and/OAR couldn't be happier to present two highly anticipated debut CDs
that also happen to be the third CD releases from both either/OAR and
mOAR divisions of and/OAR.
catalog number: either/3
artist: TOMOKO SAUVAGE
Ombrophilia was praised by Momus in Wire magazine and given a spotlight
on the Wire website months before the CD was even released. I knew
Tomoko's work was something special from the moment I heard it, so to
have such high profile attention paid to it was pleasantly surprising
as it was affirming. After a break spent in Japan, Tomoko plans to return
to Europe (where she's lived for many years) for some live dates.
catalog number: moar3
artist: BILLY GOMBERG
"Electronic sound caught gazing at its own physicality,
acoustics in love with their own abstraction."
If this statement exemplifies Comme to a fault, then the cover
art would only confirm it. Music that seems to take on a personality
of its own immediately after birth during the first track, then
gradually wandering off to further contemplate its place in a new
found sonic world with Billy and the rest of us following along as
Billy was one of the artists who performed at the and/OAR
label showcase in New York City, and he plans to do a west coast
tour later in 2009 (starting from Vancouver BC, Canada), so keep
an eye out for cities and dates on Billy's website and MySpace page.