There aren’t many record labels like Care Of Editions. Besides their devotion and ability to traverse different shapes of experimental music there’s also an exceptional business model which aims to create a new dialogue between physical and digital media. Succinctly, the issues released on the Negative Money series take profits from vinyl sales to pay people who download releases in digital formats. The availability of downloads goes hand by hand with the physical sales, so people can download the music (and get paid for it) as long as the records are sold. There’s more information about the concept in this essay, written by label manager and founder Gerhard Schultz.
The final release in the Negative Money series comes from Jib Kidder, the performing moniker of American artist and psychedelia enthusiast Sean Schuster-Craig. His new album, titled New Works for Realistic Mixer, stretches the term noise music into polyrhythmic textures of dance music and offers a unified cacophony of jarring samples and sequenced beats.
To celebrate the final chapter of Negative Money, Care Of Editions will throw a concert this coming Thursday, August 4th, in Berlin’s obscure venue of West Germany. The line up will feature Caterina Barbieri and Carlo Maria – two Italian artists who are currently based in Berlin.
With a strong emphasis on minimalism in her compositions, Caterina Barbieri’s music (as described in her website) “explores themes of machine intelligence and object-oriented perception in sound through approaching music practice as an integrative cognitive feedback between humans and technology”. She has composed music for the Buchla modular synthesizer and has researched and produced music at the famous EMS in Stockholm. These days Barbieri collaborates with the agency of Berlin’s festival Atonal and works on projects involving theatre and multimedia productions.
Carlo Maria is a composer and performer who have explored dance music and experimental music with equal intensity. He holds a degree in electronic music from Bologna’s Conservatory “G.B. Martini” and his recent release on Søvn Records, Subject to Drift, was composed with a Roland TB303 and a TR606 going through a computer programmed with algorithms for digital signal processing. The result: succulent and hypnotic EP of gloomy melodies hovering over many layers of delay.
We have 1×2 guestlist spots for the concert. To get involved just drop an e-mail to win @ localsuicide . com and we will contact the winners. Check out the Facebook event for more info.