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Green-House // A Host for All Kinds of Life LP / TAPE

Green-House // A Host for All Kinds of Life LP / TAPE

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This is an album released by the American LA ambient duo Green-House from LA's all-genre label Leaving Records in October 2023.

Contains 10 gentle post-new age synth ambient songs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

In an age of widespread chaos caused by anthropogenic climate change, ``solastalgia'' (the longing and suffering experienced by individuals in response to environmental change/deterioration) has emerged as a convenient, semi-fashionable concept.But for many of us, there is a problem, a trap, an indescribable emptiness at the heart of this concept/premise.Especially for lifelong city dwellers who have become estranged from nature and yet understand the seriousness and complexity of the problem.How do we grieve?Founded by Olive Ardizzoni and now officially a duo project with long-time collaborator and close friend Michael Flanagan, Green-House is perhaps indirectly known for its exploratory, non-dogmatic nature. We are trying to address this gap in understanding in a new way.

Released in 2020, Green-House's debut EP, Six Songs for Invisible Gardens, coincides with the depths of the Covid-19 "lockdown" and responds to the human and plant worries prevalent especially in non-rural areas. It was something.The cassette release packaging famously included wildflower seeds for listeners to sow.This gesture is proof of Ardizzoni's sincere and serious beliefs. Refining the formula that made Six Songs a cult eco-ambient hit, Music for Living Space is Green-House's first full-length LP in 2021. The LP A Host For All Kinds of Life, released on October 2023, 10 on Leaving Records, is the third in the series, and its titles all revolve around the word "for."

Just think of the LP's title and Flanagan's kaleidoscopic, fractal cover art.What if a song that looks soft at first glance is actually edgy?What if an easy, meditative pleasure could fundamentally change the way we think?Our very role as secular subjects?A Host For All Kinds of Life builds on the work of Lynn Margulis and our burgeoning understanding of the evolutionary role of biological mutualism (bonds between species that benefit both species). is a song suite with a deep-rooted, political basis.The golden tone of the record's ninth and penultimate track, "Everything is Okay" (which, by the way, ends with the only human voice on the release, a sweet message left for Ardizzoni by his mother). Check out the melodic arabesques reminiscent of the 9s.

Green-House's very existence boils down to a conscious decision not only to choose joy as an act of rebellion, but to find that joy in any plant life in our immediate environment.In this sense, all of Green-House's releases (particularly A Host for All Kinds of Life) embody a radicalism that casual or first-time listeners may not understand.It takes courage to choose, model, and express joy in a sick world. A Host For all Kinds of Life invites listeners to slow down, listen to the more-than-human world around them, and gather courage and joy in light of the uncertainties that lie ahead. prompt. "

   

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Leaving Records / Stones Throw releases available at Tobira. 

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Available as 12" black vinyl or cassette. Ask us for digital files.

Tracklist:

1. Coquina 04:47
2. Lichen Maps 03:20
3. Desire Path 04:03
4. Castle Song 02:53
5. Far More Other 03:14
6. Luna Clipper 03:41
7. Ferndell Shade 03:53
8. A Host for All Kinds of Life 03:59
9. Everything is okay 04:40
10.  Many Years Later 02:45

Leaving Records:

" In an era of rampant, man-made climate chaos, “solastalgia” (the longing and distress experienced by individuals as a response to environmental change/degradation) has emerged as a useful, semi-viral concept — a catch-all term for the pervasive sense that the world as we know it is far from well, and only growing less so. But, for many of us, a problem, a trap, an ineffable hollowness, exists at the very crux of this concept/premise: how can we mourn (or even sense the loss of) that which we have never known? Especially for lifelong urbanites estranged from nature, who nevertheless grasp the severity and complexity of the problem—how might they remember? How might they mourn? Perhaps indirectly—that is to say, in an exploratory and non-dogmatic fashion—Green-House, a project born by Olive Ardizoni and now officially a duo project featuring long-time collaborators and confidant, Michael Flanagan, seeks to address this gap in understanding.

Six Songs for Invisible Gardens, the debut Green-House EP whose 2020 release coincided with the depths of Covid-19 “lockdown,” responded to the rampant heartsickness of human and plant life, especially in non-rural areas. The packaging of the cassette release famously included wildflower seeds for the listener to scatter. This gesture (at once simple and daring, especially when one considers the logistical element) exists as testament to the sincerity and seriousness of Ardizoni's convictions. Music for Living Spaces, the first full-length Green-House LP, followed in 2021— a refinement of the formula that enshrined Six Songs as a cult, eco-ambient hit. Out October 13, 2023 on Leaving Records, they have returned with the LP A Host For All Kinds of Life, a third entry in a series of releases whose titles have incidentally all revolved around the “for” construction: an unofficial canon of offerings, or maybe rather as instructions to how the music contained therein might, could, and should operate in/on the listener's life and “living space(s).”

Decidedly the most expansive Green-House release — one need only consider the LP's title and the kaleidoscopic, fractal cover art designed by Flanagan—A Host For All Kinds of Life troubles the very notion of “ambient music,” a category with whom Green- House has always existed in some degree of tension. What if a song's seeming softness constitutes its biting edge? What if easeful, contemplative pleasure can radically alter our mindset? Our very role as worldly subjects? Drawing on the works of Lynn Margulis and our burgeoning understanding of the evolutionary role of biological mutualism (associations between species in which both species benefit), A Host For All Kinds of Life is a deeply entrenched and politically grounded song suite. And there are indeed discrete songs here, with defined structure, momentum, and sway; see the gilded, sixties-evoking melodic arabesque of the record's ninth and penultimate track, “Everything is Okay” (which incidentally ends with the release's only human voice—a tender message left for Ardizoni by their mother).

In conversation, Ardizoni speaks often of the centrality of joy—that Green-House's very existence can be traced to a conscious decision they made to not only choose joy as an act of rebellion, but to find that joy in whatever plant life they could access in their immediate environment. In this sense, all of Green-House's releases (and A Host for All Kinds of Life especially) embody a radicality that may elude the casual or first-time listener. To choose, model, and express joy in an ailing world requires courage, a courage that must be jealously guarded and constantly replenished. A Host For all Kinds of Life encourages the listener to slow down, take stock, tune in to the more-than-human world around them, and gather their courage and joy in light of the uncertainty to come.
 
"

Artist: Green-House

Label: Leaving Records

Cat. Number: LR248LP

This is an album released by the American LA ambient duo Green-House from LA's all-genre label Leaving Records in October 2023.

Contains 10 gentle post-new age synth ambient songs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

In an age of widespread chaos caused by anthropogenic climate change, ``solastalgia'' (the longing and suffering experienced by individuals in response to environmental change/deterioration) has emerged as a convenient, semi-fashionable concept.But for many of us, there is a problem, a trap, an indescribable emptiness at the heart of this concept/premise.Especially for lifelong city dwellers who have become estranged from nature and yet understand the seriousness and complexity of the problem.How do we grieve?Founded by Olive Ardizzoni and now officially a duo project with long-time collaborator and close friend Michael Flanagan, Green-House is perhaps indirectly known for its exploratory, non-dogmatic nature. We are trying to address this gap in understanding in a new way.

Released in 2020, Green-House's debut EP, Six Songs for Invisible Gardens, coincides with the depths of the Covid-19 "lockdown" and responds to the human and plant worries prevalent especially in non-rural areas. It was something.The cassette release packaging famously included wildflower seeds for listeners to sow.This gesture is proof of Ardizzoni's sincere and serious beliefs. Refining the formula that made Six Songs a cult eco-ambient hit, Music for Living Space is Green-House's first full-length LP in 2021. The LP A Host For All Kinds of Life, released on October 2023, 10 on Leaving Records, is the third in the series, and its titles all revolve around the word "for."

Just think of the LP's title and Flanagan's kaleidoscopic, fractal cover art.What if a song that looks soft at first glance is actually edgy?What if an easy, meditative pleasure could fundamentally change the way we think?Our very role as secular subjects?A Host For All Kinds of Life builds on the work of Lynn Margulis and our burgeoning understanding of the evolutionary role of biological mutualism (bonds between species that benefit both species). is a song suite with a deep-rooted, political basis.The golden tone of the record's ninth and penultimate track, "Everything is Okay" (which, by the way, ends with the only human voice on the release, a sweet message left for Ardizzoni by his mother). Check out the melodic arabesques reminiscent of the 9s.

Green-House's very existence boils down to a conscious decision not only to choose joy as an act of rebellion, but to find that joy in any plant life in our immediate environment.In this sense, all of Green-House's releases (particularly A Host for All Kinds of Life) embody a radicalism that casual or first-time listeners may not understand.It takes courage to choose, model, and express joy in a sick world. A Host For all Kinds of Life invites listeners to slow down, listen to the more-than-human world around them, and gather courage and joy in light of the uncertainties that lie ahead. prompt. "

   

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Leaving Records / Stones Throw releases available at Tobira. 

------------------------

Available as 12" black vinyl or cassette. Ask us for digital files.

Tracklist:

1. Coquina 04:47
2. Lichen Maps 03:20
3. Desire Path 04:03
4. Castle Song 02:53
5. Far More Other 03:14
6. Luna Clipper 03:41
7. Ferndell Shade 03:53
8. A Host for All Kinds of Life 03:59
9. Everything is okay 04:40
10.  Many Years Later 02:45

Leaving Records:

" In an era of rampant, man-made climate chaos, “solastalgia” (the longing and distress experienced by individuals as a response to environmental change/degradation) has emerged as a useful, semi-viral concept — a catch-all term for the pervasive sense that the world as we know it is far from well, and only growing less so. But, for many of us, a problem, a trap, an ineffable hollowness, exists at the very crux of this concept/premise: how can we mourn (or even sense the loss of) that which we have never known? Especially for lifelong urbanites estranged from nature, who nevertheless grasp the severity and complexity of the problem—how might they remember? How might they mourn? Perhaps indirectly—that is to say, in an exploratory and non-dogmatic fashion—Green-House, a project born by Olive Ardizoni and now officially a duo project featuring long-time collaborators and confidant, Michael Flanagan, seeks to address this gap in understanding.

Six Songs for Invisible Gardens, the debut Green-House EP whose 2020 release coincided with the depths of Covid-19 “lockdown,” responded to the rampant heartsickness of human and plant life, especially in non-rural areas. The packaging of the cassette release famously included wildflower seeds for the listener to scatter. This gesture (at once simple and daring, especially when one considers the logistical element) exists as testament to the sincerity and seriousness of Ardizoni's convictions. Music for Living Spaces, the first full-length Green-House LP, followed in 2021— a refinement of the formula that enshrined Six Songs as a cult, eco-ambient hit. Out October 13, 2023 on Leaving Records, they have returned with the LP A Host For All Kinds of Life, a third entry in a series of releases whose titles have incidentally all revolved around the “for” construction: an unofficial canon of offerings, or maybe rather as instructions to how the music contained therein might, could, and should operate in/on the listener's life and “living space(s).”

Decidedly the most expansive Green-House release — one need only consider the LP's title and the kaleidoscopic, fractal cover art designed by Flanagan—A Host For All Kinds of Life troubles the very notion of “ambient music,” a category with whom Green- House has always existed in some degree of tension. What if a song's seeming softness constitutes its biting edge? What if easeful, contemplative pleasure can radically alter our mindset? Our very role as worldly subjects? Drawing on the works of Lynn Margulis and our burgeoning understanding of the evolutionary role of biological mutualism (associations between species in which both species benefit), A Host For All Kinds of Life is a deeply entrenched and politically grounded song suite. And there are indeed discrete songs here, with defined structure, momentum, and sway; see the gilded, sixties-evoking melodic arabesque of the record's ninth and penultimate track, “Everything is Okay” (which incidentally ends with the release's only human voice—a tender message left for Ardizoni by their mother).

In conversation, Ardizoni speaks often of the centrality of joy—that Green-House's very existence can be traced to a conscious decision they made to not only choose joy as an act of rebellion, but to find that joy in whatever plant life they could access in their immediate environment. In this sense, all of Green-House's releases (and A Host for All Kinds of Life especially) embody a radicality that may elude the casual or first-time listener. To choose, model, and express joy in an ailing world requires courage, a courage that must be jealously guarded and constantly replenished. A Host For all Kinds of Life encourages the listener to slow down, take stock, tune in to the more-than-human world around them, and gather their courage and joy in light of the uncertainty to come.
 
"

Artist: Green-House

Label: Leaving Records

Cat. Number: LR248LP