Subtle_ Kollektiv_

subtle, a. 1. Of fine or delicate texture or composition. Obs. exc. arch. 2. Of immaterial things: Not easily grasped, understood, or perceived; intricate, abstruse. 3. Of craftsmen, etc.: Skilful, clever, expert, dexterous. (Const. of.) arch. 4. Of things: Characterized by cleverness or ingenuity in conception or execution; cleverly designed or executed, artfully contrived. Obs. 5. Of persons, their faculties, actions: Characterized by penetration, acumen, or discrimination. 6. Working imperceptibly or secretly, insidious.

Rn4-09 by Aoki Takamasa (2009) looks like a good entrance after a 5-month break, don’t you agree?

Oh, yes, we are back … 

Just look at this fantastic poster. And by the way, if you are around Cambridge MA, come hear what’s on the poster … this Thursday.

Just look at this fantastic poster. And by the way, if you are around Cambridge MA, come hear what’s on the poster … this Thursday.

LIGHT by Ekincan Sener (2014)

(Source: vimeo.com)

Musicless Musicvideo / THE PRODIGY - firestarter. by Mario Wienerroither

The Prodigy’s video for seminal ’90s dance hit Firestarter was always unsettling. But remove the music, replace the siren-like samples, and strip away the cycling bass loop, and you’re left with something even weirder.

(found via The Verge)

Book Machine project with OneStarr Press at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013). By Mika Tajima:

The Book Machine project deals with production after writing — post script. These are the immaterial activities that follow the labor of writing: design, communication, discourse, and knowledge production. What is materialized from these labors is a book presented in a physical structure all shaping the encounter with the contents of the publication.

See (and read) more here.

Book Machine project with OneStarr Press at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013). By Mika Tajima:

The Book Machine project deals with production after writing — post script. These are the immaterial activities that follow the labor of writing: design, communication, discourse, and knowledge production. What is materialized from these labors is a book presented in a physical structure all shaping the encounter with the contents of the publication.

See (and read) more here.

Kaoru Abe | Solo Alto Saxophone | Winter 1972 | Originally released as bootleg LP in 1974 | PSF Records | 2004

The toast or terror of the 1970s Tokyo jazz underground, depending who you ask.

Yoko Ono

—Mum's only looking for her hand in the snow

Mum’s only looking for her hand in the snow… by Yoko Ono. 

John Cage 7 Compositions for Piano @ 2 (Remix) by navasse. A mashup of John Cage compositions:


Music for Piano 20: 2:33 
Music for Piano 85: 2:16 
Totem Ancestor: 2:20 
A Room: 2:26 
Tossed as it is Untroubled: 2:31 
Tripple Paced: 2:25 
The Unavailable Memory of: 2:22

This is part of a series of remixes of John Cage piano compositions, performed by Steffen Schleiermacher. Listen to the rest at the Remix Theory.

New Humans

—E.E.E.E

E.E.E.E. from New Humans. 

Formed in 2003, New York-based New Humans make collaborative works at the intersection of sound, installation, and performance actions.

E.E.E.E. is from their self-titled 2005 release (mp3 via Ubuweb):

On New Human’s new self-titled CD, the minimalist impulse is harnessed across disparate lines to create raw and improbable compositions, rendering an almost visual experience to listening. Unraveled, deconstructed and repurposed: sonic passages and genre motifs are treated as block and geometric progressions of sound, noise and rhythm. From the systematic meltdown of Sabbath-like doom riffage to the relentless super deformation of Riley and Branca’s legacy, each track builds and clear cuts at the same time - documenting a body of performances and installation projects by the New Humans in the past two years.

Listen to their several albums and releases at UbuWeb Sound (where else?)

Memory (2013).

Directed by Changyeb HAN

Lighting, Production - Ekincan ŞENER

Camel (live) by This Way Children.

yes, we posted this a while ago. But, it is only appropriate when talking about minimalism, twelve tone, and electronic music.