P. McDill, Mystahr e Jon 7, que a editora publicou em mais de uma dezena de fascículos sonoros, material que o artista juntou, filtrou e apresentou como resultado da sua manipulação criativa. Diz C. Reider: «I believe the Constant series is one of the most important things going on today among drone / ambient / experimental musicians in the underground, because it amounts to a conversation, a dialogue... each person saying 'Look here's what I think a drone can sound like', and then there are responses to that, and responses to that. "Inconstant" is a subtractive remix of the Constant series, numbers one through twelve. I took each of those twelve drones and filtered as much of the drone out of them as possible. One of the Oblique Strategies says 'Destroy the Most Important Thing' -- when you remove the drone from a drone, what are you left with? It is not the drone, it is the dust shed from the drone. It is not the drone, it is a map of the freckles on the skin of the drone». Seja como for, Inconstant é óptimo para a meditação.Many thanks to those two writers for the kind words!