News & Events
Important Records proudly announces the release of Loudness Clarifies + Music From The Tape Lab, a double CD of all new music by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto. Jack describes the first CD as "crunchy workouts" along the lines of Variaciones Espectrales. The second disc, Music From The Tape Lab features 1950s and 1960s-style electro-acoustic musique concrête and tape manipulation. The set will be out on November 2, however, if you were signed up on the Important Records email list, you would have been offered a pre-order of the disc with free shipping anywhere in the world and it would have been on its way to your house right now. Additionally, Brainwashed Radio will air the album in its entirety on Monday October 25th at precisely 8PM EDT. In honor of this event (and a productive year) Monday will be all Jack day with music from Meat Beat Manifesto, Perennial Divide, and Tino Corp. In other Jack news, a Meat Beat Manifesto remix of Tower of Power's "What Is Hip?" will be featured on the various artist collection What Is Hip? Remix Project Vol. 1 also to be released on November 2.
Soft Pink Truth website. In addition to a plethora of information about the new album, you'll find a full SPT discography, a lovely video directed by Ryan Junell, and more fun stuff. Visit it now for all of your soft pink needs!
Coil co-producer/collaborator/friend Danny Hyde is coming to the end of nearly a year's work on his first solo album. Expected to be released in early 2005, the record will feature vocals by Coil's Jhonn Balance on two tracks - one a newly sung track entitled "Fj Nettlefold," the other featuring vocals recorded several years ago but never release. It will also include newly recorded versions of two Coil peices that Hyde was involved in writing and producing, "Nasa Arab" and "An Unearthly Red" (renamed "Unhealthy Red" and "Nasahara Arab" respectively). A website for the project is in the works and will be launched in advance of the album's release.
The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden was seen last weekend in Scotland on stage as Jandek's drummer. When asked to confirm, Alex did, but refused to comment any further
Hafler Trio is your man! He can now be seen in three Icelandic commercials for English football. For those not receiving Icelandic TV broadcasts, they can be viewed online at http://www.kvikmynd.is/myndband.asp?id=1155, http://www.kvikmynd.is/myndband.asp?id=1157, and http://fiton.is/media/files/einn _labbi.mov.