Birds And Water, 1

by Ben Owen

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    **This album does come with a download, but per artist's request, the streaming audio will not be included here. When you purchase the cassette, we will provide a link to download the material. In the meantime, you can stream a sample from our Soundcloud page:
    soundcloud.com/notice-recordings/birds-and-water-1-side-b
    That is a 5 minute sample from a 90 minute long tape. The material on this tape varies greatly from that sample.**

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    Those with a certain taste will be familiar with Ben Owen’s subtle yet stunning design work with his Brooklyn-based Winds Measure Recordings imprint, which also releases his own carefully crafted music in both collaborative and solo form. These are two masterfully textured sidelong pieces exemplifying his attention to craft, process, and detail at the most painstaking levels, while still embracing the sonic imprecision of the cassette tape medium.

    “These recordings were made on residency with The Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY during May 2010. This was my third and—unknown to me at the time—last residency, as the Center has now closed. While two of three residencies were in partial an audio/video collaboration with Justin Lincoln, the Birds and Water series is my main body of work created at ETC. The recordings are both sound and sound and image based pieces using David Jones’ image processing system. ETC expanded operations in 1974 with the first Jones Colorizer, and in 1975 with a set of keyers, a multi-input syncable sequencer and a bank of oscillators, all designed and constructed by David Jones. The analog system modules coupled with several external op amp generators are heard in these sessions. Numerous patches and variations of each were recorded in extended durations. Side A was recorded direct to cassette tape. Both recordings are presented in their unedited duration.” - Ben Owen

    - Silk screen printed sleeve designed by E. Lindorff-Ellery and printed by Sonnenzimmer in Chicago. Two inserts included featuring video stills by Owen
    - Edition of 200
    - Type II Chrome cassette tape, C94

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crowwithnomouth-jesse.blogspot.com/2011/12/echo-of-nothing.html Brian Olewnick (Just Outside)
olewnick.blogspot.com/2011/12/ben-owen-birds-and-water-1-notice.html Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly)
vitalweekly.net/804.html BW Diedrich (Everything in Generalities)
bw.tumblr.com/post/15933711476/ben-owen-birds-and-water-1 Adrian Dziewanski (Scrapyard Forecast)
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released October 17, 2011

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery

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Notice Recordings Portland, Oregon

Notice Recordings started in Chicago in 2009. Since then, we have relocated to Portland, OR, and New Orleans, LA, and continue to release experimental and contemporary sound works.

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