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Ariadne Randall // Her Water Dream / Image of a Blue Thumbs-Up TAPE

Ariadne Randall // Her Water Dream / Image of a Blue Thumbs-Up TAPE

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This is a cassette released in May 2024 by Ariadne Randall, a transgender modular player from New York, USA, in a limited run of 5 copies by Sydney, Australia-based ambient label Oxtail Records.

Contains 7 experimental ambient/ambient drone tracks using modular and sound poetry, 60 minutes in length. DL code included. 

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Oxtail Recordings releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. C60 cassette in norelco case. 

tracklist:

1. [h2.1] her water dream 09:52
2. [h2.2] grandother hallowhall 07:14
3. [h2.3] On that last shore 13:06
4. [h1.1] blunted (dover beach) 06:48
5. [h1.2] blue (da ba dee) 07:32
6. [h1.3] dark way bird path open hand 06:35
7. [h1.4] as horizon 07:45

Artist statement by Ariadne Randall:

"In two times of crisis – before coming out as a woman, and in the late days of a dark American presidency – I turned to improvisation as a funnel for the unknown. I looked for what I couldn't imagine when the possibility of imagining seemed differently slim. This double EP came from this longing. Moments blur: I held young women weeping in the streets one election night, crying out, what will I tell my daughters; and I held in turn when the self I had known fractured, showing an unfamiliar light beneath my skin. In these songs I kept the rawness of invention because that rawness felt human: the craquelure of becoming anyone, perhaps.

"Electronics were my post-human companions and counterparts in this search. They offered me another body, another rhythm to sing with. In "Her Water Dream," a small modular synthesizer emulating mid-century electronic music studios gave me tactile roads. In "Image of a Blue Thumbs-Up," my laptop was a mirror, always recording, layering. In both records, my poetry and spontaneous texts are shaped form and scale.

"I hope this debut record under my chosen name moves something in you too; like a transition, perhaps, it's the beginning of a path, not an end."

Artist: Ariadne Randall

Label: Oxtail Recordings

CAT No: OXTAILO67

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This is a cassette released in May 2024 by Ariadne Randall, a transgender modular player from New York, USA, in a limited run of 5 copies by Sydney, Australia-based ambient label Oxtail Records.

Contains 7 experimental ambient/ambient drone tracks using modular and sound poetry, 60 minutes in length. DL code included. 

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Oxtail Recordings releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. C60 cassette in norelco case. 

tracklist:

1. [h2.1] her water dream 09:52
2. [h2.2] grandother hallowhall 07:14
3. [h2.3] On that last shore 13:06
4. [h1.1] blunted (dover beach) 06:48
5. [h1.2] blue (da ba dee) 07:32
6. [h1.3] dark way bird path open hand 06:35
7. [h1.4] as horizon 07:45

Artist statement by Ariadne Randall:

"In two times of crisis – before coming out as a woman, and in the late days of a dark American presidency – I turned to improvisation as a funnel for the unknown. I looked for what I couldn't imagine when the possibility of imagining seemed differently slim. This double EP came from this longing. Moments blur: I held young women weeping in the streets one election night, crying out, what will I tell my daughters; and I held in turn when the self I had known fractured, showing an unfamiliar light beneath my skin. In these songs I kept the rawness of invention because that rawness felt human: the craquelure of becoming anyone, perhaps.

"Electronics were my post-human companions and counterparts in this search. They offered me another body, another rhythm to sing with. In "Her Water Dream," a small modular synthesizer emulating mid-century electronic music studios gave me tactile roads. In "Image of a Blue Thumbs-Up," my laptop was a mirror, always recording, layering. In both records, my poetry and spontaneous texts are shaped form and scale.

"I hope this debut record under my chosen name moves something in you too; like a transition, perhaps, it's the beginning of a path, not an end."

Artist: Ariadne Randall

Label: Oxtail Recordings

CAT No: OXTAILO67