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Steve Roden ‎// OTR And UTR 7"

Steve Roden ‎// OTR And UTR 7"

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LA-based experimental musician Steve Roden will launch an experimental label in the same country in 2021.100" released from Anomalous with a limited edition of 7 copies.

Includes two sound collages developed only with the first and last sounds of the vinyl record of the dimensions "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" inherited from my mother.It is a collage jacket specification that is different one by one.Below is an explanation by the author.

A few years ago, my mother gave me a stack of Chuck Berry, Platters, and other donut discs that I loved as a kid.When I started listening to the records, I was excited not only by the music, but also by the surface scratches from her mother's repeated listening over the years. The source of UTR and OTR is the recording of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by the dimensions.youWhat you're hearing is the processed sound of surface noise at the beginning and end of the record, the first and last notes of the song.The experience of listening to records is not only a temporal experience, but also a physical one.When you first drop the needle on the record and pick it up at the end, it's kind of a performance.In this work, I wanted to explore unintended sounds and emphasize the 'before song' and 'after song'.Every time a record is played, it gets new creases, scratches, scuffs, chips, and dirt.So here I wanted to highlight the unintended sounds caused by handling, to get away from perfect plywood.Listening to the sound of a needle trapped in the last groove of my mother's record, I wondered if I was hearing the same thing that my mother heard 10 years before I was born.I imagine my mom falling asleep to her favorite tunes when the record keeps making nothing but clicks.My mother is asleep in a dark bedroom listening to the sound of a needle getting stuck in a groove.As she sleeps, her mother's ears absorb the clicks of minimalism like a lullaby.

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Tracklist:

1. OTR
2. UTRs

Edition of 157 copies. 7" presented in unique hand made collages on every cover.

Artist statement by Steve Roden:

"a few years ago, my mother gave me a small stack of 45s of some of her favorite songs as a kid; chuck berry, the platters, and others. when i began to listen to the records, i was not only excited about the music, but the surface-scuffs from my mother's repeated listening over the years of wear and tear. the source for utr and otr is a recording of 'somewhere over the rainbow' by the dimensions. surface noise at the beginning and end of the record - the first and last notes of the song. the experience of listening to a vinyl record is not only a durational experience, but a physical experience. when the needle is dropped upon the record at the beginning and picking it up at the end, it is a kind of performance. in this piece, i wanted to explore the unintentional sounds - to emphasize the 'before-song' and the 'after-song'. to a 45, when the needle becomes trapped in the repetitive rhythm that is born of a locked groove, these clicks become a process of disintegration. the constant clicks offer a kind of lullaby like the aging process of a human being's body and skin as it changes. every time a piece of vinyl is played, new wrinkles, scars, scratches, scrapes, chips, and detritus are created and so here, i wanted to highlight the unintentional soundings caused by handling, to move away from the perfect veneer. more a record is handled, the more the music is transformed to an entirely different atmosphere - where disturbances and interruptions can overwhelm a song. listening to the sound of a needle trapped within the final groove of one of my mother's records, i think i must be hearing the exact thing she heard while listening to the same object possibly 10 years before i was born. as the record continues to offer the clicks and nothing else, i imagine my mother falling asleep to one of her favorite songs. darkened bedroom, she sleeps to the after-sound of the needle stuck in a groove. as she sleeps, her ears absorb the minimalist rhythmic click, like a lullaby - and as the needle endlessly circles the outer realm of the record label clicking until morning ..."

Artist: Steve Roden

Label: Anomalous

LA-based experimental musician Steve Roden will launch an experimental label in the same country in 2021.100" released from Anomalous with a limited edition of 7 copies.

Includes two sound collages developed only with the first and last sounds of the vinyl record of the dimensions "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" inherited from my mother.It is a collage jacket specification that is different one by one.Below is an explanation by the author.

A few years ago, my mother gave me a stack of Chuck Berry, Platters, and other donut discs that I loved as a kid.When I started listening to the records, I was excited not only by the music, but also by the surface scratches from her mother's repeated listening over the years. The source of UTR and OTR is the recording of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by the dimensions.youWhat you're hearing is the processed sound of surface noise at the beginning and end of the record, the first and last notes of the song.The experience of listening to records is not only a temporal experience, but also a physical one.When you first drop the needle on the record and pick it up at the end, it's kind of a performance.In this work, I wanted to explore unintended sounds and emphasize the 'before song' and 'after song'.Every time a record is played, it gets new creases, scratches, scuffs, chips, and dirt.So here I wanted to highlight the unintended sounds caused by handling, to get away from perfect plywood.Listening to the sound of a needle trapped in the last groove of my mother's record, I wondered if I was hearing the same thing that my mother heard 10 years before I was born.I imagine my mom falling asleep to her favorite tunes when the record keeps making nothing but clicks.My mother is asleep in a dark bedroom listening to the sound of a needle getting stuck in a groove.As she sleeps, her mother's ears absorb the clicks of minimalism like a lullaby.

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Tracklist:

1. OTR
2. UTRs

Edition of 157 copies. 7" presented in unique hand made collages on every cover.

Artist statement by Steve Roden:

"a few years ago, my mother gave me a small stack of 45s of some of her favorite songs as a kid; chuck berry, the platters, and others. when i began to listen to the records, i was not only excited about the music, but the surface-scuffs from my mother's repeated listening over the years of wear and tear. the source for utr and otr is a recording of 'somewhere over the rainbow' by the dimensions. surface noise at the beginning and end of the record - the first and last notes of the song. the experience of listening to a vinyl record is not only a durational experience, but a physical experience. when the needle is dropped upon the record at the beginning and picking it up at the end, it is a kind of performance. in this piece, i wanted to explore the unintentional sounds - to emphasize the 'before-song' and the 'after-song'. to a 45, when the needle becomes trapped in the repetitive rhythm that is born of a locked groove, these clicks become a process of disintegration. the constant clicks offer a kind of lullaby like the aging process of a human being's body and skin as it changes. every time a piece of vinyl is played, new wrinkles, scars, scratches, scrapes, chips, and detritus are created and so here, i wanted to highlight the unintentional soundings caused by handling, to move away from the perfect veneer. more a record is handled, the more the music is transformed to an entirely different atmosphere - where disturbances and interruptions can overwhelm a song. listening to the sound of a needle trapped within the final groove of one of my mother's records, i think i must be hearing the exact thing she heard while listening to the same object possibly 10 years before i was born. as the record continues to offer the clicks and nothing else, i imagine my mother falling asleep to one of her favorite songs. darkened bedroom, she sleeps to the after-sound of the needle stuck in a groove. as she sleeps, her ears absorb the minimalist rhythmic click, like a lullaby - and as the needle endlessly circles the outer realm of the record label clicking until morning ..."

Artist: Steve Roden

Label: Anomalous