A YEAR (2019 edtn.)

…and what a difference it makes.

Well better get a year’s subscription’s worth of news in.

Please investigate at your leisure.

Constant Light have finally released our second album. See the video for the first single above, stream/purchase the album below!

New Automating finally dropped, and a couple of nice mentions in The Wire.

June (!?) update

Oh dear, after a fantastic string of updates (2 in a week!) last year it looks like there's only been an update biannually. Hopefully you can take some time out to investigate the following:-

A co-release with Iceage Productions (https://iceageproductions.bandcamp.com/album/shadowboxing) featuring Milica Stefanovic. Bass and sampler, all live, no overdubs!

contact via email to book shows

Lightbox Sky is the new release by Automating. Only one copy, gone. Digital available.

Automating show at the Darwin Fringe Festival on 11 July: https://www.facebook.com/events/174855173153210/

The new Automating album is finished, please get in contact if you want to assist in releasing it.

Constant Light start mixing our second album, a scant erm, seven years after the debut. There were also a couple of live shows  earlier this year (as seen above). As before, get in contact if you'd interested in assisting the release, or would like to book a show from mid-July

Automating - Einstellung Zwei

New release, available in archival cassette:

Thanks to Peter ( http://programs.edgeradio.org.au/sonography/2018-01-17 ), Ian ( https://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/72581 ), and Paul ( https://pbsfm.org.au/node/72629 ) for the early love on their respective radio shows!

New Music November / December



New music!

First up, Constant Light have a free download of this

which   you   may   remember   from   previous   instances

and there is a new automating drone release


Review of Repressured by Vital Weekly

well received...

AUTOMATING - REPRESSURED (cassette by Patient Sounds)
Work by Australia's Automating has been well received here (see Vital Weekly 930, 862, 843 and 841) and here Sasha Margolis offers a rather short tape of two new pieces of music. Loops seem to be the primary interesting here, still, which sound as rusty as they could be. Or should be rustic? While 'Cloud Burst' is more electronic, 'Third Eye' seems to have more recordings from the farmland, with the sound of water running down pipes and a shifting microphone. Mistakes are left in. Sometimes things swell up to with processed sounds, all dark, all ambient, and what I noted before seems still valid here: Automating owes to the music of The Hafler Trio, but surely has more to say. Again, on 'Third Eye', it slowly develops into a musical song of sorts, with a decaying rhythm and a surprisingly musical ending. 'Cloud Burst' starts out with shorter, Reichean looped sounds, which, as the piece evolves, slow down and space out, before entirely disappearing and just some sounds stick around, humming on end, making vague orchestral gestures. Twenty-some minutes of more great music! Another excellent Automating release. (FdW)

Get it here! (in the states) ... or HERE from Australia <-- There's also a free download on this one

New music, for FREE

First of all, the official THEME for this years World Cup:

Secondly, the wonder 'Vexed Axis' series of compilations has a new new one out, and both Constant Light and Automating are on it!

Lastly, the Electric Sounds remix of 'Third Eye' from the Repressured cassette is a free download also

Have at it!

Automating - Repressured

New cassette release out on Patient Sounds label from Fort Collins!

PS057 - Automating - Repressured

Hailing from Australia, Sasha Margolis creates mixed media sound collage and ambient compositions as Automating. On “Repressured” we find Margolis entering a slow motion shambolic ambient haze. Clustered tones, textures and swells, rolling piano lines, ebbing across the brain frequency. These two pieces typify the kind of delicate gusto we find appealing in brain music.

edt 50 / black c22 / b&w jcard & labels
— http://www.patient-sounds.com/#!ps057---automating---repressured/c1869

Review of Bereitschaftspotential by Vital Weekly

Some nice words here...

Sasha Margolis hails from Melbourne, Australia and offers here a highly limited 3"CDR (edition of 25 copies) of 'studio created binaural soundscapes and archaic tape based drones. Field recordings, found sound, tape manipulation, noise and effects units', which perhaps sums it all up, already. We reviewed some previous works (Vital Weekly 841, 843 and 862) and I still have not much more information than just this, so let's go straight the music, which lasts exactly twenty-one minutes, and goes from noise 'n rhythm to drone to medium sized noise walls. And one point the sound goes down a bit, and overall this quite a diverse piece of music, moving in a dynamic way from medium low to a harsh ending. It has perhaps something that one could identify as 'retro sounding': the (perhaps) low resolution samples of the casio SK-5 maybe, topped with some fine sound effects and somewhere in the end stages of the piece a meandering desolated melody. This piece is made with some great care and consideration. Someone who knows what works and what not. I wouldn't have minded some more music by Automating, whose previous releases already gave me much pleasure. (FdW)

Listen to an excerpt in the podcast below before it disappears, or click on this to stream/download/buy the whole thing from Iceage Productions

Source: http://www.vitalweekly.net/930.html

Walk That Sound von Lukatoyboy (Ursendung) - Radio Broadcast

A rather excellent part of the recent CTM Festival in Berlin was the Walk That Sound installation by Lukatoyboy which I was fortunate enough to be a part of. You can hear a special radio edit at 23.05 GMT 13/02/2014 (00.05 CET 14/02/2014) here on Deutschlandradiokultur.

More information: http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/walk-that-sound.1022.de.html?dram:article_id=267004

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421411948...