Touchtheplants - New Release: TIDES


#1

hey pals!

kaitlyn and i just started our own lil music & art label.

our first release, Electronic Series: Vol. 1, is available today on streaming, digital & cassette.

more soooooooooon!

thanks for listening :slight_smile:


#2

this is really great! both some of the timbral stuff and the animation of Abstractions reminds me a lot of The Books (who I haven’t listened to in a while, need to revisit)


#3

hell yeah! love the website and merch!


#4

Hey! Love the look of the site - excited to see what’s next!


#5

Love everything about this.


#6

Orderd the cassette! Looking forward to it.


#7

I saw this yesterday and really wanted to add it here… Harry Smith was an incredible talent and I think the sound goes very well with his animation.


#8

Thought this was going to be about the Instruo Scion eurorack module…

I was pleasantly surprised when it was not…


#9

+++ for Harry Smith!!! along similar lines, I really love the films of Jordan Belson especially Samadhi
http://www.thethird-eye.co.uk/samadhi-by-jordan-belson/; Belson and Smith knew and influenced each other since they met in the 1940’s.

also: still wish someone would do a new soundtrack for Smith’s Heaven and Earth Magic… I’m not up to the task to say the least! [note: film is b/w but the original live projections used color filters]

there’s also a great transitional animation between the abstractions and the later alchemic collage films…


#10

Fantastic! Look forward to seeing what comes out of this and supporting it along the way.


#11

I really love Abstractions, and I’m excited to see her play it at National Sawdust!


#12

many thanks to you all for the kind words of support :slight_smile:

tapes are sold out (woo!), but we are considering a second run.


#13

Wow! Those were gone fast.

Just a quick question, as there is only one long track shown on bandcamp, is it split over both sides or is one side blank?


#14

it’s repeated on both sides


#15

Ah, thanks for the quick answer. This would have kept me up at night :slight_smile:


#16

Happy to announce our second release :slight_smile:

TIDES : Music For Meditation And Yoga

Recorded in 2013, Tides is a glimpse into the early phase of what has become Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s signature approach to electronic music. Composed and played on a Buchla Music Easel––the modular synthesizer that gives Smith’s music its organic feel––this collection of instrumentals is at once uplifting, transportive and meditational. It comes as no surprise that it was commissioned by Smith’s mother to accompany her yoga practice.

Tides pulsates and swells like the ocean itself. Field recordings of wind chimes and forest sounds are interspersed throughout much of the album, accentuating the pastoral aspirations of their electronic counterparts. The chirp of a bird might be confused for the elongated intervals of a muted siren, a steam valve opening and closing for the sound of the surf, or a drone for a live organ. The actuality is elusive and secondary to the alchemy at work. Natural and synthetic components become indistinguishable from one another and cohere seamlessly into a unified paean to bliss. Though the ambient nature of these recordings is inextricable, it is belied by an undercurrent of heart-like beats that hint at the visceral force of Smith’s current work.

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This will be our first vinyl pressing - for more info and pre-order —> https://www.touchtheplants.com/