TS14 - Rosy Parlane "Willow"

7" vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition

Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

Side A: Willow
Side B: Morning

Written and recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, 2008–2009


Buy Rosy Parlane "Willow" [7" Vinyl Only] in the TouchShop
www.rosyparlane.com

 

Touch Radio 89 | Richard Francis/Rosy Parlane/Rachel Shearer

06.01.13 - Live at The Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand, August 11th 2012 - 22:33 - 320 kbps

Photo: Zoe Drayton

Recorded at the Now! Here! Festival to celebrate the launch of the book Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand.

Mastered by Rachel Shearer.

Thank you: Zoe Drayton, David Hornblow.

 

Autumn 2009 Events

October 1st
Open Frame Festival, Brisbane
www.room40.org/openframe2009.shtml

October 2nd
Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle
http://www.electrofringe.net/

October 4th
The Toff, Melbourne
http://www.thetoffintown.com

October 7th
The High Seas, Auckland
http://www.thehighseas.co.nz/

 

Sonic Museum

Rosy has created a headphone sound piece for Sonic Museum at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. "Dawn" was commissioned for the WW2 Hall of Memories. The installation runs until 29 November 2009. A sample of “Dawn” can be heard here, and the track downloaded here.

www.sonicmuseum.co.nz

 

FPS @ AIFF

Auckland International Film Festival

Live performance to a screening of "Tuolumne: The Lights and Perfections" by Paul Clipson (USA). Saturday July 11, 7.30pm. St Paul St Gallery.

www.nzff.co.nz/default.aspx?id=7580®ion=2

 

Touch Recipe Book

Rosy Parlane has contributed to Touch's online recipe book here

 

TO:68DS - Jon Wozencroft A3 print & exclusive Rosy Parlane download

A3 print + digital download – a TouchShop exclusive, unavailable elsewhere!

A3 print
Features an image (depicted above) by Jon Wozencroft, output onto high quality heavyweight matte paper. Free P&P - dispatched in robust poster tube.

Digital download
320 kpbs MP3, available only when purchasing the Willow print…

Rosy Parlane - "Willow" 4:29
Written and recorded in Auckland, NZ Jan-Mar 2008

Buy the A3 print and digital download in the TouchShop

 

Touch Presents, as part of the Ether Festival 2009

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 21st April 2009 - Touch presents, as part of the Ether Festival 2009:

Fennesz [AT]
Rosy Parlane [NZ]
CM von Hausswolff [SE/KREV]
encore

You can now buy tickets for Touch Presents, as part of the Ether Festival 2009.

More about Ether 2009
Book tickets online

 

...found in a Chicago warehouse...

Getxo
CD - 6 tracks - 48:12
[Released in 2001 on Sigma Editions]

Now available in the TouchShop

Track Listing;

1. Versa
2. Pinxit
3. A.C.U.
4. #6
5. Getxo
6. Tanka

With this new work, entitled Getxo, the Parlane sensibility is recognizable: an interest in sublimity, minor keys and mesmerizing repetition. Track one, for example with its simple repeated four note phrase, is like melancholy carnival music devoid of sentimentality. The repetition in this track mimics mechanical reproduction in that the quality degenerates over the course of the track, ending in an enveloping, ever stronger fuzz.

In comparison to #1-4, Getxo is lighter, looser, takes itself less seriously. However, at the same time its tracks are more varied, intricate, difficult and internally more complex, moving between density and thinness. The relationship between the six tracks is also more complex, with the tracks existing as pairs (1&6, 2&5, 3&4) in terms of structure, source material and method.

Since making #1-4 Parlane has shifted from relatively lo-fi techniques of construction to the digital realm of computer music and this shift in technology is reflected in the intricacy of the tracks and the quality of the sounds. #1-4's dark and urgent rumblings have been superceded by crispness and clarity.

Getxo is part of the evolved and evolving Parlane aesthetic, very knowledgeable, drawing on a wide range of influences, and innately musical, seductive and affecting, full of quiet and not so quiet catches and hooks, so easy that the difficulty is camoflagued. [Anna Sanderson/Adrian Leverkühn, 2002]

Reviews:

Boomkat (UK):

"The tenth sigma release comes four years after sigma, 001: Parlane's #1-4. Getxo, shows the recognizable Parlane sensibility; an interest in sublimity, minor keys and mesmerizing repetition. versa, with its simple repeated four note phrase, degenerates over the course of the track, ending in an enveloping, ever stronger fuzz. elements of wolfgang voigt's majestic Gas project are strong, as is the influence felt from recent work with the mighty fennesz. Getxo is lighter, looser, takes itself less seriously. Since making #1-4 Parlane has shifted from relatively lo-fi techniques of construction to the digital realm of computer music and this shift in technology is reflected in the intricacy and quality of the sounds. #1-4's dark and urgent rumblings have been superceded by crispness and clarity. the bell-like tones sustain in a beautiful way in pinxit and are then completely dissembled for the title track. The climate at the moment is perfect for the evolved and evolving Parlane aesthetic. seductive and affecting, full of quiet and not quiet catches and hooks, so easy that the difficulty is camouflaged. Excellent release."

incursion.org (USA):

"On Getxo, Parlane... [creates] warm sonics rich with dense walls of static and the cadence of hypnotic waves, that move from the minimal to the complex. Rhythmic elements are always present but never taking on conventional structures... This is some beautiful, warm and complex music with a phenomenal attention to detail and an intoxicating effect... It's an excellent release and highly recommended." [Richard di Santo]

All Music Guide (USA):

Released 3 years after #104, Getxo updates Rosy Parlane's sound, so to speak. In the intervening years, the once drummer and now sound artist moved far away from his noise rock beginnings, and ever closer to the European school of experimental electronica. The six pieces included here, all highly textural and ambient, illustrates how much the genre leaps across borders and continents - New Zealand and Austria have never been so close. Parlane pays close attention to details. When the structure of a piece remains too obvious (the crescendo in "Versa," for example, ending with the only Merzbow-esque ripples of noise heard on this disc), he raises the stakes with mesmerizing cycles of sounds. The only subpar track is "Pinxit." Based on a keyboard chord sequence, it quickly becomes repetitive and overlong. On the other hand, the closing "Tanka" is a beautiful piece. At its core, the loop of an organ chord seems to run through a Leslie speaker. The overtones are magnificently detailed and augmented by light glitch electronics to create a great ambient piece. References to Fennesz and Farmers' Manual are in order, but for the most part Getxo has a more human feel than their music. It's hard to explain why (maybe the music doesn't fully rely on computers, maybe the surgical gestures are not so clinical), but a similar impression comes from the works of Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi. [François Couture]

 

Contribution to track on new Fennesz album...

Rosy has contributed to a track, "Glide", on the forthcoming album "Black Sea" by Fennesz [Touch # TO:76, 2008]. Glide was composed and performed by Rosy Parlane and Christian Fennesz (recorded live in paris and then edited and mixed at amman studios). Watch this space for further news...

 



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Rosy Parlane is exclusively published by Touch Music [MCPS]. His work is also released on Touch, one of the most influential independent labels based in the UK [founded 1981/2].

 

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Biography & Photos

Rosy Parlane is a musician from New Zealand who began playing music with the avant-garde rock trio Thela. Thela released two cds, 'Eponymous' and 'Argentina' on the label Ecstatic Peace! He subsequently began working with abstract electronic based music, both as a solo artist and as Parmentier with fellow Thela collaborator, Dion Workman. His full and intricate soundscapes are comprised of of sample-loops, pianos, guitars, and field recordings manipulated via digital means. Parlane has released two solo albums on Sigma Editions, and a collaboration with Christian Fennesz on the Australian label, Synaesthesia ['Live', SYN001]

He currently lives in Auckland with his family.

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