Tag Archives: SIGHUP

[Archive 02.06.13]

The Upstate Soundscape, 02.06.13

1) Heathered Pearls, “Beach Shelter (Loscil’s Grind Remix)” Beach Shelter (Ghostly International)
2) Oneohtrix Point Never, “The Trouble with Being Born,” Rifts (Software)
3) JD Emmanuel, “Path Inward” Time Traveler (Aguirre)
4) Fripp & Eno, “An Index of Metals (excerpt)” Evening Star (EG Records)
5) Michael Pisaro, “The Middle of Life (excerpt)” The Middle of Life (Gravity Wave)
6) Vincent Gallo, “I Wrote This Song for the Girl Paris Hilton” When (Warp)
7) Colin Stetson, “High Above a Grey Green Sea” New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light (Constellation)
8) Jungle Heart, “Glitter” Burn Dem (cae-sur-a)
9) Grouper, “Towers” The Man Who Died in His Boat (Kranky)
10) Ben Frost, “Live from the Ancienne Belgique,” Bruselles 8/11/09
11) David Rosenboom, “Chilean Drought” Brainwave Music (EM Records)
12) SIGHUP, “x87” The Upstate Soundscape Vol. I: Winter 2013
13) Hair Police, “Scythed Wide” Mercurial Rites (Type)
14) Charles Gordon, “Shiv”
15) The North Sea, “Vagrant” Grandeur & Weakness (Rubber City Noise)
16) The Transplant Mountains, “So Shines a Good Deed in a Weary World” Transplant Mountains/Chapels Split Cassette (House Of Alchemy)
17) Rash, “Amavata” The Weight of the World (Carbon Records)
18) Mercury Rev, “Snorry Mouth” Boces 
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[The Upstate Soundscape Vol. I: Winter 2013]

‘Vol I: Winter 2013’ is the first compilation to be released by The Upstate Soundscape radio show/blog. It features experimental artists at work exclusively in Upstate NY/Southern Ontario region. The compilation features a mix of previously recorded material, including live recordings, with material that was recorded especially for the comp.

Look for the next comp to come out in the Spring. Artists interested in submitting a track in consideration for future comps should get in touch. And thank you to the artists for contributing their work to this comp.

Enjoy.

1) Alfred Brown, The Flowers Open As If to Praise Their Creator (Buffalo)
2) Damian Valles, Old Quarters (Fenelon Falls, ON)
3) SIGHUP, x87 (Toronto)
4) Claymation, Candlelight Eggs (Troy, NY)
5) Thoughts on Air, Glory Skies (Those Eyes) (Hamilton)
6) M. Mucci, Live at MSAC (Nov. 29, 2012) (Guelph)
7) Mandala Channel, Writhing (Buffalo)
8) Leah Rico, Bëacen (Albany)
9) Andris Balins, Its All Through Us (Oneonta, NY)
10) Shape Shifting Shepherds, Stratified Myriad (Jackson/ Charlton)
11) SlowPitch, People for Dolls (Toronto)
12) Chapels, Teeth (Buffalo)
13) Stone Baby, Leap Into the Void (Rochester)
Bonus Track: Needles Numark, In-Studio Soundscape Mix (Buffalo)

Released by: The Upstate Soundscape 
Release/catalogue number: UpSS01
Release date: Jan 3, 2013

[Archive 07.18.12: World Listening Day Special]

1) Christopher DeLaurenti, “Live at MOMA (Part 1)”
2) Solo Andata, “Carving,” Ritual (Desire Path Recordings)
3) SIGHUP, “City Distance,” City Passage (Feedback Loop)
4) Mandala Channel, “Writhing”
5) Michael Pisaro, “(excerpt),” Fields have Ears (6) (Gravity Wave)
6) Bob Ohrum, “Borderlands” Subliminal Listening (Relaxed Machinery)
7) Tired Wires, “The Archivist” ecorded during the Canada Day long weekend 2012 using mostly found sounds located around a rented lakeside cabin.
8) Martin Backes, “Dron:ing”
9) Claymation, “Down Bubble”
10) Mira Calix, “The Wolf, The Sheep, and the Door,” Skimskitta (Warp)
11) Francisco Lopez & Lawrence English, “Pattern Review by Motion”
12) Steve Heimbecker, “Sunday HSM,” Montreal Sound Matter (Pogus Producations  )
13) Asher, “Any Place Whatever” Audible Geography (Room 40)
14) Marc Behrens, “A Holiday Landscape” Audible Geography (Room 40)
*F. Murray Schafer, “Lecture on Soundscapes in Mexico City” and excerpts from Solitudes: Acoustical Environmental Sound Experiences mixed over tracks 11-14

[Preview 07.18.12: World Listening Day Special]

In honor of World Listening Day, tonight’s show will be dedicated to phonography, field recording, and the music that makes use of pre-recorded sounds of the environment.

We’ll hear recordings from some of the greats including Christopher DeLauranti, Lawrence English, Francisco Lopez, Solo Andata, along with artists with local connections (and equally as great) including Tony Conrad, Michael Pisaro, Claymation, Bob Ohrum, SIGHUP, and Tired Wires.

Show starts at 9pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org

Also, make sure to check out post from the previous two days to get caught up on World Listening Day and our new [Soundmarks] series.


[Archive 01.11.14]

1) SIGHUP, “City Passage,” City Passage (Feedback Loop Label)
2) Chapels, “I Have Tried, Part 1,” I Have Tried (House of Alchemy)
3) Mold Omen, “The Driver/The Mechanic,” Blacktop (cae-sur-a)
4) Bob Ohrum, “For Dan (Excerpt),” All Around Me (Relaxed Machinery)
5)Kyle Bobby Dunn, “Touhy’s Theme,” Ways of Meaning (Desire PAth Recordings)
6) Kyle Bobby Dunn, “In Praise of Tears”
7) throuRoof, “Feathers & Blood,” Feathers & Blood (cae-sur-a)
8) Scott Valkwitch, “In the Red,” From the Deepest Depths of a Bottomless Light (House of Alchemy)
9) All of Them Withces, “Toyotal Recall,” Breathers vs. Drivers
10) All of Them Witches, “That’s a Real Head Scratcher,” Breathers vs. Drivers
11) All of Them Witches, Tocqueville Owes Back Taxes,” Breathers vs. Drivers
12) All of Them Witches, “Party Car,” Breathers vs. Drivers
13) KBD Sonic Collective, “Native”


[Preview 1.11.12: KBDx2, Bob Ohrum, All of Them Witches + more]

Kyle Bobby Dunn

Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape we will continue checking out the releases that we have been reviewing for our [2011 in Review] section. We’ll hear tracks from the reviews of the past week including Chapels, SIGHUP, Bob Ohrum, throuRoof, and Kyle Bobby Dunn.

We’ll also take a listen to a new unreleased track from Kyle Bobby Dunn called “In Praise of Tears.”

We’ve got another week or so of reviews left and we’ll preview some of them including the one for All of Them Witches’ new album Breathers vs. Drivers. The review for Breathers vs. Drivers is scheduled to post tomorrow, while All of Them Witches will also play a show this Saturday at Mohawk Place.

Also going to preview the show going down at The Vault this Friday with the KBD Sonic Cooperative  (no connection to Kyle Bobby Dunn), ChinaUFO, Malaria Control, Fluxmonkey, and Jason Zeh.For those of you planning on attending this show, make sure you head down to Merge afterward for Freeform Fridays with me and the Vinyl Retentives.  All vinyl, no cover, and cheap PBR tallboys. Should be a good way to close out the night.

The Upstate Soundscape starts at 10pm on 91.3 FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.

 


[2011 in Review: SIGHUP, ‘City Passage’]

SIGHUP, 'City Passage' (Feedback Loop)

For more than a decade, Toronto-based artist Steve Hamann has been crafting sound under the guise of SIGHUP, a project where Hamann combines his ambient/drone compositions with a wide array of personal field recordings.  His latest release, under the Feedback Loop Label, is City Passage a meditative 3-track, 20-minute journey through Toronto’s urban soundscape.

Hamann explains that the concept of City Passage was inspired by “the daily routine of slowly passing through a city, a meditation on both listening to and ignoring the metropolitan experience.” Close listening seems to reveal Hamann traversing through industrial areas of the city due to the slow-moving, low-pitched mechanical sounds that are looped over churning metallic synth drones.

With the explosion of the Greater Toronto Area, along with the overhaul of its densely populated urban core, one wonders if this industrial-feeling rumination by Hamann is almost an attempt to capture a soundscape that is quickly fading (or perhaps faded) in the post-industrial world. After all, Toronto’s identity as an industrial center has long given way to that of a financial capital. But with that transition has come an explosion of construction as the financial sector has fueled a building boom, mainly in towering condos. It is impossible not to be overwhelmed by these high-rent waterfront citadels as one drives north on the Gardiner Expressway into the heart of this thriving metropolis.

So perhaps City Passage is a subtle commentary on this ramping up of construction, and perhaps the voice of what sounds like a young child in the title track “City Passage” symbolizes a sort of new urbanism in its infancy. Whatever it symbolizes, this looped recording is clearly the centerpiece of the album, as it is the most singular sound, as if the artists was building up to it all along.

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Review by Jamie Moore