Sunday, June 23, 2013

Our First Release: r millis "re-forms"

Alterity 101 is pleased to announce the release date of our first cassette. Alterity 1 will be "re-forms" by r millis. Things have been pretty quiet on this page primarily because we have been working on this release. Scheduled for release on July 1, "re-forms" will be a high-quality cassette in a limited edition of 300 copies on screen printed red cassette shells. 

r millis aka Robert Millis may be familiar to you from his work with Climax Golden Twins, Sublime Frequencies and Dust To Digital, among others. Filmaker, writer, improvisor, singer and musician, Rob's activities are multiform. Asked by Alterity 101 to say a few words about "re-forms" he responded thusly...
"One sheet? website? I don't know. I generally prefer a little mystery, prefer letting the music speak for its little self, but you have to sell the damn thing so I bow to you superior knowledge.
here you go:
I am generally my own worst scavenger. Compositions get re-worked and recycled with alarming frequency. "AK Duet" was put together from various officially released Climax Golden and r millis solo sources (exactly which ones would be telling) for choreography by Aiko Kinoshita for a dance piece entitled "Little Hungers" that premiered in Seattle in 2011. "Murung Field Wreck" is a series of field recordings made in various Asian locations remixed with a piece that will appear or already has appeared (depending on which universe you are in) on an r millis solo LP called "Relief" on the Helen Scarsdale label. "Orchlabreapourmoi" is a mix of several unmentionable Climax, stolen and solo sources. "Drift Away" was composed for a short film by Jean Julien Pous called…Drift Away. This is a slight re-working of the original composition. Most of these pieces were created for use in live performances. So there you go. Happier that you know this information? That the mysteries have been revealed?"

And there you have it. Ambient, abstract, haunting, beautiful: "re-forms" is an incredible set of soundscapes that demonstrate Millis's sophistication and grace as a composer. We love this guy. We think you will too...
r millis "re-forms" (alterity 1) available here, July1, 2013. $7.00 retail, $10.00 mailorder. Hit us up... 


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