SOMNIMAGE NEWS
7/20/2019


Somnimage is proud to present the following new releases and events.
This one is a doozy.
We have been very busy putting all of this together. I want to thank all of the people that have helped in making this happen.
I think you can see that we love what we do and we appreciate your support.
be seeing you
Mykel Boyd


before we get to all of the release announcements...............

Recent Activity

I recently performed at the Memphis Concrète Festival. The level of talent all in one place and sheer amount of kindness was amazing.
I recommend that you keep an eye on this fest for next year and look up their events if you ever visit Memphis, which you should.
Among the many friends and performers I met, I was fortunate enough to run into Kiefer Gorena. This young man runs the Live Coil Archive.
If you are a fan of this British group and have any live footage. Please get in touch with him.
http://live-coil-archive.com




https://www.facebook.com/events/1036101093254003/





UPCOMING EVENTS




City of Djinn (Record Release) / Mykel Boyd + Drekka (Record Release)  / Swim Ignorant Fire (Record Release) / NAXÖ

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 8:30 PM
$8 (adv.), $10 // 21+

@ The Empty Bottle
     1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

City of Djinn (Record Release)

CITY OF DJINN is Marwan Kamel and Micah Bezold. This mutitasking duo creates longform psychedelic trance music. Music for a night walk through the Jamaa el Fna Fans of the Sublime Frequencies catalog will not be disappointed. Instruments used in these performances electric buzuq, modified quarter-tone acoustic-electric guitar, violin, fretless electric guitar, foot pedal drums/cymbals, darbuka, daf, DIY stompbox and samplers. CITY OF DJINN will be celebrating the release of their debut self-titled LP.

Mykel Boyd
MYKEL BOYD (°1970, Kankakee,IL) makes sound recordings, conceptual artworks, photos, installations and films. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, BOYD creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.
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Drekka

Working under the name DREKKA since 1996, composer Mkl Anderson has released a large body of work on labels such as Dais, Auris Apothecary, Morc, Silber, and Anderson's own label, Bluesanct. Anderson has also recorded and toured as a member of such as projects as Turn Pale, Jessica Bailiff, In Gowan Ring, Stone Breath, Annelies Monseré, Rivulets, and Dylan Ettinger.
Drekka owes something to the soundscapes and non-linear impressionism of Cindytalk or COIL, the industrial gravity of Einstürzende Neubauten or Hafler Trio, and the cinematic collaborations of Edward Artemiev/Andrei Tarkovsky or Simon Fisher Turner/Derek Jarman.
While "haunting" and "hypnogogic" are words often used to describe experimental music and art, Drekka unequivocally occupies and deals in those dark liminal spaces which comprise the tenuous province of memory and dreams. Those are the real ghosts of time and sound.
Drekka is celebrating the release of his first c.d. for Somnimage titled "BEINGS OF IMBERINDUS"

Swim Ignorant Fire
SWIM IGNORANT FIRE is the solo project of Stephen Holliger. Celebrating the release of Pale Horses on Somnimage Dronic manipulations, resulting from the assembly of microsubs and guitar effects. The murky waves in the noisy raising electric cords highlight the darker aspects of Holliger's creations.

NAXÖ
Mirza N. Shams, under his/their stage name NAXÖ. As a producer, composer, pianist, keyboardist and singer, he/they uses multiple sounds to explore psychological narratives, subjectivities, and stream of consciousness. Vocally, he/they activates emotional pitches to navigate personal transformation through his/their compositions. NAXÖ fuses his/their Egyptian heritage with contemporary schools of sound. His/Their work conjures a magical fusion that weaves psychedelic waves through beats. He/They creates a contemporary tapestry with MENA/Middle-Eastern North African folklore music and electronic sounds. His/Their compositions feature transparent voices calling to resist, embedded deep within a poly-rhythmic groove.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2237647353212302/




NEW RELEASES
Shipping starts 7/26/2019




Rapoon + Mykel Boyd
A Meeting in the Future
7" Lathe / Digital Download

Robin Storey (Rapoon) and I have collaborated on an amazing 7" square lathe on clear polycarbonate.
Limited to 33 physical copies, digital downloads

PHYSICAL COPIES SOLD OUT


Please visit our Bandcamp page to download the digital version.
https://somnimage.bandcamp.com/album/a-meeting-in-the-future-2




ARMComm Sampler
A5 CD Digipack  (Dvd style)
ARM CD 003 /SOMACD 201901
Limited to 500 Copies Worldwide.

Price = $21.00 (post-paid in the USA).  $26.00 (world)
Euro orders should contact https://armcomm.co.uk/
to save money on shipping.

This is a physical release ONLY.
If you are interested in hearing tracks please visit the video teaser.
https://vimeo.com/343444085


Somnimage Corporation is proud to co-release this amazing collection of new work by Adi Newton and collaborators.
USA Release Date July 26th, 2019

The ARMComm Sampler is the first release in a series of Album Projects scheduled for
release throughout 2019/2020 beginning with a collection of Material Taken from Scheduled
releases by ARMComm Projects and Artists.
The CD contains 2 Tracks by each project and also features a number of tracks which are exclusive to this Album such as the New
ClockDVA track Endless / TAGC Chance operations 2 and Archeoacoustics MATAR.

All Tracks on the Sampler are New recordings that have not been previously released in any
form.

Featured tracks are:

ENDLESS by ClockDVA
(Newton / Martinucci)

PSY-OPS extract by Sōon
(Newton / Dangers)

THE TENANT (le locataire Chimerique ) by TAG
(Newton / Boyd)

THE FUTURE 4 Solid Coils / Extract by Sōon
(Newton / Dangers)

METHOD OF CONSTANT STIMULI by Psychophysicist
(Newton / Prudence)

CHANCE OPERATIONS 2 by TAG
(Newton / Martinucci / Varg)

HOMME VERDE by Matar
(Newton / Esposito / Brady)

SERIAL MUSIC by Psychophysicist
(Newton / Prudence)

MYCOLOGY by Adi Newton
(Newton)

ARCHEOACOUSTICS by Matar
(Newton / Brady)

DAYS AND NIGHTS by Adi Newton
(Newton)

Total Program Time 74:48







City of Djinn
City of Djinn

SOMCD201902
Release Date: July 26th, 2019
CD Digipak  / Digital Download

Price = $18.00 (post-paid in the USA).  $21.00 (world)


City of Djinn is composed of Chicago based musicians Marwan Kamel and Micah Bezold.
This multitasking duo creates post-Tarab - a longform sonic tapestry of dark, psychedelic,
drone rock that draws from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition.

Their arsenal of instruments ranges from electric buzuq, modified quarter-tone
acoustic-electric guitar, violin, fretless electric guitar, foot pedal drums/cymbals,
darbuka, daf, DIY stompbox and samplers.

Produced by Mykel Boyd and City of Djinn
Recorded by Doug Malone at Minbal Studio, Chicago, IL May 2015
Mixed, mastered, engineered by Doug Malone at Jamdek, Chicago, IL, 2016-2018
Cover photo by Gisela McDaniel and Bana Kabalan
Additional art and calligraphy by Marwan Kamel, Farnaz Khosh Sirat and Ayham Jabr
Graphic Design and Layout by Farnaz Khosh

dedicated to the displaced, depressed and
downtrodden

Visit our Bandcamp page to download the digital version of this release.
https://somnimage.bandcamp.com/album/city-of-djinn








DREKKA
BEINGS OF IMBERINDUS

SOMCD201903
Release Date: July 26th, 2019
CD Digipak  / Digital Download

Price = $18.00 (post-paid in the USA).  $21.00 (world)



DREKKA
Beings of ImberIndus
"Beings of ImberIndus" was commissioned as a hexaphonic sound installation to accompany the "Beings of ImberIndus"
solo soft sculpture show by Carrie Weaver; presented at The I Fell Gallery, Bloomington, IN throughout December 2018 and
culminating in a winter solstice ritual of cleansing. The piece began an intensive six month period of heavy deep
listening and drone work for Mkl Anderson's ritual ambient industrial project, Drekka (Dais Records, Auris Apothecary,
Bluesanct).
The initial session was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland during November 2018. This live, one take session captured a
special long form, deep listening performance with longtime collaborator Þórir Georg (Óreiða, ROHT) on bass guitar and
Anderson on pitch pipe, metal and voice. The performance was manipulated and distended in real time by Anderson as it
was being recorded.
Upon returning home to Bloomington, IN, Anderson began an epic 150+ hour journey, further mixing and mastering the
recording. Decisions such as track lengths and tonal shifts were decided upon using the same mathematical equations
that Weaver utilizes for her fractal creations; exploring recur-sive patterns and prime numbers as alchemical instruction.
The resulting work yielded the hexaphonic mix presented for the exhibition, followed by this stereo mix which attempts to
approximate the experience of wandering through the playscape Weaver created.
"The Beings of ImberIndus are a polymorphic species that span many realms. Animal and mineral forms evolve together
in dynamic patterns, crystalized into velvet soft sculptures.
These fractal creatures create a playscape that people of all ages are invited to interact with."
- Carrie Weaver / ImberIndus


GENRE
Ritual, Ambient, Drone, Deep Listening,Experimental, Musique Concrete

FOR FANS OF
Oren Ambarchi, Black to Comm, Coil, Lawrence English, Etant Donnes, Thomas Köner,
Nurse With Wound, Touch Records

Visit our Bandcamp page to download the digital version of this release.
https://somnimage.bandcamp.com/album/beings-of-imberindus







Swim Ignorant Fire
Pale Horses

Release Date: July 26th, 2019
Pro-manufactured  CDR  / Digital Download
CDR Limited to 100 Copies.

Price = $15.00 (post-paid in the USA).  $18.00 (world)


SWIM IGNORANT FIRE is the solo project of Stephen Holliger.
Celebrating the release of Pale Horses on Somnimage
Dronic manipulations, resulting from the assembly of microsubs and guitar effects.
The murky waves in the noisy raising electric cords highlight the darker aspects of Holliger's creations.

Visit our Bandcamp page to download the digital version of this release.
https://somnimage.bandcamp.com/album/pale-horses