Just as Marc Baron’s widely lauded 2014 CD “Hidden Tapes” marked a turn from saxophone improvisation to an embrace of what the Potlatch label referred to as “music for speakers” or “sound diffusion,” Carnets is not only another leap forward, but could easily be considered Marc Baron’s masterpiece.
This record is the analog debut for Marc Baron, and his hand-constructed audio works sound completely alive on this vinyl pressing mastered by Jason Lescalleet. Each slab of 150-gram vinyl comes in a special black poly-lined dust sleeve inside a 300-gsm white-on-white art board, all lovingly protected by a polyvinyl bag. The front cover bears a striking photograph of a sculpture by French artist Loïc Blairon,”Untitled, wood and plaster, 22x22x7cm, 2015″.
The Glisten Examples Bandcamp store has two limited edition versions of this album available. The first option is an edition of 70 copies pressed on clear vinyl here.
The second option is the Artist Edition, and it includes the same clear vinyl pressing along with a high quality print of Loïc Blairon’s sculpture, numbered in an edition of 30 copies and signed by Loïc Blairon and Marc Baron, printed in a dimension of 20 cm x 15 cm on 308 gram 100% cotton Hahnemühle Fine Art Rag stock and protected in crystal archive paper.
The November installment of THIS IS WHAT I DO can be streamed, downloaded, or purchased as a CD at the Glistening Examples Bandcamp page. This series will continue monthly, as we are now preparing to publish VOLUME FOUR with an expected publishing date of December 16, 2014.
In January 2015 we will be offering a subscription program, starting with VOLUME FIVE. Glistening listeners will have the option of pre-ordering all 12 volumes of the 2015 series for $160 including shipping. Annual subscribers will be receiving 12 CD’s for the price of 10, and they will automatically receive each disc every month without the need to order from the site monthly. Annual subscribers will also be the first to receive information about upcoming limited edition releases before they are publicly announced.
THIS IS WHAT I DO – DOMESTIC SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
With the high cost of international shipping, we also designed a subscription offer for international customers. Glistening Examples will ship quarterly installments of 3 CD’s each for a total cost of $200 including shipping. This offer is almost $90 less expensive than ordering and shipping each of the 12 CD’s monthly.
THIS IS WHAT I DO – INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
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I hope you’ll enjoy the planned monthly installments to the THIS IS WHAT I DO series.
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C Spencer Yeh’s contribution to the TROPHY TAPE project is an excellent MTV-inspired video for “Beauty Is A Bowtie (HTDW)” from SONGS ABOUT NOTHING on Erstwhile Records.
This video, along with 12 other great clips from 12 more great artists is now available on DVD from Glistening Examples here:
The Beauty of Independent Music – Aaron Dilloway [Oberlin, OH]
Old Theme – Ellen Frances [New York, NY]
Tarnished Copper (Copper Will Never Be Gold) – Annie Feldmeier Adams [Chicago, IL]
The Loop – Justin Meyers [Minneapolis, MN]
Euphoric Sting – Antony Milton [Wellington, New Zealand]
Beauty Is A Bowtie (HTDW) – C Spencer Yeh [New York, NY]
The Power of Pussy – Olivia Block [Chicago, IL]
Escargot – Adel Souto [New York, NY]
In the Morning – Neil Young Cloaca [Turners Falls, MA]
Friday Night in a Catholic Home – Todd Deal [Worcester, MA]
10 Amp Waves – Jubal Brown [Toronto, ON]
I Killed Another Day – Heidi Alasuvanto [Oulu, Finland]
In Through The Out Door & Another Whore – Robert Beatty [Lexington, KY]
The limited edition colored vinyl copies of Robert Beatty’s “Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata” are sold out. Friends and fans were kind enough to submit photos of their copies, since the patterns of each individual record was unique. If you’re curious, you can view examples on the label’s Facebook page.
Standard black vinyl pressings and CD copies are still available here.
Many thanks to everyone for being so supportive of this very special document!
These records look almost as amazing as they sound.
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