Saturday, May 19, 2018

and/starter 3
















After a rather lengthy delay, the next and/OAR Kickstarter campaign has been launched.

I would like to point out that the top pledge levels will include the upcoming Muted Stories CD-only and download-only counterpart releases along with everything else on offer for each pledge level.

Without further ado, here's the campaign page.

Your support, no matter how seeming small will be greatly appreciated!
Dale


Monday, May 7, 2018

Muted Stories






















Just to be thorough, and since I'm trying to return to using the blog on a regular basis, here is the call for submissions for a new project I announced last month: 


http://www.and-oar.org/muted_stories_intro_and_guidelines.html

- DL



and/so... and/camp









It's already been 5 years and 5 months since the last blog post in December of 2012. Much has happened and yet not much has happened in nearly equal measure since that time. This is partially because 2013 became the end of and/OAR as I previously knew it. Despite experiencing 9 years of relative success as a label and mail order shop, then releasing a great album featuring the most well known artist the label had ever worked with, none of it really mattered. A string of devastating developments and issues occurred that year which nearly wiped the label out, and as a result no releases were produced because there wasn't a budget for it. After using that time to figure out what to do, I decided to launch a Kicktarter fundraising campaign in 2014 which was quite successful, and has since become the main source of funding for label releases every few years. The second campaign, while just barely successful and highly stressful, completely burned me out and I almost shut the label down afterward. However, a third campaign is now planned for this year after a long hiatus following the CD release of SHUSHUPE by Ralph Koper And Norma Panduro in 2016. In 2016, there was also the parting of ways with the printing company I worked with for the CD insert packaging since 2011 due to unprofessional practices on their part, which they were not willing to change; nor were they willing to correct their mistake. Trying to find another local printing company has since proven to be an ongoing challenge.

So, in 2017, I finally decided to give Bandcamp a try after intentionally staying away for a good number of reasons, and for a good number of years. However, I didn't fully jump into Bandcamp like other labels have, by completely replacing CDs with download-only releases.. I only decided to make certain long out-of-print CDR releases available for download, and some of the formerly available download-only releases as well. So far, there has also been one newly available release: "Quaalude" by Dino Bramanti and Andrea Borghi.

Obviously, another factor which caused blog posts to cease since 2012, have been the increased use of websites like Facebook and Twitter, and with varying degrees of dissatisfaction... I have also since started pages on Tumblr and of course still send out an e-mail newsletter every once in awhile. However, I'm going to try to return to using this blog more often because while people might not follow it, I find it much more agreeable to use than any of the aforementioned websites.

So yes, there have been successes over the past few years, but there has also been a feeling that the internet and self-defeating and/or impractical format trends are continuing to drive the music business over a cliff... I'm just trying to keep going the way I believe is best for me. I'm a longtime audio collector, and I prefer publishing physical CD releases for other collectors. Whether or not I continue with the same kind of sound work I've focused on from the beginning remains to be seen since I've been feeling an increasing lack of satisfaction with most of it over the past 8 or 9 years. It might be time to (finally) move fOARward...

And so, without further ado, here is the link for "and/camp": https://and-oar.bandcamp.com/

- DL


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FIELD RECORDING: L’usage Sonore du Monde en 100 Albums





















and/OAR and a number of label releases are either written about (3) or referenced as part of an addendum (7) in this new book by Alexandre Galand entitled, "FIELD RECORDING: L’usage Sonore du Monde en 100 Albums." It's all in French, but the book can be purchased here: http://atheles.org/lemotetlereste/formes/fieldrecording/

and here:

http://www.amazon.fr/Field-Recording-Lusage-sonore-albums/dp/236054070X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354821841&sr=1-1


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Giovanni Di Domenico, Arve Henriksen & Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Distare Sonanti




















artist: GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO, ARVE HENRIKSEN & TATSUHISA YAMAMOTO
title: Distare Sonanti
catalog number: either/7
release year: 2012
format: CD
link: http://www.and-oar.org/pop_either_7.html

Admittedly, this announcement comes a bit late here on the a/O blog due partially to spending more time using the a/O newsletter, Facebook, and now Twitter for most label news. Although having discovered that a large number of people connected to the Facebook page have not been seeing the posts due to intentional intervention on the part of Facebook, and because many of the newsletter subscribers are not seeing or receiving the e-mails (spam filters?), I'm needing to use all available means to raise awareness about the label and its activities. That might mean, giving MySpace a visit for the first time in many months as well. If people could help spread the word about the label releases, it would be greatly appreciated! and/OAR can use all the help it can get these days.


For more information about this release and to hear samples, please visit the link above.

Marc Behrens: Unit




















artist: MARC BEHRENS
title: Unit
catalog number: and/41
release year: 2012
format: CD
link: http://www.and-oar.org/pop_and_41.html

Admittedly, this announcement comes a bit late here on the a/O blog due partially to spending more time using the a/O newsletter, Facebook, and now Twitter for most label news. Although having discovered that a large number of people connected to the Facebook page have not been seeing the posts due to intentional intervention on the part of Facebook, and because many of the newsletter subscribers are not seeing or receiving the e-mails (spam filters?), I'm needing to use all available means to raise awareness about the label and its activities. That might mean, giving MySpace a visit for the first time in many months as well.


Anyway, for more information about this release and to hear a sample, please visit the link above. There was a limited edition book/CD version, but it is already sold out.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

and/OARadio Diffusion: 1 (presented by Dale Lloyd)




























Like my set for Secret Thirteen, this playlist contains a loose narrative and unfolds in cinematic fashion. The image above serves to illustrate the nature of the narrative which is otherwise open to interpretation by the listenerIn other words, the entire set should be taken in as a whole, rather than by its individual parts, while at the same time bringing some great and/or interesting music to people's attention. - Dale

1. John Chowning: Stria [excerpt] (IRCAM)
2. Luigi Nono: Contrappunto Dialettico Alla Mente [excerpts] (Deutsche Grammophon)
3. Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral - Erbarm' Dich Mein, O Herre Gott BWV 721 (Erato)
4. Josef Anton Riedl: Aus Silphium [excerpt] (Edition RZ)
5. Tristram Cary: Escalator Music (Trunk Records)
6. Nikki St. George (aka Delia Derbyshire): Homeric Theme (Trunk Records)
7. Daphne Oram: New Atlantis [excerpt] (Young Americans)
8. Aldo Clementi: Parafrasi 2 (Mode)
9. Joji Yuasa: Background Sound Of Central Dome (Edition Omega Point)
10. Tristram Cary: Centre Music (Trunk Records)
11. Sven Erik Back: Parken [from Genom Jorden Genom Havet] (Fylkingen Records)
12. Luigi Nono: Ricorda Cosa Ti Hanno Fatto In Auschwitz [excerpt] (Wergo)
13. Roland Kayn: Equivalence Sonore [excerpt] (Reiger-records-reeks)
14. Johann Sebastian Bach: Schübler Choral - Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott Lässt Walten BWV 647 (Erato)

All other sounds: BBC and CBS Sound Effects Libraries.
Total time: 49:42

NOTE: The sound file is no longer available.