Holy Shit it’s been a year since I posted any updates here. Does anyone still follow me here? I’ve been so busy this past year with my label (Histamine Tapes http:// histaminetapes.wordpress.com) that there hasn’t been much to report. Until now. 2019 marks the 15th year I’ve been making experimental music. 15 years as Subversive Intentions. I missed the opportunity to do anything to commemorate my 10th anniversary, but this one I have big plans.
I plan on releasing a box set of the best of my earliest work. I tried to include everything, but I ended up needing to cull some of it, but I feel like I included all of my favorites. It’s a 6 cassette box, housed in audio book cases that previously contained the Great Courses on Tape lecture series. I’ve only made 6 (after they sell out they will be made available on demand). Each box will have a different cover, a one of a kind collage, mainly assembled from clippings of jcards from Histamine Tapes. The plan is to release it through HT as a Cassette Store Day release. It appears that it will be October 12th this year, but I haven’t seen any activity on the USA cassette store day website.
This release also serves as a symbolic gesture of a transition in my music production. I will not be closing the door on Subversive Intentions, but new music under that name will become increasingly rare and more focused. I will be reserving that name exclusively for my sound collage pieces. From now on all of my drone and ambient stuff will be released under the name nd dentico. I already have at least two albums worth of material to release that I’m currently shopping around for labels to pick up. In addition I have an unnamed atmospheric doom metal project I may release on netlabel day if I end up sticking to a name. I’m also in the midst of scrapping together a new Subversive Intentions album, all collages made from recordings done exclusively on my cell phone.
In addition to these I have one in upcoming compilation release which will be the first release as nd dentico. It’s the Palacion Drone compilation. No word yet on when it gets released but should be soon. Stay Tuned.
I’m very honored to be sorrowed by many of the greats of contemporary drone music, on this beast of a compilation: banishing from fallen lo, a Canadian net label. give this a listen here:
Also another r/noisecomps release has come out to
Consigned to Oblivion 3
That pretty much sums it up. This compilation is a gem. Its very broad in its scope of experimental music, and it goes to a good cause. Throw them some money, get cool music. Act soon and you might be able to score a copy of the cassette too.
Well I spaced out on a bunch of submission deadlines, but here’s one I submitted to last year that just got released a few weeks back
Variations on the Seinfeld Theme got a featured review on tabs out!
A new cassette available from my own label Histamine Tapes which debuted in January! I’ve been so busy promoting the label, and the other releases I never stopped to update this blog. (Maybe this redundant?)
As my daughter entered toddlerhood, I found my self only being able to record in fragments. A bit of improv on the bass, five minutes of processing on another track, late nights cutting and pasting samples, etc. It was only logical I do an exploration of shorter pieces. 27 meandering tracks of improve and sound collage, and a 29 minute drone for the side B.
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Today’s a really good day to not celebrate Christmas because there’s so much noise to fill your head with. First is the return of Petroglyph Music’s Annual Christmas Comp.
Then there’s the r/noisecomps holiday noise offering
And my favorite label Cavern Brew has a stocking stuffer for us
I began this year with a goal. My New Years resolution (even though I kind of hat resolutions) was to release as much music as possible. I rigorously sought out compilations to submit to, saying yes to all (and regretting it sometimes). I released two full length albums; every sound is a drone and my first netlabel day release The Ambiguous Notion of Responsibility, and contributed 40 tracks to compilations, (nearly 50 if you count ones that won’t be released the year). To add to that I started my own cassette label, began works on another with a couple of friends, built a house, and began playing in a band. It was a fun, if demanding, challenge for myself this year.
In the year to come I plan on slowing things down a bunch with Subversive Intentions. I clearly felt this year that I needed to play catch up for the first two years of fatherhood where I did nothing but play Dad. This next year, I hope to spend more time listening to other peoples music. I will also be putting a lot of energy into Histamine Tapes. But I also I want to try harder to get shows, the one thing that was surely missing from 2017.
Here’s a nice recap of the my work this past year. I created a playlist of all of my compilation tracks over 2017. It includes everything I sent out minus a couple of tracks that haven’t been released yet, and those that were part of collaborations.
This is one of those compilations where tracks are continuously added to. So I think because of that I forgot to post on it, but at this point the submission deadline has passed so its safe to say it is complete(?) A delightful comp themed on electricity. Grab a copy from Fraction Studios
I got a couple of new compilations for you all, both of which are collaborative. One is the r/noisecomps annual Simultaneous Aural Detriments. Each submission is a 15 minute track with 12 minutes of silence. The tracks are then mixed into one 15 minute track. This results are always interesting. Check out the 5th installment here:
The next one is a collection of field recordings gathered by [An] Eel. Each person submitted a field recording. Tracks were then paired together, and edited by [An] Eel. Another great compilation from him. Check out Elemental Landscapes, Vol. 1: