Asva and Philippe Petit on Basses Frequences !

What an honour to announce the release of the forthcoming Asva and Philipe Petit release on my own little label ! The even more surprising info is that I’ll do both at once, since it’ll be a collaboration release ! It is called “Empires should burn…” and will be released on CD and LP, both formats co-released with my brother in arms Small Doses.

Philippe Petit and G. Stuart Dahlquist first came together when Petit’s Strings of Consciousness project opened for ASVA in Paris. The two quickly discovered a profound likemindedness and decided to combine their creative forces and see where that could take them. The pair, each with their own unique and seemingly infinite brand of creativity, formed a unique partnership. However, as Philippe and ASVA both have a long history of interesting collaborations, they decided to bring some guest vocalists to the project. Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Jarboe (Swans), and Bryan Lewis Saunders all lent their voices to this album. After a few months of dialogue and collaboration, “Empires Should Burn” was completed and ready to be released into the world.

G. STUART DAHLQUIST formed ASVA in 2003 in the wake of the demise of Burning Witch. Always finding new direction and incorporating a variety of influences stemming from his drone/rock roots to tintinnabuli, plain chant, pop, noise, books, art, and a long life of unstability and mayhem DAHLQUIST constantly reinvents ASVA, bringing in new collaborators, new techniques, and new instrumentation for each project. Members have included Brad Mowen (Burning Witch), Jessika Kenney, Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3), Toby Driver (Kayo Dot, Secret Chiefs 3), Greg Gilmore (Mother Love Bone) and a host of others. DAHLQUIST is well known as a bassist, recording and touring with SUNNO)), Burning Witch, Goatsnake, Loaded (w/Duff McKagen), the afore mentioned Asva, and his noise rock project Brokaw. His current focus includes honing his skills as a pseudo-liturgical organist and composing for film and dance, most recently scoring ‘Sunyata’ (prize winner at the Kodak/Eastman US Independent Film Festival) and ‘Sky Burial’ a ballet for film which will debut at the upcoming Australian Independent Film Festival, Spring 2012. His past work has been included in the major studio films ‘Contact’ and ‘First Kid’, as well as numerous television productions. His recorded work can be found on the Southern Lord, Web Of Mimicry, Important Records, Southern Records, Daymare, Virgin Records, and Sony imprints.

PHILIPPE PETIT is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he’d rather be introduced as a “musical travel agent” than a composer. PETIT uses an Electric Psalterion, Hackbrett Cymbalum, Guitars + computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine he likes to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, PETIT has celebrated his 29th year of sharing his musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp. PETIT has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Cindytalk or Faust onstage, and also recording with: Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Foetus, Edward Ka-Spel, Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, Simon Fisher Turner, and many more… He is also the founder of Strings Of Consciousness collective.

We agreed on this release last october, it took some time to finish it off and it was hard to keep this secret ! But this will finally be available early this summer. There will be preorders available soon (CD digisleeve edition of 1000 and LP in an edition of 500, 180gr black vinyl). Stay tuned !


~ by bassesfrequences on June 1, 2012.

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