Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Revolver is Pinteresting

Revolver USA/Midheaven has a Pinterest account.

We're not much for posting recipes or gardening pics (yet) but you can see album art for all our recent exclusives and other amusements.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Nils Frahm "Spaces" 2xLP/CD (Erased Tapes) released November 19

Revolver USA and Midheaven are very pleased and proud to announce our partnership with the Erased Tapes label for distribution of a remarkable new release.

Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm has built a steady reputation for his intimate, poignant piano recordings, yet they only reveal a fragment of what to expect from a Frahm concert. The artist’s heart lies in improvisation, in the magic of a moment where, inspired by the space and the audience, his fingers create new compositions loosely based around his familiar melodies.

Spaces is an ode to the joy of live performance. It expresses Frahm’s love for experimentation and answers the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they witness during his concerts. Breaking the convention of a traditional live release, the album was recorded over the course of two years in different locations and on various media, including old portable reel-to-reel recorders and cassette decks. These moments were later pieced together in his Durton Studio for what Frahm refers to as a collage of field recordings rather than a live album.

Spaces includes surprises such as the sound of a toilet brush banging on piano strings to create a dub-sounding track. The decision to select takes that include the sounds of people coughing and cell phones ringing make clear that his audience is an integral part of every performance. In his own words: “What I love most about playing in front of people has something to do with a certain kind of energy exchange. The attention and appreciation of my audience feeds back into my playing. It really seems as if there is a true and equal give and take between performer and listener, making me aware of how much I depend on my audience. And since the audience is different every night, the music being played will differ, too. Every space I performed in has its own magic and spirit.”

The album was mastered by the gifted hands of Mandy Parnell; its November release is preceded by a string of West Coast shows in late September and will be celebrated with a special concert in New York City on November 25th.

Nils Frahm Spaces 2xLP/CD is released exclusively in North America by Erased Tapes and Revolver USA/Midheaven on November 19, 2013. You can preorder it on Midheaven.

Listen to the premiere track "Says" from Spaces on SoundCloud:

Track listing:

1.  An Aborted Beginning
2.  Says
3.  Said and Done
4.  Went Missing
5.  Familiar
6.  Improvisation for Coughs
      and a Cell Phone
7.  Hammers
8.  For – Peter – Toilet Brushes – More
9.  Over There, It’s Raining
10. Unter – Tristana – Ambre
11. Ross’s Harmonium

Midheaven Mailorder new releases for the week of October 21st

Eduard Artemiev "Solaris OST" (Superior Viaduct) LP
So much newness! Jay Arner CD, Eduard Artemiev Solaris OST LP, Butthole Surfers LPs, Circuit Des Yeux CD/LP, Circus Devils CDs, Coppice CD, Corrections House CD, John Davis CD, Enbilulugugal 2xCD, Far Out Fangtooth LP, Group Rhoda LP, Jel CD, Kid 606 CD/2xLP, Nobunny LP, Oranssi Pazuzu LP, Pampers CD, Pharaohs 12", Purling Hiss LP, Lethea Rodman-Melchior LP, Secret Pyramid LP, Super Wild Horses CD/LP, Theologian CD, TV Ghost 2xLP, Dot Wiggin Band CD/LP....and MORE!

You can find the above and the aforementioned MORE on this week's Midheaven new release digest

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Subrosa & Samothrace Tour.

 Subrosa and Samothrace will be hitting the road together for a string of West Coast dates next month. 
11/3    Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
11/4    Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11/5    Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
11/6    San Luis Obispo, CA @ Frankie Tear Drops
11/7    Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
11/8    Glendale, CA @ The Complex



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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Spud & Nobunny Get Into It.

New album Secret Songs: Reflections from the Ear Mirror out on October 29th 2013.
Pre-order HERE.