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Hello all,

Welcome to our first mailout of 2013 featuring a round up of some recent releases, a free download and news of some great new vinyl coming your way very soon!

Stephen Vitiello  |  Dowsing Vinyl LP
Edition of 250 copies  |  Bundled with free digital download
Dowsing is a new vinyl long player from electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello and also the very first vinyl release from Farpoint Recordings. Presented as a 33rpm black vinyl LP with the cover printed on heavy uncoated paperstock, hand numbered edition of only 250 copies.
Containing four tracks and featuring short sleeve notes and cover photography by Stephen Vitiello. The LP artwork is designed by Doreen Kennedy, album mastering by Taylor Dupree.
Stephen Vitiello transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerising soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment. Dowsing is a stereo mix from a 4-channel installation created for the exhibition, Just Listen, organised by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland. Sounds recorded at the homes of Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea and Irene Murphy. Shake was recorded in a log cabin with a semi-tuned piano at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Field recordings were from the same location. The LP also features two other tracks, GlassMarimbaFrogCaller, and Out.
With thanks to Mary McCarthy and Dobz O’Brien at The National Sculpture Factory
This edition comes bundled with a free digital download of all tracks.
You can listen to some excerpts from the Dowsing LP here

Danny McCarthy  |  The Memory Room
First edition of 500 hand numbered copies
A lovely 28 page book with colour and b&w images printed on uncoated card and inter leaved with heavy tracing paper, red stitching on the spine and a coloured thread bookmarker, The 3″ CD features a new composition based on audio contained in the installations.
The Memory Room book and 3” CD extends the experience of McCarthy’s ongoing installation series of the same name, a further creative layer that can be taken away and absorbed by the viewer/listener at their own pace and in their own personal circumstances. Colour and black & white photographs, drawings, and layers of text printed onto papers of varying opacity, read in combination with a sound composition contained on the CD bring McCarthy’s ideas into the realm of the tangible.
Through the use of personal materials gathered from his past and by using other related ephemera, the artist seeks to reach back in time on a ‘psycho-sonic’ journey, re-establishing old connections and reviving random fragments of lost memories and locating them in the now. This is achieved through the use of sounds, text and found objects that are installed in specially chosen locations throughout a given space.
While these explorations may often connect specifically with aspects of McCarthy’s youth and early adulthood in his home-town of Mallow, Co. Cork (his fathers life as a blacksmith / farrier, nights spent playing rock-and-roll in the local dance-hall, early forays into improvisation), there are also meditations of a less specific and more abstracted nature. These are fleeting and often loosely threaded together, but always accessible, thus encouraging people to explore their own inner soundscape.
You can see more images from the book and hear an excerpt from the CD here

Free Download from The Digital Cabinet!
The Digital Cabinet is a great new section on the Farpoint Recordings website.
This is the first in our new series of occasional downloads and we are pleased to offer this recording and cover artwork to you for free! Hope you will enjoy it…
John Daly, Anthony Kelly, Harry Moore, Robin Parmar,
Jesse Ronneau, David Stalling, Mick O’Shea 
Two live improvisations recorded at the Barbican Centre, Sonic Abyss, during Drogheda Arts Festival 2012.
More info and download links here

New vinyl releases available very soon!
Danny McCarthy  |  White Star Line  |  7 inch single
A 45 rpm 7 inch single by Danny McCarthy featuring two new tracks. Full colour picture sleeve printed on uncoated board, hand numbered edition of 250 copies.
Bundled with a free digital download of both tracks.
Sonic Vigil 6  |  various artists  |  LP
A new 33 rpm coloured vinyl LP housed in a full colour gatefold sleeve, hand numbered edition of 250 copies.
Featuring contributions from Andreas Bick, Tom Lawrence, The Quiet Club and Katie O’ Looney, Harry Moore, Karen Power and Jeff Weeter, The Mersk Collective, John Godfrey, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Robin Parmar, Berkus, Francis Heery and more…
This edition comes bundled with a free digital download of all tracks.