UPDATE: For those of you located in the USA, the ablum can now also be bought from Laurentide Synthworks:
UPDATE2: for those located in EU, you can get the album from me directly. The record costs 13€ + shipping (11€ with regular mail, 14,40€ for registered, for up to 2 records). For orders please send me an email from this form here specifying how many you want and what your paypal address is: http://www.papernoise.net/#contact-us-section (you have to scroll down a little bit on some browsers).
UPDATE3: I’m writing a series of making of posts about the album here: http://papernoize.tumblr.com/search/the+malosco+sessions
more info about what you get:
- carefully recorded, mastered and crafted black vinyl with 5 tracks
- handprinted cover, designed by me
- protective transparent sleeve
- streaming and download via Bandcamp
- my eternal gratitude
As you might know, I have this electronic duo project called kvsu, (kvsu.net). What you might not know is that we recently (like very recently) released a vinyl LP called the malosco sessions.
You can hear a preview for the album here: https://soundcloud.com/kvsu/the-malosco-sessions-lp-preview
it goes without saying that there is quite a bit of Mutable Instruments in there (I used both the Anushri and the Polivoks Shruthi in most tracks, plus we both have several MI modules in our modulars).
These tracks have been performed live and subsequently recorded in the last 2 years, so it’s also a bit of a document of what we’ve been doing since we started kvsu. The main setup is basically a collection of circuit-bent toys and keyboards + some MI synths (Anushri/Shruthi) + LXR drum synth for me, modular synth, Sherman filterbank and assorted noisemaker for my bandmate. Though the setup can change quite a bit from piece to piece. The first track for example was made only with some handmade 555-timer-based oscillator banks we developed passed through some FX (T-Resonator + some delays and reverbs), the last track features me playing the cigar box guitar
This album closes a circle for us, since we are now about to take this project into 2 distinct directions: one in which we focus more on composition and musical research, and work on event-specific (or location-specific) projects. The other which is carrying on (and developing further) the approach of the tracks found in the album, which is more improvisational and band-like, if we can say it like this.
We’re still thinking about putting this on Bandcamp. In theory it would be nice, but we grew a bit weary of digital music distribution (for many reasons), so that we’d like to keep this “physical media only”.